NJ Fishing Report: August 16-22

Fluke fishing is hot up and down the coast, even I am limiting out most trips so don’t wait there is only about a month left. A few of our reporting captains have some open space so give them a call!….seriously

North Jersey:

Fisher Price IV  Atlantic Highlands, NJ :

Captain Derek Bielitz “Fluking this week has been very good with limits or near limit catches coming up from the rough bottom. We have been seeing some nice fish to 8.5 lbs this week.  We will continue to fish for fluke till the season closes on September 25th as well as tuna when the weather allows us to get offshore. Also we are currently taking reservations for the fall striped bass season as well as fall blackfishing trips.” 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 has been battling a little rough weather the past couple days but otherwise fluke fishing has been red hot for them.  On saturday they limited out with fish coming in at 7,8,9,10,11, and 12lbs! This week Fish Stix has 3 spots open wednesday and 2 spots friday on full day fluke trips. Call or text Captain Kris to get on. 732-312-6878

 

 

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Time Out Charters Absecon, NJ

Captain Scott Newhall  “Summer flounder dominate the entire coast.  When the bite is on, the fishing can range from good to occasionally obscene, in the event some bigger fish are around.  Ocean structure is the ticket.  Whether a wreck, rubble or rocks make sure to get away from bare bottom sand.  Mahi are around and close to shore.  Tiny fish to gaffers are within 15 miles of the hill.  Hammerhead sharks, and some big ones, were around . The a.c. reef last week”  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  “Very good fishing this week with fish 25-26″ every day. Quite a few 23-21 as well. The big ones really accumulate on the structure in August and September. Nice seabass to 18″ as well.” To speak to Captain Harv about open boats or charters call Weekdays:610-793-4468 Cell: 610-742-3891

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Badfish Charters Ocean City, NJ

Captain Brian Williams  “Great fishing continues this week. The backbay have seen an explosion in mullet populations with the striped bass on their tail at nearly every outfall creek.  The flounder for the most part have made their way to the inlets and nearshore reefs with a lots of life on almost every offshore snag with some very large fish near that  double digit weight. The tog are becoming very active at most backbay bottom haunts.   And the mixed bag of warm water species like Spanish macks, redfish, triggerfish and mahi mahi seem to be showing face around our area.  Tons of bait fish inshore nearshore and offshore with bunker and peanuts both out front now.  Water temps are holding around 80 in the bays and 76 along the oceanfront.” To book a trip call/email Captain Brian 856-371-4346 or Bwilliams@ocnjfishing

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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 23-30

Right now it is prime time to catch multiple species of fish on any given trip with good catches of Sea Bass, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Fluke starting to show as well, all within a few miles of each other. Most have been able to find early limits of quality Sea Bass and will be able to continue to do so until June 19th and Striped Bass fishing in the ocean has been excellent this past week with many charters being able to run dual purpose Seabass/Striped bass trips on the good days!

 North Jersey:

Fisher Price IV  Atlantic Highlands, NJ :

Captain Derek Bielitz  “Bass fishing has been very good this week with most trips seeing an average of 12-20 fish per trip up to 38lbs. All the fish are being caught on chunked bunker and a few on live. We will start doing more live lining next week if conditions allow. We still have a few available openings in June, so if 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:

Captain Kris said that “they have been Crushing big bass and sea bass.” Cannot argue with that report. Call or text Captain Kris to get on. 732-312-6878

 

 

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Parker Petes Sportfishing Belmar, NJ

Captain Pete Sykes has continued to do very well with big striped bass being caught all week long and no signs of stopping!  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 great Seabass fishing with limits typical by noon. He also said that Tile fishing has been very good as well with fish to 25lbs on Thursday and awesome fishing on Sunday with fish to 30lbs. 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 “Flounder fishing has been fun with some days better then others depending on conditions. The backbays were covered in snot grass most of the week, but appears to be improving now. Biggest fish of the week came in at 22”, and most of the flounder have primarily been feeding on grass shrimp, crabs, and small spearing.   Striped bass fishing has taken a turn toward early morning  and evening / nighttime with an increase in water temps, this increase has also caused the topwater bass bite to improve making for some explosive strikes and awesome visuals. ( 70 flats and bays, 59 ocean). 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  “Greater Atlantic City waters has cow striped bass moving along the beaches and the three mile line. Live lining, Tony Maja bunker spoons and Bluewater Candy Mojos are the ticket.  The further north one gets, the better chance at the bass.  Fluke overall have been a disappointment thus far in this region.  Very few, extremely skilled experts have put up some good catches only to go back on the next trip and get blanked. The grass is bad and the consistency is lacking in this area.  Everyone is hoping for it to pick up and get as strong as it iin many a May.  For those that like wreck fishing, seabass have been chewing hard and with keepers aplenty.”  To book a charter or check availability with Captain Scott call 609-385-3729 timeout1

 

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Vet Craft Sportfishing  Cape May, NJ

Captain Harv has been having great success this week fishing for multiple species out of Cape May. Good Seabass fishing, Stripers up to 45″, and massive Black Drum! Weekdays:610-793-4468 Cell: 610-742-3891

 

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