Reel Reaction Charters – Fishing Report LBI & Barnegat Bay – Striped Bass

The fishing windows have been very narrow, especially when the work-charter schedule is only limited to weekends and a couple weekdays when I’m off from school. It seems as if every weekend has had blowing winds from the wrong direction – we need some cold air and NW winds. There are some fish to be had in the ocean (mostly troll bite) and in bay/inlet on both artificials and live bait. Once we get some good “Striper” weather, it’s going to break wide open!!

This past week I did have a chance to fish a few hours after work for Striped Bass with co-worker Tom Duralek of Manahawkin. We picked a 29.5 inch Striped Bass on the first drift and thought it was going to be non-stop as the next few drifts produced a couple of run-offs and a big Bluefish. But the bite slowed to a halt and we moved to a bunch of different areas to only produce a few bumps.

Saturday’s trips (Morning and Afternoon) were rescheduled due to rough ocean conditions, but we were able to fish on Sunday. I had return client Dave Kaschak of Hazelton, PA along with his 9yr old son Chase, and Jaime Scatton with his 9yr old son Max on a 5hr Striped Bass charter. With rough conditions in the ocean and inlet, they were willing to work the backwaters. We worked a variety of spots with mostly live and fresh bait. Chase and Max did a great job catching 7 Striped Bass with two fish that were keepers. The Striped Bass ranged from 19.5 inches to 28.5 inches. It was a great day in relatively tough conditions.

Availability: We have everyday booked the rest of this week (11-6 thru 11/10) weather providing, but I do have Friday 11/10 available for afternoon charter (12pm to Dusk/Dark). There are a few weekend afternoons available through November and these generally run from 12pm to dusk/dark. In addition, I do have Thanksgiving morning available, but this will be a shortened trip 630 to 1030am for (1-3 people) $425 which includes 5-7 “live Spot” per person.

If interested in booking a charter, book through the website ( or call/text 609-290-7709. Live Spot are included on all of our Fall Striped Bass trips. As always, we use the highest quality gear and is included: gear, tackle, fish-cleaning, and ICE! It’s “no worries” fishing. Just come aboard and FISH.

Capt. Brett Taylor ~

Call or Text: 609-290-7709

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Reel Reaction Sportfishing LLC - 23' Parker Sport Cabin Fishing Charters for 1 to 4 anglers Capt. Brett Taylor ~ 609-290-7709 ~

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