Northeast - Raritan bay
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11-12-2006, 09:25 PM
Im really looking forward to next year. Im totaly new and well ive got the fever. Anyone with fishing advice aroung the sandy hook area please advise!!Ive got 150 gallon tank and have twin yammis what are my possibilities around there?? wHATS THE area in which i cant roam?? How far etc..
11-13-2006, 12:15 AM
you can go back and fourth across the bay probably 20 times! The majority of the bass fishing in the spring is in the back of the bay by perth amboy unless you are clamming out by romer or on the clam beds. by june the fish are on the channel edges and down the beach feeding on live bunker. most of the fishing take place within 10 miles of the tip of the hook.
11-13-2006, 11:26 AM
Stick with Billy, he knows his $HIT!!!!! Billy, you gonna be at the seminars this year???
11-14-2006, 10:47 AM
Best advise I can give you , even though you already have a boat is take a few charters with a local Captain. It will cost a few hundred bucks but will be the best money you spend in a boating manner. A day with a good charter captain will give you knowledge it would take years to gain on your own. Ive built up a friendship with a captain in the hook area over the last 10 years and learned more then I ever would have been able to on my own.
11-14-2006, 03:10 PM
Billy The Kid, was out drifting breezy point on Sat morning the 11th and saw you in the fleet. Never saw a yellowfin I didn't love. Boat or fish! Fished a buddies 33 Dawson Express(Boat name Surf & Turf) on Sat instead of running mine up from Pt. Pleasant . Will probably be back out there this weekend so will give you a shout... looking a little rough out there this week based on weather underground report... hope it lays down by weekend as we have been doing pretty well. Later...
11-14-2006, 05:40 PM
Captjohnny I will be at all the seminars this year . Adam has added a few guest speakers that should stand out.
surfside thank you I was up there really early and pick a few fish before the south wind picked up and spun us in circles. We look around and made a move down the channel that yielded 3 more fish before the tide and the wind got going in the same direction. Before we left for home i was using 20 ounces with JB spectra and couldnt even hold bottom. I fished on sunday clamming and did very well we ended up with 30 fish with half of them being keepers. I think this weekend looks fishable but the rest of the week is a wash. where do you keep the boat?
11-14-2006, 09:34 PM
BTK: Surf and Turf is in Atlantis Marina in Staten Island during bass season Fall/Spring and Ortley in summer. Mine is in Bay Head shores just south of the PP canal and Garden State Marina for the winter. Picked 4 keepers on eels before heading in. Daughters had soccer and the bride working so a dads work is never done:)... We were using 14 oz. to hold bottom, when the dredger came through seemed to mess things up for a little bit but managed to pick 2 more fish before the fleet seemed to disappear and head down the channel like yourself. We moved down the channel and did a long drift before calling it quits. Probably will run mine up this weekend depending on the forecast but it's too easy coming out of Staten Island. 15-20 minutes and hooks are in the water plus burning diesel not gas so pretty economical. How about yourself? where's homeport?
11-15-2006, 12:19 AM
I am in sea bright for the year next year I am making arrangements to either be in manasquan or belmar for the late summer and fall
11-15-2006, 12:49 PM
I am heading out to the 100' wrecks Sat morn for some seabass and blacks. Holla if you guys are out there, see you on the water. 68&72
11-15-2006, 04:30 PM
BTK: Was in Garden State Marina for 3 seasons. 2006 was going to cost nearly $6K. Decided I had to do something else. Will still winter their and have them do my work as they are a great bunch of people working there but nothing personal, it's just business.
Friend of mine has house on lagoon in Bay Head Shore (PT. Pleasant) Hooked me up with widow who lives next door and had a great summer running out of the lagoon. Have to come up and through the PP canal but this year cost me $0.00 Yea baby! (I offered her $2500.) so whats not to like. Next season I will figure out a way to pay for her landscaping or something. Just found out it looks like my buddy will have his young son aboard with us this weekend so were going to run out of Staten Island aon his boat at least on sat. Maybe I'll run back up on sunday with mine. Will give you a shout if we see you... Harry
11-15-2006, 06:41 PM
Harry we are going bass fishing for an hour or two and the off to blackfising on saturday unless something changes
capt john give me a shout on 69 I may go out to 17 if the reef and long spots off long branch are t crowded
11-15-2006, 06:57 PM
hey can you guys help me out here. Where are the 100 ft wrecks??? Im new to this area and well how far out are the wrecks? How far is the "mud Hole"? Is there software for the area i can buy?
11-15-2006, 10:34 PM
the edge of the mudhole is not far it is about 12 miles from the tip of the hook. I im aviagine there is software that would be availible at consumer marine electronics in wall
there are a ton of wreck around you just have to have the numbers for them! most of the good ones dont have numbers that are published. There are a ton of good placed between the sandy hook reef, shrewsbury rocks, 17 fathoms, mud dump, scotland which is just at the end of sandy hook channel
11-16-2006, 12:56 PM
Buy yourself a Captain Seagulls chart of the area (NY Bight, Jersey coast), they will give you a very strong general knowledge of the area and what we are referring to. They have a web site.
Billy, will do, I heard the Jersey reef was unbelievably crowded yesterday, so I may hit a few unknowns as well. I will let you know if we are into fish. Good luck
tunatango123 are the areas you mentioned fishable in a 19' C/C? i know they won't be all the time but if conditions permit could i get out there.i fish the knoll, chapel hill and ambrose in the summer but i will have the boat in the water until Dec. this year and would love to do some combo striper/blackfish trips. thanks
11-17-2006, 11:01 AM
If you pick the days you should have no problem fishing these areas. There are plenty of reefs and wrecks within 2-3 miles of the beach, within site of land, with plenty of boats within reach if need be. The mudhole, in that size vessel is a stretch IMHO
11-17-2006, 11:18 AM
Come to think of it, this time of year I would not recommend you venture out beyond the reefs. The water temp is too cold God forbid the weather changes rapidly this time of year, and you run into a problem. I am a safety freak and just feel that a few fish is not worth the price of your life, if you have any doubt aas to the capability of your vessel.
11-17-2006, 05:13 PM
he's oceanfisher guys.
thanks captjohnny,i fish most of the time with my 9 yr old and safety is always #1.i'm going to give it a shot sunday maybe to the SH reef and some clamming at the knoll.thanks again.that's a great looking boat you have!!
11-17-2006, 11:07 PM
who the hell is oceanfisher??
11-18-2006, 04:55 PM
How far can I go with 60 gallons of fuel and free fishing hooks?
11-19-2006, 01:11 AM
you could prob go about 795 miles in 12 foot sweels
11-19-2006, 09:52 AM
Oh that is sweel!
11-19-2006, 01:02 PM
I fish Raritan Bay from April till October in a 16 footer. You will be set with the rig you have.