We hope that everyone had a great Labor Day weekend with family, friends, and fishing!
Saturday 8/31, I had return client Mike along with his wife Lisa, and her cousin Melanie, for a 5hr blowfish/clamming bay charter. We spent the first half of the trip catching over 50 blowfish, keeping 30 for the table. The second half of the trip, we had a clamming spot all to ourselves and they were able to rake and tread close to 300 clams to go along with the blowfish for a nice dinner. We look forward to seeing you guys again in November for striped bass!
Sunday 9/1, we attempted to make it outside for a 6hr ocean fluke trip, but were greeted with with over 20 knots of East wind and short period and steep seas to go with it when we broke the inlet. We could not get to where we wanted to fish, and with a drift of over 2 knots we decided to call a quits and reschedule the trip, hoping for much better conditions next time.
Labor Day Monday 9/2, I had Andrew and his 12 year old son Aidan from Chester, NJ out for a 4hr bay trip for blowfish. Once we got set up on anchor with the chum in the water, the father son duo wasted no time catching blowfish on their first drops. They had a blast catching close to 80 blowfish as well as juvenile porgies, sea bass, and 2 nice kingfish. Aidan was all about catch and release, so they kept 30 blowfish and 1 of the kingfish for dinner and released everything else to swim and catch another day. I taught him how to clean the blowfish, which was easy since we are both lefties, and he was very excited to say that he caught, cleaned, and cooked the fish all on his own. Great job today guys and we look forward to getting you out for striped bass in the fall!
There are only 3 weeks left before fluke season closes. This time of year is the best, and personally my favorite time to fish for fluke. I have the next two weekends available to get out on the end of season fluke bite. I also have afternoons available for blowfish if you are looking to take home a tasty dinner. 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
Saturday 8/24 and Sunday 8/25 we had to cancel both trips due to the northeast blow. Saturday evening the wind laid down enough to be able to take Mason and Brooke out crabbing and fishing in the creek. We caught crabs, bluefish, and even a baby sea bass in one of the crab traps. The kids has a blast and it was a nice way to get them out of the house and tire them about before school starts next week!
This coming weekend we will be back out and at it. I have Labor Day Monday 9/2 available for private charter or open boat. Spend Labor Day morning out on the water before you get stuck going to family barbecues in the afternoon! I expect the northeast blow this past weekend to stir up the ocean with clean water and really get the fish chewing. If you are interested in getting out please give us a call 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
The ocean fishing is heating up and I have 2 spots available for a 5hr ocean trip on Sunday August 18. The trip will be from 6-11 for fluke and sea bass. The fair is $120 per person. Please call or text Captain Mike to reserve your spots. 609-709-7264
Saturday 8/10 – I fished the New Level Clothing Fluke Tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project with Jess and my father. We worked a countless amount of areas trying to find some nice size keepers but it was very hard. We had our chance with a very nice fish that my dad had but it broke off under the boat before we had a shot with the net. We ended the day with 2 keepers, releasing one hoping for good karma for a bigger fish. We also had well over 40 shorts. There was definitely no lack of action, but the keepers did not want to cooperate for us. We had a great time fishing for a great cause. We were also greeted with a cutlassfish on the first drop. We have been catching them every trip recently.
Sunday 8/11- I ran an open boat trip due to a cancellation. I had Walt from Doylsetown, PA as well as Paul and his two daughters Alyson and Holly from PA out for a 5hr ocean trip. We started working the same areas as the day before and immediately put a keeper on the boat on the first drift. We picked at a few shorts but the action was not as steady as the previous day. At the end of the trip we made some very short drifts and found some new life. I stayed out later to make a few more drifts and it paid off with a nice 3.5lb fish. We ended the trip catching close to 20 shorts as well as 2 keepers, which were caught by both of the girls. They did a great job and we look forward to seeing you in the fall for striped bass!
This coming weekend I still have Sunday 8/18 available for charter. If it does not fill up I will be running another open boat trip. If you are interested in getting out please give us a call 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
Due to a last minute cancellation I am running an open boat trip on Sunday 8/11. The trip will be from 6am-11am, targeting fluke and sea bass in the ocean. The price is $120 per person which includes all tackle, bait, and ice. Please call or text Captain Mike to reserve your spot. (609)-709-7264
Here’s a picture of our first mate Jess with two quality keepers from a trip last week!
Saturday 8/3 – I had Ed and his son and son in laws Bruce, Brian, and Henry out for a 6hr ocean fluke/sea bass trip. This was their first time jigging for fluke and they caught on very quick. The group was able to catch 25 short fluke which were all mainly 16-17.5”. We tried working several different areas but the keepers did not want to cooperate for us, but a great time was still had by all!
Sunday 8/4- I had Jay and Melissa out with their 7 year old son Justin for a 5hr ocean fluke/sea bass trip. Justin wasted no time putting a nice keeper sea bass in the box on his first drop followed by another keeper sea bass right after that. They also caught a dozen short fluke and sea bass as well. We had to end the trip a few hours early due to an unforeseen circumstance, but for only making a couple drifts, they were able to put a keeper fluke and 2 keeper sea bass in the box in quick time. We definitely left the fish biting. Great job today Justin! We look forward to seeing you guys out in the fall for a striped bass trip!
Saturday 8/10, we are fishing two fluke tournaments, the New Level Fluke Tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation as well as the Holiday Beach Club Fluke Tournament. We have August 11th and 18th available if anyone is interested in getting out on the water. We are starting to get into the peak of our fluke season so now is the time to get out there and catch a doormat!
If you are interested in getting out please give us a call 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
Saturday 7/27 – I had Kevin and his girlfriend Jamie from Forked River, NJ out for a 6hr ocean fluke/sea bass trip. This was their first time jigging for fluke so there were quite a few swings and misses before they started to get the hang of it. There was little to no drift so there wasn’t a ton of action, but we were able to work some pieces of structure and catch over a dozen shorts as well as 2 solid keepers that were 25” and 21.5”, weighing in at 6.0lbs and 4.0lbs.
Halfway through the trip we were also surrounded by hundreds of spinner sharks jumping out of the water and a couple of them even hit the side of the boat. We hooked up with a couple and Kevin and Jamie were able to catch and release their first sharks. It was a great day on the water and we’ll see you guys during the fall striped bass season!
Sunday 7/28 – I had Joe and his friends Joe, Mario, and Jamie from NY out for a 6hr ocean fluke/sea bass trip. We started the trip working some of the same areas as Saturday but did not have any luck due to the conditions not being in our favor. We went from no drift the day before to way too much of a drift, drifting at 1.8-2.0kts due to a hard southwest wind. We tried several areas of open bottom but could only manage to catch some shorts. We also had a ribbon fish jumping along side of the boat at one point to add some excitement. The guys fished hard and never gave up. They shared lots of laughs as they kept saying that it was much better than being at work. We will get you guys on some fish in a few weeks!
In other news, our new website is up and running thanks to our first mate Jess, so go on over and check it out! www.nolimitssportfishingllc.com/
We are booked up for these next 2 weeks but have an opening on August 10th if anyone is interested. If you are interested in getting out please give us a call 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. www.nolimitssportfishingllc.com/
This past weekend 7/13, we were supposed to fish the Sunshine Foundation Fluke tournament, but work got in the way of those plans. After OT, we threw together a last minute tuna trip for Sunday. We made it out to the bluefin grounds before first light and had our limit of unders before 6am. We left the area to try and find a bigger fish for our over, but did not have any luck. We ended the trip going 8/8 on bluefin up to 40lbs as well as catching a Bonita.
This weekend I am available for Fluke/Sea Bass trips. It’s going to be very hot so it’s the perfect time to try and beat some of the heat by getting out on the water!
If you are interested in getting out to catch some fish, please give us a call to book your trip. Call or text Captain Mike to get out on the water! (609)-709-7264