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Sept 15
SUPER ACTION for Mackerel and Bonito today! Bait was non-stop Mackerel and jigs were best for the Bonito.  Deadly Dicks & Swedish Pimples as well as Tsunami 5" Split Tails worked best for the Bonito.  Calm weather & Sunshine for the weekend. Come on down now before the bad weather coming Tuesday.  See ya aboard

Sept 14
Wed & Thursday No Sail not enough participants. We will have enough to sail Friday.  Weather looks very nice Sunday and Calm For Friday into the weekend

Tuesday Sept 12 
Fun Day with lots of Blues and some Bonito

Monday Sept 11
Very Nice Day! Lots of Action with Bonito, Macks, Ably and Jumbo Porgy. Weather look  SUPER for Tuesday! We will have enough to sail Tuesday. 
Sunday Sept 10
Rough Conditions kept me from heading offshore this AM.  We went looking and found lot of Macks to keep it interesting.  The winds have backed off this afternoon and forecast is Sunny and Calm Monday & Tuesday.  Some of the Wednesday Gang will be down Monday, so we will have enough to sail, target is Bonito, Blues Alby & Macks   See ya aboard 

Saturday Sept 9
Nice Action for the Skepton Construction crew charter.  We picked at Blues 2-4 pounds most of the day with the morning action best.  Hands down the best catch of Bluefish on a day trip since June

Friday Sept 8 
First Special Bonito & Albacore trip was a success!  We had a nice mix of Bonito & Albacore with more Bonito vs Albys.  Jay & Joe Brooks had a great day with a nice catch of Bonito and some Albys. The Father/Son team showed many how to keep a bend in the rod.  Swedish Pimples, Deadly Dicks, Diamond jigs, Tsunami Split Tails along with Bait all produced today.  We are Chartered tomorrow Saturday Sept 9, so plan on joining us Sunday this weekend.  See ya aboard 

Friday Sept 8 
First Special Bonito & Albacore trip was a success!  We had a nice mix of Bonito & Albacore with more Bonito vs Albys.  Jay & Joe Brooks had a great day with a nice catch of Bonito and some Albys. The Father/Son team showed many how to keep a bend in the rod.  Swedish Pimples, Deadly Dicks, Diamond jigs, Tsunami Split Tails along with Bait all produced today.  We are Chartered tomorrow Saturday Sept 9, so plan on joining us Sunday this weekend.  See ya aboard 

Sept 7 No Sail no participants 
Sept 6 No Sail

Sept 5
The Annual day after Labor Day Charter with All State Septic from Bangor PA. again was a huge success! The weather was rough but we were anchored up before the wind really came on.  The Mackerel were thick and we picked many Bonito & Albacore to keep it interesting.  Bruce won the pool with one of his 6 Bonito.  Cole came out to fish the last day of Summer before School. He had 5 Bonito and over a dozen Alby.  Small diamonds and other shiny lures worked best.  Tsunami's are also starting to work.  Weather looking very nice Thursday Thru the weekend.  Come on down and enjoy the best Bonito & Alby action in a few years 

Sept 4 Labor Day 
Very Good Start with Blues on jigs then then the Mackerel took over with some Bonito & Albys mixed in.  The current changed and the action slowed around 11AM.  I took a ride and we jigged some Blues on most drifts.  Nice Day! 

Aug 26
Rough Seas and fishing all morning for us.  After 11am the seas began to calm and we found a nice area if Macks and SeaBass to finish the day on a fun active note.  Remember we are chartered Sunday.  Please join us another day! See ya aboard
Aug 23-25
Good Action for Mackerel overall!  We did have some Spanish Mackerel, Bonito & some False Albacore along with lots of SeaBass and the occasional Fluke too. 

Aug 22 
Tuesday was another mid day bite. Lots of Mackerel with SeaBass some Fluke.  Wednesday looks like another fine day!

Aug 21 
Great Day today! Took a while to get the fish going but we picked away at the Macks with a few Bonito a couple Blues, Lots of SeaBass,  a Mahi and some Fluke.  


Aug 8 
Still waiting for all the rain predicted and chased the people away.  We did have nice conditions with no rain after 6:45am.  We picked the Mackerel slow most of the morning and a bit better with Sea Bass mixed in late.  Not the best but OK today.  Weather looking very nice for Sunday and early week
Aug 7-11
Overall it was a nice week of SeaBass and Mackerel Action.  Wed was Stupid with  the Mackerel. Thursday was Sea bass & Fluke. Friday saw our first glimpse at late summer action.  Found an area of Bonito to jig but we got sharked out 3 times. Mixed in were Spanish Mackerel, Skip-Jacks a few Blues and Seabass.  The weekends weather Sunday is Best. See ya aboard 

Aug 6 
Aug 6 
Lots of SeaBass late morning after the wind backed off. Jim won the pool with a fat hump head SeaBass!  Monday looks to be worst day of the week, with Rain and wind. Choose another day as Tuesday thru Friday looks SUPERB

Aug 5
Rain was gone before we departed this morning.  Mackerel were thick but tough to catch early and easier after 10am. Lots of Macks on jigs and bait. We did have a bunch of shark bites too. Bert fought a large Black Tip and a few smaller Hamerhead Sharks.  Good day overall. Sunday weather is Top Ten! Come on Down

Aug 4
Another Fantastic Day aboard! Jigging for Macks was very productive.  Bring your light Spinning rods and small jigs.  Those who had enough Mack Attack action went to the bottom and caught their fill of Seabass.  Fine Day! Weather will be dry from 9am on and overall will be a great day! Hope to see you aboard
Aug 3 
Wild Shark Action surprised us mid-morning today!  We were gathering up the Blues and Macks along with some Bonito when the reels started singing.  A school of Black tip, Dusky & Brown Sharks invaded and any bait was attacked by the fast hard fighting predators!  Rebecca, 12, using a light spinner subdued a 30 pound Dusky.  We had Sharks up to 6' long hooked up and released boat side.  After the sharks moved away we moved inshore and finished up with SeaBass. 

Aug 2 
Another Fantastic Day! With the Wednesday Gang aboard we targeted the SeaBass first and had a nice catch of SeaBass with Mackerel and Fluke mixed in.  We even saw a few cocktail Blues and a Bonito.  

Aug 1 
Super Mackerel Tuesday! Mike "Pop Pop" and his 2 granddaughters combined for over 60 Mackerel plus some seabass!  Fun Day

July 30
Weather was great for the river and by sunset the ocean has calmed to flat calm.  We picked at short fluke with a few keepers Sunday afternoon.  Tomorrow we will be back in the ocean.  Weather forecast puts this week as the nicest of the summer.  This is the week to grab the kids and head on down! Hope to see you aboard 

uly 29 
Lots of wind Nor'easter canceled both Saturday and Sunday mornings 
July 28
Very Nice Day! Lots of SeaBass and many quality Fluke.  No sail Saturday Big Storm a brewing. Stay tuned for Sunday info

July 26 

Turned out to be a gorgeous day with lots or Sea Bass Action and a boat limit of Sea Bass! So thick even the Wednesday Gang were all smiles. Thursday looks like the best of the week

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July 25th
Nice Day spent Fluking with the Morristown Beard Day camp group.  With seas still bouncy from the East wind since Sunday, I elected to take the group in the river.  Conditions were right and the gamble paid off.  The idea was action and we caught plenty of Fluke!  Lots of Action as many had 3-4 Fluke each.  Though we didn't keep much the action kept the kids at the rail with smiling faces.  

July 18
 What a day! Absolutely GORGEOUS on the water. We had nice action picking at cocktail sized Blues all day. Some had limits of Blues most had 5-10 fish. Hi- hook Mark had over 30. Now is the time to get the light tackle out and grab the kids. Seas are forecast to be calm all week. See ya aboard

July 17 
Lots of cocktail sized Blues and Mackerels on jigs and bait today.  Nice Action, great weather and finally some Mackerel and small Blues.  Weather looking SUPER most of the week.  Come on down

July 15 
Another Fine Day!  Calm day sun came out late and lots of action with SeaBass all morning! Most had their limit and some ling spiced the catch.  Bert won the pool with a 3-4 pound Ling. The Bluefish made a nice showing today, so we will switch up and hope the Blues cooperate Sunday.  Weather looks SUPER next few days.  Hope to see you aboard

July 8
SUPER DAY!  Great weather, nice folks aboard, lots of action, wonderful Dolphin show to top it off!  Weather looks very nice for Sunday & Monday

July 7 
Rain Forecast kept the people away No Sail
July 5 & 6
Good Sea Bass Action 
July 4th

What a Great Day, Wow 3 in a row! Good Action almost all day.  

July 4th
What a Great Day, Wow 3 in a row! Good Action almost all day.  

July 3 

What a delightful day! Sunshine calm seas and nice action for SeaBass & Ling with a bunch of nice Blackfish(released) Afternoon provided even better action 

July 2 
Fog Cleared the sun came out and summer days were back!  Sea Bass action both trips 

July 1 
Was hard to believe it was Fourth of July weekend on the ocean todayThick fog, breezy from the south and water temps have backed into the mid 50's. We did have action all morning with lots of sea bass to 3 pounds and a boat limit of Sea Bass. Everyone has a nice dinner at least! Tomorrow and the rest of the long weekend look much nicer. We have lots of room for Mondays Family Afternoon Trip and about 20 spots left on July 4th fish/fireworks trip. 
See ya aboard.

June 30 
NO SAIL still windy
June 29
Lots of wind kept us tight to the beach after only one drift where we caught some keepers the day before.  Good Action though with shorts and some sea bass

June 28
Another absolutely gorgeous day on the water! Calm seas and delightful temps along with some Quality Fluke.  Not fast action but we picked at short fluke early and later keeper sized Fluke and many sea bass(released). 

June 25 
Great Weather! Fishing was a touch better as we picked at Mackerel early then moved inshore and picked at Fluke.  Not good but better than most of last week
Weather looks very nice this week! 
June 24 
Heavy Rain kept the customers away Saturday morning.  

June 21-23
Sorry I didn't get to update the actual reports but the Homepage Highlights were updated.  The Magic Hour Stripers fizzled and ended as a complete hack.  Never was ever really good except for a couple nights.  Wednesday & Thursday were very tough fishing as Blues have gone non-existent, so we bent some rods with Fluke, SeaBass and other bottom feeders.  Sunday appears to be the much nicer Day this weekend.  If you are flexible come Sunday 

June 19 & 20 
Too Windy no sail.  Wednesday looks very nice and Thursday may be even nicer, Friday looks good from here too Sunshine & Calm seas
Hope to see you aboard 

June 18
Happy Fathers Day
On the slower side again today.  Weather wasn't great with Fog coming & going and the South wind came up hard making for a rough ending.  Again, those who really worked at it did catch some.  Jim was Hi-hook with 7 Blues.  The Mazzola family had a nice day getting 5 Blues and won the pool.  Weather looks tough Mon & Tuesday but Super Nice for Wednesday - Friday.  Please join us later in the week 

June 17 
Thick fog put a hamper on the day for many.  The fishing was on the slower side but did perk up after 11:30.  Again those who really put the effort in did better.  Morgan Dluhey and her father Bert combined for 9 Blues.  HI-hook was Shea with 10.  

June 16 
Slow action for the morning trip but those who worked at it all day had a nice catch.  Cecil was hi-hook with a dozen.  BDM Charter did well with the Blues on the afternoon trip 

June 17 
Thick fog put a hamper on the day for many.  The fishing was on the slower side but did perk up after 11:30.  Again those who really put the effort in did better.  Morgan Dluhey and her father Bert combined for 9 Blues.  HI-hook was Shea with 10.  

June 16 
Slow action for the morning trip but those who worked at it all day had a nice catch.  Cecil was hi-hook with a dozen.  BDM Charter did well with the Blues on the afternoon trip 

June 15 
Very Nice Day!  
Good Action jigging larger Blues in the 6-12 pound class.  Gorgeous weather great customers and fish cooperated, wonderful day overall.  Hope to see you aboard Friday or Sunday!  Remember we are Sold Out for Saturday

June 13 MAGIC

FINALLY IT WAS MAGIC!! Some limits and most had a Striper & Carlo had 3. Smallest fish was 28 pounds.  So good, I even got one on a popper.  Fun Night! 

June 13 AM
TOUGH START WITH A VERY NICE FINISH! All the action was from 11:30am to 1:30 and we left the Blues biting! Weather looks rough for tomorrow morning. See you Thursday! 

June 12 Monday
Another Fine Day!! Good Action all day with mixed sized blues 2-5 pounds the A17 & 27 jigs.  There was an occasional bigger sized Blue every once in a while.  We also had another nice Whale watching show

June 8 Magic Hour 
Things may be looking up after a tough week.  We were able to get live bait for the well.  I read fish at times and it looked fishy.  The trollers did have a few but we only had one fish hooked up only to pull the hook 5 minutes into the fight

June 8 AM
SUPER ACTION for smaller blues in the 1-4 pound range with most 2-3 pounds.  Limits of Blues all around with many folks throwing back fish before 10:30am.  Smaller diamond jigs worked best 

June 5

45 minutes of good action made the day! Rain held off until 1pm and it was calm so OK day overall


June 4
Turned out to be a very nice day after all, the sun was out most of the day and the Blues bit most of the day as well!  WEATHER: MONDAY should be ok with showers mainly later in the afternoon and calm.  Late week looking better than early in the week.  See ya aboard 

June 3

From Crap to Very Nice! The day started with rain wind and no blues. We went to sea bass and picked some nice keepers thru the shorts.  Around 11 the sun came out the Blues popped up and it was game on for a couple hours.  Good Action on smaller jigs. The Blues were 4-10 pounds. 

June 1
What a gorgeous day!  Finally, a true summer type day on the water.  We started off with some Blues early.  When that was all over we bent the rods with Sea Bass and picked thru the little ones to end up nicely with many Keeper Sea-Bass.  
Magic Stripers:  Bait was tough again but we had fresh dead bunker so we were able to get some bites and boat a few Good Looking Stripers 

May 31 
Day Trip produced very well early for Blues to 10 pounds all on jigs.  The Wednesday Gang did well with Jack Schocklin landing 9. Magic Hour:
What a difference a Day makesAfter Struggling last night to find no bait and no fish we found bait and made the best of the 20 baits we were able to snag.  John Sabol and family from Harrisburg PA area chartered the boat and enjoyed some BIG STRIPERS.

May 30
Tough Start with a good finish! We picked at some early then basically nothing until noonish. The last hour we picked fish every drift leaving many with 3-5 blues each. Hi-hook had 7 to 8 pounds. Magic Hour produced No Bait so zero fish! Tomorrow is another day!!
May 23

Calm nice day! Action with 1-4 pound Blues most of the morning. We spiced the catch late with a couple nice Stripers

May 22 

Did not sail today due to the washout. Tuesday appears to be hands down the nicest day of the week. Calm, dry, and seasonal temps makes for a nice day. Blues have been steady and finally looks like Striped Bass are here. Hope to see you aboard

May 21 Magic Hour Stripers
The kick off was successful! Bait wasn't too difficult and we had some quality fish. Nice Start, Cole Riback, my son had the first fish of the Magic Hour Season and then we had a nice shot of fish which made the trip interesting.  Fritz had his limit a 39" and a 45" fish. John Fuss landed a nice one and so did Samantha Mellea.  We are going to try to get out tomorrow afternoon and we have 6 open spaces, Thursday had a few too. 

May 21 AM 
Weather was much better and the fish were bigger, 6-14 pounders.  Unfortunately, after a great first drift the action was one a fish here and there.  Dave out with his kids won the pool with a nice Big Blue

May 19 & 20
Saturday produced better, more steady action all morning with mixed sized Blues to John's 10 pound pool winner. Friday the weather was awesome but the fishing not so much.  We did get lucky with some action late in the day to pull the rabbit out of the hat. Katie and her Dad CJ combined for 7 Friday.  Sean's & his friend had 8 Saturday!  Weather looks a bit calmer for Sunday.  See you aboard

May 18 

Nice Action Early!  3-6 pound fish on jigs at a good pace until 10am then it was over.  Many groups were throwing back before it was all over, so a nice day had by all.  Weather continues very nice again tomorrow! Come on Down! 
May 17 

What a difference a day makes!  The big area of fish never appeared today.  We did however get lucky this morning as we herein the right place at the right time twice to help make the day.  Hi- hook had 9 fish.  Charlie won the pool with an 8 pound Blue.  We picked at 2-6 pound fish a good portion of the morning then it was over.  Weather continues warm and sunny!  See you aboard  
May 16

Finally back at it after the big storm over the weekend. SUPER ACTION on jigs  All you could want. Weather looks great again tomorrow.  See ya aboard

May 14

Weather Looking Favorable this week.
Monday will be breezy from the Northwest but very fishable.  Tuesday we are hosting a corporate event, so we are not open boat for the morning trip. The Magic Hour trip this Tuesday has lots of room and conditions look perfect, so Book your spots.  Wednesday into late week summer arrives and hope to see you aboard! 


Very Nice Action on mixed sized Bluefish all day!  Frank caught plenty on a purple back Diawa  SP Minnow, Jim Steel used shad and jigs to boat a bunch, Mike's group had plenty on jigs while Adam crushed it for a while on a white Gotcha.  Friday's weather looks good so COME ON DOWN!

May 10

Well a few Stripers wanted to play today! 

Some Bass fish taken on live bunkers to John Lahey's 48" 40 pound pool winner.  We did pick some Blues to 6 pounds on jigs late in the day.  Weather looks nice and calm for Thursday.  Thursday will be the last calm day for a while so COME ON DOWN!!

May 9
Cold Start with a Hot Finish!

Tuesday was a very nice day on the water. The fishing was like the temps today.  Cold most of the morning but warmed up around noon.  We didn't have a fish in the boat at 10:30.  Around 11:30 some birds started to pick and more bait was present and we caught a Boston Mackerel, then a couple Blues.  Just as fast as it looked fishy it all vanished.  We were approaching the bottom of the tide so I stopped in the rip by a jetty and we started picking fish in the tide line.  The last hour we picked at mixed size fish from 3 pounds to Rufus's 14 pound pool winner. Diamond jigs produces best for the hi-hook of 5.  I saw the first good signs of Stripers today. We didn't catch any but I read them many times and watched the trolling boats catch a bunch during the course of the morning. Wednesday looks to be the nicest day of the week. See ya aboard 

May 8
Did not sail
May 7
Weather was more cooperative and so were the Bluefish.  We picked at the Blues in the river early with shads working best.  Once the outgoing tide got rolling we moved into the ocean and had a nice hour of fishing before it began to slow up.  Hi-hook had 6, Eric and his brother Jorge combined for 10.  Nice Day!  Weather looks calm Monday thru Wednesday 

May 6
Saturdays weather was very tough. We made the best of the gusty South winds by staying in the protected river but drifting the channels wasn't easy for me as the  tide was screaming and the wind wanted to spin the boat.  We picked at