Saturday was a good bit warmer than I thought it was going to be, but the hard southwest wind did keep a lot of boats tied to the dock.
At Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em the report was a few boats managed to clear the inlet and fished structure close to shore. The Karen Sue with Captain John Nedelka had a good catch of tog for his party. A few private boats managed to also put tog in the box. I suspect green crabs and sand fleas and possibly white legger crabs were the prime baits.
I stopped by Indian River Inlet on the way home from a funeral service so I was not dressed for fishing, but I saw a good number of folks lining both sides and several others working inside the inlet. According to Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em the folks fishing from the jetty had a few keeper tog and lots of shorts. The boaters caught short rockfish and one keeper on live spot and bucktails.
We await the arrival of the ocean run rockfish. The few keepers we are seeing are resident fish and not part of the bigger stripers currently off the coast of New Jersey.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.