with Blackfish and school Cod while the 200 ft wrecks were loaded with giant Silver eels. Greg Majoram Phila, Pa had a limit of Blackfish up to 9 lbs also 3 Cod and 1 Pollock Ernest Grossman Lavellete, NJ had a limit Blackfish up to 7 1 2 pounds 3 Cod and 4 Ling plus a dozed Silver eels up to 20 pounds.
The sad news of Capt. John M. Connell's passing at just 48 was received today. The Tautog and American Eel boards were meeting today, while the Shad River Herring Board is on at 9 30 a. m. tomorrow -- followed by the Menhaden Board at 2 15.
There were a few legal blackfish and some shorts, but the Ocean Explorer is expecting better results offshore in lighter winds on Tuesday. Sunday's porgy fishing on the Jamaica from Brielle was slower than expected due to strong currents, but there were catches of up to 25 to 30 scup along with a few ling -- and several weakfish.
No Sail- Dry Dock for the week Sunday, January 29, 2017 The past couple weeks, fishing has been slow and Mother Nature hasn't been nice. We will be in Dry Dock for the next week to do maintenance and Coast Guard inspection.
The Ocean Explorer is planning to head further offshore for big tog that may contend for the seasonal pool that's up to 3,400. Both the Somerset Fly Fishing Show and the New York Boat Show conclude on Sunday.