Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association

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Latest Beach Haven Fishing Action

July 28, 2016

The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been keeping their parties happy lately with a nice selection of fish. While the fish are not always large, the action has been steady enough to please the anglers.

Captain Carl Sheppard on the “Star Fish” had a party recently which experienced some real variety. First they found some small fish in the back bay consisting of small black bass, sea robins and smooth dog fish. At the turn of the tide, some weakfish rose to the bait. They seemed to prefer gulp or small pieces of squid. As Captain Carl moved toward the ocean with the flood tide, he found both herring and cocktail bluefish on the bars right close to the breaking water of the inlet. He managed to find some small fluke on the open bottom in the ocean and on the artificial reef where he also found some short sea bass. Another trip on the “Star Fish” with Captain Tom Masterson and Mate Marlyn Graham the Barth family picked up 20 small fluke in the inlet along with some nice kingfish. In the afternoon, Captain Carl and Mate Marlyn Mike had the Dr. Brian Wilonski’s family of 10 from Princeton out. The youngsters had a ball catching 3 keeper porgies and a mess of throwback black sea bass.

Captain Gary Dugan of the “Irish Jig” has been exploring different wrecks with success His anglers have been busy reeling in fish and taking fish home for the table. He expects fluke fishing to pick up soon, and he has been exploring different areas. He has some inshore night trips for shark scheduled and is optimistic about them.

Captain Fran Verdi of the “Francesca Marie” reports he has been busy fishing and finding that it has been taking work to put together some decent catches.

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