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Absecon Bay Sportsmen

February 19, 2018:
Dave Showell over at Absecon Bay Sportsman's Center told of a great perch bite in the area and areas around Hay Road and the snags up the Mullica River have been stellar. Capt. Dave has had some anglers really loading up on the silver beauties and the Landisville Gun club is prepping for their 13th Annual White Perch Tournament, to be held on April 21 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the heaviest of five perch to be weighed at 2 p.m. at the club, located at 4th and Cape May Avenue in Estelle Manor. Anglers can enter by going online to or attending the captain's meeting Friday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at the club, where bait will be available. Capt. Dave also reminds folks of the bass season opener on March 1 and the shop is offering some very generous gift cards for the first three bass to come through the door. Dave has some blood worms and has been getting shrimp but call ahead to the shop for availability of these baits.

Previous Reports

  • February 12, 2018 Open or Close

    Dave Showell over at Absecon Bay Sportsman's Center is keeping busy collecting grass shrimp and bloodworms for customers looking to head up to Hay Road and some of the other local perching hotspots. He said Matt checked in with a couple of dozen perch he caught on bloods on Saturday. "I'm Guessing the Mullica, but I sent a few dozen west towards the Maurice River and got word that they are biting over there," Dave added. He has two boxes of bloodworms ordered for the week which should be here for the weekend ahead.

  • February 5, 2018 Open or Close

    Dave Showell over at Absecon Bay Sportsman's Center said perch are still the best option down his way in open water. He said Gary Adair and the Meat Wagon Crew picked up four dozen bloodworms over the weekend on their way to a Super Bowl Perch Fry; for those putting in their time (like the Meat Wagon Crew) the bloods are doing a number on the perch, might be worth a trip to Hay Road or other open water hotspots.

  • January 29, 2018 Open or Close

    Dave Showell over at Absecon Bay Sportsman's Center thought he might be losing it a bit going into the past weekend. "Then it might just be Cabin Fever and optimism, but for the first time in 32 winters here I bought bloodworms in January," he laughed. Dave thought a box of bloods or some grass shrimp which he also caught himself last week may do the trick on some white perch in open water, which there's suddenly quite a lot of throughout the South Jersey region.

  • January 22, 2018 Open or Close

    Dave Showell over at Absecon Bay Sportsman's Center tells of a slow week as the ice came and went too fast for anglers to get into Collins Cove and cut some holes for perch. The bloodworms diggers also had trouble as they couldn't get at the worms due to ice woes. However, Capt. Dave is at the shop daily and will attempt to get some worms in stock as soon as possible. Also, Dave says, "Come on in for some super deals on gear, but call first."

Absecon Bay Sportsmen

Absecon Bay Sportsmen
Absecon Creek
81 Natalie Terrace
Absecon, NJ 08201
phone: 609-484-0409 | fax: 609-228-7543

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