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:  Mostly sunny. High ~ 87. West wind to 13 mph

 PM: Mostly clear. Low ~ 76. West wind to 9mph


AM: Heat warnings. Mostly sunny. High ~ 90. Heat index around 98. West wind 8-13 mph

PM: Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. Low ~ 75. Southsouthwest wind 8-14, gust 19 mph


LOW          am 5:39

                   pm  6:00

  HIGH      am 11:54

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Open 7 days a week 6am-9pm

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. 

NJ License Agent 

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

August 16th, Thursday
Today is warm near 90 degrees on the Island. Wind is coming from the Southwest blowing just about 10 mph. The surf fishing report is that Cocktail size (1-3 lbs) Bluefish are moving into the area. Mullet rigs and or medal seems to be the the ticket. Small to a few keeper Fluke are being landed at the jetty using bucktails and Kingfish are still in the wash. Fishbites or bloodworms are the best for those tasty Kings. Soon the Albacore Tuna should be on our beaches so be prepared for that. The back bay is still producing decent crabbing with snapper bluefish all over. Anne Brislin of Manahawking reports crabbing was good on the west side of the bay yesterday using Bunker, that was until the Green heads hit. Stop in the store for all of your fishing needs and remember we are running a children's crabbing contest. Carl H <'///><

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. 

Free Fishing Class

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.

August 17th, Friday
Today is warm again near 90 degrees. Wind is coming more from the South blowing just about 10-15 mph. Possible T Storms tonight. The surf fishing report is that Cocktail size (1-3 lbs) Bluefish are moving are blitzing on rain fish from Surf City to the inlet. Mullet rigs and or metal seems to be the the ticket. Small to a few keeper Fluke are being landed at the jetty using bucktails and Kingfish are still in the wash. Fishbites or bloodworms are the best for those tasty Kings. Soon the Albacore Tuna should be on our beaches so be prepared for that. The back bay is still producing decent crabbing with snapper bluefish all over.  Carl H <'///><

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

All Welcome

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.

August 15th, Wednesday

No fishing reports in today yet, will post as we hear back. Have an order in for fresh bunker. Will update as soon as we have the delivery.  For those fishing for Tog, our vendors are having difficulty getting green crabs. As soon as they are available we will have them back in stock. 

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

Free Fishing Class

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 








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5-19 Don with his 11.06 lb weigh in.