The boat was undergoing maintenance, said Capt. Pete from Fin-Taz-Tic Sportfishing, but one of his captains, Tom, fished on another boat on Raritan Bay. Bigger stripers moved into the bay than before, and the captain limited out quickly. The trip landed the fish to 34 inches, while clamming during outgoing tide, and trolling during slack. The fish basically swam from Sandy Hook to the back of the bay and even to Verrazano Bridge. Charters and open-boat trips are fishing.
Busy weekend at Twin Lights Marina, Marion wrote in an email. “People working on boats – catching fish,” she wrote. Charter boats from the docks tied into striped bass on Raritan Bay, she said in a phone call. Mostly throwbacks, and some keepers? she was asked. “They’re getting keepers,” she said. “Let’s put it that way.” Gregg Hanna on the Annie H bloodwormed a 16-1/2-inch winter flounder on Navesink River. Twin Lights, located conveniently on Shrewsbury River near Raritan Bay and the ocean, with no bridges before them, includes a marina with boat slips and dry storage, a fuel dock, and a combined bait and tackle shop and ship’s store. The full supply of bait is stocked, including fresh clams. Live bunker are carried, when in demand. The fuel dock is available 24 hours a day with a credit card.