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 .
Kinda rough out there yesterday, suprising ground swell from something offshore, but we did manage to catch some nice Codfish, big Ling and some left over Porgies and Seabass. Overall most all went home with some nice meat considering the weather. Wes Shourt Manahawkin NJ won the pool with a beautiful 30 pound Cod, one of 3 he caughtChester Reisner Phila, Pa also had 3 Cod 6 Ling 6 Porgies and a few Seabass https www. facebook. com Jamaica-II-63043619202 ref ts Winter Schedule Weds and Sun 12 Hour Cod Mudhole 5 am-5pmSaturday 14 Hour Codfishing 3 am - 5 pm All trips open boat - no reservations needed Capt Ryan
Needless to say, there were no boat reports Sunday with gale warnings posted and early rain. Betty Nick's in Seaside Park did have a report that was probably from Saturday of a 30-inch striper on an SP Minnow by Lou De Fontney -- plus reports of short bass.
The first drop we saw nice keepers coming up with a good amount of just short fish as well. The second drop we got anchored up and the hounds of hell were all over us, they did back off and then the Tog came out to play. Joey C was high hook today with 10 keepers(orl) and Andrew had 5(orl) and everyone had at least a limit.
The Shore's tuna fishing elite and his many other friends gathered today at O'Brien Funeral Home in Wall for final goodbyes to the greatest giant tuna skipper of the era, Capt. Bob Pisano. Melillo mentioned that water temperatures had moved up in the northeast winds to over 50 degrees.