Lighthouse Sportfishing Barnegat Bay Report 7/28

Mutiny aboard a boat is one of the things a captain fears most. Well today I had to face my fears when there was a mutiny on board the Debbie M. It all started with a phone call around 9 AM from a man named Gregory asking if I was available for a trip today. Plans were set to meet him and his crew of four others at high noon. As the family existed their SUV to great me it appeared that this trip would be like most others I have with LBI vacationers. Boy was I wrong. After our greeting and learning everyone names, I sized the kids up with the correct PFDs and got ready to go fishing. They asked if they could bring their brand new fishing rods to use on the trip. Obliging them, they went back to the SUV to get the rods and it was at this point the mutiny came evident. Now with Spiderman, Disney, and Barbie rods and spin-cast reels in hand the mutiny began. Stowing away my St. Croix, the best rods on earth, and Okuma gear, I rigged their spin-cast outfits to try and deck some fluke. After getting the Barbie outfit baited with a minnow and as I started to tie a rig on the Spiderman outfit, the Barbie rod doubled over. Fish on! Without any time to tend to the Disney rod the first fluke of the day was landed. For the next two plus hours it was non-stop action. All on the fish caught during the trip were on their spin-cast outfit. Sometimes you do not need the best, high cost tackle the get it done. Especially when the goal is to introduce a kid to fishing. A bend in the rod and a fish on the other end is all it takes. It’s 10 PM did you take your kid fishing today?

Screaming drags, Capt Alex 609-548-2511


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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