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Fishing Reports

07/23/2016 The John Carlson charter returned to the Bounty Hunter for a day of Fluke fishing. Rounding out John's crew were Mike, Mark, Chris & John. Paul got up to the rough bottom and a couple of the guys decided to drag bait and the others fished with Bucktails. At days end we had 6 keepers in the box. 3 caught on Bucktails and 3 caught on bait. So go figure which way is best. Aside from the keeper Fluke we lost count of the shorts that were released. We do know that there were a lot. Open Boat sailings for Fluke are scheduled for July 25th, 26th, & 31st. The trip scheduled for the 30th is now full. To get in on one of these trips call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

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07/22/2015 The Pat Vannest family joined Capt. Paul for their annual charter on the Bounty Hunter. Although Pat and her husband Rick and Son Brett live in Texas they try to get up to NJ as often as possible to enjoy a day of fishing at the Jersey Shore. Today was scheduled to be a Bluefish trip but with the fishing being a little slow they opted to switch to Fluke. Not being familiar with Bucktails they chose to drag bait in the sand as they always did. Despite the fast drift they put 7 nice keepers in the box and released a ton of shorts. It's always been a fun day when this crowd is on the boat and today was no different. Open Boat Fluke Sailings are scheduled for July 25th, 26th & 31st. An Open Boat Bluefin Tuna trip is scheduled for July 27th. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

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07/21/2016 Paul had the Don Beshada charter on board today. Don could not make the day so he sent his friend Dave Mcfadden to fill the trip. Along with Dave were his Son Luke and his friend Bryan. It was not a good day for us. Conditions were not good and the best we could do was pick thru the short Fluke. When the picking was done we had 4 Nice Fluke on ice, the largest just under 6 lbs. Other than the fishing it was another good day with a group of die hard anglers. Running Open Boat Fluke trips on July 26th, 27th, 30th & 31st. Plus an Open Boat Bluefin Tuna trip on July 27th. Get in a trip of your choice by calling 731-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

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07/17/2016 Paul ran an Open Boat trip today. On board he had long time customers Michael and Paul. They were joined by newcomers Tony and his son Drew. Paul sailed north and worked the rough bottom. The crew got off to a good start and boxed 5 Keepers, The largest at 25" landed by Drew. With slack water and no drift Paul put the guys on the Seabass. They boxed their legal limit of Seabass along with a couple of Ling and then ran back to the Fluke grounds where they added another 4 Fluke to the catch. We finished up with a legal limit of Seabass, 2 Ling and 9 Fluke, while releasing over 40 shorts. I am sailing Open Boat Fluke trips On July 25th & 26th. Also sailing Open Boat for Bluefin Tuna on July 27th. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot on any of these trips.

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07/16/2016 Paul had the boys from the Teague Lumber Company on board today.The group consisted of Ryan, Rob, Rich, Thomas, Rodrigo & Tom. The guys just wanted to spend the day on the water and were willing to fish for whatever would bite. Paul made a few stops on rough bottom and they put together a nice catch of Mackeral, a few Blues, 30 Ling and a Legal Limit of Seabass. A perfect weather day with a good crew. We were however greeted at the dock by the torrential downpour. Sailing Open Boat Bluefin Tuna on July 27th. Also, Open Boat Fluke on July 25th & 26th. Pick your Species and call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

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07/10/2016 Paul had the Mike Lewis Clan on board today for their annual fishing charter. Along with Mike were Michael Jr., Ryan, Tyler and Nicole. Mike was looking to take home some Ling fillets and was limited on time. So Paul set out for 2 piles in deeper water and the bite was good. Big problem of the day was getting away from the pesky Seabass. It seams like they were everywhere. When Mike & crew put 50 Ling on ice plus a Legal boat limit of Seabass we called it a day and were back at the dock by 1PM. Always fun to fish with Mike and his Family and after doing it for more than 20 yrs. it never gets dull. Spots are available on the Open Boat Fluke trips scheduled for July 15th, 17th & 18th. Call 732-323-8700 To reserve your spot.

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07/08/2016 Capt Paul ran another Open Boat Fluke trip today. On board we had all Bounty Hunter regulars Mike, Carl, Dwight, Mike, Jeff & John. Cleared the Inlet into a calm ocean and headed off to the rough bottom. With little movement we spent the AM picking on Short Fluke with the occasional short Seabass. Later in the AM when we finally got a drift the bite improved and the guy's boxed 10 nice Fluke a couple of Seabass and Ling. Overall it was a good day with a good crew. Spots are still available for the Open Boat Fluke trips scheduled for July 15th, 17th & 18th. If you like eating Fluke now is the time to come out and catch a few. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

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