We had a current from one direction, the swell from another direction and the little bit of wind we had constantly changed all day long. We did pick some fish with high hook having there limit, some 3s, 2s, and 1s but quite a few had a tough day.
2-21-16 Really nice day offshore today,,we started off with some keeper blackfish coming up,,including a pool winning fish that went just under 12 lbs. .handful of other nice fish and it looked like it was gonna be a decent day but the bites we had stopped and it was a struggle to get any more keeper Togs,,besides great weather it was tough fishing,,the fish just got lockjaw for some reason. .still a great day with a great bunch of people. .Looks like tomorrow is gonna be good,,but Tuesday and Wednesday,,maybe Thursday will be nasty so tomorrow is the day to go!!
Herbert James Phila, Pa won the pool with a nice Codfish Weather eases up we should find some good Codfishing on wrecks in 150 - 200 feet of water. Clams have been working best on Cod and Pollock, jigging has not been productive Sailing Weds and Sunday 12 Hour Wreck trips 5 am - 5 pm Saturdays - Codfishing - 14 Hour 3am - 5 pm
The Ocean Explorer from Belmar also had tough Saturday bottom fishing as only a few fares could get blackfish bites in the swells, while even bergalls weren't biting under those conditions. However, the swell was decreasing during the trip home -- and conditions should be better tomorrow.
Unfortunately, Capt. Gary Fagan is recovering from surgery, and won't be sailing his Big Mohawk from Belmar this weekend. Capt. Howard Bogan has some room left on Saturday's 1 a. m. cod trip aboard the Jamaica from Brielle.
2-19-16 What a difference a day makes,,we made our way offshore today and found nice clean and warm water. WE also busted off some real big pigs today as well,,I think the next few weeks we are gonna see some real quality so the pool is up for grabs!!
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