Fishing Reports by Guide Jim Hutchinson Sr.

About The Author:

Company: Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association

Area Reporting: Beach Haven-bay and ocean

Bio: I am a writer who will assemble the weekly reports for the association and submit them.

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Beach Haven Captains Are Busy (6/13/2013)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been busy getting their boats ready, running them up from winter storage, and fishing. They are now preparing for their Junior Mates Classes.
Beach Haven Fishing Report (6/08/2013)
[Beach Haven,NJ] It is hard to get a read on the fishing situation as there are not many anglers fishing in the Beach Haven area right now. When the boats get out to the inshore reefs and wrecks they are doing well.
Nice Weather Sparks Beach Haven Fishing (6/01/2013)
[Beach Haven,NJ] A return to nicer weather has improved the local fishing action. It also means the boats can get out and fish.
Storms Slow Beach Haven Fishing (5/25/2013)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Stormy weather is keeping the b oats of Beach Haven close to home. Unfortunately, there are several choices of good fishing action if the boats can get out.
Beach Haven Fishing Heats Up (5/16/2013)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The action on striped bass and bluefish remains strong in the Beach Haven area. With the summer flounder and black sea bass seasons set to open, the fish will be red hot.
Beach Haven Fishing Keeps Improving (5/08/2013)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Despite some strong winds that kept boats in the bay, the action on bluefish and black drum improved. Striper action slowed a little.
Beach Haven Captains Ready For 2013 Season (5/02/2013)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The captains of the Beach haven Charter Fishing Association are ready for what looks to be a strong fishing season this summer. Already spring fishing is off to a good start.
Beach Haven Captains Survive Hurricane Sandy (2/11/2013)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The captains in the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are making the final preparations for the 2013 fishing season. Despite some terrible destruction to the area, Long Beach Island has risen up and is ready to go.
Beach Haven Fishing Slows For Winter (12/02/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] After the disastrous effects of Hurricane Sandy and the dropping of the water temperatgures, the fishing in the Beach Haven area has slowed down.
Beach Haven Captains Ready To Sail (11/21/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] AFter being on the sidelines since Hurricane Sandy, some of the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are ready to fish.
Beach Haven Captains Still Grounded From Sandy (11/15/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been unable to fish since Hurricane Sandy. There are several reasons for this lack of fishing, but the stripers are here.
Beach Haven Captains Survive Storm (11/09/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Despite widespread destruction in the Beach Haven area, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association managed to get through the storm with only minor damage to their boats. While some captains will call it a year, some are still planning some fishing trips when conditions settle down.
Beach Haven Captains Await Sandy (10/29/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] There will be no fishing in Beach Haven for a few days. The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have made their preparations and are prepared to wait out the storm.
Beach Haven Captains Eye Hurricane Sandy (10/24/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Striped bass fishing has been slow in the Beach Haven area as the fish have not yet arrived in force. Now the captains are watching the approach of Hurricane Sandy with apprehension.
Fishing Between The Storms In Beach Haven (10/17/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Strong winds have made fishing difficult in the Beach Haven area, especially in the ocean. When the winds have subsided a little, the fishing has been decent.
Summer Turning Into Fall In Beach Haven (10/10/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are changing their targets from summer species to fall species. The big bluefish and striped bass should be arriving soon.
Red Hot Sea Bass Action In Beach Haven (10/03/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The fluke season has ended in Beach Haven, but there are plenty of large black sea bass around to take up the slack. Limit catches are common for the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association.
Storms Slow Beach Haven Fishing (9/26/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Recent storms and strong winds have slowed the fishing bite in Beach Haven. Both inshore and offshore anglers are looking for improvement.
Beach Haven Fishing Strong Inshore and Offshore (9/19/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The fluke bite remains strong in Beach Haven as the season winds to an end. Offshore the bite is varied with both the chunking and trolling producing at times.
Beach Haven Captains Target Fluke (9/12/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] As the New Jersey summer flounder season nears its end, the fluke fishing is the best of the year. The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are gearing up to make the last couple of weeks memorable ones.
Beach Havne Fishing Springs Surprises (9/04/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The fishing has been very good in Beach Haven REcently even if some trips did not end up as expected. The boats all came back with satisfied anglers.
Beach Haven Inshore Fishing Still Strong (8/29/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The inshore wrecks and artificial reefs around Beach Haven are still producing good numbers of fluke and sea bass. Seasons will be changing soon so anglers must be aware of them.
Big Fishing Week In Beach Haven (8/21/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association found good fishing both offshore and on the inshore reefs. It was topped by a 199 pound bigeye tuna.
Beach Haven Inshore Fishing Comes Alive (8/15/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] After a period of slow bottom fishing, the inshore wreck and reef fishing off Beach Haven has shown great improvement. Big fluke and sea bass lead the way.
Summer Fishing Is Hot In Beach Haven (8/07/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The fishing in Beach Haven has heated up for the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. Both the offshore trips and inshore are producing big catches.
Beach Haven Offshore Report (8/02/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Although they were difficult to find, there was some good fishing for yellowfin tuna in Beach Haven last weekend. It made for decent fishing in the White Marlin Trn. at the Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club.
Beach Haven Fishing Back To Normal (7/24/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Recent hot weather and northeast storms have slowed fishing down in Beach Haven. Now that the weather has settled down, the BHCFA believes the fishing will be good.
Beach Haven Offshore Fishing Lights Up (7/18/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] More boats from Beach Haven are finding it worthwhile to make the trip to the canyons for tuna, sharks, and mahi-mahi. Meanwhile the inshore artificial reefs are producing also.
Beach Haven Fishing Having Its Ups and Downs (7/10/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Hot weather and thunderstorms seem to have affected the inshore fishing as the fluke bite has slowed. Offshore the tuna bite is strong.
Beach Haven Boats Fish Around Storms (7/04/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Violent thunderstorms have been wracking the Beach Haven area for the past week or so. When the storms let up, the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are finding some good fishing.
Summer Fishing Heats Up In Beach Haven (6/27/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Despite some recent lousy weather the fishing for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter fishing Association has gotten much better. Bother the inshore and offshore boats are catching fish.
Fishing Follows Northeaster In Beach Haven (6/20/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] A strong northeaster made fishing very difficult in Beach Haven for several days. As the storm gradually left, the bottom fishing picked right up.
Beach Haven Fishing Shows Wide Variety (6/13/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Not only is the fishing decent in Beach Haven right now, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are finding a wide variety of fish. The fish range from 2-pound sea bass to 200-pound sharks.
Big Mako Caught In Beach Haven (6/06/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] A Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association boat, "Pop's Pride" battled stormy weather to boat and take home a 139-pound mako shark.
Bottom Fishing Hot In Beach Haven (5/30/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Warmer water temperatures have turned on the black sea bass bite in the ocean off Beach Haven. The summer flounder action in the bay is improving also.
Memorial Day Looks Good In Beach Haven (5/23/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The weather is improving in Beach Haven which should help the fishing action. When the water temperatures rise a little, the bite should get better.
Beach Haven Boats Ready For Summer (5/16/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are putting the final touches on their boats for a summer of fishing.
Beach Haven Sees Slow Start To Fluke Season (5/09/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Cool water temperatures have slowed the appetites of summer flounder. Schools of striped bass are still around.
Fluke Coming To Beach Haven (5/02/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Tauton season has ended, but summer flounder season is coming May 5 for the captains of the ?Beach haven Charter Fishing Association. Meanswhile, the striped bass bite remains strong.
BHCFA Captains Ready For May (4/25/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The striper bite in the Beach Haven area has slowed, but the captains of the BHCFA are still fishing and preparing for the start of the summer flounder season.
Beach Haven Captains Catching Fish (4/19/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are getting ready for a strong 2012 season. They have already made some good catches.
Beach Haven Captains Prepare For 2012 (3/12/2012)
[Beach Haven,NJ] As the air and water temperatures rise, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are getting their boats ready for the new season. Early indications point to a good season.
Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association Slamming Stripers (11/30/2011)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The red hot bite off Beach Haven for striped bass continued into Thanksgiving. It has slowed a bit, but is still very good.
Striper Action Strong In Beach Haven (11/23/2011)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The striped bass action in the ocean off Beach Haven has been very good for two weeks. The boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been doing very well.
Beach Haven Striper Action Is Epic (11/16/2011)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Some large schools of good sized striped bass have arrived in Beach Haven waters. The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have done well when weather permits.
Beach Haven Fishing Turns On (11/09/2011)
[Beach Haven,NJ] The striped bass bite in Beach Haven has dramatically improved. In addition, with the black sea bass season reopening, that action is good.
Stripers Arrive In Beach Haven (11/03/2011)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Some cooler weather has brought an influx of striped bass to Beach Haven. They are bein caught with live baits while drifting and anchored up with clam chum.
Beach Haven Captains Looking Forward To November (10/25/2011)
[Beach Haven,NJ] With the black sea bass season re-opening and the water cooling down for stripers, fishing is looking good in Beach Haven. The daily limit on blackfish will be rising soon also.
Beach Haven Captains Seek Striped Bass (10/18/2011)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Bad wether has slowed the fishing in Beach Haven. Anglers are looking for striped bass but the water is too warm yet.
Indian Summer Heats Up Beach Haven Fishing (10/11/2011)
[Beach Haven,NJ] Warm weather and gentle breezes made the ocean very fishable last weekend for the boats of the BHCFA. The captains scored well both offshore and inshore.
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