BHCFA August 13 Report

2014-08-13 10:04:40
Beach Haven, New Jersey - Saltwater Fishing Report
Inshore and offshore ocean

Some outstanding catches by the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been accompanying a stretch of beautiful August weather in Beach Haven.

Captain George Finck of "Sparetime Charters" hit the reefs on Saturday with John and Cindy MacDonald. Captain George said "the ocean was friendly." They returned to the dock with a good catch of sea bass while also releasing many sea bass and short fluke. Captain George fished the reefs again on Sunday with the Esposito family. It was another beautiful day on the water, and they managed a couple of nice fluke and along with some sea bass. Short fish and sea robins and skates kept the anglers reeling in fish. On an overnight trip Captain George took the Ammerman and Lieb families to the canyon for some tuna fishing. They caught and released two white marlin, had two more break off, and caught many tuna. They released all the tuna except a couple for eating. There were many small tuna around, and pods of whales there that put on a show.

Captain Bob Gerkens and the "Hot Tuna" capped off a good week on Sunday as they limited out on yellowfin tuna with a total of 24 on a daytime chunking trip before heading in early. The largest was 80-pounds with several fish over 50. The split charter consisted of experienced anglers Chris Martin, Richard Brail, Dave Parhiaro, Kevin Brennan, Drew Colehower, and Adam Zakamarek. Dante Soriente worked the pit. Earlier in the week Captain Bob also reported on a successful canyon trip with the Jim Bruscia party.

The offshore tuna bite is as good as it gets right now.

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Fish Species: Fluke, black sea bass, white marlin, yellowfin tuna
Bait Used: Squid, Gulp, butterfish chunks
Tackle Used: Bottom and big game
Method Used: Drifting, chunking, trolling
Water Depth: Varied
Water Temperature: 73
Wind Direction: SE
Wind Speed: 4-6

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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