Jim Hutchinson Sr. reports The weather is hot in Beach Haven, and the fishing on the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association continues to heat up on both inshore trips and those offshore to the canyons. Captain John Lewis had the Insatiable out bottom fishing and landed a wide variety of fish including fluke, black sea bass, and ling.
July 16th, 2017 Fluke Sea Bass Charters Tonight, we had decent fishing with both keeper and short sea bass, along with some ling. The Miss Belmar Princess is the largest, fastest and cleanest fishing boat in Belmar.
Then Bob Correll of Bay Head made a late decision to use his Boston Whaler today, I suggested we look for big blues which I heard were being caught the last couple of days to the north. There was no sign of life all the way until we saw the Jamaica from Brielle head into Raritan Bay -- where the entire bluefish fleet from Belmar to Brooklyn was fishing.
A very good trip today especially with probably a hundred boats all anchored around us. I do believe we could have doubled our catch today if it had been a weekday with far less boat traffic but overall we were very pleased to boat the ones we did today.