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 7/29/15

Fluke - South Amboy light house, buoy 3 & 5 in front of Waterfront Park
gazebos, triangle by Buoy 53 of Reach Channel, Buoys 8, 10 & 12 of Raritan
Reach Channel, West Bank Light, Twin Island, Ambrose Channel, Keansburg
                            hole, Leonardo flats, Sandy Hook rip, Bug
                            light and coast guard station, Navesink &
                            Shrewsbury River.  Use spearing, squid,
                            Peruvian spearing, killies, Gulp or Spro

Bluefish-Perth Amboy to Keansburg especially Cliffwood and Union Beach.  
Use fresh cut bunkers or plugs such as Bombers, SP Minnows, bottle neck
and pencil poppers of Gator spoons

Striped Bass -  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-Starting to show at structures; buoy 42, 20 rock piles,
South Amboy & Old Orchard light houses.  Use chum logs to bring them in and
sand worms, blood worms or pieces of clams for bait.

Blue Claw Crabs-Getting better 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.

Snappers-Showing up in rivers.  Use snapper zapper, snapper popper and
spearing as bait.

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


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                                                                                                                      updated  7/29/15