What’s New

17th Annual LBI Spring Surf Fishing Derby
Date: April 21 through June 24
Nine week striped bass & bluefish contest
Visit any LBI tackle shop for more information or visit www.lbift.com

Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament
Date: May 20th at Island Beach State Park
Call 609 748 4347

BHMTC – VHFC INSHORE & BAY TOURNAMENT
Date: June 23rd / Rain Date June 24th
Go to the Contest / Tournaments Pull Down Menu and Click on Area Tournaments for more details

VHFC FLUKE TOURNAMENT
Date: July 14th / Rain Date July 15th
Go to the Contest / Tournaments Pull Down Menu and Click on Area Tournaments for more details

Fishing Facts

Of the fifty United States, thirty-eight have a striped-bass record. New Jersey has the largest striped-bass record—a 78-pound 8·ounce whopper that was caught in 1982. The state with the smallest striped-bass record is Iowa. That landlocked striper weighed only 9 pounds 4 ounces and was caught in 1983.
There’s something fishy about beer these days. Fish Tail Ale is popular as ever, and New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewery is one of the state’s largest specialty breweries. There’s also Washington’s Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale, Florida’s Land Shark beer, Delaware’s Dogfish Head beer, and two versions of Stingray beer—a lighter version from the Cayman Islands and a dark beer from Canada.
The triangle fly is probably the most unusual of saltwater flies. It’s one of the few, if not only, flies tied to a treble hook. It’s also barely a fly at all, because hardly any material is used. It is complete after tying the two straw pearl twinkle flashes and the tiny tuft of natural squirrel, leaving an entire hook fully exposed. Incredibly this barebacked treble fly is a knockout when it comes to sea trout.

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