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  • PORGIES #4 & #6 Beak hooks

  • BLACKFISH...#5 OR #6 Virginia hooks

  • LING....1 & 1/0 Carlisle or Pacific bass hooks

  • SEABASS...1 - 2 - 1/0 to Beak hooks

  • FLUKE....1/0 to 3/0 English bait hook or Sproat

  • BLUEFISH...3/0 to 7/0 O'Shaughnessy w/wire leader

  • T-Handle

  • Scissors


  • Appropriate clothing for the season

  • Rain Gear and Rubber boots for Spring, Fall & Winter fishing or Rainy Days

  • Personal needs

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat

  • Hand Towels

  • Sun Tan/Block Lotion

  • 30 qt cooler for your catch

  • You can bring your own lunch


  • No hard liquor (Beer is allowed in moderation only!)

  • Illegal drugs (i.e. cocaine, marijuana etc...) is strictly forbidden

  • Please do not bring any trash cans

  • No large, metal or numerous coolers

  • No hand held navigation equipment (Loran, Gps, etc.)

The Dauntless offers heated handrails & a heated cabin for comfort.

We hope you'll enjoy your trip!


Centropristis striata Double dorsal fin, broad vertical stripes, brown/grey to blue/black shading. They darken at death, and gain an etched appearance due to scales that bleach instead of darkening. 1 1/2 to 5 lbs size range. They like deep water with hard bottoms, 20-50 feet in bay areas (spring/ summer), up to 100ft deep in the ocea (fall/ winter).


Tautoga onitis. There is some confusion between this fish and the Black Sea Bass. Physically, they are very different. The Tautog ranges in size from 1lb up to a record 25 lbs. Dark olive to dark gray in color, female and young have patchy coloration. Snout is short and blunt. The caudal, or tail fin, is much more rounded than the Sea bass, without the distinctive trailing spine on the top of the tail. The tautog prefers waters up to 60 feet deep, aroung reefs, wrecks, and other sheltered areas.

Summer FLUKE - Winter FLOUNDER

Both flat-sided bottom fish, the main physical difference between the two is the design of the mouth. The Fluke has the larger mouth, full of teeth. The Flounder's mouth is hardly more than an inch around, and lacks visible teeth.

BLUEFISH (snapper blue,
skip mackerel, snapping mackeral)

Not actually a mackerel despite the nicknames above, it belongs to the family Pomatomidae. Average weight 2lbs, can get up to 20lbs. A greenish, iridescent blue shading into silver on the sides. Baby bluefish, called snapper blues, are more flatish, and are found in the local lagoons from late May through September. The base of the pectoral fin usually has a black blotch. There are two dorsal fins, the front dorsal being more spiney. The bluefish is a savage predator that will eat virtually anything that crosses its path. The highly migratory bluefish can grow to over 50lb, and travels in huge schools that go into a feeding frenzy when they encounter shoals of prey fish such as herring or menhaden. They have been known to come close inshore and attack bathers, and their sharp, prominent, triangular teeth can inflict painful wounds. They should be handled with care when caught, especially when they are being unhooked.

MACKERAL (Scombridae)

The Atlantic Mackeral, the Spanish Mackeral, and the Boston Mackeral can be found off the NJ coast. Distinctively patterned backs in blue with black striping, and pale belly. Great bait fish: blues, weakfish, etc.

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