Category: Fishing Reports

Grumpy Winter Sale This Weekend!

Our 2 day Grumpy Winter Sale is this Weekend! January 26th & 27th!

10 % OFF everything in the Shop that’s not on Sale. (Few Items Excluded just see our staff), SP Minnows (15F Size) $8 Each! Buy 2 Get 1 Free on all Gulp packages and containers (Equal or lesser value)! Buy any Van Staal, ZeeBaas, or Accurate Reel get FREE BRAID of your choice! Seeker and United Composite Blanks 50% OFF! We’re also going to have a Blowout table of Rods, Reels, and Tackle.  Open 7am-7pm All Weekend!

IMPORTANT!!! If you’ve been called about a Rod or Reel Repair PLEASE PICK THEM UP! Almost out of room! Frank and Bob are starting to sound like Grumpy!

Important Dates Coming up!

Saturday January 26th 9am-2pm —NJBBA 2019 Fishing Flea Market (Toms River South High School)

– Saturday Feb 9th from 10am-4pm– 4th Annual NERBs/Grumpys Custom Rod Building event. Admission is $25 and includes breakfast & lunch. 50 builders attended last year’s event, we are expecting another nice turnout with awesome builders and fishermen. Topics to be determined. Every year this event gets bigger and bigger. Some of the best builders in the country will be at this event. We’ll also have sales on rod builder components and blanks. No need to sign up just show up and pay at the door.

-Saturday February 16th 830am-430pm– Surf Day 2019 at Brookdale Community College. A day dedicated to Surfcasters! More as we get closer! (We’ll be there!)

1/14 Monday

Just a reminder to everyone that has dropped off Rod and Reel Repairs in the past month please pick them up if you’ve been called. Both Frank and Bob are running out of room! If you need anything we’re here 7am-7pm EVERYDAY! Still some small bass on the beach and the tog fishing has been pretty good on the party boats.

Is it Spring yet???

Hope everyone is enjoying the winter. We’ve keeping busy at the shop with Orders, Reel Repairs and Custom Rods. It’s January 9th and there’s still small bass on the  beach. Only a couple guys trying but I’m hearing of them almost daily. Ocean temps are in the mid 40’s.

Here’s a list of some items we’ve gotten in the past week: S&S White Chin Wrecker Tog Jigs, More Scabelly Gliders, Otter Tails, Portarod Rod Racks, Tsunami Rods and Reels, Shimano Stradic FK and CI4 Series Reels, Accurate Terns, Princeton Tec Headlights, St. Croix Legend Extremes. Our show orders are arriving daily. Expect even more inventory going into this upcoming Spring.

Here’s some important dates coming up…

-Saturday January 26th 9am-2pm —NJBBA 2019 Fishing Flea Market (Toms River South High School)

– Saturday Feb 9th from 10am-4pm– 4th Annual NERBs/Grumpys Custom Rod Building event. Admission is $25 and includes breakfast & lunch. 50 builders attended last year’s event, we are expecting another nice turnout with awesome builders and fishermen. Topics to be determined. Every year this event gets bigger and bigger. Some of the best builders in the country will be at this event. We’ll also have sales on rod builder components and blanks. No need to sign up just show up and pay at the door.

-Saturday February 16th 830am-430pm– Surf Day 2019 at Brookdale Community College. A day dedicated to Surfcasters! More as we get closer! (We’ll be there!)

OPEN 7am-7pm ALL WINTER LONG!

1/5 Saturday

Still have some schoolie bass out here if you want to fish. Our last report came from one of our regulars who reported a decent amount of small bass on small shads. We’ve been also hearing of some bass on tsunami eels. Air temps have been pretty mild so who knows how long this will last!

                            **Rod and Reel Repair Reminder!** 

If you’ve been called about a Rod or Reel repair being done please pick    them up! We’re running out of room again!

Lots of things to talk about again. We’re receiving orders pretty much daily from the last show we attended in December and we also have some newer stuff coming in. The NEW S&S Whitechin Wrecker Tog Jigs will be here early next week. We helped design this tog jig for ocean fishing. We’ve been using the prototypes the past month and have had nothing but success with them. Pay attention to our social media pages next week. We’ll post when they arrive. We got in a mess of Tica and Tsunami Rods again. Pretty much everything in stock from Surf to Boat. We still have a good supply of the hot ODM DNA Surf Rods. Every Size in stock! This surf rod was one of our top sellers this past fall. We also got in more Van Staal Reels. Still have a couple VR 50’s available!

Northeast Rod Builders seminar is right around the corner!

Interested in Rod Building? If you are this event is for you! We’ll be hosting the 4th Annual NERBs/Grumpys Custom Rod Building event on Saturday Feb 9th from 10am-4pm. Admission is $25 and includes breakfast & lunch. 50 builders attended last year’s event, we are expecting another nice turnout with awesome builders and fishermen. Topics to be determined. Every year this event gets bigger and bigger. Some of the best builders in the country will be at this event. We’ll also have sales on rod builder components and blanks. No need to sign up just show up and pay at the door.

Happy January! Still fish around!

Happy New Years everyone! 

Well it January and there still some Bass to be caught on the beach. We actually have bait still in the area. Few days ago we had a couple customers tell us about Peanut Bunker in the wash! Pretty crazy. Reports are obviously harder to get now since we’ve moved into winter but we still have some guys trying and catching. The Blackfish bite on the boats remains very good. We have some NEW Tog Jigs coming in from S&S in about a week. S&S Whitechin Wrecker Jigs! This Jig we helped design and we’re pretty pumped about it.  I’ve personally been using the prototypes for about a month and have had great success with big fish on them..We’ll post when they arrive! We’ve had lots of orders come in since Christmas. Van Staal VR50’s, Accurate Tern’s Star Drag Reels, Tsunami Products, StormR Gear including the NEW Strykr Jackets, St. Croix Rods, and more. Our Spring orders are already arriving! 

Open 7am-7pm EVERYDAY All WINTER!

12/26 Wednesday–Lots to talk about!

We hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas! We are now on our Winter Hours of 7am-7pm everyday until April. I’ve personally been on vacation the whole week but the boys have been texting me about all the orders that have come in while I was gone (Perfectly Timed!) so look for more inventory the next time you’re in.  There’s still some Bass around if you want to give it a shot. Not a lot of anglers trying though so reports are hard to get. Tog fishing on the boats has been really good. We’re loaded on all the HOT Tog jigs and all the rods and reels you can ask for! I’ll be updating this daily report a few times a week throughout the winter. Our social media pages are usually updated daily so keep an eye on them.

Don’t forget now’s the time to drop off any Reel or Rod repairs! Frankie gets swamped later in the winter. Don’t wait till the last second! Also, if you’re looking for a custom rod for Spring 2019 come see Bobby. He’s got a long waiting list so don’t wait to long! We’ve also received a lot of NEW Rod Blanks and more are on the way for 2019. 

Open EVERYDAY 7am-7pm ALL WINTER!

12/21 Friday– Still fish around!

We actually got some decent reports from the beach the past couple days. All in the morning. Few fish close to keeper size were reported. Metals and Teasers.

Christmas is almost here! We’re open normal business hours all weekend! 430am-10pm. Christmas Eve our hours will be 430am-2pm for any last second shoppers. If you’re having trouble finding a gift for that special fisherman in your life get him or her a Grumpy Gift Card! Any amount can be added and they do not expire! We’ve been getting orders in pretty daily so we have everything you need. We did get some of the St. Croix Legend Extreme 7′ rods in both Spinning and Conventional. I’ve been personally using the spinner for jigging tog and it’s one of my favorite rods. Come check them out. 

12/17 Monday

We had horrible weather Sunday so we didn’t hear a thing. WNW winds all week so we’ll see what we hear from the people still trying. We’re here if you need anything! We’ll be open normal business hours for Christmas Shoppers. Hours are below!

STORE HOURS!– 430am-10pm until Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve—- 430am-2pm 
Starting December 26th —–7am-7pm (WINTER HOURS)

12/16 Sunday– Last day for St. Judes Donations!

Sunday is the last day for our St. Judes Childrens Charity event. Any money donation can be dropped off Sunday. We close at 10pm. We appreciate everyone coming in the past week with donations. Some really good people out there!

Fishing report– We heard of a few fish in the morning but the conditions only got worse as the day went on. Sunday doesn’t look good at all but we’ll be open normal business hours for Christmas Shoppers! We got more Grumpy Sweatshirts in. We also more Accurate Tern Star Drag Reels. This is the ultimate Tog reel! If you’re having trouble finding what you want for Christmas just get a Grumpy Gift Card! NEVER EXPIRES and you can put any amount on it. Live far away? We can ship it to you! Just give us a call.. (732) 830-1900.

STORE HOURS!– 430am-10pm until Christmas Eve
430am-2pm Christmas Eve
7am-7pm Starting December 26th

12/15 Saturday–They’re still here!

Not a ton of anglers out Friday but pretty much everyone we talked to caught fish. Some guys had a couple and others did really well. Little bit of everything is working. Shads, Metal/Teasers, and Salted Clams. The fish are all short but they’re definitely bigger than the ones we’ve had the past few weeks. Weather doesn’t look the best Saturday PM but doesn’t look to bad in the morning. We’re open 430am-10pm Till Christmas EVE!

We got more Scabelly Gliders in and they’re flying off the shelf. Lots of good colors still available!

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