Monday, September 29, 2014

Mixed bag Canyon Trip and some Boat Records

Had an open boat trip with regulars John, Anthony,
And first timer Scott. Made great time to canyon
Yesterday-3 hours in a decent swell. Started trolling
No bites but found the life and great marks, decided
To start chunking during the day, had 2 fish on
Right away, one landed being a boat record 66lb slob 
Longfin, weighed on certified scale at Clarks. Decided 
To stay the night there and went 6-8 on yellows to
80lbs, and the longfin. In the morning the crew wanted 
light tackle Mahi and had decent pick, breaking another 
boat record with A 56 inch, 35lb mahi, biggest I have 
ever seen in NJ!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Inshore Mixed Bag

Had regulars Dan and Tony out today to take
Advantage of a small weather window. Did some
Trolling finding small tunny, changed gears
And hit the gear for mahi, landed 3 nice gaffers,
Hit some wrecks and jigged cod to 15lbs. Ended 
The day chunking for bft and sharking no luck. 
Beautiful day on the water with some good guys.



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Chilling with the Canyon Runner Crew

Had intentions on fishing the Manasquan River
Club tournament but boat issues curtailed those 
Plans. In steps Adam from the Canyon Runner to
Invite me for a crew trip, timing could not have been
Better! Left the inlet with Capt Phil at the helm with
Me in the pit with Adam and 2 of his steller crew-friends 
Chris and Jay, buddy-photographer Mike with son Bryce,
And superstar puller angler Dr Phil Infantolino, mind you 
This is the same angler who owns the state record Blue
Marlin to his credit and has landed over 150 bigeyes!
Got to the canyons and started to troll weeds which
were brutal, Even though we were tournament fishing the CR team 
Chunked a few for the crew for the grill nailing 2 yellows to
50lbs for the grill. Resumed the trolling and got the right
Bite, Dr Phil got on the rod and destroyed this fish, had color
Within 15 minutes and I planted the steel in him, fish is 
Currently in 3rd place at 185lbs, few minutes later, landed 
Another eyeball at 150. During the night Jaybones made 
Short work of a eyeball on the jig of 120lbs, and I chunked
A nice yellow and decked him in minutes. In the morning
Trolling was slow and the CR team decided 6-6 on quality
and fish to weigh In it was time to go home.
Want to thank The CR team for a great 
Time and truly had a great time spending time with Jay, and Chris who 
Is the best on water chef I have experienced, and chatting with Dr Phil!