Scott's Daily Fishing Report


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Name: Barry Potts
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 09/26/16
Location of Trip: AC reef/ Ledge
Species Sought: Albie
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. S
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Clams, Salted
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
Been waiting for a good day to try some nearshore trolling for albies. Ran to the ac reef with a small swell. Within 10 minutes on the troll landed a spanish mackeral then nothing. Trolled over wrecks and around lobster pots. Water looked clean but not to blue. Ran farther out to AC ridge, no bites. Called it and ran in towards inlet. Stopped at a few wrecks first to tighten some lines. Drifted and caught seabass and cocktail blues. Ran to the bay before the wind picked up. Anchored for tog on the sod banks for a bit. Caught 5 all shorts
~Barry Potts

Name: Barry Potts
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 09/23/16
Location of Trip: Le reef
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Was planning on running towards ac reef for some trolling and fluking but the swell in the morning was a little iffy for the longer run so ran to LE reef instead. Good drifts lots of life. Tons of small sea bass and a few that would have made it if it was in season. Several small fluke. Maybe 15-25 throw backs and one keeper at 23 inches. Most fish were on Killies and fresh peanut bunker. Keeper was on white spro with nuclear chicken gulp. Midday ran back inside to catch high tide for some tog off the sod banks. Probably caught 12 with action the whole time. 4-5 were 14.5 inches. Fun catching just not big enough yet made a dozen crabs disappear real fast. Clam did the trick also. Sun was out at this point and no one wanted to call it quits yet. Dropped the chum pot in tuckerton bay. Several keeper size blowfish, sea Robbins and sea bass. Pods of peanut bunker and full size bunker in bay. Huge foot ball field size schools of bunker about 3 miles from the inlet.
Few porpoise cruising around them
~Barry Potts

Saturday, September 24, 2016 /\/\/\ 12:45 pm  
Well, Fluke season is coming to a close this weekend and it has been a good season towards the end, with quite a bit of reports of people doing well on the reef sites when they are accessible. Reports of people limiting out on Thursday was common in the afternoon from Garden State South. There have been numerous reports from people that are catching Porgies out on the wrecks and reef sites, and in decent numbers, too. Tog and other fish are also prevalent outside.

In the bay there has been many different fish to catch over the last few weeks. Seabass, Tog, Blowfish, Weakfish, Porgies, Perch, Bluefish, and small Stripers. All of these are catch-able in the Mullica River. Blowfish and Porgies might also be found in the clam stakes. Clams, Bloodworms, Grass Shrimp, small Minnows, and chum will be all the baits you need to go and catch these fish. The outgoing tide is the better tide of choice.

We have Clams, Bloodworms, Eels, Small Minnows, Green Crabs, and plenty of other baits in stock to do any kind of fishing this week!
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Capt. Jer
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/22/16
Location of Trip: Great Bay & Mullica River
Species Sought: Striped Bass and Perch
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Bloodworms
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
The first day of Fall provided an amazing sun rise and a crystal clear day to be on the water. Our Thursday Crew's day began at Scott's for excellent baits and conversation. The sunrise was spectacular...keeper Striped Bass would have been a bonus. Capt. Ed bucktailed the largest Oyster Cracker we have ever seen. That fish had us all laughing as Ed thought he had scored a Bass. Micro Master Bob bagged the largest Mullica Catfish adding to our "basket of undesirables" in this political season. Capt. Caesar nailed several jumbo Perch and my old rod,refurbished by Scott's Crew, continued to produce jumbo Perch. The weather and friendship itself was wonderful ... Perch added to a great day on Great Bay.
~Gene Sullivan

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/17
Location of Trip: Offshore canyons
Species Sought: Tuna, billfish
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Ballyhoo
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
Although the inshore wreck and reef fishing slows down this weekend with the close of the summer flounder season. The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are chomping at the bit to get offshore and do some big game fishing. There appears to be an abundance of billfish in the canyons, and the tuna bite is also strong. In addition, the mahi-mahi are always around to provide more meat for the cooler. The only caveat is finding suitable weather conditions.

Captain Lindsay Fuller recently took a group offshore on the "June Bug." He had heard there were some excellent quantities of big eye tuna near the 100-fathom line in the Toms Canyon. Reports had the fish taking lures and baits trolled very close behind the transoms, less than 30-feet in many cases. Captain Lindsay also heard of heavy concentrations of blue and white marlin along the 100-fathom line from the northeast corner of the Lindenkohl Canyon up past the Carteret and halfway up to the Toms.

The "June Bug" headed to the Carteret to start. Fishing in 400-feet of water just before daylight, they started the troll in 71-degree water. Within a quarter of a mile they had a strong blue marlin on. Right after that fish was released, another blue took bait followed by a third. After releasing those fish, they decided to circle the area and promptly had a white marlin attack. A white was released with all of the billfish hooking up in a 2-square mile area. They headed to the Toms looking for tuna but could manage only a 10-pound mahi despite some huge schools of bait showing on the electronics..

Captain Lindsay decided to return to his original trolling spot where he promptly hooked up with some huge blue marlin estimated at about 400-pounds. Despite encountered reel problems caused by the big fish, the day continued on with more blues and whites hitting the baits. Most of the fish provided exciting aerial displays.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Gene Sullivan
Name: steve makowski
Email: mako1369@gmail.com
Boat Name: ChasinTail
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/14/16
Location of Trip: LE inlet area
Species Sought: kings, fluke, weakfish
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Plastic/Softbait


Fishing Report:
nice day out on the water with a few friends. got a couple nice sandwich sized weakies by the fish factory. tried for some kings on the inside of the Holgate tip but the current was ripping and our chum pot couldn't make it to the bottom. not to mention all of the grass. we boated 38 cocktails later in the day just inside the inlet on jigs and fin s softbaits. the softbaits outfished the bucktails. no lost lures which was nice. with a freezer full of nice blues im ready for next years shark season
~steve makowski

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Capt. Ed's Miss Moore
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/15/16
Location of Trip: Great Bay & Mullica
Species Sought: Striped Bass and Perch
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Bloodworms
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Capt. Ed ran a great trip for our Thursday Crew. Striped Bass were our first target and we boated several with one keeper.
Scott's excellent buckltails produced many shorts in excess of 20" and one keeper.
Later we put together a nice catch of Perch and boated more than a dozen small Striped Bass and Bluefish while Perching.
The Crew missed Micro Master Bob's good company and his fast filleting skills. Hopefully Bob's home renovations will be completed and he will be on board next week.
Capt. Ed, Phil, Bill & Caesar had a great day and we all were delighted that the Bass have turned on.
I sent a photo of our first early fall keeper Bass.
Thanks to Scott's Crew for all the tools that produce fish.
~Gene Sullivan

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/9-9/12
Location of Trip: Mostly ocean
Species Sought: Fluke, tuna
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are reporting decent fishing on a wide variety of fronts. From the inshore bay waters, to the inshore reefs and wrecks, to offshore canyons, the action has been very respectable with happy anglers on the trips. Summer flounder season will be closing on September 27, and anglers are advised to get lines in the water before that season ends.

Captain George Finck had the "Star Fish" out with the Shawn Freed party. The group began the day as a trolling trip. Captain George started fishing the Lobster Hole and area pots for mahi and albacore, but found the water dirty and difficult to fish in. He then took the anglers bottom fishing on some wrecks and reefs for a catch of fluke, weakfish, and black sea bass. Although the sea bass were quite large, they were released as being out of season. On another trip he had the Todd Fetter family out for a three-quarter day bottom fishing. It was a day of great action with fluke, sea bass, weakfish, and large sea robins attacking their baits.

Captain Gary Dugan had a great bunch of Philadelphia firefighters out on the "Irish Jig" recently. In addition to some 40 undersized fluke, they ended up with five nice flatties for the cooler. In addition the anglers boated 5 cocktail bluefish, a half dozen huge sea bass, and a brown shark that bit off close to the boat.

Captain Lindsay Fuller of the "June Bug" says he has been hearing of some good tuna fishing conditions in the canyons. He is putting together trips to pick up some of the yellowfin tuna that are being caught along with some Mahi. Captain Lindsay says there is a nice Gulf Stream eddy that is covering the area of the tip of the Lindenkohl down below the tip of the Spencer Canyons. There are some decent temperature breaks and the spin of the eddy should be causing some upwelling.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Capt Phil
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/2/16
Location of Trip: Mullica
Species Sought: Perch
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. N
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bloodworms
Secondary Bait: Crabs, Shedder
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Capt Phil ran an excellent trip for our Thursday Crew on Friday. Micro Master Bob was very busy on the fish after we docked. Capt Ed tied into a large Striped Bass on lite tackle and that big boy laughed at us as it broke off. My 25+ year old light Penn rod refurbished by Scott's Crew last winter continued to outperform all others and boated a jumbo pool winning Perch.
Thanks to Scott's crew for great baits, suggestions and conversation.
The morning was cool enough for sweatshirts. Running back in the afternoon you could see the weather changing and the storm approaching.
Check your dock lines and enjoy the start of College Football.
~Gene Sullivan

Name: Chris
Boat Name: Superfishious
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/27-8/28
Location of Trip: LE reef & Great Bay
Species Sought: fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. E
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Fished Sat. at LER and caught 12 shorts up to 17 3/4", small sea bass and 2 sea robins. Seas were 2-4' as expected, drift was 1.2-2mph at times. Started with squid and minnow, and switched to sea robin. No keepers. Sunday stayed in the bay and the inlet since the big ocean swell was too much for my boat to handle. Picked a 20" up early with the outgoing tide on left over sea robin. Managed about 7 more shorts before wrapping it up. 14-22ft of water while in the bay.
~Chris

Name: Barry Potts
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/26/16
Location of Trip: Grassy
Species Sought: Shark
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Mackerel
Secondary Bait: Mackerel
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
shark fishing grassy channel went 2 for 3 first one being a 4 footer and the second 5 feet. Browns were a blast and had two perfect releases getting the hook back too. Stayed till about 10. All hits were pretty much at dead low. Mackerel heads and surprising two of the 3 were picked up with something you find in the Chineese market. Good luck
~Barry Potts

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/26/8/29
Location of Trip: Inshore artificial Reefs
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: 4-6 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
Large swells and some stiff winds have made trips into the ocean an iffy situation recently for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. Since the fluke fishing was reaching a peak before the effects of the various tropical storms began arriving, there is no reason to think that those fish will not still be there once things return to normal.

Just before the ocean started acting up, Captain Gary Dugan of the "Irish Jig" reported a steady pick of nice fish coming across the rails as he fished the nearby artificial reef sites and wrecks. Captain Gary terms the fishing "very good aboard the Irish Jig." He adds his customers have been staying busy catching numerous fish with a fair amount of fish going into the cooler. He is finding a nice variety of fish besides the fluke which helps to make things even more interesting.

As an option to fighting the large swells in the ocean, the bay fishing for small panfish has seen a notable increase over the past week with a few surprise larger fish thrown in. The ticket for the BHCFA captains has been to anchor up in moving water and use plenty of clam chum. Once the slick is established, anglers never know what they are going to catch next. Blowfish have been making their presence known along with plenty of snapper blues. In addition, there are porgies, black sea bass, and a surprising number of weakfish around right now. These types of trips are great family outings in addition to providing some tasty fish dinners.

September has always been the top month for trips offshore for game fish such as tuna, mahi-mahi, and billfish. This is the right time to plan a trip to the canyons.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Barry Potts
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/26/16
Location of Trip: Tuckerton
Species Sought: Shark , blowfish
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Mackerel
Secondary Bait: Clams, Frozen
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Busy weekend. Friday tried the blowfishing out for an hour or two. Few here and there lots of small porgies, King fish and sea robins all a fun time on ultra light tackle. Friday night Sharking in the bay 2 for 3 on the brown sharks. Most action was at dead low tide. Monday, took the girls blowfishing. Better today with about 12 keepers. Lots of small ones, small porgies, kingfish and one blow/ puffer that was much much spikier very yellow too. Monday night sharks in the bay again, 2 sharks immediately right at high tide before the swing and then one more after the swing. 4 foot, 4.5 foot and a 5.5 to end the night. Great night going 3 for 3 all perfect releases.
~Barry Potts

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/19-8/22
Location of Trip: Inshore Reefs
Species Sought: Fluke, black sea bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
The 2016 John Koegler Memorial Fishing Tournament for the Junior Mates of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association was a major success. Everyone involved caught fish on the four boats participating. The boats participating were the "Reel Determined," the "Star Fish," the "Insatiable," and the "Francesca Marie." In addition to a good number of fluke ending up in the box, a small mahi and a bonito were also caught. The boats fished south of Little Egg Inlet in 65-feet of water.

Captain Carl Sheppard reports the "Star Fish" has run trips morning and afternoon every day this week and caught fish on every trip despite some unpleasant weather mid-week. He already has plans to fish right into December.

Captain John Lewis reports the "Insatiable" found hot fishing this past week with most of his 7 trips landing double digit catches. He has found that the fish seem to be moving around, and he has been relying on other captains of the BHCFA for their tips on where the daily bites are occurring.

Captain Lindsay Fuller reports he has fished the "June Bug" inshore several times earlier this week on the Garden State South, Little Egg, and Atlantic City artificial reef sites. The action is good with a plethora of short fluke. On one trip his anglers landed a houndfish and a Spanish mackerel. He also had an offshore trip to the Wilmington Canyon. He left at midnight and began fishing at the 100 Tip about 4am. Despite lots of bait on the machine, the action was slow. He picked up a 6-inch yellowfin tuna which was released back to his mother. He heard of only one white marlin being raised by the boats in the area. He reports the water temperatures were steady at 79-80 and the water color was greenish blue.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Barry Potts
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/24/16
Location of Trip: Bay, ocean
Species Sought: Shark
Time of Day Fished: Night
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Mackerel
Secondary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Sharks are still here in the bay and ocean nearby. Most success at night near high tide. Bunker, mackerel and blue fish heads. Chum not Needed but it helps. Lots of Browns and big sand tigers, break out the big sticks!
~Barry Potts

Name: Mike Savage
Boat Name: Wreckless
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/22/2016
Location of Trip: Little Egg Inlet
Species Sought: Green head flies
Time of Day Fished: Late Afternoon
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Poppers


Fishing Report:
Limited out on greenhead flies. By that I mean I needed a blood transfusion by the time I reached the dock. I can't say the size of the flies were any bigger than normal but their ferocity was unmatched by anything I have encountered in recent years. I could not believe I saw people fishing without their shirts on too. Key to being eaten alive was to move the boat at a slow speed of 8 knots. Best bait was old people who cannot slap as quickly or accurately with both hands on the steering wheel and loose clothing that flies could find ways to get inside.
~Mike Savage

Name: Barry Potts
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/22/16
Location of Trip:
Species Sought: Shark. Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 20-30 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Red Trout Worms
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Ran out the lagoon still dark. Trying for sharks in the bay. Night time has been better but decided to try the morning. Wind was wicked all morning. Sat for little over an hour no bites. Decided to run to reef. Wind and swell made it like a washing machine out there. We toughed it out. Got to the reef. Did some drifts and came back in. Not even the sock made the day enjoyable. Caught unlimited snappers and even one shad under the birds in the inlet. Looks like they were on spearing/ rain fish.
~Barry Potts

Name: ken smith
Boat Name: short changed
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/20/16
Location of Trip: 60 line
Species Sought: tuna
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Ballyhoo
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
Unbelievable morning seas were dead flat. Ran just north of the lobster claw could not believe how dirty the water was talk about being pissed off. We decided to go back in to where we found cleaner water to at least put some mahi in the cooler we hit the mother load on BLUE FIN. That's right blue fin. Kept the first two but didn't get anything over 47 close but no cigar. It killed my son in law Brad to have to release the 46 1/2 but he did. Going back out Wednesday seas around 2 ft.Get out there if you can. Take off work, I did you only go around once. GOOD LUCK !
~ken smith

Name: robert endrzejewski
Email: fishinfull77@gmail.com
Boat Name: Deeply Hooked
Phone: 609-466-3400
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8-20-16
Location of Trip: garden state south
Species Sought: fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Slack Tide
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
I agree with you Steve, just caught a 23 inch and this boater came right up to see and cause a big wake right next to my boat . next time i'm throwing a 8 oz at him
~robert endrzejewsk

Name: Stephen Huminski
Boat Name: Channel Surfer
Phone: 609 812 9017
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/20/2016
Location of Trip: Little Egg Reef
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Finally a rewarding day for fluke. Plenty of fish, probably 10 fluke throwbacks, couple of nice sea bass, plenty of skates. Good Action, Good drift, plenty of boats. Fished the Rutgers Buoy and then best at Little Egg Reef. Three nice keepers, 22", 18", 18". Hope it's the start of a good final month of fluking.
~Stephen Huminski

Thursday, August 20, 2016 /\/\/\ 6:00pm  
Depending on who you talk to, you will get very different stories. There were people not catching today, then there were people having a banner day on the ocean. Garden State South was a parking lot and apparently with slow reports, maybe the calm water had something to do with it. Tomorrow's wind may help you out more than you think. At least you can get the jig's moving better. Little Egg Reef had some fish today, all on Gulp Grubs. And the Red Man's tournament saw some beautiful fish today with a variety of 5-9lb Fluke. The better areas being LE Reef. People did really well with the rattletail rigs we have been making up with steady reports of them catching most fish on the trailer hook. Some Seabass were out there today as well so it made for an interesting day.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: steve makowski
Boat Name: Chasin Tail
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/20/16
Location of Trip: gs s reef
Species Sought: fluke
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
good day on the reef. 3 nice keeper fluke and 1 boss hog seabass. probably caught 40 shorts but the action was non-stop until the slack tide. went to the LE reef on our way in to try our luck. 1 nice puffer and 2 short fluke. I only have one gripe about the etiquette that I saw today. people need to have some common sense. the fish arnt going to disappear. there is no need to go full throttle through a pack of drifting boats. GO AROUND! I may get flack for this next statement or I may not but the locals kind of know about blowing through boats drifting spinning the boats around but not so much the dreaded inconsiderate weekenders.
~steve makowski

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Capt Jer
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/19/16
Location of Trip: Mullica River
Species Sought: Perch
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bloodworms
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Took granddaughter Emma & daughter Dawn up the Mullica River for a very special day. An adult Eagle and several Ospreys were waiting for us as we sailed up the river. Everyplace we stopped Perch, catfish and unwanted eels were all hungry and gave the girls a great time.
After cleaning up we all enjoyed a Perch dinner and memories of a fantastic day.
This kind light tackle fishing is great for kids with lots of action and laughs. Also, not bad for old Hoots who want an "unregulated" fun day and a fish dinner.
~Gene Sullivan

Name: Joseph Petrilli
Boat Name: American Idiot
Phone: 6094570293
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/16/16
Location of Trip: AC Ridge and AC Rec
Species Sought: Mahi,Fluke,and Seabass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. S
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Ballyhoo
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Ran out of Absecon Inlet around 5am, Got to the AC Ridge and Trolled from 6-830. Hooked up to two Mahi 10-15 Pounds landed one. Then Steamed into Ac Rec. 10-15 Fluke, 5 Keepers, One was 27inch. 5-10 sea bass, Multiple Keeper Size Sea bass. Also Snagged Schools of Bunker mile outside of Absecon Inlet. Great Day weather Was perfect.
~Joseph Petrilli

Thursday, August 18, 2016 /\/\/\ 5:30pm  
Finally after what feels like a lifetime's worth of time of waiting for the Fluke, they have arrived, with very good reports all week coming in from the ocean. Garden State South had fish, LE Reef had fish, AC Reef had fish, and wreck sites had fish. Anyone who wants to have a couple good days worth of Fluke fishing better get out this weekend, because who knows how long they will hang around. Consistent reports of 4-14 keeper Fluke in the box, some really nice Seabass, and the occasional 1-3 lb. Porgy makes for a good day. Structure, you need to stay on structure! Think of it like you are Tog fishing in the fall, where the boat should hardly be moving because you found a good hole to fish in, it is the same principle for Fluke these days. Vertical jigging with the custom rattletail rigs we made in the store had all of our employees who went out on Tuesday catching good numbers of Fluke and some Seabass.

The tuna bite has got us keeping busy with the Baitmasters Ballyhoo's moving like there's no tomorrow, and even flats of Butterfish moving quickly. There is Mahi biting on the pots from a couple reports and they are catching on both trolling and chunking, depending on what style of fishing you prefer. Just find some cleaner water, as there was reports of dirty water in some areas. South of here there is a big eye bite that has people scrambling to their boats. Today there was a reported day bite at one of the canyons south of here. Wahoo are here and there from what we gather, nothing too consistent with them. There are some White Marlin mixed in with the tuna.

Weather Report:
Fri: N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming se in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft until late afternoon...then 1 foot or less. Mainly in S swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Sat: Se winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Mainly in se swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Sun: Se winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Marine Temp off AC is 70.0 °F

There is a beautiful weekend coming, don't let it swim away.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Barry Potts
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/15/16
Location of Trip: Le reef
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Bunker, Live Peanut
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Ran to the reef. Slow drift in morning. Picked up towards the afternoon, even had to put out the sock around 2ish. Probably around 40 throwbacks between 15-17 inches. 5 keepers up to 21 inches. All nice fat healthy fish. All keepers caught on gulp and peanut bunker. Constant action from 9 till we left. Few sea bass mixed in.
~Barry Potts

Name: Tony B
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/15/16
Location of Trip: Artifical Reef
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Mackerel
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Knowing it was going to be a little more calm I decided to head out the inlet yesterday and I was rewarded for doing so. It appears the reefs are holding some solid life out there. Bucktail and teaser tipped with white or pink gulp was getting me into them. Started the first couple hours with no drift, just the tight little swells really pushing me along. Once wind kicked in a bit drift was about 1.4-1.6 w/ strong current. Switched over to dragging gulp/mackerel strip combo with 8oz holding. About 25-30 Fluke were caught with 4 of them being keepers up to 23 inches. I also hooked up with 2 decent size mackerel as I was fast retrieving to get ready to move the boat.
~Tony B

Name: Barry Potts
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/14/16
Location of Trip: Little Egg
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. S
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Bunker, Live Peanut
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Quick morning trip with the boys. Seemed to windy to take the new guys to the reefs. Caught throwbacks at ICW 130. Grassy channel and back side of bird sanctuary. Some on killies on a bare hook. Some on buck tails. Some on peanut bunker. All hard hitting fish at 17 inches. Gotta find the holes that haven't been run over by boat traffic all day.
~Barry Potts

Name: steve makowski
Boat Name: ChasinTail
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/9/16
Location of Trip: Garden State South
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. E
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
7 keeper fluke on the gs south. first drop had a triple header. all 3 were keepers. all keepers were caught on 8 oz jigs with white gulp swimming mullet. the bite turned off around 2 at slack tide
~steve makowski

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Capt. Phil
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/11/16
Location of Trip: Mullica River
Species Sought: Perch
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bloodworms
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Capt. Phil took our "Thursday Crew" plus my grandson Dan up the Mullica for a great day on the Perch. Micro Master Bob gave Gulp a try and produced fish. Chris of Scott's Crew recommended a special smaller sized Gulp. Bob put it to a test and won big. Capt. Phil moved to a few locations and then put us on a school of larger Perch. We picked away all day to bring back 53 decent fish. Grandson Dan was on fire. Capt's Ed & Caesar are always hot hands. This fishery is great fun, the wildlife is amazing and it makes for an interesting day. Thanks to Scott's Crew for great rigs and always recommending new techniques and baits.
~Gene Sullivan

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/5-8/9
Location of Trip: Inshore reefsites
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
There are decent numbers of fish in the inshore waters off Beach Haven, but these fish are spread out, especially the fluke. The captains who belong to the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are benefitting from that organization. The boats are fishing in different areas and sharing their results with each other. In this way, all of the captains and their anglers benefit from that information.

Captain Gary Dugan of the "Irish Jig" reports a noticeable increase in his fluke action. There are enough short fish to keep everyone busy pulling in fish, and every trip been providing at least one fluke for the cooler. His most recent trip resulted in seven nice keepers.

Captain Jimmy Zavacky and t he crew from the "Reel Determined" took Boy Scouts of American Troop #112 from Jacobstown out on the "Star Fish." The larger boat was needed due to the 18 active anglers. With this many lines in the water there were many fish brought over the rail, and sea bass and fluke to take home.

Captain John Lewis reports that after a couple of disappointing trips last week, he is back on the fluke again. The fish had moved and he notes that with cooperation from some other captains of the BHCFA he has had some very good numbers of fish recently. The catch and release fishing is very good with a number of nice keepers providing fish dinners.

Captain Carl Sheppard reports he has been running the "Star Fish" on two 4-hour trips a day. He says they are catching a mixture of bluefish, sea bass, fluke and porgies. Some have been good sized, but for every keeper, they average four to five throwbacks. As August warms the waters, he expects to start running more full day offshore trips for pelagic species.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 /\/\/\ 5:51pm  
Mahi-mahi are biting good right now, with reports coming in that the 28 Mile Wreck had some good numbers of fish this week in the 10-25lb range. Both styles of fishing worked: There were people chunking with Butterfish and chumming with live minnows that caught, and there were people trolling with Joe Shutes, and the Green Machines that did well. Overall consensus was the further you drove out, the bigger they got. There were also people reporting White Marlin, Billfish and Wahoo this week while catching Mahi. Tuna Reports coming in have been a little quiet, not too sure if the heat or wind scared the boats away, but the last report in the beginning of the week was Yellowfin at the canyons south of here.

There has been steady Fluke action on Garden State South and AC Reef, with both places producing keepers in better quantities than the whole season so far. People are having limit catches with Fluke, and they have seen Triggers being caught with Tog while people are on the wrecks.

In the bay the usual spots we have highlighted over the last few weeks have still been doing well. There are also smaller fish moving in, like Porgies, Spots, Croakers, and other misc. species. Those will do well with some clams, bloodworms and clam chum. Try to do it on the outgoing tide around Graveling Point or in parts of the mouth of the river,
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Capt Jer
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/9/16
Location of Trip: South of Great Bay on Intercoastal
Species Sought: Flounder
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Took grandson Dan down the Inter-coastal towards AC for Flounder. Past the 170 day marker. Dan joined the "Bucktail Club" and bagged dinner. Dantastic Dan also had a small bluefish and some throwbacks. It is great to see an 11 year old happy fishing and running the boat. Scott's Crew supplied large scrappy minnows that danced on a 1/8 oz green bucktail and very light spinning tackle to help Dan win at the game. Photo submitted by email.
~Gene Sullivan

Saturday, August 6, 2016 /\/\/\ 6:00pm  
The Tuna bite is holding good for the few people that can manage to get out to do it. There are Mahi about 30 miles out of the inlet biting well on the 1oz and 3oz Joe Shute Mahi, Blue/White, and Crystal colors. The further you go out past that area the bigger they get. You can run them on Ballyhoo, but the Hogy and RonZ tails have also produced just as well. Other things working for Big Eye down south a little bit is the Pink/White, & Black/Purple Joe Shutes rigged with Bally's. The 5.75oz and 8oz are your better bets with the lures. Also Bomber CD30 and Rapala Magnum 30's in the same colors mentioned will work well. The Yellowfin bite sounded good south of here towards Toms, and the Lindy, but it has been 2 days since the last report.

The Fluke fishing is doing a little better this week than the previous month, with a couple people coming back saying that there were keeper Fluke along the ICW by Grassy Channel using a couple of the rigs we made up here in the store. The outgoing tide is the better of the two tides to fish from. Brick Pile over in Tuckerton had keeper Fluke over the last few days biting pretty good on the Gulp and Minnows. Down south of us off Black Pt, and a little further south have had some good bites as well.

Out in the ocean, just run south to the wreck sites in front in Brigantine where there are Fluke, Seabass, Tog, Sheepshead, and Triggers. Make sure if you do the trip, have clams and crabs with you to diversify your catch.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Miss Moore with Capt. Ed
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/4/16
Location of Trip: Between Great Bay & AC - Inside
Species Sought:
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Crabs, Shedder
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Capt. Ed was at the helm yesterday and did a masterful job putting the boat on fish. Your "Thursday Crew" explored the back waters south of Great Bay.
Micro Master Bob was high hook on Flounder. Our Micro Master and expert fisherman Bob has also brought focus on Gurnard. Gurnard turn out to be a very tasty, abundant and a not yet regulated species. Bill and Capt. Caesar were in second place on Flounder. One very skilled angler limited out on Weakfish. That angler also bagged the largest variety of fish including a big Porgy and more.
Capt. Phil had a great day and did not fall asleep.
Capt. Ed also put us on some Tog in a location that surprised the crew.
It was a very interesting day exploring new areas and learning about c and how to clean them.
~Gene Sullivan
(Gurnard aka Sea Robins ~Mo)

Thursday, August 4, 2016 /\/\/\ 5:45 pm  
The heat wave has broken and so has the lack of fishing.. somewhat. The water has certainly cooled off a little bit, spiking some more activity in the bay and towards the inlet. The outgoing tide is the preferred tide to be out to catch any Fluke, with bright colors wworking the best like green, and white Gulp. Minnows on the rigs with the miscellaneous squid skirts have also been doing well. There are Tog, and Sheepshead starting to work on the banks of the sod islands around the area. Those fish will probably bite better on the bottom slack tide using green crabs.

Out on the ocean front we have not heard of much success on Fluke fishing at LE Reef, but better reports on the wreck sites south of here. Stick in the areas that are 25-50 feet like the South Aster, or other shallower wrecks. Fluke, Seabass, Tog, and Sheepshead have all been reported down their.

Tuna fishing turned on again down south the Spencer, Toms, and Massey's have Yellowfin, just find the temperature difference and look at the depth finder. We have plenty of Butterfish, Sardines, Ballyhoo's for bait, and trolling lures that you would need.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

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Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/31-8/2
Location of Trip: Inshore artificial reefs
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: Do not know info Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Spearing
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
After a month of struggling to put together decent catches of fluke, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are finding more keeper fish. Helping to improve the action is the annual migration of the fish from the bays into the ocean. As a result, the fishing around the inlets has shown some great improvement while the action on the inshore artificial reefs is also showing more big fish.

Captain Gary Dugan of the "Irish Jig" notes that while "we have been picking away at them; the fishing seems to be picking up slowly but surely." He believes a couple of days with a good Northeast wind should do the trick. Meanwhile, wreck fishing has been providing a variety of fish for the cooler to take home.

Captain Fran Verdi of the "Francesca Marie" terms July a "hard month" and says that most trips got their sea bass but the fluke fishing was slow. Suddenly, as August arrived, and his party had lots of action, putting five nice fat fish in the box. The top fish was 24.5-inches long, providing some very nice filets. He has been working some of his productive wrecks in addition to the reef sites.

Captain John Lewis also notes the recent uptick in fluke action as his recent parties have been able to take fluke filets home for dinner. His most recent trip had fish up to 24.5-inches. It appears late summer is going to be the time for anglers to finally score well on the fluke action.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Saturday, July 30, 2016 /\/\/\ 3:20pm  
It's time for some variety in this area! And it seems like it's starting to happen. With Sheepshead, Trigger's and Blackfish coming in along the sod banks around Great Bay Blvd, Fish Island, and anywhere you can find a drop-off, it's looking like patience is paying off. There have been people catching huge Sheepshead down towards Absecon Bay, check out Absecon Bay Sportsman's Center's Facebook page to see some of the weigh-ins they have had. There are also some fun size Sheepshead in Little Sheepshead Creek.... go figure. Crabs will work the best for you, so have your Blackfish poles with you, between the Tog, Sheepshead, and a Triggerfish here and there, you can make for a good meal. We do have Green Crabs in stock for anyone who needs them. Also out in the ocean there have been nice Tog and Seabass reports coming back, and if there are Sheepshead inside the bays, then there needs to be some outside.

Fluke are sporadic around the ICW heading from Main Marsh Thorofare towards Absecon. Also some Weakfish mixed in, so it can make for a fun afternoon. There have also been better reports of Fluke fishing outside on the wreck sites south of here. Squid, Mullet, Peanut Bunker, Minnows, Mackerel, you name it, it has been working.

Massey's Canyon lit back up again with moderate sized Yellowfin biting well on the chunk. People trying for Wahoo around the 28 Mile wreck, and Lemke's had some Wahoo up to 65". The Wahoo were working on the wire rigged Ballyhoo and Pink/White Joe Shutes.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/22-7/25
Location of Trip: Bay inside Holgate, Inlet, Little Egg Reef
Species Sought: Fluke, black sea bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been keeping their parties happy lately with a nice selection of fish. While the fish are not always large, the action has been steady enough to please the anglers.

Captain Carl Sheppard on the "Star Fish" had a party recently which experienced some real variety. First they found some small fish in the back bay consisting of small black bass, sea robins and smooth dog fish. At the turn of the tide, some weakfish rose to the bait. They seemed to prefer gulp or small pieces of squid. As Captain Carl moved toward the ocean with the flood tide, he found both herring and cocktail bluefish on the bars right close to the breaking water of the inlet. He managed to find some small fluke on the open bottom in the ocean and on the artificial reef where he also found some short sea bass. Another trip on the "Star Fish" with Captain Tom Masterson and Mate Marlyn Graham the Barth family picked up 20 small fluke in the inlet along with some nice kingfish. In the afternoon, Captain Carl and Mate Marlyn Mike had the Dr. Brian Wilonski's family of 10 from Princeton out. The youngsters had a ball catching 3 keeper porgies and a mess of throwback black sea bass.

Captain Gary Dugan of the "Irish Jig" has been exploring different wrecks with success His anglers have been busy reeling in fish and taking fish home for the table. He expects fluke fishing to pick up soon, and he has been exploring different areas. He has some inshore night trips for shark scheduled and is optimistic about them.

Captain Fran Verdi of the "Francesca Marie" reports he has been busy fishing and finding that it has been taking work to put together some decent catches.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 /\/\/\ 5:00pm  
Big Eye Tuna seem to be in the mindset for the offshore guys this weekend. I think the White Marlin Tournament starts in the morning but not 100% positive, so there have been people gearing up with new topshots of mono on the holocore line which we do here, and buying the Bomber CD30 trolling lures; we sold mostly the pink, and the silver blue Bomber for the Big Eyes this week. Also the ballyhoo's, butterfish, and sardines have all been selling, so I think people are just trying to bring everything and seeing what works best. The Tom's Canyon is the area to be at the moment, with multiple anglers heading out tonight to hit the early morning bite. Usually where there is Big Eye, there is Yellowfin, so you might end up with a really good day and a full cooler.

Shark fishing is north of here, maybe try your luck for Mako's up off the Mud Hole or Chicken Canyon. We have plenty of Mackerel, Mackerel Chum, and Bunker Chum for anyone interested.

Fluke fishing is scattered with a "good" day being reported with 2-3 keeper Fluke. Go to deeper water 20+ feet if you are staying inside and work the outgoing tide. The inlet I would be wary about just because of the nuisance of shark's, skate's, ray's, and little fish. We have heard of a possibility of Croakers in the mouth of the river, so if that's true, that can be a fun morning with little hooks and clams and have a blast.

Crabbing is keeping a lot of people happy with areas behind the houses producing good numbers of nice sized crabs, along with a million little ones. It's just about that time of year for snapper fishing off the back dock, too, so if you are crabbing, might as well give that a shot off the dock if your looking to keep kids occupied.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Jim Hutchinson
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/15-7/18
Location of Trip: Ocean-inshore reefs and wrecks
Species Sought: Fluke, sea bass, bluefish
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Spoon


Fishing Report:
The fluke bite in the Beach Haven area has been on a bit of a down swing as the fish migrate from the bay waters into the ocean. As a result, the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been finding some alternative targets with good success.

Captain Carl Sheppard and mate Marlyn Graham had the Bonnesen out wreck fishing on the "Starfish" for the family's first ever fishing trip. Despite some recent days of slow fishing, that day the family had some sensational fishing. They caught a total of 60 fish, managing to box 9 black sea bass, 2 bluefish, and a nice sized porgy. The largest sea bass measured 16-inches.

With fluke fishing in a bit of a lull, the "Irish Jig" with Captain Gary Dugan has been focusing on wreck fishing. A lot of sea bass have been coming over the rail, with a fair amount making the cooler. Now that black fish (tautog) are back in season, Captain Gary hopes to be able to put some of those monsters he has been throwing back into the fish box. He says he is ready to return to fluke fishing when things pick up in that area.

Captain Lindsay Fuller on the "June Bug" reports his recent trips have been half and full day inshore trips. His anglers have been putting together some decent bags of bluefish and some keeper fluke along with small sea bass and a sea robin. Captain Lindsay tried a trip to the Atlantic City Reef where he picked up a dozen or so Taylor sized bluefish, all caught on #2 Clark Spoons on 25-foot leaders with a 2-ounce trolling weight to keep the spoon just under the surface. Despite his success with the bluefish up in the water column, his bottom fishing on the wreck was slow. He blames that on the number of fish pots placed on it. Captain Lindsay hopes to make some offshore trips in the near future for tuna. He added he has been using mates from the BHCFA's Junior Mate's program, and he has been very pleased with their performance and work ethic.
~Jim Hutchinson

Name: Stew Coyle
Boat Name: Charley Girl II
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/21/16
Location of Trip: Barnegat ridge north/Garden state north
Species Sought: Bluefish, fluke, bonito
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Lure Used: Plug, Diving


Fishing Report:
Started the day at Barnegat Ridge North. Hooked up with 5 bluefish. Another boat out there reported a few bonito in the box. Headed down to Garden State North. Short flatties were plentiful today. Winds started picking up so we headed in.
~Stew Coyle

Name: Dave Defeo
Phone: 609-891-5304
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/21/16
Location of Trip: Grassy Channel
Species Sought: Shark
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Chum, Bunker
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Headed out to the good ole' grassy channel in search of some browns. Wound up getting two browns right away. Both in the 3.5-4.5 foot range. VERY GRASSY. Also had a little surprise when a 21" fluke took a shark rig with a big bunker chunk. overall a good night out on the water.
~Dave Defeo

Thursday, July 21, 2016 /\/\/\ 6:15pm  
They exist! Fluke do exist in our area, who would of thought. There have been steady bites all along the channel by the Brick Pile over in Tuckerton bay. With good numbers like 3-6 Fluke in the box and averaging 18-25", you can finally say you had a decent day on the water. There are people who have reported multiple keepers, multiple days this week in our bay, as far as where, we are not too sure yet, but if the Brick Pile is doing well, and that's generally a deeper body of water, then look for the same depths along the fish factory, where the water might be a little cooler. Black Point which is south of us heading towards Absecon Bay has held good Fluke numbers all week, with the high hookup we know of of 9 fish in the box. All these areas have had the best luck on the outgoing tide all week. And all of these areas have done well with Gulp, Sqiud, Minnows, Spearing, and Mackerel Fillets. Jigs and rigs all doing well, nothing is working better then the other.

There are a million and one Sea Bass and Sea Robins all scattered throughout the bay so you are probably going to run into them. Snapper Blues are here and there, nothing to impressive to write about with them.

Out in the ocean there is better life, with Fluke bites in random areas. LE Reef has been iffy at best, with better areas at misc. wrecks that are not as heavily picked through being your better chances of keeper Fluke. Sea Bass are doing well so always have bait on hand to catch your limit without too much hassle. Tog season has opened up, with limit one per person. There have been big Tog in the ocean reported, so even getting a 4-7lb Tog is worth it so don't rule it out.

Tuna bite is still holding strong around South Jersey, as far as new news, its all been the same with Masses Canyon being the best bite. Places like Lemke's Canyon seem to have Mahi, not too sure about tuna though. Mako's are heading a little north of us so try out the star, or the chicken canyon. Plenty of Tuna bait and Shark bait in stock, so load up and see what you can catch.

Anyone going on the water this weekend, please be prepared with another heat wave blasting the area, and all sun reported for the weekend. Performance Shirts are available here at the store to keep you cool, dry, and the most of the shirts come with a SPF rating of 20 or 30.

ICE is available to keep the drinks cool and the fish cold.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Danny Sacca
Boat Name: Flappin Flounder
Phone: 908-405-6331
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/20/16
Location of Trip: Great Bay
Species Sought: fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. E
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Squid
Secondary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fluke! 3 keepers 19 to 21 inch, 12 fish total. Drifted between 134 and 136 ICW. Not great but I will take it. Better then nothing, bin there.
~Danny Sacca

Name: steve makowski
Boat Name: ChasinTail
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/17/16
Location of Trip: LE Reef
Species Sought: Fluke,Seabass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. S
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
good trip out to the reef. headed out around 11am. say some thick bunker schools and stopped to snag a couple for bait. continued to steam out to the reef. one nice sized seabass 16" in the box along with a nice 18 1/4" fluke
~steve makowski

Name: Alex Lynn
Phone: 8564040674
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/16/2016
Location of Trip: 28 mile wreck + 3
Species Sought: mako
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Mackerel
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
created mackerel chum slick and drifted whole mackerel for 6 hours. No sharks not even a Blue shark. Picked up one Mahi 11lb. 34 in in the slick. fished an offshore wreck picked up several sea bass. 6 keepers and a couple ling. depth of water 125ft
~Alex Lynn

Name: ken smith
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/16/16
Location of Trip: 28 mile wreck
Species Sought: tuna
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Chum, Mackerel
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
My son in-law Brad and I were on the wreck at sun up. trolled and trolled. Trolled to the cigar and back,had one hit on a green machine. Pulled up at about 10 started chumming and managed 2 real nice Mahi. Got a real nice BBQ out of the day. One of the fish came out 12ft high what a sight!!
~ken smith

Saturday, July 16, 2016 /\/\/\ 4:15pm  
Fishing in and around Masseys canyon has been on fire. About 100+ boats there and everyone has been hooked up constantly. The chuck bite is on with the bait being so thick. We have lots of butterfish and sardines for those that want to make that 90 mile run. Massey's canyon is 30 miles off of Maryland, but again we will stress the bite is on. It only means those fish will be moving up here soon. Bluefin up to 100lbs and yellowfin have been caught from reports we have heard. Other people said it would be nice to troll, but with all that boat traffic there is no point. One of the reports we heard a guy had 40+ hook ups, they said it was a none stop bite going on.

If you want a little bit of a closer run, the Triple Wrecks have been producing fish which is only a 60 mile run out of our inlet. Bluefin and yellowfin have been caught there. Also the 750 square is only 35 miles southeast of our inlet, which for tuna is not bad at all. Also herd of some Mahi out their. Over the course of the day we have had people baiting up to go to the chicken canyons, and the fingers, so we are not too sure if people are trying new places, or if there have been hook ups.

It looks like we have a great tuna season coming our way.

The fluke bite has been doing better down south of here in Absecon by Black Point, and even further down. Strip baits have been doing better, like mackerel and squid. The bite in the bay is hit or miss, with the high keeper amounts we heard of being 8 keepers in the box.

Seabass have been biting pretty good, so if you are going to be out on the ocean, bring bait for them with you, and add to your dinner table.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Barry Potts
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/15/16
Location of Trip: Little egg reef
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. W
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Quick morning run to the reef to see how it's progressing. Tried a few different drifts over several different types of structure looking for fluke or sea bass. A few shorts, skates and a sun dial. Water was in the mid 70's. Did one drift in the inlet, at one point the sounder read 80 degrees. Back at the dock by 12.
~Barry Potts

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/8-7/11
Location of Trip: Ocean
Species Sought: Fluke, tuna, shark
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: Do not know info Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
Although the fluke action in Beach Haven has not been as hot as the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association would like, they are finding things starting to heat up a little offshore.

Captain John Lewis has had the "Insatiable" offshore recently looking for tuna and other big game fish. He fished at the triple wrecks looking for bluefin tuna, but got covered up with 15-pound bluefish. He heard of very few tuna caught that day. The next trip was an overnight one to the canyons. His group hooked several small sharks and a swordfish that ended up in the running gear and broke the leader. The boat was surrounded by tons of squid all night. He trolled the next day and found a pot with mahi. They chunked them for non-stop action for an hour boating nine. The abundance of bait makes Captain John believe the tuna bite will be heating up very shortly. On the way in his party enjoyed detouring around an aircraft carrier doing "touch and goes" with Osprey airplanes. They also saw an immense pod of dolphins with literally hundreds in it.

Captain Dan Skrzat on the "Get Reel" ran to the triple wrecks recently to find a fleet there fishing. The bite was a little slow, probably due to all the boat traffic, but they still managed three bluefin in the 50-pound range. A neighbor of Captain Dan fished the thirty line Monday and killed them with his limit and released another seven fish.

First mate Liane Lopez of the "Miss Liane" reports the boat had its first offshore trip and they had their first white marlin release to begin the offshore season.

Captain Jimmy Zavacky had the "Reel Determined" out to the inshore reefs recently and they ended up with both keeper fluke and black sea bass. On Saturday Captain Zavacky fished the Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club and managed a white marlin release and a 39.4-pound bluefin tuna. Captain Jimmy and his son Patrick were one of only two boats to weigh in fish on the slow day.

Captain Gary Dugan of the "Irish Jig" terms the recent fish action pretty much "hot or miss." Captain Gary has been focusing on fluke with some sea bass also making it to the cooler. Last weekend he had an entry in the 1st annual Terri McGuire MICA Tournament with 42 other boats and weighed in enough fish to take fourth place. He was proud to be part of an effort benefitting the fight against childhood cancer.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Chuck Gainey
Email: cgainey@aol.com
Boat Name: 17 Ft. Montauk
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7-14-2016
Location of Trip: Grassy Channel
Species Sought: Brown Sharks
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Mackerel
Secondary Bait: Chum, Bunker
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Stopped at Scotts to pick up my Bunker Chum and Mackerel, put in at Rick Facmeyers old place. Chummed up a dozen Brown Sharks, 15 Run offs and 12 landed, 25 to 45 LBS. Consistent bite from the turn of the tide 5 :30 PM thru the first two hours of outgoing.
~Chuck Gainey

Thursday, July 14, 2016 /\/\/\ 11:20am  
Bluefin! The Bluefin bite has been going strong for a few people this week, with reports in from south of where we are having the better bite. There are occasional Yellowfin popping up in the troll, which makes for a good day when there is some variety. Usually the two species are separate, but right now we are at that time of year where the warm gulf water is bringing in Yellowfin, but the Bluefin haven't left yet, because there is still food for them to eat, so why leave. Sixty miles out of the inlet at the triple wrecks and 750 square have been the better areas to go out to. If the bite is doing well in those areas, don't be afraid to hit up Lemke's Canyon which is right about in the middle of the two spots. Trolling the Joe Shutes 3oz heads have been the most common, as far as colors, everyone has their favorite. RonZ and Hogy tails have been doing just as well as the Baitmaster's Ballyhoo, so stock up on the colors you need.

Fluke fishing has been okay, not great, not bad. Like we have told some people, it's like fishing a lottery, some people don't do well, some get a couple keeper Fluke, and once in a while you hear of people limiting out. The ICW seems to be where to be if any fish are going to be caught, try around ICW 131-135 and around 132. If you cut and put the bow of the boat towards the mouth of the Mullica River, and fish down that sandbar where there is a little hole. Overall the better population of Fluke fishing has been south of here in the Absecon area. Ocean Fluke fishing has been slowly picking up with Garden State South not having quantity of fish, but better quality of fish.

It is that time of year where millions of little Sea Bass and Sea Robins are litering every creek and body of water in our area. If you are looking to keep kids busy then come get some clams or bloodworms, and go park over behind the fish factory and have fun.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: steve makowski
Email: mako1369@gmail.com
Boat Name: ChasinTail
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/12/16
Location of Trip: inlet
Species Sought: fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
shorts,shorts,shorts! all shorts! where are the keeper fluke. im glad to be getting some fluke action though.
~steve makowski

Name: Barry Potts
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/12/16
Location of Trip: Tuckerton, ICW, inlet
Species Sought: Fluke, Sharks
Time of Day Fished: Late Afternoon
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. S
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Been appreciating the amount of reports being posted on here, so I'm going to start and continue to post reports everytime I go out. Fluke fished the bay in the afternoon, waiting for sun to drop before trying sharking in the inlet. Few small fluke in deeper channels on by tuckerton creek. (25-30 ft) lots of big sting rays around. No luck at brick pile in channels there. Worked over to ICW behind bird sanctuary. One keeper and and a few shorts. Nice blue mixed in with sand sharks and skates Ofcourse. All fluke on Killie tipped spros, none on trailer hooks. Anchored in inlet in deep water for sharks. Tide and wind not favorable but we tried our best. Bunker chum. Chunks and blue fish chunks and fillets. No bites or even a run off, think the incoming would be best bet. Fished till 2300. Long dark ride coming back in.
~Barry Potts

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/1-7/4
Location of Trip: Artficial Reefs
Species Sought: Fluke,black sea bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
The Junior Mates Program of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association is moving full speed ahead. This week's session includes first aid training which will result in credentials good for two years. Completion of this session will meet the captain's licensure requirement for first aid. In addition, the BHCFA is selling colorful new T-shirts with the proceeds helping to finance the Junior Mates Program. Upcoming classes include hands-on instruction by Canyon Reels on setting drags, a presentation by Jim Hutchinson Jr., the editor of "Fisherman" magazine, and class work and preparation for New Jersey Boater Safety certification.

Right now inshore fluke fishing has been receiving the attention of the captains of the BHCFA. An added bonus when fishing at the inshore wrecks and artificial reef sites has been the re-opening of the black sea bass season. Although the daily limit is just two fish, it helps to fill out the fish box with some tasty fillets.

Captain Carl Sheppard of the "Star Fish" has been fishing with much success for both fluke and black sea bass out to 100' depth. With the reopening of sea bass season, all of his parties have been limiting out every trip. The "Star Fish" is one of the few area charter boats capable of taking out up to 20 passengers and fishing 12 at the same time.

Captain Gary Dugan on the "Irish Jig" has experienced some good fluke fishing on the inshore artificial reefs. One trip his anglers returned with 8 nice keepers. He reports he has had to work for his fish, but the results have been worth the effort.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr

Name: Joseph Yurko
Name: Steve makowski
Email: mako1369@gmail.com
Boat Name: Chasin tail
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/5/16
Location of Trip: Grassy channel
Species Sought: Shark
Time of Day Fished: Night
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. W
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: Chum, Bunker
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Currently out at grassy channel the time is 12:43 AM it's an outgoing tide at the moment caught one monster stingray on the incoming and a 7 foot sand tiger no luck so far on the outgoing except one monster stingray the shark are definitely here presenting everything from blue fish fillets the bunker and frozen herring the trick seems to be to butterfly the baitfish to create more movement all in all so far it has been a good night
~Steve makowski

Name: Joseph Yurko
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/04/16
Location of Trip: Fish factory to L.E inlet
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. S
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Squid
Secondary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
No Fluke, not even a bite. BUT:
While drifting just inside inlet about 8:30am I saw a shark come straight out of the water with a Ray in it's mouth! It happened about 50 yards in front of my 19' Carolina Skiff. The shark was about 10 foot long with a large girth. Wish I could have taken a picture to ID it.
No fish to bring home but well worth the trip.
Joe

Name: Joseph Yurko
Name: STEVE P
Boat Name: CATCHR
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 070316
Location of Trip: 28 MILE WRECK AND LOBSTER HOLE
Species Sought: TUNA AND MAKO
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Chum, Bunker
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Plug, Surface


Fishing Report:
Motored out of little egg inlet sunday morning. had some rain roll in on us. fishing was unbelievable. we started fishing the 28 mile wreck for tuna. right when we got there it was empty. not one boat was there. no birds. no anything. next thing you know around 7-7:30, 3 boats showed up in the distance. then the birds came. we went right over to them. started catching about 5 mins after trolling around near the birds. you couldn't not catch a tuna out there. it was the best day of the year. any kind of bait or lure would have worked. we primarily were using topwater plugs. white and blue ones worked well. also wood ones worked great too. we limited out on Bluefin in the first hour we were there. then we decided to go catch some makos a little closer to shore at the lobster hole. we were killing it out there. we were chumming for about an hour and nothing. then all of the sudden, makos everywhere. we had a double header at first. one got off but the other one we were fighting for about 45 minutes. it was a lot of fun. the next two we had caught were small but still fun to reel in. the forth mako we caught was massive. we guess it had to have been at least 9 and half or 10 feet. the teeth on it were incredible. unfortunately we had already kept the first one we had caught. didn't want to keep too many. we want to catch it next time when it gets bigger. I'm ready to go out again next weekend. hopefully the weather is as good as it was on Saturday( as far as the sea height goes.) all in all it was spectacular fishing at both locations. I couldn't have changed anything. perfect day. we had a blast. to top it off we were going back in and we crushed some bluefish where there were birds slamming the water on the way in just outside the inlet. thanks to all of my budding that told me where to go and what to use. next time I go out I want to try the rigged ballyhoos. I really think they are the ticket. ~scott~
~STEVE P

Name: Joseph Yurko
Name: Ed Wallace
Boat Name: Rod Shaker
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 070316
Location of Trip: Great Bay 130-132
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Fished from 7:30- 10:30 had 4 bites all on gulp while jigging. Caught 2 fish both being keepers. 191/4 and 201/2. We were dead sticking 2 rods baited with squid and minnow, not a touch. Tried over next to the fish factory, not a bite.
~Ed Wallace

Monday, July 4th, 2016 /\/\/\ 3:00PM
Happy 4th of July to everyone! We hope everyone had an eventful holiday weekend and finishing it out today with good weather and some decent fishing or crabbing. Fluke fishing has picked up slightly from the past few weeks. We have reports that ocean front is more reliable to catch some dinner than in the bay. Some Fluke fishing in the bay has produced, but it's like a lottery, some win, others come up empty. Try to hang in areas 15' or deeper in the bay. The ledges out in the inlet would be a good place to try and jig some up. Behind Holgate is also a 50/50, with a couple reports of multiple Fluke caught their this weekend. Grassy Channel, same thing. Minnows and Gulp on the custom SBT rigs we made have been producing the better amounts of fish the entire weekend. Some spots right in the mouth of the Mullica River have seen a couple Fluke too. So if you happen to be over there, throw a minnow or two over to try and catch a keeper.

Out on the ocean front is a different story, the morning Fluke bite has produced well. Little Egg Reef has had a few limit catches, but once the boat traffic seems to kick up, the bite turns off. So try and be out fishing by 6-7am. Garden State South has had the better bite from what we gather from. Same thing, get out their early. Wreck sites that line the coast are doing the best. With a couple wrecks just north of the LE Reef giving people limit catches, and south of the LE Reef, like the Moran, those areas in 40-55' are the better choices. You are now allowed to keep Seabass again, 2 per person at 12.5" until August 31st. There have been beautiful Seabass being caught all along different areas littered on the reef's and wreck's. Take some clams out with you and you should be good.

Sharks have been abundant throughout the inlet and bay area. With lots of Sand Sharks and Brown Sharks all over, they will keep you busy. Out on the ocean, there have been good reports of Mako sharks at the Chicken Canyon, also the star and finger canyons are shark worthy. The Baitmaster menhaden chum is working very well from the guys who have started using it. We have plenty of 4 gallon Bunker & Mackerel Chum's in stock for all you offshore guys, and later this week we will have fresh caught, flash frozen bagged bunker for Shark fishing. They will be $1.75ea. Call ahead just to double check to make sure they are in stock. For tuna reports, check out the Roff's reports to get an updated and accurate location on them. Sometimes the extra money for the report is worth it, especially if you are going to make a Tuna trip. We have all different types of Baitmasters offshore baits available, and dozens of different Joe Shute Lures including new 2016 colors and the keel weighted design heads for all the different tuna trolling needs.

We have a beautiful hot week ahead of us, hanging in the upper 80's all week. Fishing should be good, have fun!

Name: Matt Nichols
Boat Name: Amber rose
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/3/16
Location of Trip: Little egg inlet
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
One keeper and 5 shorts on a bucktail and minnow early in the morning. But then the wind shifted against the tide and there was no drift but it was a beautiful morning.
~Matt Nichols

Name: Warren Wachtler
Boat Name: Reel Fly
Phone: 9738863667
Website: http://
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/03/16
Location of Trip: LE Inlet
Species Sought: fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. E
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Fished 139. Nothing . ..moved to inlet. Caught 2 fluke. 17" and 19". drift was awful. Spun boat all morning. Back to dock ny 11:00 good day out.
~Warren Wachtler

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 /\/\/\ 10:45am  
Happy 4th of July Weekend everyone! What a beautiful weekend we have here. The Fluke bite is slowly creeping up around the area, with some keepers posted on our FB page to check out. The rigs that we have made up with the floating jigs have people coming back for more, so make sure you give them a shot: with a Minnow, Gulp, and Ottertail lure, and you should have a good catch. The moving water out along seven bridges road, and behind Holgate in the 20-30' depth should do well. Too deep and the water is still cold so try not to go any deeper than 40'. If the drift is slow, then you need to keep the engine running and make your own drift. The LE inlet is a hit or miss, sometimes there is good Fluke action over there, sometimes it's just skates and sharks. Tuckerton Bay has seen some good bites. With steady Fluke action all week around Hesters Sedge, and around the middle grounds, just look for the little channels that drop off from 3-6' to 9-14'. The Brick Pile is also always a good shot at a good catch so don't just drive over it without giving it a chance.

Out on the ocean front, the wrecks and reefs are coming to life, with a better chance of catching dinner out on LE Reef. Give the wreck sites south of our inlet in 25-40' of water a chance. The water will be warm enough for them to lay on the structure nicely. There is also a wreck about a mile or two north of LE Reef that goes from 55' to 45' that might hold some fish (74°11', 39°31') roughly.

Weakfish are running around, we had some customers catch some 10-18" Weakfish back along our inlet -> south. Both inside and outside, and if you are fishing out on the ocean side, fish along in about 20' of water. Pink baits, shrimp, and minnows will do fine for them.

Shark fishing is doing well with Mako's being caught at about 20-30 miles offshore. Start chumming and you should do well. Also there are reports of various Thresher sharks off the beach and can be anywhere from 1-10 miles off the beach feeding on Bunker Pods.

Water Temp: Atlantic City, NJ 63.0°F
Sun: NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Mon: W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.

Enjoy and be safe!!
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Friday, July 1, 2016 /\/\/\ 4pm  
WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY JULY 4TH WEEKEND!
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Alex lynn
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/30/2016
Location of Trip: ocean
Species Sought: fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
fished 2 miles offshore caught 15 fluke all 17 in
~Alex lynn

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Boat Name:
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/24-6/27
Location of Trip: 20 miles in ocean and Great Bay
Species Sought: Sharks, tuna, fluke
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
Fluke fishing in the Beach Haven area has been proving productive for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association while offshore fishing has also been attractive.

Captain Dan Skrzat of the "Get Reel" fished a couple of days recently in 67-degree water in the ocean at the Twenty Line. He released one brown shark and kept a strong 120-pound mako shark. A third day he had the crew from Jerry's Diesel in West Creek out fishing the Twenty Line again, this time for tuna. Captain Dan quickly located bait and tuna. He got his "three under" bluefins and released a white marlin. He is pleased to see those fish in close. Later in the day he tried a little sharking but could not raise any.

Captain Jimmy Zavacky helped a young family with four youngsters celebrate the end of the school year with a bay fishing trip. The group managed a keeper weakfish and boated some medium sized bluefish on the troll. Mate Liane Lopez reported the children were fascinated with all of the living creatures, even the live minnows which they played with all day. It was a fish and fun day for the whole family. Another day the McGee crew tried a little reef fishing and managed some huge sea bass which had to be released until they come back in season.

Captain Fran Verdi has been finding some nice fluke fishing the inshore artificial reefs and some of his wreck spots. He had a group of Junior Mates out to catch some fish and learn the basics of proper fishing.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: steve makowski
Email: mako1369@gmail.com
Boat Name: chasin tail
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/29/16
Location of Trip: brick pile, inlet
Species Sought: fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
went out around 8. hit the brick pile area first. minimal grass which led to a few little taps. no fish boated though. moved out to the inlet area and saw some working birds near the rip in front of little sheepshead creek. threw a gold mirrolure in hopes of catching some cocktails for sharking but hooked into herring instead. primo herring I should add. that makes me happy now that I have something other than bunker and blues for sharkin. hit the 120 buoy and had a nice drift. marked a ton of bait in large balls. fluke were produced under those bait balls. saw a couple of big boils close to my boat. whatever it was must have been following the bait balls. bugs were horrible. thousands of small white bugs flying in the inlet. very annoying but at least they don't bite. once there was a breeze they got knocked down
~steve makowski

Name: ken smith
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 06/24/16
Location of Trip: grassy creek area
Species Sought: shark
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Chum, Bunker
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Another epic night went 5 for 15. That's what happens with barbless hooks. All brown sharks largest was 6ft or a little better. Just want to say well done to Jay who was there for the first time. He did a great job keeping up with chumming and keeping bait cut and still able to get one along side for a clean release.
~ken smith

Saturday, June 25, 2016 /\/\/\ 6:00 pm  
We had a good day fishing here at Scott's BT. Multiple weigh ins up to 6.7 pound fluke being weighed in, and lots of other reports come in throughout the day. Tuckerton Bay had some good catches with Keeney's Marina reporting several boats coming back to the dock with keeper Fluke. Minnows, Gulp, Squid, Jigs, and Rigs, they all worked today for people. Green and Pink Gulp were the fan favorite for the day. The custom Jig rigs we have here at the shop has been doing very well for most fishermen, it is definitely something everyone should have in the tackle box this season. The clam stakes on the outgoing tide worked well, along with the holes lining Seven Bridges road (Great Bay Blvd). Even the inlet this morning on the incoming tide had a flurry of reports of keeper Fluke so there is both tides to keep busy with. Out on the reef sites there are people catching keeper Fluke, so don't count that out of your possibility list. The northeast side of LE Reef had good numbers. Try the Gloria wreck that is a little further past the LE Reef.

Bluefish are all scattered around the bay, anywhere from the river to the inlet, there are pods of them that once in a while people run into.

Mako, mako, mako. Sharks are in at the 28 mile wreck, with a weigh in of a 118 lb. mako starting off the summer catch nicely. Thresher sharks are also being reported all over off LBI, look for bunker pods and you might find a Thresher lying around.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Capt. Phil
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/24/16
Location of Trip: Great Bay
Species Sought: Flounder
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Weather forecast was totally wrong. Today was cloudy with some rain and much higher winds but we still enjoyed the day and found some good fish. A drift sock was necessary today.
Phil tied into a Brown Shark or two to add to the day's fun.
Ed expertly released one shark that Phil brought to the boat on very light tackle. Ed also put a nice Flounder to the box.
Micro Master Bob was high hook on the flounder and Jeremy boated a doormat. Photo of Capt Jer sent via email.
This week our Thursday Crew fished Friday and Scott's baits performed perfectly.

~Gene Sullivan

Name: steve makowski
Email: mako1369@gmail.com
Boat Name: Chasin Tail
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/22/16
Location of Trip: Brick pile, fish factory, inlet, icw, clam stakes
Species Sought: fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. W
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
went out Wednesday to try my luck with some flatties. hit the brick pile first. no luck and no drift. same with the clam stakes. the fish factory had a decent drift but with that came grass, and a lot of it. the inlet had a decent drift, but I think the fish are still in the shallows. the only place I had a good drift was next to the sod banks by the 120 buoy. saw a bunch of birds working in the inlet but they were in the breakers and anyone that fishes out here knows that area is no mans land. gonna try some shark fishing in the grassy channel area next week. hopefully I can get a tight line.
~steve makowski

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Capt Jer
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/21/16
Location of Trip: Great Bay
Species Sought: Flounder
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
We were delayed due to early thunderstorms. Great Bay blues and birds were wild and put on a big show near the 138 & inter coastal. Sent a photo of Capt. Jer working the early play. Water temp near the 127 was only 66 degrees. We found warmer water up to the mid 70's and moved about looking for a flounder bite in all the typical places..... on the warmer flats to the cooler deeper spots........nothing. The good new is that the water quality was good. Warmer bay water will sure help the bite.
~Gene Sullivan

Name: ken smith
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/17/16
Location of Trip: grassy channel
Species Sought: shark
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Chum, Bunker
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
The toothy ones are here. My son-in-law Brad caught 5 up to 5ft I caught only 1 but this sand tiger was at least 7ft. Great night still a little chilly with the wind but all and all can't wait to do it again. Oh by the way we used barb-less hooks made it so much easier on us and the fish. I highly recommend it. Just keep a tight line!!
~ken smith

Name: steve makowski
Email: mako1369@gmail.com
Post Email?: NO, I prefer the email kept private
Boat Name: Chasin Tail
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/15/16
Location of Trip: Jessie C, Waldorf, clam stakes, LE inlet
Species Sought: seabass, fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. W
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Squid
Secondary Bait: Spearing
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
went out at before day break. fished the clam stakes with no results. moved to the inlet and saw a lot of working birds. plenty of cocktail blues on the brigantine side. dead sticked a hi-lo with a 6 oz jig as a weight. nothing but cow nose rays every drift. rays were even hitting smack lures which I have never seen before. moved out to the LE reef and drifted across several wrecks. nothing but short seabass. plenty of action on the reefs but no dinner. the wind picked up around 1 and forced me to come back in dut to sporty conditions for my boat.
~steve makowski

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Post Email?: YES, Post email with report
Boat Name:
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/10-6/13
Location of Trip: Bay and ocean
Species Sought: Striped bass, bluefish, fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Bunker Spoon


Fishing Report:
The boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been catching a variety of fish giving anglers a choice of what to go after.

Captain Gary Dugan has been fishing for a variety of fish on the "Irish Jig." One day was a striper run, but the non-stop wind during the week had the bait scattered and dirtied the water so striper fishing did not produce. He moved inside and enjoyed some bluefish action in the bay. An afternoon trip produced a couple of blues and 2 nice flounder for the box with a few throwbacks. The wind was blowing hard a

There have been reports of bluefin and yellowfin tuna offshore along with decent shark action. This opens another window of opportunity for anglers. nd even with a drift sock, they were drifting 2.5 mph.

Captain Ray Lopez fished for striped bass for three straight days on the "Miss Liane" and found some big fish. The Clark crew from Medford fished two consecutive days despite some rough ocean conditions. Their patience paid off in a pair of large bass, one 47-inches and the other just under 50-inches. The larger fish weighed in the low 40's. On the third day Captain Ray had a pair of experienced anglers out, one of whom was Bob Stewart who caught his first striper of the year weighing 35-pounds.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 /\/\/\ 5:45pm  
Well, the wind is not helping anyone out. Some of the people that did get to go fishing had mixed reviews. We did hear of some people that caught up to 8lb Fluke, but who knows what the real weight was. The clam stakes are definitely a hit or miss, with some boats getting 4-5 keepers, and others get nothing. We made up some jig rigs in the store that have a trailing floating bucktail attached, so far we had some good reviews with it. We have a boat load of minnows for this weekend, since a lot more keeper Fluke seem to be biting on the minnows more than anything. Moving water is the best, try some fishing on the incoming tide in front of the fish factory, that will probably give you a better chance of actually having a good day.

The big gator Bluefish seem to have moved on to different waters, leaving behind the good eating sized ones. With random reports coming from the river, or across the bay behind Holgate, they will keep you occupied.

Striper fishing on the ocean had been quiet the last few days, the wind killed any kind of fishing this week on the ocean. There were some surf fishermen in between the storms that had Stripers right off of Beach Haven, so there might still be a good chance of finding fish along the front of LBI.

Sharks. That seems to be what everyone is gearing up for with the South Jersey Shark Tournament starting, and Mako Mania getting underway, the flow of bait and chum is keeping real steady. The water seems to be warming up south of here, so anyone heading out for sharks, head down a little bit. Best of luck to anyone fishing the tournament feel free to email (mail [at] scottsbt.com) us pictures or link us on Facebook.

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/3-6/7
Location of Trip: Great Bay, inshore reefs, offshore
Species Sought: Sea bass, fluke, tuna, bluefish
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Offshore (No tidal affect)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Squid
Secondary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure Fishing Report:
The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been finding good action on black sea bass on area wrecks and reefs. With that fishery closing shortly, they plan on working the inshore fluke grounds and heading offshore for tuna.

Captain Bill Kaiser had the "Tuna Sue" out recently to the Lemke's Canyon looking for tuna. He was able to locate some bluefin tuna, but unfortunately there were giant gator bluefish also in the water. The blues tore up a lot of tackle and made it impossible to get down to the bluefin. He ran to the Claw where he found more bluefin but also big blues that made fishing nearly impossible. There were some small mako and blue sharks on top of the water, and his group was able to have some fun with them.

Captain Gary Dugan has been doing some successful wreck fishing on the "Irish Jig." One day his group picked up some nice sea bass for the cooler along with some blackfish that had to be returned. They moved into the bay for fluke and managed one 18-inch keeper along with some throwbacks. Another day Captain Gary had steady action while wreck fishing Friday with 75-80 fish, but only a few nice fish made the box including a very nice ling. He moved inside and trolled for stripers and had 2 knock downs but nothing hooked up. He has also picked up some bluefish in the bay.

Captain Fran Verdi has been finding some nice life while fishing various wrecks on the "Francesca Marie. He had the John Hufnagle crew out on 5 wrecks in 65-80 feet of water and found action on all of them. The group had over 80 fish that day and was able to put 40 sea bass in the box. Most of the fish were the 13-15 inch range, but a few were over 17-inces. With the sea bass season closing on June 19, Captain Fran is putting his time in on them. He has heard of striper action to the north, and plans to sail for fluke and tuna when the sea bass ends.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.


Name: FRED
Boat Name: ALL IN
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 060616
Location of Trip: RED TOWER TO BRANT BEACH
Species Sought: STRIPER
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: (Other)


Fishing Report:
Bunker everywhere between red tower and brant beach. Could have casted a piece of seaweed out and caught a bunker. Fish everywhere underneath of them. Lost striper count at 14. Just 1 short out of all of them. Unbelievable day fishing. Average striper 38 lbs. Caught majority of fish on stretch 25 trolling between 2.9 and 3.5 mph. Don't go too fast. We hit a giant school of bunker right in front of brant beach. any color on the stretches will work. The key is a steady troll right around 3.3 mph. Hard to do with the waves but keep at it. When we started we had 6 poles in the water. When we were done we were down to 1 pole in the water. To much work with all of the poles.
~FRED

Name: Dominick Dinapoli
Email: mddinapoli@optonline.net
Phone: 845-800-6466
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 05/01/2016-1
Location of Trip: red tower & bay
Species Sought: all
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Squid
Secondary Bait: Spearing
Lure Used: Bunker Spoon


Fishing Report:
Caught a few blues.
~Dominick Dinapoli

Saturday, June 4, 2016 /\/\/\ 5:55 pm  
We had a good day here at the store, with multiple weigh-ins of Fluke and Stripers, it was a pick your fish day.

The Striper bite on the ocean was very good, with all of the weigh-ins over 40lbs. Those were trolling started at the Red Tower, and trolled north in about 40 feet of water. Mojo's and Spoons all worked. You can also go to those general areas and find bunker pods to do a snag and drop.

The Fluke bite is definitely a hit or miss, with people not catching much at all, then all of the sudden multiple reports and weigh-ins come in at once. The couple we weighed in came from the ICW area, and also in the sandbars, clam stakes, and in front of Cape Horn Marina. No secret to what the people used, some were squid and minnows on plain hooks, others were jigging with gulp. But what seems to work best is the outgoing tide. The boat needs to be moving. If the wind is against the tide, and the boat drift is slow, keep the engine on and make your own artificial troll.

The big Bluefish seem to have moved out to the inlet or ocean. With good reports of people just south of our inlet, throwing diamond jigs. Smaller Bluefish are in the bay, more so in the mouth of the Mullica River. You can chunk little pieces of bunker, or spearing to catch them.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Fred
Boat Name: All in
Phone: 6096684436
Website: http://
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 060316
Location of Trip: Marker 139
Species Sought: Bluefish
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Spoon


Fishing Report:
Fished marker 139 from 5:00pm til after dark. On the troll the whole time. Birds everywhere. No fish were under them. It was terrible fishing. Don't waste your time bluefishing by marker 139 anymore. It is done.
~Fred

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Miss Moore
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/2/16
Location of Trip: Mullica River
Species Sought: Perch
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bloodworms
Secondary Bait: Grass Shrimp
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Capt Ed took our Thursday Crew out for another great day on the fish. We had more than 30 short Striped Bass. Ed had to move a few times to get away from the bass and conserve bait. All of the Bass were very healthy and swam away happy.
We brought back 42 large Perch up to 14" for a quality catch.
The old rod that Scott's Crew refinished for me this winter continued to produce the largest fish.
Given the current bay water conditions looking for alternative fish targets has proven a good choice.
As always, thanks to Scott's Crew for early morning smiling faces, great baits and rigs.
~Gene Sullivan