Weekly Update (May 28, 2017)
As forecasted in last week's fishing forecast, Seabass fishing has gotten off to a flying start. The last time these fish were picked on was many months ago. That has allowed the wrecks to fill in. Expect more of the same this week. Fishing will be outstanding. One thing to keep in mind is to have a few different wrecks in mind before starting your day. As the season progresses some wrecks will get picked clean so you have to be able to move on if the catching is not up to expectations.
Fluke fishing got off to a slow start due to the weather. Not much will change the early part of this week as E/SE wind will keep a lid of this fishery at least until mid-week. As is typical in early season Fluking, timing will be everything. Outgoing tide will way out produce incoming tide in the bays. Avoid ocean Fluking until the water warms up some.
If Stripers are your thing, then it is cow time! This is not a numbers game at this point but rather a quality game. Your chance for a personal best is now. 40's, 50's and dare I say 60's are all within a possibility. Conditions dictate an early start (or late in the day). Boat traffic will kill any bite so find your own Bunker school and do some snag and drop. The east wind forecast for early in the week should really put the bass on the feed, though finding the bunker will be easier later in the week as the ocean smoothes.
Last but not least, Bluefish are omnipresent at the moment. You can get them in the bay, inlet and ocean. Looking for bird play is key to find schools of maurading Blues. It has been mentioned before but about as a reliabe a fishery that ever existed is to pluck away at the Bluefish that hang outside of Barnegat Inlet on an outgoing tide.