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Avalon Hodge Podge

April 23, 2018:
Brandon over at Avalon Hodge Podge relayed word that the bridges and jetties are giving up a few schoolie bass and a tog or two, but those water temps are the big story as they remain in the 40's. Anglers are on the schoolies and fish to 24 inches are being released, and some folks have found some bluefish around the same size. Blackfishing is also slow as guys pick away, a keeper or two being reported, but the shop hasn't seen any just yet.



Previous Reports

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Brandon over at Avalon Hodge Podge relayed word that things are slow in kicking off in Avalon, and only words of small bass are floating around. There have been small stripers both out back and in the surf, with a few surf anglers reporting small bluefish, but not many.

  • April 9, 2018 Open or Close

    The big news out of Avalon is that small bluefish have been at the 8th Street jetty and in the surf near the jetty. Tammie and Dave at Avalon Hodge Podge said mullet, mackerel and metal lures seem to be taking the bluefish. There's also good news on the bass front, though they're mostly shorts on bloodworms in the back. The tog bite is also beginning inshore and 8th Street jetty has been giving up a few, with green crabs being the bait of choice. The shop is open full time and Tammie and Dave have green crabs and bloodworms as things heat up to the south.

  • April 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Tammie and Dave at Avalon Hodge Podge are reporting that the shop is now open, and they are looking forward to seeing their loyal following once again. There has been words of lots schoolies bass in the back waters, and those who do their homework have been catching some nice perch to the north and west around Tuckahoe.

  • March 26, 2018 Open or Close

    Tammie and Dave at Avalon Hodge Podge are reporting that they are hearing dribs and drabs of the perch bite up in the rivers and creeks and are also hearing of lots of small stripers caught in those areas as the weather breaks ever so slowly Dave and Tammie are busy readying the shop and will be open for the season as of March 30.

Avalon Hodge Podge

Avalon Hodge Podge
2389 Ocean Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202
phone: 609-967-3274 | fax: 609-967-0989


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