Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association November 12 Report

2014-11-12 12:13:12
Beach Haven, New Jersey - Saltwater Fishing Report
Inshore ocean

This is fall at the New Jersey shore, and that means the striped bass are on the scene. The boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been bending rods with some of these big bass.

Captain Fran Verdi has gotten the "Francesca Marie" into the thick of the striped bass action. He made a trip out of Barnegat Inlet, and reports the action was worth the trip. He found the water filled with bunker along with many boats nagging and dropping bunker. Captain Fran made the decision to try drifting live spot around the bunker pods, and they produced in a big way. He made three drifts around three bunker pods and ended up with a 35-inch and a 40-inch bass. He says that "If you want to bass fish now is the time to go."

After a long period of trials and tribulations, Captain Lindsey Fuller has the "June Bug" back in the water and ready to go. A long series of delays caused by Superstorm Sandy and difficulties with insurance companies kept the "June Bug" from time on the water. The final phase of the work was done at Viking in New Gretna, and Captain Lindsey termed the technicians there "real pros." He is now putting the boat through its paces and getting acclimated to the brand new electronics.

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Fish Species: Striped bass
Bait Used: Live spot and live bunker
Tackle Used: Mediumspinners with bait runner reels
Method Used: Live lining bait
Water Depth: 15-55
Water Temperature: 54
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Speed: 5-10

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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