Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Barnegat Bay Striped Bass Fishing Report -First trip of the year to score 30 Striped Bass!!

Today’s open boat witnessed the season continued progression with slightly larger striped bass , bald eagles, ospreys, and even the first laughing gulls!! Presently our bay is also full of adult bunker that will soon be welcoming our newly arriving game fish into our home waters. The abundant bait that we have on hand could possibly be a real game changer for our Spring run!!

Although we are only 2 days earlier than last year with the arriving laughing gulls it’s still the earliest that I have ever seen them. Over the years I have always looked forward to their arrival as they usually will herald the migration of soon to be arriving stripers and blues within 10-14 days, they have yet to fail me in their prognostication .

Today 3/30 was an on boat with regulars who were joined by The Fishermen Magazine’s Jim Hutchinson Jr.  hoping to tag some bass for research purposes . Not only did we succeed in our goal in tagging striped bass but we used up all the tags that were brought aboard!  Regular Jay Simmons once again earned Bass Master honors scoring 15 striped bass before trips end.  Hutch not to be out done scored the biggest bass of the day at the buzzer.

Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

Captain Steve Purul

Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters




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Captain Steve has been fishing our local waters since the age of nine when he purchased his first boat, that was back in 1974. Since then a "few" years have past and his passion for fishing has grown even more ! From Barnegat Bay, inlet and it's offshore waters of Long beach Island N.J. Captain Steve has spent more time on the water than most other captains perfecting and honing his salty skills to provide the most fish catching enjoyment and knowledge to both novice and veteran anglers alike. Captain Steve has grown up fishing these local waters. His knowledge of fishing has been sought by magazines, papers, fishing clubs, boat shows and is also a veteran faculty member of George Poveromo's "National Seminar Series" as well as being Featured on NBC sports George Poveromo's "World Of Salt Water Fishing" . If a fish catching outing is what your looking for than look no further ! Your enjoyment and safety will always be the our focus for a memorable experience!

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