Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters

Last weeks weather was a solid mix of miserable[s] in the way of foggy , overcast, wind driven rain for most of the week turning our waters into a murky off color broth and froth.  With the weather settling back down and conditions returning to a bit of a normal pattern [ for now] we cleared the line and got back to business .

Weakfish, blues and fluke were quickly found and entertaining our anglers while employing a variety of techniques and baits and locations. Grass shrimping was our go to for a fun variety of weakfish, snappers and fluke. Drifting freshly netted peanut bunker and utilizing artificial presentations were employed for both larger fluke and bluefish.
I have this Saturday afternoon [ September 22] and  Sunday morning [September 23]  available for a mix of all the above and more.
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul
Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters
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Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Grass Shrimping for weakfish Connects!

It’s been awhile since I had a chance to sit down and complete a weekly fishing report but with the weather presently on hand and this weeks forecast looking a bit feisty I’m trying to get caught up and get the Reel Fantasea [ she is on the hard for services and tweaking] , rods,tackle, bait pens fully stocked and all the loose ends tightened up for our Fall season.

Presently anglers aboard the Reel Fantasea continue to score blues, weakfish and fluke while some trips encountering and sight casting to skyrocketing Spanish mackerel and bonito. Striped bass are always a possibility but the cooler tides have proven most productive.

Our back bay, inlet and ocean is jammed packed and brimming with tons of bait fish that should provide and hold plenty of opportunities for those anglers plying the brine and seeking a worthy quarry from here on through the fall season
[ barring any major weather event ] .
Whether site casting to drag scorching speedsters such as Albies, bonito or Spanish mackerel or dropping baits to wreck warriors such as seabass and tog or combining both techniques to engage both migrating stripers and blues it’s time to reserve today!
Along with the above species anglers aboard consistently have been entertained and have encountered feeding and breaching whales sometimes within mere feet of the boat!!
New Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters swag is ready for delivery for you and or your angler[s] for birthday or holiday gift[s] . I’ve worked and help design a newer design that reflects our inshore species and a more accurate decal that reflects what we do best!! Hoodies [$35] , long sleeve tees [ Navy Blue] – [$23] and performance tees [ sunblocking spf 30 ] – [ $24]  are available. So whether you have fished with us or not I hope you enjoy wearing and representing our little local water end of this salty sphere !
With Fall closing swiftly in [ September 23 ] the colder temps will surely be here faster than you think don’t delay reserve today!! Once again we will be participating in the NJ striped bass bonus program which allows our anglers to harvest 24″-27.99999″ striped bass along with 28″ and greater and additional 43″ or greater . These are the most gratuitous harvests bag limits along the East coast!!
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul
Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters
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Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Inshore Pelagic Invasion !!

Spanish Mackerel ,Atlantic  Bonito [ [ both excellent raw/sashimi or cooked] and even Mahi have invaded our inshore waters for some exciting site casting opportunities  for those looking for a short ride to the pelagics , Now is the Time!!!  Cobia have also joined the ranks but unfortunately  we have yet to get one to bite. How long will this action last is anyone’s guess but it is an amazing time of year to be out on the brine to see “what else can I catch”? These trips keep Captain and angler at the “ready” for a quick casting opputunity for a well placed presentation for the savvy angler or can also be be scored on the troll.

 Last years inshore albie bite was nothing short of world class with our anglers skills and tackle being testing regularly. These tackle testing dragsters are a light tackle enthusiastic dream ! Will this year provide even more excitement ? Hold tight and let’s hope!!

Bluefish , striped bass and fluke continue to provide staedy action are also ready to answer the call to “what else can we catch” but do require a bit of couching to lesser experienced angler.
Blowfish and a interesting assortment of other species provide “guppy” [kids] involvement  and family fun.
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul
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Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Variety is the Spice of Life!!

If you are a ” what else can I catch” kinda of angler [ me] the opportunities presently on hand make it hard to decide!!

Joining  our usual suspects   [ striped bass, blues, fluke, seabass, tog …..] in the bay/inlet/inshore fishing grounds that have entertained Reel Fantasea’s anglers all season  is an exciting mix of other species that offer more rod bending entertainment.
Sheepshead, triggerfish, are joining the wrecks, rocks and structures we commonly fish for more regular species.
Along the beaches bird plays have given away feeding southern speedsters locations such as Spanish mackerel , bonito, small mahi, chub mackerel to the delight of the light tackle enthusiast looking for some exciting sight casting opportunity.
Trolling and or chunking has really started to heat up closer to shore [ within 20 miles of the beach] for more pelagic excitement for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, mahi, bonito and false albacore.
Sharks are also readily available for those looking for a bit more pull on the rod!!
The tide stage this week plays well for anglers looking to get a quick fix on one of our “happy hour specials” 5-8pm .
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul
Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters
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Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters. Barnegat Bay Slams

Barnegat Bay Slams- [ stripers, blues, fluke] ! continue to be very obtainable with the most novice anglers not only scoring them but some of the more veteran anglers scoring multiple slams on the same outing!!

Summer Striped bass continue to be the main interest for our light tackle enthusiasts and their interest have been rewarded with some anglers scoring well into the double digits catches!!

Fluke fishing is non stop with too many fish too count ! When targeting these flatties it’s is actually hard to stay up with baiting and netting at the catch pace we have seen. This is mostly and catch and release due to the high volume of shorts but keepers are hitting the ice as well.

Bluefish have been more hit or miss strangely and are some times the harder part of the Barnegat Bay Slam [ striper, fluke, bluefish] but are running in sizes from 1-4lbs.

Seabass and tog are also readily  available on the inshore wrecks, snags and rocks with more “drop and reel” action.

It’s not too early to start thinking about your Fall Striped bass fishing trip! Don’t delay ! Reserve today!!

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Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

Captain Steve Purul

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Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – That didn’t take long. 5 Barnegat Bay Slams for 3 Anglers!! + Seabass and Tog !!

Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters has anglers dialed in scoring stripers, blues, fluke, seabass and tog! Our inshore action continues to reward Light tackle enthusiasts looking for some salty fun with light spinning tackle while employing different techniques and presentations .

I have a couple of Happy Hour Specials [ 5pm – 8pm]  still available this week for the family or anyone not looking to spend the entire day out on the water but still wants to get there [ sunsets are spectacular!!]

3 spots available for tomorrow mornings 9am – 1pm.  Call only asap!!

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Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

Captain Steve Purul

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Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Back from OBX

After enjoying quality time with family on the beaches of OBX of North Carolina [our ritual Southern family sojourn] grilling, chilling, beach games and just taking a breather.
 Anxious to get back out on my home waters unfortunately this past weeks weather was not  “welcome back home” as I had hoped with thunderstorm threatening each day , robust SE winds and heavy down pours leaving the inshore waters grey, weedy and uninviting and midshore waters BIG!
As this week progressed the weather improved and with a few tide changes cleaning things up we are ready to get back out there!!
Prior to vacation our anglers were scoring a heavy dose of stripers [ 15-22″] , blues – [ 2-5lbs]  and fluke – [ tons of action but you’ll have to weed through a lot of shorts to put some in the cooler]  all while employing light spinning tackle.This is a teaching, coaching and all hands on style of fishing.
I have one spot available for Saturday morning 7am -11am , Saturday afternoon 1230 till [?] and Sunday morning available we’ll be mixing it up between the bay, inlet and surrounding inshore waters .
Inshore sharking is also available during this time of year for those looking for a bit sportier bigger quarry!
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul
Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters
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Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Stripers, Blues and Fluke!!

Barnegat Bay area has been rewarding Reel Fantasea Fishing Charter anglers since early March and we continue to deliver the best light tackle action found anywhere!

Abundant Striped bass to 27″ , Slammer Blues to 12lbs and weeding through fluke has also produced keepers for those flatty fans!!
Utilizing light spinning tackle with a little coaching has even the most novice anglers smiling with a bent rod and screaming drag within minutes of the dock!
I have this Sunday morning 5am – 10am available for anyone looking to get out on the brine for some light tackle fun.
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul
Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters
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Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Light Tackle Action Remains Hot!!

Anglers aboard the Reel Fantasea continue to score Barnegat Bay Slams mixing it up between all three species – Stripers, blues and fluke on light spinning tackle to maximize their angling fun!

Stripers ranging just under 28″ to as small as mid to upper teens [ inches] have be bending the rods and straining our light tackle drags to the delight of our light tackle enthusiasts.
Bluefish have also been readily available on most tidal stages ranging in size from 2lbs – 10lbs under heavy bird plays. They  have provided exceptional light tackle fun and opportunity for those seeking more drag scorching quarry.
Fluke are also available for those seeking these delicious and delicate gamesters  but seeking cleaner water during certain tidal stages have been the best way to score consistently to avoid peak sea weed and algae flow.
I have  Friday afternoon/evening 5pm-8pm , Saturday and Sunday morning 5am – 10am available for anyone looking to get out on the action!!
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul
Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters
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Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Multiple Barnegat Bay Slams !!

Sorry for missing last weeks update but I was enjoying my Father’s Day with family and friends and couldn’t pull my self away. I certainly hope all the dads enjoyed their day as well!

Stripers, Blues and Fluke have been our main targets this week with the closing of seabass season for now. With that being said our anglers have scored all three species [ Barnegat Bay Slam!!] consistently on trips with some of our anglers scoring multiple slams individually !!
Blues have been running into the drag scoring 9-12lbs ranges with most ranging about 3 – 5lbs while our fluke have been scored to 25″ and weighing up to almost 6lbs. Stripers are of the catch and release variety but are fantastically entertaining on light spinning tackle.
Presently I only have next Sunday July 1st available for folks looking for some salty light tackle fun!
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Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul
Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters
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