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Captain Dave Wittenborn
302 West Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

LBI Fishing Report-Record Fluke Caught for the Compass Rose

Congratulations to Emily Losier who is now the new record holder for the largest fluke ever caught on my boat in the 12 years I have been charter fishing.  Emily's fluke tipped the scales at 8.62lbs and measured 28.5"!!!  The Losier family was down from Boston and chartered my boat for the 2nd straight year in a row.  Last year's trip went very well and everyone had a great time so we were hoping for a similar experience.  No one expected one of the best fishing trips with 3 Fluke over 5.5lbs and several others in the 4lb range.  They ended the day with 8 keepers which is great for a half day trip.  Emily was again high hook on the boat for the 2nd straight year.  She claims her special jigging technique and pop music playing on the Sirius Satellite is the key to her success. Her fluke was the largest fluke weighed in at the Beach Haven Marlin & Tuna Club since the year 2000.

The next day we returned to the same spot and again caught a nice 5lb 26" fluke.  The seas were very rough and we had trouble holding bottom with 10 ounces of weight.  We also caught a nice blue headed sea bass and some Taylor size blues.





2:44 pm edt 

Friday, August 10, 2012

LBI Reef Fishing Report-Fluke & Bass

The fluke and sea bass fishing can't get much better.  The local reefs and wrecks are holding large numbers of fluke and the sea bass have completed their summer spawn and are back to feeding aggressively.  As long as the conditions provide for a drift over the reef area, you will be rewarded with a nice catch.  I have had numerous trips out to the reefs which have produced many Fluke upwards of 5lbs.  We have been using gulp bait and live peanut bunker which I personally cast net for each evening for a trip.  I like to call these peanut bunker "fluke candy" because they appear to be irresistible to the doormat fluke.  Keep your lines jigging when you are using the gulp bait....dead sticking doesn't work that well.  I have a few dates available towards the end of the month and into September.  

Here is a picture of a 5lb fluke we picked off of a wreck last week off Atlantic City....


Tight Lines!!  Capt. Dave


12:40 pm edt 

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