Photo Gallery June 2022 by STAFF AJ and Louis Butta got in on the great trout fishing that took place at Belmont Lake State Park for the Family Fishing Festival. Here they are pictured with a pair of rainbow trout caught of Berkley Powerbait during the event. The early striper run was off to a great start and avid caster/ LIBBA member Mike Curley took advantage by working the sand beach with an Al Gags Whip-It Fish. The first striper is a special one! Here is Yuen Ling Lee with her first ever caught striper ever aboard On Point Sportfishing Charters in Sandy Hook Bay in the early spring season. When the season first opened for fluke, Edwin hit his local South Shore dock and connected with this early season keeper. Remember, the size limit for fluke this season is 18.5 inches with a big limit of 4 fish. On the western North Shore of Long Island, Gabe Staiano used light tackle tactics to catch this back waters striper on the FV Reel Patriot. In Peconic Bay, Tara Bates along with her friends, enjoyed a day on the water fluke fishing the well-known and scenic Greenlawns during the month of May. Here is Bobby Antici with his 15-pound, 1-ounce bluefish submission for the Fisherman’s Dream Boat Challenge during the month of May. The Dream Boat is a year-long contest that brings out some of the best anglers in the Northeast. Inside one of the western bays on the island, Mark Anaya livelined a live bunker off his Hobie Outback kayak to connect with this striped bass. Remember you must use inline circle hooks when using natural baits for striped bass. Fifteen-year-old Tyler De Visser fished up the Hudson River with sharpie John Munno using herring. They landed 6 fish on the day with the largest (pictured) measuring 48 inches. This is Tyler’s first season targeting striped bass. He’s off to a good start! What a way to celebrate a birthday for Gina Blind. She decided to go fishing on the western Long Island Sound and got an awesome gift—a 33-inch striper caught on a Mojo followed by a release. Happy birthday Gina!