We had yet another great summer, with a lot of old customers who have not been on board the
past couple of years back out to enjoy a day on the water as well as a lot of new customers. The spring striper fishing
was back on track with a couple of really good weeks of solid fishing. Wreck fishing was downright amazing this year with
a lot of limit and near limit days. We also saw the return of good Bluefin Tuna fishing with the added bonus of a couple
of inshore Yellow Fins in the mix as well as tons of big Mahi.
We're not done yet, the fall striper run is just getting underway and Nov 16th marks
the opening of Blackfish season.
After a very tough winter we are finally back in the water and fishing. Started off the season with a bang, our first
couple of trips found both awesome Striper and Wreck Fishing. June is almost full so if you were thinking about booking a
trip call now because there are very few dates left open.
It was a very busy summer for us both on and off the water. The spring striper run was good but did not last nearly long
enough. We switched gears and hit the wrecks and racked up some serious numbers with Sea Bass and Ling. In the later part
of the summer the fluke fishing was pretty consistent right up until the close of the season. The fall striper run is just
getting underway and from all indications it looks to be a good one.
Spring is in the air and we will be back on the water in no time taking advantage of the world class fishing that we enjoy
up and down the Jersey coast. I'm happy to report that things are slowly getting back to normal here in Point Pleasant and
the surrounding towns, in the aftermath of Sandy. More and more people are getting back into their homes and even more businesses
are coming back on line. Make no mistake, the Storm greatly changed lives and landscape forever but most, if not all have
vowed to say and rebuild.
The Princess made it through the storm with just a couple new dings and scratches. The crew
and I are hard at work getting her ready for the season and she will be back in the water by mid-April. Our normally
busy fall was kind of lackluster due to obvious reasons but we did manage to get out a few times and both the stripers and
tog were cooperative.
I typically pull the boat right after the 1st of the year but this year I stayed in a couple days longer and
made a run out to the offshore wrecks in early January a was treated to drop and reel Giant Sea Bass.
Also in mid-September I made run offshore with good friend Captain John Wayne and his crew on the Green Stick boat Jamie
Claire. It was one of those crazy good trips that you only dream about during the long cold winter months.
We have been busy on both the offshore and inshore grounds!!
On the offshore grounds the Tuna have been a little allusive this year and have made us work a tiny
bit harder than in years past... but September and October have traditionally been the time when this fishery breaks wide
open. Some trips are better than others and when the tuna don't show we've been able to find other species to fill the gap!!
On the inshore grounds summer flounder is the name of the game, you need to pick through the shorts but there are plenty
of keepers to go around. Seabass fishing remains solid with the occasional trigger fish burning up drags on the unexpected
It never fails I try to keep up with the reports but before I even blink an eye a month has gone by.
spring striper run has come and gone, with the water temps in the low 70's there are only a few stragglers still around.
Wreck fishing remains exceptional for black sea bass and fluke fishing is pretty decent also. We've also had some nice surprises
in the mix like keeper size cod and large trigger fish.
We made our first run to the canyons a few days ago and I'm
happy to report that the tuna are snapping as well.
It was a very busy couple of days for us, the Striper bite remains solid with the average size fish in the
35lb range and a couple of big girls pushing 50!The bait has been thick and the bass are just gorging
themselves, as long as the bait sticks around and the water does not warm too fast, it’s going to be an awesome run.
When we are not Striper fishing we will be wreck fishing for
Sea Bass, in less than idea condition we were able to fill the box with these tasty fun to catch critters. Now is the time to get out, the calendar is filling quickly so call now before it’s all
The striper live line bite is in full swing and the past two weekends we had two young men on board that landed
fish that were almost as big as them. We also had some big kids put some pretty impressive fish in the
boat as well!Now is the time to come out and get in on the best striper fishing in the world!
After a ton of work we are finally back
up and running.To thank the crew for all of their hard work in the off season and to give the boat a shakedown
we headed out for some striper fishing.The morning started off slow with nothing but a bunch of bluefish
but around mid-morning things broke wide open and it was two and three on at a time. I’m happy to
report that new motors ran great, are smooth as silk, don’t smoke at all and most importantly are FAST. We will be running full and open boat trips starting
immediately, call or email if you’re interested.
Our three man
limit and big old hug for one of the new motors!!