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Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

November 12, 2018:
Good size striped bass on the beaches and in the boats fishing just off the beaches was the story when we spoke with Lenny over at Capt' N Hippo Bait & Tackle. News of a 50-pound bass taken off Island Beach travelled fast and Lenny said party and charter boats fishing out of Shark and Manasquan river ports were also into the bass with trolling spoons and Mojos, and casting shads taking the bulk of the fish.

Previous Reports

  • November 5, 2018 Open or Close

    Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said he had a 2.4-pound winter flounder weighed in by Jim Schiller with the Fish Hawks; he caught the fat fish at the Shark River Inlet. He has heard about stripers being caught on the beach and some being caught by boats as well. Live eels have been good for the stripers at night. Fish the structure around the Seaside Bridge. Small bass are hitting in the Toms River for those who don't feel like bumping around on the ocean.

  • October 29, 2018 Open or Close

    Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said things were quiet around Huddy Park. The nor'easter chased a lot of people inside over the weekend and it was just starting to improve on Sunday. There have been some small stripers in the Toms River, and there are a number of freshwater spots nearby as well where you can wet a line. Stop in and see him. You can't catch any fish from the couch.

  • October 22, 2018 Open or Close

    Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said it was a quiet week. The chilly temperatures and some blustery days kept folks away from the water. He said he had a few guys in Sunday who tried to go out blowfishing on Barnegat Bay, but the winds were howling so much they were throwing spray up to the flybridge of the 40-footer. "And they were in the bay, trying to go to the research buoy," he said.

  • October 15, 2018 Open or Close

    Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said there are still good reports of blowfish at a variety of spots all over the bay, from the Mantoloking Bridge to the BI and Research buoys. Bluefish are chewing in the surf in Seaside and at Island Beach State Park. Less rain and the cold snap should fire up the bite.

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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