Author: locascioa

Sometimes, mother nature dishes out some completely unfavorable conditions. Ed and his crew joined Capt Joby for a morning Striper trip, only to encounter gusty winds and a fair amount of debris in the water from the previous night's storms. However, after implementing an alternate approach, the Capt was able to pinpoint a much better spot.  The crew managed to land over a dozen beautiful slot bass on live bunker! It looks as though this bass bite will stay strong well into July....

On what may have been the most perfect evening weather-wise, Clifford, Marcie and Cliff witnessed first hand the amazing bass bite we have going on in the Western Sound. Capt Joby didn't get the second bait in the water before Clifford was locked into a beautiful 34 inch striper! The trio bagged their limit on the first drift, then practiced catch and release with another dozen bass and countless big bluefish before the sun went down. As an added bonus, they were treated to a random fireworks show on the...

The incredible bug striper bite continued on Sunday as Capt Andy took out Chris Defeo, his brother, and their three boys.  It was the first time for the boys to battle the big Western Sound Striped Bass and they had their hands full!  On the very first drift they caught a 35lb+ striper and two more in the slot.  An hour later, they got into a sustained shallow water bite and caught another dozen stripers that were all in or over the slot.  There were no shorts and only a...

When the bite is this good, and someone asks you to do a last minute trip there's only one thing to say: LET'S GO! Pat and Al joined Capt Joby for a quick trip on Sunday and absolutely crushed the bass and bluefish. Again, live lining bunker was the ticket to non-stop action, many of the fish blasting the baits at boat-side. In three hours the duo landed 12 bass to 23 pounds and 9 bluefish from 10 to 14 pounds....

The body of fish that we now have in the Western Sound is undoubtably one of the most spectacular we have seen in a very long time. The bass are consistantly in or above the slot, we have not measured a short fish in over 2 weeks. Right now is the perfect time for anglers of any skill level to come out and hone their skills. Saturday's trip with Capt Joby was no exception! Angelo B and his crew were amazed at the non-stop action that was only a 4 minute...

As predicted, this incredible June striper bite continues! Tony, Wally, Jim and Charlie joined Capt Joby for an early morning live-lining excursion, and after a few tackle adjustments they were rewarded with a spectacular 2-hour flurry of action with fish up to 25 pounds (and no shorts!). It seems that the wave of fish that came in on the last moon are nothing but solid, slot fish and above. By the time the tide bottomed out, the team had battled 15 to 20 quality stripers. Switching things up for a little...

Today's NYC tour was absolutely fantastic! Great weather made for some incredible photo opportunities. Interested in a unique gift idea or family excursion that few have the opportunity to do? Come tour the Big Apple from a new perspective: a mariner's view of the Greatest City on Earth!...

Though it may have not been the best tide, Capt Joby's multi-spot plan to target trophy stripers worked to perfection!  Stan Ramsey (dad), Charlie and Henry (sons) had over 15 keeper striped bass with no shorts.  Many of the fish were well outside of the 35inch slot.  The largest was around 35lbs.  They also had a bunch of huge bluefish.  The bite was so good, they had to resupply on bunker during the trip (and those also ran out).  They finished the trip with a 20lb striper and 14lb bluefish...

The weekend started with way too many giant bluefish as they invaded the entire western Long Island Sound. They were hitting everything including trolled lures, chunks, and live bunker.  The big stripers did not make a decent showing until Sunday morning. Even with that, the bluefish were absolutely ravenous and they got even bigger! On Monday we moved to a new area and found plenty of slot-sized stripers and a few monsters well outside the slot.  The bluefish made sure there was plenty of action, but their numbers were certainly less....