Fishing is great at the lower end of Long Beach Island and on The Rips off Cape May. In between, it is pretty good, too.
Gene Slaughter said he went to Holgate on Friday morning with a couple of pals and saw striped bass laying all over the beach. He wound up with six bass hookups, and along with his two partners hauled seven off the beach. Slaughter kept a 28-inch bass for the table.
Then he went to work at Jingle’s Bait and Tackle in North Beach Haven and helped Margaret O’Brien weigh fish all morning and into late afternoon, when it slowed down but did not stop.