Weakies and more in the Bay. Barnegat Ridge Time!

We had some nice weakfish this week in the bay. 15 to 17 inch fish and then we had some 23 and 24 inch weakies like this one Greg Borras of Wantage, NJ bagged on a live killie meant for a fluke. We did have a pair of nice fluke, too, 19 1/2 and 20 inch fish that were mixed in with the weakies on the east side of Barnegat Bay. We also had a two bad efforts in the same spot, so it’s not like we’re beating them up, but they are quality fish when we get them. The inlet is giving up all size blues for us lately, last night (Wed) we had 3 to 6 pound fish, a pair of 9 and 10 pounders and some short stripers. Those fish are on soft plastics and poppers. Mix in some fluking and it’s a well rounded trip.

Sailing Open Boat or Charter tomorrow (Fri) afternoon, Noon to 5 PM and two trips Saturday, 5AM to 10 AM and then again 10AM to 3PM.

The forecast looks really good for running offshore Sun and Mon so I am running Open Boat or Charter for either inshore or offshore fishing. Maybe Barnegat Ridge…Resor…Fingers….Bonita, Bluefin, Mako? I’m game! Call me for more info.

Capt. Dave DeGennaro

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Beat the Heat with Stripers and Blues on the Hi Flier….Sat, Sun, and Mon

Here comes the heat! Looks like warmer temps are forecasted for the weekend and beyond. No better way to beat the heat then swinging for stripers and blues. We will be running combo trips that start with the hunt for big stripers and then end in the bay throwing topwaters for blues. We could also mix in some fluke jigging in the bay. Whatever you guys want to do. Sailing Charter or Open Boat Sat, Sun, and Mon June 10, 11, and 12. Sailing morning and afternoon departures. Charter the boat for your own group or sign on as an individual. There hasn’t been much snag and drop opportunity with the bunker so we are catching the big stripers trolling bunker spoons and Mojos. The upside is they are all huge. 35 to 50 pound fish. Finishing up with some light tackle blues and fluke rounds out the day. $175 person, 4 people max, all fish are shared.

Six hour trips departing at 5AM and Noon each day.
Capt. Dave DeGennaro
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Hi Flier 48 pound Striper……Just Now!

Just trolled this 48 pounder on a Green/Chartreuse Maja #4 bunker spoon off of Seaside Park in 63 feet of water. Rich Walton of Pine Grove PA caught him. Here’s the video:

 

Tomorrow (Sun) and Mon mornings are booked but I have both of those afternoons available for charter or Open Boat. Noon to 6PM.

Capt Dave DeGennaro

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Big Stripers Snag and Troll Open Boats on the Hi Flier

The big bass are here. The fish are on the bunker pods for the early morning bite and then the mid day troll gets them out in the deep. We bring it all and change up techniques as conditions dictate. The fish are all big, 25 to 40 plus pound bass. These are the biggest stripers of the season and the bite is in full swing. The bluefish are still in the inlet and bay to complement the action, as well. They are anywhere from 2 to 16 pounds and they are blasting our topwater lures. 
Sailing Open Boat or Charter Friday May 26 Noon to 6PM, Sunday May 28 1PM to 7PM, and Monday (Memorial Day) May 29 6AM to Noon and again from 1PM to 7PM.
$175 person, 4 people max, all fish are shared, everything is provided. You can call right up until “Go time” to see if there’s room. Call to reserve a spot.
Capt Dave DeGennaro

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Hi Flier 38 lb Striper on Mojo Today

Here’s Bob Danyluk of Flemington NJ with a 38 pound striper that freight trained that white Mojo hanging out of his mouth. We were trolling in 60 feet of water off of Seaside today. 52 degree water, lots of bunker around.

Here’s the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH-Nhmf8_9I&feature=youtu.be

Going to get interesting. We have room on trips sailing every day targeting these big bass in the ocean and/or the blues in the bay. The weather is mint all week.

Capt. Dave DeGennaro

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Make An Appointment To Catch Your Big Bass. Hi Flier Sportfishing

If you want to get into some big stripers you have to read the weather windows. After the messy rain and wind blows through this weekend, the switch to NW wind is already in the forecast by Sunday/Monday. Followed by low velocity and variable winds on Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri. It looks like from Monday on, it is going to be a nice ocean. This season, that’s half the battle….more like three quarters! Sure, it would be nice to fish the weekend with some bluebird weather but it’s not happening, so you have to “make an appointment” to be in the weather window if you’re going to get your big bass. There are 25 to 40 pound plus fish being taken every day from Seaside to Long Branch a few miles off the beach. There is no snag and drop bite yet, so we need to troll with the heavy artillery. Wireline outfits with bunker spoons and braid rods with Mojos. It’s a very effective “means to an end”. It puts fish on the line, in the boat, and on the table. Pretty soon the bite will transition into snagging bunker early in the morning and then trolling after that but right now it’s all on the troll.
The forecast is not so critical when we are staying in the bay to target the bluefish that are here in good size and numbers. We could target either or both in the same day. Catching them every day on lures and bait. Three to fifteen pound fish.
I still have Monday May 15 afternoon available 1PM to 7PM. I am considering using a vacation day on Tuesday May 16 at my day job to exploit the glaringly beautiful weather that is forecasted. Leave at 6AM and return at Noon or later. Sailing again on Tues afternoon. If I am to book Tuesday, though, I need to know today (Thurs) or tomorrow (Fri) morning the latest so I can put in for it. Keep in mind, if you are on the Tues morning trip and I don’t have the afternoon booked we are going on SAFARI! As far,and as late, as we have to go to put fish in the boat. Thurs May 18, and Fri May 19, sailing at Noon returning around 6PM. That’s all of our availability, the next day we have open is not until Thurs afternoon, May 25.
These dates are available for charter or sign on as an individual and we will make an Open Boat trip. $175 person, 4 people max, all fish are shared. $600 for the whole boat if you charter it with your own group.
Capt. Dave DeGennaro
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732.330.5674 cell
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