Though the sea bass season is closed, there are offshore wrecks loaded with jumbo porgies. The Jamaica from Brielle made their first trip for scup on Sunday and had a good catch of them along with a few ling as some anglers had over 30 fish. The Jamaica will be making that run every weekend in February, and has added tilefish trips in March and April. Call 732 528-5014 for info and reservations.
At Belmar, the Big Mohawk reported a beautiful Sunday of blackfishing with lots of shorts plus some keepers and one limit. The Gambler (see photo below) and the Dauntless from Point Pleasant are having similar blackfishing, The weather remains good for that inshore fishery with a forecast of northwest winds at 15-20 knots which decrease to 10-15 in the afternoon.