The water was cold with 39 degrees as far out as 10 miles and 42-44 degrees from 15-30 miles. The best bite seems to be the further you get from the Delaware Bay as the water flowing out of the bay is quite cold from all the snow runoff.
Last trips out we caught some Cod, Pollock, Ling and even a few Mackeral. Pool winner on the last trip was Billy Watson Lansdale, Pa with a 19 pound Pollock he also had another Pollock and 2 Cod and 5 Ling.
Winter Fishing Season Monday, February 8, 2016 We got back from dry dock this week and sailed Saturday and Sunday and found slow action with Cod, Ling and Blackfish. The action the past two days was slow with catches of two to eight per man.
In regards to seabass and fluke, we still have no idea what the SEASONS will be but the length of the fluke season will be similar to last year with PROBABLY the same regulations (18 5 fish). For next fall, I'm 99. 9 sure we will be carrying BONUS tags for those overpopulated nuisance slot sized fish in the 24-27. 9999 range ) We will be in the same slip at Clark's, however the docks will have a new, refreshed look as we are getting BRAND NEW docks out on the west dock.
Sunday was another beautiful day for ocean fishing, but there was no change in the mackerel situation as the Golden Eagle from Belmar jigged loads of herring with only scattered mackerel among them. The Big Mohawk from Belmar fished offshore for blackfish on Saturday.
Winter Season Sunday, February 7, 2016 We got back from dry dock this week and sailed Saturday and Sunday and found slow action with Cod, Ling and Blackfish. The action the past two days was slow with catches of two to eight per man.
It was a nice mid-winter day for offshore fishing, and there were plenty of herring to be jigged when the Golden Eagle sailed out to the 17 Fathoms area. The Golden Eagle will be sailing again at 7 30 a. m. from Belmar on Sunday -- and the forecast is great once again with temperatures up to 46 degrees and 5-to-10-mph NW winds before it may get windier later in the afternoon before a NE blow on Monday.