06/08/2014 Today we had the Mike Ratlift charter on board the Bounty Hunter. We found the Bunker schools off Spring Lake and had no problem filling the live well. While snagging, a Bass inhaled a Bunker and we had our first fish in the box 10 minutes later. Paul moved up the line and fished the schools from the Rocks south. We had few misses but Mike and his crew did a good job adding 3 more nice Bass to the catch. That gave us 4 for for the day. We had great weather and an opportunity to spend the day with a great bunch of guys.
06/07/2014 Today we had the Jerry Mahaffey charter on board the Bounty Hunter. Jerry and his crew were all new to Seabass fishing. During the first hour there was a lot of instruction going on but the guy's were quick learners. Paul worked several local wrecks and the crew gave a very good account of themselves boxing 66 nice Seabass and 7 Ling. It was a nice day on the water with a great group of guys. We hope to see them in the future.
06/06/2014 Matt MacSherry returned to the Bounty Hunter with his crew made up of Mac, Jason, Dom & Gary. The guy's had a Seabass limit catch last week and were looking to repeat. Paul set up on a couple of pieces in deeper water and we had a good early morning pull boxing just under 50 Seabass on the first 2 stops. With the start of a south current the bite slowed and the guy's had to work hard to get what they needed. Paul worked 4 more pieces and by noon the guys boxed a 5 man limit catch totaling 75 nice Seabass along with 8 Ling. 6 nice Tog were released.
06/04/2014 We had the Brian McFadden charter on board the Bounty Hunter today. We got an early start and found some Seabass on our first stop. The crew put a dozen in the box then by 8AM we had a wicked south current running and on the next two stops the bite had slowed down to an occasional pick. By noon we only had 40 Seabass in the box. Paul decided to run for deeper water. The bite improved and the fish were larger.When it was decided to call it a day we had 71 large Seabass in the box plus 9 Ling. We also released over a dozen nice Tog. It was not easy fishing. Brian's crew worked for every fish in the box.
06/03/2014 Capt. Paul ran his last scheduled June Open Boat Seabass trip today. On board we had Tom, Ryan, John, Bob, Ed & Joe. All Bounty Hunter customers. The strong south winds from yesterday slowed the Seabass bite down. We made 4 drops today only to find life on 3. On the first two we had a sluggish bite boxing 53 Seabass. The 3rd stop produced zero. On the 4th and final stop the bottom was alive with large Seabass. The boys went to work and filled the cooler with 37 more quality Seabass finishing with a 6 man limit catch of 90 Seabass. We left them biting and started for home. Another good day with a good crew of regulars that know how to Bottom fish.
06/02/2014 Long time Bounty Hunter customer Steve Senff was on board today. Along with Steve were Rob, Lou, Gene, Tom & Steve. The Bunker were easier to snag today and we had 40 pieces in no time. Running up to the spot that we struggled on yesterday we found the area barren of bait & fish. Paul ran a few miles to the south and set up on some good reads. We had our first Bass of the day within a half hour of fishing and what A Bass it was. For the second time in less than 2 weeks we broke the 50 lb. mark when Lou landed a 51lb. beauty. It was his PB and he chose to keep the fish. She was a spawned out female measuring 53 1/2" in length. Over the next few hours we had over 10 pick ups with out a hook set but in between the misses we managed to put another 5 large Bass in the boat. The second largest fish was a 38 lb. Bass boated by Steve Senff. The remaining 4 Bass were all over 20 lbs. We spent the day with a great crew and had a good time with lots of laughs. We are booked every day from tomorrow until the last week of June. We will resume Open Boat Trips in July.
06/01/2014 Paul had the Abe Coban charter on board today. We got an early start and found the bunker off Belmar. One throw of the net from Capt. Darren and we were on our way. Paul found a good strech of bait and Bass reads between Asbury and Long Branch, so we worked the area all day. It was frustrating to say the least. Bass around the boat for most of the day crashing our baits but no hook up's. Big Bass on the surface around the boat but refusing to commit. Finally we landed our first and only Bass. Stopped on a large school of Bass on the way in did some snag and drop fishing but no takers. Maybe tommorow will be our day.
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