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VOYAGER Fishing Reports


October 5, 2017

VOYAGER DEEP DROP TILEFISH TRIPS

The VOYAGER has four more Deep Drop TILEFISH Trips scheduled for this year, and there are still OPEN SPOTS on all of them…

10 PM Sunday November 5
1-DAY DEEP DROP TILEFISH TRIP
26 Passengers, $325 Fare
Return 8/9 PM November 6

10 PM Sunday November 12
1-DAY DEEP DROP TILEFISH TRIP

26 Passengers, $325 Fare
Return 8/9 PM November 13

10 PM Wednesday November 15
Dave Arbeitman's REEL SEAT 1-DAY TILEFISH JIGGING TRIP
(Jig Fishing Only)
26 Passengers, $325 Fare
Return 8/9 PM November 16
Call THE REEL SEAT at (732) 223-5353 to book this trip

10 PM Sunday November 19
1-DAY DEEP DROP TILEFISH TRIP

26 Passengers, $325 Fare
Return 8/9 PM November 20

The VOYAGER'S FOOD GALLEY will be OPEN on all of these Tilefish trips.   Visit our Trip Calendar page to see all available trips and open spots.   If you would like to go on one of these Deep Drop Tilefish Trips, please e-mail Richie at Info@voyagerfishing.com


Feed Me!September 26, 2017

FOOD GALLEY RE-OPENING

The VOYAGER'S FOOD GALLEY will be OPEN on our 30-hour Tuna Trips starting Tuesday October 10, and OPEN ON EVERY TRIP from Sunday night November 5 through December 31.   Bon appétit!


September 18, 2017

A few words about offshore weather…
we realize that many of you are concerned about your upcoming offshore trip on the VOYAGER and if it is sailing or not due to predicted bad weather from Hurricane Jose (or any bad weather system).   We also appreciate that many of you have taken time off from work or are traveling a long way to get to the VOYAGER for your trip.   All we can say is that we really don't have an answer for you this far in advance.   To make a "sail" or "no sail" call on a trip 3, 4, or even 5 days out is doing a disservice to everyone on board.   We make our decisions close to sailing time because we do not want to sail on a trip that we should cancel or cancel a trip that we should sail.   As we all know, weather predictions change day to day and predictions on what a hurricane is going to do are even more difficult.

Please be aware that we use three different pay weather services that give more precise forecasts than NOAA does.   They are all much more area specific than say, NOAA's Hudson to Baltimore Canyon forecast, which covers nearly 120 miles of Continental Shelf.   Sometimes there can be bad weather in the Hudson Canyon and nice weather 100+ miles away in the Baltimore Canyon or vice versa.   We always consult these weather services and compare and combine them with what NOAA says in an effort to make the correct decision for all.

For these reasons we ask that you please refrain from calling or e-mailing us days in advance because we won't know until we get much closer to sailing time.   All of that said if the weather is really horrendous, gale force or worse, then we may make a decision one forecast cycle (6 hours) earlier than normal.   The best we can suggest is that you call the office at (732) 295-3019 and press menu option #4 six hours earlier than the time stated on our Trip Calendar for your specific trip and check if we have made an early call.   If you do this, please listen carefully that the trip being canceled on the voice recording is for your departure date.

Thank you in advance for understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.


September 10, 2017

We are in-between trips now, but here is a quick report before we leave tonight.  After a slow first trip to the Tuna grounds, things turned around for us on yesterday's trip.    Tuna fishing was EXCELLENT with over 50 Tuna landed!  The majority of the fish were 60-pound class Yellowfin.   Fish were caught on both bait and jigs, but bait worked best.
















Some notable catches were Frank Graziano with 7 Tuna, Todd Hooper with 6 Tuna, Mike Figueroa with 6 Tuna, and Ed Whetzel with 6 Tuna.   Photos from the trip will be posted on the VOYAGER Photo Gallery shortly.

We still have room on upcoming Tuna trips.  Visit our Trip Calendar page to see available trips and open spots.   If you would like to book a tuna trip please e-mail Richie at Info@voyagerfishing.com.

We are currently taking bookings for our September and November 22-hour Tuna Trips & 30-hour Tuna/Mahi Trips, and our November and December Offshore Jumbo Sea Bass & Porgy Trips.

REMINDER:   THE VOYAGER'S FOOD GALLEY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, our FOOD GALLEY IS CLOSED until further notice.   We have a microwave to heat your meals.   Hot coffee and cold sodas are available.


August 18, 2017

VOYAGER 2-day Tilefish and Rosefish Trip on August 13

New Jersey doesn’t track Snowy Grouper state records, but the
67-pound 11-ounce specimen taken by The Reel Seat’s
Dave Arbeitman on our August 13 Tilefish & Rosefish deep drop trip may just be the largest ever brought back to port in the Garden State.

The Snowy is Dave's personal best, the biggest caught on the VOYAGER, and it just missed the IGFA world record by less than 3 pounds.

On the same trip, Roy Bess from New York, NY also caught a huge Snowy Grouper.   Roy's Snowy Grouper weighed in at 43-pounds.




You can view additional trip photos on the VOYAGER Photo Gallery

If you are interested in going on a VOYAGER Tilefish Trip, visit our Trip Calendar page


August 12, 2017

OFFICIAL WORD ON THE SEA BASS REGULATIONS FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2017

The good news is that the Sea Bass possession limit from October 22 through December 31 will be 15 Fish at 12.5 inches per person.
  Unfortunately, the bad news is that we could not sway the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to open up any part of January or February 2018.

If you would like to book a Sea Bass Trip on the VOYAGER please e-mail Richie at Info@voyagerfishing.com.

We are also accepting bookings for our September-November 22-hour Tuna Trips and 30-hour Tuna/Mahi Trips.

REMINDER - THE VOYAGER'S FOOD GALLEY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, our FOOD GALLEY IS CLOSED until further notice.   We have a microwave to heat your meals.   Hot coffee and cold sodas are available.


August 8, 2017

THE VOYAGER'S FOOD GALLEY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, our FOOD GALLEY IS CLOSED until further notice.

We have a microwave to heat your meals.   Hot coffee and cold sodas are available.


July 21, 2017

VOYAGER 2-day Tilefish and Rosefish Trip on July 16

Lightning Strikes Twice on the VOYAGER's 2-day Deep Drop Tilefish & Rosefish Trip on July 16.
Identical 44-pound 6.0-ounce Golden Tilefish
were caught by John Yoder from Dover, DE and by Kwangwoon Oh from Mattituck, NY.  The huge Tilefish were weighed on a certified digital scale back at our Fishermen's Supply Co. dock.  Congratulations John and Kwangwoon.
















You can view additional trip photos on the VOYAGER Photo Gallery at http://www.voyagerfishing.com/gallery/Voyager-2017-Photos/

If you are interested in going on a VOYAGER Tilefish Trip, visit our Trip Calendar web page at http://www.voyagerfishing.com/html/trip_calendar.html


July 6, 2017

NANTUCKET ADVENTURE REPORT

The VOYAGER recently returned from our second 3-day Nantucket Adventure
and what a trip it was!



We had good conditions for drifting when we arrived on the grounds around 8 AM Saturday.    Soon after blowing the horn, cries of "gaff here, gaff here" were heard up and down the sides as Cod and Pollock were popping up all around the boat.   We drift fished a couple more spots with similar results.   We then anchored up around mid-day and had the best daytime White Hake bite anyone on board had ever seen.   Single and double-header White Hake from 5 to 25 pounds were coming up all around the boat along with a few Cod, Pollock and jumbo Cunner mixed in.   We moved on and picked and plucked throughout the day, mostly on Cod in the 5 to 10 pound range.   We then stopped on a lesser known spot to finish off the day and had an hour and a half of wide open Cod fishing on both bait and jigs.

During the night, we moved to another area where we had good fishing on our previous trip.   The fishing started out a bit slow, but soon picked up with double-header Pollock and Cod on each drift.   This went on for most of the morning until we went looking for Haddock.   We tried a couple of spots before landing in the right place where calls of "3 on", "4 on", and "5 on" were immediately heard.   These were nicer fish with many in the 8 to 12 pound range and lots of keeper Haddock.   Nearly every cast made was greeted by a hungry Cod, Pollock, or Haddock.   Once again, jigs and bait were working equally well but most folks used jigs.   Some of our drifts lasted nearly 2 hours and we kept catching the whole time.   It was truly an epic jig bite!

At one point, what we thought was a Cod started taking a lot of line.   We quickly realized that it wasn't a Cod and speculation began on what it was.   Most thought it was a tuna or maybe a Mako shark.   When we got the fish in sight, we were happily surprised to see that it was an Atlantic Halibut that weighed in at over 60 pounds.   We ended up hooking what we believe were two more Halibut, but they got away.   This was probably one of the first recreationally caught Halibut brought into a New Jersey port in decades.   It was really a great sight to see.

By the end of the second day, most anglers had given up from fatigue or just a lack of cooler space.   Many folks wanted to call it a trip and go home, but we decided to make one pit stop the following morning and found some fat Cod from 8 to 15 pounds as well as an 18-pound "Cod Pool" winner caught by Ray Shotyk.   The "Edible Pool" was won by Jose Lozano with a 25-pound White Hake.   To see pictures from our second Nantucket Trip, visit our Photo Gallery.

The VOYAGER has one more Nantucket Adventure trip scheduled

Our final Nantucket Adventure trip leaves at 7 PM Thursday night July 27
and returns around 10 AM Sunday morning July 30.   For anyone who likes catching Cod, Pollock, and Haddock this is the trip for you.   If the final trip is anything like this one, it will also be one for the books.

We still have spots available, so if you are interested please call us at (732) 295-3019
or e-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com.


TILEFISH REPORT

Deep drop fishing for Tilefish remains good with many limit catches of both Blueline and Golden Tilefish being caught.
   Most of the Tilefish have been in the 4 to 10 pound range with a number of fish in the 12 to 20 pound class.   Pool winners have been anywhere from 20 to 30 pounds.   Folks have been catching them well on both bait and jigs during the trips.   We have also seen a good amount of White Hake and Rosefish mixed in on some drifts.


LING REPORT

Ling fishing has been strong the past few trips with many folks catching 12 to 25 fish apiece and high hooks in the 35 to 50 fish range.
   In case some folks don't know, Sea Bass fishing has re-opened albeit for only two fish per person.   On the weekend trips we will be trying for Sea Bass to start and moving off to deeper water for Ling later in the trip.


June 23, 2017

Here is the full TV episode of On The Water's Angling Adventures for the Reel Seat charter deep-drop trip aboard the VOYAGER.   The trip happened last August 7, 2016.   The weather was stunning and the Tilefish, Rosefish, White Hake and other critters that live on the deep bottom were snapping



















June 18, 2017

NANTUCKET COD

Just a quick heads-up to everyone:  We still have spots available on our next NANTUCKET COD WRECK AND JIGGING TRIP.   The trip leaves at 7:00 PM FRIDAY JUNE 30.   The last trip was great! 

For those of you that cannot make the June 30 trip, WE HAVE ADDED ONE FINAL NANTUCKET TRIP FOR 2017.   This trip will be slightly shorter than the first two trips.   We will leave the dock at 7:00 PM THURSDAY JULY 27 and fish various wrecks and the Nantucket Shoals all day Friday and Saturday.   We will leave to come home around dark on Saturday night, returning to Point Pleasant between 9:00 and 10:00 AM Sunday morning.   On this trip virtually all of our major riding time will be while you are asleep.   The trip is limited to 30 anglers and the fare is $650.

If you are interested in a spot please e-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com.   To see pictures from the first Nantucket Trip, visit our web site Photo Gallery.

TILEFISH REPORT

Last week's TILEFISH & ROSEFISH trip was excellent!
   We had very good drifting conditions right off the bat, so we used them to start deep dropping for Rosefish.  Within moments of hitting the bottom anglers got bites from Rosefish, Barrlefish, Grouper, Swallowtail Bass, White Hake, Golden Tilefish and a WORLD RECORD Broad Alfonsino.   We spent most of the day fishing the deep for "rosies" with only a few drifts here and there for tiles.   On the second day, we concentrated on Tilefish.   After dealing with some poor drifting conditions to start, the current came around with the wind, the drift got going, and the Tilefish got hungry!   LIMIT CATCHES of both Golden Tilefish and Blueline Tilefish were caught around the boat.   A good number of 15-20 pound fish were caught mixed in with some smaller fish.   The pool fish was a 32-pound Golden Tilefish caught by Andre Mezzasalma.   You can see the pictures from the trip on our web site Photo Gallery.

WE HAVE JUST ADDED A 1-DAY TILEFISH TRIP leaving at 11:00 PM JULY 3 and returning around 9/10 PM on July 4.   The fare for this trip is $325.   We still have plenty of openings, so please e-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.

LING REPORT

LING FISHING HAS BEEN VERY GOOD WITH CATCHES OF 15-35 FISH PER PERSON COMMON.
   There have also been some Sea Bass and lots and lots of Flounder mixed in the catch.   We have LING MARATHON TRIPS scheduled every Thursday morning leaving at 6:30 AM.


June 8, 2017

NANTUCKET COD

Just a quick heads-up to everyone:  We still have spots available on our next NANTUCKET COD WRECK AND JIGGING TRIP.   The trip leaves at 7:00 PM FRIDAY JUNE 30.   The last trip was great!   If you missed our original fishing report, you can read the complete story as told by someone on board.

If you are interested in a spot please e-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com.   To see pictures from the trip, visit our Photo Gallery page.

TILEISH REPORT

Despite windy weather and crazy tides, last week's Tilefish Trip was a good one.
   Art Strassler took over the lead in our seasonal pool with a 37.2 pound Golden Tilefish.   Honorable mentions go to Ralph Molinaro and Dennis Muhlenforth who both had Golden Tilefish over 30 pounds.   Mike Desimone caught a Blueline Tilefish weighing in at 22.4 pounds, which is only a pound less than the current world record.  You can see the pictures from the trip on our Photo Galley page.

We have a few openings on our 2-DAY TILEFISH TRIP on JUNE 25.   Please e-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.

SEA BASS REPORT

BLACK SEA BASS FISHING HAS BEEN VERY GOOD THE PAST FEW TRIPS.
   While small fish continue to dominate the catch, the action has been fast and furious!   Many people have been catching limits by trips end.   Jigging has been catching bigger fish than bait, but every day is different.   There are only 10 days left in New Jersey's Spring Sea Bass season so take advantage while it is open!   For dates and times, check out our Trip Calendar page,
 
LING REPORT

LING FISHING HAS BEEN GOOD WITH CATCHES OF 10-25 PER PERSON.
   There have also been some Sea Bass and lots of Flounder mixed in the catch.  We have Ling Marathon Trips scheduled every Thursday morning leaving at 6:30 AM.


May 31, 2017

NANTUCKET COD REPORT

We are happy to say that we did our first three-day NANTUCKET COD JIGGING AND WRECK TRIP this past weekend and it was very good!
   After weeks of poor weather, Mother Nature finally smiled on us and it couldn't have come at a better time.   We steamed out in a gentle leftover swell and light winds.   On the grounds we were greeted by light winds and calm seas.

For the entire trip, from our first stop to our last, anglers were treated to bent rods catching COD to 18 pounds, POLLOCK to 15 pounds, HAKE to 20 pounds, CUNNERS to 3 pounds, and HADDOCK.   We even saw a little showing of WHITING for those of you that still remember them.   Overall, most of the fish were in the 5 to 10 pound range, but they were plentiful and by the end of the trip everyone's cooler was full.   We anchored and drifted in various areas in depths ranging from 80 to 300 feet.   Anglers caught fish on bait and jigs with both working equally well.
 
We want to thank everyone on board that helped us get everything ready for this trip and to all the anglers for fishing as hard as they did the entire trip.   We can really say that for two straight days, sunup to sundown and beyond, no one ever stopped fishing except to grab something to eat.   Even in the rain, wind and strong current of the final morning nearly everyone was back out at the rail fishing.   For anyone who was on the fence about this trip and did not join in, we have to say that you missed a good one.   That being said, there is no need to worry since you can still join us on our NEXT NANTUCKET ADVENTURE TRIP which leaves at 7:00 PM FRIDAY JUNE 30.
To put things into perspective on what a great time everyone had this past weekend, we already have had 6 people from the first trip book the June 30 trip.   If you are interested, please e-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com.

To see photos from the trip please visit our Photo Gallery.   For a more in-depth report on the trip (in a couple of days), you can check out the Fishing United home page under "Recent Forum Topics".

TILEFISH REPORT

Last week's Tilefish Trip was a good one.
   From the start, we had a steady pick of Golden and Blueline Tilefish.   The size of the fish varied from small to large with many being in between.   After everyone had their fill, we went looking for some "exotics".   Fishing in over 200 fathoms, we found some jumbo Rosefish and nice White Hake.   We moved around and found some Barrelfish and some more Hake.

Our last fish of the trip was a monster 42-pound GOLDEN TILEFISH caught by Gary Pinel.   Unfortunately for Gary, he was not in the Seasonal Pool.  You can see the pictures from the trip on our Photo Gallery.

We have two available spots on our JUNE 11 TILEFISH/ROSEFISH COMBO TRIP, plus a number of available spots on our JUNE 25 2-DAY TILEFISH TRIP.   Please e-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.

SEA BASS REPORT

Our opening day BLACK SEA BASS trip saw constant action for much of the day.
   Unfortunately, the size could have been better.   Despite the high proportion of throwbacks, some anglers did catch their limit.   Fishing should improve as the water warms and more fish move inshore.   Except for our Ling Marathon Trips, we will be concentrating on SEA BASS on all of our inshore trips for the first three weeks in June.   In addition, EVERY FRIDAY for the next three weeks will be a 6:30 AM SEA BASS MARATHON.   These are Open Boat trips and you don't need to make reservations.   All you need to do is arrive at the boat anywhere from one to one-half hour before sailing time.

LING REPORT

LING fishing has picked up with catches of 10-25 per person.
   There have also been some Sea Bass and Flounder mixed in the catch.   We have LING MARATHON TRIPS scheduled pretty much every Thursday morning leaving at 6:30 AM.   These are Open Boat trips and you don't need to make reservations.   All you need to do is arrive at the boat anywhere from one to one-half hour before sailing time.


May 14, 2017

TILEFISH REPORT

Last week's Tilefish Trip was an interesting one.   We started in the area where we had left them biting the trip before only to find the area stone dead!   We moved around a bit and found some fish to work on, catching both Blueline and Golden Tilefish.   Unfortunately, the wind started to blow pretty hard and it made fishing a bit difficult.   We still picked and plucked at various species throughout the day with some quality fish mixed in.
 
On the second day, we picked away at small Golden Tilefish for a while and then found some nicer fish to end the trip on.   We even had a couple of rarely caught species like Gulper Sharks and a Moray Eel. 

Kun Kim took the Golden Tilefish pool with a beautiful 33-pound fish and Barry Kaplan won the 'other edible bottom fish' pool with a 15-pound Blueline Tilefish.   Barry's fish was part of a double-header which also included a Golden just shy of 3-pounds, not too shabby!   You can see the trip photos on our web site Photo Gallery.   Overall it wasn't the best trip and it wasn't the worst.   The good thing is the dogfish are pretty much gone and you can actually "fish" now. 

We were forced to cancel today's Tilefish Trip due to poor weather offshore, but we have plenty of room on our next 2-DAY TILEFISH TRIP ON SUNDAY NIGHT MAY 21.   E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.

LING REPORT

LING fishing has started to pick up in our area with better catches being made every day.   We have added a couple of LING MARATHON TRIPS to our schedule over the next week or so.   We will have marathons this WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 and the following THURSDAY, MAY 25.   These are Open Boat Trips (no reservations needed) that leave at 6:30 AM and return at 4:30 PM.   It's time to come down and catch one of the best eating fish our waters have to offer!


May 3, 2017


It looks like the weather tomorrow will finally give us a break.   Light winds, sunny, and 60 degrees temperatures are forecast.    With that in mind we added an OPEN BOAT COD TRIP at 5:00 AM THURSDAY MAY 4.

We still have room on our LIMITED LOAD COD TRIP on 12:30 AM FRIDAY MORNING MAY 12.
E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.
 
We still have room on our 1.5-DAY TILEFISH TRIP leaving 10 PM THURSDAY NIGHT MAY 18
and our 2-DAY TILEFISH TRIPS leaving 10 PM SUNDAY NIGHT MAY 7, MAY 14, and MAY 21.
E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.


April 24, 2017

COD REPORT

Our Friday Cod trip was nothing short of terrible.  No matter where we went we had little life and only a couple of bites.  On our 12:30 AM Sunday morning Limited Load Cod trip we found a few hungry Cod.  On our first stop we had immediate action with both short and keeper Cod.  We also had a few Ling, Pollock, and even a couple of Blackfish.  We shifted around and picked and plucked a few on most shifts.   After that we tried a couple of spots that only yielded a couple of Ling and Pollock.   Another spot had some shorts and some nice Cod up to about 15 pounds.  Overall it was much better than Friday's trip and better than some other reports we heard, but we still could have used more fish.  That seems to be the case with most types of fishing this spring. 

Please note that the Wednesday 4/26 OPEN BOAT COD TRIP is CANCELED due to bad weather.

Our next OPEN BOAT COD TRIP is 5:00 AM Friday 4/28.

We still have room on our LIMITED LOAD COD TRIPS on Saturday and Sunday morning at 12:30 AM.
E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.

TILEFISH REPORT

We made our first Tilefish Trip of the season last Friday night.   Despite chilly winds, rain, and generally raw conditions, anglers managed to put together a decent catch of fish.   We caught more Golden Tilefish than Blueline Tilefish with many anglers having limits of one kind or the other and some with limits of both.   The size of the fish was on the small side with the largest fish weighing about 12 pounds or so.   We had a moderate problem with the elusive "Cape Sharks" (AKA Dogfish) which hampered our overall catching.   We would be picking at Tilefish only to drift through a big pile of doggies and have half of the boat get hooked up with them.   They would follow us a while and then they would back off again and we would see more tiles.   It was not that there weren't fish around but that, at times, it was hard to stay on the bottom long enough to get one.   We guess that the sharks should be gone in a week or two as the water warms.
 
We still have room on our 1.5-DAY TILEFISH TRIP leaving THURSDAY NIGHT MAY 4 and our 2-DAY TILEFISH TRIP leaving SUNDAY NIGHT MAY 7.   E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.


April 12, 2017

Cod fishing keeps getting better.
   You can view our April 12 Cod trip photos on the VOYAGER Photo Gallery

We have changed the sailing time for our GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 14 COD TRIP.   Instead of leaving at 5:00 AM, we will be leaving at 4:00 AM.   The trip will still return at 4:00PM.   We will have fresh clams for the trip.

We still have room on our 1-DAY TILEFISH TRIP leaving 10 PM FRIDAY NIGHT APRIL 21.   E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.


April 8, 2017

We are very excited to tell you that we have added a second NANTUCKET WRECK ADVENTURE!
   Our second Nantucket Wreck Adventure trip departs June 30 and takes you to fish famous wrecks such as the Republic, the Pan Pennsylvania and the Andrea Doria in the search for Giant Cod, Jumbo Pollock, White Hake and Black Sea Bass.   We also plan to spend some time jigging for Cod on open bottom, and we may even try a few Fluke drifts if we are in a good area.   We will be fishing in depths ranging from 150 to 350 feet using both bait and jigs.   These trips are limited to just 32 anglers for your fishing comfort.   So if you like Cod fishing, this is the trip for you.   Please check our TRIP CALENDAR if you are interested.

A word to the wise…  Nobody knows how long the government will let us continue Cod fishing.   It may be a year or two or even five, but keep in mind that regulators have already shut down recreational fishing for Cod in the Gulf of Maine.   This shutdown, starting at the U.S. border with Canada, stretches all the way down to parts of Massachusetts such as Newburyport, Gloucester, Boston, and even the tip of Cape Cod.   Don't fool yourself and think it can't happen here.   If you are a die-hard Cod fisherman you might want to go while you still can.

We still have room on our 1-DAY TILEFISH TRIP leaving 10 PM FRIDAY NIGHT APRIL 21.
E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.
 
OPEN BOAT COD REPORT

Our Wednesday COD TRIP was better than it's been.  Despite a very large ground swell and poor anchoring conditions, we managed to catch some nice fish.   Kevin Kovach of Lanoka Harbor, NJ was high hook with 6 Cod and a Pollock.   Andre Huwyler of Randolph, NJ chimed in with 3 Cod and 1 Pollock and won the pool with a 22-pound Cod.   We still could've used more fish as many people had 1 or no fish, but hopefully fishing will continue to improve as the weather settles.   Pictures from the trip can be seen on our Photo Gallery.

Our entire 2017 schedule is now available on our TRIP CALENDAR.   If you are interested in booking an overnight COD, TILE, TUNA, or SEA BASS TRIP, please contact us at our new e-mail address, Info@voyagerfishing.com.


April 4, 2017


Due to the expiration on a few reservations, we have opened up a couple of spots on a few popular TILEFISH TRIPS such as the 2.5-day WORLD RECORD HUNT and the 2-day TILEFISH/ROSEFISH combination trips.   Please check our TRIP CALENDAR page if you are interested.

We are very excited to announce the addition of three special BLOCK ISLAND COD, SEA BASS & PORGY TRIPS this fall!   On these trips we expect to catch COD as we drift and anchor for SEA BASS and PORGIES.   These trips should prove exciting as you never what your next bite is going to be!   The dates for these trips are November 26, December 3, and December 10.

Tomorrow's COD TRIP (4/05) is sailing as scheduled.
   The trip is from 5:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The fare for the trip is $100 and the trip is OPEN BOAT - No reservations required.

Our entire 2017 schedule is now available on our TRIP CALENDAR.   If you are interested in booking an overnight COD, TILE, TUNA, or SEA BASS TRIP, please contact us at our new e-mail address, Info@voyagerfishing.com.


March 23, 2017

We have added a new 1-DAY TILEFISH TRIP to our schedule.
   The trip leaves at 10:00 PM on FRIDAY, APRIL 21 and returns 8/9 PM on Saturday, April 22.   The fare for the trip is $325 and reservations are required.
If you are interested in going on this trip, please send us an e-mail at Info@voyagerfishing.com.

To see the VOYAGER's full trip schedule, visit our TRIP CALENDAR page.


March 19, 2017


Mother Nature looks like she is finally going to give us a break with the weather.

We have just added a 20-40 Mile COD TRIP on TUESDAY, MARCH 21 from 5:00 AM-4:00 PM.
The fare for the trip is $100 and it is an OPEN BOAT trip - No reservations required.
 
Our entire 2017 schedule is now available on our TRIP CALENDAR.   If you are interested in booking an overnight COD, TILE, TUNA, or SEA BASS TRIP, please contact us at our new e-mail address, Info@voyagerfishing.com.


March 9, 2017

The VOYAGER is back from the shipyard!
   The VOYAGER is shown below coming home from Derecktor Shipyard on March 8, 2017.   She is heading south on the East River in Manhattan and the NYC City Hall and 14th Street Power Plant are in the background.   The photo is courtesy of Don Babbitt from Seastreak who took it going 30 knots in the opposite direction.
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February 27, 2017

The VOYAGER has a fresh coat of paint and will go back into the water shortly.   Our first fishing venture is a Block Island Cod Trip on Friday, March 3.   There are still a few open spots so if you want to go on this trip, contact us by E-mail at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.

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February 25, 2017


Thank you to everyone who fished with us in 2016.   We hope you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again this year on one of the VOYAGER's many fishing adventures.

2017-Trip-Calendar-Announced

In true VOYAGER tradition we have continued making improvements to the boat.   For 2017 we are happy to report that we have installed four new MARINE GRADE SLIDING DOORS to the deckhouse.   The new doors will keep the cool air inside during the summer and the hot air inside during the winter.   We have also replaced our exterior overhead floodlights with new LED FLOODLIGHTS.   These new floodlights will really light up the water during Tuna season.   Lastly, we have added ADDITIONAL AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT to the below deck bunkroom.

We have just posted our 2017 OFFSHORE SCHEDULE and

YOU CAN SEE OUR 2017 SCHEDULE ON THE TRIP CALENDAR PAGE


The following are 2017 trip description highlights…

VOYAGER COD TRIPS

We are very excited to announce our 3-DAY NANTUCKET WRECK ADVENTURE on Memorial Day weekend!
On this trip we will fish legendary wrecks such as the Republic, the Pan Pennsylvania, and the Andrea Doria.   We will search for Giant Cod, Jumbo Pollock, White Hake and Sea Bass and will be fishing depths from 200 to 350 feet using both bait and jigs.   The trip will leave at 7:00 PM Friday, May 26 and return approximately three days later at 7:00 PM Monday, May 29.   The trip is limited to just 32 anglers for your fishing comfort.

We will also be making Friday night BLOCK ISLAND AND NORTHEAST COD WRECKS TRIPS in March and LIMITED LOAD COD WRECK TRIPS throughout the spring and summer.   The Limited Load Cod Trips fish wrecks from 40 to 80 miles offshore.  They leave at 12:30 AM and return around 6:00 PM and are limited to 35 anglers.   Please see the Trip Calendar page for specific dates.   All anglers get sleeping bunks on these trips.


VOYAGER TILEFISH TRIPS

This year we will once again have 2-DAY MULTI-SPECIES TRIPS in addition to our regular 2-DAY TILEFISH ONLY TRIPS.   This is in response to those anglers that want to use their time offshore to fish for more than one species.   The multi-species trips this year include TILEFISH/ROSEFISH (one trip is limited load), TILEFISH/MID-RANGE WRECKS (Cod, Pollock, Ling), and TILEFISH/MAHI trips.

This year we are making two WORLD RECORD HUNT TRIPS.   The first trip is a 2-day limited man trip taking only 21 anglers and the second trip is a 2˝-day limited man trip taking 23 anglers.  


VOYAGER TUNA TRIPS

In addition to our regular OVERNIGHT CANYON TUNA TRIPS, we are offering four LIMITED LOAD 30-HOUR TUNA/MAHI TRIPS this year.   Two of the trips are Tuesday trips and two are Thursday trips.

For the extra hearty angler, we have a special COLUMBUS DAY 2-DAY TUNA/MAHI TRIP featuring two nights of Tuna fishing.   This trip leaves at 5:00 PM Saturday October 7 and returns between 2-3:00 PM Monday October 9.

All Tuna trips are limited to 26 passengers unless otherwise specified.   All anglers get sleeping bunks on VOYAGER Tuna Trips.   Please see the Trip Calendar page for specific dates.


VOYAGER SEA BASS TRIPS

This year we will be making OFFSHORE JUMBO SEA BASS AND PORGY TRIPS leaving at 11:00 PM on most Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in November and December.   We plan to start these overnight trips in early November and head out to the eastern wrecks to "meet" the fall Sea Bass migration.   All anglers get bunks on these trips.   Please see the Trip Calendar page for specific dates.


TRIP BOOKING AND PAYMENT

FOLLOW THESE 4 EASY STEPS TO RESERVE A SPOT ON A 2017 VOYAGER OVERNIGHT OR
MULTI-DAY OFFSHORE TRIP.   Please read our Policies Page before you send us your money.


1.)  SELECT A TRIP
from our Trip Calendar page with available spots

2.)  SEND US AN EMAIL at info@voyagerfishing.com.   Let us know the trip date you want and that you will send us your Reservation Form and payment.   You can also call our office at (732) 295-3019, but an e-mail is best since they will be PROCESSED FIRST

FOR TRIPS SAILING IN MARCH AND APRIL
- We will put your name on the boarding list in the order that you contact us and hold your spot for seven (7) days with no payment or obligation

FOR TRIPS SAILING IN MAY THROUGH DECEMBER - We will put your name on the boarding list in the order that you contact us and hold your spot(s) until March 31 with no payment or obligation

3.)  FILL OUT our Reservation Form.    If you are making reservations and paying for more than just yourself, include the names of the other folks in your party

4.)  PRINT AND MAIL YOUR COMPLETED RESERVATION FORM, along with your FULL PAYMENT to

VOYAGER
P.O. BOX 1329
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ  08742

When we receive your Reservation Form and Payment, we will send you a confirmation e-mail message along with your boarding number

ALL RESERVATIONS require advance PAYMENT IN FULL
WE ONLY ACCEPT CHECKS (payable to VOYAGER), MONEY ORDERS, or CASH (at Fisherman's Supply)
SORRY, WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS

By sending us a Trip Reservation Form and your Payment for an offshore overnight or multi-day fishing trip on the VOYAGER, you agree and consent to all of the terms and conditions shown on our Policies Page.   If you have any questions about our terms and conditions, please contact us at info@voyagerFishing.com.

We look forward to our 2017 OFFSHORE TRIPS and seeing you at the boat.   Thank you again for fishing aboard the VOYAGER.


January 20, 2017

You can see all of the photos from our January 13 Block Island Cod Trip on the VOYAGER's Photo Gallery page
















January 19, 2017

Due to popular demand and good fishing, we have added one final

BLOCK ISLAND COD / NORTHEAST WRECK TRIP on FRIDAY NIGHT JANUARY 27

The trip will leave at 8:00 PM and Return between 8:00-10:00 PM the following night.   The fare for the trip is $250 per person and reservations are required.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING – There will be a mandatory rain date of Saturday night 1/28 in the case of bad weather on Friday night.   This means that you need to make sure you are available to go on both Friday and Saturday night.   NO REFUNDS will be given if you can't make the rain date, so again, please be sure you can sail Saturday night.   If you would like to book this trip, please contact us by E-mail at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.

The VOYAGER is now scheduled to go to the shipyard at the end of January for routine maintenance and a few more upgrades.   We expect to be back sailing by the beginning of March and will post the rest of our 2017 schedule by the end of February.




December 31, 2016

As we wrap up 2016, we just wanted to take this time to give you our sincere thanks for fishing aboard the VOYAGER.  The coming year holds some really extraordinary fishing adventures and we look forward to seeing you in 2017.   Thank you once again for being a VOYAGER angler.

BEST WISHES FOR A HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Captain Jeff and the Crew of the VOYAGER


December 30, 2016

You probably heard about the Giant Mako caught on the VOYAGER's December 28 Offshore Sea Bass trip.
Here is Jim Hutchinson's full story posted at The Fisherman's website…

MONSTER MAKO CRASHES SEA BASS PARTY
http://www.thefisherman.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.display&feature_ID=1594&ParentCat=19




December 17, 2016

As we move closer to the end of the year many folks have been asking us what we are doing in January, are we closing up shop?   The answer is HECK NO!

The Voyager will be sailing COD TRIPS TO BLOCK ISLAND and some Northeast Wrecks on the first three Friday nights in January (1/06, 1/13 and 1/20).   The trips will leave at 8:00 PM and Return between 8:00-10:00 PM on Saturday night.  The fare for these trips is $250 per person and reservations are required.   If you would like to book one of these trips, please contact us by e-mail at Info@voyagerfishing.com.





























For those of you looking for shorter trips we will be running OPEN BOAT WRECK FISHING TRIPS on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings at 5:00 AM.   Due to current regulations, these trips will target Porgies, Cod, Ling or whatever we can legally catch.

You can check our TRIP CALENDAR page after 6:00 PM the night before these OPEN BOAT trips to make sure that the weather is favorable and that we are sailing.   We do not plan to sail on poor weather days.

The VOYAGER is scheduled to go to the shipyard around the third week of January for routine maintenance and a few more upgrades.   We expect to be back by mid-February and will post the rest of our winter schedule as we get closer.


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