Weather conditions improved today as it wasn’t as cold and Capt. Ron Santee said he had a very good day after a slow start with just a few small bass before making a run and locating bunkers. That resulted in a lot of 32-34-inch stripers and a pool fish of 36 inches on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands.
A small craft warning goes up tonight, and changes to a gale warning tomorrow. Southwest winds at 25-30 knots with gusts to 40 will result in 6-9-foot seas plus showers.
Vinny D’Anton started out where he left stripers in the Ocean County surf yesterday afternoon, but ended up back in Monmouth County where peanut bunkers were abundant and stripers were on the feed. He was joined by Frank Manzi and Frank Conover as they caught linesiders on a wide variety of lures.
How about this huge black marlin in Australia as reported on Facebook!
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“EPIC Fish caught off the top of Fraser Island just weighed at our Urangan Marina Hervey Bay Qld – Black Marlin 1431lbs ( 649.87kgs ) Boat is “Too Easy II ” from the Gold Coast – Angler is Rob Crane who spent 2 hours mostly up on sunset on 130lb tackle – fish ate a hand crafted “Gagey Super Plunger” in “Pinky” pattern – Skipper is Russel Gage , Crew – Terry Parker & Elliot Muller.”