Lots of bottom fishermen have been looking forward to Saturday's reopening of the sea bass season but due to the forecast of gale-force NW winds some party boats may opt to postpone their trips. The Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands has already cancelled for Saturday, and will look at Sunday - when winds are expected to continue. Check with skippers before making the trip to the Shore. The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported bluefishing started slow, but turned on for blues up to 18 pounds before slowing again late in the trip. Bait did the job, but a bonito and a couple of blues were caught on Run-Off Hammer jigs. The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant has cancelled their Saturday bluefish trip due to the wind forecast. The wind won't interfere with the garage sale of new and used fishing and boating equipment (plus some household goods) I'll be running Saturday at 1552 Osprey Ct., Manasquan Park 08736 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everything up to big game tackle is included. Call 732 223-5729 for Sunday hours if there's enough left to justify the trip. Chuck Many of Annandale didn't let today's fog and rain interfere with his quest for stripers with Ty Man from Gateway Marina in Highlands. His main objective of trying to chunk bunkers for big stripers in the Hudson River didn't work out, but he released eight small schoolies casting Tsunami Shads up there. Nellie Greer of Bethlehem, Pa. was the variety champ as he caught weakfish, porgies, tiny sea bass, a small bluefish, and a little tunny in addition to the small schoolies. Then he topped the releases with a 31 1/2-inch striper on an eel in the East River. I was hooking blues on the same Tsunami Shad they were catching schoolie bass with, and also had a couple of weakfish up to 23 1/2 inches on sandworms.