PORGIES #4 & #6 Beak hooks
BLACKFISH...#5 OR #6
LING....1 & 1/0 Carlisle
or Pacific bass hooks
SEABASS...1 - 2 - 1/0 to
FLUKE....1/0 to 3/0
English bait hook or Sproat
BLUEFISH...3/0 to 7/0
O'Shaughnessy w/wire leader
WHAT I SHOULD BRING?
Appropriate clothing for
Rain Gear and Rubber boots
for Spring, Fall & Winter fishing or Rainy Days
Sun Tan/Block Lotion
30 qt cooler for your
You can bring your own
WHAT NOT TO BRING?
No hard liquor (Beer is
allowed in moderation only!)
Illegal drugs (i.e.
cocaine, marijuana etc...) is strictly forbidden
Please do not bring any
No large, metal or
No hand held navigation
equipment (Loran, Gps, etc.)
offers heated handrails & a heated cabin for comfort.
you'll enjoy your trip!
striata Double dorsal fin, broad vertical stripes,
brown/grey to blue/black shading. They darken at death, and
gain an etched appearance due to scales that bleach instead
of darkening. 1 1/2 to 5 lbs size range. They like deep
water with hard bottoms, 20-50 feet in bay areas (spring/
summer), up to 100ft deep in the ocea (fall/ winter).
There is some confusion between this fish and the Black Sea
Bass. Physically, they are very different. The Tautog ranges
in size from 1lb up to a record 25 lbs. Dark olive to dark
gray in color, female and young have patchy coloration.
Snout is short and blunt. The caudal, or tail fin, is much
more rounded than the Sea bass, without the distinctive
trailing spine on the top of the tail. The tautog prefers
waters up to 60 feet deep, aroung reefs, wrecks, and other
FLUKE - Winter FLOUNDER
flat-sided bottom fish, the main physical difference between
the two is the design of the mouth. The Fluke has the larger
mouth, full of teeth. The Flounder's mouth is hardly more
than an inch around, and lacks visible teeth.
skip mackerel, snapping mackeral)
Not actually a
mackerel despite the nicknames above, it belongs to the
family Pomatomidae. Average weight 2lbs, can get up to
20lbs. A greenish, iridescent blue shading into silver on
the sides. Baby bluefish, called snapper blues, are more
flatish, and are found in the local lagoons from late May
through September. The base of the pectoral fin usually has
a black blotch. There are two dorsal fins, the front dorsal
being more spiney. The bluefish is a savage predator that
will eat virtually anything that crosses its path. The
highly migratory bluefish can grow to over 50lb, and travels
in huge schools that go into a feeding frenzy when they
encounter shoals of prey fish such as herring or menhaden.
They have been known to come close inshore and attack
bathers, and their sharp, prominent, triangular teeth can
inflict painful wounds. They should be handled with care
when caught, especially when they are being unhooked.
Mackeral, the Spanish Mackeral, and the Boston Mackeral can
be found off the NJ coast. Distinctively patterned backs in
blue with black striping, and pale belly. Great bait fish:
blues, weakfish, etc.