Posted on March 28, 2020
Small craft warnings upÂ again
East winds are gusting to 25 knots tonight, but it looks better by Sunday afternoon.
The morning forecast is for east at 15-20 knots before dropping to 10-15 in the afternoon. There will likely be some rain, drizzle and fog during the day.
While large stripers are the attraction in Raritan Bay, thereâ€™s been a showing of small bass for shore fishermen further south. Jerry Lasko and Maren Toleno fished an Ocean County beach this morning, and caught a few on paddeltails â€” though they were only 12 to 14 inches.
Though you canâ€™t prove it by me, there are some small bass in Point Pleasant Canal. I saw an angler release one this morning, and he said he also caught another. I cast a Tsunami shad for about an hour during a moderate outgoing tide without a bump.
Below is the 18-inch blackfish released in the canal this week by Bill Hoblitzell after it hit a worm intended for flounder.