Sailed on the Sea Hawk out of Perth Amboy, NJ on Sunday. Was an open bottom fishing trip for porgies, sea bass, tog and whatever else would bite. Boat provides clams and green crabs. I started the day fishing clams as the freezer is bare and needed some tasty porgy fillets. Figure if I started with a crab that would be my entire day as I wouldn't have been able to switch. LOL.
Plenty of action from the get-go though plenty of short seabass plagued us but some keepers were weeded out and fairly consistent porgy action with most being keeper size. While I was dunking clams saw quite a few onboard go to crabs and start catching tog. Lots of shorts but some keepers also were in the mix. Saw a nice fish come up and decided that I should start drowning some crabs.
Switch to my tog gear and send a nice small whole greenie down. Vicious bite as soon as it hit bottom and 16" keeper over the rail. Stick on another slightly larger crab and get crushed again but rolled it. Reel up and put on another crab, cast out and HONK! "lines up" *&@*%^*&!*&%&*!%*^
Made a move and a few others after that. Had action on all but not like the first, at least for me.
Decent haul of porgies, some keeper seabass, and most if not all had their 1 tog keeper. Pool fish was about 6#.
I ended the day with a nice sack of porgy fillets and my one keeper tog.
Also sailed on the Ocean Eagle on Monday 11/7 and had a decent bite going with the tog. Nothing big but some quality keepers onboard. Ended the day with 5 keepers.