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Riptide Bait & Tackle

October 15, 2018:
Capt. Andy at Riptide Bait and Tackle reports a bit of a slow go this past week and anglers were spread out, either up in the rivers messing around with schoolie stripers or out on the sands looking for that first big bass. Linda D is still in first place in the Riptide Fall tourney, but Capt. Andy says, "That should change soon." The shop has been going through some mullet and bunker, and little blues are certainly keeping anglers busy in recent days. The shop also has bloodworms for anyone heading into the river for perch or looking for some kingfish out front.



Previous Reports

  • October 8, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Andy at Riptide Bait and Tackle reported that it was indeed a good week but a strange one out on Brigantine's beaches, and early week saw some weird things going on. David C was cruising the beach and throw-netted a mess of small pompano, but he also found, washed up on the sands, a tuna. Capt. Andy has his Riptide fall derby going on and Rich P holds both first and second place with bluefish at 1.4 pounds and 1.2 pounds, with Linda D still holding onto the bass lead at 10 pounds.

  • October 1, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Andy at Riptide Bait and Tackle reported that the Riptide summer tournament came to an end last weekend, and the winners were Arlene P with a last-minute flounder to win at 3.70-pounds, Gary B with his 12-ounce kingfish and Charlie C with a 1.30-pound blue. The Riptide fall derby has now started and Linda Davoli has the only bass entered so far, a 30.5-inch, 10-pounder. Capt. Andy also tells of a couple anglers fishing the south end jetty to catch a couple pinfish, a sure sign of a change as fall comes in. Saturday saw Faith fishing with her Dad on the south end jetty and they crushed some cocktail blues. An un-named boater also sent a pic of a bass, a sweet 21-pounder with sea lice on it, a hint that the migratory fish are indeed moving down. Saturday was a solid day too, as local sharpie Tommy Huber was at it again, whacking a bucket full of triggerfish, eight to be exact, and a few blues to add to the Huber dinner festivities. Another crew with Tom G at the helm reported in with some sheepshead and a few pompano, also caught at the entrance to the north end.

  • September 24, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Andy at Riptide Bait and Tackle reports that the Brigantine beaches were doing okay last week and folks had some snappers, a few kingfish and some nice sharks during the evenings. Friday saw regular shop jockey Linda Davoli break the ice for the fall striper season, entering the first bass in the Riptide Fall StriperBluefish derby; the fish taped out at 30.5 inches and weighed in at 10 pounds. Linda reported lots of bait in the wash and also reported a ton of small bluefish. With that, it began as Joe Jr. weighed a 31-inch bass he caught in the back bay on Gulp! Joe also weighed a kingfish at 12-ounces to take the lead in the summer tourney. Jacki B closed out her fluke season on Saturday, catching 3.5-pound flounder, just missing the lead in the shop's tourney by 2 ounces.

  • September 17, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Andy Grossman at Riptide Bait and Tackle told me 8- to14-inch snappers are all over the place and giving anglers some good light tackle fishing. Despite the rough surf late week saw some brown sharks caught on mackerel in the wash. Arlene Perkowski tipped the scale with a 3.7-pound fluke she caught from Brigantine Cove for the only weigh in his past week.

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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