NJ Fishing Report: June 7- 14


 North Jersey:

Fisher Price IV  Atlantic Highlands, NJ :

Captain Derek Bielitz “Striper Fishing has been good this past week. We have been catching our fish on live bunkers and trolling spoons. Fish have been ranging from 20-48 lbs this week. I expect this fishing to last a few more weeks. anyone is interested in getting in on the striped bass fishing, give us a call at 732-861-3394 or email Captderek1@yahoo.com.”


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FISH STIX  Laurence Harbor, NJ / Shark River Inlet, NJ:

Despite some tough weather days this week when Fish Stix has been on the water they have been doing great with ocean going stripers including what Captain Kris called “Truly Epic” striper fishing yesterday with fish readily taking top water lures.Call or text Captain Kris to get on. 732-312-6878


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Parker Petes Sportfishing Belmar, NJ

Captain Pete Sykes is continuously putting big fish on the deck these days many of which are in the 40lb range. There is only maybe a few more weeks to get a chance to tangle with one of these big fish and Captain Pete is running AM and PM trips daily. To inquire about a charter or open boat call Pete at (732) 496-5028



Pura Vida Sportfishing  Cape May, NJ

Captain Phil has been putting limit after limit of quality seabass while he still can in this short season and he also will hopefully put together his first Tuna trip of this season with deepwater fluke being just around the corner as well. To inquire about open boats or charters Call Phil at 856-834-4170 or email captphil@pvfishingcharter.com



Time Out Charters Absecon, Nj

Captain Scott Newhall  “The improvement in fluke fishing in the area was somewhat curtailed by the heavy winds that surrounded thunderstorms early in the area that had wind gusts to 70mph.  Amazingly, the summer flounder continued to bite and anglers could put a catch together; however, not as good as last weekend’s surge.  We are are looking forward to some consistency and even as I type this, the wind is gusting to 35mph.   Striped bass are around and continue to be taken on Bluewater Candy Mojos and Tony Maja Spoons.  They are migrating north so anglers are best to take their shots at them over the next week or two if they want a cow.  Black Drum are in the Brigantine surf line and add flavor to what’s available.  Clams and incoming tide have been best for them.  Seabass are chewing on offshore structure and shark guys have blues, threshers and makos to dream about from 20 miles out to the canyons.  If the wind and weather falls into a nice pattern, one can expect solid fishing to take place” To book a charter or check availability with Captain Scott call 609-385-3729



Stalker Fishing Charters  Cape May, NJ

Captain Skip Jastremski “Stalker II has been held at the dock with strong NW winds this past week. But on our skiff we have Been producing some great backwater fluke fishing! Fluke to 6.5lbs have been boat on recent trips and about 30-50 throwbacks are not uncommon! Weakfish have also shown their faces recently in the 2-6lb range. With a nice week of weather ahead…we should be back out on the big boat for some Deepwater fluke fishing. Give me a all. 609-972-5218 Ps. MagicTail Bucktails have been doing the trick!!!

Today 6/14 Skip added that he ran his first deepwater fluke  trip with great success with 24 keepers hitting the deck!



Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association Report:

The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been finding good action on black sea bass on area wrecks and reefs. With that fishery closing shortly, they plan on working the inshore fluke grounds and heading offshore for tuna.


Captain Bill Kaiser had the “Tuna Sue” out recently to the Lemke’s Canyon looking for tuna. He was able to locate some bluefin tuna, but unfortunately there were giant gator bluefish also in the water. The blues tore up a lot of tackle and made it impossible to get down to the bluefin. He ran to the Claw where he found more bluefin but also big blues that made fishing nearly impossible. There were some small mako and blue sharks on top of the water, and his group was able to have some fun with them.


Captain Gary Dugan has been doing some successful wreck fishing on the “Irish Jig.” One day his group picked up some nice sea bass for the cooler along with some blackfish that had to be returned. They moved into the bay for fluke and managed one 18-inch keeper along with some throwbacks. Another day Captain Gary had steady action while wreck fishing Friday with 75-80 fish, but only a few nice fish made the box including a very nice ling. He moved inside and trolled for stripers and had 2 knock downs but nothing hooked up. He has also picked up some bluefish in the bay.


Captain Fran Verdi has been finding some nice life while fishing various wrecks on the “Francesca Marie. He had the John Hufnagle crew out on 5 wrecks in 65-80 feet of water and found action on all of them. The group had over 80 fish that day and was able to put 40 sea bass in the box.  Most of the fish were the 13-15 inch range, but a few were over 17-inces. With the sea bass season closing on June 19, Captain Fran is putting his time in on them. He has heard of striper action to the north, and plans to sail for fluke and tuna when the sea bass ends.


One thought on “NJ Fishing Report: June 7- 14

  1. Joe June 19, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Great site, we be visiting often. Thanks


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