Ocean fluke fishing continues to be phenomenal. Working structure with large Gulp! and live bait are producing for us.
Sunday I had return client Mark Harvey of Perkasie, Pa out with his sons Ian and David. We put 5 keeps (22″, 22″, 19″, 18″, 18″) in the boat and had 20 fluke working wrecks for a few hours.
Yesterday, I had Andrew Benson of Glenside, PA, Kyle Scherrer of Chicago, IL, and Kyle Shea of Warminster, PA out for the last fluke trip before I head back to school. They made it count with 6 keepers to 8.5lbs!! The fish measured 26.5″, 26″, 25″, 22″, 20″, and 18″. The 3 biggest were 8.5lbs, 8lbs., and 6.25lbs.!!! With little wind, we were able to fish close to structure.
I head back for school tomorrow and will be back to fish Friday and Saturday (9/1 and 9/2) before the season closes. I’m also booking for fall stripers. I recently picked up our 25 bonus tags for slot stripers, have spot ordered, and looking to use them all. If you want to reserve a date for a striper trip, we will be fishing weekends beginning 10/28.
Old Barney Charters, Captain Kevin Schmidt, 267-918-1746
Fish are stacked in the channels close to the inlet and ready to move out. The ocean fluking has really started to turn on and we have been doing well with the fluke. Fishing structure has been successful for us. Big baits and gulp have been best.
Today I fished with my family and the boys killed it! 8 keeper fluke, a sea bass and cocktail blue. My 11 year old nephew Sean from Boston, MA led the way with a 24.5″ as well as catching his limit! Kids had a blast today!
Monday I had return clients Mark and Tara Harvey of Perkasie, Pa out with their son David for a sea bass/fluke trip. First, we worked a wreck and had 5 keeper sea bass along with many shorts. Mark added a nice 21″ fluke to the cooler to round out their catch.
Friday afternoon I had new client Jamie Dench of Scranton, PA out with his kids Luke (10) and Bella (5). Luke boxed a nice 18.5″ and lead the way with 10+ fish on our quick afternoon trip. Bella helped reel in a fish that just made 18″. The trio had many fish working the bay channels near the inlet.
Friday morning I had return client Mike Pinto from Ridley, PA with friends Dave, Anthony, and newcomer Barry. With the slowed bay bite, we moved to structure in the ocean. We caught 3 keeps in the ocean to 20.5″ along with a single sea bass. Mike added a 4th keep on a few quick bay drifts.
Thursday I had repeat charter Ed McGinnis of Princeton, NJ out with his wife Cheryl and sons Connor and Brock. We had to work a variety of areas in the bay to find feeding fish. We did manage 2 keepers at 18″ and 20.5″.
We have a few openings next week for bay or ocean fishing. All tackle, bait, ice, and fish cleaning provided. Call or email to book.
Old Barney Charters – Captain Kevin Schmidt – 267-918-1746
The fluke fishing is fantastic! After taking a few day vacation with the family we are back on the water. We are hitting the bay, using bucktails in anywhere from 2.5-15ft. of water, and boxing flatties. Our last 3 trips combined had over 100 fish caught with 14 keeper fluke! Action is almost non-stop and now is the time to get out fishing!
Thursday I had Frank Mancini of Abington, PA with his son Dominic (11) and Perry DelRossi, also from Abington, with his sons Luke (11) and Jake (9) out for fluke. The group worked bucktails in the bay and boxed 4 keepers in addition to catching 40+ fish. Perry caught the largest at 21″, but 11-year-old Dominic stole the show with 2 keepers – his first ever! Luke also added a keep to the cooler.
Friday was a family fluke day with my kids Eric (7) and Owen (5), nephews Patrick (13) and Sean (11), and my mother in law. Owen stole the show boating 3 keepers up to 21″. 5 years old and limited out on fluke!! Millie added a 4th keeper to the box. We worked some new bucktail color combinations today and it paid off, catching 30+ fish in 3.5 hrs.
Saturday I had out regular charter Kyle Smith of Ridley, PA with friends Mike, Dave, and Gary. Usually, we first hit sea bass, but with the great fluke bite we went straight to the flatties. Good thing we did, because they put 6 in the box up to 21.5″. In previous trips, keeper fluke have eluded Mike, but not today. He added his 1st keeper to the box, followed by a 2nd, and a 3rd! Kyle and Dave added other 3 keeps.
The bay fluke continues to be hot and ocean fluking should just get better from here to the end. We have openings this week. Check us out on Facebook, our website, and call to book a trip.
Old Barney Charters – Captain Kevin Schmidt – 267-918-1746
The fluke fishing in the bay continues to provide excellent action. We have been using gulp and various live baits. The colder incoming ocean water has definitely out-fished the outgoing.
Sunday I had Jim and Linda Henderson of High Bar Harbor, NJ out to celebrate Linda’s birthday. The bay fluke were not cooperating and several spots weren’t producing (2 close at 17.5″). We headed to ocean and Linda reeled in our only keeper at 19″. Jim caught a lot of fluke but his highlight was a very large stargazer!
Monday I had Matt Bailey of Coopersburg, PA with his kids Madison and Jay and their friend Damien Szlachta out for fluke. We found 3-5lb. blues at the inlet and played with them for a while. Matt had a 10+lb. that snapped the line at the boat (we saw it at least). Our first ocean location was terrible. We moved to the bay and after a slow start the bite improved. Madison showed the guys how it was done, catching 2 keeper fluke at 18″ and 18.5″. Damien was high hook with 15+ fish and ended with a 19″ fish on our last drift. Everyone kept the bucktails moving and did a great job!
Wednesday I had John Conzelman of Jamison, PA out with his brother Bob and Uncle Bob for fluke. The crew worked the fish, catching close to 50 fish and 4 keepers ( biggest at 20″) making the trip back to the dock. They had 5 fish very close being over 17.5″ and just shy of 18″.
The ocean fluke bite should start soon and with sea bass there are options to do combo trips. Contact us and come out for a great day on the water fishing! 267-918-1746
Fluke fishing continues to be good in the bay on the north end of the island. We are catching fish in and along channels anywhere from 3ft. to 12ft. using bucktails, gulp and live bait. The outgoing is winning over the incoming but fish can be caught during both tides. We were out 4 trips and had to cancel 2 due to persistent winds.
Tuesday we had Chris and Amanda Felton from Chalfont, Pa out with their kids Anna (9), Luke (7), and Charlotte (1). Our first couple locations were not great. The group hung in there and once we found them stacked on a channel ledge, they went to work boxing 5 keepers up to 22″! Chris led the way with a 22″, 21″, and 19″, Luke had a 21″, and Amanda had an 18″.
Thursday Rich and Carol Holihan from Perkasie, PA were out with kids Zoe and Isaac. The group fought a tough wind from mid-morning on and could only manage shorts. Rich had high hook with 6 fish.
Friday’s and Saturday’s trips were cancelled due to winds.
Sunday new clients Bryan Yannuzzi, Ralph Manno, and John Sogluizzo of Fairview, NJ worked the cold, bay water and were able to bucktail 2 keepers at 20.5″ and 19.5″. The group had a great time and went home with some nice fillets.
Monday repeat charter Dave Capone of Collegeville, PA and sons Gabe and Bryan returned for their yearly fluke trip. They beat last year’s trip ending with 30+ fluke and 5 keepers to 20.5″. Fishing was great and they were watching the fluke attack their bucktails in only 3ft. of water! Awesome sight!
Today I had Brian and Jim Mcgee out with their father, Jim Sr., for their annual Father’s Day trip. The trio boated over 50 fluke and took home 3 for dinner. The fish measured 23″, 19.5″, and 18.5″. We are fishing 7 days a week now and July dates are filling quickly. All tackle, bait and fish cleaning included with all trips. Come out and catch fish!
Kevin Schmidt – Old Barney Charters – 267-918-1746 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bonnie Anne is back fishing and booking trips. Memorial Day Weekend is always reserved for trips with family.
Saturday we went wreck fishing and had to sort through lots of shorts. We did box 12 nice sea bass and it was my 5 year old Owen stealing the show with a 23″ humphead he brought to the boat solo.
Sunday we went fluking in the bay. After 3 hours we had 6 keeps to 23″. This time it was my 7 year old Eric ending with high hook and boxing 23″ and 22″ fatties. The fluke were on the chew!
We have openings this Sunday, June 4th for fluke, sea bass, or stripers. All bait, ice, tackle, and fish cleaning is included. Come out with us and catch fish!
Old Barney Charters – 267.918.1746 – Captain Kevin Schmidt