There were no striped bass reported along the N.J. surf this morning as Mike Monte noted Monmouth County was virtually unfishable with 3-5-foot waves plus rain. His catch yesterday of three bass in the 30-31-inch class on a tin squid was garbled in the blog.

Jerry Lasko had similar conditions in the Ocean County surf which was very dirty after all the south wind and swell.

A small craft advisory is up through Thursday afternoon. The forecast is for north winds at 15-20 knots before dropping to 10-15 in the afternoon.

The N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife has recognized a new state record albacore. That 78-pound, 2.4-ounce longfin was boated in October by Matthew Florio while chunking on the east wall of Hudson Canyon from Tuna Sea.

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