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July 08, 2024 - 08:33:05

Phil at the Tackle Box in Hazlet reported that fluke are chomping up at Sandy Hook and along the beach at Sea Bright hitting bucktails and Gulp combos. There are also a bunch of sea robins and stargazers mixed in with the fluke. Croakers and spot are hot and heavy off the Keansburg Pier where Phil said it’s a bonanza on the species. Bluefish seemed to have left the area.

July 08, 2024 - 08:33:03

“Just crushing the bluefin on the troll in the Hudson and in closer,” remarked Phil at the Tackle Box in Hazlet. He said MagicTail and Strike Point bars are doing the majority of the damage. He continues pleasantly amazed at the continued white hot tilefish chomp occurring in the Hudson.

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

“Fluke fishing this past week was literally spotty with decent catches being reported around the New York side of the Verrazano Bridge, Leonardo, the Reach and Flynn’s Knoll,” stated Phil over at the Tackle Box. The highlight of the week was a 13-pound Dream Boat Fishing Challenge weigh-in for Sayreville’s Randy Ciprich; that doormat was caught on a Spro bucktail with teaser tipped with Gulp in 50 feet of water just prior to the Fourth. In addition Phil mentioned some stripers still being caught on worms and bunker chunks, especially at night. Bottom fishing has been very good for big ling, a few whiting and one fish limits of sea bass. “If you like light tackle fishing there has been good numbers of spot, occasional croakers and small blues around the Keansburg Pier,” Phil said.

July 01, 2024 - 07:37:36

Paddy of the Tackle Box in Hazlet said there’s been some superb fluking up at Sandy Hook along the oceanside area north of the Fishing Lot. Jerk shads are the way to go there. Tailor bluefish of 2 pounds or so are also being angled off the hook suds. Inside the bay, the Keansburg Pier is holding plenty of small spot and a few kingfish around the pilings.

July 01, 2024 - 07:37:35

Phil at the Tackle Box says there are yellowfin being nailed on the troll in the Hudson, and some bluefin being caught in the 50-mile range. Jigs and strip baits continue laying golden and blueline tiles in the canyons. He was really pumped at the hot reports of good numbers of cobia to 50 inches being decked inshore. These were jumping ugly on the 8-inch NLBN split tails.

July 01, 2024 - 07:37:29

Over at the Tackle Box Phil told us he got some improved reports on the fluke fishing from the New York side of bay and off Coney Island and in the Reach and on Flynn’s Knoll as well as around the Verrazano Bridge. In addition he mentioned some croakers, spot and kingfish giving anglers some good light tackle fishing along the lower side of the bay. You can also have some fun with the cocktail blues which are moving around the bay as well, he said. Lastly some local sharpies are still picking up some bass after dark on eels and cut bunker.

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Hazlet, NJ 07730
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Opened in 1976 by Phil Sciortino and his wife, Joan, The Tackle Box is a place where anglers reign supreme and bass legends continue to raise eyebrows. Family owned and operated since its inception, the Sciortino's son and four daughters have all worked at The Tackle Box. The store specializes in marine supplies, fishing gear, crabbing nets, fresh bait and anything else a fisherman needs for a day out on the water while Tackle Box Charters focuses on catching cow stripers.