11/26/2016 The John Carlson charter returned to the Bounty Hunter. Along with John were Robert, Chris O., Sean, Chris P, & Mark. Paul got an early start and arrived on the grounds in the dark. He had good reads on the bait and Bass. Casting Shads and Poppers for the first hour did not produce a fish so we went to the Spoons. We had our 2 first Bass of the day in the boat within 10 minutes. We went on to Troll 10 Unders up to 39" Keeping a boat limit of 8 and releasing 2. We put out a Shad rig and added 2 Bonus fish to the catch along with 2 Blues. The Top water bite never materialized today. We spent a nice day with a good crew. I am sailing Open Boat Striper trips on Dec. 4th, 5th, 6th 7th & 8th. Now is the time to catch a few. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
11/25/2016 Long time Bounty Hunter Supporter Ken Steiner was on board today. Ken had his regular crew with him consisting of Jim, Bob, Matt & Dennis. Paul fished the same area where he had them yesterday and Ken's crew was not disappointed. The bite was on in minutes and the only way to describe it was Epic Top Water Action. No Trolling today only casting Shads and Poppers for the full day. By 9AM the guys had their Boat limit catch of Unders up to 38" along with 5 Bonus Fish. Dennis brought his Fly Rod and had 5 Bass casting a Salt Water Fly. By mid morning the bite slowed and when we started for home we had landed over 35 Bass up to 38" for the day. Ken has been fishing with us for 20 years and this was his 15th consecutive Black Friday trip on the Bounty Hunter. Before leaving he Booked next years Black Friday. That's a loyal customer. I am sailing Open Boat Striper trips on Dec 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th. Now is the time to catch a few. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve a spot.
11/23/2016 Today the Mike Cuttitta charter joined Paul. Along with Mike were Tom, Dave, Frank, Eddie & Ron. Paul ran back to where he left the Bass yesterday and we had immediate action. The guys spent the day casting Shads & Jigs. The count for the day was well over 20 Stripers with the guys keeping a boat limit of Unders Plus a boat Limit of Bonus fish. The largest fish of the day was a nice fat 40" Striper which was caught by Mike and released. Always a pleasure to have this crew on the boat. I am running Open Boat Blackfish Trip on Dec. 1st. Since The Stripers may be around for a while The Dec. 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th have been changed to Open Boat Striped Bass trips. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday. We are taking the day off but will be back at it on Friday.
11/22/16 Capt. Paul had the Steve Lopez charter out today. Along with Steve were Eduardo, Miguel & Jose. Paul ran back to the area that was holding bait along with a good number of Bass. 3 of the crew on board were newbies to Ocean fishing and gave casting Shads a try but after an hour did not have much to show for their effort. Paul put out the Mojos and it was game on as the Crew landed a boat limit of unders up to 39", Three 27" Bonus fish and released 6 Unders up to 30". Along the way they also fought and landed 6 Big Blues. It was a good day of Bass fishing and we may have found 3 new customers. I will be running Open Boat Blackfish trips on Dec. 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th. If you like Tog fishing give me a call at 732-323-8700.
11/19/2016 Today the Tom Elam charter was on board the Bounty Hunter. Tom's crew was made up by Burt, Nate, Joel, Dan & Kyle. Paul found the Bunker schools north of our inlet and the crew Snagged and Dropped live baits. We had several bumps but no hook ups. We could see Bass working the bunker schools on the surface so we put out the spoons and trolled. We landed 1 Bass and never got a second bite. Before calling it a day we landed 1 lone Bluefish and that was all the action we saw. As Tom was waiting for a Rod to go off I'm sure he was thinking about the 51 Lb. Bass he trolled with us back in June. It was a nice day with an understanding crew. It looks like we will be tied up at the Dock for a couple of days as Gale force winds with gusts up to 45 Knots are forecast. Be back at it on Tuesday
11/18/2016 Today we had the Matt MacSherry charter on board. Along with Matt were regulars Gary, Greg, Dom, Mick & Mack. Today we were going to target Blackfish, So with an early start we ran up to the grounds and made drops on a few piles. The fishing was not good as we spent most of the morning fighting wind against the tide conditions. It was not until the tide change that the Tog finally started to chew. We had a steady pick but it was not good enough for a limit. The final count showed we had 25 Tog up to 7 lbs. in the box.It's always a fun day when these guys are on the boat. They will be back in 2 weeks.
11/17/2016 Capt. Paul had long time Bounty Hunter customer Rich Dagostino on board today. Rich had his regular crew with him which was filled out by Dillon, Mike, Mark, Michael and Rich's Son Paul. Paul headed back to the spot where he had them good the last 2 days but found no love as the area showed very little life. Paul spent the next few hours searching but only managed 1 Bass on a Spoon. Around Noon the area exploded with Alligator Blues everywhere with Bass mixed in. The crew fished Livies, Cast Shads and Trolled Spoons. They caught all 3 ways but the "Alligators" controlled the Bite. When it ended the guys had 3 nice Unders in the box along with 18 very large Blues.
A cancellation has made Nov. 29th available for a Striped Bass Charter. If anyone is interested call 732-323-8700.
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