Scott's Daily Fishing Report

Sunday, April 19, 2014 /\/\/\ 8:33am  
WE HAVE A WINNER! First keeper striped bass caught from land, Graveling Point 8:39 pm., checked in at Scott & Mo's and officially weighed in in 4/20 6:15 a.m. Congrats to Dave Curry for the $100 gift certificate. Spring Run info

Another nice sized black drum also caught last night by Fonz Rouse, a 33.7 lbr.

Bluefish have been reported by boat in the Graveling Point area, a 3 lb. fish caught Wayne Pollock on Friday.
There is also a $100 gift certificate for the first land caught Graveling Point area bluefish awaiting a winner.

HAPPY EASTER!
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Bruce Stocker
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 4/19/14
Location of Trip: Gravely Point
Species Sought: Stiped Bass
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fished for a few hours today. Caught a 22" Striped Bass. Was pretty slow on the clam bait. A guy down from me using worms was hitting them hard, but still all shorts. Was a beautiful day out there. Wind started to pick up so called it a day. Water still a bit cool at 45 deg.
~Bruce Stocker

Thursday, April 17, 2014 /\/\/\ 10:16am  
STILL WAITING: The first keeper striped bass from land prize for Graveling Pt/Pebble Beach is still awaiting it's winner.

Black Drum are here! We weighed in a 19.4 lb. 31" drum caught off Graveling Point on clam by Xu Yong. We are working on getting the pic up in the Catch of the Day section next. Bluefish are due soon, as they always turn up around a week or so after the drum.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Craig Kelley
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 4/13/14
Location of Trip: Graveling Point
Species Sought: Striper
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 20-30 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Caught 4 stripers all shorts the biggest one at 18" one perch caught on clam with a 7/0 circle hook,there coming just be patient so are the Drum!
~Craig Kelley

Sunday, April 13, 2014 /\/\/\ 8:05am  
STILL WAITING: The first keeper striped bass from land prize for Graveling Pt/Pebble Beach is still awaiting it's winner.
We weighed in an 8 lb. 29" bass caught out there by Ed Moore from a boat yesterday evening, so it's definitely time!
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: John Gregg
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 04/12/14
Location of Trip: Great bay mouth of the mullica
Species Sought: stripers
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Bloodworms
Secondary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Out on the water by 7:30am. Top of the outgoing tide. Nothing for about an hour, than my first bite bam started to run nice little fight bring it in a catfish! Must say the first time I ever caught one in the bay. In the next couple hours, land a few nice shorts. They bit equally well on both clams and bloodworms. Biggest one being 24". Still great fun on light tackle. On a side note. The jerk just off graveling point. We saw you putting them shorts in your cooler. And no I was not waving!
~John Gregg

Name: Bruce Stocker
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 4/11/14
Location of Trip: Gravly Point
Species Sought: Striped Bass
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: Slack Tide
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. W
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Frozen
Secondary Bait: Bloodworms
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Very windy today. We caught a few shorts, biggest was 20". Also caught a few eels. Water was real rough and white caps. Water still a bit cool at 48 degrees. I think this weekend will warm a bit more but by next week we should have a good run. Keep the faith they are coming.
~Bruce Stocker

Thursday, April 10, 2014 /\/\/\ 4:15pm  
Graveling point has been producing plenty of fish but only shorts. People were out there on Wednesday and caught lots of shorts with the biggest one being only 22 inches. Today it was another good day at the point with lots of shorts being caught anywhere from 14 to 24 inches. The fish have been biting on bloodworms and have also been biting on clam. We are hoping for the first keeper striper any day now! The $100 gift certificate is still on the table for the first keeper bass caught from land fishing the Graveling Point area, so hopefully someone this weekend will be the lucky winner.

Anglers have been going up the river and catching some nice size perch past the Garden State Parkway Bridge. The perch are weighing around a pound and a half and they are biting on grass shrimp and bloodworms.

Trout fishing at the Tuckerton lake has been great and people are loving the action. They have been catching them on Phobe and the Kastmasters metals as well as red trout worms, earthworms, and meal worms.

We will be stocked up this weekend with clam, bloodworms, grass shrimp and all fresh water baits. The forecast for this weekend is looking terrific, so we hope to see everyone in for the weekend.

Friday, Partly to mostly cloudy. High 69F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Saturday, Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 63F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday, Partly cloudy skies. High near 65F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

We will be opening up at 6am Saturday and Sunday mornings starting this Saturday to kick the season off and 7am on the weekday's starting April 14th. Come check out the shop and all of our hard work we did over the winter. We have a selection of Salt life shirts, brand new Penn rods that just came in, and more!
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Sunday, April 6, 2014 /\/\/\ 8:25am  
Greg O' reports that the water temp last evening at the bottom of the tide was 51°. They had a good bite, with hits on every cast, but the fish they caught were all between 16-22".
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Saturday, April 5, 2014 /\/\/\ 4:37pm  
Water temp at Graveling Point is now around 45°, and we are still waiting for that first keeper bass!
5 pm correction: Greg O' says the water last night at the bottom of the tide was 47°, and they had bites on every cast, just no keeper yet. He's hoping today is the day!

Samantha and Tyler Sikora just stopped in to snap a pic of Sam's prize winning fish from the Spring Lake Fishing Contest today. Her trout was 6 3/4 lbs and the pic is up in the Catch of the Day section. Congrats, Sam!
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Jarvis Marine Inc. posted on Scott's Bait & Tackle, Mystic Island, NJ's timeline (Facebook)
"4/3/14 8:35am FISHING REPORT - RADIO ROAD BEACH/GRAVELING POINT: I walked to the beach last night (9:30p - start of incoming tide) and watched two men fishing under the street lights. In just 15 minutes, they pulled in two shorts using a top/bottom rig baited with blood worms and clam respectively. Another fisherman walking off the point advised of two shorts on blood worms as well. "

Name: charles burns Email: superiorcontracting712@gmail.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 3/22/14
Location of Trip: mullica
Species Sought: striper
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Bloodworms
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fished from 8am to 4pm the lower mullica using bloodworms only. Wasnt until high tide outgoing around 1pm landed 1 short 20". Also two perch and two catfish. I then had an impressive run off of some sort of sizable fish, id assume a yellow eyed beauty? Who knows...but the trip was worth getting out and getting the first fish of a long hopefully great season of 2014! Its only going to get better from here folks, this season is underway. So get to scotts bait and tackle for the scoop and fresh bait!
~charles burns

Sunday, March 23, 2014 /\/\/\ 10:30am  
The $100 gift certificate reward for the first striped bass caught from land at Graveling Point or Pebble Beach is still up for grabs. Two short fish have been reported by the surf anglers over the last couple of days, as well as a few perch. Water temp is still hovering around 40°


Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Thursday, March 20, 2014 /\/\/\ 5:00pm  
No Striped bass hits yet at Graveling Point. If itching for some fishing, maybe try the white perch from up river land locations. More snow due Tuesday/Wednesday.

Rough year for our oldtimers. Sad to hear that Bob Peschko, aka "Red Dog" has passed away. His services are tomorrow at Woods Funeral Home in Tuckerton, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (corrected) Fish On, Bob!
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?pid=170239832
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Boat Name:
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 3/18/14
Location of Trip: Beach Haven
Species Sought: None
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: Do not know info Do not know info
Sea Conditions: Do not know info
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
The calendar says that spring is near even if the weather does not. The continuing wintry weather has not kept the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association from getting ready for the 2014 fishing season. Some of these captains have passed along accounts of their winter activities.

Captain John Lewis will be berthing the "Insatiable" at Morrison's Marina this summer. He has been busy over the past several weeks spending time at various boating and fishing shows spreading the word about Beach Haven fishing opportunities.

Captain Lindsay Fuller has outfitted the "June Bug" with a new suite of electronics and is still upgrading some items left over from Hurricane Sandy. That includes a new enclosure and a rebuilt fighting chair. He had much of his trolling tackle rebuilt by Kevin Bogan.

Captain Carl Sheppard has been spending the past several weeks getting the "Star Fish" tiptop. Items such as zincs, paining, zincs, polishing, and paining have been done in anticipation of its annual Coast Guard inspection in March. The "Star Fish" is licensed for 19 anglers and Captain Carl hopes to be fishing by mid-April.

Captain George Finck reports he is well along with the maintenance on "Sparetime Charters." He has been communicating with some of his customers and is looking forward to an outstanding 2014 fishing season.

Captain John Koegler of "Pop's Pride" has been working on the curriculum for the highly popular Junior Mate's Program which is administered every summer. This program is for teenagers who have thoughts of learning more about fishing and perhaps becoming mates on fishing boats.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 /\/\/\ 10:40am  
No Striped bass hits yet at Graveling Point, but we are hearing activity out towards Absecon and some further up in the Mullica.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: charles burns
Email: superiorcontracting712@gmail.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 03/11/2014
Location of Trip: lower mullica
Species Sought: striper
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Plug, Diving


Fishing Report:
Broke in the boat tuesday morning. mainly went out to test the boat and make sure everything was working as should. Out going tide at parkway bridge at the mullica water temps were reading a steady 44 degrees. I was also marking many huge archs up and down the mullica in 25-35 ft of water but didnt have any bloodworms to test the water. Outgoing tide at markers behind brigatine waters read 39-40 degrees. Four or five degree difference from mullica to the markers. Also heard of many nice sized perch being caught up mullica on bloodworms. Weekend looks nice, dont be surprised of all the anglers out dipping there line. Tuesday looked like a summer day with all the surf fishing going on in the mullica
~charles burns

Friday, March 7, 2014 /\/\/\ 4:29pm  
Water temperature is still hovering around 35°, so no striped bass for a few weeks yet.
Have not heard any reports on white perch in the Mullica or back creek areas. We do have some grass shrimp and bloodworms in stock for those.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Saturday, March 1, 2014 /\/\/\ 5:35pm  
It was so wonderful to see people through the shop today, and we thank everyone for their kind words. It is a warm feeling to start the season off with, despite the chill in the air.
Here's to a great 2014!
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Thursday, February 27, 2014 /\/\/\ 5:17pm  
We will be re-opening the shop on Saturday, March 1st. We plan to have bloodworms in for opening day. The back half of the store is newly renovated, with better access to rods and clothing. Stop by and say hello!

Info on the striped bass run and annual contest here: http://www.scottsbt.com/fishing/stripers/springrun.htm.

On a sadder note, we said goodbye this week to Lenny Senkarik, one our old time anglers who was out there every year at Graveling Point for the spring runs of Striped Bass and Bluefish. Several times he was the winner of our annual contests, and it won't be the same without him. RIP, old friend.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Monday, January 7, 2014 /\/\/\ 6pm  
The Southern Ocean County Chapter of the Sunshine Foundations presents
5th Annual Fishing Seminar
Saturday February 8th, 2014
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Click for more Info)
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Thursday, December 26, 2013 /\/\/\ 1:07pm  
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!
See you all March 1st.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Thomas Puzino
Email: tommype5@juno.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 12/21/2013
Location of Trip:
Species Sought:
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Hopkins-type Metal


Fishing Report:
Saturday was just an amazing day for December with mild temperatures and light winds. I couldn't resist the urge to try one more trip to Sandy Hook. Despite the beautiful day there were no fish to report on. I fished the last two hours of the incoming tide and then the last three hours of the outgoing tide with nottabyte! (My new word) I saw a few small pods of bait being pounced on by a lone gannet, a couple of harbor seals, plenty of long tailed ducks, surf scoters, bufflehead but nary a striper amongst the dozen or so fisherman who were enjoying the day.

Anyhoo, I'm done fishing for 2013, may everyone have a very happy and healthy Christmas, New Year and Any other holiday you may celebrate!
~Thomas Puzino

Season End Report
Dick Fincher
www.phaseiilures.com


Christmas just around the corner and here in Connecticut we have snow on the ground, with enough cold that ponds are freezing over – maybe some ice-skating soon. Our fishing boat, "Marlen," 21' Robalo, went into winter mode the last warm weekend in mid-November. The migration of stripers, blues, weaks, albies has pretty much finished, though there are some striper holdovers in the Housatonic River and a few other spots. Most fishermen and fisherwomen around here will tell you it was a strange season – a good early run of stripers, blues and a few weaks, monster porgies, excellent blackfish, very good fluke, but, an absence of average-size blues and stripers, though some very large ones of each category caught in early-mid fall. No real fall run, no 2 acre blitzes of 5 lb. blues. Theories abound as to why this year was so unusual (in fact, many folks would say fishing was lousy), from climate change, to the lasting effects of Sandy in 2012 (which certainly caused a hangover for many tackle shops in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York/Long Island, New Jersey), overfishing of particular fish types, normal seasonal variation, whatever reason you want to propound, there is probably some truth in it. Perhaps the more we know about how to evaluate our fisheries, the more we realize that we do not know, when it comes to controlling, let alone managing, the future of our recreational fishing. We can, however, control our attitude toward our sport, how we fish, what and how we release, what and how we harvest, what we do not waste.

We look forward to next year, getting on the water again, being observant, fishing responsibly, sharing our pleasure in fishing with others, old and young, and passing on what we learn, so our friends and new fishermen can also experience the thrill of a fish on.

With best wishes for the New Year, and a very Merry Christmas to all.
Dick Fincher
www.phaseiilures.com

Name: Jim Hutchinson
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 12/5/13
Location of Trip: Ocean
Species Sought: Striped Bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: Do not know info Do not know info
Sea Conditions: Do not know info
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Umbrella Rig


Fishing Report:

It is starting to look like the 2013 fishing season in Beach Haven waters for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association is coming to an end. After waiting for many weeks for the striped bass to arrive, a sudden drop in air and water temperatures put the brakes on what was a nice 2-week run on stripers. As a result most of the area captains are putting their boats away for the winter and thinking about the 2014 fishing season already.

Captain John Lewis returned to chartering fulltime on the "Insatiable" this year after several years of splitting his time between chartering and running a boat for a private individual. Captain John declared this year as a decent one after Hurricane Sandy and a poor spring got things off to a slow start.

Captain Lindsay Fuller is keeping the "June Bug" in Forked River for the first time this year after many years in North Carolina. Captain John Koegler has run the "Pop's Pride up the Delaware River to a spot above Philadelphia close to his winter home where he can keep a close eye on the craft.

Captain Fran Verdi had the "Francesca Marie" out fishing for stripers right to the point that they stopped biting completely. He says that he intends to have the "Francesca Marie" ready for the start of striper season in March, 2014.

At this time the captains and crews of all of the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Association wish to wish everyone a healthy and enjoyable holiday season and great start to the New Year.
~Jim Hutchinson


Email: tommype5@juno.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 12/01/13
Location of Trip: Sandy Hook, NJ
Species Sought: Stripers
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Hopkins-type Metal


Fishing Report:
I was supposed to have fished on the Miss Beach Haven on Saturday but a lack of fares kept the boat tied to the dock.

So today I hit Sandy Hook to fish the suds and what a day it was! I got on the beach around noon just at the ebb tide. The surf was loaded with sand eels! I decided to fish a shorty Hopkins and that's all it took. I caught 10 stripers all 20 to 26 inches. Although there were no keepers the fishing was as fun as it gets for me! The fish were literally swimming at your feet. I watched many bass chasing bait right into the suds. Some of them hit my lure with no more then 20 feet of line out. Guys fishing fly rods were having a blast using Sand eel imitations.

There was quite a show of wildlife as well with Long Tail Ducks, Surf Scoters and even a harbor seal poking his head about.
~Tommy Puzino

Sunday, December 1, 2013 /\/\/\ 3:02pm  
Hi,

We heard a little bit of action today North of the red tower. A few customers were out and said that they were catching lots of fish but mostly shorts with a few keepers mixed in. People are saying that they think this is it for the striper season but we don't think that is the case only due to fact that they are still catching decent size striper up north around sandy hook and long island.

The weather for this week is: Monday N winds around 5 kt...becoming E in the late morning and afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. Mainly in se swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Tuesday N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Wednesday SW winds around 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Thursday SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers through the night. Friday N winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely. There is a few nice days to try and do some fishing. We have umbrella rigs, jigs, metals, and clam. Very few people are anchoring up and using clam, its been all on the troll, and some jigging. We have all S & S umbrella rigs and jigs along with diamond jigs.

The last day for our Holiday sale is Monday. If you have not gotten a chance to come in and check it out, it is well worth it! We hope to see everyone tomorrow and later this week too.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Saturday, November 30, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:35pm  
Hi,

Today was a quiet day on the water. We didn't hear of too many people going out, only due to the sea conditions being poor. We had a nice striper picked up yesterday off of the Red Tower, weighing in at 41 lbs 45 1/2 inches and today we had another weigh in at 24.7 lbs 40 inches. Both caught by the Red Tower.

The weather for this upcoming week is looking a little snotty, and we've been seeing a thin layer of ice on the lagoon behind the store. The weather is:
    Sunday W winds around 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Mainly in se swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
    Sunday Night NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Mainly in se swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
    Monday NE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Mainly in se swell with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
    Monday Night NE winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain.
    Tuesday N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain in the morning.
    Tuesday Night N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
    Wednesday NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
    Thursday SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Our Black Friday Holiday sale is still going on and it has been a great success so far. The sale ends on Monday, December 2nd so come in and get your reels, rods, and check out what else we have on sale. We hope to see everyone for our sale!

Just as a reminder, we are closing December 23rd, and will reopen the shop March 1st. Have a great evening Everyone!
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Jim Huthinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 11/21-1125
Location of Trip: Ocean-Beach Haven-Surf City
Species Sought: Striped bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: Umbrella Rig


Fishing Report:
The 2013 fishing season for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association is slowly starting to wind down with a sizeable presence of striped bass just off the beaches. As some captains are proceeding with plans to put their boats away for the winter, other captains are squeezing out some last fishing days out of the year.

Captain John Koegler on "Pop's Pride" had his final trip and boated 3 nice striped bass from 38 to 44-inches. He found the bass were on top and tough to catch. He used some old rubber eel plastics he had that were green and brown and they worked. He was plagued by spiny dogfish when fishing on the bottom. He is taking his boat to the Philadelphia area up the Delaware River by water until spring which is near his winter home.

Captains Carl Sheppard and Jimmy Zavasky fished for stripers last weekend on the "Star Fish" out of Morrison's Marina. They found the fishing was best on a slow troll. The "Star Fish" passed over many large schools of bait, some stretching from top to bottom of the sounder's screen. Some of the schools had Gannets working them. Captain Carl found some scattered large stripers and occasional big blues from the red tower off Beach Haven north to the twin water towers in Surf City. His fishing was best with umbrella rigs trolled at depths between 30-50 feet.

Captain Fran Verdi of the "Francesca Marie" reports that after the impending northeast storm passes, he will be making some "open boat" trips over the Thanksgiving weekend. The bass are still here and he anticipates some good action. He will be either trolling or jigging. He predicts that once the ocean water hits 44-degrees the fish will be on the move south.
~Jim Huthinson Sr.

Monday, November 25, 2013 /\/\/\ 7:15am  
Hi;
This weekend was slow here. Friday some boats got out and caught but all the bait and fish seemed to move a little further north. A few boats were able to get out on Saturday and some came back in for some fish weigh ins. Saturday was great up north, people were catching very well from Manasquan inlet and north, so it sounds like the fish are coming in a second wave down from new york. We should see them in a few days here if the weather keeps up like this.

The weather prediction for the week is not looking so great: Today NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt...becoming SW around 10 kt this afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft. Mainly in N swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds. Tonight SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Mainly in SW swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds. Tuesday SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt...becoming S 5 to 10 kt early in the afternoon...then becoming se 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly in S swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds. A chance of rain in the late morning and early afternoon...then rain likely late. Tuesday Night Se winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt... increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Mainly in S swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds. Rain. Wednesday S winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Rain. Wednesday Night NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. A chance of showers in the evening. Thursday NW winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft. Friday N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Looks like the only good day for fishing is Friday.

We have all kinds of jigs and metals in stock. Extra in stock now and more coming; S & S Hogy umbrella rig which has been working great for anglers whether they are fishing it on the top or bottom. There has been great feedback from it and repeat sales tell the tale. We have them in stock for now, but we are down to the last few and we are not expecting more till Friday.

Just to let everyone know, Scott's Bait & Tackle is doing a black Friday holiday sale that is going to be running Friday November 29th to Monday December 2nd. We have some original USA made Penn reels along with new Penn reels and clothing ranging from 10-45% off. There will be discounted tackle, crabbing supplies, rods, and combos too. Rods and rod and reel combos are excluded to online customers, due to shipping complicatiions. On small business Saturday, the first TEN people to walk through the door will receive a door prize. Watch our video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRa3hzPYP0s It provides more information about our black Friday and weekend sale. We hope to see everyone; have a great week! -SBT Crew
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Saturday, November 23, 2013 /\/\/\ 6:02pm  
Hey everyone,
A couple nice weigh ins today for the people that went out and fished. The next few days are going to be rough out there. We are getting ready for our black Friday sale that will be running from the November 29th - December 2nd. Good deals coming up. We have more S & S Hogy Sand-eel umbrella rigs that came in today so come get them while we have them in stock! Hope to see everyone this upcoming week!
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Reminder! Free Turkey Dinner Sun. 11/24 12 pm - 4 pm at Red Men Lodge 145 W Main St, Tuckerton 609-296-1956

Friday, November 22, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:38pm  
Hi,
We had some nice weigh ins today from customers. There is word that stripers are biting in the inlet off of clam as one of our customers came in and weighed in 4 fish! Another customer caught one by trolling around off the beach, and all fish were 16+ pounds that were weighed in today. There was more word that again Barnegat Inlet and north did great again today. Some folks still having trouble getting on the fish, even when they did well the day before. You do have to hunt for those schools! We haven't heard much on beach fishing, but have heard that Island Beach State Park has been packed!

The weather again changed for the weekend, the weather can't make up its mind so the updated report is:
Saturday NW winds 20 to 25 kt diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Mainly in N swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
Saturday Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Mainly in NW swell with a dominant period of 4 seconds.
Sunday NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Mainly in NW swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds.

I know the weather isn't looking much better, but it is much better than the previous report written today. We received our fresh clam in today finally, and we got good news that S & S Bucktail is dropping off more Hogy Sand-eel umbrella rigs tomorrow around noon time, so if you are planning to get some, we should have them ready to go, so come on in! We have a deal going on in the store that all clothing in the store is 10% off so come grab your Penn gear. Hope to see everyone tomorrow!

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Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Friday, November 22, 2013 /\/\/\ 8:12am  
In the Afternoon yesterday we had a few nice fish weighed in. All fish were caught trolling up the beach north of the red tower. The fish are scarce in the inlet still, we had life for one day but only in the morning. As far as we know the majority of the fish are still up north around Barnegat inlet. Wreck fishing for tog has been fairly well, and no reports on sea bass fishing. The perch fishing near the old oyster house has been producing pretty well and also into bass river was doing well too. we haven't heard anything on Lowerbank bridge but if the perch are in the other spots they should be there too.

The weather took a turn for the worst this weekends forecast. From the previous report from yesterday to now, the weather changed pretty bad:
Today SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly in se swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Isolated showers early this morning...then scattered showers late this morning. Isolated showers this afternoon.
Tonight W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late in the evening, then becoming NW 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Mainly in S swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds. A chance of showers until early morning.
Saturday NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Mainly in NE swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Saturday Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt... increasing to 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft dominant period 5 seconds.
Sunday NW winds 30 to 35 kt diminishing to 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 7 ft

As of yesterday morning we ran out of fresh clam, and we are waiting on a response from our supplier about getting more. The clam boats have not given an answer to our supplier yet, so our supplier cannot give us an answer. We have lots of salted clam, and frozen fresh clam for people that would like to use that. Give us a call later today to see if we have fresh clam, or check back on the reports later in the day for an answer. We have green crab, eels, all the metals and jigs you will need. Yesterday we received our S & S bucktail order, and our of 15 Hogy sand-eel umbrella rigs, I'm looking at 1 left as of 7:30 this morning. We are expected to have more Sunday morning after 9am.
We do have his other umbrella rigs also in the sand-eel, chartreuse, and pearl color along with all of his jigs that sold out last weekend so come get them while they are here. We hope to see everyone this weekend.
Sea Ya -Brian S

Thursday, November 21, 2013 /\/\/\ 1:00pm  
Hi,
The past few days have been great fishing from Harvey Cedars and to the North. Most of the fish have chased the bait back North to right outside of island beach state park but there was some life in the inlet yesterday morning. A customer said he had 7 fish on clam during the morning and another customer said in the afternoon he had nothing. On the Doris Mae IV yesterday, a few of our employees went out and the boat did fairly well. Lots of bait was there and lots of fish were being marked. Other head boats such as Miss Belmar Princess, Jamaica, and the Cockrobin were also fishing right off of Island Beach and everyone was catching fish. There was tons of boats and lots of people fishing from the beach yesterday.

This weekends weather is looking great for fishing for Friday and Saturday, but Saturday night into Sunday is looking a bit choppy.
Friday is going to be W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
Friday Night W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. becoming NW 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers.
Saturday NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Saturday Night NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Gusts up to 45 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sunday NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

They are here! We finally got our S & S Bucktail order in this morning, so we are all stocked up and ready for the weekend with the S & S Slim Fish jigs and Umbrella Rigs, so come get them while we have them in! We have diamond jigs, Storm eels, Stretches and other umbrella rigs also that have been working. The troll and jigging has still been the thing to do, clam is slowly starting to work for Red Tower and south, but Red Tower and North jigging and trolling is your best bet. We hope to see everyone this weekend to go catch some fish.
Sea Ya -Brian S

Name: Alex Doman
Email: alexdomanjr@gmail.com
Boat Name: Donna's Genes
Phone: 2152841879
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 11/16/20013
Location of Trip: Red Tower area up to Brant Beach
Species Sought: Striper ,Blues
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Eels
Lure Used: Umbrella Rig


Fishing Report:
I gave honest reports for the past few weeks of no fish being caught, things changed fast last Saturday. The water Temp had me wondering why I even bothered going out at just 42 Deg. We imediately seen birds for miles and miles at the Red Tower and more North. The bite was early, Blues, Stripers and huge spiny dog fish up to 20LBS for all three species mentioned. Umbrellas on surface did the trick for us. The fish are all over the place, you have to work them hard to get them to bite as the ocean is loaded with bait (Sand EELS). I seen a post from someone that said he seen nobody catch anything on Saturday Nov 16th. I can't see how that would have been possible. Like I said earlier all of my previous post talked about how bad things were. The fish have arrived, it's time to go get them. Use Umbrella rigs with Eels on top, get there early before the other 1000 boats from Barneget arrive. When you start seing all the charter boats comming from the North to our home port that is always a welcome sign that the fish have arrived
~Alex Doman

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 11/14-1117
Location of Trip: Inshore ocean
Species Sought: Stripers
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: Umbrella Rig


Fishing Report:
The striped bass have finally arrived in Beach Haven, and the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are in the midst of the action.

After many weeks of hearing of hot fishing to the north, the striper bite arrived off Long Beach Island with a vengeance over the past couple of weeks. These fish are a short ride from the inlet and are being caught by trolling, jigging, and even live lining spot.

Captain Jimmy Zavasky and mate Pat took the "Star Fish" out and found the stripers abundant. The bass were up on top and chasing bait as Chris Bertuccini of Woolwich Township and his friends hit pay dirt. According to Captain Carl Sheppard "If you jigged on the bottom you caught nothing but doggies, while up on top the fish ate anything that looked like an eel." The party on the "Star Fish" boated 13 bass with 10 keepers in the box.

Captain George Finck of "Sparetime Charters" had a couple of successful striper trips. Linda Swartz and her 10 year old son Michael and her work partner had good luck in the rain. Michael showed himself up to the task as he caught his first striper. The party returned with two nice bass. The next trip was with Ross Alber and friends. Despite a heavy fog, fish were caught. One 16 year old caught his first striper to go with another fish of about 20-pounds. Two more stripers spit the hook at the boat which were also about 20-pounders.

Captain Fran Verdi on the "Francesca Marie" has had several trips where he managed to find limit catches for his anglers along with enough throwbacks to tire them out. Most of his good catches were with live spot in close to the beach. His anglers brought bonus tags so they could take an extra fish home for the freezer.

Since there is so much bait in the water off Long Beach Island, there is no reason why this hot bite will not last for a few weeks.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Sunday, November 17, 2013 /\/\/\ 1:41pm  
Yesterdays weigh-ins ranged from Red Towers up to Harvey Cedars, and all of those reported caught trolling. Some anglers did report catching stripers on jigs, others tried jigging with fish in sight, but had no luck at all. It's definitely hit or miss with these pods of fish, so if you have no luck at one spot move on to another.

Fog this morning slowed things right down. The marine forecast says Dense Fog advisory in effect until 3 p.m. this afternoon. Looking out the window right now, it hasn't lifted very much.

Only a few folks went out there in it, and we didn't hear any reports back at all today.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

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Name: Michael P. Madison
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 11/16/13
Location of Trip: 0-3 miles in ocean
Species Sought: striper
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
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: (Other)


Fishing Report:
Hey Scott,
Late start put us behind the other anglers. Most boats had limit catches jigging in 40-50 feet of water up by BI. You know where. Bass were rolling on the surface but couldn't get right lure combo figured out so started troll. We did manage to get our share trolling south on your sand eel umbrella rigs. Had two double headers in fact. I am sure the guys are hammering them again today! About time fish showed up.
~Michael P. Madison

Name: Joe Yurko
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 11/16/13
Location of Trip: Red tower to Brant beach 0-3 miles in ocean
Species Sought: striper
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
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: (Other)


Fishing Report:
Fished from 8am till 11am Sat. lots of other boats. Nothing but a few sharks. Did not see many marks on F.F, what I did see were probably the sharks. Some birds, a few blues, very few, on top chopping up bait fish. I saw no fish other than sharks caught.
Maybe one more try if the winds are calm or up the Mullica.
~Osborn Joe

Saturday, November 16, 2013 /\/\/\ 2:35pm  
**************IMPORTANT REMINDER!****************
The game wardens are patrolling the ocean front.
Do NOT go striper fishing inside, then go out to the wrecks for tog/seabass, then come back in. If you get stopped out on the reefs with striper on board you are outside the 0-3 mile limit and you will get fined!.
If you want to go wreck fishing and striper fishing, go out to the reefs first, then try for the bass on the way back, when you get back inside the 3 mile limit.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

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Saturday, November 16, 2013 /\/\/\ 1:00pm  
Hi,
Great reports from today! The fish are biting and the people are happy. From the Red Tower off LBI and to the North they have been slaying the bass. Jigging and trolling has been the favorite thing to do and people are doing amazing. Harvey Cedar Lumps in 50+ feet of water 3 miles out was hammering the bass today as a report was sent in from Phil Keeney & Sons Marina, "4 boats came in and they all limited out at the lumps". Many more fish are being caught off of Brant Beach and the list of places keeps going.

S & S slim fish jigs have been flying off the wall, so if you plan on heading out the next few days come get them while they are here. People are catching multiple fish on umbrella rigs and we still have some of S ↦ S umbrella rigs left, but I don't see them being here for long with the way people are catching. We have all different sorts of diamond jigs that are working as well, but it seems the S & S jigs have been doing much better.
We have fresh clam that just came in today, lots of salted clam for the Sea Bass and lots of green crab for the tog fisherman, and you want to be in 100+ feet of water for them around the wrecks.

We hope to see everyone this weekend and upcoming week. Have a great day.

P.S Here's a picture from one of the umbrella rigs. Multiple fish on one umbrella! This isnt the first time today we've seen a picture like this!

Sea Ya -Brian S

Friday, November 15, 2013 /\/\/\ 11:34am  
Hi everyone,

Word on the waters this past week have been good the past few days. Wednesday the Doris Mae IV limited out on the boat out of Barnegat Inlet, and again they had another good day on Thursday also. One of our employees was out on the Doris Mae IV on Thursday and he was using the S & S bucktail jig slim fish in the sandeel color and he caught 4 fish. People were also fishing off of the red tower on LBI Thursday and they said it was thick with fish and bait fish. They caught up to 40 fish and had 6 nice keepers and a nice 30 pounder that they let go because they had their limit in the boat.

This weekends weather is looking fantastic. Saturday is NW 5 kt winds and 2 ft seas.
Sunday is looking good also, E winds around 10 kt becoming SE with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon and seas 2 to 3 ft. This weekend if you're fishing ocean front, jigs and metals is what you want to be using. Today we've been selling lots of metals and jigs especially S & S bucktail ones. We have S & S bucktail umbrella rigs for the weekend, so come get them before they sell out. Umbrellas and stretches on the troll still have still been working very well. We are stocked up on all other metals, soft baits, and hard baits. We have fresh clam, salted clam, frozen clam, and lots of green crab for those wreck fisherman.

We hope to see everyone this weekend come in and bring us back some nice fish to weigh in and get some pictures up.
Sea Ya -Brian S

Thursday, November 14, 2013 /\/\/\ 3:56 pm  
Boats reporting stripers north of Barnegat Inlet the last couple of days in good numbers!
Still a bit on the quiet side here in our own inlet. Got a phone call late this afternoon "catching stripers out front" with potential weigh in later today. That's good news
Update 5:52 pm: Limit catch by the guys on the "Plenty of Fish", who said the fish were thick out front by the Red Tower off LBI, and hitting on any lure you threw out. They had a large 11.4 bluefish that they weighed in, as well. Doris Mae IV party boat up by N of Barnegat Inlet also did well again today jigging for striped bass!

We are running a special on reels this week:
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Check it out :)
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

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Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 11/8-11/10
Location of Trip: Inshore Ocean
Species Sought: Striped Bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: Umbrella Rig


Fishing Report:
The striped bass fishing in the Beach Haven area continues to be frustrating for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. The water temperatures are finally down where they should be and there is plenty of bait around, but very few bass. There is currently the largest run of sand eels in memory so the bass will hang around when they do arrive.

Captain Fran Verdi of the "Francesca Marie" has been running a few trips a week with anglers chasing the stripers. He has found that he must run to the north to find any trace of bass despite the enormous amounts of bait in the ocean. He has been finding most of his fish on the troll with his top fish being a nice 30-pounder caught on an umbrella lure.

Captain John Lewis who runs "Insatiable" Sportfishing has also been finding the fishing to be hit and miss. He has been making trips both to the north of Long Beach Island and even south off Brigantine trying to find bass.

Last Saturday he took the Dougherty party north of Barnegat Inlet looking for the fish after hearing some good reports of stripers and jumbo bluefish being caught during the week. Captain John said it looked like every boat in New Jersey was also fishing in that area. He trolled up to Ortley beach without a touch, and only heard of a few bass and blues being caught. As the "Insatiable" trolled south for home one of the bunker spoon rods went down. 14 year old Fitz was the only angler with the patience to stay in the cockpit and he was rewarded with a nice 20-pound striper.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Alex Doman
Email: alexdomanjr@gmail.com
Boat Name: Donna Genes
Phone: 2152841879
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 11/11/2013
Location of Trip: Troll LE to LBI Red Tower
Species Sought: Striper Bluefish
Time of Day Fished: Late Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: Umbrella Rig


Fishing Report:
Headed out the Inlet on North side with umbrellas(Sand Eel) stretch lures in tow. Marked all kinds of bait and fish but no strikes, turned North and trolled up to the Red Tower LBI 1 mile off beach (Notta strike) made the turn back South towards LE Inlet just off the beach, not many fish marked and no hits. Worst action I can ever remember this late in season going back 30 years. Water Temp about 52-54. NOAA had weather report wrong again. Only 1 other boat in sight the entire time. Everyone that stayed in saved gas money for next weekend. I would bet anyone a hundred doll hairs this next weekend will be banging and on fire. Last 2 years have been tough we need something to spark this town of Mystic. Live eels I had in bait box still alive after 2 weeks. Amazing creatures! May have to fillet those before end of season LOL
~Alex Doman

Name: BUD MANGIN
Boat Name: BUDDY II
Phone: 2156888107
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 11/9/13
Location of Trip: LE INLET TO BRANT BEACH
Species Sought: STRIPERS & BLUES
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. W
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Lure Used: Umbrella Rig


Fishing Report:
Trolled from Little Egg inlet to Brant Beach and back , used stretches 25 and 30's also umbrella's and tubes. Not even a knock down or tangle. Didn't see a net in the water or another boat with a rod bent, got back at inlet for out going tide and anchored for a couple hours using fresh clams. no joy.. Still a nice day on the water . just glad gas prices came down.....
~BUD MANGIN

Monday, November 11, 2013 /\/\/\ 11:36am   Hats off to those...Happy Veterans Day!;
Hi,

Man this weekend was not as great as we were hoping. In the past we were weighing in fish for the Italian American Club all days that the tournament was running down to the last minute. This year we weighed in 2 stripers and 2 bluefish. The bluefish that were weighed in, one was 0.19lbs at 8 1/2 inches and the other was 10.3lbs at 30 1/2 inches. The stripers, one was weighed in at 16lbs at 36 1/2 inches and the other at 17.3lbs at 36 inches. The water temperature is warmer up north than it is here and all of the bait is still up north. We should be thick with stripers right now and catching them like crazy. Up north umbrella rigs on the troll have been working very well and so have the stretches. We had 11 umbrella rigs made by S & S bucktail for the weekend and we sold out of them, we will have more coming in this Thursday in pearl, chartreuse, sand eel, and ones made up with the hogy soft baits. We have plenty of clam for the week and it looks like nice surf and boat fishing conditions for this upcoming week. Tue NW winds 20 to 25 kt slowing down to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly in N swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds. Scattered showers until late afternoon. Tue Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly in N swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds. Wed NW winds 20 to 25 kt then dropping down to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wed Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Thu SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Fri SW winds 10 to 15 kt diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. It seems like great fishing conditions if the fish ever get here and show up. We have clams, eels, green crab, minnows, all metals and jigs, S & S Bucktail, Savage gear, and Storm products. Ask us what has been working and we will point you in the right direction. Hope to see everyone this upcoming week and like everyone else, we're hoping the fish show up.
Sea Ya - Brian S

Name: joseph yurko
Boat Name: caroina 'joes' skiff
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 11/9/13
Location of Trip:
Species Sought:
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. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Eels
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Plug, Diving


Fishing Report:
Started the Mullica with eels, then trolled. Only two other boats, nothin,g not even a mark on screen. Drifted around Grapling point, a few guys fishing from the bank, again nothing.
Went to the L.E inlet and along Brigintine beach.
The only action were some duck hunters just off Little Beach. No one I spoke with had any action or marks on fish finders.
Water temp in low 50's, nice day, nice ride and drift, just NO Blues or Stripers. Back to the dock at noon.
~joseph yurko

Saturday, November 9, 2013 /\/\/\ 2:36pm  
Water 54.0 F. Tough fishing, a few keepers inside LE inlet, not many around yet. Two keepers heard of by boat, one weighed in for the Italian American club tournament, a 16 lbr brought in by JD's Wake.
Striped bass are more active to the North on the ocean front, when one is actually able to get out there. Zero fish reported from the Graveling Pt. general area. Minimal action at 5th bridge sod banks on 7 bridges road (Great Bay Blvd.), one keeper and one throwback per Ryan Vaux, on the outgoing.
5:48PM UPDATE - 10.3 lb. bluefish weighed in for the IAC tournament by CPA Blues.
6:00PM UPDATE - 17.3 lb. striped bass weighed in for the IAC tournament by Reel Crazy.

Forecast as of 3:35 am EST on November 9, 2013
Small Craft Advisory in effect from this evening through Sunday morning
Gale watch in effect from Sunday afternoon through late Sunday night
Tonight - SW winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Mainly in S swell with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
Sun - W winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Mainly in SW swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

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Thursday, November 8, 2013 /\/\/\ 10:26am  
Hi,
Been hearing some good things out of Little Egg Inlet, a nice 41 1/2 inch caught Tuesday and some more being picked up Wednesday by trolling around. Barnegat bay has been producing a fair amount of fish. People have been catching stripers and monster blue fish. The Doris Mae IV was out yesterday and at about noon time they had 2 dozen blues and a dozen stripers on the boat right out of barnegat inlet. Yesterday was a little rough on the seas. The best day to go is Saturday, you're looking at 2 foot seas which is great and it's supposed to be a nice day. Sunday is back to the wind. We will have fresh clam, eels, and green crab ready to go for the weekend. We hope everyone has a great time this weekend and catches some fish. If fish are caught bring them in for a weigh in. We got some new Savage Gear products in and we are stocked with all metals, Bombers, Stretches, and jigs, as well as S & S Bucktail products. Come in and ask us what's hot.
Hope to see everyone this weekend.
Good luck to all the people that signed up for the Italian American club tournament.
Sea Ya - Brian S

Thursday, November 7, 2013 /\/\/\ 11:13am  
The Doris Mae IV has a crew of hardy anglers that don't mind fishing in the wet weather. They are currently catching striped bass and blues just outside of Barnegat Inlet. Word has it they have five keeper bass aboard and a bunch of bluefish too.

Yesterday, several indirect second hand fishing reports imply there there is a big school of bass working just off of Beach Haven. Those Stripers are being caught by trolling and jigging angers.

It was slim pickings for Striper weigh-ins last weekend for the Redmen Striper Tourney. Best I could gather from the local chatter that all the bass were taken in the Inter Coastal waterway and the South end of Tuckerton Bay, possibly Marshelder Channel and Foxboro Point. None of the Stripers were caught by anglers working the bars of Little Egg Inlet. Our first Little Egg Inlet bar bass was weighed in by Joe Alessi, a 24 pounder caught on the ocean side of Northern bars just after the turn of the high tide on Tuesday morning. Joe was chumming hard with clam bellies and fishing fresh clam.

The tracker on Ed Wojacks cell phone shows that he was fishing off of AC on Tuesday too. Father and Son Ed ended up catching five Stripers and bringing three back to the dock. Thank you NSA for all those cameras, so we can watch these guys and figure out where they are fishing and what they are catching. (Are you paranoid yet, Ed? ~~Mo~~)

The weather for Saturday looks to be excellent with forecasted seas of two foot and light Westerly winds. All I have to say is "Here fishy, fishy!"

Sea Ya

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: cjamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 11/3/13
Location of Trip: Ocean-north of Barnegat Inlet
Species Sought: Striped Bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Bunker Spoon


Fishing Report:
After several weeks of anticipation it seems that striped bass are finally in reach of the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. Anglers in the Long Beach Island area had begun to tire of hearing noteworthy catches from the north while their fishing was just a pick.

Fish are showing up south of Barnegat Inlet in some sizeable numbers, and these fish are big fish. The bulk of the striped bass are ranging from 15-30 pounds while there are big numbers of 15-pound bluefish.

These fish have been trolled up in deeper water just inside the 3-mile line, but in the past couple of days some hot action has been reported closer to shore on some of the lumps off Harvey Cedars, Ship Bottom, and Brant Beach.

Captain Fran Verdi on the boat "Francesca Marie" had a group out recently, and they headed north of Barnegat Inlet to see what they could troll up. They managed to boat one very nice 28-pound bass along with some sizeable bluefish. Captain Fran plans some more of these trips but hopes to find the fish a little closer to home.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Ken Dumsha
Email: kdumsha@verizon.net (Copy sent)
Boat Name: High Risk II
Phone: 215.688.1170
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 10/30/13
Location of Trip: North of BI
Species Sought: Striped Bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
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: Bunker Spoon


Fishing Report:
Hey Scott, the south of BI (Barnegat Inlet) boys and girls better get ready. The striped bass just showed up Oct 23/24 up our way, nothing and then BOOM!! Giant schools, on the bottom and breaking water,they are here!!! Fished hard and was rewarded. Got out at first light. A nice 38" on a white spoon in 10 minutes, 25+/- lbs. Nothing until it started to rain off and on. Picked a pair of 37"/38" and a nice 43" all big fish on the white spoons trolling south, go figure. Had to leave at 12:30 and at 12:29 got a 28 1/2" on an eel umbrella rig. One fish shy of a limit. Interesting points all fish on the south troll, Big fish on spoons and empty bellies, 28 1/2" on an eel umbrella was packed with sand eels. Thanks Scott for the wire job you do for me, always a winner with the way you were taught by your Dad.
~Ken Dumsha

Thursday, October 31, 2013 /\/\/\ 11:36am  
Hi,
We have word that the stripers are moving into Barnegat and they are in thick. As one customer said you could walk across them. They are feeding on sand eels and filling up. People that were anchoring up were having little luck and the people that were trolling were have all the luck. Trolling with umbrella rigs and stretches is probably the best way to go right now on the ocean side because that seems like the best way people are catching them.

We had one customer also catching migratory stripers on the back side of Holgate on the bay side, so they are coming in to the LE Inlet area slowly now...we are still waiting on that big rush. Striper fishing has died up the river and we haven't heard anything with people catching them this week.

Fridays weather is a wash (pun unintended) with SW winds 25 to 30 kt, seas 6 to 9 ft. with showers. Saturday is looking more reasonable to fish but still it is going to be NW winds 5 to 10 kt increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon, seas 3 to 5 ft. and Sunday N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft..

The Redman tournament is this weekend so we are bulking up on clam and eels and we will be ready for everyone. We have all sorts of diamond jigs, lures, metals, bunker spoons, and anything else for the stripers. Some lures and jigs have been selling better than others, so we will have them displayed out on the counter for people to grab and go. We are hoping to see everyone this weekend and get ready to catch some stripers. Have a good day and see you all soon.
Sea Ya -Brian S

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 10/27/13
Location of Trip: Bay and Ocean
Species Sought: Striped Bass
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: Umbrella Rig


Fishing Report:


Beach Haven is starting to see the arrival of the big striped bass from the north, and the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are ready to get in on some of the action.

After a warm fall, the water temperatures have finally gotten into the 50's and with each degree drop, the bass action gets closer. The Sea Shell Motel in Beach Haven held its annual Striped Bass Tournament last weekend, and quite a few big bass were entered topped by a 40-pounder. Right now the bulk of the fish are being caught on the troll, but the fish should be coming closer to shore in a matter of days.

The tuna bite is still strong in the offshore canyons, and when boats are able to make the trip out, they have been doing very well. The Hudson Canyon is especially hot right now.

Although fluke and black sea bass are not in season, the inshore wrecks and reefs are still giving up some good numbers of porgies, blackfish, ling, and even some tinker mackerel. The 2013 fishing season is far from being over.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 /\/\/\ 8:41am  
Hi everyone;

Still no reports of migrating bass being caught in our inlet yet. All of the bass are slowly making their way down, more of them are being caught in Seaside along with the monster bluefish. It's going to be a fishing frenzy when those monster blues and bass get here.

Up the Mullica River, a customer came in Thursday with two fish that were caught trolling the river and again he came in Friday with two more fish doing the same thing. Trolling the river has been working pretty well, so its definitely worth the effort. There was reports of people fishing off of Pebble Beach and Graveling Point; I heard of shorts being caught and a customer had one keeper at 29 inches off of Graveling Point Thursday night.

Temperatures this past week and this weekend have dropped the water temperature significantly, so we are looking to see more stripers this upcoming week or by next weekend. Tog fishing has still been doing very well off the sod banks, jetty's, and off the bridges down south in Ocean City and Somers Point.

No reports of crabbing, the season has just about ended for them.

We have plenty of fresh shucked clam ready to go, 4 gallon buckets of clam bellies and chum, eels, and green crab. Don't be afraid to ask us what lures and jigs are being used and what's the hot seller, we will steer you in the right direction. We hope to see everyone this weekend and upcoming week.
Sea Ya - Brian S.

Friday, October 25, 2013 /\/\/\ 11:06am  
The water temp this morning on the marine forecast shows Atlantic City 57.9°. Time to get out to your favorite fall haunts and holes to try for the striper! Fishing the Mullica River may be the best bet for smaller boats due to the small craft advisory.

Marine forecast has the Small Craft Advisory in effect through 6 p.m. this evening
This afternoon NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Mainly in NW swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
Tonight W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Mainly in NW swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Sat W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt... becoming SW 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft...building to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:00pm  
The water temps are creeping down with these colder nights, and the striper reports are correspondingly creeping up!
Nice weigh in today from the Mullica by James Kirk of a pair of Striped Bass, 14.3 and 13.0 pounds.

Marine forecast has the Small Craft Advisory in effect through late tonight (and probably tomorrow, as well, looking at the wind/seas.)
Tonight W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Mainly in W swell with a dominant period of 4 seconds.
Fri NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

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Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 10/19/13
Location of Trip: Inshore ocean
Species Sought: Bonito and false albacore
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
While the striped bass and big bluefish have yet to make their appearances as far south as Beach Haven, some of the local captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have managed to keep busy catching a variety of fish.

Captain John Koegler of the "Pop's Pride" tried a trip looking to troll up some bonito and some false albacore. He managed to boat a half dozen nice sized bonito, but saw no sign of false albacore. Since the bonito taste much better than the albacore, he had a happy crew. On the way back in he stopped and tried some bottom fishing. He said that he was very surprised to hook up with a goodly number of tinker mackerel. Although the fish were too small to keep, Captain John said he found the mackerel presence to be a positive sign.

Captain Carl Sheppard of the "Starfish" took out a party put together by Mark Giunta of Somerdale, NJ. They left Morrison's Marina and headed out to the 15 fathom line looking for bonito. They trolled with little luck until south of Atlantic City when they started running into bait balls, some of which stretched from the bottom almost to the top of the water column. As they went over one bait ball, a rod which was running about 30-feet down had a light hit. As the fisherman started to pull the fish in, the rod went double and the line started screaming out. All other lines were pulled in and Captain Carl backed the boat back to the fish. With the light tackle it took some 40-minutes to get the fish to the boat. It took two gaffs and three strong men to bring a 61-inch thresher shark up high enough to attach a tail rope. The shark weighed close to 150 pounds and had a tail length of 58-inches. The group then caught some bonito on other bait balls before trying some bottom fishing on some nearby wrecks. They caught some large black sea bass which unfortunately were out of season along with some porgies and tinker mackerel.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Sunday, October 20, 2013 /\/\/\ 3:45pm  
Hey everyone; Great reports from up north out of Point Pleasant. One of our customers went out of Point Pleasant on one of the head boats and he said it was phenomenal blue fish fishing early in the morning about 1 mile off shore out of the Manasquan Inlet. He said the blues were spitting up massive sand eels, and all blues being caught were anywhere from 16 to 24lbs. Later on in the day they headed north towards the Atlantic Highlands where they ran into the stripers. No bait was used, all fish were caught on jigs. Today, we had one good report of bass being caught in the Great Bay over the clam beds. The water temperature out of Atlantic city right now is 62 degrees, and with this weeks cold weather coming up, we should see some more striper action in the bay and on the ocean front. Come in and ask us what lures, rigs, jigs, and bait to use and we will point you in the right direction. Seas are looking pretty good this week, looking at 2-4 foot seas all week. Hope to see everyone this upcoming week.
Sea Ya - Brian S.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:45pm  
Boy, was it cold this morning bringing in the feel of Striper season. There is some activity in the Mullica river, where people drifted eels and got some small and large Bass. Other people drifted Stretch 25+'s in the River and hooked up to some nice stripers, yes in the Mullica river.

In the inlet there is a good number of schoolie Bass with some keepers mixed in, the people were using clams primarily. On the ocean, we had a weigh-in of a 33.5 pound Striper bled and dressed. That was caught from Ship Bottom to Barnaget Inlet on a red and white Stretch 25+.

So overall, the Bass activity is starting up on schedule and with the cooler nights over the week, it should drive the water temp down.

Tog fishing around the banks of Seven bridges is still holding up well.
Sea Ya -Chris A.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 /\/\/\ 4:19 pm  
UPDATE: Red Men Striper Tournament has changed dates to Nov 1-2-3 - Oct 31 Capt Meeting@7:30 - Per Ginny Hartley.
Their tournament is no longer running for this weekend!

We have clams back in stock, as well as bloodworms and eels. Let's see what the storm stirred up...get out there and look for some striped bass!
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

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Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 10/16/13
Location of Trip: Inshore
Species Sought: Striped Bass, Bluefish
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: Do not know info NE
Sea Conditions: Do not know info
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: (Other)


Fishing Report:
After a full week of strong, gusty northeast winds accompanied by extremely high tides, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel as far as the weather. Now it is up to the fish to cooperate. Both summer flounder and black sea bass seasons are now closed. The attention of most anglers in the Long Beach Island area is now getting focused on the arrival of striped bass and big bluefish. Right now the water temperatures are a bit warm for the onslaught of the stripers with most areas measuring around 62-degrees. The weather forecast for the next several days is calling for evening temperatures in the 40's which should drop the water temperature into more favorable ranges. By the middle of next week, the nighttime lows are expected to be in the 30's. Captain John Koegler of the boat "Pop's Pride" mentioned that on some of his trips prior to the northeaster he had seen quite a few large sand eels in the stomachs of the fish he was catching. This should be good news for anglers who like to jig for stripers on the inshore lumps. There are several striped bass tournaments coming up in the near future in the southern Ocean County area, and some of the BHCFA captains will be participating in most of them.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Friday, October 11, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:00pm  
High tide behind the store with surge figured in maxed out around 5 p.m. It's nowhere near as high as it was yesterday, which is encouraging. Now, if this wind would just STOP already.

Obviously with this Nor'easter going on, gale warnings are still in effect, and there has been nothing to report for several days.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

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Name: Tommy P
Email: tommype5@juno.com
Phone: 609-709-9455
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 10/05/2013
Location of Trip: Ship Bottom
Species Sought: Stripers
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fished the incoming tide from 3pm to just after dark. No stripers to report. Water is just too warm! The beach was loaded with people fishing, swimming and even getting married! Seems right at dusk I got swarms of small bites and after switching to a smaller hook, turns out they were little smooth dogfish about 12 inches long!

On a weirder note, I tested my headlamp before heading on to the beach and it worked just fine. The minute I needed it when it turned dark, the darned thing would not turn on. I removed and replaced the batteries, which were new, and nothing! Upon returning to the car, the dang thing turned on and has worked perfectly since! I guess the powers that be decided I shouldn't be on the beach after dark!
~Tommy P

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 10/4-10/6
Location of Trip: Inshore Reefs
Species Sought: Sea bass, bonito
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Squid
Secondary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
True fall fishing has not arrived in Beach Haven, despite the anticipation of the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. Although there is quite a bit of bait in the nearby waters, the temperatures remain too high for the striped bass and big bluefish that make fall exciting. A large northeast storm is poised to hit the New Jersey coast, and that might spark some movement of the fish.
Meanwhile, a couple of boats had some very good wreck fishing days recently.

Captain Tim Knorr had the "F/V William Knorr" out to two inshore wrecks in 75-feet of water and filled the box with porgies, sea bass, blowfish, and trigger fish. They also set up on several of the larger wrecks on the Barnegat Reef and did well there also. Captain Tim said the action was red hot for a 2 1/2 hour stretch during the incoming tide when it was almost impossible to get the baits to the bottom without getting bit almost immediately. The action later in the day as the tide turned and headed back out was also better than normal. After the morning run, they actually headed back in for more bait because the bait that usually lasts an entire day was gone in 3 hours. The anglers included the captain, his son and his first mate.

Captain John Lewis had the Newbern party out on the "Insatiable" to the reefs for a spectacular day of fishing. They brought home keeper sea bass, porgies, and large blowfish while also catching over 60 short sea bass in non-stop action.

Captain John Koegler had a group on the "Pop's Pride" fishing about 9 miles outside Little Egg Inlet for a day of trolling. They managed to catch 30 false albacore and 23 bonito. Captain John said it was good, steady action, and he was surprised at the large number of bonito they caught. He termed it one of his best days on these fish.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Al Doman
Email: alexdomanjr@gmail.com
Boat Name: Donna's Genes
Phone: 2152841879
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 10/05/2013
Location of Trip: Holgate area, Garden State South
Species Sought: all
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Fog
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. N
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Bunker, Live Peanut
Secondary Bait: Eels
Lure Used: Spoon


Fishing Report:
Left the dock just before the sun came up, trolled inlet on way to Holgate/LBI surf in hopes to get the early morning stripper or bluefish bite. Birds working all over the place. Stopped and used live peanut bunker /eels. 12" weeklies all over the place (Thick) some croakers mixed in. Headed to the reef garden State South. Seen bluefish breaking surface and stopped to jig diamonds- nothing!. Worked the wreck hard and nothing. Fog set in thick so we decided to go back to surf area for stripers, worked up and down beach using everything possible. The fish are not here- water temp is 63 Degrees. Lots and lots of bait around. I even headed over to the mouth of Mullica, nobody catching anything. Hope it blows wide open soon but don't waste your gas till the water cools. people were swimming in ocean.
~Al Doman

Sunday, October 6, 2013 /\/\/\ 8:13am  
Good morning! Small craft advisory for Monday, but right now, it's prime Striper weather!
I'd give the usual haunts a shot today...take a look at your fall notes from previous years and head on out.
We are here until 1 p.m. Plenty of fresh shucked clams and there are live eels.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

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Saturday, October 5, 2013 /\/\/\ 6:05pm  
Everyone must be gearing up and getting ready for the fall Striper season, what a good day it's been. We had a lot of people try the river Striper fishing with eels. Some success, not too much just because it's still a little early in the month. There were some guys who ended up getting between 2-8 bass, with one or two keepers in the mix. Some people fishing off the Graveling Point area caught little fish like Spots. Others tried throwing plugs at the bass and there were a few hitting. Lots of Tog in the area around seven bridges off the banks. Out in the ocean There were people fishing for Seabass and Tog in 75+ feet of water and did well. Lots of tuna guys down by the Washington canyon chunking baits for Yellowfin and other big game fish. We are still in good shape for Fresh Clam, Green Crabs, and Eels so we are good for the morning.
Sea Ya

Name: Adam S. Borz
Boat Name: C.A.N.S.
Phone: 717-933-2176
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 10/02/13
Location of Trip: Bass River/Mullica River mouth
Species Sought: Stripers
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: Eels
Secondary Bait: Clams, Frozen
Lure Used: Plug, Diving


Fishing Report:
Thought I'd go out and try for some stripers the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Was planning on fishing the Mullica/ Bass River/ Graveling Point areas.

Stopped at Scotts' and picked up supplies (offered him a free fishing trip if he promised to show me the good spots.. too bad he was busy working).

Started drifting eels on the outgoing tide, caught blue fish on the eels (largest ~ 20"). I had some clam and squid with so I loaded up an assortment of gear with different bait and caught a 19.5" Flounder at the mouth of the Mullica/ Great Bay on squid... it pained me to throw it back.

The water must have been too warm for the stripers...that coupled with the fact that Viking was testing out a new yacht and had the water stirred up... still better than working though.
~Adam S. Borz

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/29/13
Location of Trip: Inshore reefs
Species Sought: black sea bass
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: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
Right now is a bit of a holding pattern for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association as they await the arrival of the striped bass and the big bluefish that mark the beginning of the traditional New Jersey fall fishing season.

There is still some top-notch offshore big game fishing to be had for tuna, mahi-mahi, and even some swordfish, but poor weather recently has made trips to the offshore canyons a bit dicey.

The inshore fishery for summer flounder ended a week ago, and black sea bass season re-opened which does fill a bit of a void there. Strong northeast winds last weekend, however, even put the damper on the trips to the inshore artificial reefs.

Captain Fran Verdi did manage to make one or two trips with the "Francesca Marie" after sea bass and did put some nice keepers into the fish box. The high seas made fishing a bit uncomfortable as well as hampering efforts to locate the boat exactly over the structure that he wanted to fish.
With more favorable weather forecast in the near future, Captain Fran has plans to put his anglers on some good sea bass action.

Meanwhile the cool evenings have slowly lowered the area water temperatures and brought a very large amount of baitfish around. There are huge schools of finger mullet and peanut bunker everywhere. When the bluefish and stripers arrive from the north and find this bait, the fall action should break wide open.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr

Sunday, September 29, 2013 /\/\/\ 1:00 pm  
Hey everyone,

This weekend was a little rough, some sea bass being caught on little egg reef, lots of little ones in the bay and the back canals. Bluefish were also spotted this past week out on the Little Egg Reef so it seems like they are making there way down and people were catching them off of Pebble Beach as well. Stripers are also coming in very slowly. There was report last week of a 42 inch striper being caught off of Ship Bottom beach and was weighed in a Fisherman's Headquarters. 2 more stripers being caught off of Parkertown Dock Road, one at 30 inch and the other at 42 inches, as well as 2 more at the mouth of the Mullica river and even a nice 28 1/2 inch one in Roundabout Creek. The stripers are biting on eels, clams and bloodworms, and we have all the choices here.

The weather for this week doesn't look to bad but not great, Monday N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Tuesday NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wednesday W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Thursday N winds 5 to 10 kt. becoming SW. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Right now we are changing the store over to striper season so don't be alarmed if things are mixed around a little bit. We hope to see everyone this week, and we hope everyone had a great time at the duck and decoy show.
Sea Ya - Brian S

Name: Joseph Slezak
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/28/13
Location of Trip: Manahawkin
Species Sought: Sheepshead
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Crabs, Shedder
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Hello, Caught a likely state record sheepshead but didn't check the record weight until getting home after releasing the fish.... State record is only 17lbs 3oz and this fish was pretty close if not larger. Hope to be back sometime with a similar one to weigh in. -Joe
~Joseph Slezak

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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/20-9/23
Location of Trip: Inshore Ocean
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
The attentions of the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association will now be focused on other species with the 2013 summer flounder now officially closed in New Jersey.

With the weather pretty much cooperating, the final days of the fluke season went well. Captain Fran Verdi on the "Francesca Marie" put his largest fluke of the season in the box when Dave Sikorski of Manahawkin and the Village Harbor Fishing Club boated a 7.95 pound doormat. Verdi already has trips booked for black sea bass trips when the season opens on Friday, September 27. After a couple of months of no fishing pressure, he expects the sea bass to be hungry.

Captain Carl Sheppard took a party of 10 anglers offshore last weekend and stopped first at a depth of 80-feet and found a fine collection of large black bass. Since the season was closed, he moved on out to the 100-foot line and found a mix of false albacore and bonito on the troll. Those sporty fish provide a very fast first run and a good tussle for their size. Later in the day he hooked up with a 4-foot mahi-mahi.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Paul Pirylis
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/24/13
Location of Trip: secret spot
Species Sought: weakies n stripers
Time of Day Fished: Night
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Fog
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Crabs, Shedder
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Hey scott just wanted to give u a update.The night started off good by catching 10 stripers n 8 weakies on pink plastic n jig heads... Seeing alot of mullet n harring.. And the way it looks the stripers are sponing cuz they been in this spot for like 2.5 weeks now n its early yet. As im catching them they are getting bigger in size witch is nice...
~Paul Pirylis

Name: Adam S. Borz
Boat Name: C.A.N.S.
Phone: 717-933-2176
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/23/13
Location of Trip: LE Reef
Species Sought: Flounder
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Squid
Secondary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Well, braved the chill and the reported small craft advisory and the family and I went out to Little Egg Reef in my 31' SF and got there around 10 a.m. I swear there were some 5 foot waves, and the wind was really blowing. Later in the day the ocean calmed way down and the wind pretty much stopped which didn't help any either.

Stocked up at Scott's in the a.m. and got some eels, squid and killies. Must have done something wrong this trip because we didn't catch a single flounder all day. Plenty of skates, sharks, sea bass and sea robins though to eat through my bait. Had to settle for snapper blues in the cooler.

Was drifting southeast this trip and tried different passes over the reef, none of which turned up flounder.
~Adam S. Borz

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.jamesghutch1@aol.comjamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/13-9/16
Location of Trip: Inshore Reefs
Species Sought: Fluke, tuna
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
The summer flounder season in New Jersey will be closing on Tuesday, September 23, and the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association look like they will be catching fluke right up to that date. Captain Fran Verdi of the "Francesca Marie" has been running "open-boat" trips to the inshore artificial reefs recently and returning with filled coolers of fluke on every trip. The fluke are plentiful and fat. Captain John Lewis took the Swartz family out to the reefs last Sunday for a day of good fluke action. All five anglers on board caught fluke as well as black sea bass which had to be released. Seven year old Mike took top honors with 21and 23 inch fluke. One day when it was too windy to go outside for fluke, he kept so he kept the Osterhage party in the bay and where they enjoyed catching blowfish, kingfish, sea bass and other bay critters in a fun afternoon.
Another day Captain John went canyon fishing for Dan Allen's birthday present from his wife. They found the whales and squid but the big eye tuna had moved. They did get some medium sized yellow fin tuna while having a great time in the ocean.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: David Newman
Boat Name: lazyone
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 09/15/13
Location of Trip: LE reef
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
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: Squid
Secondary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Lure Used: Spoon


Fishing Report:
Fished the LE reef this morning with no wind or drift. Couple of skates, short fluke, bluefish and sharks. Got tired of waiting for the wind to come up so I ran off couple of miles to 80 feet and started to troll weighted 0 clark spoons. Thats all I had with me(Scotty said they work too). Should have picked up a few small feathers but... Anyway had one rod go off and boated a 10+ lb. false albie. Trolled around some more but I could not get any more. Just cut all the really red meat out of him, marinated and pan fried. Was not near as bad as everyone says. All most like canned dark meat tuna fish.
~David Newman

Monday, September 16, 2013 /\/\/\ 6:28pm   -
Hi,
Good fishing reports from this weekend! Even though it was windy, it made nice drifts for people fishing.

Garden State South was loaded with fish. People that were fishing around structure were limiting out this weekend. One guy came in Saturday and limited out, and then went back out on Sunday because they were doing so well. Other customers went out with four people on the boat and caught about 60 fish; 16 of which were nice keepers averaging between three to six pounds. They said it was a great weekend.

Garden State North also did very well this weekend with fish. There are fish at all reef sites, so take your pick and head on out. The beginning of the week is going to be a very rough and windy out on the ocean but later in the week around Thursday it is going to start calming down.

Monday is going to be West winds 10 to 15 changing to North West winds in the afternoon with seas two to three feet. Mainly in East swells with a dominant period of nine seconds; with a chance of showers, visibility one to three nm. Monday night North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 with gusts up to 25 in the late evening and overnight with seas two to four feet and going to be as big as to four to five feet late. Mainly in East swells with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Tuesday North East winds 15 to 20 with gusts up to 25 and seas four to six feet. Tuesday night North East winds 10 to 15 with gusts up to 20 and slowing down to five to 10 after midnight with seas four to five feet. Wednesday North East winds 5 to 10 turning South East in the afternoon with seas three to five. Wednesday night South winds 5 to 10 changing to SW after midnight with seas three to four feet. Thursday North West winds 5 knots, becoming South West with seas three to four feet. Friday West winds 5 to 10 changing to S with two to three feet seas.

Also, we have available the brand new Penn Squall 16VS, 30VSW and 50VSW; along with all the new Penn Squall Levelwind series. We have two sizes in the Penn Pursuit II, the 3000 and the 5000. Unfortunately, the rest of the Penn Pursuit II Series, the Penn Conflict Series and the Z Series are still on back order.

Hopefully this upcoming weekend people take advantage of the amazing fluke fishing. I hope to see everyone this upcoming weekend!
Sea Ya - Brian S.

Name: Fred Grupp
Phone: 609-432-8877
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/14/13
Location of Trip: Little Egg Reef
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fished Little Egg Reef. Started by 2 wrecks and pulled a couple shorts. Moved over to tanks on southern end like prior report recommended. Had one very productive drift with 5 fish - two keepers at 20 and 23. Things slowed as tide hit slack. Lost another nice size fish as I reached for the net. Pink gulps worked best.
~Fred Grupp

Friday, September 13, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:35pm   -
Good things from Little Egg Reef today. Rich Conrad and Fonz Rouse went out today and worked the south end of the reef this morning, and as they said it couldn't have been a better day to go fishing. All fish were caught on squid and gulp today. He said you want a nice drift when you're out there and with he winds NW it was a nice drift on the south end of the reef by the tanks. He started out using 6oz to see if it would hold bottom but then switched to 8oz when it got a little bit windy. They were using the Scott's bait and tackle big spinner blade rigs with the chrome beads and the red tassel rig with chrome beads, they said both worked wonders. The had about 10 throwbacks and 5 nice keepers ranging from 19-24 inches. No fish was under 3 pounds and the biggest one was 5.1 pounds. Rich said he swears by new penny 4 inch shrimp and you get lots of action on them. Good job to Rich and Fonz for the great report. One of our employees came in today, Steve, and he said he did great on Wednesday. He had 5 nice keepers, but like everyone else said it was a choppy day. Hopefully the wind doesn't scare people this weekend, it is going to be a beautiful weekend, Saturday being high 77, and Sunday being high 75. We have those grubs in all colors such as nuclear chicken, pink shine, new penny, chartreuse, white, and white glow. We have brand new reels from Penn, the new squall level wind series came in today and they look fantastic, along with new shirts from Penn. We hope to see everyone this weekend to catch fish.
Sea Ya - Brian S.

Friday, September 13, 2013 /\/\/\ 7:47am  
This weekend is looking pretty windy to go fishing. Today you have winds blowing NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, the seas are going to be 3 to 4 ft. Saturday again is NW winds 15 to 20 kt but going to slow down a little bit to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon but the seas are going to be 2 to 4 ft. The Ideal fishing day would be Sunday, you're looking at NW winds around 10 kt and changing wind direction to W in the afternoon, and the seas slowed down a little bit to 2 to 3 ft. Now that we got that out of the way, we heard good reports from people on Wednesday that went out to Garden State South, telling us the fish are still biting and it doesn't seem like they are leaving anytime time soon, so that means Little Egg Reef should still be just as good. They said they had to use 8oz of weight to hold bottom, but if you're catching fish who cares? Buck tails, minnows, Gulp, squid, has all been working for the flounder and we have it all here. Another report was that the blow fish are still biting behind Holgate near the trailer park and some were "Whoppers" as the guy said. For the blow fish you want clam chum logs and salted clam. We have blood-worms for anyone that would like to do some perch fishing this weekend since its going to be a little rough out there. We have most baits that you need to go fishing except spearing, our supplier had a bad batch of spearing and we may not have it for the rest of the season unless we get fresh spearing. I hope next weekend looks a lot better then this weekend and people can catch some nice fish before the season ends. Everyone have a good time and we'll see you this weekend.
Sea Ya - Brian S.

Name: Adam Borz
Boat Name: C.A.N.S.
Phone: 717-933-2176
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 09/11/13
Location of Trip: LE Reef
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Bought some killies, squid strips and gulp from Scotts then headed out to the LE reef for some fluke fishing with a buddy of mine. Fished about 4 hours making several different passes.

Caught 13 flounder, 5 keepers with the biggest being 20 inches. Had two flounder on at the same time on a hi/lo rig (squid and killie), too bad both were under sized and hence throw backs. Still as much fun as you can have legally.

Also caught 6 black sea bass (had to release) and 5 sea robins (also released).

All in all not a bad day on the water.
~Adam Borz

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 9/6/-9/9
Location of Trip: 28 Fathom Line and Little Egg Reef
Species Sought: Tuna and fluke
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
None of the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are complaining about the current fishing action around Beach Haven except that they wish more fishermen would take advantage of the red hot bite going on.
With fall weather becoming iffy as time goes by and the summer flounder season closing on September 24, this is the time to go fishing.

The tuna action along both the inshore 25-fathom line and offshore continues to be awesome. Captain Bob Gerkens and mate Dante Soriente on the "Hot Tuna" have been raising bluefin tuna along the 25-fathom line consistently. A recent trip resulted in 6 bluefin in the 60-90 pound range caught on the troll along with a couple of mahi and some skipjack tuna. A short period of chunking and jigging produced several hookups, but no fish to the boat. Captain Bob says he will continue the inshore runs into the fall if the fish remain and notes that reports indicate the some yellowfin tuna are starting to move back into the inshore waters as well.

Captain John Lewis on the "Insatiable" had the Helias/Walzak party out last weekend for bluefin along the 20-fathom line. Despite an abundance of other boats, they had a double hook-up right after the lines went out. To their surprise they landed two yellowfin tuna. There was a steady pick of false albacore along with yellowfin and mahi all day. The bluefin did not show until late in the day. Captain John says there is agreed bigeye tuna bite in the canyons but the crowds on the weekend make it difficult. He advises the best results are during the week when the traffic is lighter.

Captain Carl Sheppard took his family out to the Little Egg Reef last weekend on the "Starfish" and put together an impressive catch of keeper fluke. On a 4-hour trip they caught 46 fluke of which 9 were keepers weighing from 4-9 pounds. Hagen Sniffen of Long Valley, NJ, caught the largest fish, a doormat weighing 8-pounds. Also in the mix were some keeper sea bass which is a good indication of what to look forward to when that season opens in a few weeks.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 /\/\/\ 6:00pm  
Lots of nice reports came in today along with another weigh-in from Garden St. South. Out on the ocean has been amazing with all the Fluke in our waters. When Scott is promising Fluke on the boat, you know something is good. Little Egg Reef has been very well, anywhere in about 60-70ft of water is doing good. There has also been a good number of Bonito and Albacore running in the water about 6-10mi out past the inlet. The best thing for them would be to troll little blue and white feather jigs.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Friday, September 6, 2013 /\/\/\ 2:37pm  
Hi everybody, lots of fish being caught this week off of the LE and Garden State South reefs. Wednesday was a little rough on the water but all feedback was great, lots of fish to be caught. Thursday was a little calmer and plenty reports of fish still being brought up off of LE reef. We weighed in a 9.1 lbr. at 29 inches which is the biggest we have weighed in for the season, as well as a 7.9 lbr. at 28 inches, along with some other nice fish that were caught. Another couple came in and had 8 keepers out of 30 fish they said were caught. We are looking at a good weekend, nice wind SW 5-10kt for Saturday with 2 foot seas. Perfect fishing weather. Sunday looks like another good day, SW winds 10 to 15 kt, going to change to W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon with seas 2 to 3 ft. We have plenty of minnows, squid, and Gulp for the weekend. Just ask us what Gulp is working and we'll point you in the right direction. Hope to see everyone this weekend!!!
Sea Ya -Brian

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/30-9/2
Location of Trip: Canyons, reef, and bay
Species Sought: Tuna, fluke, blowfish
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: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
The late summer tuna bite has become red hot as anticipated for the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. The only obstacle to very good catches right now has been occasional stints of poor weather conditions.

The "Hot Tuna" with Captain Bob Gerkens and mate Dante Soriente continues to work the inshore tuna bite, with the best day being Labor Day with some 19 bluefin tuna caught up to 100-pounds, with all but 4 over 47 inches. The fish were mostly caught on the troll, but there were also hookups on the chunk and jig as well. The tired crew on Labor Day consisted of Albi Jordan, Chris Martin, Chris Johnson, Jim Murray, and Kurt Lustig. A trip two days earlier in sloppy weather for Captain Bob did not produce any tuna, but 4 mahi.

Captain Tim Knorr had the "F/V William Knorr" out in the Carteret Canyon on an overnight trip recently after receiving sea temperature charts that were very promising. The overnight chunking action was slow but they boated a nice 9-foot Thresher around 2am. They trolled and boated mahi on the first day and on the way back in ran into some skipjack and more mahi. The Thresher was grilled with Teriyaki marinade and was worth the trip despite the lack of tuna. One of Captain Tim's half day trips wanted to do some reef fishing, and on they had to release 4 of the nicest sea bass he has seen in a while. They boated 3 fluke from 21 to 26 inches along with 21 short fluke.

Captain John Lewis on the "Insatiable" had an offshore trip and after several hours of hunting found the bluefin tuna. They caught seven, released five, and kept two. Another day he had the Dewey party out for John's birthday in the bay and had a relaxing morning catching blowfish, kingfish, spot and a constant procession of small black sea bass.

Captain John is telling all fishermen that this time of the year is the best time in the Beach Haven area for fishing. He is advising all anglers that now is the time to catch tuna whether inshore for bluefin or the canyons for bigeye and yellowfin. He adds the September marlin bite is also starting.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Dimitry Kosty III
Email: jawziii@aol.com
Boat Name: Variag
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/30/13
Location of Trip: 4 mi outside LEI
Species Sought: Tuna
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. N
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
Had a father and son on board and wanted to try the Barnegat Ridge for some trolling but, because of the chop, the Capt. decided it would have been an uncomfortable ride for 60 mins so he decided on a spot about 4 miles SE of the LE reef. For the first hour or so had to settle for 2 knock downs that were lost with one bending the rod over double and pulling drag before breaking the whole sinker,leader and spoon off........FINALLY found a spot showing baitfish on the screen and ended up with 3 bonito and (surprising) 3 nice size albacore. Small blue and white lures did the trick. Nice way to get the father and son their first tunas. I wasn't crazy about the Capt.'s choice (my father) but he made the right decision and found fish in an old spot of his!
Stay safe and good fishing
~Dimitry Kosty III

Name: john zarodkiewicz
Boat Name:
Phone: 7165072534
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/27/13
Location of Trip: little egg reef
Species Sought: fluk
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Squid
Secondary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Went to reef at 9am. Caught 2 throw back fluke and one seabass. Hook into at least 8ft including tail threaser shark that jump clear out of the water 4 times. Fought it for 1/2 an hour got it nxt to boat and captain said no way. Great fight and the 20# test held fine. Somehow must have hook it in corner of mouth.
~john zarodkiewicz

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/23-8/27
Location of Trip: Inshore and offshore
Species Sought: Fluke and yellowfin tuna
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: Do not know info Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
The boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association continue to find fish in both offshore and inshore waters which include the artificial reef sites and the bay.

The boat "Pop's Pride" with Captain John Koegler had four fluke trips recently. On three of the trips his anglers fished the Little Egg Reef and caught keeper fish on every trip along with lots of fluke and black sea bass releases.
On one trip when the wind was just too strong to fish in the ocean, his group had a surprise trip in the bay where they had a great catch of blowfish in the first two hours of the half-day trip. The rest of the day was spent drifting for fluke where there was a large number of short fluke along with one keeper. The action was fast and furious the entire time of the trip.

Captain Bob Gerkens on the boat "Hot Tuna" along with first mate Dante Soriente continues to work the inshore yellowfin tuna bite while looking for large bluefin in the same general areas. Although nasty weather forced one cancellation, Captain Bob put together a split charter on another day that resulted in 4 yellowfin up to 45-pounds. The big excitement of the day was "the one that got away." Late in the day the center rigger, which was fishing an 80 wide international reel, started stripping line, and the crew moved as quickly as possible to clear the other lines so they could do an aggressive back down on the fish.
The reel was almost stripped of its line when the lines were cleared, but just as the back down started, another boat in the area moved across the line and cut it. Based upon Captain Bob's experience with giant bluefin tuna in North Carolina, he suspects that it was a 500 pound or more giant. The only other possibility was a blue marlin in the same weight class that elected not to do its more traditional jumps.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: nick Ziegler
Boat Name: jacylin anne
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/25/13
Location of Trip: ocean out of lei
Species Sought: fluke
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: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Squid
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Fished out front on rough bottom. Buctail with teaser and squid/belly. Managed to box 6 keepers. Had less throwbacks. 4 fish taken with pink 2 oz spro buctail. Fish didnt hammer the baits like last week. Had to let them eat before hookset. nick
~nick Ziegler

Friday, August 23 , 2013 /\/\/\ 6:00pm  
Lots of different reports came in today with Fluke all over the water. If you want to stay in the bay the inlet area with Peanut Bunker (live preferably) has been the bait of choice. Also the brick pile in the Tuckerton bay has been producing some nice Fluke. Out in the ocean the Little Egg Reef has been holding steady along with Garden State South and the AC reef in 80-90' of water. Little Snapper Blues are in the inlet for people to pick. Blowfish behind Holgate has been pretty good. In the bay we still have the Croakers, Spots, and other small fish running around Graveling Point with Clams and Bloodworms.
Sea Ya -Chris A.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 /\/\/\ 6:22pm  
Lots of Fluke caught today on the Little Egg Reef, Garden State South, and around the AC reef if you can get that far. Some anglers have been coming in with limit catches the past few days so we are gearing up for a good weekend for the JCAA tournament this weekend. Back in the bay there are lots of Croakers, Spots and misc other little fish.
Sea Ya -Chris A.

Name: Scott Wright
Boat Name: Brenda M
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/21/13
Location of Trip: Graveling Point Stakes
Species Sought: Croakers
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Chum, Clam
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Set out to catch croakers for dinner and they didn't disappoint! Anchored up just off of Graveling Point in the stakes. Caught 30 croakers over 10 inches with several spot,6 snapper bluefish and 1 blowfish. Threw several smaller fish back. Fished about 3 hours or so using clam chum (4 logs) and clam and squid strips for bait. It was almost drop and reel!
~Scott Wright

Name: Alex Doman
Email: alexdomanjr@gmail.com
Boat Name: Donna's genes
Phone: 215-284-1879
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/21/2013
Location of Trip: 135 Great bay
Species Sought: Fluke,croaker
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
Fished Great Bay area around 135 buoy. Lots of small croaker then Wham, Thought it was a blue fish that hit. A 24 inch croaker that weighed 6lbs with my net scale (not official) Great fight on light tackle. I sent picture to Scotts email. Also caught 1 fluke also in picture 22" A Gentleman that worked for "on the water" said I should have had it weighed in for NJ record but too late as I checked world record at over 8lbs and didn't think about State records. No claim to any records but a fun fish on a beautiful day is all I ask for and got just that.
~Alex Doman

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/16-8/20
Location of Trip: Inshore Reefs
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
The boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been spending some time recently on family trips to the inshore artificial reefs where they are finding very steady action.

Captain John Lewis of the "Insatiable" had a group out recently for some fluke fishing when they managed to catch some very nice black sea bass. Unfortunately all of the sea bass had to be returned to the water as the season is currently closed. On another trip he had the Sterling family out for a fantastic morning catching a combination of blowfish, kingfish, sand sharks and small sea bass. Youngsters Charlie and Conner had a ball with non-stop action. Captain John has some plans I the works for some tuna trips.

Captain Lindsay Fuller on the "June Bug" has had some family trips out to the inshore artificial reefs looking for fluke. The Wilker family was out fishing as a send-off to the oldest son Chris who is going into the US Marines. They caught and released some nice sea bass along with some nice concentrations of fluke but all were too short to keep. Captain Lindsay made an adjustment in their drift and promptly picked up two nice keeper fluke about 19-inches in length. Captain Lindsey had the Fabrizzi group out for a half day trip on the "June Bug" and although keepers were hard to come by, the young boys on the boat had a ball with the non-stop action.

Captain Fran Verdi on the "Francesca Marie" reports the flounder fish has been good recently with keeper fish going in the box on every trip. He is fishing in the Mid-Atlantic 500 this week in Cape May.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Ed Wallace
Email: mrw0524@verizon.net
Boat Name: Rod Shaker
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/17/13
Location of Trip: LER
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. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Got to the Reef around 9am and my trip got cut real short due to my 7 year old daughter getting sea sick. She did manage to land the first fish! Between the 4 of us on board we managed to catch and release 12 fluke ( 1 was 17 3/8) she swam another day. Handful of short sea bass and a sea robin. Fish were really biting but couldn't watch her suffer and called it a day after an hour. Trial and error. Now I know. Any idea on what I can give a 7 year old for motion sickness??
~Ed Wallace

Saturday, August 17, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:50pm  
The bite was a little off today from what some anglers have reported. Still lots of people soing very well with Fluke at the local reef sites. The Gulp artificial baits have been selling like crazy. Same as before if there is little drift, set up to jig, when the wind picks up, switch to rigs and other baits. The misc fish out on the reefs like Sea Robbins, Skates and Blues will certainly keep you busy. Reminder that Black Sea Bass is currently CLOSED.
B Tomorrow's weather is looking a little iffy at best so keep an eye out for bad weather if you go. The beginning of next week is looking ideal for any offshore fishing so for the guys that are looking for a decent tuna trip it may be worth giving it shot. The water breaks show the warmer water starting at about 30mi. out so that might help give you an idea.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/9-8/12
Location of Trip: Ocean
Species Sought: Yellowfin tuna and fluke
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
The big news on the Beach Haven fishing scene has been the very solid tuna fishing bite both in the canyons and in some instances closer to shore. The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are getting in on some of this action.

On Sunday Captain Bob Gerkens and mate Dante Soriente of the "Hot Tuna" discovered that the yellowfin tuna had moved inshore. They had planned on another inshore bluefin tuna trip with a charter that included some anglers from past successful bluefin runs. However, they were all pleasantly surprised by yellowfin that had moved into an area that had been holding only bluefin for several weeks. In a relatively short fishing time, 4 yellowfin up to 55lbs were boated. Capt. Bob indicates he expects the yellowfin to remain inshore for the remainder of the season if the bait and weather cooperate.

Captain John Koegler of the "Pop's Pride" had an interesting experience when he had a charter fluke fishing around the wreck of the Miller Barge. He caught three fluke from the actual top of the barge and the fish were rust colored. He has caught fluke in the area of the barge, but this was the first time he had actually caught fish from the deck. The rust colored appearance of the fish indicates their skin pigment was gathering color from the sunken metal boat.

The inshore fluke fishing on the Garden State South and Little Egg Reefs has been good the past week with some limit catches being reported.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Richie Conrad
Boat Name: Reel Crazy
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/11/13
Location of Trip: LE Reef
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Three keepers ( 18 - 20 - 23 in ) . Lots of shorts , sea robins and saw two shark's 4-5ft that followed up a sea robin. Weather was perfect.
~Richie Conrad

Saturday, August 10, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:55pm  
What a good turn on the Fluke the last two weeks. We have had many reports and pictures of good ratios of Fluke in the boxes and even some limit catches! Working in the inlet has been giving people some good trips, but it can also be a bust. Inlet fishing in the morning with moving water will bring some Fluke in. A lot of people throw lures for the morning Snapper Blue's in the inlet if there are any and strip them out. Out in the ocean the L.E. reef came to life the last week or so with good fish stories. Jigging when there is little to no wind is the trick. And when there is some good wind for nice drifts bring the top and bottom rigs also. No matter what there will be a ton of Sea Robbins nibbling at your bait so make sure you don't go skimpy on the bait.

In the bay here we have the typical Croakers, Spots, small Porgies, Snappers, Kingfish and Blowfish by the clam stakes and Graveling Point with clams. For anyone trying to catch a Weakfish we have a small amount of Shedder Crabs in, and hopefully a regular stock of them. We have found that you can take the Spot, stripping them out if big enough, and surf fish off Graveling Point at night or early morning before sunrise for the Weakfish and there is good chances of picking up a weakfish doing that.

For any Tuna guys the Chicken canyon is showing temp. breaks so it might be worth a shot with the good weather for the next few days.
Sea Ya -Chris A.

Name: Randy J Goodwin
Boat Name: Rands
Phone: 717-271-9663
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/08/2013
Location of Trip: Great Bay
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. E
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
Left Rands at 6:30 and the weather looked bad, but we drove 3 hrs and we were not gonna let the weather keep us off the water. We started at the 126 buoy and it wasn't producing any bites. Drift towards the Fish Factory and picked up some shorts. The first 2 hrs were tough fishing. The drift changed and so did the bites. We ended up picking up 25 fish, 3 keeper flatties, with the biggest over 4 lbs, 2 just at 18, 3 sand sharks and a seabass. Great time with my best bud Tom, and our pop. We fished for 7 hrs and had a blast. The rain hit us, but then the sun came out, and turned into a awesome day. Cant wait to get out again. Randy
~Randy J Goodwin

Wednsday, August 7, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:50pm  
Some fluke activity recently in inlet areas (lots of small fish) and on the reef sites, which is good to hear!

A reminder that tomorrow is the last day of Black Sea Bass season until it reopens Sept 27 - Oct 14th. Tautog remains 1 fish/day/angler until Nov. 16th.
Sea Ya

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/01-08/06
Location of Trip: Multiple locations
Species Sought: Fluke, sea bass, blowfish, tuna
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been reporting some outstanding results from bay fishing, inshore ocean action, and a couple of offshore trips for tuna.

Captain John Koegler of the boat "Pop's Pride" had a party out fishing in the bay last weekend, and they mugged the blowfish. He said the trip was enjoyable as the anglers caught a wide selection of fish including a couple of 2-pound bluefish. They also reeled in quite a few very small sea robins and black sea bass. He said the bluefish were the first he has caught in the bay for quite a while, and he hopes it means something in the future. He tried one drift along the ICW at the end of the trip and brought 10 fluke to the boat with one of them a keeper. Captain John followed this up with a trip on Monday resulting in 32 big blowfish in the box and an equal number of smaller ones released plus intense action on sea robins and other small fish. He was fishing in the bay near the inlet.

Captain John Lewis of the "Insatiable" had the Kline family out recently, and they had plenty of action with fluke fish the inshore artificial reefs. The next day the Solomon family fished with Captain John, and they too had a decent catch but the fluke seemed to be spread out more. Saturday's fish were in a more concentrated location. The calm seas and good visibility made for beautiful trips on the water.

Captain Jimmy Zavacky of the "Reel Determined" had the Washington clan out for a bottom fishing trip in the ocean, and they ended up with a fish box filled with 9 keeper black sea bass and 1 keeper fluke. He took the Kolb family and friends offshore where they boated 7 bluefin tuna along with 1 yellowfin. The next day he headed back out on a bluefin trip and caught 3 more bluefin with an early return to the dock as they had their limit.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr

Name: CJ Davies
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/6/13
Location of Trip: The inlet near the Rutgers research center
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. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
Went out around 7 and right off the bat there were birds diving in the inlet by the Rutgers research center, so we had taken some casts with spoons and picked up a few snapper blues around 2lbs each. Once we've decided we had enough of them, we had started drifting through the channel and in total, around 10 shorts and 4 keepers between 18 and 20 inches.
~CJ Davies

Name: Andrew Walter
Email: chilichamp@verizon.net
Boat Name: Jennie's Nightmare
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 8/3/13
Location of Trip: 135/136 marker
Species Sought: fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Got my son out for a few hours of fluke fishing. Ended up with 13 total. My son caught the fattest 20" fluke I had ever seen. He was so proud! Also ended up with a couple croakers, as well.
~Andrew Walter

Name: Rebecca Doman
Email: amydoman17@gmail.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 08/02/2013
Location of Trip: Lagoon Dock Spinnaker Drive
Species Sought: snapper blues
Time of Day Fished: Night
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
Stripped bass schoolies following beneath snapper blues 24 inches and smaller
~Rebecca Doman

Name: Brian Hodgson
Boat Name: Grady Lady
Phone: 609-234-5938
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/31/13
Location of Trip: LE Reef
Species Sought: Any
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. E
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Had a great start early with four nice keeper fluke for the box. The wind died off and so went the bite. Daughter had a nice 23" (she was the blonde screaming with joy if you happened to be out there, I think everyone heard her) and we also had some sea bass and the usual junk. Brown sharks stalking around the boat most of the day and pretty sure we hooked a few (hard runs and bite offs). Lotsa fun.
~Brian Hodgson

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/26-7/28
Location of Trip: Ocean-inshore and offshore
Species Sought: Fluke, sea bass, tuna
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Spearing
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
The summer flounder action in the Beach Haven area is starting to come together for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. When you combine that inshore action with some torrid offshore catches, you can say the best fishing of the summer has arrived.

The fluke are making their annual migratory move from the bay waters into the ocean, and that means the inshore structure including the artificial reefs are starting to give up some big fish.

Captain George Finck of "Sparetime Charters" was Canyon fishing with Jerry Gambino , Tom , Tom Jr. ,and Tim Baggs recently. They encountered smooth waters and some fine action at the offshore canyons. The highlight of the trip was a 150-bigeye tuna accompanied by a nice catch of smaller yellowfin tuna.

Captain John Lewis of the boat "Insatiable" recently had the Delia brothers out in flounder fishing in the ICW. Captain John report s constant action, but the fish were undersized. The waters closer to the inlet, however, have been producing some larger fluke. He had the Freedman family out and 8-year old Caroline taught here big brothers how the fishing works. She not only got the most keepers but also boated a sea robin the size of a small dog. Captain John reports the off shore fishing continues to improve with yellowfin, bluefin, and bigeye tuna all now within reasonable range of Little Egg Inlet. There are also some wahoo, white and blue marlin, and mahi-mahi in the mix.

Captain Fran Verdi of the "Francesca Marie" has found a good variety of keeper fish at the inshore reefs including black sea bass, ling, and fluke.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Barry Abrams
Boat Name: leadplumber
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/28/13
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. S
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Fished Sunday with my wife fish from 7:00am to 11:30am very good morning of fishing 6 keeper flounder with 3 being over 24" the biggest 26" about dozen throwbacks water is crystal clear and surface temperature around 73 degrees.
~Barry Abrams

Name: Tom Johnson
Boat Name: Sole Mates
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/27/2013
Location of Trip: Barneget Bay South
Species Sought: Blowfish
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. W
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Frozen
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Chummed up 2 dozen blowfish and a couple of spot and croakers in a couple of hours with clams and squid. we were anchored in 6 foot of water on the east side of the channel off the shoreline of Holgate.
~Tom Johnson

Sunday, July 28, 2013 /\/\/\ 1:30pm  
We are hearing about continuing good numbers of Atlantic Croakers in the bay areas; there is no size or catch limit on Croakers. Anchor up with a chum pot, a little clam chum and clams to catch a bunch!

Decent fluking reported in the intercoastal waterways and inlet areas, as well as the reefs. It was a surprise to see the Little Egg Reef turn on. A good day is half a dozen keepers. Occasionally, we have heard bigger numbers of flatties, it's a rarity.

There are some nice tautog on the reefs. Remember, the current daily bag limit is 1 tautog per angler/day, at a 15" minimum length. With a little effort, anglers are pulling them from the rocks up at the Barnegat Light jetty

Black Seabass is open until Aug. 8th. Nice numbers coming in from the reef areas when the sea conditions are cooperative.

Not hearing much about bluefish and striper lately, we are in the slower time for those fish and hearing scattered reports only.

Shark season seems to be going well. Fishing for these guys can be a lot of fun! Be aware of the restrictions and learn out to i.d. those sharks! Here is some permit information and a link to a shark i.d. guide on the Shark Regulations page.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

Name: Doug Garwood
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/24 & 7/26
Location of Trip: clam stakes near fish factory
Species Sought: flounder
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
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: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
Fished beginning of outgoing tide wed. and fri. started with gulp chartreuse mullet on bucktail(this set up was working very well a few weeks ago), only 1 throwback... switched to gulp shrimp new penny on light jigs and started catching, mostly small though. 11 flounder, 1 weakfish on wed. biggest was 21in, 3.3lbs 10 flounder, 2 sea robins on fri. no keepers was beautiful out both days and not too many boats on the water.
~Doug Garwood

Name: Ed Larsen
Email: mlarsen433@comcast.net
Phone: 609-217-6299
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07-22-13
Location of Trip: Penn Warner Club
Species Sought: Bass, Pike and Perch
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: Non-Tidal Waters (Fresh)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. S
Sea Conditions: Do not know info
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Nightcrawlers
Lure Used: Plug, Diving


Fishing Report:
Three day camping trip with brother Walt. Over 100 fish caught mostly white and yellow perch and 21 inch small mouth bass all were released.
~Ed Larsen

Name: Barbara Z
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/21/2013
Location of Trip: Clam stakes
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
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: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Started the morning fishing in the clam stakes before heading out to the 126 and then out to the inlet. Within minutes of getting there got a nice 23 1/2" fluke weighing five pounds. Got one throw back. Then headed out to the 126 and then the inlet with no luck.
~Barbara Z

Was out this week, so 5 days of catch up on emailed reports below.
~ MizMo

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/19-07/22
Location of Trip: Ocean
Species Sought: Tuna, shark, fluke, sea bass
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: Do not know info Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
After a bit of a slow start to the fishing scene in Beach Haven, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are finding fish both in close to the beach and offshore.

Captain John Koegler of the boat "Pop's Pride" reports that inside the northern canyons, some 40-miles offshore, there is some of the best bluefin tuna fishing the past decade. Although the boat limit is one bluefin per boat, Captain John points out it only takes one fish over 60-pounds to provide enough meat for all on board. In addition he has heard of mahi-mahi being reported around fish pot markers and trash just 10-miles from shore. Boats sharking the 20-fathom line have plagued with monster bluefish over 36-inches long. These blues have fed on squid and sand eels, and as a result taste better than those which have been feeding on chum.

Captain Bob Gerkens on the "Hot Tuna" found some of that hot bluefin tuna bite recently. Starting at the Lempke where he found only bluefish, he searched until noon where he got into the bluefin. Within the next 3.5 hours his anglers had nonstop action catching over 30 bluefin tuna and 30 monster bluefish. They caught fish both on the troll and jig. The largest tuna hooked up, estimated at 60-inches, was attacked by sharks before they could get it to the boat. Assisting Captain Bob was expert mate Dante Soriente.

Captain Tim Knorr of the "F/V William Knorr" took the Evan Krause party out to the Barnegat Light Reef recently on an 8-hour trip. The trip was interrupted when they had to return to the dock to drop a couple of sick anglers off. Captain Tim ran back quickly for a successful trip. Despite the down time and a slow drift the 4 remaining anglers managed to put a decent catch of keeper fluke in the box. The Fish were caught on Squid, Spearing and Sea Robin Strips. There were many short fluke caught but not a single black sea bass. They saw large schools of bunker around them all day on the water.

Captain George Finck of "Sparetime Charters" has been fishing at the Garden State South Reefsite. He took Ed and Kevin Malavarca and Tom Grebenstein out on a beautiful day weather wise with a calm ocean. With a water temperature of 69-degrees the men had a good trip with a lot of fish caught. A total of 38 fish were caught with 10 nice black sea bass taken home for dinner.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Adrian Shinn
Boat Name: kayak
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/19/13
Location of Trip: Sheepshead Creek
Species Sought: everything
Time of Day Fished: Late Afternoon
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Squid
Secondary Bait: Clams, Salted
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
Launched the kayak in sheepshead creek and decided I would anchor up since it was too windy to fish for fluke. Caught a bunch of croakers and spot which I cut up and used for bait. Ended up getting a 23" weakfish and 2 brown sharks both between 3-4' long. I kept 7 decent sized croakers and the weakfish, also got a short fluke drifting back to the ramp.
~Adrian Shinn

Name: Jerry Sullivan
Email: mystlionel@aol.com
Boat Name: Mel-A-Dee
Phone: 215.219.5757
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/22/13
Location of Trip: LE Reef
Species Sought: Flounder
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Slack Tide
Weather Conditions: Fog
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fog fog and more fog.Nothing but skates and sea bass. We were able to keep two 13-14 inch bass. Thanks for GPS.
~Jerry Sullivan

Name: Doris McCarrick
Boat Name: Fish N' Bitch
Phone: 609-457-1479
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/21/13
Location of Trip: Around ICW 126
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
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 to outgoing tide yesterday late morning into afternoon around the ICW 126. Caught 1 keeper fluke 21 1/2 at the bottom of the tide. Also caught a hand full of throw backs and hooked onto a hugh sea ray. Another great day on the water!!!!
~Doris McCarrick

Name: John P
Boat Name: Angry Bird
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/20/2013
Location of Trip: Great Bay - Grassy Channel
Species Sought: Brown Sharks
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Mackeral
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Tried the catch & release brown shark fishing late Saturday evening. Landed 3, one over 5 feet long and really fat. Had a few additional long runoffs that dropped the bait as we prepared to set the hook. One flounder on a jig by fan-casting on the front of the boat killing time waiting for the next reel to sing with a shark bite.

This fishery is a fun way to spend an evening on the water - hard to find another inshore option for fish this big. The guys at Scott's can set you up and make it easy.
~John P

Saturday, July 20, 2013 /\/\/\ 4:51pm  
First off, I want to say thank you to everyone who has come in, or wrote on our report page about their days on the water. It means a lot to us here. From what we can gather from all the information is in the bay there is a lot of little fish like Croakers, Spots, some Weakfish and Kingfish, and all those bites have been on clams and bloodworm.

Fluke action in the bay is not too bad. With a weigh-in today of a 7.4# doormat caught in the inlet, there is still some signs of activity. Also around the 126-136 ICW markers and Grassy channel people are picking fluke.

Currently there is a small craft advisory, but the last few days out in the ocean is where the fish are starting to pile up. Garden State South reef and AC Reef in 65-90' of water people are picking some nice Fluke. Also while you are out there the SeaBass in the 80-90' range in amazing. Some nice gorgeous 3-5lb SeaBass have been caught consistently. Tog is now open and there are excellent numbers of them piling up on wrecks in the 50-60' range. A lot of Blue fin are reported out at the Chicken canyon. Apparently there have been a lot of sand eels that the blue fin have been feeding on.

Once again thank you for all the reports, it's been very helpful, and please keep them coming. We do have a little sale going on outside with misc freshwater lures, fishing line, softbaits, and misc tuna skirts and clones. Everything in the bins are 50% off.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

A reminder to our bay shark fishermen, that you are not allowed to land or keep the sandbar/brown sharks. More information about shark fishing and federal permits can be found on the shark page in the saltwater regulations section, which is updated for 2013 to the best of our knowledge at this time.
~ MizMo

Name: Micheal Hart
Boat Name: Pro Line
Phone: 908-655-8017
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/18/13
Location of Trip: Graveling point
Species Sought: any
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bloodworms
Secondary Bait: Clams, Salted
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
This is for Chris Berg. I promised a report about my trip to the point and here it is. Blood worms took spots and croakers. Something big took one of the boys line for a ride. Maybe a drum. from the clam stakes to the far side of the point the 12 inch croakers and 10 inch spots were active. When it got slow we moved to Big creek. Same there. Unfortunately, I could not stay for the tide to turn. Cale said on Wednesday, the fluke were active around bouy 127. They had 3 keepers, out of 15, in 2 hours. Thanks to Scott's bait n tackle, we had info and bait to get the job done. Thanks Chris. Keep the blog on!
~Micheal Hart

Name: Alexander Doman
Email: alexdomanjr@gmail.com
Boat Name: Donna Genes
Phone: 2152841879
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/16/2013
Location of Trip: 135 Great Bay
Species Sought: Fluke,croaker,weakfish
Time of Day Fished: Late Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
Headed out to 135 marker great bay but boat filled with bad gas. After replacing fuel filters and gas all was good and the weather was incredible on the bay, not as hot as one might think. Lots of short Fluke, small Croaker, and 1 25" 5lb fluke caught on Green Gulp. The fluke made all the aggravation worth the trip. Only 1 other boat in bay at that time. Only thing getting hits was the Green Gulp.
~Alexander Doman

Name: Tim Naples
Boat Name: Navigator III
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/17/13
Location of Trip: LE reef, GSS reef
Species Sought: flounder
Time of Day Fished: Late 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:
Started fishing the LE reef around 1430, and picked up one short, one sea bass, and one ling. Moved north to GSS reef around 1800, and found that the fishing was just as slow. Picked up another short, a couple small sea bass, and some skates. Water temp was in the mid 70s on both reefs and the weather was perfect.

While we were out, heard about two water hazards over the radio: One of the green buoys marking the LE inlet is submerging, and a floating pipe was spotted near the red LE#10 buoy following the outgoing tide. Be careful out there...

~Tim Naples

Name: Jerry Sullivan
Boat Name: Mel-A-Dee
Phone: 2152195757
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/17/13
Location of Trip: LE
Species Sought: Flounder
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
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:
Was on the reef by 0630 and for the next 5 hours could only find 1 small shark, 2 shorts, 3 sea bass,and 3 sea robins.Two rods out all the time. 4-6 oz were holding bottom all day. Weather was perfect.
~Jerry Sullivan

REMINDER: The Memorial service for George Dellaporte AKA Bass Buster will be held on Thursday the 18th at Maxwell's Funeral home on Mathistown Rd. from 2 to 4 p.m.
~ MizMo

Name: Dimitry Kosty III
Email: jawziii@aol.com
Boat Name: Variag
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/14/13
Location of Trip: 28 Mile Wreck
Species Sought: Shark
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Fog
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Mackeral
Secondary Bait: Chum, Bunker
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
After a 30 min ride through Great Bay and LEI thanks to heavy fog (thank you radar) made our way to the 28 Mile Wreck for shark fishing. Chum was in water before 9am. Fog did not lift til after 11am and then it was blazing sun and hot. Lots of shark activity as numerous, what appeared to be small to mid sized brown sharks, played volleyball with our floats. In and out all day of the slick, they swatted the floats with their tails and tried to chew on the them. Not one wanted anything to do with a bait covered hook. Unproductive day on the catch but the fish have to win sometimes. After 6 hrs it was time to head to the barn. No other life was noted. Surface temp was 75 so next is waiting for the tuna and mahi to arrive.

Good and safe fishing everyone.
~Dimitry Kosty III

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/12-07/15
Location of Trip: inshore ocean reefs and back bay
Species Sought: Fluke, black sea bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
The hot days of summer have finally arrived in Beach Haven, and the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been catching more fish as the water temperatures climb. Captain John Koegler of the "Pop's Pride" had a party out recently in the ocean wreck fishing and they found hot action with over 60 fish brought to the boat. There were 14 black sea bass large enough to take home along with a 4.5 pound ling. On the way back to the dock they did a couple of drifts in the ocean that resulted in several fluke including one keeper. Captain John says there is still a layer of cold water on the bottom, and he has heard of some good catches of cod at some of the deeper water wrecks. Captain Tim Knorr on the "William Knorr" had the Kevin Shinn party out recently where they were met with 3-5 foot seas. Despite the rocky conditions, they caught several fluke including two keepers, one keeper sea bass, two nice bluefish, and picked up a hound fish in Barnegat Inlet. Captain George Finck of "Sparetime Charters" reports he has been fishing in the bay due to the cold waters. Both the Swartz and Katz families went out with Captain George and found good action on fluke, skates, and sea robins. The Rich Huss party went home with a nice dinner of fluke and also released some small sea bass released and sand sharks. Captain John Lewis had the Budraitis family on the bay on his boat "Insatiable" last weekend. After a foggy start to the day, the sun came out and made for one of the best weather days of the year. They had a pick of fluke as well as the usual sand sharks and skates, keeping everyone busy. The ladies out fished the men on this trip.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Ted Baugh, Sr.
Email: mbaugh3@comcast.net
Boat Name: Fishin' Fool VI
Phone: 609-386-9069
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/11/13
Location of Trip: Little Egg Harbor/Marshelder Channel
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. W
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
Had Jim Wack (F/V-JJ Tack)and his two young grandsons, Jase-7 yrs old & Jamison-5 yrs old on board. Jase caught a 26", 6 lb fluke & Jamison caught a 19 1/4" fluke on their first saltwater fishing trip. It was a trip they will never forget. We also released several undersized fluke.
~Ted Baugh, Sr.

Name: Walt Kenney
Email: walter@arrowpac.com
Boat Name: Sandy K 2
Phone: 201-970-3944
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/14/13
Location of Trip: The Tires
Species Sought: Fluke/Sea Bass
Time of Day Fished: Late Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Gulp Bait by Berkley


Fishing Report:
Was fishing for Fluke at the tires got 2 nice 20 inchers and then hooked into what felt like a 5lb fluke but it turned out to be a 5 lb Sea Bass. Never caught one that big.
~Walt Kenney

Friday, July 15, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:40pm  
Well, another fishing news quiet day in the store here; not too many things to report on. We do our best to put reports up, it's really hard because we do depend on some feedback from you guys now and then. We personally don't get to be on the water as much as we would like to so we depend on reports from our customers that are nice enough to share how they did. It's becoming too difficult to write reports that are accurate and truthful,that's why there hasn't been a lot posted lately. We used to be able to get an idea of things before cell phones because anglers would share tips with everyone over the VHF. Now, it's a quick secret text between folks.

Those of you that share and send in fishing reports; thank you; it really helps us help others and that's what we like to do.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Name: Peter Garda
Email: webbman2000@aol.com
Boat Name: Pier Staten Island south beach
Phone: 917-856-1354
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/08/13
Location of Trip: Staten Island pier
Species Sought: Sand shark
Time of Day Fished: Night
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: Do not know info Do not know info
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Late at night calm sea ,and out with my son ,and I caught this big sand shark, we are out and catching cocktail blues ,fluke and stripe bass
~Peter Garda

Friday, July 12, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:33pm  
Is everyone gearing up for the Tournament tomorrow? With the ocean temp reading off the AC buoy 55.9 degrees not too much Fluke have been caught on the ocean. It seemed to drive them back in the bay temporarily. Some good areas to try will defiantly be between 126-139 ICW markers, the bars right behind the fish factory, and some deeper water behind Holgate. Because the fish were pushed back in the bay they wont travel too far back in the bay. They are lingering in holes closer to the inlet with cleaner, faster moving water. Baits with heavier scents to them will do the trick like Mackerel Fillets, Gulp, and other artificials will be a must have on the boat. For you guys that will attempt the ocean in the morning, as you're heading out, it might be worth your while to stop at Graveling point and pick some spots if you can to bring out in the ocean. Some areas out there that have been good have been AC reef on various lumps. Little Egg Reef on the far side on the reef. And some people last week picked some decent Fluke by the Rutgers buoys. The best time would to defiantly be catching spots at dawn, put them in the live well, then continue heading out. In the bay the better time of tide would be the incoming water when it is cleaner water coming in. For Bluefish, unless your going to run out 15-30 miles to find BIG blues, trolling around the beach and inlet with smaller stuff like #1 to #3 clarkspoons have been doing the trick. If you stop and start chumming there will be a lot of sand sharks heading your way.

The weather report for tomorrow --- Se winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly in Se swell with a dominant period of 7 seconds. A chance of showers in the late morning and early afternoon. A chance of tstms early in the afternoon.--- as of now.

All weigh-in's fo the Sunshine Foundation Tournament will be held at the Tuckerton Seaport only! Between 2-4pm sharp. Make the time to get over before 4.

We will be open at 5am tomorrow morning and we have minnows but remember to be here sooner rather than later because they will go quickly.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Wednesday, July 8, 2013 /\/\/\ 3:15 pm  

Message from Jody Stewart from 7/9/13:
This one is for all my the mystic Island and surrounding area friends. Yesterday we lost a true outdoors man, a legend, George Dellaporte aka Bass Buster. George was a humble and honest man, who took the time to pass on his skills to all he meet. He believed on living off the land and wasted nothing he caught. He leaves behind a woman he deeply loved Betty and two children, John and Dawn. He is now in the big hunting grounds above getting those 13 pointers. He was our Friend and will be sadly missed.

Finding it hard to imagine George being gone. He was such an interesting man, an amazing angler and an all around good person. It felt like he'd always be here and it doesn't feel quite real yet. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

Name: DAVID PHARO
Boat Name: WYKNOT
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/7/13
Location of Trip:
Species Sought:
Time of Day Fished: Night
Tide Fished: Non-Tidal Waters (Fresh)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. E
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: (Other)


Fishing Report:
SAID NEWS FROM THE FISHING COMMUNITY. GEORGE DELEPORTE AKA BASSBUSTER PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY. SERVICE TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED. HE WILL BE MISSED
~DAVID PHARO

Name: Ed Wallace
Email: mrw0524@verizon.net
Boat Name: Rod Shaker
Phone: 856-373-1378
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 07/7/13
Location of Trip: Great Bay
Species Sought: Fluke/Croakers/Spot/Blowfish/White Perch
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: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Picked up 2 chum logs Sunday morning and headed out to Graveling Point and ended up catching about a dozen Croakers between 9-12 inches, 2 8 inch blowfish and some spot. Left there and tried my luck in the clam stakes for my fluke. Caught a couple shorts and to my surprise a 21 inch fatty. Tried the inlet, nothing but 2 skates. The wind and current going against each other made it hard for a nice drift. Back in the lagoon I caught a couple white perch around 10 inches and some spot on blood worms. Went clamming with the family and did well saturday. I did great Crabbing also, my wife and I soaked our 4 traps for 2 days and ended up with 46 Keepers! The surprise here was that was only 3 traps because someone stole my 4th trap... Figures! Guess I be by the store to buy another. I guess thats what I get for leaving them out during a 4th of july weekend! Never know what kind of people you'll have around. Thanks
~Ed Wallace

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 7/6/13
Location of Trip: Bay Waters
Species Sought: Fluke
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: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Unsteady weather continues to make fishing in the Beach Haven area an inconsistent situation for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association.

Captain Carl Sheppard of the "Star Fish" has been fishing the bay recently and has found keeper fluke, along with many smooth dog fish. On Saturday Captain Carl ran off to the 30-fathom line in the ocean. At the 20-fathom line Star Fish and her party found plenty of black sea bass. When they reached the 30-fathom line some very big bluefish bit on their baits, and black tip sharks bit on the bluefish. It all made for an exciting day.

Captain John Lewis of the "Insatiable" had the Burger and Bednar parties out for some bay fishing. Both trips yielded some fluke and spot but no blowfish. At this point Captain John says he is hoping the wind changes direction so he can get out offshore for some bluefin and bigeye tuna. In the meantime he also took the Finklestien party out for a trip around Long Beach Island. The group enjoyed seeing the bay front homes as well as the entire ocean front. The trip was highlighted with some great photos of Barnegat Light and a waterfront tour of Viking Village.

Captain John Koegler is also lamenting the recent poor weather and looking forward to less winds and rising water temperatures in the ocean. Current reports put the ocean temperature at 56-degrees which is very low for mid-July. With the winds making things rough in the ocean and excess rain runoff making bay waters murky, he reports he has had to work hard for his fish.

The bluefish bite recently has been slow in the ocean, but just over the past few days there have been some good catches of big bluefish much further offshore than normal.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 /\/\/\ 4:53pm  
Starting to hear som activity in the lagoons this week. Small snapperblues and a few spots. See Friday's report for info on the rest. It's still running about the same level of activity.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Fishing reports would be appreciated.
Sea Ya

Friday, July 5, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:40pm  
Hello to all, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday yesterday. We had some mixed reports from the bay today. Back along Graveling Point if you anchor up with clam chum and clams there is a lot of Spots, Croakers, and small Drum and Weakfish early in the morning. The drum that a angler showed us today were all about 20" or so, good eating. In the clam stakes it's the same kind of fishing along with some Kingfish. The Fluke in the stakes are thick, but small, hardly any keepers. From the ICW markers 126-132 has been the best Fluke fishing with steadier action of larger fish, still a lot of small Fluke. If you get too far towards ICW 139 the sharks and skates are very thick and the same goes for the inlet. By the brick pile in Tuckerton bay there are some Fluke being picked up. Shark fishing at night in the bay has had really good results in grassy channel. Out in the ocean the Fluke are just starting to move out but with this cold swell that we got (AC bouy read 55 degrees today) they may not be biting until it warms back up. Seabass is also doing very well on the misc wrecks 60-90'. Little snapper blues are starting to make their way into the creeks so fishing from the dock will be starting up soon.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Thursday, July 4, 2013 /\/\/\ 1:26pm  
Last Sunday's report is pretty much what we have going on right now. Seems like every couple of days it rains, so the water is still a bit murky. Go for brighter lure colors. Might have more info later if we hear back from this mornings customers.

Everyone have a safe and happy 4th!
Sea Ya

Sunday, June 30, 2013 /\/\/\ 10:00 am  
Bay fishing for fluke is still primarily clam stakes, Fish Factory and the intercoastal water way. Ratio is around 30 to 1 keeper from most reports. Decent amounts of croakers being caught back near Graveling Point.

Inlet is still mostly sharks and skates, the occasional fluke or striper mixed in.

On the ocean front we are starting to hear some fluke caught out there.

Things are still intermittant due to all of the days with thunderstorms. Had a couple of nice days in a row this week, which helped it clear out a little bit. More thunderstorms anticipated for the beginning of this week according to the forecast.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

Name: Tyler Kleinguenther
Boat Name: Chubby chaser
Phone: 609 864 0906
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 06/28/2013
Location of Trip: Great bay / little egg inlet
Species Sought: Sharks blowfish spot fluke
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fished from 5-10pm on the out going tide through the storm seemed to be only boat on the water caught plenty of brown sharks blues even spots and blow fish had to fight through the dog fish plenty of fish to be caught though
~Tyler Kleinguenther

Saturday, June 22, 2013 /\/\/\ pm  
What beautiful weather we had today, you really couldn't ask for much more. The report for the day is out in the clam stakes the Fluke bite was steady action, but few keepers. Out in front of Rands and Capt. Mikes in some deeper water was a little better for the bigger bite. It seems like the Fluke are starting to go in the deeper holes around the bay. With the beautiful weather tomorrow if you can it wont hurt to try in the ocean in spots ranging from 20-40' deep, especially if you can find structure down there. Also in the ocean SeaBass have been biting very well in reef or wreck sites 60-90' deep.

SHARKS!!! That's what kicked off the morning here was all the shark fishermen heading out to go catch Makos, Blue Sharks, and Threshers. And yes to any one who might need it, we still have Bunker, and Mackerel chum in the buckets, along with Mackerel and Bunker flats.

Back in the bay Croakers and Spots are doing well by Graveling Point.
Sea Ya

Friday, June 21, 2013 /\/\/\ 3:20pm  
Some good news came back today with a couple anglers finding some Fluke right behind the Fish Factory. Some Fluke also being caught in Grassy Channel, and by Little Sheepshead creek. Some Weakfish are around, not a lot but some. Right off Graveling Point there has been lots of croakers and spots. Shark season is upon us with very good amounts of Browns, Blues, and other types like Makos. SeaBass fishing is turning on doing well at Garden St. South and AC reef.
Sea Ya

Name: Ken Dumsha
Email: kdumsha@verizon.net
Boat Name: High Risk II
Phone: 215.688.1170
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/15/2013
Location of Trip: 30 line
Species Sought: Mako
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Mackeral
Secondary Bait: Sardines
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Hey Scott, Just an update for your shop. Went mako fishing saturday at the 30 line. Blue sharks by the dozens. Made 3 moves, last hour, low on chum (3 buckets), chunk line (1 flat of sardines, 1/2 flat of butter fish, and bunker oil) we downsized the bluefish filets we were using and added a trolling squid to the short line. Fish on!! later a nice 73" Mako on ice. So, take lots of bait and chum, and never give up. Also add some good trolling squid to the cut bait, made a difference on a tough day.
~Ken Dumsha

Sunday, June 16, 2013 /\/\/\ 1:31pm  
Still scarce pickings farther back in the bays due to the freshwater influx from all the rain. Better fishing, while still light in numbers, is in the mid to front of the bay. More shorts than keepers in fluke, with a few weakfish still around. Brighter lure colors recommended with this coffee colored water. Mostly dogfish and skates in the inlet. Haven't heard anything the last couple of days with regard to stripers, so just a lack of info there.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

Saturday, June 15, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:07pm  
Finally we had a nice day to be out on the boat. With the water still looking like coffee, the fishing today was not as good as it's been. One report had a few dozen Fluke with one keeper. So there is activity but not as much fish to bring home. Still plenty of Bluefish to go catch in the bay. They are everywhere. Lots of sharks and skates around in the bay this time of year. The good fishing was out in the ocean with people doing well with SeaBass and some hook-ups to Fluke while doing so. In the creeks crabbing has been doing very well.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Friday, June 14, 2013 /\/\/\ 10:40pm  
It has been raining most of the week with about a one day break in between storms, so not a lot reported this week. Those that were able to get out on the one nice day caught some fish but not a lot, but the water was very coffee colored so water conditions were just not good. It is supposed to clear again tomorrow with a light west wind, but expect things to be a bit slow if you do go out, as the water will still be stirred up. The forecast shows more rain coming starting sometime on Sunday.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/12/13
Location of Trip: Mostly inshore wrecks and reefs
Species Sought: Sea bass, fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Trolling/Big Game Lure


Fishing Report:
One of the big events of the year for the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association will begin on Thursday, June 20. On that night the annual Junior Mates Program will begin. The 9 week program is designed to teach the skills a young man or woman needs to be a mate on a charter boat.

Every year an eager group of youngsters ages 13 and above goes through the detailed course learning about fishing. Most of the activities are hands-on. Each class is 2 hours long and takes place at the Maritime Museum in Beach Haven. There are currently openings for this year's course and information can be found at the BHCFAS's website at www.fishbeachhaven.com Information on signing up can also be obtained by calling Captain John Koegler at 609-290-3349.

Captain John Lewis of the "Insatiable" reports that his boat is booked for Father's Day with his son and granddaughters for a day of fishing to celebrate the big day. After that trip Captain John plans to investigate the good reports he has heard on canyon fishing, sea bass and fluke on the wrecks, mako sharks along the 20-30 fathom lines, and loads of blowfish in the bay. Blowfish are a great way to introduce youngsters to fishing. Captain Carl Sheppard reports he has been finding some black sea bass on the offshore wrecks. He is optimistic that the dogfish shark numbers seem to be decreasing. He says there are still some large blackfish on the wrecks but that season is currently closed. He has been getting his anglers some hectic action on 1-3 pound bluefish around the inlet and Grassy Channel.

Captain Bob Gerkens reports he has returned the "Hot Tuna" to Beach Haven after its winter sojourn in North Carolina. The trip north along the continental shelf was turned into a 48 hour tune-up fishing trip for Captain Bob, Benjamin Peterson of Jacksonville, NC, Wayne Smith, and Captain John Lewis of the "Insatiable." The meat catch included 12 blackfin tuna, 6 mahi-mahi, a yellowfin tuna and one amberjack. A black tip shark and additional blackfin tuna were released.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Eddie Z
Boat Name: Boats-n-Hoses
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/12/13
Location of Trip: Sticks
Species Sought: Big Ones
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
I guess stopping into Scotts B&T for a fillet knife is always a good thing. Fished the sticks today, fiddled around with some gulp but was having no luck, switched to minnow and got two in the box(20,18) along with a few shorts(not as many as the weekend)and a small blue. Not as much action as the weekend but overall a good day. Seems like I will be bay fishing until I see otherwise. Boats-n-Hoses
~Eddie Z

Sunday, June 9, 2013 /\/\/\ 8:12 am  
Today's Marine forcast for Little Egg Inlet area looks better than we've had:
W winds around 5 kt...becoming S this afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly in se swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Still overcast with a chance of rain, but much calmer if anyone wants to try the inlet/ocean this morning.
Sea Ya

Saturday, June 8, 2013 /\/\/\ 3:59pm  
Well, the day ended up not being a total bust. Some Fluke were caught, but with the rain today and yesterday it did knock it down a little. In the clam stakes has been doing well, also by the 126 area in the ICW. With things stirred up, try to find water that looks clearer rather than coffee colored. Blowfish are still around at Graveling Point. Bluefish are running everywhere in the bay most people are catching them while Fluke fishing.

Out on the ocean people have been doing very well SeaBass fishing on wrecks and reefs in our area and have been hooking into some Fluke also (This was not doable the last two days due to the high sea conditions). In the inlet you can't escape the Sharks and Skates so it will be hard to fish there.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 6/8/13
Location of Trip: Inshore wrecks
Species Sought: black sea bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Although there are a lot of choices of fish to target in Beach Haven, the action has not been as consistent as everyone would like.

The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are still working to find their groove. "Sparetime Charters" with Captain George Finck was out fishing a few days ago with the Tim Nickles group. The action was fast and furious on the wrecks as the anglers had drop and reel action on black sea bass. There were throwbacks in the mix but they managed to take a goodly amount of fillets home for dinner. They also caught and released a nice blackfish which unfortunately was out of season.

Captain Fran Verdi on the "Francesca Marie" has had a couple of trips for sea bass with pretty much the same results as Captain Finck. Captain Fran is spending his time fishing on the wrecks and reefs and drifting for fluke. Right now the striper bite is slow in the area.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Monday, June 3, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:10pm  
It was a rain out today; good for the lawn and gardens!
Don't forget this Saturday is the RFA Bass River Summer Flounder Tournament. Make sure to swing by Breezes on the night of the 7th at 7:30pm for the Captains meeting, EVERYONE welcome.
Sea Ya

Saturday, June 1, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:10pm  
The catch of the day was the couple of Weakfish that were weighed in today! Some nice ones that were from 2-4lbs. They were caught in the stakes with the Fluke but it was those Pink Fin-S that were bucktailed that did the trick. The Fluke bite was once again doing well in the bay, with some in the weigh-ins for the day. Right in the usual places like the clam stakes and the ICW area, which are all doing well. Lots of Blues running around in the bay.
Sea Ya -Chris A.

Friday, May 31, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:55pm  
We had some good turnouts today with the Fluke biting on the morning/incoming tide. We had a nice weigh-in from a customer that was back by noon with ten fluke in the box the biggest just over 5 lbs. Fishing those clam stakes has given some people at least a couple keepers. Blowfish are still around, but slacking off at this point. There are Bluefish in the bay that everyone is hooking into. Out front the SeaBass fishing is doing well out on the wrecks.
Sea Ya -Chris A.

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5/31/13
Location of Trip: Inshore reefs and wrecks
Species Sought: Black sea bass, summer flounder
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: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
What a difference a week makes. Now that some warmer weather and calmer winds have arrived, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are finding things more to their liking.

Captain Fran Verdi of the "Francesca Marie" had to abort a couple of his fishing trips due to the weather. Recently he has been able to get back on the bite as he is finding some good action on back bay fluke and sea bass on the nearby ocean wrecks and reefs.

Captain John Koegler had the "Star Fish" out for a day of bottom fishing in the ocean. He reported the black sea bass action was a bit spotty, but his group caught enough keepers to provide dinner for all. Captain John said he was surprised to catch a few sea bass that were smaller than 6-inches. Usually these small sea bass do not show until the end of the summer.
On his way out he was shocked to see a wide ocean break in the exact center of the Little Egg Inlet marked channel. He had no trouble running around the break but believes a boater, especially in small boat, might encounter some danger of not aware of this break.

The fluke bite in Great Bay is steady with many more throwbacks than keepers. Right now there is a lull in the striped bass action.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:50 pm  
What a nice day to burn in the heat. You definitely needed the water bottles today on the boat. Lots of Blowfish swimming around the Graveling Pt area and some in the creeks. Fluke are doing well in the stakes and in the Grassy Channel area. Bluefish are everywhere and you're going to catch them no matter what you're doing. Out in the ocean people are doing well with SeaBass and Ling. Not a lot of Ling but a few here and there.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Monday, May 27, 2013 /\/\/\ 6:00pm  
Happy Memorial Day to everyone! With the weekend a bust with the weather we had a perfect morning here with sunny skies, little wind, and lots of fish in the morning. The Fluke bite was on once again in the morning with the incoming tide. From the people talking it died with the turn of the tide around noon. But the early birds had good reports some people had a couple keepers, some almost limiting out. Right in the clamstakes worked wonders again. Lots of Blues still running around and Blowfish around Graveling Pt. One person catching about a dozen Blowfish and some small Stripers on the Point. People trying SeaBass on the ocean were puling up some decent numbers with sizes around 16-18" on the wrecks.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:40 pm  
For those brave souls that went fishing and caught some Fluke, boy did you earn it. With the winds blowing NW 25-35 it was not fun on the water. From the few reports we had the bay is very murky because of the wind, so the bite was a little off. We had one weigh in from back in the stakes from a young angler with his first keeper Fluke (see Catch of the Day).

In Grassy Channel there is a lot of Blues and the closer you get to the inlet, the more sharks and skates you will find. The Blowfish bite is starting to slow down, they are still here, but traditionally about Memorial Day weekend they check out. Striper reports have been the same as the previous reports.

Out in the ocean the Seebass bite is doing very well at misc wrecks in the area. The Tuna guys are back in business with the water breaking at some wrecks 25 miles out with small Yellowfin and the Washington canyon down south a little bit.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5/21/13
Location of Trip: Great Bay
Species Sought: Striped bass, fluke, bluefish, sea bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 4-6 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Hopkins-type Metal


Fishing Report:
The weather reports for the Beach Haven area do not look good for Memorial Day Weekend. The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are looking at the weather forecasts and wondering if they will be able to get some productive fishing in. Any ocean fishing is certainly out for a day or so. There is some possibility of some bay action.

Captain John Koegler on "Pop's Pride" had a party out a few days ago, and they found great action while fishing in Great Bay. The group had a total of 45 fluke with several keepers. In addition they hooked up with a dozen feisty bluefish.

Captain Carl Sheppard on the "Star Fish" had two striped bass parties out recently. His morning group boated four keepers while the afternoon crew added another three. He battled the elements last Sunday for some bottom fishing in the ocean on the first day of the black sea bass season. Despite strong winds and currents they managed to boat several nice sea bass along with one codfish.

The one positive about the sudden cool weather is that it should help to keep the striped bass around longer than usual.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Friday, May 24, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:45m  
Not too much news came in today with the snotty weather out and the wind blowing hard, but people did catch fish.
In the morning we did have a couple of weigh-ins with nice catches of Fluke. Right in the clam stakes did very well before the rain started storming this morning.
Lots of little Bluefish ranging from 2-5 pounds scattered in the bay.
Some very good Seabass numbers off the misc. wrecks in the ocean.

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend! Thank you to all those who have served our country from everyone at Scott's.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Name: Chris Miller
Email: chrismi105@comcast.net
Boat Name: Tiderunner
Phone: 609-709-7395
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5-18-13
Location of Trip: Great Bay
Species Sought: Fluke
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Minnows/Killies/Shiners
Secondary Bait: (Other)
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Caught the end of the outgoing tide and had 4 fish in 30 minutes drifting a cut behind the fish factory, moved over to the ICW when the tide died out and picked at shorts and then pulled 3 keepers (18, 21, 22) in 4 short drifts over 1 spot..headed farther into the bay and picked at shorts for a bit..ran over to the stakes for the incoming tide..fish were hungry there and landed 25 or so in 4 drifts including 4 more keepers...bucktails, minnows and gulp shrimp, pogys and swimming mullet all produced...even had some real little guys...10" or so...good to see them around already...great day on the bay ..too bad for my crew that cancelled...it was epic fishing...had around 40 fish including 7 keepers
~Chris Miller

Sunday, May 19, 2013 /\/\/\ 6:33am  
Minnow alert! Yes we do have minnows this beautiful(insert sarcasm) Sunday morning! Even so, several anglers on the way out. To quote one of the first customers, "That is why they made rain gear"
It's all those good reports from yesterday with nice numbers of fluke in the box and the trophy weakfish bonuses that got the anglers blood pumping this morning.
Sea Ya

Saturday, May 18, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:55pm  
What a wonderful turnout we had with amazing numbers of Fluke for the opening day! Excellent news from many boats and pictures on people's cell phones with all the Fluke that were caught. There were good numbers of limited out boats with ten or more keeper Fluke in the boats. The main areas that did well were in the Grassy channel, and ICW areas between 133-139. Also in those areas we are beginning to hear reports of Bluefish.

Back at Graveling Point the numbers of Blowfish are still up with people saying they are catching dozens per boat. Some Stripers are still around but most are gone and up the beaches by Barnaget inlet. The better Striper bite is definitely in the morning before sunrise in the Mullica River if you want to stay local.

White Perch are biting well up in the river by areas like Green Bank and Lower Bank bridges.

Sea Bass season opens tomorrow so people that want to fish wrecks we have clams ready to go. Reminder the limit has dropped to 20/day/angler at 12.5".
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 /\/\/\ 4:36 pm  
Good news came in today with lots and lots of Blowfish caught at the Graveling Point area by land and boat. People have also reported catching them by the ICW 139 marker. Plenty of Bluefish also in those areas taking bait or lures. Some nice Bass were caught eel'ing in the river and some more out front in the ocean trolling. Fluke are biting really nice in the bay but the season doesn't open until Saturday so remember let them go. Lots of sharks and skates in the inlet.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.fishbeachhaven.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5/10/13
Location of Trip: Holgate and fish factory areas
Species Sought: Striped Bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Hopkins-type Metal


Fishing Report:
The good news around Beach Haven is the continued presence of striped bass in the bay and inlet waters. Some catches of larger bass, 50-plus pounds, just north of Long Beach Island, bodes well for those big spring bass for ocean anglers trolling and jigging with live bunker. In addition to the bass, the bay is loaded with bluefish and a goodly number of weakfish

The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are also looking forward to the beginning of the summer flounder and black sea bass seasons.

Captain Fran Verdi on the "Francesca Marie" reports finding good action on those stripers and bluefish in the bay in addition to some black drumfish. He ran an open boat trip recently where he had two keeper bass and another 7 throwbacks. They also boated 10 bluefish, three of which were kept for the dinner table.

Captain Bob Gerkens of the "Hot Tuna" wants his loyal anglers to know that final Hurricane Sandy repairs are being completed in North Carolina and he should have his boat back in New Jersey later this month.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: David Snyder
Boat Name: Consiglier
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 05/12/13
Location of Trip: gravel point
Species Sought: Striper
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 20-30 kts. N
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Took Mom out for Mothers Day,caught blow fish for two hours.Mom was happy just to get out fishing and so was I. Dave
~David Snyder

Sunday, May 12, 2013 /\/\/\ 11:30am  
Happy Mother's Day!

Marina Updates!
Incomplete, but trying to get you folks some info on ramps, slips, etc. Status as of 5/17/13 (updated):

GREAT BAY BLVD/SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD LOCATIONS
SKINNERS Bartlett Avenue (off Great Bay Blvd) (609)296-3051 ramp open, slips/rentals
SCHIMPFS 35 N Boom Way (off Great Bay Blvd) (609)296-6227 ramp open, slips/rentals HAS GAS!!!
CAPE HORN 570 Great Bay Blvd (609)296-4456Opening June 1st

CAPT MIKES 630 Great Bay Blvd (609)296-4406 ramp open, slips/rentals soon, no gas yet
RANDS 600 Great Bay Blvd (609)296-4457 ramp open, slips/rentals, no gas yet

Mystic Islands RADIO ROAD LOCATIONS
MUNRO 124 E. Anchor Dr. (609)296-8202 ramp open, NO slips, propane
GREAT BAY Radio Road (end) (609)296-2392 ramp open, slips, no gas yet

SOUTH GREEN STREET LOCATIONS
TUCKERTON MARINE 464 S. Green St. (609)296-1820 ramp, has slips, storage
CEDAR COVE 458 S. Green St. (609)296-2066 no ramp, has slips
GEB 338 S. Green St. (609)294-1859
PHIL KEENEY & SONS 313, 332 S. Green St. (609) 296-9525 ramp open, slips

MULLICA RIVER AREA
CHESTNUT NECK U.S. Route 9 & Mullica River (609)652-1119 ramp, slips, HAS GAS!!!
NACOTE CREEK U.S. Route 9 & Nacote Creek (609)652-9070 ramp, slips, HAS GAS!!!


Didn't post/contact everyone, but you can see our list of marinas http://www.scottsbt.com/boating/marinas.htm in the website for areas further out from here.
You can call the numbers for additional information and more updates.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

Name: Bill Howell
Email: twokidsandadad9592@comcast.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 05/11/13
Location of Trip: IBSP
Species Sought: Stripers
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Rain
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Plug, Diving


Fishing Report:
Fished the park this morning from 8am til 11am, managed to get 4 bass to 32" on a SP Minnow (Bone). All fish caught in a 30min time frame.
~Bill Howell

Friday, May 10, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:56 pm  
Lot's and lot's of Bluefish in the bay this week with plenty of people talking about the amounts of fish they are hauling in. They are biting on almost any bait or plug you put in the water for them. Some Stripers are still around, the best time for fishing them is at early morning. Be out where you're going to fish right before sunrise. They turn off after it gets bright outside. Some good holes around Graveling Point will do the trick. Lots of Blowfish swimming by the Graveling Point area biting on clam and small hooks. There is also some Kingfish mixed in. Fluke are in so if you want something to do and have fun with, try them out, REMEMBER THE SEASON IS STILL CLOSED so catch and release only!
Sea Ya -Chris A.

Name: JOSEPH YURKO
Email: yurko2@aol.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 05/08/13
Location of Trip: GRAVELING POINT
Species Sought:
Time of Day Fished: Late Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. E
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Mackeral
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)
Fishing Report:
Anchored a few hundred yards off the point and put out one rod for blues and one for striper. Caught two blowfish on clam, one blue on mackeral.
Pulled in both rods and fished for blowfish. Caught 20 blowfish in less than an hour, some very large with roe.
ps: No one fishing off the point bank.
~JOSEPH YURKO

Name: Dennis Leary
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5/8/13
Location of Trip:
Species Sought:
Time of Day Fished: Late Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Bloodworms
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fished all after noon till dark. Believe it or not my son caught a weakfish. A good size too. Also a couple of small blues and a king fish. The water seemed Warmer.
~Dennis Leary

Saturday, May 4, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:00pm  
Well some nice stories and pic's on the phones from some people in the Grassy Channel area. Mostly what we have heard is Bluefish, Drum, not too many Stripers, and now some Sharks and Skates. Some people might not like to catch them, but they are fun! Clam and mackeral is all we've moved today for those fish. On Graveling there are the Blues, Bass, and Drum, with the occasional Perch and Blowfish in the area. Some people are catching Bass up off LBI beaches.

White Perch are biting like crazy up in the Mullica so if you need to keep kids entertained and Bluefish aren't your style, up by the Green Bank and Lower Bank Bridges (Lower Bank may be no access on the bridge itself atm due to a problem there) is the way to go. By boat, make sure to check out all your favorite perching spots. Bait for those are Little Minnows, Bloodworms and Grass Shrimp.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:07pm  
Some stories came through the store today with some fish coming in. Lots of Blues scattered in the bay with better spots in Grassy Channel and off Graveling Pt.; hearing up to 8lbs. The Stripers are in lesser amounts in the same areas, along with the occasional one in the Tuckerton bay side. Drum are in Grassy Channel and still around the Graveling Point area. Some Fluke are starting to move their way in, but we still two weeks away from opening day. We had some blowfish reports coming in as well.
Sea Ya -Chris A.

(Copied over from our Facebook and emails)
5/8/13 Email from Bob N. regarding hook issue.
Safe release of fish is most dependent on the angler, not the hook...wish more folks could read the actual papers done by NFS guys... most have to rely on writers re-interperting technical papers

Fish are capable of rejecting hooks that become imbedded in the gullet or stomach region, although this process may take as many as 120 days. Studies show that tin/cadmium hooks are rejected in a shorter period (60 days), however, they result in higher fatalities because of the toxic effects of the chemical breakdown. The mortality rate for stainless steel hooks is much lower in spite of the long retention period (>120 days). 5/3/13 Reply from Jack with more of an explanation on his feelings about stainless hooks:
My comment about the stainless steel circle hooks was pertaining to the fact that they do not rust out if ingested by a fish as a carbon steel hook would. I use only circle hooks on the point and wish other would do too, like the one person I saw who walked many yards away from his three rods covering 25 yards of the point. ( We all know who he is) , and when he got the fish in he had to release it, floating belly up gut hooked because he used bass hooks. I know of some very skilled anglers on the point that use bass hooks but they stay close to their rods and grab them when they get a bite. Even a circle hook can gut hook a fish so stainless steel hooks are not the thing to use if one has to release a gut hooked fish. Hooks are cheap, but stripers are priceless.

Additional email 5:10pm 5/2/13 regarding the larger circle hooks: Message:
FYI on the circle hooks. I don't think I lost any, but if I did, they are 14/0 circles. They only hook big fish. All little fish get away. We've had plenty of 30 pound and up bass recently, so we like to weed out the smaller fish and ensure a good hookup with the larger hooks. The hook is always in the corner of the mouth. They're the same hooks used offshore for long lining tuna. I have never lost one of these hooks to a fish, if anything it may have fallen out of the bag.


5/2/13 9:00a.m.Scott,
Jack Ross's recent post made mention of circle hooks in a less than kind way. I'm a newbie and thought they were a kinder bait hook for catch and release. Appreciate it if you, or Jack or anyone can fill me in 'cause I'd rather be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Ed M

Name: Jack Ross
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Report Details
Date of Trip: May1 2013
Location of Trip:
Species Sought:
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
The reports are not fiction. Most people know Graveling Point can be a heartless bitch at times. I arrived on the point after sun up and there were about or 6 people that said only a few bites were had. I fished one rod unti the tide started in, then put in the second rod. The tide was near half up when I got a hit that nearly took th spike out of the sod. I landed a 34 inch Striper. I Also caught one bowfish and one bluefish, then I left for home. If I stayed, I'm sure I would have gotten another keeper, but last week I carried two off the sod and at my old age one was enough.

BTW, We found a rig with heavy stainless steel circle hooks and I have to say to whoever is using them, they should be stuck where the sun don't shine.
~Jack Ross

Name: John Volkavitch
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 04/28/2013
Location of Trip:
Species Sought:
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. E
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fished Graveling Point from sun up til sun down. 3 of us had 6 rods in the water. Not 1 single bite all day. Saw a single blue caught at daybreak and that was it for the day.
I don't know who is posting these false reports but it has to end. I fished this whole past week at graveling point and did see a couple blues caught and 1 striper. Its not the "on fire fishing" its being made out to be. Graveling point was packed today with every noob in jersey and they all said they heard the fishing was great from internet reports. Its just not true Ive been there. hopefully it heats up and the fishing gets better.

ALSO by the way...
People
Graveling point is a public area not your own private trash dump. PICK UP YOUR TRASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~John Volkavitch

Saturday, April 27, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:10pm  
I can't believe it the Fish Gods were with us today. With the winds and the seas cooperating with us, the people flew through the store. The bluefish were eating up anything you put in the water at Graveling Point and in the Grassy Channel area. The Stripers are still in gear at the Graveling Point area, along with the Inlet fishing and Ocean fishing also turning on. Primary baits would be on clam, herring, bloodworms. Drumfish can be caught at the Graveling Point area as well as Grassy Channel. Tog fishing on wrecks produced some nice 5-10lb range. For anyone wondering on our bait situation, we will have clams in the morning; not many so come sooner rather than later is the key.
Sea Ya - Chris A.

Name: Gene Wanckel
Boat Name: Reel Michene
Phone: 856-812-1938
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 04/25/2013
Location of Trip: 138 and Graveling Point
Species Sought: Bluefish, Striper and Drum
Time of Day Fished: Night
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: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Mackeral
Lure Used: Hopkins-type Metal


Fishing Report:
We went out for a over night trip last night and it was one of my best fishing trips ever. First I made my way over to Grassy Channel and fished there for thre hours and didnt even get a single bite..The moon was full and so was the tide..We needed 10 0z to hold bottom. I made a move over to 138 and it proved to be the right decision. Non stop action for the remainder of the night...All bluefish ranging from 2 to 5 lbs. When daylight broke we made a move over to Graveling Point and caught the turn of the tide...BAMM. All the bluefish you wanted ranging from 5 to 10 lbs. We finally called it a night around 10am because the onboard storage box was overflowing with bluefish...We left them biting...No other fish caught just the mighty blue. They are here and its time to get out and fish...Once again thank you and Tight Linz everyone
~Gene Wanckel

Friday, April 26, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:00pm  
Had a phone report from Rob, that he and his friend anchored up near the Graveling Point area and fished with clams and mackeral. They didn't catch any striped bass, but he said they were killing the bluefish, with steady catch & release of 38 fish in 3 hours.
Sea Ya

Name: Harold Eddy
Email: luke2gd@aol.com
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 04/21/13
Location of Trip: Traveling point
Species Sought: Striped bass
Time of Day Fished: Evening (Sunset/Dusk)
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fished for 2 hrs. 7.45 to 10 pm the action did not stop. Catching striped bass and blue fish ranging from 20 inches to a 41 inch striped bass. It was the best fishing I have ever had at Graveling point. I was using clams as bait, as soon as I put the bait out I had to reel it in. It was great !
~Harold Eddy

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:34pm  
If you can dress for Winter weather type fishing, then you may be prepared to fish Graveling Point and Pebble Beach tonight. Howling winds and damp conditions and temperatures in the lower forties will wear down even the prepared anglers. Best part of it, the catching is worth it! Anglers continue to pull a mix of stripers blues and drum. I do have to lean to the high incoming tides as being the most productive time to be there.

Sea Ya

Monday, April 22, 2013 /\/\/\ 8:33am  
Saturday and Sundays two late afternoon high tides have been very productive for anglers fishing the Graveling Point and Pebble Beach areas. It's been busy with everyone catching something. We have a triple play rolling with never knowing weather your next fish is likely going to be; possibilities are: a striper, black drum or a bluefish. The blues are ranging from two to ten pounds. The common drum are about twenty pounds with the big drum so far just over thirty. The bass are coming in from eight inches to a rare encounter with a forty incher.
This evening would be a good night to be there.

Sea Ya

Sunday, April 21, 2013 /\/\/\ 4:00pm  
Today's report basically the same as the last few days activity wise, except that it was nicer in the morning, and got colder and windier as the day went on.

I cleaned out this report page today and filed the older 2012/2013 reports in the previous report section by month. This page should load faster now as a result! Sorry about that, just lost track of that particular update.

Sea Ya ~ MizMo

Name: Gene Wanckel
Boat Name: Reel Michene
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 04/19.2013
Location of Trip: Grassy Channel
Species Sought: Bluefish and Striper
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. S
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Mackeral
Secondary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
We got out on the water around 9am and made our way over to Grassy Channel..We anchored up close to the inlet with no luck and the water was moving very swiftly. We soon made a move up further in Grassy towards AC and our luck quickly changed. Wasn't five minutes after anchoring up that our first fish pulled our rods down and shredded our line...After a quick rig change it was back on again...Nice sized blues in the area of 3 to 5 lbs...Nice way to start the season. Our only regret was the weather quickly turned for the worse...Tight Linz everyone
~Gene Wanckel

Saturday, April 20, 2013 /\/\/\ 4:00pm  
Lots of small bass near Graveling Point area, and better fishing in the mouth of the river by boat. Lots of Perch up the river.

Bluefish reported in good numbers out in Grassy Channel. The first keeper bluefish from land was caught at Pebble Beach early this afternoon by Ken Chew, so congrats to him for winning our $100 gift certificate. More bluefish were also caught later in the afternoon.

Drum are still being reported in between striper catches at Graveling Point. Larger drum will probably be out in the deeper parts of Grassy Channel soon.

Tog are doing well at the wrecks outside.
Sea Ya ~Chris A.

Name: Fred Baldermann
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 04/18/13
Location of Trip: Graveling Point
Species Sought: Striper
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. Do not know info
Sea Conditions: Do not know info
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
one striper 29" 8lb ... other guys there landed 3 or 4 shorts
~Fred Baldermann

Thursday, April 18, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:35pm  
More good news came in today with a thirty pound Drumfish weighed in this morning. We still have plenty of reports off of Graveling Point talking about excellent Striper fishing, some more keeper size are being reported, but it's still mostly small fish. Inlet fishing for Stripers is also on the upswing. Some White Perch being caught off of Graveling Pt. as well, so it might be worth having a lighter tackle pole with smaller hooks and Bloodworms just to see if they are in the area when you are there. Tog fishing on the wrecks is still going strong if you can get out there.
Sea Ya ~Chris A.

Name: Craig kelley
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 4-14-13
Location of Trip:
Species Sought:
Time of Day Fished: Late Afternoon
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. W
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
29" striper and one. Larger got off 2 shorts.
~Craig kelley

Saturday, April 13, 2013 /\/\/\ 4:57pm  
Excellent news came back today from a couple customers who came back in the afternoon to let us know the report. Tons of little Stripers with one person on the boat just off the Graveling Point area saying every bait he had got used, and caught a Drumfish?!? That was a surprise, since the water is still kind of cold. Folks are catching mostly small Bass with some keepers, but it's like one out of every thirty fish is a keeper. Some White Perch being caught mixed in with the Bass. More Tog are being caught on the wrecks outside, along with the Drum at the Graveling Point area, mean that Inlet Striper fishing is soon going to be Hot!! (and with bigger fish). So anyone with boats in the water, grab your clams and chum and get going.
Sea Ya ~Chris A

Thursday, April 11, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:18pm  
Well today with the wind blowing so hard it scared most people away, but we still had good numbers of reports coming back to us. Graveling pt, Pebble Beach area still had good numbers of fish, mostly small Bass but from the word of mouth the average fish is getting bigger. We even had some White Perch caught which is always good. We had another customer come in and talk about Bluefish?!? on small diamond jigs so it's worth a shot to try. We are also getting to the time where Stripers should be in the inlet so anyone with boats this weekend, give it a shot. We should have plenty of Clams and Bloodworms for the weekend.
Sea Ya ~ Chris A.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 /\/\/\ 4:58pm  
Hello, everyone. Well, today proved that fishing is starting to turn on at the mouth of the Mullica. With more people walking in the store that are going by boat there seems to be schoolie stripers up and around misc places like Oyster Point, Deep Point, the Cuts, Bowengers Creek, and Graveling Point. With more reports in the river and pictures on the phones, there is much more action in little holes further up river.

A few people are starting to fish the inlet area for bass and blues, there are a few bluefish reported, nothing confirmed and we still have the $100.00 Scott's B&T gift certificate for the first bluefish caught at Graveling Point from land. We have Bloodworms, and Clams: fresh, frozen, and salted.

For any of you wreck anglers going Tog fishing, all I can say is GO! A good friend of Scott came in this morning with pictures of some of the biggest Tog we have ever seen, in big numbers too. When you start throwing back 8lb tog, it's a good day. And yes we have green crabs. With warmer weather all next week mostly in the mid 60's and sunny, we are expecting a great kick start to some good fishing.
Sea Ya ~Chris A.

Name: Larry Hrebiniak
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 04/04/13
Location of Trip: Gravelling Point
Species Sought: Stripers
Time of Day Fished: Early Afternoon
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 20-30 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Bloodworms
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
In a howling, cold wind pushing a strong incoming tide, I caught two bass and lost a third fish. One was a keeper--32 inches and heavy--a solid fish. The other caught fish was 26 inches, a beauty but a throwback.Warmer weather should get things going full speed.
~Larry Hrebiniak

Thursday, April 4, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:10pm  
A couple of keepers and some throwbacks around 3:30-4:00pm today at Graveling, incoming tide.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo

Wedsnesday, April 3, 2013 /\/\/\ 5:00pm  
There was a blitz of striper activity on Monday, mostly shorts. No blueclaws reported yet. Water temp. around 45°. The last couple of days there was a cold snap, and things slowed down again. Forecast for the rest of the week looks to be a bit warmer, so things should be picking up again.
Sea Ya ~ MizMo