LBI Fishing Report 6/12/24

The surf temp on LBI is warm in the mid 60’s and the water is gin clear. Most of the big bass/drum spring run is behind us but there’s good “summertime” fishing. Right now anglers fishing LBI are catching fluke and blues. There are striped bass still around and there will be residents all summer. A few weakfish are here with most coming up as surprise bycatch. However some anglers are targeting them and catching in the surf and bay. The bay has great crabbing and clamming right now. Mid-shore and offshore sea bass, shark and tuna make for a well rounded spread of opportunities. Now’s the time to enjoy before the crazy peak summer traffic!

Hi Flier Open Boat Trips

Bluefish are still holding up strong on the west side of the bay. Casting topwater lures at surfacing fish under birds has provided most of the action. 

As soon as you find a few terns picking and diving it’s been great action on light spinning gear. Throwing lures at the inlet jetty is also producing blues with a few stripers in the mix. We will be floating sandworms into the jetty to try and increase our odds for a bass but you have to fish through the blackfish to get them. We are starting to catch some fluke on the channel edges and back bay, as well. When the ocean is calm we can also run out a few miles to the reef for sea bass.

The water temp hit a high of 74 degrees in the back bay over the weekend which would explain this big Houndfish that crashed Dennis Cornfield’s topwater lure while we were catching blues. He missed the lure and got snagged which made for a dicey release boatside. If you hook one of these giant needlefish, they average 3 feet plus around here, be careful, they have a lot of sharp teeth. 

Running Open Boat or Charter: Wed June 12, Thurs June 13, and Fri June 14, 7AM to 1PM. $200 person. 4 people max. All fish are shared.

Pics:

Paul Levasseur of Clifton Heights PA with topwater Blue

Dennis Cornfield of Glenside PA snagged Houndfish

Thank you,

Dave

Dave DeGennaro

Hi Flier Sportfishing

732.330.5674 cell

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LBI Fishing Report June 5, 2024

June has started off with great weather and the same great fishing from May rolls on. Striped bass, bluefish, fluke and weakfish are here making right now a great time to try for a grand slam! Sea bass fishing on the wrecks and reefs has improved and ocean fluke fishing is warming up. As we approach summer, the warmer water species are showing up. The cow nose rays arrived this past week. We also heard of the area’s first cobia and sheepshead. They are here!

Here’s my latest fishing report video from Monday…

Hi Flier Open Boat Stripers, Blues, Sea Bass, and Fluke

Sailing Tues June 4, Wed June 5, Thurs June 6, and Fri June 7. Open Boat or Charter. We can target stripers, blues, fluke, and sea bass. We could start at the inlet jetty to try for stripers and blues and then head offshore a few miles to fish for sea bass. After that we have the option to cast topwater lures in the back bay for blues or drift the channels for fluke. 7AM to 2PM. $200 person. 4 people max. All fish are shared.

Hope to see you on board!

Dave

Dave DeGennaro

Hi Flier Sportfishing

732.330.5674 cell

hiflier.com