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Check out the Jumbo Sea Bass that took the pool today,,up around 5lbs I would guess..Not great bite today with the bass,,,we did alot of moving around to find out which area or depth was best..Some spots had some fish on em and we would get a little shot at some bass,,some spots were dead and we would have to move on....Surprisingly some spots were loaded with some real nice lings,,,,at times we had good shots at them as well....So in the end it was not as good bassing as I would have liked,,,some went home with nice bags of both ling and some bass,,,some had a tough day,,quite a few got sick in the lumpy seas we had today...If you had a choice I would wait until Tuesday and the west winds to kick in,,tomorrow might still be lumpy not sure,we shall see in the morning..Check out some other pics,,,
Nice double header!!
5-18-13 Opening day of fluke saw us drifitng in shallow looking for some fluke life but kinda dull early on with just a few short fish....Ended up taking a road trip looking for better life and we found it..Fair amount shorts coming up,maybe 80 shorts for the day and ten keepers...Biggest about 3-4lbs won the pool.....Tomorrow we are going for the Sea bass!!!See you then!!Pics..
Vanessa had the first keeper of the season!!
This nice fish ended up taking home the money!!
Nice one in the stern!
5-17-13 Flat calm,nice today on the water...Bunker fishing was difficult this morning.Lots of boats running around etc.Ended up having another tough day catching stripers,,,,had one on a chunk early on and eventually we had whale show up crashing through some bunkers north of us so we fished around the whale and actually had a couple of other fish in the bunker schools but overall it was a slow day again..Tomorrow we are going fluke fishing and from the reports I got today of guys fishing for them in the ocean it looks good..Friends I know had limits of fluke in the ocean with many shorts so it looks good for tomorrow..See ya then...
5-16-13 Not much to report today,,we had live baits,,bunker were fairly easy to get today but the bite was not on..We had a few shots at some nice stripers,,,few times they came up they just mouthed the bait and spit em out..Tomorrow is another day though,,,see ya then..
5-15-13 No problem finding loads of stripers this morning,,Had them on top chasing rainfish,,had plenty of thick reading under the boat also..Just could not get em to bite,,caught one nice fish about twenty pounds and one short....We had no bunker up top today,,,some scattered reading but they were not available..Hopefully tomorrow we can get back into them cause I think these fish would have ate the live bunker..See ya tomorrow..
5-14-13 Flat calm and nice today,a little chilly but not bad..Started off catching bunkers,,had no problem filling up the box with live baits..We made a day drifting em out and had two real nice bass,,lost some others and had some bluefish tear up the baits..Read quite a few fish under the boat all day just they were not in the mood to chew..Might be a late bite today but to late for us anyway..See ya tomorrow.
The pool winner!!
5-13-13 I thought spring was here,,it was cold this morning..Kept the crowd low so we decided to paint the deck with some new non-skid..,,,I like the forecast for tomorrow with west winds,,,we are gonna most likely be live lining bunker so bring a spinner rod for snagging or if you dont have one we can get bait for you..we have plenty of rods...
5-12-13 In between the rain and wind we stayed at the dock all weekend so no fishing reports..Mothers day is never busy for us as well..Tomorrow though is looking real nice with winds out of the west,,,it should be good,see ya in the morning..
The pool fish today was a nice one,,,,he ate a whole live bunker..Other than a few other fish like this one we did not catch well..We started off looking for jig fish and could not get em going..The ticket today was to catch live bunker and live line to get into some fish..We did catch on fish on a jig but the live bait was the best...Probably gonna be doing more of that tomorrow unless something pops up and we can get em on jigs....Hot Dog Tony had nice one as well on a bunker here below..See ya tomorrow..
5-9-13 We are out today despite the rain,,will have a report later but as for tomorrow the winds look real nice only 5-10mph out of the west so Friday should be real nice!!See ya then!!We are both jigging the bass and bait fishing if need be!!Fishing was slow today,,,read some fish etc..but just did not have the feedbag on...Later on after we got in my buddy called and said they started chewing and they caught em good,so hopefully the bite will be on in the morning!!See ya then.
5-7-13 We started out in the fog this morning..Socked in most of the day but it did break up later on as the afternoon rolled on...Again early on we found some nice bass piled up under the boat..A few ate the jigs,maybe three early on....They just did not chew again so we took a ride to the north to try something different by fishing with clams...Fish were there to,,we drifted and picked at some keepers,,,maybe a handful and maybe 7-8 short bass..Not good by no means but we had some life..Ended up coming back down the beach on the ride home we again had some great readings but just could not get em going..They are gonna bite,,just gotta wait em out..Check out a few from today...See ya tomorrow.
The pool winner I believe took a shad...
First time keeper!Congrats!
Pat caught this while we were clamming..
5-6-13 We had pretty good day today with the ocean conditions,,,still a small swell out of the east but other than that pretty nice..The fish were there again today but still they did not want to chew that good...We caught a handful of nice stripers,,and some blues but for the most part it was tough to get em to bite..Loads of readings but they just did not bite good...When they do it is gonna be good ,,,there is some load of fish just outside the inlet...maybe tomorrow???See ya then..Check out some fish from today..
5-5-13 Well unlike yesterday we have both tough conditions and tough catching today...A nice breeze from the Ne gave us a big ground swell and very lumpy sea...No problem actually finding fish today,,read em quite good at times but they had lockjaw..Never got a good shot at em..Maybe a handful of keeper bass on the boat with some blues...But I did like at the end of the day seeing loads of bunker getting pushed up on the surface directly ourside the inlet before we came in..We fished in it and actually caught our pool fish on a live bunker at the end...Looked like it was gonna happen out there,,maybe tomorrow..See ya then.
Giovanni landed our pool fish at the end!!
Both kids had a keeper today!!
5-4-13 Much nicer on the water today,,light winds,smaller swell.The fish were there again today but unlike yesterday we had a really good shot at em underneath some birdlife..At one point we had fish on all around the boat and people running around with there fish...At that point we had our best shot,,,few guys ended up catching two and three keeper bass,,nice ones up 35lbs was the biggest I would guess..Alot caught fish but not everyone....then it died and we just read em with an occasional fish hooked and caught but overall we had a good day..Check out some pics...See ya tomorrow..We are going right back at it..
The boys in the back put together a nice catch!!
We have to show Mom this nice one!!
Check out the size of this fish,,gotta be close to 35lbs.
Hey that is a nice bunker!!And a nice bass!!
5-3-13 The ocean had a stiff east breeze over it today,,made it kinda lumpy out there most of the day...By late afternoon though it started to drop out..After midnite tonite they are calling for it to drop out completely so the forecast for tomorrow and sunday looks good...We had the fish under the boat again today but boy was it tough to get em to bite...Kenny had high hook with three bass but if you did not work at it today you might of ended up getting the skunk..They wanted the shads again the best I would say but they definately did not chew as well as yesterday..Some of the best reading I have seen yet but just not as aggresive as they should have been,,,got a feeling they are going to lite up tomorrow!!!Jimmy took the pool with a ss20 lbs.fish...See ya in the morning..Check out some pics..
Kenny took the high hook.
This fish actually took a croc jig.
Jimmy took the pool...again...
Kojac landed a nice one as well..
5-2-13 Wow,what a pretty day out on the water today,,Flat calm and nice....Loads of life on the surface,,,,acres of bunker on top....Picked some nice bass early up to twenty pounds,,,eventually they turned on and we had sometimes three or four nice stripers on at once.The fish finder was lit up most of the day with bass,,,eventually they turned off but.Almost eveyone onboard went home with fish and the luckier ones caught 3-5 big fish and let some others endulge....Really good day out,,check out some pics...See ya tomorrow,,,oh they bit the rubber shads better today then the metal but I would have both with when we sail..The shads looked like small bunker,,we can show you in the morning if you like,,just ask.They sell them at the tackle shop..
Show the grandkids this one!!
5-1-13 Got a late start today,,some bridge issues..but the bass were there!!Had fish on pretty quick again today early,,nice fish 10-20lb range..Then they got lock jaw and we picked some more here and there but the late start hurt us..Tomorrow we are back on,,check out some of these pics and the fish finder readings,,there is some load of fish out there..Unbelievable readings today..See ya tomorrow..It looks like its gonna be good!!
The pool winner today!!
All nice fish today!
4-30-13 End of blackfish season today,nothing great,,few fish,high hook had three,,,check out some pics but enough with that,,on the way home the birds went nuts offshore of us and we have the stripers stacked up under the boat and we are catching them!!!Gotta go,,full report later!!!!Tomorrow we are going striper fishing!!!!See ya then,,,check it out,,
Look at the size,,we are catching them as I type!!!
How about that for a family portrait!!
The pool winning tog I believe...
Loads of reading this afternoon,,birds diving and crashing the water,,it was good,,going back at it tomorrow!!They ate the diamond jigs and crocs,,,rubber shads worked as well.....
4-29-13 Tomorrow is the last day to blackfish,,,after that we will start everyday striped bass fishing until Sea Bass opens up!See ya in the morning.
4-28-13 Made our way out in nice conditions again this morning with a nice crowd onboard and started off where we have been seeing good life with the blackfish..But we were not happy with the way they were biting..Very dull life,not many bites..Made quite a few drops and still just a few fish here and there,not good at all..In the end it was basically just a nice day for a boat ride!!!Tomorrow though is another day,,,see ya then..
4-27-13 As you can see in the pics below we had another good day of blackfishing..Few guys had there limit,,some had three,,two,etc..Some just were not in the groove and had a tough day but overall most of the day until the breeze came up we had some fish chewing.We also had sea bass show up,,along with the first fluke of the season and a striped bass today,,Winter flounder as well came up..Pool fish came up front at about 7lbs I would guess as of now,,it looks like Jimmy had the biggest...But we had fish here and there scattered around the boat..Fished shallow again and it was flat calm,,looks like its gonna be nice again tomorrow,,See ya then,pics..
4-26-13 Flat calm warm and beautiful today,,Only a small crowd showed up to enjoy it,,,what a shame!!Any how we got into a real nice spring time blackfish bite in the shallow water today,,as shall as 23 ft..to be exact..Couple of guys had a limit plus a blackfish and numerous throwbacks,,even some guys that never fished before had keepers and one even had a double header keeper!!Good to see life in on the beach again,,gonna be going back at it tomorrow again,,see ya then,,,if some striped bass pop up we can even take a crack at them to,,but blackfishing tomorrow in shallow,,and stirpers if they pop up on the way in,,see ya tomorrow..check out some pics..
Bobby had his limit plus today,,,thanks to another Bobby he said!!
Gonna be close for the pool!!
Double header!!!First timer!!
The boys were getting the hang of it today,
Even I was catching them!!
4-25-13 No fishing past few days,,ocean has settled down though niceley and the swell is gone..Tomorrow(friday)and the weekend look really nice!I know some have wondered but I just came back from the beach and it looks real nice.See ya tomorrow.
4-21-13 Few blackfish,,few ling here and there,,one keeper Codfish took the money today overall a nice day out just slow catching today,,Not very productive,,high hook had maybe three ling and a Tog,,etc...water got cold again it seemed like...But anyway we made a day of it...Tomorrow and Tuesday look like a wash with high winds out of the East so stay home and I will let you know the next nice day..and by the way I am seeing more and more life on the beach,,I know alot of you are wondering when the striper fishing is gonna get good,,soon..keep you posted,,just not ready yet but some have been caught..
4-20-13 Pretty lumpy offshore today,,,ground swell from the southeast and tide along with it....We picked away at some ling early on today,,along with that some nice blackfish with a large male fish that took home top honors...Besides the ocean being lumpy it was an ok day,,,,see ya tomorrow..
Large blackfish took home the money today!!!
4-18-13 Another nice day with only a handful of people..Got into some decent ling action again on some spots,,,,not all spots,,some were kinda dead with only a few fish coming up,,,few short codfish,,small blackfish etc...But some had real decent life with high hooks on the ling getting a dozen fish to take home..We also got into a decent blackfish bite,,,good numbers of fish coming up but most fish were short of the mark and had to go back.....Pool fish was a blackfish about 3-4 lbs....Tomorrow looks like its gonna be breezy,,,If you are looking to go tomorrow you had better call me first to check updated forecast later..
4-17-13 Really nice day ocean wise today...Only a handful of people showed up to enjoy it though...Started off inshore looking for some life but found almost no bites at all.Worked deeper and still not much in the way of life,,few ling and small blackfish..Ended up finding a decent area that held some ling,,we had most guys go home with between 6-10 ling a piece which was nice for a change,,few keeper togs rounded off the catch...Tomorrow looks fishable but Friday as of now does not,,we shall see,,See ya tomorrow..
William took home the pool today with these two nice Codfish....Not a productive day today for most though,,some small blackfish and only a few ling,,,very slow today,,and we covered alot of ground looking for a good chew,,never found it but it was a nice day to be out,especially for William here..Nice going!!See ya tomorrow.
The pool winner today,,,fishing was picky,,kinda what we have been seeing lately,,few ling and blackfish here and there,,nothing special,,High hook had five ling,and one keeper Tog,,,Tried inshore in the afternoon today and it was completely dead...Tomorrow looks nice and on a good note my cousin called while on the beach today and the birds were going nuts and stripers were blitzing everywhere he said....One buddy of mine on another party boat stopped and caught some real nice fish up to 30 lbs!!...So hopefully we shall see em start moving in!!Game on,,tune in tomorrow!!or come down!!
4-13-13 We started off shallow today looking for some life inshore..Water temps up to 47 degrees...Had some bites and actually caught some short blackfish in 40ft.of water..Not many but maybe half a dozen..Worked our way deeper and just found a few fish here and there,,pretty slow....One nice Codfish won the pool and only a handful of ling today...Weather was pretty nice out there though,,tomorrow looks nice again especially with the ground swell going down as we speak..
Another large Blackfish took home the money today,,this nice Codfish below came in runner up....We picked at some fish again today,,,Some Togs,,one nice Cod,,some short cods,,ling scattered here and there,I think high hook had about 6 maybe....I believe high hook with the blackfish had two keepers..So over all we had a decent day weather wise with flat calm seas and most got some fish to go home with..Tomorrow is a no go,,high winds tonite into tomorrow so see ya Saturday morning...
First ever Codfish and he caught his first keeper Blackfish as well!!
Herbi slayed this Togzilla today...13lbs,12oz..Nice fish Herb...Biggest of his career..
Henry had big fish as well,,
Ed had this big male that weighed in at 11 1/2lbs.
We caught some nice blackfish today,,some ling here and there,,not alot..One nice Codfish.....Tough anchoring today,,still a ground swell,,with light winds kept me at the controls alot..Overall not to bad as you can see some of these nice fish..See ya tomorrow..
4-9-13 We still had the ground swell left over today,,,I guess that southerly flow kept up last nite...Not much breeze until the afternoon when the westerly winds picked up and it got really warm out..It was nice after a long winter...What we did have today also was a strong north tide which we have not seen in a while as welll..Made the fishing slow for us in the deeper water.Had to get back to some shallower stuff and there we picked at some ling,,few here and there,,nothing real good though..Some blackfish life,,the pool actually was a nice Tog about 7lbs....Other scattered keepers and shorts around the boat..overall it was slow due to the north tide but it was a real nice day out and warm,,Tomorrow looks good again,,see ya then..
4-8-13 Decent size ground swell today but other than that it was flat calm with light winds..I found the life inshore today a little sluggish so we ended up in the deeper water and had no current which was good and we picked away at some nice ling and a few codfish...The guys who were dialed in had between 8-12 lings to go home with which is better than what we have been seeing lately..I even went down and enjoyed the warm and and caught some lings for dinner..They seemed to chew both the gulps and clams,,one did not outfish the other,,,but bergall strips did well to..Tomorrow looks nice again with west winds and probably no swell..Warm to,,see ya tomorrow...Water on the way in today also warmed up to 46 degrees on the surface,,its getting there..
4-7-13 We had another decent day weather wise today,,got a little bumpy late in the day but for the most part it was nice..We had a similiar day to yesterday,,decent blackfish life on most spots,,,some of the high hooks had 2-3 keeper Togs,,and as many as a dozen throwbacks.Few ling here and there but not many,,and some short Codfish..Plenty of bites for the most part most spots we stopped on..I like the west winds the next few days,,see ya tomorrow..
This nice Tog took home the money again!!
The kid was dialed in today and had no problem hooking the Togs,,
Kevin had this nice Codfish to take home the money today.He also had a couple of nice ling,and quite a few blackfish but all just short....