March 21, 2012 Offshore trip : 2012, Pollock, Tilefish, Voyager, cod March 21, 2012 Offshore trip : 2012, Pollock, Tilefish, Voyager, cod March 21, 2012 Offshore trip : 2012, Pollock, Tilefish, Voyager, cod March 21, 2012 Offshore trip : 2012, Pollock, Tilefish, Voyager, cod March 21, 2012 Offshore trip : 2012, Pollock, Tilefish, Voyager, cod March 21, 2012 Offshore trip : 2012, Pollock, Tilefish, Voyager, cod
March 21, 2012 Offshore trip : 2012, Pollock, Tilefish, Voyager, cod March 21, 2012 Offshore trip : 2012, Pollock, Tilefish, Voyager, cod March 21, 2012 Offshore trip  Frank got this nice Tilefish on our trip. : 2012, Pollock, Tilefish, Voyager, cod March 21, 2012 Offshore trip  Another Tilefish from our trip. : 2012, Pollock, Tilefish, Voyager, cod March 30, 2012 Cod trip : 2012, Pollock, Voyager, cod, ling March 30, 2012 Cod trip  Dom and Mike on ourCod trip. : 2012, Pollock, Voyager, cod, ling
March 30, 2012 Cod trip : 2012, Pollock, Voyager, cod, ling March 30, 2012 Cod trip : 2012, Pollock, Voyager, cod, ling March 30, 2012 Cod trip  Some big Ling also came over the rails on this Cod trip : 2012, Pollock, Voyager, cod, ling March 30, 2012 Cod trip : 2012, Pollock, Voyager, cod, ling March 30, 2012 Cod trip  Some nice Pollock came over the rails on our March 30 Cod trip. : 2012, Pollock, Voyager, cod, ling March 30, 2012 Cod trip : 2012, Pollock, Voyager, cod, ling
March 30, 2012 Cod trip : 2012, Pollock, Voyager, cod, ling March 30, 2012 Cod trip : 2012, Pollock, Voyager, cod, ling April 20, 2012 Cod trip  Nice Cod! April 20, 2012 Cod trip April 20, 2012 Cod trip April 20, 2012 Cod trip
May 19, 2012 Sea Bass and Ling trip May 19, 2012 Sea Bass and Ling trip  A nice humphead Sea Bass May 19, 2012 Sea Bass and Ling trip May 19, 2012 Sea Bass and Ling trip  Fill those coolers! May 19, 2012 Sea Bass and Ling trip  Fatso Ling May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Sunrise on day one.
May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Brad Bergen of Farmingdale, NY won the pool with this 25-pound Tilefish. May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Catching them three at a time. May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  This double-header popped to the top on our Tilefish trip. May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Time to bring a double-header over the rails. May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Here they come... May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  One Tilefish is in the boat and here comes the other...
May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Almost there now... May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Well lookie here, the double-header was caught by none other than Dave Arbeitman of the REEL SEAT Tackle Shop. May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  This shark accidentally got tangled in someone's Tilefish jig. May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  A seasoned angler on the trip actually thought this shark was the 'money fish'.   Imagine that. May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Alex got this triple-header of Rosefish and Swallowtail Bass. May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Bob with a nice Tilefish
May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  A pod of Pilot Whales came over for a visit on our Tilefish trip May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip May 25, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Walter got the pool winning Tilefish on our June 10 2-day Tilefish trip.
June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Mel's Tilefish was runner-up on our trip. June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Andy's best Tilefish. June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Emil says if you're gonna catch em, catch em two at a time. June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Jim's largest Tilefish. June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Louie Linguini cranking one in on our trip. June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip
June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Greater Shearwaters made their first appearance of the year on this trip. June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  This Greater Shearwater starts his dive to snitch a bait. June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  The Shearwaters weren't the only critters snitching things.   Barry's Tilefish got a trim job from a Dusky Shark. June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  This Dusky shark got more than one Tilefish snack. June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip
June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip June 10, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Fishing was good and Captain Jeff and Dominic got their share too. June 17, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Sunrise on day one of the trip. June 17, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Alice and her nice Tilefish. June 17, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  George won the pool with this Tilefish.
June 17, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  A postcard sunrise greeted us on on day two of the trip. June 17, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Greater Shearwater. June 17, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  The VIKING STARSHIP from Montauk was on a private charter and fished next to us for a while. June 17, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Greater Shearwater. June 17, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  We got back from the trip in time to enjoy this nice sunset at the dock. July 1, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip
July 1, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  We didn't know what kind of fish this was, but a fisheries biologist later identified it as a Yellowfin Bass, Anthias nicholsi. : 2012, Point Pleasant, VOYAGER, yellowfin bass July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  We were greeted with thunder, lightning and rain when we started fishing on the first day.   A couple of hours later, the storms cleared out and we had bluebird weather for the rest of the trip. July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  The Golden Tilefish weren’t big, but everyone got their share (including mate Joel). July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Louie came up with a couple of very tasty Barrelfish. July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  More Barrelfish. July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Some folks dragged lures between drifts.
July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  We made a few drifts for Blackbelly Rosefish and Joel got a nice pair of them. July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Rosefish may not be big, but they sure are tasty. July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  More of these brightly colored Yellowfin Bass came over the rails on this trip : 2012, Point Pleasant, VOYAGER, yellowfin bass July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Here's a comparison of a Swallowtail Bass, Anthias woodsi and a Yellowfin Bass, Anthias nicholsi.  They are both members of the same family (Serranidae ) that includes Sea Basses, Groupers and Fairy Basslets.  We only catch them rarely and in very deep water. : 2012, atlantic bigeye, Point Pleasant, VOYAGER, yellowfin bass July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  We were puzzled when this beautiful bright scarlet fish with black shading came over the rails.   No one had ever seen one of these before.   A marine biologist later identified it as a Bulleye, Cookeolus japonicus. : bulleye July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Got any spare bait for me?   The ever-present Greater Shearwaters were hanging around the boat all day snitching scraps and stealing baits.
July 8, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Sunset at the end of the first day. July 15, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  This pretty sunrise greeted us on our first day of fishing. July 15, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  We also ran into a bunch of Wreckfish on this trip.   Ivan scored with a nice one. July 15, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Whey got a tasty Wreckfish too. July 15, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Mel got into the Wreckfish on our Tilefish trip. July 15, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Tommy caught this impressive Wreckfish and it was a contender for the pool.
July 15, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Norman got this beauty and he won the pool with it. July 15, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Mate Barry puts the Wreckfish to the test for the pool. July 15, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Day two started with this stunningly colorful sunrise. July 15, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Mel won the Tilefish pool with this beauty. July 15, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Fishing was super on this trip and everyone had full coolers. July 22, 2012 2-day Rosefish trip  Captain John caught this Barrelfish on our July 22 trip.
July 22, 2012 2-day Rosefish trip  This slim, eel-like creature is a Wrymouth, Cryptacanthodes maculatus.   It is related to the Blennies and like them, lives in a burrow on the bottom. July 22, 2012 2-day Rosefish trip  Here is a view of the business end of the Wrymouth. July 29, 2012 2½-day Tilefish trip  Jake Rypkema caught this Golden Tilefish that, just a few years ago, would have been a world record.   Jake's Tilefish weighed in at 57 pounds 2 ounces. July 29, 2012 2½-day Tilefish trip  Captain John caught this nice Snowy Grouper on a jig. July 29, 2012 2½-day Tilefish trip  Current Golden Tilefish world record holder Dennis Muhlenforth came very close to a New Jersey state record Blueline (Gray) Tilefish missing by only 5 ounces.   His Blueline weighed in at 18 pounds 2 ounces. July 29, 2012 2½-day Tilefish trip  Here's another Snowy Grouper that came over the rails.
August 12, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  There was a beautiful sundown before we left the dock on our August 12 Tilefish trip. August 12, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Sunrise on our first day of fishing said it all - hazy, hot and humid. August 12, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Andy Santoriello watches Chris weigh the huge Snowy Grouper he just caught. August 12, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  A happy Andy Santoriello with his 45-pound Snowy Grouper. August 12, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Not to be outdone, Emil Jaskot came up with this 53-pound Snowy Grouper later in the day. August 12, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  This hammerhead shark took one of our baits on the bottom and paid us a visit.   Happy shark week!
August 12, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  We let this critter loose after it posed for a few photos. August 12, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  This neat offshore sundown marked the end of our trip. August 19, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Dennis Muhlenforth caught these nice Golden and Blueline Tilefish on the trip. August 19, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Pauli Paris got this nice pair of Blueline Tilefish. August 19, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  George Zacharloudakis and John Angelis caught this 22-pound Barrelfish and a nice Tilefish. August 19, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  We were treated to this colorful sunrise on the second morning of our Tilefish trip.
August 19, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Tony Puzzo caught this pair of nice Blueline Tilefish. August 19, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Some very respectable Blueline Tilefish came over the rails on our August 19 Tilefish trip. August 19, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Jose Ruiz bagged this large Snowy Grouper on our trip. August 19, 2012 2-day Tilefish trip  Mate Barry weighed Jose's Snowy and it tipped the scales at 40 pounds. August 26 Tilefish trip  Emil Jascot caught this nice Snowy Grouper on ourtrip. August 26 Tilefish trip  Walt Fisher caught this brightly colored Golden Tilefish.
August 26 Tilefish trip  This nice sunset capped off our trip. August 31 Tilefish trip  Brad Warren caught this pool winning Tilefish. September 6, 2012 Tuna trip  This 175-pound Bigeye tuna was a speacial treat on our first Tuna trip of the season. September 6, 2012 Tuna trip  Frank Pouge and his Bigeye Tuna. September 6, 2012 Tuna trip September 6, 2012 Tuna trip  This was one of the many nice Yellowfin tuna that came over the rails.
September 6, 2012 Tuna trip September 6, 2012 Tuna trip September 16, 2012 Tilefish trip  We were greeted with this spectacular sunrise on our September 16 Daiwa sponsored Tilefish trip. September 16, 2012 Tilefish trip  Daiwa Tilefish trip September 16, 2012 Tilefish trip  Dave Arbeitman did well on our Daiwa Tilefish trip. September 16, 2012 Tilefish trip
September 16, 2012 Tilefish trip  Mel also filled his cooler on the Daiwa Tilefish trip.