Tuesday, May 31, 2011
SAT. Skip and the guys from work were out today for some bass fishing. The first spot had some life but it was the end of the tide and we did't have enough time to get them started. Patience paid off in the next spot as we boated 13 fish between 10 and 11AM. Only 3 were keepers. Tommy had the biggest at 16lbs. SUN. Right back to the first spot and 4 keepers up to Ken Havens 20lber. After an hour of striper fishing it was on to the fluke grounds for a slow pick. It seemed like the more the south wind blew the less the fluke bit. MON. We left the dock after the storms passed and went to the bass grounds. I didn't think the bass would bite after all the lightning but lil' Frank caught his first keeper. The wind shifted to NW for the first time in three weeks, so I tried some outside spots for fluke. Fishing was great all day long, with many 17 to 19 inch fluke. Peter G., Antoinette, Roger, Ken, Evelyn and myself were hauling fluke all day, but Frank was the top fisherman with a 4lb and a 6lb fluke. Evelyn also had a 4lber that provided two dinners for us. I can't wait to get back out there, the fluke bite is on!
Monday, May 23, 2011
On Saturday we had Mike Coyne and crew for their annual bass trip. The guys caught a few in the first hour and then the current died out when it should have been running harder. We tried some different spots and did not land another the rest of the day. The guys tried hard and had lots of fun despite the slow fishing. Sunday we set up on the first spot and had a steady bite all day. Shorts, keepers, some fluke, busted lines, missed bites, pulled hooks... there was always something going on.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Today we had Sal Albano and the crew from the Bronx aboard for some exellent striped bass fishing. The guys limited by 10:15. Sal caught the biggest at 20lbs. It seems that a new body of fish moved in on the full moon. This is the fishing we have been waiting for and hopefully it will last for a few more weeks. Plenty of weekdays open. Give me a call and get in on the hot bite.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
May is striped bass time. Looking at past log book records, we should see our best fishing of the entire season in the next two weeks. As everyone knows, there are no sure things in fishing but I feel this will be prime time. Even if you don't have enough friends to charter the whole boat or would like to go fishing just by yourself, give me a call as I will sail open boat on nice weather days. I will post open sailing days when we are not chartered here and also on njfishing.com. The next three weekends are booked but most weekdays are open.
Monday, May 16, 2011
SAT. turned out to be a nice day on the water. WE had "Oil Man" Chris and his crew aboard. The first spot produced a couple stripers and blackfish [released] until the tide slacked. The second drop saw some nicer fish taken. Doug had a 16 and 17lb. Pete caught 2 nice bass, his first in 21 years! Sunday we had similar fishing and a variety of weather. Strong east winds then a thunderstorm with heavy downpours then no wind and flat calm then thick fog and chilly south wind and finally sunshine and warm temperatures when we returned to the dock. Everyone went home with a nice bag of fish.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Hi everyone, the fishing the past few days has been up and down, as the conditions change during the trip. It seems we spend a lot of time waiting for the tide to run and the bite to start. The striped bass are there but they are a little finicky. Short bites, tap-tap, hard to hook. There are also some nice fluke and big blackfish, along with blues in the mix. Bob Baines of West Milford, NJ had a 27LB striped bass on yesterdays trip.