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!
Now Running...
Fred's Bait & Tackle
Welcome to Fred's Bait & Tackle!

       SHOP HOURS FOR LABOR DAY (MON, 9/7)   5:00 am - 2:45 pm         
                                                                                                  as of 9/1/15
Fluke - Good sizes at Coney Island flats and between the channel, South
Amboy light house, buoy 3 & 5 in front of Waterfront Park gazebos, triangle
by Buoy 48, 50 and 53 of Reach Channel, Buoys 3, 5, 8 & 10  of Raritan Reach
Channel, West Bank Light, Twin Island, 5S & 7S buoys off  Ambrose Channel,
Keansburg hole, Leonardo flats, Sandy Hook
 rip, Bug light and coast
 guard station, Navesink &
 Shrewsbury River.  Use
 spearing, squid, peanut
  bunker, killies, Peruvian
 spearing, Gulp or Spro

Bluefish - Perth Amboy to Keansburg especially Cliffwood and Union Beach.  
Also at Sandy Hook and Mud Buoy.  Use fresh cut bunkers, mullet or plugs
such as Bombers, SP Minnows, bottle neck and pencil poppers of Gator

Snappers - Showing up in Keyport and all the rivers especially Morgan Creek.
Growing 1" per week.  Use snapper zapper, snapper popper and spearing as

Blue Claw Crabs - Seson is in full swing at Navesink River and Shrewsbury
River, Raritan River by Crab Island, and Morgan Creek from 35 Bridge to
Crabbing Bridge in Cheesequake Park. Use frozen bunkers or chicken.

Striped Bass - Cold and deep water.  1 hour before sundown till sun up.  
Outer Bridge, Buoy 20, Keansburg, Sandy Hook, Seabright wall, Long Branch,
Coney Island flats and reef.  Use fresh clams, sand or blood worms or fresh
cut bunkers.  From boat - Use clams, bunker
chunks or troll Stretch 25 or Rock Fish Candy
(Mojo) rigs.  Try Reach Channel, buoy 14, buoy
19 or Old Orchard Light on very slow speed
(2.5 - 3 knots or less than 1000 rpm).

Porgy & Croakers - All rivers including Morgan Creek & Bridge, Buoy 42, 20
rock piles and big ones at Old Orchard light.  Use chum logs to bring them in
and sand worms, blood worms or pieces of clams for bait.


      Don't forget to register to fish.  It's free but is required.


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                           updated  9/1/15