As nice as the start of the winter was, we've been taking a beating since then. Though Saturday's northeaster will likely push fishing aside after a nice Friday, it isn't expected to be anything like the storm-force prediction from earlier in the week.
1-15-16 Pretty nice overall out there today,,got a bit lumpy on the ride home but overall a warm nice day for January. The fishing today was good for some,,few guys had a limit,,I believe the pool winner and High hook had maybe 7 keepers,,That was Rob V. and he was hot today and took home a large pool worth 560 bucks. He was dialed in on every drop today,had both keepers and shorts coming all day. he even donated fish to those who could not get the bite going which is awesome. .But on the other end we also had quite a few guys who did not catch anything today,,we also had some with 1,or 2 etc. .so overall it was good for some and not good for others. White crabs worked better today than the greens. I do not like the forecast for tomorrow,,Ne winds tonite 30knots turning around and going North then Northwest early in the morning but I dont like the chances of having a good day. so we are gonna cancel Saturday. Lets wait until Sunday,,the swell will be gone by then.
Fishing was good, just ask Kevin Kelly from Long Island, he pulled over the rail, the pool winning black fish weighing 13 lbs. 2 oz. black fish and two other keepers, others had their limit and some had a few less.
After watching too many spawning-size striped bass gaffed in Raritan Bay during the unprecedented summer bite there in 2014, I wasn't too confident about whether the Hudson River stock would once again provide us with striper fishng much better than most other coastal states. Though the summer striped bass fishery in Raritan Bay wasn't up to the previous year's standards, Many always managed at least schoolies -- and usually some large bass as the Hudson River stock bailed us out after another spotty ocean fishery on bunker schools with the coastal migrants.
The wind is supposed to drop below today's gale, but there are still small craft warnings posted. That's nothing compared with what's expected Saturday with storm-force east winds and seas up to 21 feet.