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VOYAGER Fishing Reports


September 18

We recently made our first TUNA TRIP of the season and things are already looking better than last season.
   We did some MAHI fishing in the early afternoon and fishing was good with many folks catching their limits.   As the sun set, we started chunking and caught our first Tuna around 9 PM, a fat 65 pound YELLOWFIN.   After a couple of quiet hours with no bites we made a move and got anchored up for the night.

The water was clean and blue with lots of life.   Loads of squid were caught by those that wanted them.   We were bothered by some Hammerhead sharks but we soon caught a nice SWORDFISH about an hour or so later.   We also had a couple of Tuna on but lost them.   Around 4 AM we started getting a few Tuna bites on both jigs and bait.   Some were landed and some were lost, but they were all YELLOWFINS from 40-60 pounds.   After daybreak we trolled for a short while catching a couple more nice fish.

We also heard reports of Tuna being caught many miles from where we fished so it looks like there is a good spread of fish around and things should get better as the fall season gets going.   We still have spots available in October and early November.   If you are interested in going on a Tuna Trip, please Email Richie at Info@VoyagerFishing.com


August 4, 2019

VOYAGER BOOKING POLICIES
- Recently we have had a lot of people calling us to get off of trips that they have been booked on for weeks or even months.   Many of these trips have been posted as sold out since the spring and many customers that might have wanted a spot on that particular trip have made other plans for those dates.   It is not always easy for us to fill those spots and more importantly, it is NOT our responsibility.  Below is a copy of our booking policy that goes out in our spring newsletter at the same time our trips are posted.   The information can also be found at all times on the Policies page on our website.   Just to remind everyone…

"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 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."

Even with that said, we have tried to help people out when we can.   Unfortunately people have taken advantage of our help and no matter what we do, we are the bad guys.   Not only have we become the bad guys in some of these "re-booking transactions" but we are not staffed for making tens of phone calls back and forth to make sure that buyers and sellers of spots are content with the transaction.   We are not ticket brokers; we sell the spot just once.   We don't want to sell 45 spots for a 30 person trip because 15 people had changes in their plans.   We also can't let 15 people get off of a trip and then be forced to cancel the entire trip for the others that are still booked.   It just wouldn't be fair.   If you need further explanation Email Captain Jeff from the Voyager web site and leave your phone number.

Regrettably, from this point forward we will not be able to "help out" people who cannot attend a trip they booked.

If your car breaks down, DON'T EVEN ASK.

If your plane is delayed, DON'T EVEN ASK.

If you are under the weather, DON'T EVEN ASK.

If you have an emergency, DON'T EVEN ASK.

We don't mean to be nasty, but we are not sure how much clearer we can make it.   If any of these things happened leading up to a ball game, you would not be calling Yankee stadium would you?

If you find yourself in a situation where you can't make a trip you can try selling your spot(s) on the following websites:

FishingUnited.com
NJFishing.com
BassBarn.com
NorEast.com
Craigslist.com

If this doesn't work for you, and we understand, we would suggest holding off on booking your trip(s) until closer to the sailing date when your schedule firms up and then calling us if there are still spots available.


July 11, 2019

We just returned from another NANTUCKET TRIP and fishing was excellent!
   We started out FLUKE fishing and fishing was decent.   By decent we mean that it wasn't the insane fishing we had on the last trip, but it was still ten times better than any New Jersey fishing.   Most of the fish were 3-8 pounds with a couple of ten plus pound fish caught by Art Strassler and Cliff Calkins splitting the Fluke pool.   Many people had easy limits.   Jigging bucktails out-fished bait on this trip.

We moved on to the jigging grounds where we picked at HADDOCK and some COD.   Art Strassler was also fortunate to land a 45 pound HALIBUT that first afternoon.   After a few hours of fishing on day two, we decided to go searching for some better fishing.   After an hour or so of looking we stopped in an area loaded with sand eels, mackerel and squid.   As soon as the lines hit the bottom it was instant HADDOCK!   For the rest of the day your bait was rarely on the bottom for 30 seconds without getting bit.   After all the coolers were full we steamed for home.

We still have a few spots left on our next NANTUCKET adventure leaving THURSDAY JULY 18 at 5:00 PM.   If you are interested in going, please Email Richie at Info@VoyagerFishing.com


July 6, 2019

Just a heads up… our Sunday morning July 7 SEA BASS & LING TRIP will be sailing from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM and NOT from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.


July 5, 2019

THE VOYAGER GALLEY WILL BE OPERATING AS USUAL
starting on Sunday's Nantucket Trip on July 7.

MEAL PLANS ARE AVAILABLE. 

For more info please contact Maria via E-mail at VoyagerGalley@gmail.com starting Friday afternoon July 5th.


July 3, 2019

IMPORTANT – VOYAGER GALLEY OPEN SUNDAY NIGHT JULY 7 NANTUCKET TRIP

We are glad to report that Maria's galley will be back in action starting with this Sunday night's
Nantucket Trip on July 7.   We'll have more details regarding meal plans, etc. posted sometime Saturday.


June 27, 2019

The VOYAGER has been offshore most of the last two weeks.   We have fished everywhere from Nantucket, Massachusetts to Norfolk, Virginia and we are happy to say fishing has been super!

FLUKE FISHING on last Thursday's 2.5 day NANTUCKET TRIP was nothing short of phenomenal, truly some of the best Fluke fishing you will ever see anywhere!   Fish of four, five, and six pounds were common with many keeper fish being thrown back.   We had over 70 fish between five and ten pounds with 6 fish weighing over ten pounds.   Both bait and Bucktail jigs worked well.   The Fluke Pool Winner was Joe Nevadunsky with an 11 pound 2 ounce giant.   If you are looking to catch the biggest Fluke of your life, now is the time and Nantucket is the place!

After our day of Fluke fishing we steamed out to Georges in search of COD, HADDOCK, and POLLOCK.   Reports had been poor for weeks, but we had to go looking.   We started fishing in the afternoon and fishing was slow since we had a tremendous current that really hampered things.   We anchored up for the night and a few anglers dropped down to the bottom.   They were greeted by hungry HADDOCK which bit through most of the night.   In the morning we started drifting and catching some COD, HADDOCK, and POLLOCK.  When the tide turned in mid-morning, the HADDOCK turned on for real.   It was drop and reel fishing for the next few hours.   During this time Fred Pohlig hooked something bigger than the fish we were catching at the time.   After about ten minutes Fred landed a beautiful 42 inch, 40 pound HALIBUT which won the bottom pool.   Congratulations Fred!

We still have spots on our two July Nantucket trips leaving on the 7th and 18th.   Please Email us at at Info@VoyagerFishing.com if you are interested in going.

We made two TILEFISH TRIPS over the past couple of weeks with mixed results.   Our World Record Hunt trip was slow overall with not much biting in any of the many places we tried.   On a positive note we did have some very large fish.   Former world record holder Dennis Muhlenforth won the pool with a Golden Tilefish weighing just less than 52 pounds and Nobu Wako caught his personal best Golden Tilefish weighing in at 42 pounds.   Congratulations to both Dennis and Nobu!

Our 2.5-day Southern Extravaganza Trip was a great success!   We started with some BLUELINE fishing that was pretty hot.   The Blueline Tilefish were large with many in the 10 to 15 pound range.   After catching many limits we moved to try some wrecks.   The wrecks were pretty dead except for a 16 pound SNOWY GROUPER caught by Tommy Hook which took the edible pool.   From there we went even further south hitting a number of spots for ROSEFISH and GOLDEN TILEFISH.   The next morning we found a good spot of Golden Tilefish with many double headers coming up.   The fish were mixed sizes, but many were large and jumbo!   We had 20 fish weighing between 15 and 30 pounds and six weighing over 30 pounds, two of which were in the 40's.   The pool winner was John Columbus with a 44 pound 8 ounce monster!   Good job Tommy and John!

We have open spots on Tilefish Trips throughout the summer and fall, so please Email us at at Info@VoyagerFishing.com if you are interested in going.

In between all of this offshore action, we still managed to do some INSHORE FISHING.   We continued with LIMIT CATCHES of SEA BASS and loads of LING on most every trip.   We will continue LING fishing during the summer and will make some stops for SEA BASS when the season re-opens on July 1.


June 15, 2019

Unfortunately our food galley will be closed for the indefinite future.
   This applies to all day trips and marathons as well as overnight/multi-day trips.   We will still have coffee, soft drinks, and snacks available, but no hot food.   As always, the microwave is available for you to use at any time during the trip.   We apologize for any inconvenience.


June 10, 2019

It's Official!  
On June 10, 2019, the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife officially certified John Zema's Cunner (Bergall) as a NJ STATE RECORD SALTWATER FISH.

John caught the 3 pound 8.8 ounce Cunner on May 26 and was using a conventional rod and reel with 50-pound braided line.   A clam served as the bait.   John's Cunner eclipsed the previous state record by 6.4 ounces.

Congratulations John!

NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife Record Fish page…
https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/recfish-salt.htm


June 10, 2019

The COD are BITING!
   A friend of ours was out in a small boat and had fish on a number of wrecks!   We have added one last LIMITED LOAD COD TRIP for 11:00 PM TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11 and the weather looks great!

The fare for the trip is $200 and is limited to just 25 anglers.   Tickets can be purchased online by credit card or you can pay cash on board the night of the trip.   Reservations are required so please call the office at (732) 295-3019 or email us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com


John Zema - NJ Record CunnerJohn Zema - NJ Record CunnerMay 30, 2019

On Sunday, May 26 John Zema caught a whopper-sized Cunner (Bergall) aboard the VOYAGER.   John's Cunner was weighed in at
The Reel Seat in Brielle at 3.55 pounds (3 pounds 8.8 ounces); it measured 18.5 inches in length with a girth of 13 inches.

A NJ marine biologist inspected the fish and confirmed its identity and measurements… it is a NEW NJ State Record Fish!   We also believe it beats the current IGFA World Record fish and certification is pending.


May 26, 2019

The start of this year's SEA BASS season has been nothing short of SUPER!!!
   Pretty much every day has seen a full boat limit of SEA BASS up to 4 pounds.   We have also been catching 5 to 15 LING per angler depending on where we are fishing on any given day, some nice WINTER FLOUNDER, and even a few BOSTON MACKEREL.

For Sea Bass, jigs have been out-catching bait by 2 to 1.   Jigging Sea Bass is fun and easy in case you've never tried.  Jigs and teasers are available at Fishermen's Supply Tackle Shop at the boat before sailing.

If you like Sea Bass Fishing NOW IS THE TIME!

This week we will be SEA BASS fishing OPEN BOAT Tuesday through Sunday morning at 6:30 AM.

Wednesday 5/29 and Friday 5/31 are 10-Hour Marathon Trips while Tuesday 5/28, Thursday 5/30, Saturday 6/01 and Sunday 6/02 are 8-Hour Trips.

Tickets can be purchased online by credit card or you can pay cash on board the day of the trip.
NO reservations are needed and Full Galley services are available.


May 22, 2019

Fishing was VERY GOOD on today's (5/22) SEA BASS MARATHON TRIP.
   There were plenty of nice-sized Sea Bass and many limit catches today.   Some nice Ling also came over the rails today.   Trip photos are posted on our Photo Gallery.

Next VOYAGER Trips…

8-HOUR SEA BASS TRIP
THURSDAY MAY 23 – 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Full Galley available

8-HOUR SEA BASS TRIP
FRIDAY MAY 24 – 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Snacks & Drinks available

These trips are OPEN BOAT so you can pay by credit card online or in cash at the boat the day of the trip.   The fare is $70 for adults, $65 for seniors and $35 for kids up to 12.


May 18, 2019

We again had decent fishing on our LIMITED LOAD COD TRIP yesterday Friday, May 17.
You can view Cod trip photos on our Photo Gallery page


May 17, 2019

We had decent fishing on our LIMITED LOAD COD TRIP last Friday, May 10.
You can view Cod trip photos on our Photo Gallery page


May 16, 2019

We had good fishing again on our May 16 SEA BASS MARATHON trip.
Trip photos are posted on our Photo Gallery.

8-HOUR SEA BASS TRIPS

6:30 AM SATURDAY MAY 18 and 6:30 AM SUNDAY MAY 19
These trips are OPEN BOAT so you can pay by credit card online or in cash at the boat the day of the trip.
The fare is $70 for adults, $65 for seniors and $35 for kids up to 12.


May 15, 2019

Fishing was very good on our May 15 SEA BASS MARATHON trip.
  Trip photos are posted on our Photo Gallery.
 
We have another SEA BASS MARATHON tomorrow 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM THURSDAY MAY 16.
The fare is $80 per person, $75 for seniors, and $40 for kids up to 12.
Reservations are required and this trip must be booked online


May 13, 2019

Our 1.5-Day TILEFISH TRIP this weekend was good for some and not as good for others.
   We had pretty poor conditions until mid-morning Saturday with a fast drift requiring up to 5 pounds of weight.   Around 10:00 AM the skies cleared, the winds let up and fishing improved.   Some folks had limits by early afternoon and other folks struggled.   Most Tilefish were caught on bait but a few were landed on jigs.   Bill Tevlin caught his Tilefish limit and also started off our tuna season with a surprise catch of a 60-pound Bluefin Tuna caught on a tilefish rig.   We have spots on most upcoming Tilefish Trips.   Check our TRIP CALENDAR for specifics.

FYI... Here is the full episode of On The Water's Angling Adventures TV Show for a Reel Seat charter deep-drop trip aboard the VOYAGER.   The weather was stunning and the Tilefish, Rosefish, White Hake and other critters that live on the deep bottom were snapping




















NEW 6-MAN CHARTER BOAT SHEARWATER
We are proud to announce the addition of our new 6-Man Charter Boat SHEARWATER.   We offer a variety of inshore, offshore and overnight charter trips for up to 6 passengers as well as custom trips.   We sail for Sea Bass, Cod, Tile, Tuna and more!   Click here for more information on SHEARWATER charters.

UPCOMING VOYAGER TRIPS…

SEA BASS MARATHON 6:30 AM-4:30 PM THURSDAY MAY 16
We have added a SPECIAL LIMITED LOAD SEA BASS MARATHON for Thursday May 16.   The boat sails at 6:30 AM and returns around 4:30 PM.   The fare is $80 per person, $75 for seniors, and $40 for kids up to 12.   Reservations are required and this trip must be booked online.

8-HOUR SEA BASS 6:30 AM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MAY 18 & MAY 19
We are also sailing 8-hour SEA BASS trips on Saturday and Sunday morning at 6:30AM.   These trips are OPEN BOAT so you can pay by credit card online or in cash at the boat the day of the trip.   The fare is $70 for adults, $65 for seniors and $35 for kids up to 12.

OFFSHORE COD & POLLOCK 11:30 PM THURSDAY NIGHT MAY 16
We still have a few spots left on our LIMITED LOAD COD TRIP at 11:30 PM Thursday night May 16.   E-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com to book your spot.


May 8, 2019

Our first TILEFISH TRIP on May 3 was good but not great.
   We had very tough conditions the entire trip.   In addition to rain and fog, we had no drift at all on the first day and on the second day, there was strong wind against tide that required anglers to use a 4 pound weight to hold bottom.   Despite the poor fishing conditions, the folks fished hard and many had limit catches of Golden Tilefish.   One really big plus was that dogfish were pretty much gone.   We had only an odd dog here and there, and they were not a problem.   Our next two Tilefish trips call for better weather and sunshine, so fishing should improve accordingly.

We have a few spots available for Friday night's (May 10) 1.5-DAY TILEFISH TRIP and a few spots for
Sunday night's (May 12) 2-DAY TILEFISH/ROSEFISH COMBINATION TRIP.   If you are interested in going on either trip please email Richie at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.

We have also added a SPECIAL LIMITED LOAD SEA BASS MARATHON for Thursday May 16.   We sail at 6:30 AM and return around 4:30 PM.   The fare is $80 per person, $75 for seniors, and $40 for kids up to 12.   Reservations are required and this trip must be booked online.


May 1, 2019

OPEN BOAT COD TRIP 5:00 AM FRIDAY MORNING MAY 3
$100 fare per person.   Full Galley service is available.   Reservations NOT required.

SPECIAL LIMITED LOAD SEA BASS MARATHON 6:30 AM THURSDAY MAY 16
$80 fare per person.   Full Galley service is available.   Reservations are required and this trip must be Booked Online


April 26, 2019

We had good Blackfishing today with lots of short action and a bunch of keepers.
   Some folks had 1, 2, 3 keepers and some had limit catches.   We also had some Ling, Cod and even a few nice Sea Bass (released) in the mix.

We are sailing an OPEN BOAT BLACKFISH TRIP 7:30 AM SUNDAY APRIL 28 and the weather forecast looks great!   The trip returns at 3:30 PM and the fare is $70.


April 14, 2019

We have posted our fall 2019 TUNA and SEA BASS TRIP SCHEDULE.
   Check our Trip Calendar page for details.   If you are interested in any trips please e-mail us at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.

Our Friday 4/12 BLACKFISH TRIP was greatly improved over the previous week's trip.   We caught plenty of shorts on almost every spot with some keepers up to 6-pounds mixed in.   Some folks had 2 or 3 keepers plus a dozen shorts.   Not great fishing, but good enough to keep everyone interested.

We still have two more LIMITED LOAD BLACKFISH MARATHON TRIPS from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday morning APRIL 19 and APRIL 26.   The fare is $100 and these trips must be booked online to guarantee we are not overcrowded.

This week's TILEFISH TRIP was canceled due to bad weather.   We still have spots available on the next four Friday night Tilefish Trips.

The MID-RANGE COD TRIP was slow with just a handful of keeper Cod and a couple of Ling.   Hopefully things will change around soon as the water warms up.

We will also be adding some LOCAL and OFFSHORE COD trips as our schedule allows.   Check our Trip Calendar page frequently for updates.

We hope to see you soon.


April 5, 2019

OPEN BOAT COD TRIP leaving 5:30 AM SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 6.
   This is an open boat trip; reservations are NOT required.   The fare is $100 per person.   Snacks & Drinks are available.

SPECIAL DEEP WATER WRECK TRIP leaving SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 6 at 11:00 PM.   Reservations ARE required and this trip must be booked online unless you already have credit with us from a past trip.   The fare is $160 per person.   Snacks & Drinks are available.

THE WEATHER LOOKS GREAT FOR BOTH TRIPS!


April 1, 2019

This past weekend's offshore trip found a mix of keeper and throwback COD and POLLOCK.  We also found some decent LING fishing for those that put low hooks on.
   Many anglers had good catches of LING and they were all large to jumbo size.

We have added a SPECIAL DEEP WATER TRIP leaving this SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 6 at 11:00 PM.   We will be fishing wrecks from 200 to 350 feet for COD, POLLOCK, HAKE and LING.   This trip must be booked online unless you already have credit with us from a past trip.   This ONE TIME ONLY trip is just $160 per person.

Please note that our 5:00 AM SUNDAY APRIL 7 COD TRIP has been moved to 5:00 AM SATURDAY MORNING APRIL 6.

We will also be sailing LIMITED LOAD BLACKFISH MARATHONS from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday mornings in April.
   The fare is $100 and these trips must be booked online to guarantee we are not overcrowded.

We will also be adding some LOCAL and OFFSHORE COD trips as our schedule allows.   Check our Trip Calendar frequently for updates.


March 29, 2019

2018-07-08-Voyager-tilefish-0297Spring is finally here and we have some exciting trips for April!   We have added two 1-DAY TILEFISH TRIPS leaving at 11:00 PM FRIDAY NIGHT APRIL 5 and 19.   The fare for the trip is $325 and you can book online with credit card or send in a check and reservation form as usual.   We still have spots left so don't miss out!

We will also be sailing LIMITED LOAD BLACKFISH MARATHONS from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday mornings in April.   The fare is $100 and these trips must be booked online to guarantee we are not overcrowded.

We will also be adding some LOCAL and OFFSHORE COD TRIPS as our schedule allows.
Check our Trip Calendar frequently for updates.

See you soon.










March 15, 2019

The VOYAGER has added a SUNDAY MARCH 17 MID-RANGE WRECK TRIP FOR COD, POLLOCK AND LING.
The trip will depart at 5:00 AM and return around 4:00 PM.   The trip is OPEN BOAT and the fare is $100.   There will be NO galley on this trip, only snacks and drinks.

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March 14, 2019

As we get close to the middle of the month, we wanted to give everyone a friendly reminder about payments for the 2019 trips that you have already booked.

First and most importantly, ALL PAYMENTS FOR TRIPS ARE DUE BY MONDAY, APRIL 1 – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Second, if you have already sent in your payment you should have received an email confirmation and you are all set.

If you have booked a trip and have not sent in payment we suggest you do so soon.   Any spots you have on hold are only locked in until April 1.   If we do not receive payment by April 1, we will delete you from the boarding list and you will lose your boarding spot and will then need to re-book.   Please do not cut it close since the mail may take longer than you think to get to us.


March 11, 2019

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The Voyager is just finishing up yearly painting and maintenance and will be starting to fish again on March 16 with an OFFSHORE PORGY/COD/POLLOCK TRIP.   We still have room on this trip and spots can be booked online by credit card.   Please note there will be no galley on this trip, just soft drinks, coffee, candy & chips.

We have added two COD, POLLOCK, AND LING TRIPS leaving at 11:00 PM Friday night March 22 and March 29.   The fare for these trips is $160 and reservations are required.

We are also adding a couple of 1-DAY TILEFISH TRIPS to our April schedule as well as some special DEEP-WATER WRECK TRIPS FOR COD AND POLLOCK.

On the inshore grounds we will be doing LIMITED MAN BLACKFISH TRIPS on Fridays in April and some daily COD TRIPS at 5:00 AM starting March 24.

You can check out our Trip Calendar for information on all of our trips.

If you would like to book a spot please email Richie at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.


February 19, 2019

The VOYAGER arrived at the shipyard today for annual maintenance.

We will RESUME SAILING the SECOND WEEKEND IN MARCH.   See you then!

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February 12, 2019

Porgy fishing was very good last weekend.
   We started with a decent pick but things slowed for us in the middle of the day.   We made a little move and in the afternoon it was GAME ON!   Loads of double and triple headers were flying over the rails.   Many people had limits of large and jumbo fish.   We also had a couple dozen LING and even a HADDOCK.   We have added one last Porgy trip before we go to the shipyard for painting.   Our next trip is SUNDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 17 leaving at 1:00 AM returning around 6:00 PM.   We still have room and the long range weather forecast looks good!   Due to the short window of time between now and sailing, payment will be by cash only at the boat (unless you have money on boat credit) but you still need to make a reservation so we know you are coming.

Due to popular demand we have added another 2.5-DAY SOUTHERN ROUGH BOTTOM EXTRAVAGANZA TRIP to our summer schedule.   This trip leaves THURSDAY AUGUST 22 at 8:00 PM.   Spots will be filled from the June 23 waiting list first (contact us via email if you want a spot on the new trip) and then any remaining spots will be open to the general public

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


February 9, 2019

THE VOYAGER's MAY-SEPTEMBER OFFSHORE TRIP SCHEDULE IS POSTED.

See our Trip Calendar page for details.

E-mail trip requests will be processed first and in the order received.
Send your trip requests to Richie at Info@VoyagerFishing.com.


February 5, 2019

OUR MAY-SEPTEMBER OFFSHORE TRIP SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED ON OR ABOUT 11:00 AM SATURDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 9.
   See our Trip Calendar page for details.   E-mails will be processed first.   We may be fishing on Sunday so emails on Sunday may not get a response until Monday, but they will be handled in the order that they came in.

PORGY FISHING WAS VERY GOOD LAST WEEKEND.   Most people had limits and the fish were bigger than the previous trip with lots of large and jumbo fish.   Our next trip is SUNDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 10 leaving at 2:00 AM and returning between 5:00-6:00 PM.   We still have room and the long range weather forecast looks good!   Due to the short window of time between now and sailing, payment will be by cash only at the boat (unless you have money on boat credit), but you still need to make a reservation so we know you are coming.

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

Pictures from our trips can be found on the VOYAGER Photo Gallery page.


February 1, 2019

Porgy fishing was very good last weekend.   A number of people had limit catches, or close to limits, of medium-jumbo Porgies.   Our next trip is Sunday morning February 3 leaving at 2:00 AM and returning between 5:00-6:00 PM.   We still have room and the weather looks awesome!   The boat will be back at the dock no later than 6:00 PM so you don't miss the Big Game.   Payment will be by cash only at the boat (unless you have money on boat credit), but you still need to make a reservation so we know you are coming.

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


January 28, 2019

We finally got out Porgy fishing this past weekend and fishing was very good.
   A number of people had limit catches, or close to limits, of medium-jumbo Porgies.   We also had a handful of Ling and a few Boston Mackerel.   If you are looking to catch buckets of fish, now is the time!   Our next trip is Sunday morning February 3 leaving at 2:00 AM and returning between 5:00-6:00 PM.

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

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.


January 2, 2019

Happy New Year!

Our Offshore Sea Bass season ended on a high note with good catches of fish up to 5 pounds.   We also had some Porgies and Pollock during the last week of the season.

Even though the Sea Bass season has come to an end, the VOYAGER will still be sailing in January and the beginning of February.   We will be sailing SOUTHERN BLACKFISH MARATHONS every Friday morning at 5 AM.   These trips are limited to just 30 anglers and must be booked online from our Trip Calendar page.

We are also sailing at 8 PM on Friday nights to BLOCK ISLAND for Cod, Pollock, Haddock and Ling and at 2 AM on Sunday mornings we will go OFFSHORE for PORGIES, COD & POLLOCK.   The Friday night and Sunday morning trips can be booked by sending in a reservation form and your check as usual.  All of our trips can be found on our Trip Calendar page.  If you are interested in booking a trip please e-mail Richie at Info@VoyagerFishing.com and we'll hold a spot for you.


December 18, 2018

OVERNIGHT OFFSHORE SEA BASS FISHING IS EXCELLENT!
   Many limit catches of Sea Bass to over 5 pounds have been common.

We only have room on a couple of our remaining 2018 trips.   One of the trips leaves this Wednesday night, December 19 and the weather looks great!   Due to the short notice nature of this trip, spots can only be booked by credit card online.   We also have spots for our Sea Bass Trip leaving at 1:00 AM December 26.

OUR OFFSHORE SCHEDULE FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019
is posted on our TRIP CALENDAR page.   We have trips to BLOCK ISLAND for Cod and Haddock, OFFSHORE WRECK trips for Porgies, Cod and Pollock, and a few CANYON TILEFISH trips.


December 2, 2018

Overnight OFFSHORE SEA BASS fishing has been excellent!   LIMIT CATCHES OF SEA BASS TO OVER 5 POUNDS HAVE BEEN COMMON.
   It looks like the colder weather has started the migration and fishing should get better every day.   PLEASE REMEMBER, the Sea Bass season CLOSES when the ball falls on New Year's Eve, so book your trips now before it is too late!

We have room on a number of upcoming trips and the weather for TUESDAY night 12/04 and THURSDAY night 12/06 looks great!

All of our BLOCK ISLAND TRIPS have been a great success with LIMIT CATCHES of SEA BASS all around the boat and plenty of PORGIES if you wanted them.   Now something unheard of in the modern era is taking place off of Block Island.  There has been an invasion of HADDOCK into the waters surrounding Block Island and Cox's Ledge.   We still have two more trips up to Block Island on Sunday 12/09 and 12/16, and we are hoping to cash in on HADDOCK and SEA BASS at the same time!   We still have room on both BLOCK ISLAND TRIPS for those who want to go.

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

Pictures from our trips can be found on the VOYAGER Photo Gallery page.


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 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.

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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