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 11/14/17   

Striped Bass - Mid-sizes mixed with some large ones at Outer Bridge, Perth
Amboy and South Amboy Train Bridge using sand worms, clams, and bunker
chunks. Also jig with shad body or twister grubs. Use lures like rattle trap or
Storm rubber shad. Troll with bunker spoon, Rockfish Mojo rig
or umbrella rig
throughout Reach Channel from Princess Bay to Naval pier. Drift eels from
evening to morning at Verrazano Bridge, Twin Islands, West Bank Light and
Romer Shoal. Snag and drop bunkers for big fish from Sandy Hook to

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

Sea Bass - Old Orchard Light, Sandy Hook reef and Shrewsbury rocks.  Use
worms, clams, squid and Gulp ghost shrimp.

Porgy - Old Orchard light, West Bank light, Sandy Hook reef and Shrewsbury
rocks using pieces of clams, blood or sand worms, FishBite and Gulp 3"
swimming mullet.

Bluefish - 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, Rd Bank and Raritan
River. Use frozen bunkers.

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 and Avas.
updated 11/14/2017