Fisher Price IV Atlantic Highlands, NJ :
Captain Derek Bielitz “We saw some good to very good fluking this week with fish to 6 lbs coming into the boat. Saturday was our best trip of the season with the Paul Rubee charter boxing their limit by 11 am and continuing to release shorts and keepers till it was time to go. The charter wound up landing a total of 60 keepers to 6 lbs. We are available for fluke and tuna trips throughout the month of September, and are also taking charter reservations for the Fall bass and blackfish trips for the months of October, November, and December.” To inquire about charter availability or open boat call 732-861-3394 or email Captderek1@yahoo.com
FISH STIX Shark River Inlet, NJ:
Captain Kris Black of Fish Stix Charters said the fluke fishing continues to be very good as well as porgy. They have dates available coming up so cash in soon because time is running out to get in on the action. Call or text Captain Kris to get on. 732-312-6878
Parker Petes Sportfishing Belmar, NJ
Captain Pete Sykes “Fluke fishing has been awesome … These are the last dates we have available in August for charter .. Sunday 21, Mon 22, Wed 24, Sun 28, Tues 30, Wed 31….. And slots available for Thursday Aug 18 share charter … Call to get aboard” call Pete at (732) 496-5028
Insatiable Sportfishing, Beach Haven, NJ
Captain John Lewis “Fluke fishing is improving. SE winds last weekend kept people inside but today we were back out front and had a great 1/2 day trip with 21 fish up to 22.” To inquire about a charter or open boat contact Captain John at Captainjohn22@comcast.net or 609-670-5980
Time Out Charters Absecon, NJ
Captain Scott Newhall “Ocean fluke continues to be strong off Greater Atlantic City waters when the seas and wind cooperate. There are holdovers still filtering through the backwaters and inlet as well. Brown sharks and sand tigers are prowling the nearshore waters and snapper blues have shown up in the area.” To book a charter or check availability with Captain Scott call 609-385-3729
Vet Craft Sportfishing Cape May, NJ
Captain Harvey Yenkinson “We continue to have real quality fluke come on board with lots of shorts to keep the action constant and fun. My technique of putting my anglers within inches or feet of the less fished structure continues to produce. Running an open boat 8/31 plus some dates available in September” To speak to Captain Harv about open boats or charters call Weekdays:610-793-4468 Cell: 610-742-3891
Stalker Fishing Charters Cape May, NJ
Captain Skip Jastremski “Fluke fishing picked up a bunch in the Stalker II out of Cape May this past week! Fares limited out catches in the box up to 7lbs and a bunch of very nice seabass were had as well! With it being mid August going through September the bite will only get better and better!
Also the Stalker backwater skiff has been lighting up the striper during our chum trips! We will start our “top water” striper trip in September through October. These trips offer great visual bites as we use popper in 2-3′ of water! Come give that a try!!”
To book a charter or inquire open boats on the Stalker II or the Backwater Skiff Give Skip a call. 609-972-5218
Badfish Charters Ocean City, NJ
Captain Brian Williams “Water temps were really hot and so was the evening bass fishing with fish gorging themselves on spearing mullet and peanuts with the setting sun. Flounder bite has been a little off with the fish chewing in very small windows but some very nice fish still to be had. Lots of juvenile weakfish and blues holding under bird play as well with some coming in around keeper size (weakfish) but as we all know it’s better to release these fish to breed than it is to repeat the mistakes of the past that were still now wondering where they all went. Water temps were holding around 82 but with the recent overnight drop from the sw winds and upwelling most of the ocean and inlet areas are around 64-70 now.” To book a trip call/email Captain Brian 856-371-4346 or Bwilliams@ocnjfishing
There are decent numbers of fish in the inshore waters off Beach Haven, but these fish are spread out, especially the fluke. The captains who belong to the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are benefiting from that organization. The boats are fishing in different areas and sharing their results with each other. In this way, all of the captains and their anglers benefit from that information.
Captain Gary Dugan of the “Irish Jig” reports a noticeable increase in his fluke action. There are enough short fish to keep everyone busy pulling in fish, and every trip been providing at least one fluke for the cooler. His most recent trip resulted in seven nice keepers.
Captain Jimmy Zavacky and t he crew from the “Reel Determined” took Boy Scouts of American Troop #112 from Jacobstown out on the “Star Fish.” The larger boat was needed due to the 18 active anglers. With this many lines in the water there were many fish brought over the rail, and sea bass and fluke to take home.
Captain John Lewis reports that after a couple of disappointing trips last week, he is back on the fluke again. The fish had moved and he notes that with cooperation from some other captains of the BHCFA he has had some very good numbers of fish recently. The catch and release fishing is very good with a number of nice keepers providing fish dinners.
Captain Carl Sheppard reports he has been running the “Star Fish” on two 4-hour trips a day. He says they are catching a mixture of bluefish, sea bass, fluke and porgies. Some have been good sized, but for every keeper, they average four to five throwbacks. As August warms the waters, he expects to start running more full day offshore trips for pelagic species.