Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Striper Cherry Busting with the Larry Biglin charter

Had long time regular Larry out today, his goal was to get
Buddy Ray and family members Devin and Mark on their
First stripers. Mission accomplished in the first hour of the trip!
Mark led the way with a thirty pounder, lost a few more fish
And the bite fizzled. Glad to be able to get the guys on their
First stripers!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Stripers with the Mike Scarcele Charter

Had Mike with Son Blaze and Buddies Mat and Tom with their sons,
Started out locally and had 2 fish all morning and decided to run
Down the beach, ran into crazy amounts of birds and fish, but all
Shorts so kept going south, got way south and picked up a nice
Keeper but missed the bite. Slow day but tried out best, covered
A lot of water.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Striper light tackle Limits with the Ingle/Juarez Crew

Had regulars Jeremy back with son Xavier and new customer
Santiago with son Andrew, started out under the birds and
Casted shads for our under limits to 40 inches and released
over 20 fish.Went on the hunt for over fish, but no luck released
another Dozen or so fish to 40 inches. Great day with the guys!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Stripers Limit with the Erwin Charter

Got a call from Stacy Erwin who wanted to give her husband
Bill and brother Steve a Striper trip. Started the day getting
Our under Limit north on poppers and shad to start the trip.
Made a run south to get in on the bigger fish and treated the
Guys to over stripers on snag and drop, wound up with over
20 fish today, great day of fishing today!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Limits Past 2 days with Dave Rogers Charters

Had Dave back from Arizona with buddies Ed and first
Timer Ernie, childhood buddy. First day Ernie popped his
Striper Cherry and we wound up with a dozen. Second day
We had a tough start missed a lot of fish, but got in a groove
and wound up with 6 to 15lbs, great Past couple of days with
the guys. Ended up at the barge with Striper francaise and
And marsala!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Striper/Bottom with the Chulula charter

Had first time customer Onesimo on board with
His crew of guys. Guys wanted to start out with
bottom fishing which was spotty at best. Some
Porgies and sea bass which was not fast enough
action. Changed gears and put in the TGT spoons
And went to work, 3 of the guys landed their first
Stripers making it a very successful trip. Look forward
To getting the guys out again!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Stripers with the Elia Shehady Charter

Had Elia back with his dad, brother Randy, cuz
Mike and and buddy Chuck. Started eeling and
missed a few fish, tried another spot and had only
blues, on way to next spot ran into breaking fish,
Landed half a dozen blues and some short stripers.
Got to the next spot and put in the mojos, glad we did,
Landed 5 to 45 inches.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Open Boat Mudhole Trip-Big Thresher

Had Newcomers to the boat Mike, Corey and Gary.
Original plan was to hit the canyon for a day trip
But didn't like afternoon forecast. Stayed inshore
So we netted a livewell pull of peanuts and headed to the
Grounds, water was cold and somewhat clean so decided
To chunk for tuna instead of mahi fish. Put out our spread
And the deep bait gets picked up. Corey and Mike did a
Great job on the fish and had the 300lb thresher boatside
In a little under 45 minutes. Continued chunking no takers
Tried trolling no takers, hit a few lumps to jig again nothing.
Guys decided to head in as the wind started to pick up.
Good guys that will enjoy some fresh steaks!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Mudhole trip with the Pat Giglio charter

Had Pat with buddies McRae, Chris and Alex, made our way
Out and found green water, made a stop and got covered
Up with albies which the guys had fun with, went further
And water got a little better, started focusing on mahi and
Saw them but very finicky, started using jigs and it was game
On, landed a bunch of nice ones on light tackle. Changed gears
And hit a few wrecks only ling on them. Ended the day chunking
And jigging and had over 20 albies and skippies on light tackle!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Canyon Mixed Bag with the Mitch Glazier charter

Had new customer Mitch on board with brother Jay
With buddies Brendan and Brian. Mitch wanted to
Experience the whole canyon experience catching
Multi species. Made great time to the canyons and started
On the troll along pods of bait, no luv. Decided to
Drop down for tiles to get some meat in the box
Landed a 30lb tile to start the trip. Soon after heard
The tuna were waking up, went back on troll and landed
A longfin, tried that for a few but not great action.
Changed gears and went on the search for mahi,
Found a pot that was loaded and banged over 20 mahi on
Light tackle. Went back on the troll still slow ended
Up the trip bagging some more tiles to end the day.
Plenty of action for a bunch of fun guys.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Open Boat Mixed Bag canyon trip

Had regulars Jeremy, Dan, and Ken with girlfriend
Dawn, slugged our way to canyon and got a yellow
Right off the bat, no more bites so Changed gears
And mahi fished, landed a dozen then the guys wanted
To tilefish, landed a dozen Goldens and blue lines. Hit one
more spot and got some more mahi, big blue runners
almaco jacks, and triggers.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Canyon Trip with Oscar Carillo and Touney Showing

Had longtime offshore regular Oscar with buddy Randy
On board to fish the first day of the Manasquan River
Club Tuna tournament. Started chunking at the inshore
Spot and only had albies. Made a sprint to the canyon
And started out mahi fishing landed a dozen of them
Putting us in first place for the time being. Then we went
On the hunt for tuna, found the pilot whales and went to
Work, Oscar got us started, then Randy got involved.
When the dust settled we went 3-4 on nice sized yellows.
Decided to head in early to the scales. We were the first boat
To weigh in at the scales and made a good showing. Won the
Daily Calcutta and in the Running for a few categories.
Congrats to Randy Landing his first tuna and it being our $
Fish, and Oscar and Jimmy for a great job rounding out the crew.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Trips Thursday/Friday

Did two trips prior to fishing the Manasquan River
Club Tuna tournament. Thursday did a crew trip with
Darren, John and his son, searched for clean water
For Miles no luck, hit a known spot and landed his first
pelagic a bonito.

Friday did and open boat trip with Dave and his son
George and Dan. Went to the local spot and had albies
Right away, ran way from them looking for the right bite,
Ran south no luck. Came back up north and found the life,
Started chunking and jigging and had wrestled through
The skipjack and albies until the yellowfin showed up, went 2-6
On the guys first tuna of their fishing careers, congrats guys!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Open Boat with the regulars for Midshore Tuna

Had Bill, Jr, Darren, John, with an appearance by Blackfish
Bobby, or make that the Tuna Puller! Had a rough ride out,
Got to the grounds, and found the life, had to wrestle with
Way too many falsies so we went on the chunk, Went to 30lb
Leader and Bobby went to work on a nice size yellow but fish
chewed the light leader, went back on the troll and couldn't
Deal with another bunch of slob sizes falsies so went back to
The chunk, missed a bunch of bites, until Bobby came through
Again and landed a nice 60lb on 30 flouro!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Karl Strom and nephew Nick

Dr Karl has been trying to figure out a time to fish
With me with his hectic schedule and we made it
Happen. Had his nephew Nick and made it out to
The grounds around lunchtime, first pass had a nice
50lb yellow, next move Albies, made another move
And another yellow, before hitting the barn.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Open Boat Bluefin Limit on jigs

Had Regulars Eric, Bill, Jeremy, with new
Guys Steve and Carm, made our way to
First spot tons of bait no fish, ran to next spot
And found the life went on the troll landed lots
Of skippies and Albies, decided to chunk and jig
Eric put the first jig down and bluefin ate it immediately,
Had them coming steady and got our Limit and called
In the fleet.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Canyon Tuna with Mike Terell

Had new customer Mike with son Damien and buddy
Gonzalo from Argentina on board. Had this weekend to
Make the trip happen, Mother Nature gave me a very
Small window yesterday and we Took the shot. Got to the
Canyon after the bite was over due to morning storm,
Had our first bite in 5 minutes boxing a 70lb yellow,
Had some more misses and lost a fish, then things slowed.
Found another body of fish missed a few more and lost
A marlin. Knew I had an hour to get some mahi before the
Weather window slammed shut on me, found tons of mahi
But not sure if approaching front or full moon had them on
Lockjaw so we made the sprint home early.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Canyon Trip with Oscar Carillo/Boat Record

Had long time offshore boat regular Oscar with
Buddies Ray, Steve, and Curt. Guys booked the trip
As a tile/mahi trip only. Started out with tiles had
A decent pick of 20 tiles till the right one hit, Oscar
Handled the fish and boxed a 42LB! Hit pots for mahi
And landed half a dozen. Decided to troll for an hour
Before heading home. 5 minutes into the troll, we
Hooked into bigeye, Oscar did a great job on the
Rod, but hooked pull 50 feet from meeting the steel.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Canyon mixed bag with Larry Biglin

Had Larry back with buddies Chris and Ray.
Made great time to the canyon and found some
Warmer water, had Yellowfins right away, once that
Slowed we landed close to a dozen mahis, ended the
Trip Landing half a dozen tiles. On the way in hit some
Scallop boats for bluefin but no takers.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Open Boat Canyon Trip Tuna and Tiles

Had open boat trip with Cory, Lloyd, and Steve. Decided to
Head to the Hudson since inshore had been very inconsistent.
Put out the lines and had instant action. Some shorts at first
Then a nice 50lb yft. Pounded the area some more and got
Some more small ones. Changed gears and looked for mahi,
Couldn't find any so we dropped down for tiles and added a
Half dozen of them to the mix.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Offshore weekend of Pelagics

Saturday had the Mark Krute crew, out went everywhere,
Chicken,Bacardi,Coimbra, nothing on the troll missed
A few fish on poppers.

Sunday had the Scott Nangle and son out made the
Decison to try for tuna but the bail out would be mahi.
Ran to Bacardi, didn't like the conditions and headed
To the Hudson. Saw mahi on the pots in clean gray
Water and started nailing them, would up with a dozen
Ran inshore through chicken looking for surface fish to
Cast to, ran into a dragged that had hauled back.
Dropped a jig and had an instant bite, lost him,
Dropped another jig and fought this fish for a while,
Wound up being a 150lb brown.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tuna Heartbreaker-Total Frustration

Had Bill, Son Willy, Buddy Andrew and buddies John and Kevin.
On the way to the grounds I noticed we had a full moon,?!
Made our way to the grounds in the am and searched for the life,
Didn't hear much going on so kept searching found a pod of whales
Off in the distance to take a better look, and marked a mother lode of
Fish, dropped in the way way back ballys and as soon as the second rod
Was set the first rod went off, knew it was a good fish! Cleared the lines,
My reels hold 1000 yards and we were down to a third of the spool already!
John did a great job regaining the line and putting heat on the fish, 45 minutes
Into the fight I got a glimpse of her! The distance from her dorsal fin to her tail
Was over 2 feet! My angler was close to tapping out and we were getting ready
To switch anglers, at that point he decided to put extra heat on her and we popped her 30 feet from hitting her with the harpoon! Ugh! Trolled till lunchtime
With no more bites. Decided to throw some spinning gear at thousands of Tuna
We spotted, no takers, had a few followers, but that was it. Horrible day of angling. But awesome day in fighting my first giant on standup on my boat,
And cool to see so many tuna on the surface!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Open Boat Midshore/Canyon trip

Had regular Mike back with new anglers Dan,
Spencer, Ken. Had no satellite shots to determine
Where I would start but went to where I have been
catching for the past month, to my surprise not a lot
Bait or life. Water had gotten dirty, after a few hours
Decided to roll the dice and run to the canyon and try
To find some Yellowfin and mahi. No luck on yellows
And mahi we saw not interested in eating. Had to get
Meat in the box and we got close to 20 tiles. Resumed
The troll and searched everywhere with no luck.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Open Boat afternoon Tuna Run

Had a great weather forecast and heard of a good late
Afternoon bite and put a quick group text out
To my regulars for a midday run in 1-2 foot seas. Jim,
And son Brett, Larry, and Ron jumped at the chance.
Got to the grounds around lunchtime after 40 knot cruise
And settled in, had just missed a decent bite and figured
With the crowds thinning out we would have a banner day.
Not! The marks and baits had thinned out and it was a grind
Able to land some unders and our first mahi of the season,
a big bull which is surprising this early. Stayed till late hoping
The fish would come on the surface for a top water bite but
never happened!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Tuna with Gus Dasilva charter

Had Gus out with the boys for some Tuna in beautiful
Conditions. started out at the Tuna grounds and a bit slow
For us, we made a change in the spread and had a
Double on of bluefin and landed the first and unfortunately
Another boat got too close and snagged our second fish losing
Him to a tangle, ugh! With boat traffic getting out of hand due
To due weekend/flat seas we changed up gears. Hit a few wrecks
With jigs and bait. It was not the action I was looking for, so we set up
For sharking. Once the baits were deployed we had a four foot
Brown shark, no luv from the glamour sharks but a nice way to
End a great day on the water. Will begin offering Open boat trips
This weekend offering this same exact trip. Details in open bait section.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tuna with the Bret Amdor crew

Had new customer Bret with buddy Cameron, and the some of the
Most hard core girls on the planet, Abby, Lauren,'and Rebecca.
Told the girls conditions would be sporty, they didn't care.
Made the run to the bluefin grounds and found no one there, went
Into search mode and found some life, put in the spread and Lauren
Did quick work on a 35 inch bluefin. Soon after Bret went to work
On a bigger size model, in 5-7 foot swells, pulled the hook and
Decided to shark fish inshore with the sporty conditions. No luv
On the sharks but great to see some hardcore youth in the oceans.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sharking with Oscar Carillo

Had Oscar out for the Brett Bailey shark tourney. Got underway
And had the fish hit the short bait in first hour, took and hour
To land the fish. Got back to Hoffman and weighed 215lbs, which
Got us 4th place.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stripers with Adam Conley and son

Had longtime regular Adam call me with a special request
Was at the shore with his family and wanted his 4 year old
Harrison to experience some striper livelining. Told him it's been
Tough fishing but best bet was an evening try. He agreed and off
We went, tough to get bait, but once we got it made a call to Capt
Derrick, thanks buddy! Made the run and had the youngest to date
On Andreas Toy Harrison land a striper as big as him! With the sun
Setting dad said let's him to bed! What a great experience for me
and my crew of 2 sons mating for Adam and his son, truly a family

Monday, June 12, 2017

Mixed bag with the Andy Tamas charters

Had Andy back with brother Chris and cuz Mike
And Mike T. Made bait and went on the hunt for stripers,
No luck with them so we picked away at sea bass and ling
With way too many shorts. Ended up the day sharking
And busted off a nice thresher! Ugh!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Canyon Run Open boat

Made my first trip to the canyon yesterday, took some searching
But found what we wanted, didn't have half the spread and we had
Our first tuna on the deck a 32 inch bluefin, had another double a
Few minutes later and all went quiet. Decided to head back inshore
Before we got caught by afternoon winds.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gerald Paige Seabassing

Had Gerald out with his son his girlfriend and buddy Ed.
Made bait early and went on the hunt for stripers, after a few
Hours of drifting and dreaming we went sea bassing, it was
Lock and load getting our Limit quickly and getting some fluke
As well.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sharking with the Paul White Family

Had Paul back with son. His son Will wanted to see an land
A shark. Made the run out and found what we were looking for!
Son did quick work on the 8 foot blue. Conditions got a lot bit
Sporty so headed Inshore to look for some stripers, no luck
And called it an early day.

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