Beach Haven Offshore ReportJuly 20, 2017
While the inshore fishing action in the Beach Haven area is continuing on a steady pace, the offshore action for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association is not only strong but continually improving.
Captain Dan Skrzat had a crew of eager anglers out on the “Mighty Quinn” fishing right around the 30-line. They boated five bluefin tuna, keeping only the two largest ones. They also caught a 20-poun mahi and pulled the hook on a very large yellowfin tuna right at the boat. Captain Dan says he wishes the yellowfin bite was like this every year.
Captain Ray Lopez has been finding his share of big game fish on the “Miss Liane.” Last Saturday he had an offshore trip which had a knockdown from a tuna but could not land the fish. His party did manage to return with two very nice mahi. On Monday, Captain Ray tried an inshore trolling trip. Even before they could get all of the lines out they had mahi on. Throughout the trip a pair of 150-pound sharks were caught, bonita, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and mahi. At one point, all seven lines were hooked up at once.
Over the weekend the “Hot Tuna” and Captain Bob Gerkens fished the War at the Shore Tournament on behalf of its club the Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club. Captain Bob put in a very good showing to lead the club results. The event was a five-way club event in honor of Parker Nork, a junior angler who passed away last winter. To honor Parker, 20% of the total Calcutta entries was donated in Parker's name to a charity for Childhood Leukemia Research. Captain Bob fished the last day of the 4-day event and despite a slow pick, boated a pair of 50-pound plus yellowfin tuna and an 11-pound Mahi. The tuna won the port Calcutta and overall second place tuna and first place mahi.
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