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Oct 11 & 12
JUMBO BLUES!! OK action Sunday  and Good action Monday.  Bait and jigs worked today. Blues up to 19 pounds. High hook had 10. Big Blues are here and weather looking good Wednesday & Thursday 
Oct 7

Finally the seas calmed enough for us to get out.  Took a bit but we found lots of Mackerel with a couple of Bonito and Alby late morning and JUMBO BLUES later in the day.  Bob Gieson had 5 to 18 pounds, Jack Schocklin got to break in his new spinning pole with a few to 19 pounds.  Mike and Ed combined for 11 Blues.  Turned out to be a very nice day.  With tomorrow forecast sunny and calm we will be sailing a normal 7:30am Blues, Bonito, Alby trip in morning.  Weather looks tough for Friday but terrific for Thursday

Oct 5

This weather BLOWS! I'm not being sarcastic either.  Still rough and windy this morning.  Tuesday is canceled but hoping Wednesday is a go. Supposed to calm through day tomorrow and Wednesday looks nice.  I'll keep ya posted 
Sept 30

Hurricane Prep in process, not looking good!  We are canceled thru Saturday at minimum.  Stay tuned for more info

Sept 30
Hurricane Prep time!  We are again in a terrible pattern of hard NE winds giving us Rough Seas!  To add to the bad news a hurricane is headed up the coast late this weekend.
Sept 29
The first Mudhole trip was kind of a success.  Good news was we had lots of action starting with Big Jumbo Blues to 18 pounds early in the dark and as the sun was rising.  I left that area in search of the intended Bluefin Tuna.   Lots of searching turned up many other species, but the desired one.  We found a handful of Mahi to 7 pounds, a good shot of Banded Rudder fish, some Big Blue Runners, 15+ Albys and tons of Mackerel.  The Albys were mostly caught on Tsunami split tails and buck tails.  A few times with 3/4 on at a time.  The mackerels took over in a few spots.  Weather was great but its only for one day.  Unfortunately, it appears we are probably going to loose another bunch of days to rough seas.  See ya aboard at some point

Sept 27
What an absolutely terrible week for fishing last week.  We have not fished since last Sunday.  Wind will subside tonight into tomorrow leaving us with a window for Tuesday's Mudhole Tuna trip & Wednesday Blues.  I have 5 open spaces available for our first 4:30am Mudhole trip, Tuesday. Wednesday looks good as well for our normal 7:30am Blue & Bonito trip.  Wednesday Gang should be down and hopefully we can pick up where we left off with good jigging for Blues.  Maybe the Big Blues will have arrived during this blow?  It's a whole new ballgame after a long blow.  See ya aboard
Sept 24
Had good action most of month Bonito, Macks, Blues and Alby mixed together.   We have not fished all week due to rough seas.  The rough weather continues into the weekend, so see ya next week I hope.  Usually after a long blow the game has been reset and lets hope with Jumbo Blues and lots of them
Sept 7
All State Septic's annual Tuesday after Labor Day trip was a success once again.  Today was a repeat of yesterday.  Lots of Mackerel, some Blues and a good mix of Bonito and Alby.  Plus a very large Spanish mackerel to win the pool

Sept 7
What a difference a day makes!!! Tons of mackerel, some Blues and many Bonito and Alby for those who wanted to target them. Great Labor Day! We are sold out tomorrow Tuesday, Sept 8. Normal open boat 7:30am leave Wednesday & Thursday. See ya aboard

Sept 6 
Gorgeous Day! We found plenty of Albies but they were tough to catch. The regulars who knew how to work Tsunami Split tails had constant action. Tom had 6, Burt had a handful others had a few. A few cod and couple Blues. Others just watched and maybe caught one. Tomorrow looks very nice again let's hope the cooperate better

Sept 5 
No sail too rough
Sept 4

Wind came on strong way earlier than forecast this morning. We headed a different direction and it paid off! Lots of 2-3 pound Blues on jigs with a couple Alby mixed in. Jay, Ashley and Joe show off their catch below! Saturday will be rough, so plan on joining us Sunday & Monday when it's forecast to be sunny 80 and calm

Sept 3
Today was better action over Tuesday.  The first hour we had a nice pick of 1-4 pound Blues mainly on jigs.  Those who used bait caught well too.   The Albies showed up along with a some Bonito and we picked at all 3 species most of the morning until noon.  The last 45 minutes we caught mainly Albies.  Weather looks nice for Friday but please call me if you are planning on Saturday.  Sunday and Monday looks to be the nicer days this Labor Day weekend.

Aug 30
A BIG CHANGE TODAY!! The Alby's and Bonito along with small blues moved the Mack's off the spot.  We had good action early with the Albys later we picked at all three along with some Sharks late.  Weather looking great this week.  Remember we are sold out tomorrow but have plenty of room the rest of the week. Below, Doug and Adam Swech with 3 Bonito, 3 Alby and couple Blues.  They lost as many as they landed.  

Aug 29
Good Action again today!  The first hour produced the best action with many getting 5-15 Mack's & Blues mixed.  Gary Rossnagel had multiple double headers and had over 20 before 10:15 this morning.  Some Albys were in the mix along with a few Sharks up to 60 pounds.  Weather was great and should be very nice again Sunday

AUG 28
Another great day! What a nice week, with some very good action Thursday & Friday. Blues, Mack's and a few surprises. The Alby's are starting to arrive and mix in as we had some both yesterday & today. Between the weather and the fishing Friday was a top 10 day this summer. Weather looking great thru weekend. School is almost in session, so grab the kids and come on down!

Aug 24

Good action most of the morning for Mack's.  

Aug 23

Action was better for Mack's.  Many had 4-8 fish. Hi- hook was 14 

Aug 16
Another very nice day on the water with good action for Blues and Macks!  Hi-hook was Mike Pane with 7 Blues and 23 Macks.  Many had 12 -20 fish each.  Weather looking very nice all week

Aug 15
Very Good Blues and Mack's today! Burt had his bluefish limit before 10am 
Aug 14
Super Action all morning with the Mack's!  This is fun fishing if you enjoy light tackle.  If you have a light Spinner with 12-20 pound test it's perfect.  Weather looking very nice for the weekend

Aug 13 
Good action with a mix of Blues and Mack's again
Aug 12

Capt JB had good action for Mack's Blues and a few sharks again today. 
 Aug 10

Tough Day we picked at Blues and Mackerel but not nearly enough. Tomorrows weather looks very poor, we will NOT try Tuesday morning and may have to cancel Tuesday afternoon as well. Wednesday & Thursday look very nice. See ya aboard

Aug 3 
We did not have enough participation this morning.  The wind is up so our afternoon is canceled 
Aug 2
What a GORGEOUS DAY!  Super weather and some action with Macks & Blues! Mitch from El Paso, TX had 25 Blues and Macks for Hi-Hook. Below is Sue Berger with a nice catch! Weather looking a bit windy for Monday.  Tuesday looks OK but Wednesday thru Friday looking best.  See ya aboard  

Aug 1

Actually had OK action today with smaller blues and lots of Mackerel. We jigged with the A-17 size plain diamonds and picked awash best early and late. High hook had 21 Macks and 6 Blues nice day! Sunday weather looking great!

Aug 1

Actually had OK action today with smaller blues and lots of Mackerel. We jigged with the A-17 size plain diamonds and picked awash best early and late. High hook had 21 Macks and 6 Blues nice day! Sunday weather looking great!

July 31 
Beautiful Day but slow again today.  The Blues never made their quick appearance this morning so we quickly switched up. We did have some action with short fluke along worn some keepers in the mix today.  Weather looks nice for the weekend with Sunday the calmer of the two days

July 29 & 30
Both days we had some Big Blues early and then went bottom fishing to bend the rods a bit.  Weather looking SUPER Friday thru the weekend! 

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" pose