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 10/1

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

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.

Sea Bass-Sandy Hook reef, Scotland lights, Rattle Snake, and Shrewsbury
rocks.  Use squid strips and mackerel skin strip combo or Gulp ghost shrimp.

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.

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

Blue Claw Crabs-All brackish water where fresh water and salt water mixed
together like Raritan River, Morgan Creek, Matawan Creek , big ones (6.5" to
7") especially at Shrewsbury River and Navesink River.  Use frozen bunkers
for bait.

Blackfish-1 fish limit but fun to catch.  Use clams or green crabs.  All rock
piles like Old Orchard, West Bank Buoy 42, 20, Shark River and Point
Pleasant Canal.

updated 10/18/14

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