4th of July we will be sailing a special trip for porgies and fluke 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. When porgy season opens up in NJ,
I will be adding Friday night trips 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PROWLER5 -BAD WEATHER - NOT SAILING THURS. MAY 28TH
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Bad weather for Thurs., May 28th. We'll be lighting up on Fri., May 29th. See you then. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - TUES., MAY 26th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Brian and I had the boat out again for fluking. We had a light crowd today with 8 anglers. That's to be expected after a big holiday weekend. Anyway, it was another beautiful day on the fluke grounds. I didn't see as many keepers as we did the last three trips. Today's pool fish was only 18-1/2 inches. It hurt throwing back 17-1/2 inch fluke today. We'll see you in the A.M. Come on down and join us. Thx., Capt. Scott P.S. When we add another Fri. afternoon trip it will be 3:30 to 9:00. Probably, in two or three weeks.
PROWLER5 - MEMORIAL DAY, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Finally a nice big crowd of fluke customers today. We boated some nice fluke today with the short action. We tried out in the ocean today and we're back in the bay. Beautiful day. Our pool winner today was Eric Toth from South Bound Brook , NJ with a nice 4 pounder. It's fluke time so come on down and join us. See you in the A.M. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAT., MAY 23th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I had the boat out Sat. again for the fluke trip. We had a strong nw wind and it was a real cold morning to start the day off. The fluke report is similar to opening day, Friday with some nice keepers landed and shorts. Should get better and better as it gets warmer. Anyway, it feels great to be fluking. Capt. Jimmy Rivelli has the boat today on both trips. I'll see you in the A.M. We have people coming down tomorrow so come on down and join us. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - FRI., MAY 22th, FIRST FLUKE TRIP OF THE SEASON
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Brian and me made our first fluke trip of the year with a decent amount of customers. We boated some nice keepers, had some short action and had some throwbacks that were very close. Our pool winner today was Bob Walpole from Bayonne, NJ. All in all, a pleasant day on the fluke grounds. Fishing close to our dock. Come on down, me, Brian and Alex will see you in the A.M. 5:30 sharp. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - WED., MAY 20th, BASS AND BLUES REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Went out with 14 customers today. A strong northerly wind against tide. We lost a big bass, 20 lbs. or more right at the boat first thing this morning. We've boated a handful of big bluefish so far and lost five or six. We'll see what happens on the next tide coming up. We ended up with 7 - 8 blues, slow day. P.S. Fluke starts this Friday. Come join us. I'm doing a both trips on Saturday and Capt. Jimmy is doing a double on Sunday. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - EXCELLENT 3:30 TO 9:00 TRIP, SUN., MAY 17TH
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We had another great Sunday night trip, with all big blues again. Capt. Jimmy Rivelli had the Prowler5 out. Not too many bass though. Today's trip, Mon. we decided not to even light up with the east wind and the dense fog. The forecast is for the same weather tomorrow. So, the next day we'll be lighting up will be Wed. morning, May 20th. We start our daytime fluke trips May 22nd. P.S. Still fishing for bass and big blues Sat. and Sun. 3:30 to 9:00 trips., Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAT. , 5/16/15 P.M. TRIP BIG BLUES, BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We had nother excellent trip last night. All the blues you wanted. The 3:30 trip is the trip to come down for, because it seems at around 7:00 the fish stop biting. Capt. Jimmy Rivelli will be at the helm tonight. Fluke season starts this Friday, May 22nd. We'll be switching over to fluke daily, but we'll stay bass and blues 3:30 to 9:00 Sat. and Sun.
PROWLER5 - SAT. , 5/16/15 A.M. TRIP BIG BLUES, BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Brian, Alex and me are out today with a small crowd of people. Picking at the big blues so far, no bass yet. Not a lot of people came down to the Harbor because of the rain in the forecast. A few boats didn't sail, but we were lucky enough to get out. Actually, a pretty nice day, a couple of showers here and there. We ended the day with a bunch of big blues and managed to boat one bass. We'll be sailing again today 3:30 - 9:00. So come on down. P.S. I've decided to go back to the old policy. No charters taken on the Prowler5. Call Capt. Jimmy on the Bingo. Information can be found under the charter section of Prowler5.com. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - MONDAY, 5/11/15 ANOTHER GREAT ACTION DAY
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. It was nice to see some Prowler regulars at the boat today on a Monday. We had a decent crowd. Another beat down on the big blues in the 8 -15 lb. class. Brian was busy with the gaff all day. We were catching fish on 47 jigs, fresh clams and bunker again today. See you in the A.M. at 5:30 tomorrow. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - 5/10/15 MOTHER'S DAY BEATDOWN BASS AND BLUES
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We only had 13 customers today. We stayed on one spot all day and beat on the big blues with a couple of keeper bass sprinkled in. Brian and Hollywood were busy all day with the gaffs. All of our fish were caught on fresh clams and greentail 47 jigs, even though we had bunker. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning. I'll be there at 5:30 a.m. sharp. P.S. We also had an excellent 3:30 to 9:00 trip last night. We're doing those trips for bass and blues with me at the helm on Saturday and Capt. Jimmy Rivelli every Sunday. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -SAT. MAY 9th 7:30 and 3:30 BIG BLUES BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. The Prowler 5 was out on both of our trips today. A lot of big blues and just a few bass mixed in if you were lucky to catch one. Thick fog all day. Plenty of action on tonight's trip. Come on down tomorrow, Mother's Day 7:30 - 2:30. We're catching the fish on fresh clams, bunkers and jigs. P.S. I would suggest not to come down for tomorrow's 3:30 - 9:00 trip. Mother's Day is usually slow for the afternoon/evening trip. A lot of folks are out with their mom's from the afternoon into the evening. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -FRI. MAY 8th
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We weren't out the last couple of days, but we're out here today with 10 anglers. And right off the bat we lost a big 20 lb. plus bass at the boat. But, we did boat a couple of nice keeper bass so far and plenty of big blues 8 to 12 lbs. We're on a tide change now. We're also fishing with fresh clams. P.S. We start our 3:30 to 9:00 bass trip specials tomorrow, Sat., May 9th with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli, so come on down. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -MON. MAY 4th
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well what a difference a day makes. Today was tough fishing for most of the day. We covered a lot of ground looking for fish today and we found a few on our last drop of the day. Our pool winner was Ryan Flick from Bath, PA with a keeper. A notable mention is Fred Milligan from West Milford, NJ with a nice 21 Pound beauty, unfortunately he wasn't in the pool. We ended the day with a small amount of keepers and only a handful of shorts plus some Blues. The weather continues to look good so come on down and we look forward to seeing you on the dock.
PROWLER5 -SUN. MAY 3rd
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. The Prowler 5 was back out on the bass grounds today. Captain James P. Rivelli found us some good readings of fish today. It wasn't a slaughter but it was a steady pick at shorts and keepers almost all day. We ended the day with about a half dozen keepers and a good amount of shorts. Our pool winner for today was Edward Fernandez from Passaic, NJ with a nice 18 pound beauty. It was also another day of firsts with Lisa Debord coming all the way from Witchita, KS to catch her first Striper even though it was a short and was released she still did a great job. The weather for tomorrow looks great so come on down and get your fish on under the sun. We look forward to seeing you on the dock. .
PROWLER5 -SAT. MAY 2nd
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I had the boat out today with Brian and Hollywood and it was a beautiful day on the water. We had some keepers and some shorts. Regular, Manny Jones of Newark, took today's pool with a nice big bass. Capt. Jimmy will be at the helm tomorrow aboard the Prowler 5 and I'll be back for Monday. It's supposed to be around 80 degrees Monday! Also, starting, May 9th, we'll start our 3:30 to 9:00 striped bass trips. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -UPDATE, WED., APRIL 29TH
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We're still catching like 25% keepers and 75% throwbacks. The weather looks gorgeous for Thursday so come on down because Friday is going to be bad weather and we won't be shaping up that day. Saturday and Sunday look good. We'll begin the 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. trips for striped bass next week, May 9th. I didn't want to start those trips too early. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -WED., APRIL 22nd UPDATE - NEXT TRIP SAT., THE 25TH
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. No people down at the Harbor again today. Only a few boats sailed today with a handful of people. My deckhand Brian went fishing with Capt. Ron on the Fisherman and he said they only had 3 paying fares. They did catch some fish at the end of the day. Brian said he caught two keepers. It's supposed to be windy the next couple of days so with that being said I won't be lighting up until Sat., April 25th. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -TUES. APRIL 21st UPDATE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Not much to report. We haven't been shaping up the last couple of days with the weather. But we'll be lighting up tomorrow and I'll be down there in the morning. Capt. Jimmy was out on Sunday's trip and just had shorts with no keepers. I ended up having six keepers Saturday's trip with 30 something throwbacks. Saturday's pool winner was Joe Kroper of Cranford, NJ with a 34 incher. One other footnote - the law is still two striped bass at 28 inches until further notice. Hopefully that stays in effect until the third week of June. That's when I like to switch over to the fluke, when the kids get out of school. See you in the a.m.
PROWLER5 -SUN. APRIL 19TH STRIPED BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Captain Jimmy Rivelli was at the helm today and they had a light crowd aboard. Didn't do as well as we did yesterday. There was a brisk easterly wind going up against an outgoing tide although we did have some short action we didn't get any keepers today. Due to the forecast for tomorrow we will not be lighting up in the morning.
PROWLER5 -SAT. APRIL 18TH FIRST STRIPED BASS TRIP OF THE YEAR
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Mike, Brian and me are out on our first striped bass trip of the year. We ended the day with 6 keepers and about 20 something shorts. With our biggest one being 34 inches caught by Joe Kropa from Cranford, NJ . And, it's a beautiful Spring day out here. Capt. Jimmy Rivelli, Brian and Mike will see you in the A.M. Full galley is open. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAILING SAT. APRIL 18TH
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Capt. Jimmy Rivelli and Brian just finished up with our Coast Guard inspection. We're all good to go, Coast Guard approved for the 2015 season. Brian, Mike and me will see you in the morning. Capt. Jimmy Rivelli will be at the helm on Sunday. We're sailing every day 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. clamming for striped bass. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - SAT. and SUN. REPORTS 6/14/14 and 6/15/14
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. The last couple of days fluking we were pretty much hampered to fish the navy pier with the strong nw winds. Today's pool winner was 4.5 lbs. caught by Vince Cheong of Philly. Some nice keepers with a lot of short action. Last night's 3:30 trip was a tough one. Wind against tide all afternoon. Wind was blowing 30, docked early at 8:30. Three blues for the whole evening. Rob, Alex and Capt. Jimmy will see you in the a.m.
PROWLER5 - THURS., JUNE 12TH, UPDATE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Not a lot to report all week. Most, but all big boats were tied at the dock this week. Our last trip was Sunday, we had pretty good fluking. Capt. Jimmy Rivelli ran Sunday night's trip and got some big bass plus blues. I had a complete slaughter of blues on Saturday night's 3:30 trip. Forecast is for crappy weather again tomorrow (Fri.) BUT the good news is that Sat., Sun. and Mon. look great for all trips. See you Saturday morning. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -SUN., JUNE 8th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Fishing off Coney Island today. What a day, beautiful breeze and some nice fish. And a whole lot of short action too.
PROWLER5 -SAT., JUNE 7th, 3:30 BASS AND BLUES REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We already put 7 or 8 striped bass in the boat, although they are all shorts, fishing the end of the incoming. So we'll see what the outgoing brings. I'll give a follow-up report later. I noticed a whole bunch of live bunker moved into the area too. UPDATE: We're starting to get the outgoing tide and it's starting to be a beat down on the blues. Just counted 7 - 8 on before. Most of these are gaffers. UPDATE: Turns out it's a bluefish slaughter tonight. Capt. Jimmy will see you for tomorrow's 3:30 trip. I'll see you in the A.M. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - JUNE 7th, BEAUTIFUL DAY OUT ON THE FLUKE GROUNDS
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. It was an absolutely gorgeous day fluking today. We boated some nice quality fluke again. Lisa Brown of Belford, NJ was today's pool winner with a 7.5 lber. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - JUNE 6th, FLUKE REPORT, QUALITY FLUKE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. It was a good first couple of drifts out in the ocean. Think the first drift was the best. Drifted like 2-1/2 miles with some quality fluke and a lot of action. Today's pool winner was Sue McNamara of Port Reading, NJ with a nice big 7lb. fluke. Slowed up in the afternoon as we moved into the bay. It's going to be a glorious weekend weatherwise. Nice fluke day today. I'll see you bright and early in the morning 5:15. P.S. Bass and blues sailing 3:30 - 9:00 Sat. and Sun. I just got some fresh clams.
PROWLER5 - JUNE 1st, FLUKE REPORT AND UPDATE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. No people down at the Harbor today. We only had three. Yesterday Jimmy had 10 anglers to go fluke fishing and he worked very hard. Just a handfull of keepers yesterday, a slow day. Tomorrow the forecast is for thunder showers so we won't be lighting up until Thurs. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - JUNE 1st, FLUKE AND 3:30 REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. It was a really nice beautiful day for fluke out on the water today. I wish the fishing could have been better for the nice day. We did boat some nice fish and had a very good drift all day without using the engines. Today's pool winner was Ira Whitenight of Hillsborough, NJ. As far as last night's 3:30 trip, we had one nice keeper striped bass and a pick on the blues. I strictly fished with fresh clams last night. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAT. MAY 31st FLUKE
Hey guys, Rob here. Today was our first Fluke trip of the season and it was a success! Capt. Scott put us on a consistent Fluke bite all day today even with the hard North wind. We picked some keepers and a bunch of close ones all day today. The last hour of the trip was the best with the wind laying down for us we caught a bunch of keepers from 1:30 -2:30 . Our pool winner today was Leonardo Loaiza from Lake Hiawatha, NJ with a nice Fluke. As usual we will be lit up Before 5:30 AM tomorrow and sailing at 7:30 AM. Come on down and get in on the action. Tomorrow looks to be a beautiful day to be on the water!
PROWLER5 - SAT. MAY 31st
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We'll start fluking every day starting tomorrow, Sat. May 31st. I was out today with a light crowd. Only one bass and a handful of blues. Although the bass fishing is better on the 3:30 to 9:00 trips now. I have mackerel and spearing for bait for the fluke trips. Rob and Brian have their own squid available for a fee. Anyway, it was a beautiful day out on the water today. I'll see you tomorrow for both trips. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - UPDATE, MAY 28th
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I forgot to give a follow up report on yesterday's fising. But, we ended up with the one keeper bass and about 15-18 bluefish. There's a ton of blues out but I didn't try for them yesterday, I was trying for the bass. Today, I had a light crowd and decided to send them to Robbo on the SeaHunter. Some of the guys are not lighting up tomorrow with the strong NE winds forecasted. So, I think we won't be lighting up tomorrow either. But the good news is that she is going to blow east for the next couple of days, so there should be some nice bass moving out of the Hudson and the rivers. So it looks like Fri., Sat., Sun. and Mon. all look good. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - MON., MAY 26th, BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Capt. Jimmy reported it was very slow fishing yesterday for the bass in the daytime. But, on the 3:30 trip he landed keepers and shorts. I have the boat out today and we have one big bass in the boat and about 12-15 blues in the boat. I'll give a follow-up report later. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SUN., MAY 25th
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Bass fishing has been hit and miss of late. One day we catch them and the next day we don't. Yesterday's trip, I took a far ride all the way up into the back into seven feet of water. Read a lot of bass, just couldn't get them to bite yesterday. There are still a lot of bass to come out of the rivers too. Not a lot of anglers down last night for the 3:30 trip. Only sailed with 11. Me, Maggie, Rob and Brian will see you tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. to get back at it. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - FRI., MAY 23rd
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Rob told me there weren't a lot of people around the Harbor today with the rain and fog. Although, Sat., Sun. and Mon. look great weatherwise. We'll be lighting up 5:30 sharp tomorrow. Fishing for the big blues and striped bass. Fishing with fresh clams. I'll see you in the A.M. along with Rob and Brian. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - THURS., MAY 22nd, UPDATE, RAIN
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I shaped up in the rain this morning. Only had 6 or 7 guys on the Prowler today so I sent them to Capt. Kevin of the Dorothy B. Also, I know tomorrow is opening day for fluke and a lot of the guys will be switching over to fluke. But not us, we will continue to sail for striped bass. Me, Capt. Jimmy, Rob, Brian and Alex look forward to seeing you this upcoming holiday weekend. P.S. Welcome back Capt. Ron Friday, May 30th. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - WED., MAY 21st, STRIPED BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We boated a handfull of nice bass today with some shorts and some big blues. Pool winner was a nice fish at 24 lbs. caught by Rodelle Mammaro from Eastern PA. By the way, Sunday's pool winner was Devon Zuller from Manhattan, NY with a 23lber. Me and Rob will be lighting up in the morning at 5:30. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - TUES., MAY 20th, BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Beautiful day out on the water. One short bass immediately then I had to move the boat four or five drops. Finally, have some good bluefish action but slow on the bass, just the one short bass. It's certainly not like Sunday. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SUN., MAY 18th, GREAT DAY KEEPER BASS/BIG BLUES
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. All I can say is what a difference a day makes. As I posted yesterday - it was a very slow day for us fishing. Looked hard for readings yesterday, just couldn't find what I was looking for. Well today was the opposite. I found a very good shot of readings, hard off the bottom of big bass and blues. We had a nice crowd of anglers aboard the Prowler5 today. We caught plenty of nice big bass with limits and plenty of big blues. It sure was a great action day. And, it was nice to see the ladies and the kids catch them too. Last night's 3:30 turned out to be a beautiful night also. I'll get pool winner names later. Capt. Jimmy has some regulars at the dock today and is ready to go out on today's 3:30 trip. We'll be at the helm tomorrow morning. P.S. I'd like to give kudos to my man, Rob Hrbk, for doing doubles Sat. and Sun. as one of our deckhands had a wedding to attend this weekend. He did a fine job last night with Joe from SeaStreak and today with Mike. Great job guys. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAT., MAY 17th, 7:30 and 3:30 REPORTS
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I had the boat out on both trips today. The morning trip we had 3 keeper bass and 12 shorts. We fished in the same area where I caught them on Thursday's trip, but couldn't get things going, a lot of boat traffic back there. As far as today's 3:30 trip. We are fishing in a different location. We have 10 big bass in the boat and plenty of big blues being caught tonight. Anywhere from 7 to 12 lbs. Me and Rob will see you in the morning at 5:30. Capt. Jimmy Rivelli will be at the helm for tomorrow's (Sun.)3:30 trip as well as Monday's 7:30 trip and Friday's 7:30 trip. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - THURS., MAY 15th, BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Me and Devin had the Prowler5 out today with a light crowd of 13 anglers. We had some nice bass in the boat with some limits up to 22-23 lbs., into double digits keeper ratio with good short action. The bite was on the outgoing tide. Today's pool winner was Ken Steinberg of NYC with a 22lber. P.S. Bring the raincoats tomorrow, we'll be lighting up at 5:30. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - WED., MAY 14th, BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We were off yesteray, not a lot of people around. I have two nice keeper bass on the boat and had some decent short action but then it died. Fishing NY, going to go back to Jersey and finish up on the flats. Today's pool winner was Art Lemise of North Arlington, NJ with an 18lber. Tomorrow looks good for fishing, but Friday the forecast is for heavy rain. Thx., Capt.
PROWLER5 - SUN., MAY 11th, NICE START TO THE BASS DAY, MOTHER'S DAY
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I'm out on the bass grounds today with Brian and Rob. We're fishing far up into the back again. We've already boated some nice big bass on the outgoing tide. Six or seven keepers up to 22 lbs. A couple of the ladies landed some nice keepers. It's a drop dead gorgeous day out here and we're fishing with fresh bunker and fresh clams. I see some trolling boats hooking up too so it's a good sign. It turned out to be a very good day bass fishing. Ended the day with 13-14 keepers and around 15 short. I'll post pool winner this afternoon around 2:30. We'll be lighting up 5:30 tomorrow morning with Capt. Jimmy, Rob and Brian. P.S. Remember, no one is sailing at 3:30 this afternoon.
PROWLER5 - SAT., MAY 10th, BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well there weren't many people down at the Harbor today for a beautiful Sat. We had 9 anglers aboard the Prowler5 today and ventured way in the back where we finished up yesterday. Fished with fresh bunkers all day. Same report as yesterday basically, had four keepers and a couple of shorts on both tides. Pool winner was 25 lbs. caught by Craig Trapanese of Spara, NJ and Josh Hartoff of Bridgewater, NJ landed a nice keeper. Read fish pretty good, just couldn't get them to bite the way I wanted to today. Anyway, me, Rob and Brian will see you in the A.M. at 5:30. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - FRI., MAY 9th, BASS REPORT, FOG
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We started out in the flats, one keeper and a couple of shorts. I left that area and went to NY with some fresh bunker and we managed to put some nice bass in the boat at the end of the day. Today's pool winner was Mike Ducey of Easton, PA with a 20lber. Emmett Kennedy (little man) from Kintnersville, PA with a 15 lber. See you in the morning. P.S. Remember we're not sailing this Sunday's 3:30 to 9:00 trip.
PROWLER5 - WED., MAY 7th, MUCH BETTER DAY THAN YESTERDAY, BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We had a pretty good bite today for about four hours, and ended the day with 8 keepers and around 50 shorts. Today's pool winner was Joe Palach of Wallington, NJ with a 15 lber. We will be lighting up tomorrow so we'll see you in the A.M. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - TUES., MAY 6th, BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well all I can say is that fishing sucked today. Went all over but it just sucked. Hopefully, tomorrow will be different. P.S. We're happy to announce we'll be teaming up with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli of the Charter Boat Bingo this year. Jimmy will be joining me running the Prowler5. He'll be running this coming Saturday's 3:30 trip as well as Monday and Wednesday's trips 7:30 - 2:30. P.S. We will not be shaping up this Sunday's 3:30 - 9:00 trip. That's Mother's Day and people never really come down that night. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SUN., MAY 4th, SLOW START TO THE DAY, WINDY
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We've boated one keeper bass so far and released two or three shorts. Wind came on strong. And it's wind against tide so that isn't going to help matters. Rob and Brian will see you in the A.M. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAT., MAY 3rd, STRIPED BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Same as last week. After the great fishing we had on Friday we had a ton of boat traffic today - a typical Saturday. Seemed like there were 200 boats from all over. Anyway, that being said, we managed to put 10-11 nice keepers in the boat with a 21lber caught by Jason Corveleyn of S. Plainfield, NJ. We'll be back at it tomorrow, Sunday. See you in the a.m. at 5:30. P.S. Sunday night's 3:30 - 9:00 trip is looking wicked with NW 25-30 with wind against tide. So I would strongly suggest not to come down tomorrow afternoon. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - FRI., MAY 2nd, ANOTHER FRI. BEATDOWN ON THE STRIPED BASS
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I'm out on the Prowler5 today and it's another very productive Fri. for me. We already have plenty of anglers with limits, up to 22 lbs. and great action. The good news is I stopped short and found a new batch of fish. I guess the east wind from the last three days did us some justice. Rob and Brian have been very busy with the nets today. Sailing every day 7:30 - 2:30; plus 3:30-9:00 on Sat. and Sun. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SCHEDULE CHANGE TO 3:30 TRIPS (FRIDAYS)
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I've decided for now to just do 3:30-9:00-9:30 trips on Saturdays and Sundays. I'll add Friday 3:30 trips later down the road. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - MON., APRIL 28th, SLOW BASS FISHING
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I'm on the boat today after being off yesterday (Sunday). It's a beautiful day but I only have two short bass in the boat so far at 10:00. Weather looks like it's going to be bad for the next several days so we won't be lighting up. It's kind of good in a way so that we can get off this moon and have the easterly wind bring in some more striped bass. So that's the 10:00 report. But ended the day with just two keepers and 7-8 shorts today. Today's pool winner was Joe Cejniglia of Redding, PA with a 20lber. It was a slow day for the party boat Captains today. As I posted earlier, when we get off the moon and with the east wind it will definitely put some more bass into our area. Realistically the next good day to fish will be Friday, May 2nd. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - APRIL 27th, DAY BASS REPORT AND 3:30 TRIP
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I was off today but I did speak with Brian at 6:30 tonight. He said it was slow fishing in the daytime for stripers. Although he said the 3:30 trip they were banging away - keepers and shorts. Tomorrow, Monday, the 28th, looks great weatherwise but then the weather is looking lousy for Tues., Wed. and Thurs. with east wind and rain. So tomorrow is definitely the day you want to come down and get some bass fishing in. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - APRIL 26th, STRIPED BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well we certainly didn't have the great fishing that we had yesterday. Although, myself, Donnie, Rob and Brian worked very hard for our customers today to put fish in the boat. We made 3 or 4 drops today and we had a pretty good bite going for about 30-40 minutes with keepers and shorts and then wouldn't you know it - we lost the tide. There were a lot of boats out on the grounds today and I did see a lot of party and charter boats moving around. We ended the day with around 13 or 14 keepers and dropped several fish that we had on and probably released 30 short striped bass. I saw some regulars in the back doing pretty well, Kevin and Robin and I saw regular Jason land some real nice stripers. Mark Hrab of Byram, NJ was today's pool winner with a 22lber. It was a nice day out on the water for sure. Capt. Robbie is going out on the second trip with the Prowler5 on the 3:30 - 9:00 trip. Hopefully he can find the fish that I had going when I lost the tide. We have people coming for both trips tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you Sunday. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - APRIL 25nd, BASS BEATDOWN
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. What a great day to be a striped bass Captain. Got lucky and found a nice stack of readings this morning. Anchored on them and started beating on them pretty good. Action has slowed down a little bit right now at 11:40 - but still picking. We're up to 30 keepers and 20 something shorts released. Not too bad. A huge improvement. We are shaping up every day 7:30 - 2:30 plus Fri., Sat. and Sun. afternoons 3:30 - 9:00 trips. Come on down. Love to have you. P.S. I know that there is one 3/4 day boat that is chartered tomorrow in the daytime and there's another 3/4 day boat that's not there yet. That being said, I expect there to be some bass people around the Harbor tomorrow. So, Rob, Brian, Donnie and myself will see you at 5:30 in the a.m. It's all about the service. P.S. I added a lot of new pictures to the prowler5.com website. FOLLOW-UP REPORT: Hey gang, we ended the day with around 40 keepers today. It was a good day for sure. Don't forget about our Fri., Sat. and Sun. 3:30 - 9:00 trips. Capt. Robbie is going this afternoon - not with a lot of people but the Prowler5 aims to please. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - APRIL 22nd, STRIPE BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Early report - Me, Rob and Brian have the Prowler5 out on the bass grounds today way up into the shallows. It's a beautiful day although we haven't caught any fish yet. We're on a tide change - we're just starting to get the incoming tide now. Also, I just listened to the marine forecast and they are calling for gale force winds 25-35 for Wed. into Thurs. So that would be a no go for those two days. But we will be back out on the grounds for Friday's 7:30 - 2:30 trip. Also, I have guys coming down for Saturday's 3:30-9:00 trip. So we'll be out that night as well and the weather looks decent for the weekend. FOLLOW-UP REPORT - We did get a bite on the other tide, but I had to move from my first drop. Went a little further west on some readings and we finished the day with 7-8 keepers plus short action for 11 anglers today. Today's pool winner was Alex Rivera o fN. Plainfield, NJ with a 22lber. Everyone went home with some fish today. It was a nice day. I even had the mascot Maggie out for her first trip of the year. We'll see you Fri. morning 5:30 a.m. sharp. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - APRIL 21st, UPDATE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Good morning. Brian called and said there were not a lot of people down at Atlantic Highlands Harbor this morning. He said the Hunter sailed with around 12 and Dorothy B with around 8 or 9 and Tommy on the Star sailed half-day. Anyway, that being said, it looks like a good day to bass fish tomorrow, Tues. 4/22. But, Wed. is a no go. It's going to be too windy of a day blowing 30 out of the NW. Thursday's forecast is for wind too. But I'll keep you posted. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - EASTER SUN. APRIL 20TH, BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We have about 4 or 5 keepers on the boat and about 8 or 9 shorts and dropped several fish. Fishing was much better yesterday. Maybe because we have SE wind today. Not a lot of boats out today from Atlantic Highlands Harbor. Just the Prowler and the two half day boats. Anyway, that's the 12:30 report. We're lighting up everyday 7:30 to 2:30 plus Saturday afternoons 3:30 - 9:00. Thx. Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAT. APRIL 19TH GOOD START TO THE BASS DAY - KEEPERS
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We already have three nice keeper bass. That's a big improvement from the last few days. They have a fair amount of people on the boat - about 18 customers. It's a finally a beautiful day out on the water and the fish are being boated on fresh clams that we got yesterday. I'll give a followup report later this afternoon. P.S. Sailing everyday (including Easter Sunday) 7:30 to 2:30. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAILING EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 20TH
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Good news we got 8 bags of fresh clams and some of the half day boats out today had two and three keepers and one of the charter boats had four keepers today. Weather looks great for tomorrow. Crew will be waiting for you at 5:30, Capt. Robbie, Rob and Brian.
PROWLER5 - UPDATE - WED., APRIL 16TH
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. With all the cold temperatures this certainly is not going to help matters for fishing. This, Friday (Good Friday) April 18th is not looking good right now. Forecast is for 15-25 east plus none of the clams boats have been able to get fresh clams with all this east wind. Plus the water is very muddy and rough. I hate to be so negative, but I'm trying to honest with everyone. I think it will take another week for things to get right. But, if anything changes I'll let you know. I think they are calling for a little warmer temps for Sat. and Sun. so we'll see. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAILING EASTER SUNDAY
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Just wanted to let you know that the Prowler5 will be sailing Easter Sunday 7:30 - 2:30. We have some regulars coming down so we will definitely be sailing. Me, Rob and Brian will be lighting up at 5:30.
PROWLER5 - SUN. APRIL 13TH, STRIPED BASS REPORT - UPDATE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here just posted on facebook that they landed their first striped bass of the season. Though, it looks like a short in the picture. So we'll see what happens for the rest of today. By the way, we won't be shaping again until the end of the week. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SUN. APRIL 13TH, STRIPED BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Brian called and said that they are out on the bass grounds again today with Capt. Robbie and Devin. It's a beautiful day out on the water. I think he said it's just the Prowler and the Sea Hunter out today (I'm not sure). Yesterday's trip there were no bass caught. Hopefully the water will warm up. I'll give a follow up report later when they come in. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - SAT. APRIL 12TH, 1ST BASS TRIP
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Brian called and said the boys are on their way out to the bass grounds. Heading all the way up in the back into the flats. I'll give a follow-up report later this afternoon. Hopefully Capt. Robbie can find a few bass back there. Things should pick up soon with the nice warmer weather we'll be getting. Looks good for tomorrow, Sun. and Mon. is going to be 75 degrees. Tues. rain, Wed. N wind - not looking good. So Sun. and Mon. look like the days to come out and get on the water if you want to do some striped bass fishing. On behalf of my crew, Rob, Brian and Devin we look forward to seeing you down at the dock now that we're sailing. P.S. A little too early to do the 3:30 trips right now. When we get some warmer weather - maybe next week or two. I'll keep you posted. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - APRIL 11TH, UPDATE - SAILING SAT. SUN. AND MON.
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. My man Richie down the Harbor told me still no change. There hasn't been a lot of people around and still no fish being caught. Anyway, that's an honest report - no BS. Weekend is supposed to be super weatherwise so will be shaping up on Sat., Sun. and Mon. We have CG on Wed. Thx., Capt. Scott .
PROWLER5 - APRIL 6TH, BASS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Like I posted on my last report, I'm planning on going for striped bass on Sat. April 12th. Although the bass boats that went out yesterday had nothing good to report. We'll see what happens April 12th, hope I don't have to go offshore and fish for something else. I just hate to go out and fish for something that's not here yet. I'm chomping at the bit to go out and fish. I'll see what the week brings and keep you posted. Thx, Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - UPDATE APRIL 4TH
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We're going to start clamming for stripped bass 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every day starting April 12th. We'll probably start the 3:30 to 9:00 trips the third week of April. The fare for the bass trip is $65 for full; $40 for juniors and rods are $5, if needed. P.S. There will no longer be $5 coupons available this upcoming season. Sorry about that, but there are a lot of expenses in this industry. On behalf of myself and my crew we look forward to seeing you soon and having a great fishing year. Thanks, Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - TOG REPORT
Hey gang, togging was ok yesterday (Mon.) had some limits. Fishing was the best up in the bow. No one went fising today with the rain. We'll be lighting up tomorrow morning. Come on down. Heated handrails, crabs supplied for bait.
PROWLER5 - FRI., - BIG TOG, NICE BOUNCE BACK - SAILING SUNDAY
Hey gang. Only six anglers showed up to go fishing on the Prowler5 today. We fished 17 fathoms and I do believe everybody got their limits today on big tog, plus some nice big ling. We had a lot of nice big togs caught Friday.
PROWLER5 - SUN.
Hey gang. Fishing was horrible yesterday. The water temperature dropped after the storm. Had one keeper blackfish and a couple of ling. Hopefully, it will bounce back. I think that was the concensus of all of the boats yesterday. Tough day.
PROWLER5 - WED. TOG REPORT
Hey gang. Fished 17 fathoms. Carlos Leroy caught a 15 lb. cod and won today's pool. Bucktail Bob and a few others had their limit. In NJ the limit is now four. Heated handrails, heated cabin, green crabs and white leggers.