LBI Fishing Report April 21, 2017

Anglers are slamming blues off of the mid-island surf this afternoon. It’s a chunk bite but some anglers are hooking up on plugs. The photo below was sent in from Patrick.

There were some good bluefish reports from the Inlet today too. Seems to have been best from 9am to 12. One angler that was late to the action fishing around 3pm and said he saw two caught. Hopefully the bite is good this weekend. 

A customer purchasing bait this morning reported one 20″ bass yesterday on the bayside. Another customer in today reported adult bunker in the mid-island bay. Both bass and blues were caught in the area over the recent days.

Only other bass report came from an angler fishing bait off the surf. He lost a keeper plus linesiders in the wash. 

Drum fishing has been good in the southern bay. Anglers are fishing clam and picking small to medium size fish. Seems so far they are a small class this season. 

We are full stocked on bait and tackle and looking forward to an awesome spring. Stop by and see the crew at Fisherman’s Headquarters.

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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