A guy out on the pier when I got there said he had been fishing for three days and got nothing. At least the wind died down, he added.
He was tossing out clams and going into the car to warm up. When I saw the catfish bell on his rod start to jingle, I called him out. Turned out to be a crab.
I was getting similar jiggles on my unattended rods.
On day 1, he was going on one of the party boats and decided to fish the dock at the marina before boarding. Said he hooked onto a huge striper. As he was pulling it up, it broke off.
Weather was cloudy, 32F. Looked like the sun wanted to come out, but some wind and clouds swept in.
I was there as the tide was incoming and got nothing. Lost three flounder rigs. At 7:30 I moved over to the floating dock and fished there too. Got a snag and lost another flounder rig. When it started SNOWING, I gave up.