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07/01/15

It was a shame that last night's storms kept a lot of fishermen home today, both on the area boats that got out fishing and the private boats which were totally absent on the bay. We had a nice westerly breeze and outgoing tide all day which gave us great drifting conditions and easy fishing as well. After the last couple of days of having to work engines to put some fish in the coolers today we were able to make long drifts where we picked away at a nice mix of keepers and shorts most of the day and ended up with happy fishermen. Everyone went home with AT LEAST one keeper for dinner. Tommy Hollywood, Jr., Staten Island, NY, had his limit which included the 5 pound 7 ounce pool fish. See you in the morning.

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06/30/15

Nice start to the day with a good drift and okay action with a mix of shorts and keepers. Did not stay nice for long as the southerly wind picked up quickly and blew hard for the rest of the day slowing down the bite everywhere. The guys and gals fished hard and managed some fish for the coolers but not enough to go around today. Nelson Mendoza, Kinnelon, NJ, took the pool. Less wind in the forecast tomorrow is what we will be hoping to see. See you in the morning.

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06/29/15 Wind and tide most of the day gave us quick, but nice, drifting conditions. Started where we have had the best of our fishing lately only to find dirty water and a decent swell left over from the weekend wind. Not much life in the area today but that should change as the water cleans up. Went back into the bay and found pretty good short action everywhere we stopped for the rest of the day but not enough keepers to go around for a nice group of Monday fishermen. Rich Daniels, Philipsburg, NJ, took the pool with a nice fish.
06/27/15 As we predicted yesterday the weather was not much of a factor. We started the day in our bay with the fleet and had decent short action but only a couple of keepers. It did not look very promising so we left the area and headed back to where we have been fishing the past few days which turned out to be the right move! The guys had some keepers on each drift and ended up with a good catch for the day.. Dave Brink, Middletown, NJ, had his limit which included the pool fish. John Vanderstad, Pompton Lakes, NJ, also ended up with his limit. Joe Stefanelli, Maplewood, NJ, wound up with four keepers of his own.
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06/26/15

Well it sounds like a broken record but a forecast for today of East 15-20 knots turned out to be glass calm all day!! We were happy that a bunch of our friday regulars and some first-timers did not listen to the weather garbage and came to fish!! The guys had good action with shorts and a mix of nice keeeprs in the same general areas that we fished yesterday. Brigido Borahono, South Plainfield, NJ, came fluking for the first time and took the pool with a 6 pound 14 ounce fish. Matt Gormley, Carbondale, NJ, had his limit early using spros. Jim Lohse, Union, NJ, had three keepers up to 5 pounds 5 ounces. Wind and rain should not be a factor tomorrow so WE WILL BE SAILING.
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06/25/15

BIG FISH THURSDAY!!

We fished a couple of different areas and had nice fishing with some big fish going on ice today for the folks. The guys using bucktail/spro setups had an advantage for the bigger fish but everyone caught today and there was a nice spread of quality fish to go around!! Could have used a few of these fish yesterday but that is the way it goes sometimes. Tom Formisano, Bellmawr, NJ, had three keepers including the 8 pound 3 ounce pool fish. Joe Colonna, Andover, NJ, had three keepers as well with his largest being 7 pounds 13 ounces. Benjamin Landi, Bellmawr, NJ, also had three keepers up to 7 pounds 10 ounces. Ron Marcantonio, Branchville, NJ, was happy with the nice 7 pound 7 ounce fish he caught. Hopefully more of these big fish will cooperate tomorrow.
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06/24/15 A nice group of Wednesday regulars came out today to enjoy the great weather. Fishing was NOT what we have been seeing the past several days. We fished several areas today working the tide to give us the best drift possible. We had some fish everywhere we stopped. Shorts dominated our action but just not enough keepers to make us happy. Greg Barnett, Trenton, NJ, led the way with four keepers while Jim Fells, Midland Park, NJ, took the pool. Jim also got an unexpected welcome bonus when he boated a big striped bass estimated to be around 35 pounds!! Back at it tomorrow. See you in the morning.
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06/23/15 Although it was hot back on land it was a nice day to be on the water with a refreshing breeze all day long. Like yesterday, the current moved us against the breeze well enough for the guys and gals to catch fish much of the day with a good mix of keepers and shorts. Al Waranis, Trenton, NJ, led the way with four nice fish. Only one person failed to catch at least one keeper for dinner. Dennis Bowman, Jr., Saddle Brook, NJ, had a couple of keepers including the 5 pound 9 ounce pool fish.
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06/22/15 After losing a day to the weatherman yesterday the fish were waiting for us today. Lots of action in the areas we fished with a bunch of keepers and some very nice fish in the mix. We had just enough current all day to move us against the breeze giving us a drift. Wayne Pinder, Green Brook, NJ, had an early limit of mostly big fish which included 5 pound 9 ounce, 6 pound 7 ounce and 7 pound 10 ounce keepers!! Dennis O'Brien, South Bound Brook, NJ, had four keepers. Several guys had three or four keepers and most had at least one to take home. Natural bait and spros both worked equally well today.
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06/20/15 The weathermen missed the forecast today as if anyone should really be surprised! The east wind was stronger than predicted. With some ladies and youngsters aboard with our weekend regulars we were limited as to where we could fish. Spent a part of the day in Sandy Hook Bay with the entire fleet where we had some shorts and a few keepers most drifts. When the conditions improved later in the day we fished off by ourselves and had several big fish. A decent day overall considering the conditions with some nice fish going into the coolers. J. D. Martyn, Moore Township, PA., took the pool with a nice 7 pound 9 ounce fish. John Vanderstad, Pompton Lakes, NJ, ended up with three keepers including a nice 5 pound 9 ounce fish at the final whistle. Ann Lavelle, Jersey City, NJ, went home with three keepers also including a 5 pound 11 ounce fish. No problem with the weather tomorrow other than some possible early showers.
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06/19/15 Had decent conditions this morning and had okay action with shorts and some keepers mixed in everywhere we stopped. Could have stayed with it all day but when the wind and current finally got together later in the morning we chose to try to look for more of the BIG FLUKE we are noted for and have been catching recently. Giant bluefish infested those grounds today and took baits, gulps and spros as fast as they hit the bottom so we had to leave the area! 10-15 pound bluefish on light fluke tackle gets ugly real fast!! Finished the day back closer to home for the last couple of drifts. Kim Lee, Queens, NY, took the pool with a fish just shy of 5 pounds on the last drift of the day. Wind and tide together tomorrow should give us a good drift most of the day.
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06/17/15 We were happy with the fishing we had today with a number of the keepers being between 4 and 6 pounds and most of the keepers being quality fish! It looks like a new push of fish have arrived as there are now fish in several areas that have not had much life so far this season and a lot of bigger fish starting to find their way into the coolers every day. Dominick Marcantonio, East Hanover, NJ, led the way with four nice keepers. Several others had three nice fish each. Rich Marienthal, Butler, NJ, was happy taking the pool with a 7 pound 2 ounce fish and a 5 pound 11 ounce fish as part of his catch. Jim Giglio, Neptune, NJ, had a 5 pound 9 ounce fish as part of his catch. Natural baits and spro rigs worked equally well today.
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06/16/15 Started the day where we had some nice fish over the weekend. Got in one drift with some nice keepers before the current changed and killed the drift along with the bite. Had to leave the area. Bounced around for a few fish on each drift elsewhere before fishing the day in Sandy Hook Bay with the rest of the fleet where the guys had good action but few keepers. Greg Barnett, Trenton, NJ, had three keepers which included the pool fish. Tomorrow's weather sounds great.
06/15/15 Unfortunately, NO area boats sailed today due to the chance of showers. A shame since there was not a drop on the water today. We should have some of our Tuesday regulars coming down in the morning and will be looking to get back into more of the big fluke we had yesterday.
06/14/15

MIKE SCHMIDT HITS ANOTHER HOME RUN!!

Well it was a top ten weather day to be fluking. Maybe too nice actually. A lack of wind and drift most of the day made working the engines for some movement a must. The guys using the spro rigs who were able to cast out and cover some ground had a big advantage over the guys who dragged natural baits today! After catching a 10 pound 5 ounce doormat with us last week Mike Schmidt, Cranford, NJ, fished again today and put his skills to work by catching several keepers including another 9 POUND 7 OUNCE NEAR-MAT!! Danielle O'Brien, South Bound Brook, NJ, was happy with her limit which included fish of 4 pounds 6 ounces, 5 pounds 3 ounces and 6 pounds 5 ounces. Nice job to you both!! Other jiggers ended up with several quality keepers each as well! Can't wait to do it again tomorrow.
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06/13/15 Started the day where we had good fishing yesterday. The guys worked hard and although we managed some fish it was not the GOOD bite we had with the incoming tide yesterday afternoon. Once the wind changed and killed the drift we had to leave the area for better conditions. Finished up the day in a different area with a good drift and a good bite with a very nice mix of keepers and shorts. Great weather, great people and fish in the coolers is what it is all about! Tony Satus, Old Bridge, NJ, and Jim Florio, Belleville, NJ, tied for the pool with identical fish.
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06/12/15

Had decent fishing this morning with shorts and some keepers in a couple of areas with the outgoing tide. The bite stopped once we finally lost the drift. We took a chance and made a move to an area we have not fished recently and when the current and wind got together we got the drift we wanted and the fish bit very well. We were able to get in a couple of long drifts before it was finally time to come home and ended up with mostly keepers---which was nice to see!! Ralph Nunziata, North Bergen, NJ, was happy with his three keepers which included the 7 pound pool fish. We had guys with four keepers each, three etc. Natural baits and spros all produced this morning while natural baits produced better this afternoon with the faster drift. Weather this weekend looking great so lets have some fun.
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06/11/15

It was a very nice day to be on the water. We had most of our fish this morning, like yesterday, with the outgoing tide. Once we lost the drift the fishing slowed. Checked out a few new areas the rest of the day. A couple of areas had some fish and a couple of areas were dead. Guys using natural baits appeared to have a bit of an advantage over the jiggers. Charlie Phillips, Morristown, TN, was happy with the four keepers he went home with today. Pete Burrows, Hillsdale, NJ, had the pool.
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06/10/15

We finally got a wind direction other than south to go with a beautiful day. The best of our fishing for the day was this morning with the outgoing tide. We were able to get in a number of productive drifts before we finally lost the current and drift. The guys had more keepers than shorts today which was nice to see and most of the keepers were quality fish between 3 and 5 pounds. The bite with the incoming tide was slow for us. Dennis Ziober, Port Reading, NJ, had three nice fish up to 4 pounds. Some guys had a couple etc.. Ron Lempecke, Trenton, NJ, took the pool with a 5 pound 11 ounce fish. Shawn Phillips, Jr., Morristown, TN, got the best of his dad with a 5 pound 6 ounce fish of his own. Nice day with nice people and overall better sized fish than we have been seeing lately. Weather looks great for the next several days so enjoy it on the water.
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06/08/15 We found the best of our fishing early today in an area we have not fished in a couple of days. Found mostly keepers on the first several drifts before the south wind and current combined and made the drift way too fast to stay. Bounced around a number of different areas with the strong wind and found a couple of fish everywhere we tried for the rest of the day. Shawn Phillips, Morristown, TN, was up on vacation for the week and took the pool with a nice fish.
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06/07/15

DOORMAT SUNDAY!!!

Well it was only a matter of time before one of the EB II fluke veterans put our first doormat of the season on ice and today was the day!! Today's fishing was off from what we have been seeing lately due to the strong south wind which kept our catch down with not as many keepers, shorts or trash fish as we have been catching recently. We ended up with NICE fish but not enough to make us happy. Mike Schmidt, Cranford, NJ, took the pool with his personal-best 10 pound 5 ounce beauty that he caught on a spro rig!! Nice fish Mike!! Michael Satus, Old Bridge, NJ, took home a couple of keepers including a 5 pound 8 ounce fish.
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06/06/15 After an unexpected deluge of rain at the dock this morning it turned into a really nice day. Fished a couple of different areas and once again found good action on mixed sized fish with keepers in the mix for the guys that worked hard. Spro rigs had most of the keepers today but natural baits have been producing just as well, or better, other days. Dave Brink, Middletown, NJ, took the pool today with one of his keepers. Light wind and warm weather should make for an excellent day to be on the water tomorrow.
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06/05/15

It was a much nicer with less wind. The guys all worked hard, as usual, and had good action in the bay with keepers and shorts. The natural baits had an advantage over the spro rigs. Mike Panko, New Smyrna Beach, Fl., took another pool today. The water temperature in the bay has ranged between 62 and 69 degrees lately which is still much warmer than the ocean and why the best of the fluke fishing around continues to be in our bay.
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06/04/15

A gusty easterly wind dictated where we could fish today. We worked a couple of different areas and found okay action with some quality fish in the mix. Spros and natural baits have both worked equally well the past two days. Dominick Marcantonio, East Hanover, NJ, and Nelson Mendoza, Kinnelon, NJ, tied for the pool with identical 6 pound 10 ounce fish. Less wind tomorrow.
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06/03/15 After a couple of days off due to the weather it was nice to come back to much improved fishing today. We had a decent drift most of the day in a couple of areas and were happy with the mix of keepers and shorts that kept the guys busy. Guys had up to three nice keepers each and only a couple failed to take at least one home for dinner. Natural baits and spros worked equally well today. Joe Nicholson, Garwood, NJ, took the pool with a 4 pound 10 ounce fish.
06/02/15 NO BOATS fished the last two days with the wind and rain. The rain will end tonight and there will be less wind tomorrow. As such we will be ready to go fishing on Wednesday!
05/30/15 We stayed in the bay working a couple of different areas where we could manage the best drift. The guys fished hard and managed to once again put some nice fish in the coolers. We had more fish on spros today than we have been seeing so far so it looks like the fish are starting to get more active. John Vanderstad, Pompton Lakes, NJ, had three keepers to 4 pounds. Michael Satus, Old Bridge, NJ, took the pool with a nice 6 pound 5 ounce fish.
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05/29/15

We checked out a number of different areas but were once again hampered by a lack of drift for a good part of the day. The EB II regulars worked hard all day and were still able to put some nice fish in the coolers. James Gaccione, Nutley, NJ, went home with the 6 pound 9 ounce pool winner. Mike Schmidt, Cranford, NJ, ended up with a pair of keepers to 6 pounds 2 ounces. Louis Riccardi, Nutley, NJ, got his first couple of keepers of the young season up to 4 pounds 10 ounces. Great weather forecast for both days this weekend so come down and enjoy it.
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05/27/15 We found similar fishing to yesterday with a lack of drift for a good part of the day. The guys worked hard and when we finally got some movement mid day they were able to put a few nice fish in the coolers. Most of our fish continue to be caught in the bay where the water has been warmer than the ocean which is normal for this time of year. Greg Barnett, Trenton, NJ, took the pool with a 6 pound 6 ounce fish.
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05/26/15 Like yesterday the outgoing tide gave us the best of our fishing today. The guys worked hard and finished with some fish on ice for dinner. The majority of the fish we have been catching so far have been on natural baits rather than spro rigs but that will change soon. Mike Panko, New Smyrna Beach, Fl., had a couple of keepers including the pool fish.
05/25/15

As forecast it was a gorgeous day on the water with a nice group of our fluke regulars. The fellas had their best fishing this morning in a couple of areas with the outgoing tide. They had a mix of short action and keepers each drift until the current finally died. We checked a couple of different areas after the change but it seemed like the fish did not want the colder water brought in with the incoming tide. Some of the guys ended up with two or three keepers each and most had at least one to take home for dinner. Young Gavin Myers, New Egypt, NJ, took the pool with a very nice 7 pound 5 ounce fish!
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05/24/15

We had a nice drift today and found plenty of bites in a couple of different areas from the past couple of days. The guys had good action on most drifts with a mix of shorts and some keepers to keep them busy. Sung Ho Kim, Palisades Park, NJ, took today's pool with a 5 pound 5 ounce fish. Tomorrow is the last day that we will be sailing at 6:00 AM and back at the dock at 1:00 PM to beat any holiday shore traffic!! Great forecast so come and enjoy the holiday on the water!!
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05/23/15

Lots of wind this morning made for lousy drifting conditions and only a handful of fish early. Once the wind started to finally die out the drift improved and the guys had better fishing to finish out the day. Tom Hollywood, Jr., Staten Island, NY, had today's 4 pound pool fish.
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05/22/15 Well the 2015 fluke season is finally here. We kicked off the season with an early start and a nice bunch of EB II fluke regulars. We were the first boat on the grounds this morning and I have NO DOUBT that we had the first legal NJ party boat fluke which was caught by Wayne Pinder, Green Brook, NJ, quickly after we started fishing!! The guys had more short action than keepers for the day but it was not good enough to make us happy. The bay is warmer than the ocean and all of the action and keepers we had today were caught in the bay. Mike Naipawer, Bloomingdale, NJ, took the pool with a nice 6 pound 10 ounce fish.(Click here to see pictures.)
05/21/15

The 2015 NY/NJ fluke regulations are identical to 2014 with a 5 fish limit at a minimum of 18 inches.

2014 was the best season for jumbo fluke that we have seen in all of our years in the business. More gallery fish--BY FAR-- than we have ever had in one year, TWICE AS MANY DOORMATS AS ANY OTHER AREA HEAD OR CHARTER BOAT as well as the two largest fluke ever taken on the EB II. Dennis's 13.2 lb and Ted's 14.9 lb MEGA-MATS will be be tough to beat but, hey, you never know!!! Hopefully 2015 will allow many of you to beat the personal-best fluke you caught last season!

  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!