The NW wind should settle the ocean for better conditions on Thursday. He and neighbor John King hoped to fish reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, but there was a front coming through that produced some early rain and then just enough north wind that would have made the trip offshore uncomfortable.
He's hoping the NW winds predicted for Wednesday will start calming the ocean, but he'll be waiting in port for that to happen. At Belmar, the Ocean Explorer got out Monday, but found very little action with blackfish in east winds.
Hit tons of spots today and didn't find any sort of decent life until late morning, and just couldn't connect on them. Most of the areas were a few shorts with a keeper here and there, and Had to deal with the dogs on a few spots.