Fishing report & conditions

09/18/2019

Good morning! today’s high is going to be 69F. Manasquan inlet tides for today are as follows: high tide 10:42am & 11:09pm, low tide 4:28am & 5:01pm. Sunrise 6:40am & sunset 7:00pm. Beach and boat conditions for today; we have a small craft advisory in effect through late Thursday night, NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Tonight NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Fluke fishing on the wrecks and reefs was a little slow but for those who put the time in where rewarded, some nice size keepers landed in deeper water. Manasquan inlet had reports of blues, fluke, and schoolie stripers. In the river fluke fishing remains good and there are still some nice size keepers being landed . Night time is the right time for some striper action by the train and 35 bridge, eel is the bait of choice and the bite remains hot. Also striper and blues at night in the canal and some nice size blackfish being landed. The Mantoloking bridge crabbing remains good and fishing in the park also has been good with snappers, blowfish and some fluke. A mix of shorts and keeper stripers also at the bridge. Local beaches have been producing a mixed bag of cocktail blues and stripers, plenty of mullet in the surf. Mullet rigs and metals are the way to go but make sure you bring some epoxy jigs with you so you have a chance at some albies. Have a great day everyone and tight lines!