Striped bass also seemed to prefer the warmer breezes that have prevailed this winter as I didn't hear of any caught by the regulars at Castaways Tackle in Point Pleasant, including one who had started in Island Beach State Park. There were some anglers braving the cold when I checked Bay Head and Point Pleasant in the afternoon, but no word of any bass or the herring that have been holding them.
January 4, 2016 1-4-16 We will not be fishing tomorrow Tuesday, due to the wind conditions. We will be fishing Wednesday, we leave at 7 30 am Posted by Captain Cal II at 4 20 PM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest
Tom Hollywood of Staten Island had a limit up to 8 1 2 pounds today, but Palisades Kenny was red hot with four tog from 8 1 2 to 11 pounds. I fished the same northern Ocean County beach that was loaded with herring Saturday evening and produced two short bass on Mambo Minnows for me.
Ran further along the beach, about a mile off, and deck hand Chris spotted birds 4 miles ahead. Set it on a drift in the midst of the fray, about a mile off the beach, and we started catching shorts, keepers and blues right away.