Sir fisher guy

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  1. I paid 78$ for 6a to 4p. I picked the Big Jamaica because they limited the trip and they have nice wide aisles along the rail and plenty of seating. As much as I like the capt and crew of the Jamaica 2, they don’t have enough seating in the cabin. The “limit” for the trip ended up being 60, and when they were down to two spots like 5 days before the trip, I was afraid I’d get stuck on a smaller boat with even more people. It turned out the conditions were meh, and the other boats weren’t as crowded as they could have been. it’s ok, that’s why it’s fishing not catching, blah blah blah. I’ll try to learn from my mistakes, because when you get right down to it, it was my decisions that caused my bait to land where it did....
  2. Wouldn’t that be nice lol. To their credit, we did get ten dollars off our next trip...
  3. I saw you catch that fluke lol. I was the guy casting a fin-s on a jighead at the back. I got bit off by a bluefish, but no striper like I was hoping. I checked the other reports that day, and while everyone reported slower than expected fishing, other boats caught some fish. High hook on the Jamaica 2 was 7 sea bass plus a cod I believe. Big Mohawk had limit catches. The lesson learned for me is the smaller the boat the better when it comes to inshore bottom fishing. Also I’ll be positioning myself somewhere between the stern and midship on the next inshore bottomfishing trip. I might finally give the Big Mohawk a go for the next trip out...
  4. Id rather catch stripers but I’d much rather go for sea bass. Same with blues. I went for sea bass yesterday. The first drop I felt a bump, set the hook and reeled in a short. That was at 640 am. I did not get so much as a nibble for the rest of the day. NOT A SINGLE BITE. NOT ONE!!! I fished clam all day. In truth, I have only myself to blame. I decided to fish with a boat that hardly ever bottom fishes. And more importantly, I made the mistake of taking the corner of the stern on a 125’ boat that I should have known was going to fish smaller lumps. I like that spot for jigging. If we were fishing very large wreck it would have been alright. But we didn’t and it wasn’t. Literally like ten keepers on the boat. Harldly even any junk fish came over the rail. Worst trip in recent memory....
  5. Is that you? I was five guys down the rail from that fish being caught. It was a slow trip overall....
  6. I’ll be on a boat May 15th fo sho. I’m thinking maybe the Paramount because they are offering the longest trip. Might even see some cod!
  7. I really don’t know. I know the Norwegian jigs are made to work on the drop. My go to has always been the hammered diamond jig. I prefer using a siwash bucktail in white with red thread. While I know this jig is very effective when squided, I have caught a lot of fish on the drop with it. Specifically tuna, sea bass and blues.
  8. Hook down means the hook bends towards the belly of the sand eel (see pic) as opposed to the back of the sand eel. i don’t see how it makes a difference but I bought them hook down anyway i spent this snow day gathering all my tins, check it out. I have a problem I know...
  9. Nope, sea bass doesn’t open until Memorial Day. I’ll probably go one time in the spring, probably the first weekend after the holiday. By that time there is opportunities as a shore/inlet/river/canal angler and I save my money for the fall. i am however looking at a 500 $ budget for spring trips. Cod will be the focus. Cod fishing in nj can be quite good in April and may. I was on an April second trip in 15’ that got me a 36 lber that didn’t win the pool and three other fish over 20 lbs. acutally maybe you guys can advise me: i was going to do 3 or 4 day trips out of manasquan inlet for cod and hope for one or two trips where I can replenish the freezer( I’m down to like 5 filets currently). on the other had I can road trip north for something better, whether it’s longer and more expensive or not. when and where is the place to be for cod from now until mid may?
  10. NJ decided not to open sea bass for the entire month of February because they didn’t want to give up two days in the warmer months. I’m very unhappy about the decision but there is not much I can do. I for one am going to avoid boats that don’t fish year round.
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  12. Thanks for the input Capt. What is cm? - oh, south jersey. East for tf?
  13. I’ll be out the first weekend of February if it opens... Hey KenY, Do you think will there be a lot of cod in the mix? I’ll more than likely be sailing out of point Pleasant on the voyager, not really sure where they’ll head. I think I remember someone had posted that in early winter the boats fish big wrecks and later they switch to large rocky areas. anyone know about nj sea bass for February?
  14. Before the latest winter storm, the fisheries managers were supposed to decide if they were going to open sea bass for February on Jan 4th. They rescheduled the meeting for Jan 11. So, maybe. i can tell you that it is supposedly very good this time of year....