LBI Fishing Report Update – November 18, 2018

LBI Fishing Report Update November 18, 2018

Another really nice day of fall fishing today. We are looking forward to the weather windows ahead. It’s prime time and the fish are here. Let’s get out and fish!

LBI Surf Fishing Report

The surf fishing reports were on the slow side today. No weigh ins but a few anglers shared some intel. One anglers chunking frozen bunker got a couple doggies and said the crabs were chewing.

Another report came in from Dante from Magictail Lures. He said, “There’s small bass eating in the suds. It’s fun on light tackle. Go find a nice cut and fish it!” We suggest rigging up with a teaser rig and using needlefish, diamond jigs, bucktails or plastics like Kettle Creek Paddletails.

Striped Bass Trolling and Jigging

Another good day in the boat with some awesome fishing.

Justin, Chris and Seth were on the water today and got into good bass fishing. They trolling bass up to 42-lbs. Justin reported, “We released two and kept two. Got the big one on a bunker spoon. During the fight the reel handle broke to it made the fight a tough one. Once boatside we tried to release the fish but it would not revive so it was harvested. The battle was too much.”

Store staffer Kelly was out on the water with his buddy Dan today. They went three for six with fish up to 30 pounds trolling the fleet off of Seaside.

Tim and Ed were aboard Fish Head Charters this morning for a fun day of striped bass fishing trip. We finished the day with 11 bass from 15-35 pounds on the troll and casting lures (bucktails and SP Minnows).

Tog Fishing

It’s prime time tog fishing here on the Jersey Shore. The boats are pulling some big ones out of the wrecks. Rob Vallone was fishing today and got 10 pounder today.

The Barnegat Light Jetty tog fishing has been slow due to dirty water but it’s cleaning up. Today Dante and Frezza hit the rocks for an afternoon session and got five. Frezza reported, “No keepers for us but another anglers close by got 8 fish and one keeper.



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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