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2013 Flounder Regulations

Posted by Joe on March 17, 2013 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (2)

The 2013 Flounder Regulations are May 18 to September 16. Size limit is 17.5 inches and 5 five fish per angler.

After Hurricane Sandy

Posted by Joe on November 2, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We made it through the storm!

Hurricane Sandy

Posted by Joe on October 29, 2012 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Boat is secured (?) at the boatyard. All preparations in place and hoping for the best. See you all after Sandy.


Capt. Joe

The Weakfish are back!

Posted by charterboatdutchess on July 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Great day of fishing today. Limited out on nice-sized weakfish, also caught plenty of big blues and croakers. Did so good all day anchored-up, never even moved or drifted for flounder. Not only great fishing but beautiful weather too and looking forward to tomorrow's charter.

2012 Flounder Regulations

Posted by Joe on March 21, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The State of New Jersey has issued the new rules for this year's flounder season as follows:

17.5 inches, 5 fish/angler and May 5 to September 28.

Looks like it's going to be a good season.

Capt. Joe

First Flounders of the season!

Posted by charterboatdutchess on June 18, 2011 at 9:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Our first flounder trip was just today, Saturday June 18, and already we're catching keepers! The flounder are here so now is the time to book up for the next couple months.



First catches of the season!

Posted by charterboatdutchess on June 5, 2011 at 4:51 PM Comments comments (2)

This past drum trip the crew went home happy with 6 drum fish and we're happy to have had them out on the boat. This may be it for the drum but the good news is that the flounder are sure to pick-up soon so call and book your trip now!



Back in Fortescue!

Posted by Joe on May 4, 2011 at 12:49 PM Comments comments (0)

We steered the boat back home to Fortescue on Sunday after we completed the winter maintenance at Flanagan's Boat Yard.

We are looking forward to the first trip of the season with long time customer Tim and his crew this Saturday. We will be fishing for flounder and maybe even striper.

The American flag given to us by Roy, Mark, Cheryl and Bill is flying high again this year. Thanks again to you guys!

There have been some drumfish caught and they should be ready to turn on strong soon.

Give us a call to book your trip.

2011 Flounder Regulations

Posted by Joe on April 12, 2011 at 5:19 PM Comments comments (0)

The new flounder regulations are now in place. It allows us to fish for flounder from May 7 (the first Saturday in May) to September 25 (the last Sunday in September).

The size limit remains at 18" but the number of keepers allowed was increased to 8 per person.

Give us a call as the early part of the season sometimes provides some larger fish.

See ya' at the dock.

Capt. Joe

Getting ready for the 2011 season

Posted by charterboatdutchess on March 25, 2011 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Just a few more little things left to do before we're ready to get back in the water!
See you out there.

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