Sunday, July 24, 2016

Atlantic Highlands, Sandy Hook, Raritan Bay Party Boat Fishing Aboard Captain Ron's Fishermen

Fishing from Atlantic Highlands and the Sandy Hook Area offers us the best of both worlds, The Ocean and the Bay!

We primarily fish the ocean, rocks, wrecks, reefs and open bottom. But on those days where it's questionable, we have the calm sheltered waters of SandyCapt. Ron Santee hook and Raritan Bay. Lot's of spots to choose from. Atlantic Highlands is centrally located at the shore, in the middle of the state. Easy access for customers from NY, PA, Northern and Southern NJ.

Most Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Fish species we target actually migrate to this area to spawn and spend the summer months, less time riding and more time fishing for our customers!!!

Season starts April 1 fishing for Striped Bass.

Stripers are one of the most exciting fish out there. The average size is 24 to 48 inches or 5 to 25 pounds! Along with being the best looking fish and a good fighter, they also taste great.

We fish till the end of June then switch to Fluke fishing for the Summer months.

Fluke (or Summer Flounder) are bottom dwellers. We fish several areas for Fluke, depending on the time of season. The Bay, Ocean, Channels, nothing is out of our reach. The average size Fluke for our area run 14 to 20 inches,1 to 5 pounds. However, several fish each season are caught  between 10 and 14 pounds! Fluke are a challenge to catch, that’s what keeps customers coming back.

Weak Fishing (Sea Trout) season normally runs from the end of September into October. 2005 was one of the better years in a long time. Weakfish are a perfect light tackle fish and range from 14 inches to 12 pounds. Live Worms and Artificial lures make this fishery very exciting.

We finish up the season with our Fall Striper run. Normally from the last week in October through Christmas (weather permitting). Jigging between the channels, in the bay or down the beach, this is probably the most exciting time of year. Fish are migrating for the winter and are normally very hungry.............If you haven’t fished with us before, give us a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank you! Capt. Ron Santee

Captain Ron's Latest Fishing Report

Had to tough it out in the AM with some lousy conditions and a fast current. The guys put the weight on and went to work!

First Big fish of the day went to Dan Arturo, North Haledon at Seven Pounds Three ounces it also took the pool money at the end of the day. Joe B, fishing in the bow put on his Buck tail clinic landing 6 keepers including a 6.5, 5.2 and a 4 pound fish. Several Limits including Tom the Hammmer, Capt. Ron Senior, Joe and Dave. Dirt Chimney man made his first trip in a long time since he lost his best friend Steve (to Florida) and landed 3 nice fish also. Bait worked well with the weight today.

Several guys with 4 and a nice mix of fish for the couple of Family's that we had on the boat. We had the Rutgers team out with us today doing another survey on the smaller fish...end of the day total was 186 fish some kept and most tossed back still swimming. Great day on the Water!!  Sunday is our next open boat trip in the AM.

Couple Charters the next two days we are booked:

Friday 7/22 in the AM

Saturday 7/23 in the AM

Capt. Dan is sailing for Bass on Monday & Tuesday Evenings. Wed-Saturday Night, we are now Mixed bag fishing....Fluke, Blues, Porgies, what ever we can put in the coolers for a Nice night on the water. Porgies are starting to show and can only get better.

Capt. Ron

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