Sailing Daily 7:30am to 2pm
The weathermen can't make up their minds! Now Tuesday and Wed look to be the nicest days on the water this week. We will try everyday this week. I will attempt to get a Magic Hour Trip out tomorrow afternoon if we have enough passengers. I have 3 booked and need at least 7 to go. The only action on the bass has been in the afternoons. So call me and come on down. See ya aboard
We did not sail this morning. The rain kept the people away today. The south wind blew all day and the seas don't look so great for tomorrow either. We will not sail Monday but will be back at it Tuesday when the wind looks light from the West! See ya Aboard
Another tough day for the Striper fleet! There was a short bite on the bass last night. Sundays Magic Hour has spots open. See ya aboard
Another terrible day! The afternoon went a bit better with the Onley Charter School from the Philly area picking and plucking away at 2-4 pound blues on jigs and bait. High Hook had 9 blues See ya aboard
What can I say except the weatherman's promise of SUNSHINE 80 was wrong and the fishing wasn't any better. At 8:30 the skies opened up and it poured rain for 1/2 hour and the clouds hung around until 1pm. The fishing was pitiful! I was one of the HOT boats hooking up 5 Blues and landing 3. Kudos to Bob Gieson winning the pool with a 10 pound Blue and Mike Popchak who caught a nice one too. Looking on the bright side the weather looks nice thru the weekend and tomorrow is always another day. Who knows, maybe the fish will be all over and we will have a banner day? See Ya Aboard!
No people at all in town this morning! We will NOT sail Wednesday due to rough and rain forecast. Wednesday Gang will be down on Thursday this week. THURSDAY & FRIDAY LOOK LIKE THE START OF SUMMER! WARM, SUNNY AND CALM CONDITIONS PREDICTED. THURSDAY MAGIC HOUR TRIP HAD SPOTS AVAILABLE AND FISHING HAS BEEN BEST IN THE AFTERNOON
Rich with a nice Pool winning Striper! Slow again today with signs of improvement. We did capture a few Stripers along with a handful of blues for a small crowd. If the wind was not so strong we probably could have gotten some live bunker and put some fish in the boat. We do have spots on our first Magic Hour tomorrow afternoon 3:30-9:30 call if you are interested. The afternoons have produced some fish most days
Happy Mother's Day! Lots of blues were around the mouth of the inlet late yesterday and this morning and a few of the private guys I spoke with did find a few bass too. The afternoon bite has been more consistent the past week with a few very good afternoons last week. weather looks clear and west winds early this week. WEST IS BEST, so lets see if the westerly turns on the fish like it usually does. I do have spots on both Tuesday & Thursday Magic Hour Trips this week
This season is starting off rough and wet. No participants around this morning for many boats. Remember we do not sail on Mother's Day
Gorgeous Day on the water! The action started fast but ended just as quickly. We boated a quick 20-25 blues and then went into search mode until late in the day when we had another crack at the blues. Bob Geison was High Hook with 5 blues and Jim Gillespie had 3. See ya aboard
Did not try this morning as it was pouring rain and windy early. No boats were out that I know of from our area. We will NOT try Thursday, but will be back at it Friday and Saturday. We will definitely have enough to sail on Friday. Remember, the Queen Mary does not sail on Mother's Day
Did not sail today and with the rain and wind forecast for tomorrow we will not sail Wednesday. Thursday looks Ok with Friday looking the best of the week! See ya aboard
Better action today as the bite improved! Rick had his limit and 'Big Game Jack" caught the largest Striper to date! A 35+ pounder captured on a Kroc. Though not where I would like it we did manage more fish today than the past two combined. Weather looks best for tomorrow Tuesday and Friday this week. Remember we do not sail on Mother's Day See ya aboard
The morning started off promising! I got into the area we caught fish most of the week and read lots of fish. Our first drift the fish were thick and Ed Mackin tossing a white Kroc hooked up fairly quickly, landing 15+ pounds Bass. Mario nailed a bass shortly after and a few blues were swung over the rail. Looking good! I ran back up and read even more fish and Andrew's rod was bent but that one go away. A few more blues along with lots of readings but the fish still did not want to cooperate. Later in the day I found birds working on Bunker up top. It looked very fishy and Ed Mackin was in again dropping the fish, Toms River Erik hooked up on his Kroc and boated the pool winner. NOW the feed bag was on? Nope, we watch bass follow the jigs but they still were not ready. Lots of fish around and they have not eaten for two days, so you know they are gonna eat sometime. Weather looks best Monday, Thursday & Friday this week. See ay aboard!
The weather cooperated but the Stripers were tough. I read plenty of fish and lots at times but they had lockjaw all day. We manage to trick a few into eating though. Jim Gillespie was a happy patron boating his first Striper of the season, along with Brian Lynn and Ed. The first signs of blues showing up were seen this afternoon as we boated a bunch of blues in the 3-5 pound range. Tomorrow is another day and the weather again looks to be filled with sunshine and temps in the 60's. See ya aboard
The Wind was blowing early this morning but dropped off as the day grew long and by afternoon had settled down to a gentle breeze. The couple of boats out did jig the Bass. Weather looks NICE for the weekend! See Ya Aboard
We did not have enough to sail this morning. The couple boats out from our place had another good day of jigging Bass! Unfortunately it's supposed to be ROUGH tomorrow Friday. The weekend look NICE SEE YA ABOARD
May 1Very good start this morning! We have a few customers with boat limit plus bonus Striper and almost everyone has a fish or two all on jigs. "Big Game" Jack Schocklin had 4 fish before 10am and picked a couple more. Kroc's did the best with some caught on diamonds too. Dolly had a nice keeper and boated our only short bass of the season so far. We will now sail everyday! See ya aboard
Just got off the phone with the one boat out today and he SLAMMED THE STRIPERS ON JIGS! Kroc's and the diamonds were the ticket and some on the larger plastics too. Tomorrow looks GORGEOUS, so come on down!!!! See ya aboard
We did not try today with the rain forecast. The one boat out of our place did put a nice catch together. A mix of keepers and shorts, a few limits were had and most of the fish were caught on clams. We will try WEDNESDAY only this week. We start sailing everyday this Saturday, May 4. A couple pics from Saturday's trip
Did not have enough to go this morning. The report was similar to yesterday some fish jigged but more seen than hooked. We will start sailing everyday next Saturday, May 4. This week we will try Wed as it sounds like the best day of the week. See ya aboard
A gorgeous day to kick off the 2013 Season! Not the greatest start but certainly not the worst either. We found a few jig fish and boated a bunch of big Stripers on jigs. It did not last long and we saw more than we caught. Jim Steel was a happy camper starting off his Striper season with a pool winning 20+ pound fish caught on a Kroc. Wayne Hopkins boated the first bass of the year. Frank V was hooked up but the fish got away. Next time remember to take the plastic guards off your hooks Frank!! We will be back at it again Sunday. See ya aboard
Due to few fish being caught we will wait another week and start Saturday April 27
After a couple of tough weeks the boat was brought back to the dock March 24th. We are working on a few painting projects and then hope to fish by mid - late April if the Stripers arrive early again this season. The earliest I plan to start this season is April 20 or 27th. If the fish are here I will start. See ya aboard
The Queen is in the boat yard and weather has been very tough! Cant seem to get a break this year after 2 years in a row of great weather to do yard work. Erik and I have been battling cold and rain to get the boat ready for this season. You will see a new Overhead(ceiling) in the cabin, courtesy of Willie G! We rebuilt the port Transmission and various other maintenance in the Engine room. WIllie, Erik and I hope to have the boat back at the dock by March 25 and fishing by the April 13 or 20. We have some topside projects almost ready to paint, so hope for good weather. This will help with the Fish getting in here early as well as our painting projects!
See Ya Soon
Capt Dave & Crew
WHAT A SUPER TRIP! I just want to thank my crew for another wonderful season aboard the Queen Mary. Without their dedication the smooth operation and success could not be had! The 2nd Annual Queen Mary Fishing Trip Abroad was a complete success! This year we chose Guatemala and fished out of Iztapa. The resort was Pacific Fins. Our host was Niels Erichson and he could not have been better. The accommodations were first class and the food and drinks delicious as well as plentiful! The fishing for Sailfish was spectacular! Our group numbers were outstanding and our crew went 100+ releases, raising over 150 Sails, along with several large Dorado(Mahi-Mahi) to 20 pounds. the sailfish in this area average 50-70 pounds with larger ones around 100 -120pounds. David Rosenblatt and his son Ethan were HOT! Andrew and Dolly were right behind and trailing along last was the actuall everyday fishermen: my father Charles Riback, me, Erik and Rick. Dave Rosenblatt had 21 Sails up to the groups largest Sailfish an estimated 130 pounder. Ethan with 20, Dolly with 19 plus a 20+ pound Dorado, Andrew 17 Sails, Charles with 14 Sails, Capt Dave 10 plus 2 15 -20 pound Dorado, Erik and Rick with 9 each plus a dorado or two. The boats themselves were nice, averaging around 35' and 20-24 kt cruise. The crews were good to great and when all was well their English was better than when the bite slowed or things were not working correctly. The first day out, while Dolly, the Rosenblatt's & Andrew were hooking Sails left and right totaling 40 releases for the day. Erik, Rick and the Riback boys were heading back to port on one engine at 8am. The group never wet a line that day until 12:30pm and we ended up with 10 Sails in under 3 hours. The Rosenblatt's were on the HOT boat everyday. The Mayan idol Dave had around his neck really as good luck! As for the broken boat, that was the only hitch we had with the boats. The food onboard was fresh Dorado if one was caught or Chicken and pasta along with fruit and snacks, fresh guacamole and chips was my favorite! The beer was cold the Rum was local and mixed well with ice cold cokes. Neil's and the whole staff at Pacific Fins www.pacificfins.com.gt did a wonderful job. If you are looking for some of the best billfish action in the world look no further.
The First Stripers of the Fall 2012 Season were boated today! All Keeper Size fish in the 30"-36" range on jigs. Though 98% of the fish caught today were JUMBO size Blues to the pool winning 19 pounder caught on 12 pound test Spinning set up. The fish were active and it was a pleasant surprise to see the Stripers mixed in. Jack Schocklin was High Hook with a limit of Big Blues and 1 Keeper Striper. The Pool winner also had a bag full of Blues along with a Striper. The Bass and Blues were caught on both green tail and plain diamond jigs. weather looks Sunny again Friday and the Wed Gang will be down so we will be getting out Friday. See ya aboard
Forecast took a turn for the worse on the 3:30AM update this morning with NE gusts to 30, so we pushed the Mudhole tuna trip to next Tuesday Oct 16. The Wed Gang will be down on Friday again this week. We should be able to sail tomorrow. See ya aboard
Oct 8 Columbus Day
Columbus Day turned out to be our first real Fall day of the 2012 season. The Albacore cooperated right from the start but the Blues took a little time to build. By 10:30 the blues were flying over the rail on bait and jigs and those not tired out by the Albys already were still scoring on Tsunamis. We are Tuna fishing tomorrow Tuesday Oct 9 and will be back to blues Wed. See ya aboard
Back to very good fishing today. Lots of Blues on bait and all the Alby you could want! Weather looks great for Monday Columbus Day! See ya aboard
Late start this morning due to some debris caught in the prop which floated in from the tide overnight. The weatherman said wind 10-15 but we got 20+ so conditions stunk and the fishing wasn't what it has been. We caught plenty of fish, blues and Albies but not the number we have been. Jay Brooks has 5 Alby and 5 Blues. His Dad Joe had a bunch of Blues too. Todd Gardner was aboard and boated 2 but had another 8 fish hooked up. Tomorrow the rain is again supposed to hold off until late afternoon. See ya aboard
SUPER START THIS MORNING FOR JUMBO BLUES ON JIGS. I blew the horn and ran down to start gaffing fish as we had 5 on before the anchor was tight. I did not stop gaffing fish for almost an hour. All around the boat fish were hooked up! The mayhem lasted for an hour. When the tide shifted, the pace backed off to normal good fishing and we held 2 - 5 on around the boat the rest of the day. Those who targeted Albacore caught a few but most wanted blues and were very pleased. Heather Harms from Manchester NJ enjoyed her day and won the pool with a 14.5 pound Blue. The Wed Gang were all smiles and Ray Angotti may have beaten Bill for high hook of the group. Weather looks good again for tomorrow as the rain will hold off until the evening and temps will still be warm See ya aboard
OCT 4 Special Alby Trip! Super Day
SUPER SUPER SUPER! Flat calm, warm temps and Albacore from start to finish! Mike Cohen and Jay Brooks each commented it was maybe their best Albacore day ever! Dave Rosenblatt had a blast using Tsunami's to catch and release many Albacore to 12 pounds. Those who wanted Blues caught plenty. Tomorrow's weather looks superb Sunny calm and 80 degrees. WED GANG will be aboard so we are definitely sailing. See ya Aboard
Hard rain and lots of fog this morning kept the people away. No Bluefish boats sailed from our inlet. Remember tomorrow Thursday Oct 4 we depart at 6am. Friday we are back to our normal 7:30am Blues See ya aboard
I would love to tell you I anchored up and FISH ON! Not the case this year, tough day. I thought maybe we were in when about 15 minutes in, a couple fish on turned out to be 2 small Bonito and shortly after a couple of Albacore. Then the dogs showed up in force. Moved about 5 miles and DOGS all over! Another wiggle, lots of bait looked like a few tuna, but DOGS invaded and swimming around the boat. Dogged out on OCT 2 this has never happened to me before. We couldn't even put the time usually required, to get a tuna or two with the Dogs so aggressive. We had a handful of Ablies a couple Bonito before spending the last hour catching a few blues and a handful more Albys to end the day. The rest of the week looks calm. Wed Gang is coming on Friday this week. See ya aboard
Remember we are Tuna fishing Tuesday Oct 2 and will be back to our regular 7:30am Bluefish schedule for Wednesday. See ya aboard!
Very good action for Blues and Albacore again today! Jigs produced all day for big blues to 14 pounds and the Tsunami's worked best for the Albacore. Tom Olsen and Gary Rossnagel were constantly hooked up all day with blues on green tailed A-27's. Chris caught a few blues early and when switched to Albacore a d ended up releasing over a dozen. Nice weather again for tomorrow. See ya aboard!
Absolute Mayhem for 2 hours this morning before it backed off to just very good fishing for Big Blues and some Albacore mixed in. It was old fashioned slaughter fishing on jigs for blues in the 5-12 pound class. Tomorrow looks calm and dry. See ya aboard!
We did not sail today due to lack of participation. The weatherman chased everyone away and of course it actually turned out to be a nice day at the shore. Tomorrow and Sunday look calm and should bring more sun than clouds. Fishing was again good for blues and Albacore for the boats that did sail today. See ya aboard
All Albacore early and around 11am the Blues went wild! Every cast with a jig for two hours. SUPER FISHING!
Super Action on jigs this morning for large blues! As fast as you could pull them today for the first two hours and then it backed off to good fishing along with some Albacore. Bill Holden and Bob Gieson enjoyed the action. See ya aboard!
Super start for our Special Limited passenger Albacore trip this mqorning. Before we were tight on the anchor Jason Brooks his father Joe and a couple others were HOOKED UP! The Albacore were thick and willing to eat most anything the first 2 hours before the sun was high. Adam, Mike and Emery were using spearing and had a blast catching their first Albys ever. Many used small jigs and 5" Tsunamis to bend their Rods but bait was just as quick. Paul and Kurt Bornemann who haven't been out in years were hooked early and often and had a nice mix of Albys and big Blues. Overall the first 2 hours its was as fast as it can be then as the sun got high in the sky they became shy. Those with the best technique and or the very light fluorocarbon leader produced while others picked later in the day. We will be back at the Blues tomorrow! See you aboard
Another good day of jigging blues! Jumbo 14 - 18 pound blues early and lots of 3 to 5 pounders later in the day! We still have a couple open spots for tomorrows Limited passenger Albacore trip, 6AM leave return around 2pm cost $100 call for info
Jigged the biggest fish of the season so far! Jumbo's to 19 pounds! Weather looks great next couple of days See ya aboard
Another good day of fishing for Big Blues aboard the Queen! Jigs worked the best early and many stuck with the green tail A-27's all day to get a bag full. The bait was best mid-day and a few Albacore were mixed in. Andrey had fun jigging blues on his Spinner. Weather looks sunny and beautiful for Sunday- mid-week See ya aboard!
Started off quick this morning! Before I blew the horn and the anchor was tight the rods were bent! Jigs produced well early and often and then the bait took over. False Albacore again showed up quickly. Dean and Megan using Tsunamis were hooking up often. Bill Holden found the trick and boated lots of big blues to 13 pounds. Ray and New Bob after boating their fill of blues tried to capture their first Albacores. Light line, a small 1/0 tuna hook along with a spearing produced quickly for both. Bob and Ray both had a blast with a few Albys before returning to the blues. Tom, 11, out with Mom and Grandpa got over a little motion sickness to catch bunch of blues on bait. Great weather and lots of fish so come on down! See ya aboard Sept 20
Rough start and a nice finish today! Lots of blues on jigs early then on bait all day. Mike Cohen and Dave Rosenblatt had fish on immediately on jigs as we were coming tight on the anchor. The Albacore showed up shortly after and those targeting the speedsters were delighted with the action all day! Mike Cohen using 5" Tsunamis in a variety of colors had over 25 hooked up. Dan used spearing and was hooked up constantly. Doc fished bait for blues and had a boat limit of blues. John from Pt. Pleasant Beach brought his family out and had fun using both bait and jigs to capture lots of blues to 12 pounds. Weather looks very nice for tomorrow! The Wed Gang will be attending so See you aboard
Wind is dropping out as we speak and we never got the hard NW as predicted. WE WILL BE SAILING TOMORROW THURSDAY! We should have enough to sail. The Wed Gang is planning on coming down on Friday this week See ya aboard
Lots of wind today and into tomorrow. We will NOT try Wednesday. The Wed Gang is planning on Friday this week
Happy New Year to our Jewish cliental!
The Queen Mary will NOT be sailing tomorrow Tuesday due to very windy and rough sea conditions forecasted for tomorrow. Wednesday may be ok but Thursday and Friday look much nicer to end the week. See ya aboard!
Nice weather today so we headed offshore and the Big Blues cooperated along with some Albacore and a special surprise, 4 nice pollack to 30 pounds. The day started off slow again for the fleet but as the day grew long the fish bit better. By noon it was fast paced action with Blues and Albys. Weather looks Super Monday, and tough Tuesday and Wed. So come on down tomorrow! See ya aboard
The wind was blowing hard from the North/North West this morning, much stronger than predicted. I chose to stay along the beach and jig instead of beating the crap out of my customers offshore. I looked long and hard and by 10am we were still on the hunt. Around 10:30 I found some fish and we started to pick at the big blues. As morning turned to noon the fish were getting more aggressive and we were getting 3-6 fish a drift. Gary Rossnagel fishing in the pulpit was the hot hand boating a high hook of 7 blues to 15 pounds. He said he lost 4 other right at the boat. Tony and Santos fishing in the Stern were hooked up. All the fish were very large with 10 pounders the smaller fish. Tomorrow the wind is supposed to be lighter and dropping out to calm by mid-morning. See ya aboard
Another gorgeous day! Actually too nice at first. We picked slowly at the blues early, but as the day wore on the blues cooperated better. By days end we were holding lots of fish on around the boat. The Albacore showed up late but early enough for Jason Brooks to boat 6 and loose a few others. The Papcheck brothers Mike and Joe were watching Adam hook up one after another early but caught on and started hooking up! They combined for close to 20 big blues. Adam was high hook with a boat limit of 15 blues. Thanks again to Ray for bringing his crew aboard. The U.S. Lawns group had coolers full by trips end. Weather look SUPER for the weekend. See ya aboard
Beautiful Day! Fishing was good early and late for jumbo blues on jigs and bait. The Albacore were zipping around the slick in the middle. Jack Schocklin was watching Lou catch one after another using an unorthodox jigging technique. By noon this technique was being copied by many and had its own name. Jack ended up with over a dozen doing the "LOUIN" method. Lou himself, doing the LOUIN, had a boat limit on the 27 green tail. Those who wanted Albacore had a few to a bunch on spearing and Tsunamis. Weather looks spectacular again the next few days. SEE YA ABOARD
Picked at the Blues all day today on bait and jigs. Not great but always a fish or 3 on around the boat most of the day. The last 45 minutes we had the Albacore around the boat. The fish were line shy again today and it took effort to catch both blues and Albys. Weather looks wonderful through the weekend! See ya Aboard
Well if we were Bluefishing I think we would have had a wonderful day! The Albys looked ready to bite. Jason Brooks was in right away and Megan had an Alby very quickly on bait. A couple times we had a few on together then they got very shy. We would see some in the slick and only get some to follow or the occasional bite. The Blues were there and if we chummed hard they would have turned right on. We did had lots of bite offs and a few put bluefish hooks on and caught blues. I looked over a few inshore spots in hopes of Bonito but came up empty. The weather looks like it's going to cooperate very nicely the next few days. Cools Starts with warm finishes and calm seas. Sounds like perfect September weather to me See ya aboard
Very windy this morning! The wind is calming and we should be good to go for our first open boat Albacore & Bonito special tomorrow 6am leave return around 2pm. I have lots of Tsunamis! See ya aboard
I guess talk of a hurricane hundreds of miles away kept our passengers away. Turns out, it was a gorgeous day. The boats that did sail caught well with Blues and Albys. Looks Rough for tomorrow Monday!
No Sail today due to the High Wind and rough sea forecast. The front has moved through and the wind has switched to the West and will lighten up overnight leaving us with clearing skies and comfortable temps for Sunday. We WILL be sailing See ya aboard
Nice day. We picked at the blues all day and had very good Albacore action at times. This afternoons group John Reiff and friends from PA had tremendous bluefish action with Albys mixed in! Weather looks rough for tomorrow so we will NOT be sailing Saturday. The wind is gonna go West late tomorrow and drop out leaving us with a Gorgeous Sunday. See ya aboard Sunday
No sail today as the whole parking lot was empty. The Wed Gang is the Friday Gang this week so we will have enough to go tomorrow! See ya aboard
The wind has dropped out and is switching to the West. The forecast is nice for Thursday! Today we did not try as the wind was blowing hard from the South and plenty of T Storms still around. See ya Aboard
Rain did not stop the crew from All State Septic this morning! The group got lucky most of the day and the wind backed off enough for us to get out the the fishing grounds. The blues were very hungry and it only took 45 minutes for the group of 28 to start releasing. Both Jigs and bait worked well and once the hard rain started to fall around 11am the head of the group said Let's Go! Pappy, 85, had a blast and was constantly hooked up all morning using bait. The Wed Gang will be down Friday this week due to the bad forecast for Wednesday. See ya Aboard
Bad forecast kept us at the dock this morning and the East winds will keep us in for this afternoon's fish & fireworks trip tonight. We are NOT sailing tomorrow Sept 4 but will be back at it for Wednesday.
The tough conditions mad the first hour a bit tough but after a short move and some time the blues began to bite. The Albacore showed up around 11;00AM and those targeting them were not disappointed. Tsunami's did the trick for EJ pictured below, and Chris caught a few too. Blues wanted the bait best but Mark used a green tail to capture 10 Blues. Remember, the Queen will not be sailing this Tuesday Sept 4 . See ya aboard!
Where did this Summer go? WOW that was quick! With Super Fishing most of the Summer the season flew by and almost everyday smiling faces and weary arms walked off the Queen. Today was the same! A slow start built to a strong finish and most a some fish and high hook was around 10 big blues. The Albacore did show at times and some were caught by those targeting them. I have a fresh supply of 4" & 5" Tsunami Split tailed minnows aboard. The limited Albacore and Bonito trip is starting to fill up. See ya aboard
Thanks for a Super Summer! Another good day of fishing for Jumbo Blues and False Albacore. Les Berkley had 5 Albacore and lost a bunch of others. Brothers James and David ages 13 & 11 combined for 15 blues. Ken won the pool with a 16 pounder! Weather looks great for the Labor Day weekend! See ya aboard Aug 30
Great weather and ok for Big Blues on both bait and jigs this morning. The False Albacore were thick at times and my son Cole, 11, had 9 and lost a bunch of Albacore. Twins Jane and Emily 11 years old too had fun with a few blues and Albacore. The lack of current kept the fish from really biting well. Thoses who worked at it all day had a bunch. Jason Brooks had over a dozen Albys and Frank Vavino using a white butter bean bucktail had a bent rod most of the day. Super weather through the Labor Day Weekend! See ya Aboard
Another Great Day for Jumbo Blues and False Albacore! Weather looks perfect the next few days! See ya Aboard!!!
The rain held off the customers so the few that showed up had an empty boat and lots of Jumbo Blues and plenty of False Albacore to satisfy those who were looking for just that species. Mike Cohen had a few blues right away on jigs and then switched to his light tackle and Tsunami's and was hooked up all day with Albys and boated a nice skipjack too. Fred Haddad had his son Ethan and friends aboard to celebrate Ethen's Birthday. The boys & girls ages 7-11hada blast catching the blues Eva, Elli and Dominic combined for over 10 blues The three were all helping each other reel in the jumbo blues. Gregg from Livingston and his buddy 13 and 11 had rods bent all day but were most excited catching their first few Albacores ever! Fishing remains SUPER COME ON DOWN
Tough start with a GOOD Finish! First stop did not pan out but a short move and then the fish were flying over the rail. We had Little Tunny(False Albacore) in the slick for over an hour and John hooked up 9 getting 4 to the net for a quick release. Kim & Cara celebrating Kim's Birthday filled their sack quickly. Susan won the pool with a 16.5 pound bluefish. Mike and his friend had a big bag full and Alex and his kids were busy catching jumbo blues on bait. West wind tomorrow so we should have beautiful conditions. See you aboard!
Another good day aboard the Queen! Jumbo Blues, Albies and some Skipjack were all mixed together. Miguel had a sack full and most had plenty to take home bait was again best but some jigged all day and had their fill.
Good Fishing continued Saturday! Though not red hot it was consistent in the Stern with fish up the sides on bait. Frank Vivino boated 15 his boat limit and many others had plenty too. Most of the novices had fish too and enjoyed another nice day on the water. Bait has been better than jigs most days this week.
Aug 25 Took 5 minutes to get the Jumbo Blues rolling this morning and less time on the afternoon trip today. Islamorada Frank was HOT boating his limit of 15 blues to 16 pounds and releasing another 6. Bait worked best but those who stuck with the jigs all day had a nice catch too. The afternoon charter for Lemcorp from Newark was even better. Armon and his crew had non-stop action for 2 hours filling a barrel in record time and releasing well ov 70 blues before heading in early. Fishing is great SEE YOU ABOARD
From the moment I blew the horn this morning to the 3 whistles to end the day blues were bending the rods. Another day of Jumbo Blues on bait and jigs! Doc was high hook with 19 to 14.5 pounds mainly on bait. Steve and Roger fished with jigs all day and were hooked up all the time. Great Weather Super Fishing See you aboard!
Capt JB just called in with another Super report! Big Blues on bait and jigs with most catching lots. Albies have been present in the slick most days too. Great weather continues! See you aboard
Did not have enough participation on Monday. Today was gorgeous on the water and the Jumbo Blues were snapping! Capt JB called in from the fishing grounds with the great report. Big blues on jigs and bait to 16 pounds! Weather looks outstanding the next few days See ya aboard!
Very good today! The seas calmed and the Jumbo Blues bit. False Albacore were also swimming in the slick! Weather look great this week See ya aboard
The NE wind came a howling this morning and kept us from getting to where we needed to go. Searching for another area was tough and produced very little. The wind has dropped out and its now calm. Sunday should be beautiful! See ya aboard
The good fishing continued again today! It took a little while to get the blues in a eating mood but we picked at the blues and a few Albies for a while and then they turned on around 11am. The last 2 hours were very good and produced lots of blues to 15 pounds. Today it was all on bait! See ya aboard!
The weatherman talked up the day so well many people came out and the weather did not disappoint! The day started off slow and a little move around 10am proved very worthwhile. We started fish right away and help fish all day. At times we had 10-15 fish on at a time and then it would back off to 3-6 on around the boat. The Albies were around again and we managed to capture a bunch on bait and loose a few other. Michael Cohen had 7 blues and 2 Albies. Doc and Roger had a bunch of blues and a few Albies too. The Wednesday Gang were wonderful catching a bunch for themselves each and then working with the kids and making sure they reeled in a fish or two. Jigs worked ok for those who could turn the handles fast enough. Bait was ticket for many on the correct side of the boat. Tomorrow looks beautiful again!! See ya aboard
The Great Action Continues!! Lots of Jumbo size blues up to 16 pounders and our first few Albacore of the 2012 season. Weather looks unbelievable the next few day See Ya Aboard
Super Action again today with the Jumbo Blues! The jigs produced early and often for Jack Schocklin who stuck with the jig most of the day. Many switched over to bait and at times it was lock and load fishing. Jody and her father Ed Sax from Livingston had a full sack of blues to 16.5 pound pool winner. John and his boys from Scotch Plains had a blast. Steve Manheim visiting from Florida was worn out pulling on these big blues. The afternoon trip today was again slow. The Wed Gang will be heading down Thursday this week. See ya aboard
Joe and his son Rob with a Slammer Blue
Jumbo Blues were snapping today! The jigs were the ticket early as the bait worked just as well later in the day. Mark and his kids Danielle and Ryan jigged a bunch, Joe and his son Rob, 10, got yanked around by the 10-15 pounders. Ed Pollard and crew had sacks full!! Ed and Rich jigged all day and Vince used bait to fill his sack. The afternoon trips the past two days have been very poor. 3 fish Sunday afternoon and 12 fish Monday afternoon . Tomorrow looks like another gorgeous day! SEE YOU ABOARD
Whew! Pulled a rabbit out of the hat today. At 10:30am We were still in search mode as the area of fish we have been working for the past two week was gone. The search paid off! At 11:00am the fish were flying over the rail. The blues were again taking jigs and a few Bonito were mixed in. A father and his two boys combined for 48 blues and frowns were all turned around. Weather looks GORGEOUS tomorrow Monday! See you aboard
The weatherman scared all the people away, so the lucky few have been treated to an empty boat for a Saturday. The sun has been out most of the day and the fish are jumping in the boat too. Joe from Philly has well over his boat limit of 15 bluefish and has released 20 more so far this morning. He also just boated his first BONITO of the season. A nice 5 pounder on a plain diamond A-17 jig. The jigs are producing and the A-17 size with no tail seems to be best day in and day out! Weather look gorgeous for tomorrow Sunday See you aboard
Aug 10 afternoon charter
Capt Nick just called in from the fishing grounds to say the Ocean is laying down nicely and the blues are biting well this afternoon for Mark Dieter's charter. The jigs are producing lots of blues and a couple of Bonito & Spanish Mackerel too.
Terrible forecast was actually correct for today! No sail due to lack of participation . Tomorrow, Saturday, we will be trying. The rain is forecast to end late tonight and be nice by 5-7am tomorrow morning. Dont' let a few raindrops scare you away! It will be dry most of the day Saturday. Sunday looks to be a perfect day! See you aboard
Super action continued again today! A nice surprise early with our first Cobia of the season that hit a plain A-17 jig. A few more Bonito in the mix today too. Lots of blues on jigs and great weather!!! See ya aboard
Great Jigging for Blues again today! Lots of boat limits and our high hook was in the 40's. Some of the exotics are starting to show up as well. We saw a few cobia in the rays today. Our first Mahi-mahi & Spanish Mackerel of the season was boated today along with a couple Bonito. Weather still looking good for tomorrow. See you aboard
What a gorgeous day! Calm Sunny and BIG BLUES Jack Schocklin and Rich were pleasantly surprised when their rods lapped over and the drags were singing. The blues were big and the jigs worked best. Some were caught on bait too. Jack and Virgil had a cooler full. Jody and his buddies were all bagged up and smiling from ear to ear as they slid their bags of fish down to be cleaned up. This afternoon we are entertaining lots of families and 1-3 pounders are swinging over the rail as I type. The great action continues! Tomorrow look like perfect weather so SEE YA ABOARD
Did not sail today! Seas have calmed and the weather looks great for tomorrow and Wednesday See you aboard
Took a while for me to find the blues this morning. Went right to where Capt Nick left them last night and then into where JB was yesterday and found no one home at all! I was starting to get worried when we headed in to the last area we had caught some. A few reading a bunch of chick birds and the first few fish were flying over the rail. The fish built up as the day grew long and we picked away on jigs. Miguel and his father and friend were busy reeling in fish and filling their cooler. 3 generations of Kalishmans Grandfather Marty, son Rob & grandson Noah combined for their 45 bluefish limit. So our slow start ended up a strong finish and many had a boat limit. The seas are going to be rough through tonight into the morning so we will NOT be sailing Monday morning. We will be back at it Tuesday when the seas are forecast to be calm. See ya aboard Tuesday
Another nice day produces fast action with the blues! Lots of fish and smiling faces the great fishing continues. See ya aboard
Found the Monster Blues this morning and they bite well! Les Berkley started us off hooking a bunch on jigs and Ed Pollard was right behind him. My nephew Matthew, 8 years old, fishing for the first time ever, enjoyed his day catching 12 of these Jumbo Blues. He jigged a couple early then gave a demonstration to the other novices aboard on how to hook them on bait. Both bait and jigs worked well with jigs leading the way. Ed Pollard had a great day jigging 15 and fought another 7. Great Action continues and the weather this weekend looks wonderful. See ya aboard
Very good action again today! Roger and Tom had 30 each. William and Ronja out with their 2 boys had fun jigging blues and Carson fought this huge ray for almost 15 minutes. Julia and her 3 kids enjoyed their first Deep Seas experience and the kids were proudly displaying their catch above. Victoria stayed at the rail all day and had over a dozen herself. Some bigger fish were caught offsore today so we may be gearing up for bigger blues tomorrow. Weather continues to be outstanding tomorrow See you aboard
WED GANG BEATS UP THE BLUES AGAIN! Capt JB put the Wed gang into lots of action again on jigs. Most all the regulars had 30+ with some close to 50. The good fishing continued into this afternoon's trip as well. Thursday looks to be a great day, sunshine temps in the 80's with calm seas SEE YA ABOARD
Tuesday started off terrible but ended up being a good day after all was said and done. It was one of the slowest days we have had in 6 weeks. After the first 45 minutes on the fishing grounds that produced 10 blues. I made a 12 mile move and it worked out. In short order we turned the frowns around and the smiles abounded. The customers worked hard and the effort put in showed as most had fish in their sacks. Mick, Mac, Amy, Maddi & Molly, in from Ohio, enjoyed their day combining for lots of fish. Ron's group was constantly shouting out "FISH ON THE LINE" They combined for over 100 blues. Matt & Jeff , your friendly neighborhood bartenders at Farrell's had fun. Matt had 10 blues. Wed Gang will be down tomorrow See ya aboard
Another wonderful day! Pat and Vanessa were aboard and had a wonderful time combining for 24 blues not bad for Vanessa"s first time. Anthony, 10, was a happy camper hooking up lots of blues and landing plenty. The Kiss Family visiting from Tennessee enjoyed the action the family of 6, Grandpa - grandchildren combined for almost 100 blues. Though not the best action we have seen the past two weeks, the day provided lots of fish and smiles. Weather looks perfect tomorrow, Sunshine and calm seas with high temps around 80. See ya aboard
Delightful day aboard the Queen. The weatherman frightened the masses from the Shore and we were empty. The 14 who stepped out of their homes and aboard the Queen were dealt a wonderful day. Lots of blues on jigs, calm seas, no rain and some sun. Tommy was aboard with his father Jim and Uncle Rich. All had a boat limit and Tommy won the pool. Here is a pic of the blues Tommy wanted to show his Mom. Most everyone aboard had a boat limit of 15 blues. A had more and some who stopped fishing early were close. Jim was high hook with 35 blues. See ya aboard
Another nice morning as we headed back to where we caught lots of fish yesterday! The fish were there but a bit more spread out than the past few days. The customers who had their own spinning gear or rented ours started off well, but others struggled to get the hang of dropping their diamond jig to the bottom and reeling as fast as they can. The speed really does make a huge difference in your success rate. Gary Rossnagel had a great day and was high hook with almost 50 blues. As the customers got the rhythm the success rate climbed and most had plenty of fish. Weather looks calm again tomorrow. See you aboard
Super jigging for bluefish continues! Almost 6 weeks of tremendous fishing for the great eating size blues. 1-3 pounders with the occasional Bonito all on A-17 jigs as the jig of choice. Little Olivia 9 today celebrated her birthday catching over her limit of 15 blues capturing 19. Limits+ have been the rule for the past month. Come on down with the kids this is the best action to get them hooked on fishing!
Super Fishing again today! The weather was a bit against us this morning with wind out of the South 15 -20. I anchored up in an attempt to keep it as comfortable as possible. We picked at the blues around the boat the first half hour and it built up to a Slaughter by 10am. Every cast for over an hour! Great Fishing continues light winds from the West for Friday! Come on down
Super Fishing Continues! The Wed Gang once again had a wonderful day of jigging lots of 1-3 pound blues! The weather is nice and the fishing even better. Come on down and see us!
Caitlyn with a nice Bonito
Another great day of jigging bluefish!! Mitch and Dylan had a blast catching their boat limit of 15 bluefish each and released a bunch more. Everyone had a boat limit and most had many more! Fishing remains excellent! See ya aboard
Another Super Day! Lots of blues on diamond A-17 jigs with most passengers catching more than their boat limit of 15 blues. Scott and his 11 year old son Dan, had over 50. Caitlyn Hill had a 5 pound Bonito to win the pool. Her group many of which were visiting from Utah had a blast with all the action. Tuesday and Wednesday look gorgeous! See us aboard
Gorgeous Day! The big swell left over from the hard NE wind slowed the bite down early today but as the swell subsided. Pete and his son John from Wyckoff,NJ Combined for over 100 blues. Nikki and her friends had over 60 blues. Weather looks great. See ya aboard!
Rough conditions kept all boats in port today. It's has calmed down and the forecast is for sunny skies and calm seas Sunday. See ya aboard
Very rough sea conditions kept the fleet in Friday and may do so on Saturday too. Supposed to calm as the day progresses Saturday and be nice by late afternoon. Sunday looks like a nice day. See you aboard Sunday
Another good day aboard the Queen! Jigging was again good for blues. Today's highlight was the 50-60 pound Dusky shark Jim Stoltenborg released next to the boat after a tough fight on 20 pound spinning tackle. Looks like it could be rough tomorrow but we will give it a go in the am and see what kind of wind we actually wake up to. See ya aboard
Fishing Great again today! 3 generations of Berkley's, Less, John and 6 year old Robert, combined for over 100 blues with Robert catching over 20 himself! Thursday looks to be a much nicer day on the water vs Friday. If you planned on Friday you may want to consider Thursday if that works in your schedule. See ya aboard
Status Quo! Great fishing on jigs continued again. Little Christopher 9 years old from Washington NJ boat 12 not bad for his first trip ever! Chick & Elton had a blast on their light tackle combining for over 80. The Family Afternoon Special was a repeat of the day trip. The Wed gang will be down and Heather will be down to measure and get samples for her bluefish age study. See ya aboard
Steady action continued today! Kim & Curtis had a wonderful outing today combining for almost 50 blues. Andrew and his 3 sons Anthony, Tom & Joe had a great day keeping busy reeling in lots of blues. The smaller A-17 jigs with no tail are the best and reeling fast is the key to success. Weather looks perfect for tomorrow Tuesday. Come on Down
FANTASTIC BLUEFISHING CONTINUES! Many people with limits or better today on jigs. My son Cole 11, had over 30 blues in two hours this morning. Lacko's group combined for over 65 blues and Lacko won the pool with a 5lb BONITO. SUPER WEATHER FOR THIS COMING WEEK See ya aboard
Another repeat of the action we have had all week! GREAT ON JIGS FOR SMALLER BLUES!
Jake & Madison Proudly display their catch Friday July 13
Another SUPER DAY of jigging blues! Edgar Bueno and his son Michael had a wonderful day. It was Michael's first Deeps Sea trip and he finished up with over 25 blues. John Ellis had his two kids Jake and Madison, 11 & 8 years old and they combined for over 50 blues. Ethan, 10, had 34 blues not bad for another first timer out with his Grandfather, Ben! See ya aboard
SUPER ACTION again today! Lots of blues on jigs with our high hook over 50 blues. Everyone had over the 15 per person bluefish limit by 10am and had lots of fun releasing lots more during the morning. Weather looks perfect tomorrow morning See ya aboard
Finally some BIG FISH in the mix Today we had smaller fish early and Big fish later in the day. The Big Blues were hard to catch but those who had poppers did the best. You could see the big fish finning but they were not very aggressive. The first few drifts produced lots of smaller blues and one girl had over 20 on the first drift alone. Weather looks great! See ya aboard
SUPER ACTION AGAIN TODAY! The jigs were like candy to the blues this morning! As fast as you could reel them for 2 hours. Ralph & DJ were aboard and had over 100 combined. Keeping their limit of 30 and releasing the rest. Ed Pollard was aboard and kept a bunch for turning into a conservationist. The afternoon trip also provided lots of action on blues. A family from Spotswood had 3 kids combine for 42. See ya aboard!
The cooler temps felt great on the water today. The fish liked it too as they bite very vll all morning and we awere on our way home early with a boat limit of blues. Little Mike, 9 years old, from Colorado, had a blast reeling in his boat limit of 15 blues. Smaller fish on jigs Super today See ya aboard
Great action again today! Dara, Debbie, Lindsay & Scott. First timers aboard the Queen Mary combined for over 70 blues. Casper 12 years old out with his father had over a boat limit of 15 blues on the first drift this morning. Weather looks Super this week! No better time to bring the kids! See ya aboard
CAPT JB put the Queen Mary into another good day of jigging smaller blues. Gary Rossnagel had over 50 blues! Many of the rental rod customers using our spinners got the hang of jigging quickly and had their boat limit of 15 blues. Get out of the heat and head for the ocean! See ya aboard
ANOTHER GOOD DAY ABOARD THE QUEEN! Michael Cohen had over 40 blues himself using a green tail A-17. Dillon , 10 years old had over 15 blues. Lots of smaller blues again on jigs Weekend weather looks wonderful. See ya aboard
Back to good action again today! After the first stinker in a while yesterday this morning was fast action on the smaller blues on light tackle. Bob & Jack combined for over 60 blues while Brandon, 10 years old, caught 19. It's all on jigs plain A-17's providing the best results! tomorrow through the weekend look to be beautiful on the water! See ya aboard
Happy Fourth to all! A bit slower today vs the past couple of weeks. We did catch some but it paled in comparison. Let's hope the fish just took the day off like most of us. Come on out and enjoy the gorgeous weather on the water! See ya aboard.
Great action again today for the smaller blues in the 1-3 pound class. Tyler, 13 and his Dad Rich from Upper Black Eddy, PA had a blast combining for over 75 blues today! We had over 11 kids aboard and all had at least a boat limit of 15 blues to Tyler's high hook of 53 blues all himself. Come on down and enjoy this great action and remember these smaller blues are terrific table fare! See a aboard
Sailing Daily for Blues 7:30am - 2:00pm
Back to fast paced action again today! The Kellenburger's from PA were aboard for their first bluefish trip ever. The2parents and 4 kidsranging in age from 9 -11 all combined for over 75 blues! Though not the biggest blues of the year there are lots of them and the best time to grab the kids, novices, grandkids and go fishing. See ya aboard