2009-05-31 - Over Under Weekly Report for May 31st

May 31 , 2009

Bahamas Fishing Report

Hello from Abaco!   Although we have been getting a lot of rain the past week the fishing has been good.  We headed down to Elbow Cay on Saturday afternoon with a group of four from California, New Jersey and Florida. Sunday, the winds didn't cooperate so we stayed inside and caught some nice mutton snappers up to 12 lbs and some yellowtails on Capt Joe's honeyhole.  Then it was on to Nippers for an afternoon of "sightseeing".   Monday and Tuesday  the winds laid down and we made it offshore.  In two days we boxed some nice dolphin up to 15lb, pulled the hook on two white marlin and released a 130lb blue marlin.  

Went back to Treasure on Wednesday and fished Friday and Saturday with a group of four from Jacksonville, Fl.  The first day we caught a box of dolphin up to 20lbs and released a blue marlin estimated at 250lbs. Saturday we raised a blue marlin that wouldn't eat our baits but managed three dolphin to 25lbs and stopped and caught a few yellowtails and muttons on the way back in.   Lots of billfish were raised and caught this week in the Abaco's so book your trip while the fishing is hot!

Capt.Dave Proctor - OVER UNDER
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Islamorada Fishing Report

Sorry not much on the phone this week...my fault...got slack. Anyhow, the first of the week we spent in the Tortugas and we had some success. Conditions were very tough, gin clear water and little, to no current. We did manage to put together a good catch of Red Groupers and Mutton Snappers all caught on jigs and cut bait. The Yellowtail snapper were another story. We struggled, found some nice flags but mostly 2lber’s. Bait of choice: glass minnows and shrimp on little 1/8oz jig heads and straight 20lb.

On the last evening we ran offshore and made our way drifting for Swordfish. One of our young guys on board managed to catch himself his first, about 75lbs...he did a great job. Might have had one or two other Sword bites and had to deal with the Sharks a little bit more than normal, but the kids enjoyed themselves!

Late in the week we have managed to do some Dolphin fishing, however, it has been a struggle for most of us...kind of strange, some heavy lifters and a few gaffers but not much.

Inshore on the reef edge things have spread out quite a bit. No more mass in one spot the spawning has begun! The Yellowtailing has been good with fish up to 3lb’s and some nice schoolie size Muttons 7lber’s. The Permit are still being caught on the big wrecks and on the flats inshore, Capt Jeff also tells me the Tarpon bite has been OK AT TIMES. He also makes note of the many storms that have been rolling through the Keys as of late and with these storms there has been great amounts of lighting. This in itself can really put a damper on the bite so that has been one big problem. Not to worry though...should be clear skies any day!! Capt Jeff tried his luck out back and found pretty good action on the Sea Trout ranging up to 5lb’s. Overall he has been dodging storms and keeping dry most of the week.

Capt.John Oughton - THAT'S RIGHT
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New Jersey Fishing Report

As summer rolls into gear here in South Jersey, the fishing continues to improve each week.  Over in the Delaware Bay, the Drum bite continues to be steady.  Fish from 30 to 70 pounds are being taken on 20 to 30 pound gear, using primarily shucked clams.  Anchoring up and chunking, much like we do for tuna, is the primary method of targeting Drum in the Delaware Bay.  For those who haven’t tried it, now is the perfect time to tangle with 50 pound fish 6 miles from the dock! 

In the back bays, the flounder bite is going strong, with lots of shorts, and plenty of keepers mixed in. And the Stripes are beginning to respond to some top water plugs. 

There is little to report off the beach right now, but a bit further offshore, reports of an occasional Bluefin Tuna are creeping in.  Further off in the Canyons, again the occasional Bluefin Tuna is being reported, but the Tile Fishing is red-hot in the Wilmington and Baltimore Canyons. 

Shark action is also picking up in the canyons, as some warmer, 68 to 70 degree water, is beginning to work its way in from behind the Baltimore and Wilmington Canyon.


Tight Lines,
Capt. Trey  

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What's New with OU

Special!! Bachelor Party Fishing Trip for up to 22 out of Ocean City, MD!!!

Captain John is answering to the high demand for the Bachelor Party Fishing Trip out of Ocean City, MD and has added a new trip to the menu. The trip is for six hours and departs at 5:30pm from Fisherman's Marina. Our boat, That's Right, is a 50' Evans and can take up to 20 guys....or gals...this could be a great Bachelorette Party idea too!

Price is $700 for six people plus $50/person after six. Trip includes boat, crew, fuel, bait & tackle. You provide the drinks and what other party favors you may need.

Low Profile on its way to Avalon, NJ

Captain Joe Trainor is currently on the move. Soon, the Low Profile will be available for charter out of Avalon, NJ and again will be based out of Avalon Pointe Marina.

Email Captain Joe to book your next NJ Tuna Charter or just to wish him luck on the run!

Audio Fishing Reports

New Updates for Bahamas and Florida Keys Fishing! Take a listen to this week's reports and listen first hand what's biting

May 26 - Dry Tortugas Audio Report - THAT'S RIGHT

May 26 - Fishing is OK but Nippers is Awesome! - OVER UNDER


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