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Capt Dave's Queen Mary 

New Jersey Fishing Report  - Party Boat NJ

Sailing Daily 7:30am to 2pm
 BLUES, Fluke & Seabass
Summer Afternoon Open Boat Schedule
 Thursday Fish & Fireworks 5pm-9:30pm
Summer Family afternoons 
Sun, Mon & Tues 3:30pm-7:30pm

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July 24 
WE finally captured some Jumbo Blues today! Not nearly enough but saw lots and maybe something is finally changing for the better.   Weather looks outstanding for  
the weekend


July 23 
Some good Fluke action with lots of shorts and keepers 

July 21-22
Tuesday was slower than Mondays good fishing.  We had action but a 1-2 pick of mixed Blues and mackerel.  Wednesday was a very nice day but was a complete Hack for the Blues and Macks.  We did catch some, but every time we got something started a dusky shark or two would disrupt the chum slick, forcing us to move. This happened 3 times today.  Finally, we moved inshore and picked at some sea bass to end the day.  Weather looks nice next few days.  

July 20

Better action today with some limit catches of Blues.  We had more Mackerel in the mix today. Hi-hook had 20+ Blues.  Weather looking nice most of week
July 17
Blues bounced back today!  Some limits along with Macks to keep people busy.  Weather looking very nice this weekend
July 15
JB had good action with Seabass with most keeping a keeper or two and releasing many, the flaking wasn't as good but short action and some keepers too.  Thursday looking rough for the morning trip but we should be able to get the fish & fireworks trip in.  Friday looks like a nice day! 

July 11
Saturday was a bounce back day!  Weather was glorious and the fish cooperated better.  Many had 5-10 blues with hi-hook over a dozen.  Weather looks very nice for Sunday and Monday
July 7
Another great day with Limits plus for most patrons. Took a little too get them going but it ended up a great day.  Danielle and her father Denis combined for over 50 blues. Jack, Bob, Joe and Charlie had a nice barrel full. We have seen Bonito mixed in with the blues the past 3 days. Hope to see ya aboard.

July 6
Another SUPER DAY! All the little Blues you could want 1-2 pounds with the pool winner, a 3.5pounder, beating out a Bonito. Sarah & Chris pose with a superb catch. Weather looks good most of this week. Tuesday will be nice until you are already in your car on way home. Come on down.

July 5


SUPER ACTION, LIMITS OF BLUES! The weather is great the fishing wonderful. Where are u?  Come on down. Monday weather looks phenominal. See ya aboard 

July 4 

Happy Independence Day!  The fishing was even better today for the cocktail sized Blues.  Many people had double digits and a few Cod were mixed in.  

July 3 
Best day in over 2 weeks for Blues!  Bert was hi-hook with 11!  The action was just a pick but compared to zero blues like the previous couple of weeks it was a delight.  Most were cocktail size fish so the light tackle and smaller jigs are best.  Weather looks better Sunday vs Saturday this weekend.  See ya aboard 

July 2
Was a nice calm day, two in a row, first time in over a month!  Fishing was painfully slow Thursday morning, but bounced back for the afternoon.  Lots of action with sea bass mostly shorts with some keepers mixed in.  The folks were happy to be catching.  Fish & Fireworks has lots of room Friday afternoon but is SOLD OUT for Saturday afternoon.  Please call us if you would like to join us this evening 

July 1 

Did not have enough participation this morning the strong T-storms around 4-6am kept everyone at home.  Weather looks mainly dry and calm the next couple of days.  Come on down!  
June 30
Same sea bass a few porgies and some Fluke.  4.5pound Fluke won the pool 

July 1 

Did not have enough participation this morning the strong T-storms around 4-6am kept everyone at home.  Weather looks mainly dry and calm the next couple of days.  Come on down!  
June 30
Same sea bass a few porgies and some Fluke.  4.5pound Fluke won the pool 
June 29

 Friday night we had a good Magic Hour boating a bunch of Stripers to 44 pounds. Saturday was very rough and we anchored up and picked away at sea bass.  Sunday we did not sail in AM, but had ok action with short fluke in the river for the afternoon trip.  Monday we picked away with Sea Bass. 
June 26 Magic Hour. 

Took a while but we found a whale pushing bunker up so we could get some bait. As the sun was setting we had a nice shot of fish up to 44 pounds. We had a few on live a couple on fresh dead bunker and one on a fresh chunk. We have added Wednesday July 1 Magic Hour Striper.  

June 26
WOW!  The weather people could not have blown a forecast any better than today and last Sunday.  No patrons around as the weather forecast said rain and wind. I woke up to dry and calm conditions.  The weather was so nice it turned into a great day for me to play on the beach with my 5 year old.  We are planning on trying Saturday morning.  If its a disaster we will not go, if it turns out OK we will head out

June 26
WOW!  The weather people could not have blown a forecast any better than today and last Sunday.  No patrons around as the weather forecast said rain and wind. I woke up to dry and calm conditions.  The weather was so nice it turned into a great day for me to play on the beach with my 5 year old.  We are planning on trying Saturday morning.  If its a disaster we will not go, if it turns out OK we will head out

June 25
After another disappointing morning looking for Blues. I ran inside and we picked at the sea bass and Cole had a nice surprise, this 6.5 pound Fluke.

June 24

Blues didn't cooperate this morning so we ended the day with Seabass and Fluke. The weather was gorgeous and the bottom action made for a nice way to end the day.  Thursday weather looks very nice again.  Thursday starts out Fish & Fireworks schedule every Thursday evening plus a bonus trip on July 3rd.  See ya aboard 
June 23 

With the hard Southerly today the small group aboard agreed they would rather not get beat up and ride for 2 hours each way, so we stayed local and had a nice day with Seabass & Ling.  Action all day and most had a nice bag of fillets for the table.  THer were Blues caught to the North today so we sill looks that direction in tomorrow.  Weataher looks very nice for Wednesday & Thursday 

June 22
With only a handful of passengers I stayed local and we had some action with Fluke and seabass. The morning was a bit slow but as the wind backed off the action got better. The afternoon charter for Brian's group was action packed! Lots of fun for the kids.  Most all had a bunch of keeper sea bass and some ling as well as a few fluke.  With the high winds predicted Tuesday we will probably not head north into the bay for blues but go bottom fishing again. Wednesday and Thursday looks to be very nice days 

June 21 

Did not sail in AM, weather shaped up for the evening and it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon/evening. We will be hoping for blues to turn around but until that happens we will have the fluke bait ready to go. Hope to see ya aboard 


Wasn't so Happy today as the wind cranked up and the fishing stunk.  The week long bad fishing for Blues continued.  With the terrible forecast of wind and rain for tonight and tomorrow we WILL NOT SAIL both tomorrows trips.  Monday weather looks very nice



June 19 
We had a gorgeous Day and Magic Hour trips Friday. With the lack of Blues we concentrated with Fluke and Sea bass. This evenings Magic Hour we were able to get plenty of bait and found the fish but getting bites wasn't so easy. We did get a few and loose a few others. John Crowley poses with a monster but who's belly is bigger? I added Friday June 26 to the Magic Hour Schedule

June 18

We did not sail in AM.  Magic Hour produces some nice Stripers 

June 17 
Day trip was slow but had signs of encouragement.  We caught some Blues and I read lots of fish but they were not cooperative.  Same was the Magic Hour.  The bait was non-existent when 24 hours earlier we had all we wanted, so no live Bunker equals no fish this season.  I read fish many times and called a couple charter boat friends into the area and they trolled some nice big Stripers.  Hopefully, we will be able to get some bait next trip.  Friday's weather looks SUPERB. See ya aboard 
June 16 Magic Hour 
What a Magic Hour! Like old times on the Queen Mary. Lucky Lou Fama won the pool with a 46+ pounder. Lori had her limit and husband Bill boated a 46" 43 pounder. I'll be targeting Stripers Day and Magic Hour next few days. Come on down while they are here. I have added a special Saturday June 20 Magic Hour trip. Only 8 spots left for the added trip. Next Tuesday & Wed Magic Hours are almost all Sold Out. If they sell out I'll add one for next Friday the 26th

June 14
After the day trip was absolutely terrible, with a keeper Cod winning the pool along with a few sea bass to add to the mix.  Magic Hour turned a bad day into a fun exciting evening.  Karl's group from Liberty Bar & Grill had a great time getting in on the best Striper action of the 2015 season to date.  We got lucky and found some bunker to snag.  Karl boated the first one while snagging, a 35 pounder.  After making enough bait 2 drift were productive and we added another 10 Stripers while loosing almost as many.  Maybe this Striper season isn't dead?  We still have openings June 16, 17, 23 & 24 for our Magic Hour trips.  

June 13 
Slow start with shots of fish to 13 pounds later in the day.  Bert was high hook with 5 

Good ending makes the day!  Slow start this morning but strong finish bent all the rods.  Ended the day smiles for all.  Mike Popchak won the pool with a 13 pounder. Tomorrows weather for the Jersey Shore is GORGEOUS. Sunshine 85 and calm the nicest forecast in 2 weeks!
Another Solid Day!  Big Fish today up to 12 pounds Magic Hour was very tough no bait = no fish.  

June  10

Started fast and furious this morning and lasted until 10:30am. When the some cleared a very nice catch was had by all. Tyson,Laura and Dana had a nice sack flu off 2-4 pound blues with a couple of gaffer sized fish. Bob, Jim, Andrew and Charlie had their fish barrel over flowing with blues. Was a nice day! Thursday we will sail and looks to another nice day

June 8

We did not sail today due to the South wind blowing hard all day.  We will NOT sail Tuesday morning and the Magic Hour is in jeopardy as well.  The wind is forecast to switch direction and drop out late tomorrow evening leaving us with a gorgeous day Wednesday.  The Wednesday Gang should be down in Wed this week.  See ya aboard

June 7 

After a terrible day trip the Magic Hour wasn't much better but Jessica had fun

June 6 

Saved the day with a mix of Boston and Chub mackerel along with a sprinkling of Cod.  Better than nothing! Let's hope the Blues cooperate tomorrow.  We will be sailing Sunday and Sunday Magic Hour 

June 5
We are trying tomorrow morning as it has calmed this afternoon and we have a window of OK weather tomorrow morning. Not sure what we will catch but we will try
June 4

Still Blowing!  No GO Friday. Supposed to calm during day so I'm hoping the weekend is a go.  
June 3

Wind wind go away and never come back! The wind keeps pumping so it's another day at the dock tomorrow both morning trip and Magic Hour.  No one is more unhappy than myself and the crew.  
June 2 

Weather report went to the terrible side for tomorrow, Wednesday! NE winds with gusts to 30. NOT GOOD! We will not sail Wednesday and maybe even Thursday with this forecast

May 31
Sunday produced good action late.  The day overall was slow with us picking a fish here and there until 12:30.  Last hour made most passengers day!  We will NOT sail Monday.  

May 30
Very Good for the 3rd day in a row! 

May 29
Second Day in a row of good action with mixed sized Blues to Sean's 15+ pound pool winner! Sean out with his father Steve boated a bunch and showed his father and Brother how to catch the biggest one! 

May 28

Solid Action today! Mixed sized Blues provided a nice day for those who took a chance. Never rained and the wind never blew up until late in the day.  Green tailed jigs outperformed everything. Weather looks good for Friday

May 27
Did not sail this morning, no boats were out from Point Pleasant or Belmar today for Blues and Stripers.  We WILL TRY tomorrow Thursday morning.  The Magic Hour is canceled though.  Friday looks to be the nicest day of the week and the Wednesday Gang will be aboard.  See ya aboard 
May 26

Did not sail today.  We will not be sailing again tomorrow Wednesday due to high winds from the South.  I hope to try Thursday

May 25

After a Super Sunday, Monday was the complete opposite. We are not sailing Tuesday AM or PM due to predicted high South winds. See ya aboard later in week



May 24

Super Action jigging for Jumbo Blues today!  We are sailing Monday Memorial Day


May 22
Finally the Stripers arrive!  After two very tough days of fishing it broke open again this morning.  We had a good start chasing schools of 5-14 pound Blues with Quincy boating 4 before 9:30am.   Once the blues backed off the Striped Bass erupted and we had our first good shot of Stripers of the 2015 season.  Some on jigs and others on live bunker.  Sunday & Monday look calmer than Saturday for our daily open boat  7:30am trips.  Magic Hour Sunday has only 7 open spots left. Sunday Magic Hour is limited to 25 pass max and is by reservation only

May 18 & 19 

No participants today.   Wednesday Gang will be down tomorrow so we will definitely have enough to sail
May 17 
Happy Birthday  21st, to crew member Trevor.  Sunday was the best day of the week.  Calm seas and good action for Blues in the 5-13 pound class.  Many had 4-6 blues each.  We will not sail Monday but will be back at it the rest of the week 
See ya aboard 

May 16
Another productive day!  Taylor and her Father Greg proudly display some  of their big blues caught on a green-tailed diamond jig. Those who didn't listen to the weatherman were delighted with hazy sun and calm seas to go with ok action. Sunday is supposed to be nicer and calm again

May 14
Opposite of yesterday ok most of morning and slow after 11:30.  Most had 1-3 blues of mixed size to 13 pounds high hook had 5.  Friday weather looks very nice

May 12

Did not sail no participants 

May 11
Fog again and it hurt us today.  We saw lots of fish but they were not very hungry after a 3 day bing they were on.  most caught a fish or 2 and high hook had 3. 
May 10
May 9 
Remember we do not sail on Mother's Day

Another spectacular day! Super action all on jigs again today.  Crabman was high hook with over 25 Blues in the 7-12 pound range.  David Rosenblatt caught close to his limit.  The two pose below showing off their catch.  We will have enough to sail Monday. See ya aboard 

May 7
What a nice day on the water! Calm seas bright sunshine lots of fish finning, swirling and following but not many takers. `Hopefully they bite tomorrow

May 5 & 6 
No try Tuesday and no participants Wednesday.  Weather looks very nice Thursday, Friday into the weekend.  The Wednesday Gang will be down on Friday this week
May 4
Started out a calm beautiful morning!  We managed one long drift picking a fish or two with a pause.  After 10:30am the rest of the day was a struggle.  The South wind started to blow the water temps dropped like a rock and the fish got lockjaw. Jack Schocklin did finish the day with a few.  Bert was aboard again and had a handful.  Richie"1000" poses with a nice one below

May 3
Slower start this morning but by days end we had a very good catch of BIG BLUES all on jigs.  Tailed Diamonds red & green along with gold Krocs worked best today.  Bert was high hook with 14 Blues.  We did one Jumbo Striper which was lost just as we were about to put a gaff in it the jig pulled.  The weather looks phenomenal for Monday!  Samantha & Tom pose with a few of there nice catch! Come on down

May 2
Wow What a Start!  Lots of Big Blues to 14 pound pool winner. High Hook was Jose from Sicklerville, NJ with 26 Blues.  A-27 green, red & yellow all worked well as did the Gold Kroc's.  Weather looking SUPER Sunday & Monday.  See ya aboard! 

April 17

Weather is finally starting to co-operate this week.  We need a few more days and all projects plus a few extras will be complete.  The Queen is looking better than ever!  Stripers like temps in the mid to upper 40's so it will take another week or more to get a few more degrees.  When the fish show up we will start, hopefully the weekend of April 25th, if not the following weekend May 2.  Don't be fooled, many will start fishing even though there are little or no fish to catch.  Last year it took until May 6
April 4
Happy Easter and Passover!  The winter has been long COLD and hard to get all the work done, but we are almost ready for the season with a few weeks to go. The water is VERY COLD, 39 degrees the other day.   A warm couple of weeks would set up back to normal.  Here are some pics from the winter/spring 

Dec 20
Great Trip to Paradise Fishing Lodge Dec 10-17

Erik with a nice Roosterfish!
The Crew of the Queen Mary on Vacation in Panama!  

Start planning for March 2016!  Paradise Fishing Lodge in Panama was lots of fun!   The amenities were fabulous and the fishing was full of Variety.  The scenic panorama was spectacular fishing near and around many uninhabited Islands.  Tackle was top notch, food was delicious, accommodations very comfortable, boats in good shape.  Hoping to get 16 people & fill the lodge with a Queen Mary crew next season.  Cost on the high side is approx $4000 not including Flight to Panama City.  If interested call me 732-996-2579

Rick with a Big Rooster!

Dave with a Big Cubera Snapper & Rick with a Rock Snapper

Dec 5

It's a Wrap!  Thanks to all for another SUPER SEASON!  Happy Holidays & Wonderful New Year to all.  See ya in the Spring approx April 25 for the 2015 opener
Dec 3
Great Day!  Super Action with short Stripers.  Stoney won the pool with a 31" Bass.  Tyson, Laura & Dana combined for close to 30 Bass.  The Party was fun with lots of food, drinks and laughs.  We will try tomorrow as the weather looks sunny, calm and temps close to 50.  See ya aboard

Dec 1

Best Action in over 2 weeks today!! Many customers were in double digits or very close. High-hook was 16 Stripers. Jim Stives poses with his pool winner and had another 10 short Bass. Bob Gieson shows off one of his 14 Stripers, all released unharmed. Weather looks tough tomorrow, so no sailWednesday, weather looking nice again for our Customer Appreciation Day. 6:30am departure with a 1pm return cost $50 per person. After fishing we host a Holiday Party across the street at Farrel's Restaurant. Hope to see you aboard Wednesday!!! No reservations necessary.

Nov 30
DId not sail today, Sunday,  but the report was similar to Saturdays decent action with mainly Short Bass with a couple keepers in the mix.  Much Better Saturday! We had action with mainly short Bass most of the morning. High hook was Gary Rossnagel with 7 Stripers

ov 23
Another Tough Day!  Sunday was terrible for the Pt. Pleasant Fleet.  The encouraging info is there was plenty of fish heading South from Long Island.  Lots of Blues were found late by the Northern Fleet with in range of us.  Lets hope tomorrows storm move the main body of fish into our area for the Thanksgiving week.  WE WILL NOT SAIL MONDAY! TUESDAY WE WILL SAIL OUR STRIPER MARATHON 6:30am.   Thanksgiving day 6am -12noon, Friday through Sunday regular 7:30am departure
Nov 22
OK action early for mainly short Bass with a keeper mixed in!  Sunday looks like the nicest day in a while.  See ya aboard 
Nov 20
Good Action with Stripers with a few Blues mixed in.  The Bass were all short fish in the 23"-27" class.  We did have a few that were very close.  The Stripers were feeding on rain fish, a very small spearing like fish.  Those who had Tsunami 5" Split tail lures or similar soft plastics did well.  Jigs did catch some but not nearly as well.  Vanessa Lawton had fun catching her first few Stripers today.  Jack Schocklin was Hi-hook with 11 Bass and Karl had 7.   Party Time Josh finally caught on late in the day and got hot for a while.  No Sail Friday, due to more high winds.  Weekend weather is looking very nice.  See ya aboard Saturday
Nov 16
Tough Day today with about 2 dozen Blues and a few short Bass.  Storm followed by cold and windy for Monday & Tuesday.  NO SAIL MONDAY & TUESDAY   Thursday looks to be best day of week
Nov 15
Saturday was cold but the winds dropped out and the Blues bit.  We did have a few bass in the mix a couple shorts and a couple keepers to 36".  Sunday looks like a very nice day! 
Nov 13
No sail today and we will not try Friday due to high winds.  
Weekend looks nice! 
Nov 12
Another fine day aboard the Queen! Lots of action with Blues in the 5-10 pound range along with a mix of Stripers.  We did keep a few along with a bunch of short Bass. Joe Kukura had a nice keeper Bass to go along with 8 Blues.  Thursday and Friday are a NO SAIL, due to high winds associated with a strong cold front coming in tonight into tomorrow.  The weekend looks nice!  See ya aboard

Nov 11
Turned out to be the best numbers of keeper Bass in over a week.  The bite was late and green tail jigs caught most with a few on the live bunker.  We picked a bunch of Blues with a few short bass most of the day until I found an area of fish on the way home this afternoon

Nov 10
Best day in a while! Good Action with Blues with Stripers mixed in today, all on jigs!  We were over the 3 mile limit so all keeper Bass had to be released.  Looks lol a nice area of fish, so let's hope they swim a half mile to the west. Remember we are SOLD OUT for Tuesday only.  Please join us Wednesday with warmer weather and calm seas holding thru Wednesday.  
Nov 9
Gorgeous Day with some action. After a frustrating morning of reading and watching splashing Bass and only carching 5 short Stripers. Capt JB headed to an area that had some Big Blues and picked away a bit with Blues to 10-12 pounds. The next wave of Bass is here just hope they bite tomorrow. Weather again looks fantastic for Monday. See ya aboard

Nov 4
Tuesday, was all Blues! I never heard of a Striper Monday until after 5pm.  Today, I read Stripers and some boats trolled them but we could not jig them.  The Blues did cooperate for a while.