05/27/2014 Capt. Paul ran an Open Boat Striper trip today. On board were regulars Tom, Walt, Allan, John, Eric and newcomer to the Bounty Hunter Jill. The Bunker schools were scattered and difficult to snag but with some help from Capt's Derek & Darren (Fisher Price & Mary Lou Crew)we were on our way. For us it was a morning bite as we put 4 Bass up to 40" in the box. Had several misses and kept a couple of Blues. We put out the Trolling gear for the last hour but had no takers. Spots are still available for the June 3rd & 9th Open Boat Seabass trips. Call me at 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
05/23/2014 Capt. Paul had long time Bounty Hunter supporter Keith Taboada on board today. Along with Keith were friends Carl, Gini, Steve, Joe & Jeff. Paul made several drops today and found good life on a few and very little on others. We finally got into an area where the snags were holding pretty good and the charter started to put some quality Seabass in the box. Our last stop was alive and the crew worked hard pulling single Seabass and large double headers. When the bite ended We had a Limit catch of 90 Seabass in the box along with 1 Ling and 1 Bonita. We started for home with an arm weary charter. Always nice to fish with Keith. He has been fishing with us on the Friday before Memorial Day for years. Spots are still Open for the May 25th Open Boat Seabass trip and the May 29th Open Boat Striper trip. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
05/22/2014 Joe Dittus returned for the second time this month with his family charter. We got an early start and sailed into a foggy ocean with a steady rain. The first 2 drops did not produce much but after a several mile move we were into a good Seabass bite. Things were going well until the rain increased and we had an hour of thunder and lightning The screaming south current did not help much and slowly
shut down the Seabass bite. Joe and his crew toughed it out picking away and put together a nice catch of 80 quality Seabass, released several Ling and only had to put up with 6 Dogfish. This is a tough crew that always comes to fish hard. Openings are still available for the Memorial Day weekend Open Boat Seabass & Striper trips. Call 732-323-8700 to reserve your spot.
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.
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.
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.
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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