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    Harbor House Crabs – Our Maryland Blue Claw Crabs are always steamed to order which means they are steamed live the day we ship them.   This ensures that the crabs we deliver are as fresh as possible when they arrive at your doorstep.   Other seafood products offered include Soft Shell Blue Crabs, Crab Cakes, Gulf Shrimp, King Crab, Snow Crab, Clams, Oysters and Maine Lobster tails – Harrisburg, PA


    Fine Fishing Art:

    Tuttle Custom Design – Specializing in all-weather handmade metal sculptures and wall art depicting lifelike scenes of oceanic fish.   A modern elegant substitute for the classic fish mount – Hampton, VA


    Fishing Craft:

    East Cape Canoes & Skiffs – Builders of shallow water fishing skiffs and boats targeted towards inshore saltwater fishing but can be used for many applications.   Models include the Glide, Lostmen, Caimen, Fury, Vantage and Skanu – Orlando, FL


    Fishing Tackle:

    AFTCO Fishing Kites – Offers state-of-the-art Fishing Kites that top all others in performance and durability, Goldfinger Kite release clips, and Kite Clip Kits that have everything needed to set up a kite fly-line for fishing one or two baits.   The AFTCO kite can be slow trolled or drift fished by attaching a helium-filled balloon to the kite's special loops – Santa Ana, CA

    Lewis Fishing Kites – Offers a full line of Fishing Kites and accessories that will help anyone, beginner to professional, catch more fish.   Four kite models are available and are graded for the velocity of the wind.  How to videos are offered at the web site along with kite fishing accessories – Miami, FL

    NONPAREIL – Their wind-on leaders and top shots are single or dual walled and made with either 50#, 100#, 130#, 200#, 300#, 500#, or 800# 16 carrier hollow core Super PE braid depending on the diameter of monofilament leader used.  The length of spliced monofilament is treated and polished to ensure there is maximum grip from the hollow core.  They use an exclusive Helical Dovetail™ compression serve at the connection point between the monofilament and hollow braid that provides a thin and smooth transition that will easily go through most guides and lay perfectly on the reel.   Products include Mono, Flurocarbon, Cable and Casting Wind-On Leaders, Mono Top Shots, Tuna Gear, Shark Gear and Fishing Rigs.  Custom Wind-ons are also available – Brooklawn, NJ

    Ringer Swivels - These swivels have changed the circle hook marlin fishing industry by providing 360 degree hook rotation and quick hook/bait swaps that an O-ring provides.   Ringer Swivels are commonly rigged with ballyhoo and the O-ring is perfectly sized to accept industry standard circle hooks - Turner Tackle LLC, Chestertown, MD

    SFE Fishing Kites – Made in the U.S.A.   SFE has been manufacturing quality Fishing Kites for over 15 years.   Offer a variety of all-purpose and specialty fishing kites and accessories – Sebring, FL

    Tigress Fishing Kites – Offers three Fishing Kite models - for light, medium and heavy winds.   A wide variety of kite fishing accessories are also available – Lake Worth, FL


    Marinas:

    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


    Marine Electronics:

    mazu Sport Fishing – Offers affordable satellite solutions with chart overlay features such as Sea Surface Tempreatures, Chlorophyll and Altimetry.  Provides global coverage with features including e-mail, SMS texts, SOS 365 24x7 and chat. Their mSeries System is a plug-and-play system that is an easy DIY installation that provides global satellite connectivity for boaters.  Any device with a browser can connect to the mazu system onboard, including all smartphones, Android tablets, PCs and MACs – SkyMate Inc, Reston, VA


    Marine Propulsion:

    OXE Diesel – The world's first high performance diesel outboard setting new standards for durability, fuel-efficiency and low emissions for an outboard engine.   Uses a marinized 2.0 Liter turbocharged and intercooled GM automotive diesel engine that delivers 415 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm and 200 HP at 4,100 rpm – Cimco Marine AB, Ängelholm, Sweden

    Seven Marine – The most powerful outboards on the planet.   Providing world-class outboard power with its 557 HP, 577 HP and 627 HP all-aluminum supercharged V-8 outboard engines – Germantown, WI

    YANMAR Dtorque – The Dtorque 111 twin-cylinder turbo diesel outboard delivers 50 HP at the propeller shaft with a remarkable torque output of 111 Nm at 2,500 rpm.  The Dtorque out-performs the best 70 HP fuel injected four-stroke gasoline outboards on the market today.   This gives the Dtorque exceptional ability to power heavy loads at low RPM as well as the ability to get on plane quickly, both with a very modest fuel consumption.   Yanmar has an agreement with German manufacturer Neander Shark for exclusive global distribution of this revolutionary diesel outboard – Almere, The Netherlands


    Party & Charter Fishing Boats:

    MARY M IV - Captain Sam Resigno offers private fishing charters for up to 38 passengers on Barnegat Light's largest charter boat.   The MARY M IV is a 62-foot fiberglass boat built by DMR Yachts with a walkaround deck and large heated cabin - Lighthouse Marina, Barnegat Light, NJ

    ROCKFISH Charters – Captain Rich Colombo and his mate, Felix offer private fishing charters in New York City area waters for Striped Bass, Bottom Fishing, Fluke and Shark.   Their specialty is Striped Bass fishing with live bunker.   The ROCKFISH is a custom 36-foot Calvin Beal Downeaster charter boat built by H&H Marine and accommodates up to six passengers – Pier 7, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

    TAGGED FISH Charters - Captain Chad Hacker offers inshore and offshore fishing charters on the waters of Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook NJ.   The boat only sails one trip per day so there is no rush to get in for someone else's trip.   Captain Chad specializes in extreme bottom fishing and his custom 50-foot Carman charter boat accommodates up to 15 passengers - Bahrs Landing, Highlands, NJ


    Weather & Tides:

    Terrafin – Providing satellite imagery to anglers since 1999.   Terrafin currently offers customized Sea Surface Temperature and Chlorophyll charts for over 200 regions in the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Mexico and Central America – Vista, CA

    Windfinder – Wind, wave & weather reports, forecasts & statistics for over 40,000 locations worldwide.   Detailed wind forecasts and weather forecasts that let you always find the spot with the best wind, waves, and weather conditions for your sport.   Windfinder also displays the current wind measurements and weather – Kiel, Germany

    Windy.com – Windy provides intuitive, fast, efficient and accurate weather radar, wind, waves and water temperature forecasts.  The worldwide animated weather map, with easy to use layers and precise spot forecasts is brilliant.


    Click here to read the full story and see a few pictures of the BOBBY II.
    BOBBY II Collision:

    Sixty-three 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 - The oldest, original structure still functioning as a navigational beacon in the USA
    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 also 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.

    The Sandy Hook Lighthouse reopened to the public Sunday, June 24, 2018 after a nine-month renovation that refurbished the interior and exterior of the 254-year-old beacon.   It is now open daily to the public with free half hour tower tours running from 1 to 4:30 p.m.   Tour groups are kept small due to space constraints inside the tower and tour patrons must be at least 4 feet tall to ascend the tower.