Thursday, June 28, 2012
Fishing started off pretty good with some keepers in the deep. Around 11AM the wind cut loose ( I needed the windshield wiper just running up on a drift) and it was hard to feel bottom the rest of the afternoon. The Bubba Brothers were fishing along side in their boat and did much better then my crew fishing with boat rods.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Friday afternoon there was some severe weather and as I am writing this now, there is a storm raging outside. In between this was a beautiful weekend. Saturday was a tough day for St. Pete, Frankie, Jerry, John the Roaster, Ryan and Ken. I fished in the deep and it was tough with the strong current but we did land a few nice ones. It seemed that when we did get on them they would shake off half way up. Sunday was back to normal. Not red hot fishing but a pick at quality fish. Many four to five pounders. At times we used as much as twelve ounces and other times as little as four. Everyone went home with a nice fillet bag. Evelyn had the biggest of the weekend, a six pounder. Big MO is still out there.
Friday, June 22, 2012
We have been fishing in deep water, looking for big fish. There are other places I could fish that would have more action and would be "easier" to fish. The bites don't come fast and at times when the tide isn't just right, there are no bites at all. It's a waiting game but patience pays off. Evelyn had four fish between 4 and 6lbs. and a 9lber. our biggest of the season so far. Bigger ones are out there.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Saturday was a very nice day. Ron, Don, John and Don had a great Father's day trip catching a mess of nice fluke and going home with some good fillets for dinner. Sunday we headed down to Coney Island and found some rough seas, so it was back to the bay and the gamble paid off. The drift never got too fast and we picked at some big fish. Roger had three nice ones but lost a real big one... Twice! He hooked a big fish that would not move off the bottom only to come unbuttoned. Dropping back down the fish bit again and then came off half way up. I made him throw the hook away. Skip had his limit including a couple of 5lbers. Tom K. and Keith K. came out for Father's day and had a pair of 6lbers. in their catch. Ken won the pool with a 27 inch 7lber. It's big fluke time.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The easterly fetch and rain are unseasonable for the middle of June. Usually after the passage of a cold front the winds shift to a west to north west direction. The forecast is for east winds until next week. We are fortunate to be fluke fishing in the bay. Some Jersey coast boats will be stuck at the dock due to rough seas. We can always find a spot to fish in the bay with east wind. I have cancelled tomorrows trip due to the rain but the weekend looks great.
Monday, June 11, 2012
We are catching some nice fluke in a variety of spots but they do not seem to be stacked up. Some drifts would see six to ten fish caught and then we would go back and catch nothing. I spent some time scouting out different areas and did not find much. The nice fluke seem to be in shallow spots and all the bigger ones were caught on Gulp. We had one drift in twelve feet of water and could clearly see the bottom and watch the fluke attack the baits. Cool stuff!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The crew from Jersey City Recreation had a great day. Started out with a few nice stripers and a load of blues. Then the space shuttle passed on it's way to the Intrepid. Spent the last part of the day on the fluke grounds and I am happy to report they are biting hard. Some nice keepers and lots of action. I am already planning my strategy for the weekend.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The bass and blue fishing remains strong. Saturday, Tom P. and family had a great day with some bass and slammer blues. This cool weather and east wind has slowed the fluke bite but the bass and blues are as good as last month. The winds are forecast to shift to the west and once this weather pattern breaks the fluke fishing will break wide open.
Friday, June 1, 2012
May was a busy month and we were on the fish most of the time. The striped bass should hang on for a week or two with the weather forecast calling for some rain and cool weather. The fluke reports from the Jersey shore are telling tales of slow fishing, but we have been finding some nice fish in traditional early season spots for the serious fisherman who grind it out. There are lots of bunkers in the bay and we are having the best showing of bluefish in a couple years. Cocktails on jigs and slammers on bait. Don't forget our June Special- book a weekday charter in June for only $510. That comes out to only $85 per person on a six man trip!