It’s been sometime, but we closed out the season towards the beginning of December. December was a busy month with doing all of the normal end of season maintenance, in addition to organizing and running the Barnegat HS Fishing Club’s Fisherman’s Fleamarket during the second week of December.
I can’t believe it’s almost 2018, but I have already made some major upgrades for the 2018 season including: installing a new Lowrance HDS Carbon GPS & Structure scan/CHIRP sonar, adding 8 new Penn 4500 SSV Reels and 8 new G.Loomis rods to our charter arsenal. I was asked and have joined the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association for the 2018 season (www.bhcfa.net) and will be helping out with their Junior Mate program.
This past week I dropped off our 2017 NJ Striped Bass Bonus Permit fishing logs to the Nacote Creek Research Station and was assured by NJ DEP staff that the program will run again for 2018. This is great news as it still allows a slot fish for the 2018 charters (September thru December).
2018 Fishing Show and Seminar News: I was asked by On The Water magazine to work the OTW booth for the Garden State Sports Show at the NJ Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ on January 13th, 2018. If you go, please stop by!
I was asked again by the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) to present at the Atlantic City Boat show and I will be doing an 45min to 1hr seminar on Bay, Inlet, and Ocean Fluke fishing on March 1st (Time TBD, 4pm?). I will also be at the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Assoc. booth during the AC Boat show.
We have already started booking for backbay Striped Bass (March) and topwater Bluefish (April), and the charters will start in late March 2018. If interested in booking a charter, book through the website (reelreactioncharters.com) or call/text 609-290-7709. 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.