Fri., April 28, 2017
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Report from Thursday, April 27.

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No boats fished locally, really, in the storm in past days, said Capt. Pete from Parker Pete’s Fishing Charters. But something like that was needed to trigger a change in fishing, and the new moon was also this week. He expects this moon to help cause change, too. His trips jump all over big striped bass when the migration moves to the ocean from bays and rivers this season. Parker Pete’s is known for that. Large bluefish began migrating into bays and rivers from the south. A few stripers were already boated on the ocean this season. He’ll see what’s happening in the ocean now that this blow is passing. The water probably warmed. He hopes for the weather for a charter to sail Saturday, and the group just wants to fish. All the bait and tackle will be aboard for stripers. The anglers can also blackfish on the ocean. Don’t have enough anglers for a charter? Contact Parker Pete’s anyway about individual spaces available on charters. Trips are booking.

Weather’s clearing, and fishing will kick back off Friday on the Miss Belmar Princess, an email from the party boat said. Trips are running for striped bass and blues 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, but none sailed all week because of weather. Last chance: Buy three gift certificates for the trips and get one free, an offer only available through April. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

Forecasts look “spring like” for the next few days, so trips for striped bass will resume on the Golden Eagle, a report said on the party boat’s website. The boat is fishing for stripers 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.