With storm warnings posted for Friday and into Saturday the weekend did not get off to a promising start. With wind gusts to 50 knots and seas to seven feet on the ocean no one is going to be fishing from their boats until at least Sunday.
Old Inlet Bait and Tackle did report that the wind did not discourage the shad and the few anglers who worked the inlet on Friday morning during incoming current. Shad darts and small spoons did the trick with some sort of weight such as a small torpedo sinker or Stingsilver to get the dart down in the water.
Those of you who fish for bluefin tuna will have to check the NOAA Inseason Adjustment on recreational retention limits. They are much to long to cover in a 60 second radio report, but it looks like you will be able to keep a few more bluefins. You still must have a Highly Migratory Species permit and you must report all bluefin tuna caught within 24 hours after returning to the dock.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report.