Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report

Update 5/12/18 ... North ends blues have flown the coop ... at least for part of today. Many a South Jetty shot ...

Saturday: Just back from lengthy stint along the South Jetty and folks aren't overly thrilled with the action ... make that non-action. I saw/heard of only a few blues hitting the rocks or the concrete deck. Way slow. I tried to cheer up fishing folks by suggesting the upcoming slack tide -- mid afternoon -- might spark the choppers a bit. Nobody was buying it, having gone hours on end without a touch of bait or lures. Very few boats are running the inlet considering it's a weekend. Guess the iffy weather is holding back many a fair-weather mariner. I can't blame 'em this early in the season. 

Here's a few looks at what I was seeing.

Below: Close... but only a snag ...

Now this is how you do it ...


Below: The hard up-top way to walk the jetty ...

And the easy-cruise course to the jetty's end ... 

Make sure you're not behind this jetty fly-guy during a back swing ... 

One of very few fish walking off the rocks ... 

Preventing dogs from sitting on the top of this sign ...


Spring Derby 3 bluefish where weighed in yesterday.
Kurt Horensky 33” 12.70 lbs on bunker at BH.
Brenda Gaydula Cook 34 1/2” , 10.88 lbs on bunker at SC. 
Chris Masino 37”, 10.63 lbs on bunker at LL.
It looks like the blues have made it here. Still lots of short bass and black drum on clams and bunker. Blues are mostly on bunker and plugs. Some keeper bass are taking plugs also. I’m saying big bait big fish, more fish on clams bigger fish on bunker. If you are looking to zero in on the drum use clams.


Picture this; last couple days. 



LBI Fishing Report Update – May 11, 2018

This work week was LBI’s best stretch of spring surf fishing action. Striped Bass and Bluefish are here and cruising the Island’s beaches. Anglers caught fishing meat (bunker and clam) as well as using lures. For more details see the week’s previous posts; Thursday May 10th, Wednesday May 9th, Tuesday May 8th, Monday May 7th.

Here’s the LBI Fishing Report Update for Friday May 11, 2018…

Another beautiful day in the neighborhood! This morning was flawless and it continues through the afternoon. While no local spectacular bite was reported, fish were caught.

I had store staffer Kelley aboard the Fish Head for an early morning session. We couldn’t buy a bluefish but saw a couple caught. Kelley was high hook managing two keeper size bass and one short.

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Here’s one of Kelley’s fish from this morning. Got it on the SP Minnow.

Here’s some recent reports…

Andrew Hayes shared with us on Facebook, “I caught a big bluefish this afternoon (yesterday) on an SP minnow.”

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Dane Nugent got this striped bass off of the surf yesterday.

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Tom Gordon got this drum tonight (last night).

Anglers are counting down the days to Sea Bass and Fluke Fishing! Sea bass opens May 15th at 10 fish with a 12.5″ minimum length. Fluke Opens May 25th at three fish with a 18″ minimum size.

Speaking of fluke… our local waters are stacked with quality fluke right now. Dan D went on the hunt today for bass and blues. With no luck he switched over to catch and release fluke fishing. Dan reported, “Got a bunch of fish, biggest was 20″. They were chewing!”

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