Friday, July 20, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
A mix up in scheduling allowed us to get out on an inshore bottom trip. There were plenty of nice porgies and it was easy to catch a sea bass limit, but we were looking for trigger fish. Everyone caught a trigger and Evelyn and I had four each of the hard fighting tasty treats. Grilled trigger fish is one of the best things you will ever eat. And speaking of seafood treats, we fished through many smalls to put fourteen nice crabs in the basket this morning.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Man, did it rain yesterday. We were out there with a bunch of wet farmers and the sea bass bite was red hot. Throwing back keepers and filling the box with jumbos, the biggest going about five pounds! Crabbing was good too, hour and a half the other day produced two dozen big ones. I figured the crabbing was good around here because the local Shop Rite sells crab traps. Sea bass stuffed with crab meat, mmm.
Monday, July 2, 2018
About the crabbing. I don't know if it was the full moon or the warm weather but we can sure catch them now. Hour and a half this morning produced fourteen beauties. Crab and sweet corn bisque, grilled yellowfin tuna ( a gift from a friend) , crab cakes and fresh farm vegetables, and people wonder why we don't go out to eat. Full boat limit of big sea bass and 100 ling yesterday for 25 anglers.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Summer is settling in along the Jersey shore. Along with all the good things, it is also time to take the Lancaster county farmers fishing. Just to give you an idea, while anchoring the other day, Capt Steve announced over the PA that the wreck we would be fishing was an old barge. One of the young dirt farmers proceeded to ask "What does he mean by a barge?" And if that wasn't enough, a young girl reeled a mussel up from the bottom and happily declared "I caught an almond!" Like I always say, you can't make this stuff up. Well at least the fishing is good. Plenty of nice ling, lots of big sea bass (we can keep them again starting Sunday) and an occasional big flounder, pollock or whiting. Yesterday, Evelyn and I went in search of the blue claw crab from a local dock. Two and a half hours later, thirty-one keepers went into the basket. Yep, it's summer all right.