The variety of fish took on another dimension over the weekend.
It sounds as though the local fishing variety has expanded, probably very much on schedule for mid-April.
The emergence of spring seemed to put some juice into the local fishing scene.
The well-known and popular stretch of sod bank at Gravelling Point on Great Bay produced its first keeper striped bass this week.
It’s almost April, and the weather is getting a little more cooperative.
The reports of striped bass are virtually identical from Barnegat Bay to Delaware Bay and in between.
Reports of recent action from Barnegat Bay to Cumberland County sounded very similar and familiar: sometimes excellent white perch catches with many jumbos and a lot of undersized but active striped bass.
Fishing certainly has been controlled by the weather, or more precisely cold, windy days.
Striped bass season opened Friday, and it sounded from various reports that the snowy weather played a role ... again.