5-19 Don with his 11.06 lb weigh in.

5-28Just a father and his boy spending time not expecting to catch anything and they hook up for their 1st ever Striper off the surf. 
Eric & his lil man Connor. 13.78 lbs, 33 1/2 inches. SC. On salted clam

5-20 LBIFC member, James Braack
got this 19.12 striper using bunker in SC

Caught on a TFO GIS SP 1102-2 Rod and a Pappy's Pride Plug

5-26George with his 20.53 lb, 38 inches catch. SC using salted clam

5-21 Local, Erik Oerther into fish out front. Among them this 18.98 lb striper & 7.02 lb bluefish. Nice!

6-1Joe, Joe & Vinny with their late night catches texted to me. SC 

5-25 Gene from LBIFC with 19 1/2 inches, 2.56 lbs. Perfect dinner says he wife.  

6-7 Jeff Crabtree; 23 inches/4.26 lbs; 21 inches/3.18 lbs. South jetty at inlet; 4 inch white Gulp! Swimming Mullet






AM:  Partly cloudy with scattered showers. High around 83. WSW wind 8-14 mph. Chance of precipitation 40%

 PM: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 73. WSW wind to 14. Chance of precipitation 50 %


AM: Mostly sunny. Highs around 86. Heat index ~ 92. W wind to 11, gust to 17

PM: mostly clear. Low ~ 76. W wind to 9, gust 14


LOW          am 4:53

                   pm  5:09 

  HIGH      am 11:00

                  ​pm 11:15


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In addition, some 24 hour availability. To check if service is available call text Sue at

(609) 713-8331 or Jerry at (609) 845-4243

5-22: Some late night catches. No info given at this time 

Don 26 lbs 6 oz, 41" & 21 1/4" girth.Bunker, early am.

5-28 Your's truly (Jerry). 11.68 lb bluefish, 36 inches. SC using bunker. Also 1 28' bass (released)


5-19 Steve Fanelli takes girlfriend Dee Hulme fishing today and she catches her first ever Striper and Bluefish. Pretty sure she’s now “hooked”. Congrats! All were catch & release

5-19 This guy! I’m starting to think he’s homeless, doesn’t have a job & lives on the beach... Jimmy with his 9.14, 30’ bass to go with his 1/2 dozen blues today. 

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5-26 AJ with yet another weigh in. This one puts him into 3rd place in store tournament. 25.34 lbs, 41 inches, 22 girth. SC on bunker. Sweet!  

5-28 Gregg with his 11.68 32 inch striper. SC. On bunker 

5-24Southern Regional HighSchool Fishing Club members were out  fishing the surf this week. Brenden S got himself a nice bluefish on bunker

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Sundays 6pm-7pm

Surf City Bait & Tackle's Annual Weekly Kid's  Crab Contest has begun.. Start date was Saturday, July 7th and runs thru August 31st. This is a FREE weekly contest.   Each week  starts Saturday and ends Friday at 9 pm. Kids can bring in their caught  Blue Claw for the contest-must be at least 4 1/2" (legal size) to enter. Each child entering a crab will receive a hand line for their participation, we then take a picture & post their picture on our Facebook & Website pages ( eventually, we promise)  At the end of the week, Fridays at 9 pm, the participant with the largest crab will win a small kiddie size crab trap.  Kiddos may enter as many times as they like. We are all about fun & love getting the kids in on the action. Summer time fun! Memories made  at Surf City Bait and Tackle!    #Kidswhocrab  

5-24 LBIFC MEMBER Paul P Just weighed in a 15 lb 10 oz 36" striper caught this morning

5-22 Frank Decembrino; 26.68 lbs; 42-1/2 inches, Surf City; bunker.

5-28Matt with his 10.60 lb, 34 1/2’ blue and his 29’ bass. SC. Striper on clam. Bluefish on bunker. 

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5-20 TJ brings in his still alive 
22.84 lb striper caught on bunker

5-27 George Kinowal with his 19.52 lbs, 38 3/4 inches. Caught on bunker.

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5-27 Joe 27 lbs 4 oz, salted clams North end,early morning 

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Every Sunday through Labor Day join Bobby at Surf City Bait and Tackle to learn or learn more about fishing on LBI.  Bobby is a boat mechanic & is an avid fisheman with years of experience fishing all over. Bobby lives locally year 'round and is very familiar with fishing the island. Whether you want more information on boat fishing or fishing from land, Bobby is a great resource to utilize.  

SETTING: Casual, Informal, Beach Chair seating, parking lot of Surf City Bait & Tackle

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: learn what is being caught from the surf, bay & from boat, how to target fish, what to use, how to increase your chances of getting on fish, releasing a fish properly, reading the water and more.

6-1.Joe Sr with the monster blue texted to me after hours. Surf City.

5-26Patrick with his 14.82 lb, 35 inches striper. SC on bunker. 

For more information call the store at

(609) 494-2333

5-27 Brian Mcallister with this beast!  
39.22 lbs, 48 inches 

Sunday's With Bobby!

5-22 Crazy Bruce with his dinner size keeper 

5-25 Blue eyed Bill with his 30 inch,9.6 lb bass. Caught on bunker  

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5-20 New leader in store bluefish tournament. Congrats to Marcus on his 12.84 lb blue

6-7Pantaleo; 23"; 4.90 lbs; 4" white Gulp! Swimming Mullet; Barnegat Light.

6-26 Jeff Brown; 26-1/4 inches, 6.40 lbs; top of Barnegat Light south jetty; pink 4-inch Gulp! Swimming Mullet on a spinner rig

5-23 Two nights in a row AJ gets on keeper bass & a nice bluefish.Caught in SC on bunker

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5-22 Chris Masino/#105 LBI Tournament; 20.0 lbs; 39 inches, Beach Haven; bunker.

6-27 Eric Brown with his 2.60 lbs weakfish. Using pink gulp.

5-23: Our very own James with his 15.40 34 1/2 striper. Caught on salted clams  

5-21 Rich Kindt just got his striper using bunker.

6-1 Ed just weighing this one. 
21.8 lbs, 39 1/4’. Using bunker, Ship Bottom

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We offer a wide variety of TFO Rods, including some new items this year.  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.  We also carry the entire line of TFO GIS Surf Series  rods as well in 9', 10'6", and two different 11' models.  Stop in and check them out.

5-20 BOOM! #womenthatfish
Nice striper for Marie!!!Weighing in at 22.54 lbs, caught on bunker

5-27 Wade. 19" pink gulp BL

Location: Surf City Bait & Tackle

317 Long Beach Blvd.

Surf City, NJ 08008

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5-21 Early morning Matt weighs in this 21.82 lb striper caught on a bunker head.


5-21 Jazz hooked into a 
16.26 lb striper

6-1 Deadhead Dave with his proud moment. 39 1/2", 23lbs caught on bunker. SC. Nice job Dave!

5-24Francis Hettler got this 32.5 " striper last night. Also got some bluefish & a 13.5" kingfish, all on bunker

5-25 A.J. on fire with another  weigh in. 28.70 lbs, 44'. SC, Caught on bunker

5-26 Bob M. with his keeper & if you know him you know his answer when asked where, "In the water, find your own fish". I did get him to give up "North end" 

5-20  Joel C with his 34" & 19" blue fish

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6-1 Greetings from Jimmy B at IBSP. 

Rain or Shine

6-1Chris with his Drum 29.56 lbs caught North End. On clam & off the surf. SWEET 


August 14th, Tuesday

Report in already this morning is kingfish hitting blood worms. Unfortunately we are out until Thursday.  Fishbites as an alternative work well.  Report from the rocks the other day was 14 short tog, biggest at 14 1/2". Vendors are having a difficult time getting green crabs & not for lack of trying. We will keep you updated on bait status. Snappers at the inlet on darters, bucktails. Snappers in the bay continue hitting on snapper poppers and small pieces of spearing. Snappers out front as well. Cody, Bobby & Danny out front early yesterday evening& got a lot of short fluke.  Big rays still out there. On Saturday, the Annual Hofnod Kids Tournament was held. There were approximately 170 kids in attendance. Kingfish & small bluefish mostly. The awards got delayed d/t the weather, but it was another successful year thanks to all of the hard work everyone puts in to make a special day for the kids and their families. Can not believe we are at mid-August already. Pretty soon, the island will see fewer people as kids get ready for back to school. I can't believe next  week my son goes back to college and the week after, my daughter. Blink of an eye, blink of an eye. Reminds me to seize the moments and live joyously every day. Despite how busy, start living and doing, find balance & enjoy. We all inevitably have the same outcome, the only difference is how long we have until we get there. We don't know.  So enjoy people! I'm still working on this. Haven't gotten there yet, but I did make it to the beach once this summer. Obviously, I have a long way to go, lol! Hope all of you reading this are living in the day & of course taking every advantage to go fishing. `Sue~







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Surf City, NJ 08008


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