Mid May… New Moon… Nice Bass!

Mid May… New Moon… Right on time nice bass are showing.

Scott Shirey sent in this report, “We got into bass on the surf. Small bass on bucktails and big bass on fresh Fish Heads bunker. Chunks did the trick. Also hooked into a couple blues and fluke. All on the mid-island surf on the back half of the incoming tide.”

Here’s Scott Shirey with a 43″ striped bass he caught off the LBI surf on FishHead bunker yesterday. It was released to fight another day.

Scott’s largest bass was this 43″ bass that he released. “It felt good to watch her swim back into the suds so she could fight another day. By the way, we had just gone back to Fish Heads for fresh bunker.  I told my buddy that is new to surf fishing that the fresh bait would make all the difference in the world.  It wasn’t 10 minutes later that this girl took the bunker chunk. Great fish! Great Times!”

Store staffer Jordan found some fish on the surf this morning… “I got three bass and 20-30 blues in the 4-10 pound mid-island. All on Daiwa SP Minnow Lures. Bunker were getting worked a little beyond the breakers. Left them biting.”

Ryan Matthews fished the storm last night and got into great fishing. Check out the four photos above. “The storm was fun but it was snotty. Lots of nice fish caught up to 27 pounds chunking with 12oz of lead. Lost a real nice fish at my feet on a bucktail.”

Store staffer Willie was out this morning in the boat. His report, “Holy gnar dude! Seven fish over 35lbs.” Epic fishing went down! Check out this photo of the three amigos all with trophy bass. Right as they are taking the photo another rod doubles over screaming!

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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 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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