Today we had an open boat Tog trip and had a pick throughout the day with shots of fish coming up. Joe was HH today with 9 keepers (orl) and Mike had the big fish around 6 lbs, no big ones for us today.
After having released four short stripers in the Sea Girt surf over the last two evenings, I thought we might have something going. The surf was beautiful, and air temperatures were comfortable enough in the mid-thirties, but none of us had so much as a bump.
12-18-14 NIce day out with only a light crowd,we picked away at the fish today,some nice ones as you can see in the pics below,Whites and greens did work,and high hooks had a limit of togs,or five ish,Some had 1,23,couple of guys struggled a bit,so overall a decent day with some nice moments but the fish were very picky at times. Tomorrow is looking alot like today with nice west winds to keep it flat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
N. J. Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council member Chris reports the sea bass catch numbers from the last survey wave are high enough that we may be facing a 33 percent cut in quota next year. Bob Matthews, at Fisherman's Den in Belmar Marina, reports blackfish up to over 12 pounds plus a few ling, sea bass and lots of dogfish from offshore trips while striper fishing has been tough in the surf.