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!

 as of 10/18/16        

Striped Bass - Perth Amboy, Morgan Creek, Cliffwood Beach, Union Beach,
Port Monmouth, Keansburg, Sandy Hook Beach, Seabright, Rumson and Long
Branch.  Use bunker chunks, clams or rattle traps to imitate peanut bunkers.
From boat: Drift eels at night by Coast Guard Station, Flynn's Knoll (buoy #14)
and Sandy Hook Rip (buoy #13). Troll shad umbrella rig, bunker spoon, Stretch
25, Rockfish Candy Mojo rig at daytime by South Amboy light house, Keyport
buoy 1 & 3, Keansburg 11A buoy and Sandy Hook Channel.

Porgy - Use clam logs to draw them in, use sand and blood worms or clam
strips for bait. Old Orchard Light, West Bank Light, buoy 42 & 20 rock pikes,
South Amboy light house, Sandy Hook reef, Shrewsbury rocks, and Highlands
Bridge. Big ones this year.
Cocktail Blues - Cliffwood Beach,Union Beach, Port Monmouth and Keansburg.
Use bunker chunks or metals (like Avas and Gators) or surface poppers.

Blue Claw Crabs - Raritan River, Morgan Creek above Parkway Bridge, Red
Bank, Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers. Use frozen bunkers. Usually incoming
tide, about 3 hours before high tide. Good catches will continue into November.

Albacore - Sandy Hook and Seabright wall. Use Ava jigs, Deadly Dicks,
Hopkins, and Kastmaster. Retrieve very fast.


                                                                                                                 updated 10/20/16