Beach Haven AFter HermineSeptember 08, 2016
Like other residents of the New Jersey shore, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are getting back to normal after several days of being affected by Hermine (Disturbance, Tropical Storm, Hurricane)
The advance weather conditions promoted the storm’s arrival as one that could possibly cause large scale damage. Fortunately, most of the predictions were incorrect, and the storm passed, and stayed a while, quite a few miles offshore.
The winds and high seas did make trips into the ocean a poor proposition, and most captains stayed around the house taking care of chores that needed to be done. Now that the effects of Hermine are just a memory, it is time to get back to fishing.
Captain John Lewis hopes to have the anglers on the “Insatiable” back continuing with the “phenomenal” fluke fishing that was going on before the blow. Before the storm made things really difficult, he was catching fish in the inlet and back bay waters. Captain John noted that fluke, bluefish, black sea bass, kingfish, and some blowfish kept his charters busy and happy.
With the calendar showing mid-September already, the offshore tuna bite should be getting into high gear. In the days before the ocean kicked up, there were positive reports in the canyons of yellowfin tuna along with large numbers of mahi-mahi around. Hopefully, these fish had no trouble riding out the storm and are there for the BHCFA captains to take advantage of.
Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.net