Current Beach Haven Fishing ActionJune 23, 2016
As the summer of 2016 formally arrives in Beach Haven, the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association continually adjust their fishing destinations based upon what is in season and what is available.
The striped bass bite in the ocean appears to be pretty much over as the water continues to warm, and the linesiders move on up the coast to New England for the summer months. The BHCFA captains left the black sea bass biting on the inshore wrecks and artificial reefs as the legal season has stopped for a period of time.
Picking up the slack in an increased bite from summer flounder, or fluke as they are more commonly called around Beach Haven. The slime grass in the bay waters has dissipated with the warmer waters, and more fluke are finding their way to bait. While most of these fish are in bay waters, an increased bite in the surf waters of Long Beach Island indicates they are in the ocean also.
The offshore waters have been producing some nice catches of sharks and tuna. There are brown, mako, and thresher sharks around, and some solid bluefin tuna have been brought back to the dock.
Captain Ray Lopez had the Waretown Fishing Club out on the “Miss Liane” for a fun filled day of fishing. With some thunder storm warnings advised, the vessel stopped at a local wreck to fill the boat. Although the fish were small, the fishermen managed to boat 5 keeper sea bass. The next day the Lathchford party boarded the “Miss Liane” looking for the last of the Striper bite. Although there was no luck with the Stripers, the sea bass saved the day on a local reef.
Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.net.