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Party Fishing Boat ANGLER - Atlantic Highlands, NJJuly 28, 2016

Welcome aboard the ANGLER .   We offer daily open boat fishing trips from spring through early winter.   The 75-foot, all aluminum ANGLER sails from the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor at Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

Our specialties are bottom fishing for Ling, Blackfish, Cod, Black Sea Bass,
Summer Flounder (Fluke) and Raritan Bay Striper fishing.

We look forward to seeing you at the dock.

Captains George Bachert and Jeff Gutman

The ANGLER is not sailing this weekend.  Bottom Fishing next week when the wrather settles
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ANGLER Fishing Reports

July 28, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report.   We didn't like the conditions to return to the ocean where we fished the last few days so we headed north instead.   All the small fluke you wanted with a poor keeper to short ratio.

Steve Hatfield from Manchester, NJ not only won the first fish dollar pool but also the daily pool.

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED FRIDAY JULY 29

NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP




July 27, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Big fish today.
   We thought we would have killed the fish today after ending Tuesday with very good Fluke fishing, but either they moved or were not in the mood this morning since we only picked away at them.   We looked in some favorite haunts, but only had a few.   We have been fishing in the ocean and ended the day where we had good fishing on Sunday and had some nice fish.   Archie Stewart from Nutley, NJ took the pool with a nice 8-pounder and Jim Custer from Toms River, NJ had a 22-inch Sea Bass which is huge for inshore plus a Fluke around 6-pounds.

BIG POOL $3,310

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED FRIDAY JULY 29 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


July 26, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday report.
   We fished a wide area including three different channels, inshore and offshore.   Conditions were good at times and no good at other times because of changing winds and currents.   We had good fishing at times with keepers and shorts, and at other times, more shorts than keepers.

The Tuesday regulars were down and most had two or three keepers.   Joe DiMeglio from Belle Mead, NJ got the pool with a nice 7 1/2-pound Fluke.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL NOW $3,270


July 25, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Monday Report.
   It was a strange day weather wise with a strong southwest wind and light rain to start the day.   This kept us from returning to the ocean.   We wanted to return to the offshore channels when the wind died, but had to alter plans when the wind came back up southerly.   Northwest winds forecast for Tuesday should be the ticket, so bring some heavy gear.   We did locate a big body of Fluke with a ton of shorts and some nice keepers mixed in.   No limit catches today, but some folks had three and four keepers.

Laura Hamel from Staten Island, NY won the pool and had four keepers.   It is not hot on the water so come on down and enjoy the Fluke fishing.

BIG POOL NOW $3,250

GALLEY OPEN

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED FRIDAY JULY 29 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


July 24, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Sunday Report.
   We are starting to see some nice Fluke in the Ocean as the heat wave continues.   The channels are producing, so bring down the heavy gear.

Justin Sommers from Keyport, NJ had the big one for the pool today.   There were also a few nice Sea Bass in the mix.   Bait and Gulp are both working well.

SAILING EVERY DAY BY 7:00 AM

FIRST BOAT OUT – BIG POOL NOW $3,120



July 23, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Saturday report.   Today was a very nice day on the water.   With this heat, there are two places to be, in air-conditioning or on a boat.   We fished the ocean today, knowing it would be cooler and we had wind against the tide in the Bay.   We found some good fishing with lots of shorts and keepers and some nice sea bass mixed in.  No limits today, but plenty of folks with two, three and four keepers.   Robindra Karmaker from Princeton Junction, NJ took the pool with a 6-pound Fluke.   We had many rental rods out today and all caught fish.   Tomorrow looks good.

BIG POOL NOW $3,090 AND IT IS TIME FOR A 10-POUNDER

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED FRIDAY JULY 29 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP

GALLEY OPEN

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


July 22, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Friday report.
   The weatherman kept many people home today, and it was a nice day on the water and we are sure this weekend will be too.   The drift was on the quick side all day at around 1.5 knots and the short action was good, but only a pick on the keepers.

Ryan Atkinson was the lucky pool winner.   There were no large Fluke today, but there was plenty of action.   Try to get down early on the weekends since we may sail by 6:30 AM.

BIG POOL NOW $3,040

GALLEY OPEN


July 21, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Thursday report
.   At the start of the day, conditions were no good where we have been doing well, so we checked out some spots that should be good at his time in the season.   We had some okay short life, but only a few keepers on each drift.   When the tide changed, we went to where the Fluke live and had much better results.   Of course, the wind then died and slowed the drift, and finally a wind change killed the drift.   We did manage a fair catch with some folks doing okay.   Joe Kowalski Jr. was into the big Fluke catching his limit plus, along with the pool fish.   (Joe's dad used to fish with us years ago before he passed away.)

The weather looks good for tomorrow (Friday) with an all-day southwest breeze.

BIG POOL NOW $3,010

GALLEY OPEN

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


July 20, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday report.
   It was a real nice day on the water and lots of people to enjoy it.   The Fishermen had a charter today and that gave us added passengers.   The day started out very good with the wind and tide together, and we banged away at keepers and shorts for most of the morning.   When we lost the drift, we lost the good fishing.   We moved to the east where the tide became boss and it became mostly shorts.

We don't know the name of the lad that won today's pool with a nice 7 1/2-pound Fluke, which also happened to be the first fish he had ever caught.   Maybe someone can let us know his name.



7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

BIG POOL NOW $2,910


July 19, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday report.
   We had limit catches today and plenty of nice Fluke.   Fluke fishing was good until the last drift when the wind came up and made the drift too fast.

Big Mike from Jackson, NJ took the pool with a 6-pound Fluke.  

BIG POOL NOW $2,830

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

GALLEY OPEN


July 18, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Monday report.
   A nice breeze gave us a good drift all day and we had an okay day of Fluke fishing.    Several folks managed four nice keepers while others had mostly shorts.  Marvin Tyler from Newark, NJ had four keepers and the pool again today.   The weather is a little warm, but looking nicer as the week goes on.

BIG POOL NOW $2,680

GALLEY OPEN

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


July 17, 2016 – Party Boat Angler new Big Pool leader.
   After a hit last Monday, the Big Pool is already up to $2,630 and today Glenn Seiber from South Amboy, NJ took the lead with a 29-inch 8-pound 6-ounce Fluke.

We tried the ocean first thing this morning and found a few fish including the big one, but not enough to stay.   Fishing was not as good as it has been, yet some folks did okay.   Even though it was a nice day and conditions were okay, the keepers were spread apart.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

GALLEY OPEN




July 16, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report.
   We sail early so you can catch more Fluke and today was a prime example.   We caught half of our keepers on the first drift before all the boats jammed the channels.   Conditions were not good today with only a slow drift, which favors the casters at the bow and the stern.   No limit catches today, but lots of folks with four keepers at the ends of the boat.   Caesar Cosme from Piscataway, NJ caught the pool fish on our last drift.

BIG POOL NOW $2,260


July 15, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Friday very good Fluke fishing.
   There were good drifting conditions all day and we avoided the crowds and had very good fishing with lots of limit catches.

Steve Struck from Butler, NJ took the pool with a 6 3/4-pound Fluke.   Steve and his brother Mark limited out, as did many folks in the bow and stern.

Conditions look good for an early start this weekend and we will try to sail at 6:30 AM.   We sail early so you can catch more fish.

BIG POOL $2,060

GALLEY OPEN


July 14, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Good Fluking with limit catches.
   We had some very good fishing today with a ton of 17-inch Fluke and plenty of keepers mixed in.   Roger, a Sea Tiger regular, went 3/4-day today.   We can see why he goes 1/2-day as he had his limit early.  He ended the day with nine keepers and the pool only keeping five.   He fished the bow, but the stern was also hot with Mike catching six.

BIG POOL NOW $2,070

GALLEY OPEN FRIDAY

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


July 13, 2016 – Party Boat Angler another 10-pound plus pool fish.
   Jeff Johnson from Parlin, NJ had a 10-pound 4-ounce 29-inch doormat Fluke to win today's pool.   He was not in the Big Pool and it is now $1,960.   Jeff had three keepers today.   Conditions were tough today with a long period of no wind and current.   We did have lots of shorts with some nice keepers mixed in.   Fluking was normal today except for the doormat.   No limit catches, but quite a few folks with three keepers.

NO GALLEY THURSDAY

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


Chef George L. GasparikJuly 12, 2016 – Party Boat Angler sad news.
   George L. Gasparik the Chef on the ANGLER passed away at home on Sunday, July 10 after a long battle with cancer.   We just got the call from his wife Carol.   George was a friend, a hell of a guy and a chef.   George cooked on our sister ship the VOYAGER for years and then split the work on the ANGLER with Bob.   He loved life, fishing and working on the ANGLER.   We will miss a good friend.


July 11, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Monday Report.    We had a slow start today.   The spots where we had good fishing yesterday didn't show much today.   We found a good amount of Fluke and they were biting, but you had to pick through the shorts.   There were a couple of limit catches by Jeff and Mike.   Yesterday, all the big fish came in the middle of the boat and today that is where the limits were.   We had three girls who knew how to fish also do well in the middle.   Marvin, who has fished with use for years, won his first pool this year with a nice 6-pound Fluke.

GALLEY OPEN TUESDAY – CLOSED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


July 10, 2016 – Party Boat Angler weekend report Doormats and Limits.
   Conditions were tough both days, but the results were different.  On Saturday, there was too much wind and a very fast drift and catching was slow.   We Managed some keepers in our Bay including an 8-pound pool fish.

Today was a banner day with a very slow drift, but plenty of big Fluke including an 8 1/2-pound Fluke a 10 1/2-pound doormat, and a 10 3/4-pound pool fish.   The bow was hot with Mike and Archie making limit catches.   Both doormats were not in the Big Pool so it is still alive at $3,280.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

GALLEY OPEN


July 8, 2016 – Party Boat Angler OMG!
   Wow!   Today was the best fishing this year.   We'll let the pictures do the talking.















The weather looks good for Saturday.   Be at the dock early,   The FISHERMEN is chartered and we are killing the flatties.

GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL $3,140


July 7, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report.
   We had good fishing this morning with loads of shorts and 44 keeper Fluke on the first drift.   Things were going good until three inbound ships killed the bite.

We then found some fish away from the channel including a 7 1/2-pound Fluke for Bill and the pool fish for Greg at 8 1/2-pounds.   Greg and Bill also limited out.   The air temperature was very hot until a breeze came up.   It was a good day, but not as good as Wednesday.   The weather looks good for the next two days.

BIG POOL $3,100


7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


July 6, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Hot fluking and limits galore.
   We were on the meat all day for a good gang of Fluke anglers.

Limit catches all around the boat with some real beauties mixed in.   Some folks had 25 shorts with no keepers, while others had no problem finding keepers.

Maggie was on her first Fluke trip and made her dad proud with her first keeper.   Jeff Eckert had a fish over 7-pounds for the pool.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

GALLEY OPEN


July 5, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Report.
   It was a slow start today with very little drift, but when the tide changed, the Fluke got hungry and we had good fishing with lots of shorts and keepers.   And just when it got good, we had an outbound ship kill it.

We found some fish out of the channel and we know we had a least one limit catch.

Mike Ayers caught his fifth keeper after we filleted his other four keepers.   We would call today good Fluking.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

BIG POOL OVER $2,900



July 4, 2016HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!   Party Boat Angler Monday Report.
   Sailing early paid off again today and we got the Fluke started right away.

GOOD FLUKING AGAIN TODAY!   There were limit catches around the boat today with very good action.

Chung Lee from Edison, NJ took the pool with a 7-pound Fluke.   The rain should be over early and the winds look good for tomorrow.   We also expect a light gang.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL $2,850


July 3, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Jumbo Fluke and Limits.
   We had very good Fluke fishing today with limit catches.

Rick Mrocezk from Brick, NJ is our new Big Pool leader with a 9-pound 13-ounce Fluke.   Rick had a good day fishing today winning the $ pool for the first keeper in a record 16 seconds.   He ended the day with four keepers and the got the pool fish on the last drift.

Justin would have taken over the lead with a nice 8-pound 9-ounce Fluke.


SAILING BY 7:00 AM EVERY DAY

IT PAYS TO SAIL EARLY ON THE ANGLER

BIG POOL $2,730


July 2, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report.
   The weather forecast was off again today and we had too much wind making the drift too fast.   Once again, the fishing was best right away before the current kicked in.

We managed some keepers with a high hook of three and Joe Mack from North Arlington, NJ took the daily pool with a 5 1/2-pound Fluke.   If other boats call this good Fluking, they do not know what good Fluking is.   We will try to sail early tomorrow (Sunday) and we may get out by 6:30 AM.

GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL OVER $2,500


July 1, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Friday Report.
   Leaving early paid off again as we had our best conditions when we started the day and our best fishing.   It didn't last too long before an east wind came up against the current, and the drift and fishing slowed.   Conditions, conditions, conditions.   The weather forecast was for south winds, which would have been great, but not east.   Anyway, it was not like yesterday but almost everyone had at least one keeper.  Mike Ozeransky from Brick, NJ won the pool with a 6 3/4-pound Fluke.

BIG POOL $2,520

The last three Saturdays have seen big catches and our best fishing of the year.   Conditions look ideal and we will try to sail by 6:30 AM.   We have been lucky with this for three weeks.

GALLEY OPEN


June 30, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Thursday very good Fluking.
   We had very good conditions when we stopped.   We had the Fluke coming over the rails right away and we drifted for a couple of hours putting plenty of Fluke in the coolers.   There were no ships today, which made the difference.   We had plenty of limit catches, and that shows the fish are still there.   Jim Custer from Toms River, NJ took today's pool with a nice 7-pound Fluke.















We had people from south Jersey and Long Island today tell us our Fluke fishing is so much better than where they fish and it is worth the ride.   They like that we sail early and get them headed home at 2:00 PM.   It is a win-win situation.

BIG POOL NOW $2,360

Friday's weather looks good again for catching fluke and any showers should hold off until we dock.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 29, 2016 – Party Boat Angler New Big pool Leader.
   Bill Chiavarini from Piscataway, NJ is the new leader in our Big Pool with a nice 8-pound 1-ounce Fluke.   Bill has won it in the past and does well with the doormats.   His son Billy won last year.   The Big Pool is now worth $2,180 and growing.

Conditions were tough all day and we only picked at the fish.   There were no limit catches and the bow did best.    Jigging and bait were equal today.   The Fluke are there, but when you do not drift, you only catch a few.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


June 28, 2016 – Party Boat Angler double trip today.
   We had a long day today with a full day of Fluke fishing with our normal 3/4-day trip and an evening charter.   We ended up okay for the day.   There were not many folks on board this morning with weather forecast, but it was a nice day with decent conditions.   We picked away all day and with not many buckets to fill, we ended okay.   All but one person caught a keeper Fluke.   Percy was high hook with four keepers and Bill Gillerian won the pool with a Fluke over 6 pounds.
















There was plenty of action on the evening charter with a good amount of keepers mixed in.   All of the folks were using rental rods with single hooks and double spearing baits.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

GALLEY OPEN


June 27, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Monday report.
   Only a handful of keepers on the first drift so we moved to where we had fish 9 days ago and we started banging away at some nice Fluke.   And then an inbound ship killed it.   It took a while for conditions to improve and when they did, we started to pick away again.   Bait was probably best with Jay Slomovitz from Springfield, NJ catching his limit while fishing in the middle of the boat.   Some good bait draggers only caught one keeper, and some jiggers did well with three or four keepers while others did not.   Fishing was not as good as it has been recently, but we still had over 50 keepers.















Big John was using large Gulp baits with a 2-hook rig and had a jig Fluke get away when the second hook got tangled in the net.   Mate Joey told him he would get a bigger one later on and he did. Big John won the pool today.

After being burned by the weatherman last week, we will be at the boat in the morning and looking to sail.

BIG POOL IS $1,920


June 26, 2016 – Party boat Angler Sunday report more limit catches.
   Leaving early was the ticket again today and we had our best conditions first thing with wind and tide together.   After an outbound ship passed, it was just a pick.   The casters did best and the folks in the stern caught lots of Fluke today.















Rabindra and Tommy fishing the middle of the boat did very good casting catching 15 keepers between the two of them.   The fishing was not as good yesterday, but neither were the conditions.   There were too many boats for us to fish the big fish grounds.   James Pelletier from Rumson, NJ took today's pool with a nice 7-pound Fluke.   Conditions look good for tomorrow and we should do well.

BIGG POOL NOW $1,580


June 25, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Limits Galore and another Doormat Wins the Big Pool!
   Ryan Fox from Stewartsville, NJ hit the Big Pool for $1,280 with a beautiful 10-pound 7-ounce Doormat Fluke.   There were plenty of jumbos today with Mark catching a 9-pound 13-ounce Fluke and just missing the 10-pound mark by just three ounces.   Mark had his limit and a 7-pounder to boot.















Do not miss this Fluke fishing!   We had limits galore and have the photos to prove it.   On the weekends, we try to sail by 6:30 AM and always are the first boat out by 7:00 AM on weekdays.

6:30 AM FLUKE SUNDAY 6/26

BIG POOL RESTARTS TOMORROW WITH $1,280 IN THE KITTY AND NO ONE IN IT


June 24, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Good Fluking with Limit Catches.
   Nice conditions today with good action all day long.   The keeper to short ratio is around 1 to 2, which means there are lots of keepers when they are biting.
Bill Gray from Manahawkin, NJ won today's pool.   The middle of the boat was good for many limit catches today.















With the good Fluke fishing and good weather, the Angler may sail as early as 6:30 AM Saturday and Sunday.   Be at the boat early.

6:30 AM FLUKE SATURDAY 6/25 AND SUNDAY 6/26

BIG POOL OVER $2,400

GALLEY OPEN


June 22, 2016 – Another 10-pound Doormat on the Party Boat Angler today!
   We had good Fluke fishing today after yesterday's death ship fiasco.   The bow was best with Dennis De Palma III from West Caldwell, NJ making his father and grandfather proud when he caught a 10-pound 4-ounce Doormat Fluke.   When conditions were right, we had a very good bite with lots of big Fluke today.   Archie, Jim and Bill had four keepers each on jigs before the wind came on.   They would have limited out in the time remaining, but the drift got too fast.   With all the rain in the weather forecast, we will not shape up on Thursday 6/23.

NOT SAILING THURSDAY JUNE 23

NEXT TRIP 7:00 AM FRIDAY JUNE 24


June 21, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Report.
   Regarding the big ship traffic in the channels… some folks call them death ships because they kill the fishing and we had seven of them go around Sandy Hook today.   Depending on your point of view, you could call them conservation ships since they save many Fluke.   It has been like this for years and it will not change.

We looked around and only found a few keepers until the tide changed and although it was not good, we started to catch some Fluke.   Jigging seamed best today with Bill Karg from Millington, NJ taking the daily pool and he and his brother Tom got seven keepers during the last two drifts.   Billy in the bow went from none to three on the last drift and a young man on the side had back-to-back keepers.   We fished late to put some more fish in the boat.

The weather reports are making Thursday 6/23 sound like a wash out and we will decide tomorrow if we will shape up on Thursday.

7:00 AM DAILY – FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL IS OVER $2,100


June 20, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Monday report.
   Today we had a normal day of Fluke fishing where some folks did okay and some just had shorts.   A couple of folks had four keepers and a few with three, two, and one.

We were able to get the boat to drift to start the day, but we made one mistake.   There was an inbound ship at the point and we figured we could get 20 minutes and maybe catch a quick 20 keepers.   We looked to the west and saw another ship that we thought was an outbound.   We stopped the boat where we had very good fishing and made the announcement there was an inbound and outbound.   We didn't catch and we started west and then realized the second ship was really an inbound that had killed the fishing.   We left the area and found some nice Fluke, but not the quantity we have had lately.   No limit catches today.

Steve Struck from Butler, PA caught a very nice 8-pound 3-ounce pool fish and Russ had a Fluke close to 7-pounds.

7:00 AM DAILY – FIRST BOAT OUT

BIG POOL NOW $1,940 – IT'S BIGGER THAN LAST WEEK!


June 19, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Father's Day Fluking.
   Happy Father's Day!   Another day in a long string of very good Fluke fishing trips with lots of limits and big fish.

Chip Pfieffer from Stewartsville, NJ took the daily pool and leads the Big Pool with a nice 8-pound 8-ounce 28 -inch Fluke.   A young lady started the day with an 8-pound Fluke and there were lots of five and six pound fish.

7:00 AM DAILY – FIRST BOAT OUT


nJune 18, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Good Fluking with Lots of Limits.
   We did not have good conditions today and had a very slow drift.   However, with good anglers and working the channel, we had another very good day on the Fluke grounds.   Once again having good anglers makes the difference as they get the bite started and everyone catches.   We watched the other boats around us and they caught next to nothing.

Tom Berry took the pool just beating out Chris from the FISHERMEN.

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We expect the number anglers tomorrow will be less than we had today, but we could sail as early as 6:30 AM on Sunday 6/19.

BIG POOL $1,520


June 17, 2016 – Party boat Angler Limits Galore and a second Doormat in a row!
   Everyone understands why we leave early with over 120 keepers on the first drift and a 10-pound 5-ounce Doormat Fluke to boot.
Jesse Ferreria
from Woodbridge, NJ had our second Fluke over 10 pounds in less than 24 hours.   He won the daily pool, but was not in the Big Pool so it is alive and worth over $1,200.















See our Photo Gallery… Pictures tell a thousand words and hats off to the crew for netting so many fish and being able to take pictures and fillet the catch.

Our business has been very good with the good weather and great fishing.   It shows there is no substitute for catching the product.

Just a heads-up… Tomorrow looks great and Father's Day weekend with good weather should be busy.   The FISHERMEN has a private charter tomorrow leaving just the PROWLER V and us.   We will try to sail by 6:30 AM tomorrow (Saturday 6/18) and will have three mates.

SAILING 6:30 AM ON SATURDAY, JUNE 18

GALLEY OPEN


June 16, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Limit Catches, Big Fluke and a Doormat!
   Bob Miller from Allentown, PA landed a beautiful 10-pound 13-ounce Doormat Fluke to take home half the Big Pool money today.   With the daily pool, the fish was worth over a grand.   The Big Pool starts over tomorrow with $940 in the pot and no one in it so it will grow fast.   A Fluke as big or bigger got away today and there were many 7-pound and 8-pound Fluke on board today.   Jimmy had an 8-pound, a 7-pound and a 5-pound Fluke today.















It took a lot longer for our first limit today since the drift was very slow and we didn't cover much ground.   Bait was hot and jigging wasn't (when you thought it would be with a slow drift.)

7:00 AM DAILY – FIRST BOAT OUT AND ON THE GROUNDS

GALLEY OPEN


June 15, 2016 – Party Boat Angler Big Fluke, Limits Galore and the Quickest Limit Catch this year!
   Once again, we put the boat on the meat and Mr. Kim had our fastest limit catch of the year.   We sailed at 7:00 AM with a boat full of regulars and started fishing at 7:40.   Mr. Kim was limited out at 8:04 and that is one hell of a quick limit.   Mr. Kim was limited before most boats even started fishing.   We had very good Fluke fishing all day with loads of limit catches around the boat.   The dollar pool for the first keeper Fluke took 17 seconds.















Big fish again today with J. Bachison from Roselle, NJ winning the pool with an 8-pound Fluke that just nosed out John Husar's 7 3/4-pounder.   There were also plenty of jumbo Blues today.

A few showers forecast for tomorrow will kill the crowds, but we know we have enough folks coming back from today to sail on Thursday.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

BIG POOL OVER $1,800


June 14, 2016 – BIG Fluke and limits galore!
   We love this Fluke fishing and the word "galore".    If you have been following our reports, we have had a string of very good fishing trips and today was another banner day.















Cigar Bob won the pool with an 8-pound Fluke and beat out Jimmy's earlier 8-pound Fluke.   Check out our Photo Gallery to see all the limits and big Fluke.   It is always nice having regulars and good fishermen who know the value of leaving the dock early.

FIRST BOAT OUT EVERY DAY AT 7:00 AM

GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL $1,740


June 13, 2016 – More big Fluke and limits today.
   A lot of wind again today and we had to work hard to put big Fluke in the boat again.    Having good anglers is a bonus as is leaving the dock early.















The folks from Matt's Barber Shop in Flemington, NJ scored well today with a few limits and a young fella getting a couple of keepers.   Mike Reiter from North Brunswick, NJ won the pool with a 7 1/2-pound Fluke and he had a 6 1/2-pounder to go with it.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL $1,670


June 12, 2016 – Good Fluke fishing continues.
   We had another good day of fluking and it would have been another banner day had the wind and ship traffic held off.   Although some folks had a hard time with the extra weight needed to hold bottom, those who could adjust scored well.   We had big Fluke again today with angler regular Kurt Zita from Bloomingdale, NJ taking the pool with a nice 7 1/2-pound Fluke.   Greg AKA Hit Man had our first limit catch and ended the day with a few more to 6 1/2-pounds.   Drifting conditions were better in our Bay and there are some nice Fluke there too.















We ended the day with over 50 keepers, which was good for the windy conditions.   Tomorrow looks windy gain, but Tuesday and Wednesday are looking good.

FLUKE 7:00 AM EVERY DAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

NO GALLEY MONDAY

BIG POOL OVER $1,600


June 11, 2016 – A new Big Fluke leader and limits galore today.
   We an all-day-long bite of big Fluke along with Bluefish and Striped Bass.   It doesn't get any better than this!





























Justin Somer
from Keyport, NJ had two limits and a 9-pound 7-ounce pool winner Fluke to take over the lead in our Big Pool.   There were many 7-pound and 8-pound Fluke today.   It was the best Fluke fishing in years!
We have 18 trip photos from today on our Photo Gallery page.  You gotta see them!

FLUKE 7:00 AM EVERY DAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL NOW WORTH $1,520


June 10, 2016
– We were pleased with the action we had for our charter today with everyone catching Fluke and having a great time.    The two Joes did a great job as usual and Bob was very busy in the cabin all day.   Not only did we have keeper Fluke to over 6 pounds, but we also spiced the catch with some nice Sea Bass.   Photos later.

Tomorrow's weather is looking good for fishing the area where we had the big Fluke before the blow.

FLUKE 7:00 AM EVERY DAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

BIG POOL NOW WORTH $1,460


June 9, 2016
– There was too much wind to fish where we had the very good fishing early this week.   We went down the beach and found plenty of short Fluke but not enough keeper fish in the mix.   Some folks did okay with two, three, or four keepers, but most only caught shorts.

Bob Miller from Allentown, PA won the pool with a Fluke around 5 pounds.   All of this wind is not typical of June and although we look for a west wind to fish down the beach, too much is too much.

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED FRIDAY JUNE 10 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


Saturday's winds look good and we will sail by 7:00 AM.   We would suggest arriving at the boat early


June 8, 2016
– Not many people came down to the boat today, but with the good fishing, we sailed with a few regulars.   The wind was boss all day and conditions were not good, but we have seen worse.

For us it was only a pick with Bruce (the Frugal Fisherman) taking the pool and two of his keepers were very nice.   He catches big Fluke because he fishes big baits.

We could see the storms coming and docked just ahead of the blow.

FLUKE 7:00 AM EVERY DAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

BIG POOL NOW WORTH $1,400

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED FRIDAY JUNE 10


June 7, 2016
– It is good to see so many ANGLER regulars taking advantage of the good weather and our best start to the Fluke season in years.

Conditions were tough at the start of the day with wind against tide and no drift, but we stopped on the fish and the casters and jiggers immediately caught fish.   One fellow had four keeper Fluke before 8:30 AM and that's before many boats even wet a line.   This is why we sail early.

There were over 50 keeper Fluke on our best drift today with many 4 to 7-pound fish.   One of the reasons the ANGLER does so well is that we carry such good fishermen and when you have folks catching, it draws other Fluke to the boat and everyone catches.















Vinny Lisa had a hot hand with big Fluke today with four keepers including a five, a six and a 7-pound pool fish.   The weather looks great for Wednesday; most of the wind in the forecast will arrive late in the day.

GALLEY OPEN

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED FRIDAY JUNE 10 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


June 6, 2016 – We had very Good Fluke fishing for a nice bunch of regular ANGLER customers today.   We stayed away from the fleet and found our own fish as usual.   Bait and jigs both worked and there were plenty of big Fluke today.   Pat Kostka from Boonton, NJ won the pool with a nice 7-pound Fluke.















You do not have to be a regular to enjoy a fun day of good Fluke fishing on the ANGLER as we welcome newcomers, but you do have to get down to the boat a little early.   We leave at 7:00 AM to get you on the fish first and we dock at 2:00 PM to get you on the road in front of the shore traffic.

OUR GALLEY IS OPEN

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED FRIDAY 6/10


June 5, 2016
– The weather media didn't spook everybody and we had a nice group of regular Angler flukers come down to the boat to fish.   We were the only 3/4-day boat out and no afternoon half-day boats were out.   Conditions were tough to start the day with too fast of a drift and ship traffic killed the channel fishing.   We did find some nice Fluke when the tide changed.

Lee Hyeon Sik from Korea was out with an Angler regular, Mr. Kim, and he won the pool with a nice 8-pound Fluke.   Jim Custer and Archie Stewart each jigged three keepers.   About 20 minutes of a light shower was the worst of the weather today, and the sun was out when we docked and it was hot.

FLUKE 7:00 AM EVERY DAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

NO GALLEY MONDAY 6/06

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED FRIDAY JUNE 10 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


June 4, 2016
– Perfect weather and plenty of action for the Boy Scouts charter today and they caught plenty of fish for tonight's cook out.

The boys did great with no backlashes.   The biggest Fluke today weighed around 6 pounds.

It looks like the rain forecast for Sunday will be late in arriving and we should get the trip in before it starts.




BIG POOL IS WORTH OVER $1,200

FLUKE 7:00 AM EVERY DAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED FRIDAY JUNE 10 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


June 3, 2016
– Those who listened to us yesterday and were able to Fluke fish on the Angler today saw and had some great fishing.   Jim Custer was the first to limit at 9:44 AM this morning.   Jim also caught the pool fish, a nice 8-pound Fluke.   He had close to a second limit by three whistles.   Many limit catches and happy anglers today.

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED TOMORROW JUNE 4
NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP

NEXT TRIP IS 7:00 AM SUNDAY JUNE 5

THE ANGLER IS ALSO CHARTERED FRIDAY JUNE 10


June 2, 2016
Today was our BEST Fluke fishing of the year.

Cigar Bob
made the first limit catch of the day and won today's pool.   We do not know the name of the fellow who had the second limit and we don't have a photo.   He was high hook with eight Fluke only keeping the limit.   Jack got our third limit catch.

Our hats are off to all the folks that made limit catches.   Many other folks had three and four keepers.   Not many pictures today since the boys were very busy netting and filleting Fluke.   We predict tomorrow will be very good again.  Don't miss it.

FLUKE 7:00 AM EVERY DAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED SATURDAY JUNE 4 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


June 1, 2016
– We fished the ocean again today.  It was a nice day with our best action on the ebb tide with around 25 keepers and okay action.   When the tide turned, the Fluke shut off.

Marvin was the pool winner today and was fishing where Vinny took the pool yesterday.

FLUKE 7:00 AM EVERY DAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED SATURDAY JUNE 4
NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


May 31, 2016
– We had our Monday and Tuesday gang down for a nice day of fluking today.   Leaving early helped as we had some good action with keepers right away.   Conditions were tough for a while with no wind or current and then the drift was good and the fish bit and then the drift got too fast and it was over.

Folks caught fish all around the boat today with the middle and stern doing best.   However, Vinny was fishing in the bow and got today's pool fish.   There were a number of folks with three keepers.

FLUKE 7:00 AM EVERY DAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED SATURDAY JUNE 4 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP



May 29, 2016
– Today's trip started out good with keepers and shorts, but we lost the conditions when the tide changed.

We had to leave the ocean as the drift gets too fast with a flood tide and a south wind.

The bay fishing was slow today with many more shorts than keepers.

Angelo Ruvio from Wanaque, NJ won the pool.


WITH ALL THE RAIN FORECAST FOR MONDAY WE WILL NOT SHAPE UP

NEXT TRIP IS 7:00 AM TUESDAY MAY 31


May 28, 2016
– Good conditions and good Fluke fishing again today.   Donato Cocca from Warren, NJ had a nice
8-pound Fluke to take the pool today.   Scott Rever from New Providence, NJ had our first limit Fluke catch and ended the day with seven keepers only keeping five.   Billy had our second limit catch and showed why he won last year's big pool.   Jose had four keepers and there were many folks with two and three keepers.   Once again, it was a nice summer day of fluking on the Angler.

It is starting to look like Monday may be a wash out and you should come tomorrow and not take a chance on Monday
















FIRST FLUKE BOAT OUT – 7:00 AM EVERY DAY
WE PUT YOU ON THE FLUKE FIRST

OUR GALLEY IS OPEN

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED SATURDAY JUNE 4


May 27, 2016
– The south wind made ocean drifting too fast and we could not repeat yesterday's fishing.   Thank God for the Bay where we did pick some nice Fluke.

Dan Hold took the pool with a nice 6-pound Fluke.   The Fluke are full of crabs and shrimp.   No wonder they taste so good.   You are what you eat!

FIRST FLUKE BOAT OUT – 7:00 AM EVERY DAY
WE PUT YOU ON THE FISH FIRST

WE RETURN AT 2:00 PM
GET BACK ON THE ROAD AHEAD OF THE SUMMER TRAFFIC


MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY IS NORMALLY VERY LIGHT – COME ON DOWN!

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED SATURDAY JUNE 4 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


May 26, 2016
– Good Fluke fishing continues.   Another very nice day on the Fluke grounds with plenty of sun and summer like conditions.   The fishing was good again today with plenty of shorts and more keepers than fares.   Louie La Mandra from Wayne, NJ won the pool with his biggest of three keepers.   Greg AKA Hit Man was high hook with four keepers catching his last fish on the final drift.  Even Steve Zaretsky bagged a nice Fluke.   The weather looks good for the whole weekend.

FIRST FLUKE BOAT OUT – 7:00 AM EVERY DAY
WE PUT YOU ON THE FISH FIRST

OUR GALLEY IS OPEN


May 25, 2016
– We had a flood tide to start the day, which hurt the drift.   We caught plenty of shorts, but only got a keeper Fluke here and there.   The ocean was nice and we had our first shot at some nice ocean Fluke.   When the tide changed, we had a nicer drift and the fishing picked up.

We had many regular Angler flukers today and most had at least one keeper.   Bait worked best today and Jack was high hook with four nice flatties.

Dave Cannon from Long Valley, NJ had a real nice Fluke today.


The weather looks good through the weekend and it is Fluke time.

FLUKE – SAILING 7:00 AM EVERY DAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

OUR GALLEY IS OPEN


May 24, 2016 – As we said before this is a much better start of the Fluke season than the last few years.   With the big storm offshore, we think the Fluke can't wait to get into Sandy Hook Bay.

Dave Arbeitman from the Reel Seat tackle shop got blown out of a tilefish trip and came Fluke fishing on the Angler today.   He won today's pool with a nice 5-pound Fluke and had three keepers.   A couple of people had four keepers today.   We are still waiting for our first limit catch and it could be tomorrow.   Action was also good at times with mate Joe Gorsky fishing on his day off and catching 4 keepers plus 20 shorts.

FLUKE – SAILING 7:00 AM EVERY DAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

OUR GALLEY IS OPEN

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED ON SATURDAY JUNE 4


May 23, 2016
– We were on a Sea Bass trip today and the fishing was much better last week before the season opened.   We fished lots of areas and had some nice fish, but not enough.   Only a few Ling came over the rails today and a nice 8-pound Cod that won the pool.   There were also a few jumbo Flounder.

There must be a big storm offshore as there has been a big ground swell since Sunday and we think that hurt the fishing.   We know that there will not be any ocean fluking for a while.   We had a good weekend with Fluke and will be back on the Fluke grounds every day.

FLUKE – 7:00 AM EVERY DAY

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED SATURDAY JUNE 4 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


May 22, 2016
– There were tough conditions to start the day, but we did catch some nice Fluke when the drift straightened out.   Small boats were a problem today; they followed us and we could not repeat a drift.















Doug Lee from Fairlawn, NJ had the pool with a nice 6-pound Fluke and he ended the day with three nice keeper fish.   Most folks had a keeper Fluke or two with a high hook of four fish again today.   This is a much better start than last year.

6:00 AM MONDAY 5/23 – SEA BASS – GALLEY OPEN

7:00 AM TUESDAY 5/24 – 3/4-DAY FLUKE


May 21, 2016
– It was our best Fluke opener in years with loads of shorts and over 50 keepers.















Brian Cannon from Garwood, NJ leads our big pool with a very nice 9-pound Fluke.   Almost everyone had at least one keeper with many folks having two and three up to a high hook of four keepers for Jose Reyes from Garfield, NJ.   We are leaving at 6:00 AM for Fluke again on Sunday and the weather looks good.

FLUKE – 6:00 AM SUNDAY

SEA BASS – 6:00 AM MONDAY


May 20, 2016
– Ling fishing was not good today and we believe it was because there were jumbo Bluefish everywhere we went.

We did find plenty of big Sea Bass and we can't wait until Monday.

Al from Pennsylvania had a nice Cod for the pool.

6:00 AM FLUKE SATURDAY 5/21 AND SUNDAY 5/22

We think it will pay off sailing early since the rain is forecast for the afternoon.





May 19, 2016
– What a nice day and there was plenty of action all day long.   If we could have only kept what we caught, it would have been a banner day.   The numbers of big Sea Bass, Tog and Fluke having to go back could almost make a man cry.   By the end of the day, most folks had 10 to 15 Ling to go home with.

Archie Stewart had the pool until the last drop with an 18-inch jumbo Flounder.   Our last drop had all jumbo Ling on it and Chet Turko from Elizabeth, NJ snatched another pool with a huge Ling.

We did not sail yesterday and we checked out a new Fluke spot; in 15 minutes, we caught a pair of 19-inch fluke that had to go back.   We also had some nice Fluke today.

The weather is looking very good for the next 4 days with forecasts calling for light winds and very little precipitation.

GALLEY IS OPEN THE NEXT 4 DAYS

FLUKE ON THE WEEKEND AND SEA BASS MONDAY

SAILING 6:00 AM SATURDAY SUNDAY AND MONDAY TO GET YOU TO THE FISH EARLY

On Monday, we will decide our fishing schedule for the rest of next week and let you know.


May 17, 2016
– Two days of strong west wind helped the bottom fishing.   Today, most folks averaged 10 or more Ling and a lot of nice Sea Bass and Tog.   We also had three Cod today.

Our first and last drops of the day were best and pink was the hot color on the last drop.   The Ling were full of crabs plus tiny porgies and squid.


Steve 'Z-man' Zaretsky started the day with a nice double header Sea Bass and had five Ling on the last drop including the pool fish.   We will be Ling fishing the next 3 days and leaving at 7:00 AM.

NO GALLEY UNTIL FRIDAY

SPECIAL EARLY TRIPS FOR FLUKE AT 6:00 AM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

SAILING 6:00 AM MONDAY 5/23 FOR SEA BASS


May 15, 2016
– It was windy today and the Ling fishing was slow.   Given the weather forecast, we fished inshore and the Ling were smaller.   There were tons of Bergalls and a fair amount of Sea Bass.   Pat Lamb caught a jumbo Ling for today's pool.

The Angler is NOT SAILING MONDAY since a northwest blow often lasts longer and is stronger than forecast.   On Tuesday, we should get back offshore to where we had better fishing last Thursday.

NEXT BOTTOM FISHING TRIP IS 7:00 AM TUESDAY 5/17

FLUKE NEXT WEEKEND – SAILING 6:00 AM TO 2:00 PM, FARE $75

SEA BASS – SAILING 6:00 AM TO 2:00 PM MONDAY 5/23, FARE $75


May 14, 2016
– We had our 17th annual Fish-With-Me Charter today where we make five short Fluke trips taking out kids that never get to go fishing.   It was a nice day with a good spread of catch-and-release Fluke and lots of smiling faces.

The Angler will go bottom fishing Sunday 5/15.   Small craft warnings are in the weather forecast but we should be okay with west winds.   Tuesday's weather looks good.


BOTTOM FISHING – 7:00 AM SUNDAY 5/15

FLUKE NEXT WEEKEND – SAILING 6 AM TO 2 PM SATURDAY 5/21 & SUNDAY 5/22, FARE $75

SEA BASS – SAILING 6 AM TO 2 PM MONDAY 5/23, FARE $75


May 13, 2016
– On Thursday 5/12, we bounced around inshore and offshore catching some nice Ling, Cod, Tog, Sea Bass, and even Fluke and Flounder.   There were only a few dogs and some conger eels in the mix.

Some folks did okay while a few other folks only caught a couple of keepers.   Al Perna from Hillsboro, NJ won the pool with a 10-pound Cod.

CHARTER TRIP ON SATURDAY 5/14
NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP

NEXT TRIP IS 7:00 AM SUNDAY 5/15


May 11, 2016 – Many of the Ling were JUMBOS today, but we had to make lots of drops again today.   It is not the good Ling fishing we had last year, but the better Ling jerkers are ending up okay.

Chet was back again today and just missed the pool.   It was Tommy 'the Baker' Newton from Keansburg, NJ who won today's pool.   Tommy also was a repeat from yesterday.

On Thursday, we are going to check out another area that should be good for big Ling this time of the year.



SAILING 7 AM THURSDAY 5/12 – GALLEY OPEN

NOT SAILING FRIDAY 5/13

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED SATURDAY 5/14 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


May 10, 2016 – Ling fishing was about the same as yesterday and we had to make many drops for a fair catch of Ling.   We hate having to throw back those nice Sea Bass and Tog again.

Chet Turko from Elizabeth, NJ took another Ling pool and he got 15 Ling today.  Tomorrow and Thursday look good.   No trips on Friday and Saturday.

SAILING 7 AM TUESDAY 5/11 – GALLEY OPEN

SAILING 7 AM WEDNEDAY 5/12 – GALLEY OPEN

NOT SAILING FRIDAY 5/13

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED SATURDAY 5/14 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


May 9, 2016 – After not being out for over a week, it took a while for us to get in the zone.   We had a slow morning with tough anchoring conditions, but we did find a nice batch of Ling.   Larry Brand from West Caldwell, NJ won the pool today.   Sea Bass, Tog and Fluke were there to bend rods, but of course, they all had to go back.

The weather for Tuesday 5/10, Wednesday 5/11 and Thursday 5/12 looks good and we will sail at 7:00 AM.

Not sure about Friday 5/13 and we are chartered on Saturday 5/14.

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED SATURDAY 5/14 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


May 7, 2016
– When we arrived at the boat this morning, we were greeted with more rain, fog and easterly winds.   Only a couple of diehards showed up and we did not sail.   We doubt that we would have caught anything after yesterday's east winds.   It will take tomorrow's strong west winds to settle the bottom and get the ling to return to the feed.

NEXT WEEK'S WEATHER IS LOOKING GOOD EVERY DAY and we will be targeting Ling and Cod.
This is Ling time and we always do well the couple of weeks before Fluke season starts.   The Ling we caught last week were nice sized.

NOT SAILING SUNDAY 5/08

NEXT TRIP MONDAY 5/09 – NO GALLEY

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED SATURDAY 5/14 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


May 1, 2016
We will NOT sail Monday 5/02 and Tuesday 5/03 because of the poor weather.    The ANGLER's next trip will be 7:00 AM Wednesday 5/04.

NEXT TRIP IS 7 AM WEDNESDAY 5/04


April 30, 2016
– A big leftover ground swell hurt the Ling fishing today.   We did catch some on more open rough bottom, but higher wrecks were no good.   There were plenty of Blackfish caught although most were shorts.
Jose Rayes from Garfield, NJ took today's pool with a nice Blackfish.   He lost our only Cod at the boat and it was a nice one.   Fish are moving in every day with Sea Bass, Fluke, Flounder and even Sea Robins coming aboard.

WE ARE NOT SAILING SUNDAY 5/01 AND MONDAY 5/02 BECAUSE OF THE POOR WEATHER FORECAST.
On Monday, we will look at the weather again and let you know when we will sail.


April 28, 2016
– It felt more like winter Ling fishing this morning; it was cold fishing in the bow, but it got nicer as the day wore on.   There were more short Tog than keepers again today, but there were some nice ones.   Lonnie Thompson from Jersey City, NJ won today's pool with an 8-pound Cod.   Once again, folks had to fish hard for a couple of meals.

We had to throw back some jumbo Sea Bass again today.   We also had some fish today on open bottom, which is a good sign.

NOT SAILING FRIDAY 4/29

NEXT TRIP IS 7 AM SATURDAY 4/30


April 27, 2016
– We had a good bunch of Angler Ling jerkers out today and the fishing was picky.   We had to make many drops today since we would catch 10 to 12 fish quickly and then it was over.   Our best drop had 25 Ling.   Mostly short Tog today with a few keepers.   Archie and Jim split the pool with a Tog.   No keeper Cod today, but we did see a few big Sea Bass.

SAILING 7:00 AM THURSDAY 4/28 – GALLEY OPEN

NOT SAILING FRIDAY 4/29

THE WEEKEND LOOKS GOOD


April 25, 2016
– It was a nice day today and with better fishing too.   Although it was not good Ling fishing, it was okay for early season with some folks catching between 10 and 15 Ling.   There was more keeper Togs today, and the couple of Cod we got were also much nicer fish.   John had today's pool with a very nice Cod.   We fished a couple of spots we hit Saturday and found that more fish had moved in, which is the way it is supposed to be in the springtime.   There were not many dogs today.

We are NOT sailing Tuesday 4/26 since there is rain in the forecast and that keeps most people home.



The ANGLER will Bottom Fish up until the start of the New Jersey Fluke season.

NOT SAILING TUESDAY 4/26

NEXT TRIP 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY 4/27 – NO GALLEY


April 24, 2016
– Today's fishing was much slower than yesterday with most Tog being shorts and only one Cod today and just a few Ling on every drop.   The pool today was a nice Cod.

We do see some Sea Bass and Fluke starting to move in and we should see more fish each day.

THE ANGLER IS SAILING MONDAY 4/25
AND AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY 4/27

NOT SAILING TUESDAY 4/26


April 23, 2016
We had good conditions today and we were happy with the fishing.   After a total lack of Ling all winter, it looks like the spring Ling run has started.   We had many folks with 12 to 15 Ling and lots of the fish were big.

There were plenty of Tog.   Most were shorts, but some folks had up to four keepers per person.   We also had a few keeper Cod with Chet Turka from Elizabeth, NJ winning the pool with a Cod plus a dozen nice Ling.   Pictures Later.

The ANGLER is sailing SUNDAY and MONDAY.   We are not going out Tuesday since rain and strong southwest winds are in the weather forecast.



April 20, 2016
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have DELAYED the ANGLER's start date one day to SATURDAY, APRIL 23.   We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by our delay.

We will be running 3/4-day trips for Blackfish, Ling and Cod.
Our Galley will be open, and we have clams and crabs for bait.

STARTING SATURDAY, APRIL 23

SAILING 7:00 AM – 3/4-Day BLACKFISH, LING, & COD


April 17, 2016THE ANGLER WILL START BOTTOM FISHING 7:00 AM FRIDAY APRIL 22.   We will be running 3/4-day trips for Blackfish, Ling and Cod.   Our Galley will be open, and we have clams and crabs for bait.

STARTING FRIDAY, APRIL 22

SAILING 7:00 AM – 3/4-Day BLACKFISH, LING, & COD



April 14, 2016
– Heavy northeast winds are in the weather forecast and the ANGLER will not be sailing this weekend.   Next week, we'll start our season with bottom fishing trips for Cod, Blackfish and Ling, but we'll have to wait until the weather settles.   The best we can tell you is that we'll let you know the trip dates as soon as possible.

NOT SAILING THIS WEEKEND – SATURDAY, APRIL 16 and SUNDAY, APRIL 17


April 11, 2016
– The ANGLER will start its 2016 fishing season this coming weekend with a few Striper trips in Raritan Bay.   We will start sailing 3/4-Day trips for Striped Bass on Saturday, April 16.   The trips leave at 7:30 AM.

The offshore weather has been poor, but we would like to get in a bottom fishing trip for Cod, Blackfish and Ling on a nice day next week.   Stay tuned and we'll let you know when.

STARTING SATURDAY, APRIL 16

SAILING 7:30 AM – 3/4-Day STRIPED BASS


March 23, 2016
– Last September, the SAVE THE SUMMER FLOUNDER FISHERY FUND (SSFFF) held a stakeholder meeting that recapped the next round of Fluke research the SSFFF is sponsoring and introduced the fishery scientists that are doing the work.
Save The Summerr Flounder Fishery Fund
The new research includes two parallel projects.   The first is to create a better assessment model that more accurately portrays the Fluke fishery.   The second is to collect information on sex composition and discards of recreational fishermen on the East Coast.   The goal of this research is creating a better assessment model that more accurately portrays the state of the Summer Flounder fishery.  The results of this SSFFF funded research will be presented at the next NMFS Scientific Peer Review which is expected sometime in 2016/2017.   It will help the feds make a better stock assessment process that ultimately results in the Summer Flounder regulations and catch quotas we get.

The research is well under way and costs are somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000.  The SSFFF has much of the costs covered, but they need our help to raise $25,000 by early summer to complete the research.  
Please pitch in and help ensure the future of a healthy Summer Flounder fishery with fair access for all user groups.

Donations can be made by check and mailed to SSFFF, P.O. Box 86, Brielle, NJ 08730

Or you can donate on-line at http://www.ssfff.net/ssfffdonate.html

The Save the Summer Flounder Fishery Fund was started seven years ago by a group of concerned East Coast anglers and is governed by a board of directors comprised of recreational fisherman, Captains of for-hire fishing boats, and members of the fishing tackle industry.   The SSFFF has no political affiliations and is neither a recreational nor commercial fishing lobbying group.   Their Mission Statement was and continues to be non-political with the simple premise that improved fisheries science funded by the SSFFF will ultimately lead to better management decisions and more equitable access to the stock for all user groups.


January 17January 17January 17, 2016
– Sunday was a nice January fishing day although some sun would have made it much better.   We fished three areas and found fish at all of them.   The deep had bigger fish and the shallow had many more shorts.   The bow was best today, but there were fish all around the boat.

The high hook angler had seven keepers.   Joey Valentino from North Plainfield, NJ took the pool with a 7-pound Tog.   We also got lots Pout that had to go back, some dogs, a couple of Ling, a Cod and a Mackerel.   Overall, it was a good day for the middle of January.   We do not have photos of the high hook or a group of folks in the bow since they did not want their pictures seen on NJfishing.com.   They didn't want their fishing buddies to know what they were doing.

Our next trip will be 7:00 AM Thursday and we will be fishing the deep so bring your heavy gear .   We do not like the early weekend forecast and Thursday may be our only trip for a while.   We only care to fish on the nice days and Thursday is looking good.

Last Friday, a few boats started to catch some Mackerel to the east and this may bring some other fish with them.   Although we will not be Mackerel fishing, we would love to see them bring in some Cod and Ling with the Blackfish on the wrecks.

SAILING 7:00 AM THURSDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT


January 15January 15January 16, 2016 – We were out fishing on Friday January 15.   Some folks in the stern did well, but the sides were no good.

Jim was fishing in Jose's corner and limited out.   Al Severson from Hillsborough, NJ was fishing next to Jim and got three keeper Togs and won the pool.

With the poor weather forecast for Saturday, we tried to put up a quick post that we were not sailing, but something happened and it didn't work.   It was our error and we are sorry for the inconvenience it caused.

Sunday looks like a perfect day for the middle of January with light northwest winds and temperatures in the 30s.   We have green and white crab baits.


SAILING 7:00 AM SUNDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT – NO GALLEY

Next week's weather is looking tough.   We will NOT SAIL Monday Martin Luther King Day and we do not expect to sail again until Friday January 22.


January 9, 2016
– A rough ocean with wind against the tide and a big swell killed the fishing.   It was the worst day seen in many years.   The crabs came back up the same as they went down with not even Bergalls eating the roe.
We came in early since it was not going to happen.

The wind will blow harder tonight and Sunday giving us no hope for a while.   Strong west winds in the middle of the week should turn everything around for the end of the week and next weekend.   We will not sail again until next Friday, January 15.   If the weather is good, we will sail Friday through Monday, which is Martin Luther King Day.

NEXT TRIPS ARE FRIDAY JANUARY 15, SATURDAY JANUARY 16 AND SUNDAY JANUARY 17

ALSO SAILING MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, MONDAY JANUARY 18

ALL TRIPS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING – CALL AHEAD IF WEATHER IS DOUBTFUL (732) 872-0744


January 8, 2016
– The weatherman blew it and it was not nice today with a stiff northeast breeze.   We did not have the good fishing of the last few days.   John from Whippany, NJ split the pool with Archie from Nutley, NJ.   Tomorrow looks good and we will not sail on Sunday.

SAILING 7:00 AM SATURDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


January 7January 7January 7, 2016
– No doubt today was the nicest day of the week with a flat ocean and a good Tog bite.   We had a one-drop day with everyone catching and of course, some folks had limit catches while others had only a couple of keepers.

We had a tie for the pool today between Jim Lewicki from Old Bridge, NJ and Young Mike who mates for Captain Ron on the FISHERMEN.

Just as a heads up, it is looking like Sunday will be a wash out, so if you want some action, Friday and Saturday look good.

SAILING 7:00 AM FRIDAY – THE GALLEY WILL BE OPEN


January 6January 6January 6, 2016 – A cold start to the day, but very nice ending with good fishing.   Billy from Bridgewater, NJ had his limit and won the pool.   Green and white crabs were both good with everyone catching.

The water temperature was down to 44 degrees from 50 degrees during the weekend.   Tomorrow should be warmer and maybe the best day of the week.

SAILING 7:00 AM THURSDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT






January 3January 3January 3, 2016
– We had a good day with plenty of Blackfish eating the crabs.   We were wrong yesterday; Jose did not win the pool.   It was Jim Brown from Cranford, NJ, but we are right today with Jose taking the pool.

Windy and cold on Monday, but the rest of the week looks good.

NEXT TRIP IS 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY


January 2, 2016
– It is beginning to feel like Blackfish weather.   The action was good in the pulpit today.   The biggest pain was a strong northerly current, which made the boat swing even on two anchors.   Jose took the pool.   It was an okay day!

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Just a heads up – The ANGLER is sailing on Sunday, but we will NOT sail Monday and Tuesday because of the forecast for wind and cold temperatures.   We will sail on Wednesday January 6.

SAILING 7:00 AM SUNDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

FREE WHITE LEGGERS ON SUNDAY

NOT SAILING MONDAY 1/04 AND TUESDAY 1/05 – WILL SAIL WEDNESDAY 1/06


December 31, 2015
– We had good fishing on the ANGLER today with plenty of bites along with keepers and shorts.   After such a slow start yesterday it just goes to show when they want to eat, they will.   Donnie from the Farm had his best day and capped it off with the pool.   Green and white crab baits were about equal today.

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NOT SAILING NEW YEAR'S DAY

NEXT TRIP 7:00 AM SATURDAY JANUARY 2

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!


December 30December 30, 2015 – It was some tough morning since the Tog had lockjaw.   When the tide changed, the fish started to chew.   Mostly smaller fish today with some keepers mixed in.   John Moon from Jersey City, NJ managed a couple of keepers and a nice pool fish.   You know the water is warm when there are still some Sea Bass around.   Each day should get better.

SAILING 7:00 AM THURSDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

NOT SAILING NEW YEARS DAY


December 27December 27
December 27, 2015 – After not sailing for a week, a big ground swell greeted us and that made for tough anchoring and fishing conditions.   We did have a good bite, however most fish missed the mark and went back.   The bow did much better than the stern on the first two drops.   There was no lack of bites with some nice fish mixed in.   We fished the first two drops on Archie's spot and had four keepers up to 7-pounds and at least 15 shorts.   Green crabs with the legs on were best.

Gus Plagainos from Staten Island, NY was also up front and got four keepers up to 6-pounds, and won the pool.

The weather is nasty Monday and Tuesday, but we will be fishing on Wednesday and Thursday.   We have not made up our mind about fishing on Friday, New Year's Day.   The cold weather headed our way should help the offshore fishing.   The Ling are overdue.

NEXT TRIPS IS 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY – GALLEY OPEN


December 26, 2015
– We hope everyone had a good Christmas Day.   Our last trip was last Sunday and our next trip will be this Sunday.   The weather forecast for Saturday is northeast winds from 15 to 20 with gusts to 30 plus rain.   Sunday's weather looks much nicer.

SAILING 7:00 AM SUNDAY 12/27 – SEE YOU THEN


December 20December 20, 2015 – It felt like Blackfish weather with a good northwest breeze and cold temperatures, but we only picked at the fish.   A strong northerly current made the starboard side of the boat the place to be.   We ended the day offshore in deeper water and it is coming to life with bigger fish.   We are still catching some Sea Bass, which shows how warm the water is.   Joe from Stroudsberg, PA had the pool with a 7-pound Tog.   As it stands today, the weather does not look good for this week.

WE WILL NOT SAIL AGAIN UNTIL SATURDAY DECEMBER 26

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM THE ANGLER CREW



December 18December 18, 2015 – It was good fishing today, but you had to weed through the hungry shorts to get to the keepers.   The good bite offset the colder temperatures and rain, and everyone stayed at the rail.

Ray Watson from Livingston, NJ took the pool with a nice 7-pound Tog.

NOT SAILING SATURDAY – WIND GUSTS FORECAST TO 40 KNOTS

SUNDAY LOOKS FINE AND WE SAIL AT 7:00 AM – GALLEY OPEN






December 17, 2015
– We were out fishing on Wednesday and had good conditions and lots of bites, but the keeper ratio was low.   There were a few bigger fish caught and some jumbos were lost.   With the 54-degree water temperature, the bigger fish were not aggressive.   We had our best action inshore and we think that most Tog have not moved off yet.

We did not sail today and by the looks of the weather, we did not miss anything.

Tomorrow (Friday) looks very nice as does Sunday, and if they keep Saturday's forecast for wind gusts to 40, we will cancel.   We will decide tomorrow.

SAILING 7:00 AM FRIDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


December 13December 13December 13, 2015
– It was a tough morning with very little current and a sluggish bite.   We finally ended the day with a good bite when the current ran, but it was mostly in the bow of the boat.
Another nice Fluke for Hardy today and it's December 13!   Steve Lang from Kenilworth, NJ won the pool with a 6-pound Tog.

Good news - our mate Joe had knee replacement surgery Friday morning and he was down at the boat Sunday morning and moseying around with the help of a walker.   That's AMAZING!


NEXT TRIP 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

NOT SAILING TUESDAY 12/15 AND THURSDAY 12/17 THIS WEEK


December 11 & 12, 2015
– Sorry that we didn't get yesterday's report posted until now.   We had lots of familiar faces on board both days.   Anchoring conditions were tough and we managed some nice fish, but many folks had trouble with the bite and snags.   George Sladek from South Bound Brook, NJ won yesterday's pool with an 8-pound Tog.  Archie Stewart was out on both days and did well fishing the bow; he had three or four nice Blackfish yesterday and had five keepers on a slow day today.

Jose Rayes from Garfield, NJ has been doing well in the stern and today he won a big pool with a 9-pound 2-ounce Tog.   Today, we also caught a keeper-size Fluke on a crab.   Sunday looks like the last of the warm days.

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SAILING 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY 12/16 & FRIDAY 12/18 – FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

NOT SAILING MONDAY 12/14, TUESDAY 12/15 AND THURSDAY 12/17


December 10December 10
December 10, 2015 – The weather is great and we know we should be careful about what we ask for, but we could use some more wind, and a west wind would be best.

Some big Tog came over the rails again today with Ken from Clifton, NJ taking the pool with a Blackfish over 8 pounds.   We love this time of the year since we get to wet a line and we're enjoying the Tog fishing this fall.   With some luck, the fishing should hold up for a month since water temperatures are still in the 50s.

SAILING 7:00 AM FRIDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT AND THE GALLEY IS OPEN


December 9December 9December 9, 2015 – We had very tough conditions to start the day.   There was a big swell into the breeze and current, and that made it impossible for the boat to lay right.   When we got enough current to stay put, the fish bit with some nice keepers coming aboard.

Bill Gilleran from Bridgewater, NJ nailed the pool today.   Green crabs seemed to work best today.   No Cod today, but we had a couple of Ling at the Scotland Grounds.   The weather looks good for the next four days.

SAILING 7:00 AM THURSDAY
FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN




December 6December 6December 6December 6, 2015 – It was an okay day today with a few nice Cod plus some good-sized Tog.   Folks in the bow and stern did best with the middle not so good.   There seemed to be lots of bites and the short action was good.   Keeper Togs came in spurts and white crabs seemed best.

The weather is what made up for the bite and you had to love the flat ocean.

Conner from Montvale, NJ won the pool with a nice 8-pound Tog plus a few more.   Rachel also had some big fish and Mike the Plumber just missed the pool on our last drop.

The weather looks very nice for the next five days and our galley will be open every day but Wednesday.   We have green and white crab baits on board.

The ANGLER is NOT SAILING Monday 12/07 and Tuesday 12/08

NEXT TRIP IS 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY 12/09 – NO GALLEY


December 5December 5
December 5, 2015 – Today, we had a flat calm ocean and very nice weather for December.   Overall, it was another good day with limit catches and only a couple of folks not doing well, and all the ladies caught fish today.   White legger baits seemed best today.

Jose Reyes from Garfield, NJ scored another pool.   Shorty Lewis from Patterson, NJ had a limit catch and caught our only Cod today.   Sunday's weather looks very nice.

SAILING 7:00 AM SUNDAY – GALLEY OPEN

The ANGLER is NOT SAILING Monday 12/07 & Tuesday 12/08


December 4December 4, 2015
– We had a good bunch of ANGLER regulars show up for beautiful weather day and a good Tog bite.   There was good fishing around the boat with both green and white crabs working.   The fish bit hard today and there were a few Cod and Sea Bass in the mix.   George Sladek from South Bound Brook, NJ won the pool with a nice 9-pound 2-ounce white chin.   Some folks had limit catches.

SAILING 7:00 AM SATURDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


December 2, 2015
– We were not out today with the rain and will not go again until Friday at 7:00 AM.   There was a big swell in ocean today and we will give tomorrows west wind a chance to lay the swell down.

NEXT TRIP IS 7:00 AM FRIDAY 12/04


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