Betty and Nicks Fishing Report


Betty and Nicks Bait and Tackle in Seaside Park, New Jersey, is a small mom-and-pop bait shop run by a mother-and-son team who put in long hours to meet customers’ needs with quality product offerings. They strive daily to provide exceptional service while remaining dedicated to our customers as we provide only top-quality merchandise!

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Island Beach State Park (IBSP) is one of the Jersey Shore’s best-known and beloved beaches, beloved by both swimmers and anglers alike. The water here is generally clean and free from debris or weeds; snags are rarely spotted! IBSP is also ideal for hiking enthusiasts – with eight trails offering scenic walks across dunes and unspoiled shorelines.

Surf fishing has been highly productive this summer, producing plenty of fluke and blues to be caught using gulp fished on a bucktail rig. Barnegat Inlet’s north Jetty at IBSP has also produced many sea bass.

IBSP is easily accessible; take NJ Route 37 East from Toms River through Barnegat and turn right on Route 35 South. There are two bait & tackle shops located just before reaching IBSP: Grumpys and Betty and Nicks, respectively.

Seaside Park

Seaside Park in Ocean County, New Jersey, is well known for its two miles of Atlantic beachfront. Home to roughly 2,200 residents and featuring an energetic summer tourism industry. It is bordered on its northern side by Seaside Heights – an amusement park, arcades, and rides resort town – and on its southern end by Island Beach State Park.

Dutch and English settlers first established Barnegat Bay as an area in the 17th century, building homes and farms as they farmed fields of tobacco, corn, wheat, and peas for cultivation and harvesting seaweed for tanning purposes. Furthermore, fishing and sailing were popular pastimes here while residents planted flowers and shrubs to beautify their neighborhoods.

Seaside Park was established as a vacation destination during the early 1900s, becoming known for its beaches and boardwalk. Restaurants, shops, swimming, sunbathing spots, and special events make Seaside Park an attractive vacation spot.

Fishing around Seaside Park has been slow this week, but the forecast looks favorable for this weekend. Stripers are moving deeper water and should soon make an appearance in the surf; bluefish have also started moving in; Grumpy’s Bait and Tackle in Seaside Park reported one cocktail-size bluefish being caught using a mullet rig on Wednesday by one angler using it as bait.

Seaside Park Borough is currently celebrating its centennial. To commemorate this special milestone, Seaside Park Elementary School library was named in honor of former librarian Gail Anderson – becoming its inaugural designated room – during a dedication ceremony on September 21 at 2:00 p.m. The event will include speeches by local dignitaries and representatives of state and federal government agencies, performances by local musicians and dancers, and a fireworks show!

Barnegat Inlet

The Barnegat Inlet is a deep waterway with a long history of difficult navigation. Henry Hudson described it in 1609 as a “great lake of water, the mouth of which had many shoals and breaks from the sea.” While many modifications have been implemented over time to tame this stretch of ocean, the inlet remains treacherous today, making safe navigation difficult for vessels.

The inlet is an ideal fishing spot for several species of fish, such as striped bass, bluefish, and fluke. Its fast currents and deep pockets provide resting places for these aquatic inhabitants; depending on the season, different methods can be employed to target these fish. anglers can find excellent fishing at either the jetty, bay, or offshore locations.

Striped bass have been biting well at the jetty on both plugs and soft baits, while rips near the lighthouse and along the concrete walkway have also proved productive spots for fishing striped bass. Keeper tog and blackfish have also been found there, as flounder fishing has increased with warmer water temperatures.

John at Betty and Nicks in Seaside Park has seen an abundance of anglers clamming at the IBSP and south jetty each day, catching some quality clams each time. Some bass have been caught along bay beaches; Kettle Creek paddle tails are particularly effective bait.

Offshore, cod are clustering around mud holes on 50-mile wrecks, and there are hundreds of keeper-sized tog (Tautog, Black) using green crabs on the 8th Street Jetty’s ledge off tog use; occasionally, short striped bass have also been caught here.

Inshore clams remain popular food sources in both back bay and canal waters. Striped bass and croaker species depend heavily on them as sustenance. Surf fishermen have found them especially rewarding; surf clammers have noticed a considerable harvest due to low rainfall this year; their supply should last well into late summer.

Toms River

Toms River, home to one of the Jersey Shore beaches, also offers visitors numerous parks and recreational facilities for enjoyment, from golfing to shopping at local stores – plenty of places for dining!

The name of this township derives from a freshwater river that runs through it. In 17th-century West Jersey, an English civil officer named Captain William Tom was profoundly impressed with its natural beauty and visited it often; upon seeing its incredible rivers, he decided to call one in his honor – which gave this place its unique identity.

Today, Toms River is an established suburb with an eclectic population. It makes an excellent place for residents to live, work, and play – many opt to commute to New York City due to the proximity of the area. There is ample public transport service.

Toms River residents love visiting the beach during the summer. With multiple beautiful beaches like Ortley Beach – an impressive stretch of land covering just under one square mile that offers incredible ocean views – Dover Beach, Chadwick Beach, and Silver Beach all offer memorable shoreline relaxation experiences; other popular options are Dover, Chadwick, and Silver beaches as well as many recreational activities like swimming, fishing, and kayaking to keep them occupied in town.

Hook House Bait and Tackle in Seaside Park reports an excellent fishing scene this week. Beach-goers have successfully fished bunker chunks along the coastlines while boat fishermen score short bass with flutter spoons, bloodworms, or shads.

Toms River used to be a bustling port that catered to various schooners, sloops, and whaleboats. During the War of 1812, it witnessed significant naval engagements before an intense nor’easter blocked access into or out of Toms River Inlet completely, effectively stopping ships from entering or departing.

Ocean County boasts numerous attractions perfect for families. Kids can learn about ocean life at Ocean County Historical Museum and experience space travel at Robert J. Novins Planetarium; couples and their kids alike will also have fun at Robert J. Novins Planetarium or spending quality family time at Robert J. Novins Planetarium or spending quality time together at Robert J. Novins Planetarium or spending quality time together at Robert J. Novins Planetarium or Imagination Station, an interactive children’s museum which provides hands-on learning fun and education all ages alike!