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Some of the best and most diverse year-round fishing occurs at the New Jersey Shore. Due to the Gulf Stream, the Hudson River Flow and the Delaware River Flow, the Jersey Shore produces a wide variety of species, such as bluefish, striped bass, fluke, weakfish and more.
Visitors may enjoy a few hours of blue fishing on the Atlantic or even an overnight big game fishing trip via party boat.
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Capt Dave's Queen Mary
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Was a much nicer day! Found lots of Big Blues but getting them to bite was another story. We did pick away a bit until 11am and Joe managed to boat 15 Blues. Jigs worked better than bait. After 11 I read the fish but we managed to boat very few from 11-12. We drifted late and did have a few drifts where we boated some fish to end the day. Monday, Wed & Friday are regular7:30am trips. Tuesday is Sold Out Limited trip and Thursday is our second open boat 6am departure Bonito & Alby trip See ya aboard
Still rough but wind was from South and not as hard. Results were not up to par. We started quickly with a nice shot of 1-3 pound Blues and I thought we were in for a good day. We picked a few Bonito and the Blues slowed up but we caught the occasional fish. As the day wore on we had a fish once in a while a few moves produced the odds fish. The last hour we had a slow pick on bait in the stern on Blues, Macks and some Bonito. Sunday's forecast is much nicer with calm seas. See ya aboard
Too Rough did not sail
Another Good Day for Bonito! Friday forecast is bouncy weather. Might be better to wait until Saturday - Monday when the Ocean will be calmer. Burt, "Weatherman" George Cullin, Matt and a few others with over 15 Bonito each. We picked all day with shots around the boat. Jigs and bait worked equally well.
ANOTHER FANTASTIC DAY BONITO & ALBACORE ACTION! HI-HOOK OVER 30 TOMORROW IS OPEN BOAT BONITO/ALBY TRIP 6AM DEPARTURE $65 PER PERSON. TSUNAMI 5" SPLIT TAILS WERE THE HOT TICKET TODAY GRAB YOUR LIGHT TACKLE.
Fast Action again this morning for the light tackle speedsters! Bonito and Alby's cooperated very well most of the morning. The Deadly Dick's were deadly to the Bonito that is today. Tom Situla and his buddy combined for over 40 Bonito. Deadly Dick's and white buck tails were their weapons of choice. Matt was all smiles having his best Bonito day in years and capped it off with a 18 pound female Mahi! Jim Gillespie learned the tricks today and ended up with 15 Bonito plus an Alby. Wed Gang will be down tomorrow, regular 7:30am. Thursday is Open Boat Bonito & Alby 6 AM leave. See ya aboard
Bonito and Alby action was fast this morning. Grab your white bucktails and come on down. Thursday is OPEN BOAT Bonito/Alby 6am leave. Wed, Fri thru the weekend is regular schedule 7:3am to 2pm Blues, Bonito & Alby. See ya aboard
Rough was word of weekend! We fished the river Saturday and had a tough day Sunday. We did manage small Blues and a few Alby along with short weakfish
Another rough day at sea. We did pick at the Bonito on both jigs and bait but the conditions were horrendous. No current an we swung around like a barn door. This led to tangles and if you pushed to much line you were on the bottom. Jack Schockin started us off with a couple on his A-17 hammered plain jig and ended up baiting another handful. We had a shot of Alby's and some small blues too. Remember we are SOLD OUT for Saturday but have plenty of room for Sunday.
First Open Boat Bonito trip went better than expected after 3 days of a hard blow. We picked away well until 11am and then picked slower with shots to 3 & 4 at times. Jigs, bait buck tails and some on Tsunamis all worked at times. Matt using a variety of smaller shiny lures was hi-hook with almost 20 and Mike Cohen wasn't far behind. Next 3 Thursdays are OPEN BOAT BONITO 6AM departures
Sept 9 No Sail today its Blowing a gale thru tonight so no go tomorrow as well. Thursday we should be able to make our open boat Bonito/Alby trip 6AM leave.
Very rough this morning, came in early & fishing stunk. Supposed to Blow next couple of days. We will not sail Tuesday
Took a while but when we found them the Bonito bite hard! Burt was hi-hook with over 20 Bones. Tsunami 5" split tails were HOT
Capt JB reported very good action with the Blues today with Bonito mixed in. Blues were in the 2-3 pound range with the occasional 4 pounder. Weather looks nice for Sunday not as hot and much less humid
More of the same today, FAST PACES ACTION WITH BONITO & BLUES!
MARK VICARO WITH 18 BONITO, TOM OLSEN WITH LOTS OF BONITO, BLUES AND EVEN RELEASED A HAMMERHEAD SHARK.
FISHING HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS WITH LOTS OF VARIETY:BONITO, BLUES, MAHI, ALBACORE,TUNA, JACKS OF DIFFERENT TYPES,
WE EVEN HAD A BLUE MARLIN SWIM BY THE BOAT IN THE CHUM SLICK THIS AFTERNOON.
What a gorgeous flat calm day. Actually, too calm, if you ever heard such a thing. Good action again today with lots of Bonito until 10. A little move and 11-1 we scored well with the Blues. Jim was hi-hook with limit of Blues and 22 Bonito. Weather continues great, come on down
PERFECT WEATHER COMBINES WITH AWESOME FISHING! GET DOWN WHILE IT LASTS! NOW IS THE TIME FOR SUPER BONITO ACTION
SUPER DAY! All State Septic does it again with another great trip! Bonito, Albacore, Tuna, Mahi and lots of Blues! Ty Fox from Bangor, PA was hi-hook with limit of Blues 10 Bonito and a nice Tuna to top his catch. Erik poses with a 20 pound Mahi boated on a buck-tail. Smiles all around today Weather looking SUPERB rest of week, come on down.
WOW, Another Summer com and gone. Now we get to the best part of the fishing season, the Fall! Capt Jb at the helm today reported better action today with limits of Blues to 3 pounds and Bonito mixed in again. Lonny shows off his 2 Bonito, his first ever 2 Bonito day. Here is a great way to prepare Bonito, use as main ingredient in ceviche. DELICIOUS! Remember we are chartered tomorrow, Tuesday. Back on our normal open boat schedule the rest of the week. Wed Gang will be down on Wednesday
Lots of Bonito in the mix today! Bert was back again today and had 6 Bonito a bunch of blues, Jim and Billy Sea Devil Refugees combine for 6 Bonito along with many blues. Good Action all on smaller jigs both plain diamonds as well as tailed. We are sailing Monday Labor Day! See ya aboard
Started out picking at Blues along with a few Bonito. Was ok until 11am then slacked off a bit. Later we found a area of mackerel jigged and baited lots of Mack's with some Bonito, Blues and a nice Mahi-Mahi caught by Bert
Todays action was a bit slower than earlier in the week. We did mange to put a catch together. Little Chris, 7, out with Grandpa Ralph, had a wonderful day. Look at that smile! Tomorrow is forecast to be nice with calm seas. Perfect setup is a spinner with 12 -20 pound test, A-17 size diamond jigs plain or w/tail. Come on down
Capt JB had fast action again today for Blues and Bonito! Little Ben out with her Aunt Dolly had a blast catching the cocktail size Bluefish and boated his first Bonito ever this morning. Weather is still SUPER! The hurricane is hundreds of miles away and moving further away out to sea. The seas are nice and the days sunny and perfect! Come on down while the fishing is hot
Monday we had Excellent Action again today Blues, Bonito and Mackerel! Jack and Rich combined for Limits of Blues and 5 Bonito to go with many Mackerel. Tomorrow we are chartered. Wednesday Thursday and Friday weather looks Great. Grab the kids and get them aboard before school starts!!
Sunday produced very good action for the Blues and Bonito mixed! Weather is looking SUPERB for the upcoming week! Tuesday Aug 26 we are SOLD OUT. Plenty of room Wed, Thursday &Friday See ya aboard
Rough conditions today. Fishing was on the slow side for Blues. Those who put their time in did catch a few. Sunday should be calmer with Monday looking much nicer.
Weatherman SCREW US today! No participation so we changed oil instead! Weather looking sunny for the weekend and really nice for early next week. See ya aboard
Gorgeous Day on the water! Flat calm, sunshine along with perfect temps made for a beautiful day! The fishing part was not so fast but we did catch some Bonito a few Big Blues and a bunch of Mackerel. Miles, 6, proudly displays his father's Bonito. Trevor and Tony show off a few nice fish. Tomorrow weather not shaping up so well. Weekend looks sunny with Sunday camera than Saturday. Early next week forecast to be TOP TEN type weather
Today's fishing was action with Mackerel and Blues mixed together. Thursday I will be targeting Bonito! Grab your light tackle spinners and come with your buck tails, small jigs and lets cross our fingers. Here is what I found today on my day off with my son. Gonna look hard for the Bonito!
Fishing is not as fast paced as the past few weeks. Still Hi-hooks were in the 20's with a few Bonito and mackerel mixed in. Burt won the pool with a 6 pound Bonito caught on a bucktail and added 26 Blues.
Blues & Bonito still providing nice action! Monday and Tuesday looks the best of the week! See ya aboard. Jim poses with his pool winning Bonito. He had 3 Bonito to go along with well over a Bluefish limit.
Another good day! Burt had his limit of 15 Blues and released another 30+ Weather looking good another day with Monday the best day of the upcoming week! See ya aboard
All in all another fine day aboard the Queen! Slower start again with a strong finish. Lots of Blues along with Bonito still mixed in and some mackerel. George the weatherman had over 50 Blues but was stumped by the Bones. Jay Brooks and his father combined for 5 Bonito and over 60 Blues. Laura & Amy with a Bonito each. Amy 11, out with her father Carl for her first trip ever, not only had a Bonito but a bunch of Blues and lost a Mahi-Mahi near the boat! Great Job Amy showing you Dad how it's done
Started off on the slow side and ended very good! Lots of Bluefish limits along with lots of Mackerel and some Bonito. Beautiful weather setting up for Friday into the weekend! Come on down
A bit choppy & overcast today and just what the Bonito love! Lots of Bones to go along with many Blues. Today was the best August Bonito fishing in over a decade! Wednesday we will not try but Thursday and Friday look very nice! See ya aboard
What a day! Super fishing limits of Blues and lots of Bonito
Many anglers had 2-5 Bonito to spice their limit of Blues catch! Tuesday looks OK as the rain will hold off until after 2pm. Thursday & Friday look best. Wednesday Gang coming Thursday this week. See ya aboard
CONGRATS to ERIK & KATIE OLSEN
SUNDAY PRODUCED ANOTHER SUPER DAY OF BLUES AND BONITO. WEATHER CONTINUES UNBELIEVABLE THRU MONDAY SO COME ON DOWN!!!!
ANOTHER FANTASTIC DAY !!! Weather us perfect and fish are biting very well. Bucky with over 20 Blues and a nice Bonito. Felix and his father combine for 20 blues and the pool winning Bonito. COME ON DOWN
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More of the same! Another Super day aboard the Queen! Fast paced action on jigs for Blues and Bonito along with splendid weather. Can't get a better time to join us! Weather looks great right thru Sunday.
Another SUPERB day fishing and weather combined to make it a Top Ten. Limits of Blues with lots of Bonito & Mackerel mixed in. Weather will continue to be great next few days
Tuesday was a bit better than Monday. Limits were common and Bonito still in the mix
Monday more of the same good action with Blues with some Bonito
Sunday saw much improved weather conditions and fishing action. Blues & Bonito with a surprise Mahi-Mahi. Weather looks tremendous for Monday
See ya aboard
Bounced right Back! SUPER ACTION all morning until 11:30 when it became just a pick. Burt with a limit of Blues and 6 Bonito, Laura & Dana show off a pair of Bonito to go with many Blues. Weather looks CALM this weekend!Don't let a little rain stop you Fishing is Great!
Action slowed a bit today! We started off ok with some Blues and a bunch of Bonito. We picked some here and there and finally few good drifts to make the day around 11-12:30. Tomorrow is another day. Weather looks fine for tomorrow. My son Cole, 13, with a pair of Bonito he caught early this morning
Spectacular weather to go along with another day of Blues and Bonito. Come on down while the fishing is HOT.
July 28 & 29
Did not have enough participation Monday or Tuesday mornings. The afternoon trip Monday produced OK action on the Blues and a couple Bonito. Reports from this afternoon are similar. The day boat from our inlet did have a very good day today with Blues and Bones. Weather looks SPECTACULAR next few days
SUPER ACTION ALL DAY! Boat limit of Blues before 10 am and many Bonito mixed in!
Another good day! Today was very good early with a slow period then a good pick the last hour. In all, most had limits plus on Blues and a few Bonito were in the mix as well. Day trips have been producing past couple of weeks. The afternoons have been tough overall. Bob Gieson poses with his first ever Bonito, Dolly and nephew Ben with their catch & Katie swinging on of her limit+ of Blues over Weather looks PERFECT FRIDAY& SATURDAY
More of the same HOT ACTION
SUPER ACTION CONTINUES! By 10am we had many customers with their 15 man limit of Blues. Light tackle is best to maximize the fun. No better time than now. Weather looks SUPERB Monday & Tuesday
Super Action reported this morning! Capt JB called in to say Limits all around the boat this morning with a good mix of Bonito too. Burt has his first Bonito of the season along with a limit of Blues and has released another 20 Blues. Fast Action today, now is the time to bring the kids! Small ones can do this all themselves.
Good early then slowed up after 10:30. Still good all around, Artie, a Sea Devil Refugee, was Hi Hook with 28 Blues. Ted had over a limit of Blues and won the pool with a Bonito. We have seen Bonito in the mix everyday for a week now
What a Day! TOP TEN WEATHER & SUPER FISHING! Lots of small blues on jigs provided wonderful action for those big and small. Julian Cramer visiting from Dallas, TX with his family had a limit of Blues and a nice Bonito. Kristen captured this Bonito and 10 Blues. Weather looks SPECTACULAR again for tomorrow. See ya aboard
July 15 & 16
No sail due to weather
Another good day of jigging smaller Blues with a few Bonito mixed in. Michael, 12, from Wall, NJ had a super day. He was high hook with 22 Blues plus 2 nice Bonito and he won the pool. Jeff Langdon's family in from Syracuse, NY had fun and ended up with well over 50 fish for the planned fish fry tonight. Tuesday morning we will NOT sail due to weather. The afternoon trip may have to be canceled as well, so please check the home page or Facebook around noon tomorrow. Wed - Friday look to be very nice on the water. See ya aboard
Took a little while to find the Blues today, once we did we picked away and ended up with a nice catch! Tony and his 2 boys, Don & Zack, combined for over 35 Blues and 2 Bonito. My cousin Calvin was aboard caught his fair share and we cooked up DELICIOUS Fish Tacos. These smaller Blues are Super Eating. Weather looks good except for Tuesday this week. See ya aboard
Limits of Blues! Lots of action with smaller Blues on jigs today. Pat Kameen and 3 friends had over 120 combined, keeping their limit and releasing the rest. These are the smaller very good eating Blues. Let's hope its not a flash in the pan. See ya aboard
The up & down see-saw fishing continues. Wed proved very good for the fleet but Thursday back to tough fishing. Today is another day! See ya aboard
Capt BP at the helm today! With the hard South breeze water temps are down over 12 degrees in 3 days. We had better action today with fluke and other bottom dwellers. The afternoon winds forced us into the river. We actually had better action with more keepers in the river. WED GANG COMING THURSDAY See ya aboard
No good today. Few blues some mackerel along with some short fluke. Tough day
We caught some Blues to 12 pounds on jigs today! Though not the best fishing we managed to put fish in the boat. Rob and Sammy Kalishman combined for 5 Blues. Spinners were the key as you could cast them out and cover more area as we fished in very shallow water
No boats from Manasquan sailed for Blues today. Weather looks SUPER for the weekend!
Some Fluke and sea bass yesterday with only a few to keep
Sorry about the lack of reports over the weekend. Fishing is still tough overall, Ling and fluke were the primary targets after the blues did not produce. Today we did have a few blues to keep it interesting. Weather looks nice See ya aboard
Did not sail today and the Magic Hour was canceled due to high South wind. Monday proved to be a nice day. We jigged some 2-5 pound Blues and Armando was Hi-hook with 5. The Magic Hour was a little bouncy early and bait was not easy bit after an hour we had enough. Jack Schocklin started us off quickly with a 36 pounder, followed by Bryson's 30 pounder. After many tries Charlie Garland finally boated a trophy Striper. Bob Gieson must have called in a favor this year, as he follows up a 55 pounder on Father's Day with a 48 pounder last night.
Weekend Review: Tough Overall
Saturday was terrible both day & Magic Hour
Sunday a touch better in AM and we put a catch together for Magic Hour Stripers
Tough Day again for Blues, we did manage a few but not much more. The Magic Hour was a grind it out trip. A few bites early with most of the bites coming in the dark. Burt had his limit, Dolly boat another nice fish this season and Gary Rossnagel boated his largest Bass ever.
After another tough day jigging Blues, the Magic Hour lived up to its name! The Bass bit for as the sun was setting and again at dusk. Jack & Rich combined for 5 to 45 pounds. Ray boated a nice one, I even boated one on a silver Kroc. Jim Gillespie poses in the pulpit with his Sunset Striper. Weather looks SUPER Friday through Monday. See ya aboard
Fishing was tough all around for the whole fleet day and night yesterday
Another successful Magic Hour Striper trip! All Magic Hour trips are sold out through the weekend. Monday has 8 spots and Tuesday only 3. I will add more trips if the fish keep hanging around.
Capt BP made his debut and had fast paced action most of the morning. Blues on jigs in the 1-4 pound class up on top splashing and bit till noon. Weather looks nice and it's cooler on the water. Come on down. See ya aboard
Best action we have had in a while. Lots of Blues in the 1-4 pound class on A-17 & 27 size jigs provided fast action until noon today. On the slack tide it slowed up for an hour but started to pick back up for the last 45 minutes of the day. Shawna & John had a wonderful day and John boated 8 Blues to 4 pounds. Dr. Jerry was Hi-Hook with week over a dozen Blues. Capt BP will be at the helm so all you Sea Devil refugees come on down!
June 15. HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!
Super day on the water. Great weather and picked at 1-3 pound blues on jigs. Tonight Magic Hour provided one super hour and a half of action. We have a bunch of people with limits and many have caught their Trophy Bass of a lifetime.Bob Gieson thought he had the pool locked up with a 52 pounder until Andrew boated our largest ever aboard the Queen, a 54 pounder. Magic Hour Tuesday & Thursday are Sold Out, Sunday has a few open spots , Friday is wide open. See ya Aboard
Super nice day on the water this morning. The fishing was slow most of the morning. Around noon the 1-3 pound Blues got active and provided some action on jigs. The Magic Hour was typical of this season. Bait took a while to find and get enough. The bass waited until 7:30 to start to bite until dark. THe bites came on Krocs as well as bait this evening.
We have not been out since Tuesday for the Day sailing due to rough weather Wed & Thursday mornings and no participation today.. Our Magic Hour trip last night was a flop. The bait was nonexistent to snag and only produced a dozen bunker and no Stripers. The weather forecast for Saturday through Monday looks very nice. See ya aboard
Day trip was again slow. The Magic Hour produced some quality Stripers. Dana, out for her 19th Birthday, landed her limit of Stripers, as did Steve from Quakertown, PA
Great day turned into a nice evening. The action was just OK today for the Blues on jigs. We started off picking some smaller blues in the bunker schools. Later in the morning we found bigger blues in the 5-8 pound range. Though never hot and heavy we did have shots of 5-10 fish on at a time a few times while picking a fish or two here and there. The Magic Hour was tough to start with bait very hard to come by we made due with what we had from the day trip. Brian Lynn boated a smaller 34" fish 10 minutes into fishing. It took a while to find them and when the sun began to set the fish got hungry. Bob & Andrew both boated nice fish, Karl & Bill Garrison had their limits. Big Frank hooked a Whopper on a Kroc as did Jim Gillespie. I saw readings the best readings of Stripers in over 2 years tonight. I have added a special Wednesday Magic Hour trip this week because all the other scheduled trips are Sold Out. Now is the time to get your Trophy Bass!
Today provided jigging action for mixed size Blues. High Hook had 15 Blues. Santos celebrated his Birthday catching 10 Blues. We did get one Bass today as well. The Magic Hour trip was another success. The bait was easy to get and we were not fishing 10 minutes when Gregg was hooked up and got the whole boat going. The first drift was a steady pick of Stripers 18-35 pounds. Live Bait was best but a bunch were caught on the weighted dead bunker.
With JB at the helm the Fleet figured it would be another easy day. Unfortunately, the JB magic was elsewhere, but he did leave some for me later in the day. After a very slow day catching only a handful of small blues. The afternoon was a different story. We had to run a bit to find the bait, when we found bunker it wasn't easy to get lots. As the afternoon wore on the bait came to up better and by 5 we had enough to start fishing. A few drift produced some bites along with a bunch of swings and misses. Two drifts and the people began to get the idea and we boated a few. As the afternoon faded to dusk the bait became more active and so did the Bass. The action was steady the last hour of daylight into the dark. IN the end it was one of the better trips this season
Very disappointing Magic Hour trip this evening. We did not get out this morning with the hard rain. The one boat that did caught some blues jigging and had a couple Stripers mixed in all on jigs today. The Stripers are funny fish! They bit their heads off last night, of course it's the night we were not out. JB at the helm next 2 days. I'm on all the Magic Hour Trips thru Sunday. See ya aboard
We did not sail this morning. The WED GANG will be down tomorrow. Weather looks perfect for Wednesday and Friday looks nicer than Thursday. Magic Hour this evening was not as exciting as the past few. A few Big Stripers were landed and some lost. Andrew boated a 48" 40+ pounder.
Another good day of jigging Blues!
After our best Magic Hour Striper trip of the season last night. Today provided wonderful action for the big Blues on jigs. Monday looks like another great day Come on Down!
Sunday Magic Hour produced some nice fish again!
Took a while to find the fish this morning but when we did it was game on! Jigging for 4-12 pound blues continues to provide solid action! Weather looks very nice for Sunday into early this week. Magic Hour Stripers is SOLD OUT Sunday & Tuesday this week, Thursday has room and Sunday June 8th has 4 spots open. Dan shows off the biggest Bass of the season to date, a 47" 47 pounder, caught last night. THis Bass had 5 bunker in it's belly no wonder why it was 47 pounds. Come on down while the fishing is HOT
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