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  • January 8, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Howard on the 125' Big Jamaica said folks are tired of being socked in by the weather, and he's excited about the offshore cod, pollock and porgy special limited trips on January 13, 20 and 27. The boat sails 2 a.m. Saturday morning and returns 6 p.m. He said reservations are required and you'll need to be at the boat no later than 1 a.m. The boat is doing special Block Island cod & northeast cod wrecks on January 13 and 27, leaving 8 p.m. Saturday and returning 10 p.m. on Sunday. Trip is limited to 45 passengers, so get your reservations in now.

  • January 1, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Howard on the 125' Big Jamaica hit a few big sea bass on the final trips of the 2017 season, including Donald Sokolowski from Bayonne with a 6.75-pounder and Chris Stok from Long Branch with a 6-pounder. Capt. Howard said it's jumbo porgy time now aboard the January trips, heading offshore every Saturday at 2 a.m. for the slab scup spiced with cod and pollock catches. Also, long range trips to Block Island are slated for January 13 and 27.

  • December 25, 2017 Open or Close

    Capt. Howard on the 125' Big Jamaica said the fishing for jumbo porgies has been very good heading into the New Year, with blackfish, bluefish and cod mixed in. He had limit catches of giant sea bass and there were a lot of porgies as well before the New Year, and he expects the porgy fishing will remain solid in the new year. The boat will be focused on porgies, pollock and cod and will sail weekly in January for the jumbo porgies. He said he also has trips scheduled to make the run to Block Island and the northeast cod wrecks. There have been some decent pollock pulled up on some of the trips, so it's likely they will be in the mix on the cod trips as well. Capt. Tony on the Paramount said the sea bass stayed in closer and they took advantage of that right up until New Year's, catching big humpbacks without having to go 40 miles or more to get them. The sea bass and porgies were bonuses on the trips that were focused on ling, he said. The trips for ling, cod and pollock are planned for the New Year.

  • December 18, 2017 Open or Close

    Capt. Howard aboard the 125' Big Jamaica reported that fishing was very good on the Friday offshore trip with limits of giant sea bass, a good number of jumbo porgies, a few bluefish and some cod including the pool winning 34-pounder for Ralph Cartagno from Egg Harbor Township. Lake Hopatcong's Joe Welsch hit a massive, 7-pound black sea bass as well. "Fishing continues to improve as the offshore migration progresses," the captain said, adding that they've added a December 20 trip to the mix this week based on the weather forecast, while noting the big Jamaica will continue fishing the offshore wrecks at least four days a week through December. Over on the Paramount Capt. Tony is continuing their offshore 14-hour sea bass trips when weather allows.

Big Jamaica

Big Jamaica
Bogan's Basin
800 Ashley Ave
Brielle, NJ 08732
phone: 732-528-5014 | fax: 732-528-0223


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