Fishing Reports by Captain Eddie Coleman
About The Author:
Company: April Ann Charters
Area Reporting: Raritan Bay/Sandyhook
Bio: I've been fishing raritan bay for close to 40 years, I am currently running a 29'Baha Cruiser that I will be taking 1-4 passengers on. If the weather cooperates we will be running starting mid-April.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Another good day with the fluke, Fishing the deep water has paid off.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] 1st drift and April nails our biggest fluke ever a solids 12 pound 14 ounce beauty!
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Headed to the ling grounds on Saturday and was hoping for a big day. Loaded up with some nice ling.
[Keyport,NJ] Started off the day right with a live well full of bunker had high hopes on the day.
[Keyport,NJ] Excellent bottom fishing some of the best tog fishing in years and all the jumbo porgies you wanted even added a nice size Cod to the catch.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Got together with the guys for a shark trip that didn't pan out.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] We had just about as close to a repeat of the day before as you can get but we added a few sea bass to the catch.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Finally up and running after a tough start to the season, Found a few nice fish mixed in with a ton of shorts.
[Keyport,NJ] Decided to fish with a friend the goal was to get his daughter her first striper!
[Keyport,NJ] We are now booking trips for the upcoming season call and book now.
[Keyport,NJ] Joined my good friend and had a nice day toggin under tough conditions.
[Keyport,NJ] Since we had to pull the April Ann out of the water early so the marina can perform dredging we still managed to fish.
[Keyport,NJ] We managed to get in a few hours before the wind picked up and made us call it a day.
[Keyport,NJ] Good day of bottom action everyone went home with a few meals.
[Keyport,NJ] We went looking for weakfish on Saturday with out much luck.
[Keyport,NJ] Headed out for an afternoon trip hoping to end the season strong but we only managed a few keepers.
[Keyport,NJ] Went down to clean the boat and had 1-2 pound blues break all over the place.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Got invited to fish in a tournament and couldn't say no!
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Good day Fluking out in the deep water it was a good solid bite.
[Atlantic City,NJ] Fueled up the boat and went searching for signs of weakies.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] It took a lot of work to put a catch together but the crew pulled through with 8 nice fluke.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] April caught her limit in under an hour! Fishing was tough but she had the hot hand today.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Fished Friday & Saturday and picked up some nice keeper fluke fishing the deep water.
[Keyport,NJ] Had a great group from NJhunting.com for only a few hours and luckily the fish cooperated.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Headed back to yesterdays spot and the action continued.
[Raritan Bay,NJ] We headed out to some sticky grounds and started buck tailing with good results.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] After working overseas for almost a month we were finally able to get out for fluke.
[Raritan Bay,NJ] Ran from the back of Raritan bay to Romer with only big blues to show for our efforts.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Had Leanne, Susan, Daisey and Alicia gave bass a shot but the blues were to tough!
[Sandy Hook,NJ] With no charter scheduled my mate Dave and I hoped on his boat for a good day of bottom fishing.
[Raritan Bay,NJ] All we needed was another hour of incoming time and it could have been a banner day!
[Raritan Bay,NJ] Had out the Doug Richardson bachlor party for a 6 hour trip.
[Raritan Bay,NJ] Headed out early the bay was flat ans as we turned the hook we were greeted with fog and big ground swells.
[Keyport,NJ] Had a nice group of guys from NJ Hunting with the fish cooperated!
[Keyport,NJ] Bluefish got the better of us today. Tried a few different locations all with the same results.
[Keyport,NJ] Another good day with a few bigger fish, It's getting better by the day!
[Keyport,NJ] A good day to be on the water and the bass fully cooperated!
[Keyport,NJ] Nice pull of bass today some better size bass have moved into the bay.
[Keyport,NJ] Today we trolled and added another keeper with a few shorts in the mix.
[Keyport,NJ] Same results as yesterday hopefully when the bunker return we will also see some bigger bass starting to show up.
[Keyport,NJ] Not as good as expected but it held out interest. Hopefully Saturday is much better.
[Keyport,NJ] We are now taking reservations for the upcoming flounder season.
[Keyport,NJ] We completed our 2008 schedule see you next season
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Hope for a mad bite but it wasn't there, We had to work hard for every fish we caught.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Easy fishing today, Crack a few clams and wait for the run off.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Fished under the clam boat for bass no luch so I ran down the reef to bottom fish.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Hit the rough with some friends and it was a slow pick.
[Keyport,NJ] Bass didn't cooperate so we headed to the reef and had all the porgies the guys could handle.
[Keyport,NJ] With the weather forecast decided to switch saturdays trip to next week.
[Sandy Hook,NJ] Hit the reef and had steady action with some nice bottom fish.