ReeL Fantasea Fishing Charters – Barnegat Bay Fishing Report – Challenging week but we still managed fish on all trips!



This week seemed like the action was primed and ready to exploded with weather warm enough to melt icebergs and even though the bass action did have it’s high with one anglers scoring bass on just about every cast for a total of just under 30 stripers [ solo] it had it’s share of lows with a season low of 3 bass for 3 anglers .

With ocean temps still quite brisk and Friday’s robust SW winds not helping our cause getting a rhythm going was limited to small tidal windows that provided the warmest water temps we could find through the bay. Bird plays continued to help narrow the vast expanses of our bays but not every bird play had bass.

Bluefish continue to unbelievably elusive/evasive or flat out unavailable as we have yet to score with these toothed bruisers. Is this week our week? I truly hope so.

Fluke however did show promise as encounters became more and more abundant without even targeting them. The season opener hopefully should be very rewarding if we can somehow climb out [ and stay out] of this colder than normal weather pattern.

I will be continuing to run Happy Hour trips during the weeknights 5pm -8pm and presently have Friday May 11 both a.m. 6am- 11am and p.m. 1pm – 6pm and also Sunday May 13 6am – 11am available as well.

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!

One thought on “ReeL Fantasea Fishing Charters – Barnegat Bay Fishing Report – Challenging week but we still managed fish on all trips!”

  1. Fished the inlet at BL this weekend. No one got anything. Boats coming in to the ramp at Bl also reported nothing. Water is still too cold. Maybe next weekend.

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