July 31, 2007
This past week was up and down fishing - - good one day then slow the next. Mainly everything depending on the conditions. The afternoon trips fairing much better with more keepers. Small blues starting to show up and a couple keeper weakfish. The deep water fishing still the best bet for keeprs. Squid and smelts still the choice of bait.
Freddie Baez, Hawthorne, 9 lb fluke|
Angelo Caruso, Matawan, 4 lb fluke
Dylan Maslowski, Victory Gardens, 5 lb fluke
Jenny Long, New York, 8 keeper fluke
Mike Maul, Leonardo, 8 keeper fluke
Danielle Johnson, toms river 7 keeper fluke, only 13 years old!
July 19, 2007
One of the best catches of big fluke this year happened today. Lots of fish, 4 – 5 – 6 lbs. Most fishermen with 5 – 7 large fish, 19 to 23 inches long. All caught at the point of Sandy Hook and Sandy Hook channel. There were over 100 keeprs on the boat. Squid and smelts were the hot baits with SPRO duck tails.
Cliff Roberts, Bloomfield, 12 lb fluke
Dean Johansen, Flanders, 7 ½ lb fluke
Chuck Haring, Monroe, 8 lb fluke
Jim Balicki, Flanders, 7.8 lb fluke
Paul Makowski, Parsippany, 6.9 lb fluke
July 9, 2007
A very good week fluke fishing with lots of big fluke starting toshop up. Many fish in the 4 – 5 lb. range andquite a few limits every day. Many customers are taking home 4 – 6 keeper fluke. The hot baits for the week are squid and smelts. The best action is in the deep part of the channels. Anglers should bring ords heavy enough to handle 8 – 10 oz sinkers for when the tide runs hare or there is a strong wind.
Walter Kuzmin – Stockton, 11 ½ lb. fluke
Al Spiro – Howell, 10 ¼ lb. fluke
Mary Reese – Red Bank, 6 ½ lb. fluke
Frank Stella – Rutherford, 5 lb. fluke
Dave Perrine – Hills borough, 5 lb. fluke
July 2, 2007
The week of June 25th was up and down fishing, wind against the tide, making poor drifting conditions. Anglers using Spro-bucktails produced more fish this week. Most of the customers walked off with 3 – 4 keeper fluke and some days loads of shorts outnumbering keepers by 30 – 1! Saturday afternoon trip was especially good with 90 – 95 keepers being caught.
Joe Bahun – Lawrence Harbor – 7 ½ lb. fluke
Bucktail Billy – Keansurg – 6 lb. fluke
Bryan MacArthur (pictured below) – Carteret – 5 ½ lb fluke
June 25, 2007
Excellent fluke fishing early in the week. Strong NW winds made it impossible tofish the deep channels and holes so we had to fish down the beach off the State Park. There was a pick at the keepers with lots of shorts. Still managing to catch 45 – 50 keepers. Sunday winds died down and we had much better fishing. The afternoon 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM trips did well with keeper fluke and quite a few shorts. Squid and smelts or sand ells starting to work better. The fluke always seem to bite on live kellies for those who bring them.
Joey Vaccaro, Bayonne, 5 ½ lb. fluke
Stephen Hrindo, Linden, 3 ¾ lb. fluke
Jim Valvis, West Paterson, 6 ½ lb fluke
Sammy Kelly, a 12 year old angler, Upper Saddle River, 8 ½ lb. fluke
Excellent fluke fishing both Mon. & Tues. with 90 to 100 keepers being caught. Lots of shorts for action and still some small 1 – 3 lb blues being caught to ensure our customers stand the best chance at catching a keeper fluke. We provide 3 different types of bait, squid, speaking squid, and sand eels. Capt. Ed Bunting Sr and Jr. both try very hard to ensure your fishing day is the best you’ll get!
Robert Whitmore, Hackettstown, Fluke
Brian Scarnechia, Haledon, 4 ¾ lb fluke
Paul Makowski, Parsippany, 3 ¾ lb fluke
Michael Murphy Kilgallon, South Hackensack, 6 ½ lb fluke
Chris Vaccaro, Bayonne, 3 ½ lb fluke
Kellen Knudsen, Mt.Olive, 5 lb fluke