Happy New Year from Grumpys Tackle!

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Happy New Year from Grumpys Tackle!

Happy New Year from the staff at Grumpys Tackle.  We thank you for an awesome 2023 and look forward to an even better 2024. 

Shop news: 

Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we were able to raise a donation of $4,361.32 for St Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Thank you all who donated, and a special thanks to Jenni who really went the extra mile to make this successful.  And if you missed our fund drive but still want to donate to our best weapon against childhood cancer, please visit StJude.org to make a donation.

We just restocked a number of items in the online store.  In no particular order:

Just a reminder, we are now running on our winter hours because, well, it is the season.  We are open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm every day of the week (and since it is that time of the year, I will add “weather permitting”).

So how is the fishing?  Better than you think (and better than current participation is showing).  There are striped bass in the surf, and they are eating sand eels.  The anglers having the best luck with them are using ava jigs with a teaser in front of them.  Bill Hurleys and Tsunami Holographic Sand Eels should be in your bag too. 

The blackfish are being cooperative for most anglers going out.  It seems you have to run a little deeper lately to be successful.  Both rigs and jigs are working, but rigs tend to shine more when fishing the deeper wrecks.

Here is a recent notable catch:

@smcgauley17 got bass on vacuum packed frozen bunker! We’ve heard of a fair amount of fish caught on both sand eel imitations and bait.

So what’s the best way to celebrate the New Year?  Well, with Ray looking like Baby New Year (from the Rankin/Bass Rudolph’s Shiny New Year special…)

And why not portray Grumpy Hisself as father time…