Monday, July 30, 2018

Sunday Funday

A lot of people went fishing Sunday, as one of the party boats left the dock railed at 5 30! The lot was full by 6am and we left at 6 30 with a light crew. Capt Steve and I went over the plan for the day, and decided to concentrate on fluke. We had a bunch of good anglers aboard and I knew we would catch them. While fishing was just a pick, I would say we did much better then anyone, with 21 keepers and 18 bonus sea bass going in the box. It was a fun day fishing with old friends and I hope we can do it again.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

At Least the Grass is Green

Not much to report this week but wind and rain. We did go crabbing Tuesday morning and it took two hours to put a dozen in the basket. The weather looks like it will get nice for the weekend, and we have "Candy Bar" Mike's trip Sunday. The fluke should be hungry.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Some Weather

It seems every summer that we have a week of rain and wind. This has become the norm over the past twenty years. While it may mess up some vacations, ( there are a lot of summer people around this year) the east wind should help bring in warm water and more fish. We fished Saturday morning in a building sea and had a pretty good bite of nice sized fluke and sea bass until the east wind forced us back to the dock. As always, gulp produced the keepers and bait produced trash. If the rain ever stops, we will try for crabs again in what has been the best crab year in recent memory.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Next Fishing Trip

"Candy Bar" Mike has the boat chartered for Sunday, July 29 and there is plenty of room. We will be looking for big fluke and sea bass. Let me know if you would like to go.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Pulled the Triggers

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

Thank You

Thanks to everyone for your kind words and thinking of us this week.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

No Fishing This Week

Last Monday, my big brother, Ken passed away. He loved fishing and the outdoors, and he and our Dad took me fishing at a young age. You all know how that turned out. Tight lines, brother, I will miss you.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Good Fishing

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

I Was Wrong

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.