Fri March 20-Saltwater Fishing Expo-Somerset,NJ

We will be at the Saltwater Expo in Somerset, NJ this weekend. Come visit us at Booth 344 and meet Capt. Carl, Capt. Steven Jr, Capt. Bobby and Christine from the office. The show opens Friday at noon. Hours are Friday 12-8, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5. We hope to see you there!

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Wed March 11

SCHEDULE UPDATE!
Unfortunately the 2 Day Deep Water Challenge for tomorrow Fri March 13th has been CANCELLED.

We will be sailing this weekend for the Special Cod/Pollack Wreck Trip on Saturday March 14th ONLY! We will not be sailing on Sunday March 15th. Please call our office at 631-668-5700 or go online to make your reservations!

Special Cod/Pollack Wreck Trip
Captain Steven Sr reports a slow day aboard the Viking Starship. Despite the signs of lots of life, the water temperature was very cold. We had a few shorts, a few keepers and a few ling. We will be pushing further west looking for the warmer water. The weather looks great for this Saturday March 14th and we will sailing at 3am. Please call our office at 631-668-5700 or go to our website at www.vikingfleet.com and make your reservations. Reservations are recommended.

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Sun March 8

Local Cod

Capt Dave reports that it was not a good day on the Viking Starship, but we tried. We hit 1 wreck and 3 hard bottom spots, only catching 1 keeper and 3 throwback on the wreck. Jerry Damoulianos of Queens, NY was the pool winner with a 24″ Cod. Check back with us to see when we will be sailing next for Local Cod. We still have some space left for this Friday, March 13th’s  – 2 Day Deep Water Challenge, departing at 7pm and returning Sunday March 15th at 10pm. Fare is $450. Please call the office 631-668-5700 to make a reservation or book online at www.vikingfleet.com

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Sat March 7

ATTENTION ANGLERS – REGARDING LOCAL COD ON SUNDAY AT 3AM. PLEASE CHECK IN AT 2AM AND WE WILL LEAVE AT 3AM. EVEN THOUGH THE CLOCK SPRINGS FORWARD!

LATEST SCHEDULE UPDATES!!
Tomorrow’s weather is looking good! We are definitely sailing and still have space available for Local Cod, Sunday March 8th at 3am.The fare is $125. Give us a call at 631-668-5700 or book online www.vikingfleet.com

We also have some space available for Friday March 13th’s – 2 Day Deep Water Challenge. Departing at 7pm Friday and returning Sunday March 15th at 10pm. The fare is $450.

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Thurs March 5 SCHEDULE UPDATE

LATEST SCHEDULE UPDATES!!!
The 28 Hour Tile/Hake trip for Fri March 6th has been CANCELLED.

The Local Cod trips for Fri March 6th has also been CANCELLED.

We are going to sail Sunday March 8th for Local Cod at 3am. The fare is $125. We still have some space available, so give us a call at 631-668-5700 or book online www.vikingfleet.com

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Mon March 2

ENUF was ENUF – was had by a bunch of Montauk Boys! Capt Steven and Capt Kenny put a trip together on the Viking Fivestar and it took about 20 mintutes to sell out by word of mouth, and off we went. By flying down on Feb 23rd and returning on Feb 27th this gave us a couple days of nice weather. We landed in Orlando and in 45 minutes we were at the boat in shorts and t-shirts. After getting organized, we left at 3pm and steamed 3 hours. Fishing was on! We fished for mango snapper, be liners, pink porgies, jack’s, triggers. All kinds of stuff! We had red snapper and grouper everywhere we went. Unfortunately they are closed on the East Coast this time of year. For some ridiculous reason it was hard to stay away from them, but they were fun to catch and throw back to be caught again! Red Snapper to 25lbs, Gag Grouper to 25lbs All Released!! We did manage a nice mess of fish to bring back for show and tell. We only got to fish for 36 hours before the weather turned on us with 25 to 30 NE. So we headed in to enjoy the warm weather before we had to head home on Friday. We did manage to sneak in a little land fun with miniature golf and go-cart racing. A good time was had by all. Thanks Steve O!

LATEST SCHEDULE UPDATES!!!
Attention Anglers – We have scheduled Local Cod trips for Friday March 6th and Sunday March 7th. Departing at 3am and Returning at 3pm. The fare is $125. We also have our first Tile/Hake Wreck trip of the season this Friday March 6th. Departing at 10pm and Returning Sunday at 2am. The fare is $300. We still have some space available, so give us a call at 631-668-5700 or book online www.vikingfleet.com

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Sun Feb 1

Captain Carl reports a very, very slow day on the Viking Starship. We had a lot of wind and left over seas to contend with. It seemed to have shut everything down. We scratched out 1 keeper cod, a few shorts, a handful of ling and a few bergalls. It was a very cold, slow day. There was a lot of bait around, so we are looking forward to getting back out there after all this horrible weather finally calms down. The pool winner was Michele Conenna of Brooklyn, NY with a 23 1/2 Inch cod. We are watching the weather for this upcoming week, and it looks like the next time we will get out for Local Cod will be on Wednesday, February 4th at 3am. Please call the office to make a reservation 631-668-5700 or book online at www.vikingfleet.com.

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Fri Jan 23

Local Cod
Captain Steven Sr reports we ended up better than we thought! After an extra hour and 45 mins of fileting fish at the dock with Capt Steven Sr, Capt Dave and Ray- we probably averaged 3-5 cod, 3-7 ling, 3-5 xl bergalls for everyone to go home with. And everyone left with a hefty bag of meat! The morning bite was the key of the day. After 9:30am it was slow but we still managed few cod and lots of bergalls throughout the rest of the day. Still lots of bait in all areas water temp still 44 surface and 46-47 on bottom, so still good days to come. A big thank you to all who were on board from Capt Steven Sr, Capt Dave and Ray. The first place pool winner was Geoff Hollander of Syosset with a 15lb cod and in second place was Mark Schwarz of Great Neck with a 18lb pollack. 

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Wed Jan 21

Local Cod

Captain Dave reports that we started the day with plenty of action but unfortunately very few keepers. We worked our way around and made a few stops stopping on a wreck where we had a good shot of Pollack and cod. Throughout the day we had shots of fish here and there but they were mostly on the smaller side. Capt. Dave decided to put in some extra time and all of a sudden one area  turned on producing double headers from 8 to 12 pounds. We also caught a nice shot of Cod in the 12 to 18 pound class. Both jigs and bait worked well. Jessie James from Bridgetown NJ had three double headers and was the first place winner of today’s Cod pool with a beautiful 18 pounder! Second place went to Tony Cruz of Brooklyn NY with a 13lb Cod. It was a very exciting end to a good day of fishing. We had many smiling anglers coming off the Viking Starship. We are definitely sailing tomorrow Friday Jan 23 at 3am so call for a reservation at 631-668-5700 or come on down. The ticket office will be open at 2am for ticket sales. Tickets can always be booked online at www.vikingfleet.com.

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Sat Jan 17

Sat Jan 17
Local Cod
Captain Steven Sr. reports a very good day on the cod grounds aboard the Viking Starship. The day started out very cold and windy but we pushed on and made it to the fishing grounds where the cod were waiting and hungry! We anchored and the first half hour was phenomenal cod fishing! 90% were all keeper cod with fish up to 18lbs! Then the sun came up and the wind dropped out, so we began to drift. Some drifts were better than others, but there was tons of action with a mix of keepers and some shorts. It began to quiet down around 1pm and we went west, but we came to the results of no wind, no tide and no bites. We marked herring and mackerel and overall we had an excellent day of winter cod fishing! Keep an eye on our website for when we will be sailing next!

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Saturday Jan 3

Thurs Jan 15 Local Cod

Capt Dave reports despite the snowy, rainy, windy and cold weather conditions it was a good day of fishing with about 150 keepers. There was a lot of action and a whole lot of throwbacks. The fish size was smaller today compared to our last trip. The first place pool winner was Sal Giambrone from Holbrook, NY with a 13.8 lb Cod. In second place was Steve Kosmidis from West Chester, PA with a 9.8 lb Cod.

 

Sun Jan 11 Local Cod

Capt Dave reports good fishing aboard the Viking Starship. There was a lot of action with as many keepers as throwbacks. Many had their limit and everyone had fish to take home. Kwok Keung Lau of Brooklyn, NY took the first place pool with a 33.8 lb Cod. In second place was Mike Frost from New Haven, Ct with a 21 pounder. Our next scheduled Local Cod Trip is this Wednesday, January 14th at 3am. Please call the office to make a reservation or book online.

 

Sat Jan 3 Christmas Cod

Capt Carl reports solid, fun, great cod fishing on the Viking Superstar. We had a full boat of anxious cod enthusiasts and they were all well rewarded with steady fishing. We picked away at Cod all day drifting around open bottom. Jigs and bait both produced well, and besides all the keeper cods, we also had lots of shorts and big cunners as well to keep the action going. Some drifts were better than others. A few anglers caught their limit, and we averaged 4-5 keeper cod per person. The weather held out for us, so all in all it was an awesome January day to be on the water catching Cod! Bob Ferrara of Great River, NY took first place in the pool with a 22 lb cod… And young man Jack Gois of Huntington, NY took second with an 18 pounder! We are now sailing every single day, weather permitting, starting Tuesday Jan 6th. So come get them while they are here!

 

Capt Ant reports another very solid cod trip on the viking starship yesterday. Most of the trip was a pick each drift with a ton of shorts keeping rods bending. We had a few very good drifts early and some even better drifts late that put the meat on the boat for most. Again some guys had their limit, some had 5-6 and some went home with tasty cunner fillets only. The bow was hot for both bait and jigs. Leading the way was young Owen Carr who seemed to have a fish on every ti…me he dropped down. Owen and dad Mike filled their cooler and had 30-35 shorts. Walter and the boys had their usual cooler full totaling 20 fish for 3 guys. As far as size goes most fish in the 4-8lb zone with John Farley of Sunrise Fla nailing the second place pool with a fat 18lber. Mr. Egi was king of the day landing our first true Viking Cod of the season at 27lbs. Great job by mate Kevin Kerns who lip gaffed the elusive monster with precision!!

It looks as if the weather will be ideal on Tuesday and with the amount of green fish we saw yesterday it seems more cod are coming!!!

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Dec 29 Christmas Cod
Captain Ant Reports based on yesterdays results, today’s trip most likely fell short of expectations, but we had a very solid cod trip when you look at the total catch. Some guys had their limit, some had 5-7, some had 2-4 and some got the goose egg. Unfortunately with the nicer weather came a slower drift. We’d stop on a pile, catch a few, then nada, they weren’t following us for a mile like yesterday. Barring a few excellent drifts, we scratched and clawed all day. We had a few steakers and probably had about 300 shorts as well. James Renzo took 2nd place with an 18 lber and Chris Zaddock took 1st place with a hefty 22 lber. Once again we had a good showing of fish between 8-12 lbs. Jigs out caught bait, but most gave up on them in the slower morning bite. Those that stuck with it, like bassmaster Capt. Walter of the Fishfinder out of Captree. were well rewarded with a limit of fat green cod.

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Sunday Dec 28

Christmas Cod

Captain Ant reports an absolutely awesome day of cod fishing. We had action from start to finish today, which most likely was due to sloppy conditions. Most fares caught between 6 and 10 cod, with quite a few in the double digits today. Jigs once again were hot early for those who put the effort in. Jose Ruiz was on fire as was Mike Nelson. Our good friend, Sunday Joe Scotto, caught his first cod of the year. We saw some heftier fish today on average with our own Mavros nailing a 15lb and an 8lb double header. Mr. Oh also had a banner day filling his cooler with fat green cod. Joe Novello took the pool with a 19lber and also went home with a big bag of meat.    Fishing was so good even the upscale charter boat mate Bobby had 9 keepers.We are adding a special New Year’s Eve trip Wednesday as the weather looks great. New departure time will be 3am and returning 3pm. Come and get em!!!12-28ChristmasCod

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Saturday Dec 20

Saturday Dec 27
Christmas Cod
An updated report of today’s excellent cod fishing on the Starship. First off a correction, Thomas Alexopolous took high hook honors with 15 keepers and an equal number of shorts. Not 50 as initially reported…damn cell service:) We started our with a couple of strong drifts with many rods bending. It was 50/50 on shorts to keepers however we still managed to put a good amount on the boat. As the sun got higher the bite slowed to an occasional flurry. We marked em but obviously they were on their siesta. Then like a switch, they turned on and got bigger and bigger it seemed. Nice fat 8-12lb green cod flying with a few doubles in the mix. Besides Tommy, Tommy’s dad, Martin Wellen Dowd, Dave “Bunk Man” Duffy and Sully all had above average days and went home with big bags of fillet. John Brown from Middletown took the second place pool with a 14lb cod. But it was Paul “dead stick” Keresli who finally landed his steaker on the last drift at 18lbs. Jigs absolutely crushed the fish early and bait worked better in the afternoon. Besides a little rain in the forecast, tomorrows sea conditions look awesome again and remember the fish are already wet so come on out as the Starship will be ready to rock!!

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Saturday Dec 20
Block Island Mixed Bag Cod and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports an okay day of fishing today. We had a decent pick of cod along with a few sea bass up to 3-4lbs. We also had about 25-30 porgies today, which is the most we have seen all month! Today’s first place pool winner was Dennis Schulz of Medford with a 13lb cod and in second place was Matthew Broderick of Brooklyn with an 11lb cod.

Wednesday Dec 17th
Block Island Mixed Bag Cod and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a slow day aboard the Viking Starship. We still managed a catch of about 16 kleeper cod along with some nice sea bass. Everyone had their limit of sea bass or close to it. Today’s pool winner was Kevin Williamson of North Babylon with a 12lb cod.

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