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The annual Hi-Mar Striper Club Fishing Flea Market opens at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Port Monmouth VFW on Rt. 36. Several seminars are included in the price of admission. There's always lots of bargains at this event. Food is available. The snowstorm put a temporary end to fishing, but there's better weather coming with west winds next week. The Big Mohawk from Belmar is taking a break from fishing until further notice. The Ocean Explorer from that port had decent blackfishing earlier in the week with two limits and a few other keepers plus a cod. Check with them about future trips before coming down. Stripers Forever, the free internet organization fighting for striped bass game fish status all along the Atlantic Coast, sent the following notice about their fundraising auction: 2017 Annual Fundraiser Auction Alert NEWS ALERT:From the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission: "Interstate fishing managers are considering liberalizing rules for commercial and recreational fishing of striped bass along the East Coast." This is exactly why we must all work to get stripers managed as a game species. You can help by placing a winning bid on one or more of our auction items. All proceeds go directly to the fight to make Striped Bass a game fish.  (pictured above: Luther Hall Framed Original Water Color- "Block Island Surf")starting bid: $400 Since last week we have added some exciting new items to the auction including more trips, art and tackle.  Bidding has picked up and most items now have opening bids, but there are lots of items with no bid and more that are extreme bargains.  Here are just a few examples: Smelt Fishing Trip to Bowdoinham, Maine - what a blast for up to 3 people, just $200 to start.  A second smelt shack can be added to fit more! Re-make of the famous Al's Goldfish, but in 1 1/4Oz saltwater weight.  Not yet generally available in stores.  Just $20 to start. Cast net - Do you know how to throw one of these great bait catchers? - and 10 saltwater plugs and some other goodies from Guide's Secret.  Just $125 - half price! Luther Hall Artist, his work is in the Redbone Tournaments and owned by many collectors - "Block Island Stripers Surf Scene" framed and ready to hang $400 - easily worth $1,000 or more. Sage 12-weight fly rod - this will toss the biggest bunker fly, but weighs no more than yesteryear 9-weights. Lots more with 73 lots to choose from and more being added. FREE SHIPPING  ON ALL ITEMS.Keep checking in often as the action heats up. Prices are still low, get in on the bidding right now!2017 ANNUAL FUNDRAISER AUCTIONSave the link to your favorites and check in back often. This is our biggest Fundraiser of the year so place your bids, be a winner and help save wild Striped Bass.AUCTION ENDS: Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 9PM EST   STRIPERS FOREVER, A NON-PROFIT CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION, SEEKS GAME FISH STATUS FOR WILD STRIPED BASS ON THE ATLANTIC COAST IN ORDER TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE STRIPER MORTALITY, TO PROVIDE OPTIMUM AND SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC FISHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ANGLERS, TO SECURE THE GREATEST SOCIO-ECONOMIC VALUE POSSIBLE FROM THE FISHERY AND TO ADVOCATE FOR THE CONSERVATION AND RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP OF WILD STRIPED BASS FROM MAINE TO NORTH CAROLINA. STRIPERS FOREVER MEMBERSHIP IS FREE           Stripers Forever, P O Box 2781, South Portland, ME 04116-2781, USA