We had a nice group aboard today fishing with us, the morning started a little slow with keeper sea bass, lot of action with the shorts. Towards the end of the day fishing picked up with nice size keeper sea bass coming over the rail.
We ended leaving the river early to fish in the bay, where McIntosh of Toms River (a former colleague of mine at Garcia Fishing Tackle) and Ray Colon along with son and grandson Joe and Nathan McIntosh from Painted Post, N. Y. had fun wrestling with the big blues after they hit live bunker, chunks and trolled Tony Maja bunker spoons -- but no stripers broke through as we watched the naval fleet moving toward the harbor. Capt. Bud McArthur ran his Splinter from Brick to the south, and managed to troll a 42-inch striper on a green Reliable bunker spoon offshore of the bait and near the three-mile state limit.