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Party Fishing Boat ANGLER - Atlantic Highlands, NJ June 21, 2018

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


June 21, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report and Update

Not much drift today, but some jiggers did very well with limits plus.   Scott Rever had our first limit at 8:40 AM.   There were many limit catches today.   Sara Burton had a great day with a 27-inch pool fish and a couple of limits.

THE ANGLER IS NOT SAILING FRIDAY, JUNE 22

The east wind expected on Friday would kill us where we are fishing and we do not think there are many Fluke where you could fish.


June 20, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday BIG FLUKE

We spent the morning Fluke fishing in New York waters and only kept Fluke over 19 inches, the legal NY size and had many fish over 24 inches.   We had a great bite until a ship came and killed it for a while.   There were many limit catches again today and Jon from Englewood, NJ had Fluke over 6 pounds to take the daily pool.

There may be a shower Thursday morning, but the winds look okay.

BIG POOL AND MONTHLY POOL BOTH OVER $1,400

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 18, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Fluke, Fluke, Fluke

For five days in a row, we have been doing better and better.   We were just shy of a boat limit today with Fluking like the old days.   Limit catches were the norm and Big John and Big John kept their streak with double limits again today for five trips in a row.   Marvin Tyler from Newark, NJ had his limit plus the pool fish today.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT AND IT PAYS TO SAIL EARLY – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL OVER $1,400 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,300


June 16, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report

The Fluke were chewing today and the folks who could jig caught them all day.
Jim Custer had our first limit catch at 9:02 AM, and by 11:00 AM, we had nine limit catches.   Rickie won the daily pool with a 6-pound Fluke.   Today was a good day to be a party boat captain.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL OVER $1,200 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,100




June 15, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good Fluking Continues

We had good Fluking again on Friday and we have averaged between 40 and 50 keeper Fluke for the past few trips with limit catches and quality Fluke.   It has been windy and you have to adjust, but we get the job done on the ANGLER with some of the best Fluke anglers around.   Gordon Underwant from Bath, PA was out with his family and won today's pool with a nice 6-pound Fluke.

FIRST BOAT OUT BY 7:00 AM – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL OVER $1,200 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,100


June 14, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report

When conditions were right, we had very good fluking today.   We had a few limits today.
And they were nice fish.

John Brock from Clinton, NJ did it again today.   He is leading the Big Pool with an 8-pound 15-ounce Fluke and he won the daily pool again today.   What is so impressive is that he had his limit again today at 9:07 AM.   Every week he and his friend John fish side by side with different rigs and limit out.   They both had a limit today and in four trips, they caught well over 30 keepers.

100 DAYS LEFT IN THE FLUKE SEASON AND THE FISH ARE HERE

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT AND IT PAYS TO SAIL EARLY – GALLEY OPEN


June 13, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Fluke Report

It took a while today for the Fluke to bite today.   We started where we had good fishing yesterday and had to return hours later to put a catch together.   Most folks did okay today with Archie having five keepers again today and Dennis Fuchs from Cranford, NJ winning the daily pool 2 days in a row and 3 out of 4 trips.

The weather looks good for a while so join the fun.

Big Pool is over $1,150 and the Monthly Pool is over $1,000

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 12, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Fluke Report

Sailing early pays off as the conditions were perfect to start the day and we had limit catches with a few folks catching five keepers.   Bait was best and you have to pay attention to what is hot.   We had our best drift of the year with 22 keeper Fluke.   When the southeast wind came it killed the good bite, but we still picked.   Dennis Fuchs from Cranford, NJ won his second daily pool in a row with a 5-pound Fluke.

The weather is looking good for a nice stretch and we will be catching Fluke.

DON'T WAIT AT THE DOCK AND BE LATE!

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 10, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Sunday Report

We had some keepers first thing this morning with the advantage of sailing early the we had to fight wind against the tide for the outgoing tide.   When we finally got the drift we banged away at the keepers and shorts with some catching their limit plus.

Juan Cortz from Bayonne, NJ had a nice 35+ inch Fluke to take the pool.   It was thin and only weighted 5-pounds.   Juan also had a limit catch.

We are NOT going to sail Monday June 11.   The forecast calls for stronger east winds and the ebb tide will be later which means there will be no drift for most of the day.   We could catch a few fish in the bay, but you will do much better later in the week.

NEXT TRIP 7:00 AM TUESDAY JUNE 12 – FIRST BOAT OUT AND GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL OVER $1,100


June 9, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report

We had some of our best Fluke fishing of the season today.   The conditions were tough with not much drift and we had to use the engines to push us along.   We had many limit catches and the stern was really hot.   Many Fluke had shrimp in their bellies and bait and Gulp baits worked well.

SAILING 7:00 AM – FIRST BOAT OUT


June 8, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Report

We picked and slugged away where we found the fish yesterday and had some nice keeper Fluke.

Bait seemed to be the ticket, but jigs and Gulp worked too.  The bite turned off when we lost the drift, but turned back on when the drift returned.
 
Dennis Daniale from Cliffwood, NJ had his second pool in a row with a nice 25-inch pool fish.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN




June 7, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report

Good Fluke fishing today with limit catches.   John Brock had his limit and is the new leader in both pools with a nice 6-pound 15-ounce Fluke.

SAILING 7:00 AM – FIRST BOAT OUT


June 6, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Report

We fished the ocean today for the first time and didn't have good conditions for the early part of the day with too fast a drift.   However, when conditions got right we had good fishing.   We think Thursday will be a good day if the forecast holds.

Joe the Plumber from Sayreville, NJ had todays pool.   Suggest bringing some heavy gear again tomorrow although we may start where the lighter gear works.   Our Big Pool is over $100.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN




June 5, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Report

We fished many spots and had our best fishing in our Bay.   Mostly keepers and a few shorts plus a limit or two.

Ray Slodowski from Toms River, NJ had a couple of keepers and a 5-pound pool fish.

Conditions look good to fish the deep tomorrow.   Bring your heavy gear.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


June 2, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report

We started the day with good action and some big Fluke mixed in with very good short life.   Charlie Dehart from Staten Island, NY had the dollar pool and daily pool fish on the first drift.   We had limit catches, but only picked for the last half of the trip.

The weather forecast is for east winds up to 30 knots on Sunday and Monday!

WE WILL NOT SAIL UNTIL 7:00 AM TUESDAY JUNE 5


June 1, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Report and Update

Friday started out with heavy rain and ended up hot and humid.   Not everyone had keeper Fluke today, but it paid to sail early since we had our first limit catch at 8:30 AM, which is before many other boats even start fishing.   Conditions were tough for most of the day with not much drift.   Charlie Oh from Martinsville, NJ won the pool today.

We have had a week of Fluke fishing and here are a few observations.   Bait has been best on most days with our best fishing in the middle of the boat.  Also, pay attention to color as it has changed each day.   There has not been much life in the Bay but the Fluke keep coming in every day.

Saturday's weather forecast looks good with light winds and most of the rain will be in South Jersey and arrive later in the afternoon.   We hope the weatherman got it right.

The weather on Sunday and Monday does NOT look good and we doubt that we will shape up.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


May 31, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Very Good Fluking

Not many people down today as the forecast every day has been crappy.   However, the weather was better today than yesterday and the fishing was hot.   Skip had our first limit Fluke catch of the day at 9 AM and the fishing got better from then until noontime when the outgoing tide got moving.   Gulp baits were best today and everyone went home with Fluke.

Friday looks like the best weather day for a while and Saturday may be okay, but we have doubts about Sunday and Monday.   We should not have these weather problems in June.

It has not been easy finding Fluke because there are so many places that we have not been able to try.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


May 29, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good Fluke Fishing

We had good Fluke fishing today and this morning was the best.   Limit catches again today.   Jay Slomovitz from Springfield, NJ had six keepers to 5-pounds and won the pool.   Bait worked best today.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT EVERY DAY


May 28, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Memorial Day Good Fluking

We had another good day with good conditions and a lot more action.   Almost everyone had keepers up to a high hook of four.   Dennis Daniales from Cliffwood Beach, NJ had a 6-pound Fluke for the pool.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT EVERY DAY


May 26, 2018 – Party Boat Angler More Big Fluke With Limits

We had another nice day of Fluke fishing on the ANGLER with limit catches.   Lenin Arevalo from Elmwood Park, NJ took the daily pool with a 7+ pound Fluke.   Big Mike from Jackson, NJ had a limit catch and took the lead in our Big Pools with a 5-pound 13-ounce Fluke.

The weatherman is calling for some showers tomorrow, which will keep most people home, but we will be fishing.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


May 25, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good FLUKE Opener

If you ask Vinny from The Reel Seat, he will tell you it pays to sail early as he had the Angler's first limit catch at 8:15 AM, which is before many boats even wet a line.

The pool fish weighed 8 pounds and was 27 inches long.   There were many quality keepers.

Today's pool fish was not entered in our big pools and Big John is in the lead.

SAILING 6:00 AM SATURDAY AND RETURN AT 2:00 PM


May 24, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Here Come The FLUKE2018-05-24-bottom-fishing-095350-tn

We finished bottom fishing today with a mixed bag of Ling, Sea Bass, Flounder and Porgies, plus some nice Tog.  And some big Fluke that went back until tomorrow.

The ANGLER starts Fluke Fishing tomorrow, May 25

FIRST BOAT OUT – SAILING AT 6:00 AM FRIDAY & SATURDAY

THE WEATHER LOOKS GREAT – GALLEY OPEN


May 23, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Sea Bass & Ling

Fishing was okay today with some folks catching Sea Bass limits, and there were more Ling in the mix.   The morning was mostly Sea Bass, but we had a better mix in the afternoon.

Dennis Stock had his limit of Sea Bass along with some Ling and won the pool.

The ANGLER is Bottom Fishing tomorrow at 7:00 AM








May 21, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Monday Update

We had a good gang of ANGLER bottom fishing regulars today.  Sea Bass fishing was good again today, but there were many more shorts.   Most folks had 6 to 10 keepers.   There were some nice Ling in the mix.   We tried Ling fishing the end of the day, but it was only a pick.   Tom the Hammer from Atlantic Highlands, NJ took the pool with a 19-inch Sea Bass.

The ANGLER is NOT SAILING TUESDAY

Our next trips are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 AM – Galley Open


May 20, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good Sea Bass Fishing

It looks like lots of fish moved in while the weather kept us tied to the dock.   We only needed two drops to get the job done with plenty of SEA BASS limits with some Ling mixed in.   Some surprise Mackerel and Fluke also came over the rail.

Monday looks good as does Wednesday and Thursday.  We will look at Tuesday's weather tomorrow, but the other three days look very nice.

SPECIAL FLUKE TRIPS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY – 6 AM to 2 PM





May 16, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Update

Opening day FLUKE on Friday 5/25 and Saturday 5/26 will be special early trips from 6 AM to 2 PM.
The fare for these trips is $75.


May 15, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday

We sailed early which was a plus as the ocean was nice in the AM, but the strong south wind into a hard ebb tide in the afternoon slowed the bite.   Some spots were okay with the Sea Bass and Ling and others were mostly Ling.   Inshore was much better than the deep.   Folks caught some big Sea Bass and Ling, but he pool went to a jumbo Winter Flounder caught by ANGLER regular Anna.

Our next trip is Thursday at 7:00 AM.
   We normally do not catch much after a strong Southerly blow and it is blowing right now.

The spring weather this year has been some of the worst in years.


May 11, 2018 – Party Boat ANGLER Ling

We had better fishing than expected given the poor reports lately.   The LING were all big with everyone catching from a few to 10 or 12.   Carl Nabias from Pompton Plains, NJ had the pool with a slob Ling.   We had to throw back some nice Tog and Sea Bass.

We are sailing Saturday at 7:00 AM.  We are not sure about Sunday and Monday.

6:00 AM Tuesday is the Sea bass opener.

Our Galley is open.


May 6, 2018 – We're back!

The ANGLER will start its 2018 Fishing Season on FRIDAY MAY 11.

We will be bottom fishing for LING & COD from 7 AM to 2 PM every day (weather permitting).

The New Jersey BLACK SEA BASS season opens on Tuesday, May 15 and we will then target LING & SEA BASS.

The New Jersey FLUKE season opens on Friday, May 25 and we will switch to DAILY FLUKE TRIPS from May 25 through September 22.   The Fluke season increased 17 days this year.   Take advantage of it!


January 8, 2018 – We are DONE for the winter season.

That's all folks!   The cold weather got finally us!   Thanks to all who fished with us.   Stay warm and we'll see you in the spring.


December 28, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Thursday update.    The ANGLER will not be sailing until after this cold snap is over and it could be some time.   It is just starting to make ice in the Atlantic Highlands harbor.


December 22, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Friday report.    We had a flat calm ocean to start the day.   We said we would start the day with jigs on and stop for Striped Bass if the birds were up.   Normally, it is the kiss of death to try for yesterday's fish, but they were up and feeding.   The Bass were mostly shorts and slot fish with a few over 38 inches.   During the hour that we jigged, HH had over a dozen Stripers.

We then switched to Tog and had a good bite with our best keeper ratio of the day.   The south wind came on when we got the ebb tide it got rolley.   The bite got better, but the size shrunk.   It was not as good as yesterday when we had a northwest wind.   Chet won another tog pool.

Presently, the weather looks good from Wednesday on with northwest winds.   It will be cold, but it's our last chance at Tog with a six fish limit.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM THE ANGLER CREW AND FAMILY



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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