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January 15, 2018:
At Fisherman's Headquarters, Greg said they're having a sale on Bio Edge Scents; with back bay striper season set to open on March 1, it's a good time now to grab those favorite plastics of yours, slip them into a heavy-duty Ziploc bag and get those baits soaking in preparation for the spring kickoff trips to the warmer waters out back.

Previous Reports

  • January 1, 2018 Open or Close

    At Fisherman's Headquarters, Greg said the brutal temps between Christmas and New Year's kept a lot of folks inside and off the water, but some folks did find some fish in the surf before the deep freeze. Michael Baytoff was fishing bait in Beach Haven on Christmas Eve in the rain and wind and landed one nice fish. "Had a fish pull my conventional rod with a bunker head right out of the spike. Got the rod back but lost the fish and the spike in the rough surf," he relayed to Greg. George Mohr also reported on a few bass off the beach to end the year.

  • December 25, 2017 Open or Close

    At Fisherman's Headquarters, Fishhead Greg there's some schoolies along the beach and herring most smaller lures and smaller baits. Moving to find fish is your better bet for catching fish, he said. Bucktails, shads like the white paddletails are working. Fish are being caught in the morning and the evening. Some people are catching double-digits, he said. Blackfish have moved out from the jetty with the falling temperatures, which means the inshore wrecks should be productive. "I'm looking forward to an awesome couple of months with coldwater fishing," he said. If the weather is good I think we'll be fishing into the New Year."

  • December 18, 2017 Open or Close

    At Fisherman's Headquarters, Greg said thee weekend offered good fishing to most who got out on the hunt. "A couple brave souls went Friday to battle in the snow," Greg said, adding "Those that went Saturday and Sunday took advantage with light winds and a flat sea." He said Dante from Magictail Lures was out fishing hard over the weekend when he reported awesome fishing for tautog, limiting out in three hours on Magictail Tog Jigs. "Epic fishing with three fish over 10 pounds!" He added, "By the way, striped bass were blowing up on top feasting on herring all day." Patrick DiPasquale fished structure off of Barnegat Light over the weekend and had a handful of keepers. Greg called the striper fishing "far from over" as folks are still boating fish off LBI, while surfcasters are finding a pick along the beach, both bait and lures with teasers.

  • December 11, 2017 Open or Close

    At Fisherman's Headquarters, Greg said he had another awesome day on the water Friday with Evan and his buddy Mark from the Philly region for a four-hour charter catching bass on bunker spoons, mojos and plugs. "Most of the fish stacked up are schoolies but there are some good ones still around and in the mix, Greg said. There's been a pick of small fish in the surf along the LBI beachfront.

Fisherman's Headquarters

Fisherman's Headquarters
280 West 9th St
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
phone: 609-494-5739 | fax: 609-494-9271

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