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Fishing Reports for 2024 covering Sandy Hook, NJ
"Capt. John's Fishing Reports" gives you the latest information about our fishing charters as they occurred.
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February 25, 2024

Fellow Angler,

Just wanted to alert you to 2 places that you can stock up on fishing gear for the coming season...one is the store I use for all of my gear and the other is the famous yearly Saltwater Fishing Expo.

On Sunday, March 3, 2024, Fisherman's Source at 3501 Sunset Avenue Ocean Township, New Jersey 07712 will be having their 5th annual " Stock Up" event with great savings on just about any gear you could ever imagine. The store is virtually filled to the rafters with just about every imaginable rod, reels lures, etc for Striper and Fluke fishing plus a big array of bottom fishing gear. My contact, store manager Braden, will assist you in finding what you need to make this trip a must for Sunday, March 3rd..don't miss it.

The other is the Saltwater Fishing Expo in Edison, NJ on March 15, 16 and 17 2024 at the Edison Exposition Center. This yearly event will blow you mind with the incredible amount of gear available by over 100 vendors...a must see if you are a saltwater fisherman.

I will not be there due to previous commitments, but I was a vendor there in my earlier days and it is a show you just can't afford to miss. You can literally spend the entire day gawking at all that is there. This is a great way to kick start the spring Striper season.

Tight Lines,
Capt. John and Crew


January10, 2024

Fellow Angler,

Just wanted to alert you far in advance of the upcoming saltwater flea market that's going to take place on Sunday February 4th, 2024.

Here are some of the particulars.......

The Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County will host a Flea Market on February 4, 2024 at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It is the only salt water flea market in North Jersey.

There will be a fishing seminars and door prizes throughout the day, including a 50/50 raffle and a raffle on a lobster fishing trip with a value of $1,000! Admission is $5 and kids under 10 are free.

Vendors wanting a table ($35) can contact Don Lohse at (201) 832-1298

This is a flea market consisting of new and used saltwater fishing gear. The venue is big and holds many vendors selling just about anything your heart could desire with a big emphasis on saltwater fishing for Stripers, Fluke, Tog and Black Sea Bass.

The event, hosted by the Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County, is a yearly event and the ONLY one in the north Jersey area for saltwater fishing gear.

So mark your calendar today and don't miss this show with numerous vendors, a 50/50 raffle drawing, food and beverages as well as seminars on fishing for your favorite saltwater fish.

DON'T FORGET...SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4TH, 2024... 8:30 AM TILL 2:00 PM

Tight Lines,
Capt. John and Crew


January 8, 2024

Fellow Anglers,

Welcome to another year at Reel Fun Sportfishing and the reports and news web page. As always, you can come here to read about important news pertaining to Striped Bass and Fluke regulations and fishing that will be imposed on us for the 2024 fishing season.

You'll also be reading fishing reports from my charters and open boat trips throughout the year giving you factual information on how we did on any specific day.

For those who have fished with me for the past 20 years, know that I am a big proponent of fishing specific tides for various fish we target. There is a world of difference in success fishing the proper tides for spring Striped Bass and as well as fall Stripers. There are many factors that go into a picking a good day for bass with tides, water temperatures and availability of bait in our bays. Having said that, not all days are created equal.

We should be starting our 2024 campaign for spring Stripers somewhere around April 13th give or take a few days depending on the arrival of the fish in our bays.

Casting lures, bunker fishing or trolling is our M/O with the main objective of putting fish in the cooler. We have the tackle to do any or all of the 3 mentioned techniques.

Our able bodied crew are there to assist you on every charter along with our state of the art tackle and a very seaworthy 25' Parker Sport Cabin boat equipped with all the Coast Guard required safety gear.

Our trips are for a maximum of 4 anglers and cover 6 hours on the water. Weekend days are booked very early in advance so plan accordingly if you wish to fish with us this year.We also fish during the weekdays with our "Open Boat" trips for single anglers scheduled for every Wednesday and Friday. A small deposit is required to hold your day so don't wait too long and call me at 908-421-4761.

Thanks and Tight Lines and Fair Weather.

Capt. John and Crew


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