Posted on April 28, 2020April 28, 2020 For-hire boats remain on hold Though there have been discussions about opening up the economy as the pandemic curve flattens, the owners of party and charter boats in N. Y. and N. J. remain confused about when or if they will be allowed to take customers this year. Charter boats have been operating in Florida, and Capt.
Posted on April 27, 2020April 27, 2020 Boat traffic slowed Raritan Bay striper bite Capt. Vinny Vetere reports from Staten Island that Saturday s striper trolling in Raritan Bay wasn t as good as expected due to the huge fleet that gathered there in nice weather.
Posted on April 26, 2020 Lilly trolls an exotic a bluefish Dave Lilly called this morning with news that he ad trolled an exotic at least by last year s standard in Raritan Bay a bluefish. East winds of 20 to 25 knots are predicted along with gusts to 30, plus showers.
Posted on April 23, 2020April 23, 2020 Striper bite continues in Raritan Bay Dave Lilly of Hazlet trolled up stripers in Raritan Bay again today, though it wasn t as easy as it had been. Lilly decided to head east from Keyport and never had a hit all the way to Romer Shoal before running to the back of the bay where about a dozen bass in the 34-35-inch class were trolled in 16-foot depths on Tony Maja 3-ounce mo-jos.
Posted on April 22, 2020April 22, 2020 Gale warning into tonight It s been a windy cold spring, but there are better days coming. Vinnie D Anton continues to do well wading for spotted sea trout at Sarastota, Fl.
Posted on April 20, 2020April 20, 2020 N. J. party boat fleet loses two great ones Two of the great veterans of New Jersey s party boat business have passed away. He was best known as skipper of the large group charter boat Eagle.
Posted on April 19, 2020April 19, 2020 Marinas open from NJ to CT The new coalition of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut governors acting together in selectively reopening the economy as the pandemic shows signs of diminishing took a big step this weekend by reopening marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers in all three states. Small craft warnings are up until midnight for southwest gusts to 30 knots.
Posted on April 18, 2020 July ICAST fishing tackle show cancelled Conditions are slowly improving with the pandemic, but there are still few fishing reports, and the annual fishing tackle show which introduces new tackle to the fishing trade has been cancelled. The annual ICAST event of the American Sportfishing Association was to be held July 14-17 in Orlando, Fl., but with no assurance that social distancing regulations will be down by then a decision had to be made before exhibits were shipped in from all over the world.
Posted on April 17, 2020 A remora record in the family Connor Correll was bottom fishing off Islamorada in the Florida Keys yesterday with his father Todd my nephew on their Sea Vee 39 when he reeled up the biggest remora they d ever seen. Though southwest winds are gusting to 25 knots tonight and some rain is expected, the morning forecast is better with west winds at just 10 knots before switching to northwest with gusts to 25 knots in the afternoon.