Stripers Still Here and Warmer Temps and Open Boat for Weekend….Psyquatic Apparel Discount, too!

I know it’s hard to think about fishing when we are experiencing an Arctic Blast right now, but better days are coming….and soon. High temps in the 40’s and even a few days in the 50’s once we get past tomorrow (Fri) for the next week or more in the long range forecast. Along with that we have west and northwest winds dominating the marine forecast making this the longest stretch of that desirable direction all season. Calm seas and warmer temps. The stripers are still here and we are trolling them as well as casting swim shads under birds or on heavy readings. Everything from shorts to 15 pound fish in the mix. A lot of 28 to 30 inch fish now.

Sailing Open Boat or Charter Sat, Sun, and Mon, Dec 16, 17, and 18, 6:30 AM to 1:30 PM. $175 person. 4 people max. All fish are shared. We have tags to keep one slot fish per person, as well. You can call on my cell right up until the time of the trip to grab a spot. You never know.
Attached pic: Angelo Quinones of Warrington, PA with a nice pair of bass from this past Monday’s trip.
Below is a discount code for our line of apparel: Psyquatic. If you have never checked it out, you can see it at
Enter code: PSYQ for 15 percent off and we ship same day to get it in time for Christmas!
Capt. Dave DeGennaro
Hi Flier Sportfishing
732.330.5674 cell
Happy Holidays from Psyquatic!

Enter PSYQ as a discount code to receive 15 percent off your order.
There is still time to recieve your order by Christmas!
We ship the same day you order.
Thank You for being Psyquatic!
This is the footer

Striper Fishing Goes Next Level!! Casting and Jigging Now. Hi Flier Open Boat/Charter

We all knew it had to happen sooner or later. Yesterday (Thurs) afternoon we trolled our limit of 28 to 34 inch fish as well as the slot fish on umbrella rigs and Mojos. Two and a half miles due east of Barnegat Inlet. Later in the trip right after the tide started moving the gannets were hitting the water hard and concentrated. We dropped in some swim shads and retrieved them and the bass instantly responded. These were the biggest fish of the trip, as well, all 15 to 18 pound fish! That we couldn’t keep, but it was a blast to get them on the drift. I heard from a few other captains that today was another epic day. I cancelled tomorrow, (Sat) because the forecast changed to 20 knots of NE with this one day snow storm that’s passing through. Sunday and Monday look great for sea conditions so we are sailing Open Boat or Charter those days, 6AM to 1PM.

Next week we will be sailing Tues thru Thurs, Dec 12-14 9:30AM to 4:30PM and Fri thru Mon, Dec 15-18, 6AM to 1PM.

Get ’em now!

Striper Run Continues Strong! Hi Flier Sailing Open Boat and Charter Every Day

What an incredible Fall run of stripers we are having. 12 to 20 pound fish are common. That is not the norm for this time of year. We do have to troll to catch them. Jigging and casting has not been productive, though, that can change any minute. No real bird play lately but I always have the jigging and casting rods on board for when it’s time. For now, you just troll Mojos and bunker spoons over readings at about 3 to 3.5 knots and the rods go off. We are doing great with big 20 ounce single MagicTail Mojos and #4 Tony Maja bunker spoons. White is working the best on both lures, to the point where I am dragging four white lures in a four rod spread. Wireline on the bunker spoons and braid on the Mojos. We’re using our smaller wireline rods that only have 150 feet of wire on them instead of 300 feet. The rod and reel is a lot smaller, too, so you don’t get worn out by the gear and you enjoy the fight more. That 150 feet of wire is putting the lure right in the hot zone. These short rods with less wire were custom made for a technique we employ this time of year known as jigging or bucktailing. We tie on a 2 or 3 oz. bucktail with a strip of pork rind (yes, we have some) and you hold the rod and sweep it while we slow troll. Very effective on the size class fish we have right now and it is a train wreck of a hit.

The next 5 days look great for this fishery. The air temps are dropping but the predominant wind direction is all W/NW which makes for a really comfortable ocean to fish in.
Sailing Open Boat or available for Charter, tomorrow, Thursday Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Sat, Sun, and Mon, Dec 9, 10, and 11, 6 AM to 1 PM. $175 person, 4 people max, all fish are shared. You can call right up until go time for a spot.
Capt. Dave DeGennaro got to jump on the rod for one Monday that hit a white MagicTail Mojo.
Capt. Dave DeGennaro
Hi Flier Sportfishing
732.330.5674 cell



Epic Striper Fishing Right Now! Hi Flier Open Boat Trips and Charters

Go fishing! That’s the report. This is possibly the best Fall Striper troll I have ever seen. 15 to 35 pound fish are on the feed. This is predominantly a troll bite anywhere from the Bathing Beach to Lavalette. White Mojos and Maja bunker spoons are working the best for us. There are tons of bunker to snag, sometimes 30 to 40 feet thick readings of bunker on the fish finder but the snag and drop is not productive. There are a good amount of birds working and hitting the water yet casting and jigging are not resulting in hookups either. The good news is that the troll bite is insane with quality size fish. Most of our action is on the braid rods with Mojos which is a lot of fun without the wireline involved. When we do use wire, it’s our shorter rods with only 150 feet of wire instead of the bigger rods with 300 feet. We tie a big bucktail on tipped with pork rind and have a guy on each side of the boat jig these while we slow troll. It works really well and is a train wreck of a hit when you hook up! The last week right up until today has been a quantity of quality fish every trip.

Open Boat or Charter Wed thru Fri, Nov 29, 30, and Dec 1, departing at 10 AM, returning around 4:30 PM. 
Sat, Dec 2, departing at 6AM, returning around 1 PM.  $175 person, 4 people max on Open Boats, all fish are shared. 
Attached pics: 
JPEG 0983: Dave Glassberg of PA and Hi Flier first mate Capt Nick DeGennaro holding up Dave’s 35 pound Striper trolled on a Mojo.
JPEG 1005: Carlos Hopkins of PA with a 30 lb bass he caught on a big white Mojo.


Capt Dave DeGennaro
Hi Flier Sportfishing
732.330.5674 cell

Hot Striper Fishing! Hi Flier Open Boat or Charter Trips Every Day

Crazy striper fishing going on up and down the coast. Bunker snagging, casting lures, and trolling are all working. Inside Barnegat Inlet we are connecting with live spots. The range of size varies from place to place, hour by hour. There are still some 20 to 40 lb fish on the bunker pods, 6 to 15 lb fish in the inlet, and every size fish on the troll. The migration fish have arrived and are colliding with the bigger bunker pod fish. It’s a great time to go striper fishing. The water temp is 53 to 54 degrees so we should be looking at a nice long run……..hopefully until Christmas!

Sailing Open Boat and Charter every day. We have one open boat spot for tomorrow, Monday, Nov 20. 5:30 AM to 12:30PM.


We will be sailing Wednesday, Nov 22 10AM to 5PM.


Also Thursday, Thanksgiving morning, Black Friday, Sun, Nov 26 and Mon, Nov 27 6 AM to 1 PM. $175 person, 4 people max on Open Boat trips, all fish are shared. These dates are also available for your own private charter.


Capt. Dave DeGennaro
Hi Flier Sportfishing

They’re Here! Awesome Striper Fishing. Hi Flier Open Boat or Charter

This is the run we have been waiting for. 30 to 40 pound stripers on bunker pods up and down the coast from Island Beach to Long Branch. Some of the best fishing is in 10 to 20 feet of water. Finback whales, bunker, and bass made for some exciting visual fishing the last few days. If the wind blows and the ocean gets uncomfortable, we have live bait to catch 22 to 36 inch stripers in Barnegat Inlet. Your choice: stripers or stripers. Either way, fish for dinner.
Tomorrow (Wed), and Sat are booked but I will be running Open Boat or Charter trips on Thurs and Fri, Nov 16 and 17, departing at 10 AM, returning at 5 PM and also Sun and Mon, Nov 19 and 20 leaving at 5:30 AM, returning around 1 PM. The weather will dictate if we run outside or fish the inlet so only people that are flexible should reserve. For the most part the wind has some velocity through the weekend but mostly W/NW which makes for a flat ocean in tight to the beach where the action has been. $175 person, four people max on the Open Boat trips, all fish are shared.
You can call right up until go time because we might have a spot. It happens all the time.
Capt. Dave DeGennaro
Hi Flier Sportfishing
732.330.5674 cell
Pics: Joe Parente (with his hood on) of Springfield, NJ with a 30 pounder that ate his bunker that he just snagged right at the boat.
Tom Tosco of Whitehouse Station, NJ with his pounder on a live bunker.

Open Boat Stripers Tomorrow, Sat Nov 11 on the Hi Flier

We caught slot and keeper stripers in the inlet yesterday on live bait. Apparently while we were doing that, boats from Island Beach to Asbury Park were trolling 25 to 35 pound bass on spoons and mojos. The surf guys caught some fish and there was even some bird play and migration style fishing on the northern end of this bite. It’s time to throw the ropes and have everything on board: trolling gear, snaggers, jigs, swim shads, squid jigs, live bait………we’re going to pack it all. The water temperature dipped into the high 50’s and the fish are on the move. This is what we have all been waiting for!

Open Boat or Charter tomorrow, Saturday Nov 11, 6:30AM departure, return around 2 PM. $175 person, 4 people max. All fish are shared. This is the trip that we are going to make the pics and video happen.
Capt. Dave DeGennaro
Hi Flier Sportfishing
732.330.5674 cell