Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Stripers and bluefish on light tackle!!

Striped bass continue to offer up fun light tackle action while employing artificial presentations ! Now add bluefish while employing both artificial and or fresh chunk baits it’s a recipe for light tackle fun!

I have this Saturday morning and afternoon available for light tackle enthusiast looking for some exciting opportunities!

Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

Captain Steve Purul

Reel Fantasea fishing Charters 609-290-1217

Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Bigger Bass!

The best striped bass catching of the season scored today [ May 1st}  with both quality and quantity! 
 Artificial lures continue to be our standards aboard the Reel Fantasea as there isn’t  much  more fun than experiencing and detecting  the “hands on feel” of a subtle striper bite all the way to the hook set  and rod bending fun experienced on light tackle!
I’ve been on our local waters for just about a month contemplating relocating to the Raritan bay and it’s epic daily striper action but today calmed any undue worries as we found our selves deep into thick schools stripers through out many locations in the safe confines of Barnegat Bay!
Best catches are made with close attention to technique and instructions with bass ranging in size from 22′ -34″ with the bulk falling somewhere in the middle.
Every year I come across rafts of floating living inflated blow fish at the surface . This year was no exception . I can only surmise these early arrivals are chased to the surface [ predator fish – bass and blues ?] and gulp air to inflate to avoid consumption leaving them haplessly floating at the surface to only have gulls playing tug-a war[?] but who knows . You could do this for 3 lifetimes and still not unlock all the secrets and mysteries. 
I have a Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning [ private only] and 1 spot for Sunday afternoon available for anyone interested in jumping out for some light tackle fun. Keep in mind we are fishing in the bay and weather is not an issue unless you don’t have rain gear. 
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,Captain Steve PurulReel Fantasea Fishing Charters609-290-1217

Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Striped Bass Action continues to improve!!

This weeks striped bass action continued to tick upwards with a nicer volume of both bigger and even keeper bass in the mix enticed mainly via artificial lures on light spinning tackle! 
It wasn’t rod bending action from start to finish but when we found ’em it was pretty solid action with multiple bass on at the same time! Saturday’s winds approaching 40kts wasn’t easy by any means but we still managed a few before trips end. Veteran and novice anglers [ 9 years old]  scored stripers with just a few minutes of coaching and tweaking skills and techniques before unleashing them with a party of 4 all scoring their first striper ever! 
I will continue to run happy hour special trips 5-8pm dring the week for those looking for a quick jump out on the action. By reservations only. 
I have May 5th afternoon and May 6th morning available for anyone interested in bay, inlet or ocean trips.
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

Captain Steve PurulReel Fantasea Fishing Charters609-290-1217


Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Keeper stripers showing up!!

Keeper striped bass! are starting to show up in the mix to add a little more take home value to the light tackle action on hand.  Bluefish shouldn’t be far behind .Presently we are employing all artificials on light spinning tackle for the most excitement and drag burning fun!
Saturday’s forecast has a robust West wind but we are fortunate with the lay of the land locally as this usually really gets the action going [ West is Best!!] and also flattens the ocean waters situated tight to the beach. We will likely be utilizing a combination artificial and fresh chunk baits. 

I have a few spots still open for Satuday and Sunday mornings and afternoon. This is the weekend that blows the action wide open!! Don’t read the fishing report , be the fishing report!!
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,Captain Steve PurulReel Fantasea Fishing Charters609-290-1217

Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Lots of light tackle bass action!!

The present striped bass population is made up of primarily fish ranging in size from 12 -26″ but are abundant and a flat out blast on light spinning tackle ! 
With each passing warming day bigger bass and blues should join forces providing exciting opportunities for ligh tackle enthusiast seeking the screaming of the drag!!
I have a few spots open for this week end Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons , weather dependent we may jump outside [ ocean] for a look but for now the back bay is providing a solid amount of action!
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,Captain Steve Purul Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters 609-290-1217


Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Tons of mini bass = fun light tackle action!!


This past weekend’s weather forecast had more bark than bite as rain and wind  didn’t live up to its expected punch. Conditions were much more favorable and so off I went scouting around with the first stop having loads of smaller striped bass waiting for anything to hit the bottom.

The next few stops found much of the same with loads of cooperative mini stripers providing non stop light tackle action and fun! Schools were actually so thick you could see your jig being hit just a few feet below the surface!!

Bigger bass and blues are surely days away if not present already!!
With the weather trending warmer the 2019 fishing season progression is looking great! I still have a few spring and early summer dates available but don’t delay book today!

I have this weekday evenings [5pm -8pm] Happy Hour specials and this Satuday and Sunday [ am – pm]

Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

Captain Steve Purul – Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – 609-290-1217



Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – We’re back at it!!

Seems like forever that I have sat down and have given any fishing reports or updates but here it goes.

The back bays have a solid amount of bass roaming around it’s safe confines with most of the activity seemingly after sunset. Bass ranging in sizes from mere inches to over the minimum 28″ keeper size are on hand.
Bluefish are likely within a week or so away if they aren’t here already as laughing gulls have arrived about 7-10 days ago.

This year the Reel Fantasea has had an electronics upgrade with the latest and greatest technology from Lowrance! I will be running the brand new “HDS Live” which is absolutely the most high tech equipment available on the market!!

Last weekend was the first attempts out for the season and I must admit there wasn’t much to brag about other than a smattering of stripers caught to avoid a skunk but things should continue to improve on a daily basis!

I have a couple spots open for this Sunday 8am -1pm , we are still in scouting mode for this time of year but so far we haven’t been skunked [fingers crossed]. Rods, tackle, bait and fish cleaning is included, $125pp.

We will be fishing and scouting the safe confines of the bay and ducking outside for a look around the big pond if conditions allow.

Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

Captain Steve Purul – Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – 609-290-1217

 

 

 

 

Hi Folks ,
Been on the water for 3 straight weeks with little rest until today . The weather has been the biggest obstacle this Fall but when the weather and stars align Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters has been in the game with stripers while employing a mix of artificial and live baits. Trolling Tony Maja spoons and Mojo’s have scored our bigger fish while artificial and live baits have accounted for our smaller class of fish when conditions are challenging closer to home.
I have this Saturday and Sunday available for anyone looking for to jump aboard before the winter winds send us to the hard ground for the 2018 season!
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul
Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters
609-290-1217

 

Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Albies and Bass Active and abundant! Getting better by the day!!

 

 

Things really started to heat up between sight casting for surface breaking albies with light spinning tackle and employing a combination of both artificial and live bait for a robust striped bass bite!!

With things settling down and cooler temps [ other than a brief mid week warm up] on hand the action should continue to improve with both size and quantity!!

November 7 and 20th are my last remaining dates for morning departures until December. I do have a few afternoon dates still available for those looking for a quick fix of fall fishing .

Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

Captain Steve Purul

Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters

609-290-1217

 

 

 

Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters

 

 

 

 

 

Cooler temps has started to heat up and stoke the flames of our awaited fall migration! The Northern reaches of our coast has encountered the first wave of the fall migration while locally stripers, blues, tog, albies , bonito and even a few leftover Spaniards are roaming about.

The backback, inlet and surrounding waters are all producing a mix of the above,  with the bays waters cooling down and the bay’s stock pile of abundant forage starting to exit the back bays providing a solid meal plan to welcome newly arrive guest this fall should be another one for the books! [ fingers crossed]

The extended weather temp trend continues  downward and into it’s season spiral which should only ignite this powder keg!

I have this Saturday October 27th  afternoon for a 3-4 hour [ departure and return approx noon to sunset] .

Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

Captain Steve Purul

Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters

609-290-1217