Posted on October 12th, 2023
Today was another absolutely beautiful October day with sunny skies and light winds. It was an awesome day to be out on the ocean or on the bay and the fish cooperated well once again.
Brian & James Smack, Liam Komlosy, Alex Kasathsko and Brad Friedman on the boat “Loaded Up” had a great day in the Washington Canyon when Liam caught a yellowfin tuna and the rest of the gang had a limit of mahi.
Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler reported good fishing on today’s trip with some nice sea bass and some flounder up to 6.5 pounds.
Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star enjoyed a flat calm day at sea and his clients enjoyed catching as many sea bass as they were allowed.
Departed dark-thirty this day on a long cbass trip. We were hardly alone as boats of all manner sped past us headed toward the deep in near-glass sea conditions.Sunup not an unhandsome affair; we kept paddling. Gus & Adam dropped todays blocks with a perfect shot. We kept heading east. Well, I’d sold it as a long trip.. Man. Nice fishing. Like a coffee commercial I suppose; clients caught to the last drop. Boat limit and headed in early – finest kind of sea bass too with many jumbos on the jig. Fun. Now, being’s there were no gals aboard this day, Hurricane Murray decided to back off on catching the first limit. He let John wear that medal instead. Ahh.. But the pool? Yup. Hurricanne Murray his dern self had to pocket everyone’s dogone pool munney ..but then he gave it to the mates. I was about ready to cut him back to one hook permanently too.. Guess I’ll let him slide. As nice a ride in as could ever be hoped – boat rode like a new pickup on fresh highway, really. (Not that I’ve ever had a new pickup!) In that calm I saw a dark patch half a mile off or so. Saw it again. Binoculars. Dark patch put up a spout. Hmmm. Came hard to port and paddled that way. Just when I thought the humpback whale had given me the slip – a blow to starboard. Looked like an old whale to me. An early migrant just moseying down the beach. Got a few good looks at him before heading in. Nice way to end a day.. Cheers, Monty
Big Bird Cropper and Shaun Flaherty had a nice day catching and releasing a bunch of rockfish at the route 50 bridge and some tog at the jetty. They also boxed a limit of bluefish and a couple of weakfish in the OC inlet.