Their annual fundraising auction ends at midnight with some great items still without a bid as per the following release 3rd Annual Online Fundraiser Auction Ends Tonight at Midnight Dear Al, 3rd Annual Online Fundraiser AuctionENDING TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT The Stripers Forever's 3rd Annual Online Fundraiser Auction will be ending TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. STRIPERS FOREVER, A NON-PROFIT CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION, SEEKS GAME FISH STATUS FOR WILD STRIPED BASS ON THE ATLANTIC COAST IN ORDER TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE STRIPER MORTALITY, TO PROVIDE OPTIMUM AND SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC FISHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ANGLERS, TO SECURE THE GREATEST SOCIO-ECONOMIC VALUE POSSIBLE FROM THE FISHERY AND TO ADVOCATE FOR THE CONSERVATION AND RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP OF WILD STRIPED BASS FROM MAINE TO NORTH CAROLINA.
The Big Jamaica from Brielle has room on a limited trip to far offshore wrecks where jumbo porgies have been abundant. Reservations are required for the 140 trip that departs at 2 a. m. -- though anglers should be at Bogan's Basin by 1 a. m. Call 732 528-5014.
Women advancing in what used to be considered male-dominated positions has been headline news lately, but Madelyn Picone was way ahead of the curve as she served the sportsmen of the state during four four-year terms on the N. J. Fish Game Council. Though I didn't get a press release, Allen Riley reported that the Jersey Shore Surfcasters are holding their annual Surf Day on Saturday at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft from 8 30 a. m. to 4 p. m. with an admission price of 10.
The Marine Trades Association of N. J kicks off its annual New Jersey Boat Sale Expo from noon to 8 p. m. Thursday in the N. J. Convention Expo Center at Edison. They will be giving it a try again on Thursday.
Capt. Deane Lambros has been catching lots of yellowfin tuna while running the Canyon Runner from Point Pleasant out of its winter berth in N. C. -- and he isn't even fishing for them. Adam La Rosa is scheduling trips in N. C., and also notes that only 35 tickets at 99 remain for Saturday's Canyon Runner Seminar in the Huntington Hilton at Melville, Long Island.
I spoke to ex Belmar skipper Mike Verges at today's Hi-Mar Striper Club flea Market, who said it was encouraging to see plenty of bergall and eel action on the bottom Tuesday -- along with a few blackfish, cod and pollock. The Ocean Explorer was out today, but won't be fishing Sunday due to the wind forecast.
The annual Hi-Mar Striper Club Fishing Flea Market and Seminars event willl be held tomorrow from 8 a. m. to 2 p. m. in the Port Monmouth VFW at 1 Veterans Lane -- off Rt. 36. 34 percent of the sea bass quota.