The Jamaica from Brielle has cancelled tonight’s far offshore wrecks trip for big sea bass due to weather concerns, but will be running it at 11 p.m. tomorrow for fishing on Thursday when the forecast is favorable.
The weekend trips to wrecks near the canyons produced coolers full of fish which consisted primarily of jumbo porgies along with some giant sea bass, cod, pollock and bluefish. Edwin Ortiz won a pool with a 6.5-pound sea bass. That fishing should improve as offshore waters get much cooler. For reservations call 732 528-5014.
Though the weather impacted the inshore striped bass fleet, Capt. Ron Santee of the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands was fine with all the space as he noted :
“Bass love the snot and when the tide got right today, it was amazing fishing once again!
Starting to sound like a broken record but the past 2 weeks have been the best we have seen in a long time.
High hooks in the twenties. Keepers and Bonus fish coming in and many going back! Fishing right in our backyard ever yday.
Sailing 7:30am, except this SATURDAY….we are Not available.
Open Boat, No Reservations just come on down. Fare is $90.”
Small craft warnings are up through Wednesday afternoon. The morning forecast is for northeast winds at 10-15 knots plus gusts to 20 before going east at 5-10 in the afternoon.
Andrew Sokol wasn’t having any success with shads for stripers over the weekend on the Misty Morn from Morgan until he switched to the Nomad Vertex for a couple – and ended up catching a schoolie on a swimmer for the first time. Unfortunately, the better photo wasn’t the one that published. Stripers like that and some keepers are being caught daily on live spot in the bay behind Absecon Bay Sportsman Center.