~ 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

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

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

“Memorial Day began as a way to honor those who died in the Civil War and has become a day to honor all American veterans who gave their lives in sacrifice to our nation.”

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

Surf Fluke Fishing is Heating Up – Great early morning tides Next Week – Pick A Day – Lets Fish

The 2023 Summer Flounder / Fluke Season is off to a Hot Start. Some serious size fish have been caught already and its only going to get better. Whether you like to fish the Bays,Inlets or Surf now is the time to target these great fighting fish and fantastic table fare.
The week of May 15th- thru May 21st I have openings on LBI and the tides are setting up nicely for a early morning bite.
Full set- up & tackle provided and bring all your questions about SurfCasting LBI NJ

So if you are looking for a fun and educational Surf Fishing experience contact me for more information >
Call 609-276-6983 or email me at Nightstrikes@comcast.net

“Lets Go Fishing”

Steve George Nightstrikes Surfcasting Guide Service LLC 609-276-6983

Booking Now 2023 Summer Fluke Surf Fishing Trips on LBI

The 2023 Regulations have been set and they are the same as last year.
Opening Day on Tuesday May 2nd and until Wednesday 9/27.
*5 Month Season
Size & Bag Limits:
3 fish possession limit with a slot. Two fish at 17 to 17.99 inches and one fish at 18 inches or greater.
*Message Me for more information if you are interested in booking a trip to enjoy / learn such a great fishery we have here during the entire Summer on beautiful Long Beach Island NJ
Prime Time Days go fast especially weekends so it pays to set your day/dates early before the season starts.

**Can’t wait to see what adventures wait in 2023 as I celebrate 40yrs fishing the Jersey Shore 👍 and I hope you can join me.

call 609-276-6983 or Email me at Nightstrikes@comcast.net and you can also find me on FaceBook & Instagram

Book Now for Summer 2023 on LBI NJ
Some nice Summer Fluke from last year all caught off the beaches of LBI NJ

Nightstrikes Surfcasting Guide Service LLC / Steve George

Summer Surf Fluke Fishing is Not Over Yet !

It may be the unofficial end of Summer here on the Island after this Labor Day Weekend. 🏖

But the Summer Fluke Fishing will continue to be very good at times well towards the end of the month, NJ Summer Flounder Season Closes 9/27/22.

Still some really nice “overs” to be found if you work for them 😉 and with the success of the “slot fish” regulations now on the table this year there are still some great opportunities to catch some table fare 👍

Add in the pending “Mullet Run” with all that baitfish heading Out of the Bay – Thru the Inlet – and Down the Beach plus with a little help from Mother Nature it could be a September to Remember 👍

EVERYONE Have a Great / Fun /Safe Holiday – Happy Labor Day – Catch’em Up 🎣

*Stay Tuned for News about some “Fall Run” Surf Trips I have planned to close out the year here on LBI.

Nightstrikes Surfcasting Guide Service LLC / Steve George call 609-276-6983

Beautiful 20” Surf Fluke that just recently crossed my path off the Beach on LBI NJ

LBI Mid-Summer Surf Report 7-26-2022

Back on the Fluke Grounds this week as it looks like that extended heat-wave was finally broken with yesterday’s T-Storms.
*great morning tides the rest of the week wrapping up the month of July so if your looking to get into some mid-summer Surfcasting on the beaches of LBI there is a nice variety of species cruising the surf line to catch and have some light tackle fun with .

The Fluke/Summer Flounder bite has been up and down along with the drastic water temperature changes recently with slot size fish up to 19”

~ Fluke~ Weakfish ~ Kingfish & Bluefish

Early morning surfcasters are finding some nice Weakfish feeding along with Snapper Bluefish chasing schools of spearing just outside of the sandbars and also on those sandbars are aggressive Kingfish taking up their summer residence on our beaches right now.

Slot Size Fluke up to 19” recently

If your looking to book a trip for the rest of the summer feel free to call me at 609-276-6983 or email me at Nightstrikes@comcast.net for more information

Steve George / Nightstrikes Surfcasting Guide Service LLC

Booking now for the month of July summer flounder/ Fluke surf fishing trips on the beautiful beaches of LBI

The weather this weekend Saturday and Sunday is looking perfect and I do have some availability if you’d like to get out this weekend, but I’m also opening up my July calendar and if you would like to book a trip in advance if you’re going to be staying on the island this coming month just contact me for some additional information and we can discuss setting up a trip for you.

The action has been heating up and we’ve had some pretty decent trips so far when mother nature cooperates. With clients catching their limits and fish up to 20 inches so some nice fish are around and biting.

you could contact me at nightstrikes@comcast.net or call 609-276-6983

Steve George ~Nightstrikes Surfcasting Guide service LLC

Booking Now !! 2022 Summer Guided Surf Fluke Fishing Trips on LBI

I would like to announce that I have opened up my 2022 dates for Fluke/Summer  Flounder Guided Surf Fishing Trips on Long Beach Island N.J. >> *Daily starting 6/1/22 and running until 9/27/22. The last few seasons the fishing has been great and I expect that to continue this year and into the future now with some new regulations in place. First, we will have a much longer season this year and we will be protecting some of the larger breeding size fish which is good for the fishery plus we will be able to bring home a couple more eating size fish for the table. So its looking like it’s going to be a great summer. 
I’m really looking forward to hitting the beach again with everyone as last year was so much fun and looking forward to making some more memories and friends. I will once again be providing all tackle, bait and gear needed for a fun day fishing on beautiful LBI. *I would suggest if you are interested in joining me to Book as-soon-as-possible as I expect it to be another busy season with prime dates/days going fast. You can contact me for more information via email at Nightstrikes@comcast.net – Cell # 609-276-6983 or Direct Message me on my FaceBook and Instagram pages. Thank You,, Steve George / Nightstrikes Surfcasting Guide Svc. LLC

Happy Anglers
Good Times
2022 NJ Fluke Regulations

Labor Day Surf Report / Nightstrikes Surfcasting Guide Service LLC

It may be the unofficial end of summer this holiday weekend here on LBI NJ but that doesn’t mean the summer surf fishing is over and in fact it might be getting better.
Surf conditions are good with warm clean water and there is plenty of bait around to keep the fish feeding. Over the past week I have seen some of the largest Northern Kingfish being caught on small fresh baits of the summer. And finally some decent size Bluefish in the 2-3lb range have also been caught during the early morning hours.

The Fluke bite continues to be pretty good at this time but there are definitely more smaller or throwbacks in the surf then keepers compared to earlier in the summer hitting bucktails tipped with GULP! baits

Sunrise over Barnegat Inlet NJ
Some Recent Surf Caught Fluke

The Keeper ratios should increase again as the mullet starts to vacate the back bays this month and work their way down the coastline. Make sure to to use larger baits and hooks to increase your chances to catch some late season table fare before the season closes on September 19th.
And don’t be surprised to see some of our resident Striped Bass becoming more aggressive during the cooler nights/mornings

Also at this time I would like to thank everyone that booked a surf fishing trip with me the last three months, it was so much fun fishing with you all – making it another summer to remember here on beautiful LBI

Over the next couple months I will be fishing the northern part of the state up in the Sandy Hook / Monmouth County area targeting False Albacore and Fluke -but will return back to the area when the Striped Bass return during the Fall Migration here sometime in November And December

So if your looking to book any trips during this time in these areas just reach out to me for more information / call 609-276-6983 or email Nightstrikes@comcast.net

Again “Thank You” and have a great and safe holiday Labor Day weekend.
Steve George / Nightstrikes Surfcasting Guide Service LLC 609-276-6983