Great Catches
Ralph Fantini Scotch Plains N.J. 10 lb 9 oz
Written by Rod Houck   
Saturday, 26 May 2012 19:57

Ralph Fantini from Scotch Plains N.J. 10 lb 9 oz fluke caught on the Atlantic Star on Friday May 25 2012 on the afternoon trip.

 

10lb 9 0z fluke

 
The LIL’ ANGLER II.. Brings On The Drums
Written by Captain Brian D. Wazlavek, The LIL’ ANGLER II/Delaware Family Fishing   
Monday, 14 May 2012 19:41

Sometimes you’re the Windshield.  Sometimes You're the Bug.
May12, 2012

122cm_drum(Lewes, DE) - Our trip began just after 3:00pm Saturday, as we departed from Lewes, Delaware aboard the LIL ANGLER II in search of Black Drum.  The Charter included Colby Hastings of Seaford DE, Bobbi Jo Dean of Georgetown DE, Dick Papp of Milton DE, and birthday boy, John Meredith of Lincoln DE.  We headed directly up the Delaware Bay to my favorite area, only to find it littered with other boats already fishing.  Shifting gears to 'Plan B,' we located another area with plenty of room.  A light west wind, combined with the start of the ebb made for ideal conditions.  We anchored in 15 feet of water, and let out about 500 feet of anchor line to get the LIL ANGLER II just where I wanted it.  Once anchored and pinned on the rode, fresh surf clams from Lewes Harbor Marine were promptly shucked and deployed on a fish finder rig using 4 ounces or weight.  Thirty pound fluorocarbon leaders up to 20 inches long were snelled to 8/0 Gamagstu circle hooks.

After an hour bait soak and several bait refreshing, angler Dick Papp hooked into his first Delaware Bay black drum! The fish measured 34 ½ inches, and weighed in at approximately 28lbs.  Bobbi Jo Dean hooked up next, hauling in a 29 inch, 18 pound fish.  Bobbi Jo also scores a second fish around 21 pounds.  Next up, John Meredith hooks what we can tell from experience, is going to be a beast.  What followed was a battle lasting and hour and twenty five minutes! While John is still in the battle of his life, Dick Papp landed a nice 35 pounder, and Bobbi Jo hooks up again. This time however, he hands the rod off to Colby, who has yet to catch one.  Colby’s efforts pay off with a 34 pound fish.  John Meredith finally lands his biggest fish ever, tipping the scales at 54.75 pounds, and first ever Delaware Fishing Tournament citation and patch.  As the saying goes, at this point of the day, The LIL ANGLER II is without a doubt 'the windshield.'

How fast things can change......

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Sykk Physh Sportfishing - Mike Firios 46 Lb Striper
Written by Rod Houck   
Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:41

mike firios 46 lb striper

Mike Firios 46 lb Striper caught aboard Sykk Physh SportFishing with Capt. Joe G, on an open boat trip April 12th.

Amazingly the fish took a jig and topped out at 46 Lbs on the bogo.


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Drew (Fish4life) 58 Lb Cobia
Written by Rod Houck   
Saturday, 01 October 2011 13:15

Drew (Member Fish4life) who lives and works out of Panama City Beach Florida, was out fishing in the Gulf on 9/29, when a Monster Cobia inhaled his Pin fish. After a 45 minute battle.. Drew Landed the fish that weighted in at 58 Lbs on an un-certified scale.

gulf cobia

 
A Daughter's Doormat for Dad
Written by Bob Maehrlein   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 15:17

Every weekend for many years now, Patricia Allan has eased her boat, Mr. Fish II, down the launch ramp and into the briny water at the dock in Sewaren, NJ.  In that respect, this past Saturday morning was no different than any other, but it would soon turn out to be a day many anglers dream of.  It would also be one that would bring back a flood of great memories.

Patricia and DadPatricia's love of fishing started at a very young age.  Her father, Robert Allan, was an avid fisherman and shared his passion for fishing with the family.  Recalled Patricia, As far back as I can remember I have fished with my dad - my entire family actually, four brothers and sisters, and Mom, who might have been the best fisherman of us all.

She recounted how some of her earliest memories were of her dad taking the whole family to fish all the way at the end of the Long Branch Pier, until a major fire and subsequent storms took it down for good.  With the pier gone the family's outings moved to the Sandy Hook surf.  That is, until Mr. Allan decided they needed a boat.  And just like that, the Allan family became boaters.

Patricia spent many days on that boat with her dad throughout the years.  He taught me everything I know about fishing and boating.  I go out every weekend launching at the Sewaren Dock, sometimes by myself, and the men there cannot believe how well I handle the boat; launching, docking, trailerin it all by myself.  I owe all of that to my Dad.

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