Ocean bouncing back from storm…

The fishing is slowly bouncing back from the past tropical storm. We got some reports of Fluke in the wash, small blues, and some Rays. Actually had one of our customers report a nice 27″ Bass on a metal. Water temps have cooled a bit compared to last week. Crabbing in the bay remains good and we’re hearing more and more about snappers in the bay. Typical summer fishing right now.

Some good news when it comes to stock. It’s no secret but the supply chain for fishing tackle has been brutal. Each day we’re working hard to keep the shop stocked and it’s been paying off. First off, I want to say THANK YOU to all our loyal customers. We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of business the past few months. Grumpys has never been busier and we want to thank everyone! When it comes to orders we received a monster load of Gulp and Tsunami products Thursday and we have one of our biggest orders of the year coming next week. Pay attention to our social media each day on arriving products!

The state is requiring everyone (employees & customers) that enter the store to wear face coverings so please make sure you have one before entering. We’re also going the extra mile keeping the shop sanitized and clean. We look forward to seeing everyone.


OPEN Daily 430am-8pm!

Report hasn’t changed much!

Pretty much the same report as the last one. Lots of summer time species around. Fluking has been picking up each day. Lots of small fish around but there’s been some nice keeper size Fluke weighed in the past couple weeks. The small blues are really making their presence known! Small epoxy jigs, metals, mullet, and bunker chucks are all producing. Lots of Rays and sharks around so watch your rods! The crabbing in the bay is still excellent. Starting Friday 7/31 our New Hours off operation for this summer will be 430am-8pm everyday.

Just a important note for our customers… We’ve been working very hard the past month making sure the shop is fully stocked. The availability on items is starting to dry up due to the covid situation but we’re working around the clock to make sure our customers have a large selection of todays hot items. You know how we work!

The state is requiring everyone (employees & customers) that enter the store to wear face coverings so please make sure you have one before entering. We’re also going the extra mile keeping the shop sanitized and clean. We look forward to seeing everyone.

OPEN Daily 430am-8pm!


Summer fishing in full swing! Crabbing HOT in Bay!

The ocean has warmed up in recent weeks and it sure has brought the summer species. Fluke, Small Blues, Spanish Mackerel, Rays, Sharks, and some Kingfish. Fluke has been the game in town though! All you need is Gulp and bucktails. We have everything you need. I also want to mention on how good the crabbing in the bay is right now. Crazy amount of keepers. Probably the best we’ve heard in years. I personally went out the other day and caught over 130 keepers on handlines! It’s that good! We got loaded up on all crabbing gear Friday. Traps, Lines, Nets, and bait. There’s also some snappers showing in the bay.

Just a important note for our customers… We’ve been working very hard the past month making sure the shop is fully stocked. The availability on items is starting to dry up due to the covid situation but we’re working around the clock to make sure our customers have a large selection of todays hot items. You know how we work!

The state is requiring everyone (employees & customers) that enter the store to wear face coverings so please make sure you have one before entering. We’re also going the extra mile keeping the shop sanitized and clean. We look forward to seeing everyone.

OPEN 430am-10pm EVERYDAY!

Summer species starting to show!

As the majority of bass migrate north for the summer the summer species have returned. Sharks, Rays, Kingfish, Houndfish, Small Blues, and Fluke have taken over. There is still some bass around though! If you soaking bait keep an eye on those rods! These Rays and Sharks have taken a few rods in the water the past couple weeks. A Lot of attention has been on the Fluke recently. We’ve been getting good reports each day. S&S Bucktail and Gulp combo on a Gulp teaser rig is the way to go. We have everything you need! Crabbing in the bay has really improved. Good reports coming off the local docks. Landlines producing the best.

Just a important note for our customers… We’ve been working very hard the past month making sure the shop is fully stocked. The availability on items is starting to dry up due to the covid situation but we’re working around the clock to make sure our customers have a large selection of todays hot items. You know how we work!

The state is requiring everyone (employees & customers) that enter the store to wear face coverings so please make sure you have one before entering. We’re also going the extra mile keeping the shop sanitized and clean. We look forward to seeing everyone.

OPEN 430am-10pm EVERYDAY!

Little bit of everything around!

Still getting reports of Bass and Drum along the beach. Mostly all on bait when it comes to the bass. The bluefish are still prowling the surf. Mullet, Bunker, Metals, and small poppers are producing them. The Fluking has been the game in town. When the conditions allow the fishing has been pretty darn good. Gulp and jigs are the way to go. The Fluking on the boats has also picked up locally. The crabbing in the bay has finally turned-on on our side of the bay. Hearing of some blowfish in the bay as well. The big southern rays are on the surf each night so watch your rods! Heard of one rod causality this week!

Just a important note for our customers… We’ve been working very hard the past month making sure the shop is fully stocked. The availability on items is starting to dry up due to the covid situation but we’re working around the clock to make sure our customers have a large selection of todays hot items. You know how we work! 

The state is requiring everyone (employees & customers) that enter the store to wear face coverings so please make sure you have one before entering. We’re also going the extra mile keeping the shop sanitized and clean. We look forward to seeing everyone.

OPEN 430am-10pm EVERYDAY!


Still bass and blues around! Fluke in the wash!

Less reports than last week but we’re still hearing of bass, bluefish, fluke, and a few drum. We weighed-in a nice 15lb bass yesterday and we actually heard of couple bass over the 38″ mark that had the be released Wednesday. The bass have been scattered along the beach and most of them have been reported on bait. There’s still bunker in the area. The bluefish have been in the surf, bay, and inlet. Poppers, metals, bucktails, mullet have been producing. The Fluking has been picking up each day! Both surf and inlet are producing keeper size fish. Gulp teaser rig with a S&S Bucktail has been the ticket. We’re loaded on everything for fluke! The big Rays have moved into the area. Waters are warming up so if you’re soaking bait watch your rod or you’l lose it!

Just a important note for our customers… We’ve been working very hard the past month making sure the shop is fully stocked. The availability on items is starting to dry up due to the covid situation but we’re working around the clock to make sure our customers have a large selection of todays hot items. You know how we work!

The doors are officially open at Grumpys! Everything should slowly start returning to normal in the shop (Even though nothing is normal at Grumpys!). The state is requiring everyone (employees & customers) that enter the store to wear face coverings so please make sure you have one before entering. We’re also going the extra mile keeping the shop sanitized and clean. We look forward to seeing everyone.

OPEN 430am-10pm EVERYDAY!

Big IBSP Black Drum! Blues in the bay..

The Black drum have returned to our area and they’re big! We heard of several in the 20 plus pound range. Good customer Jimmy Betz weighed in two over 24lbs! Both caught on salted clams in the IBSP Surf. This is exactly when we saw them last year. When rigging up for them use a Fishfinder Rig. Same as a bass fish finder rig. Jimmy also reported some bass and blues from the surf using bait. The ocean has calmed and its cleaning up. Should be a great few days ahead condition wise. The back bay is also producing more Bluefish on poppers the past couple days. Some of the blues have been on the larger side.

The doors are officially open at Grumpys! Everything should slowly start returning to normal in the shop (Even though nothing is normal at Grumpys!). The state is requiring everyone (employees & customers) that enter the store to wear face coverings so please make sure you have one before entering. We’re also going the extra mile keeping the shop sanitized and clean. We look forward to seeing everyone.

OPEN 430am-10pm EVERYDAY!

We are OPEN to the public! Longer hours in effect!

The doors are officially open at Grumpys! Everything should slowly start returning to normal in the shop (Even though nothing is normal at Grumpys!). The state is requiring everyone (employees & customers) that enter the store to wear face coverings so please make sure you have one before entering. We’re also going the extra mile keeping the shop sanitized and clean. We appreciate every single person that has supported us and we look forward to seeing everyone again. We’re also switching to our longer hours starting this Monday 6/15! Our hours of operation will now be 430am-10pm EVERYDAY!

Fishing Report:
Perfect way to sum up the fishing right now is hit or miss. Had a few anglers do really well before dark using plugs. Few bass being taken on bait daily. Best times right now are first light and right before dark with the bass. We did have some Black Drum move into the area. Heard of a handful of big ones the past 2 days on clams. The Blues are still prowling the surf. Most are small but they’ve been fun. Poppers, Mullet, or Bunker for them. The Fluking is still kind of slow along the beach but the back bay is heating up. Good reports from the northern bay on them. Gulp and jigs is all you need. The crabbing in the bay is picking up everyday. Good size keepers being landed now.

Shop will be open to the public Monday, June 15th!

If you didn’t hear we will finally be open to the public on Monday, June 15th (With some restrictions).. We’ll post details on the opening in the next few days. We’ll also be switching over to our longer hours of 430am-10pm starting June 15th!

Hit and miss right now off the surf. The bait guys are doing the best at the moment. The one thing we can say is there’s a lot of life in the area. The bunker have really stacked up along the beach and the bass have been in them you just have to be in the right spot at the right time. We talk to anglers almost daily that have struck gold in the morning either snagging and dropping bunker or throwing pencil poppers. Put your time in! This is the our spring migration. Still hearing of blues in the back and the fluking has really picked up in the bay. We’re also finally hearing of some nice Blue Claws on our side of the bay. Our Walk-up Window is open 430am-8pm daily!

Bigger Bass are showing up!

The Bunker have returned to the area. The return of the bunker has brought some bigger bass to the local beaches. Almost everyday the past week we’ve heard of fish in the 30+ pound range landed off the surf. Most are on bait but we actually heard of a couple Wednesday on Pencil Poppers and Swimmers. I also wanted to mention make sure you have Bunker Snags in your bag! These bunker have been in casting range. Very encouraging to see fish this size in the area. Been a while! Lets hope it only gets better… There’s also a decent amount of bluefish around too. Weather looks very good going forward!

We did get some good news that we’ll be able to OPEN the shop to customers starting June 15th with some restrictions. More details to come on that. For the time being please use our Walk-up Window. Our hours of operation are 430am-8pm EVERYDAY! We have plenty of bait and everything you need!