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Party Fishing Boat ANGLER - Atlantic Highlands, NJ September 19, 2018

Welcome aboard the ANGLER.   We offer daily open boat fishing trips from spring through early winter.   The 75-foot, all aluminum ANGLER sails from the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor at Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

Our specialties are bottom fishing for Ling, Blackfish, Cod, Black Sea Bass,
Summer Flounder (Fluke) and Raritan Bay Striper fishing.

We look forward to seeing you at the dock.

Captains George Bachert and Jeff Gutman

ANGLER Fishing Reports


September 19, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Report

We started the day with good conditions and a steady pick on short Fluke.   We moved into shallower water and found some keepers only to lose the drift and the bite.   Young Timmy from Lavallette, NJ won the dollar first keeper pool and the daily pool.   He has done this a number of times this year.   He is a good Fluker and there is nothing better than his smile.    We think we have finally found some better fish.

BIG POOLS WORTH OVER $4,300

TOMORROW'S WEATHER LOOKS GOOD

PRIVATE CHARTER ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – NO OPEN BOAT TRIP

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


September 18, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Update

We did not sail today with the weather, but we will sail three more fluke trips… on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, the last day of the NJ Fluke season.

The last few days we have had mostly shorts with just a few keepers.
Jim Custer has been hot with two daily pools and first keeper Fluke two days in a row.

We have good conditions tomorrow to fish a new area to the north.    There is still a chance at the Big Pools worth over $4,200.




PRIVATE CHARTER ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – NO OPEN BOAT TRIP

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


September 15, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Fluking Again

We can never recall such crappy weather where we lose a whole week at the end of a season.   We were out today and the seas have calmed down, and there are still Fluke around.   We had shorts everywhere we fished, but we only had a few keepers to the north around Ambrose Channel.   We had to check out different areas after not sailing all week, but we now have a game plan for tomorrow and Monday.

We were close to the Atlantic Star when Captain Tom called us to say they just caught an 11-pound 2-ounce Fluke.   Yes , there are still some huge Fluke around.   That fish would have been worth around $4,500 on the ANGLER and Tom Karg is glad the fish is out of the water.

At this time of the year, the Fluke are moving and you need to keep looking for the main vein, but a big one can pop up anywhere.

We should be out fishing every day except Tuesday and we have a private charter on Friday.

Only one week remains in the NJ Fluke season.   John Moon from Jersey City, NJ won today's pool with a 23-inch Fluke.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


September 14, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Update

We have not sailed in a week and there is only one week left in the NJ Fluke season.   We will try to sail this weekend.   We do not think the ocean is doable, but we know there are still Fluke inside.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


September 7, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Report

We went offshore today and it got nasty early.   The east wind along with a strong outgoing tide built the seas in a hurry.   There was more wind than called for.

We had a few keepers with Archie Stewart taking the daily pool.

We are NOT SAILING until maybe Wednesday.   This weather is not good for ocean fishing.




September 6, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report

We had much better Fluke fishing today.   Jim Custer of Toms River, NJ had another dollar pool for the first keeper Fluke and Ray Slodowski from Toms River, NJ had his second pool winning Fluke this week.   The jiggers had very good action with straight Gulp and no bait.   The bait anglers only had a few keepers.   Wendy had the biggest fish today, but it was not in the pool.

Tomorrow looks okay, but after that, it looks like we will lose several days to the weather.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOLS WELL OVER $4,000


September 5, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Report

Today was a nice day for Jim Custer of Toms River, NJ who had the first keeper and a fast limit working the jig on perfect jigging conditions.   There was okay short life and too many Sea Bass for most with just a few nice fish.   We were not happy with the catch and went way south where we found only shorts.   Jim was high hook with four fish from 4 to 7 pounds.

The weather for Thursday and Friday looks good, but if you look at Windguru, we will lose many trips after Friday.   The season is getting short so don't wait.

BIG POOLS OVER $4,300

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


September 4, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Report

We had a bunch of ANGLER regulars out today.   There was no wind to speak of, but a strong undercurrent hurt today's catch.   You needed weight and you had to work your line.   It was no surprise that folks who always catch fish had them, while others struggled.

Tommy and Bill Karg had limit catches plus.   Ray Slodowski from Toms River, NJ had the Dollar Fish and the Daily Pool.   Bait seemed best.

BIG POOLS OVER $4,000 WITH 18 DAYS LEFT

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


September 3, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Monday Report

It was a nice day on the water with plenty of short life and some nice keepers mixed in.   There was slower action to the north today with better action to the south.   Young Timmy from Lavallette, NJ knows how to jig Fluke, took the Dollar Pool for the first keeper, and had a limit catch.   Arial had today's Daily Pool with a 7-pound Fluke and we had a couple of 6-pound fish.  We like the forecast for west wind tomorrow.

No 10 pounders today so both big pools run until the end of the Fluke season and are worth over $4,000.

NO GALLEY TUESDAY

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


September 2, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Sunday Report

We made it back offshore today after Friday's east wind and the Fluke are still there.
   Not the great fishing we had before the east wind, but much improved over yesterday and it should improve after each tide change.   A split current hurt drift conditions, with the bow and starboard side catching most of the keepers.

Rich Campanella from Toms River, NJ won the daily pool and had a couple of keepers on his homemade rigs.

Tomorrow Labor Day is the last day that a 10-pound Fluke can win 1/2 the Big Pool.   If there is no 10-pound Fluke on Labor Day the pool runs to the end of the season with the biggest Fluke winning.   Tom Karg is leading both pools with a 9-pound 13-ounce Fluke caught on Thursday.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT and we have you back at 2:00 PM so you can beat the traffic – GALLEY OPEN


August 30, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Big Fluke New Leader

Tom Karg
from Millington, NJ is the new leader in the Monthly Pool and the season-long Big Pool with a
29-inch 9-pound 13-ounce Fluke.    Tom and his brother Bill are a force to reckon with when it comes to catching big Fluke.   Most of our keepers were real quality fish today.   Better drifting conditions today made for a much better catch.

With our Big Pool you get 1/2 the money with a Fluke 10-pounds or over until Labor Day.   After that, it is the biggest Fluke up through the last day of the season.   The coming holiday weekend is the last chance for the 10 -pound option.   The Monthly Pool is worth over $1,500.

Friday's forecast is not looking good and we will say stay home until Saturday.

NEXT TRIP – 7:00 AM SATURDAY


August 29, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Report

We had some big fish again today, but never had the great fishing of the past 5 days.
Ray Slodowski from Toms River, NJ had another 8-pound Fluke for the daily pool and we had another fish that just missed.

Conditions were not good all day with a lack of drift and it was hot.   We had some good short life but not many keepers.   We expect tomorrow to be much better.

We will NOT be sailing Friday, but Saturday is now looking okay

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 28, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday BIG FLUKE New Monthly Leader

We had no drifting conditions to start the day, but we got them by the end of the day.   Everyone we spoke to was having a tough day, but we pulled the rabbit out of the hat and ended with very good fishing.

Terry H. from PA had the daily pool with a 9-pound 6-ounce 29-inch Fluke and took the lead in the Monthly Pool.   Jim and Lance still share the Big Pool.   We like to dock on time, but fishing was so good we had to make one more drift.   There were many limit catches again today.

Looking at the weather forecast, we have two more good days coming up, Wednesday and Thursday.   Friday and Saturday are not looking good so come down now and not later.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 27, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Monday Report

We had a nice group of Monday regulars out today and the Fluke Gods treated them to some great fishing.   We sail early and today it again made a big difference.   We had the Fluke right away today.   There is no guarantee, but we have had good early fishing for 4 days in a row.   Why come out late and miss the bite?   Fluking is not that easy.

The action was great with fish around the boat with many limit catches and some folks had over 30 shorts plus Sea Bass.

Ray Slodowski from Toms River, NJ had his limit and the pool today.   Jigging was hot, but so was bait.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

NO GALLEY THURSDAY


August 26, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Big Fluke Limits 3 days in a Row

Once again, the early boat had the fish right away and it paid off.   There were plenty of big Fluke today with 25 Fluke weighing over 4 pounds and 6 Fluke weighing over 7 pounds.   Herb Miller from Wayne, NJ had the biggest.   By the end of the day, we had boats coming at us from all directions, but the early bird already had the worm.

We had nice jigging conditions to start the day with 2-ounce jigs working fine, but when it was time to come home the south wind came up and you needed 10-ounce weights.   The forecast is for light winds to start the day on Monday and we will see if we can make it 4 days in a row.

We have smelts baits for the big Fluke.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 25, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Best Fluke Fishing in Years

We fish for Fluke every day and it has been a long time since we had as good a bite as we had this morning.    We had hoped to sail early, but we had to wait for a couple of folks who had bought tickets online and we didn't sail until 7:00 AM.   It was an hour until our first stop and the Fluke were flying.   Okang had our fastest limit catch of the year and had his limit at 8:14 AM.   All we heard was "Net, net, net!" with over 40 keepers on the first drift.   There were many quality fish with Jim Custer from Toms River, NJ taking the daily pool with an 8-pound Fluke.

We know of three jumbos that were lost by Teddy, Doug and Tom the Vet.   It is nice to see Tom the Vet back in Atlantic Highlands.   He has been fishing on the ANGLER two days in a row and he lost a true jumbo today when his line broke after a few minutes battling the fish.   You could tell it was a beauty.

There was not much of a drift and jigging was best, yet John had six big keepers on smelts.   We have smelts on board along with spearing for bait.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

28 DAYS LEFT TO CATCH THE BIG ONE

BIG POOL OVER $2,300 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,500


August 24, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Report

It paid to sail early again… when we stopped the boat we had 5 to 10 Fluke on for the first hour with very early limits.   The fishing was good all around the boat and they were nearly jumping in the boat on our last drift.   Conditions were perfect and you didn't need much weight, even in 60 feet of water.

With the nice weather this weekend we will try to sail early so be down by 6:00 AM.  First on the fish makes a big difference.

THERE ARE ONLY 29 DAYS LEFT IN THE NJ FLUKE SEASON

BIG POOL OVER $2,300 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,400
TWIN 8-POUND 6-OUNCE FLUKE ARE LEADING


August 23, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report

A nice day with a good bunch of regulars but there was too much wind and too fast of a drift.   The best we found was a keeper or two per drift and stayed with it knowing it was the best action around.   A couple of folks wound up with two keeper Fluke, but most folks had one or none.   There were also a few Sea Bass in the mix.

Today was the last of the wind and we think we will shoot the first butt munch who complains there is no drift tomorrow. Gene Berardi from Montclair, NJ was out with his daughter and won today's pool.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 22, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Report

Today was a much nicer day on the water although the drift was quick, but with a west wind, it was much calmer.   We fished many areas and found a few keepers everywhere.

There were not many folks around today and we wonder why there we more on a crappy east wind Monday than today.   The pool fish was the first keeper of the day and part of a limit catch.   The weather conditions look good throughout the weekend.

BIG POOL OVER $2,200 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,300
THE RIGHT FISH COULD BE WORTH OVER $3,500

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 21, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Report

The drift was fast and we did a lot of rocking, but we had a good catch (with limits) given the tough conditions.   There were some nice Sea Bass, Bluefish and Mackerel in the mix.   When it got too rocky, we went into the Bay where we found calm waters and more Fluke.

Bill Giilleran from Branchburg, NJ had our last keeper of the day in the Bay and it was the pool fish.   We expect good weather for the near future.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


2018-08-18-fluke-132138-tnAugust 18, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report

First of all the NOAA weather folks call for northeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25 knots on Sunday and Monday.   Given that, we would not be able to fish were have had good success and will not sail again until Tuesday.

We only picked a few fish inshore, but ended the day with a good bite and plenty of action.   The Sea Bass were on the baits when they hit the bottom and you needed big baits to catch the Fluke.   We had some nice 6- and 7-pound Fluke come to the net today.

And new fisherman Tyler Mack from Pompton Lakes, NJ made his first trip and caught over 20 Sea Bass.   He is hooked and cannot wait to come back.  After yesterday, it was great to have good fishing again.

NOT SAILING SUNDAY & MONDAY

NEXT TRIP 7:00 AM TUESDAY 8/21


August 17, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Report

We had much better conditions today, but our keeper production was way off.   We fished many areas looking for big Fluke but found mostly shorts.   Folks caught some big Sea Bass everywhere we fished.

Tomorrow looks good for ocean fishing, but Sunday and Monday are not looking good with east winds to 25 knots.   If you have a choice pick Saturday.

BIG POOL NOW OVER $2,200 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,200
Lance
& Jim tied for the lead

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


August 16, 2018 – Party Boat Angler More Big Fluke

The folks on the ANGLER have been on fire with big Fluke since Sunday.   Jim Custer took today's pool with an
8-pound 6-ounce Fluke and he shares the lead in our Big Pool and Monthly Pool with Lance Reis, who had an identical weight Fluke yesterday.   There were other 5-, 6- and 7-pound Fluke in the mix.   We fished many areas today before finding the right size Fluke.   The conditions were tough, but we had some limit catches and some jumbo Sea Bass.   We are fishing deep so bring your heavy gear.

BIG POOL OVER $2,000 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,000

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 15, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good fishing Big Fluke & New Leader

Lance Reis
from Morristown, NJ missed the Dollar Pool for first keeper by 30 seconds, but took over the lead in the Big Pool and Monthly Pool.   Lance caught an 8-pound 6-ounce beauty that hit as soon as his jig hit the bottom.   The drift was too fast so we went south where we found some good fishing with more real nice keepers.

Cousin Donnie from Old Bridge, NJ had the second best at 7-pounds 1-ounces.   We had some Fluke limits.   All in all, it was a very nice day on the water.   We stayed an extra half hour checking out a spot for tomorrow and had a limit and a cherry.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 14, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Report

Brian had a 9-pound 9-ounce beauty to win today's pool,
but that is just a part of the story.   He and his brother have fished with us for about 40 years.  Brian's mom is gravely ill, but she wanted a Fluke to eat, so Brian came to fish today.   He told us he tried all day, but only had a few Sea Bass and prayed for a Fluke for his mom.   Well he got a beauty!

Now is the time for big fluke.   We stayed inshore today since there was a big swell but we eventually moved offshore where we found big Fluke with nice Sea Bass mixed in.   Today's big Fluke was not in the big pools.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 13, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Monday Report

We were all set for a repeat of yesterday's jumbo Fluke fishing, but Mother Nature gave it thumbs down.   As we headed offshore, the wind came on and we knew it wouldn't work so we retreated to calmer waters.  It was not a nice day with plenty of rain and wind.   A few folks had two keepers and some folks had one, but most folks had none.   Dave Lascio from Little Ferry, NJ took the daily pool with our last keeper.   Everyone fished hard and stayed at the rail, but the weather was against them.

Good news is the weather looks okay for tomorrow and no one hit the ten-pound pool today.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 12, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Sunday Report

We made a quick stop inshore and had good short action, and then we moved off to where the big ones lived.   Alex Turko from Indialantic, FL hooked up with a beautiful 10-pound 6-ounce Fluke for our first keeper of the day.   We then had some quick 4-, 5-, and 6-pound fish.   Bruno DaSilva from Oakhurst, NJ then landed our biggest Fluke of the year tipping the scales at 12-pounds 2-ounces.   What a way to start the day!

We continued to catch big Fluke and Sea Bass.   Jigging and Gulp baits worked best.   The Monthly Pool has a new leader at 6-pounds 14-ounces.  Today's big fish were not in the big pools.

Chet Turko from Elizabeth, NJ (an ANGLER regular) had his son and grandkids from Florida out and they had a ball.

We had a good bunch of regulars but many of the Sunday crew were absent due the weather forecast and they missed a day to remember.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – AND IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE


August 11, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report

The early start gave us very good fishing to begin the day, but when the rain and the wind came we had to move to different areas.   Conditions kept changing and we had to adjust, but we kept finding Fluke and Sea Bass as we moved.

Bait was the answer today with those using it out-fishing jiggers big time.   When the drift gets fast, put on the weight.   Some folks had 15 to 20 shorts while others had limits plus.

Jim Custer from Toms River, NJ had a limit catch + and the daily pool.

There are plenty of Fluke around and the catch depends on conditions.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 10, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Report

We started out where we had a load of Fluke yesterday and only found a few.  We then made a couple more quick stops before finding some good action on quality Fluke and Sea Bass.   We had a few good drifts with some limit catches before it slowed down.

Pink Shine Gulp was hot today.   We have a new monthly pool leader.

Rain in the forecast will keep some people home, but the winds look good and the Fluke should bite.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN



August 9, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report

Today we had some of our best Fluke fishing in a long while.   Bait fishing was best and as we said yesterday, you needed the heavy gear.   Joel had his limit and the pool fish at 7-pounds 8-ounces.   (His fish is not in the big pools.)

We rarely predict tomorrow's fishing, but we believe tomorrow will be a banner day.

BIG POOL OVER $1,000 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $600

NO GALLEY ON FRIDAY

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


August 8, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Report

We had our best fishing around the change of tides when the drift was good and had tough conditions for the middle of the day with a strong undercurrent.   There were not many keeper Fluke but short action was okay at times.
Ray Slodowski from Toms River, NJ swung the pool fish at the end of the day.

Conditions look good for tomorrow in a new area and bring your heavier gear.

BIG POOL OVER $2,000 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $500

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 7, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Report

We could not fish where we did yesterday since there was too much wind, so we headed south.   It took a little looking, but we found some nice Fluke.

Joe and Rich split the daily pool today.   The weather looks much nicer tomorrow and we think we can fish the big Fluke grounds.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN






August 6, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Monday Report

We fished lots of different grounds today finding quality Fluke.   The bow to the doors today had the best fishing.

Young Timmy Clune had a banner day with his limit, the daily pool and the lead in the monthly pool with a 5-pound 6-ounce Fluke.

It was a little warm with no breeze and the drift was tough today, but the rest of the week looks like perfect Fluke fishing conditions.

EARLY BOAT 7:00 AM – GALLEY OPEN


August 5, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Sunday Report

We never found the good fishing we had on Saturday and it was a case of you should have been here yesterday.   Tommy won the dollar pool for the first keeper and the fish held up all day to win the daily pool.   A few spots with good life, but only a keeper or two everywhere we fished.

We will be fishing some new areas tomorrow.   The weather looks good all week.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL NOW WORTH $2,000



August 4, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good Fluking Saturday

Fishing conditions were good and the Fluke were hungry with a good catch on the ANGLER today.   Everyone caught fish with some early limit catches.   Straight Gulp with no bait worked best.

The weatherman was right with spotty showers; we had one that lasted 15 minutes.   This was the best fishing we have seen in a while.   We're in the ocean but close.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


August 3, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Update

Sorry for the delay in getting reports posted; our computer was down for two days and we just got it back up.

Wednesday was a tough day with the strong Southerly wind and only a few keepers, but we had okay short life.

Thursday was a different story.   The morning was tough, but we found some Fluke on the flood tide and fishing was good with a lot of action and at least a limit or two.

Today, we had a private charter and bottom fished.

The weather forecasts have been fake news with many folks missing a nice day of Fluke fishing.   Only 50 days left in the NJ Fluke season.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


July 31, 2018 – Party Boat Angler New Big Pool Leader and Monthly Winner

Bill Gilleran
from Bridgewater, NJ caught a 7-pound 6-ounce Fluke to win the Monthly Pool of $1,600 and take the lead in the season-long Big Pool.   Bill's Fluke was 27-inches long and bit early in the day.   Fishing was not as good as yesterday, but we picked away all day at nice Fluke and Sea Bass.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT

NO GALLEY UNTIL SATURDAY

PRIVATE CHARTER ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 – NO OPEN BOAT TRIP


July 30, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Monday Report

It pays to sail early as we had good fishing as soon as we got to the grounds.   We didn't have to wait for a late bite as we had jumbo Sea Bass and big Fluke as soon as we got to the grounds.   It was an all-day bite and we even fished late as the fish were chewing and we have the best of all worlds being the first on the grounds and the option to fish late when the bite is on.   Of course, we prefer to catch them and get.   Tom the Hammer from Atlantic Highlands, NJ had a double limit early.   Kelly won the daily pool with a 6-pound Fluke plus a limit catch.   We almost had a boat limit on the Sea Bass.

Tomorrow looks good again for the ocean and it is the last day of the monthly fluke pool.   The right fluke could be worth over $2,500 tomorrow.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT AND IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE – GALLEY OPEN

PRIVATE CHARTER ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 – NO OPEN BOAT TRIP


July 29, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Sunday Report

Conditions were good to start the day, but we only had a few fish where there had been a lot the last few days.   We then went deep in the bay where we had good action on Friday.   It took forever for the current to get us moving and we had some nice keepers, but not the short action we have had lately.   Overall, it was a slow day.

On Monday, we will be back in the ocean after 10 days of a big swell.   Conditions look good so bring your heavy gear along with your normal gear.

NO GALLEY ON MONDAY

BIG POOL $1,970 AND MONTHLY POOL $1,550

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


July 28, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report

Sailing early was a big help as we had very good conditions to start the day with plenty of shorts and some nice keepers in the mix.   There was no wind all day and when we lost the current, we lost the keepers.   There were still plenty of shorts, but the ratio to keepers became 29 to 1.   Marcin from Sayreville, NJ had the pool fish today.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL IS $1,960

MONTHLY POOL IS $1,520
– Three days left to beat a 6-pound 6-ounce Fluke


July 27, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Update

On Thursday, we looked at the ocean and headed back inside where we had very good action with shorts and a few keepers mixed in.   Bill Karg from Millington, NJ had a couple of keeper Fluke and won both the daily pools.

Today, we had a private charter with T&M Associates and conditions were tough, but we had a few good anglers on board who had three keepers each.   We had to work hard (as we always do) to put a catch together.   We never give up and we fish where conditions dictate.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

PRIVATE CHARTER ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 – NO OPEN BOAT TRIP


July 24, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good Day on the Bay

We are so lucky to be able to fish in almost any wind direction and not shut out when the ocean is nasty.   Today was proof of this when all the southern boats were at the dock and we were able to find Fluke on every drift and only rocked when a boat went past.   Almost everyone had a keeper Fluke or two and more shorts than you could shake a stick at.   There were a couple of nice 23 and 24-inch Fluke with Carl Nabis winning the daily pool.   We had nice weather and a fun day.

With that said, we will take a pass on tomorrow with the forecast for rain.
WE ARE NOT SAILING WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

NEXT TRIP THURSDAY – FIRST BOAT OUT – SAILING AT 7:00 AM

PRIVATE CHARTERS ON FRIDAY, JULY 27 & FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 – NO OPEN BOAT TRIPS

BIG POOL OVER $1,900 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,400


July 23, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Update

We did not try today but we will be down on Tuesday to sail.   We wanted the day off so the easterly swell would die down.   We had plenty of shorts on Sunday, but think we can fish new grounds tomorrow.

SEE YOU IN THE AM – SAILING AT 7:00 AM

PRIVATE CHARTERS ON FRIDAY, JULY 27 & FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 – NO OPEN BOAT TRIPS


July 21, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Update

We took a pass on fishing today with the strong east winds forecast, but we will be sailing Sunday.   Tomorrow, we will let you know how Monday looks.

On Friday, we had good conditions and fished many different areas.   Most of the boat did not do well, but if you were up front, you did much better.   For example, Minnesota Joe had an early limit catch and the daily pool fish.   John Rut had two beauties, a Sea Bass and a Winter Flounder.   Rich also had a couple keeper Fluke and the one dollar first keeper pool.

BIG POOL OVER $1,900 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,300

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

PRIVATE CHARTERS ON FRIDAY, JULY 27 & FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 – NO OPEN BOAT TRIPS


July 20, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Report

The ANGLER is NOT SAILING SATURDAY, JULY 21

Friday's fishing report will be posted later.


July 19, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report

We had another nice day on the ANGLER with good people and lots of bites.   We fished all over looking for a better keeper ratio and had some Ling and Sea Bass to go with the Fluke.   Conditions were getting good at the end of the day so we fished late.   Jim Custer from Toms River, NJ was happy when he landed a 6-pound pool fish as our last Fluke of the day.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER LOOKS GOOD AND WE WILL SAIL AT 7:00 AM

BIG POOL OVER $1,800 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,300


July 18, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Report

With the North wind we went down the beach where the drift was good and we slugged away at the Fluke on every drift.   Most keepers were over 20-inches and some big Sea Bass were in in the mix.  Mike Kolanda from Garfield, NJ had the pool fish today.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – our best fishing was early today


July 16, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Monday Report

We fished a few new areas and had much better Fluking today.   The short action and keepers were far better than the last few days and we had some limit catches too.   We fished New York waters and the fluke were well over the 19-inch NY size limit.

Tom the Hammer from Atlantic Highlands, NJ took the daily pool with a 25-inch Fluke.   Gulp baits worked best today.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT





July 15, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Weekend Report

We were busy this weekend with three trips.   Overall, Fluke fishing was slow with tough conditions from the wind and moon tides.   We did manage some nice keepers, but not enough of them.   At least the weather was nice.   We just had a few limit catches.

The morning was tough today, but when conditions got better this afternoon, we started to catch.   We had a 7 1/2-pound Fluke, but it was not in the pool, so Jim Custer from Toms River, NJ won the daily pool with a 5 1/2-pound Fluke.

The Monthly Pool is over $1,200 and the season-long Big Pool is over $1,800, which means it is possible to win over $3,000.   The present leader in the season-long Big Pool is a 6-pound 15-ounce Fluke and we have had three bigger fish this past week, but not in the pool.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


July 13, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Report

We had some Fluke first thing before the other boats got out.   The drift was fast and you had to work hard.   Jim Custer quickly caught two keepers by 8:00 AM but never got his limit.   We picked all day with some doing okay while others blamed it on Friday the 13th.   Conditions hurt us today and there was only one limit catch today.

Teddy Ziegart from Hackettstown, NJ and M. Torres from Patterson, NJ had identical 5-pound Fluke to tie for the daily pool.

BIG POOL OVER $1,800 & MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,000

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


July 12, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report

We started the day by ourselves all alone with good conditions and Fluke coming over the rails.   It did not take long and we were in the middle of a fleet.   We managed to pick away until the drift got too fast.   We would have done much better without all of the boat traffic.

Big John Rut had a limit catch and won the daily pool, and he now leads the Monthly Pool with his 25 1/2- inch 6-pound 6-ounce Fluke.   John caught this fish after we left the current, but we did not find the good action we had Wednesday.  Condo Bob had a monster 24-inch Sea Bass.

7:00 AM OPEN BOAT – FIRST BOAT OUT


July 11, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Report

After a few slow days we looked at the forecast for today and said we would fish a new area.   Well we had an early tide change and we knew we only had a short window to find the Fluke.   To make a long story short, they were right where we figured and it was game on until the current picked up and we had to leave.   We told everyone we would get another shot at the end of the tide and we sure did.

We had very good action with limit catches and Dave Woodson from Dover, NJ is our new Monthly Pool leader with a 5-pound 12-ounce Fluke.   We were the first to find the Fluke, but we know there will be plenty of followers to cash in on our scouting.

We will get an extra hour on Thursday but when it is over it will be over.   Tomorrow is the perfect day to sail at 7:00 AM, which is what we do!   When we worked for Freddy Coles of the FREDDY C, he taught us that if you stop the boat and the fish are biting you should have been there earlier.

Bring your heavy gear plus your regular stuff

MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,000 & BIG POOL OVER $1,700 – A new leader would not be surprising

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


July 10, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Report

A nice day again with good conditions, but only a pick on the keeper Fluke.   We were glad to see Morris Barn from Irvington, NJ win the daily pool as he has fished with us for over 40 years.

We will be fishing in a new area on Wednesday

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


July 9, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Monday Report

A great day on the water with perfect conditions, but only a pick on Fluke.   We may have missed the bite because we had fish as soon as we stopped.   Some of our best fishing was at the end of the day so we fished late.   Bill Chiavarini from Piscataway, NJ got the pool fish on the last drift.   We took a quick look in the ocean, but only found shorts.

THE WEATHER LOOKS GOOD ALL WEEK

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL OVER $1,700


July 8, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Sunday Report

Drew McCoy
from Wanamassa, NJ had a 28- inch 8 3/4-pound beauty of a Fluke for Sunday's pool fish.   Once again, the angler was not in the big pools.   We started the day in the ocean with plenty of shorts but only a few keepers.   There was a big swell that we are sure did not help.   We had to stay late for good conditions and had good action with some big Fluke.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


July 7, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report

With the east wind, we could not fish the ocean and spent the day inside where conditions were okay.   We did not have the good fishing we saw before the storm.   Jim Valvis from Woodlawn Park, NJ had a limit catch and the pool fish.

Tomorrow looks like we can get back to the ocean.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


July 6, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Update

We did not try to go fishing today and we had a mega amount of rain locally.   The weekend weather is looking good and much cooler.

As we said yesterday, we are fishing on the ocean so bring your heavier gear along with the lighter gear since you may need to put the weight on at times.   Be prepared.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


July 5, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report

Fishing was not as good as yesterday.   We had some Fluke in different areas and we had a few limit catches, but some areas only had shorts and some only had a few bites.   We have been fishing in the ocean during the past two days.   George and Paul tied for the daily pool.

The ANGLER will NOT sail on Friday, July 6 with the forecast for rain

NEXT TRIP SATURDAY JULY 7


July 4, 2018 – Party Boat Angler 4th of July Big Fluke and Limits

We had a lot more people than most 4th of July holidays maybe because it fell on a Wednesday.   The pool fish was a 9-pound 4-ounce Fluke caught by Chong Chae from Englewood, NJ and again the fish was not in the big pools.

There were some limit catches around the boat in the bow, stern and mid-ships.   If you had your Mojo working you did well.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – AND IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

GALLEY OPEN


July 3, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Report

Better fishing today and it got nice on the water when the breeze came.   It was hot for a while with no wind, but the Fluke turned on when the drift picked up.   Both bait fishing and jigging payed off today.

The weather looks good tomorrow and it is normally a slow day and not crowded.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – we get you back at 2:00 PM so you miss the traffic


June 30, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Fluke Report

No one could beat John Brock from Clinton, NJ who led the Monthly and Big Season Pool for a month with his 6-pound 15-ounce Fluke.   He wins $1,560 for the June Monthly Pool.   Congrats!

A new Monthly Pool starts tomorrow and a novel aspect of the pool is the leader fishes for half-fare while he leads.   John still leads the Big Season Pool worth over $1,600.

Conditions were a bit tough today yet some did okay like Archie Stewart from Nutley, NJ who had a limit catch and won the daily pool.

We do not know about tomorrow, but it was hot at the dock yet nice on the water.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 29, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Fluke Report

We had nice conditions for most of the day.   It was mostly keepers when we started the day with no measurement needed as the Fluke averaged over 22 inches.   The action slowed at slack tide, but when we got the tide and wind together, we had our best drift of the day with 19 keepers.

Jack Carberry from Long Valley, NJ won the pool with a 6-pound Fluke.   We had some folks with limit catches and some folks with two keepers.

MONTHLY POOL ENDS TOMORROW
Worth over $1,500 with a 6-pound 15-ounce Fluke in the lead

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 28, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good Thursday Fluking

Not many people around with the nasty thunderstorms this morning, but the weather was nice for 90% of the day and we were close to a boat limit of Fluke.   We only had 15 minutes of rain.   Dan was high hook with six keepers and Duane Moeller from New York City had the pool fish.   Everyone had a least one keeper and that’s good.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

TWO DAYS LEFT IN THE MONTHLY POOL WORTH OVER $1,500


June 27, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Report

Conditions were okay to start the day, but we only had a few fish where we found them on Tuesday.   We found some keepers, but staying on them was tough.   We found better conditions to end the day and the bite was on.   Not everyone had keepers, but there were folks around the boat with two and three nice fish.   Bill Karg from Millington, NJ won the pool today.

The winds look okay for tomorrow with a slight chance of a morning shower.   We will be sailing with only three days left in the Monthly Pool, which is over $1,500.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – SORRY, NO GALLEY


June 26, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good Fluking Continues

Conditions were tough again today with wind against the tide, but we were happy with the amount of Fluke we caught.   It was much easier to hold the bottom and everyone had plenty of action.   Keeper Fluke came over the rails all around the boat.

Paul Schkular from Kinnelon, NJ had his 9-year old grandson Paul with him today and he showed granddad how to catch the big one when he caught a 6 1/4-pound pool winner.   Tomorrow should be good.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL AND MONTHLY POOL BOTH OVER $1,500


June 25, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Monday Report

A lot more wind than forecast, which made for a fast drift.   Tough conditions, but we were able to hang in and put a catch together.   A lot more shorts than we have been seeing.   We had some limit catches and all the keepers were over 19-inches as we were fishing in New York waters.   Vinny from Mahwah, NJ had a 6-pound pool fish.

BIG POOL AND MONTHLY POOL BOTH OVER $1,500

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 24, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Nice Sunday

After not sailing for a few days, it was good to get back into the Fluke.   We had nice weather for a change.   Once again, it paid to be out early as the bite was on when we started with not much boat traffic.   We had our first limit at 9:00 AM and we had the Fluke coming until a passing ship killed it.   We found a few keepers in other areas, but we were glad for the first few drifts.

Most of the keepers were quality fish with Kang Artly taking the pool with a nice 7-pound Fluke.  He was not in the big pools.

BIG POOL AND MONTHLY BOTH OVER $1,400
with a 6-pound 15-ounce Fluke leading

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 21, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report and Update

Not much drift today, but some jiggers did very well with limits plus.   Scott Rever had our first limit at 8:40 AM.   There were many limit catches today.   Sara Burton had a great day with a 27-inch pool fish and a couple of limits.

THE ANGLER IS NOT SAILING FRIDAY, JUNE 22

The east wind expected on Friday would kill us where we are fishing and we do not think there are many Fluke where you could fish.


June 20, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday BIG FLUKE

We spent the morning Fluke fishing in New York waters and only kept Fluke over 19 inches, the legal NY size and had many fish over 24 inches.   We had a great bite until a ship came and killed it for a while.   There were many limit catches again today and Jon from Englewood, NJ had Fluke over 6 pounds to take the daily pool.

There may be a shower Thursday morning, but the winds look okay.

BIG POOL AND MONTHLY POOL BOTH OVER $1,400

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 18, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Fluke, Fluke, Fluke

For five days in a row, we have been doing better and better.   We were just shy of a boat limit today with Fluking like the old days.   Limit catches were the norm and Big John and Big John kept their streak with double limits again today for five trips in a row.   Marvin Tyler from Newark, NJ had his limit plus the pool fish today.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT AND IT PAYS TO SAIL EARLY – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL OVER $1,400 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,300


June 16, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report

The Fluke were chewing today and the folks who could jig caught them all day.
Jim Custer had our first limit catch at 9:02 AM, and by 11:00 AM, we had nine limit catches.   Rickie won the daily pool with a 6-pound Fluke.   Today was a good day to be a party boat captain.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL OVER $1,200 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,100




June 15, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good Fluking Continues

We had good Fluking again on Friday and we have averaged between 40 and 50 keeper Fluke for the past few trips with limit catches and quality Fluke.   It has been windy and you have to adjust, but we get the job done on the ANGLER with some of the best Fluke anglers around.   Gordon Underwant from Bath, PA was out with his family and won today's pool with a nice 6-pound Fluke.

FIRST BOAT OUT BY 7:00 AM – GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL OVER $1,200 AND MONTHLY POOL OVER $1,100


June 14, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report

When conditions were right, we had very good fluking today.   We had a few limits today.
And they were nice fish.

John Brock from Clinton, NJ did it again today.   He is leading the Big Pool with an 8-pound 15-ounce Fluke and he won the daily pool again today.   What is so impressive is that he had his limit again today at 9:07 AM.   Every week he and his friend John fish side by side with different rigs and limit out.   They both had a limit today and in four trips, they caught well over 30 keepers.

100 DAYS LEFT IN THE FLUKE SEASON AND THE FISH ARE HERE

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT AND IT PAYS TO SAIL EARLY – GALLEY OPEN


June 13, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Fluke Report

It took a while today for the Fluke to bite today.   We started where we had good fishing yesterday and had to return hours later to put a catch together.   Most folks did okay today with Archie having five keepers again today and Dennis Fuchs from Cranford, NJ winning the daily pool 2 days in a row and 3 out of 4 trips.

The weather looks good for a while so join the fun.

Big Pool is over $1,150 and the Monthly Pool is over $1,000

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 12, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Fluke Report

Sailing early pays off as the conditions were perfect to start the day and we had limit catches with a few folks catching five keepers.   Bait was best and you have to pay attention to what is hot.   We had our best drift of the year with 22 keeper Fluke.   When the southeast wind came it killed the good bite, but we still picked.   Dennis Fuchs from Cranford, NJ won his second daily pool in a row with a 5-pound Fluke.

The weather is looking good for a nice stretch and we will be catching Fluke.

DON'T WAIT AT THE DOCK AND BE LATE!

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


June 10, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Sunday Report

We had some keepers first thing this morning with the advantage of sailing early the we had to fight wind against the tide for the outgoing tide.   When we finally got the drift we banged away at the keepers and shorts with some catching their limit plus.

Juan Cortz from Bayonne, NJ had a nice 35+ inch Fluke to take the pool.   It was thin and only weighted 5-pounds.   Juan also had a limit catch.

We are NOT going to sail Monday June 11.   The forecast calls for stronger east winds and the ebb tide will be later which means there will be no drift for most of the day.   We could catch a few fish in the bay, but you will do much better later in the week.

NEXT TRIP 7:00 AM TUESDAY JUNE 12 – FIRST BOAT OUT AND GALLEY OPEN

BIG POOL OVER $1,100


June 9, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report

We had some of our best Fluke fishing of the season today.   The conditions were tough with not much drift and we had to use the engines to push us along.   We had many limit catches and the stern was really hot.   Many Fluke had shrimp in their bellies and bait and Gulp baits worked well.

SAILING 7:00 AM – FIRST BOAT OUT


June 8, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Report

We picked and slugged away where we found the fish yesterday and had some nice keeper Fluke.

Bait seemed to be the ticket, but jigs and Gulp worked too.  The bite turned off when we lost the drift, but turned back on when the drift returned.
 
Dennis Daniale from Cliffwood, NJ had his second pool in a row with a nice 25-inch pool fish.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN




June 7, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Report

Good Fluke fishing today with limit catches.   John Brock had his limit and is the new leader in both pools with a nice 6-pound 15-ounce Fluke.

SAILING 7:00 AM – FIRST BOAT OUT


June 6, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Wednesday Report

We fished the ocean today for the first time and didn't have good conditions for the early part of the day with too fast a drift.   However, when conditions got right we had good fishing.   We think Thursday will be a good day if the forecast holds.

Joe the Plumber from Sayreville, NJ had todays pool.   Suggest bringing some heavy gear again tomorrow although we may start where the lighter gear works.   Our Big Pool is over $100.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN




June 5, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday Report

We fished many spots and had our best fishing in our Bay.   Mostly keepers and a few shorts plus a limit or two.

Ray Slodowski from Toms River, NJ had a couple of keepers and a 5-pound pool fish.

Conditions look good to fish the deep tomorrow.   Bring your heavy gear.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


June 2, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Saturday Report

We started the day with good action and some big Fluke mixed in with very good short life.   Charlie Dehart from Staten Island, NY had the dollar pool and daily pool fish on the first drift.   We had limit catches, but only picked for the last half of the trip.

The weather forecast is for east winds up to 30 knots on Sunday and Monday!

WE WILL NOT SAIL UNTIL 7:00 AM TUESDAY JUNE 5


June 1, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Friday Report and Update

Friday started out with heavy rain and ended up hot and humid.   Not everyone had keeper Fluke today, but it paid to sail early since we had our first limit catch at 8:30 AM, which is before many other boats even start fishing.   Conditions were tough for most of the day with not much drift.   Charlie Oh from Martinsville, NJ won the pool today.

We have had a week of Fluke fishing and here are a few observations.   Bait has been best on most days with our best fishing in the middle of the boat.  Also, pay attention to color as it has changed each day.   There has not been much life in the Bay but the Fluke keep coming in every day.

Saturday's weather forecast looks good with light winds and most of the rain will be in South Jersey and arrive later in the afternoon.   We hope the weatherman got it right.

The weather on Sunday and Monday does NOT look good and we doubt that we will shape up.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


May 31, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Thursday Very Good Fluking

Not many people down today as the forecast every day has been crappy.   However, the weather was better today than yesterday and the fishing was hot.   Skip had our first limit Fluke catch of the day at 9 AM and the fishing got better from then until noontime when the outgoing tide got moving.   Gulp baits were best today and everyone went home with Fluke.

Friday looks like the best weather day for a while and Saturday may be okay, but we have doubts about Sunday and Monday.   We should not have these weather problems in June.

It has not been easy finding Fluke because there are so many places that we have not been able to try.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT


May 29, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good Fluke Fishing

We had good Fluke fishing today and this morning was the best.   Limit catches again today.   Jay Slomovitz from Springfield, NJ had six keepers to 5-pounds and won the pool.   Bait worked best today.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT EVERY DAY


May 28, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Memorial Day Good Fluking

We had another good day with good conditions and a lot more action.   Almost everyone had keepers up to a high hook of four.   Dennis Daniales from Cliffwood Beach, NJ had a 6-pound Fluke for the pool.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT EVERY DAY


May 26, 2018 – Party Boat Angler More Big Fluke With Limits

We had another nice day of Fluke fishing on the ANGLER with limit catches.   Lenin Arevalo from Elmwood Park, NJ took the daily pool with a 7+ pound Fluke.   Big Mike from Jackson, NJ had a limit catch and took the lead in our Big Pools with a 5-pound 13-ounce Fluke.

The weatherman is calling for some showers tomorrow, which will keep most people home, but we will be fishing.

7:00 AM FIRST BOAT OUT – GALLEY OPEN


May 25, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good FLUKE Opener

If you ask Vinny from The Reel Seat, he will tell you it pays to sail early as he had the Angler's first limit catch at 8:15 AM, which is before many boats even wet a line.

The pool fish weighed 8 pounds and was 27 inches long.   There were many quality keepers.

Today's pool fish was not entered in our big pools and Big John is in the lead.

SAILING 6:00 AM SATURDAY AND RETURN AT 2:00 PM


May 24, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Here Come The FLUKE2018-05-24-bottom-fishing-095350-tn

We finished bottom fishing today with a mixed bag of Ling, Sea Bass, Flounder and Porgies, plus some nice Tog.  And some big Fluke that went back until tomorrow.

The ANGLER starts Fluke Fishing tomorrow, May 25

FIRST BOAT OUT – SAILING AT 6:00 AM FRIDAY & SATURDAY

THE WEATHER LOOKS GREAT – GALLEY OPEN


May 23, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Sea Bass & Ling

Fishing was okay today with some folks catching Sea Bass limits, and there were more Ling in the mix.   The morning was mostly Sea Bass, but we had a better mix in the afternoon.

Dennis Stock had his limit of Sea Bass along with some Ling and won the pool.

The ANGLER is Bottom Fishing tomorrow at 7:00 AM








May 21, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Monday Update

We had a good gang of ANGLER bottom fishing regulars today.  Sea Bass fishing was good again today, but there were many more shorts.   Most folks had 6 to 10 keepers.   There were some nice Ling in the mix.   We tried Ling fishing the end of the day, but it was only a pick.   Tom the Hammer from Atlantic Highlands, NJ took the pool with a 19-inch Sea Bass.

The ANGLER is NOT SAILING TUESDAY

Our next trips are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 AM – Galley Open


May 20, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Good Sea Bass Fishing

It looks like lots of fish moved in while the weather kept us tied to the dock.   We only needed two drops to get the job done with plenty of SEA BASS limits with some Ling mixed in.   Some surprise Mackerel and Fluke also came over the rail.

Monday looks good as does Wednesday and Thursday.  We will look at Tuesday's weather tomorrow, but the other three days look very nice.

SPECIAL FLUKE TRIPS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY – 6 AM to 2 PM





May 16, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Update

Opening day FLUKE on Friday 5/25 and Saturday 5/26 will be special early trips from 6 AM to 2 PM.
The fare for these trips is $75.


May 15, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday

We sailed early which was a plus as the ocean was nice in the AM, but the strong south wind into a hard ebb tide in the afternoon slowed the bite.   Some spots were okay with the Sea Bass and Ling and others were mostly Ling.   Inshore was much better than the deep.   Folks caught some big Sea Bass and Ling, but he pool went to a jumbo Winter Flounder caught by ANGLER regular Anna.

Our next trip is Thursday at 7:00 AM.
   We normally do not catch much after a strong Southerly blow and it is blowing right now.

The spring weather this year has been some of the worst in years.


May 11, 2018 – Party Boat ANGLER Ling

We had better fishing than expected given the poor reports lately.   The LING were all big with everyone catching from a few to 10 or 12.   Carl Nabias from Pompton Plains, NJ had the pool with a slob Ling.   We had to throw back some nice Tog and Sea Bass.

We are sailing Saturday at 7:00 AM.  We are not sure about Sunday and Monday.

6:00 AM Tuesday is the Sea bass opener.

Our Galley is open.


May 6, 2018 – We're back!

The ANGLER will start its 2018 Fishing Season on FRIDAY MAY 11.

We will be bottom fishing for LING & COD from 7 AM to 2 PM every day (weather permitting).

The New Jersey BLACK SEA BASS season opens on Tuesday, May 15 and we will then target LING & SEA BASS.

The New Jersey FLUKE season opens on Friday, May 25 and we will switch to DAILY FLUKE TRIPS from May 25 through September 22.   The Fluke season increased 17 days this year.   Take advantage of it!


January 8, 2018 – We are DONE for the winter season.

That's all folks!   The cold weather got finally us!   Thanks to all who fished with us.   Stay warm and we'll see you in the spring.


December 28, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Thursday update.    The ANGLER will not be sailing until after this cold snap is over and it could be some time.   It is just starting to make ice in the Atlantic Highlands harbor.


December 22, 2017 – Party Boat ANGLER Friday report.    We had a flat calm ocean to start the day.   We said we would start the day with jigs on and stop for Striped Bass if the birds were up.   Normally, it is the kiss of death to try for yesterday's fish, but they were up and feeding.   The Bass were mostly shorts and slot fish with a few over 38 inches.   During the hour that we jigged, HH had over a dozen Stripers.

We then switched to Tog and had a good bite with our best keeper ratio of the day.   The south wind came on when we got the ebb tide it got rolley.   The bite got better, but the size shrunk.   It was not as good as yesterday when we had a northwest wind.   Chet won another tog pool.

Presently, the weather looks good from Wednesday on with northwest winds.   It will be cold, but it's our last chance at Tog with a six fish limit.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM THE ANGLER CREW AND FAMILY



Just as a reminder, the ANGLER is an open party fishing boat and you don't need to make reservations.   This applies to all of our regularly scheduled fishing trips.   Like other party boats, we work on a first come, first serve basis, so all you need to do is arrive at the boat anywhere from one to one-half hour before sailing time.  


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