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Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

August 13, 2018:
Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said crabbing has been improving all over the place and has been especially hot at Good Luck Point. Snappers are getting bigger and are hitting up and down the Toms River and are giving good action at Mathis and Huddy parks.



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  • August 6, 2018 Open or Close

    Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said folks are catching snapper bluefish at Mathis and Huddy Parks. They're voracious and they're all over. Throw spearing on a Lenny's Lance-it rig and have fun. Fluking has been very active but the ratio of shorts has risen. If you're looking for action, you won't be disappointed. If you're looking for dinner, you're going to need some patience.

  • July 30, 2018 Open or Close

    Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said there are snappers entertaining folks at Mathis and Huddy parks. Crabbing is on fire, and the crabs are good-sized, he said. Fluke are being caught at all the usual haunts. Catch yourself some snappers on a Lenny's Lance-it rig, then use them for bait for the fluke; check the shop for details.

  • July 23, 2018 Open or Close

    Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said there are snappers at Mathis Park now. Pop a spearing on a Lenny's Lance-it rig and let the youngsters have some fun. Crabbing has been improving in all the usual spots and there have been some smaller bluefish coming around.

  • July 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said the snapper blues have shown up at Mathis Park and Berkeley Island Park. They are still small but getting bigger and more plentiful. Crabbing at Berkeley Island Park has been excellent, and there crabs being pulled all the way to the Beachwood community dock. The further you go up the Toms River, however, the more the crabbing falls off. He has heard of some monster fluke being caught at The Tires. There are still fluke in the bay but there are a lot of throwbacks.

Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle
334 Atlantic City Blvd
South Toms River, NJ 08757
phone: 732-505-3500 | fax: 732-505-3575


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