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VOYAGER Fishing Reports


November 14, 2018

Our first overnight OFFSHORE SEA BASS & PORGY TRIP was a good one.
   We had a number of limit catches with most of the Sea Bass in the 2-5 pound range.   We also had some Ling and Porgies in the mix.   It was nice to see quality fish starting to show up this early in the season.   We have room on a number of upcoming trips and the weather next week looks great!

This week's BLOCK ISLAND TRIP was a great success with LIMIT CATCHES OF SEA BASS ALL AROUND THE BOAT and plenty of PORGIES if you wanted them.   We also had about a half dozen COD and a couple of small POLLOCK.   After everyone had their Sea Bass limit we hit a wreck and found a nice pick of JUMBO LING from 2-4 pounds and WHITE HAKE up to 10 pounds.   We still have room on this Sunday's BLOCK ISLAND TRIP on 11/18 as well as next week's trip on 11/25.

If you are interested in booking a trip please e-mail Richie at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.


November 6, 2018

On last week's 5:00 AM MID-RANGE WRECK TRIP we had plenty of keeper Sea Bass and some Porgies in the mix.   The boat ended up with a limit of Sea Bass plus Porgies and a few Pollock.   We will be doing this trip again WEDNESDAY 11/7 and THURSDAY 11/8 this week and the weather looks nice for both days!   The trip is OPEN BOAT so just come on down.

For any of our 12 hour OPEN BOAT marathons please check our TRIP CALENDAR page after 6PM the night before the trip to make sure the weather is good enough to sail.   It will say TRIP CANCELED if we are NOT going.

Our first BLOCK ISLAND TRIP was a great success with LIMITS of SEA BASS around the boat and plenty of PORGIES.  We will have trip photos posted soon.

FYI – Our TRIP CALENDAR 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.


November 3, 2018

After hours on the phone with Verizon, they finally admitted that they changed their voice mail system.   Even the tech, who was very helpful today, said they didn't know about the change until the day before it went live.   The problem seems to be with the sub-mailbox feature.   That being said, we will be leaving the "sail or no sail" messages for overnight trips on the main phone line at (732) 295-3019.  In other words you will not have to press menu option number 4 at this time.   You will also be able to leave messages and we will be able to retrieve them.   You are always welcome to contact us via e-mail at Info@VoyagerFishing.com if you prefer.

The report from Captain Denis on the Wednesday 5:00 AM MID-RANGE WRECK TRIP was that keeper Sea Bass came over the rails in good numbers and there were some Porgies and Pollock mixed in.   The boat ended up with a limit of Sea Bass and some Porgies.   WE HAVE THIS TRIP AGAIN NEXT TUESDAY 11/6, WEDNESDAY 11/7 AND THURSDAY 11/8.

For any of our 10 and 12 hour OPEN BOAT marathons, please check our TRIP CALENDAR page after 6 PM the night before the trip to make sure the weather is good enough to sail.   It will say TRIP CANCELED if we are NOT going.


October 31, 2018

We have been having problems with our phone system and we cannot retrieve messages.  We are currently working with Verizon to fix the problem.   If you left us a message at any time after 4:00 PM Tuesday we cannot get it and we don't even know that you called.   Please use e-mail to contact us until we resolve the problem.

The early morning report from Captain Denis on today's 5:00 AM Mid-Range Wrecks Trip was that keeper Sea Bass were coming over the rails in good numbers and there were some Porgies and Pollock mixed in.

We start our 11 PM OFFSHORE SEA BASS & PORGY TRIPS on November 9 and run a full schedule through December 30.

We are also sailing EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT to BLOCK ISLAND for Cod, Sea Bass and Porgies starting on November 4 through December 16.   We still have plenty of room on most trips, but weekends are starting to fill up now.   You can E-mail Richie at Info@VoyagerFishing.com to make reservations on these trips.

Just a reminder… the VOYAGER has 6:30 AM SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHON TRIPS on THURSDAY 11/1 this week and a MID-RANGE WRECK trips for SEA BASS & PORGIES at 5 AM Friday 11/2 as well as next week on 11/6, 11/7, and 11/8.   The trips are OPEN BOAT so NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.   OUR GALLEY WILL BE OPEN ON ALL MID-RANGE WRECK TRIPS.   Snacks and Drinks will be available this Thursday.

6:30 AM THURSDAY 11/1 – SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHON
Open Boat, Fare $80, Snacks & Drinks available, Return 4:30 PM.   Please check our TRIP CALENDAR page after 6 PM the night before the trip to make sure the weather is good enough to sail.   (It will say TRIP CANCELED if we are NOT going)

5:00 AM 10/31, 11/2, 11/6, 11/7 & 11/8 – MID-RANGE WRECKS SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHONS
Open Boat, Fare $100, Full Galley available, Return 4:30 PM.   Please check our TRIP CALENDAR page after 6 PM the night before the trip to make sure the weather is good enough to sail.   (It will say TRIP CANCELED if we are NOT going)


October 28, 2018

After a tough fall for both weather and Tuna fishing, the VOYAGER takes aim at OFFSHORE SEA BASS fishing for the next couple of months.   We start our 11 PM offshore trips on November 9 and run a full schedule through December 30.   We are also sailing every Sunday night to BLOCK ISLAND for COD, SEA BASS and PORGIES starting on November 4 through December 16.  We still have plenty of room on most trips, but weekends are starting to fill up now.   You can E-mail Richie at Info@VoyagerFishing.com to make reservations.

Just a reminder… The VOYAGER has 6:30 AM SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHON TRIPS on TUESDAY and THURSDAY this coming week and MID-RANGE WRECK trips for SEA BASS & PORGIES at 5 AM this week on Wednesday 10/31 and Friday 11/2 as well as on 11/6, 11/7, and 11/8.   The trips are OPEN BOAT so NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.   OUR GALLEY WILL BE OPEN ON ALL MID-RANGE WRECK TRIPS.   Snacks and Drinks will be available this Tuesday and Thursday.

6:30 AM TUESDAY 10/30 & 11/1 – SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHON
Open Boat, Fare $80, Snacks & Drinks available, Return 4:30 PM.   Please check our TRIP CALENDAR page after 6 PM the night before the trip to make sure the weather is good enough to sail.  (It will say TRIP CANCELED if we are NOT going)

5:00 AM 10/31, 11/2, 11/6, 11/7 & 11/8 – MID-RANGE WRECKS SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHONS
Open Boat, Fare $100, Full Galley available, Return 4:30 PM.   Please check our TRIP CALENDAR page after 6 PM the night before the trip to make sure the weather is good enough to sail.   (It will say TRIP CANCELED if we are NOT going)


October 18, 2018

TUNA REPORT

TUNA fishing has improved a bit over the past couple of trips.   Nothing great but a few bites here and there plus some SWORDFISH mixed in.   The tuna have been all YELLOWFIN ranging in size from 30 to 60 pounds.   Depending on the trip, both bait and jigs have worked equally well.   The MAHI fishing has still been good with half to full limits being common on our longer trips.   For those interested, we still have spots available on upcoming trips.

SEA BASS & PORGY REPORT

The SEA BASS and PORGY trips have been very good so far.   We've had a number of limits on SEA BASS up to 3 1/4 pounds and PORGIES to 3 pounds.   There's lots of life on all spots from 90 to 150 feet so we expect fishing to get even better as the water cools.

Just a reminder… The VOYAGER has SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHON TRIPS on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY this coming week.   The trips are OPEN BOAT so NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.   Snacks & Drinks are available.

6:30 AM TUESDAY 10/23 – SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHON
Open Boat, Fare $80, Snacks & Drinks available, Return 4:30 PM
Please check our TRIP CALENDAR page after 6 PM the night before the trip to make sure the weather is good enough to sail.   It will say TRIP CANCELED if we are NOT going.

5:00 AM  WEDNESDAY 10/24 – MID-RANGE WRECKS SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHON
Open Boat, Fare $100, Snacks & Drinks available, Return 4:30 PM
Please check our TRIP CALENDAR page after 6 PM the night before the trip to make sure the weather is good enough to sail-It will say TRIP CANCELED if we are NOT going.

FYI – Our TRIP CALENDAR 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 4,000 trip photos on our Photo Gallery page


October 7, 2018

Just a reminder… The VOYAGER has SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHON TRIPS on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY this week.  The trips are OPEN BOAT so NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.   Snacks & Drinks are available, the fare is $80 per person, and the weather looks beautiful.

6:30 AM TUESDAY – SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHON
Open Boat, Fare $80, Snacks & Drinks available, return 4:30 PM

6:30 AM WEDNESDAY – SEA BASS & PORGY MARATHON
Open Boat, Fare $80, Snacks & Drinks available, return 4:30 PM


September 25, 2018

Canyon Tuna fishing has been tough so far this season.
   We have seen a few Tuna here and there and a couple of Swordfish but that's about it.   The fishing for Mahi has been good to excellent with many limit catches of mostly gaffer sized fish.   Some of the Mahi have been pushing the 25 to 30-pound mark!   Hopefully the Tuna will start to bite later this week when the winds and seas finally settle down.

We have open spots on our Canyon Tuna Trips this coming Friday and Saturday night.

Our last Tilefish trip was good with the pool fish weighing in at well over 30 pounds.   We have added one more TILEFISH TRIP to our schedule leaving at 10 PM SUNDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 28.   Please remember that the Blueline Tilefish season closes at the end of October so this will be our last chance to fish for them until next May.   We still have spots left and if you want to join us please e-mail Richie at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.

The fall Sea Bass season opens October 8 with a 10 fish possession limit.   The limit jumps up to 15 fish during November and December.   We have decided to take advantage of this early opening to run some SEA BASS AND PORGY MARATHON TRIPS.   We will be sailing from 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM on OCTOBER 9, 10, 23, & 30 and to the mid-range wrecks at 5:00 AM on OCTOBER 24 & 31 and NOVEMBER 6, 7, & 8.   These trips are OPEN BOAT so NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  Please see our TRIP CALENDAR page for DATES, DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMES, and FARES.


August 29, 2018

We still have spots left on our Friday night August 31st and Sunday night September 2nd 2-DAY TILEFISH TRIPS
and the weather looks great!   These will be our last 2-Day Tilefish trips of the year.   Fishing has been very good for Golden and Blueline Tilefish.

We begin our 2018 Tuna season with a 30-Hour TUNA and MAHI TRIP leaving at 7 AM Thursday morning September 6.  There are still spots available for this trip.

If you want to join us please e-mail Richie at Info@VoyagerFishing.com or call (732) 295-3019 and leave a message to make reservations.

IMPORTANT BOOKING NOTES:

Please note the following… From this point forward we will no longer allow people to use money they have on credit from canceled trips or otherwise for any PRIVATE CHARTER TRIPS.   This applies to everyone with absolutely no exceptions!   Credit can always be used for any overnight reservation trips that we have that are open to the public, just not for private charter trips.

Credit can be used on open boat day trips only after arrangements have been made through our office prior to the trip.  Lastly, money on credit can never be used for food or crew tips.   Thank you in advance for understanding and following our policies.   We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


August 20, 2018

We still have a few spots left on our Thursday night August 23 1.5-Day TILEFISH TRIP
and the weather looks great!   This will be our last 1.5-Day Tilefish trip of the year.   Fishing has been very good for Golden and Blueline Tilefish.   If you want to join us please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.

We will begin our 2018 TUNA season with a 30-Hour TUNA and MAHI TRIP leaving at 7 AM Thursday morning September 6.   There are still spots available for this trip.

If you are interested in any of our offshore trips please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com or call 732-295-3019 and leave a message to make reservations.

Here are a few photos from the VOYAGER's 2.5-Day NANTUCKET FLUKE AND COD JIGGING TRIP on August 16.   There were plenty of big Fluke and a ton of Pollock caught, along with some Cod and Haddock.   To see more photos from this trip, visit our Photo Gallery page.
















August 5, 2018

UPCOMING OFFSHORE TRIPS

We still have plenty of room on the following trips:

SUNDAY NIGHT 8/12 2-DAY TILEFISH
WEDNESDAY 8/15 LING ULTRA MARATHON
THURSDAY 8/23 1.5-DAY TILEFISH
SUNDAY NIGHT 9/2 2-DAY TILEFISH

Fishing has been very good for TILEFISH as well as for LING & SEABASS on the wrecks.   There have also been a few COD and some POLLOCK mixed in.

TUNA REPORT

TUNA fishing this summer has been the best in a number of years!   Charter boats from our inlet have been catching plenty of YELLOWFIN and BIG EYE TUNA in our local canyons.   While most of the fishing has been trolling, over the past week a number of boats have started to chunk fish at night.   This bodes well for the start of our 2018 TUNA season.   We begin fishing with a 30-Hour TUNA & MAHI trip leaving Thursday morning September 6.

If you are interested in any of our offshore trips please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com
or call (732) 295-3019 and leave a message to make reservations.

FYI – Our TRIP CALENDAR 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.


July 28, 2018

UPCOMING OFFSHORE TRIP

We still have plenty of room on our 2-day TILEFISH & MID-RANGE WRECKS TRIP leaving tomorrow night, SUNDAY JULY 29, at 10 PM.   The weather for the trip looks GREAT!   Fishing has been very good for TILEFISH as well as for LING & SEA BASS on the wrecks.   There have also been a few COD and some POLLOCK mixed in.

If you are on this trip and want to bring a friend or if you want to jump on last minute, you can just show up at the boat tomorrow night by 9 PM and pay the $475 fare in cash then.   If you decide to come on the trip please email us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com to let us know you are coming down.


June 25, 2018


Our recent 2.5-day Nantucket Wreck and Jigging trip was great with little wind, calm seas and good fishing.   Captain Jeff says that Pollock fishing was excellent (there were several triple-headers) and a good number of nice-sized Cod.   Haddock, White Hake and jumbo Bergalls also came over the rail.   The highlight of the trip was an 84.6-pound Atlantic Halibut caught on a jig by Eddie Mackin.

We have plenty of photos from this trip, but you'll have to visit our Photo Gallery page to see them.

We still have room on our

Wednesday, June 27 LIMITED LOAD COD TRIP

and our Thursday, June 28 1.5-DAY TILEFISH TRIP

If you are interested in going on any of our offshore trips please call us at (732) 295-3019 and leave a message or e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com to make reservations.


June 5, 2018

SEA BASS REPORT

Captain Denis reported good SEA BASS fishing on the Friday Marathon Trip.   There were limits almost all around the boat with a few Ling mixed in.
   Our next daily Open Boat SEA BASS Trip is the FRIDAY MORNING MARATHON at 6:30 AM and the Saturday and Sunday morning trips at 7:30 AM.

We had very good SEA BASS and LING fishing on our Saturday trip with many Sea Bass limits and Ling catches ranging from 5-25 per person.   Joe Armelliao won the pool with a 3-pound Sea Bass.

LING REPORT

Our first LING MARATHON Trip was just so-so.   We tried a number of spots with limited success.   Our last stop produced Ling and Sea Bass in decent numbers and was good for us again on the Saturday trip.   Cliff Calkins won the pool with a 6-pound Cod.   Our next LING MARATHON trip is 6:30 AM Thursday morning June 14.

UPCOMING OFFSHORE TRIPS

In June, we have room on our 1.5-day and 2-day TILEFISH & TILEFISH/ROSEFISH COMBO TRIPS.   We also have had a few spots open up on our June 17 WORLD RECORD TILEFISH HUNT.

We still have room on our 2.5-day NANTUCKET COD WRECK & JIGGING TRIP leaving 6 PM Thursday June 21.
   We can't stress enough that the federal government may close this fishery down in the near future so come out while you still can!   Our last trip was great!

If you are interested in any of our offshore trips please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com
or call (732) 295-3019 and leave a message to make reservations.


May 29, 2018

NANTUCKET REPORT

We made our annual Memorial Day Weekend Nantucket COD, POLLOCK, HAKE AND HADDOCK TRIP this past weekend and what a trip it was!
   The weather was in constant flux the days before the trip, but a favorable forecast Friday morning made the trip a "go".   We arrived on the grounds just after sun up finding only moderate wind and seas.   We anchored up on a wreck and immediately heard calls for the gaff coming from the bow.   Then a few calls from mid-ships and the stern.   We were soon catching a mix of COD and POLLOCK with a few WHITE HAKE mixed in.   The fish were caught on both bait and jigs.   We bounced around all day finding some wrecks to be better than others, and some that were just duds.

On day two of the trip, we focused on jigging COD and HADDOCK.   The fish started biting early in the morning, but then slowed as the current started to run hard.   We made a short move and found the mother lode of HADDOCK.   Fish were coming up all around the boat on both bait and jigs with double headers common.   There were some COD, but it was mostly HADDOCK.
























   In the middle of the day we hooked something much larger.  The large fish ended up being a 36-pound ATLANTIC HALIBUT caught by Andre Mezzasalma of Virginia.   We hooked a few more HALIBUT throughout the day but were unable to get any to the surface.   When everyone had full coolers we started for home.

We really can't say enough about the trip.   We caught COD, POLLOCK, HADDOCK, HALIBUT, WHITE HAKE, RED HAKE, SILVER HAKE, FLUKE, and even a MONKFISH!   We've urged people to jump on these trips while we're still allowed to do them and I'm happy to say that those that did were all very happy.   We still have three more trips left this season, one each in June, July and August.   On the July and August trips, we plan to spend a good bit of the first day fishing for JUMBO NANTUCKET FLUKE.   If you are interested in any of these trips please email us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.

To see photos from the Nantucket trip, check out our PHOTO GALLERY.

SEA BASS REPORT

Captain Denis had the boat out today for the daily SEA BASS trip and, after a slow start, put a decent catch together.  There was plenty of short action and enough keepers to keep it interesting.   A number of folks had their limits.   Our next daily Open Boat SEA BASS trips are 7:30 AM Wednesday 5/30 and a Friday 6/01 MARATHON at 6:30 AM.

We also have our first LING MARATHON trip this Thursday morning 5/31 at 6:30AM.

UPCOMING OFFSHORE TRIPS

In June, we have room on our 1.5-day and 2-day TILEFISH & TILEFISH/ROSEFISH COMBO TRIPS.   We also have had a few spots open up on our June 17 WORLD RECORD TILEFISH HUNT.

We still have room on our 2.5-day NANTUCKET COD WRECK & JIGGING TRIP leaving 6 PM Thursday June 21.   We can't stress enough that the federal government may close this fishery down in the near future so come out while you still can!

If you are interested in any of our offshore trips please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com
or call (732) 295-3019 and leave a message to make reservations.



May 20, 2018

VOYAGER FISHING REPORT

This past weekend we sailed on two OFFSHORE TILEFISH TRIPS.  Fishing was good on both trips with many limit catches.   We had some nice fish in the mix again with Blueline Tilefish up to 18 pounds and Golden Tilefish up to 37 pounds.

Captain Denis had the boat out today for an OPEN BOAT SEA BASS TRIP and it appears the northeast winds of the past few days pushed some Sea Bass in.  He was happy to report a FULL BOAT LIMIT with Sea Bass up to 2.5 pounds.   The fish were caught on both bait and jigs.   OUR NEXT OPEN BOAT SEA BASS TRIPS are 7:30 AM THURSDAY morning and 6:30 AM FRIDAY morning.















UPCOMING OFFSHORE TRIPS

In June, we have room on our 1.5-DAY and 2-DAY TILEFISH & TILEFISH/ROSEFISH COMBO TRIPS.

We also have room on our Memorial Day Weekend 2.5-DAY NANTUCKET COD WRECK AND JIGGING TRIP leaving 6 PM FRIDAY MAY 25.   Last year, our Memorial Day trip saw EXCELLENT COD FISHING with loads of COD, POLLOCK, HADDOCK and WHITE HAKE on both bait and jigs.   If you enjoy fishing for COD and POLLOCK this is the trip for you.   We cannot stress enough that the federal government may close this fishery down in the near future so come out while you still can!

If you are interested in any of our offshore trips please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com
or call (732) 295-3019 and leave a message to make reservations.


May 9, 2018

This past weekend we sailed on two offshore trips.
   The first was our ULTRA-LIMITED LOAD COD Trip.   Fishing was much better than it's been with high hooks having six or seven fish.   The Cod were nice fish in the 8-15 pound class and all were caught on bait.   We hope to add more of these trips as our schedule permits.

The second trip was a 2-DAY CANYON TILEFISH Trip.   Fishing was quite good with many making limit catches.   We had some really nice Tilefish on this trip.   Jerry Sullivan was the pool winner with a 43-pound Golden Tilefish and his buddy Jonathan Spreter chimed in with a 31-pound beauty.   We had a number of other fish in the 10-20 pound range.   You can see trip photos on our Photo Gallery page.















UPCOMING TRIPS - This month we have room on our upcoming 2-DAY LIMITED LOAD WORLD RECORD HUNT and DEEPWATER EXPLORATORY TILEFISH TRIPS as well as our regular 1.5-DAY TILEFISH TRIPS.

We also have room on our Memorial Day Weekend 2.5-DAY NANTUCKET COD WRECK AND JIGGING TRIP.   Last year the Memorial Day trip saw EXCELLENT COD FISHING with loads of COD, POLLOCK, HADDOCK and WHITE HAKE on both bait and jigs.   If you enjoy fishing for COD and POLLOCK this is the trip for you.   We cannot stress enough that the federal government may close this fishery down in the near future so come out while you still can!

Our first OPEN BOAT SEA BASS TRIP of the season is 7:30 AM WEDNESDAY MAY 16.   We have tried a few test drops on likely Sea Bass spots and have been pleasantly surprised.   More and more Sea Bass should be moving in everyday as the water continues to warm and the inshore migration picks up steam.

We will also be sailing SUNDAY MAY 13 for LING leaving at 7:30 AM and returning around 3:30 PM.   This trip is OPEN BOAT so you can just come on down.

If you are interested in any of our offshore trips please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com
or call (732) 295-3019 and leave a message to make reservations.


May 3, 2018


The VOYAGER will be sailing on a special Ultra Limited 25-passenger OFFSHORE COD AND POLLOCK TRIP at 11:00 PM Saturday night April 5.   The fare for this trip is $175 and phone or email reservations are required.

We will also be sailing on Saturday morning for LING leaving at 7:30 AM and returning around 3:30 PM.   The Ling Trip is OPEN BOAT so you can just come on down.

If you are interested in going on any of our offshore trips please call us at (732) 295-3019 and leave a message or e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com to make reservations.


April 26, 2018

We will be sailing SPECIAL OFFSHORE COD, POLLOCK AND LING TRIPS at 12:30 AM on Saturday 4/28 and Sunday 4/29.
   The winds look light for both trips and we still have space available.

If you are interested in going on these trips or any of our offshore trips please call 732-295-3019 and leave a message or e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com to make reservations.

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 in the VOYAGER Photo Gallery.


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.

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COD FISHING
has been just a pick with a few nice fish showing up in the mix.

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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

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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 2-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.















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