LBI Fishing Report 4/22/22

There’s great weather and good fishing opportunities right now here on Long Beach Island. Let’s go fishing!!! This fishing report update is to supplement recent posts 4/19/22 & 4/13/22.

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!


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!

One thought on “LBI Fishing Report 4/22/22”

  1. To Dan D:
    The picture of you holding a striped bass by its lower jaw exhibits exactly the wrong way to hold a fish and you should know better.
    Mark Sullivan

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