Island Beach State Park to Re-open Saturday!

Finally a little good news! All State Parks including IBSP will re-open at Sunrise on Saturday, May 2nd! This is great news for fisherman. Please remember to follow all rules that are in place! Be smart with Social distancing yourself and avoid crowds. We can fish through this but following the rules is KEY!!!

On another note, we are installing a curbside walk up window for our customers. This window will be finished for this weekend. The main door will no longer be our main entrance at this time. All sales will be directed to the middle door where our walk-up window will be. You can now place your order with us for ANYTHING (bait, rigs, tackle, rods, reels, etc…) you need and we’ll be able to accept both cash and cards! Very important note. To protect our customers and employees EVERYONE that walks up to the window needs to have a mask and no customers are allowed in the store at this time. We appreciate all the support during this tough time. We’ll be loaded with everything you need for the weekend including Bait. We’re hearing of more and more Bluefish in the bay. Small Bass are all over the bay especially in the evening. Should hear our first reports of fish out front now since IBSP is opening this weekend.


OPEN 7AM-7PM Everyday!!

Bass in the bay and we’re now hearing of some Bluefish.

We hope everyone is safe and doing well. We miss seeing everyone! We’re staying busy in the shop and we appreciate all the support. We’re here normal business hours of 7am-7pm EVERYDAY for Curbside and Mail orders. We have Salted Clams, Mullet, Fresh Bunker and were receiving Blood Worms almost daily. The beaches are closed but there is some access on the bay side off the local docks. Avoid crowds and stay local. We’re hearing of lots of small bass and we’re now hearing of some bigger blues moving into the area. All good news. Hopefully things start to settle down here and the beaches re-open. In the meantime stay safe and get your gear ready for when everything re-opens. Frankie is now accepting Reel Repairs as of 4/27 so if you need something repaired or cleaned please call us when you’re out front. Bob our rod builder is accepting Custom Orders but no repairs at the moment. Please call us if you need anything or have any questions. (732) 830-1900.

I also wanted to mention that we’ve been in the process of designing a new online store webpage. Grumpys Tackle will have a full online store starting sometime next month. We also have plans for a Walk-up Curbside Window to keep things safe for our customers and our employees. Things won’t be normal for a while but is it ever normal in Grumpys?!? Haha. We’ll adapt and thing will only get better going forward. Thank you for all the support! Brighter days ahead!!

Call us if you need anything curbside or mailed! (732) 830-1900! Please Pay attention to our Social Media pages each day for updates!

Open 7AM-7PM EVERYDAY!

Curbside Pick-up now available at Grumpys!

There’s good news and bad news! First the good news. We can now offer Curbside Pick-up on anything you need in the shop. Very Simple. Pull up in front of the shop, give us a call while in your car and we’ll do payment over the phone and leave your items on the ice box out front. Cards only! No Cash accepted at the moment. We’ll be here 7am-7pm EVERYDAY for both curbside and mail orders. We have everything you need. Right now we have Blood Worms, Fresh Bunker, Salted Clams, Clam Chum, and Mullet. Working on getting Green Crabs for the weekend. The jetties to the north are holding some really nice tog.

Now the bad news! All state parks are closed including IBSP until further notice. Most of the beaches in NJ are now shut down. There’s bay access areas open but you have to hunt. We have a few of our local guys hammering the small to keeper size bass locally but you have to really scout around and find your spots. The guys on the boats fishing the bay are really doing well by the bridges on small plugs and plastics. Raritan Bay is loaded with bass which is no secret. Everyone keep their head up and stay positive! We’ll get through this thing together. . Please practice social distancing while fishing and stay away from crowded areas. If we hear any news on the state parks and local beaches we’ll update our pages. Call us if you need anything! (732) 830-1900

New Hours! Fishing improving!

We have changed our hours back to our original longer hours of 7am-7pm everyday! We’ll be on this type of schedule until this thing clears and all the curfews are lifted. We’ve been staying super busy with the Phone Orders which we appreciate very much. Just a simple note if you call during our normal hours and we don’t answer it’s because we’re on the phone with someone else. Please call us back! Same goes for the private messages on our social media pages. We try to be as responsive as possible! The store is loaded with inventory and we’re constantly receiving orders daily like usual. Just a reminder we are not open to the public! PHONE ORDERS only. (732) 830-1900. Please call us if you need anything. Once things become clearer with the state on what we can do we’ll announce it! Please pay attention to our social media each day on any updates plus we’ll post it here.

The fishing is getting better and better each day especially in the bay. Countless reports from the back and we did have some reports come in from the IBSP surf on some small bass on bait. Remember fishing is a great social distancing activity just be smart! Stay local and avoid crowds!

Another update!

We hope everyone is doing well during these trying times. There’s better days ahead! I want to give everyone an update on what we’re doing at the shop. Our hours going forward will be 10am-6pm Everyday but expect it to change almost every week. I expect us to go with longer hours in the coming weeks. The whole thing has thrown us a curve ball and we are still adapting like everyone else. Please pay attention to our social media constantly for updates on that. We’ve been staying super busy with the Phone Orders which we appreciate very much. Just a simple note if you call during our normal hours and we don’t answer it’s because we’re on the phone with someone else. Please call us back! Same goes for messages on our social media pages. We try to be as responsive as possible! We have the best customers in the world! The store is loaded with inventory and we’re constantly receiving orders daily like usual. Frank and Bob have been chopping down the huge back log of Rod repairs/customs and Reel Repairs. 

We are getting reports from the bay which is good. Fishing is a great social distancing activity just don’t fish crowded areas and stay close to home. We look forward to seeing every hopefully sooner rather than later. IBSP is open with restricted hours and Seaside Park beaches are open as of 4/2. If you need anything please give us a call! Please pay attention to our social media pages each day!
Thank you!