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Party Fishing Boat ANGLER - Atlantic Highlands, NJ May 26, 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

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.


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.


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



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.


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.


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.


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.  


Our sister vessel, the VOYAGER is an 100-foot all aluminum supercruiser powered by three turbocharged diesel engines making her fast, spacious and very comfortable for deep sea fishing.   Amenities include a heated and air conditioned main cabin with booth seating, a full galley, heated handrails for cold weather fishing, and an upper sundeck with plenty of seating.

The VOYAGER sails from the dock at Fishermen's Supply Co. located at 69 Channel Drive in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

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