Here’s the Long Beach Island fishing report update for Thursday July 1, 2021.
We welcome July with open arms as we enter primetime summer here on LBI. Fishing aboard Fish Head Charters has been great with lots of fun. We are catching Barnegat Bay Slams regularly with striped bass, blues and fluke. Unfortunately no weakfish YET!
On the surf there’s fluke and kingfish. Store staffer Jack and Tyler got into kingfish on the surf fishing live blood on the surf. Live bloods are best! We have some good ones right now fresh in from Maine.
On the bay you can’t go wrong with live minnow for fluke. Blowfish are in the bay and anglers are catching. Expect this to improve as season progresses.
Soon the reef sites will be one fire. They are producing fluke and sea bass now and will only get better.
The LBI surf is chilly due to a upwelling event from the south winds. The surf temp is NOT 70 degrees. It is 58-64… Ship Bottom is 60 degrees!!! Do not believe what you see on the news or sources that can not be verified. These temps were confirmed by Ship Bottom Beach patrol and also my sounder on boat which was calibrated at the beginning of the season (as I do each and every season).
Offshore fishing reports are good when weather allows anglers get out there. Angers are reported some albies are mixed in certain areas.