Great Catches
A Daughter's Doormat for Dad
Written by Bob Maehrlein   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 15:17

Every weekend for many years now, Patricia Allan has eased her boat, Mr. Fish II, down the launch ramp and into the briny water at the dock in Sewaren, NJ.  In that respect, this past Saturday morning was no different than any other, but it would soon turn out to be a day many anglers dream of.  It would also be one that would bring back a flood of great memories.

Patricia and DadPatricia's love of fishing started at a very young age.  Her father, Robert Allan, was an avid fisherman and shared his passion for fishing with the family.  Recalled Patricia, As far back as I can remember I have fished with my dad - my entire family actually, four brothers and sisters, and Mom, who might have been the best fisherman of us all.

She recounted how some of her earliest memories were of her dad taking the whole family to fish all the way at the end of the Long Branch Pier, until a major fire and subsequent storms took it down for good.  With the pier gone the family's outings moved to the Sandy Hook surf.  That is, until Mr. Allan decided they needed a boat.  And just like that, the Allan family became boaters.

Patricia spent many days on that boat with her dad throughout the years.  He taught me everything I know about fishing and boating.  I go out every weekend launching at the Sewaren Dock, sometimes by myself, and the men there cannot believe how well I handle the boat; launching, docking, trailerin it all by myself.  I owe all of that to my Dad.

Capt Jeff's 10.5# Fluke
Written by Rod Houck   
Monday, 15 August 2011 13:35



Capt Jeff (NJSWF Member pilot2550) of Z'Obsession landed this 10.5# beauty on a tandem bucktail on his first drop early saturday morning 8/13. He and his brother Jay have been using an assortment of live bait as window dressing on home made bucktails to produce the larger fish. "As you would expect, the doormats are laid up in the structure, so you have to be willing to forfeit some gear to be rewarded. Although, all of the typical locations like Ambrose and Sandy Hook channels are delivering quality fish." said Capt Jeff.   See More Images and Report Here.

Barnegat 7 lbs, 11 oz, 27" Fluke
Written by Rod Houck   
Monday, 01 August 2011 15:44

Billy Taddeo and his Son Gage, along with his best bud Austin.

Fish was 7 lbs, 11 oz, 27" Fluke, caught on the North tip of the Barnegat Reef


Sykk Physh , MR Charters and G&B Fishing Systems Trophy of 2011
Written by Rod Houck   
Saturday, 16 July 2011 18:03

74" Bluefin Tuna


Dan McGraw & Mike Garron | Barnegat Door Mate
Written by Rod Houck   
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 07:02
On Sunday, Dan McGraw and Mike Garron left Long key marina in Waretown as the sun was rising as usual on their 25' Steiger in search of  some great fishing.
They broke Barnegat inlet and headed North to fish with the rest of the party boats and pack around the tires. After catching 12 short fish they decided to move away. Headed South past Harvey Cedars they found some nice structure in 50' of water. It was getting late in the day and the drift was just starting to pick up. They derided to change out their baits and loaded up a spro bucktail with a green teaser trailing along. After 3 or four skates they decided on one more drift... then Bang.  Reeling the fish up and having some fun thinking it was another skate, the fish surfaced and the game faces were on. They netted the fluke and immediately wanted to get it on the scale.
The Fluke measured and even 31 inches and weighed in at 11lbs. The arsenal that was hit was Berkley 3" green gulp and spearing.  


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