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Fishing Reports

05/20/2014 Capt. Paul kicked off his Seabass season with the return of Emily and Don Beshada. Emily as you readers might remember was the 9 year old who showed her fishing ability last year by catching Fluke, Seabass, Stripers & Blackfish. She has not lost her touch as she put a high hook catch of Seabass in the boat today. Emily out fished her Dad and Tony as we finished up with a limit catch of 45 large Seabass. The Seabass are moving in to the Inshore Wrecks & Hangs so now is the time to go while you can still keep 15 fish per Person. Starting July 1st the retention limit will drop to 3 fish / person. Spots are still available for this Sunday's (May 25th) Open Boat Seabass trip. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve a spot.

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05/19/2014 The Dan Cells family joined Capt. Paul today for a day of Striped Bass fishing. Paul headed north and got into solid bait and Bass reads off Asbury Park. We put out the Trolling gear and only got a few short bites. After 2 hrs of Trolling we finally got our first bite of the day. Dan took the Rod and in short order had a beautiful 49" Bass in the box. The Bass tipped the scale at 42 lbs. A great way to start the day. As we approached the tide change the bite died. On the afternoon outgoing tide we landed 2 more Bass and finished the day with 3. Spots are still available for the Open Boat Striper trip on May 29th. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

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05/18/2014 Today we had long time Bounty Hunter supporter Harry Delanoy on board. Along with Harry were his friends Mike, Greg, Carla and Jeff. We tried a different direction today and got away from the Blues. Paul found bait and some Bass reads and we put out the Trolling gear. As it turned out it was a another slow day with the Bass being reluctant to commit. We had several short bites until a reel started to scream. The initial run peeled over 100 feet of line off the reel and then the battle was on. Mike who was on his first charter trip for Bass worked the line perfectly for over 10 minutes and was rewarded with a once in a lifeime Bass which tipped the scales at 51 pounds. She was 52 1/2 inches in length and was spawned out. The Bass was caught on a Tournament Grade Tackle Spoon ( Green & White). We finished the day with 2 Bass and a happy crew. We still have openings for the Open Boat Striper trips in May 27th, 28th & 29th. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

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05/17/2014 Paul had the Chris Cameroni charter on board the Bounty Hunter today. It was our first effort after a few days of wind and rain. There were only scattered reads of bait and we did not put in the Spoons until we reached the area of the Rocks. The best we could do was find the occasional Bluefish with no signs of any Bass. Obviously 4 days of south wind and rough seas had pushed the Bass out of the area. Chri's crew landed and kept 7 large Bluefish for the day. Openings are still avalable for the May 21st Open Boat Seabass trip. Spots also are available for the May 27, 28 & 29 Open Boat Striper trips. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

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05/10/2014 Capt Paul had the Kurt Atkerman charter on board today. We got an early start and headed back to the area that had produced well over the past few days. There was plenty of bait in the area along with scattered Bass reads. However this was not to be the day to catch. After Trolling an hour we boxed our first Bass. On the next Bass the hook pulled at the boat and that was followed shortly by another Bass that the hook pulled on half way in. The last bite of the day was our second Bluefish of the season. We covered a lot of ground but it never came together. We spent the day with a very patient and understanding crew. Spots are still available for the Open Boat Bass trips on May 13th & 14th. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

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05/09/2014 Today we sailed with the Matt MacSherry charter. Along with Matt were the usual cast of players, Mac, Gary, Greg & Jayson. Paul headed north in the early morning Zero visibility fog. After an hours ride we finally found some Bunker with scattered Bass reads and put out the Trolling gear. Within 15 Minutes we had our first Bass in the box. The bite continued until the tide change and then it died. We got back into the reads once we had moving water and finished up with a Limit catch of 10 Bass up to 25 lbs.(Landed by Jason) Along the way we trolled our first Blue of the year so the hoard can't be far behind. Spots are still available for our May 13th & 14th Open Boat Striper trips. The bite is starting to warm up so don't miss the action. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.

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05/07/2014 Capt. Paul had another Open Boat Striper trip today. On board we had all Bounty Hunter supporters. Bryan, Alan, Tom. Bill, Mark & Len. We headed north and found a small bird play over scattered reads. Paul chose to put out the Plugs and we had our first Bass within minutes. It was not a mad dog bite but a slow pick of quality fish. The largest fish of the day was a 35 lb. beauty landed by Mark. After we boxed our 12th keeper for a Limit catch the crew decided to not use their Bonus Cards on these big breeders so we headed for home with a happy bunch of guys. Our next Open Boat Striper trips are scheduled for May 13 & 14. Spots are still available. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot. It can only get better with each passing day.

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