FINAL 2015 Store Tournament Standings


Friday,  January 15th, 2016-  

9:40 AM- Our Air Compressor is back up and running!!!!  Sorry for the delay.  Please remember to hang the hose back up when you are done.  Not much to report unfortunately.  Not many people fishing.  If you have any reports please text them to me at (856) 834-6634  - John C.

Recently (01.04.16)- I hit the beach at dawn this morning and got nothing.  Again there was bait in the wash in Surf City but no bass appeared to be in them.  I didn't hear of any specific catches from this morning, but at 3:00PM Frank M. stopped in with a beautiful 34 inch bass caught in North Beach this afternoon on a bucktail (photo above).  Frank also reported releasing two "schoolies" as well.  Thanks for the report Frank!!!  January 4th and still catching fish - WOW!  Ocean temperature is now down to 48-49, and there are still fish to our North.  - John C.

Recently (01.03.16)- The fish are still here!!!!  At least there was one for Bill Mckenna Jr..  Bill caught the 31 inch Bass this morning in Harvey Cedars using our Fresh Bunker (photo above).  Congrats to Bill, and thanks to my brother Paul for sending in the picture and the report.  Nice!!  Then Ted Schmutz sent in a photo (above) of his 40 inch Bass caught in the afternoon in Ship Bottom.  Ted was using our fresh bunker.  Thanks for the photo and the report Ted!!  Nice fish!!  Sue & I did try plugging again at dusk tonight but came up empty.  Met a couple guys back at the shop airing up and they also got nothing plugging, but did have some hits on bunker. - John C.


With the derby over we don't get as many direct reports, so if any of you are willing to text pictures of your catch, along with a report, we would love to post them.  

If you are fishing elsewhere this winter in warm/tropical places we would love to post your catch as well.  Send reports & pictures to John at (856) 834-6634.

​The results of the 2015 61st Annual LBI Surf Fishing Classic Tournament are now posted on their website ( and our FaceBook page.  I will add them to the tournament page of this website soon.  Congratulations to all the winners.  And a huge thank you to all the participants.

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We really like when we get reports back & pictures make it even nicer. Towards the end of June we had the pleasure of meeting a friendship duo Wayne & Jim. Wayne was kind enough to say these words~Good morning Sue, John & Holden, 
We came to Surf City for a family reunion, but I also came with the intensions of catching some fish.  That's why I call it 'catching' and not fishing.  And all three of you are the reasons we enjoyed ourselves so much on the shores of Surf City catching our different fish after the sun AND moon cooled off in the ocean!  The blues were fun to land and certainly quite different than landing them from a boat 25 miles off shore.  Perhaps with a bit more practice, we could go for their striper cousins!   Jim spent the last 20+ years in Alaska claiming he worked for a living, but we all know he spent years tossing his fishing line into the beautiful waterways of the state.  My wife & I are from Pittsburgh, Pa, and we have been blessed to have put our fishing lines in waters(salt & fresh) all over the USA & Canada at different times. Thanks for your gift of enthusiasm & passion for the sport and for the use of your equipment and cleaning station on the morning after.  We hope to see you next year about the same time when we stop in to see your smiles, check on what's running and pick up the necessities to go 'catching' once again. God bless.  Wayne

If Wayne & Jim are reading this-please know the pleasure was all ours. We love what we do & we are who we are because of you & everyone else who steps through our doors. We are truly blessed. It was so much fun getting to know the two of you. Look forward to seeing you again. Until we meet again, keep smiling & enjoying life, after all each day is another day in paradise!

Available: Salted Clams, Salted Bunker Chunks, Vac. Pack Bunker, Crabbing Bunker, Squid Strips-plain & shedder crab, Squid Bits, Tube Squid, Spearing, Salted Mackeral, Smelts, Mullet, Sand Eels, Clam & Bunker Chum

Out of:   Fresh Bunker, Surf Clams, Green Crabs, EELS, Whole Squid, Shucked Clams

Not in stock:  Fresh Spearing, Minnows, Fresh Mullet, Blood Worms


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Note: Not available 1/7/16 - 1/11/16 due to N.C. Tackle Show - Sorry


 317 Long Beach Blvd.

Surf City, NJ 08008




Neil  (01.02.16)  34 Inches


Ted Schmutz  (01.03.16)  40 inches

Used Cooler Rack with Live Well for SALE

Dan Mandzak

34#, 3 oz.

$100 - Call or Stop in Store for Details

Frank M.  (01.04.16)  34 inches



​​​​​Water Temp:  48-49
​Wind:  N 10-20 kt.
LO am- 9:27
  LO pm- 9:43  
      HIGH am- 3:02
​    High pm- 3:15

Bill McKenna Jr.  (01.03.16)  31 inches

TJ Loughran Jr.

36#, 4 oz.

Mike Gowen

37#, 7 oz.