We met up with Captain Joe Gahrmann of Sykk Physh Sport fishing and his mate Chuck for an afternoon fishing trip and they showed us a great time. We left the inlet and headed north to find miles and miles of bunker on the surface. Captain Joe pulled out the cast net and shortly after we boated a haul of about 50 bunker, then another net that needed to be hauled in by both men that had over 100 bunker in it. We filled up the live well, tossed the rest of the fish back in the water and got on the search for some bass.
First stop we had the rods out no more than 5 minutes and the first one goes off with a solid hook up, BAM fish on! Right after that his other Avet reel started peeling line off and we had another fish on!!! The first two fish boated were great, a 35 lber caught by CMSgt Savage (first striper ever) and a 29 lber caught by Army OIF Veteran, David Mormak. We quickly went back on the attack but the blue fish had figured out where we were and kept biting off our lines. We come in and head back out for some fresh marks. We got back on the fish that were mixed in with the blues and after we ran through a few boated blue fish we got another striper to come tight and SMSgt Fisher boated a nice solid 25 lb fish.
We make some more runs tighter to the shoreline and mark fish immediately on the bottom, rods back out and we slam into a bass almost immediately again. This time our photographer TSgt Jones was up to bat and he hauled in his first striper tipping the scales at 20 lbs but man did this fish have a fat little belly on it! We go to where the bait had started to get a little nervous and two of our guys weren’t feeling the rough waters and big swells, they started “chumming” the water for us and we decided that with everyone happy with their catches that it was not nice to torture them so we headed back to the docks for some pictures and to clean up the fish.
We had a great time on the water and I just wanted to give Captain Joe and Sykk Physh a huge thank you for the trip he donated and for taking the time to help out Hunters Helping Heroes and out local Military and Veterans. This man was non-stop putting us on fish, explaining everything he was doing and why, keeping us all involved and it was just an all-out great time!!! If you are looking to get out on some fish, this guy knows his stuff and will put your party on fish, give him a call (732) 239-1404.