Fishing Report Update – 10/28/17

Ryan McMinn from Hopatcong fished LBI’s mid island surf today with his father. They were on the hunt today looking for a bass or blue chunking bunker. Ryan ended up catching a puppy drum.

Ryan M., “Not the striper or bluefish that I wanted but I’ll take my first red fish!”

Speaking of red fish there was another one caught and weighed in for the LBI Surf Fishing Tournament, by Patrick Presutto. Patrick caught a 26″ 7lb+ red fish fishing bunker from the surf. Some other fish were caught off the surf too… Eric Setzer got an 8lb+ bass and Patrick Gallen got a 13lb+ bass on bunker fishing the surf.

Tog fishing at the Barnegat Inlet Jetty is rock solid. Get green crabs and go!

Reports from the boat today spoke of good but busy fishing in the inlet live bait fishing, solid striped bass action way up the beach and the albies cracking on top again too. Guys that got out to the wrecks and reefs had good sea bass fishing with other species in the mix.

Here’s on solid report from a local boat that made the run north. Captain Jeff Warford from Reel Innovations was fishing aboard the Reel Fishers and they got em on!!! Jeff reported, “We took the ride and it paid off. We found fish all to ourselves in the deeper water. Fall bass fishing was as good as it gets! 12 bass in two hours all between 30-47 pounds.”


Today our long awaited Sporting Wood Lures delivery arrived. We got both the bottles and the darters. For the last couple of years the Sport Wood Darter was one of my top five producing lures. If you love fishing darters and haven’t fished one of these I highly suggest it! Just a heads up, Sport Wood Lures are made by Larry who is a top notch plug builder and expert surf fishing anglers. He is also well known for his deadly plastic lures… North Bar Tackle!

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 (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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