Beach Haven Junior Mates ShineAugust 25, 2016
The 2016 John Koegler Memorial Fishing Tournament for the Junior Mates of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association was a major success. Everyone involved caught fish on the four boats participating. The boats participating were the “Reel Determined,” the “Star Fish,” the “Insatiable,” and the “Francesca Marie.” In addition to a good number of fluke ending up in the box, a small mahi and a bonito were also caught. The boats fished south of Little Egg Inlet in 65-feet of water.
Captain Carl Sheppard reports the “Star Fish” has run trips morning and afternoon every day this week and caught fish on every trip despite some unpleasant weather mid-week. He already has plans to fish right into December.
Captain John Lewis reports the “Insatiable” found hot fishing this past week with most of his 7 trips landing double digit catches. He has found that the fish seem to be moving around, and he has been relying on other captains of the BHCFA for their tips on where the daily bites are occurring.
Captain Lindsay Fuller reports he has fished the “June Bug” inshore several times earlier this week on the Garden State South, Little Egg, and Atlantic City artificial reef sites. The action is good with a plethora of short fluke. On one trip his anglers landed a houndfish and a Spanish mackerel. He also had an offshore trip to the Wilmington Canyon. He left at midnight and began fishing at the 100 Tip about 4am. Despite lots of bait on the machine, the action was slow. He picked up a 6-inch yellowfin tuna which was released back to his mother. He heard of only one white marlin being raised by the boats in the area. He reports the water temperatures were steady at 79-80 and the water color was greenish blue.
Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.net