: Can I Make Money Surf Fishing on Long Beach Island?

Can I Make Money Surf Fishing on Long Beach Island?

Can I Make Money Surf Fishing on Long Beach Island?

You bet!  It's October, and it's the Annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic which began on the 9th and runs through December 5th.  The striped bass and blue fish competition offers daily, weekly and grand cash prizes in general, children’s, student, ladies and seniors categories.

http://www.lbift.com/PhotoPages/RSullivan.htmIt's early on in the competition, and current record striped bass (caught on October 22, 2010) stands at 56.44 pounds caught in Haven Beach, on the south end of Long Beach Island by Ray Sullivan.  

That's the largest in Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic history.  But Bob Misak, from Barneget Light Bait and Tackle, predicts a 60 pounder will be caught before the LBI Surf Fishing tournament ends on December 5th.
Nearly 1,000 anglers register each year for the LBI Surf Fishing Classic.   During the six-week fall tournament, anglers weigh in striped bass and bluefish to compete for thousands of dollars of tournament-sponsored daily, weekly, segment, and grand prizes.
The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, with support from the business community, sponsors the Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Tournament.  Fish must be caught from the shores of Long Beach Island only—ocean, inlet, bay, and jetties.  You must report where the fish was caught when weighing in. No boat fishing permitted.

Some other guidelines are:
Contestants may use no more than two rods at any one time.
From the time that a fish strikes or takes a bait or lure, the angler must hook, fight, and land the fish without the aid of any other person.
Minimum length for bluefish is 32 inches. Each angler may enter two bluefish each tournament day.
Minimum length for bass is 34 inches. Each angler may enter two striped bass each tournament day.

Registration is $30. for the entire tournament and you must register before fishing.  Registration, and weigh in, is available at:

Barnegat Light Bait & Tackle 1501 Bayview Avenue, Barnegat Light NJ 08006 (609) 494-4566
Surf City Bait & Tackle 317 Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City NJ 08008 (609) 494-2333
Fisherman's Headquarters 280 W. 9th Street, Ship Bottom NJ 08008 (609) 494-5739
Jingles' Bait & Tackle Shop 1214 Long Beach Blvd. Beach Haven NJ 08008 (609) 492-2795
Oceanside Bait and Tackle 8201 Long Beach Boulevard, Brighton Beach NJ 08008 (609) 361-9800

So get out your polls and register.  There’s a 60 pound striper waiting for you in the Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic!

.Welcome to LBI.

Ray Sullivan photo courtesy of LBIFT.com

Comment balloon 10 commentsLaura Giannotta • October 28 2010 08:20AM


This looks like a lot of fun. Be sure to post more pictures!

 Blooming in Maryland.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 10 years ago

Laura, My grandfather, who was from Atlantic City, loved to fish and I'm sure he would be there if he were around today. I had always wanted to go with sometime but never got the opportunity. No ocean fishing here in North Dakota.


Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) almost 10 years ago

Great presentation of this event and keep us updated on the winning photos!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 10 years ago

Bob - Well, come join us!  The weather is still warm, bring the family!

Larry & Sheila - Will do!

Roy - I wish I could be out there everyday!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 10 years ago

Laura.  Sounds like a great time...Nice fish!!!   It could be a great way to make some money.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 10 years ago

I was waiting for you William...you should come on out and try your hand at surf fishing!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 10 years ago

Wow...sounds like you could make money with worm farms too...hmmm :) ?

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 10 years ago

Hmm is right Sally, not you've got me thinking!!!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 10 years ago

Laura, that's quite a striper he's holding...no ocean fishing here in northern Alabama, but just a few hours south and it's a different story.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) almost 10 years ago

Wow! That is one MONSTER fish, Laura! I'm not a fisher-person, but I imagine catching a fish that big that would be a blast!

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) almost 10 years ago