No Limits Sportfishing – Fishing Report

Saturday 11/17

We fished the Stafford PBA tournament.  We ran out to the same spot where we had fish on Veteran’s Day but after the hard west and northwest winds there wasn’t any bait to be found anywhere.  We started working the area looking for any kind of life but didn’t find anything.  We were able to hook up with a fish although we did not mark anything. Jess caught the fish which weighed in at 28.3lbs which was good enough for 4th place out of 100 boat entries as well as winning top female angler for the second year in a row.  It was a tough day on the water fishing 10 hours for 1 fish but we got the one that counted.

Sunday 11/18

I had Mike, Jay, and Kevin, all from Forked River, out for a 6hr striper charter.  We tried working a new area closer to home since the boat traffic was absolutely horrendous but despite the tons of bait that we found compared to yesterday, we could not get any bites.  After getting a few phone calls from friends of fish being caught where we found our tournament fish yesterday, we picked up and ran back to that area.  After looking around and working some bait we were rewarded with a double header.  The guys did a good job being able to boat both fish and everyone was able to go home with some fish for the table.  This was Jay’s first time out striper fishing and we were able to get him connected with his first striped bass weighing just under 20lbs.  Although it was another tough day on the water we had nice weather and a day full of laughs.

There a still a ton of fish up north that need to make their way down to us.  I am currently booked for November but am booking dates for December as I am anticipating it to be a late season.  Let’s get out and fish! Call or text Captain Mike to get in on the action! (609)-709-7264

LBI Fishing Report Update – November 18, 2018

LBI Fishing Report Update November 18, 2018

Another really nice day of fall fishing today. We are looking forward to the weather windows ahead. It’s prime time and the fish are here. Let’s get out and fish!

LBI Surf Fishing Report

The surf fishing reports were on the slow side today. No weigh ins but a few anglers shared some intel. One anglers chunking frozen bunker got a couple doggies and said the crabs were chewing.

Another report came in from Dante from Magictail Lures. He said, “There’s small bass eating in the suds. It’s fun on light tackle. Go find a nice cut and fish it!” We suggest rigging up with a teaser rig and using needlefish, diamond jigs, bucktails or plastics like Kettle Creek Paddletails.

Striped Bass Trolling and Jigging

Another good day in the boat with some awesome fishing.

Justin, Chris and Seth were on the water today and got into good bass fishing. They trolling bass up to 42-lbs. Justin reported, “We released two and kept two. Got the big one on a bunker spoon. During the fight the reel handle broke to it made the fight a tough one. Once boatside we tried to release the fish but it would not revive so it was harvested. The battle was too much.”

Store staffer Kelly was out on the water with his buddy Dan today. They went three for six with fish up to 30 pounds trolling the fleet off of Seaside.

Tim and Ed were aboard Fish Head Charters this morning for a fun day of striped bass fishing trip. We finished the day with 11 bass from 15-35 pounds on the troll and casting lures (bucktails and SP Minnows).

Tog Fishing

It’s prime time tog fishing here on the Jersey Shore. The boats are pulling some big ones out of the wrecks. Rob Vallone was fishing today and got 10 pounder today.

The Barnegat Light Jetty tog fishing has been slow due to dirty water but it’s cleaning up. Today Dante and Frezza hit the rocks for an afternoon session and got five. Frezza reported, “No keepers for us but another anglers close by got 8 fish and one keeper.


LBI Fishing Report Update – November 17, 2018

LBI Fishing Report Update – November 17, 2018

It’s settling down after an extreme blow. The local waters were churned up leaving the bait and game scattered and the water murky. We are looking forward to things coming together. Get out and take advantage of the beautiful fishing weather Sunday and Monday! It’s Game Time!!!

 LBI Surf Fishing Report

Four fish checked in today for the LBI Surf Fishing Classic. For updated info check out the live results at

Fish Head Charters

Anthony, Frank and Matt from Central Jersey Anglers (@CentralJerseyAnglers) jumped aboard for a morning trip. We pushed off early. Found some birds not far from the inlet and stopped with good marks. Frank for one on a bucktail and released it. The marks quickly scattered so we got on the troll. The first half hour was slow but we started picking fish. The smaller lures were getting the bites; a custom Cedar Run Lures metal lip got three, a jointed swim bait got one and the other was on a White Magic Tail Mojo. It was a fun day on the water and we are looking forward to tomorrow’s (Sunday) trip.

LBI Surf Fishing Report Update – Nov 14, 2018

LBI Surf Fishing Report Update – November 14, 2018

Nice to see some life on the beach!

Robbie Vallone was out on the surf this morning and then again in the afternoon/evening. He caught some small but fat striped bass. Rob reported, “I plugged the mid-island surf and found bass. In the morning I got six fish, most between 18-22″ with the largest 26″.  Everything was on a diamond jig with a sand eel teaser.” In the afternoon/evening I got a dozen. They were stacked up in a couple cuts. I was doubled up once! All of the action was on the mid island surf.

New load of fresh bunker arrived this evening. We’ve got the primo freshies ready for chunking.

Double Header!

LBI Fishing Report Update – November 13, 2018

LBI Fishing Report Update – November 13, 2018

The Fall Run Is On!!! It’s mid November and fishing in the Long Beach Island area is good. If you can make the time… get out and go! Anglers are catching fish on the beach and boat. The past couple of days were great weather wise but today (Tuesday) was not. Right now it looks Saturday and Sunday will be two days full of great fishing opportunity. Until then there will be some windy conditions that some anglers will dive into in search of trophy stripers.

The troll bite is on fire with anglers catching big striped bass on Magictail Mojos (singles and via three way tandems) as well as bunker spoon trolling with Tony Maja Bunker Spoons and Spoon Fed Bunker Spoons. Here’s some recent reports…

Andres Hernandez got this monster trolling on Monday. It was 48.6 pounds!

Mike also got a 48 pound striped bass trolling yesterday.

Rick Lamb on the Sea Eagle went 6 for 9 on the troll.

Store staffer Mike Frezza got out on the water yesterday with Swagmatic (Matt Sorrentino) aboard. Frez reported, “It was an awesome day black fishing out of Belmar on the Barb Gail with Captain Chris. Consistent action on Magictail Tog Jigs tipped with green & white crab.”

Frez detailed, “Bait rigs did the job as well. We released a bunch of keepers including one 14lb TOGZILLA and a beautiful 8lb female. The bite started out slow with green crab, but once the we broke out the white crab the bites totally changed and became more aggressive. All of our larger fish came on white crab.” If you want whities act now and call Fish Heads today. White leggers are special order only due to limited availability.

Anglers on the hunt for ghosts are finding fish not far from home. Positive reports of big bluefin in close proximity to Barnegat Inlet.

LBI Surf Fishing Report

The LBI surf fishing action is somewhat shifty. Some days more fish than others. We are excited to be in prime time and we are looking forward to the awesome surf fishing opportunities this month.

LBI surf fishing tournament’s top five fish are all over 20 pounds. Don’t let that keep you from participating!!! There’s some Bonus Cash Days coming up.

For updated information on the LBI Surf Fishing Tournament.

Bonus Cash Days

November 16 – $500 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass, In Honor of Frank Panzone

November 22 – $250 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass, In Honor of Bruce Hoagland from the Hoagland Family

Fish Head Charters Fishing Report Update

John Bentley from PA On The Fly (@treeworx814) came all the way out from Jefferson County PA to get out on the brine. We fished together last fall and had a great trip so John booked again this year. November 5/6/7 was booked but pushed it back to 12/13/14. With a cancellation on Sunday the 11th and good weather set up for Sunday/Monday we modified the dates and fished on 11/10 an 11/12.

An expert muskey fly guy, John is a hardcore angler. I’m always stoked to fish with him because of his intense focus, attention to detail and deep knowledge of fly fishing. He catches big fish on the fly. His goal for the 6 hour travel was to hunt striped bass, preferably classy sized ones.

Sunday we had a good trip catching quality striped bass. We went three for four trolling, dropping one fish. John was happy to be catching but I was not content. I knew what he came for. The day’s conditions were tough; a little windy, very cold, scattered fish. Sometimes you have to choose the best method for the day. Sunday it was the troll.

Monday I prepared to dedicate the entire trip to strictly fly focus. My expectations were good. Breaking tide, calm winds and much warmer. John was early to the boat and I was geared up so we pushed off early and were fishing before 6:15. Only a few cast in and John was hooked up at sunrise. He was dialed in and did a great job putting the fly where it needed to be. In a short amount of time John released five striped bass, two of which were health sized keepers, up to 32″. As the tide picked up and the sun got high the bite tapered off and went dead.

By this time is was about 8am and some friends up the beach reported slow fishing. A couple boats that I was in the loop with had one or none. I expected now that the tide turned the bite would turn on soon so we headed towards the recently productive grounds. While in route I got a call from a friend who just caught two. He shared, “I went to the spot you told me. It looked fishy but no bites. We put in a couple hours and then all of a sudden it came alive on top with sand eels, turns and striped bass.” We headed in his direction and stopped where two whales were feeding.  We found the mother load!!!

It was not all out blitz fishing, but it was very good. Feisty striped bass from 15 to 40++ pounds were chasing sand eels under small bird plays. My first cast on a top water spook got crushed.

John managed to feel his fly to a pig.

I upped my game and got my new personal best on the fly.

We fished until 3pm and called it a day. Leaving a good bite always feels weird. You never know when the time will come again.

No Limits Sportfishing – Fishing Report

Thursday 11/8

Today’s trip was all about the girls.  It was a tough bite with lots of knockdowns and not being able to come tight and keep all the fish on the hooks.  We had to work the bait hard for bites, but Jess and Jaimee also worked hard and managed to boat 3 nice fish up to 34lbs.  Great job girls!

Monday 11/12

With a last minute cancellation we couldn’t pass up the beautiful weather and stay tied to the dock so Jess and Shane hopped on board and we went fishing.  The morning started off with a knockdown right away but we never came tight.  We spent a good portion of the morning looking around for the right marks but it was very slow.  Finally, patience paid off after working an isolated area and we were rewarded with a nice 33lb striped bass.  We kept working that same half mile area for a while and were able to pick up and 40lber and then a smaller 15lb striper.  Once we had 3 fish in the boat for the table, we looked around in some new areas that we had all to ourselves.  We ended up going 3 for 6 on 30lb class fish which were all successfully released.  After a slow start this morning it turned out to be a great Veteran’s Day (observed) on the water with beautiful weather.  Thank you to everyone who has or is currently serving for our country, especially my cousin who is currently serving overseas in Syria.

The fall striper run is a little later than usual but it’s starting to get into full swing now with lots of bunker and sand eels around.  I have a couple dates left in November as well as several dates in December.  I plan on targeting striped bass and tautog through Christmas.  Lets get out and fish! Call or text Captain Mike to get in on the action! (609)-709-7264

Lighthouse Sportfishing Report 11-11-18

Went with a video report today. Subscribe to my channel if you want quicker reports and book with me soon before the season’s over. My prediction is the bite will go insane in a few days as we approach the full moon (Beaver moon) on 11/23). The sand eels are staged to come in towards the beach to spawn during the next few lunar cycles.

Video Report

Screamin drags,

Capt. Alex 609-548-2511