Friday saw the air temperature drop and the northwest wind increase making for some very uncomfortable fishing conditions. Saturday looks good with less wind and smaller seas.
Tog action continues to improve as the water temperature drops. Robbie Baxley fished the rocks at the Outer Wall with green and box crabs purchased at Lewes Harbour Marina, where he is a part-time summer employee, and returned with a limit of tog to 5.13 pounds. Jim Haughey checked in at Lewes Harbour Marina with two keeper tog caught at the Inner Wall.
According to Old Inlet Bait and Tackle, tog fishing from the sidewalk and jetties at Indian River Inlet has been getting better as the weather gets colder. Green crabs and sand fleas are the top baits and while short tog dominate the catch, keepers to six pounds are taken on a regular basis. Live eels worked tight to the rocks at the South Jetty have accounted for a few keeper rockfish. Anglers in North Jersey are having a good run of big stripers that we can only hope will make it this far south.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.