Posted on April 1, 2019 Blackfishing opens tomorrow Blackfishing opens tomorrow, and despite gusty northwest winds there will be boats waiting for the first catches of the spring. The Ocean Explorer from Belmar didnâ€™t sail today due to lumpy seas, but theyâ€™ll be fishing inshore at 7:30 where the northwest wind will knock down the seas. The Big Mohawk from Belmar gets back into action for tog at 7 a.m. Sorry for missing Saturdayâ€™s blog. We drove down to Florida on Friday and had expected to have internet in our home as I had checked with Comcast prior to leaving to ensure it was working. As it turned out were completely out of connections until a technician arrived this evening. After the negative report about Raritan Bay stripers on Thursday, Capt. Chris Di Stefano reported that a friend trolled stretch plugs off Morgan on Friday to catch a dozen bass, including a 29-incher.