Weekly NJ/DE reports at http://www.thefisherman.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=directory.category&PDIR=74

NOAA Marine Forecast for the New Jersey, Delaware region in the days ahead shows a good mix of westerly winds and very fishable seas. The Fisherman’s Jim Hutchinson, Jr. did this week’s video forecast just before heading out of town on business, but says “with the albatross gone, the fishing will be on.” Reports on Wednesday have more of that sustained “tins & teasers” striper bite in the Monmouth and Ocean County surf, while boats trolling and jigging inside the line in Atlantic and Cape May counties are finding a few good stripers in the mix. Most shops and captains we’ve spoken to this week believe the striper bite should continue through until Christmas; meanwhile many of the charter and party boat fleet are anxious for a good stretch of weather to hit the offshore grounds for sea bass and ling. Tautog action through Thanksgiving was still a relatively inshore bite, but with the first dose of winter weather early in the week those big blackfish could be moving to a few of the deeper wrecks. Still plenty of action along the coast. Get on ‘em before the albatross flies home!