New Jersey Fishing - A collection of links for New Jersey bait & tackle shops, educational sites, fishing reports, marinas, NJ government sites, fishing organizations, clubs & associations, party & charter boats, Jersey shore towns, striper fishing, marine weather, tides, water temperatures & surfcams

    Bait and Tackle Shops:

    Absecon Bay Sportsman Center – Capt. Dave Showell offers bait and tackle, marine supplies, soft-shell crabs, plenty of local fishing info and other gifts in his shop on the Absecon Creek – Absecon, NJ

    Alex's Bait & Tackle – Just steps away from the Manasquan Inlet.   They offer a large variety of NEW and innovative plugs, lures and more.  Our location gives us the ability to see what is going on.   Hardly a day goes by when one of them does not have a pole in the water – Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

    American Pride Bait & Tackle – Feed the fish.   Stop by and get the freshest bait in the area at an affordable price or buy the pole of your dreams through their online store.   At American Pride, they value the importance of customer relationships.   Not only are they a bait shop, they are hardcore fishermen too – Perth Amboy, NJ

    Atlantic Bait & Tackle – Live, fresh and frozen bait.   Fishing tackle and supplies.   Block ice and cubes  – Route 36 East, Middletown, NJ

    Avalon Hodge PodgeAvalon Hodge Podge – Family owned and operated since 1962.   A bait and tackle shop that offers live, fresh and frozen bait, fishing rods and reels, fishing tackle, and rod and reel repairs.   Information on fishing charters and tours are available at the store.   The shop is a great place to find all your fishing, crabbing, and clamming supplies – Avalon, NJ
    Backlash Custom Tackle
    Backlash Sportfishing and Custom Tackle – Fishing tackle, hand-tied bait rigs, lures and plugs, fishing rods, gear, and more.   Products include a special selection of rigs for the Delaware River fisherman that meets NJ DEP, Division of Fish and Wildlife regulations requiring in-line circle hooks – Deptford, NJ

    Betty and Nicks Bait and Tackle – Arguably, the first tackle shop on the Internet.   Stop on by for the latest in fishing tackle and fishing information, grab some breakfast at their counter and say hi to the Bushell family – Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

    Cape May Bait & Tackle – Offers live, fresh and frozen bait, fishing rods and reels, fishing tackle, ice, and rod and reel repairs.   Rod and reel rentals are also available.   Open 7 days a week year round – West Cape May, NJ

    Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle – Barnegat Bay fishing specialists.   Proprietor Lenny Hahn offers a wide variety of baits and tackle including bunker, sand worms, blood worms, killies, squid, spearing, salted clams, night crawlers, sand eels, crabbing supplies, rods & reels, rigs, plugs, metals, hooks and sinkers – South Toms River, NJ
    Creekside Outfitters
    Creekside Outfitters – A family owned and operated local bait and tackle stocked with inshore, offshore, bay and freshwater fishing gear.   They carry all types of frozen and live baits, tackle, lures, rods, reels, clothes, hats, and fishing boots.   Their parking lot is boat trailer friendly – Route 9, Waretown, NJ

    DigitalDagger – OnLine Fishing and Hunting Store.   A low-overhead, family-run, on-line business offering quality fishing and hunting products Efinger Sporting Goodsat the lowest possible prices.   We provide friendly service, quick delivery, and a 30 day money-back quarantee – Atco, NJ

    Efinger Sporting Goods – NJ’s premier outfitter since 1909.  Their 50,000 square foot store offers a wide variety of fishing tackle, expert advice and tackle repairs – Bound Brook, NJ

    Fin-Atics – Southern New Jersey's premier fishing tackle center.   Catering to both the serious fishermen and relaxing vacationers.   Rods, reels, line, lures, hooks, sinkers and sporstwear... over different 5,000 items in stock.   Full rod & reel repair service as well as expert information on our area's fishing – Ocean City, NJ

    Fisherman's Den Bait & Tackle – A full line of fishing rods, reels, custom rods, terminal tackle, live & frozen bait and chum.   Motor boat rentals too – Belmar Marina, Belmar, NJ

    Fisherman's Headquarters – All your saltwater fishing tackle and bait needs.   Factory authorized service center for PENN REELS.   We also service rods and reels from all Fishermen's Supply Co.major manufacturers – Ship Bottom, NJ

    Fishermen's Supply Co – One of the largest tackle shops in New Jersey and they carry a full selection of lures, jigs, hooks, hi-quality monofilament, fluorocarbon and braided line, rods, reels, knives and pliers as well as some of the best prices on boots, foul weather gear and other outdoor clothing.   Bait, tackle, fuel, ice, stand-up tuna gear, outdoor clothing, footwear and raingear.   Open 7 days a week – Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

    Fred's Bait & Tackle – Offers a full line of fishing tackle, custom rigs, crabbing supplies and just about any fishing accessory you can think of.   Fresh and live baits are available in season, along with a wide variety of frozen bait and chum.   Established in 1957, they are open 7 days a week from May 1 through Labor Day – Rte 35 South, South Amboy, NJ
    Gates Bait and Tackle

    Gates Bait & Tackle – Live, Fresh and Frozen Baits, Saltwater Tackle and Equipment.  Open daily year round and conveniently located near Manasquan Inlet – Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

    Grumpy's Tackle – Founded in 2002, Grumpy's Tackle is a leader in the custom rod and reel building market.   Their hand crafted rods withstand countless hours of hauling in the big ones while maintaining their beauty.   Other services include rod repairs, reel repairs, reel upgrades – Seaside Park, NJ

    Grizz's Forked River Bait & Tackle – For over 40 years, Grizz’s has provided the Ocean County and Barnegat Bay area outdoorsman with sound expert advice for hunting and fishing in the area.   Grizz's offers a wide selection of live, fresh and frozen bait, chum, fishing rods and reels, fishing tackle and boating accessories – Route 9 South, Forked River, NJ

    Har Lee Rod CompanyHar Lee Rod Company – Saltwater Fishing Tackle, Information and Reports.   A family owned business since 1947, we are the fisherman’s best choice for tackle and bait in New Jersey.   Our reel service department has over 10,000 different parts in stock – Jersey City, NJ

    Harry's Army Navy – New Jersey's most unusual outdoor store since 1949.   Harry's offers a variety of fishing rods and reels and fishing accessories, along with hunting supplies and military surplus items – Robbinsville, NJ

    Jersey Tackle – Custom inshore, offshore and surf tackle for the serious angler.   Offerings include top quality custom inshore and offshore tackle, rods, reels, fishing line, hooks, lures, and terminal tackle – Brick, NJ

    Jolly Rogers' Offshore Tackle Store – In business since 1986, the store caters to offshore fishermen and offers a large selection of quality rods, reels, lures, and tackle for offshore fishing – Brigantine, NJ

    Julian's Bait & Tackle – Experts at Striped Bass fishing in the Sandy Hook region, Julian's has been providing anglers with advice, equipment and bait since 1932.   Joe Julian also designs and manufactures a complete line of Montauk Bunker Spoons, wire line, trolling rods and trolling rod holders specifically for Striped Bass – Route 36, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

    Kayak Fishing Store – Dedicated to the exciting sport of kayak fishing.   Our store has the most complete selection of fishing kayaks and kayak fishing accessories anywhere – North Wildwood, NJ

    Keyport Marine Basin Bait & Tackle –  Located on the banks of Matawan Creek since 1958, the Bait & Tackle Store at the Keyport Marine Basin stocks a full selection of rigs for all the local species in Raritan Bay, as well as rigs for ocean wreck fishing and offshore chunking and trolling.   The shop offers a wide selection of rigs, hooks, lures and jigs to fill your tackle box, live, fresh and frozen bait, and rods and reels of all sizes, including big-game gear.   A fully stocked Ships Store is on site, along L&H Woods & Waterwith a quick and easy boat ramp and safe parking – Keyport, NJ

    L & H Woods and Water – For five generations, the Meyer family has offered outdoorsmen a wide variety of fishing and hunting equipment and supplies – Wall, NJ

    Mac's Bait Bait & Tackle – The finest bait and tackle at the lowest retail prices and the best launching ramp on Shark River – Route 35 South at the Shark River, Neptune, NJ

    Moe's Bait & Tackle Shop – Hudson River fishing specialists – Jersey City, NJ

    Moran's Dockside – A full-service deli and they also offer a full line of name-brand fishing tackle and accessories, a big selection of fresh and frozen bait, rod & reel repairs, crabbing supplies and ice – Avalon, NJ

    Murphy's Hook HouseMurphy's Hook House – Serving fishermen at the Jersey Shore for over thirty years.   Murphy's offers live, fresh and frozen bait, chum, fresh and saltwater fishing tackle, crabbing supplies, ice, rod and reel repair, and fishing accessories – Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ

    Off The Hook Bait & TackleOff The Hook Bait & Tackle – A family owned and operated full-service bait and tackle shop located at Hinch Marina.   Easily accessible by land or water – Cape May, NJ

    Pride Fishing Tackle – Offers an extensive line of saltwater fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels, fresh and frozen baits for inshore and offshore, fishing apparel and foul weather gear, and boat winterization services – Red Bank, NJ
    Forked River Freezer
    Pro-Cut Baits – Pro-Cut Squid Strips are all marinated in their secret sauce of fish attractants and come in a variety of colors as well as the traditional white squid.   They cut baits into a pennant shape and they are ready to put on your hook.   Pro-Cut Squid Strips can be re-frozen.   Other bait products include "Wonderworms", worm cut squid strips colored and scented like a bloodworm; and "Super Clams", clam fingers super-scented with clam or shedder crab – Forked River Freezer & Pro Cut Baits, Forked River, NJ

    Ramsey Outdoor – We have catered to the needs of outdoor folks for the past 50 years and specialize in fishing, camping, water sports, climbing, backpacking, hiking, hunting and the clothing and footwear needed to maximize your adventures in the great outdoors – Two locations in Ramsey, NJ and Succasunna, NJ

    the Reel SeatThe Reel Seat – A full service tackle shop, capable of providing you with any fishing need, from rods and reels, line, and unique inshore and offshore lures.   Proprietor Dave Arbeitman offers a variety of Calstar, Loomis, Seeker, St. Croix, Daiwa and Shimano fishing rods, Abu, Avet, Penn and Shimano fishing reels, a wide selection of trolling lures, Jinkai, Momoi and Power Pro lines, and Gamakatsu and Mustad hooks.   Custom rods, blanks, colors, wraps, guides, seats and butts are available.   The REEL SEAT originated High Speed Spreader bars back in 1989, and their unique titanium trolling spreader bars (50 varieties) are the finest on the planet.   Dave and his team go on many Tilefish Trips and have first-hand knowledge of what you need to get the job done.   They have everything you need for offshore deep-drop fishing for Tilefish, Wreckfish, Rosefish and Snowy Grouper including the right reels, rods, Spectra line, weights and a large selection of custom rigs – Brielle, NJ

    Riptide Bait & Tackle – One stop boat and surf fishing specialist for South Jersey.   Carrying a full line of fresh and frozen bait, tackle, rods, and reels.   Specializing in surf fishing equipment by Shimano, Tica, Daiwa, Quantum, Okuma, Breakway and more – Brigantine NJ

    Sea Isle Bait & Tackle – A full service bait and tackle shop located in the heart of Fish Alley on Park Road – Sea Isle City, NJ

    Shark River Mail Order – Mail order and retail store catering to the professional and hobbyist fishermen worldwide since 1987.   They offer a large selection of Rods, Reels, Line, Lures, Terminal Tackle, Fishing Rigs and Accessories – Avon, NJ
    Scott's Bait & Tackle
    Scott's Bait & Tackle – A full service bait and tackle shop offering fishing rods and reels, Penn reel parts, crabbing supplies, filet and bait knives, lures, scents & attractants, tackle boxes & bags, fishing tools & accessories.   Family owned and operated since 1985 – Mystic Island, NJ

    Smugglers Cove – Bait, Tackle and Marine Supplies.   At Smugglers Cove, we cater to the Saltwater Angler.   We have everything you might need for inshore, offshore, and saltwater fly fishing – Stone Harbor, NJ
    Sportmens Center
    Sportsmen's Center – Family owned and expertly staffed since 1971.   Sportsmen's Center has built an outstanding reputation, servicing and supplying generations of outdoorsmen with top of the industry professionals who can answer and address all your needs at their 33,000 square foot retail store – Bordentown, NJ

    Sterling Harbor Bait & Tackle – Inshore and Offshore Tackle, Rods and Reels, Bait and Tackle, Crabbing Supplies, Rental Boats, Fish Cleaning, Processing & Shipping, Water Front Motel, Boat Slips, Official Weigh Station – Wildwood, NJ

    Surf City Bait and Tackle – Fresh bait daily plus all your surf fishing, crabbing and clamming supplies.   They also issue NJ crab pot and shellfish licenses.   They take great pride in all their baits, either fresh or 'Frozen-Fresh' vacuum pack clams, cut salted bunker and whole bunker, hand cut premium or boxed squid and squid strips as well as other choices of 'Frozen-Fresh' baits – Surf City, NJ

    Tackle Box Bait & Tackle – Sandy Hook’s premier sportfishing center and Striped Bass charters.   All types of live and frozen bait.   The Sciortino family has been helping fisherman catch fish since 1945 – Route 36, Hazlet, NJ
    Tackle Direct
    TackleDirect – A premier fishing outfitter offering reels, rods, lures, line, leader material and terminal tackle for all your saltwater, freshwater and fly fishing needs – Egg Harbor Township, NJ

    Tony's Bait & Tackle – Andy Tonnesen and three generations of the Tonnesen family have been serving New Jersey anglers since 1927 and they are open year-round.   They offer a wide variety of live, fresh and frozen baits, fishing rods & reels, rod & reel service, saltwater fishing lures, hooks, terminal tackle, tackle bags, pre-made rigs, top quality fishing lines, landing nets & gaffs, foul weather gear, and crab traps – Manahawkin, NJ

    The Dock Outfitters – Fully equipped Bait & Tackle Shop.   Live bait, rods, reels, tackle, ice and more.   Certified weigh station.   Other services include Waverunner and Boat Rentals and Snack Bar – Route 35 South, Seaside Heights, NJ

    True World Tackle – Offers a full line of conventional, spinning, and fly fishing rods, conventional, baitcaster, spinning and fly fishing reels, hooks, rigs, lures, fishing line, crabbing supplies and all other tackle accessories you may need.   They also have a large variety of live, fresh and frozen bait, and a full service department for rod and reel repair.   Also available are custom fishing rods built in Japan by a special builder, and a variety of special fishing lines, lures and other items from Japan – Bayonne, NJ

    Two Chums Bait, Tackle & Boat Rentals – Offer a wide variety of fresh and frozen baits and chum, along with a full line of rods, reels, tackle and rigs.   16-foot skiffs and 20-foot pontoon boat rentals available – Sea Isle City, NJ


    Absecon Lighthouse – New Jersey's tallest lighthouse.   This historic lighthouse is just minutes away from the Atlantic City Boardwalk and has been restored to its original state – Absecon, NJ

    Adventure Aquarium – Come explore nearly 200,000 square feet of sharks, hippopotamuses, free-flying birds and sea life from around the world.   There are a wide variety of special touch exhibits and shows, and jump-in-the-water adventures with marine critters – Camden, NJ

    Barnegat Lighthouse State Park – The site of Barnegat Lighthouse on the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County, NJ was regarded as one of the most crucial "change of course" points for coastal vessels.   Vessels bound to and from New York along the New Jersey coastline depended on Barnegat Lighthouse to avoid the shoals extending from the shoreline.   The swift currents, shifting sandbars, and the offshore shoals challenged the skills of even the most experienced sailor.   This historic lighthouse, colloquially known as "Old Barney", is the third on the tip of the island and is 172 feet tall and was built in 1857 – Barnegat Light, NJ

    Cape May Lighthouse – The present tower, which is the third documented lighthouse at the southern tip of New Jersey, has always been an attention-getting landmark as well as an aid-to-navigation for mariners.   More than 100 thousand visitors a year now experience a visit to the top of the lighthouse, participating in a century old rite of a visit to the Jersey Shore – Cape May, NJ

    Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation – Dedicated to fostering, advocating and participating in the preservation of historic Delaware River and Bay lighthouses and will demonstrate this commitment through the restoration and preservation of “Harbor of Refuge” Lighthouse – Lewes, DE

    Gateway National Recreation Area – A 26,000 acre recreation area located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.   The park extends through three New York City boroughs and into northern New Jersey (Sandy Hook is a part of the Gateway NRA.)   Gateway NRA is operated by the National Park Service

    Geology and Geography of New York Bight Beaches – A "Bight" of the Big Apple!   A collection of short reports and image libraries about the natural history of the New York Bight region.   The goal of this project is to provide basic information about the beaches scattered throughout the New York Bight, emphasizing those within Gateway National Recreation Area (New York and New Jersey) – City University of New York, Earth & Environmental Science, and Ph.D. Program

    Geology of Gateway National Recreation Area – National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division

    Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory – Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences... Enhancing the Fisheries of New Jersey – Port Norris, NJ

    Hereford Inlet Lighthouse – Historic and picturesque Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, a beacon of safety and assurance to the 19th century mariners, has become a focal point for residents and visitors of this seashore resort community.   Listed on the State and National Historic Registers and located in the historic Anglesea section of North Wildwood, NJ

    Island Beach State Park – Shaped by storm and tides, Island Beach State Park is a narrow barrier island stretching for 10 miles between the restless Atlantic Ocean and the quieter Barnegat Bay.   Island Beach is one of New Jersey's last significant remnants of a barrier island ecosystem that once existed along much of the coast and is also one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the north Atlantic coast.   Over 3,000 acres and 10 miles of coastal dunes remain almost untouched since Henry Hudson first described New Jersey's coast from the ship, the Half Moon, in 1609 – Seaside Park, NJ

    Marine Academy of Science and Technology – M.A.S.T. is a co-ed four-year high school , grades 9-12.   The school's curriculum focuses on marine sciences and marine technology/engineering – Sandy Hook, NJ

    New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences – A non-profit organization committed to education, conservation and research.   We are academics with a fishy flare who love to share what we know and have found some very creative ways of doing so.   The Academy provides a wide array of educational opportunities, including classroom activities, outreach programs, distance learning opportunities, sleepovers at Adventure Aquarium and tours with Academy educators.   The concept of conserving natural resources is emphasized in all our education and research efforts – Camden, NJ

    New Jersey Lighthouse Society – The NJLHS is nonprofit, tax exempt, educational corporation dedicated to the history and preservation of lighthouses everywhere, but particularly in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay and New York Harbor – Navesink, NJ

    New Jersey Maritime Museum – The most extensive collection of maritime history and artifacts in the entire state of New Jersey.   Exhibits include the U.S. Life Saving Service, a rare post-card collection of New Jersey towns, USLSS stations and lighthouses, pre-historic fossils recovered from the inter-continental shelf off the New Jersey coast, antique navigational equipment, antique diving gear, photographs of Beach Haven's 1930s head-boats, shipwreck artifacts recovered from various wreck sites off the New Jersey coast, the Morro Castle shipwreck, artifacts recovered from the 1827 wreck of the Aurora off Sandy Hook and more.   The Museum also has an extensive research library, consisting of hundreds of rare, out-of-print books, Sailor's Magazine and Naval Journal, shipwreck files and photographs.   Admission is free (it operates entirely on donations) and is staffed by a small group of dedicated volunteers.  The museum is open all year long, Friday through Sunday in the off season, and seven days a week during the summer – Dock Road and West Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ

    New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium – Founded in 1969 as the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium the organization has contributed leading research in the field of marine and environmental science.   Since 1976 it has managed the New Jersey Sea Grant Program (NJSG), part of a national effort that funds competitive research focusing on specific priority areas.   In recognition of its academic and scientific achievements, the Consortium was awarded Sea Grant College status in 1989.   The Consortium provides equal opportunity for all New Jersey students and citizens to learn about the marine environment.   Curricula range from Pre-K through graduate level studies.   Nearly 30,000 participants; students, their families, teachers, Scouts and the general public take part annually in the Consortium's Education Programs and special events – Fort Hancock, Highlands, NJ

    NY/NJ Baykeeper – The Baykeeper's mission is to protect, preserve, and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary – the most urban estuary on the planet.   Since 1989, we have served as citizen advocate for the Estuary's bays, streams, and shores.   The Baykeeper's mission is to protect, preserve, and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary, the most urban estuary on the planet.   Since 1989, we have served as citizen advocate for the Estuary's bays, streams, and shores.   Baykeeper stops polluters, champions public access, influences land use decisions, and restores habitat, all benefiting the natural and human communities of our watershed – Keyport, NJ

    Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences – Provides national and international leadership in marine science and is New Jersey's focal point for education, research, and service efforts in estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.   IMCS is dedicated to developing, communicating, and understanding processes governing change and sustainability in marine and coastal ecosystems, and to shaping future directions for the use and protections of our vital marine and coastal resources – New Brunswick, NJ

    Rutgers University Marine Field Station – A field facility of the Rutgers' IMCS, it is a working lab with graduate and postdoctoral level research ongoing year-round.   RUMFS is uniquely situated across from the Little Egg Inlet in the Mullica River-Great Bay estuary, one of the most pristine estuaries on the east coast – Tuckerton, NJ

    Sandy Hook, NJ LighthouseSandy Hook Lighthouse – Did you know that it is the oldest, original structure still functioning as a navigational beacon in the United States?

    And 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.

    Sea Girt Lighthouse – Completed On December 10, 1896, It was the last live-in lighthouse built in the United States.   It flashed a red light once every second, usually visible 15 miles at sea.   The keeper of the light had to wind the clock every seven and one half hours to keep the signal continually beaming.   Signals from Sea Girt crossed those from the Ambrose and Fire Island lightships, so ships approaching New York Harbor could navigate more safely in foggy or foul weather – Sea Girt, NJ

    The Wetlands Institute – "The Natural Place to Have Fun!"   We promote the conservation and preservation of coastal ecosystems by providing a fun and educational experience for families, school groups and vacationers of all ages.   Activities include complete guided tours, as well as back bay boat rides, kayaking, live animal shows, family entertainment and guided beach & dune walks – Stone Harbor, NJ

    Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse – Located along the shores of the Delaware River, this active lighthouse has been guiding Delaware River commerce for over 125 years.   The Rear Range Light is open to the public the third full weekend of each month from April through October – Paulsboto, NJ

    Tuckerton Seaport – A working seaport village and museum, dedicated to showcasing the environment, folklore and rich maritime history of the New Jersey Shore, and the men and women who lived and worked in the Barnegat Bay tradition – Tuckerton, NJ

    Twin Lights Lighthouse – A New Jersey State Historic Site situated 200 feet above sea level in Highlands, New Jersey.   It overlooks the Shrewsbury River, Sandy Hook, Raritan Bay, New York skyline and the Atlantic Ocean.   Twin Lights has been used as an aid to navigation over the coastal waters of NJ since 1828.   In the spring of 1893, Twin Lights was the setting for the first public recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance as America's national oath of loyalty.   Several months earlier, the Pledge had been introduced in school systems across the country as a daily exercise for students – Highlands, NJ

    Fishing Reports:
    Asbury Park Press – The HOOK, LINE & SINKER offers New Jersey fishing reports, articles, blogs and fishing calendar

    Fishing United – Bringing the Recreational Fisherman, the For-Fire Industry and he Commercial Fishing Community Together in One Forum.   New Jersey and New York Saltwater Fishing News, Tackle, Links, Chat Room and Bulletin Board
    NJ – New Jersey's source for fishing in the Garden State.   Message boards, articles and fishing resources – Edison, NJ

    New Jersey Saltwater Record Fish Program – You could consider this the ultimate NJ fishing report.   Look here to see the current record holders and get information on how you can enter your fish of a lifetime.

    NJ Saltwater Fisherman – Your #1 Source for all New Jersey Saltwater Fishing News and Information – Nor'east Saltwater's online fishing discussion board. Topics include inshore fishing, offshore fishing, saltwater fly fishing and kayak Fishing – Smithtown, NY – Offers the latest fishing reports from professional boatmen and guides all over the world (including reports from many captains sailing from the New York Bight.)    New reports added daily to keep you on top of what is biting.   Browse current and archived fishing reports by area or by guide. – Instructional striped bass and hybrid bass fishing report forum and community.   If you're passionate about striper fishing and want to increase your hook-ups, we offer a wealth of information for the beginner as well as the seasoned veteran – Staten Island, NY – We'll show you how to catch more fish!   Surf fishing and striped bass tackle, techniques, articles, fishing reports, "Surf Talk" discussion forums and "Surf Chat" message board – Wall, NJ – Saltwater Surf Fishing Tackle Shop, Info and News – Princeton, NJ


    Please see our Marinas Page for a listing of several dozen New Jersey marinas

    New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – The New Jersey Clean Marina Program encourages marina owners, yacht clubs, boatyards and boaters to voluntarily adopt practices that help prevent adverse impacts to water quality, sensitive habitats, and living resources in proximity to marinas – Trenton, NJ

    New Jersey State Marinas – Forked River, Fortescue, Leonardo, Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina

    New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife
    NJ Government:  Saltwater Fishing Rules and Regulations

    Jersey Seafood – From the garden state... it's a shore thing.   An informative site full of information about seafood, seafood preparation and storage, the seafood industry, aquaculture, projects and publications – New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Trenton, NJ

    New Jersey Department of Environmental ProtectionNEW JERSEY SALTWATER RECREATIONAL REGISTRY PROGRAM – New Jersey's FREE saltwater fishing registry replaces the fee-based federal registry that state anglers were required to participate in.   The New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program (NJSRRP) exempts saltwater recreational anglers fishing in New Jersey's marine and tidal waters from the federal registry and a $15 federal registration fee.

    Anglers with a valid registration with the National Saltwater Angler Registry or that have a valid license from another exempted state are still required to register with the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program.   Registration with NJ exempts you from having to register with the National Saltwater Angler Registry.   Registration is quick, simple and free, and is required for anglers age 16 or older.   Individual registration is not required if you only fish on charter or headboats.

    New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife – A professional environmental agency dedicated to the protection, management and wise use of New Jersey's fish and wildlife resources.   From Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook to Cape May and Delaware Bay, our marine resources provide something for anyone interested in saltwater fishing, clamming, crabbing or exploring New Jersey's 83 miles of bayshores and 127 miles of Atlantic coastline.   Anglers 16 and older must register with the New Jersey no-fee recreational marine fishing registry to fish in New Jersey marine waters.   No reciprocity exists and all anglers fishing New Jersey's marine waters must register.

    New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife2023 New Jersey Marine Digest (published every May)

    New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife2023 Recreational Marine Fishing Regulations Summary Sheet

    New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife2023 Marine Recreational Seasons Summary Chart

    New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife2023 Commercial Marine Fishing Regulations

    New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife Artificial Reef Program – Since 1984, the Bureau of Marine Fisheries has been involved in an intensive program of artificial reef construction and biological monitoring.   The purpose is to create a network of artificial reefs in the ocean waters along the New Jersey coast to provide a hard substrate for fish, shellfish and crustaceans, fishing grounds for anglers, and underwater structures for scuba divers.

    New Jersey Saltwater Record Fish Program – Got a big one for the record book?   Look here to see the current record holders and get information on how you can enter your fish of a lifetime.

    New Jersey & Federal Saltwater Recreational Angling Rules and Regulations – Mel's compilation of open season dates, minimum sizes and possession limits for 2016.

    New Jersey Licenses and Permits

    New Jersey does NOT require a license for recreational surf casting, deep sea or bay fishing.   However, there are a variety of required licenses and permits for crabbing, shellfish harvesting, fish nets, pound nets and fish pots.   The licenses must be renewed ($) every year.

    Non-commercial Crab Pot and Trot Line License – $2
    Striped Bass Bonus Permit – $2
    Resident Recreational Shellfish License – $10
    Resident Senior (62 and older) Lifetime Recreational Shellfish License – $2
    Juvenile (under 14 years of age) Recreational Shellfish (Resident/Non-Resident) – $2
    Non-Resident Recreational Shellfish License – $20
    Commercial Shellfish License – $50
    Fillet Permit for Party Boats – $2
    Application To Use Fish Nets, Pounds and Pots in Marine and Estuarine Waters (NJ Residents only) – Fee varies
    Menhaden Bait Permit (NJ Residents only) – Fee varies

    Licenses and permits are available in person at the Nacote Creek Office and through the mail:

    NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
    Nacote Creek Research Station
    PO Box 418
    Port Republic, NJ 08241

    Marine Fisheries – 609-748-2020
    Shellfisheries – 609-748-2040

    Most license and permit application forms are available online at

    Shellfish and other licenses are also available via New Jersey's Internet license site at

    For information on the shellfish and other marine licenses, visit

    Fishing for bait in New Jersey?

    A Bait Net License ($10) is NOT required for the following gear provided that the fish taken are for personal use and not sold or bartered:

    1. Dip nets with a diameter of 24 inches or less.
    2. Bait seines not exceeding 50 feet in length.
    3. Cast nets not exceeding 20 feet in diameter.
    4. Lift or umbrella nets not exceeding 4 feet square.
    5. Five killipots or less measuring not over 10 inches in diameter or 25 inches in length, if cylindrical, or 2,000 cubic inches for any other configuration.

    A Miniature Fyke or Pot license ($100) is NOT required for up to two miniature fykes or pots used for the taking of killifish or eels for bait provided they are not sold or used for barter.   Diameter not to exceed 16 inches if cylindrical or 201 square inches in cross section if any other configuration.   Mesh no smaller than 3/16 inches bar inside measurement.

    No license is required to take edible crabs for personal consumption with a scoop net (dip net) operated by hand.   Crabs taken with a bait seine may be retained for personal use only if you possess a bait net license.   Taking of female crabs with eggs attached or from which eggs have been removed is prohibited.

    New Jersey recreational angling limits and minimum sizes for crabs and eels apply when you are harvesting bait.

    Fines for Violating Marine/Shellfish Regulations in New Jersey

    Fines for Violating Marine/Shellfish Regulations in New Jersey – A link to the penalty fines ($) for violations of NJ Marine/Shellfish Regulations.    The information is from the state violations schedule found on the NJ Courts web site.   Violations carry different penalties as prescribed by law.   Sometimes there is a range of penalty amount and you may be required to appear in court.   Amounts may vary for a variety of reasons, including whether it is a first-time offense or a repeat violation.   Some violations can lead to a temporary, or even permanent, loss of your hunting and fishing privileges.

    Organizations, Clubs and Associations:
    Asbury Park Fishing Club
    Asbury Park Fishing Club – The oldest striped bass fishing club in the United States.   Meets 7:30 PM the first Monday of the month at the VFW Building, Lake Ave – Asbury Park, NJ

    American Littoral SocietyAmerican Littoral Society – A national, not-for-profit, membership organization, dedicated to the environmental well being of coastal habitat.  Projects include a wide variety of education, research, and advocacy efforts.   The ALS offers field trips, scheduled activities and publications – Sandy Hook, Highlands, NJ

    American Littoral SocietyFish tagging with the American Littoral Society.    If you catch a fish with a yellow dorsal loop tag, the tag belongs to the American Littoral Society.   We need the tag returned along with the recapture information.   In return, you will receive the history of your fish (where it was tagged, how much it has grown), a jacket patch, information about our tagging program, and the knowledge that you have made a contribution to Atlantic Salt Water Fly Roddersmarine fisheries science – Sandy Hook, NJ

    Atlantic Saltwater Fly Rodders – Founded with a dedication toward camaraderie and sharing the amazing new materials, techniques, and tackle available to our sport today.   Meetings are held at the Tri-Boro First Aid Building on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM and are open to all – Seaside Park, NJ

    Berkeley Striper ClubBerkeley Striper Club – Established in 1966, the Berkeley Striper Club is one of the largest and most active surf-fishing clubs in New Jersey.   We have 180 members, some of whom are among the best fishermen in New Jersey.   Our members have one common thread... the fanatic pursuit of Striped Bass – Seaside Park, NJ
    Clean Ocean Action
    Clean Ocean Action – Our goal is to improve the degraded water quality of the marine waters off the New Jersey/New York Coast.   Clean Ocean Action will identify the sources of pollution and mount an attack on each source by using research, public education, and citizen action to convince our public officials to enact and enforce measures which will clean up and protect our oceans – Highlands, NJ
    Coastal Fly Rodders
    Coastal Flyrodders – We are a saltwater fly fishing club whose primary goal is to have fun and learn as much as possible from one another about great East Coast saltwater fly fishing and anywhere else that affords fly fishing for big fish – Wyckoff, NJ
    Fish Hawks
    Fish Hawks Fishing Club – Formed in 1977 and granted a charter as a nonprofit organization by the State of New Jersey.   The Fish Hawks is now one of the largest and most active fishing clubs in New Jersey – Forked River, NJ – Funded by the Garden State Seafood Association and National Fisheries Institute, this site serves as a clearing house for information on New Jersey's fish and seafood industry.   Through it we will try to familiarize you with the commercial fishing industry, provide you with some useful information, introduce you to some other places on the web that we find interesting, and keep you up-to-date on issues – Trenton, NJ
    Forked River Tuna Club
    Forked River Tuna Club – A private, not-for-profit organization formed to foster and promote skill in the sport of yachting, boating, hunting and fishing – Forked River, NJ
    Great Grady
    Great Grady – A free forum for discussing the worlds greatest boats... Grady-White!   This is the only forum on the Internet with a focus on Grady-White boats.   Stop on by and post a photo of your boat, tell a fish story, or just say hello.   The site moderator is noted NJ party and charter boat captain, Mike Kern – Barnegat, NJ

    Hi-Mar Striper ClubHi-Mar Striper Club – The premiere Striped Bass club in New Jersey.   Most of our members focus their fishing on Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook area.   The club is made of the areas best charter captains, family recreational fisherman, and individuals who want to make a difference in preserving our precious fishery for generations to come.   Throughout its almost forty years of existence, various Hi-Mar members were the innovators of several effective bass catching techniques with plugs and spoons.   Members of the club are also pioneers in developing such effective techniques as worming for bass, chunking Flynn's Knoll, light tackle angling for bass and nighttime plug trolling in the Sandy Hook rips – Sandy Hook, NJ
    Hudson River Fishermens Association
    Hudson River Fisherman's Association – A group of recreational fishermen who make active use of the NY Bight and the surrounding water system and are concerned with the present and future state of these fisheries.   Our objectives are to encourage the responsible use of aquatic resources and protection of habitat.   We assist where possible in efforts to abate pollution and promote sportfishing and the management of that recreation – Ridgefield Park, NJ

    Jersey Coast Anglers Association
    Jersey Coast Anglers Association – The JCAA is a non-profit association of more than 75 saltwater fishing clubs, with a combined membership exceeding 30,000, that represents the position of marine sport anglers, champions their causes and protects their rights in matters pertaining to fishing, fisheries, and environmental quality.   In doing so, JCAA often works in concert with major environmental organizations and other influential associations of sports clubs – Toms River, NJ
    Jersey Coast Shark Anglers
    Jersey Coast Shark Anglers Club – The JCSA started when a group of avid fisherman got together and started fishing for sharks, this was back in 1977.   Shark fishing became very popular among the recreational fisherman on the Jersey shore and our group of anglers decided to form a club in 1978.   We were among the first on the Jersey shore to have organized Shark tournaments and with the box office smash of Jaws, shark fishing was here to stay – Riviera Beach, NJ
    NJ Beach Buggy Association
    New Jersey Beach Buggy Association – Since 1954 the NJBBA has fought to preserve beach access for all beach users.   The NJBBA not only builds protective fences and plants dune grasses to protect beaches, but we get involved with community leaders and other worthy organizations to keep beaches open for all types of uses.   From birding to fishing and horseback riding or just for folks who like to walk the beach, the NJBBA is here for you – Seaside Park , NJ
    Ocean City Marlin andd Tuna Club
    Ocean City Marlin & Tuna Club – Established in 1959, the OCMTC practices camaraderie with a common interest in fishing.   The OCMTC sponsors over a dozen tournaments each year and supports marine conservation efforts – Ocean City, NJ
    Raritan Bay Anglers Club
    Raritan Bay Anglers Club – A non-profit organization for fishing enthusiasts in the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay areas.   Club activities such as our Annual Charity Fluke Tournament support local charities plus organizations that protect our marine environment.   The club also sponsors the Perth Amboy "Annual Children's Fishing Derby" – Perth Amboy, NJ
    Recreational Fishing Alliance
    Recreational Fishing Alliance – Your voice on Capitol Hill.   The RFA is a national, grassroots political action organization representing individual sport fishermen and the sport fishing industry.   The RFA Mission is to safeguard the rights of saltwater anglers, protect marine, boat and tackle industry jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of U.S. saltwater fisheries.   Commercial fishermen and environmentalist are pushing their agenda on marine fisheries issues affecting you.   The RFA is in the trenches lobbying, educating decision makers and ensuring that our interests are being heard loud and clear too!  Support our freedom to fish – New Gretna, NJ

    Recreational Fishing Alliance, New Jersey State Chapter – The New Jersey chapter has the same mission as the parent RFA organization, but with a slant towards issues Sandy Hook Bay Anglersfacing New Jersey anglers – New Gretna, NJ

    Sandy Hook Bay Anglers Club – These folks sponsor a very nice two-day Fluke fishing tournament in Raritan Bay every year.   Club meetings are held on the second Friday of every month at 8:00 PM at the Senior Citizens Building, Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

    Shark River Surf AnglersShark River Surf Anglers – SRSA is a saltwater fishing club dedicated to the pursuit of striped bass and good times!   A fully insured, not-for-profit organization, we have enjoyed tremendous success the past few years and have emerged as one of the premier fishing clubs along the Jersey Coast.   Although our primary focus is always on fishing, the club has a lot more to offer and we hold a variety of great activities throughout the year – Belmar, NJ

    South Jersey Coastal Fly AnglersSouth Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers – In the not very distant past, if you lived in Southern New Jersey and you wanted to learn to fish with fly tackle, you needed to read a lot of books.   We had to search publications or Internet sites to learn new fly patterns, until now! Born was the South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers.   A group of fly fishers who have a common goal, and its not just fishing but promoting the sport we love – Sewell, NJ
    South Jersey Fly Fishers
    South Jersey Fly Fishers Club – SJFF is a fly fishing club that was organized in Salem County in the fall of 1990 to serve saltwater and freshwater fly fishers in South Jersey and nearby states – Deepwater, NJ
    Spring Lake Live Liners Fishing Club
    Spring Lake Live Liners Fishing Club – We have been active in local surf fishing activities for over 20 years.   Our name is derived from the fact that many of the biggest trophy bass that we have caught over the years were by "live lining" baitfish, notably herring.   Despite the club’s name the members fish using a variety of techniques including a very active core group of fly rodders – Spring Lake Heights, NJ
    Womens Surf Fishing Club of NJ
    Women's Surf Fishing Club of New Jersey (WSFCNJ) – If you are a surf fishing woman and are interested in joining a club, this couldn't be a better time.   The WSFCNJ has elected officers.   We have an annual awards banquet, Christmas luncheon, and usually 3-4 meetings per year.   The WSFCNJ is affiliated with ASAC and participates in 13 to 16 sanctioned tournaments annually.   We also have our own tournament in Sea Isle City every fall – Manahawkin, NJ

    Party & Charter Boats:

    The Norma K III - One of many fine party fishing boats you'll find at the Jersey Shore.

    Please see our Party & Charter Boats page for an extensive list of New Jersey fishing and cruise boats

    Shore Towns:

    Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ

    Here’s our collection of over sixty web sites for Jersey Shore Towns
    Find dining, entertainment, lodging, amusement and other useful information for those oh-so-special fishing trips

    Visit New Jersey – This is the State of New Jersey's official tourism web site for the Garden State.   Find Arts, Attractions, Beaches, Casinos, Dining, Entertainment, Events, Historic Sites, Hotels, Shopping and Travel Resources.   Take your choice of fresh water or salt water, more than 4,000 lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs, plus beautiful bays and one big ocean

    Allaire Village – Located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, this historic 19th century village consists of a working blacksmith shop, carpenter shop, general store, bakery, church, enameling building, carriage house, row houses, and other dwellings – Allaire State Park, Farmingdale, NJ

    Asbury Park Boardwalk – Jersey Shore Entertainment Shopping and Travel Guide

    Asbury Park, NJ – Official web site. Greetings from the Jersey Shore!

    Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony – You can't have links to Asbury Park without having one for the Stone Pony, one of the world's best known music venues.

    Atlantic City, NJ – From the boardwalk to the bay, this great city is a world-class destination and a "must see" attraction for millions of visitors annually.   From fine dining and entertainment, to a wide array of shopping and, of course, casino excitement... they're "always turned on"!

    Atlantic City, NJ Tourism – Warm up those slot machines and show me to the poker table.   When does the entertainment start?

    Atlantic Highlands, NJ – Official Web site.  Truly the Jewel of the Bayshore.

    Avalon, NJ – Official web site of the Borough of Avalon.   Situated at the northern end of the "Seven Mile Beach Island", Avalon extends eastward one mile further into the ocean than its neighboring resorts and has given itself the motto "Cooler by a Mile".   Avalon has one of the only remaining high dune systems on the east coast.

    Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ – A Victorian New Jersey Seaside Resort – Garden State Parkway Exit 100B

    Barnegat Light, NJ – Official web site.   Devoted to keeping you, the resident, the visitor, and the curious, informed about the happenings in this community on the northern tip of Long Beach Island.

    Barnegat Township, NJ – Located in southern Ocean County, between Manahawkin and Waretown on the western shore of the beautiful Barnegat Bay.

    Bay Head, NJ – A Country Village by the sea at the Jersey Shore.

    Belmar, NJ – Where the beach is just the beginning!

    Bradley Beach, NJ – New Jersey's Family Resort

    Brick Township, NJ – Official web site.

    Brielle, NJ – Chamber of Commerce.

    Cape May, NJ – This is Cape May...

    Cape May City, NJ – The "Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort", has been welcoming visitors for more than a century.   With over 600 authentically restored and preserved Victorian structures. the city is a National Historic Landmark site and has achieved national recognition as one of the best Bed & Breakfast Inn resorts, in the country.

    Cape May Point, NJ – Official Home Page.   Southernmost of the South Jersey Shore.

    Cape May County, NJ – Official web site.   Celebrating our past, our present and our future...

    Cape May County, NJ Tourism – "Escape to the Jersey Cape"

    Deal, NJ – Ocean beach, picnicking, surfing and fishing – Garden State Parkway exit 105

    Eatontown, NJ – Official web site

    Highlands, NJ – At the New Jersey Shore...

    Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center – This 17,500-capacity amphitheater offers great music and shows under the stars during the summer months

    Jackson, NJ – Six Flags Great Adventure – Lots of rides and attractions if you don’t want sand in your shoes.

    Keansburg, NJ – Official web site for the Borough of Keansburg.   Garden State Parkway exit 117

    Keansburg, NJ – Keansburg Amusement Park

    Lakewood, NJ – Once a winter resort, the ocean and beaches are just a mere 10 miles away.

    Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ – Welcome Friends

    Long Beach Island, NJ – Regional Guide and Newsmagazine.   Where the world goes for information about Long Beach Island.

    Long Branch, NJ – Official web site.

    Manasquan, NJ – Official site.   Manasquan has it all!   Come enjoy our beaches, businesses and restaurants.

    Mantoloking, NJ – Official web site.

    Margate, NJ – Official Site of Lucy the Elephant!

    Middlesex County, NJ – Known as the "Heart" of New Jersey it is located squarely in the center of New Jersey and stretches from the Rahway River south to Mercer and Monmouth Counties and from Raritan Bay on the Atlantic Ocean west to Somerset County.

    Monmouth County, NJ – Official web site.   Your visit to Monmouth County features 27 miles of pristine beaches, many historic sites, fun at two of the nation's best racetracks, and deep sea and fresh water fishing.

    Monmouth County, NJ Tourism

    Neptune City, NJ – Incorporated in 1881, the boundaries included all of what is now Avon-by-the-Sea, the southern portion of Bradley Beach and the present land area known as "Neptune City".

    Ocean City, NJ – America's greatest family resort.

    Ocean County, NJ – Official web site.   Established in 1850, it is the 2nd largest County in New Jersey covering 634.36 square miles.

    Ocean County, NJ – Tourism Advisory Council

    Ocean Grove, NJ – A timeless treasure on the shore, Ocean Grove has the highest concentration of authentic Victorian architecture in the country.

    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – Shore Visitors Guide and Town Information

    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – Jenkinson's Beach and Boardwalk – Beach, Amusement Rides, Aquarium, Night Club and Dining.

    Point Pleasant, NJ – Whatever it is, you can find it all here at the Jersey Shore's premier family community.

    Sandy Hook, NJ – A virtual tour of Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area

    Sea Girt, NJ – Where the cedars meet the sea.

    Sea Isle City, NJ – Official Web Site

    Seaside Heights, NJ – Official Web Site

    Seaside Heights, NJ – Jersey Shore beach, boardwalk and visitors guide and local tourism information.

    Seaside Heights, NJ – Casino Pier – Fantastic amusement pier with dozens of rides from all over the world.   Their Breakwater Beach water park is the most exciting in New Jersey!

    Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island (LBI), NJ

    Spring Lake, NJ – Chamber of Commerce, NJ – Garden State Parkway exit 98

    Stone Harbor, NJ – Official web site of the Borough of Stone Harbor.   "The Seashore At Its Best"

    Toms River, NJ – A wonderful place to live and an attractive place to visit, with miles of Atlantic Ocean on Toms River's Ortley and Normandy beaches.

    Tuckerton Seaport, NJ – A working seaport village and museum, dedicated to showcasing the environment, folklore and rich maritime history of the New Jersey Shore, and the men and women who lived and worked in the Barnegat Bay tradition.

    Wildwood, NJ – Official web site for the City of Wildwood.   Incorporated in 1912 and is situated on a barrier island comprised of five separate municipalities consisting of Wildwood, North Wildwood, West Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Diamond Beach.

    Wildwood Crest, NJ – Official web site of the Borough of Wildwood Crest.   Our magnificent free beaches are among the most beautiful in the world.

    Wildwoods, NJ – The Wildwoods are a collection of resort communities including the Borough of Wildwood Crest, the City of North Wildwood and the City of Wildwood.   Welcome to our island!


    One of the best fisheries in the State, the New Jersey Striped Bass Season is open all year in the Atlantic Ocean and open from March 1 through December 31 in all other marine waters.   Current regulations allow a daily possession limit of one Striper 28 inches to <43 inches plus one Striper 43 inches or greater.
    See our Striper Fishing Page for more links and info. – Instructional striped bass and hybrid bass fishing report forum and community.   If you're passionate about striper fishing and want to increase your hook-ups, we offer a wealth of information for the beginner as well as the seasoned veteran – We'll show you how to catch more fish!   Surf fishing and striped bass tackle, techniques, articles, fishing reports, "Surf Talk" discussion forums and "Surf Chat" message board – Wall, NJ – Saltwater Surf Fishing Tackle Shop, Info and News – Princeton, NJ

    THE BASS BARN – New Jersey’s fishing information source! – Mullica Hills, NJ

    Tide Predictions:

    tides-tnTides are one of the most regular phenomena in the world.   Basically, tides are very long-period waves that move through the oceans in response to the forces exerted by the moon and sun.   Tides originate in the oceans and progress toward the coastlines where they appear as the regular rise and fall of the sea surface.   When the highest part or crest of the wave reaches a particular location, a high tide occurs.  And a low tide is the lowest part of the wave, or trough.   The difference in height between the high and low tides is called the tidal range.

    A horizontal current of water, the tidal current, often accompanies the rising and falling of the tide.   The incoming tide along the coast and into the bays and estuaries is called a flood current, and the outgoing tide is called ebb current.   The strongest flood and ebb currents usually occur before or near the time of the high and low tides.   And the weakest currents occur between the flood and ebb currents and are called slack tides.   In the open ocean, tidal currents are relatively weak, but near estuary entrances, narrow straits and inlets, tidal currents can reach speeds of up to several miles per hour.

    SANDY HOOK, NJ TIDES – Tide table for the current month.   Times of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, plus moon phases are included in this table.   Please note that weather conditions can greatly affect times of high and low tides and current speeds.

    Local Tide Coversion Table – Conversion tables for locations in and around the New York Bight

    NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) – Eastern U. S. satellite imagery

    NOAA Tides & Currents – Obtain tidal predictions computed by NOAA CO-OPS for more than 150 New Jersey water-level stations

    Tide Predictions – U.S. Upper East Coast (Maine through Virginia) – University of South Carolina

    Water Temperatures:

    If want to see more water temperature charts, then check out our Weather & Tides Page.

    The COOLroom – Home of the Underwater Weather for New Jersey – Sea temperatures and currents.

    NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) – Eastern U. S. satellite imagery

    NOAA – Office of Coast Survey CoastWatch Program – The CoastWatch Program makes data and imagery available from a variety of sensors and satellites.   A wide variety of sea surface temperature, ocean surface wind and ocean color images are available for both viewing and downloading.

    Offshore Satellite Services – Providing satellite-generated Ocean Temperatures for big game fishermen since 1984 – Point Pleasant, NJ

    Rutgers University Coastal Ocean Observation Lab – Sea Surface Temperatures featuring Rutgers University RUCOOL satellite data images

    Weather Reports:

    If the following isn't enough New Jersey marine weather info for you,
    then check out our complete Weather & Tides Page.

    Current wind conditions and other meteorological data for New York / New Jersey Harbor – Includes wind speed, wind gusts, wind direction, air temperature and barometric pressure – NOAA CO-OPS Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®)

    Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist – We strive to provide the citizens of New Jersey with a thorough understanding of weather and climate.   Take a minute to peruse our vast web site – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

    Weather Insights – Ever wondered where old weather sayings come from?   Check out this page if you are interested in knowing why a red sky at night is a sailor’s delight.

    National Weather Service Forecast Office – New York, NY

    National Weather Service Forecast Office – Philadelphia / Mt. Holly, NJ

    National Weather Service Surf Zone Forecast – Headed to the beach today?   Get your surf forecast and rip tide forecast here

    National Weather Service New Jersey Weather Data – Hourly (State Weather Roundup), State Forecast, Zone Forecast, Short Term (NOWCASTS), Forecast Discussion, Weather Summary, Public Information, Climate Data, Hydrological Data, Watches, Special Weather Statements, Warnings and Advisories, Fire Weather and Current Observations

    Coastal Marine Forecasts

    Coastal Forecast ANZ350 – Moriches Inlet, NY to Montauk Point, NY

    Coastal Forecast ANZ353 – Fire Island, NY to Moriches Inlet, NY

    Coastal Forecast ANZ330 – Long Island Sound East of New Haven, CT / Port Jefferson, NY

    Coastal Forecast ANZ335 – Long Island Sound West of New Haven, CT / Port Jefferson, NY

    Coastal Forecast ANZ338 – New York Harbor

    Coastal Forecast ANZ355 – Sandy Hook, NJ to Fire Island, NY

    Coastal Forecast ANZ450 – Sandy Hook, NJ to Manasquan Inlet, NJ

    Coastal Forecast ANZ451 – Manasquan Inlet, NJ to Little Egg Inlet, NJ

    Coastal Forecast ANZ452 – Little Egg Inlet, NJ to Great Egg Inlet, NJ

    Coastal Forecast ANZ453 – Great Egg Inlet, NJ to Cape May, NJ

    Coastal Forecast ANZ454 – Cape May, NJ to Cape Henlopen, DE

    Coastal Forecast ANZ431 – Delaware Bay South of East Point, NJ to Slaughter Beach, DE

    Coastal Forecast ANZ430 – Delaware Bay North of East Point, NJ to Slaughter Beach, DE

    Marine Weather Buoy Conditions – New York Bight

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Entrance to New York Harbor (44065)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Robins Reef, NJ (ROBN4)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Sandy Hook, NJ (SDHN4)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – 33 NM South of Islip, LI (44025)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Montauk, NY (MTKN6)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – 23 NM Southwest of Montauk Point, NY (44017)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Texas Tower #4 75 NM East of Long Beach, NJ (44066)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Southeast Block Canyon 136 NM SE of Fire Island, NY (44402)
    Station 44402 is a 2.6-meter discus buoy with a DART II Tsunami detection payload.

    Current wind conditions and other meteorological data for New York / New Jersey Harbor – Includes wind speed, wind gusts, wind direction, air temperature and barometric pressure – NOAA CO-OPS Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®)

    Marine Weather Buoy Conditions – South Jersey

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Barnegat, NJ (44091)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Cape May, NJ (CMAN4)

    Marine Weather Buoy Conditions – Delaware Bay

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Brandywine Shoal Light, DE (BRND1)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Delaware Bay 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ (44009)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Ship John Shoal, NJ (SJSN4)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Lewes, DE (LWSD1)

    Offshore Marine Forecasts

    Offshore Forecast ANZ815 – South of Long Island between Montauk Point and Sandy Hook to 1000 FM

    Offshore Forecast ANZ820 – Hudson Canyon to Baltimore Canyon to 1000 FM

    National Weather Service Forecasts and Radar Images

    National Weather Service Forecast Office – Philadelphia/Mt. Holly, NJ

    National Weather Service Forecast Office – New York, NY

    National Weather Service Radar Image – Upton, NY

    National Weather Service Radar Image – Mount Holly, NJ

    National Weather Service Radar Image – Dover Air Force Base, DE


    Surfcam – STATUE OF LIBERTY CAM – Live views from the Golden Torch.   God Bless America!