​​​​​Water Temp: 55-56
​Wind: NW  10-15 kt.
LO am- N/A 
  LO pm- 12:25  
      HIGH am- 5:52
​    High pm- 6:18

Paul   (11.23.15)   8#, 8 oz.

Matt S.  (11.23.15)   10#, 8 oz.

John Campbell

33#, 0 oz.

$200 - Call or Stop in Store for Details

Dan Mandzak

34#, 3 oz.


Tuesday  November 24th-  

3:15 PM Update- We now have Surf Clams back in stock.  Still have a nice supply of fresh bunker as well.  We will be open Thanksgiving day as usual.  Only one bass caught this morning for the Derby.  2 others caught last night and weighed in today.  Hoping the NE wind forecasted for tomorrow heats things up again.

9:00 AM- Had a weigh-in for the Derby by William DiBernardo at 20 pounds, 6 oz. (photo above).  This fish was caught last night in Harvey Cedars on bunker.

6:30 AM- Several guys in for bait as early as 4AM this morning.  Light NW wind today, changing to NE tomorrow.  Hoping for at least a repeat of yesterday's action with Bass in the teens to upper twenties.  Will update with specific reports as they come in.  We have have fresh bunker and will be getting more throughout the week for anglers wishing to fish over the holiday weekend.  We are open Thanksgiving day as usual. 

Yesterday- A total of 6 Bass were weighed in for the derby.  Some of them, and others are as follows:  Ralph Vitale brought in a nice Derby Bass of 13 pounds, 12 oz.  His buddy Paul also weighed in a dinner size, non-derby Bass weighing 8 pounds, 8 oz.  Frank Reilla weighed in another Bass for the Derby.  Frank caught the 15 pound, 4 oz. fish in Surf City on Bunker.  Kenneth Grab weighed in an 18 pound, 5 oz. derby bass caught in Surf City on bunker.  Then Matt S. brought in his non-derby bass weighing 10 pounds, 8 oz. caught in Harvey Cedars on bunker.  Our largest Bass of the day weighed in by Kevin Gaydula-Cook at 29 pounds, 2 oz.  Kevin landed this fish in Surf City using Bunker.  Many of these fish are pictured above.

Recently (11.19.15)- Received the following e-mail and photo from Jordan:

I finally got my striper! Thanks for the bait and the awesome service you guys give me every time I come in! -Jordon Bentley

Congrats Jordan!!  Thank you so much for the kind words.  We love what we do here because of you and everyone else who visits our store.  - John & Sue 

Effective September 1st, the Bonus Program was reinstated, but there have been changes on how to obtain one & what you can keep.  The Striped BassBonus Program allows an angler to now  keep a slot fish 24-28".  In order to obtain a tag, you have to download & complete a 2015 Striped Bass Bonus Program Individual Participant Applicant and Child Support Application. Both forms can be found at njfishandwildlife.com & are simple to complete.  You are no longer able to complete this process on line.  Another change is that there is no longer a $2.00 application fee. You mail in your completed form to: Division of Fish and Wildlife Striped Bass Bonus Program  PO Box 418  Port Republic, NJ 08241   You must enclose a self-addressed, stamped #10 business envelope to receive one fish possession permit.  It is suggested that you add extra postage on the SASE d/t the bulkiness of what will be mailed to you from the Dept of NJ Fish & Wildlife. Allow for a few weeks for your application to be processed.

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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: Fresh Bunker, Surf Clams, Green Crabs, EELS, Salted Clams, Salted Bunker Chunks, Vac. Pack Bunker, Crabbing Bunker, Squid Strips-plain & shedder crab, Squid Bits, Tube Squid, Whole Squid, Spearing, Salted Mackeral, Smelts, Mullet, Sand Eels, Clam & Bunker Chum

Out of:  Shucked Clams

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


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Kevin Gaydula-Cook  (11.23.15)  29#, 2 oz.

Kenneth Grab  (11.23.15)   18#, 5 oz.

Used Cooler Rack with Live Well for SALE

Current Store Tournament Standings

Frank Reilla  (11.23.15)    15#, 4 oz.

William DiBernardo  (11.24.15)   20#, 6 oz.

Mike Gowen

37#, 7 oz.