Fin-Atics – The Fisherman


November 23, 2020 - 09:45:45

At Fin-Atics in Ocean City, Ed said the North End continues to dish up schoolie bass on ZMan paddletails and the bite has been varied in both the morning and evening hours. Ed likes working the half tide on the incoming for most of his action. The shop will be open for Thanksgiving Day until about noon so stop in for your Turkey Day fish!

November 23, 2020 - 09:42:58

Lots of small stripers are being caught behind Ocean City according to reports from Fin-Atics. These fish are ranging in size from 14 to 24 inches but are aggressively on the feed along the sod banks, shallow flats and bridges. Most fish are being caught on soft plastics such as Gulp Paddleshads or Fin-S in the brightest colors you can find (pink, chartreuse, nuclear chicken). Tog fishing in the same area has also been very good as well as on the near shore wrecks sites with fish to 5 pounds being reported.

November 16, 2020 - 09:27:12

At Fin-Atics in Ocean City, Ed reported that the North end jetties continue to cough up schoolie bass on soft plastics like Zman paddletails. The 30 and 40 streets are holding a few larger linesiders as they are more prone to hit Bomber and SP plugs. There had been rumors of some speckled trout at Corson’s Inlet, but that has yet to be confirmed.

November 16, 2020 - 09:24:46

Anglers chunking bunker in Great Egg Harbor Bay are finding some stripers according to Bill at Fin-Atics. These appear to be mostly resident fish in the 22- to 28-inch range. They are also taking soft plastics at night fished from the bridges and lighted docks. Up the river, live eels and live spot are taking bass in the same size range with an occasional 30-incher in the mix.

November 09, 2020 - 10:07:17

According to Dan at Fin-Atics in Ocean City, there’s been a decent amount of resident bass on the North End jetties whacking rubber baits and small plugs. Ed at the shop has been lucking out while tossing 5-inch white Zman Paddletails on a 1/4-ounce leadhead. Dan also mentioned that the 30 streets have bass hanging around hitting clam and bunker Look for a mid to upper tide.

November 09, 2020 - 10:04:51

All different sized stripers are being caught in Great Egg Bay according to reports from Fin-Atics in Ocean City. Plenty of shorts are being caught by anglers throwing soft plastics, but the keepers are taking clam and bunker baits fished on the bottom. Fish to 33 inches were reported this week with plenty of fish falling into the bonus slot size range. Mixed in with the bass are some bluefish which also range in size from snappers to fish topping out at about 18 inches.

November 02, 2020 - 15:52:01

Corson’s Inlet had a few nice linesiders hanging around according to Bob of Fin-Atics in Ocean City as he knew of a friend chunking mullet on a hi-lo rig that landed a 35-incher there. Dogfish and some kingfish are rounding out the surf mix for baithuckers while the jetties on the North End are giving up some short bass at 1st, 3rd and 5th avenues.

November 02, 2020 - 15:49:39

The back bays of Ocean City are loaded with stripers according to reports from Fin-Atics. Until this week, most fish were short, but a body of much larger fish has invaded the back bays. This fishing has been mostly a nighttime game, but the fish are taking live spot, eels, and soft plastics fished under the bridge lights. During the day, anglers are reporting small bluefish in the same area feasting on huge schools of silversides. The blues are taking thin metals that mimic these larger than normal baitfish. Many of the blues are snapper sized, but a few anglers have reported finding schools of fish to 16 inches.

October 19, 2020 - 10:12:25

At Fin-Atics in Ocean City, the tog bite is still red hot off the Longport Pier as Sean Reilly has been bailing them while using green crabs. A few triggerfish are also hanging around the pilings along with some small sea bass.

October 19, 2020 - 10:10:02

Waterfront Marine reported that the bluefish along Ship Channel are getting bigger. Fish to 20 inches were reported on cut mullet and cut bunker. Anglers are also finding the fish on the surface under schools of spearing. Throwing small metals or small poppers are getting these super aggressive fish to bite. Early in the morning, even before sunrise there are small stripers in the same area taking walk-the-dog type surface lures. Most of the fish are in the 16- to 22-inch range, but a couple of slot fish have been caught. The Ocean City Reef Site saw lots of sea bass action this past week, but reports are that there were tons of smaller fish. Only a few limits were caught with most fishing being just short of the legal size limit.

October 12, 2020 - 10:32:33

Down into Cape May County, the crew at FinAtics in Ocean City said it’s mostly spot and kingfish in the wash, with some small striped bass around the jetties. For a good shot at tautog, the bite at the 9th Street Bridge has been hot.

October 12, 2020 - 10:31:21

The Ingredient at Fin-Atics Marine Supply says there are still fair numbers of yellowfin to be chunked, jigged and popped at the 30 Lump. The Wilmington and the Baltimore canyons are hot for swordfish from 150 to 400 -pounds, with bigeye to 300 pounds also inhaling the swordie squid baits. Longfin are showing in the Wilmington, these being caught on various ballyhoo/Joe Shutes combinations.

October 12, 2020 - 10:30:11

Fin-Atics reports that the Ocean City Reef was stacked up with sea bass this week. The weather was perfect, anglers found fish at almost every drop and many limited out early. The back bays continue to give up some nice stripers to 30 inches on live spot along the deeper channels. The sod banks are seeing stripers from 12 to 26 inches being caught on top water poppers at dawn and dusk. Small bluefish have been moving in and out the inlet chasing the abundant spearing, rainfish and peanut bunker schools.

October 05, 2020 - 10:08:07

Blackfishing has been hot and heavy according to the crew at FinAtics in Ocean City. The Longport Pier is still going off on tog as green crabs fished near the slack tides are claiming fish even up to 21 inches. There are loads of short fish you have to wade through but there’s definitely a chance to score your one fish limit. Kingfish and blues are rounding out the surf mix throughout the island.

October 05, 2020 - 10:05:48

“Not much happened this past week, and it looks like the same this week. But some boats did get out during the small window openings,” grumbled a disgruntled canyon commander The Ingredient at Fin-Atics Marine Supply, adding that he received reliable intel about an influx of bigeye and longfin into the Hudson Canyon, with the former also moving into the Wilmington. “Oh,” he added, “Some pretty good daytime deep dropping for swords with jumbo squid there, and I’m hearing that some bigeye are also crushing the colossal calamari.” The Triple Wrecks continues producing yellowfin averaging 70 pounds.

October 05, 2020 - 10:04:39

Snapper blues are thick from the beaches, up the inlets and into the back bays according to the folks at Fin-Atics. Anglers are catching them on small metals and small chunks of mullet. The bay is starting to heat up with stripers being caught, including keepers up to 32 inches. Anglers fishing live spot said that during the outgoing tide, the action was non-stop until they ran out of bait. Anglers who hit up the local wrecks this week found that there are plenty of trigger fish and tog out there, plus a bunch of throwback sea bass (until October 8 when the season reopens.)

1325 West Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
phone: 609-398-2248
fax: 609-398-2712

Fin-Atics was established in 1991 to serve the Ocean City area. Over the years they have grown and in doing so, so has their reputation. Known for its honesty, integrity and everyday low prices the store caters to anglers throughout the Tri-State area of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, as well as those nationwide via the web. Avid anglers, paddlers and boaters, along with novice vacationers will all delight in what Fin-Atics brings to the table. Fin-Atics is a full-service store with everything an angler or paddler could ever need, including rentals and repairs. Rods, reels, line, lures, hooks, sinkers, kayaks, paddles, pfd’s and more are all available online or at their physical store in Ocean City. Fin-Atics carries every major brand name of rods, reels, line, lures, etc. from manufacturers such as Penn, Shimano, Daiwa, St. Croix, G-Loomis, Tica, Okuma, Berkley, Power Pro, Momoi, Mustad, Gamakastu, Sea Striker and more. They are also the area dealer for Hobie Kayaks, Wilderness Systems, Perception and Emotion Kayaks. Rental and demo kayaks are always available for trial.