November 15 Report

The long awaited arrival of the mass of striped bass has finally arrived off Beach Haven. The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been scoring near the north end of Long Beach Island, and recent days have brought some good catches closer to home including fish up to 48-pounds. With the fish still ranging pretty far to the north, the action should be good for some time yet.


Captain Ray Lopez had a group of six anglers including Gary Reitmann, Zack Reitmann, Doug Edan, John Senker, John Senker Jr. and Mark Senker out for a day of striper fishing on the “Miss Liane.” The boat headed north of Barnegat Inlet and began trolling. No sooner were the lines in the water that they had a fish on. According to mate Max Goldman the group had fish on throughout the trip.


When it came time to stop for the day, there were six large bass in the fish box weighing up to 35-pounds. The proudest angler was probably 13 year old Zach Reitmann who caught his very first striper. Zach is one of the members of the Junior Mate Program from the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. Assisting Captain Ray on the trip was mate Max Goldman.