Stripers Coming To Beach Haven

2013-10-30 07:30:25
Beach Haven, New Jersey - Saltwater Fishing Report
Inshore ocean

Beach Haven is starting to see the arrival of the big striped bass from the north, and the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are ready to get in on some of the action.

After a warm fall, the water temperatures have finally gotten into the 50's and with each degree drop, the bass action gets closer. The Sea Shell Motel in Beach Haven held its annual Striped Bass Tournament last weekend, and quite a few big bass were entered topped by a 40-pounder. Right now the bulk of the fish are being caught on the troll, but the fish should be coming closer to shore in a matter of days.

The tuna bite is still strong in the offshore canyons, and when boats are able to make the trip out, they have been doing very well. The Hudson Canyon is especially hot right now.

Although fluke and black sea bass are not in season, the inshore wrecks and reefs are still giving up some good numbers of porgies, blackfish, ling, and even some tinker mackerel. The 2013 fishing season is far from being over.

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Fish Species: Striped Bass
Bait Used: Clams
Tackle Used: Also trolling gear
Method Used: Anchored with clam chum and trolling
Water Depth: Varied
Water Temperature: 58
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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