11/23/2012 Capt. Paul had the Ken Steiner charter on board today. Joining Ken were Jim, Don & Matt. The guy's wanted to Jig rather than Troll so Paul set up on some good reads and when Ken Jigged a 35" keeper in the first 20 minutes we thought this was going to be our day. However that was not the case as the next 3 hours only saw a few bumps and misses. We racked the Jigs and went up on the Troll later in the morning and it was no better as we could only manage a couple of shorts. The guy's gave it a maximum effort but it turned out to be a frustrating day. Let's see what we have after a few days of strong NW winds. Spots are still available for the Open Boat Striper trip on the 28th. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
11/22/2012 Capt. Paul ran an abbreviated Open Boat Striper trip on Thanksgiving morning. On board we had Bounty Hunter regular Steve with his wife Barbara, newcomers to the Bounty Hunter Tom and his wife Kate along with Bill and Joon. We decided to pass up on the Jigging and went right up on the Troll. Once again the Bass reads were thick but their reaction to the Lures was slow. For the day we trolled 4 Keeper Bass along with 8 Shorts which were released. Plenty of Bass around but just not ready to cooperate. Maybe a couple of days of West wind will get them active. We are sailing an Open Boat Striper trip on Wednesday the 28th. Spots are still available. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
11/21/2012 Finally we ignored the NOAA weather report and ran an Open Boat Striper trip today. On Board we had Remo with his son Remo, John and his son David and Bounty Hunter regular Gytis with his buddy Tim. Made an early run up to the clam grounds but the bite was slow. Got a call from Capt. Ken (MIMI) that there was a Jig bite going on to the south. We ran south and found the solid Bass reads. Rather then Jig it was decided to put out the Trolling gear and that proved to be the right move. The bass were all over the rigs and by Noon we had our 6 man limit limit catch of Bass up to 37". We trolled one last Bonus fish before calling it a day. Final tally, 13 Bass. With 7 shorts which were released. We are sailing Open Boat Striper trips, One on Sunday the 25Th and another on Wed. the 28th. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve a spot.
11/16/2012 On Opening Day for Blackfishing we had the Bill Zuchero charter on board the Bounty Hunter. Along with Bill were fishing buddies Mike, Bill, Mike, Bill and Walt. We did not know how the day would go as we had 4 newbies to Blackfishing on board. However everyone gave a maximum effort on a tough day and we did quite well. On the first stop fishing was slow with only 5 keepers in the box after 2 hours of fishing. We got on the right pile on the second drop and had good fishing. We had over 40 bites putting another 21 Keepers in the box and releasing the rest which were short. We finished with 26 Tog in the box. The swings and misses were to numerous to count. Open Boat Striper trips are scheduled for Nov. 20, 21 and Thanksgiving morning. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
11/11/2012 We ran an Open Boat trip today and on board we had Bounty Hunter regulars Mark, Dave, Mike (cloudflyer), Jim (jimmyinpointbeach) and Steve.We elected to run to the south today and get in on the jig fishing but found it to be slow. The crew worked hard but only had 2 Bass for the day. One short and 1 nice size keeper landed by Mark. Occasional flurries of big Blues provided the action for the day . We kept a dozen and released the rest. Open Boat Trips are scheduled for Nov. 13, 14 & 15. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
11/10/2012 Today we had the Chris Cameroni charter on board the Bounty Hunter. It was the first trip after Sandy and the NE storm we had a few days ago. We chose to go north and troll rather than Jig. It proved to be the right move as the Bass were spread out and Jigging was non existant. Trolling Shad rigs we landed 5 Keeper Bass and 5 Shorts. We also had one Alligator Blue. It was good to get out again and see that the Bass are willing to cooperate after the big blow. As usual it's always fun when Chris and his crew are onboard. Next Open Boat sailing's are scheduled for Nov. 12, 13 14 & 15. The weather looks good. Don't miss out. Call 732-3423-8700 to reserve your spot.
11/03/2012 After the longest week of my life I can finally report that the Bounty Hunter made it thru Hurricane Sandy with no damage. We rode out the storm in our slip and managed to handle the 12 Ft. surge. Many others were less furtunate and sustained losses ranging from their boats to their homes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of them and wish them all a speedy return to normality if there can ever be such a thing again. We have cancelled all our trips for the next several days and hope to resume sailing by the end of the week. (Weather Permitting).
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