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We maybe small and can't carry it all but check us out you maybe very surprised all that we do carry.
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In store now is a rod rack built for the back of your pick-up truck. We will be stocking the 4 and 5 rods holders units.
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Sun May 1st
They say April showers brings May flowers but around here May usually brings more fish. April fishing has been surprisingly good because of the early showing of blue fish.
Amazing how fishing has changed thru the years. Years ago we would start out with winter flounder, stripers, mackerel and then the bluefish would show when the water hit 54 and would be biting off the stripers tails. Now adays you are lucky if you catch a winter flouder in our area and mackerel --- they have not be here in the spring in over 20 years.
By later afternoon yesterday the sun came out the wind died down and it turned out to be a nice day. Today looks like a wet day with winds from the east at 5-15. Ocean temp is 53.
Early morning yesterday had ocean fishing anglers still using 8 ounces to hold bottom and they still were catching grass.
With more boats getting in the water we are starting to get more reports from the bay and inlet with anglers catching blue fish to 10 pounds near the bridges and fish over 15 pounds near the inlets. Once again yesterday there was some action at the lighthouse with metals, bucktails and poppers being used to catch the fish. Joe F. fished Barnegat bay yesterday and caught several blues in the 10 pound range on spoons.
Sat April 30th
Not much to report about fishing from yesterday. Several anglers gave it a try with no report sucess. The surf was rough and it took 8-10 ounces to hold plus there was weed. Anglers throwing plugs also told us that they had a hard time even throwing 2 ounce ones.
It is 48 again this morning with winds from the ENE at 8-15. Ocean temp is 51. Good luck to those trying to hit the ocean for the last day of tog.
Parade in town today as the Beach Haven Fire Co. has a housing. Their block party was canceled last year because of weather so today they are ready to party. Fire companies will be coming from all over so I am sure we will hear lots of sirens today.
Fri April 29th
We are in a little rut here with the weather. Another cool and overcast day. One thing about fish--- they are already wet.
We are hearing of more metal, bucktails and big poppers being used to catch these bluefish which some are now pushing 17 pounds. Don't forget your wire leaders.
Thurs April 28th
Mike chistened his new Tica Dolpin rod. First cast got him this bluefish.
What a change in the weather. When I left work on Tues it was 78. We had a wild thunderstorm and got to see a wonderful rainbow on Tuesday night.
Wednesday it was about 30 degrees cooler and a cloudy day which it looks like we are in for some more of it today. I have seen some great fishing days on overcast days.
Ocean temp has dropped to 53 and winds today are predicted to be ENE at 10+ which should warm it back up again.
Not much of a fishing report this morning as yesterday was a day off for me which will be coming to an end soon. I do know we had orders come in of S&S Rattletails, Shimano Rods and more 5 rod Portarod holders. Magic Tail Mojos will be in by the weekend.
Tues April 26th
Not bad out this morning but they say rain is on the way. Mid 60s with winds lite from the SW but will be picking up. Ocean temp is 55.
We are expecting surf clams in later this morning and we have fresh bunker and frozen mullet for the hungry blue fish.
Long and lead are these blue fish typical of Spring time ones that have not developed and shoulders to them but they still fight and yes teeth. You can use bait or cast lures for these fiesty fish.
Updated Dredging : April 25, 2016
•Locations of Beachfill Discharge: Liberty Island - Between Osborne Ave and Nelson Ave; Dodge Island - Between 11th and 12th Streets; Padre Island - Between 11th and 12th Streets
•Crossover Closures: Holgate - Nelson Ave; Laydown Area Parking Lot; Osborne Ave; Marshall Ave; Beach Haven - 13th, 12th, 11th, 10th
•Additional Info: The Liberty, Dodge and Padre Island are on site and conducting dredging and beachfill operations. The Liberty Island is scheduled to work in southern Beach Haven (line around Nelson and Holgate) while the Dodge and Padre are working in north Beach Haven (line around 12th/13th). And then the dredges will meet somewhere in between. Great Lakes expects Beach Haven to be complete by middle/late May timeframe.
Mon April 25th
First keeper bass on our scale. Mike wins the $25 gift card from California Grill. Mikes bass weighed 14-8 and was 31 inches. His fish was caught on bunker in Spray Beach. Congrats Mike.
Change in the winds today from what we had over the weekend. SSW at 10 plus this afternoon. Ocean temp is 54.
You can tell summer is coming as the boat storage yards are starting to look empty.
Changing tide in BL inlet and a pencil popper for these 2 blues.
Charlie P. kept these 2 (up to 10-8) for the smoker.
Last year we had a incrediable run of blue fish that started just about now. This year it started about 10 days ago. How long it will last this year is anyones guess but if you are not fishing yet it is time to start. Small stripers are around too with a keeper once in awhile. If you are fishing clams you have a chance of one of the black drums that are around.
Our beaches have change alot again this year. Last year many were pre beach replenishment then you went thru the fall with no jetties and wide beaches. Most of the restored beaches have lost that sand and now have their jetties back. With all the sand that has been washed out some of the beaches have no cuts. As I have told many of people thru the years " you have to read the beach" and in doing so it will help you catch fish. Take a walk down the beach at low tide so you can look for the cuts and holes and fiqure out where you should fish.
Sun April 24th
Busy morning and it has cleaned us out of surf clams and fresh bunker. We do have salted clams and fresh frozen bunker.
The driving pattern on the bridge has change and we understand that some of the new bridge is open. Please drive with care.
It took all day yesterday till we got to see the sun. Ocean temp is 54 and the ocean should be flat this am till the NE kicks in.
Location and timing is dictating what you are catching.
Dan told us first he caught a 26.5 inch bass and then the blue fish moved into Spray Beach before noon. Merdedith and her Dad had a few bite offs and landed these two.
The light house and BL inlet have more blue fish than the south end and mid island is showing us more bass (mostly shorts) and some black drum. There are a few blue fish in the mixed that they are catching on bunker and mullet. Change of the tide low or high seem to be the best times.
Jean sends us this picture of a 33 inch blue that was caught Harvey Cedars and was released.
Anglers targeting tog are doing well with some nice size fish and a few cod fish. When the weather and ocean allows it they are trying to get out there before tog closes the end of April.
Sat April 23rd
Simply Bassing starts April 30th so make sure you sign up for this today along with our instore bass contest.
The overnight rain seems to be out of here. It is 59 this morning with little to no wind this morning. Incoming tide with high tide at 9:24 on the beach.
Ocean temp is 54 prime temp for blue fish and the blue fish are here. Some areas are better than others with Barnegat Inlet having a better showing (so far ) than LE. Surf anglers are catching up and down the beaches but you have to put your time in.
Are you ready for these big blues? Make sure your reel is in working order and check you line. Make sure you have an assortment of metal, poppers. and bucktails along with wire leaders.
Reports we had from yesterday was that bunker was catching the blue fish better than lures. A lot of people go by the moon and now we are on the downside which should improve what fishery we now have.
A good source has told me that there are crabs (blue claws) around so bait up those pots and get them overboard.
We learned yesterday that Walt Johnson XYZ had a major heart attack last Saturday and has been in ICU all week. His son TJ has informed us that his dad is much better and was moved to a regular room on Friday and he says his dad will be back on the water this Spring striper fishing. We wish Walt the best and for a quick recovery.
Fri April 22nd
Its a keeper!!!
Norman caught himself a keeper at 28 inches that he released. His fish was caught just before dark on clams. There were also some shorts caught in the same area of Beach Haven Park.
It 56 this am with an ocean temp of 54. Winds are from the SW at 9-15 and high tide is at 8:48 am.
No bass for Rich this morning but he did catch this 35 inch blue fish in Spray Beach.
Just a few degrees in the water temp have more fish moving. Another report of a black drum in Beach Haven and of some bite offs in the surf. Some anglers are taking the drive to the light house for the blue fish in the inlet. Poppers, metal and bait are all working. Remember your wire for these 8 to 12 pound fish.
Thank everyone for their kind word about my retirement. I appreciate it very much. I would like very much to see someone else to suceed in this business.
The store is just about ready for the season. Our ballyhoo is expected anyday and as always we are receiving items in everyday. A new shipment of Northbars just came in along with some Gibbs poppers.
Thurs April 21st
In Memory of
Robert (Jingles) O'Brien
Oct 12, 1947 - April 21, 1996
Tues April 19th
First fish on our scale this year were these 2 tog caught by Jack Wolfberg for the Beach N Boat Contest. Usually Jack does not make it in to dark but he said fishing was good and was in early to weigh his 9-2 and 9-13 tog.
Another nice morning. Air temp is 56, winds from the WNW at 7 and the ocean is 50.
Reports of bluefish entering the inlets. We still have not seen a keeper bass.
Mon April 18th
Fresh bunker and Blood worms.
It looked like summer here at the beach with all the people around. It just did not feel like it with the air temp being 10 degrees plus cooler here than inland.
Today looks like the day to play hookie with warmer temps here and less wind. Ocean temp is 51 with variable winds today.
We are still waiting to see a keeper bass which I am sure will be any day now. Increased water temps and the nicer weather has more anglers out trying for stripers, blues and drum fish.
Sounds like boaters that tried for black fish did okay with keepers and a lot of throw backs.
Sun April 17th
Our surf clam and blood worm supply is low this morning.
Typical spring time here at the beach where as the air temps are much cooler than inland. Great to see blue skies this weekend. The nice weather brought more people out and had a lot of people working on their boats.
Another nice day ahead today. It is 45 this am with wind from the NE at 10. Ocean temp is 50.
Not much to report from the surf yesterday other than some grass but it was fishable.
Sat April 16th
Boy was that weatherman wrong with the forecast. There is no wind this morning but they are calling for NE 10-20. Air temp is 43 and the ocean is pushing 51.
Between May 4th and Mothers Day the bluefish show up in the surf. They seem to like 54 degrees for their water temp. Last year bluefish showed up early with some great action for weeks. Last years was an outstanding year for them as I had not seen anything like it in about 20 years.
Bluefish are now in our waters. At this time they are not in the numbers like last year. Several have been caught in the surf this week and probably as many lost. They are running about 6-11 pounds and are hitting on mullet and clams. Here is one report from yesterday No striper today but caught a 34" blue fish on bunker chunk on incoming tide. Will try again tomorrow. Rich S.
Fri April 15th
Lite NE wind this am at 6 with an air temp of 43. Ocean temp is 49. Predictions of warmer days this weekend but also of some winds.
Fresh bunker is available which is the 1st for us this season.
If you can't fish on the beach try the bayside as there is action there too. Report from the surf yesterday was a nice size bluefish on mullet. Boaters are reporting drum and small bass in the back bay.
Thurs April 14th
Chilly inland for some but not bad here for us. Having the sun out makes such a big difference. More folks around getting their boats ready for the water.
We are still waiting to see the 1st keeper bass from the surf. Internet is showing some nice pictures of fish. Will be this be the week for a keeper?.
We are expecting more bloodworms, surf clams and maybe fresh bunker for the weekend.
Simply Bassing time is getting closer. Don't forget to sign up for this Surf only contest. We also have our instore tournament too where as top bass from the surf takes all.
Ocean temp is 49 with NE winds around 10. Air temps will continue to increase the next few days but they are saying will see 60s along the beach.
Word has it that the dredge that is coming for the replenishment is having repairs in VA.
Tues April 12th
Wet, warm, and windy but nicer days are ahead.
It is 53 this morning with winds from the SW 13 -21. Ocean temp is 49.
Weekend forecast is looking good with warmer temps.
Mon April 11th
It only takes a little break in the weather to get folks out fishing. Reports of hits, misses, skates and shorts yesterday from the bayside and from the beach.
Winds are with us again today from the SSW at 15+. Ocean temp is 47.
Sun April 10th
It was a chilly start to the day but it is a nice day out with blue skies and a lite wind from the north. If you get out of the wind it is real nice.
It seems crazy with cars riding around with snow on them. We missed the snow here yesterday but did have rain. If the weather man is right it looks like Spring will return this week.
Ocean temp dropped to 47.
Sat April 9th
Fri April 8th
For a long time Mike Shep has been trying to get me on his Saturday radio show well after all this time I will be speaking with Mike tomorrow at 7 am.You can listen at 1400 AM.
If you can find a place to get out of the wind you have a chance to catch a fish. The fish are on the move despite the weather we have been having lately. More reports of weakfish and bluefish coming from the back bays.
Beach replenishment should be starting around Sunday here on 13th Street as one of the dredges is suppose to be back here to start. The first surf bass I weighed last year came from Ship Bottom just a few blocks south of where they were dredging.
This morning it is 44 degrees with wind from the W at 13 to 22. Ocean temp is 49.
Thurs April 7th
It is warmer today but once again rain and wind are on the way. What an April this has been so far this year. Rain, wind, snow and cold with a warm day thrown in there.
It is 54 this morning with winds from the SSW at 10-17. Ocean temp is 48.
It is hard to get any kind of fishing report with just a few people trying. Meanwhile we have people getting ready for when things break open
Tues April 5th
Basketball is not a sport I foillow but I did see the last few minutes of the Nova game and what a finish. I saw it when the game got tied up and the shot at the buzzer for the win. Congrats to all those young people making it thru the play offs. Those poor parents having a son on each team kinda of sounds like the Manning family in football.
Whats up with this weather. I get in my car and it tells me drive careful ice is possible. Thirty degrees this morning when I came out with winds blowing again now from the NNE at 15-22. Ocean temp is 49.
We are keeping busy in the store as deliveries are arriving everyday including a few new items that we are carrying this year.
Mon April 4th
I would like to thank everybody that stopped by or called yesterday to wish Happy Anniversary as we start our 40th year. Thanks to Mike Shep too for the newspaper story.
The winds have calmed some from what they were yesterday. It is 50 degrees this am with winds from the SW at 12-20. Ocean temp is 49.
We are hearing reports of bluefish being caught in the Mullica. They are also catching larger bass in the rivers. Once we get a break in the weather I am sure we will start to get some more local reports. More reports of ganets working off the beach which we have been seeing for a few weeks now but they are out of surf anglers range.
Sun April 3rd
You know it is windy when the open sign blows out of the pole holder. Seeing some of the news reports it looks like we are lucky here at the beach.
Air temp and wind speed just about meet this morning with both in the 30s. Water temp is 49.
Nice to see so many people on the island yesterday with a few fishing. The weather just does not co-operate for a lot of those that want to fish.
We do have some small bass reported to us from the beach and the bayside.
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Sat April 2nd
Once we got rid of the showers yesterday it warmed up nicely here at the beach and with the wind more westerly it made the beach fishable.
This morning the showers are back and the winds have changed now blowing from the ENE at 8-15. You can hear the ocean when you walk out the door. Lots of changes for the next few days with warm--cold-- rain and at times lots of wind.
My best advise as far as fishing is go where the wind will be the most comfortable to you as fish are being caught on the ocean and bayside. Ocean temp this am is 50 and the air is 53.
Fri April 1st
What ever happened to the saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.I think Mother Nature got it backwards.
The wind continues to blow this morning from the SW at 15 to 25 but it has not blown the fog out of here. It is 55 degrees and the ocean has hit 51 this morning. Last year at this time the ocean was the low 40s.
Word has it that here on LBI the 40 to 50 pound bass will be hitting off the surf today at 9:15 am. Yup your right April Fools.
Thurs March 31st
Can someone shut off the wind.
Today is the last day that the Holgate Wilderness area is open.
One day nice and then the wind. Once again it looks like a cooler weekend with some possible showers tomorrow. If you can get out of the wind it is pretty nice out.
More reports of stripers with more coming from the surf. Clams and worms are both working. We are waiting to see our 1st keeper from the surf in store.
Ocean temp is 49, winds from the SSW at 14 and it is 52.
I have received word that they will be dredging out inlet But not till July. My first reaction was where are they going to put that sand as the replenishment on the south end should be done by then. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they put it in the wildlife area. Makes sense to me with the goverment adding to their own land but I am sure that will not be the case.
Here are some interesting pictures from the internet comparing the south end the island. Take note how much more the island is cut to the left then before. I can remember when you drove on the beach (late 60s) and you entered the beach and went to the left.
1931 LBI looking toward Holgate (empty land) and up to Great Bay in the direction of Brigantine .
Tues March 29th
How about those winds last night. Winds are WNW gusting to 17 this morning but I bet some of them were over 40 last night. It is 47 degrees and the ocean is 48.
More reports of small fish but to catch them you need to downsize your hooks and hold your rod. This fish can be as small as 6 inches and you would not know it was on your hook.
We thank Ted Johnson for this report yesterday. While trying to get some sleep before night shift, I got 2 quick phone calls from my dad. He told me that something large was floating about a mile out and just north of Holyoke Jetty, afraid it was the missing boat from AC I grabbed some binoculars and my fd radio and went up to look. It appeard to be a whale so I ran home and got my SUP and wetsuit and paddled out. ( We did have an unconfirmed report that there was a great white feeding on it) With the winds last night who knows where this is today.
Mon March 28th
I hope everyone had a good holiday.
The rain has ended and we are seeing some sun here at the beach. Air temp is 54 with winds from the SSE at 2. Ocean temp is 48.
Gail warnings are going up at 5 pm for winds gusting up to 50mph so make sure your trash cans are in.
Increased activity on the bayside but mainly because of the increase of anglers. Shorts, and more shorts mostly on worms. We are out of worms but expect more on Tuesday.
More equipment is being moved to the beach down here for the start of the replenishment. Meanwhile beaches are open here to vehicles.
Sun March 27th
Sunrise on the beach for many this morning. What a beautiful thing it is to watch the sun come out of the ocean.
Reports of birds working of the beach yesterday. Bait or fish we do not know but we did hear of some more small bass caught on the bayside.
Sat March 26th
Much thanks to New Jersey Beach Buggy and all that volunteered today for the Holgate beach clean up. They did not have the best of turn outs of volunteers but they got the job done. Thanks to LB Township for their assistance.
It is that time of the year when people get down here and say what happened it is 70 at home. Well it is that chilly ocean that does it especially if we have an easterly wind. On days the winds are west it blows some of the heat over here.
We are starting the day out at 43 with a NNE wind at 8-15 and the ocean is 47.
It is good to see so many people on the island. We had several people buy bait yesterday to hit the beach knowing it was going to be a heavy sinker day. No reports from the surf yet only a few reports from some action on the bayside.
Beach clean up today and egg hunt at Bay Village today too.
We are open till 4 today and our bloodworm supply is getting low.
Good Friday March 25th
It is a windy start to this Holiday weekend with threating looking skies. It is a warm 53 with winds from the SSW at 17-25. Ocean temp is 47.
There are more people around this morning and each week we see more stores opening back up. I know we have a lot of our regular customers are celebrating the weekend here at the beach with their families. Have a great weekend.
Simply Bassing sign-ups are in store for those ready to sign up for this surf contest looking for the top 4 bass.
Tues March 22nd
It is a nice morning. The winds are only 6 mph this morning with an air temp of 38 and the ocean is 44.
No fishing news this morning other than Simply Bassing sign ups are in store. This surf contest is for the top 4 bass caught from the surf with 1000 (based on 100anglers) going to the top fish. Contest starts April 30th and it is $20 to enter.
Reminder about Saturdays cleanup.
THE 4th HOLGATE BEACH CLEANUP THIS SATURDAY (March 26).....
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
We're going to need lots of volunteers for this clean-up. At the last three beach clean-ups we have had about 100 volunteers from surrounding communities, organizations and NJBBA. We will be meeting at the buggy entrance at the southern end of Long Beach Island (LBI) at 8:00am. Please bring a 5 gallon bucket to put small trash in, gloves and good working shoes. Hope to see... you there.
Coffee and donuts will be served in the morning and our infamous NJBBA hot dog lunch will follow. For more Information and to view 2015 pictures go to http://www.njbba.org/conservation-holgate.html or contact Ken Hollins at 848-333-4707
Mon March 21st i
It certainly was a raw afternoon yesterday which by evening we had some rain that changed to snow overnight. Air temp is 41 and the ocean is 44 with winds from the WNW at 9.
The last few days days with the colder temps it has dropped the ocean temp to 44. Hopefully the next few warmer days will warm it back up into the upper 40s.
Sun March 20th
It certainly does not feel like the 1st day of Spring but a warm up is on the way. It is barely hitting 40 this morning with NE winds at 20+. Will we see snow?
Next Saturday is the NJBBA Holgate Beach Clean up and they need yur help. Meet at 8 am in the Holgate parking lot. Bring gloves and a bucket. Coffee and donuts will be served.
Sat March 19th
The weatherman says the system has shifted and most of the storm will go out to sea. This morning it is 40 and we have a NE wind at 10+ with an ocean temp of 46.
A few more reports of stripers coming from inland and the bay.
Fri March 18th
Blood worms have arrived.
The wind is from the WNW at 15, air temp is 56 and the ocean is 46 today.
Our friend Steve from "California Grill " has provided us with a couple of $25 gift certificates that we will be giving out this Spring. One will be going to the 1st bass we see caught from LBI (surf or bayside, land only) and the other for a winter flounder caught here in our bay (boat). Good luck
Thurs March 17th
Wow St. Patricks day and a rainbow to go with it. After a late afternoon shower a beauty of a rainbow now if we could just find that pot of gold.
The weather men are not painting a pretty picture for the weekend and are saying a 4 letter word that I do not want to hear at this time of the year yes SNOW. It always amazes me that when I order that 1st flat of blood worms for the year we seem to get snow. I wonder if that would happen if the 1st one was ordered in August.
We are opening on Friday and will be open everyday but Wednesday. Our hours will increase as the fishing picks up.
If you have not dropped off your rod or reel repairs now is the time so you can get them back before the action gets hot.
Last night the LBI Fishing Tournament Committee met and set the days for the fall tournament. Save the dates Oct 8th till Dec 4th.
Simply Bassing! The Spring Tournament will be April 30th till June 25th this year with a 5th weigh in shop added on the north end.
Mon March 14th
Thanks to all that stopped in over the weekend. Usually the most asked question is "what are they catching" but so far it is 'are these this years tide charts".
This Saturday saw the first keeper bass caught at Graveling Point by one of our Derby Comittees sons. It is great to see the kids out there fishing. This is a few weeks earlier than last year but I am not surprised because of the water temps we have. Ocean temp this am is 45.
This weekend also saw some of the dredging equipment moving off of Holgate but I understand they are going to work North for now. I am sure with this weather today there are not doing anything as it is a miserable day out with the rain and the wind.
Fri March 11th
Don't forget to change your clocks Saturday night as we Spring forward.
Staycation of winter 2015-16 is just about over and it is time to go back to work. We will be opening on Friday March 18th with regular store hours but will be in store this Saturday if you need something or want to drop off your reels.
Luckly it has been a mild winter for those of us that did not go away and boy these last few days have been really nice. Mainland temps seem to be about 15 degrees warmer than here at the beach.
Warmer temps have the ocean at 43-44 degrees whereas last year at this time they were 37. A few more ocean degrees and we may have some bass on the beach.
Remember last Spring with bunker on the beach the beginning of Spring and the next week we saw the great run of big bluefish. Will we see a repeat this year.
Tues March 1st
Today is the offical opening day of striper season. It has been years since I saw stripers from the beach this early in the season but anglers fishing inland areas see some of these early season fish.
The ocean temp is 43 and we have just had a few warm days but colder days are ahead for the weekend.
I will be in the store getting it ready for the season but opening day for this year will be mid month. If you see me in there and need something stop in or if you need to drop your repairs off just by.
Wed Feb 24th
It is a gray wet day today with some fog and some showers. Air temp is 51 with winds from the SSE at 11. Ocean temp is 40.
Some news about beach replenishment is out and they want your comments. I know that I personally having been working on a solution that would both benefit boaters and benefit our beaches. It has taken a lot of work from a lot of people to get to where we are now. I know many of you commented when you saw me on Tv last year at Miss Beach Haven when we talked about inlet conditions. Now if they could pump some of that sand into the Wildlife area what a blessing that would be not only for the 4 wheel drives but also for the home owners.
Here is the information they are putting out and their link
Little Egg Inlet Sand Resource Borrow Area Investigation. February 23, 2016 - USACE released for public comment its Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA), dated February 2016 for the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Little Egg Inlet Sand Resource Borrow Area Investigation for the Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet (Long Beach Island) Storm Damage Reduction Project, Ocean County, New Jersey. The EA presents an evaluation of potential environmental impacts of dredging sand from a shoaled area immediately offshore of Little Egg Inlet for placement on Long Beach Island. Comments may also be submitted via e-mail. Please submit all comments by 22 March 2016.Click on the top sentence.
Send them your comments.
Sat Feb 12th
Tide charts have arrived and we are getting ready for our 40th year.
Winter has arrived or at least it is here for the next couple of days. Make sure you prepare your home for these cold temps and don't forget your pets.
Beach Haven Firemans annual turkey dinner is today. Get out and give them your support plus get a great dinner.
We have had more flood tides this week and I have really noticed them on the meadow while crossing the bridge. These were nothing like what we had 2 weeks ago but we seem to be getting more of them. More loads of fill are being dumped in Holgate. We need the dredge back. Word is sometime in March with talk of taking some of sand from the inlet.
This years Holgates beach clean up is March 26th. NJBBA has be doing this for years. This is the Sat before Easter so we need all the help we can get. Coffee and donuts will be served at 8 in the parking lot. Please bring gloves and a bucket.
Fri Feb 4th
We have had a mild week. This morning we have some fog. It is 51 this am with winds from the NNW at 8. Water temp is in the low 40. There is talk of some snow here at the shore tomorrow morning.
Atlantic City boat show started yesterday and it seemed very well attended for the 1st day. I saw a lot of people I knew either there displaying or just there to enjoy the show.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Board unanimously approved the fluke option that most New Jersey fishermen supported. This option will allow NJ to be its own region. NJ will still be required to have the same size (18"), same bag limit (5) and same season length (128 days) as the region to our north. However, we will be allowed to have special regulations for Delaware Bay. The Council will have to give their approval to any new regulations pertaining to fluke and sea bass before they become law. The council is expected to approve the 5 fish limit, 18" size limit and 128 day season for fluke. However, they will accept public comment regarding the starting and ending dates for the fluke season at their next meeting on March 3rd.
Thurs Jan 28th
The last few days have been mild here whereas the little bit of snow is just about gone. This morning the air and the watert are both 40. Gale warnings are in effect for tomorrow but this time from the NW.
This week has been a clean up week. Some people on the south end had water in their garages and or homes - businesses but nothing for most a good cleaning took care of what damage they had other than the ocean front homes that need some sand.
Goverment officals have been here to check things out but meanwhile the Boro of Beach Haven and LBT have had truck loads of sand dumped in the Holgate area (where it breeched during Sandy). Beach Haven has been dumping in the area of the geotubes which has been a problem area for years.
Most of the beaches that took hits during the storm are being worked on by the towns and we are seeing a lot of the sand that washed away returning to the beaches.
Atlantic City boat show next week and before you know it the Firemans Dinner.
Poor Helen is a landmark here on 15th St in North Beach Haven. Built in the 20s she has seen a lot of a storms. It belongs to the Sweeney family. Brad posted this picture from hide tide today.
A few more hours to go. Bayside flooding once again this morning. I hope this is the last one. As you can see we have very little snow here but we do have water, ice and ice bergs. Thanks to Pat Miller for the bay shots.
A lot of beach erosion overnight to many of our beaches. Tom Beatty lives in Holgate and I would like to thank him for the use of his pictures.
Sat Jan 23rd
Long Beach Blvd is impassable from 22nd Street Ship Bottom south.
11 pm tides are starting to fall in Beach Haven. One more tide to get thru. High tide on beach is around 7am Sunday.
Tides are much higher tonight than they were this morning. It is high tide in the bay now in Beach Haven and I hope tides start go down soon and not be like they were on the mornings tide as they kept coming till after 12. Winds are from the NNE at 20 - 28 and the air temp is 28. I do know that the water is almost to the top step at the store. Hoping for the best. Water and ice inside Beach Haven fire house.
The tides have not dropped off much today which should make for a long night for many here on LBI.
Reports are telling us that it will not be as high tonight as this morning but with the tide not having dropped out it makes we wonder. I much rather see what is going on in the daylight that in the dark.
Some areas of the island have lost power and there are shelters set up for people to go to.
I am hearing news reports that the tides are worst than Sandy but I can tell you that is not the case here right now.
Winds are now NE at 26 to 44 and the temp has dropped to 34 with some snow now in the mix.
For those of you that are affected by this storm you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I have to credit Dominic Tumas for this picture.
For those of you that know how bad this area can flood you can see everything is okay. There is some flooding with some ice in it.
Watching the news it looks like we are very lucky here on LBI as far as flooding. Areas to the south of us seemed have gotten hit hard and have set records as far as their flooding. We have been there and wish for the best for them as we know what they are going thru.
Winds are still ENE at 28 to 54. Air temp is 37 and there is some sleet in our mix of rain. Some areas are with out power. Be safe.
At 7:45 it is 36 degrees here at the beach, It has been above freezing for awhile and the rain/ snow mix has washed away a lot of the snow. The plows have been out all night working and I have seen quite a few power trucks out. Winds are from the ENE at 29 to 47.
We are now past high tide on the beach and all seems to be holding. High tide will be around 10 at the bridge. Stay safe
Thurs Jan 21st
Beautiful sunset and it makes one thinks the calm before the storm. There are so many different predictions out there right now and we know that just a little change in the course of this storm can change what happens.
I think for those that went thru Sandy it makes us more cautious of what is going on. We do know that yes some will get snow, we know it will be a full moon and we will have strong winds from the northeast and there will be some flooding. All I can say is if you normally flood you probably will again now. As far as water in your home that depends. In 40 years there has only been 2 times that there has been water in the store. Sandy gave us about 30 inches and December off 1992 gave us a couple of inches.
I would tell you to try to prepare yourself the best as you can such as raising things up in your garage or if your house is low do the same. Move you car if you are in a flood area.
More beaches now have beach replenishment and with the dune on the end of my street now I sure as heck do not expect the ocean to wash down my street like it did in Sandy which then filled up the Blvd. before high tide in the bay.
Saturday looks like a day to stay in. If you don't have to go out don't. There are people that have to be out there such as local and county workers along with power companies that have to do their work so let them get there job done.
I am seeing a lot of people post prepare for the worse and pray for the best and I would have to agree with that. Be safe.
Wed Jan 20th
It is a little bit milder here this morning and the winds are down from what they have been. It is 25 and winds from the west at 7. Ocean temp has dropped to 35.
Lots of weather stories on the news as they talk about how much snow. For us here the concern is winds predicted at 60 and tidal flooding in whichare saying this will be the top 5 of floods. All I can say is I hope they are wrong about the tidal heights.
Some have had beach replenishment but those that live in Holgate still are waiting. I hope their beach and dunes hold for them.
Sun Jan 17th
This morning it is 36 with a NNW wind at 7. Ocean temp is 44.
It has been another week with roller coaster temps. Beginning of the week with real cold temps and then warming for the weekend. We had some heavy rains and some big winds.The week ahead looks the same with some real cold temps on Monday and Tuesday.
I am seeing some good reports from those that are fishing for tog. Party boats to the north and south of the island are getting trips in on the nice days.
People are asking me if I am in Florida and the answer is no I am right here this year vactioning at home.
Sun Jan 10th
It is a wet, windy and warm morning here at the beach. Gray skies with an air temp of 5I7 ocean temp at 47 and winds are from the S at 15 to 29mph. Heavy rains overnight that are just about out of here and they are calling for some coastal flooding this am. It has been an up and down temp week here and after today we are on the down side of the temps again with highs in the 30s and 40s. So far no snow at the beach this year.
This week I attended one of the hearings on fluke for this years rules and regulations. One of the options for this year will be to allow New Jersey boats on this side of Delaware bay to keep 17 inch fish were as last year it was 18. On the Delaware side they were allowed to keep 16 inchers. It also looks like the season will be 128 days but dates are not set yet.
Mon Jan 4th
The first Monday of the new year has brought us temps below freezing. This is suppose to be short lived and then back up in the 40s. Ocean temp is 47.
Yes they are still catching stripers. Boaters that are in the water are having good days when they can get out and there is a pick on the beach with some days being great.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Fishing everybody a safe and Happy New Year.
Thurs Dec 31st
How about this weather? I could take a whole winter like this. It is in the 50s today with lite WNW winds. The sun is out today after about a week of clouds, some fog and a daily shower.
The store is closed till March but we are getting reports of stripers being caught from the surf and in the boat. Some days being fantastic and others not a bite. Sp minnows, white shads, bucktails, clams and bunker are being used on the beach whereas boaters are trolling and jigging. A long time friend caught his personal best from the surf this week north of here. Congrats Nick H. on your 50 lber.
Tonight one year comes to an end and then in a split second a new one begins. We never know what life has in store for us but I would like to wish everybody health and much happiness for the coming year.
Sun Dec 27th
I hope everyone had a great holiday. How about this crazy weather we have been having. It would great if we did not have all this fog and rain here at the beach. Temps have been good and this am it is 55 wind a SW wind at 6.
How many of you remember this from 12/27/2010?
It is hard to tell how much snow we have had. Snow drifts are over 4 foot in spots. Winds during the night hit 50 mph.
Sun is out at 10 am and wind is blowing from the NNW.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope you get to enjoy the time with your family and friends.
Thurs Dec 24th
Its hard to belive it is Christmas Eve day here in New Jersey. Record setting temps are predicted.
It was a messy day yesterday with some heavy rain in the evening along with fog and some wind.
Nice day ahead for all as you finish up your shopping or if you are traveling.
We got a delivery of white shads in yesterday for those of you that need to restock your supply. With this weather who knows how long these stripers will hang around.
We are open till 12 today and after that we will be closed till Spring.
Wed Dec 23rd
We are open till 12 today.
Foggy morning with a little bit of rain. It is 54 this morning with winds from the east at 5-8 and the ocean is 50. We know today it is a heavy travel day so leave yourself some extra time.
Tues Dec 22nd
First day of winter and it is overcast with the chance of rain. It is 52 this morning with winds from the SW at 8-15. Ocewan temp is 49. Small craft warnings are going into effect later today.
No reports from the surf yesterday.
Mon Dec 21st
Our days are numbered till we shut down for the winter. Winter arrives tonight for the shortest day of the year but then the days will be getting longer. We have shortened days but if you need something leave a message and we will get back to you.
Back in the 50s this morning and I wish it would stay this way all winter. Ocean temp is 48 and winds are WSW at 6.
Not much fishing news from yesterday other than all the bait that was off the beach was not there as of 2 pm. We will have to see what today brings.
Sun Dec 20th
Another chilly morning but the wiinds have dropped out making it feel a little better.
NNW winds at 9-15, air temp in the low 30s and the ocean has dropped to 47.
Crunch time is here for many The last Sunday before Christmas is when some people just start their shopping
Christmas shopping, Christmas parties, wrapping, baking and just the normal daily things so much to do. I often think back as how did I do it all when I was younger plus have a baby 5 days before Christmas. But everything worked out and that baby is all grown up. Now on the other hand I have a grandson born 4 days after Christmas.
Sat Dec 19th
Store hours today are 8 - 4.
Another blow out tide this morning but there was bait off the beach. Later in the day there was still plenty of bunker off the beach and with the incoming tide surfcasters were catching blue fish and bass.
We knew it was going to happen but it will be only for a few days.
Yes 32 this morning. Winds are from the WNW at 15-25 and will gust higher today. The ocean has dropped to 50.
Yesterdays morning tides were very low and I am sure with these winds today they will be super low again.
Fri Dec 18th
We still have showers this morning and the air temp is 51. WInds are from the NW at 8-18. Ocean temp is 52.
We are still getting reports of fish on the beach but it is going to be chilly come tomorrow to be out there plugging. There were a lot of fish caught north of us yesterday we just need them to come closer to out beach.
Thurs Dec 17th
Warm and wet today with an ocean temp of 53. Winds are from the SSE at 9 and the air at noon is 57.
Yes there are still fish to be caught and there are some keeper bass in the mix for surf anglers. We are hearing of more on artificals than on bait. Speaking of bait we will not have any more fresh in as we finish out our last week being open.
There is still enough time for us to send out those gift certificates to you sso just give us a call.
Tues Dec 15th
The overnight rains are gone and their are some blue skies breaking thru the clouds.
The ocean temp is 53 which is not suprising after the mild temps we have had. Air temp is 58 this am and the wind is from the WNW at 11-18.
Reports from the beach of bass and bluefish yesterday. We heard of bass to 34 inches yesterday and blues over 9 pounds.
Lots of small baits in the wash at times. Peanut bunker, herring and small mackeral with some of these pockets of bait have fish.
It is time to throw some lures out throw those shads, Sp minnow and bucktails.
Mon Dec 14th
Another bonus day!
Warm temps but some wind and rain predicted later in the day. '
What a great weather weekend it was. Good for the beach or boat. Striped bass, sea bass, black fish, blue fish and flue. What a variety of fish we have for this time of the year.
I don't know if it the beach replenishment going on at my beach or blue fish chomping up bunker but it sure smelt fishy outside last night.
Surf anglers are using artificals with teasers catching fish and boaters in 50 feet of water off of Beach Haven are catching bass and some blue fish. Word has it that the bigger bass are now in Cape May.
We have been hearing about inshore tuna lately and Sunday we heard of several hooked and lost. Sandbar (Pete Hillmans boat) not only hooked his he got his 71 pounder in the boat.
Sun Dec 13th
Will there be bass for Christmas?
Part of the Curtis family with a 16 and 17 ounder caught on Stretch 30s this morning in 50 feet of water off the Red Tower.
Several people told us yestersday that is was in the 70s inland. This weather is spoiling us but I'll take this anyday over the cold. We may see some record breaking temps today. Ocean temp is still 52.
It was nice seeing so many people on the island with many doing Christmas shopping. I appreciate you thinking of us down here this time of the year to do your shopping.
People were in bathing suits on the beach yesterday were others were sunbathing. The fish are confused too as we are hearing what would be keeper fluke being caught (if they were in season). Small bass to being caught on artificals and on bait.
Each day we see more boats coming out of the water but those that are still in are catching stripers and there are still bluefish around. Some anglers are fishing for tog or going offshore more for seabass.
Sat Dec 12th
It is 52 here this morning and 53 in Jacksonville Florida. There is little to no wind and the ocean is 51.
Clam, bucktails and white shads are what we are hearing from anglers on the beach that are catching small bass with a keeper now and then. We heard of several fluke being caught from the surf today. Shame they are not all keepers in December.
Jim Green was in search of tuna today but as you can see he ended up with this nice bass (one of many fish) caught off the red tower today
Lots of fisher people telling us this is it where others are hoping they can catch a bass on New Years.
Reports of small bass yesterday from surf anglers and from boats. Boaters did find some bigger ones later in the day along with some bluefish.
We have a 50% off bin in store with some of our discontiued items that would make great Christmas presents. Items from offshore to the surf.
Fri Dec 11th
We do have fresh bunker this morning and surf clams.
Everything is wet out this morning from the overnight fog but skies have cleared here now. It is 53 this am with wind from the SSW at 8. Ocean is 50.
More reports of small bass more or less about and hour or so before the change of tide.
We appreciate your fishing reports because now there are just a few out there fishing even though the fish are still here.
Everyday more and more boats are coming out of the water leaving just a handful left in. Today with the nice weather some are fishing for tog, sea bass or stripers. Same thing for surf fisherman even with the nice days it is getting to be a busy time of the year with the holidays coming up.
Thurs Dec 10th
It is hard to believe it is Dec. We are 15 days from Christmas and it is 55 degrees this morning. Winds are from the WSW at 2 and the ocean is 51.
Yesterday I spent part of the day tackle shopping and checking out some new things. Off course there is the usual gulp, fishbites and sp minnows but we will have some new items in the Spring.
Reports from yesterday are of small bass with a few keepers. Fresh bunker will be in later today and we will have surf clams too.
Tues Dec 8th
Wind from the NNW this morning at 6-11. Air temp is 39 and the ocean is 50.
I love to shopping especially for anything to do with fishing and tomorrow is one of those days that I will be shopping for items for next year. We have already had some of the new items in store such as the Fierce 11 including the baitrunner in that model but tomorrow I will see items that are not in the store yet.
I do not have a lot to report fishing wise other than shorts. A few from the beach and a lot in the boat north of us. A lot of them are on surface lures.
Mon Dec 7th
It looks like a nice week ahead with mild temps. Water temp is hanging in there at 51.
This weekend was a mix of fishing and Christmas shopping. We thank those of you that think of us this time of the year when you are doing your shopping.
We have plenty of gift ideas with all kinds of prices for the angler in your life.
If your angler is a fluke fisherman a pack of gulp or container of it makes a good present or a couple of bucktails or rigs. It is pretty hard to put live minnows under the tree but a gift card can take care of his bait needs.
Surf fisherman also have lots of little things that you can give from a lure such as the hot SP Minnow. a pack of fish bites to a aluminum sandspike. For those looking for something more there are alway the surf carts which are just under 200 dollars. We find people use them for more than fishing. A lot of people tell us they use them to help with their yardwork.
For the boater that fishes for stripers some suggestions are snag hooks, bunker spoons, 9ers umbrella rigs, mojos and stretch 30s which are all hot sellers. We also have Tony Maja bunker spoon rods priced around 200 dollars.
Gifts that are good for all fisherman are a fillet knives or a good sharpner, pliers, tackle box or a tee shirt from his tackle shop. If you are stumped there is alway a gift card.
We often put a selection of tackle together by you telling us what your fisherman fishes for and an amount that you would like to spend.
If possible we will have fresh bunker for the weekend.
It was nice to hear of some blue fish around yesterday. Yesterday was another day with fish to the north and fish south of us. Many have told me they are not done fishing for the year and are hoping that what they have at IBSP makes it way here.
Boaters had lots of small bait and lots of fish including blue fish off the beach there again yesterday and at times that bait hits the beach and has anglers hooking up in some cases on evey cast. It has been a long time that I can remember that we had that happen here. Boaters that headed south found bigger fish and full sized bunker.
Sun Dec 6th
It is a cool crisp moring with little to no wind. Air temp is 36 and the ocean is 51.
Today is the end of the Classic with this year being the most productive since Sandy.
Things have been quiet on the beach since Monday when we had some easterly winds. There have been a total of 19 fished entered with 2 being bluefish this week. There are 689 anglers with 17 bluefish and 177 bass much improvement over 46 bass and 7 bluefish.
We saw anglers early but as the day went on were going to pack it in or go to IBSP to try and get in on that action. Most are still hoping we will get some of that action here where the bait comes into the beach and the fish with it.
Boaters continue to catch fish from shorts to 43 inches but had to travel yesterday to catch. Some went south to the AC and others were off of IBSP where they found lots of bait consisting of peanut bunker and herring. Some fish are caught plugging but the bigger seem to still be on the troll.
Sat Dec 5th
I am always happy when we can make it thru the Fall Derby without the outside hose freezing so I can wash the fish off outside. This year we had one morning of 32 degrees but it was not enough to freeze things.
Usually by this time the bunker is gone and we are selling frozen. Well we almost made it all the way this year with fresh but the last two days they have not been able to catch for us.
It is 39 this morning with little to no wind out of the north. The ocean temp is 51.
Sam was back for one more day trying to beat the big one.
Quiet days for surfcasters here with reports of skates. There was 1 bass and 1 blue entered into the Classic. To the north of us there were several blitzs on their beaches with bass and blues. Outgoing tide was the time for them where bait was being pushed up on the beach. Boaters in our area saw that kind of action with fish from shorts to 25 pounds on top water action starting in Wreck Inlet early morning and off Beach Haven later in the day.
Fri Dec 4th
Chilly start as 38 this morning but the winds of yesterday have died down. This morning the winds are WNW at 8-13. Ocean is 50.
Looks like a nice weekend ahead with highs in the mid 50s and it looks like the winds will be favorable for surfcasters and boaters on this1st weekend of December.
Yesterday there were bunker close enough to the beach for some anglers to snag and drop. There were a couple of fish caught that way. Only 1 Classic bass weighed in but I heard of 2 others caught that were Classic sized.
Boaters once again caught bass off of Holgate and Beach Haven. Dan S. told me about all the whales that were out there yesterday and of course they were eating bunker.
Thurs Dec 3rd
We got lucky with the rain yesterday. We did have fog that was in and out all day and there was grass for the surfcasters and swells for the boaters.
Lots of wind from a different direction today with winds from the NW at 20-25 and gusts to 35.
Terry Mc.G with a 24-12 Classic bass caught in Beach Haven this morning. Terry now takes over the lead in our instore tournament.
We heard of several short bass taken from the beach on clams and on bunker. There was just 1 Classic bass weighed in. Reports from IBSP of bluefish on the beach on Wednesday.
Boaters had bass off the red and white tower in 55 feet of water on bunker spoons. There were also fish off of Brant Beach trolling and also on snag and drop. We are expecting more Magic Tail mojos in today.
Wed Dec 2nd
We have some fog this morning but no rain right now. They say there is more to come today. It is 55 this am and the ocean is 53. Winds are from the SW at 5-10 and I can still hear the ocean. Small craft warnings are up till 9am.
We are fresh out of fresh bait today but the bunker man is going looking today --- now all he has to do is find it. If he does we will probably will not have it till tomorrow when we open. We do have salted clams and fresh frozen bunker for fishing.
Conditions for fishing were tuff yesterday and it you went you deserved a fish. Starting out with 10 ounces and so area had grass and then 10s no longer held. There were a few Classic fished entered.
Tues Dec 1st
It is warm wet and windy this morning. Air temp is 54, ocean 53 and winds from the ESE at 11-20.
For the last few weeks surfcasters haved needed heavy sinkers well today you will need something heavier.
Conditions are not the nicest out there today and we know with this weather there will be no one out for bunker. We do have a little bit left from Sunday if you need some.
John P. with his 1st keeper bass from the surf. His 15-7 bass is entered into the Classic and was caught last night after 8 pm on bunker in Spray Beach
Mon Nov 30th
You would have thought it was a summer weekend with the amount of boats in the ocean and the amount of people on the beach fishing. It was a combo of the nice weather and that it is striper season and we have fish.
Weather conditions today look about the same as yesterday but drier. Air temps the same, water temp the same at 52 and winds from the ene at 10-15.
We have had some Classic weigh ins today. It is nice to see some of the fish moving south.
Rick A. 12-14 in Beach Haven
Sonny M. 21-2 Spray Beach.
Pete B. 15-13 North Beach Haven
Charlie H. 15-11 Spray Beach
Ed S. 15-7 Brant Beach
Lots of good byes this weekend as anglers are wrapping it up for the year. Many are pulling the boats and many are closing their houses. One conversation today is now they go thru withdrawl for the next 5 months. On the other hand with fishing improving they are going to try and make one more weekend.
The Classic is now in its final week and what a difference from last year. As a reminder last year there was 1 fish entered in the last 2 weeks of the tournament. Week 7 saw 1 bluefish entered and 52 bass registered. More bass than all of last years contest. The contest now has 15 bluefish with the 19 pounder still in the lead and 160 bass with the 47 pounder in the lead. There are 689 anglers.
We had a couple of Classic weigh ins yesterday with all of the fish on the scales coming from Brant Beach north. Jim M had one 19-11 and Pat P. (pic) had one weighing 19-9.
One of the younger anglers Sam Adams (6) was on the beach yesterday and was casting the new rod he was given by the Folsom Corp.
Sun Nov 29th
As you travel home from your long holiday weekend please drive careful.
Mild morning with temps in the 40s. Ocean temp is 53 and lite winds for now from the NE and then to the north. What a great weather day again yesterday. Shame it does not stay like this all year.
Once again I saw some amazing videos from boaters of bait and fish and whales and fish.
We are lucky right now to have so many fish off our beach with a few coming into the beach. Big Classic weigh in yesterday with bass from 10 to 30 pounds and even a bluefish was entered.
We kept the scale busy on Sat. including a couple of nice tog for the Beach and Boat Contest. Jack Wolfberg weighed a 8-5 and a 7-10 fish in for it. Fish from the beach and bigger fish from the boat were on the scale.
Kenney D. had a Classic bass just shy of 20 pounds.
Joe R.15-8 surf on bunker
Ron H. 10-13 surf on clams
Richie S needed an assist from Todd on this 27lber (boat)
Mike H. 1st bass 16-8 (boat)
Amy with a 33-14 (boat)
Kelly family with the yongest Jonathan with the biggest today at 31 pounds (boat)
Pete and Mark with 2 20lbers(boat)
We took Ryan Schramm and Sean Oler out on our 2015 season finale and ended on a very high note. We caught 36 stripers which were all keeper size which made me feel good knowing there are a lot of good-size fish around. We kept 4. They ate whatever we put out. Overall a great trip to end the best season ever!
Sat Nov 28th
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It is 52 again this morning with winds WSW at 4-7 and the ocean is 51. Small craft warnings for hazardous sea so I guess we still have some swells this am but I can not hear the ocean this am.
I don't know if it was the weather but if really made people go fishing yesterday. Lots of boats in the ocean and the beaches were very crowded too.
I would have to say that the fishing we have here right now is the best we have had since before Sandy. Boats are catching bass along our beaches and surf fisherman are catching bass from our beaches.
Another nice day ahead so get outside and enjoy it.
We had the chance yesterday to present a present to Sam. We would like to thank Nick Cicero and the Folsom Corporation for recognizing the accomplishment of 6 year old Sam Adams. Knowing that Sam likes to throw plugs he has given him a 9 foot Airwaves rod and some plugs.
One of our young local anglers was in with a fish to weigh.Richie Southwick 6 years old with his biggest bass so far. Richie's fish weighed 18-10 and was caught trolling off of Brant Beach on a Magic tail mojo rigs with a bunker spoon.
Another young angler with his fish was Tommy H with his 23-2 bass caught while trolling on Shore Thing off of Beach Haven.
Mike and his brother Jeff trolled these 2 20 pounders off of BH.
Ryan stopped by with his first keeper of the year weighing 9-11. Between him and a friend they caught 10 bass with the largest a 34 inches.
We had a couple of Classic fish come in with one from Sam R. weighing 11-12 and Jim C. with his 14-8.
Fri Nov 27th
It is 52 this morning and reports of fog on the mainland is clear here but I can hear the ocean. Winds are from the WSW at 2 and the ocean is 51.
We do have fresh bunker this am along with surf clams and live eels. We are open today from 6-6. Once again our bunker man is out to replenish our stock.
Our instore surf striper contest is on till Dec 12 with a 19-6 bass still leading it. Don't forget if you are in it to weigh your fish.
Black Friday means different things to different people but we find a lot of people go fishing today while other family members go shopping. For a lot this is the last weekend before they are done fishing for the year. If you are one of those that is done don't forget to drop off your rods and reels that need repair and we will have them ready for you in the Spring.
What a beautiful day. It has been a long time since we have had a Thanksgiving like this plus the full moon we had that lit up the sky overnight.
We have another nice day ahead so take advantage and get outdoors.
If you head to the beach or in the boat you have a good chance to see one of the whales that has been off our beach eating bunker. The picture below is Wed. off of Harvey Cedar but scenes like this were repeated up and down the island.
Thanksgiving day there is a traditional boat contest here called the Turkey Troll where a bunch of friends get together and have a fishing tournament that is over with by noon. They got real lucky with the weather this year . Winning boat this year was the Jersey Devil.
The Classic has had a few small fish entered into the last few days.There are more small fish showing up along the beach with even bonus tag fish being caught.
Thurs Nov 26th
Thanksgiving for me is about family and friends and I want to wish my extended family and friends a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. See you Friday.
Wed Nov 25th
We did have a Classic weigh in that was caught this morning in Beach Haven. Kurt H had a 14-7 that he caught on bunker at 9 am. We had another customer report a 29incher taken around the same time in Beach Haven. More small fish on plugs with a teaser rig.
The boats are working right outside our inlet and off to about 60 foot of water and they are catching fish up to 40 inches. Reports of fish in Harvey Cedars of fish to 30 pounds doing snap and drop and some trolling. Great hearing of the fish still north of us.
More frost this morning but it was 39 degrees this morning. Ocean temp is 51 and winds are from the NNE at 3 -6.
Our bunker man is out again this morning and like us is taking the day off for Thanksgiving.
Our store hours are till 3 today and we will reopen at 6am on Friday.
Surf anglers on the south end are having a hard time finding a Classic fish but are catching some small bass. It is time to throw some plugs with teasers has we are hearing of more fish being caught like that.
The boats did well yesterday right outside the inlet to Brant Beach. Mixed sizes on the fish from shorts to fish in the mid 20s. Stretch plugs, mojos, bunker spoons and shads are working well.
Tues Nov 24th
ThIs morning is the first morning that I had frost on my windshield. It is 32 this am with no wind.The ocean temp has dropped to 52. The chlilly morning yesterday had anglers thinking twice about going out but with less wind this morning it is not to bad;
Our bunker man is out this am so we will should have our stock refreshed this afternoon.
We had reports of small fish from the beach this morning with fish from 22 to 33 inches. Several Classic fish weighed in but all once again coming from the north end.
Weather forecast looks great for the next few days for all to go fishing.
We have had a lot of phone calls for the white stretch 30 but right now we can not get anymore at this time. We are now stocking Magic Tail Mojos in white. Dante has done a good job making these and has a heavy duty hook in them and it comes with a shad. We have 20 and 24 ouncers in stock but can get heavier if you need.
Mon Nov 23rd
Sunday was a lot nicer than what they predicted. What an end to the day with the rainbow and amazing sunset.
Today is going to be a lot colder and once again that NW wind is blowing around 20. Ocean temp is 54.
It is nice that boaters do not have to run all the way to the north end to catch stripers. Lots of bass being caught off of Beach Haven in 32 to 40 foot of water and they are of mixed sizes with not to many over 43 in the mix. Now if we could just get them to swim into the beach in this area.
It was not the nicest of days on Friday and Saturday but Turn-Key fished as Jims brother had made the 7 hour trip to catch a bass. Sunday was their day to christen Jims new boat. Umbrella rigs (9ers) with shad worked for them trolling off of Beach Haven.
The Classic has finished its 6th week at 6pm on Sunday and now we are in the final segment. Most of the fish have come from the Harvey Cedars area with one day being red hot in Beach Haven Park. This week there were 48 bass added to the total and 4 bluefish bringing the totals to 108 bass and 14 blues for 672 anglers.
Sun Nov 22nd
Another change in the wind predicted for today (NW) and once again small craft warnings going up.
At 3 am there is no winds and a there are a few showers. Air temp is 59 and the ocean is 55.
The Johnson family fished in 40 foot of water off of Beach Haven this morning and weighed fish to 24 pounds. Once again this morning Dave told us anything white worked for him.
It was tuff going early yesterday for boaters getting out the inlets. We did hear of many turning around and we did hear a report of shutting the inlet down for awhile. Also a report of a boat flipping which turned out not to be what happened and everyone was okay. Later in the morning more boaters did get out they found bass off the beach from Brant Beach to Beach Haven in 30 to 40 feet of water. Since Tuesday they have not had to go north of the dredge to find fish. Anglers had some bigger fish with some fish over 43 inches.
Our bunker man did go out and we do have fresh this morning.
There were a half a dozen smaller Classic fish weighed in yesterday that came from the Ship Bottom area but over all the surf fishing was slow. Overall there are more than double the fish in the Classic this year with the bass count now over 100 which is the best since Sandy. Today at 6 pm ends the 3rd segment and then we have 2 more weeks of the tournament.
Sat Nov 21st
At 2 pm we are out of surf clams till Monday but our bunker man just got in with more fresh bunker for us.
It is 44 this am with winds from the NNE this morning at 10 to 16 and the water is 54.
Things have to be better than yesterday or should I say I hope they are better than yesterday. Once again we have the wind off the ocean --- lots of bait off the beach so we will see.
The inlet was not to friendly this morning which had some boats turning around and back into the bay. We are now hearing of some of the boats that did go out finding some bass.
Fri Nov 20th
This wind did not do much for fishing today other than make the ocean dirty and made for some heavy sinker throwing once again. Reports from the beach were of a few shorts, skates and some dog fish. Late afternoon had the ocean cleaning up some and some birds working off of some beaches. There was not much to report from the boats either other than they found bait but no fish.Tomorrow is another day maybe we have a better day as the winds go to the east (so they say) tomorrow morning.
A of the Classic weigh in we did yesterday were fish caught the evening before and many anglers said how great it was and how their body hurt from catching so many fish. It has been a long time since we have seen action like they had.
I can't wait to see what today brings.
Thurs Nov 19th
We are very lucky that our bunker man was able to get back in this morning so we now have another shipment in today.
We have some weather on the way. Yes they are saying wet and windy but for right now at 5 am it is 58 degrees with winds from the NE at 3 to 8 and the water is 55.
Will we have a repeat of yesterday or did all those fish move on?
It was nice to see my neighbors in my hometown get into some great surf fishing yesterday. Bob D had one over 20 pounds which is a non tournament fish.
Kathy B. caught her first Classic bass yesterday that weighed 15-7.
Ron H. has had a good year. He caught the big bluefish this Spring and now has a 17-5 Classic bass
Terry Mc with a 21-9 bass caught last night on bunker.
Wed Nov 18th
Some of the hot fishing that has been north of Barnegat Inlet has slid south.
It has been a long time since the "Derby" Classic has seen more than 20 fish weighed in. Many anglers had several fish but because of regulations had their one fish in the under 43 inch size to take home.
Missy F. caught her 15-7 bass the day after her Moms (Jeans) Memorial Day give away for bass.
It is nice to hear of several 28 and 29 inch bass being caught this morning. We had a 27-4 bass weighed in for the Classic caught by Brian D. Brian caught his fish in Brant Beach and caught it on bunker.
Winds are still from the east at 8-15 and you can hear the ocean this am. Air temps and the ocean temps match at 54.
Just like we thought yesterday with the change of the wind it improved fishing on the beach. Conditions were not easy as you needed anywhere from 8 to 12 ounces of lead to hold.
The Classic had 4 bass weighed in up to 30 pounds. Several smaller bass were caught from the surf too including some shorts.
Tues Nov 17th
At 5 pm there have been a few Classic bass weighed in today including Rogers' 20-6 that was caught on bunker in Spray Beach. Customers were in reporting some 27 and 28 inch bass today too.
Mild morning with air temp of 52.. Winds are from the ENE at 12-24 and the ocean is 55. With the change in the wind this morning it will make it harder for boat anglers but maybe it will bring some fish into the beach.
Surf fishing has been slow the last couple of days with mostly skates and sundials being caught. End of the day had 2 bass weighed in.
The last bass I saw was on Sunday and they came from the boat.
Boats fishing is off the wall right now north of BL. Lots of big fish the last couple of days with what many are calling the best fishing they have ever seen.
The Kelly family on the Outcast had fish 20 to 30 pounds caught on stretch plugs.
John, Chris and Jim got in on the action to by jigging and live lining.
Mon Nov 16th
Sun Nov 15th
Sorry for no report this am as my internet server updating their service..
This morning was probably the coldest one of the season but with the winds down in was not to bad. It was 39 this am with winds from the west at 8-15.
There were 4 bass and 1 bluefish weighed into the Classic including Beb B. with his 32 incher and Joe S with his 32.5 incher both caught on bunker. Lots of spiny dog fish and skates from the surf.
Morning conditions were not great for boaters with some 3-4 foot seas but there were some bass caught mostly north or in BL inlet.
Sat Nov 14th
A little chiller this morning with an air temp of 44. Winds are from the west at 12-18 which is better than they predicted. Ocean temp has dropped to 56.
Good luck to all fishing in the Stafford Tournament this weekend.
The Classic had a couple of bass weighed in to in yesterday including Bills which his 11-5 is his 1st one in 3 years for the Classic. I did hear of at least 9 more keepers yesterday from 29 inches to 22 pounds.
Fri Nov 13th
Friday the 13th lucky for some and not so lucky for others.
It is 53 this morning with winds from the WSW at 8-15. Winds are predicted to pick up today. Ocean temp is 58 .
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Classic news is that was another 40 pounder entered late yesterday by Robbie V with a 44-10. A total of two bass for the tournament yesterday.
Thurs Nov 12th
The weather forcast is calling for winds gusting to 40 so we do not know when we will get bunker again but as of 2 pm we have fresh ones in. . We will not have any surf clams in the shell this weekend.
Last weekend stripers were liking white. White shads and white tubes and white bunker spoons. Manns has just come out with white in their stretches. Stretch 30s in pearl now in stock.
. Overcast start of the day and they say some rain will be on the way. Winds right now are from the south at 5-10 but predicted to pick up later. Ocean temp is 59. Sounds like a lot of wind tomorrow coming from the west at 20-25 and gusts.
It took a heavy sinker to hold bottom yesterday. The ocean had an early morning swell that calmed as the day went on.
We did hear a few boats out fishing but only heard them talking about dog fish.
Classic surf anglers added 8 new fish to the tournament with most coming from the north end.Charles H. had a Classic weigh in and he told me in all the years he has been coming here it is only his 2 bass into the tournament. He caught his 14-15 bass on bunker in North Beach Haven.
Rich had a keeper that was 31 inches that was caught in Spray Beach.
Wed Nov 11th
Classic Prize 11/11 Veteran Day. Jingles Bait and Tackle will give $100 to the largest bass. If you are a Vet we will double it.
Things are better out this morning than what I expected. The winds have turned a little west which they were predicted to be north today.
It is 52 this morning with winds from the NNW at 12 to 18. Ocean temp is 59.
One of the best Classic weigh ins that the tournament.has had in awhile with 8 bass and 3 blue fish. It is now 2 bass shy of last year but there is now 1 blue fish more than last year. Lots of fish caught from the surf yesterday to the north of us so hopefully we will see more fish.
I thought it was pretty neat that on the Marine Corp Birthday we have a former Marine weigh in a 19-5 blue. Congrats Jim.
Tues Nov 10th
Hang on to your hat this morning as it is blowing. Winds are from the east at 14 to 26. Air temp is 59 and the the ocean is 58.
Our bunker man did get out yesterday so we do have fresh bunker for those of you fishing this blow.
Things were quiet yesterday for boaters and surfcast although lots of bunker was around. We did have reports of big bluefish on beaches to the north of here. With this weather maybe we will see some here today.
Jim C. with his 19-5 Classic blue caught on bunker at low tide in BHP.
Chuck K with one of the many bass that were caught at high tide this morning. His bass weighed 17-14 and was caught on bunker in Ship Bottom.
Mon Nov 9th
Chilly start to this morning but it is a nice day. Wind from the NNE at 3 and the ocean temp is 58.
There has been lots of bunker off our beach the last few days and at times every close to the beach but not to many fish in them. Surf casters are finding spiny dog fish and hake (tom cod) taking their baits. Reports of some big bluefish to the north of us.
It was a big week in the Classic were we saw the largest bass so far in the Classic caught by one of our senior anglers and he caught his 47-5 bass on a plug. We have a 6 year old catching the second largest bass 41-5 which was only 2 pounds less than what he weighs. His grandpop has it on video and it has gone viral plus making the news. There were 2 bluefish this week and 21 bass entered. Total anglers is 629 with 36 bass and 5 bluefish.
Upcoming Special Classic Prizes
11/9 A gift certificate to Barrys Do Me A Flavor will go to someone that catches a fish today.
Sun Nov 8th
You can certainly feel the change in the weather this am. It is at least 15 degrees cooler this am. The wind is from the WNW at 11 and the ocean is 60.
It was a typical Sat with lots of fisherman now where are the fish.
When daylight came surf anglers saw lots of boats off the beach and boats saw lots of people on the beach fishing. Hot spots were not as hot and had boaters working hard to find bass. They found plenty of bunker but not many bass to go with them unless you went north. Afternoon boaters found bass off of Ship Bottom, Surf City and Brant Beach,
BH Marlin and Tuna Club had their interclub tournament yesterday with Compass Rose, Hoagie ll, and AOK taking too honors with fish in the 40 pound range.
Miss Barnegat Light went for stripers yesterday and having no luck went offshore and found some big blue fish.
We did not weigh any Classic fish yesterday but we had reports of keeper size bass being caught which once again was the first one for the angler in a few years.
There were 4 bass weighed in to the Classic as the 500 dollar prize for blue fish and bass continues till 6 pm tonight. The largest bass is 17-13 and no blue fish.
I hope you watched the video above with Sam catching his 41 pound bass and saw what a awesome job this young man did. He is 6 years old and the way he fought that fish was like he was a pro. Great coaching from his grand pop too.
This was not Sams first time fishing as you can tell.The day we posted this fish we had phone calls with doubters that wanted to protest this fish but now after seeing this have now changed their minds and could not believe what they saw. People that have seen him fish will tell you how amazing this young man is which you can see by how he listens to what he was told to do. Once again great job Sam and what a wonderful grandson you have Don.
Sat Nov 7th
It is a clear morning compared to the last 2 which should make easier for boaters this morning.
It is 63 at 5am with winds from the SW at 3-5. Ocean temp is 61.
Despite the warm ocean temps the fish are on the move and boaters and surfcasters both caught fish yesterday.
The bunker were not as schooled up as the day before but fish were caught trolling spoons, stretches and with the snag and drop method with Harvey Cedars and north having the better fishing.
The Johnson boys fished with their dad Dave off of Ship Bottom this afternoon and caught this 20 & 25 lber on a 9ers white shad umbrella rig.
Bunker spoons worked for Shawn K today. This fish weighed 21.5 pounds.
Surf fisherman caught fish up and down the island on the overcast day with no set pattern. I did not hear of the bunker coming close to beach as it did the day before but some angler could see some flipping.
The Classic had 10 fished recorded for yesterday with some being caught the night before. It has been a few years but there a couple of Jrs. with bass this year including the 41 pounder. It will be great memories for Sam as his grandfather recorded the whole thing.
Fri Nov 6th
Sam Adams (6) is 47 inches tall and his Classic bass was 46.75 inches and weighed 41-5. Sam caught his fish in Spray Beach this morning while fishing with his grandfather Don.
This maybe the last of the summer like feeling day. It is 64 this morning with a lite wind from the SW at 5. The ocean is 60. Small craft warnings are predicted for later this am.
We have a foggy start to the day which we make it hard for boaters heading out for bass. Yesterday boaters did not have to go as far north to find fish. There was a good body of fish of of Harvey Cedars in 20 - 25 feet of water.
First fish we have seen caught on clams from the beach. Chad caught his 18-6 bass in Spray Beach.
We have Classic weigh-ins this morning. Jimmy F. with a
Dan A. with his 1st bass of the year (snag & drop) 27lbs 41 inches.
Kurt with his 1st bass ever that was caught by snag and drop.
Some surf anglers were able to get in on the action in Harvey Cedars where the fish came close enough to the beach. We heard fishing was so good that when one anglers waders filled with water he took them off and fished in his underwear.
The Classic had 5 new bass entered yesterday with all but 1 coming from the north end.This morning (Fri) already has a 34 pounder entered for the day. Special Classic Prize Fri Nov 6th A headlamp will be given to someone that catches a fish today. Headlamp donated by Princeton Tec.
This weekend has some big money up again for the catching.Fri Nov 6th to Sun Nov 8th $500 will go to the largest bass and $500 to the largest bluefish caught after 6 pm on Friday November 6th
Thurs Nov 5th
Patchy fog which will make it hard going for those boaters trying to get out early for stripers. It is 54 this am with no wind and the ocean is 60.
There are no words to describe the action on stripers yesterday for boaters north of BL inlet. Whales, dolphins, birds and bunker where a great indicator where the action was. Snag and drop was the main method of catch. At times we were told the fish came close enough to the beaches north of here for surf casters to get in on the action. Now if only that body of fish would move a little south.
The surf here was quiet once again with no Classic weigh ins. We do know of a few keepers again. Reports of some bait fisherman from the night hopeing some of these bass would come close to the beach in the dark reported catching dogfish.
Special Clasic prize for Nov 5th is a 25 dollar gift certificate donate by Calabrias in North Beach Haven plus a second give away.A Star Rod and reel combo with plus a cap from Calcutta. These have been donated from a friend of this tournament and will go to someone that catches a fish today.
Fresh bunker came in after closing and we are expecting more surf clams today.
Wed Nov 4th
I don't know if was Indian Summer or the 47 pound bass that have been being caught but it certainly had a lot of people out on the beach yesterday.
This morning it is 56 degrees with no wind to speak about and the ocean is 59. It looks like a repeat of yesterday.
Surf fishing was quiet yesterday in the daylight hours with a few small bass caught. There was bait in the surf with anglers seeing bunker. Crabs was the story of the day and to keep bait on the hook. Several people had to come back in for more bait. Night time plugers are having some action with bass. Because yesterdays Classic Special Prize was not won there is a do over today.
Lots of bait and lots of marks for the boaters looking for bass with what it seemed yesterday with the better bite above Barnegat Inlet. Snag and drop, stretch plugs and bunker spoons were lures of choice.
Pam and Tim A. found their 2 fish off of Brant Beach in 45 feet of water and caught theirs on bunker spoons. The big one weighed 44.35 lb @47". The other one was 22.65 lb @ 42"
The bay also has anglers catching some nice bass on eels and clams and pluggers are finding some smaller fish.
Tues Nov 3rd
What an amazing sunset we had last night. It has the whole sky a glow with its tcolors of pink, yellow and orange.
It is 53 this am with no wind to speak of. Ocean temp is 58. Lots of talk about the 47 pound bass yesterday and how that be a hard one to beat. This is true but there seems to be a lot of big fish around right now.
There was a lot of bait in the surf flipping around where as a lot of seemed to herring. More dinner size fish being caught. Special Classic Prize for Tues Nov 3rd is a Star Rod and reel combo with plus a cap from Calcutta. These have been donated from a friend of this tournament and will go to someone that catches a fish today.
With the good ocean conditions there are a few boats out trying for bass. Early morning and late afternoon seem to be productive.
Mon Nov 2nd
****Looks like one of the big fish got closer to the beach. There is a 47 pound bass caught and entered into the Classic this morning. This fish was caught on a plug by Ed Kronowski. His fish takes the lead in the tournament and for senior fish.
It is hard to believe it is Nov with this mild weather. It looks like it is going to continue this week too with warm temps and lite winds. This weather is keeping the ocean temp hanging around 60.
It was a busy weekend with fisherman fishing in boats or on the beach. Surf casters are picking away mostly at small fish with more dinner size than Classic size. There were 2 more weighed into the tournament yesterday. Plugs are starting to pick more fish at night.
The 3rd week of the Classic is over with the 34 pound bass caught the first day still in the lead and their is a 14 pound blue fish in 1st place. There are 15 bass and 3 bluefish entered and their are 592 anglers.
The Sea Shell held their 19 th annual tournament and they caught some impressive sized fish.
Bob Donats boat Donuts won top honors this year with a 47 pound bass caught by Bob. Bob last won this in 2004. His boat also caught a 42 pounder on Sunday and the angler was CJ Jansiwski. Another wahoo took 2nd place with James Ryons boat which had a 46 pound bass that was caught in the white water on the south end. Third place went to Sun Of A Fish with a 41 pounder. Rebait owner Dave Bentley had the last of the 40 pounders with jr angler Nick Perello on the rod for the 4th place fish.
This year there were prizes for the top 15 fish. Bounty Hunter took 8th place. I mentioned Brians fish because his 33 pounder was caught in the bay on clams. Congratulations to all the winners and we thank you for your patronage.
Sun Nov 1st
Did you change your clocks?
Mr T. our bunker man came thru again for us and we have plenty of fresh ones this morning. Surf clams are gone but we have plenty of salted clams.
Different wind today with SW 15-20 and gusty. Ocean is 59.
Its a dinner size fish for Kenney this am. He caught his 31 incher near the Acme this morning on bunker. We also have reports of some other keeper bass that were released.
I do not get to see big sea bass to often but yesterday I weighed a 4-9 one for Jack Wolfberg. Knowing Jack for 30 plus years I know he is one of the best wreck fisherman around. His 22 inch fish now has him in 1st place in the Beach N Boat Tournament. Jack llkes to fish offshore wrecks and he did have his limit of fish yesterday.
I can once again say I am hearing of more stripers being caught and I would say half are being released. After not hearing of a lot of bass being caught in boats the anglers in the Shell are finding some big fish. I have no results of the 2nd weigh in but I know of a few fish measuring 40 plus inches that were headed to the scale.
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BAITS IN STOCK
Store Surf Fishing
This year we are having an in store surf fishing contest and the largest bass takes all. There are 2 contests. One is a yearly contest and the other onr is for the Spring. The Year Contest runs from April 10 - Dec 4 with all monies going to the largest bass.and the Spring contest starts April 10 and ends on June 26th
Entry fee 10 dollars for each contest.
To all our customers;
The time has come for me to do some more fishing and in order to do that my work schedule has to change.
It has not been an easy decision but after 40 years Jingles Bait and Tackle is up for sale.
The sale includes the Real Estate (1 additional store downstairs plus 2 apartments upstairs / Business / Good Will / Shop Equipment. Inventory will be $ for $ at time of closing.
We know we will be here thru Dec.20, 2016 but what happens after that only time will tell.
For the last 40 years this business has been very good to me and I have enjoyed every minute of my time here.
I will miss it and all the great people I have met that now feel like my family. Thru the years I have watched many of you grow up, marry and in some cases I have met your children and they have played in the famous minnow tank.
Gift certificates and gift cards are a very big part of oor business. We sell them for all ocassions, doing a favor for someone, birthdays, prizes or just as a gift. For the last 40 years we have not put an expiration date on them because we knew we would be here but the time has come for us to call in all those cards and gift certificates by 12/20/16.
For now it is business as usually here at Jingles Bait and Tackle so bring on the fish.
Don't forget to redeem your gift cards by Dec 20, 2016.
If you are interested in any information on the property please contact Dave Bonanni.
85 ROUTE 33
MERCERVILLE, NJ 08619