We just got in another load of TFO Rods, including some new items. TFO (Temple Fork Outfitters) are affordable/high performance 1-piece rods in 7', 7'6", 7'9" and 7'11" models. These are perfect for all types of inshore fishing (like Fluke this time of year). We also have the TFO GIS Surf Series rods in stock as well in 9', 10'6", and two different 11' models. Stop in and check them out. You might be surprised. You can also order anything from the TFO catalog through our store. - John
Sunday, August 20th, 2017-
3:00 PM Update- Had a few more crabs come in for week #8 of our Kids Crabbing Contest. Gabe & Case (left photo) had this 5-3/4 inch blue claw measured. Then Marty (middle photo) was in with his 5-1/2 inch crab. Finally we have Mathew (right photo) with his 4-1/2 inch blue claw. Everyone walked out with a crab hand line as a prize. Nice job kids!!! I know there is a 7 inch crab out there somewhere. - John
11:25 AM- We still have a small supply Fresh Bunker from Thursday in a salt water slush to keep it firm for fishing & crabbing. We are out of Blood Worms until further notice - sorry. Basically the same report as the last several days- Snapper bluefish & a few blowfish now being reported from the bay bulkheads & piers. Boaters continue doing OK on Fluke & Seabass in the inlets, reefs, and wrecks with some limit catches still being reported. Small snapper bluefish, kingfish, & fluke here and there in the surf. Blackfish and a few Sheepshead & Trigger fish from the inlet rocks continue being reported. Crabbing is still VERY good for most as you can see from our Kids Crab Contest participants. Already had another crab come in this morning. Nolan (left photo below) had this 5-3/8 inch blue claw measured. Dave E. (right photo below) also stopped in with this nice 19.5 inch, 2.5 pound Fluke from the north-end surf this morning on a strip bait. That was the only fish Dave saw this morning so the fishing was on the slow side. I will try and keep you updated. More crabs have already come in so I will get those posted as soon as I can. - John.
Yesterday (08/19/17)- Small snapper bluefish, kingfish, & fluke here and there in the surf. Blackfish and a few Sheepshead & Trigger fish from the inlet rocks continue being reported. Updates follow in reverse chronological order. - John
10:15 PM Update- We are running a little low on Live EELS. I had said we were out earlier, but we still have a dozen or so remaining. Guess I should have checked the tank before posting that. We should get more Live EELS on Monday. I moved the week #7 results of our Kids Crabbing Contest to our "2017 TOURNAMENTS" page, where they remain permanently along with all prior weeks results. All 2016 results will always be available on our "PRIOR YEAR TOURNAMENTS" page. Our current week #8 standings for the Kids Crabbing Contest are now posted above. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. - John
4:20 & 5:30 PM Updates- 5:30PM- Just got in a fresh load of Peanut Bunker. Also 4 year old Chase (left photo below) was back again this year with a nice 5-5/8 inch blue claw. Nice job Chase!!! 4:20PM-Had a nice report from one group of boaters fishing the Barnegat Light inlet this morning for Fluke. They had 3 nice keepers all over 20 inches and a few shorts before the drift changed. We also just had another crab come in for week #8 of our store contest. 8 year old Mathew (right photo below) came in with this 5.00 inch blue claw & walked away with a crab hand line as a prize. Nice going Mathew!!! - John
2:25 PM Update- I received the results of last Saturday's Kids HOFNOD Surf Fishing Tournament in Harvey Cedars. I have posted it above and it should link to their on-line pictures. It was another successful fun day of fishing & fun for everyone. - John
10:45 AM Update- We are now out of Blood Worms - Very Sorry. In fact I have to say that with very few exceptions the quality of Blood Worms we have been getting this year has been horrible. Pretty good chance we are done with those until the supplier either reduces their prices, or increases the quality. None of which will probably happen. I plan on getting in Sand Worms next week to see how those are. We will continue to offer Blood Worms in bulk if you need them by the 1/2 flat or full flat, but these need to be ordered in advance. Just call the shop if you are interested. We already had our first crabs measured in for week #8 of our Kids Crabbing Contest. Hailey & Trevor (left photo below) teamed up this morning with crabs up to 6-5/8 inches. They now lead week #8 - Congrats!!! Later today/tonight I will move the week #7 results above to our "2017 Tournaments" page and replace the above with our current week #8 standings. I also just received this nice photo from 10 year old John (right photo below). He landed & released this big sandshark from the North Beach surf back on July 12th. Nice job John!!!! Let you know if I hear of anything more.
9:25 AM- We have Fresh Bunker from Thursday in a salt water slush to keep it firm for fishing & crabbing. We are running very low on Blood Worms. Basically the same report as the last several days- Snapper bluefish & a few blowfish now being reported from the bay bulkheads & piers. Boaters continue doing OK on Fluke & Seabass in the inlets, reefs, and wrecks with some limit catches still being reported. Small snapper bluefish, kingfish, & fluke here and there in the surf. Blackfish and a few Sheepshead & Trigger fish from the inlet rocks continue being reported. Crabbing is still VERY good for most as you can see from our Kids Crab Contest participants. For the first time in our crab contest we have a tie for week #7 with crabs measuring 6.00 inches. Congratulations to the team of Kenny, Matt, & Chris (left photo). And the team of Storey & Calvin (right photo). Your prize of a "kiddie" size crab trap donated by SportFish Products awaits you. Just stop in and pick them up. Week #8 of our crabbing contest is now underway. Good luck everyone!!! No fishing reports in yet today, I will let you know if I hear of anything going on. - John.
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Gabe & Casey (5-3/4")