CAPT. KEVIN'S FISHING REPORT

Captain Kevin Bradshaw

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NOV 10 STRIPER UPDATE

Started striper fishing on Nov 1, we had a bit of action, saw encouraging signs, bass rolling on the surface (but were babies)  used eels in the morning dropping many more bass than boated, pool fish was caught by Richard and weighed in at 28 lbs. Joey G. also had a nice keeper. At dock next 2 days due to weather, but Sunday was awesome. We had been searching and by mid morning we saw a couple of giant bass break the surface and continued looking in the area and then it happened, the best fishing we have seen in several seasons, with giant bass all over the place. We were using jigs and swim shads and got the fish on every drift, having as many as 12 bass on at a time. By the time the melee stopped, most anglers had caught a keeper and we had boated more than a dozen bass over 30lbs and 2 bass over 40lbs.  It was all hands on deck including Capt. Kevin and by the day's end Jake and Jeremy had their workout running all over the deck. Awesome fishing, great day for all. Weather kept us at the dock Mon, out with a light group on Tuesday as weather did not look so bad, but  deteriorated as the day went on. Did a lot of fuel burning searching for the bass to "pop up" but not happening, so switched from swim shads to eels and fished pieces of bottom that usually produce some fish. Picked some quality bass up to 30 lbs on each drift, with some anglers going home with nice fish. On Thursday, the Harbor was bustling with striper anglers hoping for a repeat of Sunday's fishing, and though we put in a 150% of effort, it was not happening! We had a bit of action on shorts with a couple of slot fish mixed in, but not a good day by any stretch of the imagination. Entire Atlantic Highlands fleet spent Friday and Saturday at the dock due to weather conditions. Winds are forecasted to diminish by tonight so both Sunday and Monday look good. The temperature is going to be chilly, so dress warmly. Jake, Jeremy and I will be at the dock bright and early in the morning, so grab your gear and join us for our fishing adventure.

CHARTERED SATURDAY NOV 17

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED ON THE BOAT  NO ADVANCED PURCHASE NEEDED

STRIPER TIME!!

STRIPED BASS STARTS THURSDAY NOV 1

Due to the non-productive bottom fishing the last couple of trips, I think it is time to change to STRIPERS. So starting tomorrow, Thurs 11/1, we will be striped bass fishing. Hope to see you at the dock.

SATURDAY 10/26 UPDATE

Thursday's trip with a handful of anglers was another good one with a mixed bag of tons of porgies, plenty of sea bass and a blackfish or two. At the dock on Friday due to lack of angler participation for us. Spent early morning at the boat today and will probably be there most of the day, keeping it safe. Originally Sunday looked good, but forecast has changed so I will take a wait and see attitude. Check back this evening or give us a call to see about Sunday.

FISHING SUNDAY 10/28

APPEARS THE WIND HAS SHIFTED AND SETTLED DOWN A BIT, SO WE WILL BE AT THE DOCK TOMORROW, SUNDAY, READY TO GO ON OUR FISHING ADVENTURE.

OCT 24TH UPDATE

At the dock today, Wed, 10/24 due to ocean conditions, but Thursday looks good so come on down. 

On Monday, only a few anglers for all, but those who were here experienced stellar fishing. We had a mixed bag of porgies, sea bass and blackfish. Those who concentrated on the porgies filled their coolers to the top. We had some beautiful sea bass that went home to the dinner table and those who targeted black fish had an absolutely awesome bite for most of the day and we ended with our boar limit of black fish. On Tuesday, with a good crowd, we headed back out to the grounds and once again, we had excellent fishing. All the porgies you wanted as fast as you hit the bottom and some nice sea bass in the mix. Anglers targeting the black fish had a great day with plenty of keepers. Now is the time to experience fall fishing at it's finest, so grab your gear and head on down to the boat. 

We are getting a lot of call for stripers and we will switch over as soon as it looks like they are here, but for now the bottom  fishing is so good that we will stick with it for another week or so. Check back for updates.

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED ON THE BOAT   NO ADVANCE PURCHASE NEEDED.

 

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