LBI Fishing Report May 2, 2022

It was a great weekend here on LBI, fishing out the month of April and kicking off the new month of May with phenomenal weather and really good fishing. Here’s the Long Beach Island fishing report for May 2, 2022.

Anglers in recent days have caught striped bass as well as a few black drum and bluefish. We also heard of a couple fluke, which as of today May 2 is open season here in NJ. Let’s Go Fishing!!!

Bluefish At LBI

Bluefish are slowly showing up. A few reports from the LBI surf and the bay. David Gerard reported catching a 14″ in his lagoon on Friday afternoon, “At sunset they were jumping like crazy. But I cooled off.” His catch was on a SP Minnow lure.

Landon Moore caught this yellow eye off the mid-Island surf on a teaser. He also caught a bunch of herring on Kettle Creek paddle tails.

Black Drum Fishing At LBI

Black Drum are still being caught in the bay and a couple on the surf too (see Emmit’s catch on the last report update). Gio DeMarco (below) reported, “Took awhile but finally landed one.”

Fluke Fishing On LBI

Fluke – It’s that time again!!! Fluke season is open and anglers are finding fish. On Saturday Steve George from Night Strikes Guide Service posted a photo after a guide and shared, “What a beautiful day on the Island. I got out with Ryan and Andrew and we caught a 20″ fluke.” The day before Steve reported, “They are here!” And had a photo of a small bluefish he caught off the surf. He also caught some herring and small bass.

Striped Bass Fishing On LBI

Striped Bass activity on the surf and in the bay is and has been great. Here’s some recent catch photos that were sent in.

Chunking fresh bunker off the LBI surf Courtland Foos first caught a dog fish. Then this 37.75″ striped bass which earned him the current top spot in the current LBI Spring Surf FIshing Tournament. www.lbisfc.com/lbi-spring-surf-fishing-tournament
Jim Radvany caught this 37.5″ striped bass off the LBI surf on clam.
Tom Schnitzler caught and released this 41″ on clam fishing the mid-Island surf on Friday evening just before dusk.
Korey Renart caught this 42″ bass off the LBI surf on clam this weekend while fishing the American Angler surf fishing tournament.
James Walsh caught and released this 40″ striped bass on clam.
Brett Blake caught this striped bass on salted clam off the Beach Haven surf. He reported, “I appreciate the salted clam. It did the trick!”
Scott Jerden caught this striped bass off the mid-Island surf on Saturday.
Here’s Dan Cells with one of two striped bass he caught and released off the LBI surf this weekend.


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!

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