PROWLER5 -SAT., SEPT. 29th, BOTTOM FISH REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We were out the last two days bottom fishing. We have been catching a mix of fish but mainly Porgies of mixed size and some nice size Seabass that we have to throw back. Our pool winner today was Joe Lott from Minehill, NJ with a decent size Porgy. Yesterday we had some short Blackfish and we got one keeper which ended up getting the pool. We are now going to be bottom fishing for the rest of our season. We sail everyday weather permitting 7:30-2:30 Bottom fishing and 3:30-9:00 Saturday and Sunday for Bluefish. We will be lighting up in the morning.
PROWLER5 -SAT., SEPT. 20th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Mother nature had plans of keeping us out of the ocean today with the hard south winds but we worked the channels and edges inshore and we put together a catch. We had short action and plucked away at the keepers.Jongkyu Park from Princeton, NJ was our pool winner today and was high hook with 3 keepers. We didn't get out on our 3:30 trip today. We only had a handful of guys show up. The weather looks good for tomorrow for both trips and the winds are gonna lay down. Come on down and enjoy a day of fluking with us before the season closes or come out and catch some Blues with us tomorrow afternoon. We look forward to seeing you.
PROWLER5 -FRI., SEPT. 19th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We were the only 3/4 day boat to sail today out of Atlantic. We had a tough start with hard Northeast winds but we managed to pluck a few keepers in the morning. The wind let up a bit with the change of tide and we were able to get to some different areas with better fishing and more keepers. Our pool winner today was 11 year old Matthew Seraceno from Annandale, NJ. We will be sailing both trips this weekend our 7:30-2:30 trip for Fluke and our 3:30-9:00 trips for Bluefish. Come on down and get in on the fluke action before it's over next weekend.
PROWLER5 -THURS., SEPT. 18th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We were out today with a light crowd. Too bad as it was a beautiful day out. We had a good day with some nice big flukes coming up including our 8lb. pool fish caught by Al Ambramson from Matawan, NJ. The last day of fluke is next Saturday 9/27. The big fish are stacked up in the channels and getting ready to head offshore so come down and get in on this action before the season ends.
PROWLER5 -SAT., SEPT. 13th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Today we were out with a light crowd. The wind was blowing hard out of the East today which kept us out of the ocean and in our own bay today. Needless to say it made fishing tough. The short action was considerably less then yesterday but we did manage a few keepers including a nice 8.5lb beauty caught by Darlene Milko from Jackson, NJ which was also our pool winner today. The winds are supposed to lay down a bit for tomorrow and change directions so conditions "should" be a bit better for tomorrow. We will be lighting up in the morning and we also start our 3:30-9 bluefish trips tomorrow night so come on down. Sailing everyday 7:30-2:30 for Fluke until the season closes and Bluefishing Saturday and Sunday afternoons 3:30-9. We look forward to seeing you.
PROWLER5 -FRI., SEPT. 12th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Today started out with a stiff north breeze the died as the day went on but we were able to fish the channels where we wanted to fish yesterday but couldn't. We had good short action with some nice quality keepers. Al Ambrose from Linden, NJ and Al Ceres from South Amboy, NJ tied for the pool today with a pair of nice 5.5lb Fluke. We will be lighting up in the morning and look forward to seeing you on the dock.
PROWLER5 -THURS., SEPT. 11th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well today was certainly not the best fishing nor the best conditions for fishing with a big ground swell and hard southerly wind which combined kept us from fishing a few areas that we wanted to fish. We did however manage to find some action after trying a few different areas during the day. Our pool winner today was Tom Dibiase from Clinton. NJ. We will be shaping up all weekend for our 7:30-2:30 trip. we will have our first 3:30-9:00 Bluefish trip on Sunday. We are not shaping up for our Saturday 3:30 trip this weekend.
PROWLER5 -SUN., SEPT. 7th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Today started out with hard north winds and hard outgoing tide. We fished a couple different areas today and all of them had fish however most of them were short. We tried hard to get on a good amount of keepers but they just werent biting. Im sure the storms last night didnt help either. Todays pool winner was Robert Cline from Trenton, NJ. We will not be lighting up in the morning and we will keep you posted about Tuesday. When you do come dont forget the heavier rods as we are fishing the channels and using bigger sinkers.
PROWLER5 -SAT., SEPT. 6th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We started out the day with some nice keepers and short action then the drift got way too fast - 2.5 knots. We had to leave. And when I came back to that area for the other tide the south wind came up and we had wind against tide. Bummer. Melanie Torres from Middletown, NY took today's pool. The boys will see you in the a.m. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 -THURS., SEPT. 4th, NICE SIZE FLUKE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I had some very fast action with tons of shorts and some limits earlier in the week. We're out again today on the grounds and we got some nice big bumpers in the 4-6 lb. class. I'll post pictures this afternoon. Thx., Capt. Scott. Fluking every day 7:30-2:30 and twilight fluking 3:30 till dark Saturdays and Sundays.
PROWLER5 -FRI., AUG. 29th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We had good fluking with some limits, some people with 3 and 4. The pool fish was a nice one at 7-3/4 lbs. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - WED., AUG. 27th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Had a good day fluke fishing today. Caught some nice keepers 5 and 6 lbers. Weather looks good for tomorrow. Come on down. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - MON., AUG. 25rd, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. It was very slow fluke fishing Sat. and Sun. Today was a pretty good bounceback with some nice keepers landed and a lot of short action. It's a beautiful day too. One footnote, I've been fishing with a heavy heart the last couple of days as Maggie passed early Wed. morning. She made well over 2000 trips with me. I'm missing her dearly. Thx., Capt. Scott. I'll see you in the morning.
PROWLER5 - SAT., AUG. 23rd, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. It's been a slow start to the day with the east wind. Don't think it'll be any better this afternoon so I've decided not to shape up this afternoon. We'll light up in the morning. See you then. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - MON., AUG. 18th FLUKE REPORT
Hey folks, we started out the day today with good action and some keepers then the tide changed and we had wind against again for the rest of the morning. Captain Jimmy covered ground for us again today and we found a drift towards thevend of the day. We had action again and some more keepers. We didnt see any of the big fish today like we have been seeing recently but the big ones cant bite everyday. Todays pool winner was Eric Goodman from Hillsdale, NJ. I'll see you in the a.m., Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - FRI., AUG. 15th FLUKE REPORT
Hey folks, well once again we had horrible conditions today. The wind just didnt want to quit hard NW against an incoming tide made it tough. Capt. Jimmy covered some ground for us today trying to find a drift and some nicer fish but it just wasnt in the cards for us. We did manage to catch a few keepers today amongst the many shorts. Our pool winner today was Samantha Mattera from Westtown, NY
PROWLER5 - LAST FEW DAYS FLUKE REPORTS
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well the conditions were definitely not in our favor today. We had wind against tide all morning with no drift. All the freshwater runoff didnt help either. When we did get a drift with the change of tide we started catching a few fish although not many keepers today alot of shorts. Todays pool winner was Gene Bronson from Andover, NJ with a nice 3lb. Fluke. Tuesday's pool winner was Brian Nakielny from Sayreville, NJ. Sunday's day trip was a winner - we started the today in the area we fished Sat. night and we had no drift due to slack tide. We waited out the slack and got a drift and picked away at a few keepers and shorts. Then made a move to a different area and boy was it a good move we started banging away at a mix of shorts and nice keepers with some big fish in the mix too. Sunday's pool winner was Steve Lee from Little Ferry, NJ with a nice 7.5lb flatty. Mike Martin from Newburgh, NY was our runner up with a 6.11lb flatty. The weather looks good for the next few days so come on down. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAT., AUG. 9th, 3:30 FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Hey folks, we had a good night last night on our twilight fluke trip. We had some nicer size fish come over the rails. Sal was our pool winner last night with a nice 5 pound fluke. Weather is beautiful today and we are looking forward to going back out on our twilight trip tonight so come on down and enjoy the evening with us.
PROWLER5 - SAT., AUG. 9th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Sorry for the late report was out on the evening trip as well. Today we had less short action then we have had the previous couple of days but the fish we did catch were nicer size fish. Eric Happel from Fairfield, NJ was our pool winner today. The weather looks great for both trips tomorrow so come on down. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - FRI., AUG. 8th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Friday was not Thursday's fishing. We had to pick at them all day today. We covered ground again trying to find us fish today but alot of the areas just didnt come together for us. We wound up on a decent body of fish at the end of the day and picked away till the end. Our pool winner Al Ambrose from Linden, NJ got a nice 5lber on our last drift of the day. It shows good signs with fish if the conditions are right. We will try again twice tomorrow at 7:30am and sailing again at 3:30pm. Thanks to all the great people we had on board today as well it was a very enjoyable day. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - THURS., AUG. 7th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We had a great group of people on the boat today. We had a great start to the day with some nice fish coming over the rail. Then the conditions changed a bit and the action slowed down for awhile especially through the slack tide. Capt. Jimmy covered some ground today for us and we picked through the day with shorts and keepers mixed in. Rob Souders from Hackettstown, NJ was our pool winner today with a nice 6lber. All in all was a good day on the water. Yesterday's trip was another nice day on the water. We had good action again all day with some nice keepers. Thomas Vartolone from Lodi NJ was yesterday's pool winner with a nice 5lb. Fluke. Good job Thomas. We look forward to seeing u on the dock as the weather for the next few days looks great. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SUN., AUG. 3rd, BIG FLUKE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well it was raining again on the dock at Atlantic Highlands Harbor this morning, but all the boats sailed and we're out today landing some nice big fluke. I went east today again. The fluke we are catching are nice ones. The biggest one is 8-3/4 lbs. so far. A couple of 6 and 7lbers, nice 4 and 5 lbers. I was talking with one of the NY fluke boats this morning on the radio and he told me there was a 14 lb. doormat caught on one of the party boats yesterday. So there are some nicer fluke around. Oh - forgot to mention, we've also caught some nice keeper seabass too. We have people coming down for tonight's twilight trip, so come on down, we'll be sailing. I'll update later. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAT., AUG. 2nd, UPDATE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well we almost sailed today. I just came home from standing in the rain without a rain jacket. We only had 7 today. I probably would have went if I had one or two more. Anyway, that being said, we won't be trying this afternoon. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - THURS. , JULY 31st, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well the last couple of days I've been flying around out there burning a lot of fuel. Yesterday's fishing we started out south of Sea Bright down the beach, had no float, had to hook up and fly to Rockaway east. We picked away at some keepers and shorts and some keeper sea bass and a few big porgies. But they did bite real good the day before. Today's trip, we right east to Rockaway and it really didn't happen there. Just a slow pick on keepers and keeper sea bass. Anyway, we'll be back at it tomorrow and we're going to give it hell. We'll see you in the a.m. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SUN. , JULY 27th, DAY TRIP FLUKE REPORT AND 3:30 REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Capt. Jimmy had the boat out yesterday daytime fluking. He said it was slow in the morning but got a little better in the afternoon. I had the boat out last night for the evening trip. Had just a slow pick but it was a nice evening. I have the boat out today and it's a slow pick on the keepers with a lot of short action. Anyway, we will be sailing this afternoon at 3:30, we have some people coming down. Capt. Jimmy will be lighting up tomorrow and Tues. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - THURS., JULY 24th, GOOD FLUKING
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Fluking has been pretty good all week. Very good action when we're getting a drift and some limits earlier in the week. Today I was down the dock when the boys got in and Capt. Dave said they did well again in Coney Island, NY. Although we only had a light crowd today, 9 fares. And we've been doing good on our twilight 3:30 to dark trips on Sat. and Sun. Think starting next week Aug. 1st, we might add Fri. afternoons since they've been working out well. Also Rob said the pool fish has been averaging the last week anywhere from 4 to 7 lbs. So things are looking up. Thx., we look forward to seeing you - 5:30 in the a.m. Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - SAT., JULY 19th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well we finally had our best day of the year with customers yesterday - a full boat, after not sailing for 3-4 days earlier in the week. Plus, there were a couple of bigger boats chartered. Anyway, the fishing wasn't great by any means. We had some keepers and shorts and worked the edge of the channel, but I would rate it a slow fishing day. Though, the fellow that took the pool was very happy - it was a good one. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - WED., JULY 16th, UPDATE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We haven't sailed the last three days with the crappy weather BUT it's looking good for the next few days. Also, on our 3:30 - 9:00 trips (Fri. and Sat.) we will be sailing for fluke. The boys will see you at 5:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAT., JULY 12th, NICER FLUKE TODAY, NICE DAY OUT ON THE WATER
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We've got a nice southerly breeze today, we are fishing close to home and we've landed some nice fluke. The ladies have boated some nice fluke today too.
PROWLER5 - MON., JULY 7th, WEEKLY FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Fluking has been good with some really nice fluke being landed. Some nice quality fish and limits when conditions are good. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - FRI., JULY 4th, REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. As predicted only two half day boats sailed today with the crappy weather. We did have our best trip fluking on Wed. with lots o limits up to six pounds. So that was nice to see. As far as the 3:30 to 9:00 bass and blue trips they were very slow the last couple of Sat. and Sun. nights. Always seems to be the case around the July 4th weekend. Anyway, Capt. Jimmy Rivelli, Rob and Alex will be lighting up 5:30 sharp for the fluke trip tomorrow morning. Weather looks good for Sat. and Sun. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - WED., JULY 2nd, BEST FLUKING OF THE YEAR TODAY WITH LIMITS
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well so much for the best fishing of the year on Wed. we sailed with 10 people today and a couple of boats didn't even make it out for a beautiful summer day in July. I guess that tropical storm scared everyone. Anyway, that being said, we are not going to be shaping up tomorrow, Fri., July 4th but Sat. and Sun. look good. Thanks, Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - WED., JULY 2nd, BEST FLUKING OF THE YEAR TODAY WITH LIMITS
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Dave and Rob had the best fluking of the year today. John Donough of Manalapan had his limit up to five pounds, Al Aberson had limits up to six pounds, Maggie Segotta had four fish, Kyle Jannuzzi had his limit up to six pounds and took today's pool. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - SAT., JUNE 28th, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I had the boat out today fluking. Sure was a beautiful day on the water. We got some nicer fluke today, but could have used more keepers. Richard Gingo, Staten Island, from the Sea Horse was today's pool winner with an 8lber and won the prize of $150. Runner-up was Kristen Visakay of Parsippany had a nice one at 7lbs. Getting ready to go back out on the bass and blues trip. Thx., Capt. Scott See you in the A.M. at 5:30.
PROWLER5 - GOOD FLUKING AGAIN, QUALITY FISH, FRI., JUNE 27TH
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Rob said they had good fluking again today, with nice quality fish. Can't beat this weather, it's been beautiful all week. Me, Rob and Alex will see you in the A.M. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - THURS. JUNE 26th, BANGING SOME NICE BIG FLUKE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Capt. Dave, Rob and Alex have been banging some nice fluke all week, some big fish too, up around the 7-8 lb. class. Al Abramson of Matawan had a 8-3/4 lber. one of the biggest of the week aboard the Prowler5. They said come on down they'll see you in the morning. P.S. I'll see you Sat. for both trips. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAT. JUNE 21st, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I had the boat out on the fluke grounds today and it was kind of the same conditions as last Sat. The wind was honking this morning. Couldn't even think about fishing the ocean. But it turned out to be a nice afternoon, fished the navy pier. Ran off without the pool winner's name and hometown. Will post later.Getting ready to go out on the 3:30 trip. See you in the A.M. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SAT. and SUN. REPORTS 6/14 and 6/15
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