LBI Fishing Report 12/12/21

How long will the fishing season go on? Only time will tell. Our expectations are positive given there’s striped bass being caught in our local waters as well as the waters to our north and our south.

The five day forecast (excluding Monday) has the coldest low at a mild 44º. Thursday’s (16th) high of 58º looks encouraging as well as the highs next week in the mid to upper 40’s. Until the arctic freeze sets in we will have good fishing opportunities for striped bass. It’s also prime time tog season! Right Here! Right Now! Now’s the time to get some late season fishing in before a long cold winter. Let’s go fishing!

Here’s the Long Beach Island fishing report update for Sunday December 12, 2021

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  • Sunday: 6am to 5pm

LBI Surf Fishing Report

Dave Minnick and Jamie Gramley have put in time all year long and it has paid off for them. They are both still catching on the LBI surf. A few other reports came in too.

Yesterday Dave was out giving it everything he had and reported, “It was well worth the drive and getting pummeled by the wind to catch striped bass in December on LBI. The Sea Provides!”

Friday Jamie reported, “Another fun day on LBI!” He caught two. Today he struck out with just a dogfish to report.

Todd Hirchak caught this striped bass off the LBI surf on a Tsunami Swim Shad on Friday. These lures are always a great choice!

Today was the last day of the LBI Surf Fishing Classic. A huge congrats to everyone who fished and caught. An even bigger congrats to those who won prizes. Everything will be wrapped up soon and final prizes will be awarded soon.

On the final day there was a 30″ 9.88# striped bass weighed in by Rich Sherman. He caught it on bunker in Spray Beach. 

Striped Bass On The Boats

The boat reports have slowed down significantly mostly due to the time of year. At this point in the year the majority of boats are out of the water. However for those still in there’s fish being caught.

Today Zach Michot was out and got into great fishing… actually “silly fishing.” He reported, “Silly December Fishing! 30+ caught in two hours all on jig and plugs.” Just look at that sounder’s graph!

Today was the Miss Barnegat Light’s final day fishing of the 2021 season. Well they closed it out on a good one. One of the mates Jason reported, “Really good fishing! Possibly one of the best days of the bass season. You couldn’t drop a jig to the bottom without hooking one. And best of all not far from the dock.” One of the anglers onboard James Berlanger posted a photo of a beautiful bass and said he had a great trip.

James Berlanger has a great striped bass fishing trip today aboard the Miss Barnegat Light party boat jigging bass.

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!

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