LBI Fishing Report May 5, 2017

The bass and blues are here and the crew at the shop are finding them. If you want to go, get out and enjoy some fishing this weekend. The wind is face on in the surf, straight onshore. On the bayside it is at your back.

Early this morning, store staffer Joe C. caught three bass bucktailing. Joe fished picked to fish the bay side. He said some small bass popped back up where bluefish recently dominated.

Last night store staffer Blake poked around and found some bass on the bay side. He only hooked one, but managed to raise a few.

Store staffer Rob Vallone got ’em good yesterday and then again this morning. His buddy got a couple bass.

Here’s a couple other reports…

Rocking Rick Wieland stopped in today for more hooks. While here he reported the mid-island surf is loaded with bluefish. “Every cast! Blues from 7 to 17 pounds!”

Jason Hoch stopped in this evening and said yesterday was on. “I got bait late and hit it. They were on the chew right to dark and then it shut off.”

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Joe Medica took his son Tyler out to the jetty yesterday. They reported, “Absolute Bedlam!!!” It’s awesome to see a grom tight to a fish with good form. Here’s Tyler Medica locked into a gator blue on the Barnegat Light Jetty.

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Ryan Szalc, “Truly what I love to do… catching yellow eye demons.”

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James B, “Today’s tide produced a lot of giants on the chunk and plug!”

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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