Sevaen – Manufacturers of a complete line of commercial grade rain, climate and safety gear including rain jackets, bib pants, pullover hoodies, rain hats, sleeves, aprons, thermal underwear, thermal hats, automatic and manual PFDs, and accessories. Their top-shelf Industrial model foul weather gear offers a tear resistant rip-stop 420D nylon outer shell with PU coated polyester knit waterproof fabric inner shell that is very durable – Climate Technical Gear, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Bubba Blade – One kick-ass knife. They make a set of fillet knives that stay sharper longer, resist rusting, and hold up under the harsh saltwater fishing environment. The blades are made from 8CR13MOV high carbon stainless steel with a Rockwell hardness rating of 56-58, and sharpened by hand to razor sharpness. The blades are also coated with a non-stick surface that is bonded with Titanium to help prevent rusting and pitting and let the meat slide off the blade effortlessly. Bubba Blade knives have a patented no-slip grip handle for protection from the blade and protection from the spines of fish – Fish Tales LLC, Oro Valley, AZ
Hooker Electric – Manufacturers of the ultimate electric fishing reel. They offer the most innovative electric products for recreational anglers, commercial fishermen and the fishing industry including kite-reels, electric reels for deep-drop and swordfish, hi-flow bait pumps, and bandit reels used by commercial and green stick fishing – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kelly's Landing Marina – A convenient, safe and family-oriented marina located on the calm, protected and picturesque waters of the Shrewsbury River in Long Branch, NJ. The marina Marina has 86 slips and accommodates boats up to 55 feet. Amenities include floating docks, dockside fresh water and electric, a picnic area, bathrooms, trash disposal and pump out station – Long Branch, NJ
Seaboard Marine – A Full Service Marina specializing in outboard and sterndrive powered vessels up to 35 feet. Founded in 1980 Seaboard has always prided itself on delivering quality marine services. Summer Boat Slips are available with floating docks, water and electric services included. A fully stocked Ships Store handles all of your accessory and boating supply needs. Winter storage is also available. They specialize in service on Johnson, Evinrude and OMC drive systems, and service most other brands as well – 74 State Route 35 Keyport, NJ
Home Port Charts – Captain Bill Shuda, Sr. and Captain Bill Shuda, Jr. offer the most comprehensive fishing and diving charts available on the market. Covering the waters of the East Coast from New York to North Carolina and Central Florida to the Keys and Bahamas, Home Port Charts show you more information than any chart plotter can. Easy to read and understand, the laminated, colorful Home Port Charts map out everything from shoals and danger zones to bridges, depth contours, channels, underwater canyons and fishing areas – Stuart, FL
Aqualuma – Their high-quality LED lighting products are manufactured in Australia and include solutions for LED Marine Lighting, LED Commercial Lighting, and Industrial and Domestic LED lighting. Marine LED products include a variety of underwater hull lights, underwater dock lights, underwater surface mount lights, spreader lights and pathway lights. Their underwater hull lights are serviceable and upgradable without the need for haul out – Helensvale, Queensland, Australia
DuraBrite – Their military-grade marine floodlights offer high-output, efficient power management and extreme durability. All DuraBrite products are hand-built to military specifications and hand-tested in the USA – Jersey City, NJ
RTIC Coolers – The direct to consumer retailer of Extreme Rotomolded Coolers. Top-quality coolers at half the price of comparable products plus Free Shipping, 7-Year Warranty, No Sales Tax, and 90-Day Free Returns – Houston, TX
Spade Anchor USA – High-performance anchors available in aluminum, galvanized steel and stainless steel models for boats with lengths from 20 to 100 feet. These plow shaped anchors are designed for easy deployment and retrieval, quickly and deeply dig into the bottom, and have tremendous holding power – Sea Tech and Fun, Palm Bay, FL
Party & Charter Fishing Boats:
CASTAWAY Fishing Charters – Captain Fred Mignone offers fishing charters on the scenic waters of Long Island's East End including such famous fishing spots as Plum Gut, The Race, Peconic Bay, Block Island Sound and Montauk. Full-day, half-day and night charters are available for up to six passengers aboard his diesel powered, 28-foot Terry Jason downeaster – Orient by the Sea Restaurant & Marina, Orient Point, NY
ELIZABETH II Charters – Montauk fishing charters with Captain Paul Bruno. His 45-foot custom downeaster ELIZABETH II accommodates up to 25 passengers. Inshore fishing includes half-day, full-day and night charters. Offshore fishing includes full-day, extended-day and overnight canyon charters – Montauk Marine Basin, Montauk, NY
RUSSIAN ROULETTE Fishing Charters – Captain Denis Katliarov provides year-round sportfishing charters in the coastal waters and canyons off New Jersey. Trips are available daily from early spring to early December and throughout the winter when the weather permits. A wide variety of inshore, offshore and Canyon trips are available. His custom built 34-foot Michael Fitz Sport Fisherman accommodates up to six passengers – Chanel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Research & Education:
OceanAdapt – Search and download data on the geographic and depth ranges of more than 650 species of fish and invertebrates and track how those distributions have changed over time. This is a valuable tool for the fishermen, fishery managers, and scientists who are grappling with the challenge of adapting to a changing climate – Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ
BOBBY II Collision:
Sixty-one years ago, on Saturday morning, April 23, 1955, the "BOBBY II" left her slip at the Belmar Marine Basin and headed out for a day of Cod fishing. Captain David Shinn was at the helm, son Alvin Shinn was the mate, and 57 passengers got their fishing gear ready. After a day of fishing at the Mud Hole, Captain Shinn blew three whistles,
started the engines and began the journey home in a dense fog. A short time later, he noticed the bow of a large vessel looming out of the fog and heading directly for his boat. He quickly put both engines full speed astern, but despite his efforts, the freighter "PRESIDENT BUCHANAN" rammed the "BOBBY II". The crash sheared off thirteen feet
of the bow of the "BOBBY II" and tossed three passengers into the forty-eight degree seawater. Click here to read the full story and see a few pictures of the "BOBBY II".
Sandy Hook, NJ Lighthouse:
Sandy Hook Lighthouse – Did you know that it is the oldest, original structure still functioning as a navigational beacon in the United States?
Did you know that it is the first lighthouse in the country to be lit by electric lamps?
The Sandy Hook Lighthouse was first lit on June 11, 1764 and in 1899, became the first lighthouse in the country to be lit by electric lamps. It's
silhouette and warm beam of light has been a familiar sight to anglers, mariners and travelers passing in and out of New York Harbor for over 250 years. The lighthouse is now part of the Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook, NJ so stop by for a visit the next time you're in the area.