Saturday, June 28, 2008
it's the same old story. one day good and one day what the @#*& is going on. when the weather allowed us to get out this is what went down. the start of this week was slow to say the least. we had a family day on tuesday the 24th with a few groups coming down to enjoy the great outdoors. john r banscher, and john j banscher along with mark maden, and bob maden from gibbston n.j. arrived for the big outing. it was a late father day get together and john r won the pool this day. fred seel and daughter karen came down for their day of togetherness . karen is home visiting family, she is currently stationed at davismonthan air force base in arizona, good luck karen and thank you for doing your part. alan hash from woodstown n.j. and his nephew steven demarco from jersey shore pa. received their delaware bay tan today. the big group traveled a long way to come to the bay. bellie reniager, brian heltman. joe heltman, and patty geyer packed their car in state college pa. and made the road trip to the bay. their mother laura marshall lives in millville n.j. it was patty's 21st birthday (so she said) so happy birthday patty. larry driver won the pool on thursday the 26th. he wrangled a nice 25 1/2" flattie to take it all, but we all knew that he would win he is the flounder slayer. on friday things came alive all day their were close to 70 fish caught. a lot at 17" and 17 1/2" but we did manage to keep 12 for the day. i hope this keeps up. well lets see what the fish gods bring us this weekend and next week.
Monday, June 23, 2008
day time fishing is to say the least challenging. this report will contain a few different days and pictures so if i do leave any one out that was told their picture will be posted just let me know , and up it goes. to start harry adams from wilmington de. won his third pool of the year with a 23" flounder. bob kusmanick from deptford n.j. had a nice 23 1/2" flounder,way to go bob.bill gardner from the city of brotherly love caught a nice 22" flattie only come in second in the pool to frank schmiet from franklinville n.j. with his 25" doormat,nice. it was nice to see ron and wendy from swedesboro n.j. for the first time this year. over all the last few days day fishing goes up and down like the wayves . we have seen a croaker or two caught, this may be a good thing. their has been a few kingfish caught, nice to see them again. the one thing i am a bit leary to say is their has been a trout or two caught. now please do not jump the hump and think we are banging the trout again, NO WAY . i just said we are seeing one or two being caught. to take a page from big jack as you can see in his picture above bait $20.00, day trip on the bonanzaII $42.00 new rod $100.00 pabst blue ribbon beer $.25 relaxing on the bay priceless
first off let me apologize to joe, jerry and the rest of your group for not getting this up sooner . my computer and i were having a disagreement and for a short time it was winning,but now we are back. joe came down with his group from the philadelphia area again for their second drum trip and although it started a bit slow it turned into something else nice. the boys went home another 7 drum ranging from 30lb to 60lb. needless to say that joe caught the big one, but we all know why. joe was accompanied by his fiancee jenifer and she gave him all the luck. nacho you are the man. thanks guys and look forward to seeing you again.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
once again another day another way of fishing comes thru. on saturday 6/14 anita schultz and her husband marvin from cherry hill n.j. came down, anita said that she can catch fly balls better than she can fish, she must be good at catching fly balls because she caught 3 nice fish and went on to win the pool, great job. their was 9 keepers on sat, things are looking up. on sunday 6/15 a few groups came down to enjoy life on the water. don drummon from woodstown n.j. were in for the day. penn real bob had 2 nice flounder (talk about a fluke). melvin stolfuz was on the board with one and he is currently enrolled in penn real bob's school of fishing and after early observations he is expected to graduate some time this year. the pool winner of the day was ed atkinson with his 21 1/12" flounder, way to go DADDY. capt joe jr. took a page out of the book and went with a fresh spot and it payed off nicely, 14 keepers were taken but capt joe jr. said" if the limit was 16" we should have 50 or 60 on the boat" . now i know that does not do much for the freezer but it is action. a special thank you to sprouse tree service from rosenhayn n.j. you guys are great. well let's see if it holds up and it gets better and better. thank you all and happy father's day.
with each day flounder fishing changes. some days it gets better, some days it gets worse, and some days it stays the same. as of late it has been o.k. . on friday the 13 harry adams from willimgton de. won the pool for the second time this year, way to go harry. jim and chris santoro from lionville pa came down to enjoy a little pre father day get togher. jim is pictured with his new friend and lattest dinner companion the puffer. george coleman aka fred flinstone from turnnersville n.j. caught a nice flattie at 23" and just missed the pool. thats ok fred rember i leave daily at 7:30am. hennery agousto and his brother in law eddie prince from hollywood fla. my kind of town spent the day on the bay, and although the fish were not jumping on their hooks it was a pleasure to get to talk with the two of you. in all 6 keepers were landed and some shorts thru out the day were caught. oh one last thing dave from babes keep coming down your flounder is on order.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
well o.k. it has been a little better as the week has gone on. we did not get out on wednesday, and monday and tuesday was a bit slow on the keeper side of things, the catching was great. on thursday a long time group from the delaware memorial bridge came down for their first day on the bay this year. they include ed, jim, steve, joe, ken, john, pepe, and captain (let's not be late again ) chris. ed did manage to keep a 18" flattie, and a few blues stayed for the ride back to fortescue. ed retirement is agreeing with you, enjoy. we fished just inside the channel and enjoyed a nice showing of porpoise swimming around us. their was a coast guard cutter that slowed down when she went by, that was nice. all in all fishing did get a bit better. thanks to all that came down this week.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
the flounder and blue fishing has not been the best as of late. i wish that their was better news to report. we are seeing some flat fish each day and some small blue fish. on one trip last week their was a two sided brown flounder caught that was different. on saturday jun 6 four keeper flounder found their way into a few skilled anglers coolers. their is action throughout the day with short flounder being caught, but as luck will have it they are last years size limit. with the warm weather that is on the way this week things will pick up shortly. one thing is for shore , it is always a great day on the bay. so come on down and enjoy a great day on the delaware bay.
their are many things to be said about this trip. to start you could not have chosen a nicer night to enjoy on the bay,from the calm sea to the cool night to the lightning show off to the west, what a night. the fishing was good as well. this is how it went. andrew cardile from delanco n.j. hooked up on a 45lb drum and played it out for a bit, but still put it in the box. andrew followed that fish up a while later with his second fish a 55lb drum. james a. jones from bridgeton n.j.. put a decent 60lb drum in the box, good job unc! mike from the team of mike and britney pulled a solid 70lb drum that would have won the pool but like they say you have to" pay to play" next time mike. then you have diane and al luecke from haddenfield n.j. fishing for drum and manage to go home with a 18 1/2 inch flounder and 2 blues, go figure. old buck bagged his first drum with some fine coaching from brother nick, a pup of 40lb to cap off his 13th birthday, happy birthday buck. then dennis anderson hooked up with his 55lb drum, and with a little hand line help dennis put meat on the table. but the big catch was with 84 year young al anderson. al won the pool with his 65lb drum, once al had a grip on that pole the drum knew it did not have a chance. al did battle like the true fisherman that he is. great job al. thank you all for a great night on the bay
Saturday, June 7, 2008
the group friday night was a typical drum trip. we had a few fish landed and a few fish break the line. in all it was a good night. i apologise for not getting the anglers names when we returned back to the dock so i will try to remember what i can. joe from the group with jim wanger farms caught the first drum at 60lb to start us off, and if you were to ask anyone within an country mile they will tell you that he was really, really, really happy. then (i do not remember your name ) the guy from safeway freezer vineland hooked up with a 45lb drum, nice. after that paul from Philadelphia ( i remembered your name ) hooked up with his 2ed drum in as many weeks a nice 50lb. jesse thomas also hooked up with a fine beast and boated a nice 50lb drum, way to go. their was three other drum that were landed friday night including fish number 2 for joe from jim wanger farms. thank you all for working well together when fish were on, that's the way to make things happen.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
ok so their were tornado warnings, hail, and dangerous lighting advisories . this only meant that their would be more room to fish. all the storms passed by around 4:00 pm and it was time to go fishing , so we did. Bob and Chuckie Lewis came down again and captured two more drum a 35lb and a 40lb, they should have a freezer full soon. after a few fishless drum trips, John from millville managed to capture a nice 30lb drum. John remember to keep your finger off the reel and wind down easy up way to go. Steve from somewhere in pa. won the pool with a 48lb drum, but he really wanted the one that got away. next time Steve you will find the fish of your dream. in all after all the break off, and their were quite a few we returned with 6 drum to top off a stormy night. thank you all.