Double Down II
Double Down II
Located at 357 West Front Street, Keyport, New Jersey 07735, the Double Down II is a 1990 32′ Blackfin twin diesel open sportfishing vessel with an 11.11′ beam and plenty of fishing space. She is fully outfitted with modern electronics and quality fishing equipment. Her cabin sports a comfortable stand up head and her quiet generator can power the comforts of home.
The Double Down II has quick access to the super striper fishing in Raritan Bay. This “back bay” fishery has proven itself to be superior and is one of the best on the East Coast. Captain Dan’s local knowledge and experience takes full advantage whether fishing with fresh clam bellies, netted bunker (either live lining or chunking), or trolling bunker spoons or shad rigs. Captain Dan knows what’s working and where to go.
Trolling for stripers is as exciting as it is productive. Once the Double Down II finds the schools, get ready for non-stop action. Bring your family or friends and feel the thrill in landing some nice bass on the troll.
The fluke season typically kicks off in mid-Spring and continues through early or mid-Fall. The Double Down II is a great escape with your friends and family for fishing for these delicious popular eating fish. Captain Dan uses an assortment of Shadman fluke fishing tackle, jigs and gulp, and continually enjoys successful catches drifting the back bay or moving to the Reach, Sandy Hook, Coney Island, The Rockaways or Ambrose channels.
Bluefish are non-stop, almost all year long, and offer the best fight per pound than any other species. Weakfish run in specific areas during certain times of the year and are great fun on light tackle. Porgies are abundant around structures in the bay and can keep children (and grown-ups) interested with lively action. Blackfish, Sea Bass and Porgies are abundant at the Sandy Hook Reef. Early in the year (mid March – May) Flounder are plentiful and offer a relaxing addition to Stripped Bass. Cod Fish and Ling can be caught at 17 Fathoms and near shore wrecks, also great for the table.