The Spring Lake Live Liners dinner at the Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach last Saturday night featured two boat awards for Gavin Petillo largest striper of 35 pounds, and fluke at 9 1 8 pounds. I talked to fly-fishing pro Bill Massie of Wall who managed to catch only 50 stripers while fishing local beaches almost every day during a poor surf year down from his usual 200 on a fly.
It was a lot worse in Florida, where recreational fishermen and charter skippers weren't allowed to fish in Everglades National Park. I'll be at that meeting in the Red Bank Library at 84 Front St. -- and will report further in tomorrow's blog.
The Ocean Explorer from Belmar reported there were huge swells on the ocean Monday, but they're planning to head offshore for cod on Wednesday. A meeting on the proposed Sandy Hook Bay National Marine Sanctuary will be held at 7 p. m. Wednesday in the Red Bank Library at 84 Front St. The Recreational Fishing Alliance opposes what Jim Donofrio calls a solution looking for a problem .
March 14, 2016 The GOLDEN EAGLE will start the season fishing for MACKEREL Herring. There are numerous reports of some MACKEREL to the southeast of us and we will be looking for them on our first several trips which begin on Saturday Sunday March 19 20.