Caught on New TFO GIS SP 1102-2 Rod and a Pappy's Pride Plug

      Pete Kelly (27.84#)        43.00 inches Long


​​​​​Water Temp:  54
​   Wind:  NW 10-15 kt. 

LO am- 4:16
 LO pm- 5:02
 HIGH am- 10:36
​ HIGH pm- 11:15

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thursday, November 23rd, 2017-​​​

2:00 PM Update- Did get two reports of short bass from the LBI surf this morning from the mid-island area on bunker.  Other than that it has been very quiet.  Most likely my final update until Sunday.  Call the store for reports, updates, and bait status until then.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! - John

12:00 PM Update- Still no reports from the LBI surf today.  Jimmy Betz (photo below) just sent in this shot of a short Bass he released this morning fishing up in Island Beach State Park.  Jimmy was using a bunker chunk and was nice enough to send me this photo so I don't forget what pictures of Striped Bass look like.  Jimmy says the fishing is slow up that way today as well, with short fish being caught here and there.  Last year Lavalette was on fire with Bass busting into peanut bunker.  We had a few fish on LBI as well on Thanksgiving of 2016.  Really hope some decent fish make a showing soon.  The water temp is still hovering around 54 so there should still be fish headed our way.  At least I hope so.  I will keep you posted as best I can until we hit the road this evening.  Just a reminder to call the store for fishing reports, updates, and bait status beginning tomorrow (Friday) since I highly doubt I will have access to a computer to update the website until we return sometime Sunday. - John

10:30 AM Update- We are now Out of Green Crabs until sometime tomorrow (Friday). - John

7:40 AM Update- Beautiful morning here on LBI.  Still no reports back from any anglers today.  Lots of guys trying for Blackfish.  FYI-We are running low on Green Crabs.  We do have more scheduled for delivery sometime tomorrow. - John

5:55 AM- HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!!  There is still not much to report unfortunately.  Very slow day along the beaches again yesterday with no derby fish coming to the scales.  There were a couple short bass reported here and there, but that was it.  We are open today until 2:00PM and will be around until maybe 8:00PM if anyone needs anything, but then we leave for North Carolina for my son's wedding.  We will not be returning until sometime Sunday, so there will be no after-hours service available during that time - sorry.  The store is open and I have this weekend's hours posted above.  Also I will not be able to update the website while we are gone.  Call the store for updates on the fishing and bait status.  Really hope the fishing picks up here.  It has been a frustrating fall for most surf-casters so far.  Keeping fingers crossed that the fish will show soon.  We had several anglers in early this morning.  Will let you know if we hear of any reports. - John   

Bait Status- 
We have a nice load of Fresh Bunker from yesterday (11/22).  We still have Live Surf Clams, and will try and get more tomorrow (Friday).  As always we have a nice load of Live EELS.  We are again fully stocked with Green Crabs.  

Yesterday (11/21/17)- A very slow day along the beaches of LBI once again.  A few couple short bass reported, but that was it.  Did have one nice Blackfish/Tog come in to the scale today.  Jonathan (photo below) caught this 21 inch, 5.96 pounder today at the Barnegat Inlet.  Very nice fish!!!  Hope things turn around here soon.  Haven't had a derby fish weighed in for days now.  - John




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