12/04/2013 Capt. Paul ran an Open Boat Striper trip today. It was the last Open Boat trip for this year. On board we had Michael, Tom, Frank, Bryan, Trevor and Dave. We headed north but a call from Capt. Jim (Cock Robin) that he was into some good reads made us turn around. Paul got into the Bass quickly and the crew went to work with an assortment of Jigs & soft baits and we had our first Bass on in a few minutes. The bite held up for most of the day and the guy's finished up with well over 100 Bass. All the Bass were released unharmed. Beside the Bass the crew put 18 Blues in the box. It was a nice day to be on the water with a great bunch of guys.
12/01/2013 The Joe Delesky charter was on board the Bounty Hunter today. We were hoping for an improvement in the fishing but unfortunately it never happened. It was the same story, very few Bass and very little bait within 3 miles. So we ran up between the channels and split the day between Jigging and Trolling. The Jigging did not last long as the bite died at slack water. Up on the Troll we picked an occasional short Bass and finally landed a nice 32" keeper. It was our only keeper Bass for the day. Joe and his crew did however release over 50 Short Bass. It was a perfect weather day to spend with a great bunch of understanding guy's. I'm sure they will be back in the Spring.
11/30/2013 We had the John Herman charter on board the Bounty Hunter today. With the Northeast wind gusting to 20 knots it was a slow rough ride up to between the channels. Once there we found plenty of bird activity and plenty of Bass however almost all the Bass were shorts. John's crew jigged Ava's and soft baits for over 2 hours landing over 40 short Bass and one keeper. At slack water the bite died and we moved south and trolled the Rocks and the Spring Lake area with no success. Today was one of the slowest days we've had in a long time. John's crew gave it a maximum effort and toughed it out all day.
11/29/2013 Long time Bounty Hunter supporter Ken Steiner was on board today. Along with Ken were his usual crew of Bob, Jim & Matt. We got an early start and got lucky, getting in on an early morning bite. Paul kept the guys on the reads and we managed to box 7 keepers and release over 15 shorts. Ava's and soft baits were the ticket today. It was all over for us after 2 1/2 hours of decent fishing and we spent the rest of the day Jigging and Trolling with no further action. 5 Spots are available for the Monday Dec. 2nd Open Boat Striper trip. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot. The Dec. 4th trip is filled.
11/26/2013 Capt. Paul had the Jeff Godlewski charter on board the Bounty Hunter today. We cleared the Inlet in the dark and at sunrise Paul had the charter on a large bird play. The guys started the day casting Jigs and soft baits. The first several fish were shorts but then we got on a larger pile and started to pick some nice keepers. Over the next few hours we Jigged 6 nice keepers and released over 20 shorts. When the Jig bite played itself out we put out the Trolling gear and trolled the last 4 large Bass. That gave us a limit catch of 10 Bass. The guy's were running on a tight schedule so we called it a day at 11:30AM. Jeff's crew were all newcomers to the Bounty Hunter and we hope to see them return soon. The Dec. 4th Open Boat Striper sailing is now full. 5 Spots are still available for the Dec. 2nd Open Boat Striper trip. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
11/23/2013 The Bill McLean charter was on board the Bounty Hunter today. Joining Bill were his friends Bob, John, Dennis & Dave. Paul ran to the northern grounds and we were greeted by a stiff NW wind. Jigging was out of the question so we started the day Trolling. We had our first short Bass in a few minutes and the little guys just kept coming one after another. We must have boated 50 shorts before we boxed our first keeper. After another 35 shorts we decided to move on. We moved a couple of miles to the south and got in on a decent troll bite.We had plenty of shorts but managed to box another 6 Keepers plus 2 Blues. It was fun fishing with Bill and his group. Nice people and we hope to see them back soon. Spots are available for the Dec. 2nd & 4th Open Boat Striper sailings. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
11/22/2013 Capt. Paul had the Matt MacSherry charter on board today. Along with Matt were his regulars Sean, Mac, Gary & Mick. We arrived on the grounds and had good reads immediately. Working Jigs the guys landed 3 keeper Bass and released over 30 shorts. Going up on the troll the fishing started of slow but as we got into the tide change the Bass showed up in good numbers. We trolled another 7 Bass for a Limit catch and then went on to add 5 Bonus fish Plus 4 Blues. While on the Troll we released another 15 short Bass. We will be running Open Boat Striper trips on Dec. 2nd & 4th. If you want to catch a Bass now is the time to go. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
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