Tight Lines On LBI

Hope everyone had an awesome Easter Celebration. That must have been one of the most beautiful Easters on record. Lots of sun, very warm summer like temps and fish on the chew! Vinny Iosso tagged us in a photo, “Can’t beat a weekend of family, friends and fishing fun.”
 

Three to four days in a row now the bluefish have produced line screaming fun. Dew and Lucy got into the fun! Lucy said, “My wrist is sore from Saturday.” Dew said, “Bluefish bonanza for an hour! Good times. ”

Store staffer Luke fished this morning and got a nice bass. Photo below.

The tog bite has been good both land based and in the boat. Darren Hutchinson got ‘em on the rocks. “Found some black Easter eggs!”

Bill Bassant reported, “First time tog fishing since I was a yougin’. Had a good day Friday. Can’t wait to get back out there and land the ones that came off.”

Jack Wolfburg weighed in a 10.68 pound black fish today. He reported very good fishing about 10 miles off. They caught 60 and were in by 11.

Patrick DiPasquale was on the water today and also did very good.

The bay is full of life. The flats and docks are loaded with schoolies eating softies, jigs and poppers. There’s fluke coming up on them too. Store staffer Willie got this one over the weekend. Slowly better sized bass should show soon. The blues came in and are adding to the action. The weakies are in too but it’s going to be interesting to see what happens with the gators in town. The deep bay was 59.9 yesterday, closer to the ends it is cooler. The warm water outflow was hitting 70. Michael Dringus sent in a report, “Big blues in the bay. Shallow water is best. Some bass mixed in.”

Water temps in the surf are in the upper 40’s right about to break the cusp. Here is another recent catch from the Island’s surf.

Jim Crane sent in this report, “Happy Easter!! Fish are here. No touches on plugs. But I caught my first of the year. It’s the earliest I’ve ever got one. It was a 26″ bass on a bunker chunk around 10am this morning in Brant Beach. A friend caught a 10.5 blue and a short bass on clam in pretty much the same spot yesterday. Conditions were great today. What a gorgeous day on the island. I’m fired up!!”
It’s time to go fishing! Tight Linezzzzzzz

FishHead.Greg

Author: FishHead.Greg

Born, raised and living in Ship Bottom at the heart of Long Beach Island, Greg's surrounded by the Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Greg is an accomplished angler with great knowledge of saltwater fishing from the light tackle back waters to the surf and jetty as well as inshore and offshore big game fishing. Whether you are new to fishing or new to Long Beach Island, Greg wants to help. Questions about knot tying, fishing rods and reels, problems, techniques, locations? Just ask. Stop by Fisherman's Headquarters and say hello.

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