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Sunday 5/5 Bass Report
Written by Capt.Allen   
Monday, 06 May 2013 05:19

We had a full crew for an open boat trip today consisting of Dave, Ryan, John, Bill H, Scott, Steve - a small "mechanical" issue on Reel Class made us relocate to another boat, so we had the pleasure of teaming up with my long time neighbor at Clark's Capt Dan McGivney on his 38' Henriques Megan Beth so that we could get the trip in.

We were greeted early by a stiff NE breeze, making seas generally lumpy, sloppy, and confused as we worked our way north. Once we got up in the Deal-Monmouth Beach stretch we started marking some fish on the machine, and the guys started working the big kroc spoons, stingo's and hammered 67's. We had 2 good cracks at the fish when they were really stacked up, but only hooked a few - drift was wicked fast!

We then wound up putting the wire out and started pulling shad rigs behind the boat, and we picked and plucked away for the rest of the morning. We went 8-10 on the troll with bass, all nice healthy fish in the 32-38" range with the biggest fish pushing 22# and close to 40". We also had 2 small bluefish on the rigs.

Another pass with the trolling gear late in the day just N of our inlet came up empty - but we put in a long day and got the guys on the meat.

We wound up with 9 bass in the box, all nice fish, and the 2 bluefish. Great crew onboard as well, and it was good finally seeing some of my regulars after a LONG/extended winter since Sandy and this crazy spring. And, it was great teaming up with Dan to put these guys on some fish - thanks again!!!


Saturday 4/27 Bass
Written by Capt.Allen   
Sunday, 28 April 2013 17:55

4/27 - First trip of the season today with hurricane Dave n his crew targeting bass. Broke our inlet early and got set up waaaaay up north by 8. Had a few right away then it died - we missed the early bite - caught them again on the change with more bites and more fish, just lots of real short shorts. Most of the shorts were in the 18-25" range but got each of the guys a keeper to Dave's 14#er. Slack tide was brutally slow and we tried trolling up in the bay and at the mouth, but had no knockdowns but saw some great readings of fish.  When we finished up clamming we heard of a little jig bite a couple miles even further up the line, checked it out, but again we were there a tad too late :(

On the way home we tried 2 drops for blackfish - but Toggin was horrible.

Either way, it was a Nice way to start the season with a great crew.  With the jig fish starting to show (the jig bite was better today, Sunday 4/28) we will most likely focus on that next weekend.  We do have openings for 5/4 and 5/5!!! 

4/12 Update! In the Water and Ready to Go!
Written by Capt.Allen   
Friday, 12 April 2013 18:10


We are in the water and are ready to go!  The boat splashed Thursday 4/11 and we got her right to her slip.  We have a couple more little jobs to do but we should be fishing by next weekend (4/20ish). 

In regards as to what we're going to target --- that's anyone's guess right now.  Bass haven't showed yet, and bottom fishing is on the slow side.  Winter flounder fishing is still decent so that might also be an option. 

If all goes well, we will be sailing Saturday 4/20 - I will email everyone and post on the usual websites as well as here if we will be sailing open.

Tight lines!! Here's to a great 2013!!!

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