Fishermen Reports

NAUTICALNET MARINE CHARTERS

name: Capt. Chris Devereaux
e_mail: kkatcharters@comcast.net
boat_name: K-Kat
date: feb 18th
other: Hello Everyone, Winter is almost over and the K-Kat will be ready to fish on April 1st. All trips from April 1st to the 15th will be discounted at the price of $450. I am booking trips already so call soon as weekend dates in May and June will go fast. I am looking forward to seeing you all soon and getting back out on the water. I will also be doing open trips a lot in April so make sure you sign up on the mailing list to receive e mails about trips and fishing reports. Take care everyone and ill talk to you soon. Capt. Chris Devereaux 732-567-3289

K-KAT Charter Boat

name: capt ray burke
boat_name: mad gaffer
date: feb 6 to 8th
where: ocean
method: bait
species: Tautog
bait_used: crab
water_depth: 75 to 120
water_temp: 45
other: 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.

Jenny-Lee Sportfishing

name: capt ray burke
boat_name: mad gaffer
date: special trip feb 1 st
where: ocean
method: bait
species: Tautog
bait_used: crabs /clams
other: 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

ALLISON RAE SPORTFISHING

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 1/25/09
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 12 1/2 lbs
bait_used: Crabs
water_depth: 110-115 ft
water_temp: 40 degrees
other: 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

NAN SEA J FISHING

name: Capt. Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 1/19/09
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 12 lbs
bait_used: Crabs
water_depth: 90ft
water_temp: 42
other: 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.

TAMPA VII SPORTFISHING CHARTERS

name: CAPTAIN RAY BURKE
boat_name: THE MAD GAFFER
date: 1/12/09
where: OCEAN
method: BAIT
species: Tautog
size: 13 LBS.
bait_used: CRAB
water_depth: 80 FEET
water_temp: 42
other: 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.

Mad Gaffer
name: Jason Ross and Mike Rastiello
e_mail: jrizzle9@aol.com
boat_name: 125 Jamaica
date: 01-10-2009
where: 80 Mile Wrecks
method: Bottom
species: Black Sea Bass
size: 6 LBS
bait_used: Clam
water_depth: 150-250
water_temp: 50′s
other: Jumped on the over nighter for saturdays giant seabass trip. Thought the ocean would be rough but it was a lake for the entire trip. Fishing was excellant for myself and mike. Both of us had limits and Mike took the pool with a 6 LB knot head!! Awesome trip Im done with the inshore fishing for the year.

MARYLOU CREW Sportfishing

name: capt ray burke
boat_name: mad gaffer
date: jan 6 2009
where: ocean
method: bait
species: Blackfish
size: to 15 lbs
bait_used: crab
water_depth: 70 feet
water_temp: 45
other: 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.

Benchmark Charter Boat

name: CHRIS
boat_name: CHICKEN OF THE SEA
date: 01/04/2009
where: NORTH OF SR INLET
method: ANCHOR
species: Tautog
size: UP TO 10#
bait_used: CRABS/CLAMS
water_temp: COLD
other: OUT ON MY BUDDIES BOAT FOR THE 1ST TRIP OF THE YEAR AS MINE IS STILL BEING BUILT. COLD AND WINDY BUT PRETTY GOOD FISHING. 3 GUYS MANAGED 9 KEEPER BLACKFISH AND 1 NICE COD. WE ALSO RELEASED 1 TOG OVER 10 POUNDS AND NUMEROUS OTHER SHORT KEEPERS. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS.

name: capt. ray burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 1/4/09
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 12 1/2 pounds
bait_used: Crabs
water_depth: 80 ft
water_temp: 44
other: 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.

Finominal Sport Fishing

name: capt. ray burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 12/30/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 12 lbs
bait_used: Crabs
water_depth: 50 ft
water_temp: 42 degrees
other: 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/

Big Boy Sportfishing

name: capt. ray burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 12/29/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 13 pounds
bait_used: Crabs
other: 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.

125′ JAMAICA

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 12/27/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
bait_used: Crabs
water_depth: 70 ft
other: 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.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 12/27/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Decided today would be the last trip for 2008….After bouncing around inshore, offshore back inshore trying to put a catch together, for us, the fat lady has sung. Managed 5 nice keepers and some shorts on way to many stops….Lots of bait around, herring, mackerall, Sand eels and today, Bunkers. Thought we would make it till the New Year, I just don’t think it’s worth it. Thanks to all who have fished with us and thanks to those who enjoy reading my posts…hope you don’t go through winter withdrawl!!!! Dr. Sal is the Big Bass pool winner for the fall beating out Anchor Joe by 6 ounces!!!! Congrads Sal on a very nice fish….See you in April…Capt. Ron

Fintastic Charters

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 12/26/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Had no idea what to expect today after not sailing since last Tuesday. Headed down the beach with the binoculars going, the radar fine tuned, looking for bird life. The fish finder was blank with the exception of a small shot of bait here and there. Got to the rocks (inshore) to start, saw one tiny mark, stopped and caught nothing. Ran offshore a bit and found some better bait life in a tide streak..Jon Devlin caught a short, thought to myself at least we have a pool fish. Ran offshore to some deeper water, caught a couple hering and a small mackrell. Kept in contact with Capt.Bob from the Gambler who looked South, then headed North, with basically the same results I was having. By 12:30 I was planning on what to do with the rest of my days off for the begining of 2009..Headed back to the west and pulled the last Rabbit of the year outta the hat! Gannets hitting the water, readings 10 to 15 ft thick off the bottom!! Exactly where we had left earlier. Had a good hour bite that produced Rocco’s 2 keepers including a beautifull 20pound fish for the pool. Dave also had 2 keepers along with 10 shorts for High hook. 9 nice keeper fish all together. So what I thought would be the swan song turns out to be “Can’t wait till tomorrow!” Saturdays weather looks good, but from Sunday on, not so promissing….Saturday looks like it will be it! Hope one of the guys that were out today could post the pic of Roccos fish, as I left the camera home with all the holiday pics!!! Capt.Ron

name: capt. ray burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 12/26/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
bait_used: Crabs
water_depth: 50 ft
water_temp: 44 degrees
other: 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.

FUN TYME CHARTERS

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 12/23/08
where: OCEAN
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 45 ft
water_temp: 47 degrees
other: 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.

Hyper Striper Sportfishing

name: Andrew
e_mail: amarsala07747@yahoo.com
boat_name: Master Baiter
date: 12/18/08
where: The Rocks
method: Troll, Jig
species: Striped Bass
size: up to 12lbs
bait_used: Strech 25
water_depth: 40-70′
water_temp: 44 degrees
other: I headed out with two buddies for a striper trip again hoping for as good luck as last week. Again it was a real slow start with no significant marks at the tip of the hook or Ambrose. Went down to the Rocks and had very few marks. Started to troll and had the first fish within minutes. It was a slow pick all day with 30 stripers and 3 keepers up to 32” / 12. Actually had two bluefish and snagged a bunker off the bottom. All in all a great day on the water, especially once it warmed up to the mid-forties and was as flat as a millpond. God Bless the USA.

name: The Professor
boat_name: The Professor
date: 12/18/08
where: Harvey Cedars Lump
method: Trolling Shad Umbrella Rigs & Stretch 25′s
species: Striped Bass
size: 11 Fish to 27.5″
bait_used: Shads & Stretch 25′s
water_depth: 35 to 60 feet
water_temp: 45 Degrees
other: Last Trip of the year prior to pulling the boat for the season. After an early morning chop the ocean flattened out for yet another beautiful day on the water to end the season. Ocean looked lifeless at the Coast Guard Station despite pulling one 16 ” fish on tubes and heard of some larger fish(3 keepers) being taken down at Harvey Cedars Lump so I made the run. It proved to be worth it. Had 10 fish in about 3 hours of trolling. Not a hot bite but not bad for December 18th. Finished the day losing a large fish that almost spooled me as I ran off the lump into deeper water. It’s always the one that got away. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year and until next year Tight Lines!

T.C. Irons Yacht Insurance

name: capt. ray burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 12/16/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 14 lbs
bait_used: Crabs
water_depth: 40 ft
water_temp: 50
other: 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.

Just One More Sportfishing

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 12/15/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Wish I could have taken half of today and gave it back to yesterday!! Went back to where we didn’t catch them yesterday…gannets, bait and loads of fish to keep us busy. Very nasty though with the hard south wind. Don’t think anyone really cared as the bite was on. Got better as the tide changed and wind picked up!!! Couple guys had 3 keepers some had 2 and a few had none. The 27 inch fish are the perfect size now for eating, and we have to toss them back, what a joke. Caught a keeper cod on the second drift of the day. Dave was the hot man with 4 keepers and the pool at 16 pounds. Tom and Jerry Krako combined for over 40 fish, with Jerry getting the keepers…sorry Tom! Nice to put the fat lady back in the box today…Capt.ron Sorry guys, some of the pics just didn’t come out…gotta get a new photographer.

No Worries Charters
name: Werner & Wolfgang Sprie
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 12/14/2008
where: Off Mantoloking
method: Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 36″
bait_used: Tube Rigs
water_depth: 45 to 50 Ft.
water_temp: 49 Degrees
other: 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.

name: Ray Maronpot
e_mail: ray@littlerayspools.com
boat_name: poolwinner
date: 12/14/08
where: ocean
method: jig/troll
species: Striped Bass
size: short
bait_used: stretch 25′s, deep thunder’s , ava’s
water_depth: 10-50
water_temp: 40′s
other: Quite a letdown after reading Saturdays’ reports. As usual, put in at Leonardo, ran down to the rocks, caught a really nice sunrise, trolled around a bit, nothing, drifted and jigged around the nearshore buoy and caught 1 short bass on a jig. That was all, no birds, no bait, no fish. The majority of boats i saw seemed to be anchored up on the SH reef area. Not much chatter on the radio either. Oh well, it was still a nice morning on the ocean. Happy Holidays, tight lines and Go Giants.

name: richard koehlerr
e_mail: rkoehler@koehler-isaacs.com
boat_name: refuge
date: 12/14/08
where: Sandy hook to Coney island
method: jig,stretch 25, eels
species: Striped Bass
size: none
bait_used: jigs, stretch 25′s, live eels
water_depth: 20 to 60 feet
other: No birds, no fish , a few marks ….seems herring are in

name: Capt. Frank Bovasso
e_mail: Predatorsf@aol.com
boat_name: Predator ll
date: 12/14/08
where: Deal rocks
method: bait
species: Tautog
size: 5lb
bait_used: white leg crabs /green crabs
water_depth: 40
water_temp: 45
other: The 26′ Mako became an Ice breaker early in the AM, to get out of Marina.HAd Joe “the Pro” Jarema and Ken Diglio out. Tough pick only 2 keepers and shorts. NOAA was not accurate . 2-4′ more like 5-8′. GAve up around 1 pm and got the crap beat out of us on the way back to Manasquan.

name: Hoops
e_mail: prtraders2000@yahoo.com
boat_name: Oceanmaster
date: 12/14/08
where: Ortley/Mantoloking
method: Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: zero
bait_used: umbrellas down
water_depth: 30 – 60
water_temp: 48
other: Nothing. Zero. Zilch. About the only thing I got were numb toes.

DAY AT SEA

name: Bruce (Cuz) Vitale
e_mail: bvcuz@yahoo.com
boat_name: Jamaican Princess- Pt. Pleasant
date: Sat. Dec. 13, 2008
where: Elberon
method: Bottom
species: Blackfish
size: 4-8lbs.
bait_used: Crabs
water_depth: 38′
water_temp: 47 degrees
other: Chartered boat out of Garden State Marina, Pt. Pleasant, N.J. Captain Ken and mate Dave provided excellent service. Rough water with winds gusting to 25 knots. Thank God we were on a 32′ Blackfin. Full moon didn’t stop the bite all day. Five men had 26 good size keepers. Lou Truppi, Bushkill, Pa. and Michael O’Buch, Bridgewater, N.J. and myself each caught our limit. Best day in years.

name: Capt.,Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 12/13/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: After 3 days tied to the dock I felt like a caged animal waiting to get out and fish. Today was the day I waited for all season. Made it to the Rocks and plenty of bird life, first drift had a good shot of shorts and 1 keeper. Got nuts and ran for what I thought would be bigger fish..gannets hitting the water is normally the key!! Stopped the boat and in 2 minutes had 8 fish on, the first one made me crazy, a new big pool fish caught by Dr. Sal at 24 pounds (sorry Joe maybe Monday). Rob and I didn’t put the nets down for 20 minutes…Got about an hour and a half out of the bite before the outgoing killed everything. Bird life went, bait and fish dissapeared, didn’t matter as we had ours! Looked back inshore, up to the North and never caught another fish. Mortgage Man Eric, Tom, Jim, Sal, fabien, just about everyone on the boat had thier limit…..Only problem, TRY TOO REPEAT IT TOMORROW!! Capt.ron

Canyon Runner Sport Fishing

name: Andrew
e_mail: amarsala07747@yahoo.com
boat_name: Master Baiter
date: 12/09/08
where: The Rocks, Ambrose
method: Jigs/troll
species: Striped Bass
size: up to 22 Pounds
bait_used: Strech 25
water_depth: 30-50
water_temp: 45 degrees
other: Figured I’d try it out today, since it’s supposed to blow the rest of the week. As always rounded the Tip nice and early (06:30) and found no bird life or marks as Captain Ron said. Went down to the Rocks in a tough south wind with 5-7’ with an occasional 8’ thrown in. No luck jigging or trolling anywhere. Anchored up for a while at the SH Reef for blackfish and even they stayed home. Thought it was gonna be a bust then saw the Fisherman head down and around the Rocks, leaving instantly and I knew it was bad. Went back north to give it one more shot. Talked a bit on the radio and located some life by Ambrose Channel. No real luck jigging that early but started a troll and had two keepers right away (the first was 38” and 22 pounds). Continued to plug at them, trolling strech25’s seemed to be best and got the biggest fish. Sorry Capt. Ron, but every time you came near me I had a keeper. You ended being my good luck charm today. Ended up staying out until 4:15 with 8 keepers the biggest being the first. All in all caught about 40 fish and only one blufish. Awesome day for a slow start. God Bless the USA.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 12/9/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Great morning on the dock, no wind, temps were perfect for December. The Ocean, that was a totally differen’t story!!! Left the dock with that magic 9 number again and headed South to the Rocks…the further south, the larger the holes became! Finally arrived only to put the pulpit under on a big one. Never saw a bird, never read a fish. Turned around and headed back up the beach, was going to give everyone their money back and call it a day, but the defiant one in me said no…found some life around Ambrose, the 2nd fish in the boat was a keeper, now I new we had to give it hell….It wasn’t pretty with the outgoing but the guys hung in there picking away. By 1:30 we finally had a decent incoming with the breeze, a nice patch of life finally showed and we proceeded to kick butt!! Tom Krako had his two for the second trip in a row. Ron Solin got the pool fish, a very nice 14 pounder. Half a dozen keepers and countless shorts for the action. Still rock’in, don’t know if it’s from the Sea or that special gift given to me by Paul Smitko!!! Thanks guys, your the best!! Capt.ron

Bounty Hunter Sportfishing

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 12/8/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 10 pounds
bait_used: clams
water_depth: 35 ft
water_temp: 44
other: 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

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 12/8/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Only 2 Striper boats out today, myself and Capt. Mike on the Gambler…Headed south as my deckhand Chris had the day off and played scout for me. Got a call that the sky was black with birds off Sea Bright. Headed down with our 9 fares to kick some butt!! Could see the life in the radar from 6 miles away, the anticipation was killing me wanting to be there now! Naturally as we got there it was the end of the tide! Had a shot of some small fish, worked off to deeper water, NG. Had to run further South to the next good shot of life..Very good action for the rest of the morning. Mostly short fish, but we did box a handfull of keepers. Landscaper Billy had his 2 keepers in the AM. Ran back to the North as the bite died and found some good life around Scotland…..Good ole’ Bert put on a fishing show landing 3 keepers plus his 16 pound pool fish to finish out the day. Anchor Joe got his limit and Billy had a shot at 2 beauties, but they unfortunatly spit the hook….almost looked like the fish Hammer lost 2 days ago!! Very cold in the AM and we made a ton of Ice on the way out…it doesn’t get any better than this!!! Capt.ron

Little Hawk Charter Boat

name: Tony
e_mail: ACHICCARINE@FLUITRON.COM
boat_name: Donna
date: 12/6/08
where: Mantaloking
method: Troll
species: Striped Bass
size: to 29″
bait_used: Shad umbrella
water_depth: 50-60 ft
water_temp: 45.8 F
other: Trolled from the inlet down through Bayhead and Mantaloking. Caught 6 fish total, mostly at Mantaloking. We couldn’t go far because of one blown engine. All of the fish were on Shad rigs trolled on wire at 40 ft down. We had one hit on a stetch 25 but lost the fish. 4 fish were barely keepers at 28-29″ and 2 shorts. No blues. Great last day.

e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 12/06/2008
where: Sandy Hook
method: Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 33″
bait_used: Tube Rigs
water_depth: 35 to 60 Ft.
water_temp: 49 Degrees
other: 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.

e_mail: hynes.crew@verizon.net
boat_name: Katie Claire
date: 12/06/08
where: HC Lump and Off IBSP
method: jig and troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 33″
bait_used: bucktails, shad jigs and umbrellas
water_depth: 40-50′
other: Brother Chris, his son and daughter Chris and Susan and the boys from Delta Cappa Phi were out with me on Saturday for the annual ‘last day’. Always a sad day, but always a day when you look a little longer at the sky (it was beautiful today!), breath the salt air a little deeper and wish those 27 7/8″ inch stripers well as you let them go back into the chilly sea. We caught over 20+ shorts and 1 in the box at 33″. The morning saw tons of birds on HC lump, decent pick jigging under them, not as good as you would have thought if you saw the bird play. Up on the troll saw doubles and triples. Heard some keepers up off IBSP so we ran up there and caught ours along with some more shorts. Beautiful day to say so long to a great year. Four months to go!

name: Harry McLaughlin
boat_name: Gunkybird 2
date: 12/6/08
where: Off IBSP in 30-70 feet
method: Trolling Shads
species: Striped Bass
size: 20″-37″
bait_used: Umbrella Shads on Wire LIne
water_depth: 30-70 feet
water_temp: 47
other: Best day of Striper Fishing in my 60+ year life. Had 47 stipers including a 37″ and 28″ keeper and lost two fish in the 30+ inch class at the back of the boat trying to gaff and hold the rod at the same time. Great Day on the water!

name: Potter Rumsey
boat_name: The Professor
date: 12/6/08
where: Off IBSP in 30-70 feet
method: Trolling & Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: 22″-32″ including 3 keepers 28″, 29″ & 32″
bait_used: Jigging Metal with Teasers, Trolling Umbrella Shads & Tubes
water_depth: 30-70 feet
water_temp: 45-47
other: Second best Fishing Day of the year, only the Wednesday prior to T-Giving was better. Broke the inlet @ 6:20 AM. Birds started congregating around 6:40 just south of Bathing Beaches, and then the madness began. Fish rolling on herring and herring all over the top of the water as well as sand eels on the bottom. By 7:00 Am it was a full out blitz for miles, with birds and fish breaking as far as the eye could see. Even though the blitz was on the fish seemed a bit picky with the metal jigs so I moved to trolling umbrella shads and had double headers tripple headers and even 2 quadruple headers. Around 11:00 Am the birds let up but the big fish made a move to the deep and there were many quality sized fish landed by those trolling wire & shads. Fished with another boat who had a 37″ fish and lost two 30+ inch fish at the boat as he was fishing by himself as well. I ended up with 50 + fish including 3 keepers. The boat I fished with had 47 fish + 2 keepers(including a 37 incher) Heard of quite a few 40 inch fish caught today as well from the radio chatter. Hope they stay around after the blow. Just about everyone fishing today that hung in after the morning blitz had multiple keepers. Great day on the water. Tight Lines. The Professor.

name: Capt. Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 12/6/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Changed the itinerary for today, only because I knew the traffic to the south would be tough to deal with. Headed East in the AM. Stopped on some good bird life, but not reading too much in the way of fish, no matter where we went, knew we were in trouble!! The reports from down South didn’t sound good at all, so we kept heading EAST!! Made it to Deb’s inlet stopping on scattered life with only a few short fish and a whole bunch of Dogfish…Came back to the channels and caught the change of tide, started out with a couple fish on readings, a few small patches of birds started to work. At 1:45 time to go home, all hell broke loose!! Tom Krako had the largest fish I have seen this season, 30 plus, right to the boat, fish took a final dive, and that was it, hook pulled and that $1,000 big fish pool swam away!!! Great action, ended up with a dozen or so nice keepers and a bunch of happy fishermen. Mike Gasparetti, Lopatcong Twsp. had the pool fish at 16 pounds, his second in a row. Some tough weather coming, but hey, aren’t striper guys supposed to be tougher?? Capt.ron

Megan Beth Sportfishing

name: John Corballo
e_mail: corballosi@aol.com
boat_name: Peggy Sue
date: 12/5/08
where: Ambrose
species: Striped Bass
size: 26″-43″
bait_used: Eels
water_depth: 65
other: Fished in the deep of the channel with eels and did well with some better sized striped bass to 25lbs. Ended up with 4 keepers and 3 shorts.

name: Mick Pirolli
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 12/05/2008
where: Long Branch
method: Bottom
species: Blackfish
size: Up to 9 lbs.
bait_used: Green Crabs
water_depth: 35 to 45 Ft.
water_temp: 49 Degrees
other: 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.

name: captain ray burke
boat_name: mad gaffer II
date: 12/5/08
where: atlantic ocean
method: bottom
species: Tautog
size: 10 lbs
bait_used: green crabs
water_depth: 60 feet
water_temp: 45
other: 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.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 12/5/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Good morning action with mostly short fish going back, plenty of bird life and readings tight to the bottom. Couldn’t squeeze the tails hard enough on some of those 27′s so they went back also. Was hopeing the change of tide would bring the hot action like yesterday but the bite went to hell. An odd fish here and there. Ended the day with plenty of shorts, some blues and 5 keepers. Great day on the water despite the call for 20 knot winds (which Again, never happened) That’s three days this week I’ve gotten burned…who can I sue??? With the great weather forecast (finally) for tomorrow, doubt we’ll be able to fish were we have been all week. Have to search for some new life and hopefully bigger fish in the AM. Couple weeks left, can’t beleave another season is about to pass, my life is flashing before my eyes!!! Thanks Major John for that excellant birthday presant, as you can tell by this report…it’s working well. Capt.Ron

Moonshadow Sportfishing

boat_name: Purple Jet
date: 12-4-08
species: Striped Bass
other: Quick report! Tom Kocaj and family were aboard yesterday. The three fishermen combimed for over 130 short bass 3 keepers and some blues along with a trip highlight of a 15 pound Cod. everything was caught jigging 2 spots still open for Saturdays Trip 732-996-2579 if interested

name: Hal Hall
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 12/04/2008
where: Long Branch
method: Bottom
species: Blackfish
size: Up to 8 lbs.
bait_used: Green Crabs
water_depth: 25 to 55 Ft.
water_temp: 50 Degrees
other: 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.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 12/4/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Gail force wind, gusts to 35, the end of the world my #$S!!!! Little snotty going out this morning, pretty good roll going down the beach and in the channels. Still found the bird life despite being the only bass boat out along with 3 charter boats and 1 bottom boat. Had a slow pick most of the morning. Ocean, weather and the bite got 100% better after the change of tide. A handfull of keepers with plenty of shorts to finish out a beautifull day. Forgot to mention yesterdays 80 to 100 pound Tuna we had hooked up. Fish took off, burned the hell outta the guys thumb trying to stop it, and proceeded to take just about all of his line before he broke it off!! Saw 4 fish the same size come completly out of the water chasing after the heering, very cool to see nature at it’s finest!!!! Capt. Ron

THE EDGE SPORTFISHING CHARTERS

name: Gary B
boat_name: Secret Agent
date: 12/3/08
where: South of Manasquan
method: Troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 30″
bait_used: shad rigs
water_depth: 50′
water_temp: 48
other: Fished off Seaside Park on a troll with shad rigs and black umbrellas. Caught 8 shorts and 1 30″ fat keeper. Checked his belly and found either a herring or bunker. Also found a white tube teaser.

name: jack glassen
e_mail: happyjax710@yahoo.com
boat_name: ocean explorer
date: dec 3rd 2008
where: long branch
method: bottom(wrecks)
species: Tautog
size: 17 inchers up to 11 pounds
bait_used: green crabs
water_depth: 40ft
water_temp: 49
other: good day on the ocean explorer today with my buddies frank and bryan.i nailed a new personal best blackfish of 11 pounds 4 oz.great boat captain and crew.had 8 nice blackfish between the 3 of us along with some shorts.also won the pool.plenty of good blackfishing left.and then we have the best eating fish in the ocean to look forward too,mr sewer trout,,,the ling,,tight lines guys

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 12/3/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 12+ pounds
bait_used: Crabs
water_depth: 50 ft
water_temp: 52
other: 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.

name: Bill Anthony
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntrcharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 12/03/2008
where: Shrewsbury Rocks
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: No Keepers Today
bait_used: Ava’s
water_depth: 30 to 65 Ft.
water_temp: 50 Degrees
other: 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.

name: Capt.ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 12/03/08
where: ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: We are still Striper fishing!!!! Trying to get this 12/02 post changed, as I did not write it!! Excellant fishing yesterday on big fish. Today was a different story with smaller fish and a tough bite no matter where we went!! STRIPERS not BLACKFISH…..capt.ron

PurpleJet Sportfishing

name: andrew
date: 12/2/08
where: manasquan
method: troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 24-25″
bait_used: umbrella rigs
water_depth: 55 ft
water_temp: 49
other: Trolled for 1.5 hours in afternoon. Got two small stripers, released. One hit a white shad umbrella rig and the other an umbrella tube rig, dark red. Nice not to catch any blue fish. Nice afternoon on the water.

name: Open Boat Stripers
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 12/02/2008
where: Shrewsbury Rocks
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 33″
bait_used: Ava’s, Krocodiles
water_depth: 40 to 70 Ft.
water_temp: 50 Degrees
other: 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.

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 12/2/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 12+ pounds
bait_used: Crabs
water_depth: 50
water_temp: 52
other: 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.

name: Ross Dale
e_mail: rcdale@verizon.net
boat_name: Savannah Ray
date: 12/2/08
where: Sandy Hook Reef
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: Up to 7lbs
bait_used: crabs
water_depth: 40′ to 50′
water_temp: 40′s
other: Chartered the Savannah Ray today for a one man charter. Capt. Jemison and I left the dock at 6:30am. First stop was a few shorts 1 keeper. after a short move it was none stop action for 3 hours.Kept my six released many 4 to 6lbers. Back at the dock at 2:00pm. Capt. Bill Jemison & Ray Burke my 2 favorite charters.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 12/2/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
bait_used: Jigs
other: Waited patiently the past 2 weeks tossing back hundreds of non-keepers, today was the day!! Started out in the bird life down the beach, had 3 keepers on the first drift with mostly smaller ones coming in. Bite was hot till slack water, when things slowed to a pick. Made some long drifts getting shots of bass and blues. Moved off too deeper water after the change and glad we did, the first 2 fish in the boat were 25 and 24 pounds!! Huge area of Gannets got the blood boiling and the bite was on again!! 3 of us had the nets going for the last hour and a half of the day. Best fall fishing day of the season so far!! Can’t wait till tomorrow….Capt.ron

Tenacious

name: cap Jay V
e_mail: jjvent@optonline.net
boat_name: always something
date: 11/29/08
where: ocean
method: drifting
species: Striped Bass
bait_used: shads
water_depth: 30′s
water_temp: 40′s
other: Started out around the Hook Trolling, not alot of bird action all day.. caught a striper and a blue. Went back to the Rips and killed the Bass, every drift we had 2 bass. alot of shorts to keeper’s. We Had 3 bass on at a time. Cold front passed and the Sea’s laid down nice in the afternoon. strong out going tide. All the bass were right in the front of the rips. Can’t wait to go back…boat ran great in the cold.

name: capt. ray burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 11/29/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 12 lbs
bait_used: Crabs
water_depth: 50 ft
water_temp: 53
other: 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.

name: Werner & Wolfgang Sprie
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/29/2008
where: Off Long Branch
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 33″
bait_used: Ava’s, Crippled Herring
water_depth: 35 to 70 Ft.
water_temp: 50 Degrees
other: 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.

name: Capt. Chris Devereaux
e_mail: kkatcharters@comcast.net
boat_name: K-KAT
date: 11/29 2008
species: Blackfish
other: 11/29-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

Fat Cat Sportfishing

name: Brad Fletcher
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/28 2008
where: Shrewsbury Rocks
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 33″
bait_used: Ava 27′s
water_depth: 65 Ft.
water_temp: 52 Degrees
other: 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.

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 11/28/08
where: ocean
method: bait
species: Blackfish
size: 10 lbs
bait_used: crabs
water_depth: 50 ft
water_temp: 52
other: 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.

name: Capt.ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/28/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Very suprised at the roll in the ocean today after yesterdays calm sea!! Not as much bird life as the past week but we did catch fish. Had life in the channels out East and down the beach. Not many keepers though as 95 percent of the fish went back! Starting to notice many guys using setups with teasers, did someone wright an article on it and now that’s how we fish??? This is probably the most dangerous situation on a Party boat. Guys swinging short fish, someone is gonna get nailed, not to mention when the bigger fish are biting, the crew is tied up with the net…This isn’t mackeral fishing and you don’t have to catch 2 at a time….Remember it’s my ASS your gonna want to sue when you get hooked. So Please, let’s get back to normal setups, one fish at a time. The guy next to you may not be so understanding when he gets a hook in the head! It’s a bad situation. Thanks for your understanding…Capt. Ron

name: walt g.
e_mail: waltergensheimer@gmail.com
boat_name: portsider
date: 11 28 08
where: longbranch
method: jiggen,bottom single hook
species: Striped Bass
size: 15 to 30
bait_used: ava 47,belmar tog rig
water_depth: 39 to 60 feet
water_temp: apox.48
other: went out before i pull the boat 4 the yr. friday morning.WINDY and big south swell then layed down but westly keep honken! jigged loads of 26 inch rats and 3 barelys.then went on the hook late morning and had a very good pull on nice size white chins,got 3 limits on the togs.everyone still thinks we are going to get some larger bass i dont,theres no large bait just sandeels,baby weakfish,squid,spearing.no ocean herring yet to get the bigens going.i read that party boats dont like the teasers above the avas,guess they are a lil dangerous but with small baits around n small bass being the deal its a good choice!some boats dont want u to use braid too.best to call them ahead n ask, with the economy down the tubes cant believe they would even say that!its there boat,thats why people have there own.P.S. wish the whiting would be coming W.G

name: Andrew
e_mail: amarsala07747@yahoo.com
boat_name: Master Baiter
date: 11/28/08
where: SeaBright and The Rocks
method: Troll, JIg
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 28″
bait_used: Jigs/Strech 25/Umbrella Rigs
water_depth: 30-65
water_temp: 48 degrees
other: Went out with two buddies for our traditional Black Friday fishing trip and rounded the tip the hook at 0700 to find no bird life as in the past few days. It was a bit rough as we headed south to the SH Reef to check for signs of life. Found some bird life off of Sea Bright and had good marks, but we could not hook up with jigs. Started trolling an umbrella tube rig and one Stretch25, the Stretch25 was the better hands down producing fish before the second rod was even out. We continued to troll south until we got to the Rocks with better marks. Jigged several fish for a few hours and then went back to trolling as we got heavy into bluefish. Trolling Stretch25’s produced the best fish by far in around 35’ of water. We ended up tagging 15 bass, one keeper and 12 bluefish. Great day on the water, God Bless America

name: Lenny Smith
e_mail: Lenny.Smith@smelectric.com
boat_name: SEA BUM
date: 11-28-08
where: OCEAN
method: bottom
species: Blackfish
size: 12.6 lbs.
bait_used: Green Crabs
water_depth: 68′
water_temp: 48.5
other: Great day on the water for the last day with the boat. We caugth 34 keeper Blackfish up to 12.6lbs. We had 3up to 9lbs, and 6 up to 6.6lbs. Talked my daughter ( Jamie ) to go and she got the 12.6lber.Her frist Blackfish, talk about one BIG smile & a proud dad.

Fisherman 72′ Party Boat

name: CHRIS
boat_name: CHICKEN OF THE SEA
date: 11/27/2008
where: NORTH OF SR INLET
method: ANCHOR
species: Tautog
size: SHORT TO APPROX 7#
bait_used: CRABS
water_temp: 50
other: OUT ON A BUDDIES BOAT FOR A SHOT AT THE BLACKFISH. I GOT A FISHING LESSON AS HE PROCEEDED TO CATCH FISH AFTER FISH. I MANAGED TO PUT A COUPLE IN THE BOAT – BUT HE HAD HIS LIMIT PLUS. NICE MORNING ON THE WATER. BETWEEN THE 3 OF US WE PUT 12-15 KEEPERS IN THE BOAT AND THREW BACK 3 TIMES AS MANY. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS.

Fish Formula Charters

name: Capt. Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 12/26/07
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 8 lbs
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 40 ft
water_temp: 50
other: 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.

name: Mick Pirolli
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/26/2008
where: Shrewsbury Rocks
method: Bottom
species: Blackfish
size: Up to 9 lbs.
bait_used: Green Crabs
water_depth: 40 Ft.
water_temp: 51 Degrees
other: 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.

name: James Eicher
e_mail: Eicher35@aol.com
boat_name: Debie II
date: November 26, 2008
where: Wrecks located South and West of Sandy Hook Reef
method: Bottom
species: Tautog
size: 10 and 6 lbs
bait_used: Green Crabs
water_depth: 60 feet
water_temp: 58. 6 F
other: The wind was blowing hard from the south west. Even with a bridal set up, it was hard to stay on the fish. Swells topped out near 6 feet. Capt. Joe put us on fish, even though the conditions weren’t favorable. We had a total of 9 TOG up to 10 lbs.

name: Andrew
e_mail: amarsala07747@yahoo.com
boat_name: Master Baiter
date: 11/26/08
where: SandyHook to SH Reef
method: All
species: Striped Bass
size: up 29″
bait_used: Jigs/Strech 25
water_depth: 35-65′
water_temp: 47 degrees
other: Left the dock at 0600 and rounded the tip the hook at around 0620. Much better than Sunday Morning as far as weather goes. Bird right off the tip of the hook and had the first fish within minutes. Went like this until around 0900 when I tried a bit of Black Fishing again. NO luck. At 11:00 went back to jigging bass and ended up with a bunch more fish including one nice keeper. All told we boated about 40 Bass and three bluefish. Great day on the water, God Bless America

name: The Professor
boat_name: The Professor
date: 11/26/08
where: Of IBSP
method: Jigging and Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: 24 to 34″
bait_used: Ava’s, Deadly Dicks, Bucktails, & Umbrella Rigs
water_depth: 30 to 50 feet
water_temp: 48
other: The best day of the year by far. Broke the inlet @ 7:15 AM. Birds diving and busting water. Deadsticking and jigging with AVA’s and Teasers for the first 2 hours and landed over 30 stripers and 1 keeper 32″. Multiple double headers fishing two rods and deadsticking with jigs, action was non-stop. Finally, moved over to trolling umbrella tubes and had another 25 stripers, many double and a few triple headers. Caught another two keepers. Unbelieveable day on the water. Everyone was into fish. Some boats had over 100+ fish jigging and trolling. Hope they stick around for awhile. Catch ‘em up.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/26/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Stayed local all day today!! Bird life and the bite got better as the tide started to run…Plenty of Stripers, just not alot of keepers…if we only had the slot fish back!! Saw more bluefish action as we got closer to the channel….Watched in amazment as Fireman John landed 8 bass then not realizing he had a bluefish, actually lipped the sucker to take it off!!! Good thing when the sucker chomped down he didn’t try to pull his finger out…10 minutes later it was a hook in the other hand…past the barb!! The pain and the blood didn’t keep him from fishing, for that you get two thumbs up John!!! Huge area of fish so far this fall, North, East and South down the beach. Only hope some of the bigger fish show in the next two weeks…Sailing every day 7:30AM. Capt.ron

Miss Margie Charter Boat

name: Chris Cameroni
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/24/2008
where: IBSP
method: Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 37″
bait_used: Tube Rigs
water_depth: 35 to 55 Ft.
water_temp: 51 Degrees
other: 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.

name: Gary B
e_mail: fdr42@comcast.net
boat_name: Secret Agent
date: 11/24/08
where: Off Ortley Beach
method: Troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 29″ to 30″
bait_used: Umbrellas (tubes)
water_depth: 15′ to 30′
water_temp: 48
other: Caught 11 Striped Bass. 3 Keepers, Also caught 5 blues. S SW winds. Alot of bird action. Tried jigging but found troll produced more fish. Fish spitting up sand eels.

name: Rob
boat_name: Vessel X
date: 11/24
where: Sandy Hook Reef
species: Tautog
size: Up to 8Ibs
bait_used: Greenies
other: Went out to the reef today tried for the blacks. Got off to a late and slow start- a first drop on gravel bottom at 9:30 produced only a few hits and no fish in the box. A second drop further to the south on a more pronounced piece was more productive. My dad and I caught over 35 Blacks combined, 6 of which were keepers (many fish were between 13 and 14). I had my personal best- an 8Iber on a 12 IB ultralight setup. A little “sporty” in the afternoon, but an awesome day out there. Oh, a quick troll on the rip on the way in resulted in a few short bass up to 26, but also a 16 inch runt. Didn’t see all that many birds today (comparitively speaking), tho others found bass life and did quite well.

name: Capt.ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/24/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
bait_used: Jigs
other: Excellant action again today on the jigs. Life just about everywhere you looked…Fall fishing at it’s finest. Had readings 15 to 20 ft solid from the bottom up at times. Many customers had well over 20 fish along with a handfull of blues and some nice keepers to round out the day…Unfortunatly when the wind went South, the fish closed thier mouths! Amazing how nasty it got in such a short time, felt like a pinball in the pilot house! Miles of life dissapeared within 20 minutes. Good thing it was at the end of the day, the guys were tired anyway! Not looking good for Tuesday, be back at it Wednesday and off on Thanksgiving (the first one in many years)…Capt.ron

K-KAT Charter Boat

name: jeff polyak
e_mail: garyp@mectech.com
boat_name: tanningcans
date: 11/23/08
where: just outside barnegat inlet
method: trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: 28-32″
bait_used: trolling umbrella rigs
water_depth: 38-40 feet
other: started out @ 6:30 am, first line in the water caught a 30 lb monkfish. ended up with 13 strippers,4 keepers the monkfish was the highlight of the day! can’t wait to have it for dinner. thanks capt oneeye and crew

name: Andrew
e_mail: amarsala07747@yahoo.com
boat_name: Master Baiter
date: 11/23/08
where: SandyHook to SH Reef
method: All
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 28″
bait_used: Clams, Jigs, Shad
water_depth: 35-65′
water_temp: 46 degrees
other: Left the dock at 0600 and rounded the tip the hook at around 0620. Holy**** was it cold, a ton ice build up on the deck and rail as a result of the freezing temps. But it was worth it as there were birds from the tip of the hook all the way to New York. We caught bass on everything you threw, metal, shad, plugs, and clams. You name it they would hit it. Blue and green seemed to get the most hits, but the fish were not picky. Over 40 fish boated and we lost the only keeper at the side of the boat. The fishing slowed down a bunch at the tide change so I shot down to SH reef to get some Black fishing in. On the second drop we managed one 6.5 pounder and then it seemed to shut off as everyone was pulling anchor and moving looking for new real estate. We tried several wrecks with no luck. Went back north only to run back into more striper action and boated 6 more fish. Awesome day on the water, you just had to dress properly. Hope they stick around all week. God bless America.

name: Captain Frank Bovasso
e_mail: Predatorsf@aol.com
boat_name: Predator ll
date: 11/23/08
where: Deep reefs
method: bait
species: Tautog
size: up to 5 lb
bait_used: green crabs
water_depth: 70
water_temp: 47.5
other: Bob Kicak killed em yesterday on the “Predatorll”he had 14 keepers, Joe the “pro” Jarema had a nice pair of keeper Blackfish and some shorts. Small Sea Bass and Porgies mixed in…… It was cold but we got our limit.

name: B. Greene
e_mail: bgreene@rocktenn.com
boat_name: Finatic
date: 11/23/08
where: Off Wildwood
method: Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: 26″ – 33″
bait_used: strech 15′s, storm shad
water_depth: 30′
water_temp: 48
other: Found the Stripers just north out of Cape May inlet and trolled them up pretty good. Limit of 4 keepers in 1.5hrs between the two of us, plus a couple of shorts. Bite ended when tide flushed out to low. Great day, chilly but do able. Dress as if it’s 20 degrees colder than it is and you’ll never be cold !!

name: CHRIS
boat_name: CHICKEN OF THE SEA
date: 11/23/2008
where: SEASIDE
method: JIG
species: Striped Bass
size: SHORT TO 30″
bait_used: AVA, DEADLY DICK
water_depth: 25-50
water_temp: 47-50
other: OUT ON MY BUDDIES “LIBERTY EXPRESS” AND WE HEADED SOUTH IN COLD CONDITIONS. FOUND BIRD AND 1ST FISH I CAUGHT WAS A KEEPER BASS – WOULD ALSO BE THE LAST KEEPER. BOUNCED AROUND FROM MANTALOKING TO SEASIDE PARK AND PICKED A FEW SMALL BASS AND 1 BLUE – BACK TO THE BARN EARLY. GOD BLESSS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS.

name: Potter Rumsey and Jim Lepis
boat_name: The Professor
date: 11/23/08
where: BI to Seaside
method: Jigging & Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: 24″ to 32″
bait_used: Ava’s, Deadly Dicks, Bucktails, & Umbrella Rigs
water_depth: 30 to 65 feet
water_temp: 48 to 51 degrees
other: Left the dock breaking thru ice @ 6:15AM. Broke inlet @ 6:45AM and had fish right away just outside BI on jigs. Had first keeper in the boat by 7 AM. Finished the day with three keepers, two on one umbrella rig trolled later in the day and numerous throwback and only one bluefish which I kept for the neighbors bermuda chowder. Fished with another boat and they had an even better day with 4 keepers to 15 lbs and even more throwbacks. From the radio chatter, just about everyone was into fish anywhere along IBSP and LBI. Great but cold day on the water.

name: John and Peg
boat_name: Late Meeting
date: 11/23
where: the channels
method: clams,jigging & trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: 22″ to 29′
bait_used: CLAMS, AVA’S & 9ER’S
water_depth: 12′ TO 44′
water_temp: 46
other: THE WEATHERMAN SCARED US BUT WE WENT ANYWAY. GLAD WE DID. BEST DAY OF NONE STOP ACTION IN A LONG TIME. AGAIN TRIED CLAMMING AND JIGGING THEY ONLY WANTED THE METAL. HAD 30 TO 40 SHORTS WITH 1 KEEPER. WENT ON THE TROLL LOOKING FOR BIGGER FISH. HAD ANOTHER 10+ FISH AND ANOTHER KEEPER. THE BASS WERE HITTING LIKE BLUES IN A FEEDING FRENZY. GREAT DAY OF FISHING. HAPPY THANKSGIVING

name: Tony
e_mail: achiccarine@fluitron.com
boat_name: Donna
date: 11/23/08
where: Mantaloking
method: Troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 34″
bait_used: Shad
water_depth: 50-60 ft
water_temp: 49.8
other: The boat wouldn’t start. Left the inlet at 10 AM. Trolled from Mansquan to Bayhead and finally caught a few bluefish. Trolled down to Mantaloking where we caught about a dozen blues, one short Striper, a 29″ and a 34″ striper. All were feasting on sand eels. The Stetch lures didn’t work for a change but Shad rigs in white or natural colors off of umbrella rigs worked close to the bottom. Great day.

name: ken
e_mail: gork72@verizon.net
boat_name: tripple k
date: 11/23/
where: spring lake
method: troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 23/27
bait_used: tubes black and red
water_depth: 35 /55
water_temp: 55
other: fished with the arched black rod and mister wonderfullhad a couple of fish on the jig but the birds broke up quick went to the troll to quickly bail fish but all under 28. one fish the only keeper was blowen at the boat great day tons of fish hope to see the keepers soon. capt ken

name: Capt. Chris Devereaux
e_mail: kkatcharters@comcast.net
boat_name: K-Kat
species: Blackfish
other: 11/23-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

name: Bill Zuchero
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/23/2008
where: Off Seaside Hgts.
method: Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 37″
bait_used: Tube Rigs
water_depth: 40 to 50 Ft.
water_temp: 54 Degrees
other: 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.

name: Joe and Sam
boat_name: All Hooked Up
date: 11/23/2008
where: Delaware Bay
method: Drift
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 36″
bait_used: Spot/Eel/Clam
water_depth: 30″
water_temp: 49
other: Beautiful brisk day out on the water. Wind dropped out nicely by mid mornining. Great action, managed 6 keepers (kept our limit of 4 only) and 3 shorts. I lost one monster that I could barely budge but that’s fishing. Will be back at through the middle of December.

name: Not Nick again
boat_name: Big O
date: 11/23
where: Sandy Hook
method: Jig
species: Striped Bass
size: all shorts
bait_used: Ava’s, crippled Herring
water_depth: 40 ft
water_temp: 48 degrees
other: All the bird life, short fish and 26 degree temps you could handle. 3 hours of bird play till 10AM with single, double and triple headers of all short bass. Thankfully, not one bluefish, Regrettably, not one keeper.

Jenny-Lee Sportfishing

name: Rich Shearer
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/22/2008
where: Off Seaside Hgts.
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 33″
bait_used: Ava’s, Kocodiles
water_depth: 30 to 55 Ft.
water_temp: 54 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul had the Rich Shearer charter on board the Bounty Hunter today. Unfortunately Rich could not make today’s trip due to some serious medical issues but our thoughts and prayers are with him and all wish him well for a speedy recovery. Rich’s crew did make the trip and braved the 35 knot winds and freezing temperatures to catch over 30 Bass up to 33″ and 3 dozen Blues. It was not easy fishing but the boy’s toughed it out. Most of the bites came early on Ava 57′s and heavy Krocodiles. By 11AM the bite slowed to an occasional pick. 3 spots are still available for the Thanksgiving morning Open Boat Striper trip. Interested? Give me a call at 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Capt. Chris Devereaux
e_mail: kkatcharters@comcast.net
boat_name: K-KAT
date: 11/22/2008
species: Blackfish
other: 11/22-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

name: Captain Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer II
date: 11/22
where: Long Branch
method: Bottom
species: Tautog
size: up to 10 LBS
bait_used: Green Crabs
water_depth: 50 Feet
water_temp: 55
other: 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.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/22/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Very cold and Windy day…Had a short window to fish locally with the last of the outgoing and NW wind. Took spray and made ice on the way out, thought it was a deadliest catch episode!! Bird life as far as you could see, once around the hook…. good bass fishing on more shorts than keepers with an odd Bluefish mixed in…Wind picked up even more after the change, couldn’t fish the channels anymore so we ran down the beach. Looked inshore, just a couple fish, ran offshore and found a little life. Stayed with it the rest of the day getting some good shots of Bass and blues….Good day considering what we had to deal with…..Steve your pic from yesterday is attached, you are now the Shrimp’n Bassman steve….Capt.ron

ALLISON RAE SPORTFISHING

name: Mick Pirolli
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/21/2008
where: Off Seaside Hgts.
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 35″
bait_used: Ava’s, Krocodiles
water_depth: 25 to 60 Ft.
water_temp: 55 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul returned to the Striper schools off Seaside Hgts. with the Mick Pirolli charter. For us the good bite only lasted from 7AM till 11AM but it was sufficient time for the charter to Jig over 50 Bass up to 35″ while putting 9 keepers in the box. The Blues also provided great action on the Ava’s and Krocodiles. The charter Jigged over 40 Blues taking 24 home and releasing the rest. After 11AM the bite dwindled to an occasional pick of Bass and Blues. I still have 4 open spots available for my Thanksgiving morning Open Boat trip. Get on board! Call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Fred
e_mail: cabsplusfred
boat_name: Skylarker II
date: 11/21
where: Long Branch
method: Bottom
species: Tautog
size: up to 5 1/2 lbs.
bait_used: Green crab
water_depth: 35′-40′
water_temp: ?????
other: Great charter with Capt. Steve and Dan, as they always are. The Tog were chewin’ hard all morning! Slowed down a bit in the afternoon, but we were throwin’ them back by then! 11 man charter limited out!! Great day on the water! Tight lines!!

name: Captain Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer II
date: 11/21
where: Sea Bright
method: Bottom
species: Tautog
size: up to 9 LBS
bait_used: Green Crabs
water_depth: 55 feet
water_temp: 55
other: 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.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/21/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Best day of the season so far with the jig fishing!!! Non-stop Action from 8:10till it was time to come home. Bass, Blues, shorts, keepers and huge bluefish for some of the best fishing I have seen this year. Miles of birds working. Kept hitting differen’t areas looking for the keeper Bass. Shrimpman Steve had his limit then some with all the 25 inch fish that went back…(forgot the camera on the boat Steve, will post the pics tomorrow and send you the copies.) This is the time of year I live for, the calendar says so, nature says so, Don’t wait too long!!! Capt. Ron

NAN SEA J FISHING

name: Paul Bambara
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/20/2008
where: Off Seaside Hgts.
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 33″
bait_used: Ava 27′s & 47′s
water_depth: 25 to 60 ft.
water_temp: 54 Degrees
other: After a 2 day layoff due the weather Capt. Paul made the decision to stick with the southern fishing with the Paul Bambara charter. As Paul suspected the Bass were feeding on schools of Sand Eels, Rainfish & Herring. The charter had a day full of action while Jigging over 40 Bass and just as many Blues. Unfortunately the majority of the Bass were shorts as only 3 keepers, the largest a 33″ fish were put in the fish box along with 4 Blues. I still have 3 openings available for my Thanksgiving morning Open Striper trip. If you want to jump on board call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Captain Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer II
date: 11/18 and 11/20
where: Ocean
method: Bottom
species: Tautog
size: up to 8 LBS
bait_used: Green Crabs
water_depth: 40 Feet
water_temp: 55
other: 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.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/20/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
bait_used: Jigs/Shads
other: You knew it would be time when the cold weather hit. Had to get through slack and the change of tide today, but the life showed signs of coming together sooner or later. Several area’s of bird life, butl a crazy bite though, not the hot fishing I thought we would have, especially with the huge readings that were coming under the boat. Storms and shads were the better setups today. A few on the jigs, plain and with tails worked also. Tried clamming first thing in the AM but didn’t have enough current to produce any fish…not too say that wouldn’t have worked, Just didn’t want to waste 2 hours to prove a point! Little breezy for tomorrow, I think it will actually help…Capt.ron

TAMPA VII SPORTFISHING CHARTERS

name: Capt. Chris Devereaux
e_mail: kkatcharters@comcast.net
boat_name: K-Kat
species: Blackfish
other: 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

name: Capt. Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 11/17/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 8 lbs
bait_used: Green Crabs
water_depth: 60ft
water_temp: 53
other: We went blackfishing today and fishing was fantastic. We limited the whole boat out. Many keepers were released. Large fish were caught by Richard Wong, who caught an 8 1/2 pounder. Ross Dale had several large fish and released quite a few keepers, along with his buddy Art. Joe Conlon also caught several large fish up to 6 1/2 pounds and released many keepers. All in all, it was tremendous fishing. I have openings for this week and for Sun. We will also be sailing and returning early on Thanksgiving Day. For reservations call Capt Ray: 732 803-6276

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/17/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Nice all day pick on the bass again today. More shorts than keepers with a much nicer day then yesterday!! Fished the clams, tried 2 drifts at the end of the day with jigs, just caught a couple shorts and a bluefish. Got to finally toss a line in myself, caught a keeper (would have been the pool fish) and retired for the day, the bones can’t take the cold anymore!! Weather again looks like crap for tomorrow, but will see what happens..you know me. Capt.ron

Mad Gaffer

name: Werner & Wolfgang Sprie
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/16/2008
where: IBSP
method: Jigging & Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 36″
bait_used: Ava’s & Cripple Herring, Tubes
water_depth: 30 to 65 Ft.
water_temp: 55 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul had release Fishermen Werner & Wolfgang Sprie on board the Bounty Hunter for a windy Sunday Striper charter. We ran down to the IBSP area and found the Bass & Birds right where we left them on Friday. The Jigging could not be better as we jigged over 60 Blues up to 15 lbs. along with 15 Bass the 2 largest being 34″ and 36″. The Jigging took place 2 1/2 miles offshore in a brisk 40 MPH wind. Moving in to the beach we added 10 more Blues and 7 Bass to the catch while Trolling. We finished up the day with 70 Blues and 22 Bass all of which were released. I am doing an Open Boat Striper trip from 6AM till 1PM on Thanksgiving morning. Get on board. Call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/16/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Had some gusts today that hit 46 mph!! Sustained 30 all day! Good thing we had a tide change around 9:30 or it could have been alot uglier. Fished one drop all day, with a nice pick of fish. Whole load of shorts with a bunch of keepers mixed in. Ethan fishing in the bow had 11 fish including the pool. Rocco, Tom, Henry and the boys did their usual thing, and Carmine busted them all with 3 keepers in the box!! Like I said yesterday, we can almost always find some place to hide. Had todays wind been Easterly, we all would have stayed in bed……Missed you Steve!!

MARYLOU CREW Sportfishing

name: Captain Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer II
date: 11/15
where: In the Ocean
method: Bottom
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 30 LBS
bait_used: Clams and Jigs
water_depth: 30 feet
water_temp: 56
other: 11/12 Bob Sariaric and family chartered the Mad Gaffer and had a day of jigging which included many bass mostly throw backs but managed 8 keepers. They had fantastic bluefishing with fish up to 17 LBS. For the day they caught well over 100 fish between the bass and blues.
11/14 George Pimeda and his employees limited out on Bass up to 30 LBS all together they boated about 90 fish, keeping only their limit and releasing the rest.
11/15 John Melnic and his small fishing club boated 91 bass and limited the boat out and then went home early with 14 keepers and released the rest.
We will be open boat fishing for blackfish all week with openings every day. We will also be looking for bird life and bass on the way home every day. Please call Captain Ray at 732-803-6276 for a reservation.

Benchmark Charter Boat

name: Mick Pirolli
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/14/2008
where: IBSP
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 35″
bait_used: Tailess Ava’s
water_depth: 30 to 50 Ft.
water_temp: 55 Degrees
other: Today saw a rough start for the Mick Pirolli charter as Capt. Paul had to clear a very rough Inlet in the dark in a zero visibility Fog and make his way down to the IBSP area in a big SE swell. The slow ride down was worth the wait as after getting on the bait reads and using the Radar to locate the birds the charter had non stop action with the Blues and Bass. The big Alligator Blues dominated the action by a 3 to 1 margin. The charter had over 90 Blue bites keeping 15 and releasing the rest. With over 30 Bass bites the charter put 8 keepers up to 35″ in the box. By 10AM the ocean setteled down and the Fog lifted making the second half of the trip quite enjoyable. My Nov. 18th Open Boat Striper trip is now filled. However I will be making a 6AM till 1PM Open Boat Striper trip on Thanksgiving morning. If your interested in getting on board call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/14/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: After catching dog fish on the bait and chasing jig fish for a week, today the bite was on with the clams!! Had a charter with Interior Managment, unfortunatly (for them) only 8 showed up. Left in heavy fog and once around the hook, a huge swell. Knew the jig fishing would be very tough so we anchored up on some hard bottom and clammed. Had fish on within 3 minutes, then, non-stop action till it was time to come home. Nice mix of fish from tiny shorts to 4 fish that went 33 to 35 inches!! Two of the ladies had never fished before had better than 10 fish each….Weatherman looking to kill us for the weekend. Will fish tomorrow and keep an eye on Sunday. Gusts to 40 gets a little hairy (if we get it). Capt.ron

Finominal Sport Fishing

name: Mark Lukenda
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/13/2008
where: IBSP
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 35″
bait_used: Tailess Ava’s
water_depth: 25 to 45 Ft.
water_temp: 56 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul had the Mark Lukenda charter on board the Bounty Hunter on Thursday. It appears that the weather forecast for some wind & rain kept the Bass fishermen tied to the dock. We were the only boat out today and had the Bass all to ourselves. The Birds & Bass were active off IBSP and the charter had a field day with Bass up to 35″ and Blues up to 16 lbs. We Jigged tailess Ava’s and the charter had over 60 Blue bites keeping 11 and releasing the rest and over 40 Bass bites keeping 6 the largest measuring 35″. I still have 2 spots open for the Nov. 18th Open Boat trip. What are you waiting for? Call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

Big Boy Sportfishing

name: Jake
e_mail: ajacobs51@verizon.net
boat_name: Abro-Rick
date: 11/12/2008
where: Off IBSP.
method: Jig
species: Striped Bass
bait_used: Ava 47
water_depth: 50′
other: Left Manasquan Inlet and headed south to IBSP at 8:30am. Found small fleet and working birds. Caught 2 shorts early and all “Blues” up until 2pm when we decided to head home. Beautiful day on the water.

name: Bob Kuchinski
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/12/2008
where: IBSP
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 30″
bait_used: Tailess Ava 27′s
water_depth: 20 to 45 Ft.
water_temp: 56 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul ran back to the Striper grounds off IBSP with the Bob Kuchinski charter. We found endless reads of bait along with the working birds and spent the day working the Tailess Ava’s. The charter Jigged all morning and had over 50 Bluefish bites releasing them all along with over 30 Bass bites which were all shorts except for one 30″ keeper. One hour of Trolling to give the charter a break only added more short Blues and Bass. 2 spots are still open for my Nov. 18th Open Boat Striper trip. Get on board. Call 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Jay C.
e_mail: makos4us2@aol.com
date: 11-12-08
where: IBSP
method: troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 24lbs
bait_used: shads/bunker spoons
water_depth: 30 ft.
water_temp: 55
other: After breaking down yesterday, got the call to fish with another buddy on his boat. After a late start, we headed out to the deeper water, but only had bluefish. trolled up to the bathing beach, where we got a nice 24 pounder!! Later, we released 14 more shorts, countless bluefish, and finally near the end og the day, put a 29 incher in ther box. beautiful day, flat, tons of birds, bait and bass rollin gon top of the water.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/12/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: It’s that time of year again, fall fishing. I find myself repeating the same report as past years…With the huge influx of Dogfish to local waters, the bait fishing becomes impossible. We are now fortunate enough that the jig fishing is getting hot. Yes, many of the fish are Blues, (only until the water cools enough that they take thier leave), but the bass are there and we catch them everyday. Please bring the proper rods and tackle that can handle these fish, it kills me when we have to gaff fish only to have a customer say they don’t want them, gaff a 4 pound bluefish, are you kidding me!!! Hell, I can remember when guys were swinging 10 and 12 pound fish. Noodle rods don’t make it, the fact that you have to walk half way around the boat causing havoc for a 6 pound fish is not the way to go. Like I’ve said in the past, we target Bass, the bass eat with the blues, if I could separate them and only make the bass bite, I’d be rich! Right now that’s not gonna happen so please, bring heavier rods with at least 30 lb. test….swing’em and if you don’t want them, toss’em back. Today, we ended up with a barrel of fish no one wanted. One of the best fighting fish in the ocean that gets no respect!! Who say’s I’m not an enviromentalist!!!
The jig fish have been the ticket the past few days…tried some clamming first thing this morning..that lasted all of 10 minutes when just about everyone on board had a dog fish on, absolutly ferroucious!!! Put the jigs on and had at it. Non-stop action all day on every size blue fish you could imagine. Just about all the bass were short with the exception of 4 keepers. Amazing amount of life from Sandy hook to Seaside and beond from the reports I’ve heard…..Chartered Friday Morning for the last one of the season. Capt.ron

125′ JAMAICA

name: dave
e_mail: simba329@aol.com
boat_name: no worries charters
date: 11/11
where: mile north BL
method: trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: 29 to 35 inches
bait_used: black and green tubes
water_depth: 45 to 55 ft
other: 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!

name: Timmy Time
e_mail: timbrennan11@gmail.com
boat_name: Crabbin’ Cruiser
date: 11/11
where: Bay Head
method: Surf
species: Striped Bass
size: 29′
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: Surf
other: I had a great time fishing off of Bay Head. I was using clams and plugging at the same time with another pole. I successfully caught one striper at 29′ at around 6.

name: JP
e_mail: Gianip@optonline.net
boat_name: DIVI-DIVI
date: 11/11/1008
where: OFF Matolokin
method: troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 24”-29”
bait_used: shad
water_depth: 25-60
water_temp: 57
other: Trolled around the fleet south of ‘squan inlet had too many blues to count 2-10lbs, had 2 29″ bass which I kept. Had another 4 bass small, went back in. double headers, good action from 12:30pm til about 3pm.

name: Mike Lewis
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/11/2008
where: IBSP
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 32″
bait_used: Tailess Ava 27′s
water_depth: 20 To 50 Ft.
water_temp: 56 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul had the Mike Lewis Charter on board the Bounty Hunter today. We ran to the south and spent the day Jigging. Today was a vast improvement over yesterday’s slow fishing as the Stripers and Blues were on our Jigs immediately and they bit for most of the day. The charter finished with over 40 Bass bites keeping 4 up to 32″ and they also had over 50 Blues on the Ava’s keeping 11 and releasing the rest. If Jigging is your thing today was the day to be out on the water. All the bites came between IBSP and Lavallette. 2 spots still remain available for my 11/18 Open Boat Striper trip. Get on board. Call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Jay C,
e_mail: makos4us2 @ aol.com
boat_name: MAKO 4 US
date: 11-11-08
where: IBSP
method: troll/jig
species: Striped Bass
size: 25 inches
bait_used: black umbrella rig/avas
water_temp: 57
other: Headed out with 2 friends back up to the bathing beach area. Lots of birds, but mostly bluefish. Had fun jigging for awhile, then decided to go on the troll. Picked up some more bluefish, then finally a double header of shorts. Ten minutes later the port engine alarm goes off…day over..limped back to the dock, unfortunately had to leave the bass biting.

name: Greg
e_mail: pvs676@yahoo.com
boat_name: Storm Front
date: 11/11/08
where: IBSP to Matoloking
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 27 inches
bait_used: Plain Ava’s and green teasers
water_depth: 20-40
water_temp: 56
other: After yesterdays great action, we ran straight down to IBSP. We were picking at the bass and blues but nothing like yesterday’s action. At around 10am, fish started crashing the service under birds. Blues were up high but the bass were under them. From 11am to about 2pm we had a steady mix (about 50/50 bass & blues). All bass were short and were hugging the bottom. Loss count of how many fish were caught and released. Many times we had 6 fish being unhooked (double headers were common) for only 3 of us fishing. Worked the surface action until about 4pm when we finally called it a day. Love the Jigging action!!!! Fish were spitting up rainfish, peanuts, mullet and spike weakfish.

Fintastic Charters

name: Open Boat
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/10/2008
where: IBSP
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 34″
bait_used: Ava’s, Crocodiles, Butterfly Jigs
water_depth: 20 to 50 Ft.
water_temp: 56 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul had Don Kamienski and Steve Senff on board the Bounty Hunter for a day of Striper fishing. We found some bird life off IBSP but the Bass were few and far between. Jigging produced 2 Keeper Bass the largest measuring 34″ and 15 shorts. Along with the Stripers we had our usual share of Alligator Blues the largest weighing 18lbs. caught on a Crocodile. 2 spots still remain available for our Nov. 18th Open Boat trip. If your interested don’t wait. Call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

name: c
boat_name: mad gaffer
date: 11/10/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 25 lbs
bait_used: clams
other: The fishing yoday was much improve over yesterday. Mike Petrus and his charter wold up boating about 60 fish, keeping their limit and releasing the rest. All of the bass were caught on clams and Mike’s groujpo jigged quite a number of large bluefish to top of the cooler. I have openings on Fri for bass as wsell as all fo next week for open boat blackfishing, from Mon on. Call Capr rAY AT: 732 803-6276

name: Greg
e_mail: pvs676@yahoo.com
boat_name: Storm Front
date: 11/10/08
where: IBSP
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 30″
bait_used: Plain Ava w Green Teaser
water_depth: 25-45
water_temp: 56
other: Started out the morning looking for readings, heard of plenty of blues being trolled but wanted to jig. Ran south to IBSP, started to pick at the blues and bass. Steady pick until about 12:30 when we couldn’t keep the jigs in the water for more than a minute or two. Wound up with around 3 dozen bass (2 keepers), countless blues and a 5lb fluke. Great day on the water even with the howling wind.

name: Jay C
e_mail: makos4us2@aol.com
boat_name: MAKO 4 US
date: 11-10-08
where: IBSP
method: troll/jig
species: Striped Bass
size: up to 29 inches
bait_used: black umbrellas
water_depth: 45-50 ft.
water_temp: 57
other: Got to spend a nice morning with my dad looking for bass. Went back to a spot I fished last week and did well. The first 2 bass were keepers and we thought we were in for a limit day. Ended up releasing 10 more shorts and as many bluefish. It then staring howling out of the west and we headed in. Great day on the water.

FUN TYME CHARTERS

name: Lou forenzi
boat_name: Megan Beth
date: 11/09/08
where: IBSP
method: Troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 29
bait_used: Rigs
water_depth: 45-60
water_temp: 55
other: 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.

name: Tony
e_mail: achiccarine@fluitron.com
boat_name: Donna
date: 11/9/08
where: Manasquan Inlet
method: Troll
species: Bluefish
size: 10 pounds
bait_used: Stretch 25′s and 30′s
water_depth: 30 to 60 ft.
water_temp: 56.5 F
other: Left the inlet about 8 AM to catch the last of the outgoing tide. There was bait and blues from the inlet to the bell buoy. There was a very good bite and we stayed and fished till it ended about 11:30. Most of the boats moved out earlier. Moved down toward Bayhead for a few more fish then back to the inlet for a few more before quitting. Great day.

name: Bill Wrede
e_mail: Wredebill@aol.com
boat_name: Lovin Life
date: 11-9
where: IBSP
method: Jig and troll
species: Striped Bass
size: up to 40 inches
other: Jigged 8 keepers including 34 36 two 38 and 1 40 inchoff IBSP

name: Rob
boat_name: Vessel X
date: 11/8-11/9
where: off sandy hook
method: trolling
species: Striped Bass
other: 11/8- 10 Bass ( 2 Keepers) and 10 Blues- in two hours in the afternoon before high tide. 11/9- 10 bass (4 keepers up to 34”) on the knoll in 2 hrs, 1:30-3:30 pm. All fish on shads, and umbrellas.

name: Bri
boat_name: Shorty
date: 11-9-08
where: Manasuan Inlet area
method: Trolling Wire Line
species: Striped Bass
bait_used: Tube Umbrella Rigs
water_depth: 45-60
water_temp: 55
other: Nice to finally be able to post a report that I was actually involved in! After a 2 month hiatus, we broke the inlet right at 8 am. We headed out to 50 feet and made a left. Before I was able to get the second rod out the fist fish was on. This is how the day went. In the next 4 hours we boated 15 or so Bass and 40 blues. The bass were 4 keepers (2 kept) and the rest between 26-28 inches. The blues were all big with most around 8-10 pounds and a few super jumbos around 15 pounds. Everything was caught trolling 200 feet of wire between 45-60 feet of water at 5 knts using a dark red and a black umbrella rig (tubes). We never went more than a mile north of the inlet and 3 miles south of the inlet. We never went more than 5-10 minutes without a fish. A lot of doubles……Radio chatter had most of the hundreds of boats out there with similar results. The fish were plentiful and eager to commit suicide today. I am guessing I have 2-3 weeks left before I pull her for the season. My 8 year old boy and brother in law and I all had a great time….It is nice to back out there……………..

name: Chris Marra
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/09/2008
where: Off IBSP
method: Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 29″
bait_used: Tube & Shad Rigs
water_depth: 30 to 50 Ft.
water_temp: 58 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul had the Chris Marra charter on board the Bounty Hunter. Today we made a right turn as we came out of the Inlet and headed south. Arriving off IBSP we had solid reads and the charter made the decision to Troll rather than Jig. With the Rigs out we had a non stop pick for most of the day. But as was the case yesterday up north almost all the Bass were short. At the end of the day we had over 35 Bass bites and over 25 Alligator Blues on the Rigs but only managed to put 4 Keeper Bass in the Box. I still have 2 spots available for my 11/18 Open Boat Striper trip. If interested call 732-323-8700 for details.

name: BUCKTHEFLUKE
e_mail: buckthefluke@comcast.net
boat_name: BROWN EYED BABE II
date: 11-9-08
where: 1 mi. bouy
method: troll
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 36″
bait_used: shads
water_depth: 50′-70′
water_temp: 57
other: Not bad for a late start. Mostly GIANT blues but managed 4 keeper bass.Get them while you can.The environmental nuts are going to have a field day with this new administration & we’re going to pay for it. If you enjoy fishing you better get involved. Join the R.F.A. or SSF. DO SOMETHING except complain. Another glorious day at sea .Peace!!!!!!

Hyper Striper Sportfishing

name: John and Peg
boat_name: Late Meeting
date: 11/08/08
where: Romer Shoals & Flynn”s Knoll
method: anchor and troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 30″ to 36″
bait_used: clams,eels and 9′er lures
water_depth: 12′ to 30′
water_temp: 55
other: Again,we dropped anchor put out a clam slick and sat there for 2hrs without a bite. Moved, did the same thing still nothing on clam or eels. Brought down the wire and started to troll 8 fish 4 keepers the largest being 36″. Then the fog came back and the sky opened up so home we went.

name: Bill Mulliniks
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/08/2008
where: Sandy Hook
method: Clamming & Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 35″
bait_used: Clams, Shad & Tube Rigs
water_depth: 18 to 45 Ft.
water_temp: 58 Degrees
other: The Bill Mulliniks charter joined Capt. Paul for a day of Striper fishing. After yesterday’s great fishing we were looking forward to another big day. It was not to be as after landing our first Bass of the day a 35″ fish the clamming fell apart. 3 hours of fishing only produced a handful of short bass. We went up on the Troll in between the channels and had over 20 bites but all were short Bass another 1 1/2 hour Troll on the Rocks added 2 more keepers and over 15 more short Bass. There were plenty of bites today but not enough keeper size Bass. I still have 2 spots available on Monday’s (11/10) Open Boat and 2 Spots available for Tuesday (11/18). If interested call 732-323-8700 for details.

T.C. Irons Yacht Insurance

name: Dan English
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 11/07/2008
where: Sandy Hook
method: Clamming
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 35″
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 12 to 30 Ft.
water_temp: 58 Degrees
other: After a short layoff Capt. Paul returned to Striper fishing with the Dan English charter. After yesterday’s Northeaster today’s weather was a big question mark. To our surprise the Ocean had settled down and there was little to no wind at 5:30AM. We ran up to Sandy Hook and set up on the Bar and the charter had a day long bite of Striped Bass up to 35″. At the end of the day the 5 man charter had landed over 50 Bass keeping a limit catch of 10 Bass and releasing the rest. We did not see a Bluefish all day. I have 2 spots available on my Monday (11/10) Open Boat trip and 2 spots available on my Tuesday (11/18) Open boat trip. If you would like to jump on either trip call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

name: capt ray burke
boat_name: mad gaffer
date: 11/7/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 23 lbs
bait_used: clams
water_depth: 35 ft
water_temp: 56
other: We caught a lot of fish on clams this morning. We had in excessof 50 fish this morning on clams inshore, keeping only about 6 fish. After we lost the incoming tide we went offshore into the ocean and we finished by catching another 50 fish or so, and limited out the boat on clams and then jigs. We had Sonny Dipasquale caught 12 fish and kept 2, releasing the rest, along with several keepers. Bob Claire caught 7 fish and kept 2, Paul Schyckalo caught 20 fish, Ralpgh Petricone caught 17 fish and kept 2, releasing the rest and Jim Eglinton caught 28 fish and kept 2 up to 22 lbs. 8 of his releases were legal keepers. John Mingalcaic and his father George kept 4 fish and released 32 between them. There are openings for next Fi. Blackfishing and bassfishing will start with openings as of 11/17. Call Capt. Ray: 732 803-6276.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/7/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Didn’t sail yesterday so today was like starting over again. Decided to start where we’ve been fishing for a couple weeks. Took the ride and was not happy with the quality of the water. Two days ago it was gin clear, today with the outgoing tide and runoff from yesterday….nasty. Fished two quick drops and never had a bite. Got outta there fast and ran back to the North. Anchored up and had fish on immediatly!! Shorts and keepers. Bite lasted till 11:30 with steady fishing the whole time. Mortgage Man Eric had the hot hand today as it was his turn in the barrel along with my dad, Hammer and Tom. Some nicer fish up to 18 pounds for the pool. Russ Zimmer and son had 3 nice keepers also. Huge swell in the ocean didn’t effect the bite either. Chartered Saturday AM….open again on Sunday 7:30am. No jigging for us today all bait fishing….Capt.Ron

Just One More Sportfishing

name: John and Peg
boat_name: Late Meeting
date: 11/5/08
where: Flynn’s Knoll and Romar Shoals
method: Clams, eels and troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 29″-36″
bait_used: clams, eels and 9er’s
water_depth: 15′-22′
water_temp: 55
other: We were afraid that we weren’t going to get out because of the weather forecast, small craft, gail, typhoon and anything else they could scare you with. Went out in the morning and started fishing at 7AM. We anchored up at Romar Shoals and used fresh clams, eels abd created a clam slick..Nothing! Moved 2 or 3 times and still nothing. Finally at 10:30am started trolling into Flynn’s Knoll. We hooked up to 2 keepers and 1 throw back. Not a bluefish around. Great day away from work.

No Worries Charters
name: Jay C
e_mail: makos4us2@aol.com
boat_name: MAKO 4 US
date: 11/4/08
where: IBSP
method: troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 24-28 inches
bait_used: black umbrellas
water_depth: 45-50 ft.
water_temp: 56
other: took advantage of the nice weather forecast on election day and headed out barnegat inlet. Not much bird life or surface action, so we headed out to 45 ft of water on word that the prior pm, they did well in this depth. Slow fishing for awhile, then the bite was on for 3 hours or so. Ended up with 16 bass and 40ish blues. Constant action was fun, but frustrating as we managed only 2 keepers just @ 28 inches. of the 14 releases, 10 were at 27 1/2 to 27 3/4 inches. BRING BACK THE SLOTS!!!

name: Rob
e_mail: rcjones86@gmail.com
boat_name: Vessel X
date: 11/3, 11/4
where: Sandy Hook, Rocks
method: Everything
species: Striped Bass
other: 11/3- Afternoon. Clammed Romer, 2 shorts. Clammed the rip, 1 short. 1 short by the highlands bridge on the way in. Didn’t see much action. 11/4- Drifted rip, nothing. Headed out to the end of sandy hook channel, fairly good porgy fishing. Went down to the Rocks and trolled- 20 blues, 1 bass, in 1 hour before sunset. Eeled the rocks at night. Nothing. Eeled the rip on the way back at night, nothing. Didn’t see any of the head boats in the area hooking up. Pretty slow for the stripers i must say. This storm should wake ‘em up.

name: Teejay
boat_name: Never Enough
date: 11/4/08
where: Raritan Bay
method: Clamming / Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: 27″
bait_used: Clamming
water_depth: 8-10
water_temp: 56 degrees
other: Left twin lights 7:00 am and headed out to Roamer Shoal sand bar to join a fleet of 4 boats. Dropped anchor in 10 feet of water and had a short 27″ bass on in 10 minutes. Missed a second one while shucking clams and dead sticking….bad… boated 1 more short bass and left a fleet of 50 boats by 11:00 am and trolled the reach channel for an hour , while marking fish nothing was biting…..Even though the cooler was empty , the conditions were perfect and it was a nice November day on the water….Tight Lines…..

name: Capt.ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/04/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Didn’t have to pull the pool winner out of the hat today! After yesterdays fishing, had to go back to having some patience and wait it out. Made several drops picking away at shorts and just keepers. Didn’t hear of anything better, so we stuck with it….9 year old Marques was actually High hook with 3 keepers, had many of the regs talkin to themselves today. Way too many 26 inch fish going back. Ended the day with a last shot at jig fish, caught a few blues and some bass including the pool fish caught by Doral, beating out that 9 year old!! Hope I still have a future after this election! Capt.ron

DAY AT SEA

name: rich watson
e_mail: simba329@aol.com
boat_name: no worries charters
date: 11/03
where: mile north barnaget inlet
method: trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: 29 inches to 47
bait_used: streches/umbrella rigs
water_depth: 45 to 50
other: 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!!

name: Tony Jones
e_mail: chuckiejones08085@yahho.com
boat_name: THE GOLDEN EAGLE
date: 11/2-3/08
where: WEST WALL HUDSON CANYON
method: CHUNKING-JIGGING
species: Albacore Tuna
size: 35#-68#
bait_used: LIVE SQUID,SARDINES BUTTER FISH.
water_depth: 650′
water_temp: 62-64 DEGREES
other: Ride out was a little bumpy.Fishing started off very slow.Plenty of bait around.Myself and Ernie D.caught over fifty agressive and nice sized squid.Bite started around 4:15 am.The first longfin had nice chunk taken out of it by a huge shark.Then the bite was on with as many as nine fish on at.one time.Every time you put any bait down you got a run off.Many fish were lost to tangles,the boat had a bunch of first timers on.I lost three and boated three,50-65# Same for Ernie.By 5:30 the bite was over.Over thirty fish were boated.Great way to end a tough season out in the deep

name: Capt.ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 11/03/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Haven’t posted since Friday..as I have been reminded several times!! Saturday we got our butts kicked with a terrible roll, tried jigging on some bird life, but not many customers switched to the jigs, big waste of time. Only had a hand full of fish…..The highlight of the day for me, was coming home to a suprise 50th birthday party!! Forgot all about that tough day! Sunday didn’t fair much better, covering half the ocean clamming and jigging, anchoring and drifting, to finally have a shot of fish at the end of the day. Way too many shorts, but we did manage a handfull of keepers. Today, Monday: I think I took some of the cockyness outta the Monday regs and brought them back to reality!! Tried clamming most of the day, NG. Fished a couple area’s where the bite has been good. Drifted, anchored, hell I would have trolled if I thought it would work….NG. Finally put the jigs on at the change of tide and found some life in between the channels. Jigged plenty of bass, only to toss them all back!! Every fish 24 to 27 inches!! Yes, we pulled the pool outta the hat….the first in a long time. Tomorrow, the 4th is my actual birthday….guess what I’m hopeing for!!!!!! Capt.ron

Canyon Runner Sport Fishing

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/31-11/2
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 25 lbs
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 30 ft
water_temp: 58
other: Friday 10/31 Russ Wesheit and his charter had over 30 fish, many of which were on the small side. They wound up keeping 10 fish up to 22 lbs. Saturday’s trip was with Rich Macgee and his party. They had 33 fish, 11 keepers up to 25 lbs. Today’s charter, 11/2, was with Dennis Albronda and his party. 40 fish were caught, with 20 kept up 25 lbs. Capt Ray has openings for next week. Please call: 732 803-6276

Bounty Hunter Sportfishing

name: Tony
e_mail: achiccarine
boat_name: Donna
date: 11/1/08
where: Manasquan inlet
method: Troll
species: Bluefish
size: to 12 pounds
bait_used: Stretch 25 and 30′s
water_depth: 30 to 60 ft.
water_temp: 57.5 F
other: Trolled the bell buoy area for a short trip starting at noon. There were fish to 12# just inside and outside of the buoy. After 2PM the fishing slowed and we moved about 2 miles down the beach for another bite on 3-6# fish. Great day on the water.

name: Richard Magee
e_mail: rsmagee@rcn.com
boat_name: Mad Gaffer II
date: 11/01
where: Off Sandy Hook and Rockaways
method: Anchor/chum
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 34 inches
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 20-25 ft
water_temp: Unknown
other: The Stevens Insitute of Technology Alumni Association fishing club fished with Capt. Ray Burke on Saturday Nov. 1. Had a steady pick of fish throughout the day. Capt. Ray worked hard to put us on fish, clammed heavily and was not afraid to move when fishing slowed. The mate Billy was exceptional; we had many novice fisherman on the trip and all caught at least one striper. Twenty-seven stripers boated; eleven keepers; and a handful of blues.

name: Mike
e_mail: macrone@optonline.net
boat_name: Jeric Sea
date: 11/1/2008
where: Mantoloking Beach
method: Troll
species: Bluefish
size: 8 – 12 lBS
bait_used: Shad rigs & bunker spoons
water_depth: 65 – 70′
water_temp: 57
other: We broke the Manasquan inlet about 9:30 AM and noticed a large fleet about 3-4 miles due east and another fleet about the same distance south. From past experience, directly offshore of the Thunderbird has always been productive this time of year and that is exactly where the southern fleet was fishing. Staying outside the fleet, in 65 – 70 feet of water, we murdered the bluefish, but couldn’t come up with stripes, although some were being caught. Most of the fish were on the troll but we heard of fish being caught on the jig as well. The hot lures were bunker spoons, shad rigs, and umbrella rigs. It was a gorgeous day on the water; the ocean was clean, the seas were calm, and the sun brought temperatures above 70 by noon. Unfortunately, the boat comes out this weekend, so best wishes for everyone for the rest of the season…, tight lines!

name: mike and greg
boat_name: just make it back
date: 11 01
where: sandy hook reef
species: Tautog
bait_used: green crabs
water_depth: 50 ft
other: went around the hook at sunup saw a fleet of boats striper fishing ,got to the reef by 815.started bailing tog til 2oclock and left them chewin .we had 5 fish over 6 lbs and around 40 total.allowed to keep 2 only but ta gotta love that bite.til next time

name: joe
e_mail: jfisherman1983@aol.com
boat_name: father and son gettin it done
date: 11-1-08
where: new york
method: wreck
species: Tautog
size: to 6 lbs
bait_used: green cab
water_depth: 20 feet
water_temp: 58
other: fishing has been dying out on the inshore rock piles. but the bass action has been picking up little by little every day

name: Rich Copeman
e_mail: cap.copeman@verizon.net
boat_name: Tricia
date: 11-1-08
where: south of manasquan
method: trolling
species: Bluefish
size: big and little
bait_used: shads, spoons plugs
water_depth: 30-70 ft
other: Trooled all areas past seaside, all bluefish one bass, not a keeper

name: cap Jay V
e_mail: jjvent@optonline.net
boat_name: always something
date: 11/1/08
where: Raritan Bay
method: drifting
species: Striped Bass
size: 30 – 35
bait_used: metal
water_depth: 40ft
water_temp: 50s
other: Who says you have to go out to Mar’s to catch them….started out around the hook. caught 1 on a clam. fished the ocean for a hour no other bites. Headed back to the Ammo pier. crazy schools all around. My friend hit a nice keeper 35 incher. non-stop action. must of had 15 stripers total. 2 nice keepers. the schools were all stripers no blues all day, what a prize. after a while The huge school went into the no boat zone by the Ammo pier, so we backed the boat right up to the white buoy and still caught fish. After a hour they were to far in where we could not reach. great day all in all, boat ran good. The run is on, so get out and get them.

name: Greg
e_mail: pvs676@yahoo.com
boat_name: Storm Front
date: 11-1-08
where: South of Squan
method: Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: Upto 29″
bait_used: Ava’s and feathers
water_depth: 30-70
water_temp: 58
other: Started out looking for birds, saw none. Stopped off Lavalette and had bait markings. Caught some gator blues but decided to leave them to look for basss. We wound up off Seaside still catching blues. Ran south to the fleet off ISBP, caught more blues until the tide changed. During the tide change we had nothing but after the tide changes we had a blitz. Caught around 2 dozen bass, many more blues. Managed 2 Keeepers and realeased all the blues. All jigging with teasers. end total was about 2 dozen bass & 40 or so blues, a doggie & a few sea robins. Ocean was dead flat – gorgeous day on the water!

name: Paul Gottlick
boat_name: Megan Beth
date: 11/01/08
where: 3Miles SE of Manasquan
method: Jigging
species: Bluefish
size: 8-10lbs
bait_used: Jigs
water_depth: 65
water_temp: 56-60
other: 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.

name: CHRIS
boat_name: CHICKEN OF THE SEA
date: 11/01/08
where: NORTH OF SR INLET
method: TROLL/JIG
species: Striped Bass
size: 30″
bait_used: SPOONS/JIGS
water_depth: 45-70
water_temp: 55-57
other: OUT EARLY WITH BOTH OF MY SONS AND A BUDDY AND HIS SON. HEADED NORTH AND SET OUT A TUBE RIG AND A BUNKER SPOON. INSTANTLY HUNG BOTTOM AND LOST ALL THE MONEL AND THE RIG. TROLLED ONE ROD WITH THE SPOON AND MANAGED 1 KEEPER BASS AND A BUNCH OF GATOR BLUES. ALSO MANAGED TO JIG A FEW BLUES AND A RARE AND ELUSIVE SPINY DOG FISH. NICE DAY ON THE WATER. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!!

name: John and Peg
boat_name: Late Meeting
date: 11/1/08
where: Romar Shoals, Shrewsbury Rocks
method: Clams and Troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 33″ – 39″
bait_used: Clam and 9er’s
water_depth: 60′
water_temp: 55
other: Went to the Shoals, tried clams while anchored. Nothing. After 2 hours , went south to the rocks and had 2 or 3 fish on at every drop. Threw back at least 40 blues ranging from 8 -12 lbs. Threw back 4 undersized stripers and kept 4 stripers ranging from 33″ to 39″. Beautiful day on the water after the west winds subsided.

name: dave muller
e_mail: dmuller447@aol.com
boat_name: just a fluke
date: 11/1/08
where: off ibsp
method: trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: up to 33″
bait_used: niner shad’s
water_depth: 30-60
water_temp: 60 ish
other: trolled off ibsp had about 12 bass 3 keeper’s and all the blues you could want great day on the water!!!!

Little Hawk Charter Boat

name: keith dick
e_mail: simba329@aol.com
boat_name: no worries charters
date: 10/31
where: bathing beach north
method: trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: 29inches to 32
bait_used: stretches/unbrella rigs
water_depth: 35 to 50
other: 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.

name: Capt. Chris Devereaux
e_mail: kkatcharters@comcast.net
boat_name: K-Kat
date: 10/31
species: Striped Bass
other: 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

name: Luigi
boat_name: Queen Mary
date: October 31, 2008
where: South of Manasquan Inlet
method: Jigging
species: Bluefish
size: 8-12 lb
bait_used: Krocodiles, other metal
water_depth: 40 ft
other: We had perfect Fall fishing conditions with a westerly wind and just a light chop on the ocean. While it was not flat-out blitz fishing, there was nearly continuous action with sometimes as many as 6-8 rods bent at the same time. Nearly all the bluefish were gaffers. There were not too many stripers caught on the boat, but the pool winner was a beauty that weighed about 25 lb. Thanks to Capt. JB and crew for a great day on the water.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/31/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Not a good bite today, the first in 17 trips! Had to know it was gonna happen with some new customers on the boat. Started out jigging, couldn’t pass the bird life. Only problem was the fish were wild chasing the bait, saw them rolling on top and didn’t read them on the bottom….not good. made 2 drifts caught a keeper bass and 2 blues. Went and anchored up to take advatage of the last of the current….NG. Took a ride to find better action, NG again, some dog fish a few shorts. Ran back to the North where we caught a handfull of keepers and some shorts. Very tough to say the least. Pool fish went 17 pounds. Read enough fish on the last drop, just couldn’t get them to eat….Tomorrow’s another day. Capt.ron

Megan Beth Sportfishing

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/30/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 28 lbs
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 63
other: As always on Thursdays, ick Skinder chartered the boat to fish alone for bass.His largest bass today was 28 lbs. Dick caught 38 fish keeping two fish, one at 21 lbs and the other at 20 lbs. All other fish were released unharmed, but over 20 other fish would have been keepers. Captain Ray has openings for next week. Call: 732 803-6276.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/30/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: After 2 days off, I was ready for some Bass fishing….weather report called for some wind, but with the outgoing, new it wouldn’t be a problem. Hit our first drop only to find the current still running to the bow, we did pick at the fish, especially the guys in the bow! High water was 8:05 and at 10:00am we still had current running in!! Made two drops, caught some nicer fish on the second drop. Left the area after the tide change when the bite died. Took a bit of a ride, found a nice reading anchored up and picked away the rest of the day. Those that caught them, caught them good, yet some guys, my Dad included, never had a bite!!! Go figure…Tom Krako had the hot hand landing 5 nice fish including the pool fish at 19 1/2 pounds. Ron Solin had 3 along with Fireman Dave. Chief “Circle Hook” Valentine made his usual contribution to the cause along with Paul Smitko. Nice day of fishing. All bait as the jig fish of yesterday were no-where to be found!! Capt.ron

Moonshadow Sportfishing

name: Boo
boat_name: 23′ Contender
date: 10-29-08
where: Manasquan inlet
method: troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 31′
bait_used: bunker spoons
water_depth: 50feet
other: Trolled off the inlet in some windy conditions. Fished one rod for about an hour and a half and had on 31 inch stripper and two blues. Also, had two dropped fish.

name: Potter Rumsey
boat_name: Brant Beach
date: 10/29/08
where: Brant Beach Beachfront
method: Chunking Bunker
species: Striped Bass
size: 29″ Striper & 10 lb Bluefish
bait_used: Bunker
water_depth: Beachfront
water_temp: 57
other: Still too windy so I hit the same hole on the beach and pulled in a 29″ Striper & a 10 lb blue, both on frozen bunker I flash froze in the spring from the bunker schools along the beach. Also lost another larger striper in the wash and was bit off by another large blue. Good action for 2 hours of fishing.

THE EDGE SPORTFISHING CHARTERS

name: Potter Rumsey
boat_name: Brant Beach
date: 10/28/08
where: Brant Beach Beachfront
method: Chunking Bunker
species: Striped Bass
size: 1 Bass 27″ & 1 Blue 7 lbs
bait_used: Bunker & Clam
water_depth: Surf
water_temp: 58 Degrees
other: Blowing too hard for the boat & raining cats & dogs so hit the beach and had one short bass & a nice blue in 1 Hrs fishing on the outgoing around noon. Wind was howling out of the west so you could cast to Europe but the fish were in the first wave in the trough. Fish ‘em up!

PurpleJet Sportfishing

name: “Open Boat”
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 10/27/2008
where: Inshore Wrecks
method: Bottom
species: Black Sea Bass
size: Up to 3 lbs.
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 65 to 90 Ft.
water_temp: 58 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul ran the last Open Boat Seabass trip for “08″ on Monday. The residual heave from the weekends weather had subsided and the fishing was good. Making 5 stops over the course of the day the group of Anglers put together a mixed bag catch. They finished the day with over 60 keeper Seabass up to 3 lbs. along with a handful of Porgies, 2, 18″ Blackfish and a few Blues. My next Open Boat trips will be on Nov.6th and 10th. Both of these Nov. trips will be for Strped Bass. Interested? Call 732-323-8700 for details.

boat_name: Purple Jet
date: October 27, 2008
where: Manasquan
method: jigging
species: Striped Bass
other: Monday, brought another good weather day and the bass and blues cooperated. Alex Cherkas and crew were aboard the Purple Jet from Pt. Pleasant Beach had a steady day picking away at a mix of bass and blues most of the day. The jig of choice was plain 17 diamond jigs and the green tails worked too. Though most of the 40+ bass were short we did manage a limit of keeper size bass to 32″ for the crew of 4 along with a couple of bonus tag fish. The blues were mixed in sixe from 3 – 13 pounds. Friday looks to be light winds and warm temps. Lets go fishing!

name: Potter Rumsey & Harry McLaughlin
boat_name: The Professor
date: 10/27/08
where: Off IBSP in 35-60 ft
method: Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: 1 24″ Striper & 30 Blues 7 to 15 lbs
bait_used: Bunker Spoons & Stretch 25′s
water_depth: 30-60 feet
water_temp: 58 Degrees
other: Got another trip in before the blow and had 1 short Striper & 30 Gator Blues in 30 to 60 feet. Another beautiful day on the water with multiple double headers of blues, all gators; kept three for the table and neighbors and released the rest to fight another day. Lots of bunker down deep, fish were stuffed with round belly’s. Go Phillies!

name: chuckycheese
e_mail: debechuck@aol.com
boat_name: ibsp
date: 10/27/08
where: ibsp
method: clams
species: Striped Bass
size: 28-30
bait_used: clams
water_depth: beach
water_temp: 57
other: slamed the bass but mostly shorts great day!

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/27/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 27 lbs
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 30 ft
water_temp: 55
other: Bob Brunish and friends chartered the Mad Gaffer today for striped bass. Bill Silverman scored the biggest fish of 27 lbs. However, Denise Quigley had one just a shade smaller and her daughter Natalie Chiliers had one that was over 20 lbs as well as five of six other bass. Her brother Steve Chiliers also scored about eight fish, two of which he kept and the rest were released. Paul Helmile scored a half a dozen bass and kept his limit as did Bob Brunish. Everyone on the boat caught there limit and released the rest, including quite a few keepers. In total 38 bass were boated. There are openings next week. Call Capt. Ray for reservations: 732 803-6276.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/27/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Went back to the bait fishing today and glad we did. Fished three area’s that produced for us. Many quality fish including Anchor Joes new pool leading 45 incher!! A long lean Male that barely fit in the net..Joe had his 3 keepers and kept Mitch on his A game today with his 3. Bert and Dr. Keith also had 3. Andy also put 2 beauties in the box. Switched up between anchoring and drifting a couple times. Great to see a nice spread of fish for October. Plenty of bait, plenty of fish, doesn’t get any better than this!!! Not one Bluefish today….go figure. Looks a little windy for tomorrow, will see what happens in the AM. Capt. Ron

Tenacious

name: Captain Chris Devereaux
e_mail: kkatcharters@comcast.net
boat_name: K-Kat
date: 10/26
where: Sandy Hook area
method: Clams
species: Striped Bass
other: 10/26- 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)

name: capt jeff
e_mail: simba329@aol.com
boat_name: no worries charters
date: 10/26
where: sea side peir
method: trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: 29 inches to 30
bait_used: streches
water_depth: 50 to 60
other: 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.

name: Dave
e_mail: dave.jerzewski@tiffany.com
boat_name: lost Cause
date: 10-26-2008
where: FKnoll/Rohmer
method: bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 25lbs
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 14 ft
water_temp: N/A
other: Early Start then the boats kept comming. Clammers working around us, defintely helped. 17 in the boat largest was around 25 lbs. Lost a couple of screamers. Great day! Tight lines!

name: andrew
date: 10/26
where: Manasquan Inlet
method: troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 34″
water_depth: 50ft
water_temp: 60
other: Trolled within a mile of Manasquan inlet for 1.5 hours in late afternoon. Got a 34″ and 26″ (released)striper, and several large blues. Trolled bunker spoons. Lots of bunker in area being chased by fish.

name: Vito
e_mail: vdeg@aol.com
date: 10/26/08
where: Ocean front of Sandy Hook
method: Bottom drift
species: Striped Bass
size: 38″
bait_used: Clam
water_depth: 21′
other: Made three drifts from the rip south, fast movig outgoing tide with wind. We drifted further south than the previous drifts and moved closr to shore then bam the light rod was hit and the fight was on, the fish took some line and fought it for 10- 15 minutes. Got him to the boat and netted him. 38″ didn’t have a scale. Fish hit a clam on a steel leader…not a conventional striper rig.

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/26/08
where: ocean
method: clams
species: Striped Bass
size: 33 lbs
bait_used: clams
water_depth: 20 ft
water_temp: 58
other: We took out Robert Greer and his charter of a total of 12 people. They boated 58 fish and it only 11:30! Many fish were over 20 lbs, and many keepers were released. 14 year old Robert Greer Jr. boated two fish over 25 lbs. The big fish was caught by Jim Rubertone, in excess of 33 lbs. I still have some openings for Tues and Wed. as well as open and charter trips for the following wee. Call Capt Ray at: 732 803-6276.

Fat Cat Sportfishing

name: capt jeff
e_mail: simab329@aol.com
boat_name: no worries charters
date: 10/24
where: coast guard station/seaside
method: trolling
species: Striped Bass
bait_used: strectches/umbrella rigs
water_depth: 35 to 65
other: 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.

name: Mick Pirolli
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 10/24/2008
where: Off Sandy Hook
method: Clamming
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 38″
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 30 To 45 Ft.
water_temp: 59 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul did his first Striper charter of the Fall season with the Mick Pirolli group on Friday. Passing up on the “Hot” intel from the south we spent the day in a few of our favorite areas to the north. We anchored and cracked clams on 3 drops and the charter was rewarded with keeper Stripers on all three stops. Over the course of the day we had over 60 bites with a limit catch of 12 Stripers going into the fish box along with 6 Bonus fish. The biggest fish of the day was a 38″ bass landed by Mick. I am running “Open Boat” Striper trips on Nov. 6th & 10th. If you want to get in on some great Striper fishing call me at 732-323-8700 for details.

name: john
e_mail: jaspegi3i3@msn.com
boat_name: Late Meeting
date: 10/24
where: RomerShoals & Shrewsbury Rocks outside buoy
method: anchor and troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 28″ to 39″
bait_used: clams,live eels & trolled with 9,er rigs
water_depth: c0′ at anchor & 50′ on troll
water_temp: 57
other: Had live eels and fresh clam out. The eels were not hit by anything but dogfish. Picked up 2 keepers in 1 1/2 hrs on the clams. Headed south to the reef little action. Went to the rocks had alligator blues on between 10 & 12 lbs. Some time even 2 and 3 at a time. Caught the 39″ striper a few more blues and called it a day. A beautiful fall day with very little wind.

name: Vince Carini
e_mail: vcarini@aol.com
boat_name: Corrective Action
date: 10/24/08
where: Romer Sholl
method: Clams
species: Striped Bass
size: 28″ minimum
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 20
water_temp: 57
other: Has a blast Friday. Perfect weather and calm seas. Had 2 keepers, some shorts and lots of fun.

name: CHRIS
boat_name: CHICKEN OF THE SEA
date: 10/24/2008
where: NORTH OF SR INLET
method: TROLL/JIG
species: Striped Bass
size: 33″
bait_used: UMBRELLA RIGS/AVAS
water_depth: 40-70FT
water_temp: 58.8-60
other: 1ST TRIP IN NEARLY A MONTH SO I HEADED OUT SOLO BEFORE WORK TO TRY AND LOCATE SOME BASS. TROLLED UP 1 KEEPER BASS AND A BUNCH OF BLUES. ALSO JIGGED SOME BLUES. HAD TO GET TO WORK SO I HEADED FOR THE BARN BEFORE 0900. NICE DAY ON THE WATER – GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS.

name: Lucky
e_mail: luckyheffern@gmail.com
boat_name: Polar Express
date: 10-24-2008
where: At the Rip, In Sandy Hook. Off Rockaway beach. Romar Shoals. Flynn’s Knoll
method: Claming, trolling and jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: 29 ”
bait_used: Clam
water_depth: 30′
water_temp: 54
other: Captain Barry and his faithful crew worked very hard to catch one bass and 6 large blues. The bass on clams and the blue’s on a jig and trolling lure’s. Another tough day on the water.The fish are out there, but you have to work for them.

name: Potter Rumsey, Harry McLaughlin, Jim Lepis
boat_name: The Professor
date: 10/24/08
where: Off IBSP in 30-50 feet
method: Trolling Bunker Spoons & Stretch’s
species: Striped Bass
size: 28″ & 32″ BLues 7 to 15 lbs
bait_used: Bunker Spoons & Stretch’s
water_depth: 30 to 50 ft
water_temp: 59-60
other: Trolled from 6:30 to 11:20. Fish on constantly. Boated2 Bass & over 30 Blues 7 to 15 lbs. Kept 2 Bass & 2 Blues for the Table. Rest released to fight another day! Left them biting and back to the dock by 12:30 PM. Absolutely, beautiful day on the water!

name: Capt. Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/24/08
where: ocean
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 15-20 lbs
bait_used: clams
other: Scott Dangler, Mike Pietras, Rich Tree Man, Jessie Dorn,Mike Grvac, Carl Zimmerman, Tom Benson, Scott Madole, Tom Smith, Scott Kim were all on an open trip today. We were limited out by 12 noon and threw back at least 80 fish. Many fish were in the 15-20 lb range. Capt Ray has open trips on Tues and Wed. of next week, and openings for the following week. Call for reservations: 732 803-6276.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/24/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Doesn’t look good for Saturday, Had to cancel my charter! Weather, SE 20 and gusty with rain, then Gale for the afternoon and evening…..Today we started where we have been fishing for 14 straight days. Anchored up and proceeded to catch Horn dogs. started out with one or two then all hell broke loose!!! Guess they moved in overnight. Left the area to fish some old time spots. Had fish, shorts and keepers on the first drop until we lost the tide. Got swamped by boats and in the shallow water, this isn’t gonna work. Made a move further to the South, had a couple fish right away, got swamped again! Left that area and went offshore, jigged some of the biggest bluefish of the season, only saw one big bass chase a lure to the top, other than that, no takers! Plenty of action, just not the right kind. Handfull of keepers and plenty of Blues. Back at it Sunday…..capt.ron

Fisherman 72′ Party Boat

name: Fred Leahy, Robert Barone
e_mail: fsquared@verizon.net
boat_name: Dealers Choice
date: 10/23/08
where: Breezy to Verrazano
method: jig and troll
species: Striped Bass
size: 22-33 inches
bait_used: ava 17
water_depth: 20 feet
water_temp: 57
other: 10 fish incl keeper of 33 inches trolling off of Coney Island then 20 to 30 fish between 22 and 27 inches under the Verrazano bridge for Team D&R. We actually lost count! Don’t worry Capt Frank, we will not tell anyone you followed us around today!

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/23/08
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 31 lbs
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 30 frt
water_temp: 57
other: Dick Skinder chartered the boat again today, but today he brought his daughter Trudy. Together they boated over 40 fish. Both Trudy and her father got fish over 30 lbs, keeping their limit and releasing the rest. Many fish that were released were in the 15=25 lb bracket.Trudy boated the biggest fish. It was released and not weighed, but was estimated at 32-33 lbs. The apple does not fall far from the tree. Today was the best day of the Fall season for big fish. I have openings Tues and Wed. of next week. Call Capt Ray: 732 803-6276.

name: Capt. Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/23/08
where: ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Spent the day switching from Anchor to the drift…caught half a dozen keepers on the first drop, but I wasn’t happy with the bite, didn’t show too much promise so we left the area….Tried a couple drifts only a few fish, went back on the anchor until the change of tide….Back to the drift for the afternoon, the fishing was much better. Tom (Zambony) had the hot hand landing 8 fish plus the pool winner. Danny Wistuk, Hillsboro had his 3. Naturally Capt.Ron Sr. got his, including a very nice 18 pounder!! Found the first real Jig fish at the end of the day, some big blues with bass mixed in them. Took all day to get it done but the end result was a nice full barrel of racks!!! Looks perfect for Friday….Saturday is Chartered…Capt.ron

Fish Formula Charters

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/22/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Only boat to make it out of AH today…most of the Captains didn’t even show!! Wind was at 30 knots when we left the dock, a bumpy ride out but once around the hook, all was good!! Much better conditions and fishing than yesterday. Fished some new turf to check things out, glad I did. Had to cruise around a bit looking for a reading, finally found one and anchored up. Stayed on the drop just about all day with a steady pick of fish. Smaller fish again with the keepers going 28 inches a few at 30 and the pool fish at 33. Mitch and Billy had 16 fish between them, couple other limits and a few guys had only shorts. Ocean was actually very comfortable and we layed perfect on the anchor once the tide started to run. Sailing everyday 7:30am…We do have a Charter for this Saturday morning.

Miss Margie Charter Boat

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/21/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Very tough conditions today with the current running into the wind!! Not a good senerio for catching Bass. Had a slow one, one pick through the day. Some good size keepers and shorts. Tried drifting and only found a few that wanted to bite, went back on the anchor and toughed it out. Wind blew 30 after 12:00pm, swung like a barn door, horrible to say the least…Water temp. 59 today….May try a new area tomorrow if it blows out of the NW..Capt.ron

NAUTICALNET MARINE CHARTERS

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/20/08
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 23 lbs
bait_used: clams
other: Astriped bass massacre!! Dick Skinder from West Orange joined the open charter today catching 13 bass up to 22 pounds. Dick kept his limit and released the rest. Mike Coppa caught 13 bass up to 23 lobs, keeping his limit and releasing the rest, Red Zisc , Jack Juiliano, Steve Jinski and Frank Rowe caught 11 bass each. All anglers kept their limit and released the rest. The boat was limited out ny 12 noon. There are spots opn for private charters and open boat trips for this week and next. Call Capt Ray at 732 803-6276

name: Capt. Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/20/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Huge swell in the ocean, read plenty of life but it was all 15 feet off the bottom. Finally read a shot of fish down low and anchored up….Stayed there all day with a very nice pick. A lot more smaller fish the past two days, keepers are between 28 and 30 inches with the pool fish going 34-36 inches. Ended the day with a good catch of fish. Several limits including (naturally) The Anchor Inn crew, Joe, Andy and Andy’s brother, Billy Horn, Bert, Chris, a couple new State Trooper customers and Archie Stuart (who was on loan from theAngler)!! Hi hook ended the day with 11 fish and the pool fish at 16 pounds. 8 days in row of a good bite!!! Water temp. was down to 58 degrees….perfect! Capt.ron

K-KAT Charter Boat

name: Capt.ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/19/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Finally made the decision to sail at 7:10am when the wind was more North than NE’ Blowing a steady 20 to start. Glad we did, anchored up and had action right away. Not a hot bite, but shots of 1 to 3 and then nothing for 15 minutes. Kept this up till 11:30 when we made a move looking for the change of tide bite. By now the wind is NE blowing a steady 29 knots, starting to get nasty as the outgoing is now on us. Came back on the anchor, had fish under the boat, told the guys to drop straight down, had 6 on immediatly. Finished the day with several limits, some chummers and some with none. Not the big fish of yesterday and way more shorts, but still plenty of action for some lousy conditions….Didn’t take any pics today as Chriss couldn’t keep the camera straight!!!! Capt.ron

Jenny-Lee Sportfishing

name: Fillet N Release
boat_name: DAUNTLESS
date: 10-/18/08
where: SOUTH OF HIGHLAND
method: BOTTOM
species: Black Sea Bass
size: 2 LBS
bait_used: CLAM
water_depth: 100′
other: LOTS OF SEA BASS, PORGIES, A FEW BLUES,STIPPER, SKATE AND SHARK

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/18/08
where: Sandy Hook Bay
method: Clams
species: Striped Bass
size: 17 lbs
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 15 ft
water_temp: 57 ft
other: Kevin McSurley and his charter enjoyed three and a half hours of red hot stiper fishing this morning despite rough water and adverse conditions. They boated over 40 fish, keeping their limit. I have openings for bith charters and open trips for the upcoming week. Call Cat Ray:732 803-6276

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/18/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Gotta love those NE’sters!!! Very good action once again on bait…Anchored up and had them biting right away. Had a group from troop 5 boy scouts, they actually caught the first 3 keepers to start the day and a very nice 24 pounder for the large one of thier group. Tom Perry, Garfield, N.J. had the hot hand on big fish landing 8 and winning the pool with a 28 pounder. He also had a 22 pounder in the box. Dr. Sal gave his usual fishing leason with 4 fish and a blue. Little nasty and we had to deal with some tough conditions but very fishable. The end of the day we made 3 drifts and had some of the best shots of fish all day!! Can’t wait till tomorrow!! Capt.ron

ALLISON RAE SPORTFISHING

name: Capt. Kevin Delanoy
e_mail: kevin@missmargiefishingcharters.com
boat_name: Miss Margie
date: 10/17/08
where: Barnegat Light Reef
method: bottom
species: Black Sea Bass
size: 3lbs
bait_used: clams/squid
water_depth: 55
water_temp: 65
other: 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.

name: Mick Pirolli
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 1017/2008
where: Off Long Branch
method: Bottom
species: Black Sea Bass
size: Up to 3 lbs.
bait_used: Clams & Squid
water_depth: 45 to 70 Ft.
water_temp: 68 Degrees
other: The Mick Pirolli charter was on board the Bounty Hunter for a day of Seabass fishing. Not being impressed with the wreck fishing to the south Paul decided to run to the Hangs up north. Fishing in a 25 Knot NNE wind the charter haad a good bite on the first 2 drops. As the wind dropped out toward the afternoon the bite slowed to a pick. We did however finish the day with just under 70 nice size Seabass in the box along with a handful of Porgies. Two 27″ Striped Bass were caught on bottom rigs and both were released. I am running my last “Open Boat” Seabass trip on Monday Oct.27th. If interested in jumping on board call 732-323-8700 or E- Mail me for details. The entire month of Nov. & Dec. will be devoted to catching Striped Bass.

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/17/08
where: Sandy Hook Bay
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 20 lbs
bait_used: clams
other: Dr. Bob Rush and his grandchildren chartered the boat today. As of 11 AM they boated a 20 lb striped bass after losing a number of others and have also caught numerous weakfish. Capt Ray has spots for the open trip this Sun. as well as openings for next week. Call for reservations: 732 803-6276

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/17/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Very good fishing today… Guess the change in the weather and downside of the moon finally had something to do with that. Had action on every drop with the bigger ones coming early!! Nice new body of fish in the area. Several guys had thier 3 fish limit with the extra’s going back..Pool fish at 23 pounds caught by Rich Vito,Piscataway NJ. several fish from 16 to 20 pounds. Finally saw some bird life on the way in with bass rolling on top. NE for tomorrow should make’em hungy again, can’t wait!!! Capt.ron

NAN SEA J FISHING

name: Capt. Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/16/08
where: ocean
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 18lbs
bait_used: clams
water_depth: 30 ft
water_temp: 60
other: Dick Skinder does it again! For the third time in as many weeks Dick has chartered the boat by himself and managed to catch 21 striped bass, keeping his 2, an 18 and a 17 ponder, releasing the rest. Six of the fish that he released would have been legal fish. We have plenty of openings next week for both charter and open trips. I have spots on the open trip this Sun. Call Capt Ray: 732 803-6276.

name: Stu
boat_name: No Regrets
date: 10/16/07
where: The rocks
method: bottom
species: Blackfish
size: 16″
bait_used: clams,green crab
water_depth: 50 ft.
other: Cleared Shark River this AM at 7 pm and headed north. Met by stiff north wind with poor conditions. Ran north the the rocks to set up for sea bass and blacks. Found birds on the way with nothin under them. Made 3 drops today with the 3rd finally producing a steady pick of keeper seabss and then the blackfish turned on around noon. Soon after the seas laid down and we had steady action of blackfish mostly shorts with 4 keepers to 16 inches.As soon as the tog bite started heating up we ran outta crabs!! A few more ate clams after that. We ended the day with a dozen keeper sea bass and 4 togs. Beats work!!

name: kirk favreau
e_mail: kfavreau@Bowdoin .edu.
boat_name: Foot traveler
date: 10/16/08
where: Androscoggin River, Maine
method: cast and retrieve
species: Striped Bass
size: 22 inches
bait_used: 6 inch shad body
water_depth: 1 to 8 feet
water_temp: 61 degrees
other: Times are good. I spend my time looking for new jersey stripers who come to maine for the fall bait run. I found a tagged one.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/16/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Very poor customer showing in AH today. Only 3 of us made it out with a handfull of customers…fish where a little more finicky today and only bit on the change of tide. Had a good half hour of fishing and kept 16 fish. Tossed back almost as many shorts. Once the current ran hard, everything shut down. Still, a very nice day on the water. Weather looks much better for tomorrow and Saturday, not what they were saying two days ago!! Capt.ron

TAMPA VII SPORTFISHING CHARTERS

name: cap Jay V
e_mail: jjvent@optonline.net
boat_name: always something
date: 10/15/08
where: shrews rocks
method: anchored
species: Porgy
size: slabs
bait_used: worms, clams, peanut bunker
water_depth: 34 ft
water_temp: 64
other: full throttle to the shrews rocks, little choppy in the morning, laid down nice towards lunch. anchored up in 30 -40ft of water. Hammered the slab Porgies, Sea bass,weakfish.some very big Porgies.alot of birds working about 10 miles away to far to chase them.on the way back to the hook we seen a Kingfish or a Spanish Mackerel jumping about 4 ft out of the water this fish was huge. great day on the water boat ran great.

name: Brian
e_mail: Bigmac1718@aol.com
date: October 15, 2008
where: Sandy Hook
method: Surf Casting
species: Striped Bass
size: 20″-25″
bait_used: Surface plugs and poppers
water_depth: 4′-8′
water_temp: ??
other: I Was fishing the high tide this morning and as the reports have said, there were lots of bait fish running the suds. And as usual the bass and blues were right under them. The action only lasted for about half an hour, right at sun rise. I hooked up on 4 stripers all within the 20 to 25 inch range, and at least a dozen cocktail blues that were running with the bait fish. Hopefully it stays this way.

e_mail: strizzlem@aol.com
boat_name: nicole rose
date: 10/15
where: off ac
method: bottom
species: Weakfish
size: 10″-14″
bait_used: bucktails
water_depth: 20-40
water_temp: 66
other: 50 weakies a few blues small small and small

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/15/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Another very good bite…most fish were caught before the change of tide, drifting in the AM. Had shots of 4 to 5 on at times. Once we lost the tide, found a reading and anchored up. Had a one, two pick, until the last 1/2 hour of the day when everything went dead…Chief “circle hook” Valentine lead the way with 7 fish, 3 very nice keepers. Blues Man Dom finally made it back and caught his limit along with several others. Pool fish went to a first timer (with a rod rental) 25.4 pounds!! Great day on the water…Capt.ron

Mad Gaffer

name: dan boylan
e_mail: danboylan1951@yahooo.com
boat_name: bay lady 11
date: 10/14/08
where: mud bouy
method: drift
species: Porgy
size: medium to large
bait_used: clams/worms
water_depth: 50
other: Great conditions today. Nice warm day nice seas and plenty of fish. The porgy action was non stop and we limited out with some really nice size scup. The sea bass were mostly shorts but we did manage a couple of keepers.This is the time of year when it can be magic on the water. Tight lines.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/14/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Even better fishing today!! 3 days in a row. Walked out of the house in the AM, saw that huge moon and thought, what the hell am I gonna do today! First couple drifts produced 12 keepers along with shorts. Tried to anchor and chum twice after the change of tide, NG. Went back to the drift, the bite was on. 86 year old Dick Snyder, Spring Valley landed 3 fish including the largest on the boat, 23 1/2 pounds. Couple others in the 20 pound range. Paul Smitko, Mitch, Billy and several others all had thier limits. Fish ranged from 24 to 34 inches……kept the stress doll in the box today Jim”!! Capt.Ron

MARYLOU CREW Sportfishing

name: Luigi
date: October 13
where: Point Pleasant Beach
method: Surf
species: Fluke
size: 16″
bait_used: Bunker
other: Yes, I know that fluke are out of season, but they were the only thing keeping me from getting the skunk. The water was reddish-brown (looked like an algal bloom) & no signs of baitfish. I tried a variety of metal hoping for a stray blue, but did not even get a touch. No one else was hooking up, either. I switched over to some bunker strips and caught 4 small fluke in the late afternoon, and that was all for the day.

name: Capt. Kevin Delanoy
e_mail: kevin@missmargiefishingcharters.com
boat_name: Miss Margie
date: 10/13/2008
where: ocean
method: bottom
species: Black Sea Bass
size: 4lbs
bait_used: clams/squid
water_depth: 7590
water_temp: 65
other: 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.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/13/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Morning started out slow with the last of the incoming tide against the wind. Found a good reading and anchored up. Had a slow one, one pick on mostly short fish for an hour and a half. Did manage 2 keepers. Once the tide changed we put the boat on a drift, still couldn’t get past a one or 2 fish drift until the end of the day. Breeze laid down, current got just right and the bite was on! Had 3 drifts with up to 5 keepers on each, then back to a couple. Ended the day with 28 keepers plus a mess of shorts. Thanks to Jim Tobak for the Fishermens stress doll..had that sucker torn apart by 11 am, but slowly managed to get it back together by the end of the day. Jim had his limit and then some. Joe, Andy and the boys from Anchor Inn never lost thier faith and ended the day with a couple beauties in the box. Pool fish was caught by Wolfgang from Anchor inn, weighted inn at 19.4 pounds….Capt.ron

Benchmark Charter Boat

name: Vince Carini
e_mail: vcarini@aol.com
boat_name: Corrective Action
date: 10/12/08
where: Romer Sholl
method: clams
species: Striped Bass
size: 28 inch min
bait_used: clams
water_depth: 20-25
water_temp: 64 F
other: Nothing but sand sharks and skates

name: Jim Paras
e_mail: JParas1@msn.com
boat_name: Double Barrel
date: 10/12/08
where: 2600 Line
method: Anchor/Drift
species: Tautog
size: Various
bait_used: Clams/Crabs
water_depth: 20-70′
water_temp: 65
other: First dropped into a huge school of seabass in around 45′ and had a non-stop bite. Moved into shallower water and had a slow pick of blackfish. Moved over to a ledge which has been great fall fishing for the past three seasons and hammered the fish. Porgies, triggerfish, seabass and blackfish. In two hours, released 76 fish to be caught another day.

name: Potter Rumsey, Jim Lepis and Trey Rumsey
boat_name: The Professor
date: 10/12/08
where: BI to Judges Shack
method: Trolling Bunker Spoons
species: Bluefish
size: 10-15 lbs
bait_used: Bunker Spoons
water_depth: 30 to 40 feet
water_temp: 66 degrees
other: Incredible day on the water, double headers all day long. Left dock @ 6 Am and was back before noon. Over 30 fish not one less than 10lbs. Kept 2 for dinner and neighbors and released the rest. Sore arms and big smiles for all.

name: Capt. Jerry, Mike & Scooter
e_mail: macrone@optonline.net
boat_name: Jeric Sea
date: 10.12.2008
where: Schrewsbury Rocks
method: Bait, lures, and rigs
species: Bluefish
size: 5 – 6 lbs
bait_used: Mullet rigs, bunker spoon, metals.
water_depth: 30 – 50′
water_temp: 65
other: We broke the Manasquan inlet at approximately 7:30 AM and immediately noticed dark, brown, murky, water…, It didn’t take long to realize that there was a major oil spill. As we headed north to Shrewsbury, the dirty water kept us company until about a mile before our destination…, that’s a 12 mile long slick!!! Needless to say, the fishing was not up to the normal fall expectations. The previous week, mullet rigs were killer on the foraging stripers and bluefish. The only activity was small bluefish breaking the surface and gorging themselves on sand eels. These fish were reluctant to take almost every offering…, bait or lure. Buy 11:00 AM, most of the fleet dissipated and headed north.

name: Brad Hann
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 10/12/2008
where: Inshore Wrecks
method: Bottom
species: Black Sea Bass
size: Up to 2 1/2 lbs.
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 60 to 80 Ft.
water_temp: 68 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul had the Brad Hann charter on board the Bounty Hunter on Sunday. We made stops on 6 wrecks in 60 to 80 ft. and found plenty of Seabass on all the stops. The problem was that 90% of them were small. The charter picked their way thru the small fish and managed to put 40 keepers in the box along with 2 Triggerfish and 1 Blue. I am running “Open Boat” for Seabass on Oct. 25th & 27th. If interested in jumping on board give me a call at 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Capt. Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/12/08
where: Ocean
method: Jigs
species: Weakfish
size: 5 lbs
bait_used: jigs
water_depth: 35 ft
water_temp: 62
other: We started off the day in Sandy Hook Bay on an open trip. A group of four people headed by Big Mike Coppa of Wayne scored quite a few weakfish in the morning and later we fished wrecks and caught jumbo porgies, sea bass and blackfish. Big Mike was the high hook with 8 large blackfish, releasing 7 of them up to 7 1/2 lbs. and numerous large porgies. Dr. Mike the dentist also caught numerous blackfish, keeping one and releasing the rest, and an array of sea bass, porgies and weakfish. The ultimate high hook, however, was Capt Ray Burke who does not count, fishing for two hours and scoring about a dozen keeper blackfish. All but one was released, as well as 12 jumbo sea bass. I have openings Tues. of this week and Sun of next week as well as various other dates. Call Capt. Ray for info: 732 803-6276.

name: Joe Morea
e_mail: adam@canyonrunner.com
boat_name: Canyon Runner
date: 10/12
where: Toms
method: Overnight
species: Big-Eye Tuna
size: 170
bait_used: Canyon Runner Bars/Ballyhoo
water_depth: 600
water_temp: 67
other: 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.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/12/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Yesterday was another, pull your hair out fishing day!! Jigged and bait fished on some incredible life, loads of bait with fish busting water, first couple drifts in the AM produced 6 keeper bass and an odd bluefish. It was downhill from there…you know it’s tough when another Party boat passes and you only have 1 fish on and everyone cheers!!! Today was a different story, drifted again with the bait, the bite was on! Had 3 good hours of Bass fishing and not 1 blue. Rocco Farina landed six including the pool fish. Several limits including Bill Stuppi, Joe Litwienski, Tom, Jerry, Dr. Sal and Mike Martin…Only hope it wasn’t a tease!!! Most fish 28 to 29 inches, the bigger ones going 30-31 inches. Capt. Ron

Finominal Sport Fishing

name: Not Nick, again
boat_name: Big O
date: 10/11
where: North Jetty Barnaget Inlet
method: bottom
species: Striped Bass
size: None
bait_used: Everything in the box
water_depth: 20 ft
water_temp: about 20 degrees too warm, 72
other: Once again only got 200 yards outside the inlet and hit fish, but not bass, The blues and bunkler kept us occupied for about 3 hours and we quit not having anything in the box… a 15 inch fluke was caught early and made us think of the good old days when that size was good to keep in October…Big Blues to 12 lbs and plenty of them.

name: Albert Belmont
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 10/11/2008
where: Monmouth Beach
method: Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 29″
bait_used: Tube & Shad Rigs
water_depth: 35 to 50 Ft.
water_temp: 65 Degrees
other: The Albert Belmont charter was on board the Bounty Hunter for a day of Striper/Bluefish action. A brief stop on the Rocks in the AM produced a couple of Blues then the bite dropped off. Moving up to the Sea Bright area we found plenty of Blues and Bass but the large schools of Rainfish held their attention and Jigging or bait fishing was out of the question. We put out the Trolling gear and managed to put together a decent catch of 9 Bass with 3 keepers the largest at 29″. The charter also kept 17 Blues and 1 Bonito. I am running “Open Boat” for Seabass on Oct. 25th & 27th. If interested in jumping on call 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Keith Bush
e_mail: adam@canyonrunner.com
boat_name: Canyon Runner
date: Oct 11
where: Toms Canyon
method: Overnight
species: Albacore Tuna
size: 40-60
bait_used: Canyon Runner Bars/Ballyhoo
water_depth: 600
water_temp: 67
other: 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.).

name: Jim Fallon
e_mail: adam@canyonrunner.com
boat_name: Canyon Runner
date: Oct 11
where: Toms Canyon
method: Overnight
species: Albacore Tuna
size: 40-60
bait_used: Canyon Runner Bars/Ballyhoo
water_depth: 600
water_temp: 67
other: 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.

Big Boy Sportfishing

name: Capt. Al
boat_name: Tina Tuna
date: 10/10
where: outside Barnegat Inlet
method: drifting
species: Blackfish
bait_used: clams
water_temp: 71
other: started out looking for stripers on reports of considerable life south of the inlet. The markings on the screen gave us hope of a banner striper day, but nothing we tried produced fish; clams, jigging, live lining bunker, trolling– all had zero results. So we headed up to tires and drifted. We finished our clams and had our pick of small blackfish and porgies. Ended up with a few keepers in the box. Beautiful day on the water

name: Capt.Kevin Delanoy
e_mail: kevin@missmargiefishingcharters.com
boat_name: Miss Margie
date: 10/10/2008
where: ocean
method: bottom
species: Black Sea Bass
size: 2lbs
bait_used: clam/squid
water_depth: 65
water_temp: 67
other: 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.

name: Ray Maronpot
e_mail: lilray@ptd.net
boat_name: poolwinner
date: 10/10/08
where: ocean
method: drift
species: Striped Bass
size: 27 1/2″
bait_used: diamond jigs, clam/squid
water_depth: 20′-50′
water_temp: 60′s
other: What a day to be on the ocean. Nice to be the boss and have a scheduled fishing day turn out like this. Put in at Leonardo and ran down to the rocks to try for some sea bass, did well there last Wednesday. Slow but steady pick, all undersized, also caught some porgies and skates. Ran up to Sandy Hook reef because we saw alot of boats, more of the same. Took a ride south off asbury and threw jigs at snapper blues until we had enough. Stopped back at the rocks for one last try at some keeper sea bass, calm, glassy, sun setting, still in tee shirts and barefoot. Caught a few more shorts and packed it all up, oh yeah, left some avas rigged and ready. Nice smooth ride back towards the hook. About 6:00pm, about a 1/2 mile off the Highlands bridge all hell broke loose. The water was boiling, birds going bonkers, pretty much every cast hooked up. Big blues, nice bass, three stoked fisherman on an 18′ cc. Hooks flying everywhere, rainfish spit up all over, many triple headers. We released every fish safely and left them biting so we did not have to load up in the dark. What a day to be on the water, tight lines.

name: Mike Marselli
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 10/10/2008
where: Monmouth Beach
method: Trolling
species: Striped Bass
size: Up to 29″
bait_used: Umbrella Rigs
water_depth: 45 Ft.
water_temp: 65 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul had the Mike Marselli charter on board the Bounty Hunter. Working our way north along the beach we came across plenty of Blues feeding on schools of Rainfish but were unsuccesful when we tried Jigging. They showed no interest at all. We finally came across a good spread of fish just north of the Rocks and put out the Trolling gear. Our first fish was a 27″ Bass. We worked the area for 3 hours and landed 6 Bass up to 29″ along with over 25 Blues a few reaching 12 lbs. All the Bass and Blues were released. I am running “Open Boat” for Seabass on Oct. 25th & 27th. Get in on some great fishing. Call 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/10/08
where: Bay
method: lures
species: Weakfish
size: 7 lbss
bait_used: lures
water_depth: 35 ft
water_temp: 62
other: Scott Madole of the Poconos and his charter caught weakfish this morning on jigs. They caught quite a few nice ones – several in the 6-7 lb area. When the tide subsided we went into the ocean and caught blackfish, sea bass and porgies as well as you could possibly catch them. Many porgies in the 2 1/2 lb range and several blackfish up to 8 lbs. Blackfish were plentiful. We kept our limit and released the rest. On the way home we saw stripers and jigged several of them. Sunday’s weather is pristine and I have an open trip planned with spots available, I also have openings for next Mon. and Tues. Call Capt. Ray: 732 803 6276.

125′ JAMAICA

name: Not Nick
boat_name: Big O
date: 10/9
where: north jetty IBSP
method: Everything
species: Bluefish
size: up to 12 lbs
bait_used: Jigs and Live Line Bunker
water_depth: 20 ft
water_temp: 72 degrees
other: Way too warm for the intended species…Stippers…Bunker everywhere and non stop pods pushing south. The first 4 pods, at least 200 ft in diameter each, had nothing under them then at the change of tide early afternoon the last few pods had alligator blues under them. Fun but not table fare.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/09/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Naturally today we had a nice gang of customers after the last two days reports! And yes, the fishing was not good. Had White water fish around the boat, tried every lure and rig you could imagine..Top water, Jigs, jigs with tails, Plain, crippled herring, shads anything in the box to no avail! Anchored and clammed on several drops, NG. Very frustrating to say the least. The fish are here, the bait is here, just a matter of time for the water temp to get right and the bite will be more consistant. Ended the day with 4 keeper Stripers and a couple of blues, not a happy Captain!!! Capt.ron

Fintastic Charters

name: Sojo
e_mail: jfhowell84@hotmail.com
boat_name: Crack o Noon
date: 08-Oct-08
where: Barnegat Ridge
method: Troll and Live line
species: Little Tunny
size: 10 to 12 lbs
bait_used: Lures, Bunker, Spearing
water_depth: 60 -80
other: Landed twelve false albacore and lost another four or five. All the action was while trolling. Didn’t get any hits when we chummed with spearing and used live peanut bunker for bait. We did all our damage on the South Ridge. Did not raise a single fish on North Ridge. Did not see any BFT. Were only two other boats on ridges and no BFT were caught. How was mudhole? John

name: Capt. Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/7/08 PM, 10/08/08 AM
where: Ocean
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 20 lbs
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 30 ft
water_temp: 61
other: On 10/7 a three man charter Rocco Colyario of Denville, NJ and his party caught thier limit in stripers, the biggest one being 20 lbs. All fish were caught on clams. 10/8 Mark Huber and his party went bottom fishing, catching porgies and limiting out on blackfish. Mark and his lady friend Michelle, first time tog fishermen, took to it very well. Both catching and releasing many more than their limit, with fish up to 8 lbs. Michelle threatens that she will be back in Dec., foul weather gear on, red nail polish off to dig in when the limits increase. I have opening on Sunday for an open boat trip and openings next week for open boat trips and charters. Call Capt. Ray at: 732 803-6276

name: Capt.ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/08/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Some very nice fish today, but it did take ALL day to catch them. Bounced around several drops to put a catch together. A few guys had thier limits including Ron Solin, Mitch Jevic and Major John. Pool fish was 18 pounds. Not as many 27 inch fish as yesterday, as most went in the box! Had the last of the outgoing and had to get through slack and the change before any action really happened. Read and saw tons of Rain fish everywhere we went. The fish we did catch were loaded with bait, can’t beleave they were still hungry enough to eat the clams! It’s taken me 30 years to learn PATIENCE, yesterday and today…it paid off! Capt. Ron

FUN TYME CHARTERS

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/07/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Much better catch today. After chasing the bird life, bait and fish that didn’t want to bite, we took our 10 customers and went clamming. Looked around for a 1/2 hour before we found a scratch that looked like Bass. Anchored up and had a one to two on, slow pick the rest of the day. 12 fish went 27 inches!! The rest were keepers. Best day out of the past 6…Still trying to get everyone to use 20lb. test leaders, that’s what works, 40, 60 any of the crap you buy in the tackle shop ain’t gonna make it. Way too many customers try too prove us wrong and catch squat, unless you consider Dogfish, sea robbins and skates a success! Plenty of fish around, plenty of bait, if the rain fish would go away I’m sure the action would be 100 percent better. Very frustrating to stop on readings that look like the whole boat would be hooked up and only see 1 maybe 2 fish on the drift. Naturally, we go through this every season, when the water temp gets right and the fish start to feed like there’s no tommorow, the reports will be much better…For now, were busting butt to do the best we can…Capt.Ron

Hyper Striper Sportfishing

name: Capt Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/4-10/6/08
where: Atlantic Ocean
method: Bait
species: Blackfish
size: 11 1/2 lbs
bait_used: Green Crabs
water_depth: 50 ft
water_temp: 62
other: Eric Heiser and his charter had excellent bottom fishing with great numbers of porgies up to 3 lbs. and limited the boat out with blackfish, catching and releasing the over. Eric Heiser scored an 11 1/2 lb blackfish. Sunday we had an open boat. Tom Dobbek and his group of five were limited out on porgies and each caught a large blackfish, releasing the over. The high hook on the boat was Bill (Mush) Silverman with a catch of large porgies, keeping one 8 lb. blackfish and releasing quite a few others. Sun. afternoon’s trip Alec Decosta took his father fishing for his birthday along with several others. They had a large catch of nice shad porgies until it got dark. Then we bass fished using clams. We caught several nice bass, the biggest being caught by Alex at 15 1/2 lbs. Today Michael Macknahurney and his charter caught their limit in striped bass and jigged numerous bluefish. The biggest was a 22 lb bass caught by Walter Palowski, Michael’s brother-in-law. Our next open trip is Sun. and there are open trips and I am available for charter next week. Call Capt. Ray: 732 803-6276.

name: Adam LaRosa
e_mail: adam@canyonrunner.com
boat_name: Canyon Runner
date: 10/5-6
where: Toms
method: Overnight
species: Swordfish
size: 250-260
bait_used: Squid
water_depth: 600
water_temp: 69
other: 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

AQUARIUS YACHT SALES

name: dennis stawicki
e_mail: frank.lengyel@comcast.net
boat_name: Day At Sea
date: Oct. 4-5 2008
where: Hudson Canyon
method: Rod and reel
species: Little Tunny
size: 30 lbs
bait_used: Squid & Butterfish
water_depth: 450′
water_temp: 65-67 deg.
other: Capt. Frank Lengyel reports: Hosted the Dennis Stawicki party from upper New York State to Hudson Canyon on an overnighter. Abt 2 hours on the chunk on Sat. night, landed a 50-in. 100 lb. broadbill swordfish, caught on a live squid. The next day, trolling, added two 35-lb. longfin tuna and an 8-lb. Mahi (dolphinfish) on green machines and a jethead. Had several other runoffs before ending the trip.

name: Werner & Wolfgang Sprie
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 10/05/2008
where: Jeff’s Spot
method: Chunking
species: Bluefin Tuna
size: Up to 150 lbs.
bait_used: Sardines
water_depth: 160 ft.
water_temp: 65 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul returned to Jeff’s Spot on Sunday with release fishermen Werner and Wolfgang Sprie. We were the only boat in the area and it did not take long to get the Bluefin to bite. First came the Albies with a few Alligator Blues mixed in. Then the Bluefin moved in and the 2 man charter had their hands full fighting and releasing Bluefin from 50 lbs. to the largest which we estimated at 150 lbs. Wolfgang landed the big fish on a 40 lb. Flouro leader after an hours battle which took place on the bow of the Bounty Hunter in a sloppy ocean. When the day ended the count was 19 for 22 on Bluefin along with a few dozen Albies and a few Blues. That’s 39 Bluefin over our last 3 efforts. Not too shaby in a year when some are saying there’s not a lot of Tuna to be caught. As always all the Bluefin, Albies & Blues were released. I am sailing “Open Boat” for Seabass on Oct. 25th & 27th. If interested in jumping on E-Mail me or call 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Nick, Carlitos, Ed, Brian
e_mail: nvlachos@verizon.net
boat_name: MARYKATE
date: October 4-5
where: South Tom’s Canyon
method: Trolling, Chunking
species: Albacore Tuna
size: 50
bait_used: Butterfish/Squid/Skirted Ballyhoo/Spreader Bars
water_depth: 400
water_temp: 68
other: Headed for the Hudson Canyon Saturday morning but read warmer water to the South so turned and went to the So. Tom’s where we found nothing on the troll nor chunking overnight except Longliner’s lines. Picked up in the morning and moved up to the Hendrickson Canyon for a Longfin bite and finally scored.

name: Chris Earle
e_mail: info@canyonrunner.com
boat_name: Canyon Runner
date: 10/4-5
where: Toms
method: Overnighter
species: Big-Eye Tuna
size: 210
bait_used: Canyon Runner Bars/Ballyhoo
water_depth: 100 Fathoms
water_temp: 70
other: 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.

name: Greg
e_mail: pvs676@yahoo.com
boat_name: Storm Front
date: 10/5/08
where: Near the Monster Ledge
method: Troll
species: Bluefin Tuna
size: 35
bait_used: Spreader Bars & Feathers
water_depth: 160-200
water_temp: 67
other: Pulled p short of our destination at the ledge. One line set and fish on. About a 30-35lb Bluefin. After that, all false albacore. Too many to count. Had a three bagger, when a 4 1/2 foot mako came and bit one in half. No shrk rigs ready so we threw the other half over the side to see the mako come back & finish the job. Most fish were on purple & rainbow mini mamba bars. Purple feathers were also the hot ticket. Lot of action, made up from yesterday.

name: Capt. Darren
e_mail: dsv174@optonline.net
boat_name: Mary Lou Crew
date: 10/5/08
where: Rocks
method: Trolling
species: Striped Bass
bait_used: Chad Rigs
other: 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.

name: Alfredo Scuca
boat_name: Megan Beth
date: 10/05/08
where: Mud Hole
method: Troll
species: Bluefin Tuna
size: 25 lbs
water_depth: 200
water_temp: 64
other: 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.

name: Mike Wiley
e_mail: info@canyonrunner.com
boat_name: Canyon Runner
date: 10/4-5
where: Toms
method: Overnight
species: Yellowfin Tuna
size: 50-70
bait_used: Canyon Runner Bars/Ballyhoo
water_depth: 100 Fathoms
water_temp: 70
other: 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.

T.C. Irons Yacht Insurance

name: jack
e_mail: sc21@comcast.net
boat_name: pair of jacks
date: 10/04/08
where: south of squan inlet
method: trolling
species: Atlantic Bonito
bait_used: feathers
water_depth: 50-80
water_temp: 65
other: Tried trolling for bonito and false albacore-not a touch- ocean absolutely dead from the beach out past Manasquan Ridge to Klondike.

name: Sam, Joe, Joe H, Chris, Jim, and Tom
boat_name: All Hooked Up
date: 10/04/2008
where: Toms and 2 miles off the beach
method: Chunk/Troll/ drifting bunker
species: Striped Bass
size: all
other: Interesting trip- headed for the Toms on Friday and got out there to set up immediately for the chunk. Nailed 3 nice mahi and 2 swordfish. Trolled up 1 longfin in the morning and missed 3 solid knockdowns on the troll. OK trip turned into an excellent trip when we spotted acres of bunker 2 miles off the beach on the way home. Under those bunker were monster blues and under those blues were monster bass. Caught nothing smaller than 37″ fish and up to 39″. We simply ran out of time and basically left the fish biting. Great trip but where are those yellowfin??

name: Capt. Vince Carini
e_mail: vcarini@aol.com
boat_name: Corrective Action
date: 10/4/08
where: Romer Scholl
method: chumming
species: Striped Bass
size: 28 minimum
bait_used: clams
water_depth: 20-25
water_temp: 64
other: Fished with about a hundred other boats on Saturday morning at Romer. Results: Zero bass, 2 sharks, 1 skate. Gave up about 3 hours later and tried trolling. Results zero. The fish just were not in the mood Saturday. Better luck coming when the water cools a bit.

name: Dave Tranchera
boat_name: Megan Beth
date: 10/04/08
where: Mud Hole
method: Troll
species: Bluefin Tuna
size: 30-40 Lbs
bait_used: Jigs
water_depth: 200
water_temp: 64
other: 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.

name: Capt Steve
boat_name: Spousal Abuse
date: 10/04/08
where: Ocean
method: Drift,Troll,Anchor
species: Striped Bass
bait_used: Clams
water_depth: 35-58
other: Four of us fishing in my 23 ft boat only managed 3 sea robbins, one dogfish a skate and I think one Porgy. Could not even catch a bluefish no stripers or even a bite. Tried clams,butterfish and trolling stretch 25′s. Did not see any other boat net a single fish. Tried Ocean and Bay. (swing and a miss)

name: Greg
e_mail: pvs676@yahoo.com
boat_name: Storm Front
date: 10/4/08
where: Squan to the Rocks to the Oil Wreck
method: Troll & Jig
species: Bluefish
bait_used: Plugs & Feathers
water_depth: 20-150
water_temp: 67
other: Trolled feathers about a mile off the beach from squan to asbury – nada. Trolled plugs from Deal to the rocks to the mud buoy – nada. Trolled feather through the farms to the oil werck. Nothing, not a touch. marked a lot of bait though.

name: Dave Daly
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 10/04/2008
where: Jeff’s Spot
method: Chunking
species: Bluefin Tuna
size: Up to 50 lbs.
bait_used: Sardines
water_depth: 165 Ft.
water_temp: 66 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul ran offshore with the Dave Daly charter on Saturday. Arriving at the grounds where the bite has been over the last few weeks the radio chatter indicated that the area was over run by Dogfish. So we decided to run out to Jeff’s spot. We anchored on solid reads and had a great day with Bluefin weighing up to 50 lbs. and a few dozen very large Albies. As was the case on our previous trip the charter went 10 for 10 on the Bluefin. I am running Open Boat Seabass trips on Oct. 25th & 27th. If interested call 732-323-8700 for details.

name: Potter Rumsey
boat_name: The Professor
date: 10/4/08
where: Bathing Beaches to Seaside Park Piers
method: Trolling & Jigging
species: Striped Bass
size: None
bait_used: Bunker Spoons, Stretch 30′s
water_depth: 30 to 65 feet
water_temp: 67
other: First Striped Bass trolling trip of the fall. Trolled from Seaside Park Piers to Bathing Beaches. Had a couple micro blues on what appeared to be rainfish under some bird play but otherwise nothing. Absolutely beautoful day on the water. Should’ve been at the canyon. Maybe next time. Tight Lines

Just One More Sportfishing

name: Mick Pirolli
e_mail: captpaul@bountyhuntercharters.com
boat_name: Bounty Hunter
date: 10/03/2008
where: Inshore Wrecks
method: Bottom
species: Black Sea Bass
size: Up to 3 lbs.
bait_used: Clams, Gulp
water_depth: 60 to 80 ft.
water_temp: 67 Degrees
other: Capt. Paul made his first Seabass trip of the Fall season today with the Mick Pirolli charter. As usual the NOAA weather forecast was wrong. We never saw the 3 to 4 Ft. seas they were calling for only the 5 to 8 Ft. that we fished in. Despite the 25+ knot wind the charter toughed it out and put a respectable catch of 70 keeper Seabass up to 3 1/2 lbs. in the box under very difficult conditions. The Seabass season is starting now. Call 732-323-8700 to book your charter today. Can’t put together a charter? Sign up for one of my Open Boat Seabass trips. I will be sailing Open on Oct.19,25 & 27.

No Worries Charters
name: Capt. Ray Burke
boat_name: Mad Gaffer
date: 10/2/08
where: Sandy Hook Bay
method: Bait
species: Striped Bass
size: 20lbs
bait_used: clams
water_temp: 64
other: Fishing was so good that for the second time this week we had a one man charter. Dick Skinder of West Orange returned today to catch 25 striped bass, tow of which were over 20 lbs. He kept his limit and released the rest. Capt. Ray has openings for next week. Call: 732 803-6276.

name: Capt.ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/2/08
where: Everywhere
species: Striped Bass
other: On that roller coaster again! West wind at 25 and gusty, hard incoming tide, the worse conditions you could imagine. Didn’t have a bite until 12:30 when we caught a 16 inch fish!!! Tried several area’s waiting for the tide to change then took one last shot back towards home. Had a half A**pick for end of the day, stayed a half hour more hopeing it would break open. No such luck. Paul Smitko had the hot hand for the last hour, 5 fish, 2 where keepers. Naturally Capt.Ron Sr. had a keeper and 3 shorts also. Haven’t seen any jig fish up our way since the lousy weather last week. No lack of bait wherever we go, so it’s just a matter of time. Maybe this cooler weather will shake things up…..Capt. Ron

DAY AT SEA

name: Capt. Kevin Delanoy
e_mail: kevin@missmrgiefishingcharters.com
boat_name: Miss Margie
date: 10-1-08
where: ocean
method: wreck
species: Black Sea Bass
size: 3lbs
bait_used: clams
water_depth: 75
water_temp: 67
other: 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.

name: Capt.Ron
boat_name: Fishermen
date: 10/01/08
where: Ocean
species: Striped Bass
other: Too bad the talk of showers for today kept the customers home…especially you Mitch!! Very good bite for an hour and a half in the AM. All on clams, lot of smaller fish today but we still managed several limits on keepers. After the change it was just about a repeat of yesterday, had a couple shots of fish but the bite died all together once the current ran hard….Beautifull day on the water. Cooler weather coming this week should really start things up!! Capt.ron