Capt. Mark has been known to keep precise fishing records and counts of every fish caught on every trip he's taken. He can tell you exactly how many stripers he caught in 2011 if you ask him. This area provides blog-style accounts of most of the charter fishing trip he goes on. No "fishing stories" here.
We’re back and in the water and fishing! Seemed like every weekend was windy for April tog but stripers are coming in thick now. Caught a bunch last weekend in the usual spots hopefully weather start to cooperate.
Right now we are catching stripers on the snag and drop. Seabass and Fluke open this weekend. All prices remain the same it is always best to call me if you would like to book. I update my Facebook page more often than the web so feel free to like Laura Sportfishing. Here’s a big one from last week.
The Laura is back in the water and the Tog are biting! Hopefully the rain stops and the stripers show up in force. All prices are the same from last year. $375 for 3 anglers, $450 for 4 and $550 for 5. I am starting a facebook page as well so remember to like it to get more recent reports. I also lost my cellphone and with it years of contacts so please shoot me a text if you want a call to go fishing. Seabass opens May 23rd with a limit of ten fish per person until June 19th. So call to get on the schedule.
Good times again with the Mitchell’s. Things started out strong with 5 keeper blackfish and 6 bass in the first hour and a half but then the fish went on a hunger strike. We tried a lot of ways to try and get the bass to turn on but couldn’t coax another bite. Either way no wind and 60 degrees I December makes for a good time.
26 Keeper Seabass and 1 Keeper Fluke, Tons of Fun!
Jimmy Keller with 2 of 11 Striped Bass caught this morning on the Laura.
The Rogers family lays the smack down on the fluke! The biggest was 25 inches. We also released 3 Striped Bass.
They team up for 10 short stripers, 50 bluefish, a keepr fluke, and a triggerfish!
Scott, Horatio, and Carter team up for 12 Stripers, 12 Blues, and released some nice Tautog. They were back at the dock by 9am!
Pete lands a beautiful fish Striped Bass on the Laura. And what a picturesque July morning too.
Vincent and Dylan do an excellent job of reeling in keeper after keeper over top of a sunken gold mine. They bring home a limit of Seabass and some Ling off a very productive Wreck.
Jerry and John with a mess of keeper seabass and ling! The weather is hot and the wrecks are even hotter!
Big Jon and company pick up a nice bass in the upper 20 pound range. Another was lost at the boat. Wreck fishing was lucrative though catching a lot of Seabass and a few ling.
One week until we’re back on the water! Early Spring is an excellent time for striper fishing. Call today to book your trip.
A five man limit for the Laura and back to the dock before lunch! Fish were caught on black hogy’s and black umbrella rigs. Only one bass was caught on a different color today.
Big Jon and the boys ice their 5 man striper limit and lay the smack down on the blues!
The bass were here this morning. Saw 13 bass on jigs and trolling with 5 keepers.
The Mitchell boys got the Fall Striper run started on Tuesday!
Benito and the boys with some excellent summer seabass fishing. 35 keeper seabass plus a trio of ling for the box! Action was drop and reel for about 2 hours. Three of the guys had never fished before and after a quick tutorial all were catching.
Good times for Billy and his family. The picked 29 keeper seabass on roughly 75 fish and had a ton of fun!
Seabass Destruction!!! Dave P and his crew with 45 keeper seabass, 2 ling, 1 porgy and plenty of shorts. By 11 am they had enough drop and reel action so we headed in and topped off the box with a couple of bluefish.
50 keepers in our first Seabass run of the year. Seabass are fished over manmade or natural reefs where the boat is anchored and you drop to the bottom with 2 hooks and at times almost immediately get bites. Today about 100 fish were caught to get to 50 keepers.
Dan and Tom O’Neill along with buddy Joe B, team up for 6 Bass and 15 Blues on Memorial Day!
The cow bass are here in LBI but they only stick around for a short time so call to book.
Brian W and his parents troll up some cow bass! We ended the day with two 34 pounders, one 25 pounder and two 17 pounders. Brian’s Mom caught the biggest one!
Had the Bob B crew out for some awesome bass fishing. We had limits in about 3.5 hours in the Bay! In total we had 13 bass with 8 keepers all on clams.
It was a limit of Tog for the boat once again, in addtion Joe had his first ever Cod and it was a keeper!
The Tog action continues to be hot as Jon B and his crew came back and had their limit in about 2.5 hours. The biggest fish went about 5 pounds.
Jon B and his crew iced 3 stripers and 12 keeper Tog fishing in the Bay and Ocean. It was a long Winter and and man am I pumped up for this year!
Now booking trips for the Spring striped bass run, blackfish and the May 18th seabass opener!
After catching their first bass, they said “this is easy” and decided to catch 15 more. Great day on the water: 16 bass, with 3 keepers.
John B and his crew catch 6 keeper Tog and many shorts, as well as 12 Bass and 1 Blue to round out a great day of catching. It’s pretty chilly, but November offers the most consistent Striper fishing in NJ.
The Mitchell boys tough out the cold weather to lay the smack down with 5 keepers and 14 Striped Bass in total. All the fish were in the inlet on Spot.
Jack R with his first Striped Bass and he did a heck of a job battling this fish like a pro. Dates available in late November and early December. Call 856-341-6562 to book.
Jim, Neil and JJ caught Triggerfish, Porgy’s, Bluefish, Tog, Fluke, Seabass, Blowfish, Croakers and a few assorted junkfish fishing inshore. We kept what we wanted for the table and had a great day fishing!
Nick, Josh and Colton kept 25 of 35 Triggerfish caught before 9:30am. In addition, about 15 Bluefish, 2 Tautog, and a mess of Porgy’s and Seabass were released.
Paul, Scott, and Steven with some big seabass. Paul was the pool winner with his 2.7 pounder. The fish had a red Rutgers tag in it so he will receive 100 dollars and a hat from the university!
After warming up on about 20 bluefish between 1-4 pounds we decided to go put some meat in box with 15 keeper Seabass on about 50 fish.
Paul Michele, from the Outdoor Channel’s Madfin Shark Series, and his brothers, Tommy and Johnny, team up with Captain Mark on a successful wreck trip. While it wasn’t a shark, Paul caught the biggest fish of the day!
Andy with a nice July Striper. We caught “the cycle” of fish today: Fluke, Weakfish, Bass and Bluefish. What a great morning!
"You made sure we caught a fish and for more than one of us….our first fish. It was a perfect day on the water, thanks to your clean boat and your genuine willingness to please." -Cathryn Z.
Mrs. Patterson caught her first weakie in 80 years of fishing! They had over 20 Flounder, a few Weak Fish, and some Hickory Shad chumming grass shrimp in Barnegat Bay.
Sylverster caught a few nice Weak Fish. Keeper Flounder in Barnegat Bay is also heating up. The wrecks still have drop and reel action.
Ming, Billy and the crew with their mess of seabass. Billy won the pool and was high hook! I had some crab pots soaking, so on the way in I was able to get them about 8 keeper blue claws as an appetizer to top things off.
Joe, Ed and Skit manage 1 bass and about 10 bluefish in a tough bite this afternoon.
Tony and Paul pose on the dock with a modest 23 inch flounder and one of many bluefish.
On a last minute trip Tony & the gang manned up in tough conditions catching a remarkable 95 blue fish in the afternoon!
Here is Dave E reeling in a beast for the 6th annual High Point Volunteer Fire Co. Tournament. This guy catches a bigger bass each time we go out!
All out fantastic weather this weekend and all out fantastic fishing! Here’s a big bass double header!
Todd B had a good pick of fish on liveline and on plugs Wednesday afternoon. Here is his new personal best, 34 pounds!
It was going to be hard to follow up yesterday, but Mike B gets 4 big Striped Bass with the biggest this 34lb trophy! I love May Striper fishing!
Sean Z lays the smackdown on a 46 pounder! One of 3 beasts caught on the Friday before Mother’s Day. Mom will be eating good on Sunday!
We slammed into ’em today, picking up 7 bass including this nice one caught by Joe. Great day for fishing on the Laura off Long Beach Island
This Striper caught right outside of Barnegat Inlet gave Bobby an intense fight, but he was able to keep his composure through all the excitement and did a great job realing in this lunker.
Seventeen Striped Bass fishing off Long Beach Island! This one being one of the bigger fish on this beautiful day in April. Great trip!
When fishing off LBI, the only thing that makes me happier than catching a Striped Bass, is knowing that there’s plenty more where that came from. For a long time there weren’t many Striped Bass at all off LBI. Things have changed a lot.
Andy C. gets in on the Striper action in early April and poses in front of the Barnegat Light House. A good day of fishing with 5 bass in the box, including this beauty.