Fred's Bait & Tackle
2001 Highway 35
South Amboy, NJ 08879
(732) 721-4747
"The Friendly Bait Shop"
You will find everything you need for an
enjoyable day of fishing, including fresh
bait, fine equipment and friendly service!
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Fred's Bait & Tackle
Welcome to Fred's Bait & Tackle!
                                                                                                 as of 9/1
Fluke-Use Gulp/local spearing, Gulp/Peruvian spearing, Gulp/killies, Spro jig/
Gulp combo, spearing/squid combo, Peruvian spearing/squid combo, sand
eel/squid combo or killie/squid combo.  Popular Gulp colors for this year are
pink shine, nuclear chicken and white.  Reach Channel (Buoy 18, 10, & 8), Coney
Island reef, Breezy Point, most of keepers are outside of bay such as
Ambrose Channel, Sandy Hook Rip, and Sandy Hook North Beach.
ends on Saturday, 9/27.

Snappers-Good everywhere especially at Morgan Creek and Keyport.  Use
snapper poppers, snapper zappers or spearing on a hook with bobber or
spearing harness rig.  

Croaker & Porgy-Big ones at Raritan River & Earl Naval pier, West Bank light
(near Atlantic Highland and VZ Bridge), especially Old Orchard and rock
piles at buoy #42 and 20.  Use blood worms, sand worms, Fishbite, small
pieces of clams and squid.

Bluefish-Cocktail blues, 1/2 to 2 pounders (good eating size) at local beaches
from Cliffwood to Sandy Hook especially Cliffwood Beach and Union Beach.  
Use fresh bunker chunks for bait or lures like Gator spoons, Kastermaster,  
Hopkins, SP Minnow or Bombers.

Blue Claw Crabs-All brackish water where fresh water and salt water mixed
together like Raritan River, Morgan Creek, Matawan Creek , big ones
especially at Shrewsbury River.  Use frozen bunkers for bait.

Striped Bass-From Shore:  Finally water is cooling down.  Local beaches from
Cliffwood to Sandy Hook early in the morning and late at night. Use cut fresh
bunkers, fresh clams, blood worms or sand worms.  
From Boat: South Amboy
light house, Raritan Reach Channel buoy #24 to #20 and #19.  Troll Stretch
25, Polish shad and Mann's bunker lures.

Sharks-Threashers are as close as Sandy Hook to 2 to 3 miles off shore.  
Even some small ones are being caught from surf at LBI.  Makos are at BA
buoy and Munster Ledge at Mud Hole.

Blackfish-1 fish limit.  Use clams or green crabs.
updated 9/18/14