Nice Tin boat. Loads of fun with that. For saltwater choose your days right and you will enjoy a smaller vessel experience. I have owned great boats like that.;14-to-19 foot. You have to listen to the Marine Forecast on wave heights and winds really close when planning your day( as check Day prior) Yeah even in the Bays. Days with 1-2 foot waves ...you better be out there. Days can be flat as a lake or BLOW and be whitecaps. Weekdays should be better for you with less boats hassles and wakes on you. Drive down to Shark River Inlet access point...nice new ramp and good stretch of Fluke River. If its calm you can peak easily out in the open water past the Ocean 2 nd. Bridge for awhile and see the coast. Good Luck, See you out there.
Thanks yeah, i figured shark river would be pretty decent, I was unsure if I could go through the inlet on a nice day and stay a close distance to the coast. My cousin has a 31' he said sometimes that inlet could get real hairy so I was unsure. I don't know much about saltwater fishing but I bought a bunch of bucktails, teasers, and gulps. Planning on doing a high low rig, and figure maybe fluke and stripers. They're what I plan to pursue...
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Advice is when the Yammi craps out, get an Etec 40hp. This will save you some fuel and a lot of maintenance and make the boat perform better. That being said it should perform fine with any 40hp outboard
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Raritan river, back of the bay, and keyport area will get you into plenty of good fishing safely. and give you alot more area than you get in shark river.
shark river can also be alot of fun for fluke fishing, but you wont get the variety of striped bass, blue fish etc that you get in the bay
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