I joined Capt. Joe Massa on his My Three Sons from Morgan Marina for a Saturday morning trip to the Hudson that produced a 33 1 2-pound striper for me right away before we added about 10 releases of bass over 28 inches plus a few big bluefish after going though two dozen eels The Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands had a good catch of bass and blues in the Hudson that day, but fishing there on Sunday produced only a few, and George Cullen boated the only striper on Wednesday. Chuck Many of Annandale ran his Ty Man from Gateway Marina in Highlands up there Wednesday with Nellie Greer of Bethlehem, Pa., Alex Katyan from Clinton Twp., and me as we ended up totaling 15 striper releases, including 11 keepers up to about 20 pounds on eels and sandworms, plus 15 weakfish up to 27 1 2 inches on sandworms, six blues, four porgies, a few little sea bass, and a hickory shad caught casting under birds in Raritan Bay.
10 18 UPDATE STRIPED BASS STARTS SAT 10 21 SAILING 7 30AM-2 30PM We don't get out everyday, more often than not, due to lack of angler participation. With such good catches of porgies, freezers are full and anglers are asking for a change, so as of SATURDAY 10 21, WE WILL BE STRIPED BASS FISHING 7 30AM-2 30PM.
Today we ran our 6 am open boat Tog trip and we fished one drop all day, with a few wiggles around the piece. We will be sailing open boat and charters out of Brooklyn till we return back to NJ on nov 15 th.
and I joined Chuck Many of Annandale on his Ty Man from Gateway Marina in Highlands to fish the Hudson and East rivers where we ended up releasing 15 stripers (including 11 over 28 inches and up to about 20 pounds), 15 weakfish up to 27 1 2 inches, 6 blues in the 3-to-4-poind class, 3 porgies, several small sea bass,and a hickory shad that hit a lure in Raritan Bay, I'll have more about this in Friday's column. The Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands was also up in the Hudson, but didn't have a good bite as George Cullen boated the only striper.