LBI Fishing Report Update – May 23, 2018

Fishing is pretty good from both the beach and boat. Anglers fishing the local waters of Long Beach Island are catching and some nice fish at that!

Here’s a beauty that Marie got off the surf.

Chris Masino always puts in a lot of time fishing and it pays off. He got a 20 pound bass off the surf yesterday. He has a monster coming soon.

Some really nice fish are being pulled in the boat.

Jacob Bowles was fishing yesterday with Dan Piazza. He reported, “We started off trolling in the rain not marking much anything. Trolled around and found some life. Started marking and hooked up on a Mojo. There’s big fish out there. ”


Store staffer Kevin was out yesterday putting some time in on the troll. eh got a 47″ 42 pound bass on a white Mojo.

Today I had store staffer’s Blake and Kelley aboard Fish Head Charters for a five hour striped bass trip. We pushed off the dock at 5 am and started out picking bass in the fog. Kelley got the biggest one (photo bellow) that was about 12 pounds. We soon took a look outside and ran up the beach. Going back to where we had marks the day before (and also fish were caught in the afternoon) we soon found it was going to be a slow morning. On the hunt for bait we did find scattered marks but it wasn’t until 8am that things started to come together. We decided to cover some ground on the troll and it paid off. Blake’s chartreuse custom wood metal lip lure got bit by a thirty class bass. Turns we had some occasional good marks, this was our only bite on the troll.

Kelley’s morning fish.

Store staffer Max was on the water this morning and trolled up a thirty class bass.

Today in the shop, I had a friend in willing to share a report. He was out this morning and got one bass trolling off of IBSP. Once in the bay heading in he stopped and got some blues on the west side of the bay. Then when pulling into the lagoon to dock, some birds were active. Turns out weakfish were boiling. The crew ended the day just a fluke away from a Grand Slam!

The bay continues to offer great light tackle fun. Here’s Nick Deg back from college and as always… catching fish. “Some nice Sedge Island fishing this morning. Not pictured is the fluke that got lost on the swing that would have made this a slam. All on soft baits.”

Austin Pound was fishing aboard LBI Charters with Captain Kevin Carr. They had a good catch of sea bass with jumbos in the mix!

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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