Fishing Report – Reel Reaction Charters & Open Dates

We ended the Fluke season with some nice keepers to 6.5 pounds, and my charters last Friday and Saturday had 16 keepers combined.  Friday’s crew saw bigger fish with several in the 23 to 25 inch range along with Bluefish and the Buckley charter boxed 7 keepers.  The last official day of Fluke, I had the Joe Paton charter boxing 9 keepers and releasing a small Striped Bass.  All action was in the bay near the lighthouse.  We ended the season with over 260 keeper Fluke, with a majority of these being caught in the backwaters. With an average of 10 to 1, we probably threw back well over 2500 for the season.

With the Fluke season finished, it’s time for re-tooling the boat for Sea Bass, Tog, and Striped Bass.  I will be plying the backwaters for Striped Bass, Weakfish, Bluefish, and even Blowfish and have several available weekends in October for these bay species.  The rest of October and November offer alot of possibilites as we will be fishing for Sea Bass, Tog, or Striped Bass — or some combination of them depending on your preference. We are participating in the NJ Striped Bass Bonus Permits again for this season, which allows us to keep the best eating Striped Bass (24 to 27.99 inches) and we have plenty of tags.

October has open dates for Sea Bass or Striped Bass (10/12, 10/19, 10/20, 10/27) – willing to run open boat $125 per person (need 4 to run). 10/19, 10/20, 10/27 also available for Striped Bass

November is almost completely booked for Striped Bass and/or Tog, except for the weekend of November 9th/10th.  In addition, I do have some weekdays available (11/4, 11/6, 11/8, 11/27 afternoon, 11/29).  

If interested in booking a charter, book through our site (reelreactioncharters.com) or call/text 609-290-7709.   As always, we use the highest quality gear and everything is included: gear, live spot (20-30 per charter), tackle, fish-cleaning, and ICE!  It’s “no worries” fishing.  Just come aboard and FISH.

Capt. Brett Taylor ~ www.reelreactioncharters.com ~ Call or Text: 609-290-7709

NJBBA Holgate Beach Clean Up 3/24/18

NJBBA Holgate Beach Clean Up

The New Jersey Beach Buggy Association needs your help this weekend. Please share and spread the word. The more hands the better!

On Saturday, March 24th the NJBBA will have their annual Holgate Beach Clean Up. At 8am meet at the buggy entrance, the very south end of Long Beach Island (LBI). Dress accordingly to the weather, bring a 5 gallon bucket and gloves. Coffee and donuts will be served. Hope to see lots of surf anglers there.

Fluke-A-Mania is July 1st

The 2nd Annual Fluke-A-Mania “Fishing For A Cure” Tournament is July 1, 2017.

The 2nd Annual Fluke-A-Mania “Fishing For A Cure” Tournament is July 1, 2017.

This awesome fluke fishing tournament is hosted by the Beach Haven Marlin & Tuna Club to raise awareness and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 20% of all entrance fees will go to the Foundation to aid in research for a cure to the disease.

Fluke-A-Mania is a great opportunity to spend time on the water with your family. There’s also a great BBQ awards dinner for the whole crew! The tournament awards prizes for all members of the Family – Men, Women, Teenagers, and Juniors.
Registration fee for this tournament is $125 per boat!
For more details go to Fluke-A-Mania and register now.


Here a recent fluke photo sent in from Pete at the local Ship Bottom Branch Bank Of America… Jayden visiting from Georgia got this beautiful fluke fishing the bay.

BHCFA Report

Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association Report

By Jim Hutchinson Sr.

The Beach Haven Charter Fishing association will be starting its highly popular Junior Mates Program on Thursday, June 22. Normally, the sessions are held both out in the field and at the Maritime Museum on Dock Road in Beach Haven.

However, due to a scheduling conflict, the first class will be held at The Beach Haven Marlin & Tuna Club which is located at 420 N. Pennsylvania Ave in Beach Haven. Any interested teenagers are urged to attend the session which will begin at 7pm.Questions can be answered by calling Captain John Lewis at 609-670-5980.

The fishing action for black sea bass on the inshore wrecks and reefs continues to be very good. Captain Ray Lopez of the “Miss Liane” had Rich Hamburg and his two grandchildren out for a day of bottom fishing. The group had nonstop action with over 60 feisty sea bass boated. The group took six nice fish home for dinner. Captain Ray reports he is also pleased at the fluke action thus far.

Captain Dave Kreines of the “Byte Me” has had a couple of bay fluke trips recently. Last Saturday he fished alone on a “scouting mission” that resulted in just a couple of short fish. On Monday he had Mike Delin and his father out on a half day trip and the pair boated two nice fluke of 20 and 21 inches along with a few shorts and a skate. The pair of anglers was celebrating the elder Delin’s birthday, and they are already eager to return for more action.

The offshore bite has started with some nice tuna being boated already including some bigeyes over 200-pounds. In addition, there are reports of some big mako and thresher sharks in the area.

Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.net.