Keith and his friends drove up from Delaware for their first ever Striped Bass charter. As the Fog lifted one area started to produce Bass on the Bunker baits so we joined the group and after few hours of Snag Drop instruction the guy's had several misses but finally landed 3 nice Bass.
Water temperatures however now are finally falling, target fish and baitfish are on the move and we have seen some outstanding wreck fishing lately with the sea bass and lots of chopper sized Blues as an added bonus catch. Capt. H. D. Ran a special 18 hour Sea Bass Tilefish fish trip this past weekend fishing over top of wrecks and stone piles in the twenty to forty fathom range and was very pleased with a mix bag catch of slammer sized Bluefish lots of Jumbo Sea Bass up to four pounds and plenty of Blue Line Tilefish up to about twelve pounds.
Its amazing when there is no boat traffic to see the amount of fish that are really around, and they were close to home which made it even nicer. One thing for sure there are plenty of Stripers around so hopefully the bite will get more consistent now with the colder weather it should keep the boat traffic down, Like I always say you never know.
Fishing was slow today for sea bass, high hook was about a half dozen keepers, and some went home with empty coolers. We will be fishing on Thanksgiving Day, from 7 00 am to about 1 00 pm, you will be back in time to enjoy your Thanksgiving Dinner.
Bob Correll of Bay Head joined Mike Heaney of Allendale on his 32-foot Sea Vee, Four Reel, from Crystal Point in Point Pleasant along with Joe Holl and Joe Farrell from Ramsey as they worked bunker schools Tuesday morning from Bay Head to Seaside and caught 11 bass averaging 18 pounds and up to a 41-incher. Joe Melillo, of Castaways Tackle in Point Pleasant, caught a short bass on metal in the Bay Head surf on Tuesday and lost another.
With Miss Belmar s 3 engines and a total of 2,100 horsepower, she is the first boat to the fishing grounds every day and we guarantee it. With Miss Belmar s 3 engines and a total of 2,100 horsepower, she is the first boat to the fishing grounds every day and we guarantee it.