Were the Sconz and the Claw around while you were still down there? I was just a lil shaver running the galley on Garafano's Cathrine II at that time. They were party boat guys but Sconz was running the Kathy Ann trip fishing scallops when I was down in Barnegat. Don't know what happened to the Claw.
How long ago was that ?? I'd see Bobby at the coffee shack in the marina office but i never hung around the party boat docks. The Donofiro brothers(drifter), Bob Pisano( ol salty), Mike Verges(sea witch) and Donny Imbriaco(fiesta) are friends of mine from way back. Its 2 different worlds between the lobster/gillnet guys and the charter/party boat guys around there and when i gillnetted i was the enemy you know we caught all "their" fish . Zappo that owned the Brooklyn from Sheepshead Bay was always good sharing info on where the fish were, he'd even make a drift over the nets to sell more jigs !!!
Going back maybe 20+years. That enemy vibe is even stronger now. I remember looking at the "lobster dock" on the way out and thinking that's what I wanted to do. You're though man a lot of those guys looked at the commercial guys as enemies while back in those days for a dock rat to make money we sold the excess bluefish either at the dock or we would take burlap sacks up to the projects in Asbury and yell fresh fish and they would come running! A bit of the pot calling the kettle black, even if you guys had a slammer trip on deck, add together 85+ rods and a few barrels of left overs. I mean I could see, even at that age, that we took just as many if not more and too much went to waste.
Howdy Steve, what's your timing look like for the haul?sounds like. A fun trip! Was wondering about the barge, do u ship the boat right on the trailer?
Hi Steve, yes it's been a crazy summer, I'll spare you all the details, dads been sick, busy busy with horseys. Sad to to say the boat still sitting in hattaras! I'm finally making arrangements to get it to NJ, Brian had given me a phone number to get a trailer built so I'm gonna go ahead with that and haul it north (nj) I'm looking for advice from you guys who have built trailers, axle placement and such? Leased permit, have to fish it next year or I'll lose my mind! At least what's left anyway.....