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*CONTAINS: MILD PROFANITY*
TARGETED SPECIES: PORGY, SEA BASS, LING
Took an annual end of the year wreck fishing trip with Khoa and Aaron. We were supposed to go 2 weeks earlier than the date we went, but weather made it tough to go out (especially when it snowed 3 times in a week mid December). Intended to go out for Porgies but we found out that the Porgies moved out to the deeper wrecks and we were settled in to go for Ling instead.
Hopped on the Dauntless Party Boat and made 1 1/2 hour steam out to the local wrecks. Anchored up and the captain had a difficult time keeping the boat in place. There was no wind and no current to keep the boat stationary and the stern of the boat swayed left or right whenever a swell hit the boat. Eventually the current picked up and the winds started to blow and that made the anchoring much more effective. Steady pick of Ling, Lots of Dogfish and Giant Eels that made the task excruciating. We were fishing in 125ft of water.
After my camera died, the 2nd half of the fishing was much better than the 1st half, which was mostly ling, some sea bass and a couple porgies. The 2nd half of the fishing we saw more keeper sea bass being caught, more ling, and a few more porgies. Overall, it was really tough because of all of the eels and dogfish that kept hitting out baits, but there is no way to get away from them if they are at the wrecks.
Ended the day with 15 ling, 4 keeper sea bass in the 13-14 inch range (minimum size in NJ is 12.5 inches), and a big porgy.
This is a long video and it will be my last for the year!!
RIG USED: 1/0-3/0 J Hooks (Gamakatsu) With 8-10oz Bank Sinker
BAIT USED: Clams/Squid/Eel Strips
6'6" Tsunami Five Star Conventional Med-Heavy Fast Action/
PENN SQUALL 12 w/ 50lb. KASTKING SUPERPOWER BRAID