Beach Haven Captains Look For Calm Seas

2017-09-28 11:47:14
Beach Haven, New Jersey - Saltwater Fishing Report
20 Fathom Line

Hurricanes Jose and Maria have spared the Beach Haven area with any type of direct hit. However, some stiff winds and very high seas from those storms have put the damper on any type of consistent fishing action for the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association.

 

Despite the closure of summer flounder and black sea bass seasons, the artificial reefs and other inshore structure have produced some strong fishing when the boats have been able to get out. There are good numbers of blackfish (tautog), porgies, triggerfish, and small bluefish there  to supply some good fish dinners.

 

Captain Carl Sheppard managed to slip in an excellent day of fishing offshore with a bachelor party hosted by Joe Gratten of Fairless Hills, Pa. Captain Carl spent a full day trolling down the 20-Fathon line off Beach Haven where he managed to find a good number of mahi-mahi, little tunny, and bonito to liven up the party atmosphere. Not only did the celebrating anglers have a great time, they returned to the dock with an abundant supply of fish fillets.

 

A prediction of an approaching cold front has the captains starting to think about the arrival of striped bass. A goodly number of bass, mostly shorts, have been caught in the local bay waters by anglers plugging the sodbanks. With the abundance of bait around, bass action may be opening up very soon.

 

Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.net.

 

 

Fish Species: Mahi, little tunny, bonito
Bait Used: Artificial lures
Tackle Used: Medium weight trolling gear
Method Used: Trolling
Water Depth: Varied
Water Temperature: 74
Wind Direction: NE
Wind Speed: 20-30

About The Author: Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Company: Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association

Area Reporting: Beach Haven-bay and ocean

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