Sunday, September 23, 2018

Atlantic Highlands Fishing Reports

Had Bill Higgins & Crew from MCCARTER & ENGLISH out with us today for a Charter.....All I can say is "What a difference a day makes!  Finally had decent conditions for a drift all day. The guys slugged away on every drift with Keepers & shorts for some very good action.

Ralph Marra lead the way with 5 nice keepers followed by another fellow with 4 for High hooks. Everyone went home with a Fluke dinner today! Not one jigger among them as it was all bait fishing with some using gulp.....Pink shine was the ticket along with the Fresh Peanut bunker.

I think today had to be the hottest day of the year on the water as the Humidity was unreal. Then again, as Marty Haines used to say.....It's Summer, it's supposed to be Hot! LOL

Open Boat for the Next couple of weeks.....Weekend looks good as any weather should come through after we are back at the dock, especially on Sunday.

Capt. Ron

Conditions, Conditions, Conditions!! Worked our Butts off today trying to find the right conditions....Started in Ambrose for the change of tide but the current down deep was already running in while on top it was still running out, total Cluster **** with tangle's and a couple short fish & more sharks than you could count!

Ran offshore, once again the southerly current on top & a slide made it another Bitch! Ran down the beach to find No current, hardly any drift...Welcome to my world!! Bounced around picking at some Sea Bass & a keeper fluke here and there with some shorts. Ran back to the North hoping to the change of tide would give us a drift and a bite.

The bite did turn on but the action was mostly shorts with an odd keeper in the mix. Never had to work so hard in all my career for so little to show for it. Couple nice keepers with the pool fish going just under 7 pounds that was caught by Art. Couple huge Sea Bass, Fran had a beauty that went 4 pounds but still not enough for such a beautiful day on the water. Two Scotch night for sure.....and I haven't done that in a LONG TIME!!! No way to sugar coat this in any way but as to quote an Old Friend (Capt. John), "Somebody, Some where, Mass quantities of Fluke today" LOL!

CHARTERED IN THE AM (FRIDAY).  WEEKEND LOOKS GREAT!

Capt. Ron

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