Long Beach Island, or LBI for short, is an 18-mile-long island centrally located in New Jersey and is the perfect starting place for awesome inshore, wreck or offshore fishing experiences. There are a number of Long Beach Island Fishing Charters that host trips to inshore locations as well as offshore and canyon adventures. Pick which charter company meets your needs, book a charter, and you will be in for a day you will not soon forget.
Long Beach Island is on or near three central Bays, Manahawkin Bay, Barnegat Bay and Great Bay. There is excellent fishing for Sea Bass, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, Weakfish and more in the flats, channels, and sod banks.
Your Long Beach Island Fishing Charter will put you on the fish, and you can try to complete a Barnegat Bay Slam of a Striper, a Blue, a Fluke and a Weakfish, all during one trip to the back bay.
Most of these fish can also be found off the coast in the shallows and the wrecks. These trips usually have calm waters and are perfect for families or the seasick-prone. But giant Bluefin Tuna have been caught just 20 miles offshore, so you may be in for a trip of a lifetime.
Speaking of trips of a lifetime, if you can handle rough waves, trophies are waiting for you offshore in the Canyons. You can reel in fast-moving like Mahi Mahi and Wahoo and large-sized Mako Sharks, Swordfish, giant Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna and White and Blue Marlin. “Granders,” Blue Marlin over 1000 pounds, have been caught at Hudson Canyon. As an angler, you cannot ask for more, and your Long Beach Island Dishing Charter captains know all the spots to go to make your day on the water memorable.
Barnegat Bay is a renowned estuary with a large variety of inshore fish. The offshore drops and canyons are epic, with monster fish lurking in the deep blue waters. Whatever charter you and your fellow anglers want to participate in, there are many Long Beach Island Fishing Charters to choose from.
Half-day trips to the bays are excellent for families and those not having that much time. Still, to really get a good experience inshore, you should plan for ¾ day or full-day excursions. If you plan to go out to the Canyons, you will have to spend 12+ hours to get the most out of your time on the water. Along with these charters, there are many specifically designed to target one or many fish.
With its centrally located location, there are lots of fishing spots to access, and your day on the water will be filled with fun and fish.