Fishing was fantastic as the guys boxed a limit of beautiful bass during a great early morning bite. We had a phenomenal trolling bite with an easy limit of 20 to 30 pound plus bass going in the box and several released to fight another day, as well.
We finally started catching them good the past two weeks, but it was a little too late as there weren't any big fish mixed in. All we can do now is hope for a good spring Striper run, and also hope the state doesn't screw us too bad.
They said the Berkeley Surf Club was holding its catch-and-release contest that was producing lots of shorts in the Island Beach State Park wash. Mark Roy tried to get out Friday with his Release Me from Raritan Marina, but the northeast wind even had Raritan Bay rolling and he finished out his season by trolling for awhile.