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Party Fishing Boat ANGLER - Atlantic Highlands, NJ May 21, 2017

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

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ANGLER Fishing Reports


May 22, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Weekend Report and Update.
















We were Fluke fishing on our Saturday charter and bottom fishing on Sunday.   Saturday was our annual FISH WITH ME CHARTER where we made five short catch-and-release Fluke trips taking kids (for the most part) on their first fishing trip.   The kids had a ball and caught a good amount of Fluke.   Adell was our star catching seven fluke in 45 minutes up to 20-inches and yes, she would have had a limit catch.   Keep in mind that everything caught was on rental rods with Spearing for bait.

On Sunday, we started out good with the bow doing best on Ling, Tog and Sea Bass.   Chet took another pool and Vic was high hook with 10.   We threw back some big Sea Bass for this coming Friday.

We are sailing early Thursday and Friday at 6:00 AM since we want to get a jump on the action.   The trips will be 3/4-day and returning around 2:00 PM.   The fares are $65 for adults, $60 for seniors and $35 for children.   Fluke on Thursday and Sea Bass on Friday, and our galley will be open.

NO GALLEY TUESDAY

 FLUKE SPECIAL – 6 AM to 2 PM THURSDAY MAY 25 – $65

 SEA BASS & LING SPECIAL – 6 AM to 2 PM FRIDAY MAY 26 – $65


May 19, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Friday Ling Report.
   Today we had more jumbo Ling then we have been seeing.   Jack Deaker had the pool with a 4-pounder.   Too many nice Sea Bass and a load of Tog are going back over the rail.   As we said before, it would be a great day without the closed seasons.

WE ARE CHARTERED ON SATURDAY MAY 20 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP

BOTTOM FISHING 7:00 AM SUNDAY – NOT SAILING MONDAY

 FLUKE SPECIAL – 6 AM to 2 PM THURSDAY MAY 25 – $65

 SEA BASS & LING SPECIAL – 6 AM to 2 PM FRIDAY MAY 26 – $65



May 18, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Thursday Ling Report.
   Once again, we had good fishing for Tog and Sea Bass with some Ling mixed in.   In the good old days before seasons and limits, we would have been happy with today's catch, but when you have to throw back 80% of your catch, it hurts.   Chet from Elizabeth, NJ took the pool with a Ling weighing over 4 pounds.   We will be bottom fishing on Friday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED ON SATURDAY MAY 20 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP

WE ARE NOT SAILING MONDAY 5/22 WITH RAIN IN THE FORECAST

THURSDAY MAY 25 – OPENING DAY OF FLUKE SEASON – SAILING AT 6:0O AM FARE $65

WE WILL DECIDE SHORTLY ON WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT FRIDAY 5/26


May 17, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Wednesday Ling Report.
   We managed a few more Ling today, but it was about the same story.   You catch a few Ling on each drop and if you were in the right position, you do okay.   Today, the back did best, but the bow has usually been the best.   If we could keep Tog and Sea Bass, we would have many happy fares.   Dalton Carhart from Atlantic Highlands, NJ won the pool.   The next two days look good and we will sail at 7:00 AM

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED ON SATURDAY MAY 20 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP


May 16, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Tuesday Ling Report.
   Most folks averaged 6 to 10 Ling apiece plus many Sea Bass and Tog going back.   Mike Terafanko from Middletown, NJ was today's pool winner.   We had expected better fishing with a flat ocean, but we think it will take another day or two.   We also saw many doggies, which will go away shortly.   Conditions look good all week.   There are nicer Sea Bass around, but we do not know with Fluke opening next Thursday if we will Fluke fish or Sea Bass fish on May 26.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


May 11, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Thursday Ling Report.
   The fishing was better again today with nice Ling and a couple of Cod to 15 pounds.

There was plenty of action with Sea Bass and Tog plus some eels and dogs.

We are not sailing again until Tuesday.   Saturday's blow will shut down the bite, but strong northwest winds on Sunday and Monday will settle the bottom.

NEXT TRIP – 7:00 AM TUESDAY MAY 16

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED ON SATURDAY MAY 20 – NO MORNING OPEN BOAT TRIP



May 10, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Wednesday Ling Report.
   We had much better Ling fishing today with Ling John taking the pool on our final drop.   Many folks had 8 to 12 Ling and plenty of Tog and Sea Bass.

Thursday looks good, but the ANGLER is not sailing Friday, Saturday and Sunday because of the weather.   The middle of next week will be our best shot at good fishing.


May 9, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Ling Report.    It was a beautiful day on the ocean and we got some big Ling.   Conditions were great and we ventured offshore in search of the mother lode.   Well, it was about the same as inshore except for more Congo eels.   We are catching some Tog and Sea Bass, which go back along with Fluke.

Jack Decker from North Haledon, NJ was today's pool winner with some jumbo Ling.

It looks like the next two days will be good fishing days with Friday a possible day.  As of now Saturday, Sunday and Monday do not look nice.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

GALLEY OPEN


May 4, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Thursday Ling Report.
   Fishing was better today with a nicer ocean.   The Ling are moving inshore following the bait.   We also had our first Whiting and Founder.   Tog fishing was good at times (too bad it is closed.)   There were some jumbo Ling in the mix like Vu's pool fish.   Folks averaged 6 to 12 Ling per person today.

NOT SAILING FRIDAY OR SATURDAY – Fishing will not be good on both days because of the weather.

Early next week is looking good if you want some tasty Ling.


May 3, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Windy Wednesday Ling Report.

We did okay today considering the wind and a leftover swell from yesterday's blow.

A Cod took the pool and we had some nice Tog and Sea Bass that went back over the rail.

The weather forecast looks no good for Friday and Saturday.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

NO GALLEY TOMORROW (THURSDAY)




April 30, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Sunday Report.
We finished the Tog season with some nice fish.   We only picked on the bigger fish in shallow water, but had good short action deeper.

We had Striped Bass, Fluke, Sea Bass, Tog and Ling come over the rails today.  Chris Ryback from Pittstown, NJ had todays pool with a big tog.

We made one drop to look for Ling for our next trip and saw more than in previous days.   With Tog closed, we will now fish for Ling.   Wednesday will be our next trip.

The weather forecast for this week does not look good other than for Wednesday and maybe Thursday.   Come on Fluke!


April 29, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Saturday Report.    The early morning heavy rains scared lots of people who missed a nice day of fishing.   The bow produced the best today, which often happens when we fish smaller wrecks up north.

The action was best at the end of the day, but the keeper ratio was much better early in the day.   Some folks had three, four, and five keeper Blackfish.

Sunday is looking good with an east wind and flood tide, so anchoring should be good.

WE WILL BE LING FISHING AFTER SUNDAY and as of now, the weather looks good for Wednesday and Thursday.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


April 28, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Friday Report.
   There was still a swell today, but a nice ocean.   We had plenty of shorts, but once again, there were more keepers today when the current ran strong.   If you are coming tomorrow (Saturday), bring your heavy gear since we will be fishing in a lot of current.   Paul Schuckalo from Kinnelon, NJ took today's pool on the last drop.   We have clams and crabs on board.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


April 27, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Thursday Report.
   Anchoring was tough this morning, but when we got the outgoing tide and were able to sit still, the fishing was good.   Clams were best with some Tog caught on crabs and on jigs.   Howard Frankel from Mahwah, NJ took the pool with a 7-pound Tog.   Friday looks good.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


April 23, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Sunday Report.
   We had a good day with the Tog today and the weather was very nice.   If you looked at the weather forecast on Friday, you would say that Saturday looked best.   Well it rained Saturday and today was super nice.

Joe was on a busman's holiday and had some nice Tog for his birthday.   It wasn't Bunt's birthday, but he also did well.   Chet Turko from Elizabeth, NJ won the pool and got a few nice keepers.   Bucktail Bob had a slow morning, but the Tog were jumping on his jig during the last hour.

NOAA's forecast is for east winds tomorrow with gusts to 30 knots late morning and afternoon.   With that and the crummy forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, our next trip will be Thursday 4/27.

NEXT TRIP THURSDAY AT 7:00 AM – FIRST BOAT OUT


April 22, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Saturday Report.
   We went back to where we had good fishing Tuesday, but it was only a pick.  Went north and ended the day with plenty of action.

Some folks did okay like Harold Sang from Long Island who had a limit Blackfish catch and won the pool.   There were a few big Ling in the mix.   Clams were best, but one angler had a good bite on green crabs on our last drop.

We will be spending our day tomorrow closer to home where we should have more Ling in the mix.   The weather is looking poor for Monday through Wednesday, which is not good since there are only 8 days left for Tog.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT AND GALLEY OPEN


April 18, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Tuesday Report.
Beautiful weather, a flat ocean and hungry togs... we had it all today with limits plus.

A young woman named Marissa Lollo from Stewartsville, NJ had never been fishing on a boat until today.   Well, she made her Dad proud catching fish all day and the pool fish.   It was all clams again today.

Our next trip will be Saturday 4/22.   We do not like the southeast wind forecast for tomorrow or the rain after that.

NEXT TRIP SATURDAY AT 7:00 AM – FIRST BOAT OUT


April 17, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Monday Report.
   We tried to fish where we had a mix of Ling and Tog Saturday, but we could not keep on the wreck.   After the southerly wind yesterday, there was a good-sized swell running up into the breeze and current, and the anchor lines went slack.   We moved to where we had much better laying conditions.   The Blackfish bite was good, but there were too many 14-inch fish.   Clams worked the best today.
















Evan Vivanco from Harrison, NJ took the pool with his first ever Blackfish.   He also had a Cod.

We are sailing Tuesday at 7:00 AM, but we do not think we will try Wednesday with the forecast for southeast winds or Thursday and Friday with the rain.

NEXT TRIP TUESDAY AT 7:00 AM – FIRST BOAT OUT

GALLEY OPEN


April 16, 2017 – Happy Easter!
  ANGLER Saturday report... It was nice to sail again with a good bunch of ANGLER regulars.   The weather was very nice to start the day, but a southerly wind came up and it got cold.   The fishing was best at the end of the day with plenty of short action along with a few keeper Tog and some nice big Ling mixed in.   Richard Tasker from Warren Township, NJ had the pool beating out some jumbo ling.   Clams were best.

All the reports we had were for no Ling, so we were happy to see some come over the rails and it should get better each day.   There were plenty of Bergalls, which help the Ling and Tog bite.

Monday looks like the best weather day of the upcoming week and Tuesday is also okay, but we have doubts about the three days after that.

NEXT TRIP MONDAY AT 7:00 AM – FIRST BOAT OUT

GALLEY OPEN


March 15, 2017
– The ANGLER is fishing every day except Easter Sunday.   3/4-day trips sailing at 7:00 AM.
We have clam and crab baits on board, and our galley is open.   The fare is $65 and the weather looks good all week.

7:00 AM – FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

NOT SAILING EASTER SUNDAY 4/16


March 8, 2017 – The ANGLER will start its 2017 season next SATURDAY APRIL 15.   Our trips are 3/4-day bottom fishing for TOG, COD and LING from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM.   The fares are the same as last year.

We are not sailing Easter Sunday 4/16.

Spring bottom fishing is very dependent on weather with westerly winds being the best, and easterly and southerly winds will often shut the fishing down for a few days.    You can call us at (732) 872-0744 for any up-to-the-minute changes.

NEXT TRIP – 7:00 AM SATURDAY 4/15

NOT SAILING EASTER SUNDAY 4/16


January 22, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER 1/21 Final Winter Trip.
   We had nice weather and started the day where we caught Tog on Monday.   There were plenty of eels, but the Tog would not bite.   We fished some deeper wrecks and the Conger eel bite was hot with just a few Ling mixed in.   We then moved inshore where we found a few Tog, but only caught shorts.   Whale watching was good; there was a large Finback only 15-feet from the boat.   Jim Lewik i from Cheesequake, NJ managed three Ling and won the pool.

We were going to sail next weekend, but we do not see fishing improving given the big storm expected on Monday and Tuesday and are packing it in for the rest of the winter.

THANKS TO ALL – SEE YOU IN THE SPRING


January 18, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER update.
   No one has sailed out of Atlantic Highlands since Monday.
The ANGLER will not sail again until Saturday and we will go back to where we fished on MLK day.

SPECIAL TOG TRIP – 7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM SATURDAY 1/21 – Fare $75

You can call (732) 872-0744 for more info


January 16, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER MLK day Tog.   We had much better fishing today after a couple of tough days.   The weather was perfect and we did much better.   White-legger crabs seemed best, but green crabs and clams worked too.

David Taubenslag from South Brunswick, NJ had three keepers and won his second pool in a row with a nice 9.5-pound white chin Tog.   We also got a few ling in 90 feet of water.

We are not sailing the next few days and we will post an update when we are sailing


January 14, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Saturday Report.
   It was nice getting out again to a flat ocean.   We headed offshore to deeper water with great hopes.   Well, it was only a pick on the Tog with plenty of eels and only a single Ling.   We didn't catch any Cod or Mackerels.   Timmy won the pool and the best fishing was on green crabs.   We have white-legger and green crab baits.   We have a few new areas to try during the next two days.

NEXT TRIP – 7:30 AM SUNDAY 1/15

WE ARE SAILING MLK MONDAY 1/16


January 13, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER update.

The weather is finally turning fishable after lots of southerly winds.   We will be back sailing this weekend and the rest of January.

We expect to be fishing offshore where we may have some Ling and Cod mixed in with bigger Tog.

Today's northwest wind should take care of the big swell from this week's southerly blow.

SAILING 7:30 AM – NO GALLEY


January 6, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER update.

We are not sailing this weekend.
   The weather forecast calls for a gale watch, cold temperatures and snow.   We will wait for better weather.


January 3, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER updates and photos.    Happy New Year to all!   We just posted the trip pictures from New Year's Eve trip (see our Photo Gallery).

The ANGLER is sailing on a limited schedule.   We will only shape up on nice weather days when we are sure to sail.   This week, it will be Wednesday 1/04 and Saturday 1/07.   We will keep you updated here and at (732) 872-0744.

NEXT TRIP – 7:30 AM WEDNESDAY 1/04


December 31, 2016
As we wrap up 2016, we just wanted to take this time to give you our sincere thanks for fishing aboard the ANGLER.   We look forward to a new year of fishing and to seeing you in 2017.   Thank you once again for fishing with us.

BEST WISHES FOR A HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Party Boat ANGLER Saturday report.
   We had a good day of fishing today with a nice mix of fish.   The ocean was good this morning, but it got nasty in the afternoon when the south wind got cranking.   Artie had four keeper Blackfish up to 7-pounds plus the pool fish.  We do not like the weather forecast for the next few days and will not sail again until the end of next week.

Captain George and the Crew of the ANGLER


December 28, 2016 – Party Boat ANGLER Wednesday Tog report.    On the way out today, we saw a ton of bunker in our bay and when we got to the one buoy, we had a whale jump completely out of the water.  It was only 100 feet off our bow and jumped twice.   With a northwest wind and the beginning of the ebb tide, conditions were good to stop short.   The Tog were hungry and eating both green and white crabs.   Some folks had two or three keepers with others catching 15 shorts.   It was our best fishing of the day.   We only picked at them when we went south and joined the fleet.   Hungsoo Moon from Jersey City, NJ had the pool with a 6-pound Tog.

Thursday will not be nice with rain and southerly winds to 30 knots.   Friday is also no good with wind gusts to 40.

The next ANGLER Tog trip is SATURDAY 12/31


December 21, 2016 – Party Boat ANGLER Wednesday Tog report and update.
   We fished inshore and offshore today finding a big spread of fish.

There was a nice Cod caught in shallow water with a load of shorts and some nice keeper Blackfish.

Offshore, we had bigger Blackfish plus our first Ling.   We saw whales and plenty of herring.

Mike the Plumber was high hook with seven keepers and Joe won the pool.

NEXT TRIP IS FRIDAY 12/23

NOT SAILING THURSDAY 12/22, SATURDAY 12/24 OR SUNDAY 12/25

NEW START TIME IS 7:30 AM – NY TOG IS CLOSED.   WE DO NOT NEED TO SAIL EARLY

THE ANGLER IS SAILING EVERY DAY CHRISTMAS WEEK (WEATHER PERMITTING)


December 14, 2016 – Party Boat ANGLER Wednesday report.
   The day started with mostly shorts, but ended with good action and some big fish.  Paulie from Kinnelon, NJ took the pool with an 8-pound Tog.   There was more wind than forecast and a strong full moon tide made for heavy weights.

We saw Bass and Blues under a swarm of Gannets on the way out and that shows the water is still warm, but this is about to change.

We will not be sailing for a while with the windy weather forecast.


December 11, 2016 – Party Boat ANGLER Sunday report.
   It was cold Sunday, but we had some good Tog fishing.   There were limit catches with a ton of shorts mixed in.

Denise Ryu from Palisades Park, NJ had four big Blackfish up to a 7-pound 11-ounce pool fish on white and green crab combo baits.   Anchoring got tough after noon, but we still caught fish.

We cannot believe there are no Ling yet, but we do hear of a few Cod and Mackerel starting to show.

Wednesday 12/14 looks like the only weekday with decent weather.   We will sail at 7:00 AM and the galley will be open.


December 7, 2016 – Party Boat ANGLER Wednesday report.
   Everything looked good as we made it to the point this morning.   The rain stopped and the wind was down to about 10 knots out of the NNE.   We still had some ebb tide left, but we figured we would have the flood tide soon and we could start where we ended the day Sunday with good fishing.   However, we had to change plans as we passed the 11 Buoy.   A big swell from hell made it nasty.   We never had the wind last night, but it must have been nasty offshore.   The swell ruined anchoring and shut down the bite.   There were a few keepers on each stop, but no good overall.  Concrete Tom won the pool and Archie was second.   We don't like tomorrow's forecast of NW winds with a flood tide, but it cannot be any worse than today.

With wind and low temperatures forecast for Friday & Saturday, we will wait until Sunday to sail again.


December 4, 2016 – Party Boat ANGLER Sunday report and update.
   This is normally a slow week with the opening of buck season, and the weather is not great.   It felt like winter for most of the morning with a stiff northwest breeze and cold, but by the end of the day, it was flat and nice.   The first two drops had action around the boat, but just a pick on keepers.   When the tide changed, we moved north and had good fishing.   Dave Woodson from Dover, NJ won the pool with a Tog over 7-pounds that just beat a couple of other nice fish.   Green crabs worked best, but there was some action on the whites.

The weather conditions look good for Wednesday with light east winds and a flood tide.  This is the ONLY day we will sail before next weekend.

7:00 AM WEDNESDAY 12/07


December 2, 2016 – Party Boat ANGLER Update.
   We are NOT sailing Saturday because of gale warnings in the weather forecast, but Sunday's weather looks good.


Just as a reminder, the ANGLER is an open party fishing boat and you don't need to make reservations.   This applies to all of our regularly scheduled fishing trips.   Like other party boats, we work on a first come, first serve basis, so all you need to do is arrive at the boat anywhere from one to one-half hour before sailing time.  


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