As the summer moves along, the boats and captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are putting smiles on anglers young and old alike.
Captain Dave Kreines of the “Byte Me” reports weather has made things a bit challenging but his most recent three charters all caught fish. One day three youngsters with parents had a fun trip on fluke and dogfish. Then the Urgo family started with a slow drift, but once the water started moving brought in three good sized cownose rays along with a variety of other fish. The next trip also featured big cownose rays, one over 50-pounds along with some small fluke.
Captain Jonathan Kelly of “LBI Sportfishing” had the Ocean Yacht “Predator” out to the canyon. They didn’t find any tuna but came home with a six-man limit of blueline tile fish. Some of the tile fish were huge, approaching the New Jersey state record.
Captain Max Goldman of the “Starfish” reports quite a few trips recently with black sea bass and fluke going into the fish box. Many of the sea bass are on the small side but are around in good numbers. One trip this week had 5 keepers up to 17-inches. Captain Max adds the Starfish” has been putting smiles on family faces with its sunset cruises.
Captain Brett Taylor of Reel Reaction Sportfishing” reports the new moon and winds made fishing tougher. He ended the recent week with a total of 23 keepers caught on five 4-hour trips. He mentioned having a special guest aboard Bob Dodd’s regular weekly trip as Mari Fernandes was along with her son David. Mari worked for 10 years with Mother Theresa and the Missionaries of Charity. She and David caught their first ever fluke, a solid 5-pounder.
Captain Gary Dugan of the “Irish Jig” out of his Cape Horn Marina has been busy with his fishing charters and cruises aboard his new tiki boat. He reports the Jim Stone family kicking butt on a trip with 8 fluke, a ling, and many throwback sea bass. Hugh Brown was along for the ride to help fill the cooler.