The best striped bass fishing in the local area continues in the bay. The open bay flats are starting to produce. Here’s a photo of Fish Head’s Alumni Dan D from this morning fishing Barnegat Bay.
We’ve already heard of a couple striped bass caught in Barnegat Inlet and there’s striped bass being picked off the front beach too. One report of an inlet striped bass came in from Aaron Parker a few days ago who was tog fishing, “I never expected to catch a striper on a green crab at the Lighthouse this time of year.”
On the beach, a really nice 37-7/8″ 18.12# striped bass was caught by Pat Gallen yesterday on salted clam. Today Shawn Gallen caught a 33″ 14.28# striped bass on slated clam. Pat and Shawn currently are the only two fish in the LBI Spring Surf Fishing Derby.
The drum action in Great Bay has kicked up a notch and we expect a few more bluefish reports any day.
Store staffer Frezza got into good fishing yesterday aboard the No Limit with Capt Jon. He caught a big tog as well as a good size monkfish (not rare but an uncommon catch).
It looks like blowfish are showing up to the area too!