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 7/23/14
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.  Ambrose Channel, Sandy Hook Rip,
Sandy Hook North Beach, Reach Channel (Buoy 52), Round Shoal, South Amboy
lighthouse, Keyport #1, Princess Bay, (Buoy 33 & 35) and Mount Lauretta
(weakfish mixed in).

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.    

Bluefish-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.

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

Porgy-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.

Sharks-Threashers are as close as Sandy Hook to 8 to 10 miles off at
Ambrose Channel going towards Mud Hole.  Makos are at Munster Ledge.

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.

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

Snappers-Beginning to show.  Use snapper poppers, snapper zappers or

updated 7/28/14