The guys worked hard to get some keepers to 7 lbs . Most guys had a few keeps w high hook of 4. Not a great day with the keepers but the boys had bunch of shorts n a lot of laughs December 8 we had our annual trip with the boys from the Fishermans Den , The day started with Johny O's keeper before I shut off the engine . Marty the Tog master followed up doing his thing catching the first limit by 0800 The boys put a nice box together . It was pick away at few roasters n shorts , wait a few n pick away again . Marty had the pool again this year with a nice fish pushing 8 lbs . We all followed with our limits n we released A bunch more b4 calling it an early day . Thanks again guys . It really was an awesome day at sea December 11 Today we had another tog trip 101. Most guys had never done it b4, we had a tough start with a fish here and there . We did get a pick going but it died out for us . I ended up with a nice 12 lb slob and the gang followed up with some nice roasters . By day's end most of the guys had their limit . It ended up a great day . December 20 Today we had Tom and family out for striped bass . Well we got out there and found plenty of bird life , just couldn't find the fish . So after a few hours of giving it hell we switched gears to blackfish 101. Most of the gang had never done it before , but they got the hang real quick. We plucked away at some real nice keepers and the shorts kept us busy . By day's end some had limits and some 2-3. However everyone went home with a nice bag of meat . Thanks again gang . Merry Xmas December 22 Today we had a 1990's Belmar marina reunion . . We had Dominic Vitolo,Marc Vitolo - of the Skipper , myself from the big Mohawk iii , Chris from the big Marie S , and Capt Cal . And Darren McClellan and Capt Durish of IFD . We headed out mid morning to go get some nice blackfish . It was a pick to start getting some nice 3-5 lb fish along with some shorts . By mid day we made a move and started catching a lot of shorts . Soon after the keepers pushed the shorts out n it was lights out fishing . Everyone catching their limit and then played catch and release . Marc had the big fish today about 7. 5 and also lost a big pig . . It was a blast to fish with you guys again . . It has been way too long . . Awesome day . Merry Christmas .
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