Fishing Reports: Daily Photos & Information
I apologize for the lack of reports this winter! As everyone is aware of……..it was a long, cold, windy winter! But thing are looking up! The last couple of weekends we have had great fishing, despite sea bass being closed! We had a good catch of blueline tilefish up to 15lbs. Fishing in the deep has also picked up. Numerous wreckfish, rosefish and barrelfish. We had a nice snowy grouper and a few golden tilefish.
All in all 2 great days!!
2014 is coming to a close! And we just had a great weekend of fishing in the middle of December! We had our regular scheduled 17 hour trip Saturday and a 17 Hour charter on Sunday!! The weather was absolutely beautiful both days! It’s tough to find calm days this time of the year let alone weekends so we took advantage of the weather window!! Fishing both days was great, with limits of sea bass and tile fish. Right many blue fish mixed in also. We had some of the nicest sea bass so far this year with several in the 6 pound range and bluelines up to 16lbs. With not much time left this year to catch sea bass……. we have added a second boat for this Saturday and have added a 16 hour trip on Tuesday, December 30th
If you’re interested in any of these trips call the office at 757-425-3400 to make your reservation!
With the wind blowing on yet another Saturday………….Sunday looked calm!!! And calm it was!!! So we scrambled to move both our offshore and 8-5 trip to Sunday! We had one of the calmest days of the year! With great conditions also! Both trips had GREAT catches! The offshore deep drop trip had a great catch of Sea Bass up to 5 pounds, Blueline Tiles up to 18 pounds, Bluefish up to 15 pounds and some Rosefish. The 8-5 trip had a great catch of Sea Bass with some Trigger Fish and still a few Flounder.
It has been a rough windy fall so far…….but we have managed to fish the last couple of weekends. Our offshore trips have had decent catches of Blueline Tilefish and Sea Bass, with some Barrel Fish, Rose Fish and Golden Tiles in the deep! Our all day 8-5 trips have had good fishing also with Sea Bass, Trigger Fish and a few Flounder
On September 18th we had another 17 Hour offshore trip on the Rudee Angler. The weather calmed down in the afternoon allowing us to spend a beautiful day in the deep. We had a nice catch of Seabass up to 4lbs and a great catch of a Blue line Tile Fish weighing up to 10lbs. We also had several Black Belly Rose Fish, a few barrel Fish, and Two lucky Anglers with a Nice Golden Tile and A nice Wreck Fish. This past Thursday was a great day leaving our crew and anglers happy.
Our next available 17-hour trip will be October 4th and trips fill up fast so make sure to reserve your spot ASAP! Our trips are now running on Saturdays for the rest of the winter season. Also, our 8-2 and 8-5 are in full swing so be sure to check our full schedule!
The Rudee Angler took another 17-hour trip offshore on August 28th and had an incredible catch. There were Seabass up to 5lbs and a great catch of a Barrel Fish weighing up to 25lbs. Two of the anglers also returned with some huge Snowy Groupers weighing in at 47 and 58lbs. The weather was great and the crew and anglers had a great day!
Our next available 17-hour trip will be September 11th and trips fill up fast so make sure to reserve your spit ASAP! Beginning September 27 our 17-hour trips will be running on Saturdays. Also, our 8-2 and 8-5 trips will begin running after Labor Day. Be sure to check our full schedule!
Within the last 10 days the Rudee Angler took two 17-hour trips and a 24-hour trip to the deep. The weather was beautiful on all trips aside from the 17-hour on the 24th where the crew and anglers had some rainstorms but evaded the major storms off the coast. Regardless of the weather, all trips came back with some impressive catches.
Fishing up to 300 feet there were Blue Line Tile Fish caught that weighed up to 19lbs and Sea Bass weighing up to 4.5lbs. After catching their limits at 300 feet, the Angler proceeded to the deep and the fishermen (and women!) dropped their lines down into 500-850 feet waters. Out in the deep there was an abundance of Rose Fish caught, some Barrel Fish, and a few Wreck Fish. There was also some Yellow Fin Bass and a rare Alfonsino Fish (be sure to check it out in the pictures!).
The offshore trips continue to fill up fairly quickly as the Rudee Angler, Captains Mark Sterling and Skip Feller, and hardworking mates have attracted quite a large group of regulars who come almost weekly! Be sure to give the office a call at 757-425-3400 to reserve your spot today.
The half-day trips continue to reel in loads of Croaker, a little bit of Flounder, some rare but exciting Cobia, and now quite a few small sharks! These trips run daily 8am-12pm, 130pm-530pm and also 6pm-930pm every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights.
Within the last week The Rudee Angler crew went out on a 17-hour deep drop trip and a 24-hour deep drop trip. Both trips had great weather and even better fishing. There were Seabass up to ~4lbs and Blue Line Tile Fish weighing up to 21lbs. There were a few Barrel Fish thrown into the mix and to top it all off they reeled got to reel in some Dolphin.
The half-day trips are continuing to reel in loads of Croaker and the occasional shark. There has been a random Flounder reeled in here and there and we have also had a few Cobia reeled in (one weighing 50lbs)! These trips will continue to run daily from 8am-12pm and 130pm-530pm. Our night fishing trips have kicked up again and will run 6pm-930pm every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday night.
Our 17-hour deep drop trips will continue to run every Thursday for $200.00 per person. We are currently not scheduling 24-hour trips regularly; however, if you would like to be added to our email list to hear when these trips do pop up please give us a call at 757-425-3400.
Once again, the Rudee Angler returned from their 17-hour deep drop trip with some impressive catches. There was a good catch of Blue-line Tile Fish weighing up to 15 lbs and Seabass up to 4 lbs. There were also some Black Bellied Rose Fish, Barrel Fish, and a couple of Golden Tile Fish reeled in. Due to the great catches on these trips, they are only getting more popular so make sure to give the office a call at 757-425-3400 to reserve your spot now. The 17-hour trips go every Thursday and are $200.00 per person. Reservations are required for these trips and they must be paid in full to hold your spot.
Our half-day fishing trips are continuing to go from 8am-12pm and 130pm-530pm everyday. The half-days are mainly catching Croaker and while they are a little on the small side, they are bringing tons of them in. Lots of action everyday! These half-day trips are $40.00 for adults and $29.00 for kids and do not require a reservation. Show up at least 30 minutes prior to the trip you want to get in on the action!
IT’S SUMMER!!!!!! That means our weekly deep drop trip has moved to Thursday! With great weather the Rudee Angler headed offshore! Good conditions and biting fish!! A great day! Limits of Blueline Tiles with nice Sea Bass mixed in. Then off to the deep! The Rose Fish action was good with a few Barrel Fish mixed in. And to top it off a nice Golden Tilefish and a Snowy Grouper!! Check our calander for up coming special trips thru out the summer!!