LBI Fishing Update | TAPinto

The very poor climate we have been encountering in the Lengthy Seaside Island region has place a damper on fishing

and prevented me from recognizing just how a lot of fish there are in our region. Even so, I do have some

firsthand experiences that seem promising.

The people at Scott’s Bait and Deal with inform me the motion for stripers and black drum from land in the again of

Terrific Bay is just about completed. They did award the prize for the 1st keeper bluefish of 2019 caught

from Graveling Level to Yong Xu for his fish caught on refreshing bunker.

They are recommending that anglers get the boats in the drinking water to come across the drum in the further pieces of the

bay like Grassy Channel. Stripers will be heading that way also and in all probability even to the ocean.


In the Manahawkin region Andy Tonnesen at Tony’s experiences bluefish up to10-kilos together with keeper

bass to 40-inches demonstrating up in the surf on LBI. In the bay waters there are bass ranging in sizing from 15-

35 inches together with a number of two-three-pound blues. There are even some smaller blowfish staying chummed up


I received an e-mail from Captain Steve Purul of Reel Fantasea Sportfishing telling me he experienced a excellent striped

bass working day on Wednesday with both of those good quality and amount. Steve has most of his anglers on artificials as he

feels they get pleasure from catching them additional that way than on bait.

Steve’s estimate was that it was “epic” motion as they identified them selves “deep into thick universities of stripers

through a lot of destinations in the harmless confines of Barnegat Bay.” He included the most effective catches had been created

with shut focus to system with bass ranging in sizing from 22-34 inches with most in the center.

Steve also famous universities of floating, reside, inflated blowfish on the area. He thinks they puff up to get

absent from predator fish and conclusion up on the area exactly where they are quick prey for sea gulls.

Greg at Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Base has issued his anticipations for the subsequent number of months. He

anticipates some weakfish to present and is optimistic for some invading bluefish. He notes the striped bass

motion has been first rate on smaller fish and feels the regular sizing will steadily boost with the premier

demonstrating up towards the conclusion of Might.

Greg is presently seeking ahead to the begin of fluke period on Might 24, and as summer season nears the offshore

motion for tuna and shark will open up.

As much as the present scenario, Greg is listening to of additional bass keepers on the seaside together with some huge

bluefish. Two of their clients, Paul and Hak picked up a pair of 10-pound bluefish on bunker in the

mid-island surf. That exact working day Kevin Cook dinner stopped by with a 39-inch, 19.74-pound striped bass. It was

the store’s 1st weigh in for the LBI Spring Surf Fishing Derby.

I stopped by Tip’s Components positioned on Route nine in downtown West Creek. The retail outlet is now owned and

operated by longtime buddy Jack Kelly. This mixture components and sporting products retail outlet is operate by

Jack and his little ones, truly, grown ups now.


I liked speaking about outdated occasions with Jack and was amazed with the sum of fishing and searching
materials they have. These of you accomplishing some fishing and crabbing in the West Creek region can prevent by and
see exactly where the critters are biting and what bait to use.
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