It has been a rough ride to the start of the season with everything going on, but we have been busy and out on the water! Sorry that this is our first report, but here is a recap of what’s been going on since the governor allowed us to start chartering again.
Jess and I made it out for sea bass (the day before we were allowed to run charters) and easily boxed our limit in under an hour along with a bonus ling. Sea bass fishing has been phenomenal and still continues to be excellent. Now is the time to get out and fill the freezer with these tasty fish before the season closes on June 22.
Memorial Day Weekend
Due to storms and wind we had to reschedule 2 of our trips and were only able to make it out on Memorial Day Monday. We had Dan and his wife Alyssa along with surprise guests, our good friends, Forrest and Nicole, out for a 5hr fluke trip in the bay. The northeast wind didn’t cooperate. Conditions were less than favorable and the water was 10 degrees colder than Saturday. We put our time in and worked several areas but were only picking away at small fish. In overtime on the last drift of the trip, we were able to box a solid 21” keeper. Although fishing wasn’t the best, everyone still had a good time.
We ran a couple afternoon fluke trips during the week and were rewarded with a limit one day as well as a solid 5lber the following day. We caught between 15 and 30 shorts on each of the trips as well.
Saturday 5/30, We had return client Mike Lombardi (who also joined us on one of the afternoon fluke trips), along with his friends Will and John, out for a sea bass trip. The trio wasted no time boxing double header keepers as soon as we stopped. They quickly put their limit in the box at our one and only stop of the day. Along with their limit of sea bass, Will caught a jumbo 3lb porgy to add to the box as well as Mike’s nice ling. Great job today guys we look forward to our next trip!
Sunday 5/31, We had Dj, Gabby, their almost 4 year old son Spencer, along with Ryan and Dave out for a 5hr bay fluke trip. To say that fishing was tough would be an understatement. We had a strong wind vs tide all morning. It was Spencer’s first time ever on a boat and we also managed to catch him his first fish! We only had one shot at a keeper but lost it right before it got next to the boat. Spencer also took the wheel and sailed the boat the whole way in to the marina. Happy early birthday Spencer, next time we will work on getting you a keeper!
We have some weekend dates available throughout the summer as well as weekday afternoons available. There are many options of species to fish for right now including fluke, sea bass, striped bass, bluefish, and blowfish. If you are interested in getting out please contact us to book your trip. Call or text Captain Mike to get out on the water or send us a message through our website! (609)-709-7264