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About the Boat
The Evelyn Ann is a custom 35' Henriques Maine Coaster. Capt. Mick had her built in the winter of 1994-1995, and she was launched in the spring of 1995. Powered by a 3116 Catapillar diesel engine, the Evelyn Ann offers full walk-around capabilities with a generously sized heated cabin and wheelhouse. She has full electronics, including vhf, North Star loran/gps/plotter, radar, a pair of video fish finders and cellular telephone.
About the Captain
Capt. Joel Mick has been running a charter boat in South Jersey for almost 30 years. Beginning with the Paper Moon back in the '60's, Capt. Mick made a name for himself while running the Melody II. (He donated the fifty plus year-old charter boat to the Barnegat Baymen's Museum, now the Tuckerton Seaport.) As bluefish, weakfish, and fluke stocks steadily declined, Capt. Mick honed his skills as an expert wreckfisherman, fishing mostly for blackfish (tautog) and sea bass and recently concentrating on the resurgent striped bass in the fall.
About the Fishing
The Evelyn Ann is berthed in Atlantic City, NJ, just minutes from Absecon Inlet. All bait and tackle is provided (including custom built fishing poles and Penn reels).
The Evelyn Ann starts fishing in mid-March and usually wraps up the season in early January. While Capt. Mick's favorite answer to the question of "What are we fishing for?" is "Whatever we can catch!", typical seasons include -
- Mid-March thru April - Offshore bottom fishing for ling, cod, and tog; mackeral
- May thru June - Jumbo sea bass (wreckfishing), bluefish
- July thru August - Inshore - bluefish, fluke, weakfish, croakers, sea bass; Offshore - sharks, tuna, bonito
- September thru Mid-October - Jumbo sea bass (wreckfishing); fluke, weakfish, croakers
- Mid - October thru Early January - Striped bass (live eels early, jigging later in the season); tog
Capt. Mick caters to a variety of crowds, from the die-hard fishermen to the vacationing family. Both full and half days are available. There are still choice dates available, so book a trip today and enjoy a fabulous day of fishing aboard the Evelyn Ann.
Capt. Joel Mick
2 Mill Road, Box 88
Port Republic, NJ 08241
Phone - (609) 652-9241
E-Mail - email@example.com