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5/30 Update - FLUKE, Seabass, Bass...
Written by Capt.Allen   
Thursday, 30 May 2013 20:55

We've run a few trips in the last week, and fishing has been generally up and down. 

Thursday 5/23:  Capt Kenny ran an open boat trip and had a good bass bite in the morning, fishing live bunker real close to home.  The guys went 5-15 on bass to 36# with Rob's being the big fish for the day (and thus far for the year).

Monday 5/27:  AM Trip Capt Allen took a full OB crew up north in search of bass.  We got into the bunker real good off Deal and filled the livewells fast.  Bass were nowhere to be found.  Not one bite!  On the troll - still fishless.  Finished up fluking off Monmouth Beach the last 90 minutes and had good action with the flatties, boating around 20 with 6 keepers getting to the boat to 21".  All fluke were taken on gulp/bunker strips.

PM Trip Capt Kenny took a full OB crew again north in the south wind in search of bass.  They tried working live baits off spring lake on some great readings but had no takers.  At around 2 we had a small mechanical issue with our rudder/steering, and had to call it a day early.  NO FISH were caught by us in the few hours we tried or the whole fleet :(

Thursday 5/30:  Capt Kenny had Mark's crew from N. Carolina and NJ on board for bass.  Making bait was easy, but again we had ZERO bass.  Seabass fishing was EXCELLENT however, as the crew boated over 100 seabass with ~75 making it to the box plus a dozen ling - they also released a jumbo winter flounder and a few pout.  Great day!

All pics in gallery

 
5/19 Weekend Wrap-Up
Written by Capt.Allen   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 04:41

Weekend Wrap-up:

Had "Flukemaster" Larry on with his crew for his traditional fluke season opener trip. With good conditions today we decided to make the long run up the beach and fish around Sandy Hook on some real good early season spots that have produced over the years.

First drop was inside Sandy Hook Bay, and we had some life with shorts and one quick keeper by Larry, followed by some jumbo birds.

We then made some more moves right around the same area, then down the beach a bit where we had more life fishing in real tight (8-10' of water) and picked a few more shorts and another keeper by Tommy.

By noon time fishing stayed the same - VERY SLOW - so we decided to run back down the beach and finish up livelining/chunking for bass.

Got bait fairly easily, and at first we went up on the hook to chunk, but that was unproductive so we went up on the drift and went about 3-6 with the live bunker with the biggest bass being Tommy's 18#er. We also had a couple of monster bluefish on the bunker.

While livelining, Larry kept bucktailing and nailed a beautiful 4# fish in the rough stuff.

Overall it was a slow day, but the crew was awesome as usual. We boated ~12 fluke with 3 being keepers, as well as the bass and bluefish.

SUNDAY was a blow-out, rescheduling w/ the guys on the OB trip.

PICS ARE IN THE GALLERY!

 
Monday/Thursday Bass (Or Lack Thereof) Reports 5/13-5/17
Written by Capt.Allen   
Friday, 17 May 2013 16:20

Monday/Thursday Reports (5/13 & 5/16)

Capt Kenny was at the helm for two trips this week on Monday and Thursday. 

Monday they got one fish early on the troll up north, then made a move down south and didn't have another bite. 

Thursday, they ran from our inlet up to north of the rocks, then back south of our inlet, and only got one skinned bunker and not even a fish in the boat :(

Tough fishing this week, hoping this coming week is better.  The water temps went from 60ish to the low 50's, and the bass are starting to spawn, so those two issues could be contributing to the poor fishing. 

Saturday we'll be fluking!

 

 
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