27lb. striper for Stuart Swartz today. Ocean conditions were not the best so clammed outgoing in the bay. First keeper fluke of season (Skip Markacs) at 18.5in. and couple 3 lb. blues. John Coleman’s 27in. striper was just a bit shy of making it.
Had regular John Figaniak out with his co-worker, Scott, out for a quick, late afternoon trip. Scott caught his first ever striper tipping the scales at 34lbs.
Late September Weakfishing!
Constant weakfish action with fish to 22in. John and Barbara Randa had a great morning with many species of fish in the slick. We will target weakfish first couple weeks of October before switching to strictly bass. The bay is loaded with baitfish and the fall is shaping up to be a great one!
Mid September Weakfishing
Had George Smajda and family out. Unfortunately, we were unable to acquire grass shrimp from supplier, so we went out in search of fluke on before the season closes. We managed a couple fluke with no keepers. However, we did manage to work the birds to jig up several keeper weakfish.
September 1st Weakies
Took my brothers, nephews, and son fishing for some weakies. Slow going at start but persistence paid off and we managed our limit to 22″. Big Brian won the prize with the 22″, although he did struggle getting the fish boated. Great end of the summer trip for the kids. We will continue weakies and fluke on weekends and then switch gears to stripers and wreck fishing later in the fall.
August 21st Weakfish
August 8th Sea bass and Fluke
Had Scott, Becca, Joey, Michael, and Rachel, on vacation from Texas, out for a trip to find some fluke and sea bass. The ocean was flat, which unfotunately led to a not so great drift. So, we found some structure, worked it, and were rewarded with 8 keeper sea bass, 2 keeper fluke, and a trigger. Joey and Micahel had the hot rods on the day. Joey had a sea bass just short of 5lbs.!! Michael would not be outdone and pulled in a 22″ fluke as well as a trigger. The family had a great time and it was a fun day! Call or email to book a date in the upcoming weeks and get in on the action for fluke, sea bass, and weakies.
Week of July 23rd
Did some fishing with the family this week. I took out my 2 year old son, wife, my brother, and my nephew for fluke. And, what a time we had on the bay! Check out the video by clicking the link below and you will see why the Bonnie Anne is a great choice for families and kids.
Had a group out from Michigan this week that just wanted to cruise the bay, do some crabbing, and take in the sights of Barnegat Bay. I must say we could not seem to find many blueclaws, but the group was intrigued by the few crabs we did bring over the side. Overall, the group had a great time and were a fun time to have out on the Bonnie Anne.
Also had Michelle and her son, Jack, out for a fluking trip. While the keepers eluded us (I must admit a mistake on my part), Jack caught many fluke, and some sea bass in the mix.
Week of July 16th
Took Ken, Justin, Sarah, and Ed out fishing for fluke on 7/17. Many, many shorts in the bay. Although targeting fluke, we managed a keeper cocktail blue and a nice keeper sea bass close to shore…Never know what is going to come up on the line. Got in early before the heat hit!
Later in the week had the Crogan boys, their father, and their elderly grandparents (had to get that in there) out on The Bonnie Anne on back to back days. The crew brought over 50 fluke over the rails. Ended with 3 keeper fluke to 19″.
July 13th, 2012
July 3rd 2012
Had a crew out visiting from California and Texas. Todd, Melanie, Kaitlyn, and Peter enjoyed some non-stop reeling of sea bass, ling, and some other archaic species (Peter). Melanie took the prize today with a 22″, 3.6lb. sea bass. It was a flat day on the water and the group came home with some fillets for the table!
June 28th 2012
Took out Matt Schelble, on vacation before heading back to Utah, Rod and Patty Smith, and the “Big JR” for a fluke trip. Lots of shorts, but Patty was able to show up the guys with this keeper fluke (proof that lowering the minimum size by 1/2″ this year is a good thing!)
June 27th 2012
June 16th 2012
Had Ed Walsh and Brian and Tate Prudish out for fluke today. Weeded through the shorts and Tate finally landed this nice keeper.
Fluke will only get better in the upcoming weeks. Book now to get out for fluke, blues, wreck fishing, and even some crabbing.
June 10th 2012
Wreck fished Saturday morning with Dave Murdza. Non-stop reeling of sea bass and tautog. Kept a few sea bass for the dinner table. Fun day on water!
May 21st 2012
Fished Bass for the Brave on Sunday. Caught fish to 31lbs. and measured 44 in. Great cause and great day! 3rd place finish.
April 14th 2012
They’re here! Got out for the first trip of the 2012 season. Just wanted to get out and do a run through. Found gannets hitting the water and caught stripers to 36″ on the troll. Great day! Contact us to schedule a trip in the upcoming weekends.