Capt. Howard Bogan said the early striper bite to the south on his Jamaica from Brielle died out by 9 a. m. this morning. At Barnegat, Captains Dave DeGennaro of Hi-Flier and Steve Purul of Reel Fantasea report fine striper fishing by a variety of methods -- as does Capt. Bob De Santis of Skipjack II from Waretown.
From the first stop to the last we banged away at some nice fish,and quite a few throwbacks. Different ranges of catches as it ususlly goes with a nice crowd but overall a very productive day with some real quality fish.
We didn't sail sail Monday due to high winds but since then the Tog fishing has improved greatly. Tuesday and Wednesday saw a good steady pick of Blackfish all day with many limits and today was even better.
The stripers were 12-20 lbs and the blues averaged 8 lbs. Sailing daily for stripers and blues from 7 30 a. m. - 2 30 p. m. With Miss Belmar's 3 engines and a total of 2,100 horsepower, she is the first boat to the fishing grounds every day and we guarantee it.