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Captain Dave Wittenborn
302 West Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

LBI Beach Haven Fishing Report-Inshore and Offshore

August is upon us and we are in peak season for both inshore and offshore fishing.  The inshore fishing grounds have been producing nice numbers of fluke, sea bass, and blues.  The water in the bay has warmed to the point where almost all of the fishing is now being concentrated along the ocean lumps and near shore reefs.  This past week reported some excellent catches of keeper fluke and a nice pick of sea bass.  The sea bass have just about finished their annual July spawn and are back to feeding.  The blues are smaller cocktail size as their big brothers have mostly migrated north and are vacationing off Cape Cod for the month of August.

This past weekend was the Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational which is sponsored by the BHM&TC which I am a member. I captained the Reel Style during the tournament.  The three day tournament was turned into 2 days due to heavy seas on Thursday.  All but one boat stayed at the dock and by the reports I heard from my friends was that the boat took a real beating in the heavy seas.  On Friday, we made our way out to the Tom's Canyon and caught a nice white marlin, which we released and boated a chunky 50 lb yellow-fin tuna.  The second day we did not boat any fish but a real big tuna did get away....and it's not a fish story.


I still have some good dates available for some inshore reef fishing through the end of fluke season.  Give me a call or send me an email to reserve your date.  Do not forget to check my availability calender before requesting your date...I keep it pretty up to date.


1:30 pm edt 

Monday, July 16, 2012

LBI Fishing Report-Beach Haven Deep Sea Reef Fishing

The fishing season is finally under way and we had a pretty nice start.  The open boat on Saturday out to the GSS Reef produced 18 Fluke and a few sea bass.  The keeper ratio was not it's best but there was steady action and calm seas.  The water was very clean with light winds.


Monday's charter went to the same spot.  We had strong storms during the night and steady winds so I wasn't sure it was going to be a fish-able day.  The morning brought beautiful fishing conditions with a steady breeze that was just enough to give a perfect drift and relief from the hot temperatures on land. Paul Buchhofer treated his three son-in-laws to a day on the water.  The fishing was slow to start but picked up nicely as the tide changed and the drift picked up.  We ended the day catching 13 fluke with three making it into the ice chest.  The largest fluke was 21" and was caught by Paul who had karma on his side.

6:25 pm edt 

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