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6/13 - Mid Week update
Written by Capt.Allen   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 17:28

Very quick, midweek update.  Weather Thursday and Friday has forced us to can the trips, and a minor electrical issue on the boat forced us to postpone Wednesday's trip, but Sunday we ran an open trip with a full crew and had high hopes on the bass front, only to have them never materialize as we had 2 bluefish in nearly 4 hours of bass fishing.  We ran off to some new areas to seabass fish once the crew lost hope on the bass, and we did well with mostly 13-14" seabass with ~60 going in the box in 3 hours.  On the ride home, we made a stop on a bunker pod with good readings and was able to pull one nice bass out of it, which was Andrew's very first bass!  Overall a nice day of fishing. 

We will be back at it this weekend, weather permitting!

 

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Saturday 6/1 Seabass N Ling
Written by Capt.Allen   
Sunday, 02 June 2013 09:09
Saturday 6/1:  Had Joel and crew on board today to first look for some bass then switch over to seabass & bottom fishing.

Ran north, found plenty of bunker, and filled one well with around 40 pieces in no time. Made some calls, found no one was catching, so we let the bunkers swim in their livewell for awhile while we went seabassin' with hopes the bass would show up later.

Ran off to where Kenny caught them Thursday, but found 3 boats right on the piece and around it - tried some pieces adjacent to this one but only had a handful of seabass and ling come up.

We then went offshore a couple miles more to some rocks in 70' and found what we were looking for. Great readings, and lots of hungry seabass and ling. The bite was never drop and reel, but we had a nice steady pick for a few hours of quality seabass and ling with the occasional out of season blackfish in the mix. Most of the bass were keepers, with quite a few 2-3#ers coming up and several over 3# topped by Chris's 4#er.

Once the bite dried up, we'd make a little wiggle and would catch a few more, just piecing it together. The readings were insane, the fish are there... But as the S wind and S current picked up the water temp dropped and the fishing slowed significantly. We never got to swim those bunkers as no bass bite materialized

At day's end We wound up with ~80+ seabass + 30ish ling, with quite a few of the ling in the 2-3# range mixed in with some smaller ones. The guys went home with nice full bags of meat - great crew they were a lot of fun!! Thanks again for coming down guys!
 
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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!

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