ADAM BOMB SPORT FISHING
Cape May, NJ
June 16, 2013
Greg, Shawn, Traci, Jeff, Chuck, and Mike were aboard today for another banner day on the sea bass grounds. It was drop and lock fishing from start to finish with another LIMIT of fish hitting the box, including many really nice quality fish! Thanks guys for a great day! Happy Father's Day!
June 15, 2013
Aboard with us for a beautiful day on the water were Tom, Tom, Tom, Clyde, John, and Tim. Fishing was excellent! We boxed an easy limit of sea bass and also added ten ling to the mix to sweeten the pot! Great day!
June 12, 2013
We got back out today on a MUCH nicer day than Monday. Aboard the Bomb were Joe, Ollie, Tom, Randy, Tom, and Curtis. Fishing was excellent! We got set up on our first spot with wind against tide conditions and got a nice pick of good quality fish going. When this bite dried up a bit, we made a move and absolutely slammed the bass with a fast limit hitting the box with many nice fish! Can't wait to get back out! It's looking like the next couple days are going to be windy, wet, and stormy. We're hoping to be back out this weekend. Check back for reports!
June 10, 2013
A wet and wild day today with Greg, Mike, Bob, Richie, Chubby, and Joe. We fished several spots today, and while they didn't bite as good as yesterday, they still bit well. We fished through fog, wind, heavy rain, some sun...the whole gauntlet of weather possibilities...and boxed a limit of fish. Thanks for coming out guys on a less than pretty day!
June 9, 2013
Out on the sea bass grounds with us today were Jeff, Frank, Greg, Shawn, Traci, and Tom. Fishing was absolutely outstanding! We had drop and reel fishing throughout the morning with a quick limit of bass going in the box! What a day! Hope it holds up for a while! Thanks guys!
June 6, 2013
We were back out on the sea bass grounds today with Steve, Max. Clyde, Bob, Vince, and Bob. We did a little more "run and gun" type wrecking today, and fishing was fantastic yet again! We fished a few spots and all were good with two in particular being excellent with VERY nice fish coming aboard. We finished up with yet another limit for the gang! Thanks again guys! Another great day!
June 5, 2013
Greg, Chuck, Rich, Pete, and Frank were aboard today. Sea bass fishing was excellent! We fished one drop for over half our limit and then finished up at our second drop, which was also lights out. The fish were once again of very good quality! Thanks, guys!
June 4, 2013
Aboard with us today was Chip Roman for his charter with Tom and Pierre. It was pretty rough out there today, particularly in the morning. We decided to give it a go, and were rewarded with some really good fishing. We fished two drops and a limit of bass made the box, including a bunch of nice fish! Thanks guys! Good times!
June 1, 2013
We were back out today with Bill DeCarlo and the gang for their sea bass charter! Insane fishing once again! Our first drop had a nice pick of fish, but our second drop was all out mayhem with drop and lock fishing and really nice sea bass hooked up as soon as the baits hit bottom. We finished up early today with a limit of fish, including many beautiful fish! THANKS GUYS! Great day! It's looking windy for the next day or two, so we should be back out sea bassing Tuesday. Check back for our report!
May 31, 2013
We were back out this morning for a sea bass trip with Bob, Mary, Ark, Paul, Colin, and Steve. Fishing was excellent! We fished two drops today. Both of them were excellent with a limit of bass coming aboard as well as a handful of ling. What a day! Thanks everyone!
May 30, 2013
Aboard this afternoon for an open boat drum trip were Rob, Bob, Lexie, Brian, Brian, and Frank. We fished a few different spots, and although we never got a good bite going, we did manage to get a couple including first drum ever for Rob and Brian. Thanks guys!
May 28, 2013
Today's sea bass trip had Clyde, Bob, Ron, Greg, Bill, and Dave aboard the Bomb. It was a little sloppy today with a few showers coming through, but fishing was once again good with a nice quality of fish! We finished with 115 keeper sea bass, 20 ling, and another cod made the box. Thanks again guys for another great day!
May 27, 2013
Aboard today were Greg, Mark, Becky, Emily, Tom, and Vince for a sea bass trip. We fished a variety of spots and did very well! A limit of sea bass made their way in to the box, along with 50 ling and 1 cod. Great day...thanks everyone!
May 26, 2013
Tomorrow and Tuesday are looking good from a weather perspective. We plan on being on the sea bass grounds both days. We're watching the weather for Wednesday through Friday as a strong warm front comes through with some summer like weather behind it! Stay tuned!
May 23, 2013
It looks like we're going to be in a holding pattern here for a few days while this cold front an associated hard northwest winds make their way through. Next week, it looks quite a bit nicer so hopefully we'll be able to get back offshore for sea bass!
May 22, 2013
Joe, RJ, James, and Mike were aboard today for a drum trip. The bite was good once again! We had a lot of bites and everyone was able to get a drum with Mike and James both getting their first drum ever! Beautiful afternoon on the bay!
May 21, 2013
Hello everyone! Aboard with us for our first sea bass trip of the season this morning were Tom, Chip, Yanni, Zac, and Ben. It was a little sloppy out there today, but we took our time getting to the grounds and fished three drops. All three spots had good life with a couple of them having a fair keeper ratio with lots of small fish in the mix. The third drop was excellent with a fantastic ratio and many nicer fish. Can't wait for our next chance to get out there once we get out of this sloppy weather pattern!
On our afternoon drum trip, Steve Wallin, Wayne, Greg, John, and Carl were aboard. Once again, fishing was very good! The fish weren't where we left them last night, so we made a move and got on them good! We ended the trip with 9 drum in the boat including two slobs of 71lbs and 75lbs! Great day, thanks guys!
May 20, 2013
We put together an open boat drum trip this afternoon with Shawn, Traci, Brian, Darren, and Mark. We got on the grounds and within a few minutes of being anchored up Mark was hooked up on a nice 25 pound drum! It got crazy from there! Double and triple hookups for the next couple hours with drum constantly coming to boat side. We put nine in the box to take home for dinner and proceeded to successfully catch and release a bunch more fish before we headed for home with tired arms! Awesome day, guys!
May 18, 2013
Frustration! The sea bass season opener is always an exciting day in the spring. Just like last year, the weather looks like crap for the first couple days! Hopefully, Tuesday and Wednesday will be fishable. They look OK at this point, so stay tuned!
May 17, 2013
We ran out today for the early morning outgoing with Mike, Mike, and Bruno for their charter. With the slow bite the last couple days, we really didn't know what to expect. We fished two different spots on the end of the ebb, and only had one bite that didn't come tight. We finished up at slack tide and called it quits after a frustrating morning of fishing in very dirty water and in an increasing north wind. I didn't hear anything good today, so I think this will be it for the stripers until the fall. Next target...SEA BASS!
May 16, 2013
This morning, it was hot, muggy, and without a breath of air. We shoved off at dead low tide with Jeremy, Paul, Rick, John, John, and Rio. We found some really nice bunker schools where we were able to snag some live bait. The bite has been slowing down a bit over the past couple days. We got set up in the area where most of the fish that have been caught have been taken. Shortly after getting set up, the horseshoe crabs showed up and swarmed the lines. I thought we were going to have to move, when Jeremy said from the bow, "This is no horseshoe crab!" After a nice battle, he put a bass around 35" in the boat. A few minutes later, John hooked up on a fish that erupted on the surface immediately and it was a nice one. Unfortunately, it threw the hook! I was thinking it was going to be good, but that's what I get for thinking. They were the only two bites of the day, outside of a few skates. We'll see what happens tomorrow. Thanks guys!
May 13, 2013
After a couple snotty days, we were back out today with Bob, Bill, Jim, John, Jimmy, and Joe. It was supposed to be real nice through the morning, so the 15 to 20 knot wind this morning was a surprise. The surprise got even bigger when it was blowing 20 to 30 knots by noon. Despite the wind, we fished hard at a few different spots. Unfortunately, we only had a few bites, putting one keeper bass aboard, breaking one off, an pulling the hook on another. We headed in around noon in a hard westerly wind and rough Delaware Bay. We'll be back out Thursday. We'll see what happens.
May 10, 2013
We were back on the grounds today with Scott Loper, Mark, Aiden, Paul, and Scotty. The bite wasn't quite as good as yesterday, but the guys fished hard through the end of the incoming tide and first bit of the outgoing tide. We had some bites on both sides of the tide, and the guys put a few real nice fish in the boat from 15 to 25 pounds! We also had our first bluefish of the season today. The weather was the nicest we've seen this season...flat calm and it felt like a summer day out there! Thanks guys!
May 9, 2013
We shoved off bright and early this morning with James, Kevin, Mark, Frank, Mike, and John aboard for their striper trip. We got set up just after sunup with light winds and overcast conditions. It didn't take long for James to have the first bass on deck! During the last couple hours of flood tide, we put a few really nice fish in the boat including this beauty for Mike...
After getting a few good ones aboard, the tide slacked. We made a move to try and find some tide, and the outgoing tide got started with a monster fish that taped out at 50 INCHES and tipped the scale to 46lbs!
We made a lengthy attempt to revive this fish as we were going to release her, but after a spirited battle she was very tired and couldn't seem to get her act together. So, rather than feed her to the crabs, we brought her back aboard and took her home. On the bright side, she was completely spawned out.
We caught a few more really nice fish after this one, with John getting a nice one just as I was getting ready to haul the anchor...
We finished the day with 9 bass, with 8 of them being 15 to 30 pound fish and the biggest a beautiful fish that we attempted to release of 50" and 46lbs. GREAT day, guys!
May 7, 2013
Another windy, sloppy day here in Cape May. I'm hoping to be back out Thursday. We'll see if we can find some bass again. This windy, dreary weather has to break at some point!
May 5, 2013
Cinco De Mayo was kind to us again this year! With Greg, Shawn, Traci, Jeff, Frank, and Ron aboard, we made an early morning run through a stiff northeast wind to our spot. We got set up on some good marks, but couldn't get a fish to commit for a while. With frustration setting in, I was ready to pull the hook. My hand was just about on the key, when good old Traci put a hook in a nice fish!
With a rekindled interest, we stayed put and got a pretty decent bite going. We were getting bites at a nice and steady pace, and put the hook in a number of more fish, getting 8 more to the boat including this beauty for Greg at nearly 40lbs...
We finished the day putting 9 bass in the boat. We pulled the hook on a couple others, and missed a few really nice bites that didn't come tight. GREAT DAY on the bay!
All POST SPAWN beauties! 25 to 40 pounders!
May 2, 2013
We got out today with a 3 man crew of Bob, Glenn, and Carl. The weather was good, and the boat traffic was pretty heavy where we had them yesterday. Unfortunately, this made for tougher fishing. We did have a handful of bites, including a few fish that were hooked up briefly. Lady Luck wasn't our side on the hook-ups, though. The few we had hooked were able to get off and make an unfortunate escape. We'll see what happens next time!
May 1, 2013
Good morning everyone!
The calendar turned over to May today. Along with Tim, Mark, John, Bill, Brian, and Vince, I was hoping that the change of the calendar month saw a change of the striper fishing here in Cape May.
We departed early this morning and got set up in a fishy looking area. The feeling was that we were going to get a couple fish today. Within minutes of setting the anchor, I looked to the corner of the cockpit and Bill's rod was doubled over and drag was peeling! Hooked up! At the same time, Tim had a nice bite that didn't come tight. After a nice battle, Bill had a beautiful bass was laying in the cockpit!
We got those lines rebaited, and thirty seconds after casting, Tim was hooked up on another fish! A nice fight later...another beauty in the boat! It's nice when you don't have time to clean up between fish!
The bite continued pretty good, until a really stiff northeast wind blew up. This slowed them up a bit, but we still got a couple more despite the deteriorating conditions!
When the tide broke, the boat started to swing around quite a bit. We pulled the anchor and headed for home to beat the wind against tide conditions. Finally tally....7 bass, with 6 really nice fish to 45"! It felt great to see some big bass in the boat! I hope it keeps up for a couple weeks!
April 28, 2013
Lisa, Nick, Jeremy, Carry, Sue, and Paul were aboard for their togging trip today. What a day it was! We picked up right where we left off yesterday. Fish were flying over the rail as soon as the anchors came tight!
We boxed a limit of nice fish within forty minutes of the anchors tightening up. We then caught and released COUNTLESS big tog throughout the course of the trip!
It was great to see so many large, healthy females. This is a great sign for a good spring spawn and more good togging down the line. A lot of big girls are still swimming after careful releases the last few days! Beautiful thing!
The fish were super aggressive, and we were all fishing whole crabs as they were just piling on anything that hit the bottom. Even the biggest greenies in the basket...big, angry, bright orange greens with 4" carapace width were getting blasted on the bottom. After a while, I was able to get in on the action and on a whole giant greenie got crushed by a big fish that weighed in the teens...what a battle, and the best part was watching this big girl take off like a rocket back to the bottom!
The weather the next couple days looks tough, so if this was to be the last couple days of togging...WHAT A WAY TO FINISH! Stripers until May 19th, and then it's looking likely that we'll be SEA BASSING starting then! Can't wait!
April 27, 2013
Shawn, Traci, Tom, Greg, Greg, and Chubby were aboard today. We dropped the hammer on BIG tog today! The guys were hooked up all around the boat throughout the trip, and many of the fish were beautiful roasters and we had a bunch of really beautiful fish with Greg R. getting the biggest at over 10 pounds! We released many fish today after limiting out to fight another day, including some big females loaded with roe and ready to spawn!
Shawn with a nice female...
Tracy with a healthy male...
Greg R with a slob...
April 26, 2013
Tony, Rick, Chip, Gary, Eric, and Ron were aboard today for a togging trip. It felt great to be out and about on a flat calm ocean! We fished a number of spots today. One was fairly slow with only a few fish taken, but the others all had good fishing with some having a better keeper ratio than others. We ended up with an easy limit of fish to over 8 pounds, and we released many keepers towards the end of the day as well. GREAT day!
April 24, 2013
With Ron, Joe, Mark, and Laine aboard today, we decied to give it another go on the bass after the hard northeast winds of the last couple days. The wind was supposed to come up from the south in the afternoon, but that would have given us time to get a few hours of good fishing conditions. We fished a couple of different spots with some really nice bait, but unfortunately the wind came up much earlier than expected which put the conditions in the tank...making tough fishing even tougher! We had a few bites today, but unfortunately they ended up being spiny dog sharks...in seven feet of water! I didn't hear of any fish taken today. We'll be togging this weekend, and we'll be keeping a close eye on the bass fishing from the boats that are heading to the bay.
April 21, 2013
We had Frank, Melissa, Bryan, Amanda, Bill, and Ed aboard today for a striper trip. Long story short...we fished hard for the entire tide, and had two bites near the end of the trip...and we missed both of them! Ugh! Striper fishing has been a struggle to put it mildly for the entire fleet. A couple are caught one day, and then the next...everyone zeroes!
April 18, 2013
We shoved off at 7am this morning with Tom, Chip, Sam, John, John Jr., and Mike Biencone who was out there fishing with his dad Dopic Dick in spirit! We charged through a fifteen knot southeast wind and choppy sea on the way to our first drop. Fishing here was good. We had tons of action and plenty of life. Many of the fish were shorts, but we did have a handful of keepers including a beauty around 8 pounds for Sam. I'd like to give Sam a pat on the back...he always brings sour cherry pies from Bottom Dollar for himself on the boat and brags about how great they are. Today, he brought pies for the whole crew, and I think that gave him some real good mojo...story to follow....
We pulled off of our first drop and steamed to our second drop. Fishing here was good once again. Many shorts came over the rail and another handful of keepers. Tom and Chip skated around the boat, mugging everyone that caught anything from a bergall to nice tog.
Moving on to drop number three...we got set up and there wasn't much life, despite great bottom under the boat. After a bit, we hauled about 10 or 15 feet of rope in on the anchors to get on a different section of the wreck. There wasn't much life again, but more than on the first section. We caught a few fish, including a couple smallish keepers. I was about to pull the hooks, when Chip and Tom started pulling some beauties in over the bow. Several 4 to 6 pounders came over the bow here. Just then, Sam the pie man got hooked up on a beautiful fish. After a good battle and a lot of grunting noises from Sam, another fish of 7 pounds was on deck for Sam. The very next drop, even more grunting and moaning from Sam. I look up the port rail and he's folded up on an even better fish giving him a heck of a tussle. A minute later, a 9 pounder on the deck! Nice job, Sam! Mike and I were fishing in the cockpit together, and we were both swinging, missing, and just generally hacking away. We got talking about his pop, Dopic Dick, and just as we started sharing stories of our fishing adventures with Dick, we got our groove going! Some beauties came over the rail in the stern, including a personal best for Mike...
At day's end, we finished with a beautiful box of blackfish...an easy boat limit with many nice fish to 9 pounds!
Mike - it was really nice to get you out and remember dear old Dad! I can think of no better way to honor his memory than by spilling blackfish blood!
DOPIC DICK(March 8, 1939 - March 15, 2013) - In Memoriam
April 16, 2013
We had another open boat togging trip aboard today with Dave, Nadine, Vince, Pat, and Ronny. Fishing was excellent once again! We fished two drops today. Our first spot had lots of life and plenty of action, but mostly short fish and a handful of keepers. Our second stop was lights out! The tide got moving and the fish were chewing hard with an easy limit of fish to over 7 pounds making the box. We played catch and release for a bit before returning to Harbor View. Picture perfect day...light winds, fairly calm seas, sunny skies, and great fishing! Thanks everyone!
PS - I finally received a couple of good STRIPER reports that put them in range of 8 hour trips! Call to jump on!
April 15, 2013
With Tom, John, Frank, Rich, and Chubby aboard, we ventured out at 630am into an already 10 to 15 knot southeast breeze. Any breeze that was forecast wasn't expected till noonish. We plowed our way to our first and what turned out to be only drop we needed! Got the anchors set and the wind went from 10 to 15 up to 20 to 25 knots pretty quickly, but not before the guys had slammed a limit of blackfish to 7lbs! More great fishing...drop and reel at times with plenty of shorts and keepers to keep the rods bent constantly. Hoping to get another run in this week, as the weather Thursday through Saturday doesn't look very good. Check the Open Boat forum for openings...
April 14, 2013
Had a pair of 5 hour bass trips today. With the bass bite being nonexistent, the crew on both trips decided to head in the opposite direction and do some togging!
In the morning, we had Shawn, Traci, Jim, Greg, Clyde, and Tom aboard. We fished a couple different spots and had good fishing on the first and decent fishing on the second. We had lots of shorts and plenty of 3 to 5 pound keepers around the boat. Our biggest was around 6 pounds. Shawn was high hook for the morning and everyone went home with a nice bag of fillets!
In the afternoon, Rich Grecko was aboard for his charter with Joe, Joe, Ron, Mike, and Jim. We fished one drop for the afternoon trip and had a good bite the entire time. The bite had a few really nice flurries and a couple slow spots, but overall very good. Another beautiful catch of fish to 6 pounds in the box. Jim put on a clinic in the afternoon...pretty work!
Thanks to both groups and can't wait to do it again! Enjoy the fish! Back at it tomorrow...
April 13, 2013
We spent the afternoon togging with Steve Brennen and his pals Steve and Greg. The ocean was beautiful with very little wind and just a bit of a heave left over from last night's southerly wind. We got anchored on our first drop and that's all we needed! The fish were chewing and chewing hard! We boxed an easy limit including many nice sized keepers and played catch and release for quite a while before making our way back to Harbor View!
Steve with a nice one boat side...
Steve Brennen hooked up and the live well getting a blood bath...
Happy crew at trip's end!
Thanks guys! It was a blast fishing with you!!!!!!!!!!! Plenty of openings next week!
April 10, 2013
We shoved off today with Pete, Tony, Mike, Tom, TJ, and Curtis. We ran straight out the canal to the west and when we got to the channel edge, we made a hard turn to the north and ran right up the edge of the channel hoping to find bass that are taking a different migratory route up the bay. Well, we found plenty of bait piles, but fished four or five different edges and flats and didn't get a bite. This is beyond frustrating right now. I'm praying for a big turnaround! I hope it comes soon. This morning, I threw a bucket of white crabs and a bucket of lead in the front storage compartment to have something to try in the event the striper fishing was another case of chasing our tail. We cut through the harbor and ran out front. We set up for about 45 minutes and got a decent tog bite going. I think the warm weather has the tog waking up pretty good. We boated 15 fish pretty quickly, with more than half being nice keepers to 5 pounds. Togging is the way to go right now! That said, we'll be running 8 hour trips next week. We'll keep all options on the table. If the bass start biting, we'll go after them. If not, we'll go togging. We have plenty of openings next week, so call or email to get aboard!
April 9, 2013
Jay, Doc, and company were aboard today for a striper trip. Despite the abysmal fishing, we gave it another look today. Between the warm weather and new moon, I really thought it was going to happen today. On top of that, the wind was very calm and the bay as flat as it gets. Everything looked right for a bite...there was plenty of bait around, but the bass aren't showing in numbers and the couple that are around are very tough to get to bite. We're going to try again tomorrow. We'll see what happens. Thanks guys!
April 6, 2013
We had Brian Lunney and his group aboard today. Making our turn at the end of the canal, we found a stiff 15 to 20 knot north wind kicking up a fair chop. We made our way to the grounds, and enroute we found big piles of bait. We made a quick stop here, and had one bite that we didn't come tight on. After a while, we decided to pull the anchor and continue further north. Once again, we stopped on excellent bait marks on the screen. Without any bites, we decided to run very shallow and set up. We had another good bite here, but once again, we couldn't bend the rod on it. With very little tide left, we decided to make one more stop. We fished here till the tide ran out, and then headed for Harbor View. While the bass fishing is still off, I did take away some positives from this trip. Firstly, the guys had a great time with lots of laughs. A great crew to fish with! Thanks everyone! Second, I saw way more bait and lots of gannets up the bay today...something I haven't seen yet. Perhaps the strangle hold of the cold weather is ending, and things are about to bust loose. The next couple days will tell!
April 5, 2013
We didn't sail today. Rain, wind, and cold temperatures this morning. Also, yesterday's reports on the bass weren't very good. We will be out tomorrow.
April 4, 2013
We decided a different course of action today. We headed offshore with Tim, Tom, Frank, Clyde, Chip, and Sam. We fished fairly deep water(100 to 125 feet). The water temperature was fairly cold at 43 degrees...much colder than a typical early April temperature. Our first two spots saw slow fishing, with a couple keeper tog and some shorts. On our third drop, we decided to see if any cod were around. We didn't get any cod, but a few nice ling. Drop #4 saw a decent tog bite, albeit brief, right when we stopped. This included a few big fish...with an 11.5lb., 8.5lb., and 7.5lb. making their way over the rail, along with a few other smaller keepers. Thanks for coming out guys! Nice to see some fish in the box!
April 3, 2013
The reports from the couple of boats that tried the last couple days have been more of the same lackluster action. However, I did get a call this morning that some huge bird plays were seen just a short clip from the canal. With some good luck, that's the big schools of migratory bass making their way in to the bay. It's a bit windy today, but while we are togging tomorrow I do know of several boats that are bass fishing. Hopefully, we'll have good reports on both fronts! Stay tuned!
March 30, 2013
We were back out just after day break today with Shawn, Traci, Greg, Jim, Lisa, and Nick on an open boat. We tried a couple of spots in a usually good early season area. We did get a couple bites today, but didn't connect on the fish. The same sentiment has been shared aroun the fleet the last couple of days. We're going give it a rest for a few days. The weather doesn't look very good anyway. We'll be back out Thursday. The plan is to try for blackfish and see if they are ready to cooperate. Check back for updates!
March 29, 2013
Well, we gave it a shot today. This morning, Jim Sacchetta and company were aboard. We fished through a pretty stiff northwest wind. We looked around quite a bit, and soaked some clams at various places, but couldn't get a bite going. We ran back out in the afternoon with Mike Scheb and his group. Fishing spots that we didn't try in the morning, it was more of the same. There is lots of bait in the bay, but the schools of bass haven't arrived just yet. We'll be heading out again tomorrow, so we will see if anything happens overnight.
March 26, 2013
Snow, rain, and wind were the trademarks of yesterday's weather. We didn't sail today or yesterday. More than likely, we'll be dockside until Friday. Friday and Saturday, the weather looks much better for fishing...with lighter winds and warmer temperatures. Hopefully, the stripers will follow suit. On Sunday, we won't be sailing as we celebrate Easter and the Lord's Resurrection. Then, we hope that the weather continues to improve and the bass bite is ON!!!!!!!!!!
March 24, 2013
We FINALLY made it out today with Shawn, Traci, Tom, Jeff, Frank, and Sam. After another week of wind, no one knew what to expect(not that you ever do!). We made our way out and checked a couple of spots a bit deeper than we normally fish this time of year due to the cold weather. We found lots of life in the area we checked!
We set up in this area for about an hour, but didn't get a bite. It looked promising, and we'll be checking this area again during the next couple weeks as the water warms up!
We moved around a bit, trying spots here and there before finally finding an area where we got some bites! We got four or five legitimate bites, and put a couple bass on the deck. Both were shorts, but it sure felt nice to see a couple stripers after a long winter!
We have a nor'easter coming through tomorrow, but will be out again soon to get back on these fish! With a few warmer days, it's going to bust open!
March 16, 2013
We made a quick run out today with a few guys to shake the boat down and do a quick check of the water temp and quality. It was pretty snotty for a shakedown run, with 20 knots of easterly wind and less than ideal conditions. We made one stop at one of our early season spots. We didn't get any bites here, but when we went to haul the anchor to move, the shaft bent on the anchor. With the snotty conditions, we decided to call it a day and head for the Barn. I do know of boats that fished yesterday and a few were caught. I suspect it's only going to get better from here on out! I have openings this coming Friday and Sunday! Call to get aboard!
March 14, 2013
Back in the water and ready to fish! We got the Bomb painted, cleaned, and ready for battle. First trip Saturday, March 16th afternoon. Be sure to check back for report!
March 12, 2013
We made it through the most recent Nor'easter last week just fine. The hull of the Bomb has been all cleaned up. She is ready for paint and lower unit oil tomorrow, and then we'll be fork lifted back in to the water Thursday. We're hoping to run a striper scouting trip on Saturday. With some luck, we'll put a few fish on the deck to get the 2013 spring ice broken. Stay tuned!
March 6, 2013
BIG NOR'EASTER coming through today! This is the strongest storm to affect the region since Superstorm Sandy. Luckily, we hauled yesterday under blue skies and light winds(for a change). We should be back in by the end of next week, after getting the Bomb all cleaned up, painted, and some routine service work done. Can't wait for spring bass!
Having not run her any distance for a couple weeks, it felt MIGHTY nice to get her untied and up to cruise speed. SPRING CAN'T GET HERE SOON ENOUGH!
March 2, 2013
Today, myself along with Captain Tom Daffin of Fishin' Fever Charters had the pleasure of doing a fishing seminar at Island Marine Center in Woodbine. We spoke from 10am to 2pm on tactics and techniques that anglers can employ throughout the Southern New Jersey area. Stripers, sea bass, tog, tuna, and fluke were all on the agenda. We had a blast, and everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves. Next winter, we are considering the launch of a roaming seminar that will travel to a few locations across the southern part of the state and speak on similar topics. So, keep your eyes out for that!
The spring striper bite is getting closer. On Saturday, March 16, we will probably run our first trip to get the ice broken for spring bass 2013. If you're interested in getting aboard, please give us a call or email!
February 26, 2013
Well, this winter's weather was a bit on the tough side. Rain and wind were certainly the marquee of the last couple months. We got out sea bass fishing a few times, and it was very good each time. Now, we're turning our attention to spring striper fishing. It's right around the corner. I really cannot wait for warmer weather and spring bass. It can't get here soon enough. In addition to spring stripers, wreck fishing trips and fluke fishing trips are filling fast. If the weather permits, I'll be making a run out to a few cod spots to do some prospecting for these tasty fish. These last couple weeks before spring always seem like forever, but remember...the night is darkest just before dawn. See ya soon!
February 19, 2013
Hello everyone! As winter presses on, we are continuing to try and find holes in the weather where we can get out for sea bass. With some good luck, we'll be able to get out Friday and Saturday as the weather is looking like it may be shaping up. Please check back for upates. If Saturday continues to look good, we'll be looking to put a crew together. THANK YOU!
February 7, 2013
Good morning, everyone!
Yesterday, we finally managed to get back out with Greg, Shawn, Traci, TJ, Chip, and Billy. After a decent ride to the grounds, we got set up and dropped the jigs down. It wasn't long before rods were bent all around the boat. The fish were varied in size...from small fish to large fish with a jumbo or two in the mix. In a couple spots, there were voracious 6 to 8 pound bluefish that were tearing the jigs up before they could get to the bottom. We finished the day with an easy limit for the boat. We also had 25 bluefish in the 6 to 8 pound range. For the most part, the action was drop and reel, with everyone getting slammed right when their jig hit the bottom!
I'm really hoping to get back out there a couple more times before the season closes on February 28th. Jigging these bass is a ton of fun and provides some of the best eating fish around.
I'd like to send a big THANK YOU to TJ(TJHUNTER). He brought some awesome food that everyone enjoyed on the ride in. Meatballs, sausage and peppers, homemade potato and macaroni salad, pepperoni and cheese...we had a buffet in the cockpit of the boat and everyone was feasting on the voyage home. Thanks again, TJ!
See ya soon!
February 1, 2013
Snowing like crazy here in Cape May! Wind is howling, too. So much for accumulations around an inch. We've got well more than that in the yard. Looking at the various weather sites, it looks like we should have a couple chances this week to get to the offshore sea bass grounds. With the cold weather, I'll also be making a quick stop or two on the way home to prospect for some cod. It's looking like Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are our best chances. Please, give me a call, text, or email if you'd like to fish a day this week. The sea bass are waiting...we just need Mother Nature to give us an opportunity to get out there.
January 28, 2013
Still waiting for Mother Nature to give us a break. The wind has let up for a few hours here and there, but certainly not enough to make a run to the edge for big bass. I've been obsessively staring at it, but still nothing to consider a big enough window to make the run. On another note, I've been booking a lot of open boat and charter trips for the 2013 season. The spring and fall are filling steadily, while the summer months are filling up very fast for fluke. Weekends are becoming tight throughout the year, while week days still have a fair amount of availability. If you're looking to do any kind of fishing with us - stripers, wreck, fluke, etc. - call ASAP to get on the calendar! THANK YOU! I hope everyone is doing well!
January 22, 2013
Cold, cold, cold! That's the word for today and the next couple days! A BIG arctic front moved through, leaving it extremely cold and windy. I am anxiously awaiting the weather to settle, because those jumbo sea bass are calling me offshore! Can't wait to get back out there!
January 13, 2013
The weather permitted us to get another offshore sea bass run in today. Jeff, Greg, Ken, Scotty, Ron, and Bob were aboard with us. We headed out in calm, but very foggy conditions. Once on the grounds, we got on some good fish right away. The bite continued throughout the morning on 6 to 8 oz diamond jigs with a mix of medium, large, and jumbo bass coming aboard. By 11am, we had our 7 man limit and were on our way back to the barn with a building southerly wind. AWESOME TRIP, guys!
January 12, 2013
Paul and company were aboard for their tog charter today. We worked five drops in a very heavy moon current. The strong tide made for difficult fishing conditions, and the blackfish were biting very scratchy. The guys worked for them today, and boxed 20 fish with our two biggest going 9 pounds and 8 pounds, respectively. Thanks guys!
January 11, 2013
After a windy day yesterday, we ran back to the sea bass grounds with Mike, Chris, Sam, Bill, Jerry, and Adam. Fishing was outstanding! We had drop and reel jigging on mostly large to jumbo sea bass to 6lbs. We had about 15 big blues, as well. What a day! Thanks very much, guys!
January 9, 2013
Dave, Ken, Mark, Mike, John, and Vince were aboard today for a togging trip. We were only able to fish one drop today, but we put some beauties in the boat including a 10 pounder, 9 pounder, several 5 to 7 pounders, and a bunch of 3 to 4's. Thanks guys!
January 8, 2013
We had Chubby, Mark, Shawn, Traci, Chip, and Tom aboard today for our first offshore sea bass run. It was a beautiful day on the grounds, and fishing did not disappoint! It was drop and reel fishing with a LIMIT of big sea bass going in the box, along with a BUNCH of big bluefish! Our biggest bass was 6.5lbs, and biggest blue around 10lbs. Sick fishing!
January 4, 2013
Watching the weather, it looks like we may have offshore windows for jumbo sea bass on Tuesday and Friday next week. If you'd like seats, please call, e-mail, or text. Although the weather can change frequently, it's best to get aboard and see what Mother Nature brings.
Also, please come see us tomorrow at the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series in Atlantic City at the Golden Nugget. Along with a number of other captains, I'll be speaking on our local fluke, blackfish, and striper fisheries. Hope to see you there!
December 31, 2012
We sincerely hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas, and at midnight tonight we'll turn the page to 2013. 2012 was an interesting year. Spring striper fishing was fair. Spring wreck fishing was outstanding. Fluke fishing was very good. The weather turned sour in the early fall, with Superstorm Sandy thrashing the region around Halloween. Once things settled down, fall striper fishing was excellent, and tog fishing has been very good when the weather has allowed us to get out. We hope everyone has a very happy, healthy, propserous New Year in 2013. THANK YOU!
December 24, 2012
A great day today! TJ, Shawn, Traci, Nick, Chuck, and Tom were aboard for Christmas Eve tog fishing, and the tog didn't disappoint! We had great fishing. A limit hit the box by 11:00am, with our biggest fish around 10lbs. Thanks guys!
December 20, 2012
Another fantastic trip to the blackfish grounds! After a couple days of wind, we had Chubby, Rob, Sean, Matt, Ken, and Stan aboard today. Fishing was excellent! Our first drop was a slow pick, but after a short move, drop #2 was lights out, insane fishing. We had a drop and lock bite that lasted over an hour, and an EASY limit for the boat hit the box. We also threw back a bunch of keepers, including a fish pushing 10lbs for big Matt!
December 17, 2012
Another great day on THE BOMB!
We had a fun cast of characters aboard today with Steve T, Villas Bill, Tom Schad, Ryan Doogan, Chubby, and Dwight rounding out the crew. We fished two drops today, and had good action on both. Drop #1 had a very good bite down the starboard side of the boat with Ryan putting on a clinic! The other guys put some nice fish in the boat here, too. We did get one around 10lbs on this stop. Stop #2, the bite was scattered around the boat, with everyone getting a couple good ones here. Ryan pulled top honors off this drop with a beast of 13lbs/28"!
We finished the day with a boat limit! Once again, numerous 4 to 6 pounders in the mix and Ryan getting top honors with a slob 13 pounder!
GREAT DAY GUYS! It was foggy and got a little breezy, but fishing was good!
December 16, 2012
December 14, 2012
Another good day with Rich Matthias and company aboard. We had more good action on schoolie bass from 22" to 27.5" with 4 keepers making the box. We're beginning our daily 8 hour tog trips this weekend, so stay tuned for reports!
December 13, 2012
Rob, Brian, Bob, Bill, Chuck, and Lexi were aboard today. Once again, very good action on schoolie bass and 3 keepers making the box! Great day!
December 12, 2012
Steve, Richie, Ross, Bill, Daryl, and Dave were aboard today. Striper fishing was very good once again with many schoolies coming over the rail and a few keepers in the mix. Over 40 bass hit the deck today, with 5 keepers making the box.
December 11, 2012
We spent the last couple days up at Hershey Park with the wife and kids at their Christmas Candy Lane event. It is a lot of fun and I definitely recommend it if you have young kids! We were back out today with Ken Egger and his gang. The wind was howling pretty good today. We loaded the livewell with spot and hit the rips. Fishing was good! A lot of schoolies came over the rail today, but we also put 5 nice bass in the box to 36", as well! Very good fishing for mid December!
December 7, 2012
We were able to get some really good fresh bunker today, so up the bay we went with Joe Drozd and company. We got on a nice bite at day break on some bigger fish, putting 6 in the box. As the tide broke, the bite slowed, so we made a move a little deeper where we had more tide. We got on another bite and before the tide ended had our limit of bass, save for one fish. We also had some schoolies, too. Very good morning! We went right back to the same area this afternoon with John Rosecki and his group. We had to sift through some spiny dogfish, but the bass bite was good! We got our boat limit and released several schoolies, too! We also had a couple right around 30 pounds, which was great to see!
December 6, 2012
Dave Twadorski and his group were aboard today. It was blowing pretty hard today, and really cold to boot. The guys fished hard, and around mid morning the fish decided to eat a bit. We caught a bunch of schoolies, and boxed two keepers.
December 4, 2012
Mike Ples and company were aboard today. More great fishing! We caught a bunch of fish today, putting 4 in the box so everyone was able to take a fish home! Thanks again! Happy birthday, Mike!
December 3, 2012
Ed Quarrie and company were aboard today with Rick and Joe. Fishing was good. We boated a bunch of bass, with 7 making the box! In the afternoon, Tom and John were aboard with Craig, Shane, Ian, and Jacob. Fishing started out with a bang and then slowed up as the water got dirty. We caught a bunch of bass, bringing 4 home for dinner!
December 2, 2012
Tom, Joe, Greg, Tom, Steve, and Jeff were aboard this morning. Rip fishing was once again good with a lot of action! We boated 9 keepers and a ton of schoolies, too. Another great day! We bagged this afternoon with a building south wind.
December 1, 2012
Ken Elwood and company were aboard for their full day charter today. We started out in the rips and had a great bite throughout the incoming tide. Drop and reel fishing with 11 making the box and a ton of schoolies, too. When the tide slacked, we ran to a wreck to do some togging. They blackfish weren't chewing too good. We did get a few, but they were not on the bite where we could fish.
Happy Thanksgiving! Sean, Scott, Ron, and Tommy were aboard again this morning along with Dave. The fish must of known it was Thanksgiving, because they had the feed on big time! We boxed a limit in no time and spent a little while playing catch and release before heading home! Thanks guys!
ADAM BOMB SPORT FISHING
Cape May, NJ