The fishing started out a little slow only getting a few. Then as the current picked up so did the fishing but they shrunk. Great action on every drift for a while with every one catching stripers but but the keepers and slots (bonus fish), were few and far between but we did manage a couple. No boats went out today with the gale winds but I think we can get tomorrow ,Monday, in. We will switch to blackfish on Tues but on Thanksgiving day we will run a half day special @ 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM for stripers unless that fishing falls apart. Thanks for looking in and here are just a couple of pics, should have got more.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Just a quick note that we will not be sailing tomorrow, Sunday and not sure about Monday with the wind forecast. May switch to blackfish this week except for Thursday (Thanksgiving day), we will run a Striper special from 7:30 AM to 12:30 pm at a reduced rate. Thanks for looking in and see you on the dock.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Well it did not happen like the last two days, we only picked at some keepers, shorts, bonus fish and our first blue fish of the fall season where we have been fishing. Went to another area, not that close but heard fish were being caught. Half way there we heard it was over so made a couple of stops only to catch another blue fish. The fish did come up again but we could not connect. Did more riding only to catch a couple of more shorts. Gale force winds tomorrow, Friday, so we will not be going out. Here are just a few pics and thanks for looking in.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
We had another great day striper fishing, half hour from the dock and limiting the boat out on keepers by about 10 AM. We then limited out on the bonus fish,(24-28"). Everyone on board went home with a keeper (28") and a bonus fish. We do have bonus tags and use them so you can go home with an extra fish. I was thinking of switching to blackfish BUT with this great fishing we will wait until the weekend to switch. Not sure if we are going out on Friday with gale force winds, we will have to wait and see. Pool fish today went 41" at 28 lbs and Bill Bergen got second with a 21 lb 38" whopper. Here are some pics and thanks for looking in. We also had a group of guys from Naval station Earl that had a great time. And btw the first pic on yesterday's report was from a previous trip, oops, and the pic of the boats were of Belmar and Point Pleasant boats up here in our bay.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
We ended up with enough fishermen to go out and had plenty of room to fish one side. Just a few fish on the first couple of drifts sand then it was hang on! Not that it was rough only a little rolly, but 2, 3, 4 on at a time. By 9 AM we had a boat limit of 28" keepers and then proceeded to fill the slot limit with our bonus tags. My shoulders are sore from lifting in big stripers. We threw back at least 30 or more keepers to 37 " plus some shorts, not that many of them. Paul got the pool with one he threw back (20 lbs), after weighing it. So that's how we do it, get our limit of keepers and any bigger ones we weigh and throw back for another day cause you never know when the bite will stop. Now is the time to come striped bass fishing and the week days have been much better with less boat traffic. I will decide tomorrow when we will switch to blackfish as the season opens on Thurs where you can keep 6 rather then one. As of now I am thinking of switching on Friday Through Sun for the backsfish but waiting for an updated weather report, so stay tuned. Thanks for looking and here are a few pics. Oh and btw some whales around too.
Monday, November 13, 2017
After a great Saturday trip throwing keepers back after limiting out, we could have used them on Sunday. Picked at a few early then it got tough once all the boats got around. Even the Belmar and Point Pleasant boats were up here because the boat pressure down there hurt their fishing. We did manage keepers but not enough to limit the boat and we had more shorts and and couple of slot (bonus) fish. We did not make it out today but will try again tomorrow. We will see how the week goes before deciding if we will switch to blackfish for the opening (6 per person) on Thursday. thanks for looking in and here are only a few pics of some of the catch.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
For those that showed up to brave the cold temps, and it was not many for us, it was worth it. The morning started off a little slow but then we got into some fish. Mostly on jigs and a couple on eels, but the dogfish seemed to like them better. We ended up with a boat limit of keepers ( >28 ") and then proceeded to throw back more keepers than we caught. Only a couple of shorts and one bonus fish (24-28") but everyone went home with fish. Although it was cold there was not a lot of wind and by the afternoon it was nice. Back at it tomorrow and the rest of the week, so hope to see you soon. Here are a few pics, not all the fish, and thanks for looking in.