08/28/2016 Capt. Paul had the Joe Cardazone charter on board the Bounty Hunter today. Filling out Joe's crew were Jim, Andy, Dan, Terry & Mike. We caught a beautiful day to be on the ocean but the fishing was slow. Paul made several stops today and most only produced short Fluke and an occasional Seabass. The crew worked hard but at days end all we could come home with were 4 Fluke the largest at 25" and 7 Seabass. We had a good crew but the Fluke did not cooperate today. We are sailing Open Boat Fluke trips on Sept. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th. Spots are still available so call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve a Spot.
08/16/16 The Mike Cuttitta charter was on board today. Rounding out today's crew were Frank, Eddie, Ron, Jim & Tom. Started the day with little to no drift. The guys picked a couple of shorts and dropped a nice fish at the boat. It really did not look promising so Paul decided to run north where we finally got into some decent fishing. We put 10 nice Fluke in the box and released over 40 shorts. We were looking pretty good until the south wind came on strong and put an end to the bite. Paul tried shallower water but it was a wasted effort. The guys landed a few short Fluke but the day was over for us. We finished with 10 Fluke in the box. Great crew all good Bucktailers and fun to fish with. We scheduled Open Boat Fluke trips for Sept. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th. Get on board. The Fluke Season will soon be closed. E-Mail or call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
08/14/2016 The Frank Ruddy charter joined Capt Paul for a couple of hours of Fluke fishing. Along with Frank were fishing buddies Mark, Jay, Allen & Angelo. Paul got out a little later this morning and when he arrived on the Fluke grounds he joined several other boats that were off to a rough start. There was no wind and with little to no drift we had a tough time getting started. All the guys could do was work their way thru the short Fluke and Skates. The first decent Fluke to hit the deck was a nice 24" fish. When the wind came on later in the morning the guys added 3 more Fluke to the catch along with over 20 shorts and a good number of Skates. With the west wind came the Flies by the hundreds. It got so intense that the crew decided to call it a day and enjoyed the ride home in a comfortable Air Conditioned cabin. I am sailing an Open Boat Fluke trip on Friday Aug. 19th. E-Mail or call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
08/13/2016 Paul had the Mike Frenzel charter on board today. Making up Mike's group were Marc, Lisa, Cliff, Paul & Ed. Paul got on the grounds with a few of the early boats and the day started off on the slow side. With no wind and practically no drift the crew picked away on the short Fluke and Skates. They boxed 6 nice Fluke before losing the drift totally. When the wind came on the bite improved and another 7 Fluke were put on ice. Overall it was not a bad day. We went home with 13 Fluke and spent the day with a bunch of nice people. A nice body of Fluke has moved into our area. Now is the time to get out and catch a few of these good eating fish. We are scheduled to sail Open Boat Fluke trips on Aug. 15th & 19th. E-Mail or call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
08/07/2016 Capt. Paul ran an Open Boat fluke trip today. On board we had Joe, Steve, Tom, Craig & Ed. Paul ran back to the area where he had them the other day and despite the less than perfect conditions the Fluke bite was good. The crew put together a decent catch of 9 keeper Fluke while releasing nearly 40 shorts. They also had a couple of nice Seabass. The hot hand today was Bounty Hunter regular Joe who accounted for 7 of the 9 Fluke in the box. Way to go Joe! We are scheduled to sail Open Boat Fluke trips on Aug 11th & 12th. E-Mail or call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
08/05/2016 Paul had the Matt MacSherry charter on board today. Filling out Matt's group were Greg, Mack, Gary, Mick & Steve. Paul fished closer to home today and the day started slow. After a few hours we finally got some wind and the Fluke started to bite. The guys had plenty of action with short Fluke but managed to put together a decent catch of 9 keepers. Mick had the hot hand today. He added 2 nice size Fluke to the catch the first measured 23" and he followed up with a 26" beauty. The MacSherrys have been fishing with us for over 10 years and it's always a good time when they are on board. We are scheduled to run Open Boat Fluke trips on Aug. 8th, 9th, 11th & 12th. E-Mail or call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
08/04/2016 Today we had the Rick Wilson charter on board the Bounty Hunter. Rick was fishing with friends that flew in from Michigan to enjoy a day of ocean fishing. Along with Rick were Mark, Tom & Chad. A big heave left over from the Northeast winds made for difficult conditions. Paul made a stop and the crew got their Seabass limit. They went on to catch plenty of short Porgies but only managed to put 4 Keepers on ice. They followed up by putting two 20" Fluke. in the box and releasing over 20 shorts. They had a little bit of everything but the big numbers were not there today. On the plus side they caught a beautiful weather day and everyone had a good time. We are sailing Open Boat Fluke trips on Aug. 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th & 12th. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your Spot
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