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Help Barnegat High School Fishing Club
What: 6th Annual Fisherman's Fleamarket
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd, Barnegat, NJ 08005
Why: The Barnegat High School Fishing Club will host the 6th Annual Fisherman's Fleamarket on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9am to 1pm at Barnegat High School. We have vendors bringing tons of different fishing gear, clothing, etc to the event. We even have a few fishing-related vendors such as shark-tooth jewelry and local home-made chocolates. Admission is $4 with door prizes every 15-minutes, and all proceeds go directly to the students of the club to help run our fishing trips, scholarships, food bank donations, etc. The club provides a unique opportunity to students of Barnegat High school to get involved in a "different" way and possibly learn or seed a lifelong passion for fishing and the outdoors".


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November 20, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

Received: Nov 20, 2014 9:28 AM    Subject: BHCFA Report

The chilly weather has pushed a front of striped bass down to the Long Beach Island area, and the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been on hand to take advantage of it.

There are many large schools of bunker around, and these are the first places to look for the striped bass. Casting snag hooks into the schools results in fresh live bait to use for the striped bass. If this method does not produce action, then the captains will rig up some bunker spoons and cover a larger area looking for the striped bass. There are reports of some striped bass feeding on sand eels just to the north, and these should be providing some intense jigging action.

Captain Gary Dugan of “Irish Jig Sportfishing” had a three man charter recently and everyone caught fish. The largest fish was caught by Jerry which weighed in at 30-pounds and measured a fine 42-inches. Captain Gary found snagging and dropping to be the key method.

Captain Fran Verdi on the “Francesca Marie” reports his fishing has been “on fire” the past two weeks. One charter limited out over the weekend in addition to using a bonus tag. All of the fish were caught on live bait. Another day on the weekend he reports fishing hard for two striped bass and two bluefish. Since it was a weekend day, he was forced to share the waters with “hundreds of boats.”

This striped bass action should continue well into December.

Additional information on the captains and boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.org

~ Jim Hutchinson Sr.

November 19, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

Received: Nov 19, 2014 11:06 AM    Subject: Press Release - Barnegat High School Fishing Club

"The Barnegat High School Fishing club was aboard the Carolynn Ann III for a 4hr Striped Bass trip with close to 20 students participating in the trip. First and foremost - the upmost thanks to the crew of the Carolynn Ann III for putting us on fish and making the kids hot dogs during the afternoon trip. Nice job as always by the crew of the Carolynn Ann III.

Regarding the fish, we had multiple students come tight on striped bass from 10 to 27lbs, in addition to a few yellow-eyed monsters (aka bluefish) via snag n drop fishing. Cole DeAngelo (Sr.) and Nick DeGennaro (Jr.) tied for the heaviest fish on the boat, each catching stripers weighing 27lbs. Both students walked away with approximately $50-$60 in S&S bucktail products that were purchased by the fishing club thru our fundraised money. A great job by all members of the club. We will be shooting for a tautog/blackfish trip prior to our Thanksgiving break and will again provide an S&S bucktail prize for the winner of the biggest blackfish. Link to our trip's pics: http://www.barnegatschools.com/Page/5531

Speaking of fundraisers - we will host our 6th Annual Fisherman's Fleamarket which will occur on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9am to 1pm at Barnegat High School. We have vendors bringing tons of different fishing gear, clothing, etc to the event. We even have a few fishing-related vendors such as shark-tooth jewelry and local home-made chocolates. Admission is $4 with door prizes every 15-minutes, and all proceeds go directly to the students of the club to help run our fishing trips, scholarships, food bank donations, etc.

The club provides a unique opportunity to students of Barnegat High school to get involved in a "different" way and possibly learn or seed a lifelong passion for fishing and the outdoors".

Capt. Brett Taylor
Barnegat High School Fishing Club Advisor

November 18, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

Received: Nov 18, 2014 1:20 PM   Subject: Open Boat Stripers

Fishing has been very good. Lots of big bluefish and 10 to 20 pound stripers. Snagging bunker and trolling bunker spoons has been providing most of the action. The life is spread out all along the coast right now. We are back in our Barnegat Bay slip again at Bob's Bay Marina in Barnegat.

We will be running Open Boat the next three days, Wed, Thurs, and Fri, Nov 19, 20, and 21, 10AM to 4PM. Sat, Sun, and Mon, Nov. 22, 23, and 24, we will be sailing from 6:30 AM to 12:30 PM, also Open Boat. $160 per person. 3 people max. All fish are shared. So far the wind is forecasted to blow hard west every one of those days so it is time to get our fishing in. West winds mean calm seas and good fishing. If you are reading this close to one of our departure times, give a call, we might still have room. Phone or text is best.

~ Capt. Dave DeGennaro, Hi Flier Sportfishing  732.330.5674

November 17, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

1:30 PM

Sorry no fishing report, just a bait update for those looking for live green crabs. We expect a delivery tomorrow, late morning or early afternoon.

November 16, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

Received: Nov 16, 2014 9:31 PM   Subject: Lighthouse Sportfishing Report

As I write this report I don’t know what to put first, the season as it is now or the season how it should be now. Since this is a report I’ll start with that first. Four trips in three days so I have a lot to write about.

Still getting quality bass (20 – 30 lbs) on bunker while the inlet and back bay continue to produce as long as the current is not flowing at 2.5 – 3.0 mph. For me the morning bite has been best. Snag and dropping then staying with and drifting through the bunker pods has been working. Boat traffic has been extremely difficult to deal with. A few times the Debbie M felt like David going up against Goliath, except this time David kept backing away ;)

Thursday night Chris Doran with his son Evan tried their best at snagging and dropping but the bite never happened. Coming back they boxed a keeper drifting spot.

Friday morning the Ryan Miller from Philly party had to brave through some cold and windy conditions to hear the drags screaming as several 20 pound class bass peeled lined off the reel. Later that day Mike “The Tree Guy” went out. We ran up the beach to where we left then in the morning but once again the bite died. Coming back to the inlet we drifted spots for some drop and reel schoolie action on spots.

Saturday Chad Clark was out with his friend Dr. Nick. Working through chaos and bedlam that comes with a bunker bite on a Saturday during which time there is a bass tournament the duo quietly boxed their limit snag and drop style. We even went whale watching! Gotta love the fall NJ striper run.

Now on to how the season should be. Based on water temperature and the calendar we should be peaking on the jig bite with blue fish and bass. But we are not seeing that bite. I have never seen a fall bunker bite like this one that has been going on for almost two weeks now. The survival of a species is dependent on how well it can adapt to change. So is this fall a fluke or a sign of change. Only Mother Nature and Father Time know... On the nature side of things: the whale I saw this week is a Fin Whale. Fin whales are the second largest animal on earth. They are found worldwide and their only predator is a pack of killer whales.

Screaming drags,

~ Capt. Alex Majewski  Lighthouse Sportfishing  609.548.2511

3:00 PM

This morning Rob Vallone weighed in a 18-lb bass. He caught it off of the Harvey Cedars surf on a plug in the morning's darkness. Also fishing the Cedars surf in the early morning hours, Dennis S. caught a 18-lb 1-oz bass on bunker. He currently hold the lead for today.

November 15, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

9:00 PM

We got word from some boat anglers that there was a good bite early and then another flurry in the afternoon. Rudy E. stopped by the shop this afternoon to pick up some reels parts. While here he reported a great early morning bite. His crew caught 11 bass on the snag and drop early in the morning then it was a slow day. Captain Stew on the Pez Machine reported the same.

Congrats to the Jason Marti aboard the Lucky Stripes. We got heads up they took the cake with a 44.2 pounder at the PBA Striper Tournament.

We did not see any weigh-ins today; however, we did get some reports. There were a couple fish caught on plugs (Daiwa SP Minnows) at sunset. Earlier in the day a customer stopped by and reported four short bass on clam, notta on bunker. Another angler said he followed a bunker pod for about an hour. "It stayed just outta reach. I kept pencil popping and walking with it and it slid down the beach but no bites."

11:30 AM

Antony Ayers was fishing the surf this morning on the south end of the Island. He posted a photo of a bass this morning with a caption, "AJ's first of the fall!"

Lots of anglers geared up in the shop yesterday for the PBA Striper Tournament. From the sounds of it there were some nice bass caught this morning. Ryan Dellane and Jimmy Nacion both posted a couple nice photos

November 14, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

7:30 PM

Yesterday and today there was a good push of fish in our local waters. Both surf and boat anglers capitalized on the bite. Usually by this time of year we have predator fish on small bait but so far this year they are on big bait, adult bunker.

Today, Stew on the Pez Machine reported a great day on the snag and drop.

Bill Ambrose reported yesterday, "Had six of these guys today. All within a stones throw of Old Barney. " Bill was holding up a 2-30lb class beauty.

Captain David D from Hi-Flier Sportfishing stopped in yesterday afternoon and geared up on his way up to Barnegat Light. He fished with his son and the Barnegat High School Fishing Club aboard the Carolyn Ann. Dave reported, "It was an impressive trip! My son Nick boated a 22 and a 27 pound striper (on the Boga) within the first 30 minutes of fishing. The snag and drop was on fire. In the end there were eight nice bass on ice and some big blues. All off of the Island Beach Bathing Beach."

Jean Schaum weighed in a 17-lb 2-oz bass that she caught off of the mid-island surf on bunker at about 5pm. Mike Sutton posted a photo of a 45" bass on the sand last night. He caught it off of the surf in Harvey Cedars.

Received: Nov 14, 2014 6:20 AM    Subject: Fishing Report - Reel Reaction Sportfishing

Lately, the ocean bite has been either snag/drop fishing or trolling for bass - jigging for them has just not been effective due to the presence of adult bunker in our area. Currently, the bay is stacked with smaller fish in the 20-26in range with a few keepers in the mix - but mostly lots of "shorts" action.

I am getting word from other captains up north that there is more bass on the way down which were feeding on sand-eels. Hopefully these stay within the 3 mile line by the time they get to us to give our traditional fall jigging bass.

Meanwhile a few days ago, I had Fishhawks fishing club members (Don Whitehead and Bob Merkle of Bayville, NJ) on a 5.5-hr Striped bass (ocean) charter. We found bunker early in the trip, but unfortunately there weren't any bass/blues on them. After an hour of pod jumping, we dropped out the trolling gear and trolled some areas that looked good. The fishhawks duo ended up hooking two nice bass - each being around 24 to 26-lbs on the Boga grip. After a few more hours of trolling with 2 knockdowns, we ended the trip drifting the backwater with live bait. Don released a short bass (24 in) on live spot. Great job by the pair - bringing in the wireline is definitely a bit of cardio-workout especially when there are 25-lb bass on the other end.

I do have some dates left open for either Striped Bass trips (Sat 11/15 afternoon only; Sun 11/23; Sun 11/30). Need something different? If these don't work in your schedule, contact me and we may be able to work something out. Again, tackle/gear, rods/reels, ice, fish-cleaning, live bait, etc is included on every charter. We do not charge you extra for live-bait - it's all included.

~ Capt. Brett Taylor  Reel Reaction Sportfishing  609.290.7709

November 13, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

7:30 PM

We got word from the beach, today there were small bait pods popping up close to the beach from time to time. Both small and large bait was spread out from north end to mid-island. Last night store staffer Blake released two nice bass plugging. Today we has a couple weigh-ins. Courtland Foos checked in his bass here for the shop Fall Calcutta and then a few hours later a bigger fish came in...

Ed Youse stopped by the shop with a quality fish. He weighed in a 44.5" 33-lb 2-oz bass that he caught off of the mid-island surf on bunker.

FHQ 2014 Fall Calcutta Leader Boards - Nov. 13th at 6pm

39-lb 09-oz Bill Bannon (0108) 10/30/14
33-lb 02-oz Ed Youse (0474) 11/13/14
25-lb 06-oz Courtland Foos (0815) 11/13/14
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23-lb 09-oz Nick Sabatino (0175) 11/06/14
23-lb 07-oz Matt Gogojewicz (0160) 11/12/14

~FishHead.Greg

1:00 PM

Rage_KG (Kyle G.) reported on our Instagram page, "Two solid fish in two nights... a 35" two nights ago and a 36" last night. Wanted to see this girl swim away.  Despite using a circle, she gut hooked herself."

So far today Jessica Steele's bass is leading the day. Her 19-lb 2-oz was checked in yesterday after 6pm so it's in the books as a 11/13 tournament day fish.

November 12, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

7:00 PM

Matt Gogojewicz stopped in the shop, picked up from fresh bunker and hit the mid-island surf. He stopped back about a half hour later with a nice striper that was flapping all over, 23-lb 7-oz. Shortly after Matt left we had another weight in. Jessica Steele checked in a 19-lb 2-oz bass that she caught off of the surf in Harvey Cedars on bunker.

1:00 PM

    LBI Surf Fishing Classic Tournament News:

This morning Pete Kelly of Cedar Run weighed in a 36.25" 17-lb 09-oz bass. Pete caught the linesider last night fishing bunker off of the North Beach surf. There were some bass caught yesterday that were checked in for the Derby. Check out the Live Results Page for more details.

Here is a list of the upcoming special prizes (now thru November 23rd) which are in addition to the prizes listed in the ones listed in the Tournament Rules/Prizes Brochure...

11/12 - Barry's in Beach Haven offers a $25 gift certificate to an angler that catches a fish today. (random pick)
11/13 - Calabria's Restaurant in North Beach Haven offers a $25 gift certificate to an angler that catches a fish today. (random pick,  prize will go on till it is won)
11/14 - Buckalews in Beach Haven offers a Pizza to the angler under 18 that catches the largest fish ending the week of Nov 14th
           Buckalews in Beach Haven offers a $20 gift certificate to the angler that catches the largest fish ending the week of Nov 14th
           Barry's in Beach Haven offers a $25 gift certificate to an angler that catches a fish today. (random pick)
11/15 - Jim Dobrowolski President and CEO of U.S.Facilities Inc. has donated $500 which will go to the angler that catches the largest blue fish today.
11/16 - Classic Special Prize in honor of Frank Panzone - $1000 Cash Award for the largest Striped Bass weighed in on Tournament Day Ending Nov. 16 in Honor of Frank Panzone.
           2 Headlamps donated from Princeton Tec will be given away. One for a bass and one for a blue that is caught today.
           Sportfish Products is giving one of their lure bags with lures to someone that catches a fish this segment ending at 6pm tonight. (random pick)
11/17 - Buckalews in Beach Haven offers $20 gift certificate to the angler that catches the largest fish today.
11/19 - Barry's in Beach Haven will be giving a $25 gift certificate to an angler that catches a fish today. (random pick)
11/20 - Calabria's Restaurant in North Beach Haven has given a $25 gift certificate to an angler that catches a fish today. (random pick,  prize will go on till it is won)
11/21 - Buckalews in Beach Haven offers a Pizza to the angler under 18 that catches the largest fish ending the week of Nov 21st
           Buckalews in Beach Haven offers a $20 gift certificate to the angler that catches the largest fish ending the week of Nov 21st
           Barry's in Beach Haven offers a $25 gift certificate to an angler that catches a fish today. (random pick)
11/21-22 - CTS rods will give a rod valued at $400 to the angler that catches the largest fish during this 2 day period.
11/23 - 2 Headlamps donated from Princeton Tec will be given away. One for a bass and one for a blue that is caught today.

Received: Nov 12, 2014 11:25 AM    Subject: BHCFA Report

This is fall at the New Jersey shore, and that means the striped bass are on the scene. The boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been bending rods with some of these big bass.

Captain Fran Verdi has gotten the “Francesca Marie” into the thick of the striped bass action. He made a trip out of Barnegat Inlet, and reports the action was worth the trip. He found the water filled with bunker along with many boats nagging and dropping bunker. Captain Fran made the decision to try drifting live spot around the bunker pods, and they produced in a big way. He made three drifts around three bunker pods and ended up with a 35-inch and a 40-inch bass. He says that “If you want to bass fish now is the time to go.”

After a long period of trials and tribulations, Captain Lindsey Fuller has the “June Bug” back in the water and ready to go. A long series of delays caused by Superstorm Sandy and difficulties with insurance companies kept the “June Bug” from time on the water. The final phase of the work was done at Viking in New Gretna, and Captain Lindsey termed the technicians there “real pros.” He is now putting the boat through its paces and getting acclimated to the brand new electronics.

Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.org.

~ Jim Hutchinson Sr.

November 11, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

6:15 PM

We had some fish weighed in this afternoon/evening... Two fishing buddies from Lancaster stopped in the shop on their way off of the island. Bart Keiser of weighed in a 22-lb 13-oz bass and his buddy Dave Costarell weighed in a 13-lb bass. They were bunker chunking the south end surf mid-day.

We got word from some customers in the store today that there was some good fishing on the boats. Some active bunker pods fired up and also some anglers caught on the troll.

Received: Nov 11, 2014 3:03 PM  Subject: Not a good weekend... but the bite is back on now

We sailed Fri, Sat, and Sun this past weekend. It blew a gale NW Fri afternoon so we stayed close to the inlet (Manasquan) and hammered away at 10 to 15 pound bluefish on the bunker spoons. No striped bass in the mix. Saturday we ran down to Ortley, Lavallette, Island Beach... nothing. I was networked with five different captains from the Shrewsbury Rocks to Beach Haven and between the six of us we didn't have a fish in the cooler. The radio echoed the same sentiment all day long. I even tried trolling the same area I had been catching those gator blues for a week by the inlet and not a touch. The writing was on the wall. One last ditch effort, we tried the live bait I brought out in the inlet and we caught 15 striped bass in seven drifts. The first drift was a triple an the next six drifts were all doubleheaders. All the fish were 22 to 26 inches except the last fish of the day was a 29" fish with nice girth, a 10-pounder to save the day and mess up that nice clean ice in our cooler. Fast forward to Sunday, more nothingness all morning but "no worries" I told my guys, "I had a sure thing for Plan B". Yeah... two hours on the exact same tide produced not even a runoff where we caught all those shorts just 24 hours earlier. Back to the dock with a zero.

Apparently the bite is back on though. I received multiple calls from friends who were out yesterday and today (Mon and Tues). Lots of 12 to 25 pound fish on live bunker. Anywhere from Point Pleasant down to Island Beach. From 10 to 60 feet of water. Could be just getting a few days off of that full moon we just had was all the difference. Our neighbors to the North still have big blues and bass and now these good size bass and bunker that we thought breezed through are either back or a new batch invaded. Who cares which? I'm not big on theories. I just want to catch them.

Running Open Boat tomorrow, Wed, Nov. 12 and Fri, Nov 14, 10 AM to 4 PM. $160 per person. 3 people max. All fish are shared. Best to call or text 732.330.5674

Also available Sun and Mon, Nov 16 and 17, for charter or Open Boat. Departing at 6AM returning at Noon. Same details as above.

~ Capt. Dave DeGennaro  Hi Flier Sportfishing  732.330.5674

1:45 PM

Austin Pounds gave us heads up this morning that the tog bite is on. He said it was red hot this morning on the rocks. He reported catching two big ones and leaving them biting. We heard a few other strong reports from customer in the shop today. Get greenies and go!  It is still one tog at 15" but on November 16th it bumps up to six at 15".

So far today there's one fish in for the day... Dennis Stepien of Marlton checked in a 16-lb 1-oz bass that he caught off of the mid-island surf on bunker late last night.

November 10, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

6:45 PM

We heard from customers in the shop this afternoon that some boats did good today. "There was a good bunker frenzy in the morning that quickly turned into madness." One customer said, "We got on the troll and found fish." Kevin S. from Pennsauken stopped by the shop a short while ago to weigh-in a nice linesider. He reported trolling off of IBSP this afternoon was productive. He caught 9 bass all in the twenty and thirty pound class.

Store staffer Max reported that his grandfather caught a 28-lb bass on live spot Sunday. He said it had 6 baby fluke and one spot in its belly.

11:45 AM

This morning Brian Schmidt of Manahawkin weighed in a 15-lb 12-oz bass that he caught earlier today fishing the morning's darkness. Brian was plugging the surf on the northend surf.

Alyse Droge posted a photo of a 29" bass that she caught last night off of the surf.

More reports daily of some small good eating species along the surf. We first reported on October 28th that James Jones got into a good bite of spotted hake off of the surf on bunker. Since then some anglers have targeted them with smaller hooks tipped with squid. Joe Handley reported, "I couldn't get a bass bite all night. Targeted hake and caught twenty on tiny hooks with small pieces of squid. Guess what else eats tiny pieces of squid? I hooked and almost landed a near 20-lb bass on a tiny pompano rig. It straightened the hook like a pin! Fed the sharks ten bunker and the bass eats a piece of squid... go figure."

George Gilbert gave us a boat report last night. We had a couple of keeper sized bass in the bay in Barnegat Light this morning (Sunday).

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Received: Nov 9, 2014 10:27 PM   Subject: Lighthouse Sportfishing Report

The bass continued to come over the gunnels of the Debbie M, but where are the bluefish?

Wednesday we started outside for a magic hours trip and magic it was! Working in ocean gridlock off IBSP the evening started with the landing of two quality bass snag n drop style. Dan Siegel landed a 37.5 lb striped bass that night. After the sun was long gone we came inside to find a steady bite of bass on plugs, bucktails, and spots.

Saturday started with a nice plug bite in the inlet which turned into insanity but I am not talking about the fishing. The number of boats trying to fish the submerged north jetty was insane with insane boaters doing insane things. I am always amazed at the comprising positions some skippers at the helm get into just to catch fish. After another angler’s lure on the opposite side of the rocks got tangled with my plug and was cut off and kept cut I was out of there. I guess my secret plug is out of the plug bag. Finding serenity and bass in the bay we continued to land bass the rest of the tide.

Sunday morning started off with crowds once again but this time the bass were not cooperating as much and it took some searching or the right tide, I think it was the later. Staying about 4.0 miles west of the three mile line the Dan Burns party of Barnegat had a fun morning bassing. We had several doubles as boat after boat after boat ran past us. I wonder how they did ;)

Pretty busy this week with my next open date being Sunday the 16th.

Check out Part 2 of Trick or Treat Bass. Make sure you wait until the video is done playing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDLMwSaYCVQ

~ Capt. Alex Majewski  Lighthouse Sportfishing  609.548.2511

Received: Nov 9, 2014 7:36 PM Subject: Fishing Report - Reel Reaction Sportfishing

What a week - it started off midweek with bass blitzing bunker off IBSP, but the bite abruptly ended with the moon and was also hampered by the high pressure that built over our area. The weekend brought almost zero action in the ocean with schools of bunker in the vicinity, but no bass or blues in our area code. I'm hearing of more massive schools of bass up north - hopefully they get here soon to re-stabilize our ocean efforts.

First, I had Randy Brown, John Ferranto, Jamie Potpinka, and his son Justin Potpinka on a 5.5-hour ocean striped bass charter. We headed out early finding schools of bunker and diving gannets right away, but unfortunately no bass or even bluefish were on them. After scouting around and some trolling, we decided to head back inside to salvage the trip for bass. Jamie Potpinka and John Ferranto both hooked into short bass, while Justin finally boxed a keeper at 28-inches during one of the final drifts. The guys worked very hard, and by the other reports it was the same from Seaside to Harvey Cedars. The recent full moon and high pressure system definitely put a damper on the bass bite.

Next, I had Rob W. of Rutherford, Matt J. of East Brunswick, and Naveen Nirgudker of Summit, NJ on a 5 hour bay striped bass charter. The trio targeted striped bass with artificial and live-bait, but were primarily interested in catch-n-release. The trio ended the trip with 15 bass, keeping only 1 bass for the table. Naveen caught his first-ever striped bass, and he also caught the two biggest bass of the day with both being 29-inches in length. Most of the bass caught today ranged from 20 to 26-inches. Nice job by the guys - hope to see you in the future.

We can either target them in the bay (depending on tide) or ocean (depending on bite). As always, all tackle, gear, rods/reel, bait (spot), fish-cleaning, and ice are included on every trip. I do have some rare Saturday and Sunday dates available, so please give me a ring or book through the website.

Here's the video link to our last bay trip - decent action for the amount of boat traffic.
http://youtu.be/aokm-mpKLNs

~ Capt. Brett Taylor  Reel Reaction Sportfishing  609.290.7709

4:30 PM

We just got a delivery in a fresh bunker.

This morning Joseph Ford weighed in a 29-lb 9-oz bass. He caught the bass off of the north end surf on bunker at about mid-night last night.

Yesterday Matt G. caught a 29" red drum off of the mid-island surf on bunker. Unfortunately it was a bit over the slot regs of 18-27". There's still a $500 bounty for the first legal (slot) red drum that is caught for the derby. The NJ State regulations for Red Drum are one fish between 18-27".

Paul Haertel reported yesterday that he didn't find the bass in the boat so he tried togging. He came up with a 7.5-lber!

Received: Nov 9, 2014 3:56 PM   Subject: Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters

This week was filled "mostly" with fun and excitement with quality striped bass action and a smattering of big slammer blues. We started with a solid mix of snag and drop [bunker] for striped bass and than mixing it up with some tackle busting slammer blues employing a variety of artificials on light spinning tackle! Limits of keepers have been the norm for most savvy anglers, while new comers have done well staying in the action with catch and release short stripers and a few keepers as well.

As the week progress we managed to keep the rods bending steadily with a mix of live bait [spot] and a variety of artificials on light spinning tackle. Unfortunately, we ended the week struggling to score only a few short stripers in extremely heavy boat traffic which had appeared to have taken it's toll on the bass.

Presently we have been scoring our best action through out Barnegat Bay/inlet area as the migration gets warmed up and ready to put both angler and tackle to the test.

Wishing everyone fair winds a calms seas,

~ Capt. Steve Purul  Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters  609.290.1217

November 8, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

6:00 PM

Today was a slow day all around despite a big presence of anglers. Lots of beach buggies wizing around and boats running 'n gunning Lake Atlantic. There was a big fleet out of BI both north and south; trolling, jigging and snagging. Unfortunately, not many fish pulled. Some local sharpies caught a couple fish but it wasn't anything to write home about (or blast social media with). One local captain said the boat traffic was a damper but he still managed to raise a pair of bass.

John P gave us heads up that he caught one bass at first light off of the surf on bunker. He said it was slow but, "One positive, there was bunker close enough to snag but no predators on them. With all of this bait, it's hard to believe we aren't picking more bass and blues."

One commercial fisherman was in the shop today buying a new set of Grundens slickers and fleece. While here he mentioned there was a big body of fish offshore. Maybe the hard westerly winds we had blew 'em off. Hopefully they'll be chewing inshore and on the beach again soon. It's  bound to happen soon. Make sure you are there!

9:00 AM


Its prime time fall fishing here on LBI! This morning was chilly but it felt good to not have the wind cranking. The wind was a light westerly breeze and ocean is flat. Tomorrow and Monday look to be a couple more flawless fishing days.

Yesterday there were two fish check in for the Surf Derby. One before 6pm by Brian Dalton and one after 6pm by Francis Pons. Brian's 12-lb 11-oz bass was caught on the south end surf on a plug. Francis's 19-lb 3-oz bass was caught in Love ladies on bunker.

You've spoke and we listened! Lots of tournament anglers have asked for the bait and location of weighins to be listed on the Tournament Live Results Page. We made the customizations and the data is now displayed for all.

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5:20 PM

Fresh bunker just arrived!

5:00 PM


John P. gave us heads up that he put some time in on the surf. I got one bass and one blue last night. Today I got two bass at first light on bunker.

Just a heads up we recently sold out of fresh bunker. We expect a delivery of freshies soon.

1:30 PM

Jason Hoch weighed in a nice pair of fish last night just before we closed up. One 20-lb 08-oz bass and a 14-lb bluefish. He caught both off of the Ship Bottom surf on bunker.

11:00 AM

Yesterday was a fish filled day! So far today no weigh ins. We'll have to wait and see what today and this weekend brings. One this is for sure, the fish slid into our area and are here. We got word that there are more fish to our north (heading this way) but a much smaller class of fish. Looks like we have seen or will see very soon the best class of the 2014 fall run.

November 6, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

7:00 PM

Well it's safe to say it went off today. The fish made a strong showing on the beaches! Store staffer Joe said, "It felt good to finally get the line tight." He caught three bass chunking off of the surf after work (morning shift) today.

Nick Sabatino caught a 23-lb 09-oz bass and a 11-lb 15-oz bluefish today off of the north end surf on bunker at about noon time.

Dan Procida of the LBI Fishing Club caught a 12-lb 06-oz bass and a 11-lb 03-oz bluefish on bunker on the north end of the Island this afternoon.

Tom Daly weighed in a 21-lb 05-oz bass that he caught at about 1pm on bunker on the north end surf.

Gary Deanley weighed in a 11-lb bluefish that he caught about 1:30pm on bunker on the north end surf.

Lance Bacchia weighed in a 39" 21-lb 02-oz bass that he caught off of the mid-island surf on bunker at about 4pm.

Mike Tylor stopped in the show and reported catching a pair of bass on SP Minnows on the north end of the Island. Reese Beekler stopped in with her dad and pick up some bait. They were back shortly after with her first bass, a quality eater that went for a bunker chunk off of the mid-island surf.

2:30 PM

Recently boat anglers were doing great but yesterday it busted wide open. Phenomenal reports from lots of customers in the shop last night, all just off the water. One was Dave Werner who stopped by with a nice striped one. He reported on his Facebook, "What an amazing hour of fishing! Bass Blitz!" Store staffer Max was out and into fish too. He said it was fun fishing.

The last week or two I have had good fishing and all on big plugs. (See some reports below) Tuesday night I fished with South Philly Fred and store staffer Blake. We headed out late night and worked plugs in the rips. The bass were chewing, feeding on schools of large baby bunker. Most every fish were teen sized bass with fat filled bellies. Once again the linesiders wanted the NorthBar Bottle Darter more than any other lures we tossed. We caught a bunch of bass and lost count.

The nights leading up to last night were very good. Lots of fun, but last night was off the charts! One night it was corn cob mullet, next piles of spearing and herring, then big baby bunker and now big bunker mixed with baby bunker. The amount of bait here is spectacular and the population of bass is promising. Last night started off slow. We working hard to find a bite. About an hour of pounding plugs in the drizzle before we got our first bump, bite then bites. Blake was the first to get dialed in with once again a NorthBar Bottle Darter in all yellow also known as the Big Banana. Soon, it was a consistent bite for all of us. As the night progress, the tide filled in and it felt just like any other recent night. We were all tired, sore and stoke on hammering bass. Luckily we didn't leave in a hurry. While tinkering around switching up plugs I had my light on in the water watching a big metal lip pikie plug swim. I was making some adjustments to the wire eye, tuning it so it would swim just right. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a push of bait by the boat. Then we smelled them, BUNKER! A couple minutes went by and then we heard them. Next thing we know it was bonkers. Big schools pushing all around and bass on the feed! This time a much larger class of fish. No schoolies in this mix, all quality 20+ pound bass with trophies mixed in.

The super calm conditions made the night time visual amazing. Acers of bunker schools podded up tight with bass corralling and crashing. It was like a late May/June spring time pod bite just at night. Incredible fishing to say the least. We caught them on monster plugs; three hook darters, monster pikies, big pencil poppers and also cheating, snag and swim. All of this mayhem and not another sole around for hours. What a difference between daytime and nighttime fishing.

~FishHead.Greg

1:30 PM

    LBI Surf Fishing Classic Tournament News:

Jason Vogel of the Long Beach Island Fishing Club weighed in a 34.5" 13-lb 10-oz bass. He caught it about 9 am on the north end of the Island on a plug.

Also, Steve Warren caught a 37.5" 17-lb 15-oz bass on the north end on a plug this morning.

Received: Nov 6, 2014 12:29 PM   Subject: BHCFA Weekly Report

The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been watching the striped bass migration slowly work its way south to the Long Beach Island area. In the past several days there has been an outstanding bite just outside Barnegat Inlet along with some serious action on the Harvey Cedars Lumps.

There have been some large pods of bunker north of Long Beach Island, some of which have been holding stripers up to 40-pounds. As a result, snag and drop with live bunker has been producing big fish. In addition, there has been some outstanding action with live spots in the ocean as the bass just cannot seem to leave them alone. When the schools of bait do not have fish under them, trolling bunker spoons has been the ticket to success.

There have been some decent catches of bass in Little Egg Inlet, the bay waters inside Holgate to the north of the inlet, and into Great Bay. The white water action in the inlet is starting to break open with both clams and bunker heads producing some nice fish. In the bay water the live spot have been producing fish in the daylight hours while live eels at night have been picking off the fish. There have been reports of bass to 40-pounds caught in the bay on eels.

It appears that the best action for striped bass this fall is just about ready to happen in the Beach Haven area. This is a good time to look into the availability of a charter on one of the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association which are located in the middle of the action. Complete information on the Association can be found at www.BHCFA.org

~ Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Received: Nov 6, 2014 7:46 AM   Subject: Lighthouse Sportfishing Report

The bass bite is on! Both in the bay and ocean with some quality fish. This evening’s (yesterday) trip started up the beach with snag and drop action. We had fish to over 30 pounds. When it turned dark we headed into the bay boxing two more keepers on plugs and throwing back several shorts that fell to both plugs and spot. I am booked Thursday and Friday but still have Saturday and Sunday open with the conditions looking good. Give me a call if you want to book a date while this fishing is on fire.  Screaming drags,

~ Capt. Alex Lighthouse Sportfishing  609.548.2511

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Received: Nov 5, 2014 6:09 PM   Subject: Reel Fantasea Fishing Report

Today I had out MLB player/coach and presently color commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays Buck Martinez. We had a solid mix of snag and drop bite on quality striped bass and even more action in the way of artificial presentations. Quality bass and gator blues! The heavy boat traffic did seem to slow the bite down at times but moving around to find some quiet water seemed to work well for us.

I have 2 spots available for this Friday due to a last minute cancellation @ $150.00pp for 6hrs, all tackle and fish cleaning is provided. Come join the fun and meet new fish enthusiasts!

~ Capt. Steve Purul, Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters  609.290.1217

4:30 PM


Fished yesterday early. Didn't go far from the Inlet. Went three from three on 20-30lb class bass livelining bunker. Nothing on the jig. ~ Pete D.

3:00 PM

Just got a call from our bunker boat, "Packs of bass and bunker up and down the beach. There's some blues showing up and the doggies are here in big number. We put the twine on them (dogfish) and filled the boat today."

2:00 PM

Matt I. stopped by the shop and checked in a 34" 15-lb 14-oz bass this morning. He caught it last night on bunker off of the south end surf.

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5:00 PM

Just got a fat batch of freshie bunker in.

We got word from John P that the Holgate entrance ramp was fixed up yesterday. The recent blow really chewed it up. He said that he broke the skunk with a nice schoolie bass.

One of our long time regular customers Howard stopped in the shop today to give us heads up he had a blast in the boat. "The bunker were solid outside the inlet." There were nice bass in the 20-lb class and up on them! It sounds like the boat fishing was good today. Store Staffer Max said his father was out and got 'em good.

1:00 PM

There's LOTS of spearing and baby bunker stacked up. Some mullet are still pushing down the beach. We heard talk about sandeels, squid and butterfish and the icing on the cake... the big baits are here to like adult bunker and sea herring. We just heard about some gator bluefish this morning. Hopefully they find the forage in tight to the beach and set off the fireworks.

The bass here in our waters. They are cruising the surf and Inlets but please don't over look the bayside. From the north end to the south end and every nook and cranny in between there's bass. Last night store staffer Matt fished the bayside with his buddy. They both got into 'em good. Matt reported catching about ten fish each on rubber shads and jigs, "Nothing big but fun fishing!" I had another fish filled night. Once again the MVP was the NorthBar Bottle Darter. It is amazing what this lure can do. The range of fish it attracts is second to none. Yes it is a big plastic lure that produces big fish but it also gets bites from the runts too. The bass I had last night ranged from schoolie runts to quality high teens. All on plugs with store staffer Joni. Yup I pulled him out of wood work and he dusted off his striped bass plugging gear. ~FishHead.Greg

    LBI Surf Fishing Classic Tournament News:

Jason Baxter weighed in a 37" 18-lb 13-oz bass at noon time today. He caught it off of the surf on the south end of the Island on bunker at about 7am.

Gordon Kirk caught a 34.5" 13-lb 10-oz bass off of the surf yesterday evening at about 5:15pm on herring. He was fishing the south end of the Island.

Here is a list of the upcoming special prizes (now thru November 11th) which are in addition to the prizes listed in the ones listed in the Tournament Rules/Prizes Brochure...

11/04 - Pottery Fountain from The Hand Store in Beach Haven for an angler that catches a fish today. (random pick) Prize will go on till it is won.

11/06 - $25 Gift Certificate to Calabria's Restaurant in North Beach Haven, random pick from all days catches. Prize will go on till it is won.

11/07 - Buckalaews in Beach Haven has donated a Pizza to the angler under 18 that catches the largest fish ending the week of Nov 7th.
Buckalaews in Beach Haven has donated a $20 gift certificate to the angler that catches the largest fish ending the week of Nov 7th.
Barry's is Beach Haven will be giving a $25 gift certificate to an angler that catches a fish today. (random pick)

11/08 - $500 the largest bass and bluefish of the day! Jim Dobrowolski President and CEO of U.S.Facilities Inc. has donated $500 which will go to the angler that catches the largest bass today.
Jim has also donated another $500 and it will go to the angler that catches the largest blue fish today.

11/09 - 2 head lamps from Princeton Tec will be given away. One for a bass and one for a blue that is caught today.

11/11 - The Merchantville Fishing Club in Honor of our Veterans has donated $50 to the bass closest to 11-11 and $50 to the bluefish closest to 11-11 caught today.
Largest bluefish caught today will get a 10.5 foot Temple Forks Outfitters (TFO)-Gary Loomis Surf Rods rated @ 3-8 ounces. Retail value is $200
In Recognition of our Veterans - American Sportsman has donated a 9 foot rod and 10 plugs that will go to the small bluefish entered today.

Received: Nov 4, 2014 10:37 AM   Subject: Open Boat Stripers & Gators

Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 5 and 6 , have really good forecasts. Westerly winds for both days. Sailing Open Boat at 11 a.m., returning at 5 p.m. each day. $160 person, 3 people max, all fish are shared. We have been fishing every day catching a mix of stripers and big bluefish. Trolling spoons has been the most productive but we are catching some fish snagging bunker and jigging. The "where" changes every day. Yesterday we caught fish at the Shrewsbury Rocks in the morning and Ortley Beach in the afternoon. Currently sailing from Manasquan inlet. Sat and Sun are already booked but I do have Mon, Nov 10 available for an AM departure. Call or text me for a spot.

~ Capt. Dave DeGennaro, Hi Flier Sportfishing  732.330.5674

November 3, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

5:00 PM

Another bass was checked in for the LBI Surf Fishing Classic aka the Derby... Joe Stankavage caught a 19-lb 03-oz bass off of the south end surf on bunker. He caught it late morning, about 10:30am.

Please note that we currently have fresh bunker but it isn't the freshest. It's good for fishing heads and tails. Boat are finally able to get back out so we expect a delivery tomorrow afternoon/evening. Until then heads and tails or clam.

2:00 PM

Finally the wind has let up and allowed anglers to fish like gentlemen. It was rough riding there for a couple days.

This morning we had a quality bass weighed in by Steve George of the Berkeley Striper Club. He checked in this 37" 19-lb 14-oz bass that he caught on a lure late night off of the mid-island surf.

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Received: Nov 2, 2014 5:57 PM   Subject: Lighthouse Sportfishing Report

I can tell you first hand the inlet and bay bite is on! Thursday’s night trip had John Sinnicki and Chris DeCico out for a magic hour trip. Fishing through the sunset into the dark they boxed two keepers and threw several shorts back. John is 83 and severed our country during the Korean War. After that he spent a lot of time fishing but never caught a bass. Well I am happy to say that John was able to serve bass after catching his first keeper that night. Thanks John. Word from reliable sources is that I missed an epic bite on Friday. I was bummed out when I heard I missed witnessing hundreds of diving Gannets and humpback whales spraying bunker not that I missed the epic bite of 20-40 lb bass. I did fish the inlet and back bay Halloween night. Bass, from shorts to 31”, where to be had in several places. At some spots they were stacked thick. Drifting spots I quickly limited out and played C&R till it got dark. One of the bass I cleaned had seven 7-8” weakfish in its stomach. Here is Part 1 of the video I shot that night. I think you will enjoy this one  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCZcoCV-CpU

On the nature side of things: Friday’s show demonstrates the importance of managing fish not only for harvest but managing bait fish. Bunker play such a vital role in the food web. They are forage for not only fish, but birds like Ospreys and Eagles, and mammals from River Otters up the web to dolphins and some of the biggest animals on our plant, whales.

Still have some dates open to get in on this world class fishery. Screaming drags,

~ Capt. Alex Lighthouse Sportfishing  609.548.2511

Received: Nov 2, 2014 11:28 AM   Subject: Fantastic Bass Action - First Full Boat Limit Of the Fall

It looks like our Fall fishing has gone into warp drive in the matter of days! Quality striped bass ranging from upper teens to 30, 40, to "?"lbs have made their present known in a big way on our local vast schools of bait parked along our beaches!

Veteran angler and regulars Jay Simmons, Ernie Rosenberg and Shawn Hawthorne teamed up for what turned out to be a memorable "Full Throttle" Halloween striper bite! Jay started the day coming tight with a solid mid 30lbs striped bass on light spinning tackle that was meant for a somewhat smaller class of fish, no matter as Jay's angling skill and patience was rewarded accordingly as he iced the first keeper of day. Shawn was next with another quality striper on the artificials.

Moving back up to the top of our drift we found a huge school of bunker, out came the snag and drop rods and it was" light out fishing action" for the rest of the day. Every drift had us scoring singles, doubles and a couple [almost] triples hook ups on the live baits for the rest of the day. The guys not only managed their limit [ I even got mine] but also played catch and release for the rest of the day all the while watching surface striking stripers as they attacked the hapless bait schools. If that wasn't entertaining enough, we also had huge feeding whales up close and personal all day long!

I still have a few dates left so don't wait to get in on this exceptional fishing action!

Remember to join us on Face Book for latest reports and photos and hopefully "like us".

Lastly with the holiday season right around the corner I have gift certificates and also Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters swag [ short tees, long sleeve tees, and hoodies] for angling enthusiast.

Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

~ Capt. Steve Purul, Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters
  609.290.1217

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Received: Oct 31, 2014 7:37 PM  Subject: Got'em!

If you want to catch stripers........you have to act...NOW! Epic fishing with 12 to 30 pound fish up off of Ortley Beach today. Sea condition was sporty in a stiff N/NE wind, so we stayed on the troll. Anywhere from 60 feet of water into 25 feet of water. Bunker spoons, bucktails, and a jumbo shad worked really good for us. Color didn't seem to matter, they were hitting everything. Third day in a row of this kind of fishing. These fish are spread out from Monmouth Beach all the way down to Seaside. Snagging bunker is working, too. The party boats are catching pretty good on jigs so we might start putting more effort into that technique. However you guys want to catch them. It's the size of the fish that is making this such an opportunity. All solid fish.

Sunday's forecast is looking better now, a cranking NW wind, so we will be sailing another Open Boat this Sunday and Monday, November 2 and 3. Leaving the dock at 7AM and returning at 1 PM. $160 per person. Three people max, all fish are shared. NW makes everything good. Flattens out the ocean and activates the fish. The harder it blows, the flatter it gets, up to about a mile and a half off, then it gets sloppy. But all the action has been inside that mile and a half, so we are good to go.

Calling or texting is better than email if you would like a spot.

~ Capt. Dave DeGennaro, Hi Flier Sportfishing  732.330.5674

5:00 PM

Bunker is here!

4:30 PM - Happy Halloween

Our bunker delivery went much faster than expected. We just sold out. Don't fret there are more freshies on the way! We expect to have a delivery by about 5pm this evening.

Today we had a pair of nice fish weighed in. This morning John Breitling of Medford weighed in a 44" 33.25-lb bass he caught live lining eels in Little Egg Inlet. This afternoon Paul Galasso weighed in a 36-lb 11-oz bass that he caught trolling off of IBSP.

I was finishing up dinner when I got a call from my buddy Jeff, "Let's go fishing!" I was gonna hit the brine late night but once he called my whole game plan changed. I've been putting in some serious hours pounding a couple spots. They've been productive but I decided it would be good to change it up. Jeff stopped at the shop and bought two new Northbar Bottledarters (to replace the ones he recently lost). I packed up two Plano boxes of plugs, grabbed my Lami and we headed north up to Jeff's boat. We pushed off the dock and within minutes started fishing a couple rips. On his second cast Jeff was in! He then backed it up on his next cast. The bass were keyed in on and demanding the Northbar Bottledarter.

I couldn't get in the zone and unfortunately the rip that was holding fish faded away as the current changed. We pounded the area trying a variety of lures but no takers. After a short while we regrouped and made a couple of adjustments. A short move or two later and we were back in the fish. This time it wasn't short lived.

While unhooking and releasing fish the lights gave us the visibility to see what was actually going down around us. The striped bass had piles of corn cob mullet pinned up. They were thick and the bass were annihilating them! Jeff and I had this night time feeding frenzy for a solid one to two hours. When the moon set it turned off like a flip of a switch.

Night time corncob feed equals a night to remember with big plugs.

The water temp was 57-59 degrees, finally in the golden zone. We have a big blow coming and a cold snap Sunday night with forecasts calling for a low of 34 degrees. The fish poured into our area this past week and it is just getting better.

~FishHead.Greg

October 30, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

4:45 PM

Bunker is here!

4:00 PM

Bunker is on its way. Got the call from the bunker boat and said they have our bait and will be to the shop in an hour or two.

Received: Oct 30, 2014 3:14 PM   Subject: It's on...

This is the "tip on a horse" kind of fishing we have all been waiting for. The near shore striper fishing is all lit up right now. Snagging bunker, jigging, and trolling. All size fish. Early and late hours of the day. Anywhere from Deal to Ortley Beach.

5 to 10 knot NE wind forecasted for tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 31, so this is a "hurry up" last minute Open Boat. Leaving the dock at Noon and fishing until 6 PM. (might be possible to leave at 11 AM, so please be flexible).

Currently sailing out of Manasquan Inlet so we could make the left or the right. $160 per person, 3 people max, all fish are shared. Better to call as I won't be online much.

Also sailing Open Boat this Monday, Nov 3. leaving at 7AM, returning at 1 PM. Same info as above. Looks like after a hard NE and then N wind on Sat/Sun, Mon is supposed to have a heavy NW which usually lays the ocean out flatter and flats the day goes on. See you on board!

~ Capt. Dave DeGennaro, Hi Flier Sportfishing  732.330.5674

1:00 PM

Bill Bannon does it again! He raised the bar he set yesterday. This time about ten pounds higher. This morning Bill weighed in a 39-lb 09-oz bass that he caught this morning on herring up on the north end.

Received: Oct 29, 2014 9:03 PM   Subject: Lighthouse Sportfishing Report

While still waiting for out front to explode, which it will any day now, I have had excellent success bassing both the inlet and back channels. Most of the fish are schoolie size but I have been boxing at least one keeper every trip. Lots of action with swimmers when the tide is right (usually incoming at sun rise or sun set). When not throwing lures I am dropping spot. Most spot equal a bass except when the blues move in. Ouch! Here is some video from the other morning.

http://youtu.be/HlusVxNgxQI

I have one spot open for Thursday (10-30) 3-7 magic hour open boat (call for details) and some prime November dates open for guiding.

~ Capt. Alex Lighthouse Sportfishing  609.548.2511

October 29, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

4:30 PM

LBI Surf Fishing Classic Tournament News:  Today Bill Bannon took the lead with his 29-lb 07-oz bass.

Here is a list of the upcoming special prizes (now thru November 11th) which are in addition to the prizes listed in the ones listed in the Tournament Rules/Prizes Brochure...

10/31 - $25 Iggy Geneva Memorial Award donated by Debbie Von Tronk, to be selected from the names of all if any bluefish today.

10/31 - $100 "Trick or Treat" Bass Prize, bass weighing closest to 18 lbs. 13 oz. Presented by Carl Gallagher in Memory of Bob Turanski, DMD

11/01 - Tsunami Air Wave Elite Series 11’ 2 piece rod donated by the Folsom corporation (random pick from those that caught a fish today.)

11/02 - 2 head lamps from Princeton Tec will be given away. One for a bass and one for a blue that is caught today.
Sportfish Products one of our new sponsors this year is giving one of their lure bags with lures to someone at random that catches a fish this segment, ending 11/02 at 6pm.

11/04 - Pottery Fountain from The Hand Store in Beach Haven for an angler that catches a fish today. (random pick) Prize will go on till it is won.

11/06 - $25 Gift Certificate to Calabria's Restaurant in North Beach Haven, random pick from all days catches. Prize will go on till it is won.

11/07 - Buckalaews in Beach Haven has donated a Pizza to the angler under 18 that catches the largest fish ending the week of Nov 7th.
Buckalaews in Beach Haven has donated a $20 gift certificate to the angler that catches the largest fish ending the week of Nov 7th.
Barry's is Beach Haven will be giving a $25 gift certificate to an angler that catches a fish today. (random pick)

11/08 - $500 the largest bass and bluefish of the day! Jim Dobrowolski President and CEO of U.S.Facilities Inc. has donated $500 which will go to the angler that catches the largest bass today.
Jim has also donated another $500 and it will go to the angler that catches the largest blue fish today.

11/09 - 2 head lamps from Princeton Tec will be given away. One for a bass and one for a blue that is caught today.

11/11 - The Merchantville Fishing Club in Honor of our Veterans has donated $50 to the bass closest to 11-11 and $50 to the bluefish closest to 11-11 caught today.
Largest bluefish caught today will get a 10.5 foot Temple Forks Outfitters (TFO)-Gary Loomis Surf Rods rated @ 3-8 ounces. Retail value is $200
In Recognition of our Veterans - American Sportsman has donated a 9 foot rod and 10 plugs that will go to the small bluefish entered today.

1:00 PM

This morning we had a pair of bass weighed in. Bill Bannon of West Creek took the lead in the Surf Derby with his 29-lb 07-oz weigh-in this morning. He caught the linesider at about 8 am off of the north end surf on bunker. We also has a 22-lb weighed in by an angler not in the Derby.

Received: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:46 AM   Subject: BHCFA Fishing Report

The air temperatures have the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association believing that fall has actually arrived. The water temperatures, however, are a bit of a different story. The bay water temperatures in Little Egg Harbor and Great Bays have dropped into the 50’s, but the ocean water temperature still remains in the low 60’s.

The net result of this is a late arrival of striped bass from the north. There have been a few stirrings of bass over the past week which does have the captains thinking positive thoughts. Some bass are appearing in the bay waters and the white water of Little Egg Inlet. In addition, the surf anglers have begun to pick up a few bass on the beaches of Long Beach Island. The Sea Shell Club in Beach Haven held its annual Striped Bass Derby for boats last weekend and weighed in some 20 fish. One of these was a 37-pounder caught in the bay on clams. If there is one of these cows around, there should be more.

There is currently plenty of bait around with huge schools of spearing and rainfish to be found along with schools of peanut bunker. The mullet run seems to have run its course already. There are reports of bass being trolled up on bunker spoons to the north of Long Beach Island, and these fish should be on the Beach Haven radar very shortly. These bass are feeding on schools of mature bunker and will be prey for anglers live-lining bait and trolling spoons.

The inshore reefs are still holding very good numbers of black sea bass and porgies for bottom fishermen. Anglers fishing these reefs will experience excellent action even if the ratio of shorts to keepers is on the high side.

Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.org.

~ Jim Hutchinson Sr.

October 28, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

6:00 PM

Not much talk of fish in the shop today. Last night I caught a 20-lb 03-oz bass chunking the mid-island surf. First fish I harvested for the year. I can't wait to cook some up and enjoy. ~ FishHead.Greg

6:00 AM

Yesterday James Jones posted a photo on our Facebook page of what looked like a baby cobia. He reported catching five of them off of the surf on bunker. Update:10/29/2014: Turns out after some conversation the species was determined to be spotted hake.

Congrats to the 18th Annual Sea Shell Striped Bass Winners!!!  This year, Captain Mike Greene dominated the competition with his Lucky Stripes and angler Jason Marti. Here is a list of the top five fish:
1st - 39.00-lbs Lucky Stripes, Jason Marti
2nd - 37.15-lbs Time Flyer II, Bob Opperman
3rd - 36.65-lbs Lucky Stripes, Jason Marti
4th - 32.55-lbs Anthracite, James Ryan
5th - 31.85-lbs Lucky Stripes, Jason Marti

October 27, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

7:00 PM

Dave Kreines fished the outgoing tide on the south end surf with mullet on one rod and a popper on another. He reported not a touch on either until, "As I retrieved the popper and drug it through the wash, I thought I snagged something until that snag pulled back! I caught a 26" fluke that was as thick as any I have ever seen. Why does this only happen when the season is closed?"

Speaking of fluke, here is an update as well as a report from the past that we just pulled from out report Archive...

"August 4, 2014 9:00 PM - We had another monster FLUKE-ZILLA hit our scale today late in the day! Robert Davis of Bamber Lakes weighed in a 33" 15.3-lb doormat fluke. He caught it spear fishing Barnegat Inlet today at 3:15pm. It looks like once the paperwork is submitted and verified this will top the state and world record. Congrats on an epic catch!!! Note one week earlier, Tim Fiordaliso weighed in a 14.55-lb speared fluke that topped the previous spear state record of 14.5-lbs by Brian Coen which was weighed in also at Fisherman's Headquarters." Finally today we got the official email from the state...

New State Record Fish - Spearfishing Category   The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has officially certified the first entry into the new Spearfishing category in the State Record Fish Program.

Robert A. Davis of Bamber Lake speared the record fluke (summer flounder) on August 4, just five days following the initiation of the new Spearfishing category. The fish weighed in at 15 pounds 5 ounces which exceeded the minimum weight of 12 pounds. The fluke is also being recognized as a World Record by the International Underwater Sprearfishing Association. It's the World's Largest Summer Flounder (Fluke) Caught via Spear!

3:30 PM

Store staffer Matt went on the late night search last night and found some schoolies in the backwaters.

Yesterday I fished on my boat for 8 hours and caught 25 tog, a sea bass and a small bluefish. My friend Sean caught about twice as many tog as I did. We got back to the dock after dark and unloaded the boat. I cleaned up and then exercised for a 1/2 hour. After a shower and some dinner I went jetty fishing for 2.5 hours and caught three stripers up to 30" How many young guns can keep up? ~Paul Haertel

11:30 AM

Dallas Tharp reported on our Facebook page yesterday, "Beautiful morning out front today! Only problem, no room to work! Beach was loaded with fisherman and nobody was catching from what I could see on both artificial or bait."

Received: Monday, October 27, 2014 7:22 AM   Subject: Fall Striped Bass Trips w/Available Dates

Another fall approaching and again all the signs point to strong fishing. There's an abundance of sand eels around and the bass are starting to show up in better numbers with every cold night.

November is right around the corner which means it's time to put on some hats and get out the jigs.

This year we will have two options for trips: 3/4 day (6 hours - $900) and Full Day (~8 hours - $1100). Both trips will leave at 6am unless arranged otherwise.

We have the following dates available (as I write this):  11/5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23.

Please contact me by phone at (609) 287-5136 to book your trip.

~ Capt. Stew Hitchner, Pez Machine Sportfishing 56' Core Sound, 609.287.5136

October 26, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

1:30 PM

Courtland Foos weighed in a 14-lb 04-oz bass for the Surf Derby at 1:15pm today. He caught the bass just after noon time off of the south end surf on bunker. He took the lead for the day and currently positioned to win the Fisherman's Headquarters $100 Gift Certificate for Sunday's Daily.

1:00 PM

We just received a fresh delivery of primo bunker and live clam.

LBI Surf Fishing Classic News:  Congrats to Rob Vallone! He unofficially took this Saturday's (October 25th) $500 cash prize as well as the Fisherman's Headquarters $100 Gift Certificate with his 21-lb 04-oz bass.

Cody Shmutz caught a 34" 12-lb 06-oz bass off of the mid-island surf this morning on bunker.

From the boat... One customer yesterday stopped in to get his Penn reel fixed. He just got off of the Miss Barnegat Light and had his reel destroyed by gator blues. He said the fishing was great. The boat sailed out to the Mud Hole and put all of the customers on big blues. They had 'em jigging and bait fishing.

Today is the final day of the Sea Shell Striped Bass Derby. As of last night Jason Marti aboard the Lucky Stripes had the lead with a 39-lb bass. He was followed by Bob Opperman's 37.15-lb, and Kevin Kuziw's 25.55-lb bass. Jason Marti also caught a 36.65-lb bass too. We'll post the final results when we get them.

From the rocks... The tog bite at Barnegat Inlet is still very productive. On Saturday we had a couple customers report on their fishing from Friday. One said, Lots of fish but keepers are hard to find."Another angler reported catching two quality rock monsters, "I had a four and a five pound fish yesterday as well as a bunch of shorts."

Received: Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:50 AM   Subject:  Mayday! Mayday! Bass on Bunker!

Open Boat Stripers... Throwing the ropes tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 AM. We will be snagging and livelining bunker. There's 15 to 30 pound fish. They caught them this morning and yesterday morning. Now we're going to catch them tomorrow. Heavy west winds in the forecast so it will be a flat ocean. Sailing from Manasquan Inlet. $160 person. 3 people max. All fish are shared.

~ Capt. Dave DeGennaro, Hi Flier Sportfishing  732.330.5674

October 25, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

4:00 PM

Chauncey Beekler weighed in a 27.85-lb striper this afternoon. He caught it off of the mid-island surf on bunker. Please note that Chauncey is not in the Surf Tournament.

11:00 AM

Some anglers found fish but for me early to mid-October was very slow. Despite putting in two to three nights a week with some long hours I struck out on the surf. Some of my bayside haunts were the only place I could find a bite. Finally last night I had a pair of linesider on a black metal lip. It felt good to get the line tight with a fish that actually wanted to pull some drag.

It's feeling more seasonable around here. The surf temperature finally dropped from the summer time warmth, currently 60-61 degrees. A nice body of fish moved in after the recent storm and anglers fishing LBI are catching on the surf and bayside on bait and lures. It's the best push of bass since the mullet run. So far this weekend we have had a couple weigh ins and a number of reports. See the reports below for more details.

Store staffer Blake released a quality fish the other morning on a SP minnow. He said it slammed him right at the lip of the beach and put up a great fight. Store staffer Rob Vallone reported a couple small bass the other night and then last night he got a better fish which he weighed in for the Derby. Store staffer Steve-o caught three bass last night.

Christian Martin of Beach Haven Crest weighed in a 19-lb 15-oz bass this morning. He caught it plugging early this morning on the south end.

Rob Vallone weighed in a 21-lb 04-oz bass this morning. He caught it late last night on bunker.

~FishHead.Greg

October 24, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

5:00 PM

Fresh bunker and live surf clams just arrived. We've got a bunch but both are going fast. Best of luck to all the anglers fishing the Sea Shell Striped Bass Derby this weekend! Thanks for your business.

Jim Cambell weighed in a 38" 18.35-lb bass this afternoon. He caught it off of the mid-island surf on clam at about 2pm.

12:30 PM

We are currently sold out of fresh bunker. We got word from our bunker boat that they are out and have our bait. We expect to have primos in later today.

12:00 PM

Finally some bass weigh-ins for the 60th Annual LBI Surf Fishing Classic...

Francis Hettler of Doylestown, PA weighed in a 38" 19-lb 14-oz bass today. He caught the fish at about 6:15am on bunker in Harvey Cedars.

Brian McAllister of Middletown, DE caught a 17-lb 10-oz bass last night at about 11:30pm. He caught it on bunker in Love Ladies.

October 23, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

7:00 PM

The second fish of the Fall Surf Derby was caught today by Gary Bargiel of Stockholm, NJ. Gary landed a 37.5" 20-lb bass on bunker in Harvey Cedars this evening.

October 22, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

5:30 PM

Blake Scholey posted a beautiful photo of a 42" striped bass on our Facebook page today. He reported, "Geared up last night at Fisherman's Headquarters and hopped on the boat. Landed with cow!" Blake told us that he caught it in the bay on live bait.

1:30 PM

Fished overnight Monday into Tuesday and saw solid action. The ride out was beautiful and then the wind switched. It blew harder than forecasts predicted. Luckily it blew itself out for the ride in. Presenting baits effectively took a lot of work throughout the night but we managed to work hard and catch fish.

We had mahi around the boat the entire night. After catching 16 between 8-15-lbs, we had enough. Had two shots at 80-lb yellowfin and capitalized on both. In between icing the yellowbirds we caught a 52" swordfish. We also released a second swordfish later in the night. Every once and a while blue sharks would swim through. It kept us on our toes. We released a few of them and broke off a bunch more.

Looks like we have a weather window at the beginning of next week! If you are interested in fishing offshore get in touch.

~ Capt. Stew Hitchner, Pez Machine Sportfishing 56' Core Sound, 609.287.5136

Received: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:22 AM   Subject: BHCFA Fishing Report

Despite some brisk winds and ocean swells, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association were very pleased to see the season for black sea bass re-open. Trips to the local artificial reefs and inshore wrecks were very productive ones with large numbers of sea bass and porgies in evidence along with several other varieties of fish.

Captain Gary Dugan of Irish Jig Sportfishing began a trip recently in the Mullica River drifting live baits for striped bass. There had been reports of bass being taken in the river both by trolling Stretch lures and drifting live eels. Captain Gary came up empty handed and decided to head out into the ocean despite some rough conditions. That turned out to be the right move as his party ended up with some very nice porgies between 12 and 18 inches in length. They also caught a decent amount of sea bass and kept two of them for dinner.

Captain Carl Sheppard had the “Star Fish” booked last weekend for Eric Burr and a bachelor party of 11 members. Despite the rough seas, the group wanted to brave the conditions and was glad they did. Their first stop was a wreck about 7-miles out which showed fish on the fish finder but with little interest in biting. A couple more wrecks were pretty much the same although they used 6 different baits which did catch a couple of porgies and some small sea bass. Captain Carl decided to try the Little Egg Reef, and that proved to be the right choice. They drifted until they had hits on all the rods and then anchored up tide of that spot. Within 5-minutes they had continuous action. The sea bass averaged one keeper for every three caught and reeled in a large number of porgies, which also had many throwbacks. In addition they boated some skates, dogfish, and then bluefish ranging from 6-ounces to 2-pounds. In addition, they noticed a large striped bass rolling on the top of the water. By the end of the trip they had a cooler filled with fish.

Captain Fran Verdi decided to take the “Francesca Marie” north looking for stripers. He trolled all the way from Long Beach Island to Seaside Heights. They ended the day with no bass but did manage to pick up some bluefish. Captain Fran said the water was still a warm 63-degrees. He anticipates this weekend as the turn-on time for the bass bite to start.

Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.org.

~ Jim Hutchinson Sr

October 21, 2014 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

6:30 PM

A little while back we received a delivery of fresh fat backs aka bunker. We'll have some jewels for the evening and tomorrow.

Paul Galasso of the Village Harbour Fishing Club just weighed in 12.9-lb bluefish. He caught it today trolling out at the Mud Hole.

12:00 PM

LBI Surf Fishing Classic Tournament News:

The First Segment of the 60th Annual closed on Sunday October 19th at 6pm with out a fish. We are now currently in the Second Segment, October 19th 6:01pm to November 2nd at 6pm. Finally this morning the first fish of the 2014 Derby was weighed in. Congrats to John Campbell of the LBI Fishing Club. He caught a 42" 23-lb 13-oz bass chunking bunker this morning on the north end of the Island.

Here is a list of the upcoming special prizes which are in addition to the prizes listed in the ones listed in the Tournament Rules/Prizes Brochure...

10/22 - John Lewis (friend of the tournament) has donated a 1/2 day charter on his boat Insatiable. The person that catches the largest bass today wins this charter.

10/24 - $25 gift certificate to Barrys Do Me A Flavor goes to an angler that catches a fish today.

The largest fish caught this week ending on Oct 24th wins a $20 gift certificate to Buckalews and the largest fish by a caught by a angler under 18 wins a pizza from Buckalews.

10/25 - $500 cash award for the largest striper weighed in today.

$25 Tom Geneva Memorial Award: Winner to be selected at random from the names of all anglers entering stripped bass today.

10/26 - 2 head lamps from Princeton Tec will be given away. One for a bass and one for a blue that is caught today.

10/28 - TFO Tuesday 10.5 foot Temple Forks Outfitters (TFO)-Gary Loomis Surf Rods rated @ 3-8 ounces. Retail value is $200 will be given to the largest blue fish caught today. If prize is not won it will go to the next day till we have a winner. Toughest rod in the surf for one of the toughest fish in the surf. ****Only one TFO rod per angler

10/31 - $25 Iggy Geneva Memorial Award: Winner to be selected from the names of all catching bluefish today.
$100 "Trick or Treat" Bass Prize for a bass entered today weighing closest to 18 lbs. 13 oz. Presented by Carl Gallagher in Memory of Bob Turanski, DMD

11/01 - Tsunami Air Wave Elite Series 11’ 2 piece rod donated by the Folsom corporation (random pick from those that caught a fish today.

11-02 - 2 head lamps from Princeton Tec will be given away. One for a bass and one for a blue that is caught today.

October 20, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

5:00 PM

This afternoon we got word that some of the party boats did good on the water today. Sea bass fishing was good on the inshore wrecks. They were also some triggerfish caught in the mix.

Received: Monday, October 20, 2014 12:54 PM   Subject: Open 6th Annual BHS Fisherman's Flea Market

Barnegat High School's 6th Annual Fisherman's Flea Market will be on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 9am to 1pm at the Barnegat High School. The school is located at 180 Bengal Boulevard, Barnegat, NJ 08005. Last year there was close to 500 in attendance. The club gave out $750 in scholarships to graduating seniors. Please come out and help support our fishing club by attending the Fleamarket. All proceeds go towards the students involved in the fishing club.

Come reel in some holiday deals! NEW, USED, CUSTOM, ANTIQUE, RODS, REELS, LURES, COLLECTIBLES AND MUCH MORE!! There are always door prizes every half hour (lures, tackle, rods/reels, passes for headboat, etc)

$4.00 Admission, Kids 12 and under FREE

11:30 AM

Ryan Dellane stopped in the shop yesterday and picked up some bait on his way to the surf. He reported, "Blowfish all night off of the beach on BUNKER chunks. Got a baker's dozen for the dinner table. Never got them on chunks before. Apparently they are still around."

Tog fishing is still very good at Barnegat Inlet. It has been on fire for well over a month.

We got word from our bunker boat yesterday that there are some big gorilla blues stacked out at the Mudhole. It would be nice to see them pile up on the beach. With this blow coming anything can happen. Now that we had this cold snap last night maybe some bass will show up.

NJ's Sea Bass season re-opened this past weekend on Saturday, October 18th. It's currently 15 fish with a minimum size of 12.5 inches until December 31st. Sorry no reports yet. Gonzalo and the wind kept most boats at the dock this weekend.

~FishHead.Greg

October 19, 2014 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

10:00 AM

We just got our live surf clams and live bloods delivery.

October 18, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

9:00 PM

We had a lots of customers in the shop over the early part of this weekend...

One gentleman reported great tog fishing at Barnegat Inlet. He said, "I went through a couple dozen green crabs weeding through a bunch of shorts. I managed two keeper sized tog. I took home one for the table. It's a good thing I played by the rules. While packing up the truck I was stopped and checked by Fish and Game. It was a quick friendly thing for me but not the next guy he checked. Turns out as I was pulling away Fish and Game had guy with a few too many. He had them spread out on his tailgate measuring everyone. Fortunately they are enforcing! It is good to see they are cracking down."

Another customer reported a slow day in the boat fishing off of IBSP, "We got the skunk. Trolled all over, not a touch."

So far Friday and Saturday have not offered anglers too much off of the surf. We heard lots of anglers talk about poor fishing, lots of garbage fish. The best we heard was a couple kingfish and some blues. Hopefully the weather coming changes things for the better.

On the weather front, we currently have a westerly wind which groomed the swell from Hurricane Gonzalo. Sunday the swell will linger and slowly fade as it is blown out by the stiff westerlies. Sunday night looks like a cold one, forecast low of 38 degrees. The couple days of westerly winds (Sunday-Monday) will be nice for a change. It seems like we have had every other wind direction for quite some time. Unfortunately it will not settle in for long. We've got a possible Nor'easter setting up. Right now models are showing an area of low pressure which gets sandwiched between a big dip in the northern jet stream and the northward moving subtropical jet. A high looks to be set up over Canada which will squeeze the pressure gradient producing lots of wind. The sub tropical jet stream will put lots of rain into the mix. Basically Wednesday and Thursday will be a bit sporty. I've got my fingers crossed that this will be the start of some fall fishing. Gonna have to wait and see what happens.

~FishHead.Greg

October 17, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

Received: Friday, October 17, 2014 1:39 PM   Subject: Open Boat Striper

Heavy west wind is finally going to allow us to get out this Sat, Sun, and Mon. I never thought I would get to say that again. We've had most of the last four weeks blown out. There are 30 pound class stripers being taken. Trolling bunker spoons is the most productive, so that is the plan. If we encounter any birds or castable fish, be it school bass or gator blues, we will switch over to spinning rods and jig rods in a heartbeat. The only bunker snagging fishing that was working was out near the three mile line and although the hard west wind is going to give us a nice flat ocean on the trolling grounds, the ocean is going to get rough a few miles offshore. I'm only putting this out there so you don't wind up on a boat trolling all day when you really want to jig or cast. I love using light tackle as much as anyone but not if it's not producing yet. Very soon it's going to be the thing to do, but right now there's a good chance at boating a few of these bigger bass.

We are sailing out of Manasquan Inlet for the month of October. Running Open Boat trips this Sat, Sun, and Mon, Oct 18, 19, and 20. 7AM to 3PM. $175 person. 3 people max, all fish are shared. Same dates are also available to charter.

~ Capt. Dave DeGennaro, Hi Flier Sportfishing  732.330.5674

11:30 AM

Live Surf Clams Just Arrived. We expect fresh bunker later today.

Received: Friday, October 17, 2014 9:26 AM   Subject: ASFMC Striped Bass Advisory Panel

Al Ristori and Lou Bassano represented New Jersey sympathies at the Striped Bass Advisory Panel meeting this week in Baltimore…Al provides his take below:

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Striped Bass Advisory Panel met Wednesday in Baltimore to provide advice to the ASMFC Striped Bass Management Board that will be deciding on recreational and commercial restrictions later this month incorporated in Draft Addendum IV to Amendment 6 of the Striped Bass Management Plan in order to deal with falling catches and the decrease in spawning stock biomass (SSB). Ex-state Senator Lou Bassano (R-Union),sponsor of the Striped Bass Gamefish Law, and I are the N.J. recreational advisers. As usual, the commercial advisers insisted everything was just fine and there was no need for any decreases in harvest. On the other hand, most recreational representatives were cautious about the numbers presented and favored a one-year reduction to bring the SSB up -- rather than the three-year alternatives. A single bass at 28 or 32 inches found the greatest support, but Bassano noted the importance of a second bass to the party and charter boat fleets. A slot option that provides a 28-to-34-inch bass plus a "trophy" of 36 inches or more would probably be better for them. Check my daily blog at nj.com/shore/blogs/fishing for more information about that meeting.

~ Jim Hutchinson, Jr., Managing Director, Recreational Fishing Alliance

October 15, 2014 --------------------------------------------------------------------

4:00 PM

Captain Joe of Deep Blue Sportfishing just gave us a ring. He was on the water this morning with a charter. They found some quality bass again on the troll, one at 25-lbs and one at 35-lbs!!! He mentioned the turns were working had on small bait.

Received: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:47 AM   Subject: BHCFA Weekly Report

The seasons of the year wait for no man, and that is true for the fall of 2014 and its effect on the summer fishing action. The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are putting away the gear needed for the summer species and turning their attentions toward what is hoped to be an exciting fall on the water.

Captain Bob Gerkens and First Mate Dante Soriente of the “Hot Tuna” just made their final trip of the year to the Hudson Canyon hoping to get in on more of the excellent tuna action they had experienced before terrible weather conditions had cancelled 14 straight trips
. This final trip produced little action, and conversations with other captains out there revealed more of the same. Both the night fishing and daytime trolls were slow with only a couple of fish being caught. The “Hot Tuna” had a wahoo break-off along with a few mahi-mahi in the boat. There are hopes that there might be a bite later closer inshore on mako sharks and bluefin tuna.

The first keeper striped bass are starting to show up with a few fish in the 30-pound class being picked up trolling bunker spoons and Stretch lures. Captain Fran Verdi of the “Francesca Marie” says he has gotten a large order of spot in, and they are sitting in his pens waiting to be fed to some hungry striped bass. Captain Fran also plans to get in on some black sea bass action on the inshore wrecks and artificial reefs when the season re-opens on October 18.

Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.org.

~ Jim Hutchinson Sr

October 14, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

5:00 PM

Paul Lindsey stopped by this afternoon. He reported catching lots of small kingfish off of the mid-island surf on Fishbites. He did manage a couple nice ones with his biggest about a pound and a half.

Here is a list of the upcoming LBI Surf Fishing Classic Special Prizes from now thru October 22nd:

$500 for the largest striper caught today. If there is no bass caught prize will go to the next day till it is won.
A head lamp donated from Princeton Tec will go to the first fish caught.

Tuesday Oct 14th - $200 to the bass closest to 17 pounds in Memory of A.D. Fillman. This is given by The Long Beach Township Retired and Former Officers lunch group that Don was a part of. If there is no bass caught on this date the prize will go to next year. October 14th is the date that Don caught a 17 pound bass.

TFO Tuesday - 10’6” Temple Forks Outfitters (TFO) Gary Loomis Surf Rods rated 3-8 ounces, retail value $200. Is awarded to the largest bluefish caught today. If prize is not won it will go to the next day till we have a winner. “Toughest rod in the surf for one of the toughest fish in the surf. **”Only one TFO rod per angler***

Friday Oct 17th - $100 cash to the women with a bass closest to 14 pounds. This prize is given in Memory of Jean Fillman by her family. $25 gift certificate to Barrys Do Me A Flavor goes to an angler that catches a fish today.

The largest fish caught this week ending on Oct 17th wins a $20 gift certificate to Buckalews and the largest fish by a caught by a angler under 18 wins a pizza from Buckalews.

Standard Weekend Prizes for bass and blues as describe in the tournament Rules/Prizes Brochure

Sunday Oct 19th - $500 cash to the largest bass caught today donated by Jim D. President and CEO of U.S. Facilities Inc and a friend of the Classic. $500 cash to the largest blue caught today donated by Jim D. President and CEO of U.S. Facilities Inc and a friend of the Classic. Two head lamps from Princeton Tec will be given away. One for a bass and one for a blue that is caught today.

A lure bag from Sportfishing Products to an angler that has caught a fish in this segment. (random pick)

Wednesday Oct 22nd - John Lewis (friend of the tournament) has donated a 1/2 day charter on his boat Insatiable. The person that catches the largest bass today wins this charter.

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8:20 AM

Might need some extra lead sinkers this week. This morning we've got a small medium size groundswell in the water from Tropical Storm Fay. Currently 2-3-4 foot. The south easterly swell is expected to fill in and peak tonight. The winds look to swing south/southeast for a few days and then late in the week a new groundswell shows from Tropical Storm Gonzalo. There's potential for some bigger surf from Gonzalo next weekend. Time to break out the heaviers!

Yesterday afternoon Fisherman's Headquarters Alumni Ken Austin stopped in on his way off of the Island. He reported lots of small blues off of the surf. A couple other customer reported small blues as well as "lots of garbage." There's skates and doggies.

Captain Joe gave us heads up that he found a bass again yesterday. [See 10/11/14 post below] He trolled up a bite on a spoon, unfortunately the hook pulled. Nothing special but still a noteworthy report for boat anglers.

October 11, 2014 ---------------------------------------------------------------------

4:30 PM - More talk of classy striped bass in our local waters!

Justin and Jason Marti started their fall season off right! They both got beautiful trophy bass. Take a look at our Facebook page. It's that time... the bait has been here and the weather is sour. The fish just showed up... Fish On!

12:30 PM

I spoke with Captain Joe of Deep Blue Sportfishing this morning. He reported, "Lots of schoolie bass up to 29" on live mullet. It has been good. Yesterday morning was slow so we took a look around outside. Went out and found some life along the beach. We marked bait and fish. It was very calm and the bunker were schooled up on top, tails out flipping. There were also turns working on small bait with a lot of micro size false albacore moving super fast on them. These albies were the perfect size pitch baits for offshore. We sent a Mann's Stretch Plug down in 45' of water. It didn't take long and we were hooked up with a quality fish, this 38-lb striper! It has been a few months without striper tacos so we greased it. Another boat fishing close by released a bass they raised casting and retrieving lures."

We've heard reports of anglers targeting the false albacore yesterday casting metal and also on the fly. There's weakfish and small blues mixed in with them. I saw a photo of really nice size weakies that was caught in the mix.

~FishHead.Greg

October 10, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

9:00 PM

Tomorrow morning is the LBIFT kick off seminar. There will be some great door prizes and give away raffle. You must be present to win! Rain or shine: 9am at the Chamber across from the shop. Then shortly the seminar will begin inside at the  Ship Bottom Fire Hall (21st and Central). Weather permitting there will be a hands on beach demo.

The surf fishing along LBI is progressing. Even though it's almost mid-October we are still in the "late summer" phase. The surf is loaded with small blues and fluke. There are kingfish and the occasional striped bass. There's all sorts of bait in our local waters; mullet, spearing, baby bunker, adult bunker, baby blowfish, herring, squid and spot. Just coming down on the backside of the moon, we've got a couple day blow coming. This might be the start of a real run.

We got word today that there was a morning bite in the boat on the troll. Some boats had quality fish. We had one customer in the shop who was purchasing a new cooler to ice down a striped one. He reported fishing north out of Barnegat Inlet about a mile off of the beach. He said the troll was slow however, "We came across a pile of bait and started casting lures. We had bass up to 40 inches." Another report came from customer who showed a photo of a 20+ pound bass. He said it went for a deep diver on the troll.

Store staffer Blake got into a fun sunset session on the surf. He had small blues crushing plugs on top.

Store Staffer Kevin reported getting into more bayside linesiders today on SP Minnows. There's bass in the backwaters moving on bait.

The tog bite was on again today. The Barnegat Inlet is stacked with the white chins.

Returning home from a trip at the edge, Douglas Marshall of South Hampton NJ stopped by the shop with a 25.2-lb Mahi. He caught a bunch of mahi and the boat also had two tuna it out at the Toms.

7:00 AM

The $500 bounty is still out for the first qualifying striped bass in the LBI Surf Fishing Classic. Please understand that if two or more bass are weighed in on that day the largest takes to money.

Here is a list of some other Prizes that are up for grabs...
 - Today, Friday October 10th: $25 Gift Certificate to Barry's Do Me A Flavor, Picked at Random
 - Weekend Striped Bass Prizes: (Every Saturday & Sunday)  $100 Fisherman's Headquarters Gift Certificates to the Heaviest Striped Bass
 - Weekend Bluefish Prizes: $50 Cash to the Heaviest Bluefish
 - This Sunday, October 12th: Princeton Tec Head Lamps, Picked at Random one for bass, one for bluefish

October 9, 2014 -------------------------------------------------------------------

8:00 PM

We got word today that there was a new special prize just added to the LBI Surf Fishing Classic... On October 19th there will be two big money cash prizes awarded: $500 to the largest striped bass and $500 to the largest bluefish!

Late in the day we got a delivery of fresh bunker. Once again the early birds will have freshies. There's no telling how long the supply will last. We expect more Friday evening.

8:45 AM

Blake S. of Manahawkin geared up at the shop and hit the Inlet yesterday afternoon. He reported back." Consistent tog bite as the tide was coming in if you could get to the bottom before getting covered in grass. Small blues everywhere and tons of bait pushed up against the rocks."

A small delivery of fresh bunker arrived late in the day yesterday. At the time of this post it is almost sold out. We are also low on surf clams. We expect more bunker and clams later today.

Just a reminder this weekend is the LBIFT kick off seminar. There will be some great door prizes and give away raffle. You must be present to win!

 

 

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NEW Lamiglas Infinity Surf Rods...
The Lamiglas Infinity Surf Series is a new series just released for 2013. Lamiglas wanted to make a rod to compete with some of the other high end rod manufacturers out there today. The Infinity Surf Series uses a 3M Powerlux resin to make a more sensitive, responsive, and higher modulus graphite rod. The rods are equipped with a reinforced carbon fiber butt section and a new grip design. The Fuji K-frame concept guide design is also used on these Infinity rods. Sweet!
We currently have three models in stock; 9’0” 1-3oz 2 piece, 10’0” 1-3 oz. 2 piece, and 11’0” 2-6 oz. 2 piece.

NEW Lamiglas Tri-Flex Graphite Rods...
The Tri-Flex Graphite Saltwater Series and Inshore Series are here for 2013. These rods still use Lamiglas’ Tri-Flex technology which uses three layers of materials combining fiberglass and graphite to make an affordable high performance rod. These rods are offered in models for light tuna jigging, heavy bottom fishing, or fishing small bucktails.
Tri-Flex Saltwater Series Conventional models in-stock; 5’6” 20-40lb, 7’0” 15-30 lb. 1-6 oz, and 7’6” 20-50 lb. 4-12 oz.z.
Tri-Flex Inshore Series Conventional models in-stock; 7’6” 20-50 lb. 6-16 oz., 7’0” 20-40 lb. 4-10 oz., 7’0” 15-30 lb. 3-6 oz., and 7’0” 8-20 lb. 1-4 oz.

New Penn CFT Conflict and Penn Pursuit II PURII spinning reels are in stock...
The Penn Conflict is a durable design with a silky smooth drag. The Conflict is designed to perform and engineered to last. The Conflict is the big brother to the popular Penn Battle models. The Pursuit II features a durable construction and smooth gear system at an affordable price. This reel features an ultra lightweight, corrosion-resistant graphite body and oiled-felt drag system.m.

NEW Savage Gear Manic Prey lures are in stock... Savage, "Lures with An Attitude"...
The Savage MP-145-BM Manic Prey (Sinking) 5-3/4" 1.33oz "chunky" hard bait lures are now in stock. Made with 3X strong hooks, X-strong split-rings, through-wire construction and long cast weight system. Creates a wobble and flash that entices predators to strike. Seven (7) colors; Blue Mackerel, Chartreuse Mackerel, Deep Purple, Dirty Silver, Glow Belly, Green Mackerel and Ghost.

NEW Sting-O G-Rods and an expanded Sting-O lure selection are now in stock plus more...

The Sting-O G-Rod Series of Jig'n and Pop'n rods in spinning and conventional plus the Sting-O PBJ jigs, Sea Thug, Pig Pen and Popster lures are in stock. We are also stocking the Sting-O Xander Gray Spreader Bar Troll'n Storage Bag.

NEW Quantum Cabo CSP-PTsD, Boca BSP-PTsD and now also the Smoke Inshore SL-PTs Inshore...
All Quantum PTs spinning reels feature Quantum's exclusive TiMag Salt bail system and a 1-piece performance tuned frame made from aluminum alloy. Quantum reduced the weight in the Smoke Inshore SL-PTs series by trimming weight off the reel frame and using carbon fiber for the rotor. Among the three models; the Cabo series is considered the strongest which also includes a ceramic main bearing, The Smoke series is the lightest with its thinner reel frame and use of carbon fiber for the rotor, and without compromising performance the Boca would be the most affordable.


NEW Accurate FX Boss Fury Single-Speed Single-Drag.....
The "RAW Look" Single-Speed Single-Drag Lever-Drag conventional reels. Made in the USA by Accurate with the same craftsmanship and quality components as the "BX Boss Extreme Double-Drag" series but in a simpler less expensive Single-Drag design. The frame is made from 6061-T6 billet aircraft aluminum for light weight and strength but in a "RAW Look" brushed aluminum finish . Features stainless steel gears, wet drag for smoothness, and an ergonomic rubber handle. Models; FX400X, FX500X, FX600NX and FX600X.

NEW XtraTuf II 22275G - 15" Full Rubber Coated, Full Neoprene Insulated Hi Boots...
The XtraTuf II 22275G Hi Boot is the ultimate insulated, waterproof and slip resistant boot. A superb boot for commercial and recreational fishing. The full rubber outer coating of boot protects the neoprene from snags. Offers protection for the most severe fishing, farm and work conditions.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


HOT PRODUCT
Now in our Ship Bottom retail store

 

Penn SSV Spinning Reel
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Daiwa SP Minnow Lures
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Surf Bags

 

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Tire Buddy III

 

Breakaway Sinkers

 

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Information on the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be viewed at... http://www.fishbeachhaven.com/our-boats

  For information on the 25' "Drop Off" contact Capt. Fran Verdi, 609.868.8970, or Email: fpvmdv@comcast.net   ) see below
For information on the 27' May-Craft “Francesca Marie” contact Capt. Fran Verdi, 609.868.8970, or Email: fpvmdv@comcast.net
For information on the 80' Miss Beach Haven< contact Capt. Frank Camarda, phone: (609) 978-9951, email: contact Capt. Frank Camarda, 609.978.9951 or Email: missbeachhaven@comcast.net
For information on the 29' "Compass Rose" contact Capt. Dave Wittenborn, 609.492.5271
For information on the 35' "Karen Ann II" contact Capt. Adam Nowalsky, 609.618.0366 (day), 609.652.1633 (even), or Email: captadam@karenannii.com
For information on the 41'
"June Bug" contact Capt. Lindsay Fuller, 609.685.2839, email: CaptLindsay@Fish-JuneBug.com
For information on the 38' Henriques “Spare Time” Beach Haven, NJ contact Capt. George Finck, 609.618.3877, email: Finck104@comcast.net
For information on the 38' Sport Fisherman “Pop's Pride” Beach Haven, NJ contact Capt. John Koegler 609.290.3349
For information on the 40' Custom "Star Fish" for 2-20 anglers contact Capt. Carl Sheppard, 609.492.2591, cfsheppard@aol.com
For information on the 36' Runaway "Reel Determined" contact Capt. Jimmy Zavacky, Phone: 609.915.2498, reeldetermined@comcast.net

For information on the 38' Blackfin Sport Fisherman "Hot Tuna" contact Capt. Bob Gerkens, Phone: 609.384.0877, email: HotTunaBoat@yahoo.comhoo.com
For information on the 38' Ocean Yacht Insatiable contact Capt. John Lewis, Phone: 609.670.5980 Email: captjohn22@comcast.net
For information on the 35' Duffy "Legal Limit"< contact Capt. T.J.Schwarzwalder, Phone: 609.405.4591, Email: legallimitcaptj@aol.com
For information on the 29' Luhrs "Sweet Baby" contact Capt. Dave Kreines, Phone: 215.813.8050 (cell), Email: dkreines@usa.net
For information on the William Knorr contact Capt. Tim Knorr, Phone: 609.848.4094
For information on the 330 Wellcraft Coastal or 21' Hydra-Sport CC contact Irish Jig Sportfishing by calling Capt Gary Dugan at 609.760.3717, Email: irishjigsportfishing@comcast.net

~ Capt. Jack Shea  Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters  609.698.3632
~ Capt. Steve Purul  Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters  609.290.1217
~ Capt. Dave DeGennaro  Hi Flier Sportfishing  732.330.5674
~ Capt. Alex Majewski  Lighthouse Sportfishing  609.548.2511
~ Capt. Stew Hitchner  Pez Machine Sportfishing  609.287.5136
~ Capt. Bill Dubois  Reel Trouble  609.709.0226
~ Capt. Mike Greene  Lucky Stripes Charters  718.644.6087
~ Capt. Brett Taylor  Reel Reaction  609.290.7709
~ Capt. Kevin Schmidt  Old Barney Charters  267-918-1746
~ Capt Greg Carr  LBI Charters  631.300.6413
~ Capt. Mark Finelli  Laura Sportfishing  856-341-6562

~ Capt. Tom Cormann, "Bottom Line", www.fishbottomline.com Forked River 201.788.3223
~ Capt. Tom Cormann, "Reel Chaos Charters", www.fishreelchaos.com  Forked River 201.788.3223

Popular Bait Status: Posted Date / Time
Key: + = In Stock  ~ = Quantity Low  x = Sold Out

   FRESH BAIT
Salted Shucked Clams

   MULLET
Fresh Finger Mullet

  BUNKER

Fresh Bunker
Fresh Peanut Bunker

   CLAMS
Surf Clams in Shell
Bay Clams in Shell

   LIVE BAIT
Live Eels
Green Crabs
"White Legger" Crabs $8.00 per dozen - "White Legger" crabs may need to be special pre-ordered and prepaid at $45 per half-bushel. (Not always an in-store storage item) "White Legger" crabs are great bait for Blackfish. This will be a time sensitive availability and pick-up item. Even if you special order the availability will not be guaranteed!
Live Small Whelk (aka Conch) a Blackfish Bait. $3/lb (IC#386)IC#386)

WORMS

Live Bloodworms
Live Sandworms
Freeze Dried Bloodworms
Freeze Dried Sandworms

... Plenty of other frozen baits and chums are in stock

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