Lighthouse Sportfishing Report 5/20/19

The spring run is going at full throttle. If you have not been in on the world-class action you are missing out BIG time! Bass from schoolies to over 30” have been going on the feed during the right tide stage around the inlet and back bay. The best thing about it is, often artificials like Bass Kandy Delights (BKDs) are effective. Out front bass from 30 to 50 + have been falling to trolled spoons and Mojo’s. Some boats are scoring well, while others draw a blank. Hey, that’s fishing. Have not heard of any hot snag n drop action but the water may have to increase a degree or two for that action to materialize. Blues are reigning supreme from the back through the inlet and out front. Nothing like seeing a 10-pound blues smash a popper in a few feet of water. If that does make your heart skip a beat, I don’t know what will. Fluke fishing opens Friday. Look for outgoing warmer water that is free of slime for the best early season action. This time of year I kick it old school with a three-way rig and killie north of Barnegat Inlet and a minnow south. LOL The cold ocean water coming in on the flood will give most flatties lockjaw. I actually have some openings for this holiday weekend so give me a call to get in on one of the best overall springs runs in a few years. And don’t forget to check out my YouTube Channel Fishing Barnegat Bay  and subscribe with the fishing season in full swing, I will be actively adding timely video fishing reports and videos of some of the fishing action

Screaming drags,

Capt. Alex
Lighthouse Sportfishing


Author: Lighthouse-Sportfishing

Fishing Barnegat Bay for close to 40 years, Capt. Alex runs Barnegat Bay's premier light tackle and fly fishing service with his custom 203 Dusky Center Console (Debbie M). He knows the back bay, inlet or inshore like no other. 609-548-2511

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