Capt. Clinton Lessard reported yesterday’s conditions at Cape Charles were sloppy, but his party on SHO-NUF was happy with the tagging results as seven big stripers were returned with Gray Fish Tags — including two over 50 pounds. Call 757 710-0098 for reservations on that 35-foot Bertram.

Several party boats along the coast are concentrating on blackfish, but the Gambler from Point Pleasant, N.J. has the most unusual hours as they run a Lazy Man trip after it warms up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Thursday to Sunday thru February — and the tog don’t seem to be reluctant to bite in the middle of the day. In the opposite direction, they will sail Togathons from 5 to 5 on Feb.16, 18, and 25 .

The NY/NJ Bight forecast is for northeast winds at only 10-15 knots with 2-foot seas.

Fish Bound out of Ocean City, Maryland has been working hard for big tog such as this one while observing a self-imposed three tog limit and releasing many trophy spawners.

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