Fishing Report Update – April 28, 2018

We got word from Matt Polito who fished today’s surf and participated in the fishing tournament. He reported, “Fishing was slow. I caught one small bass. For the most part it was dead probably due to the low tide. A 33″ black drum took first place, followed by a 28.5″ striped bass and third was a 22″ drum.” We are stoked to hear about some more black drum chewing in the area.

Joe Picariello was out fishing with his dad Mike the other night. They caught some bass (26-36″) fishing Daiwa SP Minnow lures. Joe reported, “We were releasing keeper size fish all night. Their location was not shared.

Here’s Joe & his Dad.

Captain Mark Finelli from Laura Sportfishing put his crew on the meat today! He reported, “We caught two good ones and broke the boat record! A 15.5 and a 12 pounder as well as some other white chins.”

Here’s the two biggest! A serious pair of tog right there!!!
No word on bluefish today. A few guys were out on the hunt. Only word from the Inlet rocks was a couple small tog on live green crabs.
A local weekender stopped in to grab bloodworms after watching the “Reel Women” catch endless schoolie bass at the Ship Bottom bayside yesterday.
We got word from a couple guys who were on the flats in the Barnegat Bay today. No fish, no bait, no birds. A report came in from Jim Hutchinson Jr. who fished the bay via boat on the south end of the Island. He found fish!
Dan fished aboard a friends boat up in the Raritan Bay and got into some great fishing. The report, “Awesome fishing today on the troll and on shads. All of the fish were between 36-41″ and hungry. We stopped counting at 30.” The Raritan Bay has been on fire!!!
Here’s one beauty that Dan caught this morning!

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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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