Fishing Follows Northeaster In Beach Haven
<p>After a week of strong northeast winds and large ocean swells, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are looking forward to milder breezes and more summerlike weather. As the last of the winds left the area, some of the boats managed to put together some decent catches.
Captain Carl Sheppard on the "Star Fish" fished three days last weekend and managed to find some keeper black sea bass along with a 5-foot brown shark while fishing offshore. He also picked up some bluefish on the troll along with some fluke while drifting in the back bay waters.
The head boat "Miss Beach Haven" did some bottom fishing over the weekend and battled the conditions to put some nice sea bass on the deck. The pool winner on Saturday was a 3.5-pound sea bass. On Sunday they looked for summer flounder and found some with sea bass mixed in. Tommy Hook took top honors with a fat fluke. On a pair of trips before the northeaster arrived, pool winners included Mike from Tabernacle with a 4-pound sea bass and John Cheeseman with a 4.5-pound fluke. Mate Sal Rosa says the "Miss Beach Haven" is already signing up anglers for their open boat tuna trips in the fall. Some of the dates are already sold out.
Additional information on the association can be found at www.BHCFA.com or by calling 877-524-2423.
About The Author: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
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.