Grumpy's Tackle in that town noted that in addition to the small blues in the surf there are a few stripers being caught at night on SP Minnows. I diverted my trip to the surf this morning as the wind and rain picked up and instead fished Point Pleasant Canal where I put some old sand worms to good use despite a moving current to release blackfish of 13 1 2 and 16 inches on one-handed spinning tackle before the rain forced me to quit while I was ahead.
This is the last week that we will be fishing mainly for porgies etc. Next Saturday Sea Bass season opens, the last couple weeks of fishing, we have been getting a lot of activity from sea bass, some were very large , that we threw back.
While there have been lots of small blues in the Seaside to Island Beach State Park area, only a few were being caught north of there until Thursday. Today those small blues were in many areas south of Manasquan Inlet, feeding on schools of small rainfish close to the surf.