LBI Fishing Report May 23rd

The Fishing Musician Rick W of Ship Bottom just stopped by with a 35″ striped bass. Rick got it late morning fishing the mid-island surf. It went for a bunker chunk. Rick said, “No Grass!” That’s awesome news because the past couple of tides have been grassed out.

Recently store staffer Nick D found some blues off the surf on both bait and lures. Others in the shop reported the same.

Drew Knapp reported his after work session yesterday went exactly according to plan! “Three blues for dinner and shark bait.”

Chet Kosarek sharred this report, “Fished the rocks at Barnegat Inlet Saturday. Saw one small blue caught on a white bucktail. Sunday was weedy. Caught nothing and saw nothing. There were a bunch of boats fishing boats by the dredge spoil islands behind Barnegat Inlet. No one seemed to be catching although the fish finder marked some fish.”
White Bucktails Here!

The traffic lights are on! Drive with caution and stay alert.

The LBI Cup hosted by the Beach Haven Marlin Tuna Club is Saturday May 27th. For more details go to

The Striper Shootout hosted by High Point Vol Fire Co is Saturday June 10th Go to for more details

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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