serving fisherman since 1976
We take great pride in trying to bring you the best products that we can at the best prices that we can. We try to bring you the newest items that work in our area.
We also alway try to bring you the best bait available and the freshest when available to us.
Take a look around the store. Click here.
Reels by Penn, Avet, Abu Garcia, Shimano, and more.
Lures by Gibbs, Cotton Cordell, Rebel, Creek Chub,Timberlure,Heddon, Revolution Shad,Yoz-uri and more.
Lots of plastics, Gulp, Storm, Al Gags,Savage Lures, Fin-s, Tsunami, Vision and more.
Tony Maja bunker spoons, 9ers umbrella rigs, Manns Stretch 25s and 30s, Striper Candy by reaction strike, Shad umbrella rigs by Blue Water Candy and Panther Martin, eels by storm, heavy shads by Tsunami along with large striper nets.
We carry rods by
Tica, Five Star, Air Waves, Shimano, Star,Tsunami and more.
Some of the products we carry are
too many to list.
We carry an assortmant of store tee-shirts and sweatshirts.
FISHING FOR STRIPED BASS
There are different ways to fish for your trophy fish. A popular one with the boaters is to anchor in the inlet or bay with clams and or bunker. Some prefer to troll. Some of the popular lures to troll with are bunker spoons, stretch plugs and umbrella rigs. Some people like to drift eels. You can only hope the bluefish are not in that area that day. Eels are also used by the boats that like to troll the white water. They will put an eel on a bucktail to troll and or the will use a bucktail with pork rind. Jigging is another popular way of catching bass. Ava jigs and weighted shads work well for this type of fishing. The last few years we have had a lot of bunker in our waters so the snag and drop method has become popular for big bass. You snag your bunker and leave it on the snag and wait for a fish to come along and eat that fish that looks like an easy prey.
If you are fishing in a tournament you have to take that bunker off the snag and re hook it on a different hook to be IGFA legal. Gang hooks are not IGFA.
Fishing in the surf you do not have all this options. You either bait fish with bunker and clams being the most popular or you throw lures. There are so many types of lures that you can use.
There are top water lures such as poppers, there are surface lures, such as bombers, redfins, darters and then there are your metals that you can work slowly to drag the bottom. You also have your jigging lures such as avas and bucktails. You can use shads, gulp, fin-s, and slugos and retrieve them in different ways to get the action you want.
We carry a lot of these items in the store along with large nets.
A lot of people have not caught a large striper in their lifetime so if you don't want it please release it to swim for another day then someone else can enjoy the excitement of catching their "Trophy Fish".
Gone are the days when you would see a dozen boats tied together using a small hook with a live grass shrimp on it and using shrimp for chum catching hundreds of weakfish using light tackle with 2 pound test trying to set all kinds of records landing this fish. At times you would have to come off anchor to chase it down to land them.
Gone are most of our old old timers that use to do this kind of fishing and get the nest generation interested in doing it. Now that next generation is 40 +.
Gone are the days when you were catching large weakfish on metals or bombers or one of my favorites live lining mullet, spots, snappers to catch these large weakfish from the surf in the fall. At that time if you live line lined anything with yellow in it --- it was a guaranteed weakfish and boy did those big weakfish fight.These fish were so abundant that they were added to the fall derby to help when we had few stripers around.
It is really nice over the past 10 days or so to see a return of some larger weakish. No they are not fish of the size that we use to have and no there are not hundreds off them but they are fish of size averaging 4 to 6 pounds.
Fin-s came on the market in this area in the late 70s and you would think they made them just for these weakfish. When they originally came out there were only about 6 colors and they all worked. Thru the years with the lack of weakfish they have lost there popularity but now with the return of the weakfish they are working again.
It is really nice to see a return of these nice size fish being caught right now by anglers that caught them when they were younger. Maybe the restrictions that have been put on them the last few years have help to return this fishery.