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 to 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, we value the importance of customer relationships.  Not only are we a bait shop, but we are hardcore fishermen ourselves - Perth Amboy, NJ

Animal House Taxidermy - Fine Saltwater Fish Mounts by George Hewlett - Rio Grande, NJ

Atlantic Highlands Bait & Tackle - Live, fresh and frozen bait.  Fishing tackle and supplies.  Block ice and cubes.  Boat rentals (16' fiberglass Carolina Skiffs with 15 HP outboards) - Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Avalon 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 Sportfishing - 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

Barnegat Light Bait & Tackle - The best neighborhood source for live, fresh and frozen bait, fishing tackle and fishing reports - Barnegat Light, 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

Bob Jackson's Surf Fishing Center - Rods, Reels, Terminal Tackle, Bait & Bait Traps, Fishing Seminars and Reports - West Cape May, 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

Capt. Tates Bait & Tackle - A full service bait and tackle shop in Cape May County for saltwater, freshwater and crabbing supplies.  Live, fresh and frozen baits including the freshest surf clams, big minnows and the best fresh bunker in South Jersey.  Capt. Tates also offers a full line of quality fresh and frozen seafood from local clammers and crabbers - Dennisville, NJ

Captain Seaweed Tackle - Online source for saltwater fishing hooks, snaps & swivels, fishing lines and leaders, and fishing tools - Springfield, NJ

Chum Bucket Bait and Tackle - A Mom and Pop operation that carry a large assortment of fishing and hunting Supplies.  Along with a huge inventory of fishing rods, reels, tackle and crabbing supplies and live and frozen bait, they also sell hunting, fishing, and shellfish licenses - Route 9, West Creek NJ

Crabbys Bait & Tackle - Stop in for Live Bait, Lures & Rigs or Rods & Reels. The staff is also knowledgeable on the latest fishing news in Keyport and the surrounding areas.  Quick & easy access off of route 35 - Keyport, NJ

DigitalDagger - OnLine Fishing and Hunting Store.  A low-overhead, family-run, on-line business offering quality fishing and hunting products at 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

Fishbuzz Bait & Tackle - Central Jersey's newest bait and tackle shop.  Tom 'Buzzy' Rabi offers a full range of products from the most well known and respected manufacturers in the business, to those hard to find items that just can't seem to be found anywhere else.  In stock are a full range of rods, reels, hooks, line, rigs, lures, crabbing supplies, knives, bait buckets, soda, snacks, bait and ice - Toms River, 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 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 & Tackle - Live, Fresh and Frozen Baits, Saltwater Tackle and Equipment. Open daily year round - Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Gibson's Tackle - Provides a comprehensive selection of fishing tackle for all your fishing needs.  They carry a full line of fly-fishing equipment, inshore and offshore fishing supplies, and crabbing supplies.  They also have a wide variety of bait for every type of fishing from surf to offshore - Sea Isle City, NJ 9

Grumpys Tackle - A leader in the custom rod/reel building market.  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 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 Adventure Outfitters - New Jersey's most unusual outdoor store.  Harry's offers a variety of fishing rods and reels and fishing accessories, along with hunting supplies and military surplus items - Robbinsville, NJ

Jersey Coast Bait & Tackle - Bait and tackle for the serious angler.  Offerings include top quality, hard-to-find live, fresh and frozen bait in season, chum, bait flats and ice.  Also available are custom inshore and offshore tackle, rods, reels, fishing line, hooks, lures, terminal tackle and crabbing supplies.  Rod and reel repairs done on premises - Brick, NJ

Jersey Joe’s Bait & Tackle - Everything you need in one convenient stop.  Live, fresh & frozen baits, quality terminal tackle, fishing rods, reels and accessories, plus a full luncheonette serving breakfast and lunch.  Plenty of soda, bottled water and ice - Seaside Park, NJ

Jim's Bait and Tackle - Everything for the fisherman on the beach, the jetty, inshore and offshore.  Open 5 AM when the fish are biting.  Live bait is a specialty - Route 109, Cape May, 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

KayakFishingStuff,com - Dedicated to the exciting sport of kayak fishing.  Our store has the most complete selection of fishing kayaks and kayak fishing accessories anywhere - Mine Hill, 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 with 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 - Two locations at Wall, NJ and Waretown, NJ

Long Branch Bait & Tackle - A full service bait and tackle dealer that provides a knowledgeable staff and a large product selection.  They carry live, fresh and frozen baits.  Top brands of fishing gear, fresh and salt water, surf and boat.  They also carry a large selection of crabbing supplies - Long Branch, 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 - We carry a full line of fishing tackle, rods, reels, bait, ice and every need for the saltwater fisherman - Avalon, NJ

Murphy'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

My Wife's Rod and Reel Repair Shop - Bill and Martha Alexander offer excellent rod and reel repair services, plus new custom fishing rods, reels and tackle - Ocean View, NJ

New Jersey BaitGuy - Call the BaitGuy for Live and Fresh Bait caught in local waters.  When it comes to fishing there is NO substitute - Toms River, NJ

Oceanside Bait & Tackle - Offers a full line of fishing tackle and live, fresh, frozen, rigged and tournament baits - Brighton Beach, NJ

Off 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

Pro-Cut Baits - Pro-Cut Squid Strips are all marinated in our secret sauce of fish attractants and come in a variety of colors as well as the traditional white squid.  We cut the baits into a pennant shape and they are ready to put on your hook.  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 - Three locations in Ledgewood, NJ, Paramus, NJ and Ramsey, NJ

The 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.  The REEL SEAT has everything you need for offshore deep-drop fishing for Tilefish, Wreckfish and Rosefish 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 Gull Shop - For the Best in Bait and Tackle.  Rods and reels for every fishing need.  A wide selection of live and frozen bait.  Certified weigh station.  Beach supplies too - Ocean City, NJ

Shark River Mail Order - Mail order and retail store catering to the professional and hobbyist fishermen worldwide since 1970.  Rods, Reels, Line, Lures, Terminal Tackle, Fishing Rigs and Accessories - Avon, NJ

Scott's Bait & Tackle - Fishing rods and reels, Penn reel parts, crabbing supplies, filet and bait knives, lures, scents & attractants, tackle boxes & bags, fishing tools & accessories - Mystic Island, NJ

Scott's Bait and Tackle - Live and Frozen Baits, Chum, Bait Flats and Ice.  Large selection of fishing rods and reels and terminal tackle. Friendly and professional service includes recent reports on what's biting, where to go and what tackle to use - Bradley Beach, NJ

Shoreline Bait & Tackle - Proprietor Tom Clayton takes pride in providing customers with the best-quality products and personal service.  Striper tackle is a specialty.  Certified digital weigh-in scale on premises.  Open 7 days a week - Route 71, Wall, 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

Sportsmen's Center - Your Outdoor Authority.  Shimano Factory Warranty Service Center - 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 - Online Store.  All of the stuff you need to catch more fish! - Wall, 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.  For crabbing, they have whole bunker, 3 piece bunker chunks or bag of 3 bunker heads - Surf City, NJ

Surf Side Bait & Tackle - Jack Monteiro's one stop shop for your surf fishing needs.  He carries a complete line of Aquaskinz fishing gear, ProLine waders, Korkers for fishing jetties, Gibbs Lures, Custom Made Lures, Bombers, SuperStrike, AfterHours, Xrap Rapala Lures, Yo-Zuri Lures, Storm Lures, Lamiglas Rods, American Tackle Rods, Custom Rods made on Premises, ZeeBaas Reels, Van Staal Reels, Shimano Reels, Quantum Reels, Cabo Reels and much more - Long Branch, NJ

Tackle Box Sportfishing and Bait & Tackle - Sandy Hook’s premier sportfishing center and Striped Bass charters.  All typs of live and frozen bait.  Stop in and Captains Phil Sciortino Sr. & Phil Sciortino Jr. will help you with all your fishing needs.  The Sciortino family has been helping fisherman catch fish for over 60 years - Route 36, Hazlet, NJ

TackleDirect - A premier fishing outfitter offering reels, rods, lures, line, leader material and terminal tackle for all your saltwater, freshwater and fly fishing needs - Ocean City, NJ

Tony's Bait & Tackle - Andy Tonnesen and three generations of the Tonnesen family have been serving NJ anglers for over 80 years 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 chem., 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 - Barnegat, 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

Museum Of New Jersey Maritime History - A non-profit museum of New Jersey maritime memorabilia.  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.  Open year round - Dock Road and West Avenue, Beach Haven, 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 Fishing - This is the State of New Jersey's web site on fishing in the Garden State.  Take your choice of fresh water or salt water, more than 4,000 lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs, plus one big ocean

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 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.  It was first lit on June 11, 1764 and it’s silhouette and warm beam of light is a familiar sight to anglers, mariners and travelers passing in and out of New York harbor.  It is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, 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

Tucker's Island Lighthouse at 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 of Navesink - 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 - Highlands, NJ

Fishing Reports:

Al Ristori's Fishing Columns - Al's fishing reports as they appeared in the Outdoors section of the Star-Ledger newspaper

Asbury Park Press - New Jersey fishing reports, articles, blogs and fishing calendar

Fishing Reports - 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.

Fortescue Fishing - New Jersey, Delaware Bay Fishing Reports, South Jersey Charter Boats, Bait & Tackle, Other Things

NauticalNet - New Jersey fishing reports from party boats, charter boats and fishermen - Forked River, NJ

New Jersey Angler Magazine - A monthly publication available by subscription and sold at many newsstands and tackle shops in New Jersey and in adjacent states.  The magazine delivers a combination of technique and location-specific information, reports on local people and events, coverage of fishery management issues, quality photography, and editorials from some of New Jersey’s most knowledgeable anglers.  A VIDEO VERSION is available on the web site, and televised on Comcast SportsNet and several local cable channels - Abington, PA - Your New Jersey online fishing community offering up to date fishing reports for all of the New Jersey coast including Delaware Bay and Raritan Bay.  Started by a bunch of fishing buddies, this new site is growing rapidly and the chat room is hoppin'. Stop on by and say hello - Mickleton, NJ

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. - New Jersey Saltwater Fishing News, Tackle, Links, Chat Room and Bulletin Board - Nor'east Saltwater's online fishing discussion board. Topics include inshore fishing, offshore fishing, saltwater fly fishing and kayak Fishing - Smithtown, NY - 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

NJ Government:

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 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.

New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife - 2013 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST

New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife - 2013 Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary Sheet

New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife - 2013 Marine Recreational Minimum Size, Possession Limits and Seasons Summary Card

New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife - 2013 Marine Commercial 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 Saltwater Recreational Angling Rules and Regulations - Open season dates, minimum sizes and possession limits for 2013.

Organizations, Clubs and Associations:

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 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 Society - Fish 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 marine 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 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 - 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 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 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 - A private, not-for-profit organization formed to foster and promote skill in the sport of yachting, boating, hunting and fishing - Forked River, NJ - 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 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

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 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

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

New Jersey Chapter of the 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

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 - 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

Reef Rescue - Represents a statewide community of fishermen, divers and sport organizations in the promotion, construction and preservation of New Jersey's Artificial Reef system - Port Republic, NJ

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 facing 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 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 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 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 - 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

Women's Surf Fishing Club of New Jersey (WSFC) - If you are a surf fishing woman and are interested in joining a club, this couldn't be a better time.  The WSFC has elected officers.  We have an annual awards banquet, Christmas luncheon, and usually 3-4 meetings per year.  The WSFC 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 boats.

Shore Towns:

Greetings from Asbury Park, NJHere’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.

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, 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!

Seaside Heights, NJ - Funtown Pier - Welcome to the Jersey Shore's # 1 place for fun in the sun & good times.  Over 35 rides and attractions.  Affordable fun for the whole family.

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 two Stripers 28 inches or larger.  See our Striper Fishing Page for more links and info. - New Jersey Saltwater Fishing News, Tackle, Links, Chat Room and Bulletin Board - 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

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 - 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 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 Surf Zone Forecast - For the beaches of New Jersey

NOAA - New Jersey Weather Data

Coastal Marine Forecasts

Coastal Forecast - New York Harbor

Coastal Forecast - Sandy Hook, NJ to Fire Island, NY

Coastal Forecast - Fire Island to Moriches Inlet, NY

Coastal Forecast - Moriches Inlet to Montauk Point, NY

Coastal Forecast - Montauk, NY to Block Island to Marthas Vineyard to Nantucket, MA

Coastal Forecast - Long Island Sound West of New Haven, CT to Port Jefferson, NY

Coastal Forecast - Long Island Sound East of New Haven, CT to Port Jefferson, NY

Coastal Forecast - Sandy Hook to Manasquan Inlet, NJ

Coastal Forecast - Manasquan Inlet to Little Egg Inlet, NJ

Coastal Forecast - Little Egg Inlet to Great Egg Inlet, NJ

Coastal Forecast - Great Egg Inlet to Cape May, NJ

Coastal Forecast - Cape May, NJ to Cape Henlopen, DE

Coastal Forecast - Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island, DE

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

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

Current Marine Weather - New York Bight

Current Weather - Entrance to New York Harbor (44065)

Current Weather - Robins Reef, NJ (ROBN4)

Current Weather - Sandy Hook, NJ (SDHN4)

Current Weather - 33 NM South of Islip, LI (44025)

Current Weather - Montauk, NY (MTKN6)

Current Weather - 23 NM Southwest of Montauk Point, NY (44017)
NOTE: Station 44017 stopped transmitting 08/20/2011. This buoy was recovered 11/10/2011, but a service restoration date is not scheduled yet.

Current Weather - Texas Tower #4 (44066)
NOTE: Station 44066 went adrift (again) on 01/09/2012. This buoy is still transmitting valid observation data, but from who knows where.

Current Weather - 136 NM SE of Fire Island, NY (44402)

Current Marine Weather - South Jersey

Current Weather - Brant Beach, NJ (BRBN4)

Current Weather - Avalon, NJ (AVAN4)

Current Weather - Cape May, NJ (CMAN4)

Current Marine Weather - Delaware Bay

Current Weather - Delaware Bay (44009)

Current Weather - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE (BRND1)

Current Weather - Ship John Shoal, NJ (SJSN4)

Offshore Marine Forecasts

Offshore Marine Forecast - South of New England from the Great South Channel to Hudson Canyon

Offshore Marine Forecast - Hudson Canyon to Baltimore Canyon

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 -  God Bless America!

Surfcam - ASBURY PARK, NJ - Official web site beachcam

Surfcam - ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Coastal Monitoring Network, Stevens Institute of Technology

Surfcam - AVALON, NJ - Coastal Monitoring Network, Stevens Institute of Technology

Surfcam - BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The Surfers View

Surfcam - BELMAR, NJ -

Surfcam - BELMAR, NJ -

Surfcam - BELMAR, NJ -

Surfcam - CAPE MAY, NJ (Harbor and Inlet) -

Surfcam - CAPE MAY, NJ (Beach at Jetty Motel) -

Surfcam - DELAWARE BAY (Town Bank, NJ) -

Surfcam - HIGHLANDS, NJ (Sandy Hook Bay) - SeaStreak Ferry web cam

Surfcam - HIGHLANDS, NJ (Lower Shrewsbury River) - Bahr's Restaurant & Landing

Surfcam - LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - Coastal Monitoring Network, Stevens Institute of Technology

Surfcam - MANASQUAN, NJ -


Surfcam - OCEAN CITY, NJ - 7th Street Surf Shop

Surfcam - OCEAN CITY, NJ -

Surfcam - OCEAN GROVE, NJ - Coastal Monitoring Network, Stevens Institute of Technology


Surfcam - POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ - Zoomcam

Surfcam - SEA ISLE CITY, NJ - Heritage Surf & Sport

Surfcam - SEA ISLE CITY, NJ -

Surfcam - WILDWOOD BEACH, NJ - Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce


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