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Barb Gail IV

April 23, 2018:
Capt. Chris on the BarbGail IV said he will be making blackfish trips through the end of April. The fishing was a challenge late in the week, with lots and lots of short tog and just a handful of keepers. He said the wind was a real problem, forcing him to reset anchor repeatedly. He said he was hearing similar reports from other captains.



Previous Reports

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Chris on the BarbGail IV said the spurt of warm weather broke the lockjaw and the blackfish finally started to chew. The action was a little uneven but by the end of the day on Saturday they had double-digit numbers, with 22 keepers and more than 40 short tog. One of his customers, Matt Brough, hit the beach after togging and added a 28-inch striped bass to his day.

  • April 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Chris on the BarbGail IV said he was out Saturday. "With big south swells far apart and north wind we just couldn't sit tight on anchors right," he said. They caught ling and a mix of short and keeper tog while fishing in about 175 feet of water. There were a few fish dropped. "Saw one decent one get off and swim away but great signs of life," he said. The current started ripping and with that, the water temperature dropped 2 degrees "and life stopped all together." A stop inshore produced little. He's fishing every chance he gets so give him a call.

  • April 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Chris on the BarbGail IV said he was fishing open boat for the first week of blackfish season and will be available for charters as well. His customers had solid trips for cod, pollock and hake leading into Easter, but the tog are calling.

  • March 26, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Chris on the BarbGail IV said he's sailing open boat trips for ling, cod and pollock. Some trips are including winter flounder. The cod fishing has been good, he said, and he's eagerly awaiting the opening of tautog on April 1.

Barb Gail IV

Barb Gail IV
405 Channel Drive
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
phone: 732-688-7271


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