Reel Reaction Charters – Fishing Report: Ocean and Barnegat Bay

The fishing continues to be very good, except for the gusty winds. It seems this fall we have been hampered with winds to 30-40 knots, but we still made it out on some of those windy days to put some fish in the box. We have been hitting the ocean, the inlet, and some areas in the back when conditions are right to find some nice quality fish to 27 pounds.

I plan on running a Thanksgiving morning trip, 630am to 1030am, which can be full charter or open boat $150 per person which includes 6-7 spot per person). Open boat trip will require at least 3 to run. Call or Text: 609-290-7709

Here’s the run down for our last few trips:

With good tide in the afternoon, I had co-workers Tom Duralek and Paul Covine on a shortened Striped Bass trip. We only needed an hour as we limited with 6 fish (3 over 31 inches and 3 bonus tagged fish). The guys played catch and release until dusk.

I had Scott Fritz of Long Beach Island and his two buddies Peter Hempf and George Wolansky on a Striped Bass Charter. The crew did miss a few fish early, but quickly got the hang of it. We worked a variety of areas and the guys put 4 keepers in the box releasing 12 others. Nice work on a rather tough day in terms of winds and conditions.

I had Mike Galindo and his father in law Bob Stovakiewicz on a Striped Bass charter. We had good intel and started working the ocean front, but the Stripers were a little slow from the day’s previous feed. We finally found a school of feeding fish with about an hour left in the trip. The duo went 2 for 4 with two 20 pound fish. It was Bob’s 73rd birthday and he caught his biggest striper to date. We also had some whales working in the area! Awesome job!

I had Dom Diblasio, Joe Guarino, Jacob Sestak, and John Busca of Lockheed Martin on a Striped Bass trip. Again, we worked the ocean and had tons of bunker and whales. But unfortunately the Striped Bass had lockjaw with only 2 run-offs and we worked 15 miles of ocean. With only about a half hour left in the trip, we worked the bay and the guys went 2 for 4 with live bait. They boxed two Stripers at 28inches and 24inches. Tough trip, but at least we eeked out a couple of fish.

I had Mike Pollino of Bensalem, Mary Broerman, and John Krause of Warminster on a Striped Bass charter. We fished the ocean looking for bigger Striped Bass, but they were a little finicky. John caught his biggest Striped Bass to date at 40 inches and 27 pounds. Mike and Mary released a few in the 23 range on the S&S Bucktail jig and live bait, before keeping a 26 inch bonus tag fish. Great job!

I have availability for the following remaining dates: Wednesday 11/29 [1130am to 430pm]; Friday 12/1 [1130am to 430pm], and December 3rd Morning or Afternoon.

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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