Captain
Karl McKenna

Member since November 2014

Highlands, United States

Background
Captain Karl McKenna has been fishing all over the Sandy Hook and the Raritan Bay area almost all of his life. He has over four decades of experience fishing and diving in the waters of New Jersey. A lifetime of fishing has taught him all the tricks of catching the popular species that stalk these waters. He's also been diving in this area since 1974.
Techniques
I specialize in light tackle fishing for Stripers, Bluefish, Weakfish and Fluke. I am also enthusiastic about Fly-fishing for Stripers and Bluefish

Hey, I'm Captain Karl McKenna

Highlands, United States
Background
Captain Karl McKenna has been fishing all over the Sandy Hook and the Raritan Bay area almost all of his life. He has over four decades of experience fishing and diving in the waters of New Jersey. A lifetime of fishing has taught him all the tricks of catching the popular species that stalk these waters. He's also been diving in this area since 1974.
Techniques
I specialize in light tackle fishing for Stripers, Bluefish, Weakfish and Fluke. I am also enthusiastic about Fly-fishing for Stripers and Bluefish

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Fishing Reports

Porgy fishing

September 03, 2018

Slammed the porgies today. Read Full Report →


Blues Blitz at the Hook

August 18, 2018

Ran in to this feeding frenzy of Bluefish while drifting for Fluke near the tip of Sandy Hook yesterday. Read Full Report →


Fuke action off Sandy hook

August 15, 2018

Nasty day with 20 plus knots sw wind. The fish were biting had limit to 21 inches. Read Full Report →


Mahi Mahi action in the Mudhole

August 06, 2018

Ran out to the Glory Hole for some Mahi Mahi. Had action on the troll with Mahi to 15 lbs but nothing pitching baits to the pots. Read Full Report →


Great day of Fluke fishing

July 20, 2018

The Aumack girls had a good day with keepers to 23 inches and lots of shorts mixed in. Also had a nice fight on a big cow nose ray that we released at the side of the boat. Read Full Report →


Another limit of fluke

July 11, 2018

The best fluke fishing of the season is going on now. Lots of action with quality keepers and tons of shorts. Come on out and join the fun. Read Full Report →


Fluke

July 05, 2018

Took a short trip by my self on the 4th of july for a limit of nice size fluke Read Full Report →


Big Fluke hit the bay

June 30, 2018

A big body of bigger fluke hit the bay this week withkeepers to 5 lbs. Read Full Report →


Summertime Fluke

June 25, 2018

Nice 23 inch 4 lb Fluke Read Full Report →


Blues hit the bay.

June 05, 2018

Got slammed by blues while bucktailing fluke in Raritan bay. Lots of short fluke in poor conditions today with a strong south west wind against an outgoing tide. Read Full Report →


Sea bass season is finally here.

May 23, 2018

Good day fishing on the sea bass grounds on a flat ocean. Mixed bag of keeper sea bass and shorts all morning. Mixed in some nice keeper cod and ling for a little variety. Read Full Report →


Better fishing today.

May 15, 2018

Much better Bass fishing today than last trip. Lots of bait in the bay and the fish are cooperating in summer like conditions. Read Full Report →


Slow bass fishing today

May 11, 2018

Trolled the bay all morning and only caught one keeper today. With all the boats out there I didn't see another fish caught all morning. Read Full Report →


Still catching Stripers

May 09, 2018

On a very foggy morning out on the fishing grounds. The bass were still eating the lures we trolled. Another nice catch of bass. Read Full Report →


Trolling on the bass grounds.

May 05, 2018

Back at it today trolling for Stripers in Raritan bay. Tough conditions with strong NW winds and incoming tide. Keepers were all in the 15 lb class. Read Full Report →


Raritan bay Stripers

May 02, 2018

Got out late today with a 9 am departure so we missed the morning bite. Worked hard to put a catch together and everyone got to take home a keeper. Read Full Report →


Hot Bass trolling in Raritan bay.

May 01, 2018

Nice morning on the troll for Stripers. Had 5 keepers up to 20 ibs. Read Full Report →


Stripers trip April 23

April 23, 2018

Headed out on a beautiful sunny day in Raritan bay. Anchored up and started out with clam baits but the fishing was slow. Went on the troll and found the fish. Ended the day with keepers to around 30… Read Full Report →


Bigger Bass in Raritan bay

April 21, 2018

Trolled up some bigger keepers over 20lbs today. The water was still very cold for the this time of year. Read lots of bait on the bottom which is attracting the bigger bass. Started out cool but as the… Read Full Report →


First trip of 2018 season

April 14, 2018

First trip of the season saw action with Stripers. Lots of boats out on the first sunny day this spring. Had action on shorts and landed some nice sized keeper bass in the 31 to 34 inch range. Good… Read Full Report →


It's Striper season

March 07, 2018

I'm booking for April Striper trips. Reserve your date while the calendar is still open. Read Full Report →


Fluke pool winner

August 20, 2017

Nice day Fluking in very tough condition with the Lee family. Lots of action with shorts and keepers to 5 lbs. Read Full Report →


Fluke and seabass

August 13, 2017

Nice day on the ocean with some keeper fluke to 20 inches and keeper Seabass. Read Full Report →


Big Fluke are back.

July 31, 2017

Nice day at the rocks with fluke between 4lbs & 6lbs and Seabass over 15 inches. Read Full Report →


22 inch Fluke was the pool winner today.

July 15, 2017

Tough day of fluke fishing today. Shorts, sea robins,sea bass and dogfish made up most of the catch. Did manage a nice keeper of 22 inches though, and it turned into a great day on the ocean. Read Full Report →


Fluke and sea bass on the Rocks

August 29, 2015

Ran down the beach to the rocks off Long Branch to buck tail for some bigger Fluke today. Caught some shorts in very poor drift conditions ( none!). Switched over to bait and slammed the big sea bass. Too… Read Full Report →


Fluke trip in the bay

May 31, 2015

Nice day on the Raritan Bay with lots of action on short fluke. Moved out to the point of Sandy Hook on the ocean side. More action with the biggest fluke pushing the scales at over 5 lbs.. Read Full Report →


Monster Blues invade the bay

May 15, 2015

Caught a boat load of Bluefish over 15lbs using cut bunker in Raritan bay this past week. All my trips this week had more blues that they could handle. Every angler went home with sore arms. They will only… Read Full Report →


Spring Bass report

April 29, 2015

Bass fishing is starting to heat up in the bay. We had lots of shorts and an everyone went home with a keeper. Stripers were feeding on live clams and gave a good fight on the light 15 lb… Read Full Report →

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Elaine Lee
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VERIFIED   August 20, 2017

We had a great time! Karl was very experienced and friendly. He was very patient with the beginners, definitely will go fish...

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VERIFIED   July 15, 2017

Captain Karl has intricate knowledge of the waters off Atlantic Highlands.  Terrific experience, enjoyed by all ages.

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