Unfortunately, they won t be getting out tomorrow, and Sunday is questionable. Frank Huza of Aberdeen made the trip south to IBSP yesterday morning, and released a 26-inch striper while casting a Ava 27 with green tail plus a teaser.
At Atlantic Highlands, I didn t see the Fishermen s report from yesterday when they fished in cold, windy conditions for a super bite. There weren t as many 28-inch bass today, but they ended up with 14 of the bigger fish in the boat.
That may make the Between the Channels area that was loaded with stripers fishable, and the Sea Hunter from At antic Highlands will be giving it a try the next two days. Vinniy D Anton reports that the cold and continuing large swells kept most surfcasters home, but conditions should be better tomorrow after all the west wind we ve had to reduce the seas.
Posted on December 1, 2020 West winds should clear surf John Bushell Jr. of Betty Nick s Tackle in Seaside Park said yesterday s gale was worse than predicted and left the surf rough and dirty but the west winds coming should cure that problem. The marine forecast is for west winds at 20-25 knots with gusts to 30 in the morning which should reduce the 5-8-foot seas.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported the ocean striper fishing was a pick among lots of fish in sight. Bob Matthews at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina said the striper boats there have had good jigging off Highlands, and blackfishing is good at times.
Posted on November 28, 2020 Great striper fishing for boaters in perfect weather As redicted in yesterday s blog, Black Friday turned out to be a Bonanza for boaters. Riley managed one hickory shad on a Deadly Dick, but there was no sign of stripers among the many anglers at that popular area, There was a better report from Betty Nick s Tackle in Seaside Park as a 20 1 4-pound striper was weighed after hitting bunker at Island Beach State Park.
Posted on November 26, 2020 Check on Thanksgiving trips before coming down Many party boats have scheduled early Thanksgiving striper trips, but be sure to check with skippers before coming down as some are canceling due to the weather. The Golden Eagle from Belmar had decent striper fishing today, with plenty of slots and some keepers plus big blues but they have canceled the Thanksgiving sailing.
Posted on November 24, 2020 Sea Hunter Best striper drift of year As good as the northern NJ striper jigging has been. The boat was limited with bonus bass quickly, and 16 of 28 inches or more were added as everyone went home with two keepers.
Since it s also possible to fish in partially protected areas, some boats may also get back into action tomorrow. There were no boat reports today, but the Ocean Explorer from Belmar had an unusual blackfish report from Sunday when the tog bite actually improved as it got rougher by late morning.