08/14/2016 The Frank Ruddy charter joined Capt Paul for a couple of hours of Fluke fishing. Along with Frank were fishing buddies Mark, Jay, Allen & Angelo. Paul got out a little later this morning and when he arrived on the Fluke grounds he joined several other boats that were off to a rough start. There was no wind and with little to no drift we had a tough time getting started. All the guys could do was work their way thru the short Fluke and Skates. The first decent Fluke to hit the deck was a nice 24" fish. When the wind came on later in the morning the guys added 3 more Fluke to the catch along with over 20 shorts and a good number of Skates. With the west wind came the Flies by the hundreds. It got so intense that the crew decided to call it a day and enjoyed the ride home in a comfortable Air Conditioned cabin. I am sailing an Open Boat Fluke trip on Friday Aug. 19th. E-Mail or call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
08/13/2016 Paul had the Mike Frenzel charter on board today. Making up Mike's group were Marc, Lisa, Cliff, Paul & Ed. Paul got on the grounds with a few of the early boats and the day started off on the slow side. With no wind and practically no drift the crew picked away on the short Fluke and Skates. They boxed 6 nice Fluke before losing the drift totally. When the wind came on the bite improved and another 7 Fluke were put on ice. Overall it was not a bad day. We went home with 13 Fluke and spent the day with a bunch of nice people. A nice body of Fluke has moved into our area. Now is the time to get out and catch a few of these good eating fish. We are scheduled to sail Open Boat Fluke trips on Aug. 15th & 19th. E-Mail or call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
08/07/2016 Capt. Paul ran an Open Boat fluke trip today. On board we had Joe, Steve, Tom, Craig & Ed. Paul ran back to the area where he had them the other day and despite the less than perfect conditions the Fluke bite was good. The crew put together a decent catch of 9 keeper Fluke while releasing nearly 40 shorts. They also had a couple of nice Seabass. The hot hand today was Bounty Hunter regular Joe who accounted for 7 of the 9 Fluke in the box. Way to go Joe! We are scheduled to sail Open Boat Fluke trips on Aug 11th & 12th. E-Mail or call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
08/05/2016 Paul had the Matt MacSherry charter on board today. Filling out Matt's group were Greg, Mack, Gary, Mick & Steve. Paul fished closer to home today and the day started slow. After a few hours we finally got some wind and the Fluke started to bite. The guys had plenty of action with short Fluke but managed to put together a decent catch of 9 keepers. Mick had the hot hand today. He added 2 nice size Fluke to the catch the first measured 23" and he followed up with a 26" beauty. The MacSherrys have been fishing with us for over 10 years and it's always a good time when they are on board. We are scheduled to run Open Boat Fluke trips on Aug. 8th, 9th, 11th & 12th. E-Mail or call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
08/04/2016 Today we had the Rick Wilson charter on board the Bounty Hunter. Rick was fishing with friends that flew in from Michigan to enjoy a day of ocean fishing. Along with Rick were Mark, Tom & Chad. A big heave left over from the Northeast winds made for difficult conditions. Paul made a stop and the crew got their Seabass limit. They went on to catch plenty of short Porgies but only managed to put 4 Keepers on ice. They followed up by putting two 20" Fluke. in the box and releasing over 20 shorts. They had a little bit of everything but the big numbers were not there today. On the plus side they caught a beautiful weather day and everyone had a good time. We are sailing Open Boat Fluke trips on Aug. 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th & 12th. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your Spot
07/30/2016 Paul ran an Open Boat trip today. On board we had Jon, Maria, Tom, Pete, James & Mike. Paul ran north and got on the rough bottom. The lack of wind in the AM made for slow to no drift conditions. The crew picked a few keeper size Fluke and had plenty of shorts. The on coming south wind later in the day did not help as more shorts were caught along with a few more keepers. When we called it a day we had 8 Fluke in the box along with a couple of Seabass and 1 Ling. Over 60 short Fluke were released. We had a nice day with a good crew. Hope to see them back soon. Next Open Boat Fluke trips will be on Aug. 1st & 6th & 7th. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
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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