Yesterday we had to do the inevitable, which was pull Reel Class for the winter season. Our marina is getting new docks (finally!) and they shut off our power, fuel, and water, and our winter home is shutting down early this week so the decision was made for us!
We left the bass biting last week as well as some bluefish and the togs were also there for us too when we tried. Fishing this December, and fall for that matter was nothing short of spectacular! In terms of stripers, the sheer AMOUNT of fish we caught, as well as the size, both BIG fish (to 40#) and small fish bodes well for next year AND the future. The naysayers stating the stocks are in such bad shape have suddenly disappeared!
Whatever the case, we're going to resume sometime in April - if we have a warm winter the bass might be back waiting for us, otherwise we'll start with cod and bottom fish.
Have a GREAT Holiday Season - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our friends!!!
Seabass reopened on 10/22, and Bottom fishing for seabass, porgies and still a few triggerfish is excellent. Bass should be showing any day now so we're getting ready for their appearance. We've also caught bonito, albies, bluefish, and weakfish on our recent trips.
We had a GREAT summer fluke season, especially in August. Countless fish in the 7#+ range topped by Kenny's 10.3#er. Spencer won our open boat seasonal pool with a fish just under 9#. GREAT summer despite the crappy regs so we're glad we had them!
Please check our TRIP CALENDAR link to see open boat trips AND availability for the coming weeks and into the fall.
All pics are in the gallery.
For day-by-day fishing reports - go to NJFishing.com or go on Capt Allen's Facebook page -- we post them there everyday!!