Reel Reaction Charters – Fishing Report – LBI & Barnegat Bay

The fishing has been pretty good as we are getting fish on every trip, some trips we are hooking up to 30 fish. But it all depends on their feeding and tide. I have been busy on the water and had little time to update my “sent-in” reports, so here’s the rundown:

I had return client Ross Alber, his brother Rich and son Riley, along with Zach Blum on a 5hr Striped Bass charter. We started working the backwaters and Zach hooked a real nice fish which he fought for awhile. The hook popped due to the strong current and winds as it got close to the boat. On the next drift, Rich caught a 31-inch Striped Bass. With the tide beginning to rip, we tried some other areas and released a few in the 19-21 inch range. We moved closer to the inlet and hooked a few fish in the new area. Ross struck first with a 30 inch Striper, followed by Rich’s biggest to date a solid, 36-inch 20 pound Bass. The guys kept 4 for the table and they did an awesome job in pretty tough conditions.

I had return client Ross Alber for his second trip this week and his buddy Ray on a 5hr Striped Bass charter. We started working the backwaters, and hooked 6 fish pretty quickly, keeping 4 for the table in the first 40 minutes of the trip. With the tide negatively influencing the bite, we worked closer to the ocean with both artificials and live bait. The bite was on and the guys hooked fish on every drift, keeping 2 more for the table while releasing 30 to 33 inch fish. With over 2.5 hours left in the trip and a limit of Striped Bass, we worked some of the backwaters with small artificials and poppers. 6 keeper Striped Bass and a great day on the water!


It was a cold start today in terms of temperature, but it had no effect on the fish as we limited out in 1hr and 18 minutes. I had Chad Mackey, Joe Bumbarger, and Brad Bingham of Reading, PA on a 5hr Striped Bass charter. The guys worked hard for the entire trip, and ended with 8 fish to 34 inches including the Captains fish, they released another 20 that were in the keepable range. Awesome trip and epic bite working live baits.

In the morning, I had Dan Unger and his son Danny of Shipbottom, NJ on a 4.5hr Striped Bass charter. We fished close to home and found some Stripers on the different tide. It was a slower pick, but Danny did catch a solid 32inch Bass along with a couple of bonus fish. We released a few more slot fish. With the tide almost dead and our time window narrow, we did troll for about an hour with no luck. The father & son team went home with 3 Stripers.



In the afternoon, I had Brett Sewing of VT and his buddy Sam Slinskex of NY on a 4.5 hr Striped Bass charter. The afternoon was much better with the tide and we got right on the fish. It was a fish on every drift, and Brett and Sam limited with 5 fish in about 6 drifts (including Capt.’s fish). We worked the remaining of the trip releasing fish 25-inches to 31-inches. A long day on the water, but great way to end the weekend!

Availability: 11/23 Thanksgiving morning 630-1030am, 11/25 afternoon, 11/26 afternoon, 11/27 1130am to 4pm, 11/29 1130am to 4pm, 12/3 Morning or Afternoon; Afternoon trips will run from 12pm to dusk.

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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