After all the west winds we've had, the surf was still rough today -- but small stripers continued to bite in the breaking waves. The northwest wind is predicted to howl on Wednesday, and should finally knock the swell down -- but temperatures will also be much lower.
Little cold the past few days but the ocean conditions were good enough for us to fish!The few fish we do catch are on greens but there has been a few nice fish caught on white crabs the past 2 days as well.
Blackfishing is still good on wrecks in the 80-100 ft. range and sea bass are still biting well on the 20 Fathom line and out to the Rockpile just inside the Wilmington Canyon. Vinny D'Anton of Wall fished the Sea Girt surf on the high tide for a brief bite of small stripers, and saw another angler catch a 24-incher -- which is big at this stage of the game.
Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park reported Saturday produced the best volume surf fishing of the year at Island Beach State Park though the stripers were all small. I then added one of the small bass on the jig before leaving.