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Up Front Bait and Tackle

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:23

We got a call from Steve Haas at Up Front Bait and Tackle and the told me most of the better striped bass fishing has been in the ocean from the Hook down into the middle sections of the state. This past week saw some excellent fishing for mixed sized bass in the surf along the middle coast. Steve said the better blackfishing was still in the backwater areas but this past week saw some better fishing on local reefs and wrecks.

November 27, 2023 - 14:58:25

?Striped bass fishing continued, but seems to be thinning out in Raritan Bay and the surrounding waters since last Tuesday?s storm,? said Steve Haas over at Up Front Bait and Tackle. However with sand eels being seen late in the week we could have resurgence in the action this coming week. He added that between the mid week weather and the Thanksgiving holiday angler participation was down from previous weeks. ?With the tog fishing picking up it will be interesting to see if angler participation picks up in the first week of December if the striped bass fishing slows up,? he said.

229 W. Front St
Keyport, NJ 07735
phone: 732-497-0919

Up Front Bait & Tackle is a locally owned bait, tackle, fishing and crabbing shop right on Front Street in Keyport, NJ offering over its customers a wealth of how-to and where to catch ‘em up! Capt. Steve, in addition to being an accomplished charter boat captain, has a full line of fishing tackle and gear plus all the crabbing tools and equipment and the local knowledge to make your day a success. Up Front Bait & Tackle is truly a one-stop-shop for fresh and frozen bait, fishing tackle, rod and reel repairs and so much more. Don’t forget to weigh-in all your Fisherman Dream Boat Entries at the shop, as they are an Official Dream Boat Weigh Station . Outstanding customer service comes natural for the staff at Up Front Bait & Tackle. Stop by once and you will be back – that’s a promise!