Lighthouse Sportfishing Barnegat Bay Report

Sorry for the delay in reporting .  Over the weekend I ran three trips in two days. The ocean was a little sporty so we stayed in the bay.  Intel has it that the inlet is loaded with fish but I just could not safely fish it this weekend.  Saturday morning the Ernie Dellheim crew from worked hard for the blues.  Fish landed were 4 – 10 pounds and feisty.  For part of the trip I fished in close proximity to my good friend Capt. Bill of Mole’s Charters, who had better success than us boxing thee bass and releasing five others.  Nice job Bill!  Anyone that has watched George Poveromo on TV might know that George always talks about how “subtle differences” can make or break of fishing trip.  Not sure if Capt Bill was doing anything much different than I Saturday morning but Bill if you had a subtle difference, throw me a bone here buddy!  The morning trip also released a nice 20″ fluke that fell to a dead stick bunker chunk on a 9/0 hook with a wire leader. Go figure, but it even gets better from there…..On the PM trip, the Pereni family was out and worked hard to put some fish on the deck as well as back in the water.  Well…. on the same fluke slaying set up used on the AM tri p, they one upped the AM trip with a fat 6 pound fluke. Attached is a picture before it was released. I know where I’m fishing opening day of fluke season this week ;). Sunday I had a crew from Canada for a little fishing and eco-touring. Weeds were the word of the day but they did catch some fish and had a great time.  I am available Sunday and Monday, Memorial Day.  Just give me a call if you’re interested in booking one of those days.

Screaming drags,

Capt. Alex   609-548-2511      Lighthouse SportfishingIMG_3008



Author: Lighthouse-Sportfishing

Fishing Barnegat Bay for close to 40 years, Capt. Alex runs Barnegat Bay's premier light tackle and fly fishing service with his custom 203 Dusky Center Console (Debbie M). He knows the back bay, inlet or inshore like no other. 609-548-2511

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