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Grumpys Tackle

December 6, 2016:
"Brick to Ortley it was poppers, shads and plugs for short bass to keepers up to 20 pounds," reported Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle. Area sands producing as well. Daryl Crisconi plugged a 12.8-pound linesider, and it was a Kastmaster that mastered a 13.2-pound bass for Darin Scheidler. Phil Accatatta worked an SP Minnow to beach a 38-inch striper.

Previous Reports

  • November 29, 2016 Open or Close

    "Tons of peanut bunker, bass in and out and plenty of fish if you are willing to put some excitement in your fishing by chasing the fish," said sources over at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle. Thursday and Friday saw the best fishing with the bass moving in and out of the wash all day. Saturday had a bit slower fishing with the adult bunker that were holding outside the bars moving south. As of the weekend there were still plenty of peanut bunker in the wash and decent numbers of average fish moving on them. The top weigh in at the store was a 22-pound slammer caught by Brandon DiLonardo on a bunker.

  • November 22, 2016 Open or Close

    "Soak a fresh clam or bunker chunk and plug while you wait for a bite. And by all means pack along a snagging treble hook," advises Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle where bass and blues to be measured and weighed roared through the door from Thursday into Sunday afternoon. Da Grump says catching-wise it's been about a 5050 split with bait and artificials, the latter including S&S bucktails, SP Minnows, various poppers, and Tsunami shads; the former including the snag 'n drop when the bunker come close. El Torres came in Sunday with an 11.4 pound chopper that chomped a treble-stuck chopper, and he also penciled in an 8.15-pound striper. The snag 'n drop also got the drop on a 22.9-pound gorilla blue for Brandon Dilonardo. Colin and Andrew McCarthy poppered bass weighing 8.3 and 8.35 pounds respectively, with Dennis Symons plugging one measuring 29 inches and Chris Custer another 1-inch longer. Chunks of fresh Grumpy Bunker could not be resisted by a 34-inch linesider sanded by Cindy Deluca, another at 34.5 inches beached by Ken W. and still another at 36 inches for Frank Elmor.

  • November 15, 2016 Open or Close

    "Some bass are being caught, but it hasn't been easy," warns Grumpy himself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle. Plugs, Grumpy Clam and Grumpy Bunker have been catching a few stripers here and there, with prime times being dusk into dark and again at first light. Surf temperatures are in the upper 50s and plenty of bait is around with more moving in, so hopefully the stripers will follow. Ben Allison plugged stripers weighing 9.65 and 15.53 pounds, and it was a plug that put away bass measuring 31 and 32 inches for Lee Hunnell.

  • November 8, 2016 Open or Close

    Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle expects the bass 'n blue action to break wide open again and be as rowdy and radical as earlier last week when in excess of 30 stripers weighing 20 to 30-plus pounds were dragged in for the No Tale Scale test. Later in the week Bill Sloan sanded an 11.95-pound Grumpy Clam-loving linesider, Craig Prucki soaked a wad of Grumpy Bunker for a 9.8-pound bass, and Partick Vaccarino directed a darter for a bulls eye on a 34-inch bass.

  Grumpys Tackle

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

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