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Gambler Fishing

August 13, 2018:
Capt. Bob said the Gambler's half-day fluke trips have been producing plenty of action to keep all anglers happy. There have been steady bites on mixed sized fluke with a good amount of keepers in the 3- to 5-pound range. They also have had plenty of bites to go around the whole boat. Lots of action with shorts, sea robins and skates with some quality keeper fluke up to 6.9 pounds. The ling fishing has been very good overall this season. The Shark in the Dark trips are also back by popular demand.

Previous Reports

  • August 6, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Bob said the Gambler's half-day fluke catches were up-and-down though some nicer size fluke are coming over the rails. "Thankfully, the sea bass are cooperating most days," he said. They have been seeing some mackerel on the fluke drifts too. The Nite Wreckin trips have been picking up big ling, small bluefish, big mackerel and a few sea bass. The most recent Shark in the Dark trip produced no sharks because of an ongoing ground swell. They did have a thresher shark hooked up on an afternoon fluke trip.

  • July 30, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Bob said the Gambler finally got out fishing after the storms moved out. The fluke are biting and that seems to be picking up momentum. His tuna trips and other specials are on the schedule.

  • July 23, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Bob said the Gambler has had good action on the half-day trips, fishing in more-shallow spots later in the week. They are catching lots of short fluke but there are some nice keepers in the mix, up to 5 pounds. On Monday, Jim Aquilano caught an 8.75-pound fluke and is holding the monthly derby but there are bigger ones out there, Bob said. Sean Paine of Toms River won the June derby with a 7.5-pounder. There are still some mixed sized-sea bass on our fluke drifts, which helps to fill the coolers. "Lately, some very big sea robins have been swung over the rails and we are encouraging our customers to save them," he said. "The fillets are nice, white meat and taste great fried or baked. In fact, Richie Wheels made some smoky dip out of a batch that he caught and it was delicious." He said the fishing has been great for newcomers as well as the pros, with plenty of action to keep the kids excited and enough big fluke to keep the old salts looking sharp. The Nite Wreckin trips are pulling in decent numbers of ling. He, too, is looking for bluefish but keeping anglers busy while the blues aren't playing. Some of the guys did catch some bluefish on jigs and teasers mid-water but the majority of the catch was ling. The bluefish that were caught were very small, half-pounders. The Shark in the Dark trip had a couple big sharks take the bait but nothing hooked up for long.

  • July 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Bob said the Gambler said the fluke action on the half-day trips was improving after a slowdown early in the week. Some good-sized fluke and sea bass are coming over the rails. Spearing and squid combo for bait have been doing the trick. The Nite Wreckin trips continue to do well with mixed-sized ling up to 3 pounds. Make sure that your hook hangs below your sinker for best results. The Gambler's "Shark in the Dark" trip resulted in a very big, hard fighting sand-tiger shark that took a good 40 minutes to get to boatside. Many got a turn to fight it and take pictures and it was released to fight again.

Gambler Fishing

Gambler Fishing
59 Inlet Drive
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
phone: 732-295-7569 | fax: 732-892-5083

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