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.
Posted on December 24, 2020 Stripers still a surf possibility Mike Monte proved there were still stripers in the Belmar surf yesterday morning as he had another good morning at Belmar. Yesterday afternoon Maren Toleno caught four bass and he had one but conditions were tough this morning and they did nothing.
Ironically, it was taken on the same charter boat that produced the present record of a 25. There were no fishing reports submitted today, but the Ocean Explorer from Belmar reported blackfishing came back quickly after the storm and they found life on every drop Monday as a male 10.
Yet, Rob was shocked to find nothing at all in the same area today even though there was no change in weather. On the other hand, Mike Monte reported his best surfcasting of the fall as he got into better-sized bass from 26 to 30 inches on Tsunami Sand Eels in the Belmar area and released five.
Posted on December 19, 2020 Sea Hunter finds loads of stripers Capt. Rob Semkewyc didn t know what he would find with his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands on his first trip after the storm, and was surprised to get into his best volume fishing of a great fall season with over over 700 stripers jigged by 15 anglers. Jerry Lasko didn t have a good report from the surf as he and Maren Toleno did nothing both in the Ocean County surf and at IBSP.
Posted on December 18, 2020 Favorable weekend forecast The storm made a mess of the ocean, but that condition should change rapidly with a forecast of light winds and modest seas over the weekend. Small craft warnings come down at 6 p. m. Saturday starts with north winds at a mere 5-10 knots and seas down to 2 to 3 feet as the wind shifts to west in the afternoon.