Was down by the beach and was hoping to get in on some midday high tide fishing.....forget it. N-NE winds at 17-23 had the water a mess and pretty much unfishable, or just ugly. Checked from Deal up to the Hook and didn't find fishy water. Gave it a go at the Hook for about 5 mins but between the color, the sweep, and the tide running up the beach I gave up.
Did find this nice big sailboat beached probably after getting caught in the big water or ripped from its mooring somewhere.
We've had our first push of fish last week and into the weekend and the boats put a beating on them and then shut it down due to the high traffic and operators not knowing how to play nice and not mess up the bite. Word has it there are lots of big fish outside if the three-mile line and boats "are looking for bluefish or bluefin" and find themselves on blitzes on bunker, sandals, or rain bait. It is illegal to "target" striped bass past that line......but whatever.