2018 JCAA Fluke Tournament Port LBI Results

Today August 4th was the 24th Annual Jersey Coast Anglers Association Fluke Tournament. We had 19 boats fishing “Port Long Beach Island” and 12 of them check in fluke. The common feedback from all was “a rough and sloppy morning.”

Most of the anglers reported fishing in the ocean at the local reef sites such as Barnegat Light Reef, Little Egg Reef and the Garden State N&S Reef. A few boats fished the ocean’s open sand bottom lumps. Some stayed in the bay working the more calm protected waters.

Here’s Kevin Cliver and crew with their winning fluke!

Our Port’s largest fish was caught by Kevin Cliver of Sellersville, NJ. His 27″ 8.64 pound fluke ate a live minnow near Barnegat Inlet. Kevin reported catching few fish but the one was quality. Looking back at past year’s log we found Kevin won the JCAA Port LBI in 2015 with a 6.82 pound fluke.

Final Results For The 2018 JCAA 24th JCAA Fluke Tournament – Port: LBI

Place Registered Angler’s Name Caught By Angler’s Name Weight (lbs) Length (in)
1 Cliver, Kevin Kevin Cliver 8.640 27.000
2 Phillips, Richard Richard Phillips 4.900 23.125
3 Paolella, Dean Dean Paolella 4.340 22.500
4 DePalma, Vito John McKinnon 4.130 22.375
5 Trembula, Tom Tom Trembula 3.810 21.375
6 Rust, Edward, A Brain Rust 3.810 21.250
7 Czarnik, Andrew Jason Czarnik 3.700 21.000
8 Aletta, Joseph Bob Klebossis 2.920 20.375
9 Hooven, Christopher John Hoover 2.850 20.000
10 Burns, Jack Tom Dean 2.360 19.875

Congrats to all of the angler who fished! We are all hoping for better weather next year.

Here’s Richard Phillips with a 4.9 pound fluke he caught at the Barnegat Light Reef
Here’s Ed Rust with a pair of nice fluke he caught out on the Garden State Reef.


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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