Tomorrow s forecast is for north winds at 15-20 knots before shifting to northeast at 10-15 in the afternoon but increasing to 15-20 with gusts to 25 on Sunday. It was back to protected river fishing this afternoon for 3-4-pound blues on poppers, though Vinny found a 25-inch bass among them.
Following is the obit on Bruce Vitale Bruce Vitale Lieutenant with Plainfield Fire Dept. , Navy veteran, 73Bruce Vitale, 73, passed away on September 12, 2020, at Community Medical Center in Toms River, N. J. Born in Newark, N. J., to the late Cosmo and Doris (Van Harken) Vitale, Bruce lived in Warren, N. J., and Piscataway, N. J., for several years prior to retiring to Toms River. Visitation will be held at the South Plainfield Funeral Home, 2456 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, N. J. 07080 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 2 to 4 p. m. and 6 to 8 p. m. and on Thursday, September 17, 2020m beginning at 10 30 a. m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Thursday beginning 11 a. m., followed by burial at Resurrection Burial Park in Piscataway.
We will take a little vacation now and then hit the Stripers sometime around the first week in October, Thanks so much to everyone who fluke fished with us this summer. Thanks again and Ill see you in October, Capt. Rob
Posted on September 16, 2020 Bruce Vitale will be missed It was a shock to me when retired N. J. Capt. Sal Cursi, famed Raritan Bay striper skipper of Kathy Sea called from his home in Florida to tell me that our mutual friend Bruce Vitale had passed away last weekend at just 73. No one loved fishing more than Bruce, who picked up the nickname Cuz during time spent at a second home in North Carolina.
Posted on September 14, 2020 Last week of fluke season may be tough in swell With a 4-6-foot swell running, it hasn t been comfortable on the ocean the last couple of days and the outlook for the last week of fluking in N. J. is not good. Capt. Rpb Semkewyc ran his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands out to the ocean this morning, but most of his fares couldn t handle the conditions.