57.4 Pound Bass Caught

Art of Ship Bottom fished the mid-island surf late this afternoon. His first bait got taken by a trophy striped bass.

Art said, “I hit the surf not far from my house. There was a good section of water with a nice rip. I casted out my first bait and put it right in the zone. Minutes later I was hooked up. After a nice long battle both the fish and I were beat.” Art brought the bass over to the shop and checked it in for a weight. It weighed it in, 57.4 pounds 51.75″ length with a 30″ girth. A fish of a lifetime and one of the largest ever weighed in at the shop.

Through out the day today we got other positive reports from the surf. Both bass and blues on bunker. One angler reported getting some fish on metal off the surf. It’s late May and the new moon is upon us. The big bass are here! It’s time to go fish!!!

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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