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July 16, 2018:
Capt. Andy at Riptide Bait and Tackle reported that the week was a good one around Brigantine and the shop saw some fish come in once again. The Flynn family headed out with Jim of Greg-Mar Charters on Friday and they headed out front, catching a solid bag of sea bass, fluke and bluefish. Youngsters Liam and Lily "stole the show" with some hefty flounder, the hot bait being Capt. Andy's minnows and squid. Saturday, Tim Crann and his posse headed out and they lit it up as well, boating seven nice flatties and a half dozen nice sea bass. Also, on Saturday, Michael B had a birthday trip and he came back with a nice fluke as well. Capt. Andy also tells us of brown sharks in the surf, with fresh chunks of bunker or mackerel making for a ton of fun out on the beach. There are also some kingfish out front.

Previous Reports

  • July 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Andy at Riptide Bait and Tackle reports that the week was okay as anglers spread out in the Brigantine area and did their thing. Capt. John of Babu Charters had a posse out last week and they brought back a 22.5-inch flounder and a couple nice sea bass from out front. Capt. Andy also tells of brown sharks in the wash, with Tommy Huber having a blast on them this past week. There are also some kingfish out on the sands, and Andy has some super-sized bloodworms in the shop.

  • July 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Andy at Riptide Bait and Tackle reported that the flounder fishing both on the surf out front and near the cove has produced some decent fish of late. John Babu of Greg-Mar charters reported that the Sharan family caught a mess of flounder, 23 to be exact, and put some fish to 23 inches into the box. Capt. Andy also reports that there are some good numbers of kingfish in the surf as well, and they are hitting bloodworms. The shop also reports that the brown sharks are on the beaches, and Tony and his buds Michael H and RJ had a blast on Tuesday with the toothy critters. Capt. Andy urges careful release on the browns and sand tigers, which are a protected species.

  • June 25, 2018 Open or Close

    Heading into the final week of June, Capt. Andy at Riptide Bait and Tackle reported things were active and anglers did well once again in finding some good-sized flatfish; Capt. Andy headed out himself mid-week and sifted through some short fish to bring a keeper back. The shop hosted the Pleasantville Yacht Club's tourney on June 23, and it was six-year-old Ryan Anderson of Egg Harbor Township winning the event with a flatty at 4.80 pounds. Capt. Andy also reported that the beaches are kicking up some action as well, with some decent numbers of kingfish moving in. Charlie C weighed one at 10 ounces to take the lead in the Riptide summer derby. Mike Thompson stopped into the shop over the weekend and grabbed some bloodworms, coming back shortly after hitting the sands with another drum at 28 pounds. And Jacki Bernardo showed the boys how it's done, fishing the north end beach to whack a nice flounder at 4 pounds.

  • June 18, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Andy at Riptide Bait and Tackle reported that the past week was awesome on the beaches of Brigantine and bass and drum were on the menu; Capt. Andy posted a great video of Matt Connelly and his family, including dad Joe whacking a sweet drum off the beach, where they wrangled two last week. The bass were still solid on the beaches as well, with Nik and his sons Spyro and Pano grabbing some clams from Andy and fishing the North End beach for a 33-inch, 13-pound liner. Getting back to drum fishing, it was John Sunkler and his wife and the baby also grabbing some clams and landing a sweet 30-pound drum to take home. Heading into this past weekend Mike McGowan whacked a keeper bass on a clam, and releasing it to fight another day, and Eddie Morissey also caught a released a nice striper.

Riptide Bait & Tackle

Riptide Bait & Tackle
1201 West Brigantine Ave
Brigantine, NJ 08203
phone: 609-264-0440 | fax: 609-264-1490

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