Posted on February 21, 2021 Ocean Explorer finds some bottomÂ life It didnâ€™t amount to much, but at least there was some life on bottom whven the Ocean Explorer got out from Belmar today. It was breezy, but fishable â€” and bergalls were active on the bottom. One legal blackfish was boated and a few shorts plus a short cod were released while a few ling came aboard. That was enough tp justify another attempt in good weather â€” perhaps on Wednesdy. The lighter northwest winds didnâ€™t last for long, as they shift to southwest tomorrow at 15-20 knots with gusts to 30 and rain.