There’s striped bass, fluke, bluefish, a couple black drum and weakfish being caught here on Long Beach Island. It sounds like a broken record but the same great fishing continues when weather allows. The current north east blow which has made conditions challenging the past 48 hours will fade out later today. Now is a great time to enjoy some time on the water fishing LBI.
Capt Zach from Flyway Charters reported, “Conditions couldn’t be better and the flats came alive. All the way from Texas Mason saw a side of NJ that many doesn’t know exists.” Gotta love the Barnegat Bay flats in the spring and summer. This year has been a banner one with great light tackle and fly fishing for striped bass and bluefish in the skinny.
On The Surf
Chris Eckardt reported catching a 42″ striped bass Saturday about an hour before high tide fishing salted clam. Tony Viscardi caught a 36″ on salted clam too. Many other striped bass reports are and have come in from the surf side on clam as well as bunker.
Carl Hartmann caught this keeper fluke on LBI surf Friday.
Saturday morning Fish Head staffer Paul reported catching a bunch of bluefish, “The bluefish took over! They were chomping so hard, just about every cast. I couldn’t get a bass.