Old Barney Charters Fluke

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!

Old Barney Charters Father’s Day Weekend Fluking

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 – oldbarneycharters@aol.com

Old Barney Charters Memorial Day Weekend Report

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