April 25, 2018
We made our second TILEFISH TRIP of the season Sunday night and fishing was good. Despite having little to no drift the entire day we picked away at Golden Tilefish into the mid 20 pound range. Some folks had limit catches and others didn't, but everyone ended up with a nice bag of fillets. We have plenty of Tilefish Trips planned for 2018. Check out our TRIP CALENDAR page for all TRIP TYPES, DATES, DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMES, and FARES.
Over this past weekend we also made our first NANTUCKET TRIP of the season. This trip was a wreck trip only with no planned "jigging grounds" fishing. Unfortunately, we were plagued with some of the worst conditions we've ever seen. There was a current that made it seem like we were fishing in roaring rapids all day. 28 and 32-ounce sinkers were walking away from the boat as though you were flat line fishing for tuna. As you can imagine, this made fishing and catching very difficult. We caught a few fish here and there throughout the day until the end of the day when the current eased. On our last stop the lines went straight up and down with no current. Fish started biting on both bait and jigs at a pretty good pace. We had 6 to 8 Cod and Pollock on at time. Within 25 minutes the current picked up again and the bite died to nothing. It did show us that the poor conditions were really what beat us on this trip. Hopefully we have better conditions on our first 2.5-day NANTUCKET Wreck AND Jigging Trip leaving on Thursday, May 3.
We will be sailing OPEN BOAT 5 AM Friday morning April 27 for COD and doing special offshore Cod and Pollock trips at 12:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday morning.
April 22, 2018
Due to bad weather predicted for this coming Wednesday,
we have MOVED our OPEN BOAT COD TRIP TO 5 AM TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 24
Cod fishing on our last trip was better than it's been. Please don't worry if you get down to the dock early and the boat is not there as we will be getting in from an offshore tilefish trip between 3 AM and 4 AM Tuesday morning.
We still have spots on our Tilefish Trip leaving tonight at 11 PM Sunday night, April 22. If you are interested in going on this trip you can pay cash at the boat.
April 18, 2018
A few words about the VOYAGER GALLEY for our upcoming NANTUCKET TRIP.
The cost of the Meal Plan is $100. If you choose not to purchase the Meal Plan food is always available a la carte. (This is true for all "Full Galley Available" trips.)
The grill will be open on the way out from 6 to10 PM for regular menu items, but there will be no "dinner".
Coffee is included, but unfortunately soft drinks and water will no longer be included in any Meal Plan this season. Soda and water can be purchased on board from our vending machine.
If you have any questions please email Maria at Voyagergalley@gmail.com
We still have spots on our 1.5-day NANTUCKET WRECK TRIP leaving 6 PM FRIDAY EVENING APRIL 20 and our next TILEFISH TRIP leaving 11 PM SUNDAY NIGHT APRIL 22. If you are interested in either offshore trip, please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.
April 17, 2018
It looks like the winds that have been howling are finally going to subside. We have three exciting trips planned over the next week.
We will be sailing 5 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING for COD, POLLOCK and LING. This trip is Open Boat so there is no need for reservations, just come on down.
We have a 1.5-day NANTUCKET WRECK TRIP leaving 6 PM FRIDAY EVENING and returning Sunday morning at around 10 AM. The long range forecast for this trip is excellent! For the folks that were blown out on the first Nantucket trip 2 weeks ago or blown out on our 40-80 mile trips, we still have some spots available. Jump on and catch some COD, POLLOCK, and WHITE HAKE.
Our next TILEFISH TRIP sails 11 PM SUNDAY NIGHT, APRIL 22 and spots are still available. The weather also looks great for this trip. On our last trip we had Very Good Fishing and DOGFISH WERE NOT A PROBLEM. This trip returns Tuesday morning at 5 AM.
If you are interested in either offshore trip, please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.
April 12, 2018
Good news for the start of the 2018 Golden Tilefish season! The VOYAGER's first 2-Day TILEFISH TRIP that sailed Sunday night was a good one. The Goldens were quality fish and some limit catches were made. Mike Figueroa from New York had the largest fish at 23-pounds, but we also lost some even bigger fish due to tackle failure or just pulled hooks. Our NEXT TILEFISH TRIP sails SUNDAY, APRIL 22 and spots are available.
COD FISHING has been just a pick with a few nice fish showing up in the mix.
We also have room on our next 1.5-day NANTUCKET WRECK TRIP on FRIDAY EVENING APRIL 20. If you are interested in either trip, please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.
April 6, 2018
Due to poor offshore weather forecasted for today and tonight we have CANCELED OUR APRIL 6 NANTUCKET WRECK TRIP.
We have added a LOCAL COD TRIP on 5:00 AM SATURDAY MORNING APRIL 7 and a second trip on
5:00 AM SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 8 since the wind is supposed to ease. These are open boat trips and reservations are NOT required. Just show up at the boat about an hour before we sail.
In addition to our Saturday and Sunday Cod trips, we still have spots available on our first TILEFISH TRIP on SUNDAY NIGHT APRIL 8. The weather looks great for Tile fishing on Monday!
We also have room on our next 1.5-day NANTUCKET WRECK TRIP on FRIDAY EVENING APRIL 20.
If you are interested in either offshore trip, please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.
FYI – Our TRIP CALENDAR web page shows info on all TRIP TYPES, DATES, DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMES, and FARES for both open boat and reservation-only trips. It also shows AVAILABLE SPOTS for reservation-only trips.
Also check out our collection of more than 3,700 trip photos on the VOYAGER Photo Gallery.
March 23, 2018
We hope this newsletter finds everyone in good health after a long and cold winter. The VOYAGER will resume sailing on GOOD FRIDAY and SATURDAY, MARCH 30 and 31, at 5:00 AM for COD. We don't know what to expect, but it will be nice to wet a line again.
In addition to our day COD TRIPS we have some exciting trips in early April to shake those cobwebs off with. We have a NANTUCKET WRECK TRIP on FRIDAY APRIL 6 and a TILEFISH TRIP on SUNDAY NIGHT APRIL 8. Both of these trips have spots available so if you are interested, please send us an e-mail at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.
Just a reminder to those of you that have already booked overnight trips… If you are holding spots on one of our overnight offshore trips and have not sent in money, your payment is due by Saturday March 31. Please let us know if you are sending in payment so we don't cancel your reservation on April 1 in case your mail gets delayed. If we don't receive payment or hear from you by April 1 we will have to cancel your reservation and delete you from the boarding list. You will then have to rebook your spot with a later boarding number. For those of you that may have wanted a specific trip but found it was sold out, please check back on our web site Trip Calendar page on Monday April 2 when we have cleared up any "unclaimed spots".
February 15, 2018
We finally made a Cod trip last weekend after many blow-outs through January and February. The fishing reports from other boats were very poor with boats catching only a fish or two each and sometimes even nothing. After hearing those reports, we changed our game plan and hit some deep water wrecks instead of going to Block Island. The fishing was okay with a good number of short Cod, a bunch of nice keeper Cod, Pollock, and White Hake. We also had about 150 Ling. Not a great trip, but better than the reports of the prior day and of the day we were out.
The biggest problem we see is that the trip is NOT repeatable. By this we mean that we cleaned off the wrecks we fished and probably cannot go back for some time. If we do go back, we guess that the results would not be as good.
With a lot of the wrecks having been fished by us and other boats, we don't feel they give us a fair shot at catching much moving forward. Additionally, the traditional fishing around Block Island has been poor and very sporadic. Given these things, we made the decision to cancel the two remaining Block Island/NE Wreck trips. We will also cancel the two remaining Porgy/Cod trips. We do apologize for any inconvenience.
If you want to catch Cod we suggest rolling your money into one of our 1.5-day or 2.5-day Nantucket Trips available April through August or an April overnight Limited Load Cod Trip. You can also use your money for any of our other offshore trips such as Tilefish, Tuna, Sea Bass, or Ling (see schedule) or leave your money on credit for a future trip when you decide. Lastly, you are always more than welcome to request a refund. Whatever you choose, please let us know by e-mail at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.
WE WILL RESUME SAILING LOCAL TRIPS FOR COD ON FRIDAY MARCH 30
January 25, 2018
We want to start by thanking everyone who fished with us in 2017. We hope you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again this year on one of our many adventures.
WE HAVE POSTED OUR FULL 2018 TRIP CALENDAR. SEE IT ON OUR TRIP CALENDAR PAGE
The following are some 2018 trip description highlights along with a few important items about our booking policies.
VOYAGER COD TRIPS
After two exceptional NANTUCKET COD, POLLOCK, HADDOCK AND HAKE TRIPS last season we are very excited to announce an expanded Nantucket schedule for 2018. We will start our Nantucket season off with two slightly shorter 1.5-DAY NANTUCKET WRECK TRIPS in April. These trips will fish from sunrise until after sunset on a number of legendary wrecks such as the Republic, Pan Pennsylvania, and Andrea Doria for COD, POLLOCK and HAKE. We will sail on Friday evenings returning Sunday morning around 10:00 AM.
From May through the end of summer we will be doing the longer 2.5-DAY NANTUCKET TRIPS. In May and June we will split our trips up between wrecks and open bottom jigging. In July and August we will spend some of the trip fishing for FLUKE around Nantucket and the rest of the time on the jigging grounds for COD and POLLOCK. For those of you that were with us last year we will once again be doing a MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2.5-DAY NANTUCKET ADVENTURE! We have also modified the sailing schedule on our longer trips so that all trips (except the Memorial Day weekend trip) return on Sunday mornings. This should make it easier for folks to return to work Monday morning. The trips will leave at 6:00 PM Thursday and return at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday. These trips will be limited to just 32 anglers for your fishing comfort.
We also will be doing Friday night BLOCK ISLAND AND NORTHEAST COD WRECKS TRIPS in February and LIMITED LOAD COD WRECK TRIPS throughout the spring and summer. The LIMITED LOAD COD TRIPS fish wrecks from 40-80 miles offshore. They leave at 12:30 AM and return around 6:00 PM and are limited to 35 anglers. Please see our Trip Calendar page for specific dates. All anglers get bunks on these trips.
VOYAGER LING ULTRA MARATHONS
Last year we had super Ling fishing on a number of offshore spots during the summer. Anglers frequently landed 50-75+ Ling per person as well as some Sea Bass and Cod. In an effort to take advantage of one of the best eating fish we catch, we are running some overnight trips to these offshore areas. The VOYAGER will be leaving at 12:30 AM and returning later that same day between 6:00 - 7:00PM. These trips will be by reservation only so don’t miss out!
VOYAGER TILEFISH TRIPS
This year we will once again have 2-DAY MULTI-SPECIES TRIPS in addition to 2-DAY TILEFISH ONLY TRIPS. This is a response to those folks that want to utilize their time offshore to fish for more than one species. The trips you can look for this season include 1.5-DAY and 2-DAY TILEFISH/ROSEFISH, TILEFISH/MID-RANGE WRECKS (Cod, Pollock, Ling), and TILEFISH/MAHI trips.
This year we are doing three WORLD RECORD HUNTS. The first two are 2-day limited load trips taking only 21 people, and the third is a 2.5-day limited load trip taking 23 people.
This year, in an effort to find new unfished grounds, we will be doing a 2-DAY DEEP WATER EXPLORATORY TRIP. On this trip we will fish depths from 800 to 1,500 feet. While not mandatory, electric reels are suggested.
VOYAGER TUNA TRIPS
This year’s TUNA schedule starts off with a number of 30-HOUR TUNA/MAHI TRIPS on both weekdays and weekends. By the third week of September we switch to our regular TUNA schedule offering two 30-hour trips during the week and three 21-hour trips on weekends. For the extra hearty angler we have a special COLUMBUS DAY 2-DAY TUNA/MAHI TRIP featuring two nights of Tuna fishing. This trip leaves at 5:00 PM on Saturday night October 6 and returns between 2-3:00 PM on Monday October 8. All Tuna trips are limited to 26 passengers unless otherwise specified. All anglers get bunks on Voyager Tuna trips.
VOYAGER SEA BASS TRIPS
This season we will be fishing for JUMBO SEA BASS AND PORGIES leaving at 11:00 PM on most Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in November and December. We plan to start these overnight trips in early November and head out to the eastern wrecks to "meet" the fall Sea Bass migration.
After excellent trips to BLOCK ISLAND last fall we will continue our BLOCK ISLAND COD, SEA BASS AND PORGY TRIPS on Sunday nights starting at the beginning of November and going through mid-December. Please see our Trip Calendar page for specific dates. All anglers get bunks on these trips.
TRIP BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Due to the cost of fuel and our strict capacity limits, we cannot be responsible for changes in YOUR plans. If you book a trip and cannot go, it is your responsibility to fill the spot. We will NOT be keeping a waiting list. You have to think of it like going to a Yankees baseball game. If you buy a ticket and the game is played but you can't go, it is up to you to sell your ticket or give it away. So please make sure that you don't have any schedule conflicts before you book a trip.
To book a trip or trips E-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com (and not any other potentially old and obsolete email address you may have for us) or call our office at (732) 295-3019.
An E-mail is best since we process them first.
FOR TRIPS SAILING IN MARCH OR APRIL - Let us know what trip(s) you want and that you are sending in a reservation form and payment. We will put your name on the boarding list in the order that you contact us and hold your spot for Seven (7) Days. You will not receive boarding numbers until we receive your reservation form and payment.
FOR TRIPS SAILING IN MAY-DECEMBER - Let us know what trip(s) you want and that you are sending in a reservation form and payment. We will put your name on the boarding list in the order that you contact us and hold your spot(s) until March 31 with no payment or obligation. You will not receive boarding numbers until we receive your reservation form and payment. If we do not receive payment by March 31, we will delete you from the boarding list and you will lose your boarding spot and will then need to re-book.
Unfortunately, I am a one-man show in the office until August and between running trips and office work, I will not have time to make courtesy calls to remind you to pay. It is your responsibility to make your payment on time. It is also your responsibility to know what trips you are supposed to be on so the excuse of "I forgot I was on last Sunday's trip" will not fly.
Please contact us even if you had previously mentioned that you wanted to be on a certain trip or trips. It was quite a while ago and we don't want to forget anyone.
Please see our Policies page before sending in any payments.
While we always reserve the right to overbook each trip by two people, we try not to do it since space is always at a premium. Following the payment procedure above will allow us to stick to our passenger limits.
Lastly, if any 2 or 2½-day trip is significantly shortened due to adverse weather conditions, anglers will receive a credit ticket for a future trip for an amount determined by the Captain. There will be NO CASH REFUNDS.
We look forward to our 2018 FISHING TRIPS and seeing you at the boat. Thank you again for fishing aboard the VOYAGER.
January 19, 2018
Our FULL-YEAR 2018 SCHEDULE will be posted on or about 9:30 AM on Thursday morning January 25.
We will also be sending out our newsletter around the same time and highlighting some of the new and exciting adventures we have planned for this season. Just a reminder, e-mail trip requests will always be handled first.
E-mails should be sent to Info@VoyagerFishing.com
This Sunday morning, January 21 at 2:00 AM we have an offshore PORGY, COD and POLLOCK TRIP scheduled.
The weather looks great for the trip and we are hoping to get into some rod bending Jumbo Porgies as well as a few Cod. We still have lots of room so if you are interested please e-mail us or call 732-295-3019 and leave a message.
We have also recently posted our trip schedule for February 2018. You can view it on our Trip Calendar page. Again, if you are interested in booking a trip, please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com or call 732-295-3019 and leave a message.
December 31, 2017
As 2017 comes to an end, we wanted to give you our sincere thanks for fishing aboard the VOYAGER.
The coming year holds some really extraordinary fishing adventures and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.
Thank you once again for being a VOYAGER angler.
BEST WISHES FOR A HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Captain Jeff and the Crew of the VOYAGER
See all of the Trip Photos from the second half of December on the VOYAGER Photo Gallery page.
December 15, 2017
Here are a few photos from the VOYAGER OFFSHORE SEA BASS TRIP on December 15. It was a great day out on the water and the fishing was lights out! More photos from this trip are on the VOYAGER Photo Gallery page.