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July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

It was a slow week of fluke fishing in Raritan Bay this past week according to Steve over at Up Front Bait and Tackle. Steve was another person that told us the better fluke fishing was on the New York side just below the Verrazano Bridge. He also mentioned a better number of keepers being caught in the ocean but less fluke overall. Back bay waters saw a nice surge of weakfish this past week along with good numbers of spot, a few croakers and kingfish. Lastly Steve said this year is one of the best he has ever seen when it comes to crabbing and the store’s crab contest has been going strong.

July 01, 2024 - 07:37:29

“It was an interesting week of fishing along the northern coast this past week,” said Steve Haas at Up Front Bait and Tackle. Steve said while there are still some stripers around the numbers have declined significantly in the last couple weeks. Likewise the big blues have headed out to the ocean and most of the bluefish being caught are cocktails and average size fish. With the exception of New York Harbor and some of the backwater areas, the fluke fishing has been hit or miss. “If you enjoy light tackle fishing there are plenty of spot and croakers around and the crabbing has been very good so far this summer,” Steve 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!