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01/21/16 Our NEW (fifth annual) winter series of diving pictures are now posted! Click on either the link above or the link on the HOME page. Enjoy.
  WE ARE DONE FISHING FOR THE WINTER!! We would like to thank everyone who fished with us this season and we look forward to seeing you all again when we resume fishing around April 1!!
01/08/15 We could have used some of today's wind to hold the anchor lines tight yesterday. Very fishable with good fishing today. Not much life on our first drop this morning where we have been fishing recently so we moved off a little deeper and were happy with the bite that we found. Some of the guys ended up with easy limits of nice sized fish while most again had at least a couple of fish to take home. Green and white crabs have both been producing some big fish lately. Highlight of the day was a huge whale which surfaced several times within 40-50 feet of the boat as we fished!! Jack Tabor, Paramus, NJ, took the pool with an 8 pound 8 ounce fish.
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01/07/16 It was a very nice day to be on the water. A bit too nice actually with no wind or current which made staying on the pieces a bit of a hassle at times. The guys fished hard and we ended up with limits, and pretty much most taking at least a couple of fish home. Green and white crabs both produced today. John Porada, Pompton Lakes, NJ, took the pool with a 6 pound fish. Tomorrow we already have a half dozen guys coming back fishing from today so we will see you in the morning.
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01/03/16

It was a nice, comfortable day on the blackfish grounds with enough wind to keep the anchor lines tight. Most of the fellas went home with fish and we had limits but it was definitely a quality over quantity type day for the guys. Our tog regulars worked hard and ended up with some really nice fish to show for their efforts! Brad Weaver, Bound Brook, NJ, had several keepers up to 7 pounds. Tom Hollywood Sr., Staten Island, NY, had his limit up to 8 pounds. Dennis O'Brien, South Bound Brook, NJ, had fish to 7 pound 14 ounces. "Palisades Kenny" had a GREAT DAY for himself with a limit of four fish between 8 pounds 8 ounces and 11 pounds!! GOOD JOB KENNY!! White and green crabs both worked today.
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01/02/16

We were happy with our first trip of 2016. There was a strong southerly current all day but not as much wind as predicted. A nice day for early January. The guys worked hard all day and ended up with a nice catch of quality fish to take home. White crabs produced most of the bigger fish today although greens also put fish in the coolers. Catches ranged up to limits with everyone taking at least a couple of nice fish home. Ken Smith, Carteret, NJ, took the pool with a 9 pound 4 ounce fish. See you in the morning.
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12/31/15

After the tough fishing yesterday it was nice to see the fish turned back on. We were happy with the fishing we found today. You had to be patient and wait for the bites but the guys fished hard all day and catches ranged up to limits with almost everyone having at least a couple of quality fish to take home for the new year. Green and white crabs both produced but the whites were the ticket for the bigger fish today. Bill Jagusak, Long Valley, NJ, had several keepers including the 7 pound pool fish.
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12/30/15

It was a very tough day on the tog grounds. There was a large left over swell, dirty water and a strong easterly current. Started inshore and made several drops where we have been fishing and did not have any life at all. Moved out into deeper water and had some action with mostly shorts to finish the day. A couple of guys managed two or three keepers each but most struggled. Joe Carella, Millburn, NJ, took the pool.

12/27/15 Not the best of conditions but the fish did not mind. We had a large swell left over from yesterday to go along with a gusty southwest wind today. We sat good on the anchors all day. It was a finicky bite with the togs but the guys worked hard all day and several ended up with limits including "Palisades" Kenny, Wayne Pinder, Green Brook, NJ, and Tom Hollywood, Sr., Staten Island, NY. A couple just missed their limits and everyone went home with at least a couple of nice sized fish for the holidays. Green and white crabs both worked equally well. Carmine Decorso, Leonardo, NJ, took the pool.
12/22/15 Except for a little rain the second half of the trip it was a nice day to be on the blackfish grounds. We had nice steady fishing all day long with the guys banging away at a mix of keepers and shorts. A couple of first timers took a while to learn the bite but several of our blackfish regulars ended up with their limits up to 7 pounds. The white crabs produced most of the bigger fish today. Water temperature on the grounds is still 53 degrees. Dave Brink, Middletown, NJ, had a limit which included the pool winner.
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12/20/15 It has been a while since we have had that tog season chill in the air like this morning. The breeze died down nicely from yesterday making for a very nice day on the blackfish grounds. After a slow start this morning the tog decided to bite when we got some southerly current. The guys had a good mix of keeper and short action for the second half of the day with catches ranging up to limits. Green crabs were definitely the ticket for the fellas today. Tom Hollywood, Staten Island, NY, had a limit and just missed tying Bill Higginson, Flemington, NJ, for the pool! See you in the morning.
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12/19/15 No fishing today with for any area boats with the gale winds! We were happy with the fishing we found yesterday with a small group even with a large ground swell. Catches ranged up to limits. Ken Smith, Carteret, NJ , took the pool with a 7 pound fish. Tomorrow's (Sunday) weather looks very good with much lighter west winds.
12/17/15 No boats were out today with the forecast. Tomorrow's (FRIDAY) forecast looks GOOD with just enough NW breeze to keep the anchor lines tight. We already know of guys coming down so come join them and get some fish for the holidays!
12/16/15 Strong southerly current all day. It was a pick on the blackfish with a couple spots having some nice sized fish and a couple of others with not much life today. It was a very scratchy bite and the guys had to work all day for their fish. The stern did best for whatever reason. Jack Tabor, Paramus, NJ, ended up with four nice fish which included yet another pool. Jack has been on fire this tog season for sure!!
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12/15/15 Tomorrow (WEDNESDAY) looks great and the better of the next two days with diminishing wind!! WE already know of a group of guys coming down so come join them!! Take advantage of the weather window.
12/13/15

Another gorgeous day with flat calm conditions for a good group of regular and first time toggers. Unfortunately the fish were not in much of a mood to bite for us today. Fished several shallow areas where we have been catching recently but only a few fish. Went offshore with the rest of the fleet to find very little life on a few of our favorite spots to finish the day. Dennis O'Brien, South Bound Brook, NJ, took the pool.

12/12/15

After a tough day yesterday with only a handful of fish everywhere we stopped, we were happy with the tog rebound that we found today. The guys worked hard all day with good anchoring conditions and steady fishing. There was a mix of keepers and shorts with catches ranging up to limits and most guys managing at least a couple of nice keepers to take home. Bob Klemm, Butler, NJ took the pool yesterday and Wayne Pinder, Green Brook, NJ, took the pool today. Possible record temperature tomorrow so take advantage of this weather while it lasts!!
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12/10/15 Stellar weather with good blackfishing once again. We cannot ask for much more! Better anchoring conditions for the most part over yesterday made for easier fishing for the guys. Banged away at quality keepers and shorts all day with most everyone ending up with a nice bag of filets to take home. High hook kept his limit from a dozen legal fish. Green and white crabs both worked well. Steve Herczegh, Spotswood, NJ, ended up with five nice fish including the 7 pound pool winner!
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12/09/15

GOOD blackfishing today. Started off not being able to stay on the pieces with garbage anchoring conditions but still managed some keepers. Once the conditions improved and we were able to stay in one place the fish put their biting shoes on and quite a few of our regular toggers wound up with limits of quality togs for the day. Green crabs outfished the whites today. One of the guys got a surprise when he caught a fluke between 4 and 5 pounds which was released! "Togslayer" Jack Tabor, Paramus, NJ, had his limit and took another pool. More warm weather on tap for the rest of the week.
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12/08/15 Good fishing this morning and plenty of action with a mix of shorts and nice keepers to keep the guys busy. The good bite lasted until mid day when we lost the current and we finished the day with a pick of keepers in a different area. Catches ranged up to limits and pretty much everyone went home with fish today. Anthony Mendoza, Piscataway, NJ, took the pool. Back at it tomorrow.
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12/07/15 We WILL be back sailing every day starting tomorrow (TUESDAY)!! Great weather through the weekend and warm. Take advantage of it!!! See you in the morning.
12/06/15

It was a slow day overall for us today. Had a scratchy bite in a couple of different areas with a mix of shorts and keepers but not enough action to keep us happy after the good togging that we have been having lately. Green and white crabs have been working lately. "Palisades" Kenny led the way with five keepers which also included the pool fish.

12/05/15

Could not ask for a nicer day to be fishing in December. Poor anchoring conditions this morning with no wind or current made it tough to stay on the pieces. We were able to sit on the spots later in the day once the current finally started to run. Fished three drops on the day with the guys in the front of the boat having the best of the fishing on each drop. Sometimes the whole boat catches fish well, sometimes just certain parts. That's togging. High hook kept his limit from nine legal fish. Green and white crabs both produced fish today. Jack Tabor, Paramus, NJ, ended up with five keepers which included the 9 pound pool fish! Great forecast again for tomorrow!!
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12/04/15

It was a great day to get back out on the water after a few days of nasty weather. We found plenty of action on most stops but the guys had to work through more shorts than we have seen in a while in order to put some fish on ice. Catches ranged up to limits with the bow doing the best today. Wayne Pinder, Green Brook, NJ, kept his limit and took another pool! Weather looks great for the weekend with light NW wind and temperatures near 50 so come out and enjoy a nice couple of days!!
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12/03/15 Strong winds have kept the area boats at the dock for the past several days. The wind will diminish tonight and we will be ready to sail tomorrow (Friday)!!
11/29/15

Much better anchoring conditions today made for much better fishing! GOOD fishing with plenty of action all day and a bunch of limits to go around with others just missing their own. Dennis O'Brien, South Bound Brook, NJ, had an early limit and also took the pool with a 6 pound fish. Wayne Pinder, Green Brook, NJ, Brad Weaver, Bound Brook, NJ, and "Palisades Park" Kenny and his friends all limited as well. Green and white crabs produced equally well once again today. Weather for tomorrow looks good and possibly the best of the next couple of days.
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11/28/15 No wind, no current and a large swell made for suck anchoring conditions today!! The guys worked hard all day and managed to pick some togs off of each drop we made but just not enough to make us happy. Green and white crabs both caught fish today. The bottom water is still a "balmy" 56 degrees which might explain why there are still some fluke around. Mike Ryan, Cliffside Park, NJ, took the pool with one of his five keepers on the day.
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11/27/15 Nice day on the ocean again but poor anchoring conditions this morning and not being able to stay on the spots. Once we got a bit of breeze to keep the anchors tight we were able to pick away at the fish for the remainder of the day. Some ended up better than others with the stern having the best of the bite today. We had limits and Danielle O'Brien, South Bound Brook, NJ, tied for the pool with Brad Weaver, Bound Brook, NJ, with identical fish. Green crabs had most of the fish today. Great weather continues for the next several days so take advantage of it!!
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11/25/15

Great weather once again with a good group of guys. We did not have the same good fishing that we have been experiencing lately. The guys managed a few nice togs on each stop but had to work for their fish. Friends fishing a couple of different areas experienced the same type of bite today. Green crabs produced most of our fish. Joe Stefanelli, Maplewood, NJ, took the pool with an 8 pound fish.
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11/24/15

Nice weather and good fishing today! The guys had good action and a bunch of keepers in their coolers by the end of the day. We had limits today and everyone went home with AT LEAST a couple of nice fish for dinner. All of today's fish were caught on green crabs. Bill Selawsky, Edison, NJ, tied for the pool with Rich Mancini, South Hackensack, NJ, with identical 6 pound fish. Light wind and temperature in the 50's for tomorrow so take advantage of it!
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11/23/15

No area blackfish boats sailed today with the forecast but there is a great forecast with light winds for Tuesday and Wednesday. Fishing has been GOOD lately so come on down and take advantage of both the weather and the catching!!

11/22/15 It was another nice day to be on the tog grounds with enough wind most of the day to hold the anchor lines tight. While the catch consisted of mostly keepers yesterday the guys had to work through lots more 14-14 1/2" fish today to get their keepers on ice. Some had mainly shorts, some had several keepers each, while guys in the bow ended up with their limits for the day. Green and white crabs continue to work equally well lately with no clear advantage between one or the other. Wayne Pinder, Green Brook, NJ, and Dennis O'Brien, South Bound Brook, NJ, tied for the pool with identical fish.
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11/21/15 It was a nice fall day on the ocean with very good fishing today. We had a group of veteran tog fishermen who worked hard all day and were rewarded for their efforts. There were quite a few limits around the boat and most others ended up with 4 or 5 fish of their own. Green and white crabs worked equally well with big fish taken on both types. Dave Brink Sr., Middletown, NJ, just beat out Tom Hollywood Jr., Staten Island, NY, for pool honors.
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11/20/15

We did not hold out hope to catch much today. There was a large left over swell and dirty ocean water from yesterday's strong southerly wind. When we anchored up the guys had bites right away. Sat on one drop all day and were very happy with the fishing that we found. The guys had good fishing with quite a few getting their limits and even the beginners wound up taking three or four each home for dinner! It was a very easy day with a nice group of guys. Jim Anderson, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, tied for the pool with Tom Mizsak, Trenton, NJ.
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11/18/15

It was a much nicer day on the ocean than yesterday. The morning started off with a slow pick on the first couple of spots. Made a move to a different area and the fish were in a biting mood. Some guys ended up at or just missing their limits. Green and white crabs both produced for the guys. Wayne Pinder, Green Brook, NJ, took the pool with a very nice 12 pound fish!!
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11/17/15 Stronger than predicted wind made for a rolly ocean but there was no problem once we spread the anchors. We were happy with the tog bite we found today with everyone getting in on the action and several of the guys ending up at or just missing their limits of nice sized fish. Most of the fish were keepers with very few shorts. Green and white crabs both worked equally well today. Joe Kopchak, Bethlehem, PA., took the pool. The forecast looks fine for tomorrow.
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11/16/15 Absolutely could not ask for a nicer weather day to start the fall blackfish season!! Light west wind and warm temperature made for a very enjoyable day. Unfortunately, the nice weather made some areas look like a parking lot with all of the small boats! The best of our fishing was this morning before the bite dropped out. Tried a little deeper to end the day and found some fish out there as well. Some guys did well while others struggled but that is typical blackfishing. White crabs outproduced the greens today for the bigger fish. Jack Tabor, Paramus, NJ, took the pool and family bragging rights today!! The weather looks GOOD for tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday and we already know of guys coming down both days so take advantage of the weather window and come join them!! As of right now Thursday does NOT look good but we will update you on Wednesday!!
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11/15/15 The blackfish limit is now 6 fish per person (15" minimum size) starting tomorrow and goes through the rest of the year!!! It will be a pleasure to keep lots of the fish we have been forced to throw back for weeks!!!! Come get yours!!
11/14/15

The wind howled again today but will die down tonight. We know of a number of guys already who were supposed to fish today but will be coming down tomorrow instead. Come join them!! Great weather for the next few days.

11/12/15

The weather has kept the bottom fish fleet at the dock for the past several days and will do so again tomorrow (Friday) with gale winds in the forecast. Hopefully the wind will diminish for the weekend!!

11/09/15

Short sleeve fishing in November once again! Absolutely no wind or current early this morning made for tough anchoring conditions. Picked a few nice blackfish but not enough. Made a move to a new area where we had enough current to keep the anchors tight and found the togs in a biting mood. We spent the rest of the day on the same drop and the guys had lots of action on green crabs with everyone taking a big blackfish home for dinner. Ken Smith, Carteret, NJ, took the pool with a 7 pound fish.

11/07/15 Nice November day to be fishing. Wind against tide with a large swell made for interesting anchoring conditions first thing this morning. Once everything straightened out and we were able to stay on the pieces the guys enjoyed GOOD blackfish fishing for most of the day. Everyone had plenty of action and took home their limits of quality tog for dinner. Another keeper codfish went on ice today.The porgies have moved out a week ago and there are now only a very few straggler seabass left inshore. We covered lots of ground to lots of areas the past couple of days looking for seabass finding only a handful and being invaded by hordes of dogfish using clams!! The guys used green crabs all day today and we had no dogfish. Paul Schuckalo, Kinnelon, NJ, took todays pool with a 7 pound blackfish.
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  We have posted several diving pictures from this past year. We have had lots of positive feedback the past three seasons and hope that you all find the current series just as interesting! I would once again like to thank our good friend Harry Roecker for allowing me to use more of his underwater photos!! Enjoy!
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