07/21/15 Paul ran an Open Boat trip today. On board we had Eddie, Frank, Chris, Mike & Mark. We got an early start and Paul ran up to the rough bottom. We were optimistic after landing 2 nice keepers on our first drift but the optimism did not last long as we lost out drift and the bite shut down. We spent the next few hours power drifting and catching an occasional short Fluke with a few short Seabass mixed in. With the afternoon tide change we got back our drift and the bite improved. The crew salvaged the day by adding another 5 Fluke to the catch along with a Boat Limit of large Seabass plus 5 Ling. We always have a good time when this crew is on board. Looking forward to their return in the Fall. Spots are still available for the Open Boat Fluke trips on July 26, 27, 29 & 30. Call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
07/19/15 Capt. Paul had the Phil Narducci charter on board the Bounty Hunter. Phil's crew wanted to go after the small Blues so Paul headed offshore to the Bluefish grounds. We were the first to arrive and it took a while to locate the reads. The fish were spread out and the bite turned into a slow pick. All 6 were newbies to this type of fishing so they all had time to get the hang of it. By noon they had over 60 Blues on ice plus 4 Mackerel. The Sun and Ocean motion were beginning to take their toll on the charter and the air conditioned cabin & cold brews were to much for them to resist, so we called it a day and headed for the dock. 1 Spot still available for tomorrow's (7/21) Open Boat Fluke trip. E-Mail or call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
07/17/15 The Matt MacSherry group returned to the Bounty Hunter for a day of Fluke fishing. Paul cleared the Inlet at 6AM and headed to the rough bottom up north. The first stop only produced a couple of Ling and a couple of short Fluke. Paul made the move further north and we started to pick an occasional short. After checking with a few of the other boats that were out today the news was not good. So Paul decided to ride out the day where we were. On the tide change we started to get our bites. Matt's crew put together a nice catch of 9 Fluke while releasing over a dozen shorts. We finished the day with the 9 Fluke and 4 Ling. Not a killer trip but on a slow day we were happy with what we got. Back at it tomorrow, dragging bait. No Bucktailers on board. Spots are available on our Open Boat Fluke trips scheduled for July 24, 26, 27, 29 & 30. Call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
07/13/15 Paul ran an Open Boat Fluke trip today. With 2 last minute cancellations Paul decided to run with 4. On board we had Bounty Hunter regulars Mike and Paul along with new comers to Bucktailing Joe & his wife Melisa. Paul ran north and fished the rough bottom. With no wind and very little drift we had our work cut out for us. There were a lot of shorts with only an occasional keeper. All 4 worked hard and caught over 40 shorts but in between they put 8 nice keeper Fluke in the box. The weather was great and we spent the day with a great group of people. Spots are still available for the Open Boat Fluke trips scheduled for July 20th & 21st. E-mail or call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spots.
07/11/15 Paul had the Mike Bartsch charter on board for a day of Blue fishing. Filling out Mike's charter were Paul, Lou, John, Jerry & Steve. We got an early start and headed out east to the grounds. A search of the area did not show any Bluefish activity so we proceeded to search to the south. Paul got on some scattered reads and Mike's crew went to work with the Ava 27's, 47's and red teasers. It was not a mad dog bite but the crew picked away and boxed 70 small Blues. It was a nice day with a good crew. Everyone had a good time and all went home with a bag of Fillets. Spots are available for our Open Boat Fluke trips scheduled for July 20th & 21st. Call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
07/08/15 Capt. Paul had Don Beshada out for a couple hours of Fluke fishing. The weather was OK and the ocean conditions were fine. The only thing missing was a good Fluke bite. Paul worked the rough bottom up north and all that we managed was 3 keepers and several shorts plus 1 Cod Fish which was released. Paul made several moves from 40 Ft. to 70 ft. and it was the same story on each stop, slow fishing. We were back at the dock by Noon. We still have Open Spots for the scheduled Open Boat Fluke trips on July 12th, 20th & 21st. Open Spots are also available on the Open Boat Bluefin Tuna trips scheduled for July 13th & 22nd. Call me at732-323-8700 to reserve your Spot.
07/03/15 Capt. Paul ran another Open Boat Fluke trip today. On board we had Bounty Hunter regulars Mark & Dave along with first timers John, Tony, Lewis and Jack. Today's fishing was a vast improvement from yesterday. Aside from the strong current in the AM fishing conditions were OK. Paul fished the rough bottom and we started off with 5 nice Fluke on ice before the bite died. It was slow through midday but the Fluke came on in the afternoon. The guy's then added another 8 Fluke to the catch. They finished with 13 nice keepers along with 1 Ling and their legal limit of Seabass. Considering we had a couple of newbies to the Bucktailing game we were very pleased with the catch. Spots are still available for our scheduled Open Boat Fluke trips on July 9th, 10th & 12th. E-Mail or call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
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