Keyport Marine Basin Archives - The Fisherman

Keyport Marine Basin

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

Boats fishing out of the Keyport Marine Basin found some spotty fluke fishing in the bay this past week. Sources at the basin told us shorts continue to dominate the catches in the bay while some bigger fluke are being caught outside in the ocean but the numbers of short fluke are a lot less. On a good note the crabbing has been very good we were told.

July 01, 2024 - 07:37:29

You can catch all the fluke you want but you can’t keep them said sources over at the Keyport Marine Basin. Most of the shorts that are being caught are just under the size limit and you have to pick through them to put a keeper or two in the fish box we were told. In addition some cocktails, spot, croakers and kingfish are also supplying some light tackle fishing, they said. On a big fish note an 80-plus pound sturgeon was caught, photographed and released from the Ambrose Channel this past week.

340 West Front St PO Box 455
Keyport, NJ 07735
phone: 732-264-9421
fax: 732-264-9431

Located on the eastern banks of Matawan Creek, the Bait & Tackle Store at Keyport Marine Basin is your only stop for a day of fishing and boating on Raritan Bay. With a diverse selection of fishing gear and bait, a fully stocked ships store on site, and a quick and easy boat ramp with safe parking, you can conveniently fish popular bay grounds like Buoy 1 in Keyport, the Reach, Chapel Hill Channels, and the area near the Keansburg Pier, or head out 8 miles to the Atlantic and Sandy Hook for flounder, fluke, blues, stripers and weakfish.