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 10/13/18

Striped Bass - Sewaren, Edison ramp and all the bridges and rivers like Morgan Bridge,
Arthur Kills,
Outer Bridge, Train Bridge and 35 Bridge. Use rattle traps, poppers, Storm
or Tsunami swimming shads
. Drift eels or troll Rockfish Candy (Mojo) at Hudson River,
Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Verrazano Bridge
, Twin Island, and Flynn's Knoll.

Porgy - All rock piles and pilings inside Raritan Bay such as Arthur Kills by Outer Bridge
and Train Bridge. Old Orchard Light, West Bank Light, Shrewsbury rocks, Highlands
Bridge, Rockaway Breezy Point, Coney Island Reef and Verrazano Bridge. Use clams
and worms for bait.   

Sea Bass - 10 fish at 12.5" from 10/3 - 10/31. Shrewsbury rocks, Scotland Light, Sandy
Hook reef and Rattle Snake. Use clams, squid, Gulp ghost shrimp and Epoxy jigs.

Blackfish - 1 fish limit. Use clams and green crabs at #20 and #42 rock piles off Raritan
Reach, #17 wreck, West Bank Light and same places as sea bass.

Blue Claw Crabs - Good catches at Shrewsbury, Barnegat, Red Bank, Navesink River by
the bridge and Raritan River. Use frozen bunkers for bait.   

Snappers - All the rivers where spearing are present such as Perth Amboy and Morgan

Bluefish - Some cocktails at local beaches. Use bunker or mackerel chunks with steel
leader hooks.


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