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Party Fishing Boat ANGLER - Atlantic Highlands, NJJanuary 22, 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

ANGLER Fishing Reports

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 Lewiki 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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.





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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The VOYAGER sails from the dock at Fishermen's Supply Co. located at 69 Channel Drive in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

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