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Big Jamaica

April 23, 2018:
The 125' Big Jamaica had to cancel its offshore wreck trip again last weekend but was headed out for tilefish Sunday evening. The fishing has been difficult due to weather but they have found some fish when they have gotten out. The schedule is updated on the website with a variety of trip options. Capt. Francis had the Paramount out over the weekend and the fishing continues to be a pick of ling, with a few nicer fish mixed in with small ones.



Previous Reports

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    The 125' Big Jamaica has scheduled a trip to the offshore wrecks for cod, pollock, hake and ling for this coming weekend, now that the weather finally appears to be ready to cooperate. Capt. Francis had the Paramount out Saturday and said fishing was better than it has been. The bite was still slow but there was more life than there had been in the dead of winter. Anglers caught some ling, some throwback cods, a couple of sea ravens and some short blackfish, he said. "The dogfish were still an issue," he said. "Too much time spent dealing with the doggies and not enough dealing with the target species." He was happy to see some variety, and he's even more excited that black sea bass season opens in a month.

  • April 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Howard on the 125' Big Jamaica had to cancel Saturday's trip because the conditions were miserable but when Mother Nature allows, they are sailing to the offshore wrecks for cod and bottom fish. The spring tilefish trip dates are posted as well. The Paramount was still in dry dock for its spring painting but Capt. Tony was aiming to be back in the water by the end of this week. With any luck there will be calm winds, following seas and good fishing this coming weekend.

  • April 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Howard on the 125' Big Jamaica said they have been catching some cod, pollock, hake, and ling. They did not fish Easter weekend but Howard said they would be concentrating on cod and pollock unless and until the porgy season is reopened. "A year-round season has been approved but is not official yet," he said. Recent pool winners were Giedrius Kaduskevicius of Rahway with a 15-pound cod and Nash Jones of Washington, DC, with a 10-pound hake. They are sailing most Saturdays and the spring tilefish trip dates are posted. The Paramount was out for ling, cod and pollock late in the week and was headed for drydock for the boat's biannual hull inspection. Capt. Tony was hoping to be back in the water for the weekend, because there are fish to be had he said.

  • March 26, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Howard on the 125' Big Jamaica said they have been picking up cod and ling when the boat has been able to get out on its offshore wreck trips. The spring tilefish trip dates are posted and he's ready for spring to arrive. The Paramount has been fishing for ling, cod and pollock and finding some fish. Most of the cod are shorts but there are a few nicer fish thrown in. The ling have included some decent fish as well.

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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