Striper Season Ends In Beach Haven

2013-12-05 11:53:01
Beach Haven, New Jersey - Saltwater Fishing Report
Inshore ocean

It is starting to look like the 2013 fishing season in Beach Haven waters for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association is coming to an end. After waiting for many weeks for the striped bass to arrive, a sudden drop in air and water temperatures put the brakes on what was a nice 2-week run on stripers. As a result most of the area captains are putting their boats away for the winter and thinking about the 2014 fishing season already.

Captain John Lewis returned to chartering fulltime on the "Insatiable" this year after several years of splitting his time between chartering and running a boat for a private individual. Captain John declared this year as a decent one after Hurricane Sandy and a poor spring got things off to a slow start.

Captain Lindsay Fuller is keeping the "June Bug" in Forked River for the first time this year after many years in North Carolina. Captain John Koegler has run the "Pop's Pride up the Delaware River to a spot above Philadelphia close to his winter home where he can keep a close eye on the craft.

Captain Fran Verdi had the "Francesca Marie" out fishing for stripers right to the point that they stopped biting completely. He says that he intends to have the "Francesca Marie" ready for the start of striper season in March, 2014.

At this time the captains and crews of all of the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Association wish to wish everyone a healthy and enjoyable holiday season and great start to the New Year.

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Fish Species: Striped Bass
Bait Used: Non
Tackle Used: Trolling gear umbrella lures and bunker spoons
Method Used: Trolling
Water Depth: 20-65
Water Temperature: 41
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Speed: 10-20

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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