Weekend Fishing Report Update December 1, 2019

Great action packed weekend on the waters of Long Beach Island. The striped bass are here in full force and on the chew ahead of Sunday’s storm. Here’s the Fishing LBI Fishing Report for Sunday December 1, 2019.

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LBI Surf Fishing Report

Every year the beaches of LBI light up around the late November early December time frame. This year is no different. The past week has been the best run of fish all fall, quantity wise. Reports from the entire Island are decent however the North End’s beaches (North Beach to Barnegat Light) have been best. When all else fails… pull out a green tail AVA jig and cast it as fas as you can! It best be rigged with a teaser!!!

Here’s a couple reports from the fun action Saturday and Sunday morning before the weather.

“The school bite remans hot on the Central Jersey beaches. This morning (Sunday) stiff east winds to the face made the surf conditions ideal. There was a good early morning bite.” Dillon (@dillonl.fishing) stopped in the shop for a handful of AVA Jigs then reported back, “I caught several bass this morning on a diamond jig teaser combo.”

Shop regular Bill Heade stopped in for some teasers and chose the EZ Body Fish Head Sand Eel teasers. He reported, “Five on the teaser. Caught 15 all together. Today they were way way out! I needed to blast a 4oz AVA as hard and far as I could. It was hard to reach them.”

Blake Scholey enjoyed a “Saturday Sunset Rope Session” with bass on the beach. Blake said, “Everything was on metal. The best action was after the sun went down. All fish were in the 28″ range.”

Dogfish King Rick H. caught some bass last night on the bayside fishing soft plastics.

In The Boat

While most are pulling out or already wrapped up for the winter, there’s a select few that knows late season fishing can be the best! Whether it’s tog fishing or striped bass there’s a lot more left in the tank. We are looking forward to December fishing because there’s a lot more to go before the fat lady sings.

Congrats to Fish Head’s Ambassador Swagmattic… Saturday was the day he finally broke the ice and landed his first double digit tog. It was a long road with lots of fish just shy but he finally hung a true double digit back fish.

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We saw a push of slightly larger bass the past few days. Not saying a large class, just a bump up from the cookie cutter schoolies of what has been the recent run as of late.

Andrew Millz reported, “Insane fishing! Two and three on at a time on the troll. Some nicer fish on the jig too. Over 40 fish in two hours with fish up to 35 inches. All released.”

Ronnie Karchik posted had a great time. They found some bigger class of fish. Here’s a photo of his kid with one.

Here’s some reports from the Miss Barnegat Light

Sunday – “It was a little wet today but we had a good day early on with everyone getting bonus tag fish. We only had two fish over 28 inches. Lots of action with lots of fish released.”

Saturday – “Caught some today, but not what we’ve been catching. Still seeing plenty of fish on the sonar and rolling on the surface, but they weren’t easy to catch. However the fish caught today were bigger. Jig caught most of the fish today, with no color better than the next. We did have a few fish on Ron Z sand eels too.”

Friday – “Another god day of fishing. Read more than we caught but almost everyone had a fish to take home. A few late day drifts yielded some nice fish to 39 inches.

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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