July 12, 2016 7-12-16 Another nice day on the water, It was a variety day of fishing, we had quality keeper fluke, along with nice knucklehead sea bass, we also had a 5 lb. High hook was four keepers, some had 2-3, others had 1-2, others had short fluke only.
We started the day where we left off with some nice fish coming aboard, including the second keeper of the day at 8. Big Dave in the stern had another beauty at 6 plus and several other fish that made the cut.
Covered some ground and checked a bunch of areas to find some shorts and a few keepers everywhere we stopped. A good group of EBII regulars worked hard to put some nice fish in the coolers but there were not enough keepers over all to make us happy today.
(MONDAY) Today we ran an charter for Frankie and the boy s for a day of bottom fishing. By day s end the cooler was full with Ling, a limit of big Sea Bass, and other bottom dwellers. We had a small hammerhead shark follow us from wreck to wreck for a while.
Capt. Vinny Vetere, of Katfish Charters from Great Kills, said the weather was beautiful, but striper fishing was picky. Vinnie D'Anton had no luck in the river, but moved to the Belmar surf to release a couple of small bass on his Chug Bug.
Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing July 10 and 11 11 July 2016 Capt. Tom Made both morning and afternoon trips the past two days. On the afternoon trip the drifting conditions improved and the fishing was much better.
July 11, 2016 Posted by Captain Cal II at 6 00 PM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest 7-11-16 Fishing in the morning started with a slow pick at the keepers, as we started to move around fishing got better, also the drift improved, and we had a better pick ay the keepers, with some sea bass in the mix , also the were a lot of short fluke that kept you busy, some of the group had four keepers some others had less, some had short fluke only. See you in the morning, we leave at 7 30 am Posted by Captain Cal II at 5 59 PM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest
The power drifting saved us in the keeper department as we had several very nice fish once again. Several guys had 3 and 4 fish each including Tom in the Stern, Tom in the bow, Joe B, Mark, Mike also had two great fish at 6.