LBI Fishing Report Update May 15th

Here’s a quick update for Wednesday afternoon May 15th. This supplements recent posts; May 14th 2019, May 12th 2019.

This morning anglers did very well fishing the waters of Long Beach Island. Lots of anglers through the shop shared positive reports.

“Hooked up, bit up and now going home to cook up!” Reported Ronald from Philly. Ron stopped in and started the day fishing the bay side of Ship Bottom.”We found some small blues. Ended up making a move to the Inlet Rocks where we got into the tail end of the morning’s bite.”

Petey “Whiteshades” Figueroa was on the LBI beach this morning. He stopped in stoked and reported, “I’m outta the slump. Got into good fishing chunking today with five bass up to – in to the 30 pound class.” Take a look on our Instagram story for a short video.

Steve McKee from Lancaster, PA weighed in a 15# bass that he caught off the mid island surf on bunker. He said lots of small blues were present.

Yesterday off the surf Jason Golderer and Ryan Mollicone reported, ” The blues are here. Fishing on the beach for blues was crazy. Managed to get gators in Surf City.”

Tom Wittig sent in a photo with thanks, “Thanks for the bait we caught a bunch of blues on the beach in rough surf. Well worth the drive from Philly.”

Opening Day Sea Bass

Today was opening day for Black Sea Bass in New Jersey. Just a heads up the current regulations are 10 fish at 12.5″ May 15 to June 22. This is the corrected possession limit. Please note the one printed in the NJ Marine Digest is incorrect.

The Village Harbour Fishing Club Carmine Tocci from Beach Haven West was out today fishing the inshore wrecks/reefs on the hunt for sea bass. He weighed in his biggest, a 2.6 pounder and said there was a 4/5 to 1 keeper ratio.

Fish Head Charters

Finally got the maintenance (oil change and such) done and back into the water Tuesday. Ended up taking a short evening session with Brandon from Fathom Lure Company. He was in town doing his spring rounds and timed it up just right. We got out to the flats and were shocked with very chilly water. What was 58-62 degrees before the blow was now in the low 50’s. We caught a couple bluefish and then the sky unleashed a full on monsoon. I’m looking forward to getting back out there the next few days.

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!

Leave a Reply