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May 28

May 26 
Blues Bounced Right Back!  Was SUPER ACTION today for Jumbo Blues on Jigs!  Weather looks good right through the Holiday Weekend! See ya aboard 

May 25 
Tough Day!  We did manage some Jumbo Blues and a few Cod but not up to par for me.  Bob, Jack & Charlie from the Wed Gang below

May 24 Magic Hour 

Richie "1000" Started us off quick! Not 5 minutes into fishing we were hooked up and Rich was rewarded with a 26 pounder.  It had all the makings of a banner evening.  Shortly after we hooked up another on a fresh dead bait and before that one was in Hunter was hooked up using a live bunker.  In the first 45 minutes we had a bunch of bites and put a handful of Big Stripers in the boat.  We hooked up a few more and lost them. Made a couple moved had a few more bites before Lenny boated a 30+ pounder.  Another OK evening aboard the Queen! 

May 24 Day Trip 
What a nice day! We had one family from PA who drove down with all their kids, so we stayed local and put a nice catch of Sea Bass together for them. 

May 23 
We did not sail 

May 21
Too Bad the rain scared off all the people.  The 19 who knew they wouldn't melt were rewarded with another wonderful day of Fast Paced Action most of the morning. As usual the first rain drops were after the boat was docked and folks were on their way home.  Sunday the weather will shape up in time for our AM trip and looks to be beautiful by the Magic Hour sailing.  Come on down! 
May 20
SUPER FISHING CONTINUES! All the Blues you shake stick at with a Bass or two mixed in! Rasheed shows off his 41 pound Pool winner Friday! 

May 19 
What a day! Awesome Fast Paced Jigging for Jumbo Blues to 17 pounds in the morning.  The Magic Hour is producing Big Stripers as we speak! Rich "1000" Jim Steel & Jack Schocklin all have a trophy Striper in the boat.  Weather looks Spectacular for Friday. Come on down! 

May 18 
No Sail due to lousey forecast 
May 16 & 17

Tuesday & Monday afternoon were SUPER ACTION for 8-15 pounds Blues!  Don't miss out on this great action  Thursday & Friday forecast is gorgeous. See ya aboard

May 15

Finally Great Weather & Fishing! Lots of action on jigs all day Bert Dluhy with a Jumbo to win the pool

May 14 
No Sail

May 13 

No Sail today the rain forecast kept the people away.  Weather looks nice tomorrow morning sunshine and temps in the 60's.  The rain showers aren't supposed to hit the Jersey Shore area until late afternoon when you will already be home.  See ya aboard 
May 11 & 12
Gorgeous Days!  We had lots of fish on top past two days.  Very hard to catch but they are there! It looks like it could break open any day. 

May 7
Things are looking up!  WE FINALLY CAUGHT A FEW!  The fish were 7-15 pounders.  Water temps have not moved in 3 weeks with all this bad weather.  Weather looks to be turning for the better this week.  Monday looks to be the nicest day of the week Sunshine, Calm & temps in the 70's should help get the bite going.  Bring swim plugs like SP Minnow or Bomber topwater plugs too. 

April 30
Turned out to be a lovely day, but the fishing was still very tough.  1 fish in he whole fleet from our area, so we will not sail Sunday with the terrible weather forecast and the slow fishing.  We will try again later this week when the weather gets better
April 28
Plenty of Blues invaded the Manasquan Inlet today!  I grabbed my boys, Cole and Brody, and headed down after school.  We had a bunch of big blues quick on jigs.  The action lasted right into the night.  

April 24
Well after a weekend of nothing the Queen Mary will wait until next Saturday to try again. Water temps are right and there is plenty of bait, but very few fish so far. Lets give it another bunch of days and hope these fish show up! See ya aboard next Saturday April 30th
April 12
We are planning on starting our 2016 season April 23 
Dec 20
After a strong westerly on Saturday I figured we were gonna have a great day Sunday.  That prediction was completely wrong.  There was very little caught in the whole fleet.  We did have a nice day and saw a nice porpoise show.  Lots of birds and bait but no fish.  Water temps are still very warm for this time of year, still in the low 50's.  We will look to after Christmas Day to try again.  Have a Happy Holiday and see you when the weather cooperates. 

Dec 18

Good Action all day!  Bass early and Late and lots of Blues in-between.  
We will Sail Sunday & Monday and play it by ear from there
Mark and his buddy show off some other their catch Friday 

Dec 16
 SUPER SUPER SUPER ACTION TODAY. BASS EARLY THEN A NICE MIX OF BASS AND BLUES ONCE WE HAD A LIMIT OF BASS. We will sail again on FRIDAY & SUNDAY. Jason's first cast of day produced his first ever Striper and the pool winning keeper Striper. Jason had a bunch more Stripers including a bonus size one along with Blues. Weather looks best Friday & Sunday

Dec 15
Good Action most of the day, we will try again tomorrow Wednesday!  Very good action early with slammer Blues to 15 pounds.  Then when the wind backed off a bit the Stripers came on! Many had 4-6 Stripers to end their day.  Jack Schocklin had 5 Bass & 4 Blues.  Crabman Tony was all smiles with 4 Stripers and some Jumbo Blues.  Weather looks good again for Wednesday so we will sail

DEC 13

Started quick this morning with a very good drift lasting almost 40 minutes.  Blues & Bass with more Blues.  The action quickly slowed up and by 10:30 it was all over.  A great week of fishing ended on a slower note.  We will ONLY try Tuesday, Friday & the weekend this week.  
Dec 12
Another Fine Day!  Super Action for Bass & Blues mixed together all morning.   Metal worked best today as the Blues were tearing up the shads.  Those who worked the shads all day and went thru many were rewarded with a Striper or two.  Others stuck with the diamond jigs and caught Blues and Bass as well.  Big Frank had 10 with 2 Bass to 33"pool winner all on white shad.  Cole, 14, had 10 total 8 Blues and 2 Stripers all on a green tailed A-27.  This awesome December weather wraps up tomorrow with sun 65 degrees and calm seas.  Come on down!!! 

Dec 10 & 11

The Great Weather continues and fishing has been good overall.  Today we had a strong ending making it a good day after a tough morning of seeing lots of life and just slowly picking at the Stripers with the occasional Bluefish mixed in.  Stoney was hi-hook with 8 Bass to 27"  The pool winner went 32" today.  Bil had a few with a keeper and Bonus to take home.  The girls in the Stern fished their asses off and had lots of fun and had some nice fillets for the table.  Thursday was goos action in the morning for mainly Blues with some larger Bass mixed in.  Weather looks great all weekend!  Come on down and get in on the best  fall Striper action since before Hurricane Sandy! 

Dec 9

Steady Action all day for the Wed Gang!  Mixed size Bass to 32" some Blues are still around too.  Andrew was Hi-hook with 9 Bass today, Jack a close second with 8.  Was a weird day in that some had a good bunch of Bass and others just caught Blues.  My guess is those who reeled too fast got Blues and slower got the Bass.  Weather still is great right thru the weekend.  See ya aboard 
Dec 8
We did not have enough participation this morning.  Wednesday Gang will be down tomorrow so we will definitely have enough to go tomorrow.  See ya aboard  

Dec 7
Bounced Back Monday! After the action backed off a little Sunday.  Monday it came back strong!  Hi-hook was Luke with 14 and George Doll came in a close second with 12.  A few others were close with 10.  So thick even Ray out fished Jack, Bob & Jim.  George the weatherman had 6 and Stoney had 5.    All Bass today except for 4 Blues.  The fish were primarily Bonus Tag size 24"-28" fish with a few larger mixed in.  Again Shads worked best but fish were caught on metal. Weather continues to provide very nice conditions and is forecast to stay nice right thru the weekend.  Open Boat 7:30am everyday.  We do have Bonus tags aboard! Wednesday Gang will be down on Wednesday this week.  See ya aboard 

Dec 5 & 6
Outstanding Weather Continues right into Monday!  Weather was perfect this weekend and the Bass fishing was too on Saturday.  Sunday we had some action here and there with many getting 1-4 Stripers.  Matt had a handful, Andrew had 4, Tyson, Laura & Dana had a nice day with a Keeper and a couple bonus fish.  Too many little boats made the fishing a bit of a challenge today as they noise and stupidity drove the fish down and scared the crap out of them.  Weekend is over so we should have the ocean back to the professional sector during the weekdays.  Read lots of fish and at times they bit today. 

Dec 4

Best Fall Striper Action in years continuesWHAT A DAY! Outstanding all around from the constant action with Stripers to the gorgeous December weather.  Weather only gets nicer next couple of days.  Come on down.  Hit up your tackle shop for Tsunami 6" swim shads best colors are Pearl, Chartreuse, Black Back &  Golden bunker.  6" & 7" working best.  A fair amount were also caught on jigs hammered 17 & 27's regular & gold.  Hope to see ya aboard this weekend

Dec 3

SUPER ACTION TODAY!  Another fine day aboard the Queen.  Craig was hi-hook with 12 Bass and a couple Blues.  Swim Shads still the lure of choice along with the usual stuff.  Wednesday Gang will be down tomorrow and the weather is looking spectacular for early December.  Temps in the 50's with sunshine and calm seas along with lots of Stripers.  What could be better! Come on down 

Dec 2

We WILL SAIL THURDAY - WEEKEND.  Weather looks good for Stripers with Westerly winds Thursday & Friday and the weekend looks Super nice for early December. With the rain and wind and just a bad forecast for today we did not try to sail Monday- Wednesday.  See ya aboard 
Nov 29

Sunday's action was VERY GOOD after a tough Saturday.  November 2015 has been the best Striper month in years!  Water temps are warm and lots of fish are still North of us on there way down the coast.  We should be able to get a few more weeks in maybe even fish to New Years.  Hi-hook was Bert with 12+ Bass plus a few Blues.  Many had their keeper under 43" fish plus a bonus tag fish.  Only a few shorts released as most were Bonus or Keeper size today.  Again the Tsunami Swim Shads 5" - 7" worked best!  Make sure you pick some up before heading down. Weather looks tough Monday, so NO SAIL MONDAY!  Thursday & Friday look best this week.  See ya aboard 

Happy Thanksgiving!!! 
The Tradition continues and was a success as usual!  Lots of smiling faces and Stripers! 

Normal 7:30am departure daily thru December

Nov 25

What a glorious Day

Bass bit all day and the weather was absolutely perfect
Nov 24
Marathon Tuesday was another success!  We needed the long hours today as the best fishing was early & late.  Most had a bonus size Striper 24"-28" and some had a keeper 28"- 43" fish.  Many short and bonus fish were released. Again the plastic swim shads worked best.  Weather looks great for tomorrow & Thanksgiving Day.  We are usually not crowded Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  See ya aboard 
Nov 23
Super Action on Jigs, Plastics & Kroc's 

Those who braved the cold and wind today were paid off big time.  Lots of mixed size Stripers 24"-35" Limits of Bonus and regular keepers with many tossed back.  Hi-hook had 10 Stripers.  We had a few blues mixed in as well.  White swim shads 5-7" worked by far the best with Kroc's and jigs catching too.  We sell jigs and Kroc's aboard but don't have ant swim shads so please pick some up before coming down.  Tuesday is Marathon day 6:30am departure.  Weather looking calm and above average temps next few days 

Nov 20 & 21

We had OK action with smaller fish on Friday all Bonus size fish with some throwbacks in the mix.  Saturday produced some action on jigs with bigger fish up to 32".  I read lots of fish today but they did not bite except on the change of tide.  WIth the West wind Sunday lets hope they are ready to eat! 

NOV 17



Nov 16
Best day in 2 years for Big Bass on Jigs
Weather was perfect and the fishing even better. Cant say it enough get your Butts down here and get in on the action
Nov 15
After 2 tough days on the water Sunday has been Spectacular!  We have many limits this morning with mainly large Stripers to 44". Jim Steel with 6 Bass to 43.5". Rufus boated 5 for a close runner up. Some Bonus size fish mixed in as well. Both bait and jigs working this morning.  Weather looks great next 3 days!  

Nov 11
No Sail today and No Sail Thursday.  Friday will be a go! See ya aboard 
Nov 10
No sail today with Northeast winds honking up to 30.  Unfortunately, the wind will continue into late tonight.  We are CANCELED for Wednesday. Next nice day will be Friday into the weekend
Nov 9
SUPER ACTION MONDAY! As fast as you could pull them for hours this morning.  We did get a few Stripers mixed in with tons of Jumbo Blues.  Tuesday Striper Marathon is canceled due to rough seas.  Wednesday now looks iffy too.  See ya aboard 

Nov 8
Jigging action with mixed size Stripers 24" - 40" and jumbo blues on jigs today. Weather looks great for Monday and Wednesday & Friday.  Tuesday looks iffy with rain and NE winds predicted.  Thursday we are sold out 

Nov 7
Stripers again were slow today so we bent rods with Big Blues.  
Nov 6
The Heavy Thick Fog made it very difficult to find bait for the early boats.  I find that if you don't have live bait you usually don't get the Bass.  I opted to go for Blues as the Fog was supposed to stick around most of the morning.  I'm glad I did!  We had tremendous action for 6-12 pound Blues all on jigs.  The Striper boats did read fish but they never bit Friday.  Typically, Stripers don't bite more than 2 days in a row, so 4 would have been a real stretch.  Maybe Saturday they will get hungry again? 

Nov 5
Super Action early this morning all on Live Bunker snag & drop!  Many customers were limited out before 10am.  If Stripers are your game. Get down now before its all over!!! See ya aboard 

Nov 4
Another Great Day!!  Perfect weather combined with Stripers up to 46" pool winner.  A bunch of limit catches with many getting their trophy size Striper all on live bait. 

Nov 3
Nice showing of Big Stripers for us today!  Bass up to 46" with a couple of limit catches.  Many had a fish or two and those who didn't had a few bites but blew there shot.  It was all on live bait, so that made it harder than normal.  Lots of pics can be seen on our Facebook page. Carmine and charlie had limits to 46" pool winner.  Rich Esposito was a close second with a 45.5" fish that almost beat him.  Jack Schocklin has a nice fish and lost another, Tom and daughter Page each boated Stripers.  We will look for Bass first the next few days before blues if we have to find a back up plan.  We did have some keeper weakfish too. Weather looks unbelievable for November. 

November 2
Flat Calm Seas predicted into Thursday!  The calm conditions were perfect for  drifting which has produced best most days.  The first hour was productive and then it was game on at 10:30am.  The next 2 hours were crazy with not a lull until it was time to head home.  All Jumbo Blues on plain or tailed jigs up to 19 pounds.  Tomorrow is our Striper Marathon departing at 6:30am and returns late afternoon.  This is a open boat trip no reservations required.  There were some Stripers mixed in with Blues late this afternoon to the North so we will look hard for the Bass tomorrow.  Last week we got lucky late.  Weather is perfects come on down!
November 1

Big Blues were on tap again Sunday!  The pace was not as fast today with the rough seas.  Hi-hook had 7 and many had 4-6 Blues up to 17 pounds.  Weather is looking very nice for the first week of November with above normal temps and calm seas.  Come on down!

Oct 31
Tremendous Action with Jumbo Blues all on jigs today.  We fished for for Blues until noon and spent the afternoon looking for Stripers.  With very few Bass caught today by the whole Striper fleet. We will look for Blues first unless something makes us change that plan. See ya aboard tomorrow

Oct 30 

I had very high hopes for today after the one boat from our inlet out yesterday afternoon crushed the Stripers on jigs. I read lots of fish and the trolling boats did well. The jigs on the other hand did not produce at all today. We did capture a couple nice keeper Bass. Jim Stives boated one and lost another near the boat. Chris had a nice 36" fish to a win the pool. Weather looks very nice for Saturday. Let's hope they want to bite tomorrow.

Oct 29
A Big area of Striped Bass have arrived.  This is usually the largest fish of the Fall run.  Use your sick days, or call in sick, the time is NOW.  If you wait it could be too late.  Friday and Weekend weather look great!  See ya aboard 

Oct 28 
No Sail
Oct 27

First Striper Marathon of the year produces the first Stripers of the fall season.  We picked at Blues from 10 -12:30 boating one nice keeper Striper mixed in with the Blues.  Later in the day we happened upon a change of tide bite which produced a handful more in the boat and lost more than that.  Weather looking terrible Wednesday, windy for Thursday and nice for Friday.  See ya aboard on Friday

Oct 25
Jumbo Blues again were on the menu today!  OK Action on jigs for Blues up to 16 pounds.  This weeks weather is tricky.  Monday is a no-sail,  Tuesday & Friday looking best. Tuesday is our first Striper Marathon 6:30am departure 

Oct 23

With the hard wind today I opted not to head offshore and beat the people up. We stayed local and put a nice mixed catch together. Lots of Sea Bass action in the morning. The afternoon. We had all you wanted small blues to 1.5 pound and tons of 12"-15" weakfish, all on light tackle. It was a blast! Most had a keeper weakfish a bunch of blues and a few keeper Sea Bass. Nice Day! Weather looks good this weekend! We will be able to head offshore for the Jumbo Blues Saturday & Sunday

Oct 22
It was a smorgasbord today!  The Blues did not cooperate as well as the previous few so many opted to bottom fish at times.  We had a nice mix of Blues Seabass and Porgies.  Weather looks nice for this weekend 

Oct 21
What a Day!!   Hands down the best Bluefishing of the fall to date.  The first 1-1/2 hours of fishing was SUPER ACTION all on jigs.  Erik, Trevor and I were non-stop gaffing the whole time and we really could have headed home at 11am.  The next 1-1/2 were normal good action with a fish or 3 on around the boat with shots up to 6 on at a time.  The Blues are all 8-14 pounds with pool winners going around 18 pounds.  Now is the time, so don't wait, get down sooner than later or you will miss the action. Weather: Thursday looking better than Friday, and the weekend looks nice!  See ya aboard 

Oct 20
No Sail too Rough
Oct 19
Jumbo Blues were biting well Monday!   A slow start ended with a fast finish.  Bob, Jack & Stoney all had 10 in the boat and lost many more.  Ralph had a bunch and all arms were weary by days end.  Tuesday is NO-SAIL due to hard winds.  Wednesday looks very nice and is best of the week.   Thursday will be almost as nice.  See ya aboard 

Oct 18
I opted to stay along the beach as the North west wind was really more North than West and blowing harder than the past few days. We had a very slow morning watching lots of Albys bust around the boat but could not catch them. I went to a few places up the beach then off and finally south before finding very good action with small Blues to 1pound and lots of 12"-15" Weakfish. Pat Murphy in just over an hour had 30+ weakfish using a Hi-low jig and teaser. Many had their keeper weakfish along with small blues. Tomorrow we wil be able to get back offshore for the Jumbo Blues. Weather looks nice for tomorrow & I have some calls for Monday and we should have enough to sail. See ya aboard

Oct 16 & 17
Friday & Saturday produced Great Action for the biggest blues of the season to date.  Jumbo Blues is being kind.  Pool winner was over 19# for Al Trotter & Jeff Taylor of Irvington on Friday.  Today's pool winner was even larger.  Tom and Samantha combined for 11 to 18 pounds loosing more than they boated.  These are tackle busting Blues.  Make sure you have fresh line and drags are working well.  Sunday weather will be ok with Monday being nicer.  See ya aboard 

Oct 15
Pretty good day! A little slow early but it built up as the day wore on and Mike Popchak boated 10 to 17 pounds.  The pool winner was close to 19 pounds.  Jigs worked best today with a few caught on bait as well.  Weather looks very fishable right thru the weekend.  Some Stripers were caught by trolling boats today so we may start to see Stripers mixing in very soon
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

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