3/27 Store Update! — NEW Hours

3/27 store update! Change in our hours…We will be here 10am-6pm Monday thru Saturday. Closed on Sunday. We’ll stay on this type of schedule until this thing clears. You can expect our crazy long hours once we get the green light! I’ll be here for phone orders only! Shop is not open to the public. Call us if you need anything. (732) 830-1900. Everything in the store is available. All our Spring order have arrived and we’re loaded with inventory right now. We look forward to hearing your voice. We appreciate all the support! Thank You!

Side note! There’s fish around just so everyone knows. We’ve heard of a decent amount even out front. Almost that time. Hopefully normalcy returns soon!

Another Store Update– Mail Order business going forward!

With whats been presented to us we’ve decided to do a Mail-order business at the shop using Paypal! We’ll remain this type of business until we re-open to the public. All you have to do is give us a call at the shop tell us what you want and we’ll be more than happy to ship it out to you! We’ll be offering all Tackle, Reels, Clothing, Reel Repairs, and Gift Cards. Our Mail Order Business will be open from 11am-5pm Monday thru Friday. Simple phone call to us at (732) 830-1900 and we’ll provide you with the service you deserve. Please pay attention to our social media pages each day as we’ll be constantly posting updates & store promotions. We have also set up a Grumpy Ebay Store. More details on that in the coming days. We appreciate all our customers during this tough time. We are taking the necessary precautions to minimize the spread of the virus and maintain the health of our employees, customers and all relationships alike. You can also reach out to us through Facebook messager and Instagram PM’s. Lets get through this together! Thank you!


Here’s an update for our customers… Due to the Covid-19 situation we’ll be closed starting Sunday 3/22 and we’ll update you as soon as something changes. Please follow the recommendations that have been given to us. As more information comes in we’ll announce it . Please pay attention to our social media pages in the coming days. We’ll also update this page. Lets get past this! Lots of fishing days ahead!

Thank you!

-Grumpy’s Tackle Staff

Bass bite getting better in the bay….Spring orders are arriving!

The bass are starting to cooperate more in the bay. Waters have warmed a bit and they’re getting more aggressive. Seems the fish are spread throughout the bay right now. We had countless reports come in the past couple days. Both Blood Worms and Artificials (SP’s, Kettlecreek Shads, Mag Darters, Midways, Rapala X-raps, Gliders) are all producing bass. Most of the bass are in the 25″ and under range but I did hear of a few healthy keeper size fish Saturday. Don’t forget our NEW Striped Bass regulations kick in April 1st. It’ll be a 28″-38″ size limit. I also wanted to mention we’ll be staying on Winter Hours of 7am-7pm until the beginning of April. It was good to see everyone the past couple days with all the madness going on in the world. We’ll be here for you!

We’ve had a lot of Spring Orders come in the past week with more on the way this upcoming week!  Here’s a lit of some of the items: Frogg Togg Waders (Regular Size), Danco Pliers, More Grumpy Sandstorm Factory 9′ Surf Rods ($179.99), Tons of Tica Surf Rods, Rod Geeks Rod Blanks, NEW S&S Bucktail Fluke Jigs. I also want to mention we have a large SCABELLY custom lure order arriving early next week. You know the drill I’ll post soon as it arrives so pay attention to our social media pages each day.

OPEN 7am-7pm Everyday!

Getting decent reports from the bay…

We are now getting some decent reports from the bay. Pretty much both sides of the bay are holding fish right now. Both Blood Worms and artificials ( SP’s, Midways, Kettlecreek Shads, Mag Darters, Top water swimmers) are catching fish. The size so far has been pretty decent too! Store regulars Ant Decaro and Denny reported some Bass Tuesday on swimmers in the bay. Some keeper size fish have been reported the past couple days too.. Speaking of keeper size the NEW regulations for Striped Bass will go in effect 4/1/20. The NEW regulation for 2020 will be a 28″-38″ size limit. For now the 2019 regulations still apply. Haven’t heard anything from out front yet but water temps aren’t that cold so we’re not far away. Starting to hear some things on Winter Flounder now too. We have plenty of Maine Blood Worms, Salted Clams, and Chum Logs.

We’ve had lots of stuff come in the past couple weeks. ODM has us loaded up on Surf and Back bay rods for the upcoming Spring. If you’re looking for a NEW Back Bay Rod check out the 8′ DNA. Priced at $229.99 this rod is the REAL DEAL. We also have the 7′-6″ “Back Bay Edition” ODM DNA coming later this month. The 7′-6″ has us excited. Going to be perfect rod for the bay and surf. Whether its for schoolies in the spring/fall or flatties in the summer. We’re also expecting a delivery of Frogg Togg Waders this week. Pay attention to our social media pages for updates!

Open 7am-7pm Everyday till April!