Mighty Heron Charters - Getting Ready for the 2023 Season
So how is this “winter” going?
Here are the topics for this message:
1) Flounder season opening and May availability
2) Consider including us in your Ocean City vacation as soon as possible
3) April Tog/Blackfish trips
4) Black Sea Bass Spring season opening
5) Open boat dates for May and June Flounder and Sea Bass
6) Spring Striped Bass
7) Tuna, Mahi and Wahoo
First thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Philadelphia fishing show to say hello or sign-up for our email list.
The season, minimum size and bag limits are supposed to be the same as last year. So this means the season should start around May 2nd and run until late September.
I want to emphasize this for early season flounder charters.
If you’re looking for a weekend trip, the only availability left for Saturdays in May is May 27th - all others are booked. There is good availability on Sundays. If you’re not crazy about going out on the ocean, May and June are your best bets for true doormats in the bay. Trip durations and rates are found on the website.
Ocean City, NJ Vacation
Start planning for your Ocean City vacation ASAP. The pace of bookings is picking up. Please consider booking a date now. By the 4th of July last year, we needed 7 - 10 days of lead-time to accept new bookings and by the last week of July, the month of August was completely booked. We look forward to seeing folks who have been out with us before.
We are offering Tog trips from April 15th – 30th. These trips will be 7 hours at $725 for 3 people. Each additional person after 3 is $25.
Black Sea Bass Spring Season
Final season and bag limit regulations have not been set yet. Last year the Spring season ran from May 17th until June 19th with a limit of 10 fish at 13 inches per angler. We expect it will be the same this year. We are running 6 and 8-hour trips with rates starting at $625. Please check the website for details.
Open Boat Trips and Dates
We are offering 2 bay Flounder and 2 “go deep” Sea Bass trips in May and June. All bait and tackle provided. All trips capped at 5 anglers.
5-hour Flounder, Sunday, May 28th, 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Timing is set around ideal tides. $100 per angler.
5-hour Flounder, Sunday, June 10th, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Timing is set around ideal tides. $100 per angler.
8-hour Sea Bass, Friday, May 26th, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will go out up to 35 miles. $175 per angler.
8-hour Sea Bass, Sunday, June 4th, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will go out up to 35 miles. $175 per angler.
Spring Striped Bass
We are offering trips on the GE River and Bay for the big ones that are in the back during a small window in April and May. These trips need to be around the right tide and ideally start early in the morning or late afternoon. Call me direct at 609-519-1708 if interested.
Tuna, Mahi & Wahoo
We will begin offering these trips on July 15th through September 30th. Again, you want to assure date availability, please consider booking soon.
We are really looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces. Mate Colby has moved on to internships for college. Capt. Greg, Logan, Andrew and John will return to round out the crew.