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Grumpys Tackle

May 3, 2016:
"The big blues are back," exalted Grumpy hisself from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle telling of the yellow eyed gators to 15-plus pounds that are terrorizing the suds. In the mix are schoolies and a few keeper stripers, like the 9-pound Grumpy Clam glomming linesider sanded by Jay H. John Benskin also beat a bass weighing 13.7 pounds and brother John went a almost 2 pounds better, beaching a linesider that weighed 15.6 pounds. Chris Updike soaked chunks of Grumpy Bunker to seduce blues weighing 9.9 pounds and 16.65 pounds, with cut mullet the ticket for a pair of 35-inch choppers beached by Joe Csenteri. The new store hours are 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.



Previous Reports

  • April 26, 2016 Open or Close

    Grumpy hisself from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle says there are bass and blues along the area surf and these are being caught with both hardware and flesh. Meat o' menhaden meant the demise of a 31.5-inch slammer sanded by Eric Carl, and Patrick Kenny cast an SP Minnow to mug a 13.8-pound chopper. Bill G. soaked a Grumpy Clam to connect with a 32-inch bass, at it was a Yo-Zuri Mag Darter deal for a 31-inch linesider beached by Doug Marshall. Bayside, bloods are the ticket for the scads of schoolie stripers behind Island Beach State Park.

  • April 12, 2016 Open or Close

    "Hardly anyone fishing," complained a normally cheerful Grumpy hisself from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle who pointed to the bay as a good bet lots of light tackle fun with schoolie stripers that are waxing small plugs and inhaling bloodworms. There have been a few bass caught on salted clams and small plugs along the beaches. He expects an uptick in striper activity in the surf and out front as soon as water temperatures nudge upward a few degrees and more bait arrives.

  • April 5, 2016 Open or Close

    Grumpy hisself from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle notes that surf temperatures are in the low fifties and decent numbers of schoolies along with the occasional keeper are being caught from area sands. Bucktails and SP Minnow plugs are out-catching bait by a huge margin. Dan Porter put a linesider on the scale that dropped the needle to the 10.15-pound mark. He reminds all pre-register for the Governor's Surf Tournament by April 15. Besides saving a few dollars on the entry fee, there will be a prize drawing for early entrants.

  • March 29, 2016 Open or Close

    "Surf temperatures are still in the forties, so nothing really happening fishing-wise just yet, and we're trying to get from under all this inventory that keeps getting delivered," groused Grumpy hisself from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle as yet another truckload of products was being delivered. He urges all procrastinators to get reels and rods in for service and repair before the inevitable rush later in the month and also to pre-register for the Governor's Surf Tournament by April 15. Current store hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

  Grumpys Tackle

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


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