With ample sunshine and temperatures reaching into the high 70s, Tuesday offered fine conditions for dropping a fishing line into the Navesink River off Bodman Place in Red Bank, as seen from the Cooper Bridge.
Wednesday promised to be even warmer, with a daytime peak of about 85 degrees expected, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
Bartender Erin O’Keefe makes a Long Island Ice Tea while customers, some still in beach garb, make themselves comfortable on the deck over the river. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
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Under sunny skies, an unidentified boater fished the blue waters of our beautiful Navesink River near the Route 35 Cooper Bridge Tuesday. A boatload of sunshine fills the forecast through Saturday, with Sunday expected to be partly sunny and Labor Day giving summer a mostly cloudy goodbye, according to to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
It was feeding time for bluefish and striped bass, and bunker was on the menu, when Max Berry of Pride Fishing and Tackle in Red Bank went out on the Navesink River and witnessed this moveable feast Wednesday. (Video by Max Berry.)
An unidentified fisherman took a rowboat out onto our beautiful Navesink River between Red Bank and Middletown early Thursday afternoon. Using his lunch hour to catch some supper, perhaps? (Click to enlarge)
Enjoying our beautiful Navesink River on a warm spring afternoon Wednesday were an osprey, above; a fisherman on a paddleboard, right; and crossing squads of girls’s and boys’ rowers, below, all seen from a dock on Haddon Park in Red Bank.
The weather Thursday should be just as warm, with sunshine and temperatures reaching the mid-60s, but possibly too windy for rowers and paddlers, with gusts up to 16 mph, according to the National Weather Service. (Click to enlarge)
Fair Haven resident Chris Marcelli casts a line into the Navesink River off the town pier at the end of Fair Haven Road Thursday morning. The weatherbot says Friday and Saturday will be smactacular. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)