Happy MDW Fishing Report From-the-Surf LBI N.J.2023

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As we approach the unofficial start to summer here on the island it is still pretty much spring along the beach front. With ocean water temperatures running very cool (upper 50’s-61 degrees) the past week and persistent Northernly winds has made surf fishing a challenge at times. But there are plenty of Fish around and the action has been on fire most days. Stripers,Bluefish,Fluke & Weakfish – thats right Now is your best opportunity to catch a “NJ Grand Slam” All 4 Species..

The Fluke/Flounder Fishing has been the most consistent action with some great chances to get into both quantity and quality of fish off the beaches right now on LBI, from Slot Size (17”-17.99”) and some really nice one’s 18”+ to 23” were the highlights this week. There has also been reports of some KingFish,Blowfish and I caught my first SunDial just recently so things are definitely starting to warm up on that scene.
Keep yours Lures & Plugs in the strike zones during the early mornings and evenings for any feeding Bass,Blues & Weakies right now.
Currently I am booking a couple trips over the weekend and every day next week as we head into June. So if you are interested in a fun and educational morning of fishing the beautiful beaches of LBI Catching and leaning how to be a better Surf Fishermen contact me for more information- call 609-276-6983 or Email – Nightstrikes@comcast.net


NIGHTSTRIKES SURFCASTING GUIDE SERVICE LLC/ Steve George call 609-276-6983 Nightstrikes@comcast.net

Author: NightStrikes Surfcasting Guide Service LLC

My Name is Steve George (a.k.a.Nightstrikes) and even though I cut my teeth growing up along the banks of the Schuylkill River and Wissahickon Creek in Pennsylvania fishing as a child I quickly realized my real passion for fishing when I moved to New Jersey. The saltwater got into my veins very quickly and even today after over 40 years of fishing the Surf, Back Bays & Inlets of NJ the passion is still there stronger than ever. I’ve had a very important mentor back then just starting out and I have always vowed to give back to the sport that was given to me from him and others over the years. My journey really got interesting the last 20yrs or so as I started writing/reporting along with helping others during the infant age of the internet and the birth of the fishing websites/message boards like the BassBarn and StripersOnline to name a couple making many great friends over this time and lead me to become a member and officer of the Berkeley Striper Club – Seaside Park NJ. Currently I have been writing a monthly column for On-The-Water Magazine called “From the Surf” for the last three fishing seasons and it has been a great experience sharing my adventures and providing some tips and techniques to my fellow fishermen. It’s time to take to the next level of giving back as I would like to offer a variety of guided surfcasting fishing trips and private lessons to surfcasters of all ages and skill levels during the entire fishing season. Trips will be customized to every aspect of surf fishing that I do starting in April and continuing into December. Day and Night Trips will be offered from Sandy Hook NJ to Cape May NJ. Early spring trips will target resident Striped Bass and the arrival of Big Bluefish invading our waters. These trips will include safe handling Catch & Release practices and tagging these young Striped Bass for research. Come May will mean searching and catching maybe the fish of a lifetime as we will hunt Big Post Spawn Striped Bass migrating up the coastline fishing with some of today’s most sought after custom fishing lures that these Big Bass can’t resist during their journey. If you don’t have the tackle and equipment to handle and land these fish it will be provided for you. Once summer rolls around its time to fish for Summer Flounder/Fluke along the beaches daily during the open season. Again if you don’t have the tackle and equipment to catch keeper fluke I will have you covered including my favorite baits and rigs along with access to the best locations I have found over the years. And finally “The Fall Run” which is a special time that starts off looking for False Albacore in September and then looking for the migration of Striped Bass and Bluefish Blitzing our beaches shortly after during October and November into December. Again what I really want to do here is to make you a better surfcaster going forward by teaching the techniques, how to read the water, understanding the tides and moon phases and strategies that you can use year after year. I hope you come along with me on this next journey of my life and maybe someday you can pass on what you have learned to the next generation of fishermen with a passion for Surfcasting the Jersey Shore. Contact me via Email _ nightstrikes@comcast.net to book your dates for the 2020 Fishing Season or Call 609-276-6983 Thank You, Steve George

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