Although the leading edge of persistent strong SW winds are a welcoming trend to an already established warm and somewhat stagnant water temp to “reset” the bass bite [ which it did] . Prevailing SW is somewhat of a bane for our beloved summer time activities .
The accumulative effect of the Continued SW winds have thrown a salty , rusty wrench into the temped coastal inshore waters into the polar zone to the dismay of both beach goers and inshore fisherman alike. Incoming tidal temps have taken a tail spin way down into the lower 50f [ 53 lowest we have seen] .
Before the frigid up welling took hold bluefish and stripers responded like feeding puppies at meal time but the continued downward spiral mitigated the bite to stages of warmer outgoing tide.
Strong Thunder storms have also reaffirmed my new location in near by Barnegat light to head for safe harbor when conditions look like “things are about to get interesting” with a quick ” Back to the action” opportunity when safer conditions are present.
With winds looking a little more light and variable things should start to re-stabilize as we progress through the next few tidal stages.
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul
Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters