NOAA was calling for W wind 15-20 kts. As we approached the inlet, the ocean was flat but the distant horizon resembled a sawtooth. Our destination would remain close. Capt Bill opted for a steel wreck and the "King" had us tied in much quicker than Bart would have (had he been with us). Speaking of those missing today, best wishes on Carl getting over his sniffles
Back to NOAA, the wind was indeed out of the West but was blowing at least 20 kts with 3-4' seas just a few miles off the beach.
First divers up from reported warm water and really good vis. Temps were 68F and vis was in the 30-40' range depending on who you asked. Some Tog, Winter Flounder and lobster came up and even a lone scallop was bagged. Some really nice Sea Bass were spotted but those will have to wait til the 18th. Also spotted were some snapper blues and a bunch of decent size eggers as well as an alleged sighting of a KRAKEN lobster.
Second dive was much like the first except for some stronger wind, bigger waves and some wicked surface current. A few more Tog were speared and a very nice lobster was caught by yours truly.
Congrats to John for doing his first two Jersey dives today!
As always, the Tuna Seazure will run any day we can get 4 divers. Call the shop at 610-631-2288 to book your spot!