Side Job Charters – The Fisherman

Side Job Charters

November 09, 2020 - 10:03:36

The excellent reports on the striped bass fishing continued to come in when we spoke with Capt. Jim Richardella of Side Job Charters. Jim said all five of his trips this past week jigged and trolled a mix of slots, keepers and overs to 40-plus pounds which were released.

November 02, 2020 - 15:48:28

Capt. Jim Richardella of Side Job Charters said the weather cost him a couple of days on the boats engine repairs. She will be back at the dock this week in time to get in on the heart of the fall striped bass action.

October 19, 2020 - 10:08:52

The crew of Side Job Charters told us they had several trips cancelled by this past week’s weather. Capt. Jim Richardella said he was headed to the canyon on a Sunday/Monday over nighter and hopefully the yellowfin will still be hitting.

October 12, 2020 - 10:30:11

“It (the Triple Wrecks yellowfin bite) was definitely off when we got out there earlier in the week, so I’m done there,” reported Capt. James on Side Job Charters. He’ll now be focusing on the longfin and bigeye in the Hudson Canyon.

October 12, 2020 - 10:27:48

The crew of Side Job Charters got in their first sea bass trip of the fall on Friday. Capt. Jim Richardella said the boat maxed out with knuckleheads, along with bluefish, porgies and a few triggerfish. Jim told me he will be sea bass fishing, along with offshore tuna and striped bass.

October 05, 2020 - 10:03:29

“Tuna fishing was outstanding this past week,” stated Capt. Jim Richardella of Side Job Charters. A Sunday/Monday run to the canyon produce a nice double figure catch of yellowfin, as did a Friday charter with a group from the Jersey City Fire Department. Jim told me his boat has open dates for both offshore and striped bass fishing which is starting to heat up.

September 28, 2020 - 09:59:48

Capt. James aboard Side Job Charters chunked the Triple Wrecks twice last week, the forays seeing 10 and 12 yellowfin between 50 and 80 pounds respectively being stuffed in the box. “It was all butterfish and sardines,” said the skipper who plans another shot or two in the area before venturing to the canyons.

September 28, 2020 - 09:57:30

Capt. Jim Richardella of Side Job Charters gave us a call to say he got in a Thursday/Friday canyon trip which hammered the yellowfin in the 40- to 80-pound class. Jim told me the fishing rebounded quickly after the week of rough water and he was headed back out as we spoke. The boat still has some dates available in October for the tuna action.

September 21, 2020 - 09:29:52

Capt. James aboard Side Job Charters enjoyed stellar action last Wednesday and Thursday at the Triple Wrecks, decking nine and then 17 respectively running out of Shark River. The fish ranged from 30 to 80 pounds and could not get enough of the chunks. He’s expecting the yellowfin to still be there this week as he has four trips to the same area scheduled through Sunday.

September 21, 2020 - 09:27:36

“We managed to get in a Wednesday-Thursday canyon trip before Mother Nature turned on the wind machine,” said Capt. Jim Richardella of Side Job Charters. Jim said his charter enjoyed a nice double figure catch of 60- to 80-pound yellowfin with good action on both days. “Hopefully we will be able to get back to the deep water by mid week this coming week,” he said.

September 14, 2020 - 09:56:52

On Side Job Charters, Capt. James took the inshore track to some rip-snorting action with albies and bonito to 10 pounds, king mackerel to 30-plus inches, and loads of luscious Spanish macks that whacked trolled plain and red bead Clark spoons. He’s figuring to get back in to the mid range and canyon scenes later this week when conditions improve.

September 14, 2020 - 09:54:37

Another boat that enjoyed a couple to successful trips was Side Job Charters. Capt. Jim Richardella said he too fished to the south and went 6 for 8 on the 60- to 80-pound yellowfin. A pair of trolls to the Manasquan Ridge hammered bonito, albacore and Spanish mackerel. Jim told me believes the tuna fishing will go right into October barring any weather problems so if you want to get in on the fishing give him a call for dates and info.

September 08, 2020 - 09:50:41

Capt. James aboard Side Job Charters said Nos. 1 and 2 red bead and plain Clark spoons pulled at a 5-knot clip were crushed by albies to 10 pounds and bonito to 6 pounds of late.

September 08, 2020 - 09:48:21

Saturday’s offshore action proved to be the top trip to anglers fishing with Side Job Charters. Capt. Jim Richardella said his charter hammered the yellowfin while jigging and chunking. The boat spent the rest of the week putting anglers into some good bonito, false albacore and Spanish mackerel catches which provided anglers with some non-stop action along the inshore waters.

August 31, 2020 - 09:48:26

“Beat up the bonito and false albacore just before the storm. Heading offshore early this week,” reported Capt. James aboard Side Job Charters. Nos. 1 and 2 red bead and plain Clark spoons pulled at a 5-knot clip were crushed by albies to 10 pounds and bonito to 6 pounds.

August 31, 2020 - 09:46:11

An offshore trip with Side Job Charters hammered the tuna according to Capt. Jim Richardella. “Most days you didn’t have to go too far outside to get into a mix of bonito, albies, Spanish mackerel and bluefin, and once you found them the action was non stop,” he said. Jim was another boat captain that said he expects to see the fishing only get better into September, especially once the baitfish start coming out of the bays and rivers.

905 Rte. 35 South
Belmar, NJ 07719
phone: 561-578-2710

Side Job Fishing Charters is run by Captain James Richardella, who has more than 25 years’ experience hunting big game fish in the waters of the Atlantic, Caribbean and the Pacific. He has scored big in some of the world's most competitive tournaments. James is a Maplewood firefighter and EMT. Boat and Amenities 38' Topaz Twin Detroit Turbo Diesel Engines Updated Electronics Equipped with Life Raft and Epirp Air Conditioned Cabin Microwave Cook Top BBQ Grill Kitchen Bathroom Bunks For Up To 6 People