Blues On The Chew

7:30 PM UPDATE – Dylan Fisher stopped in and picked up two new surf rods. He headed out to the mid-island surf with his buddies and got one right away. Same spot that produced yesterday is active with fish again this evening. The guys mentioned 4 oz is not holding. Look at the beautiful conditions in Dylan’s photo below. 

Another angler came in from an angler fresh off the beach in wet sandy waders. He picked up a fat bag of fresh bunker and a bag of wire. He said, “All day the blues have been cruising through the surf. The conditions are beautiful. Lots of water water.”

Jim Ward posted a selfie with a bluefish in the surf on our Facebook page wall, “Thanks for the bunker guys!”

Joe Handley Jr reported yesterday, “Good LBI evening surf session with my brother in law Andrew. Many big bluefish up to 14 pounds.”

Store staffer Dan D. reports a great morning of fishing with Luke, “Smaller bass and blues up to 38″ all on plugs and bucktails. Stop by the shop, gear u and head out. It’s fishing time!” Below is Dan with a gator. 

Carolyn Ann III Report : It was a little snotty this morning but it laid down with the fish biting good at the end. Several limits were caught with plenty of smaller fish to keep everyone busy. We also caught some really nice sea bass. Bob Panetti landed a 8.5 pound white chin, photo below. Only tomorrow and next weekend left before the season closes, so come aboard and give it a shot! Hope yo see you!

Offshore News:  We’ve got a warm eddy spinning off the stream and it’s starting to push in. Spool up and re-rig now because the offshore fishing season is right around the corner!!! The time is now for final prep!


12:00PM UPDATE – I headed up to the north end before work and fished the Inlet from 9 to 11 am. It wasn’t all out, but a fun pick. I managed 7 blues and one dink striped bass all swinging bucktails tipped with a Jig Strip.  Other were catching on metal and swimming plugs.

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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