Monday, April 29, 2019
The day started off calm and the fishing was a slow pick of short blackfish with enough keepers for every one to take some home. We also had a keeper cod, some nice big ling and the first few out of season sea bass. As the day wore on, it became cold and raw with the east wind and we docked at 2pm, in time to go home and watch baseball.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
We were invited to fish with our old friend Capt. Dave on the Tuna.com again and had a blast. On the way up the road, Dave called to say the fishing was poor and maybe we should not come until next week. With the weather being perfect, we decided to go and were glad we did. The fishing started as a pick and once the tide got right it was up and down fishing for the Skylarker crew. There was a nice mix of haddock, cod, redfish and cunners, and Evelyn also had a wolf fish and I landed the lone pollock as I was the only one fishing a jig. The only down side was the size of the haddock as it was about four shorts per every keeper but we still managed to come up just a few shy of a boat limit. Thanks to Dave and Sandro for another fun trip, we are already looking forward to our next adventure. Now it's back to the blackfish grounds on Sunday and the weather looks perfect.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
The ocean run for the boats lasted three days, but I hear the Raritan bite is on big time. We hit the back waters yesterday a little later then I would have liked and had a nice bite going on right away and as usual in the spring, it was over by 8am. A few double headers and nicer fish up to twenty-four inches. Looks like rough weather coming in for a few days and we will try the local surf soon, lots of little bass around down this way.
Monday, April 15, 2019
We had to deal with adverse conditions and our first trip was a bust. Thick fog all day and poor anchoring conditions made it tough and all that wanted to bite was 14 inch blackfish. Listening to the radio, the boats from as far away as Long Island all reported the same...the keepers had lock jaw. The bright spot of the trip was the big orange belly ling to let us know better days are coming. Back at it in two weeks, they should be chomping by then.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Weather looks good for Sunday, 4/14. Blackfish are biting along with some ling and stray cod. If the stripers show we will get on 'em. Striper fishing was lights out from the beach this morning. Two hour bite on the schoolies, I had eight double-headers. See y'all Sunday.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
It was cold when we left the house Thursday morning, but mild by time we got to the beach at first light. The ocean was silky calm, no wind and we were on the top of the tide with a swell and good white water. As the day dawned, we could see hundreds of gannets diving just beyond the bar, following a school of dolphins. We were the only ones on the beach and had a full nature show. Big horse head seals surfed on the breakers, making sure no fish could get close to our lures. When we got home, the word was the Belmar boats had an all day striper blitz to the north. Fishing season has begun.