Posted on January 4, 2021 Big swell spoils a fine winter day Mike Monte took advantage of a calm, mild January morning to cast for stripers in the Belmar surf which had been producing schoolies recently. The fine winter weather continues tomorrow with north winds at 10-15 knots and 3-5-foot seas.
Posted on January 3, 2021 It s still blackfish time Captain Joe Massa from Morgan Marina has decided to keep his boat in the water for a couple more weeks to do some blackfishing. Massa had another good trip the prior week with Guy Talarico and Kenny Mccrone as they totaled 19 keepers up to 5 lbs.
Posted on January 2, 2021 Still hope for surf stripers Though internal waters closed for striper fishing in N. J. on Jan. 1. In the past, before heading to Florida for the winter, I almost always caught surf stripers in N. J. well into January and often right to the end of the month though never in February even when I tried the very rare fishable day.
Posted on January 1, 2021 Happy New Year Here s wishing all a Fishy New Year!Though I caught only one largemouth bass running a Z Man paddletail over the surface, there was no encounter with an alligator!
Posted on December 31, 2020 Hoping for a better New Years Eve It s been a long time since I last celebrated New Years Eve by going out to party, but I did pull myself away from TV bowl games long enough to make a few late afternoon casts for black bass in a pond across the street from my winter home in Ft. Myers. Nick Honachefsky has announced that his new shows for Saltwater Underground on the Sportsman Channel will start Friday at 10 30 a. m. and then every Friday at that time plus Sundays at 4 30 a. m. and 4 30 p. m. through March 28.
Posted on December 30, 2020 R. I. P. Capt. Chris Hueth Anglers along the N. J. Shore were shocked to hear last night that Capt. Chris Hueth of the Big Mohawk from Belmar had passed away from a heart attack. Matthews noted that only a few small stripers are still being caught in the local surf, and winter flounder fishing has been spotty at the the docks as the season winds down before closing on Jan. 1.
Posted on December 29, 2020 MD Changes ocean regs to 1 striper 28-35 inches Maryland has announced a change in ocean striped bass regulations to one per day between 28 and 35 inches. He fished the Belmar surf from dawn to 8 a. m. without a touch even though dipping birds indicated that sand eels were present.
Posted on December 28, 2020 Are stripers still in surf The surf settled quite a bit today, but Mike Monte didn t catch any stripers at Belmar or see any caught by other anglers at what had been a hot spot. Jerry Lasko also found nothing in the Ocean County surf either early or in the afternoon, but another surfcaster caught two later in the morning This doesn t mean the stripers are gone as Jerry reported the surf is at about a relatively mild 45 degrees.
Posted on December 27, 2020 Calming seas Calming seas West winds will provide calming seas and better fishing conditions. The forecast is for west winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 which will reduce seas from 4-6 feet to 2-4 feet as winds diminish further in the afternoon to 5-10 knots.