Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The striped bass continue to bite, but not every day. Sounds like all sizes too. The bottom fishing is OK if you can get at least fifteen miles offshore and the dogfish don't bother you. The sea bass are big knuckle heads and the porgies are as big as hub caps. Some ling and bluefish too. Blackfish opens this weekend and they have been biting. This time of year you have to fish around the weather and we are lucky to have three nice days a week.
Monday, November 4, 2019
The striped bass fishing has everyone heading down to the docks. You can spot the striper fishermen very easily. They are usually wearing some form of camo and have a glazed look in their eyes and mumble about fifty pounders. Well, the striper fishing has not changed in the forty five years that I have been on the water, they don't bite all the time and you have to be there when they do. They can be the easiest fish to catch and the hardest the next day. Well, they are around, but you have to put in your time on the water and work to get them. Some do and some don't, it's striper wishing!
Friday, October 25, 2019
I spoke to the boat on the way in yesterday and Capt Steve was excited about the striped bass fishing. There has been a large body of jumbo bass off the Jersey coast for over a week now, and boats are coming in with epic catches. Some of these fish are topping the fifty pound mark. Bottom fishing has been a struggle due to the influx of dogfish. The big catches are coming from the boats running thirty or more miles offshore. The small boats are doing well with blackfish too. This is the time of year they bite on the inshore grounds and the season should be open now, not in the winter, when you are lucky to even catch one.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
I have been home for a little more then a week and a day hasn't gone buy without a visit from a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, social worker or a doctors appointment. I have not heard from the boys on the boat, but it seems there are some fish to catch when the weather cooperates. I will try to talk to everyone when I feel up to it. The forecast looks good for the next three days and everyone should be out there.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Well, I have been a little busy with the fight of my life the past four months, so there was no fishing reports. I will try to keep the reports up to date, but the information will be second hand as my fishing days are on hold. I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and prayers because they worked, I am still here. I would really like to thank Evelyn. Without her, I would never be able to make it, she is the only reason I hung on in the darkest hours. Like Lou Gerihg said, "I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Not much to report, as I have been dealing with a nagging injurie and have not been fishing the last few weeks. Sea bass and ling remain strong and some days whiting make an appearance. Fluke have been hard to find and the blues are still around. Two more weeks of sea bass and then it's ling time until the inshore season opens again.