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 10/20/17      
Striped Bass - Short ones with some decent sizes mixed in at all local rivers
and beaches from Elizabeth, Sewaren, Perth Amboy,
South Amboy, Cliffwood Beach, Union Beach, Keansburg,
Seabright, Rumson and Deal.
Troll with Rockfish Candy
Mojo rigs, umbrella rigs, sassy shad rigs and bunker
spoons at West Bank light, Twin Islands and Verrazano
Bridge. Also drift eels.

Porgy - Rock piles at Buoy #42, 20, Old Orchard light, West Bank light, Coney
Island flats, Breeze Point jetty, Sandy Hook reef and Shrewsbury rocks using
pieces of clams, blood or sand worms, FishBite and Gulp 3" swimming mullet.

Bluefish - 5 to 7 pounders at local waters such as Perth Amboy, South Amboy,
Keyport, Cliffwood and Union Beaches. Use bunker chunks, metals like Gator
spoon, Hopkins, Kastmaster and poppers.

Blue Claw Crabs - Navesink river by Oceanic Bridge, Red Bank and Raritan
River. Use frozen bunkers.

Sea Bass - Season opens on Sunday, 10/22. Old Orchard Light, Sandy Hook
reef and Shrewsbury rocks.  Use worms, clams, squid and Gulp ghost shrimp.

Blackfish - 1 fish limit. Shrewsbury rocks and Scotland Light. Use green crabs
and clams.

Weakfish - Raritan Reach Channel at Princess Bay, buoy 31-35, Lemon Creek.
Use sand worm and rubber worm  combo.
1 fish limit.

Albacore - Far in the Bay as Terminal and Chapel Hill Channel and also usual
spots like Seabright and Rumson. Use pencil poppers and small metals like
Hogy Epoxy lures,
Deadly Dick and Avas.
       updated 10/20/2017