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!
Anglers aboard the Reel Fantasea continue to enjoy fast out of the gate action minutes away from throwing the lines off the dock, mixing it up between a host of usual suspects with a heavy dose of drag burning denizens such as big double digit slammer blues, and fluke and even welcomed stripers rounding out the catches for August for our instructed anglers.
Inshore anglers looking for some rod bending fun while enjoying a sun up , mid day , or sun down catching experience continue to jump aboard LBI’s #1 inshore specialist maximizing your stay with family on our pristine beaches.
I have Friday a.m. and p.m. available for anglers looking to jump aboard the Reel Fantasea , LBI”s fish catchingest boat!
Can you really catch stripers in August? Yes, YOU can ! Because I know how! Keepers? Of course are another question all together. Anglers seeking a coveted Barnegat Bay Grand Slam continue to jump aboard the Reel Fantasea because we “ARE” “THE” inshore light tackle specialists! We won’t take the “easy day” of endless drifts for fluke because we teach and coach as we go, this is “all hand’s on fishing” with you and yours until trips end.
Both novice and veteran anglers aboard the Reel Fantasea continue their fast paced action within minutes of the dock with a mix of characters encountering Visible and competing slammer blues to upper double digits, non-stop fluke action [ literally] , and stripers for the savvy or astute students and devoted anglers.
Barnegat Bay Grand Slams [ striper, bluefish, fluke and weakfish ] have been challenging but Barnegat Bay Slams have been regularly score for aboard the Reel Fantasea!
Enjoying your hard earned vacation time on LBI and don’t want to sacrifice family time but yearn “to the bend a rod” with a salty opponent before heading back home? Well jump aboard the fishiest boat around!!
The 2017 summer fishing season continues to offer excellent light tackle fishing opportunities for both novice and veteran anglers aboard the Reel Fantasea!
Anglers are minutes away from drag burning, rod bending action from the dock! No long boat rides, no long days away from the family , no boring trolling waiting and hoping while starring endlessly at rods along the transom, this is all hand on fishing! Plenty of action is available at your wanting all within minutes of departure and can be customized to your needs as we offer 3,4,5 hour trips available for those who want to get out fishing but not commit to an “all day affair”.
If waking up to greet the sunrise and the new day or jumping out after dinner for a “happy hour special” and be back in time for time with the family works for you come jump aboard the Reel Fantasea ! Looking for more on the brine? No problem select a longer day of “catching”
Big Slammer blues continue to entertain and test our anglers skill, endurance and tackle with slammer blues regularly reaching the lower teens (pounds)!
Tons of flounder a.k.a fluke are very abundant with several “fish on” with every drift with keepers hitting the ice on a regular basis as well. The action matches well for our younger anglers that maybe looking for a little “less from their quarry” but still looking to participate with hands fun.
Inshore snags and wrecks offer up excellent “instant” action with a wide variety of host such as seabass, porgies, blackfish, trigger fish, bergals,,,,,,(?) for our younger anglers as well.
The surrounding waters of Barnegat inlet, bay and ocean continues to bring smiles and test skills of both novice and veteran anglers aboard the Reel Fantasea while employing light tackle tactics! Rod bending action has been minutes away from departure with out new location of Barnegat Light,
Seabass, fluke, bluefish, porgies, blackfish, cod [ yes cod!] ……. etc continue to test and keep all aboard the Reel Fantasea entertained and engaged quickly within minutes of throwing the dock lines. No long boat rides for angler or family for summer fun answering of “what’s for dinner” .
Big blues approaching teen size have continued to scorch our angle’rs drags with a mix of smaller blues. Fluke have been abundant as well but patience is required to weed through the high volume of throw backs but jumbo flatties have been decked up tp 28″ approaching 9lbs for those willing to see stick it out.
Near shore snags and wrecks have offered up some more fine dinning in the way of seabass, porgies, blackfish and even a surprise keeper cod!
Presently I am up and out of the water for a little “TLC” till Wednesday to circumvent our early season start [ early March] but will be back at by Thursday to fully engage anything inshore to keep our anglers happy and having some summer time fun!
Thank You ! We are presently at full capacity for our Fall Striper Fishing but will try and add a few more available date to accommodate both new and loyal customer’s looking for some of the best East Coast fishing to be had along the Eastern seaboard!
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Both novice and savvy anglers [ with a quick tutorial] aboard the Reel Fantasea continue to score a mix of teen size [ pound] drag scorching blues and bass [ 22″-26″] for the more adventurous anglers while employing well appointed high quality light PENN spinning tackle!
This is “all hands on fishing” with a bit a couching tips through out the trip to ensure our anglers not only maximize their day aboard the Reel Fantasea but to take a some tips, tricks and techniques beyond their day on deck.
Summer flounder have been mixed in once our anglers are arm weary and are looking for a bit more civilized “Vaction-al” style kinda of fishing to add more fine table fair!
Seabass, trigger fish and porgies have taken up residence on our inshore structures and wrecks with tog aka blackfish fish reopening July 17 we will be taken full advantage of some of the best fine dinning that the New Jersey coast has to offer!
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I have a few “happy hour specials” 5pm – 8pm specials this week for those looking for some light tackle action!
Anglers aboard the Reel Fantasea continue to enjoy solid action with a mix of Big Bluefish into the teens, quality fluke aproaching double digit weight and even a few stripers of which have hit the ice over the last week!!
Running trips on the morning and afternoon runs there has been little down time to sit at the computer but with a little random “drive bye” thunderstorm that canceled my evening trip I wanted to take a few minutes to update our report.
Inshore wrecks and reefs have reopened for seabass harvest and add new arriving trigger fish and porgies there is plenty to do a catch and enjoy!!
Presently, I have Friday and Sunday available for open or private charter targeting as many species that tide, time and weather will allow.
Winds of change from a persistent SW direction which has played well for our striper fanatics to yesterday’s Easterly swing which has added big blues back into the mix. Quality striped bass [ yes, keepers in July !] , blues and fluke have rewarded the anglers aboard the Reel Fantasea .
Seabass season has reopened and we will be throwing those back into the mix when conditions allow for even more variety of species to target.
I have this Friday 7/7/17 3pm – 7pm or 8pm and this Sunday 7/9/17 morning 530am – 930am or 1030am for either open or private charter , call only to reserve please.