Fishermen/Thursdays fishing report 8/4/11
<p>I knew the ocean would be out today as I pullled into the Harbor. Flags were straight out and into the East. With the incoming for most of the morning and a new moon current at that, we had to go to plan B.
Before all the D.E.C. enforcment on the NY side, years ago I would have fished up toward the Bridge, West Bank or the Red side of Ambrose by Toys R Us. Great Bottom, lots of big fish. Unfortunatly the hassle isn't worth it and with my attitude, it could be costly.
Stayed local, the Reach was tough with a pretty good roll and short fish. Worked around the pier and picked away each drift. Not hot fishing by any means but we did put some nice keepers in the boat. Frank was high hook with 4 beauties.
Big Bill hit the pool with a very nice 6 pounder on the last drift. Tom "Hammer" had a nice 4 pounder up until then..
Tried to get out into the ocean at slack hoping for a 1/2 hour of good fishing on the change, but the roll was too much. Finished up back in the bay.
Chartered tomorrow (Friday) morning.
Afternoon fishing Saturday and Sunday 3:30 till 9:00pm fishing for Fluke.
Bret and Chriss
About The Author: Captain Ron Santee
Company: Capt. Rons Fishermen
Area Reporting: Raritan Bay/Sandy hook
Bio: Following in my fathers footsteps, I have been a licensed Captain for 30 years. Our family has been in the fishing business since 1955. Fishing is not a job, it's a way of life!