LBI Fishing Report – March 25, 2024

Even with the recent chill, heavy rain and windy conditions, striped bass fishing continues to be good in the back bays and rivers. Today, Monday March 25th is the full moon of March which was named by the Native Americans, the Worm Moon. So far the early spring fishing has been good and things look promising as we approach Easter. We are looking forward to more fun striped bass fishing as well as perch, winter flounder, black drum and in the not too distant future… weakfish and blues! {Fingers Crossed}

Right now we have a beautiful batch of live bloodworms available at the shop, both regulars and jumbos. These are the best baits option to catch both striped bass and perch. We also have small jars of preserved grass shrimp which are fantastic for white perch too.

If you are looking to fish artificials… 3 and 5″ NLBN and Kettle Creeks are my go to producers. Also minnow swimming plugs such as the Guides Secret Slim Twitchy (formerly called the Skinny Minnie), Daiwa SP Minnows (size 13/15), Yozuri Mag Darters (in the smaller sizes) and Rapala X-Rap Jerk Baits (in the smaller sizes) are great option.

Spring Tog Fishing!

The one month long spring tog fishing season is almost here! On April 1, the nj recreational blackfish – tautog – tog season opens. For more info on the NJ Fishing Limits, Seasons & Regulations check out this detailed post.

We have all the tog jigs and tog rigs ready to pick up.

Also if you are looking for a new rod or reel for this season we are stocked up with great options in a variety of price points all at competitive prices. Stop in at Fisherman’s Headquarters to get geared up.

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 (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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