Lots of sea bass and lots of big porgies were plowed, and fishing was good, on the party boat Big Mohawk, Capt. Chris said. Winter flounder and ling were mixed in. He was pleased, and the Big Mohawk is fishing 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Big bluefish were picked from the ocean Wednesday on the party boat Golden Eagle, a report on the vessel’s website said. The trip spent lots of time trying to get stripers to bite. “Saw plenty of readings on bunkers all over the place,” it said. Only a couple of the bass were hooked aboard, but today’s trip will try for stripers again. On Tuesday’s trip, striper fishing was decent. The bass 15 to 35 pounds were clocked on hammered jigs and Krocodiles, sometimes in shots of four or five at once. At other times, “the fishing was a little boring,” the report said. The anglers had to work for stripers, but some were caught. On Monday’s trip, striper fishing was excellent, and almost all anglers limited out on two, and bagged another with a bonus tag. Several anglers limited out on the first drift, and caught and released more stripers afterward. The fish weighed 15 to 35 pounds and bit jigs, Krocs and popper lures. Plenty of big blues were also tackled. The stripers on this trip were the first of the season aboard, and this was an excellent start. The Golden Eagle is fishing 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily and 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
The fishing wasn’t as good as on the previous day, but striped bass to 27 pounds were decked on the party boat Miss Belmar Princess on Tuesday, an email from the vessel said. That was the most recent email at press time, and plenty of stripers swam in many places, so don’t wait to get them, it said. On the previous day, Monday, the trip wrecked stripers, lots, to 30 pounds. The Miss Belmar Princess is fishing for stripers and blues 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.
On the ocean, striped bass fishing was decent, said Capt. Pete from
Parker Pete’s Fishing Charters. Big ones were around, and the bass to 38 pounds were clubbed with Parker Pete’s this week, and trips aboard have been livelining bunker for bait. The fishing was good on bunker at first light. Fishing aboard picked at stripers the rest of the day, and the angling usually lit up again in afternoons. Dog sharks started to be a nuisance sometimes, but the striper fishing was generally decent. Don’t have enough anglers for a charter? Jump on Parker Pete’s website to subscribe to the emailed newsletter to be kept informed about last-minute, individual spaces available to fill in charters. Look for the place to sign up on the right side of the page.