Monday, November 29, 2010

Adam Zion Tog Charter

Had Adam back for his yearly trip with Monty, Joe, Eric and newcomer Mark. Bite started off slow and was slower throughout the day, no current or wind and very scratchy bite. Made moves from East south To Barneget. In between moves looked for Stripers couldn't find them either. Ended the day with 14 Tog to 7lbs. Highlight of day was Mark catching his personal best.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Blackfish/Bass Thomas Wade Charter

We had Thomas and his buddies aboard for a Blackfish/Bass trip. Plan was to work our way to the north looking for some bass then switch gears over to blackfish as most of the guys were new to it and wanted to give it a shot. Left the dock at 7 am and made our way north looking both tight to the beach and off a couple miles for some bird activity/readings. Didnt come across anything promising at all. Decided to go right into toggin. Throughout the day we made a bunch of different moves from Long Branch to Sea Girt and all fared about the same. Would get a flurry of action right away with a keeper here and there then it would stop completely. Later on in the day the guys wanted to try to look for some bass again. Looked quite a ways to the south without any luck

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Day Stripers

Took my annual Turkey trip with family and friends. With the weather we were a bit short on crew since we fished on Turkey Day itself. Had my Dad and buddies Capt Joe, Mike and Dan. Went looking for the elusive Bluefin, casted to many but none ate. Changed gears and went Striper fishing, landed a bunch keepers to 34 inches, and at least a dozen blues to 12 pounds. Great day with family and friends. Happy Turkey Day to everyone!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jason Palmer Tuna Jiggin Trip

Had Jason on board today who bidded and won the trip I donated to the Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital Foundation Silent Auction. He brought along his lovely wife Amy, and buddies Tom, Jason, and Mat. Gave them the option to jig Stripers and Blues or hunt for Bluefin and they opted to go for the Glory, told them to be careful what they wish for. Bypassed many working birds inshore and made our way to the deep, found the tuna busting everywhere. Hooked our first fish 15 minutes into the quest on a stickbait. Fought the fish for an hour lost him boatside on his last final run when he got tailwrapped. Worked some more pods and jigged seabass and blues until we got the call from "Working Girl" to head north. Found some more pods and hooked another tuna, fight only lasted a few minutes when we got tailwrapped again. Tough luck for the crew, but an awesome bunch to spend the day with.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Striper Limit with the Mike Fox Charter

Had Mike Fox out today again with buddies Chuck and Jim. Ran south for Stripers today and settled in with the fleet and got our limit on the first drift. Played catch and release with more Bass and over 30 Blues to 12 pounds. Changed gears and went togging. Very slow pick lots of shorts and only half a dozen keepers. Went back to jigging and only got blues landing another 20 to 8lbs, before we headed back to the barn.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Striper-Tog Chris Messick Charter

Had Chris with dad Chris Sr., Uncle Leon, buddies Rick, Big Mike, and Togmaster Mike. Started out jigging with 2 dozen blues and only 1 keeper striper. Changed gears and went togging had 3 tog newbies on board but they caught on quickly and boated 25 keepers to 5lbs, and over 50 shorts in a couple of hours. Went back into jig mode and got a decent pick landed another 5 keeper Stripers to 15lbs, total tally 6 Stripers to 15lbs, 25 tog to 5lbs, and over 40 blues to 12lbs.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wilson Gama Mud Hole Trip

Had my cousin Wilson and a few of his fellow coworkers out to the mudhole for some wreckin. Headed out and was greeted with a stiff north to northeast wind. Started on a wreck in 150 foot and we had a steady pick of ling and some seabass. Alot of short seabass out in the deep. Had a few guys feeling ill for most of the trip but we stuck it out with a decent catch of 52 ling, 18 seabass and 1 keeper cod. A stop on the way home in 200 foot was dead so we made a last stop in 85 foot for a few more seabass. Rough out there but the guys who fished hard caught plenty. Hope for better weather next time.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mixed Bag Trip with the Brandon Igdalsky Charter

Had Brandon back with brother Nick, and buddies Frank and Sacha. Started out striper fishing tried jigging and trolling only gator blues. After hours of trying and fishing over tons of bait, we tried some bottom fishing, with south current we had a constant bite, but tons of shorts, did manage to keeper seabass, tog, and porgies. Went out to the inshore grounds and try for the elusive Bluefin. Set up on the chunk and jigged while drifting, had some bluefin come through the slick but no takers. Ended doing some more stripers but no bites. Tough day today with fun group, lots of ball busting with yours truly getting some hard jabs from the crew.

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