Seaside Park Beaches are now open to fish! Lots of small bass being reported

Seaside Park beaches are now open to fish! This is great news for fisherman. 24/7 access but please remember to avoid crowds and practice social distancing. IBSP is open with the hours of 5am-8pm each day. There’s no charge at the moment if you want to drive in to IBSP and park in one of the lots and fish.. Please be advised that a 2020 Mobile Sport Fishing Vehicle Permit is required to access the beach. The permits must be attached to the vehicle prior to accessing the beach for fishing…No Exception. The Park office/Gatehouse & buildings are closed. These passes are ONLY available through the mail at:

https://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/island.html

Fishing Report..

Lots of small to keeper size bass reported once again along the beach Thursday. Fresh Shucked Clams remains the bait right now. A simple Hi-lo rig with a smaller piece of clam is the way to go. We’re also hearing more and more about the rivers and bays starting to produce more blues. The Blowfish are making an appearance in both the bay and surf. We had several anglers come up to our window and report tons of little bites out of their clam. Few lucky anglers started catching them using small hooks. Everything is coming together we just need to be smart!

Our hours of operation for our walk up window will be 430am-8pm EVERYDAY! Please wear a mask or face covering to the window for your safety and ours. Everyone has been great. We appreciate all our customers during these trying times..