That’s what Dave Lily had to say about today’s action with 15-20-pound bass which hit Tony Maja mo-jos as fast as they hit bottom. They often thought they had bigger bass on only to find the rods were being doubled over by doubleheaders, Bass were also on top, and poppers were hit on almost every cast before the crew was worn out and returned early.

Capt. Ron Santee said the fishing on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands switched from yesterday with the best coming later when he was alone. Some bonus bass are starting to show among the bigger bass. The high hook caught 20 stripers today, and a 36-incher took the pool.

The ocean was also hot. At Belmar, the Golden Eagle reported a slow start before the bunkers came up and there was a good pick after that. They said a 45-pound striper was released.

The forecast remains good with south winds at 5 knots. Areas of fog are possible.

Vinny D’Anton was seeking bass in the Monmouth County surf this morning when he was shocked to see a large seal appear in the 61 degree waters. That was the area where John Tiedemann caught his first striper of the fall yesterday — a fat 32-incher on a Mag Darter.

Chuck Many ready to release a striper from Tyman

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