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May 14, 2017

TILEFISH REPORT

Last week's Tilefish Trip was an interesting one.   We started in the area where we had left them biting the trip before only to find the area stone dead!   We moved around a bit and found some fish to work on, catching both Blueline and Golden Tilefish.   Unfortunately, the wind started to blow pretty hard and it made fishing a bit difficult.   We still picked and plucked at various species throughout the day with some quality fish mixed in.
 
On the second day, we picked away at small Golden Tilefish for a while and then found some nicer fish to end the trip on.   We even had a couple of rarely caught species like Gulper Sharks and a Moray Eel. 

Kun Kim took the Golden Tilefish pool with a beautiful 33-pound fish and Barry Kaplan won the 'other edible bottom fish' pool with a 15-pound Blueline Tilefish.   Barry's fish was part of a double-header which also included a Golden just shy of 3-pounds, not too shabby!   You can see the trip photos on our web site Photo Gallery.   Overall it wasn't the best trip and it wasn't the worst.   The good thing is the dogfish are pretty much gone and you can actually "fish" now. 

We were forced to cancel today's Tilefish Trip due to poor weather offshore, but we have plenty of room on our next 2-DAY TILEFISH TRIP ON SUNDAY NIGHT MAY 21.   E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.

LING REPORT

LING fishing has started to pick up in our area with better catches being made every day.   We have added a couple of LING MARATHON TRIPS to our schedule over the next week or so.   We will have marathons this WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 and the following THURSDAY, MAY 25.   These are Open Boat Trips (no reservations needed) that leave at 6:30 AM and return at 4:30 PM.   It's time to come down and catch one of the best eating fish our waters have to offer!


May 3, 2017


It looks like the weather tomorrow will finally give us a break.   Light winds, sunny, and 60 degrees temperatures are forecast.    With that in mind we added an OPEN BOAT COD TRIP at 5:00 AM THURSDAY MAY 4.

We still have room on our LIMITED LOAD COD TRIP on 12:30 AM FRIDAY MORNING MAY 12.
E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.
 
We still have room on our 1.5-DAY TILEFISH TRIP leaving 10 PM THURSDAY NIGHT MAY 18
and our 2-DAY TILEFISH TRIPS leaving 10 PM SUNDAY NIGHT MAY 7, MAY 14, and MAY 21.
E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.


April 24, 2017

COD REPORT

Our Friday Cod trip was nothing short of terrible.  No matter where we went we had little life and only a couple of bites.  On our 12:30 AM Sunday morning Limited Load Cod trip we found a few hungry Cod.  On our first stop we had immediate action with both short and keeper Cod.  We also had a few Ling, Pollock, and even a couple of Blackfish.  We shifted around and picked and plucked a few on most shifts.   After that we tried a couple of spots that only yielded a couple of Ling and Pollock.   Another spot had some shorts and some nice Cod up to about 15 pounds.  Overall it was much better than Friday's trip and better than some other reports we heard, but we still could have used more fish.  That seems to be the case with most types of fishing this spring. 

Please note that the Wednesday 4/26 OPEN BOAT COD TRIP is CANCELED due to bad weather.

Our next OPEN BOAT COD TRIP is 5:00 AM Friday 4/28.

We still have room on our LIMITED LOAD COD TRIPS on Saturday and Sunday morning at 12:30 AM.
E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.

TILEFISH REPORT

We made our first Tilefish Trip of the season last Friday night.   Despite chilly winds, rain, and generally raw conditions, anglers managed to put together a decent catch of fish.   We caught more Golden Tilefish than Blueline Tilefish with many anglers having limits of one kind or the other and some with limits of both.   The size of the fish was on the small side with the largest fish weighing about 12 pounds or so.   We had a moderate problem with the elusive "Cape Sharks" (AKA Dogfish) which hampered our overall catching.   We would be picking at Tilefish only to drift through a big pile of doggies and have half of the boat get hooked up with them.   They would follow us a while and then they would back off again and we would see more tiles.   It was not that there weren't fish around but that, at times, it was hard to stay on the bottom long enough to get one.   We guess that the sharks should be gone in a week or two as the water warms.
 
We still have room on our 1.5-DAY TILEFISH TRIP leaving THURSDAY NIGHT MAY 4 and our 2-DAY TILEFISH TRIP leaving SUNDAY NIGHT MAY 7.   E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.


April 12, 2017

Cod fishing keeps getting better.
   You can view our April 12 Cod trip photos on the VOYAGER Photo Gallery

We have changed the sailing time for our GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 14 COD TRIP.   Instead of leaving at 5:00 AM, we will be leaving at 4:00 AM.   The trip will still return at 4:00PM.   We will have fresh clams for the trip.

We still have room on our 1-DAY TILEFISH TRIP leaving 10 PM FRIDAY NIGHT APRIL 21.   E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.


April 8, 2017

We are very excited to tell you that we have added a second NANTUCKET WRECK ADVENTURE!
   Our second Nantucket Wreck Adventure trip departs June 30 and takes you to fish famous wrecks such as the Republic, the Pan Pennsylvania and the Andrea Doria in the search for Giant Cod, Jumbo Pollock, White Hake and Black Sea Bass.   We also plan to spend some time jigging for Cod on open bottom, and we may even try a few Fluke drifts if we are in a good area.   We will be fishing in depths ranging from 150 to 350 feet using both bait and jigs.   These trips are limited to just 32 anglers for your fishing comfort.   So if you like Cod fishing, this is the trip for you.   Please check our TRIP CALENDAR if you are interested.

A word to the wise…  Nobody knows how long the government will let us continue Cod fishing.   It may be a year or two or even five, but keep in mind that regulators have already shut down recreational fishing for Cod in the Gulf of Maine.   This shutdown, starting at the U.S. border with Canada, stretches all the way down to parts of Massachusetts such as Newburyport, Gloucester, Boston, and even the tip of Cape Cod.   Don't fool yourself and think it can't happen here.   If you are a die-hard Cod fisherman you might want to go while you still can.

We still have room on our 1-DAY TILEFISH TRIP leaving 10 PM FRIDAY NIGHT APRIL 21.
E-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com if you are interested in going.
 
OPEN BOAT COD REPORT

Our Wednesday COD TRIP was better than it's been.  Despite a very large ground swell and poor anchoring conditions, we managed to catch some nice fish.   Kevin Kovach of Lanoka Harbor, NJ was high hook with 6 Cod and a Pollock.   Andre Huwyler of Randolph, NJ chimed in with 3 Cod and 1 Pollock and won the pool with a 22-pound Cod.   We still could've used more fish as many people had 1 or no fish, but hopefully fishing will continue to improve as the weather settles.   Pictures from the trip can be seen on our Photo Gallery.

Our entire 2017 schedule is now available on our TRIP CALENDAR.   If you are interested in booking an overnight COD, TILE, TUNA, or SEA BASS TRIP, please contact us at our new e-mail address, Info@voyagerfishing.com.


April 4, 2017


Due to the expiration on a few reservations, we have opened up a couple of spots on a few popular TILEFISH TRIPS such as the 2.5-day WORLD RECORD HUNT and the 2-day TILEFISH/ROSEFISH combination trips.   Please check our TRIP CALENDAR page if you are interested.

We are very excited to announce the addition of three special BLOCK ISLAND COD, SEA BASS & PORGY TRIPS this fall!   On these trips we expect to catch COD as we drift and anchor for SEA BASS and PORGIES.   These trips should prove exciting as you never what your next bite is going to be!   The dates for these trips are November 26, December 3, and December 10.

Tomorrow's COD TRIP (4/05) is sailing as scheduled.
   The trip is from 5:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The fare for the trip is $100 and the trip is OPEN BOAT - No reservations required.

Our entire 2017 schedule is now available on our TRIP CALENDAR.   If you are interested in booking an overnight COD, TILE, TUNA, or SEA BASS TRIP, please contact us at our new e-mail address, Info@voyagerfishing.com.


March 23, 2017

We have added a new 1-DAY TILEFISH TRIP to our schedule.
   The trip leaves at 10:00 PM on FRIDAY, APRIL 21 and returns 8/9 PM on Saturday, April 22.   The fare for the trip is $325 and reservations are required.
If you are interested in going on this trip, please send us an e-mail at Info@voyagerfishing.com.

To see the VOYAGER's full trip schedule, visit our TRIP CALENDAR page.


March 19, 2017


Mother Nature looks like she is finally going to give us a break with the weather.

We have just added a 20-40 Mile COD TRIP on TUESDAY, MARCH 21 from 5:00 AM-4:00 PM.
The fare for the trip is $100 and it is an OPEN BOAT trip - No reservations required.
 
Our entire 2017 schedule is now available on our TRIP CALENDAR.   If you are interested in booking an overnight COD, TILE, TUNA, or SEA BASS TRIP, please contact us at our new e-mail address, Info@voyagerfishing.com.


March 9, 2017

The VOYAGER is back from the shipyard!
   The VOYAGER is shown below coming home from Derecktor Shipyard on March 8, 2017.   She is heading south on the East River in Manhattan and the NYC City Hall and 14th Street Power Plant are in the background.   The photo is courtesy of Don Babbitt from Seastreak who took it going 30 knots in the opposite direction.
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February 27, 2017

The VOYAGER has a fresh coat of paint and will go back into the water shortly.   Our first fishing venture is a Block Island Cod Trip on Friday, March 3.   There are still a few open spots so if you want to go on this trip, contact us by E-mail at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.

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February 25, 2017


Thank you to everyone who fished with us in 2016.   We hope you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again this year on one of the VOYAGER's many fishing adventures.

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In true VOYAGER tradition we have continued making improvements to the boat.   For 2017 we are happy to report that we have installed four new MARINE GRADE SLIDING DOORS to the deckhouse.   The new doors will keep the cool air inside during the summer and the hot air inside during the winter.   We have also replaced our exterior overhead floodlights with new LED FLOODLIGHTS.   These new floodlights will really light up the water during Tuna season.   Lastly, we have added ADDITIONAL AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT to the below deck bunkroom.

We have just posted our 2017 OFFSHORE SCHEDULE and

YOU CAN SEE OUR 2017 SCHEDULE ON THE TRIP CALENDAR PAGE


The following are 2017 trip description highlights…

VOYAGER COD TRIPS

We are very excited to announce our 3-DAY NANTUCKET WRECK ADVENTURE on Memorial Day weekend!
On this trip we will fish legendary wrecks such as the Republic, the Pan Pennsylvania, and the Andrea Doria.   We will search for Giant Cod, Jumbo Pollock, White Hake and Sea Bass and will be fishing depths from 200 to 350 feet using both bait and jigs.   The trip will leave at 7:00 PM Friday, May 26 and return approximately three days later at 7:00 PM Monday, May 29.   The trip is limited to just 32 anglers for your fishing comfort.

We will also be making Friday night BLOCK ISLAND AND NORTHEAST COD WRECKS TRIPS in March and LIMITED LOAD COD WRECK TRIPS throughout the spring and summer.   The Limited Load Cod Trips fish wrecks from 40 to 80 miles offshore.  They leave at 12:30 AM and return around 6:00 PM and are limited to 35 anglers.   Please see the Trip Calendar page for specific dates.   All anglers get sleeping bunks on these trips.


VOYAGER TILEFISH TRIPS

This year we will once again have 2-DAY MULTI-SPECIES TRIPS in addition to our regular 2-DAY TILEFISH ONLY TRIPS.   This is in response to those anglers that want to use their time offshore to fish for more than one species.   The multi-species trips this year include TILEFISH/ROSEFISH (one trip is limited load), TILEFISH/MID-RANGE WRECKS (Cod, Pollock, Ling), and TILEFISH/MAHI trips.

This year we are making two WORLD RECORD HUNT TRIPS.   The first trip is a 2-day limited man trip taking only 21 anglers and the second trip is a 2-day limited man trip taking 23 anglers.  


VOYAGER TUNA TRIPS

In addition to our regular OVERNIGHT CANYON TUNA TRIPS, we are offering four LIMITED LOAD 30-HOUR TUNA/MAHI TRIPS this year.   Two of the trips are Tuesday trips and two are Thursday trips.

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 Saturday October 7 and returns between 2-3:00 PM Monday October 9.

All Tuna trips are limited to 26 passengers unless otherwise specified.   All anglers get sleeping bunks on VOYAGER Tuna Trips.   Please see the Trip Calendar page for specific dates.


VOYAGER SEA BASS TRIPS

This year we will be making OFFSHORE JUMBO SEA BASS AND PORGY TRIPS 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.   All anglers get bunks on these trips.   Please see the Trip Calendar page for specific dates.


TRIP BOOKING AND PAYMENT

FOLLOW THESE 4 EASY STEPS TO RESERVE A SPOT ON A 2017 VOYAGER OVERNIGHT OR
MULTI-DAY OFFSHORE TRIP.   Please read our Policies Page before you send us your money.


1.)  SELECT A TRIP
from our Trip Calendar page with available spots

2.)  SEND US AN EMAIL at info@voyagerfishing.com.   Let us know the trip date you want and that you will send us your Reservation Form and payment.   You can also call our office at (732) 295-3019, but an e-mail is best since they will be PROCESSED FIRST

FOR TRIPS SAILING IN MARCH AND APRIL
- We will put your name on the boarding list in the order that you contact us and hold your spot for seven (7) days with no payment or obligation

FOR TRIPS SAILING IN MAY THROUGH DECEMBER - 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

3.)  FILL OUT our Reservation Form.    If you are making reservations and paying for more than just yourself, include the names of the other folks in your party

4.)  PRINT AND MAIL YOUR COMPLETED RESERVATION FORM, along with your FULL PAYMENT to

VOYAGER
P.O. BOX 1329
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ  08742

When we receive your Reservation Form and Payment, we will send you a confirmation e-mail message along with your boarding number

ALL RESERVATIONS require advance PAYMENT IN FULL
WE ONLY ACCEPT CHECKS (payable to VOYAGER), MONEY ORDERS, or CASH (at Fisherman's Supply)
SORRY, WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS

By sending us a Trip Reservation Form and your Payment for an offshore overnight or multi-day fishing trip on the VOYAGER, you agree and consent to all of the terms and conditions shown on our Policies Page.   If you have any questions about our terms and conditions, please contact us at info@voyagerFishing.com.

We look forward to our 2017 OFFSHORE TRIPS and seeing you at the boat.   Thank you again for fishing aboard the VOYAGER.


January 20, 2017

You can see all of the photos from our January 13 Block Island Cod Trip on the VOYAGER's Photo Gallery page
















January 19, 2017

Due to popular demand and good fishing, we have added one final

BLOCK ISLAND COD / NORTHEAST WRECK TRIP on FRIDAY NIGHT JANUARY 27

The trip will leave at 8:00 PM and Return between 8:00-10:00 PM the following night.   The fare for the trip is $250 per person and reservations are required.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING – There will be a mandatory rain date of Saturday night 1/28 in the case of bad weather on Friday night.   This means that you need to make sure you are available to go on both Friday and Saturday night.   NO REFUNDS will be given if you can't make the rain date, so again, please be sure you can sail Saturday night.   If you would like to book this trip, please contact us by E-mail at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.

The VOYAGER is now scheduled to go to the shipyard at the end of January for routine maintenance and a few more upgrades.   We expect to be back sailing by the beginning of March and will post the rest of our 2017 schedule by the end of February.




December 31, 2016

As we wrap up 2016, we just wanted to take this time 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 2017.   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


December 30, 2016

You probably heard about the Giant Mako caught on the VOYAGER's December 28 Offshore Sea Bass trip.
Here is Jim Hutchinson's full story posted at The Fisherman's website…

MONSTER MAKO CRASHES SEA BASS PARTY
http://www.thefisherman.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.display&feature_ID=1594&ParentCat=19




December 17, 2016

As we move closer to the end of the year many folks have been asking us what we are doing in January, are we closing up shop?   The answer is HECK NO!

The Voyager will be sailing COD TRIPS TO BLOCK ISLAND and some Northeast Wrecks on the first three Friday nights in January (1/06, 1/13 and 1/20).   The trips will leave at 8:00 PM and Return between 8:00-10:00 PM on Saturday night.  The fare for these trips is $250 per person and reservations are required.   If you would like to book one of these trips, please contact us by e-mail at Info@voyagerfishing.com.





























For those of you looking for shorter trips we will be running OPEN BOAT WRECK FISHING TRIPS on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings at 5:00 AM.   Due to current regulations, these trips will target Porgies, Cod, Ling or whatever we can legally catch.

You can check our TRIP CALENDAR page after 6:00 PM the night before these OPEN BOAT trips to make sure that the weather is favorable and that we are sailing.   We do not plan to sail on poor weather days.

The VOYAGER is scheduled to go to the shipyard around the third week of January for routine maintenance and a few more upgrades.   We expect to be back by mid-February and will post the rest of our winter schedule as we get closer.


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