Latest Reports & News
Wednesday 9/26 Update
Written by Capt.Allen   
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 15:03

We haven't sailed in 3 1/2 weeks - as most of you know I'm back to the regular day job of teaching 6th graders in North Jersey; BUT we had trips scheduled on the weekends only to get blown out 5 times.  We were scheduled to sail today the 26th (I had the day off), but the raging SW winds kept us tied up, and last weekend's trips (FTYP Sunday and Saturday's charter) were both blown out due to nasty conditions.  The prior week when I was off Mon-Tues for Rosh Hashannah we had trips scheduled, but Tuesday's Mahi-Bluefin trip was blown out due to crazy hard S winds.

Monday's trip actually left the slip, 9/17, but an issue with our starboard motor made us call the day very short.  Thankfully, the issue has been resolved. 

So, outside of leaving the dock once in the last 3 1/2 weeks (and that trip got nixed), we've been blown out or weathered out the rest of the month of September.  I hope to be back at it this weekend, but weather again looks like it'll be a factor.  Let's hope October allows us to get some trips in!

And finally CONGRATULATIONS go out to Larry Valdez "The Flukemaster" for taking our seasonal pool, and an honorable mention goes to Fred Monaco who was toe-to-toe with Larry all season long for the lead.  These guys fish with us roughly a dozen times over the summer, and are 2 of the best fluke fishermen I know.  Again, congrats to Larry on taking the prize this year (finally!).

*Open boat schedule is updated, and I'm now really chomping at the bit.  Early cabin fever?  No way!!

9/2 Update - Fluking BOUNCES BACK Bigtime!
Written by Capt.Allen   
Sunday, 02 September 2012 12:54

Last Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we were blown out due to wind & weather so Kenny and I caught up on some maintenance on the boat.

We were able to run Thursday and Friday's trips, and were shocked to see how fluke fishing bounced back following the easterly then southerly blows we experienced over the weekend and early in the week. 


Thurs 8/30:  Our last weekday FTYP of the summer had Larry, Fred, Bill H, Tom, Frasco and Bob on to chase down some flatties.  My plan was to hit some wrecks to our east - on the way out the NW was honking a bit so I decided to try a lump a few miles outside.  Within 45 seconds of stopping the boats and getting the lines in, Fred had a nice 21" fish in the net and that set the tone for the day.  We worked this area for the next few hours, getting the crew their limit of 30 fluke to around 7#.  We agreed once we hit the 30 mark we'd go looking for some bigger fish, and did that at 10:30.  Ran offshore, and fished 4 wrecks - 3 of which had fluke on them.  The first one was just shorts, but the second was LOADED with fluke - a lot of nice quality fish topped by Larry's 7#er.  The third was OK with a couple keepers, the fourth had no life. 

At the end of the day, we boated 50 keeper fluke keeping the boat limit of 40 fish to 7# as well as 3 seabass.  Great day!!!!!!!!  (Pics are in the gallery)

Friday 8/31:  Jack Reese charter.  Fished generally the same areas as thursday, but found a little slower action, but it was still OK.  More shorts on this trip, but we still had around 15 keepers to 4# with a few nice seabass in the mix.  (Pics are in the gallery)

8/29 Update - Fluking Slowing Down & Bad Weather
Written by Capt.Allen   
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 06:07

Again been very busy recently -- finally time to update!

8/27, 8/28, and now today, 8/29 have all been cancelled due to weather.  Monday we had big t-storms and big s wind, tuesday we had hard southwest winds and now today, Wednesday, hard NNE winds which are supposed to subside by 2PM LOL.  We've had a great summer weather-wise, this week though has been HORRIBLE. 

Friday 8/24's Fluke trip was SLOW.  Only about 15 fish on a half day trip luckily 5 were over 20" and 2 were right @ 17.5".

Saturday 8/25's Fluke trip was better, but conditions were tough with an E wind which slowly increased throughout the day to 15-20 and seas 3-5'.  Billy's crew toughed it out though fishing our OLD stomping grounds down off Ortley which we haven't fished since 2005 finishing 4 fish shy of a limit to 6#.  Nice day for everyone despite the lumpy seas!

**Pics are in the gallery**

<< Start < Prev 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next > End >>

Page 19 of 59
Save the summer flounder
Join The RFA
Avet Reels
info banner.png
Point Pleasant, NJ
13 kts
Partly Cloudy
44 | 62
Mostly Sunny
47 | 66

-- Reel Class Newsletter --