Go Fishing With Dean Ween!
After making a “splash” several years ago with his Internet program, the “Brownie Troop Fishing Show,” Dean Ween of famed avant-pop duo Ween got his formal certification as a Captain, then his Master, 100 Ton license and has been offering his services as a fishing guide. Having begun offering charters on his beloved Delaware River Mickey’s Guide Service is now primarily focused on the Atlantic Ocean, operating out of Belmar, NJ. Spring through the end of the year and then moving to Key West, FL January
through March. Ween continues to perform as headliners and at major festivals throughout the United States.
Want to go fishing with The Ween Man himself?! Read on…
(MTT Fishing trip with a high seas interview? Sounds like a must.)
Mickey’s Guide Service, home of Archangel Sport Fishing
About Your Guide:
Delaware River Striped Bass – Early April to May
Striped Bass enter our river every April to feed and spawn. We will be
launching at first light from Trenton, NJ where we will proceed to “make
bait”. This means jigging sabiki rigs to river herring, the primary forage
bait of the Striped Bass in our river. After filling our live well with
herring we will then drift and live line them to large Stripers that can
range to 50 lbs. This is some of the most exciting fishing our river has
to offer, fighting these massive ocean fish in the skinny river waters of
the Delaware will make your heart pound.
Striped Bass Atlantic Ocean – May/July
The Spring Striped Bass migration is the most anticipated season on our
fishing calendar. June offers you the best chance at catching a Striper
over 50 lbs every time you’re on the water. We will be fishing aboard
Archangel, my 23′ Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman which is moored in Belmar,
NJ. We will employ a number of tactics to catch trophy sized bass
including live lining Bunker, casting topwater pencil poppers, swimmers,
jigs, etc. Most of our clients catch the biggest fish of their lives
during the spring run, that’s why this has become our bread and butter.
Summer Bottom Fishing – Fluke/Sea Bass – July/September
This is what I call “fishing for the dinner table.” My 2 favorite eating
fish can be caught in abundance during the dog days of summer. We will be
fishing abnormal bottom structure for doormat Summer Flounder and Black
Sea Bass and keeping everything within the legal limits for the grill!
Expect a relaxing day on the water and a lot of fish! All trips leave from
my marina in Belmar, NJ unless otherwise stated.
Fall Striped Bass and Bluefish – October/December
Our second bass season of the year comes as the water cools and the
Stripers head south towards their wintering grounds off the coast of the
Carolinas. The fall run usually means trips with a lot of fish, and also
usually means that large chopper Bluefish can be in the mix as well.
Nothing says Fall like cold weather Striper fishing with some tackle
busting Bluefish to boot.
Parties and special events
Someone you know getting married? Has a special birthday? Whatever? These
trips are the kind we dig the most.
We can arrange any kind of fishing outing you like, including chartering
100 foot fishing boats for all night deep sea fishing trips and heavy
drinking and eating for up to 50 people. A fishing trip is the best gift
one can receive in my opinion, whether it’s for one person or a huge
gathering. Drop me a line or give me a call and we can discuss your
options, and there are many.
I am fortunate enough to live in a very productive area for both
freshwater and saltwater fishing. I have been obsessed with fishing since
I was a kid and have spent a good deal of my life fishing my local waters
exhaustively. I am also lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the
area’s finest and most experienced anglers, giving me accurate reports and
information that will help us get the most out of our time on the water.
All anglers must possess a valid PA or NJ fishing license for freshwater
trips. You can purchase and print a NJ license online by following this
If you are traveling from out of town I can help you arrange your travel
and hotel accommodations. This will vary depending on time of year and
where we will be fishing.
Some things to keep in mind:
Weather is always a factor when fishing; sometimes the nastiest conditions
produce the best bite. If you are traveling from outside of the area I
will check local forecasts and help you decide a couple of days in advance
whether rescheduling might be the best option if conditions appear to be
unsafe or unfishable. I will always put your safety first. It is
recommended that you allow yourself an extra day in our area before you
book your return flight and hotel.
Dress appropriately, especially for any early or late season trips.
Sunglasses, sunscreen, and sometimes Dramamine might be a good idea to
help you stay comfortable on the water. You should bring foul weather gear
(raincoat, rain pants, gloves, and waterproof boots) in case of wet
All rods, reels, bait and tackle will be provided by me and included in
the price of your trip. I only use the best equipment, Shimano rods and
reels and Hi-Seas terminal tackle. If you would like to bring your
favorite rod and reel that is encouraged as well.
A positive attitude. It is amazing how far this will get you. A good
fisherman remains optimistic when faced with tough conditions. Anyone who has spent a lot of time on the water will tell you that things can change
in an instant. A slow bite can change very quickly into a banner day, and
sometimes slower days produce your trophy fish of a lifetime. When the
fish are biting everything thrown in front of them it seems like everyone
is friends for life afterwards. We are in this to catch fish, but also to
have fun while doing it.
Pictures tell the story. Bring a digital camera, if not I will provide
mine and send you pictures at a later date.
No bananas onboard the boat.