Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The weekend started and ended with a striped bass blitz. "Tugboat" Fred and the crew from West Milford had a two tide, all day bass bite. Bob B. had the biggest at 19lbs. Tom K. and the Bayonne gang grabbed a few short bass and lost some bigger ones before switching to fluke and had a few keepers despite windy conditions. The Sunday regulars picked a few fluke and ended the day with Cathy M. landing a 19lb. striped bass. Mike M. had a 4 1/2 lb. fluke. Memorial Day was another two tide bass bite. George G. JR had the largest of the trip at 27lbs. Tom O. made his first trip of the season and added a keeper fluke to his bass limit.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Friday, Evelyn and I hosted "Tugboat" Fred, Ken K., Cory, Cor-Cor, Bob B., and Ken "The Legend" for our first trip of the season. The bass bite was not what we hoped for, but the "Legend" suggested to me to try something different and we ended the day picking at some small stripers. Sunday started off with dense fog and we waited for it to lift before trying for fluke. We did not land any keepers, but we did throw eighteen fluke in the boat despite the cold water. A switch to bass produced a steady bite of 22 to 27 inch fish but Roger nailed a 17lb. striper to take the pool. It was nice to be on the water again, and the fishing is just getting started in our area, with better days ahead.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
One more day of buttoning things up and we will be going in the water this week. This will be the latest start to the season we ever had, but we are only about a week behind last year. There seems to be a lot of blues around, bass should be ready and we will look for that first fluke of the year.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Well it's May, the weather is nice, and we still don't have a fishing report, but the work in the boatyard is progressing nicely. We did get a lot accomplished this week and should be ready soon. As far as fishing, the bass should be ready when we are, they do have their moments in the Raritan and we usually start seeing the fish up our way a week or two later. Fishing in the ocean really stinks according to some of the captains that I spoke with. The east wind and big swell is not helping. Fluke season opens this month and I can't wait.