LBIFC member, Bob B, got into bluefish this morning. None qualify for a standing in any of the tournaments. Got them all on bunker

Gearing up and waiting for the bite to happen!

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Jimmy Betz with this big boy weigh in. 12.44 lbs. to take the lead in store tournament and 2nd place in the derby. Nice!

5-19 Steve Fanelli takes girlfriend Dee Hulme fishing today and she catches her first ever Striper and Bluefish. Pretty sure she’s now “hooked”. Congrats! All were catch & release

Mike G, member of LBIFC weigh in a few of his fish. Caught on bunker north end of island
Striper 8.74 lbs puts him into 2nd place in The Spring Derby. 
Bluefish weighs in at 7.42 lbs & had another at 5.46 lbs.

5-19 This guy! I’m starting to think he’s homeless, doesn’t have a job & lives on the beach... Jimmy with his 9.14, 30’ bass to go with his 1/2 dozen blues today. 

5-21: Been a cpl days since I have updated here as I been doing so on our fb page. Anyways, Saturday was a great day for blue fishing. They hit and tried to destroy anything in the water. Alot of blues weighed in with a cpl stripers. Yesterday eh, not so great. At least not for me as I was out there fishing too. Only thing I caught was a few short bass and a nap & plastic bags. HOWEVER, there was a couple of people who had a good day. TJ with his almost 23 pound striper, Marcus with 12.84 lb blue and lets not forget #womenthatfish. Marie with her 22.54 lb striper. 

Today, there has also been a few weigh in already. Some fishing pre-dawn and some early am. Some nice size ones. Lets hope the bite stays on. Get out there and fish. Keep those lines tight! ~Jerry

5-11. TJ with a nice weigh in. 
15.10 lbs. 33 1/2’ & 18 1/2 girth to take 2nd place. Also a cpl nice blues 
Using bunker.

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5-19 Our very own James and wife Marissa had a good day. Don’t be fooled by this picture. She out fished him but he said he had to pose with the most because he works at Bait & tackle shop


Daniel Burgmann with his weigh in. 6.04 lbs (Bled). Using bunker

5-19Brandon with his 9.44 lb weigh in

Current Spring Derby Leaders (Top 3 Bluefish 

5-13 TJ with yet another! 8.02 lbs. The bad part,This little guy hit the bait so hard it actually broke his TFO ! 
No worries, TFO has a lifetime warranty on their rods. Doesn’t matter how it broke, replacement is FREE. TJ, for a small daily renters fee I’ll loan you mine, lol. 


GIRL POWER! Marisa & Meesh (Sue needs camera lessons for chopping out 1/2 of Meesh's fish, lol)
7.2 lb bunker
10.8 lbs plug

5-22 Frank Decembrino; 26.68 lbs; 42-1/2 inches, Surf City; bunker.


Brandon with his 13.96 lbs caught in Harvey Cedars on bunker. Derby fish and he's also in store tournament. 

5-20 TJ brings in his still alive 
22.84 lb striper caught on bunker


Jay Long with his keeper. Caught on clam.


Steve Warren. Caught on bunker & weighed in at 26.40 lbs. No picture as this is going to be a released fish. Steve is in The Spring Derby & our Store Tournament.

A new leader for the Spring Derby & Store Tournament. Lew Halas, member of American Anglers FC, brought in his still kicking 
30.94lb striper caught on bunker in SC. Nice fish!!

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5-22 Crazy Bruce with his dinner size keeper 

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5-20 New leader in store bluefish tournament. Congrats to Marcus on his 12.84 lb blue

5-15. Bright & early first thing this morning one of our nicest customers, Pat Presutto. 22.64 LBS. In spring Derby & Store tournament. Nice Job Pat! 

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5-22 Chris Masino/#105 LBI Tournament; 20.0 lbs; 39 inches, Beach Haven; bunker.

5-15. J Long with his 24.14 lbs, 41' catch. Bunker. NON TOURNAMENT. Nice! 

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5-21 Rich Kindt just got his striper using bunker.


John, 9.15 lbs Bluefish, using bunker

Cathy: 34 1/8 & 13.48 lbs

Todd 39 1/2 & 20.60 lbs

Non Tournament (s)

5-21 Early morning Matt weighs in this 21.82 lb striper caught on a bunker head.


Our Susan...Last year she told me she’d catch a keeper before me. Ask her who’s fish she’s cleaning 🤔. Also, Dr said she would need PT on her wrist from her fall. So, myself being a problem solver, I not only get one before her, I help her with Physical Therapy. Filet my fish woman! She keep taking smack she will next be like “Daniel Son” on Karate Kid: paint the fence, mop the floor, cleaning my truck, boat w/wax on and wax off. Lol. 

5-19 Tommy just weighing one in at 12.42 lbs. on bunker (Non Tournaments)






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5-19 And we have a new leader in the Store Tournament and on the board in 2nd place in the Derby. Jimmy with his 12.44 lbs Blue who swore he thought he had jaws. SC on bunker. Nice!

5-19 Don with his 11.06 lb weigh in.

5-20 LBIFC member, James Braack
got this 19.12 striper using bunker in SC


Matt from Merchantville Fishing Club brings in some bluefish for affidavits. Biggest one shown here. All on mulle

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

5-21 Local, Erik Oerther into fish out front. Among them this 18.98 lb striper & 7.02 lb bluefish. Nice!

Steven Campanelli 
Just weighed in this beast to take the lead in the derby (non store tourn.). 
26.76 lbs  40 1/4 length and 23 1/2 girth. On bunker at night 5-11 
Nice catch!! 


​​​​​Water Temp: ~ 56
​ Wind:        

   (AM) WSW 7 mph.                                        

    (PM) WSW 9 mph, gusting 14 mph                              



(AM) NW 10 mph.                        

 (PM) S 10 mph.                             

Tides: (Estimated)
       LO am- 9:58                   

 LO pm- 10:22             

   HIGH am- 3:11         
​    HIGH pm- 3:56            

Greg O'connell moves into 3rd place in Spring Derby with this 25.10 lb striper caught with bunker in BL

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Chas Long bucktailing at the inlet got this 7.3 (bled) bluefish.

As I told Susan since she said last year she’d get one before me this year...I don’t go fishing, I go catching, lol 
Your’s truly. 30’, 8.20 lbs. ~Jerry 


Another one hits the scale weighing in at 20 lbs, 9 oz. On bunker

John with his 10lber (bled)

5-19: Weather in one word, "Sucks" but if you are willing to brave the wind and rough surf there is fish being caught. Had a few bluefish weighed in since last night and this morning. Caught on bunker. Surf conditions is a East wind right in your face with gusts to 22 mph. Reports are  8 oz is holding today where as yesterday 10 oz or more was needed. Make sure if you do go out you have rain gear and some type of face mask as like I said, the wind and sand hits you right in the face. We do have Bimini Bay Solar Guard masks in stock. ~Jerry

5-23: Good Morning! Yesterday seemed to be a little slow. Only 3 weigh ins. 2 pretty decent in size. The fish are out there. You just gotta put the time in with bunker seeming to be the bait. Tomorrow's weather (Wind) looks like it's gonna be my favorite type, North West and at a nice 10 mph. We have fresh bunker in stock and only a few more days left for driving on the beach so get out there and get your lines in the water and keep'em tight. ~ Jerry   

5-14:Greg O'Connell: 31 1/2 & 9.56 lbs. Bunker chunk, Holgate


Larry Mccnney with his 11.16 lb blue to take lead in store tournament. Using bunker

A new leader for the Spring Derby & Store Tournament. Lew Halas, member of American Anglers FC, brought in his still kicking 
30.94lb striper caught on bunker in SC. Nice fish!!

5-19 Jimmy hard at work with his double header just sent to me. High, low rig. Bluefish and a 30-inch Bass. 

1st  Place: Kurt Horensky 12.70 lbs

2nd Place: Jimmy Betz 12.44 lbs 

3rd Place: Brenda Gaydula-Cook 10.88 lbs.


Current Spring Derby Leaders (Top 3 Stripers)


Chanthoeun only out there for a hour so and comes back with all smiles and 2 blues.


Bluefish Tournament winner not only gets 100% payout, but also these custom rigs made & donated by Joe Kelly of JK's Rods-n-Rigs. Good Stuff!

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5-20 BOOM! #womenthatfish
Nice striper for Marie!!!Weighing in at 22.54 lbs, caught on bunker

Steven Campanelli 
Just weighed in this beast for the derby 2nd place (non store tourn.). 
26.76 lbs  40 1/4 length and 23 1/2 girth. On bunker at night 5-11 
Nice catch!!

5-14: Don Ingling with his 10.58. Plug, SC

5-21 Jazz hooked into a 
16.26 lb striper


Lenny again  with 2 more blues after weighing in his  store tournament fish in last night. Using bunker

5-20  Joel C with his 34" & 19" blue fish


Your's truly (myself). 11.18 LBS. Had I only signed up for the tournaments. Could of, should of, would of...