chunks lead to another dozen saltwater catfish at the B’s house
July 29th, 2005
& I not satisfied with the weeks fishing thus far; venture out on the
Gulf Stream III for a night of reef fishing.Finally, the state of Fl opened it’s bounty to us allowing us to
bag 15 keeper yellowtail, mutton, and gray snappers. In addition, Ron
bagged a small toothy shark, shit loads of shorts & grunts, as well
as, a few squirrel fish.The bagging
system was ass backwards and the shit house was backed up.It was cool watching the 250lb tarpon feed back at the dock.
July 28th 2005
Lobster season is in full swing.My lobster prowess was not what I expected.Those suckers are fast and too deep for snorkels.We had enough for dinner for 6 both days but not much more.On day 2 we had a medium barracuda hit a black/red dolphin lure
trolling north just south of Marquis key.
July 25th, 2005
& Stacey treat Ron & I to a birthday charter, which turned into a
very hot & very expensive boat ride.8 hours of trolling yielded 2 barracuda and a Bonita.The Ultra Grand Slam couldn’t get the job done; although no other
boats did much either.
July 22nd, 2005
time for a full week off and a trip to
.Our first stop New
Port Ritchie where right in the Bolanowski’s back yard we scored
catfish, jacks, grunts, spotted trout.Everything likes live shrimp.We
went thru 7 dozen in just a few hours.
July 15th, 2005
all spring for this one - “Blue Chip” Shark charter….Me, Kenny, Timmy, Ron, Todd, Paul trolled our way from the Lillian
to the glory hole… nothing doing.We
drifted and chummed (mackerel) in the dense fog & humidity for an hour
plus before my fish hooked up.Approx
75lb Mako, followed by Tim’s 125lb an hour later.Antique shot gun got a work out.1
knock down on the way in on a green machine, but no dice.
July 2nd, 2005
Paul & I took the FU out launching from Keyport at low tide. (Note to
self: Self check the tides with Keyport launch)Barely worth an entry, drifted the 1 can, 16 can, barge etc 1
keeper, some shorts, some blues and a few dozen bunker.
June 26, 2005
& I decided to hit the magic hour trip on the Misty Morn.For only $30 w/ pool not a bad deal, I must admit.Arriving at
trip and being the 2nd person on the boat, I’m thinking I
hope he gets out, but by
the boat was packed.Better
pool, ONLY perk.We had
some sorry looking spearing, short squid & short fluke belly: buy bait
next time.Todd struck
first w/ a 16.5 incher,; I then bagged 2 nice fish 2.5lbs & 2lbs –
Both on squid, belly, spearing combo (still looked weak)Other patrons bagged 5.5 & 6 lbers.It was hot and slow overall.When
a Frank Stallone meets Ralphy look a like starts making a scene.This baby was bitchin about the bait, the drift, that capt. etc…
We fished the 16 can most of the night and then moved towards the light
house just N of it.Then
the a**hole proceeds to throw the bait overboard, when the Capt threatens
the old Zip Tie to the railing trick.3 uniformed officers waited for him at the dock.
June 19, 2005
Day saw Saltwater trip #2 of the season for the Fluke You.Me, Ron, Stacey, Sarah, and Mr. B launched her down at the
highlands.We fished the
usual spots: officer row, 1 can, north of the
hook channel & beach, and due N of the Naval pier.The ratio was about 60shorts to 1 keeper caught just off the naval
pier by Mr. B on a squid killie combo.We
also had loads of robins and a few blues.Ran on the way back in.
June 11, 2005
, Ron & Mark set out for 1 spring time fix of jigging bluefish on the
Miss Belmar Princess. $50 god damn
bucks w/ pool, what a rip-off.It
called for rain showers all day which would be nice for the crowds, no
such luck.We were packed asshole to
elbow: celebrity guests included the DJ Vin from Naughty by Nature, the
drunk guy with 1 leg, and the mate with the missing tooth.It was an absolute slaughter fest from Belmar inlet all the way
.I had 35 blues of all sizes, and
on my last fish shattered my rod while swinging him over the rail
(almost).Lots of fun but I hate
party boats on the weekends….
May 21, 2005
Todd, Ron, Jamie, and Rob took the Fluke You on her 2005 maiden voyage,
despite warnings of 30knot N winds.It
was sunny and beautiful inside, and some big 7ft roller outside.We had 21 fluke 1 keeper, bunch of blues on ava’s, sea robins,
and sun dials.We mostly fished the
pound nets and officer’s row b/t 10-24 ft of 54 degree water.The bilge pump broke today.
May 15, 2005
Rob, Mark & Fuzzy fished Split Rock w/ rain in the forecast. We had a
few very short showers water was 60.Nice mix of large mouth, small mouth,
perch, sunnies, crappies.Pumpkin
colored jersey rigs and floating sunamai’s worked for bass and crappies
May 7, 2005
, Mark, Stank & Big Al fished with Kevin today despite the precarious
weather forecast.The weather
channels were calling for rain and a stiff wind 25-35 kts with 45 knot
gust.We had no rain and
20 knot N wind all day which laid down before long.We fished 2 spots and had our limit of slot bass and released
another dozen slots & shorts.Also
came into a bunch of Alligator blues.
May, 1st 2005
and I have Big Al to thank for recommending the Jersey Rig worms.
was 60 degrees with a strong wind from every direction, but the bass were
still very interested in eating.Between
the 2 of us we had a Hollstein Grand slam.Stacey came up for 2 casts and bagged a nice crappie with a pencil
bail right by the Gusebo.
& I hit the Norma KIII for some very close to shore Mackerel fishing.We fished a few miles S of the Manasquan inlet and pretty much
hammered the mackerel and herring all day.It was a little shitty with a stiff wind from the S and started to
rain by the afternoon.
April 17th 2005
N Deep w/ Paul, Ron, Mark Brian & 2 other guys,We fished 10 minutes from inlet right in the middle of bay in 20 Ft
50 degree water.With a strong
outgoing tide we managed to bag 53 flounder and a slot bass.There was ice on the deck at
and it was 80 degrees by
. Price went up $65 per man
April 10th 2005
or on the river.
April 9, 2005
Mark, I fished
for 3 hours and only saw a pickerel.This lake sucks 6 feet was the deepest spot and lots of weeds.
April 8, 2005
& I hit
for an hour, beautiful day, but nothing happening.Ali got a 3+ lb bass yesterday, and the water is almost 60 degrees
should happen any day now.
April 5, 2005
& I went out on
for the first trip of the year.We
saw a pickerel but nothing doing.
March 6, 2005
Ron, Todd, Paul, Al & Brian went to
) MA to go Cod fishing with the Haley Elizabeth Charters.Stayed with Mr. & Mrs. Roth at the bed and breakfast, and went
drinking at the Bridgeway.Ron
won $80 on Keno, and we chatted with dockwhore/loberman/bartender –
Jackie.We fished east of the
Stelwagen bank in 200-250 ft of 35 degree water. Winds
20-25 SW.We caught our
limit and then some of Cod before
keeper Cod b/tthe party
February 13, 2005
Stank & I went ice fishing on
today.First time ice
fishing and it was pretty fun.Air
35 degrees – Water 41 degrees.We fished with live bait about 75 yards from the beach to the bent
January 16, 2005
and I went offshore wreck fishing on the
.It was cold and windy,
and the Jets just got knocked out of the playoffs.As usual, we were the minority on the trip 75% black, 10% Asian,
10% Hispanic 5% white.Five minutes into first drop and a black guy got into an argument
with the mate that almost landed him in handcuffs.A third of the boat was sick, which meant more fishing room for me.Kevin, Goin Deep won the pool with a 16lb Pollack.Todd got skunked bummer.