NJ Fishing Report: August 9-15

North Jersey:

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

 

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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

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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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

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Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association Report:  8/11

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.

Nj Fishing Report: May 9-23

It was an exciting week for fishing in NJ this week, Saturday fluke season opened and just today a short window for sea bass opened. Striped Bass fishing has continued to be a success when you can find pockets of fish not covered up by blues and the ocean fisherman are also starting to see greater success fishing for big post spawn stripers. I fished today in the Raritan and trolled in the AM for bass and only found blues and then bucktailed all over the bay in search of my first fluke and managed 2 keepers, but as water temperatures rise over the next week fluke fishing should pick up.

 North Jersey:

Fisher Price IV  Atlantic Highlands, NJ :

Captain Derek Bielitz  “Fishing this week has been pretty good. We have been making a good run every trip, but have been rewarded with limit catches of our under 43″ fish every trip. We have seen some nice bluefish mixed in as well. This week we have caught all our fish on chunked bunker with the bigger fish weighing in the mid 30 pounds.” If you are interested in booking a charter or taking an open boat spot email Captderek1@yahoo.com or call 732-861-3394

 

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

Captain Kris said that the big bass are around but has been bugged by bluefish lately but still plenty of action and today he was able to put together a nice catch of seabass despite some tough conditions. Fish Stix will be running open boats all week Call or text Captain Kris to get on. 732-312-6878

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Parker Petes Sportfishing Belmar, NJ

Captain Pete Sykes has been doing very well with some nice quality sized Striped Bass to 43lbs. These post spawn fish have been aggressive and big, both Am and Pm trips did well today. To inquire about a charter or open boat call Pete at (732) 496-5028

 

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Pura Vida Sportfishing  Cape May, NJ

Captain Phil reports excellent Black Drum fishing with fish being caught in the 50lb class the Pura Vida will also be sailing for Sea Bass this week. To inquire about open boats or charters Call Phil at 856-834-4170 or email captphil@pvfishingcharter.com

 

1426211593Badfish Charters Ocean City, NJ

Captain Brian Williams “Well, the weather has finally warmed just a little and the fish have been chewing,  the striped bass have been around and so have the bluefish seeing some monsters to 40″ in just inches of water attacking top water lures.  The flounder have been chewing well too boating some nice mid 20″ class fish.      Water Temps have finally balanced out to where they should be for this time of year coming in around 54 in the inlets and as warm as 68 deep in the backcountry.”  To book a trip call/email Captain Brian 856-371-4346 or Bwilliams@ocnjfishing

 

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Time Out Charters Absecon, Nj

Captain Scott Newhall “The much anticipated fluke opener was the top billing for this past weekend.  Scores of summer flounder anglers headed out before the mid-day rain the day of the opener and found a slow bite.  The overall catch in Greater Atlantic City waters was disappointing as even the most expert crews had to work hard to put keepers in the boat.  Berkley Gulp! Alive swimming mullets and live minnows were the hot baits for those who caught.  “Snot grass” has made its presence felt like no other May in memory and will continue to make fluke fishing more difficult if it doesn’t take the train and head elsewhere.  Meanwhile bluefish continued to pummel baits and lures in Great Bay and the ocean up until Sunday.  The change in weather pattern chased them from the bay or caused them not to feed while the ocean was too rough for most.  Striped bass could still be found in the rivers and some large cows were take off the beaches for those livelining or dragging Tony Maja spoons.  That bite is sure to pick up in terms of numbers as the bass leave their natal flows and head up the coast.    To book a charter or check availability with Captain Scott call 609-385-3729

 

 

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Vet Craft Sportfishing  Cape May, NJ

Captain Harv is still on the Striped Bass catching some beautiful 40″+ fish and 30-50lb Black Drum. To contact  Captain Harvey about a charter you can email fishing@vetcraftsportfishing.com or call Weekdays:610-793-4468 Cell: 610-742-3891

 

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