Hi Flier Open Boat Tuna

Thursday and Friday look good for venturing offshore in search of tuna. The wind is under 10 knots each day. That should make for a very comfortable ocean. The life we are looking for is in the 50 to 60 mile range from our inlet. Whales, porpoise, and birds. We will be primarily trolling. If conditions dictate throwing poppers or jigging, we have that arsenal on board, as well. The Hi Flier is equipped with a Garmin Sirius/XM weather station so we can see any storm cells as they are born. This gives us the ability to run around them instead of through them. We have a 6 man Viking survival raft and an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) that alerts all search and rescue aircraft and vessels. These are all things we carry and hope to never use. We have bean bag chairs to crash out in for the rides out and back.

Sailing Open Boat or Charter Thursday June 29 and Friday June 30. 4AM to 4PM. $450 person. 4 people max. All fish are shared. The best way to contact me about reserving a spot is to call me on my cell below.
We are also targeting stripers, blues, and fluke in the inlet and bay if you would like to book a charter for these dates or any day.

Hope to see you on board!

Dave DeGennaro
Hi Flier Sportfishing
732.330.5674 cell

LBI Fishing Report 6/25/23

Summer is here and fluke fishing on and around Long Beach Island is good. After the recent rain and wind fishing has picked up right where it left off with hungry fluke in the surf, inlet, bay and ocean. With warm ocean water the local reefs and wrecks are producing. There’s blues ranging from 1-6#+ and still a few striped bass hook ups too. Check out the fishing report update and be sure to catch the info later in the video on this week’s long period swell. A solid word of caution for now and the entire summer – tropic storm season.

~ From the Surf ~ LBI Fishing Report

June surf fishing this past week really started to heat up with the arrival of some westerly winds which resulted in us having a good amount of bait (bunker) on the beach. And with that came the arrival of some good numbers and size Weakfish hitting Fluke baits.

And speaking of the Fluke / Flounder scene that bite continues to be Hot at times but now with a influx of a lot more short size and juvenile fish feeding in the surf. So those keeper ratios are starting to go way up -but still plenty of bigger fish around if you work for them.
Bluefish in the cocktail to taylor size range are still stalking and attacking anything that moves in the Surf..

June is Prime Time for Surfcasting Long Beach Island NJ and Learning how to target & catch the multiple species present plus its alot of fun doing so. , if you are interested in booking a surf fishing trip this summer just contact me for more information.
Email – Nightstrikes@Comcast.Net or call 609-276-6983

Nightstikes Surfcasting Guide Service LLC / Steve George

Hi Flier Open Boat Blues and Fluke

We will be running Open Boat or charter for Sat June 17 (two spots left), Sun June 18, and Mon June 19. We have been connecting with 2 to 4 lb blues in the bay trolling plugs and casting topwater lures. We are also catching fluke in the channels jigging with Gulp. There has been a good ratio of keeper fluke this season. Everything is on light tackle.There is a chance at stripers when we are in the inlet, as well.
6:30AM to 12:30PM, $175 person, 4 people max, all fish are shared. Call to reserve a spot.
The pics below are my son Max. We took the Lo Flier (he hates that name), our 16 ft aluminum bass boat out to break in the new motor yesterday (Wed). There was a lot of bird play and blues breaking water. I am hoping that holds up through these trips.

Dave DeGennaro
Hi Flier Sportfishing

732.330.5674 cell


LBI Fishing Report Update 6/13/23

Beautiful day on LBI with sun skies, a breezy west wind and 2-3′ swell on the beach. ON the fishing front LBI has striped bass, bluefish and fluke with a few other species rounding out the menu. Anglers are catching on the surf as well as the inlet and bay. Right now is a great time to take advantage of the variety on tap. It’s safe to say if you are looking for classy striped bass, don’t wait! The area has had a really strong run all spring. Things will fade as the waters warm and summer kicks in. With the warmer water we look forward to fire fluke fishing, sheepshead, trigger, blowfish as well as the offshore big fame scene. So far the offshore game is off to a great start!

Attention All Youth Anglers & Parents!!!

The Rutger Cooperative Extension annual youth fishing program, “Reel Into Fishing”, in partnership with (and funded by) the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is on August 15-17. This free program is for youth in grades 5-10. Registration is open now! Sign up online today as space is very limited.

6/10 Lighthouse Sportfishing Reort

The Debbie M finally splashed this week after some minor medical conditions held that up but I’ve been on the water the last three days, both salt and fresh. Lots of fluke around especially around both sides of the tide. Some days shorts dominate others you can get enough keepers for a good meal. Cocktail blues are still around the bay but throwing poppers before the sun gets to high is best. Bigger blues around the inlet. I have a hunch blowfish are showing up. Crabbing is good.

While still available most days for trips this summer I willing doing a few days here and there as a naturalist for Ocean County Parks system, but free most days for fishing and nature tours. Can you imagine living two of life’s dreams at once!!!! Spending the last several winters as a park ranger at Everglades National Park, as a county naturalist, and having won the World Series of Birding you will not be disappointed on one of my nature tours.

As I get more salty I find myself getting less enjoyment out of catching fishing and more out of teaching our youth how to fish. I so love my summer family trips. About 20 years ago I became a Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs instructor I carry those lessons to this very day. Today I met up with my friend Marty and his three year old grandson Jack Kelly. He slayed the bluegills/sunnies. He caught a nice pickerel but would not pose for a picture without even knowing about their teeth he said “its to big”.

Screaming drags,
Capt. Alex

Season of Change LBI Surf Report June 9th 2023

Smokey Sunrises this first full week of June brought some changes to the Surf Scene

After what seemed like a steady two weeks of onshore NE Winds and Cool temperatures finally some westerly’s showed and pushed in some juvenile bunker/menhaden towards the beaches and with it a steadier pick of Bluefish from 4-10lb+ on surface poppers.
Ocean surf temperatures jumped this week into the mid-upper 60’s and has now spread out the Fluke / Flounder bite all along the island and they are becoming more aggressive.
Some prime dates/tides are available as we close out Spring and head into the Summer season. So if you would like to do a little surf fishing contact me for more information just call 609-276-6983 or email me at Nightstrikes@comcast.net – thanks Steve George / NIGHTSTRIKES Surfcasting Guide Service LLC

Cocktail Bluefish on a K4 Lurebuilding Pencil Popper