postheadericon New Jersey Fishing - Season Opens April 1

OU SportfishingNJ Fishing Spring Preview - Delaware Bay, Inshore Wreck, and Back Bay Fishing Starts April 1!

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2011 here we go!  After another long winter up here in the NE we’ve been fine-tuning the Justified (48’ Ocean) and Harbor Tails (34’ Mirage).  Harbor Tails will be splashed April 1st and ready to go, we plan on running 5 and 8 hour Delaware Bay Striper and Drum trips to start the spring fishery off.  This spring we’re keeping Harbor Tails up the Bay, then eventually moving down to Cape May, where she ended last season’s Striper run.  Our goal is to keep Harbor Tails as close to the best action as possible in the Delaware Bay!  JUSTIFIED will be berthed at its home in Avalon and be available for inshore wreck trips, flounder, and blues, until it begins its offshore shark and tuna trips in June. 

Cape May Striped Bass FishingStriped Bass Trips - April 1 - June 15
Your first chance at great spring Striped Bass action starts well up the Delaware Bay.  Before the fish take to deeper water, we target them in the shallows, often sight casting to them. Whether its chunking clam or casting poppers, if the bite is as awesome as it was last year, there will be plenty of opportunities to catch that Trophy Bass this Spring in the Delaware Bay. 

Up to 6 people on our 34' Center Console

5 Hour Striped Bass Trip - $600
8 Hour Striped Bass Trip - $750


Drum FishingBlack Drum Trips: May 15 - June 7

In May, we will start running dedicated Black Drum trips in the Delaware Bay.  The past two seasons the drum bite has been red hot!  This fishery will start getting really good in late May around the new and full moons.  It will be a short run, anywhere from 3 to 6 miles to the fishing grounds.  These monsters range from 25 to 70+lbs and are fished much like Striped Bass, anchored and chunking clam.   The tides are critical, and when you get bit hold tight!  

Up to 6 people on our 34' Center Console

5 Hour Drum Trip - $600

(Day and Night Trips Available)

 Wreck FishingWreck Fishing (Tataug, Sea Bass) - April 1 - June 15

While Harbor Tails is pounding the DE Bay for Stripers and Drum, Justified will be remaining in Avalon, fishing the local wrecks for tog, inshore trolling for monster blues and searching for big Mako’s offshore until mid June when the Tuna start to show up.  We have dates open for the spring season so give us a call and we will pencil you in.  If you think you might have trouble finding guys to fish with we will have an open boat list so you can sign up.  Its time to take the fishing gear out of the closet and get ready for a great spring with Over Under Sportfishing Charters.

Up To 6 People, on our 48' Sportfish
Note:  Tataug Season Closes April 30, Get em now!

5 Hour Inshore Trip  - $700

8 Hour Inshore Trip - $900

Flounder Fishing NJFlounder - Season Expected to open May 28!
Flounder season is expected to open May 28 and we will have both Harbor Tails, as well as our 19' Key West skiff available.  Be sure to book these early dates asap.  The big flounder get taken early and if you want to load the freezer, be there opening day or shortly thereafter.  We will be fishing the back bays, sod banks, channels and docks.  Drifting with either minnows, deadbait, or jigging bucktails are the primary way we target Fluke in the back bays.  These are short, quick, easy, inexpensive trips that are great for the kids.  Rates start as low as $350 for up to 4 people, for a half-day trip.

4 Hour Flounder Trip (up to 4 People) - $350
4 Hour Flounder Trip (6 people) - $500 

Please contact us for more information, dates, and availability.  We are taking bookings for both our Shark and Tuna seasons, starting June 1.  The shark season is short, only lasting about 2-3 weeks, so call now for prime dates.  Tuna starts June 15th.  Please note that we have held our charter rates constant from 2010 to 2011, however due to rising fuel costs, fuel surcharges will be applicable on all trips in 2011, unless fuel prices return to previous levels.  It's time to take that fishing gear out of the closet and get ready for a great season of fishing with OU!

Tight Lines,

The Over Under Crew
866 682-8862
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Photos From Some Recent Hatteras Fishing Trips

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Bluefin Tuna Fishing


postheadericon Hatteras Bluefin Tuna

bluefin tunaWe fished Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The fish are definitely still here.  It was pretty sporty out there Friday and Darrin managed to hook into a pretty big fish, that took some time to finally bring to boat side and release.  The fish was estimated in the 350 pound range.  Saturday the conditions calmed a bit and the fishing was on.  Fish were biting on the jig and the troll.  We released a couple jumbos and managed to find a small one at about 66 inches for the box.  Sunday was a bit slow for us with a few bites, pulling off a nice fish after a lengthy fight.  Some boats had em’ good, others didn’t’ yesterday.    This week we again have Rick Rosenthal in town for filming.  We have spots every day the weather is good between now and next Tuesday.  Spots are $350 per person (little more than before to allow us to get to the fish, now about 40-45 miles).  There is a chance we will only be fishing with only 2-3 people per day, so this is a great opportunity to get out with only a  couple people on the boat.  If you can go at all over the next week, please email and let us know your availability.  We will watch the weather and keep everyone up to date.  The entire week looks fishable, with Thursday/Friday looking like it may be pretty.

For more info, please call Capt. Darrin Directly, as I’ll be working all week, getting our 48’ ready for launch here in NJ for Striper Season.  Darrin’s number is:  252 305 1677.

Ps:  more and more reports of Yellowfin showing up as well…


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OU Sportfishing
Bahamas Fishing Report - Final Booking Dates

Our Winter Bahamas Fishing Season, almost a memory, conditions are changing quickly and by all counts it appears that we will have an early Spring run of Dolphin, Billfish, and Tuna.  Capt. Joe's Full Report is below, along with some photos.  You will also find our remaining open dates for the 2011 Bahamas Fishing Season.  Please, if you are at all interested in Fishing, contact us ASAP.  We can extend the season, but only if we have enough bookings.  We have some fabulous dates available in April and Late June.

Bahamas Dolphin FishingTreasure Cay, Bahamas Fishing Report


Capt. Joe reports from his last two Bahamas Fishing Trips that the edge was very slow, so they decided to poke offshore and found a nice batch of dolphin waiting for them.  Seems like it's going to be an early Billfish and Dolphin season this year. Hopefully the Yellowfin are close behind!


Capt. Joe's Full Audio Fishing Reports

Slow Fishing

Limit of Dolphin

mutton_bsBottom Fishing

Inshore the fishing has been nothing short of spectacular with unbelievable action with yellowtails, mutton snapper, cero mackerel and some very nice size amberjack and grouper. We have been fishing various ledges in the Sea of Abaco from 10 to 28 feet of water and every break has had fish. It has taken nothing more than 5 minutes after putting the chum bag in. Simply AWESOME!!!!!bugs


We have also done our fair share of lobstering and conchin this Winter. Our 19' Key West Center Console imkes these trips great. The conch make great bait and some awesome conch salad. We've been able to catch our limit of Lobster on most occasions.



Bahamas Charter Boat - OVER UNDERRemaining Dates & Trips

Abacos:  Now Till May 15th

We will continue to fish the Abacos until the Middle of May.  We have some select dates available the remainder of this month, please call us if you are going to be in the area, or can make a last minute trip.  In April, you will see below our remaining dates.  In the Abacos, we have nice accommodations available in both Marina Front and Beachfront Villas.  We are also fully setup to do cruising and island hopping, in a flexible live-aboard format, visiting Marsh Harbour, Guana Cay, Treasure Cay, and Elbow Cay/Hopetown.

Southern Bahamas:  May 15 till  July

Starting May 15th, we will be fishing the Southern Bahamas Islands of Cat Island, Crooked Island, Rum Cay, and Long Island.  We have some EXCELLENT Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna dates open in late June.  We can either base out of Hawks Nest Resort on Cat Island, or use our flexible live-aboard format.  If you ever wanted to fish Crooked Island for Blue Marlin, this is a rare opportunity.  We have only 1 remaining date, for this itinerary (June 17).


April:  1-2, 11-13, 16-19, 26-30

May: Full

June: 17-21 (live aboard long range trip), 21-30white_tc


In late June into early July, our schedule is flexible.  We can continue with trips in the Southern Bahamas, and/or return to the Abacos.  If you are interested in joining us in July, please let us know now, so we can make plans. 


Tight Lines,


The Over Under Crew

866 682 8862



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Hatteras Fishing Report - North Carolina

Hatteras Bluefin Tuna
Wow.  Big Bluefin show up again in force.  Lots of action, jigging, trolling, it all worked today.  Several 300+ pound Bluefin Tuna, and one "small" enough to keep!  Hatteras North Carolina Bluefin Tuna fishing is red hot, get here now!

Come on down and get em while the gettin's good.  Bluefin Fishing last till late March and the Yellowfin are all ready biting!

Tight Lines,

Over Under Sport Fishing


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