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Thursday, 14 March 2013
"Steve, Thank you for helping make the Forked River Tuna Club seminar a success. Your knowledge and presentation really came across great. I hope you enjoyed being there as much as I enjoyed having you at the club".

Paul Lenzo
Forked River Tuna Club
"Hey Steve, Thanks again for doing the seminar with Tony. We had a little less turn out then last year but over it was good. The guys I talked too said you were great and they learned a lot"
Dan Tholan
Forked River Tuna Club - member
Monday, 11 March 2013

With Old Man Winter exhaling (hopefully), his last breath this week (yes, I know I am in denial). I found myself putting the final touches on the Reel Fantasea rolling around in an all day snow fall . Hopes were high to have her ready for her 2013 season launch for Sunday's (March 10) first "March Madness" trip, and ready we were, but even more ready was the cooperative resident schoolie striper population!

Sunday's season opener featured an all star cast of regulars headed up by Joe Franke, The Simmons's brothers, Jay a.k.a, " The Bass Master" , Chris Simmons, son KC, and last but certainly not least Karl Steffan, a.k.a "The Maestro". Karl also took "Hot Rod" honors as he single handed released 28 stripers in just 4 hours!

The Reel Fantasea's bottom paint was hardly even wet before we were netting our first schoolie striper of the year! From there the guys were doubled up and continued to tally 80+ schoolie stripers in 4 hours! Every drift the guys connected with 3-6 stripers on light spinning tackle !!! This is without question our best season opener ever! Although we didn't land any fish close to the 28" minimum size, even this salty veteran crew had a blast with the hot action.

This light tackle action is strictly for those looking to rid themselves of cabin fever and kick off the 2013 fishing season with some very consistent schoolie striper action! Come on and join the fun on a Open or Private Charter for "March Madness" . I have Thursday and Friday available for either private or open boat this week 7am - 11am and 2:30pm and 6:30pm.

Prime Dates remain for both Spring backbay/inlet and Live Bunker Trophy Striper fishing .

Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

Capt. Steve Purul
Tuesday, 26 February 2013

With March 1st just a few days away and Spring just right around the corner, it's time to get beck what I love to do most FISH! This Winter has not been the mild Winter of last with temperatures in the annoying range most of the time [mid to upper 30's] too warm to snow and too cold to get anything done on the Reel Fantasea [maintenance, wax or paint]. As the sun claws it's way back into our Northern hemisphere, surely a warming trend can only be around the next bend. Although I am shooting for a launch date for March 1st the weather trend does not look conducive to be ready until the following week. We will be targeting those resident schoolie stripers that have wintered over in our area, this is strictly a light tackle event as most fish will range in the 22-26" in size but a great way to get back on the brine and rid yourself of the dreaded cabin fever. Keepers are always a possibility!

March Madness - Again this year I will be running a March Madness Special for these resident stripers - Last years we had solid action with double digit striper catches along with winter flounder , and even a few stray bluefish and speckled trout to round out the action [ yes in March!]

This year I am excited to add the latest in fish finding electronic technology to the Reel Fantasea in the way of Lowrance's Gen2 Structure Scan and completely revamping our conventional tackle to Penn's new Squall reels and Legion rods! Both are sure to enhance your fishing experience aboard the Reel Fantasea!

Don't forget to reserve your exciting light tackle Spring topwater striper and bluefish bay trips or go for that striper of a lifetime with our Spring Ocean Bunker Snagging Trophy Striper trips! Better yet go for them both and don't miss out on the action!

Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,

Capt. Steve Purul

Friday, 21 December 2012

Is it that time of year already? Seems as though with each passing year I find myself seemingly launching the season each March 1st and the next thing you know its Holiday Season . T ime flyes when you are having too much fun and with that being said I want to Thank one and all who have fished with me this year. I continue to find myself extremely blessed being able to experience so many friendly, interesting and passionate fishing companions on each fishing adventure! THANK YOU ALL!!

Report - Stripers are still here and in good numbers! [ Dec 20th] Y esterday we started looking NE of Barnegat Inlet and found them in about 35-45ft just to our North. There were no diving birds, no crowds just solid readings of stripers that pounded the right presentation and of course live spot! Every drift found multiple hook ups of various size fish from shorts to mid/upper teens. I even got a rare chance to fish all day myself and ended the day with a sore wrist and arm from landing over 25 stripers , 3 of which were keepers!          

Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!
Capt. Steve Purul

Monday, 10 December 2012

A building North East breeze greeted the Jeff Hayes Party on Sunday , add a cold rain that was on and off through the morning and you had the makings for some undesirable conditions at best. First stop was to the togging grounds as the wind was forecast to increase as the day wore on. Once settled on the wreck the guys found it challenging to hold bottom or detect any bites [ both of which are critical to successful blackfish] .

With a building wind and sea state we made the decision to head back closer to the beach and look for some striper activity toward the inlet. Once their the guys had non stop action with schoolie striped bass right out of the gate! Singles and doubles and even a triple was the rule on every drift with the bass responding well to both atrificials and live bait. A small bird play was noticed just to the North so off we went to investigate , Jeff was first to come tight with yet another schoolie which was quickly released , from there Jeff maneged 1 striper before heading for the barn. The stripers gave the guys only smiles and sore arms to go home with, but the smiles on their faces all day said it all!

I have this Thursday 13th and Friday 14th available for either open or private charter, Tog , striper of both!

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