4-6-14 What a morning ride out to the grounds,,,it was really nice...We started shallow looking for some life but were greeted with 40 degree water and ripping current going one way on the surface and another once your sinker hit bottom..Needless to say we had no bites inshore there,,,worked offshore and again we found some spots had some life and some did not....We ended up catching 7-8 Codfish but only 2-3 were keepable,,,maybe 7-8 ling also and no blackfish...So in the end a nice day out but slow fishing....Sammy won the pool with a Codfish they took a teaser above a diamond jig,,,,Tomorrow looks good so we are fishing!!See ya in the morning..
Originally was going to go flounder fishing, but when I get the call from Dennis (Dmac) tells me he got some people who want to go cod fishing. After talking to couple people who were out a day before I had low expectation for the day, but Dennis, Phil, Carl and Richie seemed confident we gonna have a good day and you never know what's gonna happen till you get out there. First couple drops were slow but later in the day we dialed them in with a crew of 4 catching 40 cod and 15 nice ling great day on the water can't wait for this storm to blow over so we can try this again
Last night we did not sail due to the weather conditions. However, today was another story. We had yet another excellent day of blue fishing! We fished just East of our inlet and we have been having great success fishing the hills, or just off of the edges of the hills. We were able to stay on long drifts and caught small blues very well with ava 27’s along with teasers. There were plenty of readings to stop on and occasionally fish were on top. Our pool winner was Emiliano Paz from Princeton, NJ.
Sailing daily from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & again from 7:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
With Miss Belmar's 3 engines and a total of 2,100 horsepower, she is the first boat to the fishing grounds every day and we guarantee it. No other boat comes close. Try us and you'll see why.
Pool winner Emiliano Paz with his catch!
Today we caught a monster warsaw grouper while deep dropping on a wreck we call the “Bill Boyds” in 265ft of water. Groupers and jacks are biting good around the wrecks this week, some of them extremely large. With the good action everyone is getting while trolling the reefs, many have left the wrecks alone. Some big fish are starting to gather there including groupers, amberjacks, cobia, snappers and sharks!
Capt. Rod was at the helm today and we were deep dropping a live blue runner at the time. 1 second after the bait touched the bottom, we got the bite. The rod slammed down hard and Bobby (the deckhand) yelled up, “There he is! Go Rod!”. Rod threw the boat into forward and pushed the throttle. The object of this is to pull the fish away from the wreck, so he can’t pull you back into the wreck and wrap you around a rock. The grouper took a huge run, pulling line off the reel with maximum drag. When the initial run stopped, the angler began fighting the fish. After a couple more runs, the pressure seemed to let up some and we knew it was a monster grouper. Once you pull groupers up 75% of the way to the surface, their belly inflates with gasses and they float up. They breach the surface like a surfacing submarine.
This grouper, a warsaw grouper, weighed over 50 pounds. Some incredible fish are being caught off the shipwrecks this week. We caught a few really big amberjacks this week, and 2 nice cobias. We’re also fishing a lot of chicken rigs baited with squid to catch the small snappers and tilefish, both of which are biting well. We’re also getting plenty of action trolling the reef for bonitos and kingfish, occasionally catching a wahoo or blackfin tuna in the process. Action in general is very good this month. If there is any month where fish are a guarantee, this is the month. Good luck fishing everyone.
Capt. Andy Roydhouse
It felt like summer today with warm temps and good fluking. The fishing was good around the boat with Frank catching his limit in the stern and Mike with 4 nice fish in the bow. Hugh McGrinder aka Mack from Dumont fished mid ship stb side and had 4 keepers and the pool. Plenty of guys with 2 and 3 keepers on bait and jigs. This is much better fluking than this time last year. Of course there were a few who only caught shorts.
It was good to see our regulars on such a nice day and I believe the Angler carries some of the best flukers around.
Sailing at 7:30 from the fluke capital.
Galley open Thanks Captain George
Had the Tom Dunham charter out today to do some bunker bassing with a special appearance on deck from Capt Chris of K KAT Sportfishing. Got our bait and had 12 keepers on the first drift. Fished out the rest of the day landing 25+ bass and tons upon tons of bluefish.
Congrats to Chris on his beautiful month old baby daughter, shes going to catch the offspring of the big ones we released today!
Here are some pics.