After yesterday’s N.J. internal waters stripers became legal, there was a flurry of weigh-ins at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center that was topped by Vince Trasatti’s 33-inch, 15.5-pounder. That shop now has a supply of fresh bunkers as well as bloodworms and live grass shrimp for tidal rivers white perch.
The first report on Raritan Bay was spotted on Facebook from Extreme Philly Fishing as four anglers cast for five hours, but only caught one short. It was just 30 degrees at daylight — and the water temperature was a chilly 38 to 40 degrees.
A small craft warning is up through late tonight before changing to a gale watch from Friday morning to Saturday afternoon. However, the Friday morning forecast is only north at 5-10 knots plus a chance of rain.
The Paramount from Brielle will be sailing for cod on mid-range wrecks Saturday and Sunday at 4 a.m.
Vinny D’Anton got into a good surface bite of snook and redfish yesterday morning near Sarasota.
Capt. Hans Kaspersetz fished aboard Water Proof in N,C. for a hot bite of bluefin tuna. See photo at bottom of page.
Chuck Many ran into bull reds yesterday at Hilton Head, South Carolina.
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