A cold west wind is usually good for striped bass at this time of year. but that didn’t seem to be the case today.

The Golden Eagle from Belmar had fine striper fishing with lots of topwater action yesterday. but the fish they located today didn’t want to hit and only a few were caught.

Vinny D’Anton reported that he only got into one 15-minute flurry of stripers yesterday afternoon — but nothing this morning in the Monmouth County surf even though schools of peanut bunkers were present. He got the same reports from his friends.

Bob Correll checked the Bay Head surf, and also didn’t see a fish caught despite the good surfcasting conditions with peanut bunkers available.

The forecast continues to be favorable after a gale warning through late tonight which should ensure a flat surf with a west wind dropping to 10-15 knots plus gusts to 20 by morning. There will be a shift to southwest at 20-25 knots in the afternoon.

Tony Arcabscio has found white and yellow to be the most popular colors in his Tony Maja Mojos, so he’s now added a combination of those colors.

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