Lighthouse Sportfishing Barnegat Bay Report

Spent almost my entire day on Barnegat Bay and I have a lot to say. After sun up I deployed my two “Maryland style” crab pots baited with fresh frozen bunker. Yes, that is an oxymoron. After that, I fluked before picking up my first trip of the day which was an eco tour. Releasing two short on short notice I picked up the Rubin party. I took them back behind Sedge Island and Gull Island to name a few. Lots of things to see, and as always, I told lots of stories. Just ask any of my students. After that, I picked up my now annual fishermen from Pennsylvania Amish County. I find it interesting to learn the about the diverse cultures of those that make up the fabric of the United States. With the inlet a little dicey we chose to go to the back bay. Working hard to put them on fish, I found the right conditions and the fluke were chewing. They must of C&Red 20 fish in under an hour. Running all the way across Barnegat Bay and some 5,000 miles from Dutch Harbor, the Debbie M was on the crab! With about a 10 plus hour soak, the pots were loaded with crab. From two pots I filled a four-gallon bucket with Jimmies, many of them big and full. Bottom line, crabbing is excellent. I still have still have some openings for this upcoming week so give me a shout if you are looking to head out.


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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