Charter Boat Reports

THANK YOU!
With the BOUNTY HUNTER season now over, Tony and I would like to wish all our
customers & report readers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. A special
thank you goes out to all of those that fished on the Bounty Hunter in “08″.
Your support and continued interest in my charter business is appreciated.
I look forward to seeing all of you on board the Bounty Hunter in 2009.

12/14/08
Captain Paul reports:
Werner & Wolfgang Sprie did their last charter for “09″ on Sunday. Acting on reliable intel from one of our contacts Capt. Paul decided to go to the south. With very little bird play it took a while to locate the reads but once on the fish it was a solid 4 hour bite. We put out the Trolling gear and had fish on immediately. At times we had 3 and 4 Bass on a rig. The brothers finished the day with over 80 Bass, of which 36 were keeper size with the larger fish measuring up to 36″. With the snappy south wind comming on by noon we were trolling in a 6 to 8 ft. ocean and it was time to start for home. As usual all the Stripers were released. If anyone would like to get on the Bounty Hunter “Mailing List” for 2009. E-Mail your Name & Address and I will get the information to you. I am available for charter every day April thru Dec.

12/6/08
Captain Paul reports:
Werner and Wolfgang Sprie returned to the Bounty Hunter for a day of Striper fishing. After arriving at the Rocks the day did not look very promising at all. A few birds, No reports of of Jig fish, this was not what we were looking for at all so we bailed out of the area early and moved to the north. We found the birds and after putting out the Trolling gear we slowly picked away at short Bass landing 32 in the first 2 hours. At 1PM the ocean came alive with acres of Birds working over the Bass and Blues feeding on huge schools of Herring and Sand Eels and the bite was on. We trolled 71 Bass, 8 of which were keeper size plus 12 Blues over the next 2 hours in one of the best bites of the Fall season. At 3:15 after landing 103 Stripers we left them biting and headed for home. I still have spots available for my Open Boat Striper trips on Dec. 11, 15 & 16. The season is comming to an end. So don’t wait. Call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

12/5/08
Captain Paul reports:
After yesterday’s tough fishing conditions, today we cleared the Inlet into a calm ocean with a gentle west wind. Capt. Paul headed up north with the Mick Pirolli charter and anchored on the spot where we read the life yesterday but had difficulty catching. It took an hour to get the bite going but once on it lasted all day. We put a boat limit of 48 Blackfish up to 9 lbs. in the fish box and released over 40 shorts. I am running Open Boat Striper trips on Dec. 11, 15 & 16. This will be your last opportunity to fish on the Bounty Hunter this year. Don’t wait call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

12/4/08
Captain Paul reports:
The Hal Hall charter joined Capt. Paul on Thursday for a day of Blackfishing. As we cleared the Inlet in the AM we were surprised by the unexpected 5 to 6 foot swell running out of the south. Making our first stop off Long Branch we picked a handfull of shorts along with 8 keepers up to 5 lbs. A move off to deeper water put us into Dogfish land so we moved back into the Rocks where we added another 8 fish to the catch. We finished the day back off Long Branch and pulled 6 more fish up to 8 lbs along with over 20 shorts. The 5 man charter finshed up with 22 Tog in the boat. Not a bad day considering the awful sea conditions. I am running Open Boat Striper trips on Dec. 11, 15 & 16. This will be your last opportunity to fish on the Bounty Hunter this year. If interested call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

12/3/08
Captain Paul reports:
The Bill Anthony charter joined Capt. Paul for what turned out to be a disapointing day of Striper fishing. After yesterday’s fast paced action today was very slow for us. We caught Bass in good numbers from 7AM till 9AM landing over 40 Bass, all shorts then the bite died and we spent the rest of the day Jigging with very little to no results. Not a good day for us at all. My Dec 8 Open Boat trip is filled. I am now booking the Dec 11 Open Boat Striper trip. If you are interestd in jumping on board call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

12/2/08
Captain Paul reports:
Capt. Paul ran another Open Boat trip today. On board were Eric Jensen, his fishing buddies Spence, Chris & Tom and Bounty Hunter regulars Brad Fletcher and Ken Steiner. There was no bird activity on the ride north until we reached the area around the Rocks. Then it was solid birds and Bass. During the first few hours the charter had non stop action Jigging over 80 Bass along with an occasional Bluefish. At the tide change the bite slowed down to a pick. At the end of the day over 100 Bass were jigged with 6 keepers going into the box. The largest at 33″ caught by Spence. A great day of fishing with a great bunch of guy’s. We hope to see them all again soon. The Dec. 8 Open Boat trip is now filled. I am now booking the Dec. 11 trip. If interested Call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

11/29/08
Captain Paul reports:
Release Fishermen Werner and Wolfgang Sprie were on board the Bounty Hunter today and Capt. Paul found the best Striper fishing early in the morning north of Spring Lake. The Jigging got off to a fast start with both Bass and Blues being landed. After 2 hours the bite stopped as quickly as it started and the day went downhill from there. Moving up to Long Branch and then the Rocks we only had the occasional pick. The Brothers ended up the day with 46 bites. 25 were Bass, the 2 largest measuring 33″ and 29″ and 21 Blues. As is always the case all the Bass and Blues were released. I am running Open Boat Striper trips on Dec. 8 and Dec. 11. Now is the time to call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

11/28/08
Captain Paul reports:
The Brad Fletcher charter was on board the Bounty Hunter today and Capt. Paul ran up to the area around the Shrewsbury Rocks. A brisk SSW wind caused a big early morning heave and made for tougher than normal fishing conditions. The charter jigged over 50 short Bass and over 35 Blues but did manage to box 3 keeper Bass. The largest comming in at 33″. All but 4 of the Blues were released. I am running Open Boat Striper trips on Dec. 8 and Dec. 11. If you want to get on board call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

11/26/08
Captain Paul reports:
After fishing for Stripers the last few weeks the Mick Pirolli charter returned to the Bounty Hunter to make their first Blackfish trip. On the first drop we got of to a slow start with a couple of short Tog. A move a little further north put us in 45Ft. of much cleaner water and the Tog were eager to bite. The charter put a 6 man limit of Tog up to 9 lbs. in the box and released over 50 shorts. During the day 2 Striped Bass were caught on the Green Crab baits and both were released. I am sailing Open Boat trips for Striped Bass on Dec. 8 and Dec. 11. If interested in getting on board call me at 732-323-8700.

11/24/08
Captain Paul reports:
Capt. Paul had the Chris Cameroni charter on board the Bounty Hunter. Running down to the south the morning fishing started off slowly. The Stripers and large schools of bait that we had yesterday were gone. An hour of Jigging only produced 2 short Bass and 2 Blues. Paul worked his way further to the south and found the bird play and Bass in 35 Ft. of water. Putting out the Trolling gear once again saved the day as we had over 60 Stripers trolled on rigs along with over 20 Bluefish. The final tally at the end of the day was 9 keepers up to 37″ in the box along with 8 Blues. I still have 3 spots available for my Thanksgiving morning Open Boat Striper trip. It’s still not to late. Call 732-323-8700 or E-Mail me for details.

11/23/08
Captain Paul reports:
The Bill Zuchero charter got in on some of the best Striper Trolling this Fall. After an hour of Jigging catching short Bass started to get old. Paul decided to leave the pack and search out some Trolling possibilties. He found what he was looking for in deeper water and the Trolling fun began. We caught Bass at the end of the outgoing water and the start of the incomming. The charter Trolled over 50 Bass and put a limit catch of 12 Keepers up to 37″ in the box plus 1 Bonus fish. It was the best bite we have seen in the past few weeks. In addition to the Bass over 25 Blues were landed. 12 were kept and the rest released. I still have 3 spots open for my Thanksgiving morning Open Boat trip. Don’t miss out on the good fishing. Call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

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Miss Margie Charter Boat

10/17/08
Captain Kevin Delanoy reports:
Today,s half day trip on the wreck fishing grounds was pretty good. Not as many larger sea bass were caught today but the porgy fishing made up for that.we did manage at decent catch by the end of the trip and did not have to trave far, so overall a good day on the water.

10/13/08
Captain Kevin Delanoy reports:
Today we moved off the beach a little fishing east of Barnegat Inlet. The fishing was better, with a mixed bag of porgies,sea bass, bluefish and a pretty impressive catch of large trigger fish.I will stay with this fihery for the remainder of the season, mixing it up with some striper/bottom combo trips.

10/10/08
Captain Kevin Delanoy reports:
I decided to stay inshore and try the wrecks north of Barnegat Inlet today. The inshore fishing produced action all day long but with mostly small sea bass and porgies. We did manage a decent catch by the end of the day along with with a few trigger fish and the it was a near perfect day to be out on the water.

10/01/08
Captain Kevin Delanoy reports:
Today I had the Generose bros. out for a day of wreck fishing.The weather was perfect and the fishing was just as good. A good catch of sea bass was put together by the days end with a few bagging size porgies added to the cooler and one very large sheepshead.We also caught a good number of blackfish, mostly on the small side but they provided us with plenty of action.

09/30/08
Captain Kevin Delanoy reports:
Fishing in the ay today did not produce like I thought it would.We made a number of short drifts between the BB and BI bouys with few fish caught. It was a perfect weather day to be out on the bay and hopefully weakfishing will be as good as it was last year at this time.

08/13/08
Captain Kevin Delanoy reports:
I had the Andrews paty out today for a day of fluke fishing.we Started at the Harvey Cedars Lump with a no drift situation and only few shorts and skates before moving to the B.L reef. The drift picked up a litle and so did the fishing. We managed a few keeper fluke and sea bass before the day’s end.

08/06/08
Captain Kevin Delanoy reports:
We fished the afternoon in the Barnegat Bay with a good drift from the west.I started at the BB and went as close to the flats as I dare and had some nice fish in the skinny water but not many. It was a great afternoon on the bay,the water was clean and there are some nice fish in the bay but you have to work for them.

07/30/08
Captain Kevin Delanoy reports:
After running across the bas in zero visability we headed towards the Barnegat Ridges hoping to catch some bonita. The bonita did not cooporate but we did catch some extremly large bluefish instead. After an hour or so of this we switchd over to wreck fishing and had a decent catch of sea bass and ling. It was a good day on the water inspite of the fog.

07/27/08
Captain Kevin Delanoy reports:
I had the Jerry Carino party out this afternoon for some fluke fishing in the bay.We staretd fishing betwen the BB and BI bouys with only a few fluke caught plus some small weakifih and a few bluefish. Moving into the Oyster creek channel before the storms came through was a little better but the water on the incomming tide was a chilly 60 degrees. We weathered out some nasty t-storms and finished the evening out with a fair amount of fish caught.

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Tenacious Sport Fishing Charters

08/12/08
Captain Bernie Roth Reports:
Have four slots left on open boat 30 hour canyon trip scheduled for August 18-20, departure dependent on weather. $633 per person all inclusive, $100 deposit required per person, all fish shared. Call 732 920 6844 or cell 732 921 1829.

08/9-10/08
Captain Bernie Roth Reports:
Hosted the Mike Cook charter from Carteret NJ for an overnighter in the Hudson Canyon. Afternoon and morning troll was frustrating with only skippies and small yellowfins bending the charters rods. Night chunking on the southwest elbow provided some decent action for the charter. As soon as we setup at dusk they boated some nice mahi. Fifteen minutes after setting out the tuna lines two rods went off with a small yellowfin which was released and a bigger yellowfin that pulled the hook. During the night the charter boated 10 more yellowfins releasing five and putting five on ice up to 50 lbs. A large hammerhead also provided some action and was released. Nice to finally see some chunking action which will get better.

07/1-2/08
Captain Bernie Roth Reports:
Hosted five regular customers, my son and son-in-law for an overnighter in the Hudson Canyon. Afternoon trolling produced 3 mahi and 7 yellowfins to 60 lbs at 150/050. Night chunking and sharking was uneventful. Morning trolling produced a four bagger hookup of two yellowfins and two bigeyes. After the boys all played tug of war with the bigeyes for an hour and twenty minutes they were harpooned. One weighed 175 lbs and the second one weighed 200 lbs. We left for home at 8:30 am with the 11 tuna and 3 mahi on ice.

06/07/08
Captain Bernie Roth Reports:
Hosted the Frankie Trivigno charter from Brick NJ for a combination Striper/Fluke trip. Snagged some bunker off Belmar and tried livelining and chunking at the Shrewsbury Rocks with three Bluefish bite offs for our efforts. The charter dropped some bottom rigs down and caught some nice Sea Bass when we were at anchor. Moved to the Red Church area drifting for Fluke and the charter caught four shorts and one 20″ keeper.

06/03/08
Captain Bernie Roth Reports:
Hosted the James Orcinni charter from Montclair NJ for a half day of Fluke fishing. Due to the cold water we decided to fish for Sea Bass instead of fluke on the Sea Girt reef. The first drop produced only shorts. The second drop provided constant action and the charter had fillets for dinner and the freezer to 3 lbs.

05/30/08
Captain Bernie Roth Reports:
Hosted the TJ Schultz charter from Mt Carmel PA for a day of Striper, Bluefish and Sea Bass fishing. Started trolling spoons and rigs in Red Church area with no bites for our efforts. Ran to the farms and chummed for blues with only dogfish. Ran to the Oil Wreck and chummed two blues and more dogfish. Ran to the Sea Girt reef and the charter had a ball catching sea bass, ling, short blackfish and no dogfish. Some sea bass measured 19″.

05/23/08
Captain Bernie Roth Reports:
Hosted the Rees Powell charter from Cranbury NJ for a day of clamming at Sandy Hook for Stripers. The first two drops at Sandy Hook produced no bites. Moved to the Highlands Bridge, no bites. Heard they were catching bass trolling so we trolled spoons and shad rigs at the rocks. No bites. Decided to try for Sea Bass at the Sea girt Reef and after the first drop only had shorts for our efforts. Decided to move to another rubble pile and divine intervention prevailed. The charter began bailing keeper sea bass with some doubles and some ling as well as blackfish which were released. The charter boated 36 keeper sea bass with as many shorts and 2 ling to save the day.

05/18/08
Captain Bernie Roth Reports:
Hosted the Ray Arthurs charter from Jackson NJ for a day of clamming at Sandy Hook. Ray was the first to drop his clamm while we anchored and a 31″ striper, his first, engulfed it and was netted. The charter proceeded to enjoy a slow pick of 6 more keepers to 18 lbs. We trolled spoons off Asbury on the way home but our efforts there produced no bites.

05/15/08
Captain Bernie Roth Reports:
Hosted the Joe Girondo charter from Conshohocken PA for a day of clamming at Sandy Hook. Found action on the first drop and the charter enjoyed a steady pick of eight keeper stripers to 18 lbs and numerous shorts. Melonie Girondo and Tom Mcarthy won bragging rights with the two largest fish of the day measuring 39″.

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Mad Gaffer

02/6,7,8/09
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
the mad gaffer will fish fri sat and sun feb 6 7 and 8th. for blackfish and ling we have crabs and clams available for bait. the blackfish are mostly on the larger size this time of year we also have had good catches of ling. we will sail all winter weather permitting. call capt ray at 732 803 6276 for reservations for these trips as well as all future trips. Heated cabin for your comfort.

01/31/09
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
a special super bowl trip is planned for sunday feb 1st. leave 6am return 2.30 pm fish deep water wrecks for big blackfish and ling the weather reports look good. call capt ray burke at 732 803 6276 for resevertions

01/25/09
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
The water cooled off and fishing has been a little bit slower. Both Fri and Sun we were out, and we had a reasonable amount of fish considering what was caught by other boats. Both days we had somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 fish on the boat and both days the blackfish were relatively large, several fish being in the double digits. Yesterday Charlie Rakovic had the largest fish at 12 1/2 lbs. We also had a mix of ling and a few codfish.We will be starting to fish deeper wrecks and will be sailing every day that the weather is fit.Call Capt Ray for reservations and further info: 732 803-6276

01/19/09
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
We got out Sat., Sun. and Mon. Fishing Sat was excellent. Mark Dumbrowski and his charter were limited out with fish up to 10 lbs. Sunday’s fishing left something to be desired. A large southerly swell and poor conditions only yeilded about 20 fish. But today saw a dramatic change in the fishing. We limited the boat out with all big fish. Charkie Rakovic caught 8 big fish, keeping his limit and releasing the rest, up to 10 lbs. Carl Zimmerman caught his limit with fish up to 8 lbs. Mik Coppa caught 10 keepers, fish up to 12 lbs, keeping his limit and releasing the rest. The high hook was Frankis Que with 15 keepers up to 11 lbs. He kept his limit and released the rest. Most fish today were between and 3-5 lbs. average, with many being in the 7-8lb bracket and at least 5 were over 10 lbs. I am sailing daily, weather permitting and have openings. Call for reservations: 732 803-6276.

01/12/09
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
FISHING SAW GREAT IMPROVEMENT TODAY. THE BOAT WAS LIMITED OUT. BIG MIKE COPPA WAS HIGH HOOK WITH 8 KEEPERS UP TO 8 LBS. CATCHING HIS LIMIT AND RELEASING THE REST. JUST BEHIND HIM WAS CHARLIE RAKOVIC AND FRANKIE QUE 7 FISH EACH. MOST OF THEIR FISH WERE 3-7 LBS. KEEPING THEIR LIMIT AND RELEASING THE REST. GENE BRADFORD HAS 6 KEEPING UP TO 9 LBS KEEPING HIS LIMIT AND RELEASING THE REST. HEID MAYER AND JEFF D’AMATO BOTH HAD THEIR LIMIT WITH JEFF’S FISH TOPPING THE SCALE AT 10 LBS. BUT THE BIG FISH WAS CAUGHT BY ALAN MANN JUST OVER 13 LBS. A NICE CATCH OF LING AS WELL UP TO 5 LBS. THE BOAT WILL BE SAILING DAILY WEATHER PERMITTING. PLEASE CALL CAPTAIN RAY AT 732-803-6276.

01/06/09
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
today saw the biggest sish of the season. the avg fish was 3 to 6 lbs with many in the 7 to 8 lb range,and 4 in the double digets. gene bradford caught his limit and released two keepers his big fish was 11 lbs. big mike coppa scored 8 keepers keeping his limit and releasing the rest.his big fish was 7 lbs. charlie recovic caught his limit the largest being 12 lbs. an 11 lbnder was caught by mate bill boardman, with the largest fish caught by capt ray burke an even 15 lbs. lots of ling was caught also. i have plenty of openings for the next few weeks , for open boat or charters. call me at 732 803 6276 to make your reservation. get in on this good winter fishing . heated cabin for your comfort.

01/04/09
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
Today’s fishing was excellent. The entire boat limited outA lot of fish were in the 4-7 pound bracket, along with several 10 pounders. The big fish, however, was caught by Mark Atlas, about a 12 1/2 pounder. Mark Holland had his limit including several large fish. Hank Kuhn along with his 7 year old son had quite a few large fish. Abe Berren caught 10 keepers, keeping his limit and releasing the rest, up to 7 `/2 pounds. Frank Kue was the high hook with 15 keepers, keeping his limit and releasing the rest, with fish up to 10 pounds. I have openings throughout January, both weekdays and weekends. Call Capt. Ray for reservations and information: 732 803-6276.

12/30/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
After Sun and Mon’s massacre fishing Tuesday was a bit of a letdown. Despite 40 mph winds in the AM and poor laying conditions, Abe Berren managed to catch 9 keepers,keeping his limit and throwing the rest back, including a 12 pounder which came on a double header along with another 4 pounder. Abe also bagged an 8 pounder earlier in the morning. In the afternoon the wind laid down and fishing became better. We stayed late and managed to catch another 25 fish. We are hoping to return to deeper water on Fri. Anyone who was fishing on the Mad Gaffer on Sat 12/28 or Sun 12/29 Zplease check your tackle. One of the passengers is missing a black and yellow bag with some important papers. If you have found it, please contact Capt Ray to return it. You will be rewarded with a free individual reservation for a trip. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my customers for a great year. Hoping 2009 is successful for us all. Happy New Year! We will be sailing daily for blackfish, ling and cod, weather permitting, straight through Jan. Call for reservation: 732 903-6276/

12/29/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
An excellent day today with fish up to 13 lbs. Both Charlie Rakovic and Big Mike Coppa had about 12 keepers each, keeping their limit and releasing the rest. Each one had a fish over 10 lbs. Mike’s friend Glen had his limit, and 4 of the fish were over 8 lbs and one was about 13 pounds. Many anglers on the boat had their limit or close to it and many large fish were boated along with a nice showing of ling. I have openings on New Year’s Eve 6AM – 2 PM, New Year’s Day 8AM – 4 PM and all next week and weekend. Call for reservations and info: 732 803-6276.

12/27/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
We had a very nice catch of big fish including a good showing of ling towards the end of the day. People that caught their limits were: Lenny Lago, who caught his limit, released the rest, with fish up to 8 lbs, Matt Cordoba and his son Matt had fish up to 6 lbs, Tom Holland had 8 keepers, keeping his limit and releasing the rest with fish up to 7 lbs. High hook on the boat was Abe Berren with 12 keepers, keeping his limit and releasing the rest with fish up to 8 lbs. Matt Cordoba’s friend John has several nice fish including a fish that was about 12 pounds. We fished a little deeper yesterday and also had people with 3 or 4 ling. I have openings daily including New Year’s Eve when we will be leaving at 6 AM and returning at about 2 PM and New Year’s Day when we will be leaving at 8 AM. Call for info and reservvations: 732 803-6276.

12/26/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
Fishing was very good today. Mirek, a regular on the boat, had his limit plus threw three fish back, with fish up to 5 lbs. Bill Zack and his friend had their limit and released several keepers with fish up to 5 lbs. Rich O’Rourke also limited out and had a fish about 8 lbs. Big Mike Coppa was the high hook with a dozen keepers, keeping his limit and releasing the rest, with fish up to 7 lbs. I have spots open next week as well as tomorrow, Sat. Call for reservations and information: 732 804-6276.

12/23/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
Fishing was excellent today. Frankie Qui and Lenny Rago each caught 15 keepers, keeping their limit and releasing the rest. Frankie had the big fish today, around 12 1/2 pounds. Lenny had a fish around 10 pounds, and each had several other larger fish. Carl Zimmerman caught his limit with an 8 pounder and several other large fish. I will be sailing on Christmas Day and have openings then as well as for the weekend and next week. Call for reservations: 732 803-6276.

12/16/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
Excellent fishing today. Lots and lots of shorts and fish all of the way up to 14 lbs. Micha Grasso caught his limit plus released several keepers. Micha boated a fish 11 lbs and had several fish in the 5 and 6 lb bracket. Mirek, a regular on the boat, had his limit and scored a 12 ponder and a 9 pounder plus several other nice fish. The biggest fish was caught by Capt Ray Burke – right around the 14 pound mark. Capt Ray broke one off that was even bigger. I have openings all next week. Call for reservations: 732 803-6276.

12/08/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
Yesterday Big Mike Copa and friends chartered the boat, several of which never fished for blackfish before. We had 8 anglers who managed 40 keepers. Despite extra cold and windy weather, Big Mike was the star, boating 15 keepers, keeping his limit and releasing the rest. He had a 10 pounder an 8 pounder and a pair of 6 pounders to his credit. The others had 3-5 fish each, some in the 6-7 pound range. Sat. we limited the boat out with 12 anglers. Rich O’Rourke had his limit and several nice fish. Al Moretti had his limit plucs released several keepers, with a 10 pounder to his credit. Bob Craney had his limit and released several fish. Mat Zmuda had 12 keepers, keeping his limit and releasing the rest up to 8 pounds. Dan Sahovic also had his limit with an 8 pounder. I have openings for the rest of the week as well as Sun. Call Capt. Ray for reservations: 732 803-6276

12/05/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
another great day of tog fishing! mirek szalga and his partner vladamir celba caught 25 keepers, keeping their limit, and releasing the rest. tom holland caught his limit, had fish up to 8lbs. and released several keepers. big daddy don caught his limit and released several keepers with fish up to 6lbs. heidihihook mayer caught her limit and released the rest, and her husband jeff d’amato also caught his limit and released the rest. he had the pool fish at 10 lbs. i have openings all next week. please call for info. 732-803-6276.

12/03/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
Another excellent day of fishing today. The boat was limited out and many keepers were released. Mirek Saela and his partner Vladimir Clelba caught about 12 keepers each, keeping their limit and releasing the rest. Both had fish that were over 10 pounds. Vladimir had one he could not stop. Richard Wong, back again for the third time this week, also again the high hook, boated 15 keepers, keeping his limit and releasing the rest, and again had the largest fish at 12+ pounds. We have a heated cabin and fishing is red hot too! Where we are fishing, even if there is a west or NW wind, it is not rough. I have openings for Fri, Sat, and next week. Call for reservations and info: 732 803-6276.

12/02/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
Blackfishing was excellent today. Boat was limited out and we threw numerous keepers back. Steve Kosinski and his buddy Dennis Ackerman caught their limit and released several keepers, scoring fish up to 8 lbs. John and his father George Mingalone both caught their limit and released keepers. Both scored fish in the 10 lb bracket. Mr Lee and Mr. Kim both limited out plus threw keepers back, with fish in the 8 lb bracket. Richard Wong and Charlie Rakovic were our high hooks. Both scoring 14 keepers, each scoring a 10 pounder, keeping their limit and releasing the rest. Big Mike Coppa scored around 10 keepers, keeping his limit and releasing the reset. He had the biggest fish on the boat at 12+ pounds. I have openings for the rest of the week as well as Sat. and the following week. Call 732 803-6276.

11/29/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
The weather was exceptionally beautiful. The sea was flat calm and fishing was phenomenal. We were totally limited out and released numerous keepers of all different sizes. Eugene Balastario and six of his friends limited out and three of four of them had never fished for togs before. John Hetzel caught his limit and released a few keepers. Mirek Staczket and tow of his friends caught a number of large fish up to 10 lbs. Abe Berren was our high hook catching about 16 keepers, keeping his limit and releasing the rest, with a fish over 12 lbs. I have openings for all next week and there after. This would be an excellent time for people who have never tried blackfishing to give it a try. Dishing has been great. One on one instructions on fishing techniques and rigging are always available, along with gift certificates for the hilidays Call Capt Ray at: 732 803-6276.

11/28/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
Today’s fishing was excellent.We limited the boat out and released many keepers, fish up to 10 lbs. Ed Rumsby caught his limit and released four keeper, fish up ti 8 lbs. Larry Jellinek, first time togger, had an 8 pouinder, a 6 pounder, and released several large fish. John Mellnick had his limit and released deveral big fish. Greg and Fred Moench were high hookd. Each caught about 20 keepers, keeping their limit and releasing the rest, with fish up to 10 pounds. Mike Grueban, Dan Kwasnik, O’briant, Tony Muzillo all caught theit limits, and released many other keeper size fish. Capt Ray has openings for the coming week. Call: 732 803-6276.

11/26/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
Since Monday fishing has been excellent. We have limited the boat out every day. Catches of big fish were scored by Charlie Rakovic, Richie Wong, Carl Zimmerman and Ken Martinez. Most have caught more than their limit and released those over the limit. Wed.’s trip was slightly more remarkable. The prior trips were all with skilled anglers; people who fish for blackfish all of the time. On Wed. Dan Suchovic chartered the boat for his family, most of which had never blackfished before. His father and brother, being from out of state caught shorts all day. The fishing was picky in the morning, but they hung in there all day and honed their skills. When the fishing got good in the afternoon, they were ready. Dan’s 11 year old son Matt scored most of the big fish, including an 8 and a 6 pounder, proving that anybody who pays attention can blackfish. I have open dates next week and wll be sailing every day. Please call Capt. Ray at 732 803-6276.

11/22/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
We had the Joe Patskanick charter out today with his crew of Ironworkers. The charter easily had it’s limit of nice Blackfish and played catch and release for the last couple of hours. The highlight of the trip had to be 11 year on Tristian Staniszewski standing at the rail the entire day and landing 13 keepers up to 10 LBS with about 17 shorts mixed in, his Father Christian did well landing about 11 Keepers, keeping his limit and releasing the rest. (Tristian had his limit by 9:30 in the morning) We have openings for Monday and Tuesday this week and will sail 5:30 to 1:30 on Thanksgiving. Call 732-803-6276 for a reservation.

11/21/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
We moved the boat from the Highlands to Shark River today and brought a few friends and crew along and fished two drops on the way back to the inlet. We had some good blackfishermen on the boat today including Richard Wang, Joe Cupcheck, Ron Long, Bill Boardmen and Chris Devoreaux. We actually on fished for a little over 2 hours and had a limit of nice Blackfish up to 9 LBS and caught many shorts and many other keepers that we released. The fishing is fantastic right now with life showing on many different spots. Give Captain Ray a call at 732-803-6276 for a reservation. We have spots available for this week, next weekend and we are even going on Thanksgiving, leaving and returning early.

11/18,20/08
Captain Ray Burke Reports:
11/18 Don Bilotti & his friend had 8 keeper Blackfish between them despite Don’s friend being seasick all day. Carl Zimmerman caught 10 keeper size blackfish, keeping his limit and releasing the rest. Mike Coppa also landed about 10 Keeper size fish, keeping a limit and releasing the rest. Richard Wang was high hook with 12 keeper size fish and only keeping his limit as well. Despite rough seas, fishing was good and we were back to the dock early.
11/20 Todays fishing was fairly good, we landed about 50 keeper Blackfish for 12 fares despite very poor anchoring conditions. Ross Dale was back in the action today and was rewarded with 10 keeper size Blackfish of course keeping his limit and releasing the extra fish. We have openings for Sunday as well as all next week. We will being sailing and returning early on Thanksgiving to allow anglers to get home in time for Turkey!! Please call Captain Ray at 732-803-6276 for reservations.

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No Worries Charters

November 11
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Had Dave and friends from local 1423 Insulator Union out for striper charter on 11/11. Got an early start left the dock around 6:00am started trolling around 6:30am and had our first bass within 10 minutes. A double header on a black umbrella rig, and it pretty much didn’t stop until about 12:30pm. Most of the bass were caught on black umbrella rigs and today they liked green umbrella rigs and blue and green stretches had more blues then usual. We ended the day with 20 plus bass with one at 29 inches, two going around 31 inches and one at 35 inches! Also had a good amount of bluefish Dave and friends were an awesome bunch of guys to fish with, a great day on the water!

November 03
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Striper Charter for Rick Watson, son, and friend on 11/03 broke the inlet a little after 7am headed north, where we had luck on Friday. Unfortunately not much bird action, but had nice marks on the screen. We decided to start trolling in about 45 ft water after an hour with no hits; worry set in. But finally they started biting and we had constant action until about 1pm. We ended up with 19 stripe bass with 3 keepers two at 29 inches and one nice 47 inch!! Nice birthday present for the lucky angler! We caught most of the bass on black umbrella rigs and blue/green stretches in about 45ft to 50ft water started trolling about one mile north of the inlet. The one good thing was didn’t hook as many blues as usual. All in all another great day on the water!!

October 31
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Keith Dick and friends from local 1423 Insulator Union out for striper charter on 10/31. Got an early start left the dock around 6:30am broke the inlet and headed north towards bathing beach. Following some reports that the fish came south a little, while running saw a set of birds real tight in about 35ft water. Started trolling and within 5min we had are first fish, and didn’t stop for about 2 1/2hrs straight. We caught stripers and bluefish, most of our stripers were caught in the morning hours and hit on blue/green stretches and black umbrella rigs. We had a lot of shorts but did manage three nice keepers one under 30 inches and two over 30 inches along with and good amount of bluefish. I wish all the charters were with the nice guys that were on the boat yesterday; Keith and friends were an awesome bunch of guys to fish with and are welcome back anytime. All in all it was a great day on the water.

October 26
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Headed out on 10/26 on a buddy boats left the dock around 1pm broke the inlet and headed north started trolling right before the seaside pier didn’t have much luck for about hr but things started to pick up Had couple of bluefish and then around 4pm the bass started to bite fist fish was about 30inches and had a couple more bluefish the second bass was 29 inches and the third we lost at the boat all fish were taken on blue/green streches and between 50 to 60 feet of water.

October 24
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Headed out on 10/24 did a sole trip for some up coming charters broke the inlet around 9am headed north stop at first group of boats working some birds started trolling in about 35ft of water didn’t have much luck so decided to troll in deeper water which was 55 to 60 ft and things Started to look up had more activete on the screen and within 15min had first bass ended up with 2 keepers and 2 shorts and about 10 bluefish all fish were caught in about 55 to 65 ft water fish ate blue/green strectches and black unbrella rigs it seemed like the deeper water was holding more fish and bait today pick up around 2pm and headed old barney.

October 4/5
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Had the Hoffmann crew and their buddy Pete moonye out for an overnighter; broke the inlet around 1pm and had a very comfortable ride out. Started trolling at the 50 line without much success and didn’t see much life either, so we hit the temp break just south of the toms. We started seeing life so that was promising, but had no luck on the troll so we set up for the night and had a decent amount of marks on the screen. We had are first Sword within an hour. In the end we went 3 of 5 swords, boated one around 160lbs landed some nice mahi some over 25 lbs; but no tuna to count for. That was pretty much it for the night. In the morning got up on the troll after an hr had are first fist longfin about 40lbs only went 2 of 4 on longfin all in all not a bad trip!

August 16
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Hoffman crew chartered an overnighter, headed out around 8am on Saturday went South to the Spencer arrived around 10:30am. Started trolling didn’t have touch until 1pm with those little yellowfin. Got back to trolling but that was basically it for the day; 3-4 Mahi. Set up for the night and didn’t have touch all night, that makes it a VERY long night. So around 3am we decided to head in for some Bluefin, started trolling around 5am outside the fleet for awhile still with no luck! started heading to different area which was about 5 miles away from the fleet half way there long rigger pops and the fight is on about 1hour later I sunk the gaff into a nice 62 inch fish, definitely made the day!

july 26/aug 2
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
July 26th took Sam and his friends out on a fluke trip, started out in the bay with a couple of keepers and lots of shorts. Man that 18inch hurts! Tried that for a couple of hours then decided to head outside and hit some spots that I fished on Monday and Tuesday with basically the same results, with a lot of shorts; but did hook into some nice keepers. All in all it was a great day on the water with a nice bunch of guys.
August 2nd took Louie and the crew from Mariah construction out for a fluke charter even with a late start we still hit the incoming tide in the bay . Headed north arrive on the fishing grounds and started to pick up shorts right away with some nice keepers, had action pretty much all day! Seems like fluking is picking up; good news.

july 17,18
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
July 17 Cape May Tuna Tournament: Had the Hoffman crew on board and left the docks about 6am and headed out to the famous 19 lump, heard some good reports coming in. Had the lines in at 7:30am and started trolling the outside edges of the lump with no success for about an hour. We changed course for the outside lumps and half way there the planner goes off and John Krebs fought the fish for about 30 minutes and sunk the gaff into a 78lb bf not what we were looking for but It was nice fish! We didn’t have much luck with the bf after that but did hookup with four nice mahi.
July 18 Cape May Tournament: Leaving the docks about 6am with the same crew from the day before and went right back to the same area as yesterday and had the lines in at at 7:30am about 20 minutes later the planner line starts to scream and the right long rigger pops and the 80 starts to scream!! It got a little crazy at first but had Larry Sr in the chair and Larry Jr. on standup and the fight was on!! 40 minutes later Larry Jr. got the fish boat side and decided to boat it so we sunk the gaff into a 59 inch bf and brought it on deck. About 10 minutes later Larry Sr. got his fish boat side with another 100lbs plus bf. That was pretty much it for the bf so we pick up headed out to the Baltimore for some yf but had no luck there just a nice size mahi. All in all it was a great crew to work with, caught fish and have a good time.

july 10,11,12
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
July 10, Ocean City MD: Met up with two guys who wanted to do some Bluefin fishing and we wanted to scout the area before the Tuna tournament. Left the dock around 4:30am arrived to grounds around 6:00am, didn’t have touch until about 8:30am when the planner line started to scream. We fought a Bluefin tuna for about 40 minutes and put a 53inch on the deck, weighing about 100lbs. We released her to find something bigger so we began trolling again and 30 minutes later the long rigger popped and the fight was on! We fought this Bluefin for about an hour and finally sunk the gaff in her and had a 58inch on the deck, weighing about 120-130lbs. We finished out the day with another Bluefin release about 53 inches and a caught a couple of mahi.
July 11, Ocean City MD: The first day of the tournament we left the dock about 4:30am and went right back to the lump from the day before. We had our first Bluefin on around 8:00am, fought the fish for about 40 minutes and put a 52 inch on the deck. Since you are only allowed one Bluefin over 47 inches and one under, we decided to release this one in search for a bigger one! So we trolled and 30 minutes later the long rigger popped after a tough fight we put a nice 55 inch on the deck. The guys wanted to gamble and find something even bigger, so we released it, I wasn’t so sure about this one but they were paying so back in the water she went! We trolled for another hour and finally the planner line took off a short fight resulted in fish in the box. Then the right long rigger popped which was on the PENN 80w, it was a good hour long fight after sinking the gaff we landeda 58 inch Bluefin, nice fish! We decided to pick up and ran to the Baltimore for some Yellowfin, started trolling and within 30 minutes had a triple hookup landed 2 out of 3 fish weighing about 30 to 50lbs. This rounded out a good fishing day!
July 12, Ocean City MD: The second day of the tournament, left the dock around 4:30am still pumped from the day before. But it did not happen for us, we went back to the same area as the day before and trolled it hard for 2 to 3 hours to no avail! We picked up and tried other areas that produced for us in the past, but it wasn’t in the cards for us today we picked up a 15 lb mahi. Yeah I guess that is fishing!

july 4/5/6
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Ocean City, Maryland Day 1: Had lines in water around 6am didn’t have a touch until about 10am when the right long rigger popped and the fight was on! fought the fish for 45 minutes, then we finally saw color; but he wasn’t done fighting yet. After another 20 minutes we sunk the gaff into him and had a 58 inch bluefin, approximately 120 lbs on the deck of the No Worries. We also had another nice runoff, but that was it for the rest of the day.
Ocean City, Maryland Day 2: Had the Hoffman brothers and a buddy out for a day, trolled to the sight on Day One and trolled from 6:30am to about 8:30am and had are first run off but didn’t come tight. Trolled the area for another 2hrs but no luck, so we picked up and ran for about 12 miles to another lump which has produced for us in the past but it just wasn’t in the cards for us today.
Ocean City Day 3: Hooked up with a buddy on the Great Life and ran a little farther north and set out spread and had a couple of bluefish right away. We continued trolling and about 2 hrs later had our first nice runoff but didn’t come tight. We had another two knockdowns, then the third was a runoff and came tight. We fought the fish for about 40 minutes then sunk the gaff into a 57inch bluefin on deck weighing approximately 90 to 100 lbs.

06/08/08
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Put a sea bass trip together with a bunch of reg and friends left the dock about 7am enjoy the smooth ride out seas 1-2 arrive on the wreck about 8am and set the hook had sea bass all day from 12 inches to the pool winner which was 21 inches. Ended up with 35 keepers, which was effort for us. All in all it was a great day on the water with a bunch of friends.

05/30/08
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Had a half day trip today so didn’t have much time to jump around so decided to head back to the wreck we left yesterday started out a little slow but pick up as the afternoon went on left with ten in the box and about twenty throwbacks.

05/29/08
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Headed out on 5/29 for the first sea bass trip of the yr. first wreck didn’t produce much so pick up the hook and hit wreck two also wasn’t much life so we decided to head offshore a little and finally started to pick at the sea bass wasn’t a banned day but had are share of fish all in all it was nice day on the water.

05/14/08
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Headed out early in the morning water was drity brown from the storm signs weren’t looking good first stop was in front of creek a little packed but fishable ended up with two shorts. pick up and tryed the banks with no luck. on the way in trolled the bay for some blues ended up with 8 fish from 1 to 3lbs.

04/29/08
Captain Jeff Sturman Reports:
Beside the weather conditions popped out yesterday on the bay saw some birds working in the distance started trolling within 50 yards of the birds boated first fish and started casting put three more in the box ended up with 11 fish.

Megan Beth Sportfishing

11/09/08
Captain Dan McGivney reports:
Lou Forenzi and crew were aboard the Megan Beth. Headed down to IBSP . First we jigged for a while and the with only a few blues and a short bass. Went on the troll the rest of the day and had about 50 blues to 10 lbs and 14 bass with only one keeper. Great day on the water.

11/01/08
Captain Dan McGivney reports:
Paul Gottlick and crew were aboard the Megan Beth looking for Striped Bass. Jigging South of the inlet we only had some Bluefish ,2 small Fluke and a few spiny Dogfish.Moving just north of the inlet we managed one short Bass and a few more Bluefish.Going on the trol ,more Bluefish and we had four Bass on one umbrella rig ,3 shorts and one keeper bass. Great day on the water.

10/05/08
Captain Dan McGivney reports:
What a difference a day makes. Heading back to where we were the day before ,the wind was not what they forcasted. It was blowing out of the South about 15 at 6:00 Am. Started the troll and we had False albacore as we set the lines back. Trolling for a couple hours we had plenty of False albacore ,then we boated a Blue fin around 25 lbs. We anchored up and chunked to no avail,so the last couple hours we trolled again only to get a couple dozen false alabore. Conditions were tough as the ocean was not rough just all over the place with wind taking you one way and the swell would get you the other way.

10/04/08
Captain Dan McGivney reports:
Dave Tranchera and freinds were aboard the Megan Beth for a day of Tuna fishing. Heading out to the Mud Hole in beautiful calm sea we first trolled. One hour into the troll we boated our first Bluefin about 30 lbs. as we reeled up the fish the fish finder lit up like a Xmas tree. dropping a jig down we mangaged another Tuna . Moving around we jigged another 9 fish. Back on the troll at the end of the day only produced alot of false Albacore. Total was 11 Blue fin 10 release keeping one and over 20 false albacore released.Great day on the water.

09/28/08
Captain Dan McGivney reports:
Bruce Scriva and crew from Verona were aboard the Megan Beth for a day of Bluefishing. Heading up to the rocks in dense fog and a huge swell from Saturdays storm we had steady action all day with Bluefish,by days end we had a cooler full of Blues.

08/30/08
Captain Dan McGivney reports:
Kevin Murphy and family were aboard the Megan Beth for a half day of Fluke fishing,stopping on a lump 3 miles off the inlet only produced some shorts. Heading down the beach we stopped on the Axel Carlson reef and we caught about 10 more shorts as well as two keepers ,7.6 lbs as well as a 5.5lb, Barbra out fished her husband by catching the big one.Great day on the water..

08/24/08
Captain Dan McGivney reports:
Heading back up to the Mud Bouy with Tony Glover and crew ,we had no tide and the lines went right to the bottom. Sticking it out we chummed heavy and we were able to get the fish to bite. Loading up with blues we caught over 80 bluesfish,dropping the lines to the bottom we managed two Fluke one being a keeper. Great day on the water. Still have a couple weekend dates in September for blues. Give us a call at 732-547-9224.

08/23/08
Captain Dan McGivney reports:
Lou an Jo Jo were aboard the Megan beth for a day of Bluefishing. Heading to the Mud Bouy . With beautiful calm seas and a light wind we picked bluefish all day from the time the anchor came tight till we left for home. First time ocean fisherman Dalton(14) caught 10 blues. Stopping on the rocks and Long Branch only produced a few shorts and a lot of small sea bass.

08/14/08
Captain Dan McGivney reports:
Mike Markelet and Friends from ATT fished aboard the Megan Beth. Fishing the Mud Bouy it was a slow pick of blues. We had to switch over to jigs and mono on the baits to get them to bite.Having a decent catch of blues we stopped on the way back home to catch four nice keeper Fluke to 4 lbs and a half a dozen Sea Bass. Great day on the water. Still some open weekend dates if you want to get in on the action,call Capt Dan @732-547-9224.

08/9-10/08
Captain Dan McGivney reports:
The Megan Beth fished the JCSA Fluke tournament for the two day event. Paul gottlick and crew were on board on Saturday. Fishing the rough bottom north of the inlet we managed 15 keepers to 4.75 lbs with good conditions NW wind . Sunday the conditions were bad as we had a brisk SE wind and by days end we were up to 12 oz weight making it dificult to fish in the rough stuff. We managed 7 keepers for the day and all the fish were from 4-8.6lbs ,to place second in the two day event.

07/27/08
Captain Dan McGivney reports:
Marty and Tony Glover were aboard the Megan Beth for a day of bottom fishing. Fishing the rocky bottom north,we had a slow pick of Fluke as well as a few Sea Bass.We ended the day early due to the heavy thunderstorms with a half dozen keeper Fluke as well as some Sea Bass in the 3.5 lb range.Still have some available dates in August and September.

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Just One More Sportfishing

03/18/09
HAPPY DAY AFTER ST. PATRICK’S DAY ! THE “JUST ONE MORE” WILL MAKE THE “BIG SPLASH” BY APRIL 1. I AM HEARING MORE AND MORE REPORTS OF STRIPED BASS AND WINTER FLOUNDER STARTING TO STIR. WITH WARM WEATHER LIKE TODAY, IT WON’T BE LONG UNTIL WE HEAR THE DRAGS SCREAMING AGAINST THE PULL OF A LARGE STRIPER. TIME TO BOOK A TRIP BEFORE ALL THE CHOICE DATES ARE BOOKED UP. MANY DATES ARE GONE ALREADY SINCE MY LAST EMAIL. IT SEEMS THEY ARE A REMINDER TO BOOK. OPEN WEEKENDS ARE: APRIL 12, 18, 19, 26. MAY 2, 3, 9, 10, 24, 31. WEEKDAYS AND EVENINGS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. WE STILL NEED ONE MORE “FLOUNDER POUNDER” FOR THE OPEN BOAT TRIP ON SUNDAY APRIL 5. WE WILL BE FISHING FOR WINTER FLOUNDER ALL DAY, 7AM- 2PM. WE WILL BE USING 2 CHUM POTS, ONE ON EACH SIDE OF THE BOAT. BAITS WILL BE SANDWORMS, BLOODWORMS AND CLAMS. PRICE IS $100.00 PER ANGLER. YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL ME TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. HOPEFULLY WE’LL GET A WARM DAY LIKE TODAY!! 908-472-2684 BELOW YOU WILL FIND A SHOT OF THE JEREMY WISSER PARTY FROM A SPRING BASS TRIP LAST YEAR. IT WON’T BE LONG UNTIL THESE FULL LIMITS OF STRIPERS START HAPPENING AGAIN. THANKYOU.
CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR. “JUST ONE MORE” SPORTFISHING www.just1morecharters.com

03/12/09
Hello to all my fishing friends out there! It won’t be long now! The “Just One More” will be back in the water by April 1 and that is less than 3 weeks away. We are already booked and planning to do some early winter flounder trips. I have been talking to some clammers and a commercial fisherman who say they are getting the flounder in their rakes and nets. So they are there. Some nice ones too, up to 3.5 lbs. Some striped bass are already being caught along the beaches in the back of the bay. That water warms up the earliest and the “Just One More” will be there in early April also. As we get closer to the season, charter dates fill up more quickly. Four were booked this week alone so I would suggest you reserve your bass date as early as you can so you get the date you want. April weekend dates open to charter: {I think the 11th. just got booked}, 12, 18, 19, 26. May weekend dates open to charter: 2, 3, 9, 10, 24, 31. Weekdays and evenings are also available. This season, a new trip has been added to the schedule. Extended day/ marathon multi species fishing. We’ll leave the dock at 6am. We’ll fish for striped bass, bluefish, fluke, back to striped bass and maybe even seabass if you like. We will return back to the dock at 5 pm. Hopefully you’ll be worn out from catching all those fish. Price for up to 4 anglers is $800.00. That is $200.00 per head for basically a full day trip and an evening trip combined. Hope to hear from you soon, email for more info on this trip. Below you will find a picture of what looks like a giant bluefish, but it is a 25 lb. A. J. from Florida. Check out the rig with 7 egg sinkers! They sure do things different down there! What’s wrong with one or two large egg sinkers?? Thankyou,
CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR. “JUST ONE MORE” SPORTFISHING www.just1morecharters.com 908-472-2684

02/23/09
HELLO, I have been steadily working on the boat and all the rods, reels, and tackle to have it ready to go back into the water on or about April 1. [No fooling]. It might even go in at the very end of March. Since my last email to you, dates, especially weekends, are filling up quickly. I guess the emails remind people to book before all the good dates are gone. The weekend dates available to charter in April are: 11, 12, 18, 19, 26. Fishing for striped bass and or winter flounder.
OPEN BOAT WINTER FLOUNDER DATE ! SUNDAY APRIL 5. 7am to 2pm. All bait, tackle, chum provided as usual. We will fish where the flounder are. In the ocean, bay, or river, or all three. Come fishing by yourself of with a friend or family member. SHAKE OFF THAT CABIN FEVER. $100.00 per angler. Please call 908-472-2684 to make your reservation or email me at: RNewallis@comcast.net THANKYOU.
Below you will find 2 more pictures from my Florida trip. This was a cool sight! Those are thousands of ballyhoo in a commercial net about 5 miles out past the reef in Marathon Key. They measure about 12″ long ea. They round them up just like the commercial bunker netters in our bay. They take out the smaller boat and surround the school. If you look close at the second picture, you can see all the little “beaks” sticking thru the mesh in the net!! IT WON’T BE LONG TILL WE ARE FISHING IN WARM WEATHER LIKE THAT !! THANKYOU.
CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR. ‘JUST ONE MORE’ SPORTFISHING www.just1morecharters.com

02/17/09
HELLO TO ALL MY FISHING FRIENDS OUT THERE. CAPT. RICH JUST GOT BACK FROM MARATHON FLORIDA IN THE KEYS. DUE TO THE VERY HIGH WINDS AND ALL THE FRONTS COMING THRU, WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO GET OUT FISHING ONE DAY, BUT IT WAS SUPER. THE DAY OF THE TRIP, THE WIND STOPPED BLOWING AROUND 5AM AND OUR OCEAN WAS FLAT CALM. THE DAY BEFORE AND AFTER WIND SPEED WAS UP TO 40 KNOTS !! WE TRIED LIVE TROLLING BALLYHOO FOR SAILFISH, BUT THAT DID NOT WORK OUT. SO WE DID SOME DEEP DROPPING PIN FISH OVER SOME WRECKS. WE CAUGHT PLENTY OF AMBER JACK TO 30 LBS. MAN CAN THOSE FISH FIGHT. IT IS LIKE FIGHTING A 30LB. BLUEFISH, BUT I THINK THEY FIGHT EVEN HARDER. WE LANDED LESSER AND GREATER AMBERJACK AS WELL AS A BLACK TIP SHARK. WISH WE HAD MORE TIME DOWN THERE TO GET IN SOME MORE FISHING. OH WELL, MAYBE NEXT YEAR!!
ON THE LOCAL FISHING FRONT, THE ‘JUST ONE MORE’ WILL BE BACK IN THE WATER IN LATE MARCH. WE ARE ALREADY FISHING THE FIRST TOURNAMENT OF THE SEASON FOR WINTER FLOUNDER ON APRIL 4, SATURDAY. I’LL LET YOU KNOW HOW WE MAKE OUT.
TIME TO BOOK YOUR TRIP FOR THE SPRING STRIPED BASS RUN AS WELL AS EARLY SEASON WINTER FLOUNDER. IN APRIL, WE COULD EVEN DO A COMBO TRIP FOR BOTH. SOME PRIME WEEKEND DATES, AS WELL AS WEEKDAY DATES ARE OPEN IN APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE. PRICES HAVE NOT GONE UP THIS SEASON. YOU CAN CALL ME ON MY CELL ANY TIME TO BOOK A TRIP AS MY BOOK IS IN MY JACKET POCKET. 908-472-2684. OF COARSE YOU CAN BOOK THRU EMAIL AS USUAL. IT WON’T BE LONG NOW AND THE STRIPER BITE WILL BE ON!!! THANKYOU.
BELOW YOU WILL FIND 2 SHOTS FROM THE KEYS TRIP. ONE OF VIRGINIA BOB AND ONE OF HIS AMBERJACKS, AND ONE OF THE GAFFED FISH CLOSE UP. MORE FLORIDA PICTURES WILL BE COMING IN THE FUTURE. THANKYOU.
CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR. ‘JUST ONE MORE’ SPORTFISHING www.just1morecharters.com

11/03/08
The striped bass are biting! We have been catching them eeling, casting to the workning birds, and trolling. All three methods have been producing bass to 35″ and 20 lbs. The wind has finally calmed down for the time being and the action is good. There are still slammer bluefish around and they have been caught on every trip. Dates to charter are this Tuesday, election day, Nov. 6, 7, 10-12, 14, 18, 20, 23. BLACKFISHING starts on the 16th. Two OPEN BOAT dates are coming up. Wednesday the 5th. for striped bass and Nov. 19 for blackfish. Come fishing by yourself or with a friend. Please call or email to confirm your spot. 908-472-2684. Please note my NEW EMAIL ADDRESS. If you email me with the old email address, I can’t answer you. It has already happened numerous times. Please change it in you email list. It is RNewallis@comcast.net Below you will find 3 shots from recent charters I could not email properly due to changing emails. First shot is the Jeremy Weisser party with a full limit of stripers eeling. Next is Dave Taub with his 8 lb. weakfish. And on bottom is the Ike Inacker family charter with a load of weakfish. THANKYOU. CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR. ‘JUST ONE MORE’ SPORTFISHING www.just1morecharters.com 908-472-2684

10/25/08
Yesterday we had aboard the Jeremy Wisser charter from Pa. What a great day of bassing!! We started out looking for the birds, but could not find any. We could not even find any large concentrations of bait. We went quite a ways down the beach but had no luck. I immediately swung the wheel around hard left and proceeded to the eeling grounds. Before I could rig up the second rod with a live eel, the first angler was yelling he was “ON”. We had stripers on every drift and even had on a double which we landed. That is good eeling. We ended up the day with a full limit of striped bass including trophy tags. And we released more. The fish we up to 36″ and near 20 lbs. !! We also had some large bluefish. Water temp. is droping and was 53. 3 degrees. Very clean green water. Next Saturday the 1st. and Sunday the 2nd. are open to charter if anyone wants to get in on the great fall bassing. Below is a picture from yesterday’s charter with Jeremy Wisser. THANKYOU, CAPT. RICH NEWALIS JR. “JUST ONE MORE” SPORTFISHING 908-472-2684

10/15/08
HELLO, CAPT. RICH IS BACK ON LINE !!! PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF MY NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: RNewallis@comcast.net Fishing has been good lately with this fall run. We have been catching stripers, bluefish and even weakfish ! Saturday, Bob Donahue had bass and bluefish casting to the birds. The bass were up to 30″ and the blues were mixed in size. There are acres of bait out there and at times you could see the schools of bait right under the boat. The fishfinder was completely red with bait, top to bottom. Birds were everywhere, all up and down the beach. Sunday we had out Ike Inacker and his family for some weakfishing in the afternoon. Every drift produced weakfish and his two daughters had a blast reeling in fish. The weakfish ran from 14″ to 21″. Not a bad catch for this late in the season. Water temp. is still in the 60′s, like 64 degrees. The best bass run has not even started yet. But it will really heat up real soon as the water temp. comes down. Days open to charter are this Sunday, the 19th. and also Oct. 20, 21, 23, 24, 28, 31. It’s great to be back on line and give you fishing reports again. THANKYOU CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR. ‘JUST ONE MORE’ SPORTFISHING www.just1morecharters.com 908-472-2684

09/23/08
EMAIL ALERT !! AFTER SEPT. 29, THIS MONDAY COMING UP, I WILL NOT HAVE EMAIL SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE. I AM MOVING AND WON’T HAVE A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS SENT UP YET. PLEASE CALL ME TO BOOK ALL TRIPS AT: 908- 472-2684 LAST THURSDAY WE HAD OUT DAVE TAUB FOR A WEAKFISH TRIP. DAVE LANDED THE LARGEST WEAKFISH OF THE SEASON AT 8 LBS. !! FRIDAY WE HAD ABOARD BILL STEPHENS FROM NEW CENTURY TRANSPORTATION AND CAST TO THE BIRDS FOR BLUEFISH. AND THEN CHUMMED UP EVEN MORE. ON SATURDAY, BOB DONAHUE HAD A SIMILAR CATCH OF BLUEFISH, MAINLY IN THE BAY DUE TO THE HIGH NE WINDS. WE ARE CATCHING STRIPED BASS ON EELS AND WORMS. THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE RIP, THE OCEAN, THE CHANNELS AND EVEN THE RIVER. SOME OF THE BEST FISHING OF THE SEASON IS COMING UP. TIME TO CATCH SOME BASS ! UPCOMING OPEN BOAT TRIPS ARE NOW SCHEDULED FOR THE FALL SEASON. YOU CAN COME FISHING BY YOURSELF OR BRING A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND. 7AM TO 2 PM. EACH DAY. EVERYTHING INCLUDED AS USUAL: RODS, REEL, BAIT, TACKLE, ICE, AND CLEANING OF YOUR FISH. $100.00 PER ANGLER PER TRIP. YOU MUST CALL TO RESERVE YOUR DATE !!! 908-472-2684. STRIPERS, OCT. 8 WEDNESDAY STRIPERS, OCT. 22 WEDNESDAY STRIPERS, NOV. 5 WEDNESDAY BLACKFISH, NOV. 19 WEDNESDAY BLACKFISH, NOV. 26 WEDNESDAY THANKYOU, CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR. “JUST ONE MORE” SPORTFISHING www.just1morecharters.com 908-472-2684

9/15/08
The Weakfish are in !! The Just One More had weakfish this weekend down the back of the bay to 21″. We landed quite a few keepers and shorts as well. Mixed in were nice porgies up to 13″ as well as the ever present bluefish. We even landed some short fluke. Using basically the same rig, we are catching striped bass, drifting worms in a completely different spot. The stripers were up to 30″ with more shorts released. Incoming or outgoing tide did not matter. At the Mud buoy and a little further, there are monster bluefish to be chummed. There are also false albacore, bonito, and even dolphin in close ! We have been stopping every day to cast to the breaking bluefish ,under the birds, in the bay and down the beach a little. These fish are any where from 2 lbs. on up to big bruisers. Great action. This is the time of the year to go fishing. Basically every spiecies you want to catch is available. Days available to charter coming up are: Sept. 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28. LET’S GO GET IN SOME FALL FISHING ! THANKYOU, CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR. ‘JUST ONE MORE’ SPORTFISHING www.just1morecharters.com 908-472-2684

Hello to all my friends and fellow fishermen out there. The fluke fishing continues to hold up and be very good. Sunday we had out the crew from Driftwood Bar and Liquors. Matt, Bo, Ed, and Arty. We fished the deep channels on both sides of the bay and had good action with keepers in both channels. We were fishing at times between 60′ and 70′ down. And we were able to hold bottom with 6 to 8 ounces of lead. 10 keepers were kept up to a high of 21″. A lot of the shorts are getting larger as most of the fish we threw back were just under the limit by a 1/4″ to an 1/ 8″. The fluke season ends early in September, so if you want to get in on some of the best fluke fishing of the season, you had better make it soon. Spool up your reel with 30 lb. braided line and you will easily hold bottom, most likely with less weight. UPCOMING DATES TO CHARTER ARE: AUGUST 21, 22, 25, 27, 29-31. WEEKENDS IN SEPT.: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21. 27, 28. There is also plenty of good fishing off shore at the bluefish grounds and a little farther. Bluefin tuna, Monster Bluefish, Bonito, False Albacore, Dolphin, and Spanish Mackerel to name a few. This can be very exciting and very different fishing. Time to go !!
THANKYOU,
CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR.

The fluke fishing is holding up pretty well. Sunday, the 27th. we had out the Chris Wagner charter for a day of fluking with the kids. We were fishing deep water, about 40′ to 45′ with mixed results. Plenty of shorts and a keeper or two mixed in. I decided to go completely the other way, to shallow water, and away from the crowds. And it paid off big ! Chris’s son, Justin, age 8, landed the largest fluke of his career. It was over 4 lbs.! A few more drifts produced another 4 lbr. for Chris himself. Mixed in with the other keepers of the day and the near miss shorts, it turned out pretty well. Congratulations, Justin !! The 4lb. fluke were caught in only 10′ of water!! Quite a change of 45′. Who would have thought it with the water temp. in the bay at times over 78 degrees ! This week Friday is open to charter and next week, Aug, 4, 6, 7, 10. Big bluefish are out there to chum up or we can go fluking. Hoping and waiting for the weakfish to show up. It is never tooooo early to book for this fall’s striper fishing or even next spring. Yesterday, 2 more dates were booked for May 2009, leaving only about half the month left open. 908-472-2684

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THANKYOU,
CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR.
‘JUST ONE MORE’ SPORTFISHING
www.just1morecharters.com

Jenny-Lee Sportfishing

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Benchmark Charter Boat

7/25/08
Captain Nick Neuberg reports:
We had the Shamrock Technologies group out today for some bluefishing which turned out to be very good on jigs.We then switched over to fluking which was not so good with only 17 inch shorts and not many of them. We topped it all off with some nice seabass in the 2 lb range. Check out www.newjerseysportfishing.com for pictures and reports of recent trips.

7/23/08
Captain Nick Neuberg reports:
24 Hour open boat Canyon dates are now available, please call if you would like to reserve a spot on any of the dates listed below or if you would like some info. The price is $800 per man all inclusive. Trip price, fuel, gratuity, Tackle, bait, Ice and fish cleaning. August 17th-18th, 22nd-23rd, 27th-28th September 7th-8th, 19th-20th October 1st-2nd, 5th-6th, 8th-9th, 9th-10th

5/13 day and 5/15 day/evening available for full or half day trips aboard the Benchmark. www.newjerseysportfishing.com call Capt. Nick 888-552-8862

5/05/08
Captain Nick Neuberg reports:
Dave Bower and friends joined us aboard the Benchmark for an outstanding day of bass fishing aboard the Benchmark out of Highlands NJ. The group ended the day with a limit catch and over 50 fish total. Check out the pic @ www.newjerseysportfishing.com
5/04/08
Captain Nick Neuberg reports:
Ken Ekert and friends did their annual cinco de mayo trip aboard the Benchmark and caught a near limit catch on a 6 hour trip of bass up to 33″ on clams. Good fishing and the nice weather we have all been waiting for. May and june striper dates are still available, call 888-552-8862

5/01/08
Captain Nick Neuberg reports:
Saturday May 3rd is Now available aboard the 44′ Benchmark if anyone is interested in a 6 or 8hr striper trip. Call Capt. Nick 732-547-5688

4/09/08
Captain Nick Neuberg reports:
The 44′ Benchmark will be ready to go in the Highlands by the 15th of April. The 20′ Benchmark 2 will be available on or before April 10th for some early season bass and flounder for up to 3 anglers. It should be gettin good soon we had a very mild winter. Come join us. 888-552-TUNA (8862)

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MARYLOU CREW Sportfishing

10/5/08
Capt. Darren reports:
The Mary Lou Crew started out it’s fall stripe bass fishing not to bad. With one trip up to the rocks and a little help from the boat Sidewinder, it didn’t take long to have the first bass on. We ended the day keeping the three largest fish and releasing the rest. Also had plenty of blue fish action to add for some fun.

9/2/08
Capt. Darren reports:
Mary Lou Crew was out for a half day of fluke fishing. Our first stop produced all our bites and keepers. We made a few moves but nothing at the other spots and ended up going back to where we first started in the morning. Like everyone else to many shorts and only a few keepers. We also had a few Seabass and one large Squid! We are now booking our fall striper trips so give us a call at 973-809-9736

8/24/08
Capt. Darren reports:
Had Tom Cannon and his son Robert and friend Gram out for a banner day of blue fishing. It took a little to get them going, but once we did it was non stop action for the boys. The highlight of the day was when Robert decided to bring his SHARK rod! So top mate Phil rigged it all up for him and we dropped a whole blue fish fillet down next to the boat. Well you guessed it, the rod goes off and the battle is on! After dropping the anchor line on the ball and getting towed around between all the blue fish boats, we could not bring the fish up from the deep. However Capt. Tom on the Fintastic who was fishing about a 100 yards behind us got a look at the fish come when it came up to the surface and told me on the radio it was a real big Thresher Shark. We fought it for a little then the line parted. It was everything Robert was hoping for!!

8/14/08
Capt. Darren reports:
Back out for another shot at some fluke today with the guys from the Beaver Creek Farm. Today we switched it up and ran south and had some nice keepers, but with a lack of a drift for the main part of the day it made fishing tuff. Ended the day with a 5lb and 4lb fish along with a decent amount of 18 and 19 inch fish. The big problem of the day was trying to keep the skates of the baits.

8/13/08
Capt. Darren reports:
Had the group from Eugene Brennen Tree Services out for a day of bottom fishing. After moves all over the ocean we mangaged to put a decent catch together of fluke and seabass. Not enough keeper fluke today but we made up for it with seabass.

8/10/08
Capt. Darren reports:
Was back out today with Tom Cannon and his son Robert and friends. When went right back to all the same spots where we had the fish the day before, but boy did conditions change. We even had trouble finding shorts! The thunderstorms moved in and we called it a half day. Not a very good day, but thats fishing.

8/09/08
Capt. Darren reports:
Had our number one client George Gibson and his daughter Emily out again, but this time it was for the flatties. As usual when George and Emily go out with us it seems to be an automatic. We ended the day with a dozen keepers with one 5lbs and the other 6lbs. They also added a couple of 3s for good measure. We had our fair share of shorts as well.

8/05/08
Capt. Darren reports:
Mary Lou was out for another day of fluke fishing. We only had a short run to find the fish. Today there was no problem catching fluke, the problem was getting keepers. We had every bit of 50 fish but only a handful of keepers. It was a great day for the kids on the boat with flat seas and plenty of action.

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Fintastic Charters

6/21-22/08
Capt. Tom reports:
The Fintastic Crew of Captain’s Tom Kelly, Bruno Giuliari and Richie Andrews had the Eddie Hibbert charter on board for the two days of the Mako Mania Shark Tournament. Saturday: On Saturday we fished in the east side of the Triple Wrecks. We had no idea what was in store for us. We started our drift in 220’ of water and 69◦ water temp with good bait readings and closest boat was 3 miles away. At 10:30 am a huge splash occurred at the 30’ balloon. We only saw a massive shark tail disappear into the water. Richie at that point takes the pitch bait and feeds it back into the slick. He is instantly hooked up on a Penn 50SW with 21# of drag and 80# mono, the shark dumped nearly half the spool before we cleared the lines and began backing down on this monster. The rod was past to every charter member multiple times including the crew. This fish would just not come up. After two hours of pulling, backing down and spinning on this fish it finally came up. We grabbed the leader and couldn’t budge the fish any closer to the boat before it made another run. We had this fish up about nine times and could not get a good look at it. The size of this fish was unbelievable it had to weigh well over 1,000#. About 3pm we decided to try something else to break the stalemate. We realized that if this was a mako we wouldn’t have enough time to boat the fish and make the tournament’s 7pm weigh in, at this point we were 62 miles from Pt Pleasant, so forget the tournament rules. The plan was to swap the fish to a larger rod and reel. We had a Penn 70vs rigged with 200# spectra and 130# mono top shot which we attached a snap swivel to. The next time we were able to grab the leader we attached the snap swivel to the leader and cut the Penn 50 free from the fish. At this point we were able to apply 33# of drag to the fish and fight the fish from a swivel rod holder, similar to how we fish for giants in NC. The battle lasted for another 2 ½ hours we put as much pressure as we could and finally at 5:30 pm the line parted and that was it. The battle lasted for 7 hours; we end up over six miles from original location and pulled into our slip at 9:30pm. We couldn’t be a 100 % on the identification of this shark but the tail shape leads us to believe it was either a Great White or a monster mako. We could never get good look at its head, it was always angled down. Sunday: On Sunday we fished the Northeast end of the Glory Hole. We setup in 200’ of crystal blue 69◦ water. There were whales on the surface and solid bait readings at 100’. At 9:30 the 30’ rod goes off and were hooked up to a 90 – 100# Mako, which was released after a short fight. We caught 2 additional Mako’s which were under the tournaments’ qualifying size of 66”. The weather was a little sporty by noon but by 4pm the wind dropped out and we had good ride home. In the 2 days of Mako Mania we fought a monster shark for 7 hours and caught 3 Mako’s not a bad weekend, if this sounds like fun, call us for dates and availability. Capt. Tom www.fintasticcharters.com

6/15/08
Capt. Tom reports:
Captains Tom Kelly and Richie Andrews gave the Bob Ott charter from Pt Pleasant, NJ a Father’s Day trip to remember, on the FINTASTIC. They started the morning snagging bunker outside of Manasquan inlet after filling the live well, they made their way north. An hour went by before they caught their first fish and then another as the sun rose the bass really turned on. The 12 person charter at one point had 8 fish on at once. The bass hit live bunker, heads, tails you name it. They landed over 25 bass and kept 17 for the table. Two fish weighed in at Clarks Landing came in at 38 and 44½ # the largest this year on the Fintastic.

6/14/08
Capt. Tom reports:
Captains Bruno Giuliari and Tom Kelly had the Matt Detlet charter on the FINTASTIC for the Brett Bailey Mako Rodeo. We setup 55 miles to the southeast of Manasquan in clean 69 degree water, good bait readings, good drift and only 3 other boats in the area. With the table set we had high hopes for Mr. Mako, but we proceeded to catch and release 8 big blue sharks and a few bluefish which kept Matt and his friends quite busy. We’ll try again this weekend we’ll be fishing both days of Mako Mania. __________________ Captain Tom & The Fintastic Crew http://www.fintasticcharters.com (732)614-4181

6/12/08
Capt. Tom reports:
Captains Tom Kelly and Tom Savastano had the Stan Olszak charter on the FINTASTIC for and afternoon striper trip. Before heading back to Manasquan from the Highlands Captain Kelly threw his net and loaded the live well with bunker. We worked our way down to Asbury where the fish finder lit up with readings. We put her on the drift and had non stop action with Stripers from 18 to 30#. Stan an avid surf fisherman couldn’t believe this type of fishing.

6/11/08
Capt. Tom reports:
Captains Tom Kelly and Joe Patsco took the Marty Aberelle charter on the Fintastic for a late afternoon bass trip. Anchoring in 25′ of water the trip started with a good blue fish bite and as the sun went down the bass really turned on. They end up chunking over 30 bass ranging from 20 – 27 # with the largest fish weighing 33#. They kept 18 bass table and released the rest to fight another day. The Fintastic is moving from the Highlands to Point Pleasant today and has some open date availble. We will be sailing from Clarks Landing Marina in Point Pleasant until December and then off to Morehead City, NC. This weekend we will be fishing the Bret Bailey Mako Redeo shark tournament and then back to Bass fishing on Sunday. __________________ Captain Tom & The Fintastic Crew http://www.fintasticcharters.com (732)614-4181

5/10/08
Capt. Tom reports:
we had 10 anglers from the Murrary party from South Carolina out for a day of clamming at the hook. we kept 17 plus a few blues and relaease numerous shorts.

5/03/08
Capt. Tom reports:
The charter boat Fintastic will be sailing out of Sandy Hook Bay Marina from May 1 -June 15 chasing striped bass two trips daily. we plan to offer afternoon open trips from 3-8Pm for bass. please contact us via our website www.fintasticharters.com

4/21/08
Capt. Tom reports:
The fintastic will be sailing from Sandy Hook bay marina, Highlands NJ from 5/1 to 6/15. we will be chartering in am (6-2Pm and will sail open on the 3-8PM trips please see our website, www.fintasticharters.com for info and contact information capts tom savastano and Tom Kelly

NAN SEA J FISHING

6/11/08
Capt. Tom reports:
first shark trip of the season,ran down south. water was a bit green and temp was between 66-68 .we had 4 large blue sharks with 2 over 200lbs.no mako’s this time but we’ll try again next wednesday.

5/04/08
Capt. Tom reports:
despite the east wind and 4-7′ sea’s the fishing was excellant.Fred and the guy’s boated their limit of stripers up to 34″ along with 4 short 27″ throwback bass.the guy’s also had a wild time boating more than 50 bluefish up to 10lbs with numerous bite off’s due to mono leaders.an excellent time was had by all even though the weather and condition’s were less than favorable.

5/03/08
Capt. Tom reports:
Had Fred Gack and friends out in the sloppy conditions but the fishing was good. Loads of 3-7 lb blues with a few bass mixed in provided the entertainment in the morning. Our last drop in the afternoon was all bass and the guys quickly limited out with fish to 32″. Now’s the time, call 609-668-5877 to book your striper charter.

Canyon Runner Sport Fishing

1/16,17,18/09
Adam LaRosa reports:
I apologize for the late report, but my schedule has been crazy since returning from Guatemala last Monday.

We finally got tired of hearing about the great fishing in Guatemala from Ritchie Howell who has been fishing down there for a bunch of years now and decided to join Ritchie for 3 days of sailfishing. Ritchie Howell, Brad Burgess, John Timken, and I met in Houston for the final flight to Guatemala City. One word describes our trip: AMAZING! Everything you read and hear about Guatemala is true!

Friday, Jan. 16th We arrived at the marina at 6:45am and after Hefe launched Ritchie’s 26 ft panga (which is about 6’ wide) we were off. The bite was good about 15 miles due south, so we decided to head that way. After a short ride in calm Guatemalan seas, we were only able to deploy 1 teaser before the 1at sail crashed it! We quickly switched him off the green turbo/ballyhoo combo and the fight was on! Over the next few hours we managed to raise another 14 sails, drawing 11 bites and releasing 9 before the bite slowed. We managed 1 double and the rest were single bites ending the day going 9/11 on sails. Not bad for our first day in Guatemala. Back at the dock we learned the bite was very good another 10-12 miles south, so we knew where we were heading tomorrow!

Saturday, Jan. 17th What a difference a day makes! Arriving at marina at 6:45am, we were greeted by a stiff 15-20 knot wind out of the SE. We tucked in behind one the larger boats, but the seas 17 miles off the beach were 4-6 feet……. Decision time! We decided it was too rough to continue and almost to rough to fish a spread effectively from Ritchie’s 26 pagna. We deployed to teasers and ballyhoos from the flatlines. Fishing was slow until we raised our first double 13 miles offshore, but both sails were uninterested in our offerings. but More importantly we now had some life and hope we might be able to scratch a sail or two out to save the day! Ritchie worked the area hard and was rewarded with another double header going 1/2. After a single, double, 2 more single sailfish bites and a few large Dorado in between and we managed to release 6 sailfish. We were pretty beat up from the rough seas, so we decided to pack it in around 2pm. For the day, we ended up raising 11 sails and released 6 out of 8 bites. Back at the bar, we heard the bite was again very good with most boats raising 40-50 sails and releasing up to 25 sails.

Sunday, Jan. 18th We didn’t want to take a chance on missing the bite that was going on 30 miles offshore, so we decided to charter the 37 ft. Daytona “Canso” from the Casa Vieja Lodge Fleet. Capt. Chico did not disappoint! Brad, Timken, and I ran the cockpit and Chico and Ritchie ran things on the bridge. Arriving at the spot, we deployed 3 teasers and 3 baits, with pitch bait ready to go. We had our 1st double header 20 minutes after we started and then proceeded to go 13 for our first 14 bites and 25 for 27 before Mr. Timken got into the mix and started nailing a few of his own. The bite was consistent all day as we managed to raise 47 sails, drawing 42 bites, and releasing 35 sails including 13 double headers and pulling the hook on 3 of the fish we missed! All and all we had a great first visit to Guatemala. The fishing was amazing as we released 50 sails out of 62 bites in 2.5 days of fishing (raised over 70 sails to our pattern!) Our accommodations and service at Casa Vieja Lodge we 1st class! The staff really go out of there way to make sure the coffee is hot and the drinks are cold!

10/12/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
Capt. Mark DeCabia had the Manny, Greg, and Joe Morea charter for an overnigther on the 48 Canyon Runner and had a 6 flag day. Arriving at the Toms in the dark they went right to the hook and had constant action all night. They boated a 50 pound yellowfin, went 4 for 5 on swords pulling the hook on a decent one and releasing 4 small ones, caught some mahi and released 4 blue sharks. Up on the troll in the morning they quickly put a longfin in the boat. Two hours of nothing ended when something grabed the shot gone ballyhoo and dumped 500 yards of mono and spectra. 40 minutes later they darted a 170 big-eye that was hooked right in the tail and fought like no big-eye had in the past. They added 2 more longfin, more mahi, and tried for tiles only to catch a few ling. I’ll have pictures of this big-eye up on our site tonight and post here later but I wanted to get this report up to let everyone know that there are still someone this fish around as well as the longfin.

10/11/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
Capt. Mark DeCabia was behind the helm of the 48’ Canyon Runner this weekend with the Keith Bush charter and had her in the Toms Canyon bailing mahi’s when Dave on the Jenny Lee got covered up with longfin and called him in. They proceeded to boat 4 longfin that afternoon missing a few others. At night absolutely nothing happened and they got up on the troll early. They boated another 12 longfin before 9am when then went home early with the boxes full as they also put them on over 40 big mahi. The longfin bites were mostly coming on single lures and ballyhoo trolled in between two bars trolled from the riggers (we usually pull 3 rods from each rigger.).

10/11/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
Capt. Mark DeBlasio was behind the helm of the 60′ Canyon Runner early this weekend and had the Jim Fallon charter out arriving in the dark and missing the afternoon troll bit. He did nothing at night but made up for it big time in the morning. They put the anchor on the ball instead of pulling it and got on the troll early and immediately got the longfin going. Between 5:30am and 9am he put 16 in the boat and ran away from the longfin looking for a big-eye bite which had been going on 3 miles away a couple days earlier. At 11am he came back into the longfin bite and got another 8 releasing then all and ending the trip with 26.

10/5-6/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
We ran a bunch of trips so far this October and I’ve only got a chance to post a few of them – here are the rest from last week on the 60’ Ritchie Howell Capt. Mark DeBlasio had the Dr. John Bednar charter out Sunday to Monday October 5-6 as the Dr. heard of the solid swordfishing and wanted to get in on the action. And they did. They started trolling in between the Hudson and Toms canyon in the late afternoon only to pick one longfin before having the get on the hook for the night. Almost immediately they got a bite on the sword rod and it was a good fish only to pull the hook on it 20 minutes into the fight. Another 4 quiet hours were spent watching the rods when the 250’ rod went off and the fight was on. Always an animal on the rod Dr. Bednar had the fish to the boat quickly and the crew had a shot at the harpoon and took it. Gutted she came in at 220 pounds so we figured add another 30-40 pounds for a beautiful 250-260## sword – one of the biggest we’ve caught to date. [IMG]http://www.canyonrunner.com/data/41/img/3450.jpg[/IMG] Capt. DeBlasio had the Tom Malan charter back out Tuesday to Wednesday and headed back to the northeast corner of the Toms Canyon getting on the troll they had a hard time getting the fish going but pulled a couple nice longfin before dark. The night time was spent boating a bunch of mahi and going 3 for 3 on swords with a 60” sword boated. Believe it or not that 60” sword was taken on a jig. Up on the troll in the morning they nailed a few more mahi and another longfin to finish off with the 3 longfin and 3 swords with one boated. Capt. DeBlasio had the John Deno charter out Thursday to Friday after waiting out the blow and got to the edge around 2pm. Trolling all day Thursday only saw one yellowfin hit the deck of about 30 pounds. Night time saw no action at all and up on the troll in the morning they bailed out with a couple longfin. For all the pictures go to www.canyonrunner.com

10/4-5/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
Capt. Mark DeCabia took the 48′ Viking to the Hudson Canyon on Saturday with the Mike Wiley charter and found the place desolate. A call from the 60′ Canyon Runner had them run down to the Toms and they got in on some great longfin trolling going 1 for 2, 2 for 3, 3 for 3 and 2 for 2 before sunset. At night they pulled a 65# yellowfin and 3 rat swords kept the charter busy but none of them were big enough to put in the box. With 9 nice tuna in the boat thought (the longfin were 40-60#) the charter was happy to head home early as soon as the sun came up.

10/4-5/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
Capt. Mark DeBlasio took the Chris Earle charter out Saturday to Sunday for an overnighter and headed towards the West Wall of the Hudson. When they got close he got an updated water temp shot on the Northstar Sirius Weather and saw the Hudson was ice cold but that the warmer water moved south down the edge so he made a course for the northeast corner of the Toms and put out the spread. Just north of the Toms he had his first bite putting a nice longfin in the boat. His second bite was a lot more interesting. In 800 feet of water he pulled the biggest big-eye of the year for us at 210 pounds after a 40 minute battle. Up on the troll again he got 4 more longfin to finish out the afternoon troll. At night he went 3 for 5 on small swords. Up on the troll in the morning saw two more nice longfin hit the deck and he finished up with 7.

09/14-15/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
Capt. Mark DeCabia and Phil Dulanie took the Damien Romeo charter offshore Saturday night and stopped on the bluefin grounds at 3:45 am read the bait, dropped the anchor and the first rod in the water was hammered. They went on to fight 2 to 3 fish at a time catching everything on sardines adn 60 pound flouro. They also pulled some fresh live bait off the bottom – squid, ling and whiting and caught some of the bigger fish on that. There best fish was 64 inches and about 110-120 pounds. They had a bunch in the 80 pound class and a bunch of 40 pounders. They had fish on until 9am when the charter couldn’t reel anymore and they came home. They were fishing once agian 40 miles SE of Manasquan on a course to the Hudson Canyon but never made it – we just didn’t want to leave that bite.

09/12-13/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
Capt. Mark DeBlasio got tired of driving away from the awesome bluefin fishing to go to the canyons to catch a few rat yellowfin so we finally convinced a charter to stay on the bluefin bite and it paid off big time. We left the dock at 3pm on Friday with the John O’Day charter and headed 40 miless off and set up in the mini-fleet at around 5pm and immediately got he fish going. Between 5pm and 10pm they brought 14 bluefin to the boat and one 20 pound mahi. The bluefin ranged from 40 to 100 poudns with most fish right around 44-46 inches and yes they bite right into the dark with the last fish released at 10pm. They then had their first bite around 4:30am and released another 5 fish before pulling the hook at 10am to come home. In total the charter battled 19 big tuna and had one of their best trips with us to date despite not coming home with a truck load of tuna.

09/10-11/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
Capt. Mark DeCabia and Phil Dulanie took the Al Baum charter out to the canyon Thursday to Friday but stopped 40 off and got in on some solid chunking on big big bluefin. They first trolled a 40 pounder that was boated. However the party boats were doing alot better on the chunk so they threw the hook and proceeded to fight big bluefin for the next 2 hours putting a 62 inch fish in the boat. The then releasing a 67 inch 160 pounder and a 190-200 pound fat 69 inch fish. They then tried running offshroe to the Hudson to get a few other species. They trolled two yellowfin at the 100-square including a nice 50 pounder but got nothing else a night and came home after some unproductive morening trolling.

09/10-11/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
Capt. Mark DeBlasio, Capt. Greg Ryback and Capt. Peter Doran took the Matt Smith charter out on the 60 Ritchie Howell Canyon Runner Thursday to Friday and ran 40 off before settling into what was to become an outstanding bluefin bite. They went right to the chunk as several boats including the 48 Canyon Runner were already on the hook. The proceed to catch 9 bluefin from 50 to 120 pounds in the next 4.5 hours and fought another 6. The charter choose to leave this fishing to look for something different so off to the Hudson they treaked. They had what was a great night with 3 for 4 on yellowfin and 1 for 2 on the early morning troll for a total of 4 yellowfin and some mahi. They are headed back out Friday to Saturday and will most likely stay 40 off on the bluefins tonight through tomorrow morning.

09/8-9/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
Capt. Mark DeBlasio, Greg Ryback and Peter Doran took the Ed Ek charter out on the 48 Canyon Runner Monday to Tuesday and also got in on a decent catch for the group. They left the dock at 10am and stemed to about 30 miles off and had the bluefins on top so they trolled for 2 hours putting 5 fish in the boat releasing 3 and keeping a 46 & 47.5 inch fish. They ran off to the Hudson and worked the west wall with out a touch missing out on the big-eye bite. They set up for the night and soon thereafter got 53.5 inch sword in the boat off the deep rod. They got up on the troll in the morning and picked away at mahi mahi until they long rigger started screaming and they thought they had their bite. It turned out to be a huge white marlin that was released. They also pulled a 30 pound yellowfin on the troll ending the trip with a 5 flag day.

09/8-9/08
Adam LaRosa reports:
Capt. Mark DeCabia and PHil Dulanie took the Frank Knoefel charter out Monday to Tuesday and stoped 40 miles offshore to troll some tuna and bend the rods. Two hours of trolling saw 4 nice bluefin tuna come to the boat in the 30-50 pound class – keeping one. They headed off to the Hudson Canyon and trolled the wall out to the mouth and got in on a nice big-eye bite putting a 170# big-eye in the boat. On the chunk only a short amount of time passed when the deep rod went off and they were battling what ended up being a 54″ swordfish that was boated. They fought and lost anothe sword, missed a third and released a mako. Up on the troll in the morning they hooked and fought (only to lose) a 600# blue marlin that put on a nice show for the happy charter.

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Little Hawk Charter Boat

ICE AND RECESSION BREAKER
(FLOUNDER SPECIAL)
MONTH OF APRIL
$850.00 FOR THE FIRST 15 PE0PLE !!!!

BOOK NOW !! (FALL) STRIPED BASS OCT.//NOV.//DEC.

WE COME IN WHEN TRIP CATCHES LIMITS PLUS BONUS BASS IN N.J. WATERS, WE DONT CATCH AND RELEASE BECAUSE A GOOD AMOUNT OF THE RELEASED BASS ARE NOT GOING TO LIVE. I HAVE SEEN MANY YEARS OF NO BASS, DONT WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GIFT.

THE CAPTAINS AND CREW OF THE LITTLE HAWK WISH A HEALTHY AND SAFE WINTER, AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS, AND HOPE TO SEE YOU FOR THE 2009 SEASON.
CAPTS. JOE OCCHIPINTI SR. & JR. RICH, JACK AND MATTHEW

THIS WILL BE MY LAST REPORT OF THE 2008 SEASON THE BASS FISHING IS UNBELIEVABLE AS SOON AS YOU TURN THE HOOK THE SKY IS BLACK WITH BIRDS FEEDING ON CHOPED UP BAIT FISH LEFT BY SWIRLING BASS ON TOP OF THE WATER, ALL THE TRIPS JIG SHORTS WITH SOME KEEPER BASS ALONG WITH BIG BLUEFISH, THE ACTION LASTS ALL DAY. THE BOAT WILL COME OUT FOR THE WINTER DEC. 8

AS OF 11/21 IT’S JIGING ACTION ALL DAY WITH BASS AND BLUEFISH A LOT OF SHORT BASS ALONG WITH KEEPERS IF THE CONDITIONS ARE GOOD WE FISH WITH EELS FOR THE BIGGER BASS, BUT LATELY WINDS ARE TO STRONG TO DRIFT. HOPE THE WINDS CALM DOWN SO WE CAN GET INTO THIS GOOD FISHING, AND END THE YEAR WITH A BANG. THE BOAT WILL BE COMING OUT OF THE WATER DEC. 8
11/14 HAD OUT GROUP FROM ACTION TREE SERVICE FOR A GREAT MORNING OF BASS CLAMING, CAUGHT OVER 60 BASS WITH 7 KEEPERS. NON STOP ACTION.
11/13 HAD OUT ROGER SANFORD AND FRIENDS FOR A GOOD MORNING OF BASS FISHING, JIGED A LOAD OF SHORT BASS AND BIG BLUES ALONG WITH 4 KEEPER BASS. A LOT OF ACTION.
11/12 HAD OUT MIKE SORIANO AND FRIENDS FOR A GOOD DAY OF JIGING CAUGHT 3 KEEPER BASS ALONG WITH SHORTS AND BIG BLUES.
11/11 SAW GOOD BASS FISHING FIRST THING FOR RICK NOLAN AND FRIENDS CAUGHT 5 KEEPERS ON CLAMS, THEN JIGED ALL THE 4 TO 8 LB. BLUES THEY WANTED ALONG WITH SHORT BASS. IT WAS A REPEAT OF THE MORNING TRIP JIGING WISE FOR THE GLEN FORNEY PARTY.
11/10 P.M. HAD GOOD JIGING FOR THE GROUP FROM THE WOOD BRIDGE MALL ALONG WITH THE WOOD BRIDGE SANTA,CAUGHT ALL THE 4 TO 8 LB. BLUES THEY WANTED ALONG WITH SHORT BASS.
11/10 A.M. WAS A DIFFERENT STORY FOR THE DOMINICK FORTUGNO GROUP WHO SAW GOOD BASS FISHING WITH CLAMS, CAUGHT OVER 25 BASS WITH 8 KEEPERS.
11/8 P.M., 11/9 A.M., 11/9 P.M.WERE 3 TOUGH TRIPS, JUST A PICK OF KEEPER AND SHORT BASS AND BLUEFISH, THE CHARLES HEWITT GROUP, GROUP FROM JIM CURLEY PONTIAC, AND THE HANK KOCHEN GROUP.
11/8 A.M. HAD OUT GROUP FROM SHARP CORP. FOR A GOOD MORNING OF BASS FISHING, CAUGHT OVER 30 BASS WITH 8 KEEPERS, ALL NICE SIZE KEEPERS, 23, 22, 21 LBS. AND THE REST IN THE TEENS.
11/7 A.M. & P.M. TRIPS SAW THE SAME BASS FISHING, CAUGHT A TON OF SHORTS WITH A FEW KEEPERS, A.M. HAROLD VANSETTER AND FRIENDS, P.M. MARTIN BICK AND FRIENDS.
11/5 FRANK MARRA AND FRIENDS, JIGED A TON OF SHORT BASS ALONG WITH A KEEPER AND BLUEFISH.
11/4 A.M. & P.M. GET READY FOR ANOTHER NORTH EAST BLOW, I THINK THAT’S WHAT TURN THE BASS ON, NICE WEATHER WITH TOUGH FISHING, A.M. ROSS LESOINE AND FRIENDS CAUGHT 6 BASS WITH 3 KEEPERS, P.M. WITH THE BUILDERS GENERAL GROUP HAD THE BEST CONDITIONS BUT NO FISH.
11/3 HAD OUT SCOTT GALLION AND FRIENDS FOR A DECENT PICK OF BASS AND BLUES, ALL ON EELS.
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K-KAT Charter Boat

11/29/08
Captain Chris Devereaux
We had perfect weather today for the Ron Stroz charter from Colts Neck. We went blackfishing first and caught 20 keepers and a ton of shorts. I switched over to jigging and the guys caught and released more bluefish than you can shake a stick at. I will be running open boat blackfish trips for the whole month of December, and there are still some weekday and weekend dates available

11/23/08
Captain Chris Devereaux
Another great day of blackfishing for the Richard Yu charter, we caught our limit of 36 keepers by 9:30! We had fish up to 8 pounds and a ton of shorts mixed in. We then continued to catch and release keepers and shorts for the rest of the day. There are still a few dates available in December for blackfish and striped bass, give me a call to book your trip. 732-567-3289 Captain Chris Devereaux K-KAT Sportfishing kkatcharters@comcast.net 732-567-3289 www.kkatcharterboat.com

11/22/08
Captain Chris Devereaux
We braved sub arctic conditions today with the crew from Duhnam Construction. It was all worth it though; as soon as the anchor came tight we had the blackfish flying. We had our limit of fish in less than two hours and plenty of shorts as well. We are back out tomorrow and I can’t wait, I wouldn’t mind if it was a little warmer though. I am going to be running open boat blackfish trips starting December 1st, give me a call to reserve a spot. 732-567-3289 Captain Chris Devereaux K-KAT Sportfishing kkatcharters@comcast.net 732-567-3289 www.kkatcharterboat.com
11/17/08
Captain Chris Devereaux
11/17-Really good blackfishing today, we ended up catching our limit of fish and releasing a ton more. We had fish up to 6 pounds with some seabass and porgies mixed in. I am running an open boat Striped bass/Blackfish combo trip this Thursday Nov.20 Give me a call to reserve your spot.732-567-3289 Captain Chris Devereaux K-KAT Sportfishing kkatcharters@comcast.net 732-567-3289 www.kkatcharterboat.com

10/31/08
Captain Chris Devereaux
Had some god action today for the Chuck Deeney crew from Irvington. A ton of shorts and 6 nice keepers kept the rods bending. I will be running an open boat trip for striped bass on Thursday Nov. 6. Give me a call to reserve your spot. 732-567-3289

10/26/08
Captain Chris Devereaux
Great striped bass fishing today for the Chris Heckman crew. Anchored up and had steady action resulting in 9 keepers up to 25 lbs, and plenty of shorts to keep the rods bending. I am going to be running an open boat striped bass trip this Thursday morning, give me a call to save your spot. Captain Chris Devereaux(732-567-3289)

10/20/08
Captain Chris Devereaux
To rough to fish where I wanted today but we were still able to catch some fish. Had 3 keeper bass and a handful of shorts for the Johnny Grill crew from Sea Bright.The fish are here and I cant wait to get back out there, plenty of November and December dates still available for striped bass and blackfish.
Captain Chris Devereaux K-KAT Sportfishing kkatcharters@comcast.net 732-567-3289 www.kkatcharterboat.com

07/20/08
Captain Ken Dubman
Bottom fishing and fluking, that’s what we are up to these days. Fluking was action packed on Saturday and Sunday for the Chuck Deeney crew from Brick, and the Randy Smith crew from Clifton, although shorts outnumbered keepers 20 to 1. The action was south of Sandy Hook channel and off of the Hook itself. A better bet, when conditions are right, is the excellent bottom fishing off Sea Bright. A good catch of ling, along with seabass and blackfish, was put together by the Tim Holiday party on Friday, although there were no anchoring conditions, and we had to slowly drift. Conditions were much better Thursday, when our crew trip was topped by Capt. Derek Beilitz’ 9.5 pound tog. Lots of ling and a decent amount of keeper seabass rounded out the catch, as well as a boat limit of one tog per man.

07/04/08
Captain Ken Dubman Red hot striper bite on Independence Day for Tzvi Bar-David and his family from Riverdale, NY. The bass bit as soon as the baits were in the water, we had a limit of 10 in the box in 45 minutes off of Sandy Hook. 6 more were released, as well as a another dozen missed & broken off. All the fish were caught on fresh bunker heads. It seems that now that the supposed spring bass season is behind us and most of our customers have already done their trips, the fishing is becoming more dependable. Other limit or near-limit catches over the past week include Alan Lambert & crew from Spring Lake, the Mike Mackey group from Hoboken, Michael LaSalvia family from Sayreville, and the Andy Veasey family from Rumson.

05/20/08
Captain Ken Dubman Reports:
After clamming for the past few days with mixed results, we switched back to bunker fishing today with the Ted Metzger party from Pike County outfitters in Northeast PA. Fishing was good, we fell one fish shy of bonus tagging the boat out, 11 keepers from 15 to 22 pounds for 4 guys, plus gator bluefish. Needless to say, I was very happy to see this kind of fishing, it’s what we’ve been missing for the past couple of weeks. Hopefully, it will hold up & just get better from here.

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Hyper Striper Sportfishing

4/23/08
Captain Pete Wagner reports
Another beautiful day on the Hyper Striper out of the Highlands. Capt. Pete and mate Chad worked hard all day to put 7 keeper bass in the box along with 1 nice bluefish. Hope this is the start of good things to come. Great weather. Good Company.