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Thurs July 31st
The wind is from the SW this am at 5. Air temp is 67 and the ocean is 69. They are no painting a pretty picture for the weekend talking about downpours so get out and enjoy the day if you can.
Surf fisherman had to put up with saps yesterday or what appear to be broken up jellyfish. Having to clean them off of your line all the time does not make for enjoyable fluking. Reports from the next island south have them starting to catch good numbers of kings. I hope they are on their way here as they are good eating fish and fun to catch.
Fluke, fluke and more fluke. You have to catch a bunch to get a keeper. There are still some really nice fluke in the bay (24-26 inches) but there are so many throw backs.
Street end fishing (bayside) yesterday was a mixed bag with some keeper fluke, sea bass and snappers. We saw a lot of happy anglers that fished there.
Wed July 30th
For anyone or any business that would like to be a cash sponsor of the 60th Long Beach Island Fall Classic ( the Derby ) the cut of date to get your name on this years brochure is tomorrow 7/31 at noon.
Please contact me as soon as possible with you logo and amount for your donation of you would like to donate. We are trying to get the Derby sign ups in the shops by Labor Day.
This year we have Barlow Buick GMC in Manahawkin, G. Anderson Agency and S & S Bucktails as Silver Level Sponsors. Bronze Level Sponsors are Country Kettle Fudge and Murphys Market. John Lewis captain of the charter boat Insatiable once again is donating a half day charter valued at $ 450.
Please patronize these business' as they help make this tournament possible.
The ocean temp has warmed up a few degrees and is at 65. The air temp is 67 this morning with little to no wind from the north.
Several boats are headed inshore/offshore today taking advantange of the weather. There has been talk about the 750 square and the Lindy.
We had some good fluke report yesterday morning with quite a few hook ups on the morning incoming tide. Bob and Michelle from Florence fished from 6-9:30 am and had 9 fish with 3 being keepers. Bucktail / teaser and gulp being their combo. This was her first time fishing for fluke from the surf.
Tues July 29th
Hearing the wind last night reminded me of winter but this am the winds have dropped out giving us a NW at 8. The air is 65 degrees and with the winds we had it has dropped the ocean to 62 degrees.
With the winds we had yesterday it was hard to fish on the bayside. The winds were pushing the bobbers back to the bulkhead when anglers were trying to snapper fish.
Early morning had some fluke caught on the surf.
Critters of the night. This 7 footer was caught last night around 11pm by Ashley Harrison 7/27/14 in Haven Beach. This shark was fought for over 2 hours and then released.
After speaking to Ashley ( the one that caught the shark) he told me he is use to fishing in North Carolina and he got some tuna heads and he put in in his kayak and took it and dropped off the beach. He was fishing with a 12/0 Senator and was equipped to catch what ever bit. He had never caught this species of shark before.
Mon July 28th
We have the wind that brings the water temp back down and the water is 68 this am. We are suppose to have gusty winds today as this front goes through. Small craft warnings are in effect till late tonight. It is a warn and muggy morning. With the threatening weather yesterday it kept people closer to home.
We did have some better reports of kingfish and we are starting to hear of big snappers being caught from the beach. Make sure you have some metal with you in case you see the birds working.
Sun July 27th
It is nice seeing so many people returning back to the island. Many for their first time since Sandy.
Surf fish has been slow on the most part this summer but with the warmer ocean temp we may see the brown sharks returning. This is the week that we saw so many last year.
Fluke has been the best bet so far this year on the beach and in the boat. George ( Peter Rabbit ) dropped of a couple of fluke to me Sat. that he caught right outside his marina in Holgate and told me he also had some 2 to 2and a half pund blues eating his gulp and spearing. He is giving the new double tail swim mullet in the new penny color a try and see how that works for him as he caught on new penny shrimp on Saturday. Gary caught this 23 inch fluke from his beach in Spray Beach on gulp.
What a great day it had to be for the Shomo / Johnson families yesterday. It was great that David J. had his kids with him when they had such an amazing day with white marlin. They released 5 or 6 and brought 2 back to the scale to win the Beach Haven White Marlin Tournament on the Viking 62. I don't know if it is from catching all the fluke they do in the bay but they certainly have been catching fish this year.
Chip Miller also had a white marlin that came back to the dock. This years tournament was a lot different with having the 2 scales and how ironic that the big tuna fish were weighed on the north end. It was almost like a north / south tournament but with this tournament it is the white that
Sat July 26th
Winds are lite from the WSW this morning at 3 with an air temp of 69. The ocean is 73.
The Smilon family are having a great year with the fluke having 3 more keepers in the inlet yesterday. We had some good reports of keepers yesterday from the bay and inlet but there were a lot of throw backs.
Some surf fisherman are doing good with the fluke where as others can not find a fish. It takes finding the right cut to catch these fish and sometimes that takes a lot of walking.
It is the last day of the Beach Haven tournament and there are no qualifing white marlin entered yet. The 2 boats with the top 2 tuna have already fished their 2 days so they will have to wait it out to see what happens today. The Pez Machine is still in the lead.
Fri July 25th
With the NNW wind this morning it feels like fall. It is 65 this am and the ocean is 71. Winds are at 11 from the NNW.
The first day of the Beach Haven Tournament is in the books. From what we were told 10 boats fished Thurs. Pez Machine a Barnegat Light boat is in the lead with a 228.5 big eye. There was also a 17.10 Mahi weighed in caught by Hubris.
What a beautiful sunset last night and I am sure the Smilon family thought so too as they were fishing in the inlet around that time and got 3 keepers at 21, 22 and 23 inches.
The fluke seem to be making a move towards the inlet. We are starting to see more keepers showing up on the beach. For those of you looking for croakers there are some near the Fish Factory that were eating minnow. If you target them you should do good. Snappers in the bay have been a lot of fun for the kids.
Thurs July 24th
This morning it is cloudy and in the high 60s the same as the water and we have a north wind that has chased the humidity out of here.
Sherman said there are no jellyfish on the beach this morning but there are fluke. Both of the ones he caught were keepers. Out going tide with a bucktail / teaser/ white gulp and both caught on the teaser.
Wed July 23rd
Sounds like it is going to be a hot day! It is 71 degrees with a SW wind at 5 and the ocean is 71.
Fishing continues to be the same with a lot of short fluke in the bay, surf and on the reefs but with a few nice keepers.
Kids of all ages are having a good time catching snappers on the bayside.
Tues July 22nd
A nice morning an air temp of 68. There is a lite breeze from the NW at 4. Ocean temp this morning is almost 71.
With the warmer ocean temps comes the return of the cow nose rays and brown sharks. Make sure if you spike your rod that your drag is loose.
Yesterday we had a lot of fluke reportts. Lots of shorts but a lot of fish. One surf fisherman gave a report of 14 fish 2 were keepers and they were 50/50 teaser hook or bucktail but all on white gulp.We had a couple of boat fishermen that had to come back for more bait. One reported 17 shorts no keepers.
Over the weekend Southwick's Marina brought back an old tradition with their Fish and Fun Fluke Tournament. It sounds like the kids had a good time even putting hotdogs on as bait and trying to catch stuff in the lagoon.
I was happy to be part of this long running tradition and glad to see it back.
Thank you Richie, Steve and Shannon for making me part of it and the invite to the barbeque.
Today looks like a good day to head outside again.There are a few that went out early in search of tuna. I bet if that have fish of size there will be people that want those numbers as we are just a few days away from the White Marlin Tournament.
Surf fisherman that are planning your fall vacation. Save the dates ! The Classic is to begin at 5 a.m. on Monday, October 6th and will continue through Sunday, November 30th at 6 p.m
Mon July 21st
What a beauty of a sunset last night.
Conditions are much improved to from yesterday. That rain just lingered over us yesterday. Today the sun is out and the ocean is 68. The wind is still out of the NE but much lighter today.
Yesterday was a day for crabbing and fishing on the bayside. We also had anglers gearing up for the Beach Haven Marlin Tournament which starts this Thursday.
Sun July 20th
The Beach Haven Bubble is not working this morning. This morning we have been blessed or cursed with the rain hanging right over us.
Please be careful if you are out driving as there is a lot of water in some areas in the slow lane.
The ocean is 69 this morning and the winds are from the ENE at 11 gusting to 19. The air temp is 66.
Sat July 19th
At 5 am it is 68 degrees with the wind from the ENE around 5. The winds are suppose to pick up some later today from the east which should continue to warm the ocean. The ocean is 68 this morning.
Snappers yes the little bluefish have arrived in the bay and are big enough to take a hook. Spearing and a bobber or small minnow will work. Some people like to use a sabiki rig.
Good luck to all our young anglers today in their fishing contests.
The surf had a number of short fluke this morning but some anglers had a problem finding any water. Some beaches had grass and with the current had a hard time holding. More and more are going bayside to catch snappers.
Miss Beach Havens pool winner today weighed 5-5 and was one of 3 keepers that Jimmy had today.
People keep asking if there are any keepers in the bay. Yes there are a lot of shorts but there still are some nice keepers.
This one was literally caught out my back door at 99 marker. Jims fish weighed 7-4 and was caught on a bucktail and gulp.
John fished the bay this morning and had all shorts. He went back out this afternoon and caught this 8 pound fluke on gulp and minnows on the last of the incoming tide.
Fri July 18th
The change in the wind has the ocean warming up again. This morning it is 67 and air is 66. We have a lite breeze from the NNE.
Surf fishermen are starting to see more king fish is the report that we have from the Holgate fishermen. Fish-bites and real bloods are favorites among kings and fishermen.
We are starting to hear of more blow fish in the bay along with a few kingfish. Fluke fishermen are still doing well.
Yesterday boats were out in the ocean and did okay on fluke with more keepers showing.
Thurs July 17th
Refreshing describes today. Sun it out, temps are in the upper 60s, lite north wind and the ocean is 62. It looks like a nice weekend ahead.
Black fish reopens today and you are now allowed to keep one. Sea bass is still 3 and 5 fluke.
It is nice to know there are still plenty of fluke in the bay and we have a report of some kingfish in the bay now also. White gulp and small white bucktails caught these 3 keepers for John today. John caught them on the top of the tide while drifting almost in my back yard. The largest was 24 inches.
It has been awhile since I saw a weakfish this size. Scott is holding a 28 inch fish that was caught this afternoon in the bay on a bucktail and white grub.
Wed July 16th
It is a cloudy, foggy morning. No rain at 6 am. The wind has not changed yet as we wait for the front to go through. The air temp is 69, ocean 60 and the wind from the south at 7. Once again the rain held off for us yesterday but we had some last night with some wind and lightening. I know at my house we lost power 3 times and the first one was a big hit. The others after I had gone to sleep but woke me when the clock went crazy and had to be reset.
Main catch of yesterday on the beach was sharks. Anglers are having a good time and are happy they are catching something. It sounds like some heavy sinkers will be needed for awhile this morning as I could hear the ocean when I walked out the door. There were a few kings and fluke caught from the surf also.
Bayside, street end once again had a few anglers catching keeper fluke on bucktails and gulp.
We had very few anglers go out in the boats yesterday but I do have this report from Sunday. Evan and Uncle Ed from Shelter Harbor Marina on gulp and squid in bay around 113 on Sunday!
Tues July 15th
From what I saw on the news it looks like we were lucky here last night. This morning it is cloudy with some haze. It is 71 and the wind is from the SSW at 9. The ocean is 60. They predict a change in the wind tomorrow to west and we have not seen that in a while.
People stayed pretty close to home yesterday with the threatening weather. We heard of a couple of kings and fluke from the surf and some fluke caught in the intercoastal and inlet.
Mon July 14th
It did not take long to bring the ocean temp down. The southwest wind has it down to 65 this morning. It is a cloudy day with showers expected.
What a great job New Jersey Beach Buggy does. They are involved in so many things that you would never think of. Here they are with the Vets. The Vet's are having a great time, lunch was served, only an undersized sea bass was caught.... .We thank you for all you do.
Lots of offshore news from the weekend. The boats had the weather and they went. First marlin of the year into BHMTC by CJ. Jan., sword fish (135) lbs taken on the chunk by Don P. on the Outer Limits. Some big eyes coming back to the dock and we are 2 weeks away from Beach Havens annual White Marlin Tournament. It should be good if fishing continues like this. Good day for the Big Dog. It does not happen often that the Captain of this boat gets a chance to catch a fish but Craig caught a 13-7 dolphin.
The fluke fishermen are starting to spread out more with more fish coming from the ocean. The size and concentration of fish in the bay is down from what it was a few weeks ago but they are still catching. Fish Factory, inlet and 108-110 are still good. Chuck with his 6-5 fluke caught today on white gulp swim mullet near Morrison's Marina. They had 3 keepers in the boat today.
Interesting day on the beach yesterday with the cow nose rays. Lots of stories of how the rod almost got pulled out of my hand or I had something big on and it took all my line.
Sun July 13th
I hope you got some time to spend outdoors yesterday as it had to be there in the top 10 days of the year. The ocean is starting to warm up (69) this am but we have Sw winds again which will probably bring it back down.
With the weather being so nice more boats went out in the ocean fluke fishing and they some were rewarded with some nice fish. A lot of fishermen in the ocean use they same method in the ocean as they did in the bay except now they are using bucktails up to 8 ounces and using it with a teaser or a smaller bucktail. Tod sent us this picture of 2 five pounders he caught on bucktails.
We had good reports from Little Egg and Garden State South Reefs plus there are some secret spots everyone has. Miss Beach Haven had a good day with a 7 pounder being the pool winner. The bay is still producing but we did not hear of the size of fish that we have been hearing in the past.
Surf fishermen are reporting seeing the cow nose rays again and much nicer water temps that it was not biting to you when you walked in. They are now catching a variety of fish but nothing in big numbers. We have reports of small blues being caught in the evening along with skates, and sharks. Fluke was better around noon and a slow pick of small kings in the day time.
Canyon boats did well and a lot of tuna hit the docks along with dolphin. Reports came from Lempkes, Wilimington and the Lindy.
Sat July 12th
Super moon and what a pretty moon it was last night. This morning maybe one of those days when you have the moon setting as the sun comes up.
This morning it is 68 degrees with a lite SE wind. The ocean is 66.
Nice weather ahead for today and boaters are taking advantage of it. Several have gone offshore in search of tuna and will cover a lot of area.
Today there is more talk of fishing the reefs as fluke are starting to become more abundant out there. We still have fluke in the bay and inlet but some are ready for a change of pace.
Good luck to all of those fishing in tournaments today.
Fri July 11th
Ocean temps have warmed today and we have a 66 degree reading tonight. More reports of keeper fluke from the surf today along with sharks and skates. One young angler that has been here this week called in a 20+ inch fluke today from BHP surf that he caught on a gulp sand eel. This young man had also reported a dead dolphin in the surf earlier in the week and he had called the police.
Young and old have all been waiting for the blowfish in the bay. Lots of fun to catch and great to eat. Damian is a happy young man! He caught this blow fish at the Public Dock by Morrison's Marina.
There is some spotty fog this morning but it is clear on the street in Beach Haven. The air temp is 67 and there is a wind from the NNE at 4. The water temp is up a few degrees at 62 but not enought to make you go running in the water.
Wind, showers, cold water and seaweed.have not made it easy to catch a fish this week. Anglers are trying and we have seen some caught from street ends, from boats in the bay, off the reefs and from the beach. Rob was one of the lucky ones and got this 21 inch fluke from the surf on a bucktail / teaser gulp combo.
Thurs July 10th
These south west winds that we have been having are not helping the water temps.Once again they are below 60. The change in the winds that we are suppose to get should help get it back up there. This morning we have threatening skies and thunderstorms to our south.
This year more I think more than ever there are so many things going on pertaining to fishing or to our island. We have had size and amount of fluke and we have had talks on what will happen with the striped bass next year. Will they change the size and or amounts? We will have to wait for that answer.
Right now we have the Seismic testing and Little Egg Inlet with its shoaling problems.
There are people that are trying to get things done and they need your help. If you are one of those that say I should have done something you still have time.
I have tried to give you as much information as I can as these are both things that I am personally involved with as I believe they are
important to where I live. I do not want to see someone go out the inlet and get hurt .There are some boats earlier in the year that would not go out this inlet because of it being all white water and would turn around. This is not good for LBI and anyone with a larger boat that would like to come here.
As far as Seismic testing this time of the year do these people not realize how important fishing is to this island and this is not the time of the year. I would like to put their head underwater and beat on a pot lid every 5 seconds and see how long they would stay in that area. We all know how sound travels underwater.
Like I said above these are my personal opinions and sometimes as a store owner people tell me I should not get involved but there are somethings feel I need to get involved with as I love where I live.
I emailed Mr Geist on Tuesday and this is the response I received today.
Robert Geist, Today at 8:03 AM
Thank you for your email on this issue.
We have reached out to the appropriate agencies regarding this request and are awaiting their responses.
Thank you in advance and best regards.
Wed July 9th
It sounded like 4th of July again at my house. It looks like we escaped the heavy winds that do damage.
It is 72 this morning and the wind is from the WSW at 5. The ocean is still 60. It is a cloudy morning and we still have some showers here at the beach. Once we get by today the weather looks good. The winds will finally be changing out of this southerly direction and we should start to see the ocean temps go up.
Tides have been extra low the last few days making it good for surf fishermen to find the cuts on the beach but making it hard for some boats to get back in their slip.
We are finally getting some reports of blowfish. Not many but an occasional one is showing up in a crab trap.
Tues July 8th
We still have that wind that gives us a cold ocean. The ocean is 60 this morning and the wind is from the SSW@13 and gusty. The air temp is 71.
Our volunteer fireman did a great job yesterday to contain the big fire in Ship Bottom to the one building while once again we had winds gusting in the high 20s.
More reports of keeper fluke coming off the surf. It takes a lot of patience to catch these fish from the surf.
It looks like you don't need a boat to catch a fluke on the bayside today. Jason that many know works at BHYC and sometime fishes on his breaks. Today he had a 6 pound+ and a 21 incher on gulp.
Jake was at the Public Dock on 2nd Street and caught this 5-2 fluke on minnow/gulp combo. Having no net he climbed over the bulkhead and handed it to someone back on the dock.
The were were no weakfish caught in the BHMTC tournament on Sunday but Daniel Halek found one with this 21" weakfish, his 1st!
Mon July 7th
Dick Shackleton and his family have been good friends for a lot of years and he is a friend to Holgate fishermen. Every time they drive on the beach they are driving on his property.
Today there was a fire in his office Shackleton & Hazeltine in Ship Bottom. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family tonight and I hope they are all alright.
The ocean is 64 this morning and we have a south wind under 10. Nice day ahead and we will be cooler here at the shore than those inland.
The bay is cleaning up from the blow that we had on Friday and Saturday. There still was some grass yesterday but fishable.
Congratulations to yesterdays winners in the BHMTC Tournament.
Brandon set us this picture of his catch. They had 7 fluke with 5 keepers in the inlet. They are still fluke from Spray Beach Yacht Club south to the inlet and in the back. We did get a good report of improving fluke fishing outside.
Sun July 6th
I hope everyone enjoyed the fireworks last night!
Beautiful day today! Sun is out the ocean temp is up to 63.
No fish pictures from yesterday but we do have some reports. With the stronger NNW winds yesterday the bay was dirty with the cleaner water being in the inlet. There were keeper fluke caught. The beach cleaned up faster and there were bunker off the beach and at times a seagull would drop one to you. Several sand sharks were caught and there were some fluke caught but with the current it was not easy.
This morning conditions are much better and there have been several keeper fluke caught from the surf. Pat reports they had 12 fish 3 keepers and a report from Luke with 5 fluke1 keeper. We also heard of 1 short bass on gulp this am.
Try gulp sand eels for your bucktail as you slowly drag your rig threw the surf.
There are some bunker off the beach again this morning.
Sat July 5th
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY TODAY
It feels like fall this morning.
Northwest wind this morning at 12-22 and it is 63 degrees. The ocean is 59. The winds are suppose to drop out some this afternoon.
Yesterday afternoon the surfers were on the beach with some nice waves to ride. The ocean was a little brown but not to bad.
Now it is time to find out what Arthur did to us. Will fluke fishing in the bay continue to be as great as it was? Will the blowfish be there? Will this improve the offshore fishing? and whats in the surf?
Fireworks are tonight in Beach Haven and in Long Beach Township.
We hope everyone had a great 4th.
Fri July 4th
July 4th Fireworks – RESCHEDULED TO JULY 5TH 2014
The Red, White & Blue Committee invites you to share in the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular! JULY 4th FIREWORKS ON LONG BEACH ISLAND!
We wish everybody a safe and Happy 4th.
No wind, no rain but we do have fog this morning with visibility about 3 blocks. The air temp is 71 and we have a ENE wind at 2. Ocean temp is 59.
Once again we were lucky last night and missed the big storms.
Bluefish have moved back into the bay and are biting off fluke rigs back to 113. Fluke fishing continues to be great in the bay with some anglers taking home 2 or 3.
Kingfish are making a stronger appearance in the surf and with the bluefish returning you may see more of this 3 pounds returning to the surf. Try your mullet rigs or some cut bait.
Thurs July 3rd
Great turn out for the meeting yesterday thank you. Update on the meeting click here.
NJOA: NJ DEP to take legal action to stop seismic testing
Arthur is the talk of the town but for today it is a beauty so take advantage of it.
Last nights thunder/ lightening and rain woke me about 2 but today the sun is out the wind is lite out of the south west at 6 and the ocean is 66. If you went to the beach yesterday you had a hard time seeing the water from the fog. The water temp dropped to 59 and the fog appeared but up on the street it was sunnny and hot.
Please listen to the lifeguards as we go thru the next few days.
The winds of the last few day have not slowed down the fluke fishing in the bay. There are lots of throw backs but there are lots of nice fish being caught right behind the store. Jessica with her first ever fish caught this 6-4 on a SS Rattle bucktail with squid and chartreuse gulp. Her fish measured 27 inches.
Steve has been fishing for alot of years and yesterday had his personal best with this 6-12. This was not the only fish he had and they were caught on minnow and gulp.
Wed July 2nd
*** Reminder about meeting (above) tonight about the Seismic Testing tonight. It is reported that the ship that is doing this has already left to go to this area.
It is 73 this morning and we have a wind from the SSW at 9. The south wind has dropped the ocean to 66.
Despite the stronger winds yesterday the fluke catching in the bay and inlet was still good.
Conditions today should be about the same as yesterday but the ocean will be a little rougher. Heavier sinkers will be needed in the surf.
Parker has been catching fish and now his sister Payton has her first keeper fluke of the year.
Tues July 1st
It is a warm start to the day with the air temp at 74 at 5;30 am. The ocean temp is 68 and the wind is from the SW at 6.
Just like you we are always keeping an eye on the weather. We always like to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at us plus it helps us in our ordering of live and fresh bait. We are hoping that this trpoical depression heads out to sea before it gets to us. I am sure that rip tides will be a factor so becareful while swimming.
Grass where is all this grass coming from and how long is it staying? For the last few weeks surf anglers have been putting up with it but they are still catching a few fluke and kingsfish.
Mon June 30th
This morning we have a SSW wind at 5 and it is 69 degrees. The water temp is 74.
Its hard to believe it is the end of June already. For some this week it will be a long holiday weekend. I can only hope the weather is nice for the up coming one as this one was. Weather conditions were great and boating conditions were great too.
Offshore boats had some dolphin this weekend which is nice to see this time of the year. They also had some blue fina and yellow fins to bring home plus there were a few makos.
Crabbing is improving on the mainland side of the bay especially up the creeks. One report we had was of 37 nice size crabs in a couple of hours.
Fluke fishing continues to be good in the bay and inlet but with the water temps so high many are finding fish in deeper water. While fluke fishing in the inlet Brack T. caught this 2- 4 remora on a fluke rig with a minnow. My thoughts were where is its partner and what was its partner.
Parker is having a good year this year and yesterday caught 3 keeper fluke with the largest being almost 4 pounds. He is a Jr. member of BHMTC.
Bob had his personal best fluke yesterday with a 4-6 caught on minnow/gulp/spearing.
Sun June 29th
The water temp is back up and showing 72 and it has brought back the brown shark with some larger ones showing up in the surf. With more people trying for king fish we are getting more reports of catching. Bloodworms being the preferred bait but fish bites work well too. I put a little real worm on the hook and then a little fish bite as it makes it harder for the fish to pull off the real worm. It works for me plus it saves on going through so many real worms.
I know we sold a lot of chum and bally hoo over the last few days as boats took advantage of the weather. Last week Nick had his first tuna this week his first mako. What a summer Nick is having. Saturday he fished on Martuni today and caught a 70in. 113lbs.
Paul from Run a Round Sue tells us --Great Day on the water today with Carl and Chris. Brought home one Mako Shark and a Mahi Mahi, released 2 makos and 1 blue shark.
Fluke fishing continues to be good in the bay and inlet but there are a lot more shorts being caught. Two anglers had 50 fish with 3 being keepers but told us what a great time they had. Our younger anglers continue to catch fish which is nice to see. Usually Jake is one to sleep in but because there are fish biting he is up. He had 2 keepers today in the inlet on minnow / gulp including this 3-14 fish.
Sat June 28th
Nice morning and the air and the ocean are both 68. The wind is from the northeast at 2.
The surf still has some grass which has slowed down the catching just because some give up rather than put up with it. King fish, fluke, bluefish and sharks are what they are catching. Sharks and fluke being the best bet.
Fluke fishing in the inlet and the bay continues to be good but we are hearing of more throw back. Brian had 4 keepers yesterday including this 5 pounder. He fished the intercoastal and was using minnows and gulp.
Not the place to park your boat on Friday night. From what we understand everyone is alright and the boat is off the beach. This came ashore at beach 2 in Holgate.
Fri June 27th
Open tonight till 8:30 pm
I was quite surprised this morning to see the wind blowing as hard as it is.
We have east north east winds at 8 - 13 at 6 am. Air temp is 71 and the ocean is 65.
Yesterday was the first we heard of kingfish in the surf. They were reported to be small. One angler had 1 and a croaker the other 2 small kings.
Water temp on the incoming tide was cold in the inlet yesterday but the outgoing was better but mostlyr we heard of short fluke in the inlet. Reports of some keepers in the Middle Grounds yesterday and in the intercoastal waterway.
Thurs June 26th
We are open tonight till 7:30 pm.
Late report because of server problems.
It was not much of a storm last night but it sure dropped the water temp. The fish will be in shock with a 10 degree drop. Water is 63 this morning but maybe a striper will be on your line today.
Winds yesterday morning made for a fast drift which slowed down the fluke bite for many that fished the am high tide. Conditions should be better today.
June 30th is the last day that you can keep 15 sea bass then it drops to 3.
Weekend is shaping up to look like another nice one and lots of people interested in heading offshore or doing some inshore sharking.
Wed June 25th
The muggies are back and we have a dew point of 70 this morning. It is 71 this morning with a SSW wind at 9. Ocean temp is 73.
Big bluefish from the surf for Paul yesterday. His fish was 38 inches long. I am sure that would be a contender in the fall tournament. He caught this on a chunk of bunker. He also h
Tues June 23rd
Average ocean water temp this time of the year is 64 but we are at 74. Makes me think kingfish but not yet. This morning it is 69 with a SW wind at 3.
Dave ( Rebait ) B. supplied us with this report. I had 15-20 bluefins mostly around 20 pounds- one at 52.9 and lost a beast which submarined by a boat at 30 mph.
Nick H. fished the Baltimore with some friends and had his first white marlin.
It is that time of the year to head to the canyons of just inshore of them to get into some of the early season fishing. Lots of bluefins around.
Right now fluke is the fish to target for those fishing in the bay and on the surf. More keepers are starting to come from the surf.
If you are fishing in the boat there are some nice fish coming from the inlet. Just outside the inlet are some small blue fish you can troll with spoons and feathers.
Mon June 22nd
I don't think you could have asked for a nicer day than we had yesterday. About the only thing that could make it better is some more fish on the beach. Where are those kingfish? The water temp is certainly warm enough.
First time things are always exciting and for Nick P. it was his first tuna this weekend. Nick fished in the BHMT Clubs Mako/Tuna Tournament and fought and boated a 33 inch 21.5 pound blue fin which won 3rd place in the tournament. Congratulations Nick. We also had some other reports from the Wilmington canyon of tuna and the area around Lempkes had some small blue fins.
It is with deep regret that I report the passing of Bob ( the fluke whisper guy ) Costa Jr (55).
I think everybody that fished on the beach in the summer time knew him. He would walk and walk and boy could be catch. I know he taught us all a few things.
Our condolences to his family and I know he will be missed by many here on LBI.
He is pictured here with his last fluke of last season which was his 100th keeper and he threw in a bass to go with it that day.
Sun June 22nd
It is a beautiful morning with cool temps and no humidity. It is 67 and the ocean is 70. The wind is lite from the NE.
Impressive is the word to describe the fluke fishery in the bay. Many anglers have stated about the quality of the fish this year. Many many 4 pounders. A lot have told us that they have already caught more keepers this year than they did all of last year.
We are still waiting to see a kingfish. A lot of people are trying but we have no reports of them yet. Brigantine anglers usually get them before us but no reports from there. Rehoboth Beach in Delaware has them. So far we have no reports of blowfish on the south end.
Sharks and fluke on the beach. The brown sharks are not only caught at night as some people found out yesterday. One angler decided to keep one of the sand sharks and while cleaning it on the beach found 4 young ones inside that he released and they happily swam away.
Sat June 21st
Hello to the Summer of 2014!
It is a cloudy morning with the wind from the NNE at 4. The air and the ocean temp are both 70 at 5 am.
Where are you fishing today? Surf fisherman are still trying for a striper and looking for a kingfish. Plenty of sharks in surf with and without teeth.
Surf report as of 6 pm. is cow nose rays, 3 rods and reels pulled into the ocean (loosen those drags), some 5 pound bluefish, short fluke but a lot of them, 2 bass around 12 pounds one with a bite out of it and the overnight was nothing caught or browns and sand sharks.
Fluke fishing continues to be good in the bay with a lot of 4 pounders around.
Minnow and white gulp was the bait that this 8-7 wanted today. Matthew (12) caught the only keeper down by the old Coast Guard Station.
Minnows and gulp is what Johns 7-2 fluke went for today.
It was a good thing that Jake went out on the boat today as he caught the keepers. His largest was 3-6 and caught on chartreuse gulp.
We had one boat that had fluke just outside the inlet today. The caught about 40 fluke and had 7 or 8 keepers. Thanks for the report Richie.
Sea bass fishing is improving with the offshore wrecks doing better than inshore. There are some small fluke showing on the wrecks.
It is nice to see the blue claw crabs making a nice showing on street ends.
Wed 6:00 - 6:00
Thurs. 6:00 - 7:30
Fri. 6:00 - 8:30
Sat. 5:30 - 7:30
Sun 5:30 - 4:30
bally are available