Capt. Jim Freda reported as follows:

“This past Sunday the 6th Annual Governor’s High School Surf Fishing State Championships took place at Island Beach State Park. I am very proud to announce that our Manasquan HS fishing team won the state championship again this year repeating what the team did in 2021. The high school team consisted of all juniors co-president Parker Sowul, Nicholas Horvot, Jack Mead, and co-advisors Mr Eric Wasnesky, and myself. Parker had the big winning fish for the team, a 33 inch bluefish, while Nick had a 17 inch bluefish. Surf conditions were only fair on Sunday as a big swell with over headers was constantly pushing sets in on the beach. Therefore, not many fish were caught in the entire tournament. You had to fish hard and work at it by timing your casts in between the waves. Our team did just that as all three team members are experienced surf casters. There were 7 teams that competed for the state championship this year with second place going to Pascack Valley HS with a 32-7/8 inch bluefish and third place to Toms River South HS with a 30 inch bluefish. Congrats to all that participated! Thank you Karen and crew of the NJDEP Fish and Wildlife and NJ Beach Buggy Assoc for all your hard work and efforts in running another very successful tournament! Much appreciated!

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Tuesday’s forecast is for east winds at just 10-15 knots

The Big Mohawk from Belmar reported a 30-man boat limit of sea bass plus some ling today.

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