Sunday, July 31, 2011
Each year you get to meet some interesting and new people. When they allow you the privilege of getting to know them over the years it becomes priceless. I have had the privilege of meeting some of the finest of their kind. Last week we had the Anderson family down again for the mid season fishing trip. This trip consist of children, grand children, and great grand children. The great great grand children are still to young to fish, soon Al, soon. They come down from all parts to attend this trip and with good reason, FAMILY. It is great to see that no matter what is going on in this world, and how much up's and down's that you may have to go through to get through a day, that family still has a strong hold in today's world. The fishing was a secondary thought, but it was not bad. The flounder opened up a bit and found their way back to the Anderson dinner table. Alex even figured out that he liked fishing again this year. Britney was let down by Buck, he was working with some brick, nice job buck. It was not long after we started home and Buck's personal commutation device started buzzing, and yes it was you know who!! In all a great day.
Mr. Anderson and family I would like to say thank you, not just for a day of fishing, but for a small peek of what life has to offer if you let it.
Another week has come and gone. All I can say is WOW it has been hot!! I wish the fishing can be as hot as the weather. Not all is lost with the fishing, the fisheys have been semi cooperative. Some decant catches have been caught just not what we have been expecting. The blue fish moved in over the weekend, they are in the 1 - 1/2lb range. The only croakers that can be found is when you are able to anchor up on the structure and sit on top of it. Now, this does mean that they are not around ,but not in any numbers that you can say that this is what you are going to do today, give it time. Looking back in the book it was not until the 14 of August that we started to get them, it is not long now. On Friday a partial showing of the bridge boys came down without Pepe. Now I am starting to get a complex about Pepe, the story is he has a butt problem, but I don't know about that. Cedric was down on Sunday and kept score 10/23 on the fluke, with plenty of blues in the mix he gave Capt. Joe a A for the day. The strange fish of this week was a bar jack and a fresh squid.Well keep it right, and keep them tight, the best is yet to come.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The lighthouse people took over the Bonanza II yet again, this time we went to the Harbor of Refuge and what a trip it was. Angelo was large and in charge for this one, that was because he was stationed at this lighthouse while in the Coast Guard. He let us in on some of the more interesting things about this site, the water surrounding it is 130 feet, the wall is about 1 1/2 miles, for fun they sat atop of the north light when the ferry went by and waved to the passengers, and many other interesting facts. At this point Dusty took over and he piloted us toward 14 Foot Light. Dusty was stationed on this light when he was in the Coast Guard. This trip we went to Harbor of Refuge, Breakwater Light, Brandywine Light, 14 Foot Light and the bonus light of Mani Maull Light. We also looked at the ice breakers off of Harbor of Refuge. This was something different and the weather was perfect. Thanks
It has been said many times and many ways but, the fishing stays the same. One day you catch and the next it is slow again. the keepers have still been 8 to 12 a day with the shorts out catching them. Thursday Bruce Smith and his brother David chartered the boat and what a time. As always Bruce was Julie the cruise director and made sure all went as planed, and Dave made sure that there was no lack of entertainment. In all what a day, thanks and cant wait until striper season. On Friday David and his son Brent from Phila. arrived for a day of fishing and bagged a 22"fluke to take the pool. It was great to meet both of you. On Thursday we had 8 keepers 3 of them going in the 22" range. Through the week it was just more of the same old story. This is beginning to seam like groundhog day, but we will keep on going. If croakers are you thing that to is the same old story, a few are being caught on the reef site but no big numbers yet. We will just have to wait for them to poke around the corner of the bay and chew like fools. Still don't let that stop you from coming on down to enjoy a wonderful day on the Delaware Bay..
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Found a few more pictures of the past week some you may wonder where is buck and another you may say with a face like that you can keep the rats away. One picture has a long time friend that recently spent a day with us and did his normal trick, won the pool. Nolan Green bagged his pool winning Bonanza of a fluke, glad to see that you still have it in you Nolan. It was good to get to fish with you after all this time. The croakers are here in low numbers, they are 10" to 13" in size. Hopefully in the next few weeks they will arrive in droves so we can go on the great croaker expedition.
The past week has given us time to think about what the @*%! is going on. We are back to the 7 or 8 keepers a day. This type of fishing will make your hair turn grey. It is doing a hell of a job on Joe and I. Some of this past weeks catches are Doug Adams and his big catch of croakers. It has been a while since Doug came down but when he rolls into town it is a event. The Bereznai family were down to enjoy a wonderful day on the Delaware Bay, thank you. Chris and The caveman arrived one day and this time they brought along Chris's bride to be and guess what, she out caught both of them, and won the pool, beginners luck right caveman. Then you have young Kennedy and family. On the Saturday that they fished it was a great day. Kennedy started the day with a 42" brown shark that she reeled in by her self, with a bit of guidance from Buck, but she did it, good job. The other group was a bit of a blast for me. we had a group from Teamsters local 676 retirees chapter that wanted to enjoy some time on the bay. Well what I was not prepared for was that a few of them were Norma boys from days back. This meant a lot to me because that is were my family hails from. Sony and Marty gave me a slight view into days gone by of my dad's growing up in the big town of Norma. Thank you hope to hear more some time. Well by reading this you have figured out that fishing is a bit off again but better days are ahead.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Well it is finally happening!!! The flounder fishing is starting to take place with some well needed results. So far this week the flat ones have opened their mouth to the delight of the fisherman that are looking to bag the tasty ones. Some small blues are mixed in to complete the delight, It is not a box filling day but one thing is sure, you will enjoy your day on the Delaware Bay. Come on down and get ya some.