Happy Birthday America!!!

I hope your 4th of July is off to a great start!!!

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Just a heads up… Today we completed some final modifications to our website and fishing report blog. Now our fishing report Fishing LBI sits at its final position, home on the Fishermans Headquarters webpage; HOWEVER, a number of post (everything after 6/20) went missing. You’ll find those missing posts all together now further down in this post in chronological.  Now to a new but short report…


Paul Haertel posted this report yesterday, “We knew the water was too cold for fluke so my friend Don and I played around with the stripers for a couple hours. We ended up catching six up to 28 inches.” Paul and Don were drifting the BL Inlet casting lures.
Anglers are having a blast ghetto sharking. Solid reports from both boat and land based anglers fishing the Island’s south end bay. Baits like live eel, bunker and mackerel get it done! Once the surf temps get back up the beach sharking will take off.
We heard some positive news from offshore anglers who were recently out. The waters around and east of the Triple Wrecks is still holding fish. Find the bait on top and you’ll be in. Anglers scaling down and fishing small lures are getting it done. These bluefin are keyed in on small bait so you gotta match the hatch. Boats caught yesterday both jigging and casting as well as on the troll and on the fly! Other than the Triple Wrecks we heard bluefin tuna and yellowfin were also caught at the general area known as the Triple Threat (Bidevind, Texas Tower, Bacardi) a large area east of the Chicken Canyon. As of yesterday, the bite that was going strong at the Texas Tower seemed to be over… green water and bluefish invaded. Check out the waters around the other two (B’s) and you’ll be stoked. Further offshore we heard positive reports from the Carteret where anglers hammered the yellowfin. We also heard of a good yellowfin bite near the tip of the Hudson.



July 3, 2017

Old Barney Charters Fluke

Fluke fishing continues to be good in the bay on the north end of the island. We are catching fish in and along channels anywhere from 3ft. to 12ft. using bucktails, gulp and live bait.  The outgoing is winning over the incoming but fish can be caught during both tides.  We were out 4 trips and had to cancel 2 due to persistent winds.

Tuesday we had Chris and Amanda Felton from Chalfont, Pa out with their kids Anna (9), Luke (7), and Charlotte (1). Our first couple locations were not great. The group hung in there and once we found them stacked on a channel ledge, they went to work boxing 5 keepers up to 22″! Chris led the way with a 22″, 21″, and 19″, Luke had a 21″, and Amanda had an 18″.

Thursday Rich and Carol Holihan from Perkasie, PA were out with kids Zoe and Isaac. The group fought a tough wind from mid-morning on and could only manage shorts. Rich had high hook with 6 fish.

Friday’s and Saturday’s trips were cancelled due to winds.

Sunday new clients Bryan Yannuzzi, Ralph Manno, and John Sogluizzo of Fairview, NJ worked the cold, bay water and were able to bucktail 2 keepers at 20.5″ and 19.5″. The group had a great time and went home with some nice fillets.

Monday repeat charter Dave Capone of Collegeville, PA and sons Gabe and Bryan returned for their yearly fluke trip. They beat last year’s trip ending with 30+ fluke and 5 keepers to 20.5″. Fishing was great and they were watching the fluke attack their bucktails in only 3ft. of water!  Awesome sight!

~ Capt. Kevin Schmidt, Old Barney Charters, 267-918-1746


July 2, 2017

Enjoy Island Time 🌴 ☀️ 🌊 🐟

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and if not this holiday week looks to be a good one. For the most part we’ve got light winds and small seas.
On the fishing front, the Long Beach Island area has a lot to offer.
The bluewater anglers are getting into some awesome fishing. The tuna fishing has been great. When the boats can get out the bluefin, yellowfin and big eye fishing has been solid. I was happy to get out last week with the DiPasquale’s (Mike, Dan, Pat and their friend Ryan). We had an awesome trip fishing about 60 mile out of BL. We boated a quality yellowfin, a good size bluefin and a mahi. While we found fish on the surface all of our bites were on the troll. Here’s two photos I took of the boys…

Positive reports from the sharking grounds. The makos are cruising and closer inshore the threshers are on the bunker pods (if you can find them). Anglers are finding them 3-10 miles off.

Here’s a recent photo of Tony A. from Tony Maja Fishing Products with a 9 pound Barnegat Bay doormat. Tony caught the flounder on a bucktail with Gulp. The fluke fishing is strong with good fishing in the bay’s main thoroughfare. I found on my recent outing that action was consistent in the 69-72 degree water temps in 7-12′ of water. While others have found fish at other times I could not. I haven’t spent enough time flounder pounding but plan to get dialed in once my schedule frees up in a couple weeks. For me our best selling Spro Bucktail tipped with Gulp was the ticket. Other species in the bay keep things interesting… weakfish, striped bass and bluefish. We heard rumor of a couple kingfish so hopefully the spot and blowfish are right behind them. A couple reports of sheepshead and yes a confirm redfish catch from the Ship Bottom bayside. Super bummed we could not get the photo to share. The crabbing has been solid all season long.
Now that the seabass season is back open (2 fish at 12.5″ July 1 to August 31) the ocean bottom fishing offers anglers a mixed bag. The Carolyn Ann III reported a nice catch of quality fish recently. The very chilly water temps caused a slow fluke bite but there were plenty of others biting. Small and keeper sized sea bass, lots of robins and short fluke kept anglers reeling for most of the trip. Jeff Chiswell Sr. won the morning pool with a nice fluke and Joe Bitting won the afternoon pool with a beautiful sea bass. Some days when the drift is set up good and there isn’t too much wind fishing can be great. A couple days ago Arthur Morowitz limited out on fluke.
The surf has been slow due to the very cold water temps. Hopefully the southern blow settles out. We are due for a pattern change. This ice cold upwelling is really getting old.
Happy Birthday America!
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Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Bass, blues and fluke!!

Continued strong Southerlies are keeping the inshore ocean temps closer the upper fifties leading to a favorable Summer striper bite. Light spinning tackle while employing artifiicials is our keys to success. Double digit bass numbers are the norm with some keepers thrown into the mix , rewarding both novice and veteran  bass anglers aboard the Reel Fantasea.

Big burly blues have also provided good to excellent action depending on tidal stage with some reaching over the 10lbs mark! Presently the most abundant size is ranging from 2-6lbs which provides fantastic action and when handled correctly [ bled and iced]  fine table fair .
Fluke have rounded out the catch with some keepers being scored but at a fair less frantic pace.
I have tomorrow evening July3rd  5pm-8pm or 5pm-9pm and July 4th 530am-1030am- for either private or open boat , we will be targeting both stripers and blues. All light tackle , hands on style fishing. No trolling!
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Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Capt. Steve Purul, Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters, 609-290-1217




July 1, 2017

Lighthouse Sportfishing Barnegat Bay Report 7/1

The summer pattern has prevailed this week on Barnegat Bay and if you have ever studied about pattern fishing you will catch fish every time. Well almost….. Hard afternoon southerlies have made fishing down right difficult. Around the inlet short to keeper bass are still available for those willing to leave the morning coffee brewing. If you know what I am saying. I have had some great sessions throwing BKDs and even had one of my client’s box a bass in between the shorts and blues. The bluefish that I have encountered are all over the place when it comes to size. You land a two pounder, then one around 10 pounds, then another around four. Not complaining, my trips have been a lot of fun with light tackle. I have found the fluke bite still hot when you catch the right tide at the right place. I am talking 10 or more fish an hour. Lots of shorts but enough fillets for a dinner or two. Can’t remember when I have seen this many small fluke this early on. I’m talking 12” and under. In most of the years past, I have seen countless small fluke close to the inlet come August, not now. Crabbing in my neck of the woods, or should I say Bay, remains solid.

On the nature side of things: I spent an afternoon this week with Ben Wurst from Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ and another volunteer surveying Osprey nests on the western part of Barnegat Bay from Barnegat to the Causeway. This was some super cool stuff. The kind of stuff I dreamt about doing when I was a kid. The mission was to do a census of young ospreys. Those that were old enough to be banded were. Those that were too young will get banded in the near future. The nests ranged from no sign of eggs or chicks to three pretty big chicks. At one nest, when Ben climbed up to check it he got to witness a chick just starting to poke its head out of the shell. Going to switch it up and attach some pictures from the Osprey survey instead of fishing. While going from nest to nest it was amazing to see how many schools of very small peanut bunker there were. Hopefully, that sets the tone for the fall run. I have a busy schedule already for the week ahead but there are still a few prime time open if you are looking to get out. Also, once the water temp off the beach stabilizes I will before offering again off the beach sharking trips (just off the breakers to five miles out). The typical action on one of these trips is multiple hook-ups with hard fighting sharks in the 40-80 pound class.  I use  7′ Okuma Pez Vela rods with matching 30-pound class conventional reels.  These outfits were designed for pitching baits to Pacific Sailfish making them a perfect fit for inshore sharking. If this kind of trip interests you give me a call and before you know it you may here click,     click,  clickkkkkkkkkkkkk shark on!

Living the dream,

Capt. Alex 609-548-2511


June 30, 2017

BHCFA Fishing Report

James Bailey sent in this photo, double fisted with a recent catch from Barnegat Bay!

Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association Fishing Report by Jim Hutchinson Sr. 

The Fourth of July weekend means that the summer fishing season has officially arrived in Beach Haven. The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been making their mark fishing from the bays to the canyons and are making plans for more productive trips.


Captain Peter Doran fished the Wilmington Canyon on an overnight trip a couple of days ago on the “Mud Duck” and ended up with a good mix of pelagic species. They finished the trip with three nice yellowfin tuna to 50-pounds, mahi, tilefish, and a good-sized mako shark. They also saw several white marlin in the spread and tailing on the surface. Captain Doran feels it won’t be long until they show up in better numbers.


Captain Dave Kreines had the Dahlberg family out for a bay fishing trip on the “Byte Me.” They fished the Intercoastal waterway behind Beach Haven and had a nice pick of fluke, smooth dogfish, and sea robins. The group finished up with two nice keeper fluke and a great time on the water.


With the black sea bass season temporarily closed, it is frustrating to fish structure in the ocean for summer flounder and pull up big sea bass. Captain Carl Sheppard had the Young family out on the “Star Fish” and that was the situation. They did manage to pull in some keeper fluke in 60- feet of water. Mate Marlyn Graham was in constant motion running around the boat unhooking fish.


Captain Jimmy Zavacky had a father and son charter out on the “Reel Determined” recently, and they caught “tons” of large sea bass, but all were released with the season closed. Captain Jimmy announced the BHCFA Junior Mates had their first class with 12 eager junior mates in attendance and more expected at the next session.


Captain Ray Lopez had no trips slated last weekend but announced he has open dates coming up and is eager to put some anglers on the fish.


Captain John Lewis has just returned from Florida with his last boat delivery of the spring season. He is anxious to get the “Insatiable” out on the tuna grounds as he has gotten some excellent reports of bluefin, yellowfin, and bigeye already hitting the docks along with quite a few large makos.


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


June 29, 2017

Reel Reaction Sportfishing – Barnegat Bay & Inlet Fishing Report

The action has been very good with most trips catching 20 to 35 fish when the conditions are optimal.  The short to keeper ratios have ranged from 10 to 1 down to as low as 4 to 1.  Drift speed and drift angle has been the biggest factor, but when they are right – you can nail them.  We have been finding some of the keepers in very skinny water away from the crowds.  Reminder: We have started running 7 days a week until September.

In the beginning of the week, I had return client Tom McGough of Harrisburg, PA, his wife Kristen, Andy McGough of Philadelphia, and James McGough of Altoona on a 4hr Bay/Inlet charter. We started working one of the areas we worked the day prior and had steady action. With good tide and a solid bite, we stayed in two areas for a duration of the trip. The crew jigged 4 keeper Fluke to 21 inches and a lone 23 inch Bluefish. Nice job by the McGough family and I look forward to seeing them next year.

Next, I had Jacyn Kehr and his girlfriend Hannah Burger of Minnesota on a 4hr Bay/Inlet charter. We checked a couple of areas, but finally found a pretty good body of fish. The duo worked a very shallow area to produce 5 solid keepers (19, 21, 22, 22, 23.5 inches). The bigger fish were definitely on the feed today. All fish were caught on artificials and our new custom teasers. Nice job by both anglers and hope to see you next season.

I had Russ Johnson of Long Beach Island, Alan Gordon of Florida, and Peter Smith of NY on a 4hr Bay/Inlet charter. We had a little more wind then the day prior, but were able to get right on the fish. Russ struck first with a solid 19-inch on the first drift which was quickly boxed, followed by several shorts by Alan and Peter. We worked the same area hard and picked at fish with close to 30 Fluke being released. We lost 2 nice fish alongside the boat and it is so important to keep bigger fish below the surface.  With our next to last drift approaching, Russ nailed another solid 19.5 inch Fluke. Overall it was a solid day and the guys had a blast.

Thursday’s winds were tough making our drifts very quick.  I had return client Stan B. of Rahway and Michael Siessel of Princeton on a 4hr Bay/Inlet charter.  We got out early due to the predicted winds and got right on the fish.  The guys worked hard jigging bucktails over some skinny waters.  About halfway through the trip, the forecasted winds arrived early and we had to contend with sustained 22kt winds and gusts to 30.  The guys worked hard to release 17 fish and boat one nice 20.5 inch keeper in ultra challenging drift conditions.  Great job in tough conditions.  My Friday charter was cancelled due to poor wind conditions, so we will be back at them as soon as the winds subside.

If interested in booking a charter, book through the website (www.reelreactioncharters.com) or call/text 609-290-7709. As always, we use the highest quality gear and everything is included: gear, tackle, fish-cleaning, and ICE!  It’s “no worries” fishing.  Just come aboard and FISH.

Capt. Brett Taylor ~ www.reelreactioncharters.com ~ Call or Text: 609-290-7709


June 28, 2017

LBI Fishing Report June 28th

Fishing remains hot both inshore and offshore. The fluking in the bay continues to improve as customers are finding quality fish in bigger numbers. Weakfish and Kingfish are also starting to show up big time.  Makos of all sizes are still being caught on the midshore/offshore grounds as well. The bluefin are still chewing pretty good with fish up to over 60″ and quality yellowfin mixed in. As long as this bait holds the fish are not going anywhere for the time being even with this south blow coming.

Tight Lines,

~ Dan DiPasquale


June 26, 2017

Lighthouse Sportfishing Barnegat Bay Report 6/26

If fish are in schools, why don’t they read the books about fishing? With all of the south wind, we have had the ocean temp along the beach has dropped well into the 50’s. So my plan of attack for striped bass was to catch the incoming, colder water when they should be feeding. During Friday’s charter with the Lozitto clan we went looking for bass on the last of incoming.  After reading the books saying bass like colder water, and with the bay close to 80 I looked to incoming to target them.  With water temps down to a chilly 54 degrees pouring over the rocks, you would have thought the bass bite would be on fire.  Wrong. With nothing happening, we switched over to catch the warm out going water in the back and found that the fluke read the book.  We did not box any but had plenty of fish coming over the gunwales. Sunday morning I caught the last off outgoing around the inlet.  Surface water temp was low 70’s and both bluefish and bass (that’s right bass chewing big time in warm water) were getting an early morning meal. Lots of action till about 6:45 when the current went slack. Today, Monday, morning I had Mike Petrazzello and Dianne out.  We hit the inlet first and found the fish chewing again under the same conditions as Sunday. Mike landed a keeper bass and a couple blues to 8 pounds. One thing for sure, there are some books either the bass don’t care about or they need to be re-written.

For two weeks now the fish have been catching around the inlet are loaded with 3-4” sandells.. And on the last two trips I used BKDs for the bass and bluefish because they are great sandell imitations. What I also like about them is that even though they are plastic they hold up pretty good under the demands put on them by bluefish. If you know what I am saying.  I think I landed five blues Sunday morning before I had to put a new one on.  I am not saying they are indestructible, just saying they hold up really well to the razor sharp teeth of bluefish while being an excellent lure in my arsenal. Have some slots open for morning, afternoon or magic hours trips this week so contact me by phone if you want to plan a trip.

Screaming drags,

Capt. Alex 609-548-2511


June 25, 2017

Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters – Barnegat Bay/inlet fishing report 6/25/17

 Although the leading edge of persistent strong SW winds are a welcoming trend to an already established warm and somewhat stagnant water temp to “reset” the bass bite [ which it did] . Prevailing SW is somewhat of a bane for our beloved summer time activities .

The accumulative effect of the Continued SW winds have thrown a salty , rusty wrench into the temped coastal inshore waters into the polar zone to the dismay of both beach goers and inshore fisherman alike. Incoming tidal temps have taken a tail spin way down into the lower 50f [ 53 lowest we have seen] .

Before the frigid up welling took hold bluefish and stripers responded like feeding puppies at meal time but the continued downward spiral mitigated the bite to stages  of warmer outgoing tide.
Strong Thunder storms have also reaffirmed my new location in near by Barnegat light to head for safe harbor when conditions look like “things are about to get interesting” with a quick ” Back to the action” opportunity when safer conditions are present.
With winds looking a little more light and variable things should start to re-stabilize as we progress through the next few tidal stages.
Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul, Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters


June 24, 2017

Hi Flier Update: Monday Tuna and Tues, Wed, Thurs Afternoon Grass Shrimp Weakies

The boat just became available Monday 6/26 for all day tuna or half day bay fishing for weakies, blues, and fluke. The weather report and sea condition are excellent for either. Open Boat or Charter. Sign on as an individual or charter the boat.
I will be offshore from 4AM to 2PM tomorrow (Sun). I will be back in cell range around 2PM to reply to your email, text, or voicemail. You could also get me between 3:30AM and 5AM tomorrow (Sun) before I’m out of cell range if you feel so inclined.
Also available Tues, Wed, and Thurs afternoons for bay trips, Charter or Open Boat. It looks like I will have live grass shrimp for these dates so we will be targeting weakfish and the mixed bag on ultralite tackle. We could also mix in topwater lures and soft plastics for blues and short stripers in the inlet.

Room for one on our Open Boat Tuna Trip Tomorrow Sun 6/25

We have room for one person tomorrow Sun 6/25 on our Open Boat tuna trip. The fare is $300 and the target is bluefin. Four people total. Recent reports have been really good. The run is about 50 miles. The size is varied. A lot of pint size fish with some bigger ones in the mix. I’m going 20 class! Some 30 class and at least one way back ballyhoo for a shot at a cooler fish. All fish are shared. Call me at 732.330.5674 right up until go time.

Hi Flier Sportfishing, 732.330.5674 www.hiflier.com


June 23, 2017

LBI Fishing Report 6/23/17

The last couple of days have produced incredible fishing for both inshore and offshore anglers. Both the bay and surf are loaded with Fluke. Over the past week I caught well over 40 fish all on gulp. A good friend of mine Max Lentz caught a 30 incher on a white 4″ swimming mullet from shore on the north end yesterday evening (6/22). There are also quite a few reports of weakfish, blowfish, and kingfish being caught throughout the bay. The fishing should only improve as the water temp is still climbing back up after the south wind knocked it down last weekend. With a cooler temp, lots of bass have been showing both in the surf and bay. Paul Haertel had 11 the other night up to 30″. Paul also did very well Cod fishing on the mid-shore wrecks boating quite a few keepers along with a bunch of ling.

Out front the tuna fishing is on fire, some of the best fishing in a while. Bluefin has been lights out on the mid-shore grounds with blitzes producing fish up into the 40 pound class on plugs. Multiple customers got into them yesterday between 30-50 miles out whether it was trolling Joe Shutes with Ballyhoo or throwing stickbaits. Mark Haley went 7-8 and another friend of mine went 16-16.

With a few nice bodies of water out in the deep, the canyons are even hotter. I was lucky enough to score big time on Thursday (6/22) aboard the Reel Innovation run by one of my best friends’, Captain Jeff Warford. We started off the morning with a triple header on Bigeyes but only landed one that came in at around 90-100 pounds. Then about 20 minutes later I came tight to the fish of a lifetime. We finally found the one, a 67″, 200+ pound Bigeye. Another solid fish was caught today by the Hubris. These are the first larger-sized class Bigeye of the year. After that, we decided to play around with the yellowfin. We had around 15 or so up to 50 pounds but broke an 80 pound class fish off at the boat. They were feeding on squids at the surface. To end the day we filled the box with over 30 golden and blue line tilefish. I had multiple friends in canyons both to the north and south catch fish as well. Giant Bluefin are still around too as a 350# was landed and an even bigger one was lost. It seems if you can find the right break in the water temp out there, you will get into fish. The amount of bait and life spread out right now is unbelievable.

Finally, sharking continues to get better and better. Brown sharks are being caught both in the bay and on the beach. Threshers are still close in as a customer went 1-2 the other day 5 miles off. The canyons are loaded with Mako’s on the night chunk. Don’t forget, Mako Mania is this weekend!

Looking forward to the coming weeks as everything seems to be coming together nicely, now is the time to get out and get on it!
Tight Lines,

~ Dan DiPasquale


Reel Reaction Sportfishing – Barnegat Bay & Inlet Fishing Report

It’s been a pretty busy since school ended, and I have been on the water almost everyday, except when it’s blowing 20 and over.  After some careful investigating, I changed some things up in our lures and it has paid off with some nice keepers in the last few trips.  I plan on running double trips on the days when the afternoon winds aren’t howling, so don’t hesitate to call.  Here was the past few days rundown:

I had an opportunity to fish with my son Luke and my father on a quick morning trip to check out some new areas.  We ended with over 20 Fluke and one keeper to 22 inches.

I had return client Tom Clark of Waretown, and his 11yr old daughter Alexis working a variety of areas with jigs to produce a decent number of Fluke. We had a steady bite at most of the areas we worked and Alexis nailed a nice 5 pound Fluke, along with two other keepers to 20 inches. Tom was a close second with a fish at 18in and 19in. We did catch a few that were about an 1/8in shy of making it into the box. A great day on the water, and nice job by Alexis for being the high hook of the day.

Next, I had new client Doug Wainwright of Columbus, NJ and his son Doug Jr. on a 4hr Bay/Inlet trip. The father and son team had to contend with a little more wind and different tidal conditions, but they worked hard at a variety of spots to put 3 quality keepers in the boat. Two of the fish measured close to 23 inches and weighed about 4.5 pounds. We deployed all tactics to slow down our drifts allowing the team to use light jigs to nail the Fluke. Nice job by the crew on working those rods the entire time. We thank and wish Doug Jr. the best of luck on entering the U.S. Marines Corps Officer Training this summer.

Finally, I had return client Dan Unger of Long Beach Island and his son Danny on a 4hr Bay & Inlet trip with Fluke as the target. We had a tough morning with some weather fronts that came through and it blew over 20 knots. We fished a couple of areas where the current wasn’t as strong and the father & son team nailed some Fluke with some close to the 18 inch mark. After working a few of the areas hard, the two ended up with two decent Fluke at 18.5 inches and 22 inches that fell for our “new” custom teaser. The last hour of the trip had us battling 20 knot winds, rain, and tide. Nice job in some challenging conditions.

If interested in booking a charter, book through the website (www.reelreactioncharters.com) or call/text 609-290-7709. As always, we use the highest quality gear and everything is included: gear, tackle, fish-cleaning, and ICE!  It’s “no worries” fishing.  Just come aboard and FISH.

Capt. Brett Taylor ~ www.reelreactioncharters.com ~ Call or Text: 609-290-7709


June 22, 2017

LBI Fishing Report – Fluke-A-Mania is July 1st

The 2nd Annual Fluke-A-Mania “Fishing For A Cure” Tournament is July 1, 2017.

This awesome fluke fishing tournament is hosted by the Beach Haven Marlin & Tuna Club to raise awareness and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 20% of all entrance fees will go to the Foundation to aid in research for a cure to the disease.

Fluke-A-Mania is a great opportunity to spend time on the water with your family. There’s also a great BBQ awards dinner for the whole crew! The tournament awards prizes for all members of the Family – Men, Women, Teenagers, and Juniors.
Registration fee for this tournament is $125 per boat!
For more details go to Fluke-A-Mania and register now.
Here a recent fluke photo sent in from Pete at the local Ship Bottom Branch Bank Of America… Jayden visiting from Georgia got this beautiful fluke fishing the bay.



Weakies and more in the Bay. Barnegat Ridge Time!

We had some nice weakfish this week in the bay. 15 to 17 inch fish and then we had some 23 and 24 inch weakies like this one Greg Borras of Wantage, NJ bagged on a live killie meant for a fluke. We did have a pair of nice fluke, too, 19 1/2 and 20 inch fish that were mixed in with the weakies on the east side of Barnegat Bay. We also had a two bad efforts in the same spot, so it’s not like we’re beating them up, but they are quality fish when we get them. The inlet is giving up all size blues for us lately, last night (Wed) we had 3 to 6 pound fish, a pair of 9 and 10 pounders and some short stripers. Those fish are on soft plastics and poppers. Mix in some fluking and it’s a well rounded trip.

Sailing Open Boat or Charter tomorrow (Fri) afternoon, Noon to 5 PM and two trips Saturday, 5AM to 10 AM and then again 10AM to 3PM.

The forecast looks really good for running offshore Sun and Mon so I am running Open Boat or Charter for either inshore or offshore fishing. Maybe Barnegat Ridge…Resor…Fingers….Bonita, Bluefin, Mako? I’m game! Call me for more info.

~ Capt. Dave DeGennaro, Hi Flier Sportfishing, Cell: 732.330.5674 www.hiflier.com



Author: FishHead.Greg

A Long Beach Island native with life long experience fishing and navigating the local waters, Greg is a distinguished Master Captain (the highest qualified operator license), holding a US Coast Guard Masters 50T Near Coastal License with Towing Endorsement. Raised in and now managing his family's bait and tackle business, Fishermans Headquarters (Since 1962, The Saltwater Fishing Bait & Tackle Experts) Greg is daily immersed in fishing. He is the Chief Contributor of FishingLBI.com (Long Beach Island's best fishing report blog) as well as the Admin for the shop's social media pages (on Instagram and Facebook). Be sure to follow!

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