SPECIAL WRECK BOTTOM FISH TRIP, EVERY SUNDAY THROUGH THE REST OF THE YEAR, SAILING FOR PORGIES, SEA BASS, LING AND COD 3:30 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. WITH CAPT. JIMMY RIVELLI
PROWLER5 - SUN., AUG, 2nd, WRECK TRIP REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We were out on our 3:30 wreck trip last night with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli. We had good conditions, good fishing and a good group of people. Capt. Jimmy put us on the fish right from the start. We got a nice 6 pound Purple Hake that took the pool. Nice to see a rare species with such nice colors. We had a couple cod mixed in with the ling as well. High hook was 20-25 ling. Our next wreck trip will be next Sunday sailing at 3:30pm. We do ask that since its the summertime bring a cooler with a bag of ice for your catch. The difference between fish that have been on ice and fish that have not is huge when it comes to the quality of the fish. If you wouldnt leave a steak outside in the sun for 4 hours and then eat it why would you want to do that with your freshly caught fish. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - SUN., AUG, 2nd, UPDATE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Good news. It's going to be a beautiful night out on the ocean for the tonight's wreck trip with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli. Also, I had a very good fluke trip on last night's 3:30 to 9:00 trip. We had a nice 8 lb. pool winner caught by Mike Klein from Eatontown, NJ. Went back to the same location today but it wasn't too productive, just a lot of shorts and only a few keepers. Anyway, don't forget to bring a bag of ice and a small cooler for tonight's wreck trip. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - FRI., JULY 31st, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We were out today with a lighter crowd. We had good short action today with some keepers mixed in. High hook had 4 keepers today. Tomorrow's weather looks fantastic. Don't forget about our wreck trips evert Sunday afternoon from 3:30-9:00. We also ask you to bring a small cooler with ice with you for your catch. An iced catch results in a much better quality fish. See you in the morning., Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - TUES., JULY 28th, NY GIANT ON THE PROWLER5 FLUKING TODAY
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Nice quality fish aboard the Prowler 5 today. Had a great time fishing with Keith Rescorl, Lou Neri, and Bennet Jackson of the New York Giants. Lou took the pool with a beautiful 7 pound 2 ounce fluke. We wish Bennet a good healthy season.
PROWLER5 - SUN. JULY 26th, A NICE 8LBER, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We didnt get many today but the ones we got were beauties. An 8 pounder caught by Gary Huntley from Ringoes, NJ and we also got a nice 6 pounder. Come down for this afternoon's 3:30 - 9:00 wreck trip sailing for porgies, sea bass, ling and cod with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli. Bring some ice for your catch.
PROWLER5 - FRI. JULY 24th, BEAUTIFUL DAY OUT ON THE FLUKE GROUNDS
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Out with a fair amount - 25 customers today. We're up to 7 keepers so far, plus short action. Just starting to get a better drift now. The forecast is beautiful for Sat. and Sun. Going to be great conditions for the wreck trip Sun., 3:30 to 9:00 with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli. Don't forget to bring a bag of ice for that trip. I will give a follow up report later. Looking forward to seeing you. Thx., Capt. Scott UPDATE - we're up to 20 something keepers now that we've got a drift. Joe Santostefano from Nazareth, PA had his limit today. We had some nice keepers come over the rails today with pretty good short action as well.
PROWLER5 - WED. JULY 22nd, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Gorgeous day out today for our Fluke trip. We had 25 fish our first drift unfortunately they were all 16 to 17 and a half inches. We did pick away at the keepers but once again I wish we were able to keep the 17 and a halfers. We fished way far up in the back today. Anyway we will be back at it tomorrow. See you in the A.M.
PROWLER5 - WEEKEND FLUKE AND 3:30 REPORTS
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We were out on every trip this weekend. Saturday night we had a lighter than expected crowd on board. We worked the edges of the channels and we caught some nice keepers and had pretty good short action. Sunday's Fluke trip we had a nice bunch of people on board. We went to the same area as the night before only to have no conditions for a drift so we moved around trying to find a drift. When we got one the fishing was better with some nice keepers and some short action. Sunday night's Wreck trip we had a good crowd and we went out to the ling grounds. Unfortunately we only had a slow pick at the lings due to bad conditions with the southerly wind coming on and a screaming tide. Capt. Jimmy tried hard for us even staying out late to try one more drop. We sail 7 days a week 7:30-2:30 for Fluke, Friday and Saturday afternoons 3:30-9:00 for Fluke, Sunday we do a Special Wreck trip from 3:30-9:00 although the last two weeks we have stayed out a little later. We also ask you to bring a small cooler with ice with you for your catch. An iced catch results in a much better quality fish. We look forward to seeing you on the dock.
PROWLER5 - FRI., JULY 17th FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We were out today with a nice crowd. Capt. Jimmy took us for a lil bit of a ride this morning to start the day and we had good short action with some keepers mixed in. Conditions got a little tough in the afternoon with the wind coming on pretty good out of the south making for wind against tide almost everywhere except in our bay so thats where we finished our day.
PROWLER5 - WED., JULY 15th UPDATE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Capt. Jimmy Rivelli had a very good wreck trip this past Sun. night. Everybody went home with fish. There's been cod fish being caught along with the ling. The forecast looks great for this coming Sun. night wreck trip. Capt. Jimmy said don't forget to bring that bag of ice along. Tomorrow is going to be a beautiful sunny day. Wreck trip every Sun. for the rest of the year for cod, porgies, sea bass and ling 3:30 to 9:30. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - MON., JULY 13th WEEKEND AND WRECK TRIPS REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We were out on all of our trips this weekend. On our fluke trips this weekend we had some decent fishing with good action. There are still some nice size fluke taking the pool daily. On our wreck trip last night (Sun.) we had a good group of people on the boat and Capt. Jimmy worked hard to put us on the ling and cod. We had better fishing then we did last weekend with everyone on board taking some ling and/or cod fillets home. Come on down and join us for a fun day fishing. Sailing everyday for Fluke 7:30am-2:30pm and Friday and Saturday afternoons from 3:30pm-9:00pm. We are also sailing a Special Sunday Wreck Trip with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli from 3:30pm-9:00pm. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - FRI., JULY 10th 3:30 to 9:00 TRIP, 7.2 POUND BEAUTY
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We are out on our second trip of the day. Our 3:30 to 9:00 trip for twilight fluke. We're fishing the Navy Pier and caught some quality fish so far. Brianna Ford from Bethlehem, PA caught a nice 7.2 pound beauty but her father had to help hold it - she would not touch the fish. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - WED., JULY 8th - FLUKE REPORT - SLOW DAY
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I heard the reports from a few of the Captains yesterday that it was slow fluking. Well, today it's 1:05 and we have around 6 or 7 keepers on the boat with not good short action either. Today's pool fish was 5.4 pounds caught by Jay Moon from Palisades Park, NJ. Straight up, it sucked today. Anyway, that's the fluke report. We will be back at it tomorrow. Thx., Capt. Scott P.S. Wreck trip 3:30 to 9:00 every Sunday for the rest of the year for porgies, ling, sea bass and cod.
PROWLER5 - MON., JULY 6th - FLUKE TRIP
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. It was a beautiful day to be out fluking today. We had a lighter crowd today then we had the last few days. Capt. Jimmy Rivelli worked hard today for us and it produced some good action with some nice size keepers in the mix. High hook was 4 keepers. Bucktail Bob finally broke out of his slump with a nice 5 pounder that ended up taking the pool as well as getting another keeper and a ton of shorts. Another nice 5 pounder caught by Joe Sutera from Elizabeth, NJ. See you on the dock in the morning. P.S. Wreck fish trip 3:30 to 9:00 every Sun. for the rest of the year. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SUN., JULY 5th - 3:30 to 9:00 WRECK TRIP
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We were out on our 3:30 Sunday Special Wreck trip with a nice crowd onboard. We didnt have the spectacular fishing that had been happening out on the Ling grounds the past few days but Capt. Jimmy Rivelli worked hard to put us on the fish and we did put a nice catch together. High hook was around 25 Ling plus a keeper cod. Speaking of Cod we had 8 nice keeper cod tonight mixed in with the ling. Our next Wreck trip is next weekend on Sunday afternoon at 3:30. We cant wait to get back out to the wrecks. We look forward to seeing you. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - SUN., JULY 5th - FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. So far, 5.5lbs fluke by Mike Ellis from Point Pleasant, NJ to start the day. Decent crowd for today. Flew out 23 knots again today. Second boat on the grounds today as brother George was the first.It's gonna be a beautiful night for the Wreck trip tonight. See ya this afternoon. FOLLOW UP - Hey folks, Brian here. We started off today with a bang with a nice fish but then the action slowed down for a little while we moved around and found some good action with the shorts and some nice keepers mixed in. Sean Slattery from Durango, CO was high hook today with his limit. Niko Benyamin from Garfield, NJ had a nice 5 to 6 pounder. The weather looks great for tomorrows trip so come on down. We look forward to seeing you.
PROWLER5 - SAT., JULY 4th - FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. It was a good day out on the fluke grounds today. Joe Alfieri from Hamilton Square, NJ had his limit up to 5.5 pounds by 12:30. Second boat out on the grounds today. 23 knots on the way out. Don't forget about our Special Sunday Wreck trip tomorrow night with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli. We already have people coming down so we will be going. We have fresh clams for this trip. We will see you in the morning. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 - FRI., JULY 3rd - FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We were out today with a nice bunch of customers today. We had tough fishing today with wind against to start the morning and then no drift for most of the rest of the day until a little before the end of our day. Needless to say the action was not like it has been. We did manage to pluck some nice keepers throughout the day but you had to work hard for them. Tomorrow is another day. Also don't forget our special 4th of July fluke and porgies 3:30-9:00 trip and our Sunday Special Wreck trip sailing 3:30-9:00 every Sunday with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli. We look forward to seeing you on the dock. We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend.
PROWLER5 - FRI., JULY 3rd
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Because of the large crowd expected at the Atlantic Highlands Harbor tomorrow night for the fireworks, we've decided we won't run Fri.'s 3:30 trip. Parking will be very very limited and honestly I think it will be quite a hassle. We'll see you tomorrow, in the a.m. Follow up report for today. We had a high hook of 4 keepers today caught by Jeff Toscano from Stanhope, NJ with his biggest going 5lbs 8oz. Our pool winner today was Wayne Gappert from Irvington, NJ with a nice 6 pounder. We worked hard for them today. See you in the morning. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 - THURS. JULY 2nd, FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We weren't out yesterday with the weather forecast scaring people away. There were 3 head boats that didn't make it out yesterday. We are out today with 30 customers. Nice 6 pounder to start the day on our first drift. There have been some nice fish being caught on our knoll just not enough of them, although there is plenty of short action. Follow up report later. Don't forget about our Saturday night special this week for fluke and porgies 3:30-9:00 and we are definitely sailing cause I have 18 people coming for sure. Also don't forget our Sunday night Wreck Special sailing every week 3:30-9:00 with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli.
PROWLER5 -TUES. JUNE 30th, GORGEOUS DAY ON THE FLUKE GROUNDS
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We worked really hard to put fluke in the boat. High hook was 3 keepers, a few others with two and some had one. Even put in a little overtime today. Pool winner was a 7 pounder caught by Glen Emmons from Upper Black Eddy, PA. All in all not a bad day on the fluke grounds today. We'll be back at it tomorrow morning and every day from now on. See you in the a.m., Thx., Capt. Scott P.S. Wreck trip every Sun. 3:30 to 9:00 for the rest of the year with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli.
PROWLER5 -MON. 6/29th FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We're out today with 14 Prowler regulars on this beautiful sunny day. We're the first boat out on the fluke grounds again today, doing 23 knots. Dozen shorts on the first drift, no keepers yet. I forgot to give you a follow-up report yesterday as I went to Chili's and a movie with the wife, but the sun did finally come out yesterday at 1:30. It was just a slow pick on the keepers with the short action. Even though I canceled Sunday's wreck trip Saturday. There were 12, 13 customers that came down ready to go fishing. Unfortunately no 3:30 boats sailed from Atlantic Highlands Harbor yesterday. The kids and girls were catching nice keeper fluke today. UPDATE: Cameron Damica from New Milford, NJ landed two beauties today. Sam Woolverton with his father Marshall and brother Gabe from Bangor, PA boated some nice keepers. Don't forget porgy season opens up July 1 and I'm doing a special July 4th, 3:30 to 9:00 for porgies and fluke trip. Brother George called me on the phone and said he caught and released a nice porgy fluking yesterday. Thx., Capt. Scott P.S. Wreck trip every Sunday for the rest of the year 3:30 to 9:00 with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli. See ya in the morning.
PROWLER5 -SUN. 6/28 FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Well we're out on this dreary, misty, foggy day with 20 customers. I'm pleasantly surprised about that. Looks like we're going to be hampered in the bay again, just like yesterday. A couple of keepers right off the bat with short action. So we'll see how the day goes. First boat out on the fluke grounds again today, 23 knots. It will feel good to see the sun tomorrow morning. I'll give a follow-up report. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -SAT. 6/27 FLUKE REPORT AND WRECK TRIP 3:30 to 9:00 CANCELED JUNE 28TH
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I'm sure glad I came down and shaped up this morning. We ended up with 31 customers. We're fishing out on the fluke grounds in front of the Navy pier and it's extremely nice right now. Maybe a slight calm before the storm. 8 or 9 shorts on the first drift with one keeper. I will do a follow-up report later. FOLLOW-UP REPORT: Well gang, we're the last ones out here on the fluke grounds. Other than Capt. Tom of the Atlantic Star that just arrived. Wind is starting to pick up strong out of the east now. We were forced to grind the whole day out in our bay. The fluke fishing was like a keeper a drift with a couple of drifts with none and the best drift was two keepers. With around 50-60 shorts for the day. Basically it sucked. I'll be down in the morning having my coffee to see if there's anyone around. Straight up I'd wait until Monday which is going to be a nice day. Thx., Capt. Scott P.S. As a lot of you know I canceled tomorrow's wreck trip 3:30 to 9:00 with the bad conditions for Sun. afternoon. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -FLUKE REPORT AND WRECK TRIP CANCELED JUNE 28TH WEATHER
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. The forecast is changed so we'll be able to get the fluke trip in tomorrow (Sat.) morning. 7:30 to 2:30 trip only. But, it's a no-go on the night trip because of the rain and wind. I made up mind that I need to cancel the first wreck trip Sun. Even through I had a bunch of people ready to go on this trip, it's not about the money - it's about catching the fish and we would have horrible conditions on Sun. night if we did try. So, I emailed the guys and alot of them said they'll be back for next Sun.'s wreck trip. Anyway, that's just me. I like to be straight up and tell it like it is. Thx., Capt. Scott. Me, Alex and Brian and BIG BLUE will see you in the a.m.
PROWLER5 -THURS., JUNE 25th - FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We didn't have the great fluking that we had yesterday but we still had some quality fish. A 6 lber. caught by John Wilson of Rahway, NJ. We had another nice crowd today, close to 30 just like yesterday. Change of pace and brought Ty out today Big Blue. We will see you in the morning to give it hell. P.S., Don't forget, Fri., Sat. 3:30 to 9:00 fluke and special wreck trips every Sun. the rest of the year 3:30 to 9:00, porgies, ling sea bass. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -WED., JUNE 24th - GREAT DAY FLUKING
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Absolutely great day for fluking today. Great action with a ton of shorts and some nice quality keepers. My boy James Kennedy ended up with 3 keepers. Pool fish was about 5lbs. P.S., Don't forget, Fri., Sat. 3:30 to 9:00 fluke and special wreck trips every Sun. the rest of the year 3:30 to 9:00, porgies, ling sea bass. Thx., Capt. Scott .
PROWLER5 -MON., JUNE 22nd - SLIGHTLY UNDER 10 LB. DOORMAT AGAIN
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We've been red hot with these big fish. Check out this beauty, 9.12 lbs. We didn't catch this one at the Navy pier though, we caught it at Flynn's Knoll it was caught on a rental rod by Daniel Duff from Gabbs, Nevada. We had a very good day fluking today. Even got some overtime fluke today and stayed out a little later. You can check out these nice fish on facebook prowler5 and I'm working on getting them posted on this site. P.S. Fri. Sat. 3:30 to 9:00 fluke, special wreck trip every Sun. 3:30 to 9:00 for porgies, ling and sea bass. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -JUNE 21th - UPDATE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Just like I thought it would be, very slow turnout for all the party boats today. 3 or 4 head boats didn't sail. We had 3 customers that I sent to brother George of the Angler. I think he ended up with 10 or 11. Anyway, Happy Father's Day. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -JUNE 20th - MORE DOORMAT FLUKE
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We've gotten two more doormat fluke a solid 8 lber. caught by Mendoza Anevski from Garfield, NJ. and a 7lb. 10 oz. caught by Bogdan Ungureanu from Randolph, NJ. Good fluking today with some really nice keepers. Fishing at the Navy Pier again. It looks good for tonight's 3:30 to 9:00 trip so come on down. As for Sunday, Father's Day tomorrow, I will be lighting up but just for the morning trip, even though it's supposed to be raining. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -JUNE 19th - FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. Today we got a 9 pound doormat at the navy pier. Caught by Robert Torstrup from Iselin, NJ. What a beauty!! Back to using radio silence and the speed of the Prowler. Did 23 knots on the way out today. I'm going to start using this speed every day like I used to, like Pearl Harbor they have awoken a sleeping giant. See you in the morning. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -JUNE 18th - WEATHER UPDATE AND JUNE 28 SPECIAL WRECK SUNDAYS 3:30 TO 9:00 FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We didn't sail today. There weren't a lot of customers down at the Harbor with the rain. We only had 3 show up. Too bad, I would have went out with five. The weather looks good for tomorrow, Friday and it looks outstanding for Sat. But, for Sun. Father's Day the forecast is for heavy rain and nasty conditions. So, it's not looking good for Sunday's trips. I added Fri. along with the Sat. for fluke trips 3:30 to 9:00 but not until June 26th. And we are definitely sailing this Saturday's 3:30 trip. Anyway, I'm looking forward to starting my special wreck trips. Starting June 28th every Sunday for the rest of the year for porgies, sea bass and ling. This is what the Prowler5 does best.... bottom fish. It's our speciality. We're going to start lighting it up on Sunday afternoons. We'll fish close at the one can for the porgies when they are there or in between the channels for the porgies and sea bass or we'll fish scotland for the ling and whereever we have to go. Even if we have to go offshore to the mudhole. The Prowler5 has the power and the speed and I'm going to start using that power on these Sunday 3:30 trips. Capt. Jimmy Rivelli will be running all of these trips. And, if he can't I'll be chomping at the bits to fill in for him. We'll be spreading two anchors on all the wrecks. I'm really going to start pushing these trips. I'm going to put a bigger add in the Asbury Park Press starting next week. And, I'm even going to start advertising in the Fishermen Magazine. So all of you Prowler customers and others come down on these special Sunday trips because we'd love to have your business. P.S. You can still charter the Prowler5 for $1500 but only on Mon., Tues., Wed. or Thurs. 3:30 to 9:00. Thx., Capt. Scott. Me, the crew and Capt. Jimmy Rivelli look forward to seeing you.
PROWLER5 -JUNE 17th - FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I'm out on the fluke grounds today, where we fished Sat. and Sun. So far a couple of short fluke and quite a few blues already. UPDATE - We just caught a nice 5 lb. fluke for the first fish of the day. And now a couple more nice keeper fluke just caught. I spoke with Bucktail Bob when he was leaving the boat. He said he caught 30 shorts himself but only a few keepers.
Starting Fri., June 26th we're switching back to Fri. and Sat. 3:30 to 9:00. And starting Sunday June 28th every Sunday 3:00 to 9:00 special wreck bottom trips for porgies, sea bass and ling with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli. Thx., Capt. Scott.
PROWLER5 -JUNE 16th - FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I had the boat out Sunday, daytime fluking. Had a pretty nice crowd aboard. We had pretty decent fluking, a lot of short action. I didn't get a good drift in the morning like I did the morning before, but all in all a pretty decent day. Sorry, I had some nice pictures from Sunday's trip that I sent out into outer space!!!! But, we did get our biggest fluke of the season the day before (Sat.) it was an 8-1/2 lber caught by Matt Lubowiecki from Elmwood Park. I didn't bother to light up the last two days with this crappy weather, there was junk around for customers the last two days. Tomorrow, Wed., June 17th looks great so come on down we'll be sailing. P.S. I've been getting a lot of calls and emails about sailing the fireworks trip on July 4th. The answer is NO. I'll be doing a special fluke and porgies trip sailing 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on July 4th. I'll be running the trip myself. Hopefully the porgies come in to our area close to our dock like they did last summer. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -JUNE 13th - FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I had the boat out yesterday with a light crowd. Fluking basically sucked yesterday (Fri.), we didn't have a good drift at all. As for today (Sat.), we have a nice big crowd of customers and we have a great drift today. We're already up to four keepers with an 8.5 lb. beauty caught by Matt Lubowiecki from Elmwood Park along with short action on our first drift of the day. Don't forget to come down and for our special 3:30 to 9:00 trip on Saturday and Sunday with Capt. Jimmy Rivelli. Thx., Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -JUNE 6th - FLUKE REPORT
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. We had a nice day fluking today even with the not so glorious start of the day with the rain at the dock. We had good action all day with many shorts and some keepers mixed in. Our pool winner today was Anthony Lotito from Nutley, NJ. We are out on our first 3:30 fluke trip right now. Tomorrow looks good so come on down. We look forward to seeing you on the dock.
PROWLER5 -May 31st Fluke Report
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I had the boat out again on the grounds today we had a very enjoyable day. A few keepers today with pretty decent short action. Turned out to be a nice weather day but we will not be lighting up Monday or Tuesday will see you Wednesday morning thx, Capt. Scott
PROWLER5 -Prowler5 - May 30th Fluke and 3:30-9:00 Sat./Sun. Report
Hey gang, Capt. Scott here. I have the boat out today with Alex and Brian. This gentleman caught two nice keepers on our first drift. It's a beautiful day out on the fluke grounds again. The weather for our bass and blues trip 3:30 to 9:00 looks beautiful for tonight and they are catching the blues again. Big Blues. We'll be fishing close to our dock. Also tomorrow's 3:30 trip for Sunday is a no go with the lightning storms and east winds. That goes for Monday and Tuesday also. Thank You.
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.