November 16 Association Report

The schools of striped bass have finally traveled far enough south for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association to get in on the action, and several of the captains did an excellent job finding the fish. With the water finally cooled off, and large numbers of fish still to the north, this strong bite should continue into December.


Captain Ray Lopez had the “Miss Liane” out last weekend with Willard Zahler of Bluffton, SC, and the John Senker group from Waretown aboard. The anglers enjoyed a fantastic day on the water. In total the group managed to boat three beautiful striped bass with the largest weighing 30-pounds. The group did their fishing north of Barnegat Inlet.


Also finding some big striped bass last weekend was Captain Fran Verdi on the “Francesca Marie.” His group was four for four on fish with a 36-incher, 2 42-inch fish, and the largest, one stretching out to 45-inches.


Captain Gary Dugan of the “Irish Jig” was another who traveled north after the bass. He had several fish on and managed to bring home a nice 42-inch fish.


Anglers who enjoy the thrill of catching a real sport fish like striped bass, should take advantage of this fishing in the next couple of weeks before they pass us by for their winter quarters.