5/22 Wednesday

Good bite along the beach Tuesday. Mostly all big bluefish in the 8-14LB range. I did hear of a few smaller bass during the evening shift. Both bait and artificials produced. We had our first bluefish weighed in on a popper from out front but SP’s are still working the best as of right now. If you want to lazy man fish throw some Fresh Bunker or Mullet out. I talked several anglers that had really good action using bait. Water temps are in prime range and this type of fishing should only continue. The back is still producing big bluefish. Store regular Ant Decaro had a blast in the back using poppers in the afternoon hours. There’s fish inside and outside so it’s your choice! Another little report I got was all the Fluke in the wash. Store regular Lou Defontney released a 5 LB Fluke while fish for Bass using kettle creek shads. He reported not just one either! Lets hope that continues when the season opens this Friday.

We have another nice day on tap for Wednesday. Mostly Sunny. High 70. Winds North 10-15mph. We picked up some beautiful Fresh Clams in the shell before closing Tuesday and we have Fresh Bunker in stock!

5/21 Tuesday

Decent spread of Bluefish along the beach Monday. Both bait and artificials produced. The fish outside ranged from cocktail size to 14lbs! I talked to several anglers that told me they saw Bluefish in the wash just swimming by. Didn’t hear much on bass but we’re hearing of a nice body of fish to our south.. The Bluefish are still in the bay in good numbers. Poppers have been the top choice back there. Don’t forget! Fluke Season starts this Friday! We have you covered for the 2019 Fluke Season. From Gulp to Bucktails to Rigs to Premium Frozen bait. This years season will run from May 24th to September 21st. The size limit is 18″ and the bag limit in 3 fish. If you fish IBSP (land) the regulation will be 16″ with a bag limit of 2 fish. We’re already hearing of Fluke in the area. Tuesdays weather…..Partly Cloudy. High 72. Winds NW 10-15mph. Another nice day on tap!

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5/19 Sunday

Good luck to everyone entering the 2019 Governors Tournament down in IBSP! We will re-open 230am! We have all the bait and gear you need! 

Fishing report— Basically the same report as yesterday. Pick of Bluefish and Bass along the beach on bait. Few anglers got them on plugs. The back bay was very good once again. Medium to Large size Bluefish on Poppers and plugs. We also had anglers catching them on the local docks using bunker chunks. The Bluefish have not disappointed this spring! Sundays weather….Partly Cloudy. High 73. Winds SSW 10-15mph. 

5/18 Saturday

We had a steady pick of both Bluefish and Bass along the beach Friday. Nothing crazy but I did hear of a couple really nice bass caught. Some guys got into the small to medium size blues out front on plugs and metal. Don’t stick in one spot all day! Stay on the move. The anglers moving around are having the most success. We did hear of some Bunker in casting range in a few different spots so make sure you got some snags in your bag. In the back bay the Bluefish and small bass came to life again. Some jumbo blues were reported in the early afternoon hours on poppers. The weather was darn close to perfect Friday and that looks to continue Saturday. Go out and enjoy this stretch of weather. We deserve it after this past month! Saturday weather….Partly Cloudy. High 71. Winds NNW 5-10mph. We currently have a ton of FRESH CLAMS in the SHELL and FRESH BUNKER! 

The IBSP Governors Tournament is this Sunday and we’ll be fully stocked with everything you need for the big day! We’ll be open till at least 10pm on Saturday night and reopen 2:30am on Sunday morning for all entries! Good luck to everyone entering!

5/17 Friday– Big Surf bass weighed-in.

Brian Chiasson came in Thursday night with the biggest surf bass of the season so far. The fish was 40” long and weighed 27.90 LBS (photo below)! The fish hit a bunker chunk in the Seaside Park Surf. Congrats Brian! There was a decent bite throughout the day on the surf but almost everything we heard was on either Bunker or Clams. More Blues than bass being reported but as you can see there’s some nice bass around. The blues have been in the 3-5lb range with a few bigger ones mixed in. In the bay we heard of a pick of some larger blues on artificials. On the local docks it was a pick on bait. The weather looks fantastic for the next few days and we’re finally getting a nice weekend! Fridays weather…. Mostly Sunny. High 77. Winds SW 10-15mph. We’re loaded on bait! Plenty of Fresh Bunker and Fresh Clams in the shell for the weekend! 

The IBSP Governors Tournament is this Sunday and we’ll be fully stocked with everything you need for the big day! We’ll be open till at least 10pm on Saturday night and reopen 2:30am on Sunday morning for all entries! Good luck to everyone entering. We’ll have all the bait you need!

Here’s Thursdays weigh-ins…


Thursday 5/16– Good action!

Very good action along the beach Wednesday. We had a 23.15LB Bass hit the scale by Joe Weast. The fish was caught on a Clam in the IBSP surf. There was Bluefish reported all over the surf from Seaside to IBSP. All assorted sizes and they had them on a little of everything. Bunker, SP’s, Poppers, and Metal. There was points during the day where the bite was very good where guys were getting them consistently.  Most of the blues were in the 3-6 LB range but there was a few jumbos in the mix. All the bass reported on the surf Wednesday were on bait. Things are really starting to heat up in the area and there’s more coming our way. Back bay is still giving up some big blues on bait and plugs. Thursdays weather looks beautiful! Partly Cloudy. High 71. Winds NW 5-10mph. 

The IBSP Governors Tournament is this Sunday and we’ll be fully stocked with everything you need for the big day! We’ll be open till at least 10pm on Saturday night and reopen 3am or earlier Sunday! We’ll announce our times Friday.

Here’s Wednesdays weigh-in….

5/15 Wednesday– Good reports out front!

We got some good reports out front Tuesday. Most of the reports came in during the evening. We heard of pretty darn good bait bite but we also had Blues reported on artificials. Mostly all Medium to Large size Blues but there was some keeper size bass mixed in. Our good customers from Bucks County PA Charlie, Vince, and Joe had a heck of evening on the beach. They landed 11 fish and missed a few others. Two of them were Bass and the rest were Bluefish. They caught everything on Bunker. Both of their Bass came on a hi-lo rig and were keeper size! Talk about a fun fight. Thanks for the report guys! We also had other anglers come in during the night and tell us about Blues in the surf so we got a body of fish out front now. The bay still has Bluefish and they’re all assorted sizes. Mostly Big ones! We had a 13.50LB Blue weighed in on Bunker from one of the local docks. Weather is finally going to break Wednesday. Looks like a nice day on tap. We picked up Fresh Clams in the Shell Tuesday night and we have plenty of Fresh Bunker. Here’s Tuesdays weigh-in...


5/14 Tuesday

We had some horrible weather Monday but it didn’t stop some from enjoying the Blues in the bay. Good fishing was reported once again. We got reports from IBSP to Pt. Pleasant all from the inside. Poppers, SP’s, and Bucktails were on the menu Monday. Nothing was reported from the surf due to the rough conditions. The conditions out front should improve as we head into Tuesday. Tuesdays weather looks better compared to the past couple days! Mostly Cloudy. High 55. Winds East 5-10mph becoming variable in the afternoon. Should be more of the same in the bay. The Blues have really moved in the past week. We didn’t see this last year. Lets hope it only gets better… Looking ahead the weather looks to finally settle as we head into later this week.

5/13 Monday– More Blues in the bay

We had horrible weather Sunday but it didn’t stop some from enjoying the big blues in the bay. We got a surprising amount of reports from the bay again. Seaside park to manasquan river. Poppers, SP’s, and Bunker Chunks were on the menu Sunday. We also had a nice 18.10LB Surf Bass hit the scale early on in the morning before the conditions deteriorated. Thats all we heard from the surf but the bay has been excellent. Monday is more of the same weather but the East wind is good if you want to fish the bay. The Bluefish are here and if want to have fun get out there before they leave. Who knows how long they’ll be here. Here’s some weigh-in pics from Sunday….


Sunday 5/12– BIG BLUES! Happy Mothers Day!

From all of us at Grumpys we want to wish those special Moms out there a Happy Mothers Day! Thank you for putting up with us!

Fishing Report— Good day Saturday. We finally got reports of some Blues in the 6-10LB range in the surf. Most of the reports came in during the evening. Both bait and artificials  produced. Not everyone got them but we talked to a decent amount of guys that had a very good day in the suds. We also had more small bass reported on clams and bunker. In the bay the beat goes on! Good evening bite in the back on poppers and SP’s once again. The Blues in the bay have been ranging from 5 to 16 LBS! Gene Topoleski and his son were rewarded with some awesome fishing in the bay Saturday night. They had a bunch of blues on poppers up to 15.70lbs! The blues in the bay are angry and are getting more aggressive. We also had some Blowfish reported in the bay by store regular Big Scott so if you want to target them break out those lighter rods and some clams. The weather for Sunday doesn’t look the best but easterly winds should make for some good fishing in the back. Especially on our side. Break out the rain gear! Sundays weather…Period of Rain. High 54. Winds NE 15-20mph. Here’s some pics from Saturday. Check out Scotts Blowfish!