The event begins at 1 p. m. Northwest winds gusting to over 30 mph kept most boats in port today, but the Golden Eagle from Belmar continued the search for ocean stripers. The Jamaica from Brielle is sold out Saturday and Sunday.
Striper report by Capt Ted White 6 November 2014 Sorry this is a day late, yesterday we were back on the hunt for stripers. Started off in the same place as Tuesday and the fish were cooperative though more shorts than the day before.
After only releasing a couple, we started running out to the ocean to a report of a hot jigging bite, but Many made a brief stop under some birds in the mouth of the bay so I could throw a Tactical Anglers 5-ounce Sea Pencil to release a 38-inch striper that blasted it on the surface. Surfcasting has been mostly spotty, but it doesn't have to get any better for Brian Lytle of Keyport as the Tackle Box in Hazlet reports he made the long walk Thursday morning to the rip at Sandy Hook and found bass driving peanut bunkers to the beach.
It was a long day in the ocean - we coverd over 60 miles and we only had a few BASS plus some BLUES for our efforts. In the afternoon we did see STRIPERS exploding in the bunker schools which is a good sign and we caught a few but not enough for the gang we had aboard today - all good people who hard all day to catch them