Bayside Marina would like to thank all veterans for supporting our great country by having our third annual Veterans Tournament. There is a free tournament for all veterans and active duty military. The rules are simple: Catch a striper and weigh it in. The tournament starts now and ends 6 p.m. Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. 

We have prizes from author John Skinner, Pirates Den, Bella Luna, Ernest and Sons, John from Chestnut Run Excavating and Tree Service with an original striper sculpture and the VFW. The grand prize will be a custom rod made by Rich Blair of Boomer Custom Rods.

Mike Muncer and Guy Wilkens went out today for a quick trip and returned with a 31.9-pound beauty on eels. Mike is now in first and second place, with Paul Lavigna in third.

The tog bite is still off the hook. You can have a field day with these slippery bass; be prepared to lose rigs and bait. I wouldn't go out with less than two dozen green crabs, as you could burn through a dozen green crabs in 30 minutes if the bite's on. Tog season opens up Wednesday to six fish.

D.J. Blade took over first place with a 3.39 tog and also had a sweet striper caught on a 2/0 hook and green crab. That had to be a tasty dinner.

There is not much to report from surf as the bite is super slow but bound to turn on soon. We all hope that it's not like our fall 2015 season. Paul Lavigna has been picking up a bass or three on a regular basis. There have been several bass in the back caught on eels, so why not hit the beach with a couple or the jetty at night? Bass cannot resist those slimy eels. We are fully stocked with everything you need. have a great week.

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