Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association June 25 Report

2014-06-25 08:59:35
Beach Haven, New Jersey - Saltwater Fishing Report
Atlantic Ocean

The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have recently been showing that there is excellent fishing in the bay waters around Beach Haven, on the inshore wrecks and reef sites, and even offshore.

Captain George Finck of"Sparetime" Charters took Joe Delago and his three sons out for a day on thebay. The weather cooperated as the anglers had a nice catch of fluke and bluefish with the largest fluke stretching out to a full 22-inches in length.

Captain Carl Sheppard reports that Captain Vic Bertotti ran the "Star Fish" and had some nice catches of black sea bass on the wrecks in addition to some nice fluke in the inlet. Captain Carl had a group on the "Star Fish" and found unlimited 3-pound bluefish in theinlet. Once the anglers tired of reeling in the feisty blues, they started drifting for fluke. There were quite a few short fluke with some big ones which produced fillet almost 2-inches thick. On Sunday the McIlvaine family from Philadelphia fished on the "Star Fish" and bailed the fluke. The youngest angler, only 5 months old, caught her first fluke on the trip.

Captain Bob Gerkens on the"Hot Tuna" had George Penna, Bob Lebevre, Pete Nork, Nick DiPano, and Dante Soriente out on a sharking trip with him. While chumming for sharks, this experienced crew caught two brown sharks and heard on the radio about a bluefin tuna bite about 20 miles away. Captain Bob decided to pick up and head that way. Almost immediately upon starting the troll, they were greeted with 7 rods going down. This turned out to be some big bluefish. In the same general location were schools of bluefin tuna, and in the 2.5 hours they worked that area they caught 11 bluefin and at least 30 large bluefish to 15-pounds.

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Fish Species: Fluke, bluefin tuna, black sea bass, bluefish, shark
Bait Used: Spearing, squid
Tackle Used: Trolling gear, bottom gear
Method Used: Trolling and drifting
Water Depth: Varied
Water Temperature: 68
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Speed: 10-15

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.

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