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Thursday, May 26, 2016 /\/\/\ 5:40pm  
MEMORIAL WEEKEND CONTEST: The biggest Fluke weighed in from Friday 5/27 through Monday 5/30 when we close will win a $25 Gift Certificate to our store.
 
Bluefin bite is on! Lot's of reports coming back that there are big Bluefin tuna about 18 miles off Atlantic City!!!! Look for the temperature breaks on the water line, and start trolling. We had good reports come back that the Joe Shute Lures are trolling well, rigged with the soft plastics, or ballyhoo's. We have everything you need in stock and ready to go. Come back with some weigh-ins!
 
Fluke bites are here and there, it's not quite the opening season we were expecting, but now that it has been b-e-a-utiful outside, hopefully the water will warm up a little more and stir the fish up. The main problem we are all having with trying to catch fluke is the dreaded snot grass lining a good portion of the bottom of the bay. It is a must that you fluke fish with a bobber. If you are fishing in a pretty consistent depth, like 6 feet for example, set the bobber 5 feet from the hook. Then you can just put the rod in the rod holder and let the waves rock the rod. This will keep your bait suspended off the bottom so your bait doesn't get dirty as often and this will allow the fluke to see your bait from a distance. We like to use shad darts to rig our baits on with the floats. Moving water is key, there needs to be water moving, the boat can't be stagnant or you will catch nothing. Look for drop-offs where the water goes from 2-4ft, to 6-10ft. Those drop-offs are where the little baitfish spill over and larger fluke lay there waiting for a meal. If you are in Great Bay, try in between the sandbars in front of Capt. Mike's Marina, or around Seven Bridges Road (Great Bay Blvd.) where it drops to 35 feet. If you are in Tuckerton Bay, try around the drop-offs by Hester Sedge Island, where there are different channels. Even the area off the Brick Pile may be holding pockets of Fluke. The bait status for the weekend is looking fantastic, we have over 25 gallons of minnows, and they are good size minnows too. Half pints are $4.00/ bag. Pints are $7.50/ bag, and Quarts are $14.00/ bag. You will not find any better minnows anywhere else. We are also in good supply on all the different squids, spearing, and mackerel. We filleted out a bunch of fresh bunker and salted them for fluke bait this weekend. For anyone who remembers, about two years ago we had salted bunker fillets for fluke fishing, and the turnout was amazing. Rig it on your hook with a minnow, and you should do well.
 
Bluefish are still going strong, with some good reports coming from different areas like the Mullica River, Inlet, and in front of the Fish Factory. Troll on the side of the sandbars with lures and they should do well. You will probably also have good turnouts going to Graveling Point and in different areas in the mouth of the Mullica. You can chunk bunker, which we have plenty of at the moment. Fresh bunker is $2.00/ fish.
 
Striper reports are also doing pretty well. River fishing has been good, no particular areas are reported, the guys caching won't give up their spots, but they should be pretty spread out by now. If you get out and are fishing by dawn, you can drift eels at the mouth of Little Sheepshead Creek on the Holgate side, and can snap a couple bass. Keep in mind that usually by the time the sun is up all the way, it shuts off.
 
Seabass reports are doing very well. A few customers came back with pictures of some banner seabass. The trick was finding little wrecks in waters ranging from 50-100 feet. Drop some salted clams down, or fresh, and you should do well. Both fresh and salted clams are in stock, both are $4.00/ lb.
 
Weekend weather looks amazing, we are stocked up and ready for an amazing Memorial Day weekend, we hope to see everyone!!!!
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Jim Hutchinson Sr.
Email: jamesghutch1@aol.com
Phone: 609-290-5942
Website: http://www.BHCFA.net
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5/23-5/26
Location of Trip: Great Bay and Inshore Reefs
Species Sought: Stripers, blues, fluke, sea bass
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Clams, Fresh
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Hopkins-type Metal


Fishing Report:
The decision facing the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association this Memorial Day Weekend is just what fish to go after. There are still big bluefish around, a goodly amount of striped bass, a decent bite of summer flounder, and recent black sea bass results have been off the chart.

Captain Fran Verdi on the "Francesca Marie" had a very pleased party when they managed to boat 32 nice sized keeper black sea bass while fishing inshore structure. Comments were heard on board concerning "fish tacos" for dinner.

Captain Carl Sheppard had the Lavagna party from Mt. Laurel out on the "Star Fish", and they wanted to catch some big bluefish. Fishing at the entrance to Great Bay the group caught fish steadily ranging from 8-14 pounds for four straight hours. They jigged with diamond jigs and trolled. Another day Captain Carl had a group out and they headed for the reefs looking for black sea bass. The group of 5 anglers managed to boat over 80 sea bass and brought 14 nice fish home in the cooler.

Captain Ray Lopez has been catching big striped bass just north of Barnegat Inlet on the "Miss Liane." Joel and Mike were celebrating Joel's birthday and the fish did not disappoint. Joel managed to put a 30-pound bass in the box and before the end of the day caught another even larger fish. Earlier in the week Andy and Max Goldman were out looking for bass and 13 year old Max caught his first ever striped bass, a 27-pounder. In all, the group ended up with 3 stripers and 6 big bluefish to 12-pounds.
~Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Name: Bob Strano
Boat Name: Hunters Fire
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5/24/16
Location of Trip: Great Bay
Species Sought: Flounder
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Bucktail


Fishing Report:
Started out the day with the intent on hopefully pulling in a keeper but ended the day with only one throw back. Wind was against the tide so drift was slow. Caught a few skates. Hooked up on 3 blues, used one for bait. That is what the flounder was caught on. Beautiful day, poor flounder activity. Water temp was hovering around 58-61 F.
~Bob Strano

Name: Bob
Boat Name: Hunters Fire
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5/22/16
Location of Trip: Great Bay
Species Sought: Flounder
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. SE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: Plastic/Softbait


Fishing Report:
The day started out trying for some fluke at 139 with no luck. Not one hit on squid, gulp or other soft baits. We worked out way around the bay to Parkers hole and ran in to some 8-12 lbs blues. Trolled for about an hour and picked 7. Used 4-8ft diving plugs 30 lbs braided and steel leaders. Probably could have stayed and boated a lot more but you can only do some much with the big blues, likelihood is they will make their way in to a chum bucket. No flounder for the day. Trying again mid week.
~Bob

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Storm King II
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5/19/16
Location of Trip: Great Bay 139 to Oyster Creek
Species Sought: Bluefish
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Plug, Diving


Fishing Report:
Early out to 139 trolling plugs and spoons.
Our Thursday Crew scored a great day on Great Bay.
Bob "Micro Master" was high hook.
Bob, Ed & Bill all hooked up at the same time...a mess of lines resulted in all fish getting off to swim another day.
Caesar bagged the biggest fish & will be able to feed our friend Dan Bart.
Gary Ray passed his interview for apprentice crew membership.
Thanks to Scott's Crew for excellent tackle. The boys will be in to replace lost gear.
Crew photo sent earlier.
~Gene Sullivan

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 /\/\/\ 6:00pm  
Holy cow, I don't know what to do here at the shop, opening day of Fluke season is this upcoming Saturday, and the employees here at the shop are switching the walls over to fluke tackle, then we have a weigh in with three beautiful Stripers caught by boat right off the beach in LBI. I personally don't know whether I'm going Striper fishing or Fluke fishing this weekend, but either way we should have a good turnout.

The Striper fishing is on the upswing right now with the migratory bass finally making their way down the coast, you can go out and troll, or drift until you find them. (see our catch of the day for the recent weigh in) Go out and when you find the bird activity on top of pods of bunker, you can either troll around the edges of the pod, or drift through them and snag and drop or jig them. And as of the moment we do have fresh bunker, with the possibility of more coming for the weekend, always call ahead to double check though.

Fluke season is knocking at the doors and we are gearing up for a busy weekend here. There are people scouting the areas to see how the bite for the flatties is, and so far they are not disappointed, with just some squid, minnows and gulp, there are healthy size fluke in the bays already, and more are coming everyday. Work both tides, just read through some of the old opening day fluke reports and both tides seemed to work well. One of the baits that worked the best in the past was taking fresh bunker, and filleting and lightly salting the night before and cut them into strips when you head out, the freshness and the oily fillet had fluke nailing them left and right . We are getting stocked up and everything should be a go for opening day so we are looking forward to it.

The Bluefish bonanza is still going on, with easy fishing for anyone looking to bend a rod. Still in the 8-20lb range all over the bay. Anything is working, my favorite is the Super Strike Plugs, they are a little more expensive, but they work very well, and they are holding up to these gator blues a lot better then the other products on the wall. Just don't forget your wire leaders for them.

Good Luck eveyone!

Saturday, May 14, 2016 /\/\/\ 5:15pm  
What a great day to be out on the water! We had different kinds of fish that we weighed in today. Stripers, Bluefish, all nice size fish. First thing when we opened we had a customer weigh in a 22lb Striper that he caught from the beach in Ship Bottom over the night. So it's nice to hear of the migratory ocean Bass starting to come to our waters. Other customers had pictures on their phones of some Stripers that they trolled up from the red tower to Barnegat Inlet, using Mojo's Bunker Spoons, all different stuff. There are also good numbers of Stripers up in the Mullica River that you can catch early morning with either eels, or clams.

Bluefish are going crazy this week with no signs of slowing down, plenty of people catching huge Bluefish, making a lot of memories for lots of people. You can throw whatever lures you want in the water, just retrieve like crazy and they will strike. Good spots are all up in the ICW from 144 to 120. Just go and troll some lures until the rods bend over and just stop and start throwing lures at them. Graveling Point also had good numbers of fish with people throwing bunker and mackerel out. The end of seven bridges road also had good reports.

Fluke are in! A good number of people reported nice size Fluke today, too bad it's a Saturday too early, or lots of people would of had some nice dinners, but it gives good hope for next Saturday. Right in the typical spots like the sandbars, jigging or using gulps and minnows will do the trick. Nothing fancy needed, these fish are hungry, and we are happy to give them their last meal on opening day. You could probably troll with the same lures you are using on the Bluefish in the middle of the sandbars and catch a couple ones that way. OPENING DAY FOR FLUKE IS 5/21/16.

Water temp = 57 degrees.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Friday, May 13, 2016 /\/\/\1:00 pm  
Chris went out this morning and had bluefish slamming out by 139 buoy. One of his bombers got trashed. This is the way it is through the bay and out on the ocean by boat, once you find them you are on them, so watch for birds working the schools.

Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: Gene Sullivan
Boat Name: Capt Phil & Thursday Crew
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5/12/16
Location of Trip: Mullica River & Great Bay
Species Sought: Perch & Bluefish
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Outgoing water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Bloodworms
Secondary Bait: Artificials Only
Lure Used: Hopkins-type Metal


Fishing Report:
Capt Phil put us on a good catch of Perch to start the day. Later we jigged & trolled for Bluefish but came up empty. High water was at mid day and the sun was very bright. The blues had moved on by the time we went on the hunt.
Micro-master Bob displayed his latest project at Scott's early this morning ...a new concept bucktail that should be a deep water winner. A smart design made from Bob's vast store of terminal tackle.
Scott's crew had my 30+ year old lite rod expertly refinished over the winter. The refinished rod helped put bigger fish in the box and amazed the crew.
Thanks again to Scott's Crew for excellent baits & rigs that help make for a great day.
~Gene Sullivan

Name: ken smith
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 05/11/16
Location of Trip: graveling point
Species Sought: blue fish
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Hopkins-type Metal


Fishing Report:
Another epic day trolling. This time I ground down the barbs and It made it a whole lot easier on us and the fish most fish were in the 15lb class and the bite lasted to about 11:30.
~ken smith

Name: bob Hill
Boat Name: Redneck express
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5/8/16
Location of Trip: Great Bay
Species Sought: Blues
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. SW
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Mackerel
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fished around shellpile. Had 5 big blues and lost atleast that many!! Fish only turned on for about an hour then somebody shut the switch off. Good day on the water !
~bob Hill

Name: ken smith
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 05/07/16
Location of Trip: graveling point
Species Sought: bluefish
Time of Day Fished: Morning After Sunrise
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: Artificials Only
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: Hopkins-type Metal


Fishing Report:
trolled graveling point heavy action (nonstop) one hour before top of high tide to one hour after all fish 10lb or better.
~ken smith

Saturday, May 7, 2016 /\/\/\ 12:00pm  
Sorry for the lack of reports. Lots of rain this week, but still some action.

Bluefish still active at Graveling Point/Pebble Beach areas. Up on LBI near Barnegat they are extremely active, even yesterday despite all the rain.

Still seeing a few striped bass and drum earlier in the week, but it seems they are more active either at night or when the bluefish aren't around. Can't be too much longer as they'll move out once the water temp starts to go up.

Might be a good time to try out by 5th Bridge on Great Bay Blvd or all the way at the end. Weakfish may be around at this point. Small schoolie stripers may be in the creek at 5th. Try for tautog or striped bass out by the old coast guard station at the end of the road.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Name: E Bed
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Report Details
Date of Trip: 5/1/2016
Location of Trip:
Species Sought:
Time of Day Fished: Early Morning (Still Dark)
Tide Fished: Low Tide (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Cloudy/Light Rain
Wind Conditions: less than 10 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: less than 2 ft.
Primary Bait: (Other)
Secondary Bait: Squid
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Hi,
This is the type of report I hate reading but unfortunately I have to post one of my own.
The Dirt bags are back. Last night someone came onto my boat and stole the batteries. There has been a new group of 3 people riding up and down the lagoons in a rowboat with oars. Staking out our boats and equipment. The trio usually consists of 2 males and a female in their late teens to early 20's.
Please pass the word and lock up your stuff so it doesn't get stolen like ours did.

Thanks and God Bless
~E Bed

Name: John Martorano
Boat Name: Ducked Up
Phone: 8569795310
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Report Details
Date of Trip: April 30
Location of Trip: Salem generating plant
Species Sought: Stripe bass
Time of Day Fished: Late Afternoon
Tide Fished: High (Incoming water)
Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny/Partly Cloudy
Wind Conditions: 10-20 kts. NE
Sea Conditions: 2-4 ft.
Primary Bait: Bunker, Fresh
Secondary Bait: No Second Bait Used
Lure Used: No Lures Used (Rig or Hook Only)


Fishing Report:
Fished both incoming and out. Last 30 minutes hooked into a bass. My first 50 lb.
Weighed in at 54 lbs 54 inches. Tried to revive her for a release, but wasn't able too.
Thanks to Denny,this will hang on my office wall.
~John Martorano

Saturday, April 30, 2016 /\/\/\ 6:00pm  
We had some weigh ins today from Graveling Point and Pebble Beach, all Bluefish around the 10lb range. Looks like the better bite is still on the incoming tide. Haven't herd of any Stripers or Drum from those spots lately. I think people are still catching them, just no one is saying anything. If the bite for them shut down, then so would the clam and bloodworm sales, but we are still moving good amounts of bait to the same people every couple days, so there's probably Stripers and Drum still hanging around. The bite for those is mostly going to be at night. Barnaget Light had some more nice fish with some people reporting the Bluefish up to 20lbs.

Weather doesn't look great tomorrow, but when are the reports ever correct? Water temp is 53 degrees. East winds for the next few days, so expect the water to be a little higher then usual. It should push some warm water from the ocean in a little bit, so maybe the bite will be even better next week.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Friday, April 29, 2016 /\/\/\ 5:25 pm  
Word has been all bluefish from the Graveling Point and Pebble Beach areas the last few days. Hawkeye stopped in a few minutes ago on his way to get warm, with a cooler full of 10#+ blues that the two of them caught. They said the fish were still biting, but they got tired and pulled the lines, then just stopped in to let us know how they did. We also had some nice ones weighed in on Thursday, some in the 11-12# range and one that was 19#.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Saturday, April 23, 2016 /\/\/\ 5:22pm  
More Bluefish fun down here at Graveling Point. This morning there was a reported Bluefish blitz and everyone out had a couple fish to catch. They ate everything from Clams, Bunker, Mackerel to plugs..and more plugs.. there were some empty peghooks of Bombers and X-Rap lures this afternoon with lots of people taking two or three at a time. DON'T FORGET the oh so important wire leader connectors for those lures so you don't lose as many. From the evidence of this morning it was definitely an incoming tide bite with the high tide this morning around 10am at Graveling Point. There were people also around Grassy Channel also catching some Blues as well.

The Striper bite is very sporadic. You have areas where they are plentiful, and then barren areas. It's always changing, unfortunately. Good spots to try are side creeks in the Mullica, and if you can live bait for them, that would be best. We do have eels for anyone who likes to drift for them, so that is a good option to try. Good spots to try would be Nacote Creek, Oyster Creek, Bowengers Creek, Bass River, Wading River, and up around the Mullica River bridge. An outgoing tide is probably the best, since it would be flushing the bait out of the little side connecting creeks. If you fish in the inlet, I would recommend you get as close to the white water as possible and throw chunks of bait into it. It is also the time for them to get trolled out front, so keep aware that that season is soon coming. If you are working the sod banks in the area, as the sun goes down, the fish come to life, especially if you also have an outgoing tide working as well.

The Black Drum bite is also holding steady, when the bluefish aren't muscling their way through the area. Usually an incoming tide, preferably at evening/night time is the best. They bite on clams the most. You can also find them in Grassy Channel as well this time of year.

They are here everyone! Yes, the Sandsharks and big Skates are unfortunately here and mostly concentrated in the inlet area. Trying to fish for anything else is difficult because your bait doesn't stay down long enough before they are on.

It looks like the next few days in the morning you are going to have an incoming tide, same for the evening, so for the next few days the bluefish bite will be going strong.

The water temp is 54 degrees off of AC, so the water in the bay is warming up.

NEW S&S Bucktail and Tony Maja trolling combos ready for pre-order, be sure to order some to reserve your spot for a couple! http://store.scottsbt.com/fishing/tonymajassbucktailscombo.aspx
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Friday, April 22, 2016 /\/\/\ 4:00pm  
Just a heads up folks; NO bloodworms for Saturday morning. Next shipment is due sometime before noon Saturday. Also, a very limited supply of clams in the shell this weekend too. We do have a few bushels now, but they are sure to run short. We were able to load up on the shucked clam as they were available from a different source. Green crabs are in good supply and it looks like we will get some decent sea conditions this Saturday to whoop up on some Tautog..

Blues are still being reported from Pebble Beach/Graveling Point areas as well as out in the bay. Striped bass and black drum are still around as well, but might be harder to catch if blues are present.
Might see more activity for land based fishing for striped bass either out along the Mullica river or out near the old coast guard station on Great Bay Blvd, since that is nearer to the inlet.
Boat anglers could try out in Grassy Channel for striped bass and drum fish, as it's about that time for the drum to be active out there in the deeper spots. With the blues in, the stripers will be on the move into the inlet and ocean front areas soon.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Saturday, April 16, 2016 /\/\/\ 6:15pm  
"Chomp chomp chomp," said the hungry Bluefish. Yes, they have arrived, not in full force but the spring Bluefish season has started. With two reported Bluefish about 10lbs a piece, and more that haven't been reported, it's safe to say everyone should double check your tackle boxes for the wire leaders and wire rigs. Both catches have been off of Graveling Point, but with them migrating in from the ocean, there are pods of them probably stacked up in Grassy Channel, the Inlet, and behind Holgate. Plugs and crankbaits will work well, the Superstrike Needlefish lures cast a mile, making for an excellent lure for blues and stripers in the ICW and Inlet. You can also troll the Bomber lures in the shallow waters around the sandbars in front of the fish factory. Also, the bait's of choice will be bunker and mackerel, and bunker chum. Chunk the bunker and mackerel into thirds, and cast them on out. Incoming tide is the better tide for Bluefish and Black Drum, whether you're in the boat out in Grassy Channel, or off Graveling Point.

The Striper activity is very sporadic, one day they are on fire and doing great, the next it can be a ghost town. People are doing pretty well in the different areas in the mouth of the Mullica River. On an outgoing tide in the river is the preferred tide. Fresh Clams, Bunker, Bloodworms, and even lures now are all performing well. There are starting to be pods of the ocean migratory Stripers showing up around the Inlet, so if you have your boat in, head out to those fall fishing markers you might have in the GPS.

The Black Drum activity has been doing well, with reports from the Mystic Beach areas reporting some steady Drum activity. Incoming tide has produced the better bite, with some of the bigger ones feeding at those times. Night time is also an added bonus that's producing better fishing. Clams are the best bet. There are also Drum out in Grassy Channel, so again anyone with a boat also has a better bite out in those areas.

There have been people fishing for Tog, although with the wind never turning off for a day, it makes for a hard trip in the ocean. People have tried over in Barnegat by the lighthouse on the jetty's, and the dock near the fuel stations. High water is the preferred time to try. If they are swimming inside up at the lighthouse, there are probably some that are around the coastguard station.

The Perch Derby hosted by the Red Men Lodge seemed to have a good turnout with droves of people coming in and getting Grass Shrimp, Bloodworms, Minnows, and little spinner-baits. Hope everyone that participated had a good day and enjoyed the cookout!

It's looking like it's going to be a little nautical on Sunday with North winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt... diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. And Monday with North winds around 5 kt...becoming East late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.So throughout the week it will get more cooperative.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Thursday, April 14, 2016 /\/\/\ 3:50pm  
3:50PM: The first Graveling Point bluefish was weighed about 40 minutes ago and it was a nice 9.8 lb. 33" fish, still alive. Winner of the annual bluefish contest is Matt Walker and he received the $100 Scott's Bait & Tackle gift certificate. The bluefish was caught on clam and he also caught a black drum just a few minutes before.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Saturday, April 9, 2016 /\/\/\ 5:40pm  
Happy Opening Day Trout Season to anyone who tried their hand today! There where quite a bit of people who had some fun catching some rainbows and brown trout today. For anyone who would like to keep track of the Trout stocking you can go to http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wk1trt16.htm. We do have earthworms, and plenty of hooks, rigs, and lures for any kind of freshwater fishing in the area.

The Striper and Black Drum bite off the end of Mystic is still going pretty well. Despite the lack of nice weather there have been steady bites along Pebble Beach (Ohio Dr) and Graveling Point. Night time seems to do better for the Drum, although they still bite during the day. Incoming tide is also the better tide for the Drum, since it's pulling them in from the ocean side. Clams are the best bait. Average fish is between 15-45lbs. The Striper activity is a hit or miss, they are either biting good, or not at all. Outgoing tide is the better tide, draining them from the river. Clams and Bloodworms are going to work the best, and people are starting to troll up around the river for them, so plugs should start working now for anyone who prefers using lures. White Perch have also been biting well, we are moving a decent amount of grass shrimp lately for people going up in the river to places like Green Bank, Lower Bank, & Wading River Bridges. Outgoing tide is preferred.

Low tide tomorrow morning is just after 6am, so for anyone who's going out, I would recommend Black Drum fishing for the morning, and Striper fishing in the afternoon. There is a West wind forecasted for the morning so the wind will push the fish right on land.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Thursday, April 7, 2016 /\/\/\ 2:50pm  
Hi Everyone,
Weather for the weekend is looking to be cold and windy but fishing this past week has been good. Stripers of all sizes being caught along with some black drum. The black drum are ranging from 16lbs up to 42lbs so make sure you have a heavy rod to drag that garbage can in. Clam and bloodworm have been the most popular baits. The stripers will feed on the bloodworm and clam, and the drum will eat the clam as well.
We are still waiting on the first blue fish from Graveling Point to be brought in for the $100 gift certificate. We had reports of people catching the blue fish up the river, so it is kind of odd that they are up the river already, meaning they had to pass Graveling Point to get there. Hopefully we will see the blue fish soon and it will be just as good of fishing as last year.

Friday is looking to be a high of 51 and partly cloudy with W winds from 20-30 mph. Saturday we are looking at rain 80% chance, with a high of 44, W winds from 10-20 mph. Sunday seems like a good day to go out. A high of 48, clear all day, winds WNW at 10-20 mph.

We hope to see everyone this upcoming weekend. We have all baits available, bloodworms, clams in the shell, shucked clams, grass shrimp, and lots of frozen baits. Everyone have a great weekend.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew

Sunday, April 3, 2016 /\/\/\ 12pm  
Just a quick note to say thank you for attending the 1st ever Scott's Bait & Tackle Show Event held yesterday. Much thanks to the folks from Accurate, Avet, Berkley, Green Beret Spray, Joe Shutes, Penn, S&S Bucktails, St. Croix, Tsunami, and 1potatotwo! You were all great! Help from staff and friends was stupendous, as well. The turnout was wonderful despite the downpour at times. Thank you all for coming. Sorry for the lack of fishing reports here this week while we were preparing! https://www.facebook.com/events/121494394896225/
 
There have been many reports from the point of small stripers as well as some keepers in the 30" range the last few days.
Some of the guys out there sent a few pics to Facebook yesterday during the event, as well. Bloods and clams are still both good baits. We still have not had the first keeper bluefish from land at Graveling Pt or Pebble Beach, so the reward is still open.
Sea Ya -SBT Crew