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Grumpys Tackle

September 27, 2016:
"Mullet means fish, and that's what's happening," explained Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle. The suds are really beginning to percolate, with the full boil countdown underway. The Tsunami XD Popper and the AOK and Hopkins metals have been bringing the meat home. Partick Vaccarino and Justin Carr sanded stripers of 31 and 29 inches respectively. The blues are really starting to play, and these are ranging from 3 to 6 pounds.

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  • September 20, 2016 Open or Close

    "Bass are showing up more frequently with the mullet run, and bluefish are increasing, too," says Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle. Doug Ralph popped the suds and nailed stripers weighing 8.45 and 9.55 pounds. The blues are crushing metals. "This is the last week for fluke, so get to Island Beach State Park and take advantage of the 'Two at 16 inches' regulation and bring some home for dinner," he advises. A bucktail tipped with Gulp and a Gulp teaser is the most productive setup.

  • September 13, 2016 Open or Close

    Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle urges all to hit the sands for fluke, especially at Island Beach State Park. "Only two weeks left in the season," he growled. Kenny Hollins and Jerry Fabiano worked Gulp in the park suds to beach keepers measuring 17-12 and 19 inches respectively. Good numbers of cocktail blues are storming along the surf, and false albacore have been sighted within casting distance so have the metals ready. Bayside crabbing is outstanding, with some Jurassic specimens being wedged in the bushels.

  • September 6, 2016 Open or Close

    Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle grumbled that Hermine put a temporary kibosh on the decent fluke and bluefish activity along area beaches. Joe Brown Gulp!ed a 3.6-pound flatfish, and the 3- to 4-pound blues were glomming mullet and bunker baits and also slamming metals. Bayside, it's been about snappers, blueclaws and blowfish.

  • August 30, 2016 Open or Close

    "Brown sharks being caught during the day and night, and sand tigers at night, and mackerel is the go to bait," recommends Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle, adding that the predators won't pass up fresh bunker. One store staffer caught a mackerel-munching sand tiger that measured 7 feet. Area suds are entertaining loads of metal-mugging bluefish, and bucktailGulp! is catching short and keeper fluke. He urges all craving a flatfish dinner to take advantage of the "Two at 16 Inches" regs at the nearby Island Beach State Park. Young guns Adrian P., John A. and Gianni M. did so and sanded fluke measuring 17, 17-12 and 17-34 inches respectively.

  Grumpys Tackle

Grumpys Tackle
906 N.W. Central Ave
Seaside, NJ 08752
phone: 732-830-1900

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