Big Weekend Coming Up 

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Big Weekend Coming Up 

This weekend is our annual “Spring Has Sprung” sale, and we have made it even bigger this year.  First, Scabelly will be in the house.  He is bringing a bunch of gliders, and will be at the shop on Saturday.  First come, first served, with a limit of two per person. 

We are also going to have Big Rock Plugs available for public sale for the first time in a while.  Big Rock makes one of the nicest sealed metal lip swimmers on the east coast.  Well, on any coast really.  When the bass are working over large baits, you are going to want one of these in your arsenal. 

Tsunami Tackle has brought us a bunch of tackle to give away, so we made 50 goody bags to give out to the first 50 sales starting on Saturday. 

We are going to have three seminars on Saturday.  We will hold them next door in Yakkity Yaks kayak rental.  Seating will be limited and is first come, first served, so you may want to grab a seat a few minutes early.  And the best thing, THEY ARE FREE!  Here is the schedule of events (all seminars are an hour long):

  • 10:30 AM: Stanley Gola (S&S Bucktails) – “Fishing Bucktails for Big Ocean Fluke”
  • 12:00 PM (Noon): Shel E Caris (Shore Catch) – “Surf and Jetty Tactics for Striped Bass”
  • 1:30 PM: Scott Thomas (Grumpys) & Bob MacMaster (Yakkity Yak) – “Kayak Fishing 101”

(We encourage a lot of questions during the seminars, especially during Scott’s seminar.  Serious questions only 😊 )

Besides all this, we are having a sale.  Lots of clearance items in the shop, so be sure to check out the tables.  Some of the bins will be worth rummaging through.  Not all of the good stuff is on top.  We are also going to have items on sale, see the flyer above for details. 

The sale extend to online items too, in case you can’t make it to the shop this weekend.  Just use SPRING2022 at checkout and it will knock 10% off every sale item you have in your cart.  Additionally, there are two unadvertised (until now) sales going on online only.  First, the S&S Bucktails Rattletail jigs and S&S Bucktails Rattletail V2.0 Jigs are on sale for 50%.  They are already marked down on the site (no need to enter a code) and this sale will go on as long as supplies last.  The other sale is all Fin Strike rigs are 20% off.  There is no need to enter a code for them; the discount will be applied when they are put into your cart. 

On top of all that shop news, we had two big deliveries this week you may want to know about.  First, our shipment of Capt Rons All Natural Insect Repellent arrived.  We will have plenty for the bug season here in New Jersey (which lasts slightly longer than tourist season).  The best part of Capt Rons is that it is the only repellent we found that works on greenhead flies and biting black flies (you folks in Maine hear that part?).  We have it online and will ship…

We also received a delivery from ODM.  Not only did we get a full restock of rods (including the popular 9 foot ODM DNA Surf rod), we also got ODM belts and ODM plug bags.  This would be a good time to upgrade your stuff.

On to the fishing…

The striped bass fishing seemed to slow a little during the week, but was still pretty good in Barnegat Bay.  Was it the wind?  The rainy weather?  The moon phase? Who knows.  There were still fish to be caught, however, for those who ventured out.  Bloodworms are still the bait of choice for these fish.  For lures, Kettle Creek Shads, S&S Savage Shads, Tsunami Swim Shads, and Rapala X-raps were the ticket.

We haven't heard anything off the oceanside surf yet, but any day now.  If you want to be one of the "early catchers" on the surf, your best bet for bait would be clams to start off.

Here are some notable catches that were reported to us:


@gdowling7 sent us this picture of a nice chunky fish he got this week. 


@wny_browns picked up this nice striped bass he got in the dark.


Our own Scott Thomas got out on his kayak and beat up on the schoolies for an afternoon.  Scabelly gliders were the ticket.

Ray spent the day yesterday cleaning up the shop.  He even got dressed up for it…