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Murphy's Hook House

January 22, 2018:
At Murphy's Hook House, they are doing their winter cleaning and maintenance but they are open if you're looking to stop in. Keep an eye on the Facebook page because they are doing surprise sales. Check in and see the new items they have coming in for the spring.

Previous Reports

  • December 25, 2017 Open or Close

    At Murphy's Hook House, they were getting reports of fish around with lots of short fish to keep folks busy. There were a few keepers in the 30-inch range taken on Magictail bucktails. Winter flounder are in the Toms River as well so you don't have to go far if you want to fish.

  • December 18, 2017 Open or Close

    The crew at Murphy's Hook House reported on tons of shorts, all over the place. Small profile lures, the Jetty Ghost collection have been great with teasers. They also suggest the Tsunami sand eels, again all these rigs should be fished with teasers. "Fun time fishing, just not many guys out there," is the word we got. There have also been reports of a few winter flounder in the back as well.

  • December 11, 2017 Open or Close

    At Murphy's Hook House, Dennis said Monday morning didn't produce anything at all in the surf. "There were birds off the beach, right on the border of Seaside and the Park," Dennis said. "Conditions are awesome, just today wasn't very good," he added. Over the weekend guys using slender sand eel imitations are picking at small fish, and guys in boats marking more fish than they caught. Perhaps a little chill in the air is what we need, as water temps are still a bit high for this time of the year.

  • December 4, 2017 Open or Close

    At Murphy's Hook House, Dennis said striped bass are plentiful, and fishermen are using mojos and bunker spoons. Surf has been mostly smalls, from 18 to 24 inches on average using Deadly Dicks, Avas, SP Minnows, Superstrikes – and don't forget the teaser rigs. There are also winter flounder in the canal, near Mantoloking Bridge and inside both Shark River and Manasquan River with people fishing with bloodworms and nightcrawlers. There are small bass around the Rt. 37 Bridge as well.

Murphy's Hook House

Murphy's Hook House
2701 State Hwy 37 East
Toms River, NJ 08753
phone: 732-270-3856

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