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: 5 AM - 2:45 PM               as of 8/27/14
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.
 Atlantic Beach & Long Beach just
before Jones inlet, Coney Island reef, Breezy Point, terminal channel at
ammo pier,  Ambrose Channel, Sandy Hook Rip, Sandy Hook North Beach,
Reach Channel (Buoy 18, 10, & 8).

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-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 or Matawan Creek.  Use frozen
bunkers for bait.

Striped Bass-From Shore:  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.

Seabass-Try Sandy Hook reef, Rattle Snake or Shrewsbury rocks.  Use cut
squid and mackerel skin combo or Gulp ghost shrimp.

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
Munster Ledge at Mud Hole.

Blackfish-1 fish limit.  Use clams or green crabs.

updated 9/1/14