Island Spring Derby Tournament, formally known as Simply Bassin', sign ups are available.

For more information call the store at (609) 713-8331

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)

Gearing up and waiting for the bite to happen!

Last year on April 11th, 14th & 15th The Blue fish blitz was on​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Don't forget to stop in for all your fishing & tackle needs or to just say hi


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. 

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


Jay Long with his keeper. Caught on clam.


Chanthoeun only out there for a hour so and comes back with all smiles and 2 blues.


Bluefish Tournament winner not only gets 100% payout, but also these custom rigs made & donated by Joe Kelly of JK's Rods-n-Rigs. Good Stuff!

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

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  

* New GIS SP 1102-2 *

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

5-21 Jazz hooked into a 
16.26 lb striper

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


Your's truly (myself). 11.18 LBS. Had I only signed up for the tournaments. Could of, should of, would of...

5-19 Tommy just weighing one in at 12.42 lbs. on bunker (Non Tournaments)


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Monday:          6AM-8PM

Tuesday:          6AM-8PM

Wednesday:      6AM-8PM

Thursday:          6AM-8PM

Friday:               6AM-9PM

Saturday:           6AM-9PM


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

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(609) 713-8331


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Surf City, NJ 08008


(609)713-8331-cell (Sue)


​​​​​Water Temp: ~ 60
​ Wind:        

(AM) WNW to 17 mph, gusting 29 mph.                                        

  (PM) W to 14 mph, gusting 25 mph.                                               



(AM) NNW 5-14 mph, gusting 19 mph         

(PM) NNW to 10 mph.

Tides: (Estimated)
       LO am- 3:06                   

 LO pm- 3:04             

 HIGH am- 8:54         
​    HIGH pm- 9:09            

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

5-25 Cpl more bass weighed in past day or so. Little slow on that end but the ones coming in are of decent size. Last night (early am) I weighed one in for A.J. 28.70 lbs caught on bunker in SC whom sees to be on fire this week. Also, don't forget not only is it Memorial Day weekend but it's also OPENING Day of Fluke season. We have all your bait & tackle needs in stock so stop in and look around and check out our crab room with new inventory. ~Jerry   

Greg O'connell moves into 3rd place in Spring Derby with this 25.10 lb striper caught with bunker in BL

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

5-23: Good Morning! Yesterday seemed to be a little slow. Only 3 weigh ins. 2 pretty decent in size. The fish are out there. You just gotta put the time in with bunker seeming to be the bait. Tomorrow's weather (Wind) looks like it's gonna be my favorite type, North West and at a nice 10 mph. We have fresh bunker in stock and only a few more days left for driving on the beach so get out there and get your lines in the water and keep'em tight. ~ Jerry   


Larry Mccnney with his 11.16 lb blue to take lead in store tournament. Using bunker

A new leader for the Spring Derby & Store Tournament. Lew Halas, member of American Anglers FC, brought in his still kicking  30.94lb striper caught on bunker in SC. Nice fish!!

2nd place in store tournament Lew Halas, member of American Anglers FC, brought in his still kicking 
30.94lb striper caught on bunker in SC. Nice fish!!

5-19 Jimmy hard at work with his double header just sent to me. High, low rig. Bluefish and a 30-inch Bass. 

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

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


Lenny again  with 2 more blues after weighing in his  store tournament fish in last night. Using bunker

6-1 Greetings from Jimmy B at IBSP. 

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5-25 Opening Day of Fluke Season. Good Luck! 

Check out fishing reports below. Nice recent weigh in's...  


Out of:eels, bloodworms​,Fresh Mullet, Peanut Bunker, green crabs, Shucked Clams, Live Minnows,

Bait Status

Most Recent

Fishing Report

5-19 And we have a new leader in the Store Tournament and on the board in 2nd place in the Derby. Jimmy with his 12.44 lbs Blue who swore he thought he had jaws. SC on bunker. Nice!

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

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

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


Another one hits the scale weighing in at 20 lbs, 9 oz. On bunker

Current Spring Derby Leaders (Top 3 Stripers)

5-28 Today the bluefish bite has seen to gotten a little bit hotter. I, myself went out fishing last night after work and caught a 36 inch, 11.68 lb blue and a 28' bass  (Released). This morning and up till an hour ago (12;45 pm) I have weighed people in with stripers up to 36 inches and blues in the 9-11 lb range. Bunker and Salted Clam seems to be doing the trick. The bigger fish seem to be hitting at dark and more or so close to low tide. As for fluke, since Friday we have seen 3 weigh in. Caught on bunker as well as 1 being caught on pink gulp. Keep those lines tight if fishing as the hit is fast and hard. Be safe and hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. `Jerry  

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

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

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

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

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

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" 

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







Caught on New 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!


Jimmy Betz with this big boy weigh in. 12.44 lbs. to take the lead in store tournament and 2nd place in the derby. Nice!

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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5-19 Our very own James and wife Marissa had a good day. Don’t be fooled by this picture. She out fished him but he said he had to pose with the most because he works at Bait & tackle shop

5-19Brandon with his 9.44 lb weigh in

Current Spring Derby Leaders (Top 3 Bluefish 

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

1st  Place: Kurt Horensky 12.70 lbs

2nd Place: Jimmy Betz 12.44 lbs 

3rd Place: Brenda Gaydula-Cook 10.88 lbs.


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. 

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

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

5-27 Wade. 19" pink gulp BL

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