Nolan & Payton (5-5/16")

Tuesday,  August 30th, 2016

9:15 AM - Kingfish are being caught in some decent numbers in the mid-island area, as you can see yesterday's report below.  Blood worm & Fishbite combination seems to be the most productive.  Small  bluefish up to a pound or so were reported using bait, teasers, & small metal artificials.  We have had a few Pompano reported along the beach as well.  Fluke along the beaches and inlet, but most of them are under the 18 inch "keeper" size.  Snapper Blues in the bay are still hitting spearing for most people trying for them.  Loads of snapper blues reported near the lighthouse at the inlet and in the wash in the Barnegat Light surf.  Crabbing has been decent but is better on the West side of the bay.  The final week #9 of our Kid's Crabbing Contest is underway - Good Luck to Everyone!! - John


Yesterday (8/29/16)- We have a new leader for week #9 of our Kid's Crabbing Contest.  Stevan (left photo) just brought in this nice 5-7/8 inch blue claw.  Congrats to Stevan and thanks for bringing in your catch.  Also had a report from Bo (right photo) & his dad.  They were fishing the mid-island surf and nailed 2 kingfish in the first 10 minutes, then the action just stopped.  They were back in the afternoon and caught a few more kingfish.  Heard a few other reports of kingfish from the mid-island surf including a few double headers.  Using the blood worm & fishbite comination on the same hoos seems to be producing best. - John

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Sundays 6PM-7PM at our Store

It's Free!  Stop by and learn some fishing tips from our resident expert!!

2016 Kid's Crabbing Contest - Week #9

MONDAY    6:00am - 9:00pm

TUESDAY   6:00am - 9:00pm

WEDNESDAY   6:00am - 9:00pm

THURSDAY   6:00am - 9:00pm

FRIDAY   6:00am - 9:00pm

SATURDAY   5:00am - 9:00pm

​SUNDAY   5:00am - 9:00pm

*In addition to our normal operating hours we open as needed 

just call

(609) 713-8331  or  (856) 834-6634

& we pop downstairs & open up regardless of what time it is

​(90% of the time)


 317 Long Beach Blvd.

Surf City, NJ 08008


(609)713-8331-cell (Sue)

(856)834-6634-cell (John)

 Current Leader


​​​​​Water Temp:  74-76
​Wind:  E/NE 10-20 kt.
LO am- 1:00
  LO pm- 1:06  
 HIGH am- 6:58
​ HIGH pm- 7:17

2016 Kid's Crabbing Contest - See Weeks #1 thru #8    Results on our Tournaments/Contests Page

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Stevan (5-7/8")

​​​​​Surf City Bait & Tackle’s
“Bruce Hoagland Memorial” Kids Crabbing Contest

Weekly Starting Saturday 7/2 through Friday 9/2

There are 9 one week Segments - It’s free!!!  

Just Go Crabbing & Bring in your 4 ½” or larger crab to be measured & have your picture taken.
Largest crab for the week wins a prize donated by Sportfish Products, LLC







Available:  Fresh Bunker, Blood Worms, Fresh Spearing, Green Crabs, Salted Clams, Salted Bunker Chunks, Vac. Pack Bunker, Crabbing Bunker, Squid Strips-plain & shedder crab, Whole Squid, Squid Bits, Tube Squid, Spearing, Salted Mackerel, Smelts, Mullet, Sand Eels, Clam (Qt) & Bunker Chum (Qt & 5 Gal)

Out of:  Live Minnows, Surf Clams, Shucked Clams, EELS

Not in stock:  Fresh Mullet


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