Sandy Hook NJ Fishing Reports for 2018
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February 21, 2018

Important Scheduling Change.....

In order to maximize our efforts for good spring Striper fishing, our first trip will now be Wednesday, April 18th, an "Open Boat" fishing trip. This is being done in order to be able to fish New York waters which their Striper season doesn't open until April 15th.

Our "Open Boat" web page has also been revised to accommmodate this change.

Please make note of the change....Thank You.

Tight Lines,
Capt. John and Crew

January 9, 2018

Our first fishing trip for 2018 is planned as an "Open Boat" trip for Striped Bass which will take place on Wednesday, April 4th. Any single angler interested in getting in on our maiden voyage for Stripers can call me (908-421-4761) to reserve your place for the inaugural 2018 season. We always do our "Open Boat"fishing trips on Wednesdays if we are not booked for a full charter by reservation for that day.

Make note of our new sailing schedule.....Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Tuesday's and Thursday's off.

Some other important changes I like you to be aware are outlined below........

Due to some timely cost cutting, I was able to REDUCE some of our prices for 2018 (good news I'm sure) for all fishing trips for both Stripers and Fluke. The cost cutting will NOT have any effect on the the same great service, choice baits and tackle you've come to use in the past. Same boat, same top notch crew and all the same equipment.

Next, our 10 hour Wreck/Reef "Fluke-A-Thon" from previous years has been replaced by our
8 Hour Wreck/Reef "Duke of Fluke" Marathon. This trip is for those hard core "Flukers" who don't mind being on the water for 8 hours and sailing from wreck to wreck searching for that "doormat" of a lifetime. Big fish tend hang around those deep water wrecks and reefs. If you're anxious to finally get that "doormat" for your man cave, then this just may be the year.

Speaking of of this date, the powers to be have not set the regulations for the 2018 Summer Flounder season yet, but I read a few weeks ago that NJ "under-fished" its 2017 quota and coupled with a possible increase allotment, we could be in for some liberalization in the Fluke reg's...yeaaaaa! Let's hope that's the case as 2017 for many anglers was a tough year.

Mark your calendar for the Ramsey Outdoor Store, Rt 10, Succasunna, NJ, 19th Annual Cast & Blast-Cabin Fever Day on Saturday February 24th 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Reel Fun Sportfishing will have a booth there to talk about fishing and book any charters in advance so you can lock in those prime tidal days for Stripers and know I'm a big fan of fishing specific tides.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR......Saturday, Feb. 24th, 2018....10 am to 4 pm.

Also, regular returning anglers will now receive our "10% Off Captains Card" after your first trip with us. All subsequent fishing trips after the first one and we'll deduct 10% off the fare.....a great deal for those who fish with us often and our way of saying "Thank You" for you patronage. Just present your card on the day of the trip and we'll knock off 10% of the fare.

This brutal weather has really taken a toll on our waterways....the Shrewsbury River and most of the slips in our marina are frozen over. Ice flows are occurring throughout Sandy Hook Bay as well as Raritan Bay. Tough cold spell we're in, but that may change soon.

Tight Lines,
Capt. John and Crew

December 22, 2017

As we approach Christmas 2017, allow me to extend a very Merry Christamas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family.

We will resume our 2018 fishing schedule around April 4th, fishing for Striped Bass with our "Open Boat" inaugural trip. The price for our 6 hour Striper trip is $125.00/pp paid "in advance in full" prior to the trip itself. We sail with only 4 anglers to insure plenty of space to fight your fish and totally enjoy your time with us. (Gratuity for the mate is additional)

Our "Open Boat" trips sail every Wednesday leaving the dock promptly at 7am and returning around 1 pm.

Of course we also do full "reservation" private charters for a parties of 1 to 4 for Stripers as well as Summer Flounder (Fluke).

For further information and to reserve you fishing trip, please call 908-421-4761.

Thank you and have a wonderful holiday.

Tight Lines,
Capt. John and Crew

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