Atlantic Highlands blackfishing November 22 22 November 2017 Capt. Tom The rain kept most of the people away but we still made our 3 4 day trip for blackfish today. Tomorrow (Thanksgiving) we will be fishing for blackfish but a shorter trip.
Captain Matt Curtis of Get Reel Sportfishing reports solid striped bass fishing both on live bait as well as trolling with most of the fish being caught on bunker spoons. CDATA a. cmp shareicontextlink text-decoration none line-height 20px height 20px color 3B5998 font-size 11px font-family arial, sans-serif padding 2px 4px 2px 20px border 1px solid CAD4E7 cursor pointer background url( static.
Amazing the lack of Bunker down the beach today. Yesterday we had them from the tip to Monmouth beach, today Nada. Caught a handful of short bass first thing in the morning then spend most of the morning in search mode.
We have a special trip sailing on Thanksgiving Day for stripers from 6 30 a. m. 1 00 p. m. With the fishing and weather being so great, we are limiting the boat and reservations are required. THIS FRIDAY, THE 24TH, SATURDAY THE 25TH, SUNDAY THE 26TH, THE MISS BELMAR PRINCESS WILL BE LEAVING EARLY FOR STRIPERS AT 6 30 A. M., RETURNING AT 2 30 P. M. AND THE ROYAL MISS BELMAR WILL ALSO BE STRIPER FISHING LEAVING AT 7 30 A. M., RETURNING AT 2 30 P. M.
The Raritan Bay area striper report was better today after a slow start with lots of birds and good readings, but only a pick of small bass on shads with very few keepers - and some big blues. O'Connor fished South Amboy beach during the week and managed one keeper bass of 30 inches and three shorts on the late Gus Geant's popper that was lost to a fish he never saw.
Today started like yesterday birds everywhere, The fish finder was lit up but we could only manage a few keepers some shorts and some big blues. We had two good shots at some nice big keepers then they vanished.