Beach Haven Fishing On FireOctober 27, 2016
The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are excited. The run of poor weather has finally abated, and the air temperatures have now dropped to fall-like levels. As a result, the striped bass run has begun to complement the re-opening of the black sea bass season and the continued action on tuna in the canyons.
Both the inshore wrecks and reefs along with those further out in the ocean are loaded with black sea bass. These fish have not been in season for a few months, and they are ready to be caught. Boats hitting ocean structure are finding big humpback sea bass along with some nice sized porgies.
Now that ocean conditions have finally turned favorable, boats have been making their way to the canyons and returning with some decent yellowfin tuna and good numbers of mahi-mahi. Captain Lindsay Fuller of the “June Bug” has plans to make a run out this weekend to see what he can entice to his trolling spread.
There have been good reports of striped bass in the ocean in the northern portions of New Jersey, and these fish are beginning to show their noses off Beach Haven. The first catches of fish have been big ones with a good number over 40-pounds hitting trolled lures. Right now the best action has been on trolled bunker spoons along with Mojo’s. If a captain happens to find birds working over a school of bunker, he stands a good chance of picking some bass up via snag and drop.
Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.net.