Spring Update Wednesday, 02 March 2016 17 10 Written by Capt. Jack Hey Gang, The weather is starting to warm up and the daylight hours are getting longer. We will begin getting the boat ready for this upcoming fishing season and will be sailing towards the end of April weather permitting.
Sluggish fishing again this past weekend, some beauiful weather but just a pick on Cod, Pollock and Blackfish. Large Blackfish have been showing up more on recent trips and we will carry crabs so you have a shot at a huge whitechin. Recent pools Wes Shourt Manahawkin, NJ 14 lb CodXin Chue Hazlet, NJ 16 pound Pollock and a 12 pound Blackfish Still not many Ling showing up in the catches but we expect to see more as we get into March. Schedule (same)Weds and Sundays 5 am 12 Hour Wreck tripsSaturdays 3 am Cod Trip - 14 Hour
The temperatures have been much better than last winter, and we're hoping that translates to a good early start to tog fishing on April 1! With all that considered and an arctic blast coming in this weekend, we're going to haul the boat for winter layup and maintenance in order to be ready to go for the April 1st tog opener!
2-28-16 Nice day to start but it did get nasty out there this afternoon. Fishing was slow to,,not good life and we only ended up with a handful of keeper blackfish,,a codfish and a pollock. .Winds were howling out of the Sw and seas got pretty dumpy. Stiil we had a big daily pool and the pool winner had his limit and a nice chunk of change. Pauly took home the seasonal. .Congrats Pauly!!!!!!!!!Blackfish season is closed as of today,,we start Codfishing from here on out. but tomorrow is canceled due to high winds and seas for tomorrow. So no fishing tomorrow and on Tuesday we have our annual Coast Guard inspection so no fishing Tuesday either. .I will let you know the next good day to head out to the Codfish grounds!!!!!
2-27-16 Nice day offshore,,we caught a few blackfish,not many but enough to keep you intereseted,especially with some Big fish hooked up. I saw a few big ones lost,,and Pauly nailed a huge fish at 15lbs. 12 oz. .tomorrow is last day,,High hook had 3 keepers Togs. few other singles here and there,few small codfish,few ling,,and guys were catching mackerel and herring on teasers so good life out there. see ya tomorrow.