As winter rages and spring is still a month and a half away, a look at how some of the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association proves interesting.
Captain Alex Majewski of Light House Sportfishing may just be having the most interesting winter of all. Captain Alex is living a dream as a seasonal volunteer ranger at Everglades National Park in Florida. He is camping in his trailer there and reports he has been mostly freshwater fishing landing species such as large mouth bass and exotic species such as peacock bass, Mayan cichlids and Jaguar guapote.
Captain Alex is not the only captain to gravitate to the warm south. Captain Carl Sheppard has been spending time with Captain Max Goldman working on the “Starfish” getting ready for the upcoming inspections and servicing the fishing tackle. Right now, Captain Carl is vacationing at Marathon in the Florida Keys getting as much fishing time on the “Marathon Lady” as he can.
Meanwhile Captain Max has submitted his application to the USCG for a license upgrade to 50 GRT Masters.
Captain Steve Palmer and the “Jingles” crew has been spending time in Islamorada fishing and relaxing. He notes he got to spend time with Captain John Lewis of the “Insatiable.”
Captain Lewis spent January in the Florida Keys. The highlight of his trip was flying in a seaplane to the Dry Tortugas. He has also been preparing the new BHCFA brochure for 2022. The BHCFA added several new member captains including two former Junior Mates.
Captain Brett Taylor of Reel Reaction Charters has been busy installing new electronics, replacing non-working transducers, and installing LED light bars on both of his boats. He will be conducting seminars at the Edison and Atlantic City boat shows as well as working as Brand Ambassador for Pure Fishing representing both Penn and Berkley Gulp products at various venues.
Captain Jimmy Zavacki of the “Reel Determined” will be leaving Morrison’s Marina after 11 years and moving his boat to the Barnegat Light Yacht Basin for the 2022 season. Captain Jimmy says he is looking forward to running out of Barnegat Inlet and representing the BHCFA at the north end of LBI
Captain Gary Dugan of the “Irish Jig” has been busy preparing his new acquisition, Cape Horn Marina in Tuckerton, for the 2002 season. His new tiki barge is in the process of being built to add to his charter business. The “Irish Jig” is high and dry, awaiting prepping for the new fishing season.