First bluefish report

The Fischers not only caught stripers in the river yesterday from their boat in Highlands, but also added the first two bluefish I’ve heard of so far. Phil said they caught at least 20 stripers up a 15-pounder.

I didn’t have to wait for any fishing reports today, as it’s been blowing and raining all the time.  The lone positive has been the lack, so far, of the thunderstorms and a possible tornado that were also forecast. Winds did get up to about 70 mph off Atlantic City.

Storm warnings should come down at 6 p.m., and winds will turn to west with gusts to 30 knots after midnight before dropping to northwest at  10-15 knots plus gusts to 25 in the morning. That should start calming the 10-to-15-foot waves down a bit.