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Party Fishing Boat ANGLER - Atlantic Highlands, NJJuly 3, 2015

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

FLUKE FISHING EVERY DAY  7:30 AM to 2:30 PM Sundays and Mondays  7:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays
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ANGLER Fishing Reports

July 3, 2015 – All the boats had good crowds today with the nice weather forecast.   For once, the weatherman was almost right except for the amount of breeze this morning.   We had a dollar pool for the first keeper and
Phil Barling from Easton, PA took the pool with a nice 8-pound Fluke and it held up all day for the daily pool too.  
Bob Miller from Allentown, NJ had a Fluke that was -inch longer, but it only weighed 7-pounds 10-ounces since its stomach was empty.   Steve Kraff from Jersey City, NJ had 3 keepers and 20 shorts.   We were expecting the fishing to get better when the tide changed, but it didn't.

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July 4th is normally a slow day.   It looks like any rain should be after we dock.

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

OUR BIG FLUKE POOL IS NOW $2,000

HAVE A GREAT INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY.   MAY GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.


July 2, 2015
– The daily pool changed hand four times today with a couple of 6-pound Fluke, then a 7-pound Fluke, and finally an 8-pound Fluke caught by Nick Sanzi from Marlboro, NJ.   The bow caught the best today followed by the stern with the sides catching mostly shorts.   A couple of areas had plenty of shorts and the big fish were spread out.

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Our Big Pool is now over $1,900 and led by an 8-pound 14-ounce Fluke.   The Big Pool is now larger than it was last week when it restarted after a 10 pounder.   We have had five Fluke of 8 pounds or better in the last eight trips.

SAILING 7:00 AM FRIDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT.   DON'T WAIT AND BE LATE


July 1, 2015
– We were lucky to have a few family groups today as most of our regulars stayed away with the poor weather forecast.   However, it was a nice day with good conditions all day.   Where we had fish yesterday in the back was no good today, but we had some action early and late.   Bait was the answer today.   Mike Carrigan from Milford, NJ had today's pool fish.   Fishing should be good tomorrow with light northerly winds in the forecast.

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SAILING 7:00 AM THURSDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT


June 29, 2015
– An outgoing tide with a good west wind would normally be beach fishing, but we were afraid of the results of Saturday night's blow.   We were right in that the boats that tried it caught next to nothing.   We went north in search of a slower drift, but the drift was faster than we like and it was mostly shorts with a few keepers.

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It was a tough morning, but we did find some keepers when the wind and tide slacked.   There were a few big fish today.   Henry Engya from Wayne, NJ got an 8-pound jumbo Fluke to take the pool.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT TOMORROW – NO GALLEY


June 27June 27June 27, 2015
– Conditions kept us in the bay today and the weather was pretty nice for the most part.   The Fluke action was good with shorts and a couple of keepers on each drift.   A number of anglers had their best trip of the year and a few had three keepers, which was good for an abbreviated trip.   Fishin' Willie took the pool with a nice 6-pound Fluke, one of two six pounders on board.

We had an engine problem late in the morning and docked early.   The problem is fixed and we will be back out tomorrow (Sunday).  Only a couple of pictures today since the mates were very busy on the way in.   Thanks to everyone who sailed with us today.   The weather forecast looks good for tomorrow with southwest winds.

SAILING 7:30 AM SUNDAY – GALLEY OPEN


June 26, 2015
– As we predicted it was a nice day on the water and the sea was very calm.   While some folks only had shorts, others did very well.   Mike Lito and Dave Rivera from Flemington, NJ were on fire and catching Fluke all day.   They ended the day with 11 keepers and won the pool.   Dave had his limit and the big one.

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The weather is now looking okay for Saturday and Sunday with the rain scheduled to start when we should be wrapping up the trips.

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


June 25, 2015
– We weren't targeting Blues, but they found us and we probably had better fishing for them than the Bluefish fleet.   We were targeting jumbo Fluke and we found them too with a number of fish over 5 pounds.   We have a new Big Fluke contest leader and we feel sorry for Bill Chiavarini who was dethroned twice this week.   John Brock from Annandale, NJ took the lead with a beautiful 8-pound 14-ounce 28-inch Fluke.   Too bad its belly was empty.  We had good fluking again today and lots of fun.   ANGLER customers are the best!

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Tomorrow is looking good with any rain ending early and the big fish are here on the ANGLER.   Saturday's weather is looking doubtful.

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


June 24, 2015
– It paid to sail early and we had good fluking right away.   It slowed when the fleet arrived.   Bill Chiavarini from Piscataway, NJ did it again.   He led our Big Fluke Pool with a 9-pound Fluke for weeks until Monday when Jin ended the pool with his 10+ pound Doormat Fluke.   Well, the pool restarted yesterday and is over $1,100.   Our new leader in this pool is Bill with an 8-pound Fluke.   That's two beauties for Bill.

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We had three anglers just missing their limit with four keepers each.   It didn't matter which part of the boat you fished from since Bill had four keepers in the bow, Cigar Bob had four keepers in the stern and Steve Z-man had four keepers on the side.   Yes, some folks had all shorts and birds, but that's Fluke fishing.

Conditions limited where we could fish today and we had to keep changing areas.   The weekend weather is looking doubtful so you may want to fish the next two days.

SAILING 7:00 AM THURSDAY – FIRST BOAT ON THE FISH

GALLEY OPEN


June 23, 2015
– We had a gang of ANGLER regulars show up today and it was a nice day of Fluke fishing.   We had good drifting conditions right away and had fish coming in.   It paid to get out early.   When the current switched, the fishing slowed, but we bounced around checking out some new areas that all had fish.   At the end of the day, the drift got very good and we slugged away.

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Carl Nabas from Pompton Plains, NJ took the pool with a 6+ pound Fluke and he had three keepers.   Charles Hand fished the pulpit and had four keepers.   Bait and grubs worked well today.   The weather looks good for tomorrow

SAILING 7:00 AM ON WEDNESDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 22, 2015
Jin Parks from Edison, NJ caught a 10-pound 13-ounce 30-inch Doormat Fluke to win half the money in our Big Fluke Pool.   The contest starts over tomorrow with the other half of the money and no one in it.   It continues until the end of the Fluke season or until another 10-pound Fluke is caught.

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For a change, the jiggers did best today with Russel Stewart landing four keepers.

SAILING 7:00 AM ON TUESDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT – NO GALLEY UNTIL WEDNESDAY


June 21June 21June 21, 2015
– Well the weatherman got it right.   NOT!
It was a nice day on the water without a drop of rain.   What a shame the weather was so much better than yesterday.   Almost everyone had at least one keeper plus good short action up to a high hook of four keepers for Artie.

Mr. Fan from Norwood, NJ won the pool with the last keeper of the day and it was a real beauty.   Throughout the year, it often happens that the last fish wins all.   The weather looks good for the next few days.

SAILING 7:30 AM ON MONDAY
NO GALLEY UNTIL WEDNESDAY


June 20, 2015
– The weatherman really blew today's forecast and we were stuck in the bay with 25-knot easterly winds.   Thank goodness, for the bay and the Fluke that are there, since we would not have liked fishing in the ocean today.   We had some keepers every drift with five on our best drift and some nice fish.

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Fran Wurtenberg from Croydon, PA took the pool.   Tomorrow's winds are looking fine if the forecast holds and the rain ends early.

SAILING 7:30 AM SUNDAY – GALLEY OPEN

A job for an experienced Mate is available on the ANGLER.
   Stop by the boat before sailing time or leave a message at (732) 872-0744.   Experience is a requirement.


June 19June 19June 19, 2015
– A good day to be a party boat captain with six Fluke over 6 pounds, loads of shorts, some jumbo Sea Bass and a high hook of 6 keepers.   Matt Spano from Lincoln Park, NJ took today's pool with a 8-pound Fluke and we had five other fish that would have taken the pool on most other boats.   Jay Padillo from Newark, NJ had six keepers giving away his last.   Bait was best again today.   We had some new anglers on board who were very happy to have switched boats.

SAILING AT 7:00 AM SATURDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT AND CONDITIONS LOOK GOOD

OUR GALLEY IS OPEN


June 17, 2015
– It was a very nice day on the water with plenty of Fluke action.   Jigs and bait both worked well today.   Areas that have been dead are now producing Fluke.   Tomorrow, the winds look perfect for where we are fishing.

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BIG POOL IS NOW WORTH $1,470

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


June 16, 2015
– We hated missing yesterday since it puts you out of touch.   We had good conditions for most of today, but the morning was slow with the keepers even though the shorts were biting.   We had a few fish in the 5 to 6 pound class and bait seemed best.   The middle to the front of the boat was best and the stern had mostly shorts for some very good anglers.   A few folks ended the day with three keepers, but our total keeper count was off.
Pat McCarthy from Sayreville, NJ had three keepers and won today's pool.

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SAILING 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY – GALLEY OPEN

THE WEATHER LOOKS LIKE ITS THE BEST DAY OF THE WEEK


June 15, 2015
– The weatherman got us today with his doom and gloom and we did not sail today.   Tomorrow's weather forecast is for no rain until late in the day and we should do well fishing.

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FIRST BOAT OUT

On Sunday,
we had perfect conditions to start the day in the ocean and we didn't like the inside conditions.   We drifted perfectly and picked through the shorts and sharks to put some keepers in the boat.   When we tried further down the beach, dogs were flying.   When the current picked up, we went back inside where we found a new body of Fluke.   It is a new area, which was devoid of Fluke a few days ago, but today we found good short action along with much nicer keeper fish.   We had a number of 5 to 6 pound Fluke to weigh for the pool.


June 13, 2015
– We started the day with great conditions and good fishing, but the wind turned on and made the drift too fast.   We picked some more fish when the drift got good again, but then the wind direction changed and that killed us.   You just can't fight Mother Nature.   The small boat traffic also hurt.   Jay Hunter from Milford, NJ took the pool with a nice 7-pound Fluke and most keepers were quality fish.

If you are fishing with us tomorrow (Sunday), get down here by 7:00 AM since we are going to try to sail early.

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June 12, 2015
– We had another good day of Fluke fishing on the ANGLER with more regulars getting in on the action.    Jigs, bait and Gulp all worked today and it was nice on the water.   We saw more and more bait as the day passed and the keeper ratio was high with many quality fish.   Our women anglers did well today.

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


June 11, 2015
– It was not like yesterday!   The conditions were good, but we could only pick at the fish with too much work for the results.   We spent the day keeping the boat where we wanted it and the rewards were few.
Yes, there were some happy anglers aboard.

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Charles Hand from Piscataway, NJ had four nice keepers and Sue caught her first ever Fluke and managed two nice keepers.   Ed Steiger from Whiting, NJ caught the pool fish.   There were only a few Bluefish today and it seemed they were off as well.   It looks like a nice stretch of weather is here and we will be Fluke fishing every day.

SAILING 7:00 AM TOMORROW – GALLEY OPEN


June 10, 2015
– We had some of our best Fluke fishing of the year today for a good group of mostly regulars.
We had our best drift of the year with 30 keepers.   It was very nice fishing for quality fish and we were all alone.

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Jim Salmon got the pool fish.   We also had a mess of jumbo Bluefish.   It was a good day to be a party boat captain.


June 9June 9June 9, 2015
– Not a lot of people in the harbor today with last night's rain and today's weather forecast.   After yesterday's action packed day, we were going fishing if just a few showed up.

We had a little ebb tide left which was perfect with the southwest wind.  We had fish right away and were off to a good start and then the tide changed.   The flood tide was the pits with the southwest wind.   We tried the ocean, but only got shorts with the good-sized swell.

Skip Reese from Bordentown, NJ took another pool today.   For the first time in weeks, the forecast is for a west wind and it can only help.



FIRST BOAT OUT TOMORROW AT 7:00 AM – OUR GALLEY WILL BE OPEN


June 8June 8June 8, 2015
– It was a nice day to go Fluke fishing and we love it when there is no boat traffic.   We checked out some new areas today and found lots of Fluke.   More shorts than keepers, but it was much better than yesterday.

Pat McCarthy from Old Bridge, NJ had the 4+ pound pool fish and 15 shorts.   Father and son Christian and Bob Nitko from Oxford, NJ caught over 40 Fluke today.  High hook was around 30 and ask us in the morning about the hot set up.   The water was very nice today and we often have excellent Fluke fishing when the wind blows south and the ocean is no good.

SAILING 7:00 AM TOMORROW – NO GALLEY UNTIL WEDNESDAY


June 7, 2015
– We went back to where we had the big Fluke yesterday, but a southeast swell turned the Fluke off.   Some shorts and only one keeper for Frank who won a nice dollar pool.   The water temperature was okay, but the Fluke do not like a roll.   We did find some action with shorts and keepers back in the bay.

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Mike Ozeransky from South Plainfield, NJ won the daily pool with a 6-pound Fluke and he had a 5-pound Fluke to go with it.   Fishing buddies Archie and Jim also managed a couple of keepers today.   Overall, it was much slower today.

A south wind the next few days will shut down the ocean fishing, but we found a new area in the bay where we should do okay for the next few days and it will be calm.

Our Big Fluke pool is worth over $1,100.

SAILING 7:30 AM TOMORROW – NO GALLEY UNTIL WEDNESDAY


June 6, 2015
IT'S BIG FLUKE TIME!

Bill Chiavarini
from Piscataway, NJ is no stranger to big Fluke having caught many 10-pound plus Fluke over the years on the ANGLER.   Bill started the day off by winning the dollar pool for the first keeper, and then after many shorts, he nailed a nice 9-pound 8-ounce near doormat Fluke to take the lead in our Big Fluke pool.

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We fished a new area today and found good fishing with shorts and keepers.   The fleet followed and killed the fishing but we already had ours.

SAILING 7:30 AM SUNDAY – GALLEY OPEN


June 5, 2015
– We had much nicer conditions today and had some keepers and shorts as soon as we stopped.
Rich Manken from East Brunswick, NJ had a nice 6-pound pool fish.   We picked all day and even had some Bluefish.

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The weather is looking good for the weekend.   From what we saw today we think we may catch some Fluke in the ocean this weekend.   Even though the southern boats are not Fluke fishing, we will try the ocean and let them know what we find.

SAILING 7:00 AM TOMORROW – FIRST BOAT OUT


June 4, 2015
– It was a slow start for us today with fewer shorts and keepers.   We hit a few spots where we had good fishing yesterday, but there were not many bites.   The water had cooled off a bit and it wasn't until the flood tide slowed when the Fluke began to bite.   We ended up going back to where we started the day and the Fluke were chewing.   We had a number of nice fish over 5 pounds today.

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Janice Thompson from Newberg, NY just inched out Jimmy and had the pool fish today.   It was a lot windier today and it felt more like April than June.   With east wind forecast for the next few days, it is sure nice being able to stay in the Bay.

SAILING AT 7:00 AM TOMORROW – FIRST BOAT OUT AND ON THE GROUNDS


June 3June 3, 2015
– Fluking is what we do on the ANGLER.   Sunday, we saw many new fish had moved in.   And from what we saw and caught today, there were a bunch more that couldn't wait to get out of the chilly ocean and into mother's lap.

We saw all sizes of Fluke today from little ones to big ones and they were spitting up all types of bait.   We had action all day with many folks catching 25 to 30 Fluke.   Jigs were hot and so was bait.

NEW BIG FLUKE LEADERSkip Reese from Bordentown, NJ was back after limiting out last week and he had four quality Fluke including an 8-pound 10-ounce fish that takes the lead in our 'Big Fluke' contest, which is now worth $960.   Skip also had a 6-pound fish to go with it and dropped what would have been his limit fish.


SAILING AT 7:00 AM THURSDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT

AND THE WEATHER LOOKS SIMILAR TO TODAY


May 31May 31May 31, 2015
– We had a fun day on the ANGLER today.   Yesterday, we asked for more action and today we got it.   We had folks with over 20 shorts today and some quality Fluke to go with them.    Bait was the ticket today with a number of folks catching three and four keepers.   As usual, we stayed by ourselves and found the fish.   Sung Ho Kim from Palisades Park, NJ got the pool with a 6-pound Fluke and he had several keepers too.   We saw 70-degree water temperatures today.   Some Striped Bass were caught, but none were keepers.

NOT SAILING MONDAY AND TUESDAY

NEXT TRIP 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY JUNE 3


May 30May 30May 30, 2015
– At times fishing was good and at times, it was not.   The keeper ratio was good, but we wish there were more shorts.

Ray fished with spearing and had four nice keepers.   John Park from New York, NY took the pool with his biggest of two keepers.

Catching Fluke was not easy today and you needed a little luck on your side.   Conditions were not very good for most of the day, but tomorrow is looking better.


Right now, we do not think we are sailing Monday or Tuesday.   We hope the wind is easterly as forecast and brings in some warmer water.

The warmer Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay waters appear to be the only places where anglers are catching Fluke and Bluefish.

SAILING 7:30 AM SUNDAY


May 29May 29, 2015
– We started in a different area today as there would be no drift in yesterday's spot.   Our conditions were perfect and it looked good especially when Pete nailed a double-header keeper Fluke in the first few minutes.   As the drift went on, it was more and more Sea Robins and just a few shorts plus one more keeper.   Our next drift showed more promise with Cigar Bob catching a Fluke over five pounds that held up for most of the day.   We checked some new areas that only had an odd Fluke or two and some jumbo Bluefish.   When the tide changed, we went to where we fished yesterday and managed a few more keepers including the pool winning fish and another fish over 5 pounds for Mike.   Ann Onomis caught the pool winning fish.   We did not have the good short action of yesterday, but with the south wind back tomorrow we may.   Monday and Tuesday's weather is not looking good.

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


May 28May 28May 28, 2015
– The Bay is coming to life with good short action and we had our first limit catch of the 2015 season.   Skip Reese drives all the way from Bordentown, NJ to go Fluke fishing on the ANGLER and besides being a good angler, he jigged his limit and then some today.   He also won the pool with a Fluke that weighed over 5 pounds.

Conditions were tough with a very slow drift and we had to power drift all day to have the boat move.   It helped when you cast and worked a jig, but we also got Fluke on bait.

9 year-old Logan banged away at the shorts and had a keeper Fluke too.   The water temperature made it to 67 degrees in the Bay today.   Friday and Saturday are looking good and we sail at 7:00 AM on those days.   Right now, the weather for Monday and Tuesday does not look good.

SAILING AT 7:00 AM – GALLEY OPEN


May 27May 27, 2015
– We had much better Fluke fishing today with most folks catching 8 to 10 shorts and a keeper or two.   We spent the day in our Bay where the water temperature reached in the mid-60s.   Spearing seemed to be the choice bait and there were lots of bites.

Jim Custer from Toms River, NJ won his first Fluke pool of 2015.   Tomorrow's weather is looking very nice again and Bob will have our galley open.

SAILING AT 7:00 AM – FIRST BOAT OUT


May 26May 26, 2015
– We picked a few fluke on each drift today and our first drift before any other boats were out was our best.   We did a quick try in the ocean to keep it honest, but only found a couple of fish and went back to the warmer bay water.

We did see loads of bunker today, which shows that fish are moving.   It is only a matter of time for banner Fluke fishing.

Doug Lee from Fair Lawn jigged today's pool fish with Gulp.

SAILING AT 7:00 AM TOMORROW – FIRST BOAT OUT

NO GALLEY


May 25May 25, 2015
– After the cold start this weekend it finally feels like fluke season. The morning was tough but we found some fish at the end of the day.   Jim Custer led the pool up to the last drift when Bill Chiavarini from Piscataway, NJ caught the winning pool fish.   Bucktail jigs were working today and we had 62-degree water in the Bay.

We were thinking about doing some Ling and Sea Bass fishing at the end of this week, but Wind Guru is showing too much south wind, which is not good.

Our best fishing the last two days has been in the Bay, which is where you want to be when it blows out of the south.

SAILING AT 7:00 AM THE REST OF THIS WEEK – FIRST BOAT OUT

SORRY, NO GALLEY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY


May 24May 24, 2015
– The weatherman promised us a southwest wind and we were ready to go down the beach with the flood tide, but the wind was northwest.   Yesterday's afternoon southerly wind chilled the ocean and the Fluke bite.   The best we could do was just a pick until the end of the day when bay conditions got good and we found some fish.   Fluke fishing is all about conditions and an early season southerly wind kills the catching in the ocean.

It was good seeing many ANGLER regulars today.   Jose Reyes from Garfield, NJ got his first Fluke pool of the year.   The third day of a holiday weekend is normally light, so come on down.

SAILING AT 7:30 AM MONDAY




May 23May 23May 23, 2015
– It was windy and cold to start the day, but a really nice finish.   Tough conditions for most of the day, but we caught lots of Fluke when the drift was right.

Dennis DePalma from Montville, NJ had a pool fish that was around 5 pounds.   The weather is looking much nicer for the next few days and the wind direction should give us a nice drift.

SAILING AT 7:30 AM SUNDAY AND MONDAY

GALLEY OPEN



May 22May 22May 22, 2015
– It was sure nice to be Fluke fishing.   Drifting conditions were tough, but we found fluke in four different areas and we were not stuck fishing by the Coast Guard dock.

Mark Struck had a nice 6-pound Fluke for the pool.   The stern did best today with Adam leading the way with three keepers.   A few other folks had a couple of keepers and the bait draggers did best.   We had better fishing during last weekend's Fish With Me Kid's Trip when everyone used spearing baits.   Some shorts and birds were mixed in and the keeper ratio was around 1 to 3.

SAILING 6:00 AM SATURDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT


May 21May 21, 2015
– We ended our spring Ling fling today on a lackluster note.   Picked all day, but did better yesterday with the wind and the swinging.   Shorty Lewis from Paterson, NJ took another pool with a Cod.

FIRST BOAT TO THE FLUKE GROUNDS

SAILING EARLY FOR FLUKE – 6:00 AM FRIDAY 5/22 AND SATURDAY 5/23


May 20, 2015
– We had a nice northwest breeze today that never died like the weatherman promised.   It was good to be back on the Ling grounds.   We picked all day with some Tog, Sea Bass and C mixed in with the Ling.   Most folks ended the day with 8 to 15 Ling.

Mike Speck from New Providence, NJ won the pool with a Cod and he had a dozen Ling too.   We ended the day with nice bags of fillets and we intend to catch more tomorrow.

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LAST LING TRIP IS TOMORROW 5/21

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

FLUKE, FLUKE, FLUKE – SAILING EARLY 6:00 AM FRIDAY 5/22 AND SATURDAY 5/23






May 17, 2015
– There was a very thick fog this morning, but the ocean was calm and it turned out to be a beautiful day.   We had a nice group of Ling anglers today and they caught some jumbos.   Danny Pham from Dumont, NJ took the pool with a keeper Cod.   High hook was around 15 Ling.   There were also some short Cod, Tog and Sea Bass that had to go back.   By yesteryear's standards, it is not good fishing, but for 2015, we are catching more than anyone else is.
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THE ANGLER IS NOT SAILING MONDAY 5/18 AND TUESDAY 5/19

WE ARE LING FISHING 7 AM WEDNESDAY 5/20 AND 7 AM THURSDAY 5/21

EARLY START FLUKE TRIPS ON FRIDAY 5/22 AND SATURDAY 5/23 – 6:00 AM TO 2:00 PM


May 16, 2015 – Saturday's FISH WITH ME Fluke Trip

On Saturday, the ANGLER hosted the 16th annual FISH WITH ME KID'S TRIP.   We make five short fishing trips taking out many inner city kids who would normally not get a chance to go fishing.   They get excited whether it is a Fluke or a Sea Robin.   When the conditions were right, we had some good fishing with over 20 keeper-size Fluke in a short time.   Edwardo from Red Bank, NJ (in red shirt) caught the biggest Fluke and it weighed 6 pounds.   The kids caught all of the fish on rental rods and spearing baits.

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The New Jersey FLUKE season opens FRIDAY, MAY 22 and the ANGLER will be running early trips for the opener.

6:00 AM – 2:00 PM FRIDAY, MAY 22

6:00 AM – 2:00 PM SATURDAY, MAY 23

The fares for these trips are $75 for adults, $70 for seniors, and $35 for children.

After the opener trips, the ANGLER will resume our normal Fluke schedule...

7:30 AM to 2:30 PM Sundays and Mondays
7:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays


May 15, 2015
– It was a nice day today with good conditions and much better catching.   After yesterday, we were happy with today's catch of big Ling along with a number of short Cod and big Bluefish mixed in.  Henry from Wayne, NJ took today's pool with a jumbo Ling.   'Condo' Bob was high hook with 12 big Ling.   Not great fishing, but everyone at least had dinner.   The Bergalls were thick and the best action was bouncing a bait of perch strips and chartreuse Gulp.   You had to work the baits.   If you wanted a big Blue, they were hungry for jigs.

WE ARE CHARTERED ON SATURDAY MAY 16

SAILING AT 7:30 AM SUNDAY MAY 17

WE ARE NOT SAILING MONDAY MAY 18 AND TUESDAY MAY 19


May 14, 2015
– Nice Ocean with almost ideal conditions and the Ling did not bite.   Sometimes you never know.   We had a few Ling on the first spot and less and less afterwards.   We tried the Apple Pie and had a few nice fish, but only a few.   We went back to Scotland Grounds and had no problem anchoring, but there were only a few bites.   Chet Torka from Elizabeth, NJ had our only Cod and won the pool.

SAILING AT 7:00 AM FRIDAY MAY 15

WE ARE CHARTERED ON SATURDAY MAY 16 - No morning Open Boat trip

SAILING AT 7:30 AM SUNDAY MAY 17

WE ARE NOT SAILING MONDAY MAY 18 AND TUESDAY MAY 19


May 13, 2015
– A nice day despite the wind, which wasn't too bad.   If we could keep what we catch, it would be okay, but it is a shame the nice Sea Bass and Tog we throw back.   The good news is some Flounder are starting to show and we can keep them.   It was just a pick on the Ling again with some folks catching 8 to 10 and some catching less.   Andre won the pool with a nice Ling.  Tomorrow is looking very nice, so come and catch some for dinner.

SAILING AT 7:00 AM THURSDAY MAY 14 AND FRIDAY MAY 15 – GALLEY OPEN

THE ANGLER IS CHARTERED ON SATURDAY MAY 16


May 10, 2015 – It was a nicer day on the water but the Ling fishing was slow.   There were some nice fish, but it was just a pick.   The Ling had good color, but there were big Bluefish chopping them in half and that may have slowed the bite.   We also had some Fluke, Sea Bass and Tog mixed in.   Artie from Hoboken, NJ had a beauty of a Ling for the pool.   West winds forecast for the next few days should help.

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NEXT TRIP IS 7:00 AM WEDNESDAY MAY 13

BOB IS BACK AND THE ANGLER GALLEY IS OPEN


May 7, 2015 – We had a bunch of good Ling anglers on board today and everyone went home with fish.   Although there were fish caught all around the boat, midships did best and that is where some of the sharpest folks where fishing.   Over the years, Noel has been high hook on most trips and today was game on.   He ended the day with 34 Ling.  Others had 25 to 30.

The fish are moving and we had a few Fluke, Sea Robins, Sea Bass and Tog.   Most of the Ling were good-sized.   It was a good catch for tough conditions in keeping the boat on the wreck.   You know things are getting right when the double-headers start coming over the rails.   Ask the mates if you are not sure on the proper rig to use.   You need hooks on the bottom and must bounce the baits.

THE ANGLER IS SAILING FOR LING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 7:00 AM AND SUNDAY AT 7:30 AM

NO GALLEY UNTIL NEXT WEEK

Looking ahead to next week, our tentative schedule is

Not sailing Monday 5/11 and Tuesday 5/12
Ling fishing on Wednesday 5/13, Thursday 5/14 and Friday 5/15
The ANGLER has a private charter on Saturday 5/16

THE ANGLER IS THE FIRST BOAT OUT AND THE FIRST ON THE GROUNDS


May 4, 2015 – It was a calmer ocean today and the water temperature was up to 51 degrees, and we had much better Ling fishing.   Today, there were mostly bigger Ling up to 4 pounds with some Tog, Sea Bass and Cod going back.   Gulp and clam baits both worked.   Vinny won todays pool with a 4-pound Ling.

We have been Ling fishing for a long time and cannot call this good fishing since we remember days with 50 to 100 per man, but it is better Ling fishing than what has been going on elsewhere.   The average angler had 8 to 10 fish today, which means 16 to 20 Ling fillets going home and that is some fine eating.

The game is changing with the full moon and more Ling are moving in.  The Ling were full of baitfish, showing they were on the feed and there were Sea Bass mixed in.   We are sure we will have some good Ling fishing in the next few weeks before the Fluke season opens on May 22.

We are not sailing the next 2 days to give the Ling a chance to move in and there have not been many people ready to jump on the Ling, but that will change.

THE ANGLER'S NEXT TRIP IS 7:00 AM THURSDAY, MAY 7.   We are not sailing on May 5 and May 6.

The ANGLER is NOT SAILING on SATURDAY, MAY 16.


May 3, 2015 – Another very nice day on the water.   We spent the day on the Scotland Grounds and like yesterday, it was a pick on the Ling with short Cod and Tog going back along with some big Sea Bass.   The Ling have white bellies, which means they have not settled on the wrecks and are still moving.   Dave was the lucky pool winner today.   The end of the day was best again today and the swell is letting up.

Monday's weather looks very nice and we are expecting some regulars to show up.   We are sailing at 7:30 AM on Mondays.

WE WILL NOT SAIL TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY, BUT WILL BE BACK THURSDAY

Sorry, no galley until next Monday, May 11.







April 26, 2015 – We started the day where we ended on Saturday and had a good pick right away, but it took 10 shorts before we got our first keeper Striper.   The wind switched and blew us off our chum slick and we could not get back on it because a small boat had anchored too close to us.

We looked around the general area and saw some Stripers caught on other boats, but it took a while to find some marks on our fish finder.   When we found another spot, we had some fish right away again with more keepers including a 36-inch pool fish for
Jose Reyes from Garfield, NJ.   Archie Stewart had a few more fish again today as did Hit man who had around six.

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SCHEDULE CHANGE – WE ARE NOT SAILING THE NEXT 3 DAYS.   We will let you know on Tuesday if we will be fishing before the weekend.

THE ANGLER WILL BE LING FISHING NEXT WEEKEND

7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM SATURDAY MAY 2 AND SUNDAY MAY 3


April 23, 2015 – It's Time To Go Fishing On The ANGLER!

It's been a long and hard winter and we are happy to start fishing again and are looking forward to seeing you at the boat.   ANGLER mates Joey and Mike have been clamming some Stripers during the past week.   Mostly shorts, but there were a few for the table.   We were looking to start the season bottom fishing, but the Ling have not moved inshore yet.

THE ANGLER WILL START 3/4 DAY STRIPED BASS FISHING SATURDAY, APRIL 25

The Striper trips are from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM and the fare is $65.

WE WILL RUN A LING TRIP THE END OF NEXT WEEK

We will announce the date this weekend since we want to make sure we have a few days of west wind before trying for Ling.   Stay tuned.


January 22, 2015 – We were looking forward to getting out this weekend, since there are still some fish to catch.   The weather has been okay on some weekdays, but once again, the forecast looks no good for the weekend and we have decided to tie up the ANGLER until spring.   Thanks for fishing with us this winter and we look forward to seeing you in the spring.


January 17January 17January 17, 2015 – We were out fishing today.   It was a nice day, but cold at the start.   There was a good bite for most of the morning with variety of fish including Tog, Cod, Pollock, Ling, Pout plus a few Dogfish.

Jose limited out with Tog early and shared the pool with a Cod that Grace caught.

THE WEATHER FORECAST LOOKS BAD AND WE WILL NOT SHAPE UP ON SUNDAY





January 15, 2015
– We had some ice in the harbor last weekend, but it has cleared out now.   We have a fresh load of crabs coming for the weekend.   We will also have fresh clams in hopes of some Cod and Ling showing up.   It was at this time in 2013 that we found Ling at the New Grounds.  That find ended up giving the whole fleet a good February and March.

George the chef is at back home from the hospital and is doing much better.   Thank God and thank you all for your prayers.

NO GALLEY THIS WEEKEND

SAILING 7:00 AM SATURDAY 1/17 and SUNDAY 1/18 – FIRST BOAT OUT



January 9, 2015 – The ANGLER is NOT sailing this weekend.   Our next trip will be Saturday January 17.


January 3, 2015
– The weatherman was off on his forecast again with the wind and rain coming early.   We had a good bite with shorts to start the day with the stern catching a few keepers.   Jose had 14 shorts before catching his first keeper Tog.   Gus Lambrakis from Brooklyn, NY won the daily pool and had three keepers.   However, most folks only caught shorts.

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This week's weather forecast looks bad and we will not try to sail again until next weekend.   We let you know our intentions by Friday 1/09.


January 2, 2015
– It was a lot windier than forecast yet a nice day on the water.   We stopped at the Apple Pie and had okay action for mostly good short life with keepers mixed in.   Jose took the dollar pool and Ling John had a limit catch plus the daily pool fish.   Green crabs were the choice bait today.   We have both greens and whites onboard.

Saturday's weather forecast looks very nice for Tog fishing and then the weather looks poor until maybe next Saturday.  Besides turning much colder, the wind is going to crank up.

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



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