Beach Haven Fishging Continues Strong

2013-07-31 21:34:25
Beach Haven, New Jersey - Saltwater Fishing Report
Ocean inshore reefs and canyons

The summer flounder action in the Beach Haven area is starting to come together for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. When you combine that inshore action with some torrid offshore catches, you can say the best fishing of the summer has arrived.

The fluke are making their annual migratory move from the bay waters into the ocean, and that means the inshore structure including the artificial reefs are starting to give up some big fish.

Captain George Finck of "Sparetime Charters" was Canyon fishing with Jerry Gambino , Tom , Tom Jr. ,and Tim Baggs recently. They encountered smooth waters and some fine action at the offshore canyons. The highlight of the trip was a 150-bigeye tuna accompanied by a nice catch of smaller yellowfin tuna.

Captain John Lewis of the boat "Insatiable" recently had the Delia brothers out in flounder fishing in the ICW. Captain John report s constant action, but the fish were undersized. The waters closer to the inlet, however, have been producing some larger fluke. He had the Freedman family out and 8-year old Caroline taught here big brothers how the fishing works. She not only got the most keepers but also boated a sea robin the size of a small dog. Captain John reports the off shore fishing continues to improve with yellowfin, bluefin, and bigeye tuna all now within reasonable range of Little Egg Inlet. There are also some wahoo, white and blue marlin, and mahi-mahi in the mix.

Captain Fran Verdi of the "Francesca Marie" has found a good variety of keeper fish at the inshore reefs including black sea bass, ling, and fluke.

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Fish Species: Fluke, sea bass, tuna
Bait Used: Spearing, squid, trolling lures
Tackle Used: Light bottom gear and big game trolling outfits
Method Used: Drifting over the reefs and trolling in the canyons
Water Depth: Varied
Water Temperature: 72
Wind Direction: SE
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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