Recent content by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

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    Beach Haven Survives Dorian

    Like the rest of New Jersey, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association were pleased to see Hurricane Dorian veer out to sea. As a precaution, boats were fastened securely with ample dock lines to accommodate forecasted high tides. Belongings were secured or removed for...
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    Beach Haven Junior Mates Shine

    The Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association held its annual fishing tournament recently for the youngsters who participated in this year’s Junior Mates Program. Five captains and boats of the Association volunteered their time to reward the junior mates with a day of competitive fishing. Boats...
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    BeachHavenFishing

    The “dog” days of summer may have arrived at the New Jersey shore, but the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been barking up the right trees as they continue to put good varieties of fish into the fish boxes. The head boat “Miss Beach Haven” with Captain Frank...
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    BeachHaven Fishing Still Strong

    In addition to the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association captains running many recent successful trips, its Junior Mates Program turned in some outstanding performances in a recent fishing tournament. The recent 50th anniversary of the White Marlin Tournament sponsored by the Beach Haven...
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    Good Beach Haven Fishing Action

    The captains of the Beach haven Charter Fishing Association are finding action steadily improving as August arrives. Besides the usual bottom fishing action, semi-tropical fish are arriving and some unexpected large weakfish in the bay Captain John Lewis had the Smith party aboard the...
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    Beach Haven Offers Fishing Variety

    The most striking aspect of the current fishing scene facing the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association is the wide variety of choices confronting them. Although fluke have begun their migration from the bay to the ocean, many remain in the bay waters. They are joined in the bay...
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    Typical Summer Action For Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association Captains

    Summer fishing patterns have arrived in Beach Haven for the Captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. The waters are warming, and the variety of fish available to be caught is wide. Captain Bob Gerkens reports the “Hot Tuna” fished the Mid-Atlantic Cup Blue Marlin Tournament...
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    Fishing Fireworks In Beach Haven

    Summer has arrived in Beach Haven in force with typically high temperatures and a wide variety of fish for anglers fishing on the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association. Fluke are being caught in both the bay waters and in the ocean. Throwbacks still vastly outnumber keepers, but...
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    Summer Arrives In Beach Haven

    Strong winds and thunderstorms have played havoc with fishing conditions in the Beach Haven area recently. Some of the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association do have some fish stories to tell, however. Captain Carl Sheppard took the “Star Fish” out for two hours between rain...
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    Beach Haven Captains Getting Busy

    Summer is coming, and the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are getting busy. Captain Carl Sheppard has been scoring well on inshore bottom fishing trips with the “Star Fish.” On a recent trip he had Captain Vic Bertotti with mates Max Goldman and Marlyn Graham and 10...
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    Beach Haven Fishing Gets Hot

    The captains and mates of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association experienced a great deal of success over the Memorial Day Weekend. Captain Jimmy Zavacky on the “Reel Determined” mugged up the sea Bass, while Captain Ray Lopez on the “Miss Liane” boated a 47-pound striped bass. Former and...
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    Memorial Day In Beach Haven

    It is Memorial Day weekend 2019, and the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are busy welcoming visitors and fish alike to Long Beach Island. The big news in town is the official opening of the summer flounder season on Friday, May 24. Captain Gary Dugan of the “Irish Jig”...
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    Beach Haven Action Heats Up

    The fishing scene in the Beach Haven, NJ, area is starting to break open. This is the time of the year when the bite for spring fish is going strong while the summer fish are already arriving. This makes for a wonderful combination, and the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association...
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    Spring Comes To Beach Haven

    The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are preparing for a sudden influx of good fishing. Water temperatures in the Beach Haven area are slowly rising into the mid 50’s, and that means the fish will be getting more active. At this point good numbers of striped bass are being...
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    Mid-Winter BHCFA Update

    Strong winds, frigid temperatures, snow, and freezing rain can all make the 2019 fishing season seem very far off. The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association, however, have already begun preparations for spring fishing. For some, it has been a chance to just charge their own...
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