Not surprisingly, there were no surf or boat reports from this morning as a hard northwest wind combined with temperatures around 10 degrees to keep even the most dedicated at home. The forecast is for much better weather the next few days, and lighter west winds should at least calm the ocean a bit.
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.