Posted on May 15, 2019 Good weather for sea bass opener inÂ NJ Itâ€™s looking good for Wednesdayâ€™s sea bass season opener in New Jersey. Moderate northwest winds should knock down the swell, and gusts to 20 knots from that direction shouldnâ€™t be a problem on near-shore wrecks and reefs. As noted in last nightâ€™s blog, the limit is 10 sea bass at a 12 1/2-inch minimum. Some boats will be running limited trips which require reservations â€” so be sure to check with your favorite boat before coming down. The Point Pleasant Canal bluefish bite wasnâ€™t up to yesterdayâ€™s, but I still managed five that were all large â€” three over 10 pounds and two six-pounders. One of the latter engulfed the 3-ounce bucktail tipped with a Z-Man paddletail â€” and then gulped it down as I was trying to get it out. I also added a 22-inch striper before the bite died out. Castawayâ€™s Tackle in Point Pleasant is stocked up with clams and squid for the sea bass, Despite much better weather, it appears that most party boats didnâ€™t get out. The Golden Eagle from Belmar will be sailing at 7:30 for a mixture of stripers, blues and sea bass. .