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Captain Sal Cursi
Fishing Charters
Stripers, Weaks, Blues & Fluke
Captain Sal Cursi
docked at
Walt's Landing
Cliff Road
Sewaren, NJ 08879
(Woodbridge Area)
Call or Email us
Office (732) 738-6704
Email CathySea@fishbox.tv
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  • HI-MAR STRIPER CLUB
    PO Box 126
    Middletown, NJ 07748






  • "Up to 6 people, Day & Evening"
    Photos by Dave May

    30 ft Island Hopper - 12.5 foot beam
    400 horsepower

    The Cathy Sea is equipped with all of the finest electronics and fish finding devices available to help make the most out of your charter. Specializing in back bay Striper fishing on some of the best striped bass haunts in Raritan Bay, just minutes from the dock, for maximum fishing time.
    " We net our own Live Bunker "
    "Fresh Bunker" usually available at our dock.
    Hours of Operation
    Trip Dates Leaves Arrives
    Day Charters Mar 1 - Dec 23 6:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m.
    Day Charters Mar 1 - Dec 23 8:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m.
    Evening Charters May 15 - Nov 15 4:00 p.m until 10:00 p.m.
    Dry Dock Jan & Feb - - -
    Cabin Berth & Marine Head
    Cold Drinks Complimentary
    Go Fishing with
    Captain Sal Cursi
    on the
    Cathy Sea
    12' x 16' fishing area
    • Experienced & Licensed Captain
    • We supply the Bait & Tackle
    • 15 Minutes to fishing grounds
    • Fresh & Live Bunker for Bait
    • Trolling, jigging & plugging
    • Complimentary Soft Drinks
    • Marine Head on board
    • Top Quality Rods & Reels
    • Bring your own pole if you'd like
    • Fish Cleaning Service Included
    • Helpful & professional mates
      (working for tips)

    Extra Wide Beam
    With a 15 x 12.5 fishing area, you and your party have plenty of room to enjoy the day.


    Fish Cleaning available at the dock.
    Click here for a Video Clip

    Get the best dates for your trip
    Call
    (732)
    738-6704
    to find out about availability
    The Cursi Family Legend continues...
    Captain Sal Cursi
    Captain Sal Cursi
    For over 35 years Captain Sal has been fishing for Striped Bass in the back bay of the Raritan. 100% familiar with the bottom structures on the grounds he fishes, he uses his experience to put you right on the fish. With dozens of larger fish to his credit, make the Cathy Sea your first choice for a successful fishing trip.

    6 Hour Charters for up to 6 People
    Call Captain Sal NOW 732-738-6704
    Photo taken on 4/25/02
    Photo courtesy of APP - Cathy Cursi holding her 34 pound striper
    Take a trip on the Cathy Sea
    Schedule
    The months are an approximation based on a typical year.

    Reservations Required on all trips


    Trip Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Striped Bass
    Fluke
    Weakfish
    Bottom Fishing
    Winter Flounder
    What to Bring
    • If there is anything you need for fishing we have it on board

    • Make sure the line on your reels is in good condition and not frayed or twisted

     
    Fishing Trips
    • Sunscreen, Sunglasses
    • Rain gear if it's raining- be prepared and don't get caught standing in the rain
    • Hat, Clean T-Shirt, Jacket & Gloves
    • Camera, Film & Batteries - Get it all on film!
    • 1 Rod & Reel (..bring your own if you wish, ) - we recommend spinning or baitcasting outfits in the 20 to 30 lb class for Stripers.
    • Terminal Tackle( supplied on the boat) - Striper Rigs, many rigs available on board or at Crabby's Bait & Tackle
    What NOT to Bring
    • NO Illegal Drugs - we have a ZERO tolerance and enforce maritime law for the possesion or use of illicit drugs
    • NO Hard Liquor or Drunkeness - Cans of Beer OK, must be 21 or over
    • NO Excessive Amounts of Beer - A couple is just fine

    Captain Sal Cursi

     
    " Look for Capt Sal Cursi's seminars at NY & NJ sportsmens' and boating shows" "

    Captain Sal demonstrates expert techniques and shares his specialized knowledge in fishing for saltwater Striped Bass. From the art of trolling to live lining, catching and storing live bait, sound advice on finding fish and alot more. Look for his seminars at shows in our area, and make plans to attend one of the most popular seminar on the local circuit.

    Captain Sal Cursi also appears and is mentioned in many of the local fishing publications in NY & NJ
    About our Fishing Trips
    Targeted Species Description of Trip
    Live Lining Bunker

     
    " Bunker Dunkin "Sal's Specialty" "

    Captain Sal goes the extra distance to cast net his own live moss bunker. He knows where to find the schools, right near the marina. With a number of support vessels and a 20 foot cast net, watch Captain Sal as he throws the net and captures live bunker for his customers. This indigenous bait is part of the reason Captain Sal has been so successful catching the big stripers.

    Come as you are, and leave with a great experience and a bag of fillets
    Chunking for Bass

    " Fresh Bunker is the Secret "

    Sometimes the schools are not around, Captain Sal comes prepared with fresh bunker for chunking. He'll show you how to cut and rig the bait for the best results. Sometimes, depending upon the tide, chunking is preferred over live lining, and with the freshest bait available, sometimes monster fluke will take the chunks as well, or maybe some chopper blues. Either way you can depend upon Captain Sal to put you on the fish.

    We have fresh bunker usually available for sale at our dock.
    Jigging & Trolling

    " Shad Umbrellas, Bunker Spoons and Stretch 25's & 30's "

    With the complex network of channels and cross channels in the Raritan Bay, Staten Island and the Arthur Kill, the deep drop-offs and mussell beds hold plenty of bait and gamefish. When the reports have been in this area, Captain Sal will rig up for casting and trolling, as he reads fish on the scope. Be prepared for a mixed bag of Stripers, Weakfish and Blues as the Cathy Sea serves up the best in New Jersey fishing.

    Trolling gear provided on the boat
    Back Bay Weakfish on Live Peanut Bunker

    " When the Weakfish Bite is on... Captain Sal fishes for them "

    By following the latest fishing reports as part of his days work, Captain Sal targets weakfish in the back Raritan Bay & River. Using live peanut bunker or a variety of plastics, plugs and bucktails, and of course light tackle, get ready for some great action from these hard fighting and delicate gamefish.

    When the weaks are biting the fluke are usually there too.
    Drifting for Fluke

    " NJ's most popular summertime fishery "

    Fluke fishing is fun for the entire family! These tasty fish frequent the back bay in large numbers. Captain Sal knows where they can be found, from years of experience studying the structure on the bottom. "Honey Pots" are small holes dredged up by commercial clammers, this activity and structure has a tendency to hold schools of Fluke ranging from a pound to 10 pounds. Let Captain Sal show you where to find them, and help you and your party get your bag limit of keepers.

    Live Killies, Squid, Spearing and Sandeels aboard the boat
    8 hour Blackfish Trips

    " Sandy Hook Reef, 17 Fathoms and Area Wrecks "

    Blackfish are the main quarry when you charter the Cathy Sea for bottom fishing. The special 8 hour charter takes you accross the bay and out into the Atlantic, where Captain Sal anchors up. Blackfish, Sea Bass, Ling and Porgies abound, with non-stop action.

    Green Crabs, Fiddlers, Clams and Squid for bait.

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