LBI Fishing Report Update – May 15, 2018

Dan D. and Kelley jumped aboard Fish Head Charters for a four hour session this morning. We pushed off at 6am and worked the waters of the Island’s North End.  It wasn’t long before Kelley hooked up on his MVP Daiwa SP Minnow. Shortly after he released another on the same lure. I managed one striper on a bucktail tipped off with a Jig Strip. With the wind cranking we switched gears and took a look along the sod banks. Turns out some small bass were active. Only minutes in I had a striped bass follow my fly right to the boat but would commit. Next drift I got this little guy to eat. Super stoked to watch it eat a clouser i tied last night right beside the boat!

Here’s some other fishing reports….

Lots of school size striped bass are hanging around with some larger bass showing too.

Today is Day 25 of the LBI Surf Fishing Spring Derby. First place bass is held by Patrick Presutto with a 22.64 pound striped bass. Patrick caught the 37.5″ striped bass on bunker fishing the mid-island surf this morning. First place bluefish is still held by Kurt Horensky’s 12.7 pounder from May 5th. For more details on the tournament go to www.LBIFT.com

We also head talk of another 20 class bass off the LBI beach today.

Don Ingling was in the shop today getting some hooks and tackle. He reported catching a keeper bass off the mid-island surf on a plug yesterday.

Another customer in the shop had small bass today fishing salted clam. He was in late morning and then back again around lunch time to rebait.

Carl Vallone called in a report this afternoon. He said, “Last night I caught some fish. Had a bunch of blues. No bass. Bait fishing the surf.”

Torr Cohen got into some bass off the south end surf yesterday. He reported, “Funny how things work… every time you have too much bait there are never fish. When you take a few clams for a cast they start hitting. This session I ran out of bait quick. I give thanks to this beautiful morning on LBI.

One of the Comanche Surfcaster’s Darren reported his girl friend (@miss_stonian) caught her first bluefish.


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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