LBI Fishing Report May 28th

Thank you to all of the men and women who served and put it all on the line for freedom and the America Dream. God Bless America!

Hopefully everyone is enjoying Memorial Day Weekend 2017. Thank you to all of the men and women who served and put it all on the line for freedom and the America Dream. God Bless America!
In the holiday spirit we are posting a pair of Americamo Boardies from Pelagic. Looking for some new threads fro the summer? Stop in and check out our selection of the goods. We’ll keep you cool in the summer heat.
Fluke, Bluefish, Striped Bass, Weakfish and Sea Bass… Soon we’ll add sharks and tuna to the list. Late May and June is prime time Jersey sharking. It’s time to gear up and get out. The bluefish are still around in strong numbers so there’s time left to gather primo mako baits. Positive reports from anglers off land and in the boat catching blues in the bay, inlet and ocean. There’s reports of inshore bluefin tuna in our waters. We just saw a photo of a big one caught as well as a monster mako. Just today we heard about the first local boat who got into the yellowfin tuna. It’s time to get on the search.
Yesterday afternoon there was a fun bite off of the mid-island surf. A number of anglers got into fish on bunker. Both bass teen sizes and blues were caught. Also from the surf… fluke! Beach fluke fishing with Gulp is good. Bucktail with teaser is the ticket. We heard about a couple big fish breakoffs… sounds like the sand tigers might have showed up.

Jake Bowles reported a great day fluke fishing the back bay yesterday. He got 30 shorts, two keepers with the largest 21 inches.

We another great sea bass report. The inshore reefs and wrecks have some nice fish on them. Here is a hump-back Pat D. caught this morning.

 

Here’s some info from yesterday’s LBI Cup. Some nice stripers were caught pulling spoons.

LBI Cup Striped Bass Tournament Results

55.5 pound First Place – James Gang
50.7 pound Second Place – Ten X
45.0 pound Third Place – Lucky Stripes
9.3 pound Bluefish – Surf Runner

 

First Place

 

Second Place

 

Third Place

 

Here’s a report from Redman and crew who took second place aboard the Ten X. “We trolled up this one just north of the Seaside Pier on a #4 Green Tony Maja Bunker Spoon. Shortly after a whale popped up and swam under the boat. All four rods trolling rods went off. What a disaster. Fortunately we got a nice one.”

 

 

 

 

Here’s the weekly fishing report from the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association written by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Memorial Day weekend is here, and the boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are in pursuit of striped bass, bluefish, and the newly opened season for summer flounder. It appears the weather will be decent for some serious angling.

Captain Ray Lopez of “Miss Liane Sportfishing” along with mate Max Goldman had the Brian Lahullier party from Toms River out front for a taste of the spring striper run, and bass weighing 35 and 42.1 pounds were boxed after busting bunker spoons in 65-feet of water off the Ferris wheel at Seaside. On another day with a very sporty scene in the ocean, it was a troll with Clarke spoons with the Harrison charter from Bordentown, and eight good size blues came over the gunwales.

Capt. Lindsay Fuller on the “June Bug” reports that he and his crew brought the boat north from Wanchese, NC, near Oregon Inlet, where she spent much of the winter getting some needed repairs done along with some upgrades. While they did not fish on the way north, they did keep track of what they saw on their new onboard top-of-the-line Garmin electronics suite. Captain Lindsay was able to identify bait pods as deep as 15,000 feet deep with attacking game fish and saw sizable schools of Striped Bass as they came north. The new electronics allow the crew to pre-search various areas for inshore species as fluke, sea bass, Tog, bonita, etc., are all clearly seen, and the structure in which they are living was clearly tracked.

The 2017 Jr. Mate schedule is now posted on the BHCFA’s web site. As in other years most of the sessions are hands on. Some changes in the curriculum have been made in response to requests from the mates and some of the captains. Classes will start on Thursday, June 22, with registration and an overview of the fisheries, and work on knot tying. Any youngsters 13 and older who would like to become involved in the Junior Mate’s Program can find information and registration materials on the BHCFA website.

Information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at http://www.BHCFA.net.

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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