Memorial Day Weekend LBI Fishing Report

Finally Memorial Day Weekend Is Here! It’s the unofficial start to summer and we are are looking forward to a safe, health and enjoyable time. As always, the outdoor activities on LBI are plentiful. From boating, fishing and kayaking to crabbing, clamming, swimming and surfing, LBI is the place to enjoy summer. If you want to get out and enjoy life on the water we are here to help. Open daily (curbside services for now) offering bait, tackle, service and local information.

Here’s the LBI Fishing Report Update for May 22, 2020

LBI Fishing Report

The fishing on Long Beach Island is good on all fronts. The striped bass and bluefish continue, sea bass is red hot and summer flounder (fluke) is now open. It’s time to go fish!

On the bait front, at the time of this post, we have live minnow (quality size right now), live eels, premium fresh bunker (daily deliveries) and salted clam. We also have all of the fine frozen fixings like squid in many ways, spearing, smelt, mullet, mackerel, chums and much more. If you need bait we got it! Don’t for get the ice! We have 7#, 20#, 100# offerings. Now to the report!

LBI Surf Fishing Report

The Long Beach Island surf is settling down from the midweek North East blow. For the most part of today the winds were tranquil and it made for a beautiful morning. A power 3-4′ plus east south east swell is in the water which will ease slowly today. This swell is putting some beautiful white water on the sand bars making for prime fishing conditions.

So far today we received a good report from Fish Head’s store staffer Kevin McNeil. He caught and released a 27″ striped bass off of the North End surf this morning on bunker. He mention, “It was a little weedy but fishable. There was a good rip with a lot of water moving from the swell. It took 8oz to hold.”

Kevin McNeil caught and released a 27" striped bass off of the North End surf this morning on bunker.
Here’s Kevin with a striped bass he caught this morning.

Lee Saxton reported, “rough surf today, but got two gators. A 32″ and a 34″ bluefish.” Below is the pair he caught.

Lee Saxton reported, "rough surf today, but got two gators. A 32" and a 34" bluefish." Below is the pair he caught.

Another bluefish report came in from Ryan Matthew. He caught a good size yellow eye on a white bucktail. He said they were cruising through the inlet today.

Here is a short video report to give you a look at the mid island beach today.

Another LBI surf fishing report came in from JP. Some surf anglers love the wind and JP is one of them. He’s a passionate angler from Beach Haven and knows good fishing conditions when he sees them. He geared up and fished the heart of the blow and was rewarded. JP reported, “I caught one during the blow, photo below. I also caught two bass on clam a night ago (previously). I recently caught one bass on a popper too.” The fish are here!

Here's JP with a striped bass he caught off of the LBI surf during this week's north east blow.
Here’s JP with a striped bass he caught off of the LBI surf during this week’s north east blow.
Steve George Night Strikes Surf Casting Guide caught, tagged and released a beautiful 41" off the LBI surf recently.
Steve George Night Strikes Surf Casting Guide caught, tagged and released a beautiful 41″ off the LBI surf recently.

Fluke “Summer Flounder” Fishing Report

Today is opening day! As reported for the past few weeks. The fluke would be waiting and they were! Here’s just a handful of the many reports that flooded in today…

Bill Bassant (above) was out on the bay on the North End of LBI this morning. He enjoyed opening day catching seven fluke, three keepers up to 20".

Bill Bassant (above) was out on the bay on the North End of LBI this morning. He enjoyed opening day catching seven fluke, three keepers up to 20″.

Another fluke report came in from Pete E. and Tiger M. (above) who fished one of the main channels of Barnegat Bay. They got two nice keepers.

Another fluke report came in from Pete E. and Tiger M. (above) who fished one of the main channels of Barnegat Bay. They got two nice keepers.

Jared Grady reported, "Not too shabby for a few hours off the surf. Two keeper fluke and two cocktail blues."

Jared Grady reported, “Not too shabby for a few hours off the surf. Two keeper fluke and two cocktail blues.”

Dave Werner reported , “Lots of shorts. I managed two keepers.”

Jack Keating kicked off his fluke season with a 22″ to start the year off a the right note.

Striped Bass Fishing Report

Striped bass are on the surf (reported above), inlet, bay and ocean (one report below).

Grey Colston continues to routinely catch striped bass bass on the night shift. The action is good with bass taking jig and lures. Grey is catching cocktail blue in the mix too.

Dan DiPasquale reported good bass action on the bayside docks. “I got them good yesterday hitting poppers.” Also fishing the Barnegat Light Inlet this morning. There were a lot of blues just nothing size-able.

Luckey Stripes Charters

Captain Mike Green aboard Luckey Stripes Charters is a big fish magnet! He’s always working hard to find trophy fish and even harder to stay with them season in and season out. Heres two recent catches… Yesterday afternoon he caught a big black drum.

Yesterday afternoon mike Greene caught a big black drum.

Then today he puts another 50# striped bass on the deck, below. Going back to before the blow, “Pretty good bite on Monday. I got seven bass from 38-52#.”

If you want to catch big striped bass, give Captain Mike Greene a call today 17186446087

If you want to fish… Give Captain Mike Greene A Call Today 17186446087

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