Conveniently located on Rt. 9, Creekside Outfitters is your number one bait and tackle supply shop in Waretown, NJ. Our recently renovated store is always fully-stocked with everything our local fishermen and anglers are looking for. If there is something you think we are missing, let us know! We aim to become your personal bait and tackle shop, and we're more than happy to take special orders or add items to our inventory.
As you know, the type of bait you use can make or break a fishing trip. Luckily for you, the friendly staff at Creekside Outfitters has the knowledge and expertise to help you along the way! We carry flats and cases, live bait, frozen bait, worms, clams, crabs, squid, offshore baits, and even deer bait for the land lovers!
We stock tackle and fishing supplies including: bait holders, nets, gaffs, rods, reels, lures, hooks, line, nets, rakes, rigs, sinkers, tackle boxes, tools, knives, and much more. In addition to our fishing hardware, we are also proud to offer clothes, hats, and fishing boots. To top it all off, we also sell fishing licenses and kayaks. Stop in today to get everything you need!
Our shop, located in Waretown, has a large parking lot for those pulling a boat behind them. So if you need to make one last stop before you hit the open water, choose Creekside Outfitters. Our fast service and easily maneuverable parking lot will have you in and out in no time!
Crabbing remains excellent in Oyster Creek and between BB & BI buoys. Full moon adding to the numbers of keepers in the basket!
Good reports of fluke at Tires-5 & 6 pounders, 18"-21 inches, also at the Bathing Beach & the Seaside Pipe. 7 pounder caught on killies at Governor's Mansion 8/17 by Dave Shraeder. 8lb fluke weighed in here caught off the Garden State North. Fluke are still being caught in the bay in Double Creek still on killies and Gulp. Creekside had a 7.5 lb fluke weighed in this week caught in double Creek. Seeing 13-14" weakfish in the bay caught on pink finesse.
Blowfish starting to show up again at Research Buoy, 42 & hole south of the BI buoy to the 40 buoy. Fish Hawks blowfish tournament is in it's 3rd week with a .51 blowfish weighed in 8/19 caught by Chris Rose. Hearing nice size to them and quantities of a dozen being caught at a time.
Some spotty kingfish in surf also active brown shark action on the beach early am & late afternoon into evening.
Finishing our report with a 12lb Mahi caught at the Hudson on 8/16 by Eric Engard of the Forked River Tuna Club-no tuna seen however.
That's the scoop!