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Grumpys Tackle

September 1, 2015:
Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle told of scattered action with cocktail blues and fluke in the surf, with mullet and metals for the former and bucktail/Gulp! with a Gulp! teaser for the latter. Also frequenting the suds are blowfish and croakers, and these are on the clam. He's excited that the bait is stacking in the bay getting ready to move out and that's when the surf action should blow wide open. Plenty of things currently happening bayside, most notably crabs, snapper blues and blowfish, and croakers are now in the mix. There is some nighttime play with schoolie stripers along the sedge banks.



Previous Reports

  • August 25, 2015 Open or Close

    Fishing is starting to pick up in both the bay and on the surf reported sources at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle. In the wash cocktail blues are providing some light tackle fishing, and evening anglers are into a mix of sand tiger and brown sharks on mackerel and cut bunker. Anglers fishing the bay are finding blowfish, snappers, small black drum and banded rudderfish off the piers, along with some decent catches of crabs.

  • August 18, 2015 Open or Close

    "Fluke and blues by day, blues and sharks by night," chimes Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle, noting that the venerable bucktail/Gulp! Swimming Mullet combo played with a Gulp! Swimming Mullet or Gulp! Shrimp teaser remains the primary suds agent provocateur. There are a few keepers in the mix, and he reminds all about the "Two at 16 Inches" regulation in play at nearby Island Beach State Park. Chris Montague manacled keeper flatties measuring 23-1/2 and 26 inches. Daylight cocktail blues are putting the teeth to mullet, bunker chunks and metals, and after dark it's primarily a cut bait game. The brown sharks are chomping mackerel and meat o' menhaden.

  • August 11, 2015 Open or Close

    "Mullet and cut bunker for the bluefish and bucktail/Gulp! with a Gulp! teaser for the fluke," advised Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle describing what is working along area sands. Brown sharks are still on the mackerel and meat o' menhaden munch in the surf after dark, and there are a few sand tigers in the mix. In the bay it's a wild scene with crabs and snappers. "Island Beach State Park regs allow you to keep two fluke at 16-inches," he reminds all.

  • August 4, 2015 Open or Close

    At Grumpy's Bait & Tackle the matter of the chatter is the good wash 'n wax fluking going on in the suds at island Beach State Park where the rule is tow flatties at 16-inches. "More and more people taking advantage of it," observed Grumpy hisself. A bucktail sweetened with a Gulp! Swimming Mullet and a Gulp! Shrimp or Swimming Mullet teaser is doing the majority of the flattie flattening and Rick Sauvigue teased a 5-3/4-pound flatfish into a fatal take. Cocktail blues are running the surf hitting metals and chomping bunker chunks on fireball rigs. Cow nose rays, sand tigers and brown sharks are the long rod after dark entertainment. Bayside is all about the fantastic crabbing and the bigger-by-the day snappers and keeper blowfish.

  Grumpys Tackle

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


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