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# 59278: Subject: Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey

Submitted by Jim Hutchinson Sr. (ip

  • Fished on 8/15/2012

  • Report received: 8/15/2012

Water Temperature: 71
Water Clarity: 4 Plus feet
Seas: 2-4 feet
Weather: Mostly sunny but with scattered thunderstorms
Fishing_for: Fluke and sea bass
Boat: .
captain: Jim Hutchinson Sr.

The boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are finding some good fishing on the inshore wrecks and artificial reefs. After a couple of weeks of sub-standard results on this bottom fishing action, some larger fluke are showing up along with some numbers of good sized black sea bass. In contrast, the bite in the bay waters has turned into practically all catch and release of under sized fish. The “Miss Beach Haven” with Captains Frank Camarda and Brant Whittaker has been experiencing some steady reef action including two really standout fish caught recently. A 12-year old angler boated an 8.2 pound fluke on a rental rod fishing in the stern of the boat. A 7.9 pounder was also brought aboard. Mate Sal Rosa reports that schools of triggerfish have been appearing lately with some nice catches of these on the “Miss Beach Haven.” He said that at times a half dozen triggerfish would follow the baits to the surface, and he is telling the anglers to retrieve slowly in hopes of coaxing a bite. Captain Lindsay Fuller on the “June Bug” has had a couple of inshore reef trips recently and reports that although they had some problems with the weather, they had plenty of action on undersized fluke. Captain Lindsay passes along the word that offshore fishing is picking up again with bigeye tuna showing up in good numbers but moving from canyon to canyon following the bait. After spending time in the Washington Canyon, they have most recently been found in the Toms Canyon. There have been reports of 1-3 pound bluefish around close to the beach in good numbers that are providing good action on trolling feathers. Additional information on the association can be found at or by calling 877-524-2423.

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