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Report From The Outpost

Sunday, August 20, 2017 1:50:23 PM
Freshwater fishing was fair the past two weeks with early mornings and evenings fishing the best. Oak Pond, Iona Lake, Avis Mill Pond, and Union Lake are some of the spots to try your luck. Dave Gaudette of Clayton reported bass to 4 pounds while fishing a Yamamoto worm at Silver Lake. Union Lake gave up a 5 pound bass for Sam Altman of Williamstown while fishing a Live Target Mouse. Erica Brandon of Clayton landed bass to 5 pounds on a pink Yamamoto Worm at Oak Pond. Kayak angler, Jimmy Sugget of Millville, netted three bass up to six pounds while fishing a Live Target Sunfish at Avis Mill Pond. Sammie Yetter of Newfield had two bass to 5 pounds at Iona Lake on a green weenie Yamaseko Worm. Lake Gillman produced six bass to 3.5 pounds for Eric Fleming of Washington Township while fishing a purple/pearl Yamamoto Worm. John Justice of Winslow reported a 19 inch Pickerel that took a live minnow at Wilson Lake and Largemouth Bass to 2 pounds while fishing a chatter bait. Keith Jackson of Blackwood reported a 1 pound Black Crappie from Wilson Lake caught on a live minnow. Cooper River Park has been giving up some nice size Catfish. Ed Keenan of Washington Township reported steady action with seventeen Catfish caught on Dipbaits. Ian Gallagher and Lauren Anderson of Collingswood caught dozens of Catfish to 4 pounds while fishing live minnows under a bobber at Cooper River. Chris Bowman of Washington Township landed a few Snakeheads on KVD Swim jigs while fishing the DOD Ponds. Anglers must destroy these invasive species if encountered while fishing per the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. More information on Snakeheads can be found here: http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/aquatic_invasives.htm

On the saltwater scene, Flounder fishing is at the top of the list, with excellent Fluke action happening at the reefs. Many anglers are reporting limits to 5 pounds, and plenty of throwback action. We are fully stocked with Gulp!, Flounder Rigs, Hooks, Teasers, Sinkers and everything you need for Flounder fishing! Offshore there are scattered Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi-mahi and White Marlin at the Canyons, and it should make for an interesting week at the Mid-Atlantic Tournament in Cape May. Crabbing was very good this past week. A lot of smaller size crabs showed up, but there are some nice #1's in the mix. Dave Harkin of Millville stopped in and reported over a half bushel while crabbing at Beaver Dam. Stop in to check out our end of season kayak sale on leftover Jackson Kayaks, Wilderness Systems and Hobie Kayaks. Let us help you get out on the water!


Sunday, July 30, 2017 1:53:36 PM
Freshwater fishing was very good on many local lakes, ponds and rivers last week. Keith Jackson from Washington Township landed a nice 6.5 Largemouth Bass on a Yamamoto Baby Bass Worm while fishing on the Mantua Creek. Johnny Hennessy of Williamstown netted a 17" pickerel on a Live Target Sunny while fishing at Washington Lake Park. Allen Charnick of Mantua reported bass up to 4 pounds on a black and blue Boo Jig while fishing on the Mantua creek. Ryan Gaff of Williamstown landed a 6 pound Largemouth on a live minnow while fishing at Wilson Lake. Tony Ricketts of Turnersville landed Bass up to 4 pounds on a black Yamamoto Worm while fishing Franklinville Lake. Four year old Jamieson Hennessey of Williamstown caught an 11' creek chub on night crawlers while fishing at Iona Lake. Charles Brittain from Glassboro landed a 6 pound Pickerel on a spinner bait while fishing at Grenloch Lake. Six year old April Alcott from Pitman landed three bass up to 4 pounds on a chatter bait while Kayak Fishing on Oak pond. Eric Fleming of Washington Twp. landed 5 bass up to 4 pounds on a KVD Jerk Bait as well as a half dozen Yellow Perch on nightcrawlers while fishing on Lake Candle. Bobby Kennedy of Franklinville landed four catfish on nightcrawlers while fishing at Wilson Lake. On the saltwater scene, Trigger fish are being caught around rock piles. Kingfish are being caught in the surf up and down the coast on bloodworms or Fishbites Bag-O-Worms on a Kingfish Rig. Some large sharks are being caught in the surf on mackerel and bunker. Circle hooks are recommended for a quick release of some of these protected species. Stop on in and check out our selection of Aqua Clear shark surf rigs! Flounder are still being caught in the back bays, with the larger fish making their way closer to the Inlets. Flounder fishing at the reefs turned on this past week now that the water temps have risen, with many anglers reporting limits of nice size Fluke! The inshore lumps are holding some Yellowfin Tuna being caught while chunking with butterfish or jigging with butterfly jigs. The canyons are producing some nice Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, and an occasional White Marlin. The crabbing is excellent with some nice size crabs to be had! Stop on by and check out our large selection of crab traps and crabbing supplies.

Sunday, July 16, 2017 2:47:14 PM
Freshwater fishing was very good this past week. Oak Pond, Alcyon Lake and Franklinville Lake have been producing good numbers of fish for many anglers. David Detweiler of Williamstown reported pickerel to 23 inches while fishing live minnows at Oak Pond. Jim Sullivan of Franklinville netted 4 largemouth bass to 4 pounds on a black Zoom Trick Worm at Wilson Lake. Ryan Kerznowski of Williamstown also reported success with a black Zoom Trick Worm with bass to 3 pounds at Wilson Lake. Tom Locchetto of Pitman fished a Yamaseno worm at Alcyon Lake for bass up to 3 pounds. Kayak angler Ricky Garron of Franklinville used a Live Target Frog at Malaga Lake for bass up to 3 pounds. Jalen Bell of Waterford fished neon green night crawlers on the Mullica River and landed two bass to 4 pounds. On the saltwater scene, kingfish are being caught in the surf up and down the coast on kingfish rigs with bloodworm or Fishbites Bag-O-Worms for bait. We have a large selection of kingfish rigs to help you catch these tasty fish! Flounder fishing in the back bays remains steady. The warm temperatures this week started the flounder migration out of the back bays, so the Inlets and surrounding areas are good spots to start your drift for the flounder. Crabbing has been excellent according to shop customers stopping in to restock their crabbing supplies and crab baits. Our summer kayak sale is on full swing, so stop by soon for the best selection on Hobie Kayaks and Wilderness Systems kayaks. We just listed some leftover Jackson Kayaks at rock bottom prices, so don't miss this opportunity to get out on the water!

Sunday, July 9, 2017 3:28:24 PM
Freshwater fishing was very good this past week. Most anglers have been beating the heat and getting out on the water for the early morning bite. Vincent Martorano of Cherry Hill landed three bass up to 3 pounds on black Yamamoto worms while fishing at Iona Lake. Josh Weatherley of Pitman reported bass up to 5 pounds on 3" Yamamoto worms while fishing on Newton Creek. Tammy Rodenbuch from Williamstown landed three bass up to 4 pounds on a Zoom California 420 Baby Brush Hog while kayak fishing on Iona Lake. Bill Wealer of Mantua landed a nice 6 pound pickerel on a live minnow while fishing at Oak pond. Every Dennis from Blackwood landed four bass to 3 pounds on a black Zoom trick worm while fishing at Parvin Lake. Fourteen year old Zoe and eleven year old Sarah Owens of Clayton landed twelve bass to 3 pounds while fishing nightcrawlers at Wilson Lake. On the saltwater scene, the Kingfish have moved in to the beaches with reports of some nice size fish while floating bloodworms or Fishbites on Kingfish Rigs. Reports of some nice sized Flounder also came in from the surf this past week. Flounder fishing remains good in the back bays and at the Artificial Reefs, when conditions are right. Look for improved flounder fishing as we come off this full moon and also with the recent change in winds. The offshore fishing has begun to heat up with reports of some nice size tuna being caught. The crabbing this past week has been excellent, but slowed a bit over the weekend with the full moon. Sportsman's Outpost is stocked up for all your crabbing, freshwater and saltwater fishing needs, and our Summer Kayak sale is in full swing! Stop by soon for the best selection of Wilderness Systems and Hobie Kayaks and check out our huge selection of kayak fishing accessories. Let us help you get out on the water!

Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:46:33 AM
This week freshwater fishing has been outstanding all week long! Oak pond, Lake Lenape, Garson Lake and Bells Lake have been producing good numbers of fish for many anglers. Bruce Rohner of Medford landed six bass up to 5 pounds on Yamamoto worms while fishing at Garrison Lake. Eight year old Dylan Seczech of Washington Township landed a nice 7 pound bass on minnows while fishing Bells Lake. Aubrie Wehmiller from Franklinville landed four catfish up to 6 pounds on Senko worms while fishing Heritage Park pond. Russell King of Franklinville netted eight bullhead catfish on nightcrawlers while fishing the Delaware River. Tyler Gruber from Washington Township landed four bass up to 3 pounds while fishing at Oak pond. He tells us his go to baits have been Zoom California 420 Finesse worms. Alyssa Hunt of Washington Township landed five bass to 3 pounds on Live Target frogs while fishing at Oak pond. Gotta love those Live Target Frogs! Torissa Ellerson and Kelsea Kenniff both from Sicklerville landed seven bass up to 4 pounds while Kayak Fishing on Oak pond. They tells us Zoom Fat Albert twin tail grubs are hard to beat. On the Saltwater scene, flounder fishing remains strong in the back bays and out at the reefs, when the weather allowed. Anthony Fleming from Williamstown reported two flounder up to 21 inches on a Gulp Swimming Mullet while fishing out of Cape May. Kingfish started to show up in the surf, and are taking Fish Bites Bag-O-Worms or bloodworms on a Kingfish rig with small floats. Sharks are showing in larger numbers for the surf anglers. Brett Wolvin of Mullica Hill landed a nice 4 foot brown shark while surf fishing at Cape May Point. It is always a good idea to utilize circle hooks, while shark surf fishing, so they can be released safely back to the ocean. Once again this year Cooper River will have fire works over the river. Last year over 30 kayakers had the opportunity to see a great fireworks display. Stop on over to Sportsman's Outpost and check out our Summer Kayak sale . We would love to help you get out on the water in a Wilderness Systems or Hobie Kayak! We'd like to welcome Ryan Kersznowski of Williamstown to the Sportsman's Outpost team! Having been raised in the area, Ryan is very knowledgeable about the local fishing and will do his best to help you have a successful day on the water! We wish everyone a Happy Independence Day!

Sunday, June 24, 2017 10:02:10 AM
This week the freshwater fishing has been very good on many of the lakes and ponds in the area. The DOD pond in Penns Grove, Elmer Lake and Harrisonville Lake have been very good fishing all week. Jimmy Bankowski from Williamstown netted a half dozen bass up to 4.5 lb. on chatter baits while fishing in his Kayak on Elmer Lake. He also reports black scum frogs have been working very well at Harrisonville Lake. Sean O'Hara from Pitman reports some nice size bass being landed on Green pumpkin Yamamoto worms at Grenloch Lake. He also tells us he landed a nice 5 lb. bass at Daretown Lake on a live target topwater sunny. George Wilson from Millville landed three bass up to 6 lb. on minnows while fishing in his Hobie outback at Lake Audry in Millville. He tells us you can sneak right up to the fish without alarming them. On the saltwater scene, reports of nice size flounder being caught in the back bays as well as some of the reefs along the coast. Stop on over to Sportsman's Outpost and check out our summer Kayak sale as well as the many parts and accessories we have in stock.

Sunday, June 18, 2017 2:14:11 PM
Freshwater fishing was great this past week at local lakes with Iona Lake, Harrisonville Lake and Greenwich Lake bring the best reports. Kelly Ingelwood of West Deptford used a black Zoom Tick Worm at Harrisonville Lake to land several bass up to 3 pounds. Donni Albright of Pitman reported bass to 3 pounds using Yamamoto Worms at Greenwich Lake. Andrew Chessman of Elmer netted three bass to three pounds at Iona Lake while using a black and silver flake Yamamoto Worm. Matthew Bianco of Franklinville landed bass to 5 pounds while using green pumpkin Yamamoto Senko Worms at Parvin Lake. Nightcrawlers produced bass to 3 pounds for Zach Cooper of Williamstown while fishing Grenloch Lake. Bobby Donahue and Laitton Roberts, both age 10 of Upper Pittsgrove reported bass to 4 pounds on live Minnows at Upper Pittsgrove Lake. Catch of the week goes to two year old Jasper Green of Pitman who landed a 4 pound bass on a neon green nightcrawler while fishing with Dad at Atsion Lake. On the saltwater scene, flounder fishing kicked into gear this week at the reefs and flounder are still being caught in the back bays. Tom Gorman of Sicklerville checked in to report a limit of flounder to 7 pounds caught behind Stone Harbor on Gulp! Swimming Mullet. Bluefish are still being caught in the back bays, and weakfish are being caught around jetties and rock piles. Our customers are reporting that crabbing has been excellent with some saying this year has been the best crabbing they've seen in years. Sportsman's Outpost stocks live minnows, night crawlers, bunker clam, squid, mackerel and all your freshwater and saltwater fishing needs. Andrus Tap Dancer Lures just arrived for catching that big flounder! We are stocked with crabbing supplies, box traps, commercial style traps, hand lines, nets and crab bait. Stop by to check out our Wilderness Systems and Hobie Kayaks, and our large inventory of kayak fishing accessories by Yak Attack, Hobie, Scotty, RAM Mounts. Kayak rigging is our specialty. Let us help you get out on the water.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:56:22 PM
This past week, fishing has been excellent for both freshwater and saltwater anglers. Scotty Zigich of Williamstown landed a 4 pound bass fishing a green/purple Yamasenko at Collins Lake. Jake Schmitter of Williamstown landed a 3 pound pickerel measuring 24 inches on a Zoom Trick Worm and a 3 pound bass on a Zoom Curly Tail Worm while fishing Wilson Lake. Frank Guddo Jr. of Bellmawr reported a 4 pound bass caught on a Live Target Sunfish at Parvin Lake and a 26 inch pickerel caught on a watermelon senko at Oak Pond. Andrew Rissling of Franklinville reported good bass fishing at Franklinville Lake, with bass to 3.5 pounds taking live minnows. In the salt, flounder fishing has been very good once the winds subsided and the sun came out. Bluefish are still patrolling the back bays, and schoolie stripers are being caught on clam bait. The inshore reefs are producing some flounder and sea bass, however the best sea bass action has been at the reefs outside of twenty miles. Aubry Naffine of Pitman reported a nice 23 inch flounder on a Gulp! Swimming Mullet while fishing behind Avalon. Kayak angler Mike Balog fished Absecon Bay catching 6 nice bluefish on a SP Minnow. Crabbing has been excellent with some nice size crabs being caught. John Shannon of Williamstown reported excellent crabbing at Beaver Dam with many crabs at 5 inches. Sportsman's Outpost is hosting a Father's Day Kayak Sale through June 17th. Stop by the store to check out the Wilderness Systems Kayaks and Hobie Kayaks!

Sunday, June 4, 2017 1:35:49 PM
Freshwater anglers this past week began switching over to topwater lures or weedless hooks as a means to combat the vegetation that is filling in quickly on area lakes and ponds. Frogs, mice and chatter baits work very well at this time of year, fished early mornings and at dusk. Eight year old Hannah Wilson of Williamstown landed a nice 2 pound bass on a live minnow while fishing at Oak Pond. Kayak angler Crisa Jefferies of Pitman reported bass up to 4 pounds on Chatterbaits while fishing Iona Lake. James Sugget of Mlilville landed six bass to 3 pounds on Yamamoto Senko's while fishing Elmer Lake. Josh Hilderman of Clayton used a Live Target Mouse to land two bass up to 4 pounds at Newton Lake. In the salt, bluefish are still patrolling the back bays of South Jersey and Flounder fishing remains steady. Sea Bassing remains good on the offshore wrecks when conditions were right. Tyler Fisher of Williamstown landed eleven bluefish on 4" Gulp! and two keeper flounder on Gulp! and minnows while fishing at Corson's Inlet. Rob Zimmerman of Barnsboro reported three keeper flounder on Tap Dancer rigs tipped with Gulp! and squid while fishing out of Absecon. Crabbing was very good this past week and shop customers reported small and large crabs keeping them busy all day. Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for all your fresh and saltwater fishing needs, and check out our huge selection of crab traps, supplies and bait. We are fully stocked with Hobie and Wilderness Systems Kayaks and accessories. Let us help you get out on the water!

Monday, May 29, 2017 8:54:06 PM
Freshwater fishing has been very good on local lakes and ponds with many species of fish willing to bite. Weedless hooks have been helping angers trying to fish the weed beds. Now with the lily pads thickening, the carp have been very active.Kayak angler Cole Wurst of Williamstown landed six bass to 5 pounds on zoom lizards while fishing on Victory Lake. Andrew Michalslei of Washington Township landed bass, crappie and sunfish on nightcrawlers while fishing at Collings Lake. Brian Kennedy of Franklinville has been netting some nice catfish up to 4 pounds on nightcrawlers at Wilson Lake. Darian Belmont from Sicklerville has been landing large Carp up to 14 pounds while fish the Cooper River. His bait of choice has been Magic Carp Bait, stocked at Sportsman's Outpost. Devon Johnson of Millville landed nine Catfish up to 6 lb. on Catfish Charlie Dip baits while fishing the Delaware River. On the saltwater scene, Flounder season started Thursday the 25th. Flounder were caught in the back bays and we received reports of good flounder fishing at the Cape May Reef. The offshore wrecks produced nice Sea Bass. Bluefish are still being caught in the back bays, but we are starting to see smaller fish now. Schoolie size stripers are being caught along sod banks, and docks. Some nice weakfish are being caught around the jetties and rocks on bucktails tipped with Mr.Twister Phenom fire tail worms, pink Zooms and Fin-S-Fish. The crabbing has been excellent. Stop by Sportsman's Outpost to stock up on crabs traps (box and ring styles), hand lines, nets, commercial crab traps and crab bait.

Sunday, May 21, 2017 4:29:14 PM
The winds this past week kept many anglers off area lakes and ponds, but some nice catches were reported for those who ventured out. John Royal of Sicklerville landed a 2 pound bass using a watermelon/black Zoom finesse worm @ Grenloch Lake. Four year old Avery Williams landed her first fish ever, a nice 12 inch rainbow trout caught on her new Barbie fishing pole. She tells us her bait of choice has been red trout worms, and Grenloch Lake has been real good fishing this week. Jason Margota of Pitman reported good fishing at Silver Lake with bass up to 3 pounds using black and blue Yamamoto worms. Carmen Fanelli of Washington Township landed some nice carp while fishing tributaries off the Delaware River using corn and a size 6 octopus hook. On the saltwater scene, the back bays are still holding plenty of slammer blues with bunker chunks, cut mullet or mackerel working well for them. Weakfish are making a showing around jetties and inlets and can be caught retrieving white bucktails tipped with fire tail worms, pink Zooms or Fin-S Fish. Floating bloodworms under a bobber will also do the trick for the weakies. Flounder season opens Thursday, May 25th and the new regulations have been set at 3 fish at 18" per person per day. Blue Claw crabbing is off to an excellent start this season and should continue to improve as the water temps rise. Sportsman's Outpost is stocked with night crawlers, live minnows, bunker, clam, mullet and more and we are ready with all your flounder fishing needs! We also carry crabbing supplies, crab bait and commercial style crab traps. Our spring tide kayak sale continues through Memorial Day weekend, so stop in for the best selection of Hobie and Wilderness Systems kayaks and the new Hobie Eclipse stand up peddle board!

Sunday, May 14, 2017 4:55:22 PM
Freshwater fishing was good this week at area lakes and ponds. Frank Guddo of Sicklerville reported 5 bass to 2 pounds while using a Yamamoto worm at Collins Lake. Ken Burrows of Pitman fly fished Greenwich Lake and netted 6 bass to 3 pounds and a dozen or so crappie. John Paul Hutt of Williamstown reported plenty of Pickerel at Franklinville Lake with live minnows. The striper fishing on the river seemed to slow a bit this past week, but those targeting catfish have been doing very well. Jeff and Gloria Marks of Glassboro landed six catfish to seven pounds on night crawlers while fishing the river in Paulsboro. On the saltwater scene, blue fishing remains strong with fish being caught on bunker, mullet, and plugs. Kayak angler Ed Brown of Williamstown caught a nice stringer of large bluefish while fishing the back bays of N. Wildwood in his Hobie Mirage Pro Angler kayak. Drumfishing on the Delaware Bay was excellent this past week with some nice striped bass in the mix. Weakfish are beginning to show near the jetty inlets and are taking bucktails, pink zooms and fin-s-fish. Our Spring Tide Kayak sale is in full swing. Stop by for great deals on Hobie and Wilderness Systems kayaks throughout the Memorial Day weekend! We are stocking live minnows, blood worms, night crawlers, trout worms, bunker, clam, mullet, squid and more for all your freshwater and saltwater fishing needs.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 10:20:52 PM
Freshwater fishing was very good all week. Iona Lake produced a limit of trout for Bill Ehrler of Williamstown on Rooster Tails. Dominic Brown of Williamstown had eight trout on Berkely Power Bait at Harrison Lake. Kayak angler Shane O'Hara of Franklinville reported a 4 pound pickerel caught on a Ribbit Frog @ Parvin Lake. Aubrey Weymiller of Franklinville also had a good day at Parvin Lake with bass up to 3 pounds while using Yamamoto Senko worms. Pitman Lake produced sunfish for Grace Geary of Pitman on blood worms. Ryan Doto of Franklinville reported pickerel to 3 pounds @ Oak Pond. Berkley Power Baits were his bait of choice. Dom Ruggeri of Pitman had bass to 3 pounds on live minnows at Mullica Hill Lake. Nicco Tartaglia of Sewell used a Live Target top water Sunfish @ Bonnaire Pond and landed a 3 pound bass. On the saltwater scene, large bluefish are running up and down the jersey coast along the beach and in the back bays with a few Striped Bass making a showing. Fishing was a little tough with the winds this past week, but for those who ventured out, Daiwa SP Minnnows, Bombers, soft plastics or chunk baits such as mullet, bunker or mackerel have been working for the blues. Stripers have been hitting on clam, bloodworms, or lures such as Bombers and Daiwa SP Minnows. Stacey Clair of Sewell reported nine choppers landed from her Hobie Outback kayak while fishing the Raritan Bay area. We are running our Spring Tide kayak sale for the next week, so stop by the store for great deals on Hobie Kayaks and Wilderness Systems Kayaks or a Hobie Eclipse SUP! Mother's Day is fast approaching. Stop in and let us help you find a great gift for Mom!

Monday, November 7, 2016 10:06:07 AM
Fresh water fishing has been very good the past few weeks on many local lakes and ponds with Bass, Pickerel, Crappie and Trout being the target for many anglers. Chris Strickis of Williamstown landed 3 Largemouth Bass on Yamamoto worms while fishing Iona Lake. Nikko Vale of Clayton landed a nice 8 pound Bass on a Worden's yellow coach dog rooster tail at Flood Gate Pond. Robert Grady of Pitman fished live minnows at Wilson Lake and landed a 3 pound Pickerel. Kayak angler William Kayser of Pennsgrove netted six Crappie on Power Grubs at Greenwich Lake. John Panvini of Pinehill landed a 5.2 pound Rainbow Trout on Power Bait at Grenloch Lake. Jim Sullivan from Franklinville netted two 3 pound Largemouth Bass on Yamamoto worms while fishing Franklinville Lake. Dennis Pino of Philadelphia landed a 3.2 pound large mouth while fishing Oak Pond. Michael Giovannitti from Pitman landed five bass on 5'' Yamamoto worms while fishing at Franklinville Lake. Jason Capredome from Williamstown landed three large breeder trout on trout worms and minnows while fishing at Oak Pond. Frank More from Gloucester Twp. landed a nice 21' 5 pound Rainbow Trout on power bait while fishing at Grenloch Lake. Debbie and Linda Smith of Blackwood landed three Trout up to 3 pounds on power bait while fishing at Iona Lake. Our 2017 Hobie Kayaks and Wilderness systems kayaks have arrived! We also have a limited selection of leftover kayaks with special incentives in the store. Stop by to check them out and let us help you get out on the water.

Sunday, September 18, 2016 4:24:42 PM
Freshwater fishing was good for bass and pickerel at local lakes and ponds this past week, with the evening and night bite producing best. The best reports came from Harrisonville Lake, Daretown Lake, Franklinville Lake and Iona Lake. Frank Gullo of Glassboro reported a 4.5 pound bass from Iona Lake, with green Yamamoto worms begin his bait of choice. Stacey and Andrew Callahan of Daretown reported excellent bass fishing at Daretown Lake with Senko's and Live Target Lures working well for them, also plenty of nice Pickerel were biting at Daretown Lake. Kayak Angler Jerry Delmont of Glassboro reported good bass fishing at Harrisonville Lake, with Berkley Power Worms producing best. Brian Lloyd of Franklinville landed a 4.5 pound bass on a senko at Franklinville Lake. In the salt, snapper blues, weakfish, and schoolie striped bass are chasing the mullet as they migrate out of the back bays. There are plenty of Flounder at the reefs, but many shorts with an occasional keeper in the mix. The inshore wrecks with 100 - 130 foot depths have been producing more keeper Flounders. Inshore trolling is producing small tuna, false albacore, Wahoo, and Mahi-Mahi and out at the Canyons, White Marlin and small Tuna are being caught on the troll. Crabbing was excellent this past week, according to shop customers.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 2:41:02 PM
Freshwater fishing has picked up over the past week most likely due to the cooler weather. Elkington Mill Pond in Alloway, Sunset Lake in Bridgeton, Newton Lake and Union Lake are just a few of the hot spots to fish. Kayak angler, Brittany Dewechter of Woodbury reported Largemouth Bass up to 4 pounds on Watermelon Yamasenko's at Elkington Mill Pond. Kenneth Carpinski of Williamstown reported excellent fishing with Bass up to 5 pounds on Chatterbaits at Newton Lake. Patrick Daley of Sicklerville reported excellent Yellow Perch fishing with live minnows at Sunset Lake. In the salt, Flounder fishing remains good at the Reefs, with many shorts in the mix. The back bays are still holding Flounder, mostly shorts with an occasional keeper. Look for more fish around the inlets. Inshore trolling is producing some nice Mahi-mahi and some Wahoo. The White Marlin bite at the Canyons remains excellent. Crabbing is excellent according to shop customers. We are fully stocked with all styles of crab traps, hand lines, nets and crab bait. Our end of summer kayak sale is in full swing, so stop by soon for the best selection of leftover and demo kayaks by Wilderness Systems, Hobie and Ocean Kayak!

Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:21:23 PM
The heat this past week has slowed freshwater fishing. Area lakes that are producing the best are deeper water bodies such as Union Lake, Parvin Lake and Lake Oswego. Patrick Duffy of Clayton, NJ landed a nice 8 pound Largemouth Bass on a jitter bug while fishing at Parvin Lake. Patrick tells us early mornings has been the best time. Roger Williams of Sicklerville, NJ reported 5 Largemouth Bass up to 5 pounds while fishing Union Lake while using KVD Lures sexy shad. Cathy Armstrong and six year old son, Joshua of Woodstown, NJ have been having success with Sunfish and Crappie at Lake Oswego on Berkley Power Grubs. Chris Casey of Runnemeade, NJ fished a Rapala at Rainbow Lake for Bass up to 3.5 pounds. In the salt, Flounder catches showed some improvement the past few days at the reefs. Offshore, the White Marlin bite is red hot! A few Tuna are being caught on the troll, and nice Mahi-mahi are being trolled up both inshore and offshore. The crabbing is very good now, with some large crabs being caught. Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for all your freshwater and saltwater fishing needs. We are fully stocked with frozen bait such as bunker, squid, mullet, and mackerel and live minnows and worms. Our Dog Days of Summer Kayak Sale is on full swing! Stop by soon for the best selection.

Sunday, August 7, 2016 3:01:47 PM
Even with the heat, anglers this past week reported very good freshwater fishing. Mary Elmer Lake, Oak Pond, Parvin Lake and Shaws Mill Pond are just a few of the lakes where the bite has been good. Early mornings and before dusk have been best. Albert Huff of Sicklerville has been using Yamamoto spinner baits to land some nice bass up to 5 pounds at Mary Elmer Lake. Jack and Robert Ryan of Pitman landed nine bass combined while fishing after dark at Shaws Mill Pond with chatter baits and small frogs. Maddy Parker and sons Jason and Allen of Williamstown reported good Catfishing with 2 over 9 pounds on the Delaware River using Neon Green Nightcrawlers. In the salt, there was an excellent White Marlin bite mid week at the Spencer, Wilmington and Lindenkohl Canyons. There are still some Tuna around, but not like we've seen the past few weeks. Some nice Mahi-mahi are hanging around the Lobster Pots. At the reefs, the Flounder fishing remains on the slower side for keepers, but there are plenty of shorts. Back Bay Flounder fishing is producing less fish, however those being caught are a nicer size. Drift closer to the inlets as the Flounder are making their move out of the back bays. Schoolie Stripers are starting to show in the back bays and are being caught on top water plugs. The surf is still producing tasty Kingfish on Fish Bites Bag-O-Worms, Gulp! bloodworms and live bloodworms. Shark fishing in the surf has been excellent in the evenings while using mackerel or bunker. Crabbing has been very good according to shop customers, with some big, heavy crabs being caught. Sportsman's Outpost's Dog Days of Summer Kayak Sale has begun, so stop by soon for the best selection and huge savings!

Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:08:32 PM
Bass fishing has been pretty good this past week, despite the heat. Dawn and dusk are the best times to try your luck. Parvin Lake seemed to be the hotspot this past week with reports of bass up to 6 pounds. Rachel DaGrosa of Washington Township reported fishing live minnows deep at Parvin Lake produced bass up to 5 pounds for her efforts. Chuck Billings of Mantua, fished Parvin Lake with Yamamoto Spinner baits and Zoom Fat Alberts and landed bass up to 6 pounds. Kayak angler Jason Ingram of Williamstown reported good bass fishing with fish up to 4 pounds at Union Lake while fishing on his Wilderness Systems Ride 115 kayak. In the salt, good numbers of Kingfish are being caught in the surf while using Fishbites Bag-O-Worms, Gulp! Bloodworms, or live bloodworms. A few flounder are also being caught in the surf while working bucktails tipped with Gulp!. The Cape May beaches produced good catches of Kingfish for Josh Parker of Westville and Bill Labrea of Westville while using Fishbites and Gulp! bloodworms. Plenty of Flounder are still being caught in the back bays, mostly shorts, but a few keepers in the mix. As the water warmed this past week, the Flounder are moving towards the inlets and out to the ocean. Same story at the reefs, with plenty of short flounder and a few keepers, when anglers are able to get a good drift. Crabbing remains excellent!

Sunday, July 24, 2016 5:15:24 PM
Freshwater fishing picked up this past week for anglers who ventured out to the local lakes and ponds. The best action has been early mornings or around dusk. Christopher McNair of Williamstown reported good fishing at Iona Lake with bass up to 4 pounds taking chatter baits fished slow. Franklinville Lake was also good this past week according to 12 year old Alyssa Dare of Franklinville who landed a mixed bag of bass, crappie and perch on live minnows and neon night crawlers. Matt Lutes of Elk Twp. reported good bass fishing at Parvin Lake while using Yamamoto worms, and also plenty of Pickerel on Rooster Tails. Kayak angler Jason Ingram of Williamstown landed a 6 pound bass at Mary Elmer Lake, and reported the bite turns on just before dark. On the saltwater scene, there is plenty of Flounder action in the back bays, near the inlets and at the reefs on minnows, squid, spearing and Gulp!. There are a lot of shorts to pick through to get to the keepers. A few Weakfish have been reported this past week from Atlantic City down to Cape May. Seth McLaughlin of Pitman landed a 31 inch Weakfish while fishing the Absecon Bay area. Crabbing is excellent with plenty of nice size, heavy crabs for the taking. Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for all your crabbing supplies from traps, hand lines and crab bait!

Monday, July 11, 2016 9:22:32 AM
High temperatures the past week has slowed the freshwater fishing a bit at area lakes. Greg Legacki of Pitman who landed three bass up to 3 pounds while fishing buzz baits at Iona Lake. Ava and Ashton Blose of Williamstown reported one bass and a pickerel, also at Iona Lake. Some of the better places for fishing at this time of year is Iona Lake, DOD Ponds, Harrisonville Lake and Grenloch Lake, with baits such as minnows, Yamamoto Senko worms, Live Target frogs, and the like. In the salt, Flounder catches improved over the past week in the back bays, and out at the reefs. You just have to pick through the shorts to get to the keepers. Offshore, tuna fishing was good while chunking and jigging at Massey Canyon and 19 Fathom Lump, with some Mahi-mahi in the mix. In the surf, Kingfish are starting to show and can be caught on Fishbites Bag-O-Worms or bloodworms. Crabbing remains good!

Sunday, July 3, 2016 5:14:21 PM
Largemouth Bass fishing was good in area lakes. The weeds are thick in many lakes this time of year, so weedless rigs are the way to go and as the water temps are warmer, look for bass in shade cover. Chris Strekis of Williamstown reported good bass fishing at Oak Pond with bass up to 3 pounds while fishing Yamamoto Green Pumpkin. Kayak angler Bo Manton of Elk Township landed a nice 7 pound 7 ounce Largemouth from Daretown Lake on a 1/4 oz. buzzbait. DOD Ponds and Greenwich Lake also gave up Largemouth Bass in the 3-4 pound range. In the salt Flounder are still being caught in the back bays and at the Reefs. Gloria Johnson of Glassboro landed two keeper Flounder behind Wildwood, and Gulp! and Spearing have been working well for her. Kingfish are showing up along the beachfronts. Josh and Karen Tomarchio and family of Pitman, did well with the Kingfish in North Wildwood while using Fishbites Bag-O-Worms for bait. Kayaker Steve Anderson of Franklinville reported excellent clamming and he picked up just under 300 Clams just outside of Absecon. Crabbing has been excellent according to store customers, so now is the time to plan your next crabbing adventure! We are stocked with crab bait, box traps, hand lines commercial traps and everything you need for a successful day of crabbing. Sportsmanís Outpost just received a new shipment of Wilderness Systems Kayaks, and we are fully stocked with Hobie Kayaks, so stop by to check out the new boats, and let us help you get out on the water in a Hobie Kayak or Wilderness Systems Kayak this summer.

Sunday, June 16, 2016 4:59:12 PM
Freshwater fishing remains good this past week, if you were able to get out to wet a line between the rain and winds that came through. John Robinson of Williamstown reported good Largemouth fishing at Kirkwood Lake with fish up to 3.5 pounds on Yammamoto spinner baits. Oak Pond in Blue Anchor is still producing good numbers of Bass as reported by Dave Detweiler of Cedarbrook who landed fish up to 4 pounds on Senko worms. Ed Botto of Millville reported good Bass fishing at Malaga Lake with bass up to 4 pounds taken while working the weed beds with Black Zoom trick worms. Watermelon Senkoís worked well for Justin, Brian and Keith Lloyd of Williamstown while fishing Iona Lake, with fish up to 3.5 pounds. In the salt, more keeper Flounder are being landed in the back bays and at the reefs. Kayak angler Adam Ryan of Glassboro netted himself a 7.5 pound Flounder from Ludlamís Bay behind Sea Isle and also reported Weakfish were hitting on Spro Bucktails tipped with Bubblegum Zooms. Crabbing is very good right now at all the usual spots! Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for all your fishing and crabbing needs, and an up to date fishing report.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 2:07:30 PM
Freshwater fishing was excellent this past week, with Largemouth Bass and Pickerel being the main target for most freshwater anglers. Top water buzz baits, frogs and weedless rigged worms have been the bait of choice now that the weed beds have grown in. Gary Frances of Gibbstown reported good bass fishing at Laurel Lake in Quinton and he scored a 5.2 pounder on a top water bait. Monday, June 20th marks the longest day of the year and is usually one of the best days to be out on the water. In the salt, back bay Flounder fishing has picked up with more keepers being caught when the conditions are right. Kayak angler Charles Breon of Villas, NJ reported good Flounder fishing behind the Wildwoods, Avalon and Stone Harbor, with fish up to 4.5 pounds caught from his Hobie Mirage Pro Angler kayak. Reef Site 11 turned on for flounder, and anglers did well when the drift was right with Mackerel and Gulp! working well. Striped Bass are still being caught along the southern beaches, mostly schoolie size, with clam and bunker being the baits of choice. A few Kingfish have also been reported from the surf. Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for the latest fishing report, and all your freshwater, saltwater and crabbing needs! We are fully stocked with 2016 Hobie Kayaks. Let us help you get out on the water this summer!

Saturday, June 11, 2016 3:41:26 PM
Freshwater fishing for bass, pickerel and crappie was excellent this past week. Robert Mei of Sewell reported largemouth bass up to 4 pounds while fishing New Freedom Lake with Yamamoto worms. Dominic Neil of Williamstown was successful with bass up to 3 pounds on nightcrawlers at Wilson Lake. Spinner baits have also been working well for the bass, and top water and buzz baits are starting to produce. Bob GattiJr., Bob GattiSr., doing well crappie fishing at Pen Bryn Lake while using 1/8 oz. Chatterbaits. Minnows will also work well for the crappie. Glen Lake has also been very good for crappie fishing and is also giving up a few largemouth bass and yellow perch. Grenloch Lake has been excellent for pickerel with live minnows being the bait of choice. Nighttime catfishing has also been good at local lakes. Kayak angler Kattie Hoechst of Clayton reported good bass fishing at Blue Hole in Winslow. Pumpkinseed Culprits were her bait of choice. Kayak fishing is the fastest growing fishing community. Stop by and let us help you get out on the water in a kayak this summer! Rigging a kayak for fishing is our specialty. We are fully stocked with Hobie and Wilderness Systems Kayaks, Jackson Kayaks, and accessories by Yak Attack, RAM Products, Lowrance, Carlisle Paddles, and more! You can demo a kayak at our location in Wildwood. Give us a call at 856-881-3244 for more information! In the salt, the Delaware Bays drum fishing slowed a little, but there were still some caught, and Striped Bass are still being caught in the bay. Summer Flounder fishing improved in the back bays, with more reports of keeper fish. Crabbing has also improved. Wayne Harris of Williamstown reported excellent crabbing on Faunce Landing Rd. in Absecon. We are fully stocked with all your crabbing needs like box traps, hand lines, crabbing nets, bunker, and commercial style crab traps!

Sunday, June 5, 2016 3:55:07 PM
Freshwater fishing on local lakes and ponds has been excellent with largemouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch and crappie. John Vail of Glassboro reported largemouth bass up to 4 pounds at Malaga Lake on Yammamotoís and Zara Spooks. Jenny Palsley of Williamstown had excellent yellow perch fishing with nightcrawlers at Mirror Lake in Browns Mills. Kayak angler, Nicholas BarrettJr., a 4.5 pound bass from Pakin Pond. His lure of choice has been small spinner baits. Union Lake was another hot spot this past week with large bass taking spinner baits and frogs, and plenty of crappie, pickerel and yellow perch on small twister tails, spinners, minnows and nightcrawlers. In the salt, drum fishing remains good on both the New Jersey and Delaware sides of the Delaware Bay. Chrissy Mulford of Porchtown, NJ landed her first ever drumfish last week. Jason Albright reported excellent striped bass fishing at Cape May Point with bass up to 37 pounds hitting top water lures in the early mornings, and also bunker. Back Bay flounder fishing improved over the past week with more keepers reported, most likely die to the calmer weather. The flounder are taking mackerel, live minnows and Gulp!. Crabbing is picking now up as the water temps are rising. Sportsmanís Outpost is fully stocked with Hobie Kayaks and Wilderness Systems Kayaks with a full line of accessories for both fishing and recreation. Stop by and let us help you get out on the water this summer!

Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:36:48 PM
On the Freshwater scene, Bass fishing has been excellent all week long. John Thomson of Runnemeade reported a 6 pound Largemouth Bass from Parvin Lake. Sharon Anderson had a productive day at Iona Lake with Largemouth Bass up to 4 pounds. She told us 3Ē Yammamoto in black was her hot lure. Joe Peckman of Glassboro had a nice 4 pound Largemouth Bass at the DOD Ponds on a Yamasenko. Robert GriffithJr., Mullica Hill reported excellent Largemouth Bass fishing with fish up to 5 pounds while fishing a Live Target Crappie at Newton Lake. Nine year old Sara Gillian of Newfield, NJ landed her first ever Smallmouth Bass while fishing Union Lake. Her lure of choice was a Chatter-bait. Scott Sezler of Pole Tavern reported good Catfishing @ DOD Ponds, landing an 11 pounder on a Neon Green Night Crawler. Trout fishing remains good on stocked lakes. In the salt, Drumfishing has been very good in the Delaware Bay both on the NJ side, and @ Slaughter Beach on the Delaware side. The North Wildwood beaches were on fire for surf anglers targeting Striped Bass and some nice Bass were also landed from the Stone Harbor and Cape May beaches. Thomas Baker of Spring Hill, FL landed a 51 pound Striper from the North Wildwood surf on Bunker. Stacy Adams of Folsom, NJ reported two Striped Bass up to 36 inches while fishing off Cape May. The Bluefish invasion of a week ago has slowed for the most part but an occasional chopper can still be caught in the surf or the back bays. Flounder fishing in the back bays has been steady, when the winds cooperate, with fish being caught on Mackerel strips, Spearing and Gulp!. Sea Bassing was excellent at the inshore wrecks last week with Clam working well for the humpbacks. Crabbing was so-so last week, but we look forward to this improving now that the full moon has past. Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for all your freshwater, saltwater and crabbing needs and for an updated fishing report! We carry live worms, clam, bunker, squid, mullet, mackerel, spearing and more! We are fully stocked with Gulp!, bucktails, flounder rigs and all your flounder fishing supplies! Visit our kayak department for Hobie Kayaks, Wilderness Systems Kayaks and accessories from Yak Attack, Ram products, AT paddles, Carlisle Paddles and much more. Let us help you with your next watery adventure!

Monday, April 24, 2015 4:37:28 PM
Plenty of trout are still being caught on the local stocked lakes. Iona Lake was restocked last Tuesday and good numbers of trout are being brought in. Jim Fowler of Deptford had his limit of trout while using Berkely Power Bait and meal worms at Iona Lake. Bob McGrift of Williamstown also reported a limit of trout from Iona Lake on a silver phoebe lure. Glenn Hammell of Williamstown reported excellent trout action at Oak Pond while using trout worms and meal worms. Dave Wilson of Franklinville had good trout fishing at Harrisonville Lake with rooster tails and trout worms. Grenloch Lake and Union Lake are also giving up some nice trout. Large mouth bass fishing has been very good according to shop customers. Bruce Mellrig of Williamstown reported bass up to 4 pounds at Iona Lake with senko worms in watermelon color. Danny Thomas of Elmer is having success with bass to 4 pounds on Yamasenkoís at Elmer Lake and reports that mornings have been best. Good bass fishing was also reported at Union and Rainbow Lakes. Largemouth bass fishing remains catch and release only until June 15th during spawning. Striped bass fishing on the Delaware River was very good, with plenty of small ones in the mix. Bloodworms is the bait of choice. Darren Emick of Paulsboro reported a 36 inch striped bass from the Delaware River. Eric Shannon of Fredonia, PA reported excellent white perch fishing on the Mullica River with over 30 caught. In the salt, large bluefish have invaded the back bays as the water warmed a bit this past week. Billy Manuella and Parker Connor reported bluefish to 11 pounds while using finger mullet behind Sea Isle City. Schoolie size stripers are also roaming the back bays. Tog fishing has been very good at the inshore wrecks when the weather allowed. Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost to check out our selection of Hobie and Wilderness Systems kayaks, and let us help you get out on the water. We have a large selection of accessories and custom rigging is our specialty! We are stocked with fresh and saltwater baits!

Sunday, April 17, 2016 2:22:37 PM
Freshwater fishing action is beginning to pick up as the water temps are rising. Adam Eggnik of Franklinville, fished through the snowstorm on opening day of trout season and caught his limit at Iona Lake, while using trout worms for bait. Tom Hamer of Washington Twp. caught his personal best rainbow trout @ 21 inches out of Grenlock Lake on yellow Berkely power bait. Dave MacMillian of Williamstown reported catfish up to 5 pounds at Fort Mott on nightcrawlers. Striped Bass action is excellent on the Delaware River from the DOD up to the Trenton area with bloodworms or bunker being the baits of choice. In the salt, a few reports of tiderunner weakfish off the LBI beaches trickled in. Our 2016 Hobie and Wilderness Systems kayaks are in stock now! Let us help you get out on the water in a kayak this year! We have a large selection of kayak and kayak fishing accessories to rig your new boat. Let Sportsmanís Outpost be your one stop shop for all your outdoor needs.

Monday, December 21, 2015 11:03:24 AM
On the salt water scene, many fishermen and women have been landing large numbers of stripers and sea bass up and down the coast from LBI to the Delaware Bay. Earl Derrickson of Williamstown netted a nice 40 inch, 31 pound striper while chunking bunker just off the tip of Cape May Point. Shawn Kelly from Mullica Hill reported steady striper fishing all week with fish from 36 to 44 inches, while trolling Mojo rigs off Cape May. Deptford resident James Smith landed a real nice 51 pound striper while fishing off Sea Isle City. On the freshwater scene, this is the time of year to target pickerel, yellow perch, crappie and breeder trout. Dawn Pruett from Alloway reported landing 4 trout to 20 inches, as well as pickerel and perch. Powerbait and trout worms have been the bait of choice for many trout fisherman such as Andrew Shemp of Millville who took home three breeder trout while fishing Iona Lake. Rooster tails fished just under the surface is a sure way to land some nice fighting pickerel at this time of year on most lakes and ponds. Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for more up to date reports and all your fresh and saltwater fishing supplies!

Sunday, October 11, 2015 3:03:51 PM
On the freshwater scene, now that water temps have dropped larger fish have begun to feed, giving anglers a chance to hook into some real nice fish. Alcyon, Franklinville and Union Lakes have been giving up good numbers of fish . Fishing jigheads tipped with your favorite crawl fish might be the way to go at Union Lake. Some nice smallmouth bass have been landed this week using this method. Vince Munn from Canton landed three small mouth up to 4.5 pounds while fishing Union this week. He tells us 4í' Yamamoto H-Grubs have been hard to beat in the weed beds. Robert Etschma from Sewell landed a few nice bass while fishing at Alcyon Lake this week . Crankbaits and Minnows have been working well all week while fished early in the morning. Dave Dease from Franklinville landed a nice 6.6 pound large mouth bass while fishing at McCarthy Ponds this week he tells us his number one go to lure has been a KVD sexy shad crank bait. Our fall kayak sale is in full swing with savings on leftover and demo Hobie, Wilderness Systems and Jackson Kayaks. Stop by soon for the best selection and let us help you get out on the water!

Sunday, September 27, 2015 2:20:35 PM
Jerry Maglione of Pitman reported excellent yellow perch fishing at Birch Grove Park Pond in Northfield. Live minnows have been working best for them. Newton Lake in Collingswood has been excellent for anglers looking large bass. The fish are feeding well this time of year and are hitting on almost anything you can throw at them. Kevin Madero of Westville reported bass to 4 pounds on Yamamoto worms fished slowly. In the salt, northeast winds hampered efforts this past week, as the flounder season came to a close. Jehoran Hernandez of Glassboro fished the rocks at Atlantic City and landed a 25 inch flounder and a 30 inch bluefish while fishing clam on a top/bottom rig. Schoolie stripers in the back bays are hitting top water lures. Crabbing remains excellent! Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for our end of season sale on Jackson Kayaks, and leftover or demo Wilderness System and Hobie Kayaks!

Sunday, September 20, 2015 1:48:08 PM
Now that temperatures have dropped, more and larger fish have been reported at area lakes and ponds. Rainbow Lake in Pittsgrove has been producing plenty of good sized crappie and bass this past week. Jason Whitman and Bob Cantrell of Gibbstown reported small jigs tipped with trout worms have been working well for the crappie and bass up to 4 pounds have been hitting Yamamoto worms. Jackie Oldsworth of Sicklerville landed a 5.6 pound bass at Haddon Lake in Audubon with her bait of choice being minnows fished using a drop shot. Meme Carlin landed nice bass at Garrison Lake on Yamamoto worms and reported evenings have been best. In the salt, nice size flounder are still being caught at the reefs along with plenty of shorts when conditions are right. Charles Rojas of Williamstown reported eight keeper flounder to 24 inches while fishing the AC Reef. The mullet run has started and they are migrating out of the back bays. There are plenty of small bluefish chasing the mullet and other baitfish in the back bays and along the beachfront. A few schoolie size stripers were caught in the back bays, on topwater lures or soft plastics but they seem to be focused on the massive amount of baitfish right now. Crabbing remains excellent and should remain so for the rest of the month! Our end of season kayak sale in full swing! All in stock Jackson Kayaks are 15% off and we have a limited selection of Wilderness Systems leftovers and demo kayaks on sale. We have received our 2016 Hobie Kayaks! Our Hobie demo fleet is up for sale, so donít delay for great savings on a Hobie Mirage Kayak!

Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:13:42 PM
Good numbers of fish are being caught at local lakes and ponds. Bauer Pond in Keswick Grove has been producing some nice size largemouth bass and catfish. Kayak anglers Jim Hurley and wife Joanne of Haddonfield, NJ reported bass to 4 pounds at Bauer Pond using minnows and Yamasenko worms. Wilson Lake has been hit or miss for many but angler Michael Atamian of Sewell, NJ had a few good days with bass up to 3 pounds. Michael says the early mornings is the best time to be fishing at Wilson Lake. Flounder fishing remains good at the reefs with plenty of shorts in the mix. Eddie Bee of Williamstown, NJ reported flounder up to 26 inches at the Cape May Reef. Dave Frank of Washington Twp., NJ reported keeper flounder to 24 inches while fishing out of Fortescue.Tap Dancer rigs tipped with Gulp! Swimming Mullet has been working well for him. Crabbing remains good in the back bays.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 4:50:12 PM
Lake Audrey in Millville has been giving up some decent catches of smallmouth bass, according to local anglers. John and Tina Brochler of Mullica Hill, NJ reported five smallmouth up to 3.5 pounds on Yamasenkoís. Good carp and cat fishing was reported at Kirbys Mill Pond in Vincentown by anglers Joanne Remmey and sonís David and Josh of Moorestown, NJ. Berkley Catfish Baits and Nightcrawler's were the baits of choice, with the best bite being just before dark. Largemouth bass fishing remains good, but vegetation on local lakes and ponds can make angling tough. Now is the time to use the weedless hooks and lures, top water frogs, and the like. In the salt, as the weather and seas improved, so did the flounder fishing at the reefs. There are still many shorts, but more keepers in the mix. Flounder are still being caught in the back bays with the areas closer to the inlets producing the best. Schoolie stripers have been hitting bait and top water lures in the back bays. Crabbing is on fire along the coast, and many report some of the best crabbing in years. We are fully stocked with crab bait, and crabbing supplies! Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for all your freshwater and saltwater angling needs!

Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:16:05 PM
On the freshwater fishing scene, most local lakes and ponds gave up good numbers of fish this week. The DOD ponds in Pennsgrove has been very productive with a variety of fish to be had such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch and muskie. Troy Altbaum of Williamstown reported good fishing with bass up to 4.5 pounds. Mary Elmer Lake in Bridgeton, NJ has been giving up nice size bass and pickerel, mainly early in the morning before the heat sets in. Chad Meadows of Glassboro, NJ landed a nice 5 pound bass on a Live Target Bluegill. Mike Borgesi reported good fishing at Garrison Lake with bass up to 3 pounds and a 23 inch pickerel caught on live minnows. Michael Asposito of Williamstown landed largemouth bass to 4 pounds while fishing Timber Lakes with his bait of choice being Gary Yamamoto 4Ē perch. Ashton Blose of Elk Township reported good fishing at Lake Kandle with largemouth bass to 4 pounds. Celeb Hoffman from Williamstown has been nailing the catfish at Crystal Lake with many well over 4 pounds. Her bait of choice is night crawlers. Nicholas Turner and Mykala McShea of Williamstown reported good fishing at Oak Pond with bass up to 3 pounds and pickerel. In the salt, store customers reported good numbers of flounder, with many, many shorts on the mix. Ron Redrow of Williamstown, NJ reported netting 7 keepers while fishing the Delaware Bay with live minnows and Gulp. Dave Beccaria of Sicklerville, NJ reported 6 keeper flounder to 25 inches from the Ocean City Reef. Crabbing has been excellent in the South Jersey back bays. John Daily of Glassboro reported over five dozen nice size crabs while crabbing near Absecon inlet.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:01:49 PM
On the fresh water scene, Oak pond is still producing good numbers of fish for local anglers. Nine year old Ava Fisher of Washington Twp. landed nine sun fish as well as two catfish and a a small bass. Wilson lake has been giving up some nice size bass and some large pickerel. Dan Scott of Millville reported two bass and three pickerel over 3 pounds. On the salt water scene Fred Alward of Glassboro reported 14 flounder with six keepers up to 24'' using Gulp while fishing out of Wildwood early in the week. Chris Roop landed 7 keeper flounder while fishing the Cape May reef his rig of choice has been the tap dancer rig tipped with Gulp and spearing. Crabbing has been excellent in the back bays of Cape May and Atlantic counties! Ryan McLaughlin from Franklinville netted over 52 keeper crabs while crabbing this week. He tells us bunker has been the best bait by far for the big ones. Beaver Dam has been picking up for crabbing after the slow start earlier this season. Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for all your freshwater and saltwater fishing and crabbing needs!

Sunday, July 19, 2015 8:07:32 AM
On the freshwater scene, bass fishing remains good. Oak Pond has been very productive for anglers using top water and crank baits. Robert Frontado of Williamstown landed a 5.3 pound largemouth bass using a KVD crank bait. Lisa Campbell from Haddonfield landed three bass, all over 3 pounds on live target frogs.Wilson Lake at Scotland Run Park has been producing plenty of yellow perch. Marley Vail from Williamstown reported yellow perch up to 3 pounds with live minnows and red trout worms being her baits of choice. Charles Daugherty of Palmyra reported excellent bass fishing at Pemberton Lake while fishing from his Hobie Pro Angler kayak. Senkoís on a 3/0 Gamagatsu hook were working well for the bass, reported Charles. Atsion Lake is still giving up some nice bass for anglers willing to tackle all the green on top at this time of year. Chris Bauman of Washington Twp. is having success with the bass while using Yamamoto worms. On the saltwater scene, plenty of flounder are still being caught in the back bays with the best bite near the inlets. Tyler Kelleen of Williamstown landed a 6.5 pound Flounder on a Spro jig while fishing out of Brigantine. Kevin Stevens of Mullica Hill landed a 5 pound flounder while fishing the mouth of the Mullica River. The reefs are also producing nice flounder and are improving steadily as the summer heats up. Crabbing is excellent, and according to reports from shop customers, some are saying itís the best theyíve seen in a few years! Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for all you freshwater, saltwater and crabbing needs! Let us help you get out on the water in a Jackson, Wilderness Systems or Hobie Kayak!

Monday, July 6, 2015 8:09:21 PM
On the freshwater scene, Malaga Lake , Alcyon Lake and Laurel Lake in Quinton, NJ have all been producing large numbers of fish. Ray Seeman of Deptford landed large mouth bass and pickerel up to 4 pounds while fishing at Malaga Lake. He tells us live minnows were working well. Mike Mackay of Williamstown landed a few nice bass, one just under 6 pounds using Yamamoto worms and Crappie were hitting on trout worms and minnows. Bill Langford of Porchtown has been doing very well on the catfish while fishing at Laurel Lake, with one over 6 pounds. Berkley catfish bait tipped with a small piece of hot dog to keep his bait on the hook has been working well. On the salt water scene, back bay flounder fishing remains good with alot of throwbacks, and some nice keepers. Jack Prosseda of Ridley Park, PA reported a limit of flounder up to 21 inches while fishing out of Margate. He said he was using spearing and Gulp on a white Buck tail. Crabbing remains good. Brian Hughes of Glassboro caught over five dozen crabs while out at Somers Point while using bunker for bait.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 3:12:22 PM
This past week, we had some good reports of nice bass being caught in local ponds and lakes. Kyle Gilliano from South Harrison landed a nice 5 pound 1oz largemouth bass from Iona Lake on football jigs tipped with Yamamoto worms. Kion Moore of Glassboro landed several nice bass while fishing a top water Berkley frog at Wilson Lake. Along the Delaware River, cat fishing has been heating up from Trenton down to Fort Mott. John Alexander of Mt. Laurel landed cats up to 9 pounds using bunker chunks. Tom Gillman landed six catfish up to 7 pounds and his wife Mary landed 5 catfish up to 8 pounds on Berkley Catfish Chunks. In the salt, fluke fishing has been heating up at the inshore reefs and in the back bays as the fish move closer to the inlets as the water temps warm up. Marian Nardone of Pitman NJ landed three keeper fluke up to 20 inches while fishing out of Somers Point and Tom Gorman of Sicklerville landed 3 keepers up to 24 inches using a squid and spearing combo. The Cape May Reef and Reef Site 11 have been producing some nice flounder. The Tuna bite has remained steady in the Baltimore and Wilmington canyons with some Mahi and an occasional Blue or White Marlin mixed in . On the crabbing scene, Cape May County has had some great crabbing in the back bays while the Delaware Bay and its tributaries has been a bit on the slower side this past week. Only 2 weeks remain to sharpen your fluking skills for the 22nd Annual Duke Of Fluke Tournament held at Sterling Harbor Bait and Tackle on Saturday, July 11th! Both boat anglers and kayakers compete in separate divisions to be crowned the 2015 Duke of Fluke! The tournament is followed by a Pig Roast BBQ and Awards Ceremony with live music by The Tidal Wave Band! We have registration forms in the shop or call Sterling Harbor @ 609-729-1425 or visit sterlingharbor.com for more information.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 4:59:18 PM
On the freshwater scene, we received only a handful of reports this week mainly due to the weather. Grenloch Lake has been consistently giving up large numbers of bass even in the wet weather and heat. Timothy Thornton of Williamstown, NJ landed five bass up to 4 pounds on Yamamotos. Jason Yorchak of Franklinville, NJ fished Rainbow Lake in Pittsgrove landing five largemouth bass up to five pounds. He tells us top water lures are the way to go early in the morning. Mark Shipley from Franklinville, NJ has been fishing Menantico Ponds in Millville and is doing well catching yellow perch on minnows and reported a 3 pound large mouth bass on a Live Target Bluegill. Jennifer Barnabie from Williamstown, NJ landed a nice 3 pound bass on a Berkley Power worm while fishing Penbryn Lake. On the Salt water scene, flounder fishing in the back bays remains good and the reefs showed improved flounder fishing this past week. Matt Damirstan of Blackwood, NJ landed seven keeper flounder up to 22 inches while fishing the back bays of Wildwood. He tells us most of his keepers were caught on Gulp! Swimming Mullet. Crabbing has been excellent according to shop customers! Alan McKellick from Clayton pulled up 3/4 bushel of crabs while crabbing in the Wildwoods this week. Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for all you freshwater, saltwater and crabbing needs! We are fully stocked with Hobie Kayaks, Jackson Kayaks, and Wilderness Systems kayaks and would be happy to help you get out on the water!

Friday, June 13, 2015 8:48:52 PM
On the fresh water scene, local anglers tell us the bass have started to come out of spawn and the bite has really been picking up. Pemberton Lake has been productive for yellow perch and bass. Jackie Crisp of Browns Mill, NJ landed 13 perch and 3 nice bass on small jig heads tipped with small trout worms. Mannington Meadows has been a hot spot for fishermen like Rick Schnier of Pennsgrove, NJ who reported his best day ever with 32 bass in the net, two of them over 6 pounds. Brian Brown of Williamstown, NJ landed a nine pound Catfish on a night crawler while fishing at Alcyon Lake. Rainbow Lake in Pittsgrove, NJ has been turning out some nice size large mouth bass. Paul Tinges of Turnersville tells us he landed a 3 pound and a 5 pound bass on spinner baits while fishing the north side of the lake. Aaron Fuller of Monroeville landed a 4 pound largemouth bass on a zoom while fishing at Wilson Lake in Williamstown. In the salt, anglers are catching plenty of flounder when the weather allows. There are plenty of fish in the back bays, you just need to pick through the throwbacks. Joseph Dougherty of Turnersville landed two keeper flounder and some blue fish using Pro Cut squid and minnows while fishing North Wildwood. Some nice flounder were also reported from the Cape May Reef over the last few days. John Bickley and crew formally of Williamstown who now presides in Hernando FL., landed two Cod at 24 inches, one Flounder at 22 inches, and 29 sea bass while fishing the wreck USS Jacob Jones off of Cape May on a visit to NJ this week. Crabbing has really picked up over the past week. Scott Harbison of Monroeville has been catching his limit of crabs just outside of West Wildwood. Thereís been good crabbing at Beaver Dam both off land and by boat. Gary Allen of Mount Laurel, NJ tells us the crabbing has been real good for two weeks now and says not to forget your bug spray and sun block! We are fully stocked with anything you need for a successful day of crabbing! On the kayak fishing scene, George Franklin and his son Chris of Franklin Township, reported weakfish to 6 pounds while kayak fishing off Cape May Point in their Hobie Mirage Kayaks. George tells us Bucktails and Gulp! are the way to go in order to catch these tiderunners. Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost and let us help you get out on the water in a Hobie, Jackson or Wilderness Systems Kayak!

Sunday, June 7, 2015 7:58:32 PM
On the fresh water scene, local fisherman trying their luck in the Northern part of the state such as Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoir are reporting good numbers of fish being caught early in the mornings and late afternoon. Tom and Beth Rizzo of Medford, NJ have had lots of success fishing for pike and muskie. Tom landed a nice 17 inch pike and Beth landed her first muskie that was 23 inches. Both fish were caught on large minnows. In the southern part of the state, Menantico sand ponds in Millville, NJ has been producing large numbers of pickerel as well as large mouth bass. Hunter and Nicholas Corredetti and Briana Valentine all from Glassboro, NJ reported good bass action on Rapala Lures. Oak Pond in Blue Anchor, NJ is a favorite spot for many trying to bend a rod close to home. Austin and Adam Kuhn of Winslow Twp. reported many sunny's on night crawlers and bass up to 4 pounds on power bait. On the salt water scene, striper action turned on with this past weeks northeast winds. Anglers that braved the windy conditions had success with Daiwa SP minnows as well as clam and bunker. Chris Franklin of Franklinville, NJ fishing out of his Hobie Mirage Outback kayak landed a 43 inch striped bass at sunset beach on an SP Minnow. He tells us night time has been the best time for him as well as others fishing on land. Flounder fishing has been good in the back bays when conditions are right. The flounder are hitting on mackerel strips, Gulp!, and live minnows. Crabbing is heating up and the crabs are getting heavier as the season progresses. Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for all your freshwater or saltwater fishing needs or crabbing supplies and bait. Sportsmanís Outpost is your local Hobie Kayak, Jackson Kayak and Wilderness Systems dealer. We have a large inventory of kayak fishing accessories such as RAM Products, Yak Attack, Scotty and Lowrance to name a few. Stop by and let us help you get you on the water!

Sunday, May 17, 2015 8:20:52 PM
Freshwater fishing is heating up right now in all the area waters.Tom Miskofsky has been fishing Malaga Lake in his Hobie Kayak and has landed nice large mouth bass up to 4 pounds while using Yamamoto senko's. Eric Sprowl has been successful with the bass at Kirkwood Lake using Senko worms. Five year old Natalia Serad and four year old CJ Serad of Washington Township caught sunfish all day at Veterans Memorial park on nightcrawlers. Chris Reed reported bass and pickerel on Yamamoto Senko's at Silver lake. Andy Dromgoole reported excellent large mouth bass fishing at Parvin Lake with Yamamoto Senko Worms being his bait of choice. On the Delaware River, Dennis New and Kevin Myers reported six striped bass up to 28 inches on clam. On the saltwater scene, fishing has exploded this week with tuna, tilefish, sharks, bluefish, drumfish and the first weakfish reports of the season! Yellowfin tuna are being caught while trolling in the Wilmington and Spencer Canyons. Rob Kurian and crew of the MISsFIT landed an 820 pound Mako Shark at the Wilmington Canyon! The fish was weighed in at SJ Marina and measured 11 feet with a 5 foot girth. The NJ side of the Delaware Bay is on fire with Black Drumfish! Fresh clam is the bait of choice. Bluefish from 2 pounds to 20 pounds are being caught along the beachfronts, around jetties and in the back bays. The bluefish are here, there and everywhere! Flounder season opens Friday, May 22nd and there are plenty of flounder holding in the back bays, with fish up to 25 inches reported so far. We are stocked with Gulp!, buck tails, jig heads, bait, and everything you need for a successful opening day of flounder season! Crabbing has started and the crabs are hungry! Now is the time to get your traps in the water! We are stocked with crab traps both box, and commercial traps, crab bait, nets, hand lines, and anything you need for a successful crabbing adventure! We are fully stocked with Hobie, Jackson and Wilderness Systems kayaks and a large inventory of kayak fishing and kayaking accessories and electronics! Let us help you get out on the water! Custom rigging is our specialty.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 7:40:32 PM
Striped Bass fishing finally picked up a bit in south jersey as the water temps have cooled. Stripers are being caught while chunking bunker in the Delaware Bay and while drifting eels and live spot in the Cape May Rips or under bird plays found along the beachfronts. While striper fishing is not ďred hotĒ yet, catches are improving. Robert Kohl of Blackwood, NJ reported a 39 inch Striped Bass while drifting eels off Atlantic City. The surf fishing is hit or miss, but some nice bluefish and striped bass are being caught by surf anglers who are in the right place at the right time. Joe Tull of Mullica Hill, NJ landed two bluefish over 10 pounds on finger mullet off Cape May beach. Dana Oldsworth of Blackwood, NJ landed three Striped Bass over 30 inches on clam while fishing the surf in Absecon. Jason Abbott of Upper Pittsgrove, NJ reported 3 Striped Bass and a nice Bluefish while fishing with bunker in the Manahawken area. On the freshwater scene, reports have been slow with mainly small bass , pickerel and perch being landed in area lakes and ponds. Danny Worthington of Centerton, NJ landed a nice 5.2 oz. Pickerel at Parvin lake on a 4Ē Yamamoto.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 1:19:08 PM
Freshwater fishing remains good this past week. Joe Nece reported excellent fishing at Malaga Lake with yellow perch, pickerel and largemouth bass. Salem River has also been productive for big largemouth bass. Hubert Smigelski of Pennsville, NJ has been using Live Target Field Mice with a much success for the bigger bass. East Creek Pond has been excellent for anglers looking to land some nice catfish. Kelly Stafford of Pine Hill, NJ reported catfish over 5 pounds on nightcrawlers and Berkeley Power Bait Catfish Nuggets. In the saltwater, flounder fishing remains good at the Reefs, with less than one week left in the season. There are many shorts to pick through to get the keepers in the cooler, but there is plenty of action! Back bay action has been good in Cape May County for schoolie size stripers and an occasional keeper. Kayak anglers are fishing the lights at night and reporting good weakfish and bluefish action. Crabbing is excellent right now and should remain good over the next few weeks. Our Fall Kayak Sale is in full swing! Stop by soon for the best selection on demo and leftover kayaks. On the hunting side of things, deer hunters have been reporting that the bucks have been shedding velvet and rubbing trees all week long. Some hunters are saying the Code Blue Rack Rub has turned the bucks on when used correctly. Ask how we can assist you in using it correctly to bag the buck of your dreams! FYI: We are now stocked with apples, sweet potatoes and sugar beets!

Sunday, September 14, 2014 7:09:58 PM
Cooler weather has improved freshwater fishing in local lakes and ponds. Largemouth bass are taking senkoís, chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, Gulp! powerworms and frogs in the pads such as Berkley Power Frogs, Scumfrogs and Live Target Frogs. Panfish and Pickerel are also being caught with live bait working well for them. In the salt, the mullet run is on and bringing the fish with it. Bluefish are being caught in the surf with mullet or metals and an occasional striper caught around the jetties mainly in the northern part of the state. Crabbing is excellent and should remain good through the month. Offshore at the canyons, fishing is picking up with some nice yellowfin being caught on overnight chunking trips or daytime trolling. There are also some marlin, mahi-mahi and an occasional wahoo in the mix. Now is the time to prepare for the fall striper run. We are fully stocked with all your striped bass fishing needs. Our fall kayak sale is in full swing! Stop by soon for the best selection on leftover Wilderness Systems kayaks. We have a limited supply of new 2014 Hobie kayaks and demo kayaks as we make room for our 2015 fleet coming soon!

Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:01:23 PM
Freshwater fishing has been excellent at local lakes and ponds. This weeks hotspot is Harrisonville Lake for anglers such as Al Davis of Williamstown, NJ who reported largemouth bass over 5 pounds. Giampietro Park Lake in Vineland has also been excellent for largemouth bass according to John Abbott from Williamstown, NJ who has been having success with live minnows for bait. Derek Redik reported a 6.5 pound bass from Victory Lake caught on a Live Target field mouse. Franklin Lake has also been producing nice bass according to Brian Rhen of Washington Twp. who reported a 4 plus pounder. Sharon Tess of Sicklerville, NJ landed a 2 pound largemouth bass at Wilson Lake. Good bass fishing reports also came from Salem Canal, Logan Pond and Maskells Mill Pond. In the salt, flounder fishing has been on fire at all the Reefs when the weather allowed. Along the beachfront are kingfish and croakers, and the back bays are still producing schoolie stripers on chunked bait and top water lures along the sod banks. Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for your freshwater and saltwater fishing tackle and bait and crabbing supplies and bait.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 6:19:10 PM
Freshwater fishing was outstanding the past week at local lakes and ponds! Jerry Contiff of Cherry Hill, NJ reported largemouth bass up to 4 pounds at Oak Pond while using a Booyah Spinner Bait. Logan Pond has also been heating up with good largemouth fishing. Maryann Calaway of Williamstown, NJ reported success with bass up to 4 pounds at Logan Pond with Z-Man chatter baits working well. Larry Gurrick of Runnemede, NJ landed a nice 5.2 pound on a Yum Money Minnow. Iona Lake has been another hot spot the past week for anglers fishing for largemouth bass and yellow perch. Rob Morian has been kayak fishing Iona Lake with a Berkeley Power Worm with many bass up to 4 pounds. Tommy James of Glassboro, NJ reported eleven yellow perch while using live minnows for bait at Iona Lake. Ed Harris of Turnersville, NJ landed a 6.3 pound pickerel at Iona Lake on a live minnow. On the saltwater scene, flounder fishing has been on fire! All the reefs are producing nice fish with many anglers reporting limits. Flounder are still being caught in the back bays with plenty of action with throwbacks to pick through for a keeper. Back bay striped bass fishing has also been great with fish hitting bait and top water lures along the sod banks. Crabbing is heating up again after the full moon with heavy crabs being reported by store customers. Our end of summer sale on Wilderness Systems kayaks is in full swing! Stop by and let us help you get out on the water!

Sunday, August 10, 2014 10:05:02 PM
Freshwater fishing was very good this week on local lakes an ponds with the early morning temperatures on the cooler side. The hot spot has been Rainbow Lake for many anglers. Dave Carter of Woodstown, NJ landed six bass well over 5 pounds and Judy Marks of Medford, NJ reported three nice bass and many yellow perch. Live minnows was the bait of choice. Scott Jacobs from Vincentown, NJ reported good cat fishing on the Delaware River with two cats over 9 pounds. Wells Mill Lake in Waretown has been giving up large numbers of crappie for Jesse Hillbright of Audubon, NJ. He tells us green night crawlers has been his bait of choice. Debbie Jo Oliver of Pole Tavern reported five nice bass at Linden Lake, with two over 4 pounds on a black scum frog. Rich Cannon from Millville landed a 7.5 pound largemouth while fishing Shaws Mill Pond in Newport on a Yamamoto green pumpkin. He tells us itís one of the best worms to use on this lake. On the saltwater scene, flounder fishing is red hot at all the reefs! There are plenty of shorts to pick through, but action is non-stop with many anglers are limiting out. Along the beaches, kingfish and croakers are hitting on Fishbites bag-o-worms and bloodworms. Crabbing slowed up a bit with the upcoming full moon but should return to normal once the full moon has passed. Stop by Sportmanís Outpost for all your freshwater and saltwater fishing needs. We are fully stocked with Gulp!, bucktails, flounder rigs, sinkers, crabbing supplies and bait.

Sunday, August 3, 2014 7:13:27 PM
Heavy rain over the weekend hampered freshwater fishing with cloudy water and fast currents. Hopefully things will get back to normal by mid week, so we can get back to the excellent fishing weíve been having. When the weather allowed, some nice fish are being caught at local lakes and ponds. Shane Stinson of Hammonton, NJ landed a largemouth bass well over 8 pounds using a Swamp frog at Wilson Lake. Bill Ross of Williamstown, NJ reported a 5 pound largemouth bass while using nightcrawlers @ Oak Pond. Mary Butanglio of Millville, NJ fished a Yamasenko at Malaga Lake and landed a 4 1/2 pound largemouth bass. Jerry Anderson of Blackwood, NJ landed a 5 pound bass at Blackwood Lake on a Scumfrog. Lisa Allen of Carneyís Point, NJ used a Live Target Crappie to land a 6 pound largemouth bass at the Salem Canal. Bob Hartley reported good fishing for yellow perch on live minnows at Rainbow Lake and Jay Maccarella from Mullica Hill reported good yellow perch fishing at Bells Lake while using Yammamoto green worms. Joe Tipton of Blackwood, NJ reported tiger muskie over the six pound mark at D.O.D. Ponds using Booyah Spinner Baits. On the saltwater scene, flounder fishing has been excellent up and down the coast in the back bays, near the inlets and at the Reefs. There are a lot of shorts mixed in with nice keepers keeping anglers busy. Kingfish have showed up in the surf and bloodworms or fishbites has been working well for them. Crabbing has been excellent according to shop customers reporting plenty of heavy crabs! For the crabbers, we carry a large selection of crab traps, handlines, nets, commercial crab traps and crabbing bait! Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for all you freshwater, saltwater and crabbing needs!

Monday, June 30, 2014 10:23:14 AM
White perch fishing on the Maurice River has been excellent while using bloodworms of Fishbites bloodworm alternative. The early morning bite has been most productive. Jack Johnson from Millville, NJ had his limit of white perch 3 days in a row. Bass fishing has been getting better and better now that the bass have been moving off the beds. Sam Hansen of Elmer, NJ reported largemouth bass up to 3 pounds at Parvin State Park with Yamasenkoís being his bait of choice. Rainbow Lake was productive for Joey Grief of Williamstown this week, who reported bass up to 4 pounds on 5 inch Yamamotoís. Rancocas Creek has been giving up some small bass and catfish for Stefanie Whitman from Maple Shade, NJ while using neon green night crawlers and live minnows. Strawbridge Lake in Moorestown has been very good for largemouth bass up to 3 pounds this week. Jackie Jones of Blackwood, NJ reported catfish to over 5 pounds and largemouth bass up to 3 pounds while fishing Timber Creek. On the saltwater fishing scene, flounder fishing has been excellent in the back bays with fish in the 3 to 5 pound range being caught on a regular basis with plenty of throwbacks in the mix. Offshore flounder fishing is improving every day with Reef Site 11 and the Old Grounds producing some nice catches for flounder fishermen. Crabbing season is in full swing with some nice size crabs being caught!

Sunday, June 22, 2014 1:28:42 PM
Bass, crappie and yellow perch fishing has been good at area lakes and ponds despite the recent rains. Night crawlers, live minnows, top water lures and frogs have all been producing nice fish. Frank Ruzinski of Clayton, NJ reported good top water bass action with Lake Garrison being one of many hot spots this time of year. Derek Randik has been successful landing many 3 plus pound bass at Timber Lake with live minnows and jitter bugs being his baits of choice. Colton Murray of Washington Twp., NJ reported the KVD shad has been working well for large pickerel. DJ Morrison of Gloucester City, NJ landed a fine 6 pound 3 ounce largemouth bass out of Newton Creek using a Live Target Frog. Andrew Morrison of Gloucester City, NJ also reported success with a Live Target Frog landing a 5 pound 2 ounce largemouth from Wilson Lake. Dalton Paige of Mantua, NJ fished the Salem River and did well with two largemouth bass over 6 pounds. Union Lake is producing some nice smallmouth bass for local anglers like Jack Reader of Pitman, NJ who had plenty of smallies between 3 and 5 pounds on Yammamotoís. Striped Bass fishing in the Delaware River has slowed considerably but cat fishing has been great with cats over 8 pounds being reported. John Jacobs of West Deptford, NJ landed two cats over 7 pounds out of Brooklawn area. Saltwater fishing has been excellent with flounder, weakfish and schoolie stripers in the back bays. Deep water flounder fishing is heating up with good reports coming from Reef Site 11 and the Old Grounds. Shark fishing remains good. The Poormanís and Baltimore Canyons have been good for yellowfin tuna to 60 pounds, a few mahi-mahi and the first white marlin of the year! Crabbing was good this past week as reported by a few of our customers with plenty of nice size crabs to bring home. The 21st Annual Duke of Fluke Tournament at Sterling Harbor Bait & Tackle in Wildwood, NJ is scheduled for July 12, 2014, with divisions for both boat and kayak anglers. Call Sterling Harbor @ 609-729-1425 or visit sterlingharbor.com for more information. Sportsmanís Outpost is fully stocked with all your freshwater and saltwater fishing needs. We also have a large selection of kayak and kayak fishing accessories and kayaks by Hobie and Wilderness Systems. Let us help you get out on the water!

Sunday, June 15 26, 2014 8:54:47 PM
Cat fishing on the Delaware River has been very good up and down the river. The best catches have been reported with Neon green night crawlers for anglers like David Routch from Greenwich, NJ with a nice 9 pound Cat. Crappie fishing has heated up on local lakes. Warmer weather has anglers finding these fish hiding under structure. John Carpenter and crew, of Pemberton, NJ had a great day with crappie fishing using 2 inch Berkley Power Grubs. On the freshwater kayak fishing scene, large mouth bass fishing has been hot for kayak anglers. Mike Ludlam of Williamstown, NJ reported 3 bass over 3 pounds while using Scumfrogs. Brian OíKeefe of Greenwich, NJ landed a 4.3 ounce and a 5 pound largemouth bass on a Berkley powerworm in Greenwich Lake. Scott Cassidy of Swedesboro, NJ reported a 6.3 pound bucketmouth bass on a Zoom lizard from Alloway Lake. In the salt, weakfish are still being caught around the jetties on bloodworms or pink Zooms. Back bay Flounder fishing remains good. For the kayak anglers, Ed Brown of Williamstown, NJ fished his Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 kayak in North Wildwood and landed nice weakfish. Patrick and son Carson Latham of Ewing, NJ had a great day of fluke fishing behind Wildwood on their first Hobie Kayak fishing adventure with two nice keeper fluke to bring home for dinner! Offshore, Flounder fishing at Reef Site 11 and the Old Grounds has been excellent when the weather allows. Crabbing was excellent over the weekend! Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for all of your freshwater or saltwater fishing or crabbing needs! Our summer Hobie and Wilderness Systems Kayak sale is running through Sunday, June 22nd. Stop by the store for more details and let us help you get out on the water!

Monday, May 26, 2014 5:47:54 PM
Freshwater fishing has heated up on most of the lakes and ponds in South Jersey. Largemouth Bass fishing has been great and there are plenty of pickerel and panfish bending the rods! Dylan Gaff of Williamstown, NJ landed a few nice bass between three and 5 pounds at Wilson Lake. He reported that his lure of choice has been the Live Target crappie and bluegill lure. They have been working well because the dive depth is only 3 to 4 foot deep. Kate Jaconski reported a 5.5 pound large mouth bass at Old Cedar Campground and that jumbo Canadian night crawlers have been working well for her. The Delaware River is still giving up some nice striped bass . Ryan Contarino from Elk Township, NJ landed a 48 inch striper that weighed 41 pounds while using bunker for bait while fishing the lower river. In the salt, plenty of bluefish have been showing up along the south Jersey beachfront along with a few keeper striped bass. Lee Wethman of Turnersville, NJ caught a 30 and 29 inch bluefish on finger mullet while fishing the bulkhead in Sea Isle. Justin Fesler of Cape May Court House, NJ landed a keeper striped bass from the North Wildwood surf while using Clam for bait. Drumfishing in the Delaware Bay remains good with fish being caught on both the New Jersey and the Delaware sides of the bay. Crabbing season is off to an excellent start with plenty of keeper Blue Claws being caught. Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for all your freshwater and saltwater fishing needs and for the crabbers we have a large selection of traps, hand lines, nets and crabbing baits! We are fully stocked with Wilderness Systems Kayaks, Hobie Kayaks and accessories!

Sunday, May 18, 2014 10:59:50 PM
Outpost Mike reports excellent fresh water action this week! Trout landings have been good with meal worms and power bait being the bait of choice. The lilly pads have started to appear on area lakes and Mike says itís time to start deploying frog lures. Koppers Live Target frogs and Scum Frogs are his top picks. Customer Matt Kerznowski fished Wilson Lake on his Hobie Mirage Outback and reports that the water level at Wilson Lake is rising and some nice pickerel are chewing. Al Kavalkovich of Williamstown, NJ echoes this and reported landing 5 pickerel up to 18Ē and many bluegill, all on nightcrawlers at Wilson Lake. Ron Westerberger fished Shawmill Pond in Fortescue on Wednesday and had a blitz on pickerel with 19 fish, all caught on nightcrawlers. The Delaware River is still producing striped bass. Brenda Battle of Turnersville, NJ had a great day on the Delaware River at Riverwinds, releasing 4 stripers from 18Ē to 25Ē while fishing bloodworms. Mike Kavlunes from Pitsgrove, NJ continues to hook up with big stripers some going as big as 40 pounds. Mikeís bait of choice is bunker but he told us bloodworms are still working well for many anglers. Cole Valente from Mantua, NJ has been having a great year on the Delaware hooking up with some nice size stripers almost every time heís been on the water. Jimmy Owens of Clarksboro, NJ tells us catfish in the 4 to 7 pound range have been landed just out side the Big Timber Creek. In the salt, good catches of striped bass and nice size bluefish are being landed up and down the beach from Atlantic City to Sandy Hook. South of Atlantic City down to Cape May, surf anglers are catching some stripers and bluefish. Weakfish in the 4 to 7 pound range are being caught around Cape May Point. The back bays are keeping anglers busy with tailor blues, weakfish and mostly schoolie sized stripers. Ryan Day of Willliamstown, NJ fished around bridges in Ocean City with jig heads tipped with pink Zoom Salty Fluke and released multiple striped bass up to 15 pounds. The Delaware Bay drum fishing was good early in the week and as good as it gets late Saturday @ Tussey Slough. A look around the fleet showed most boats hooked up with fish. Crabs have started to come out of the mud and early season crabbers are reporting a good start to the season. Stop by Sportsmanís Outpost for all your freshwater, saltwater and crabbing needs. Flounder season opens this coming Friday, May 23rd. We are fully stocked with the largest selection of Gulp! in the area, jigheads, bucktails and rigs. Our spring kayak sale is in itís final days, so donít miss out on great savings on Wilderness Systems Kayaks and Hobie Kayaks through Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 10:59:50 PM
Now that the Ocean temps are starting to rise, weíve had some good reports of Striped Bass along the beachfront from Corsonís Inlet to Cape May. There are plenty of schoolie sized fish with an occasional keeper in the mix. John Kustner of Williamstown, NJ released a 24 inch and a 26 inch Striped Bass at Corsonís Inlet bridge while using Clam and Bunker for bait. Ed Brown of Williamstown, NJ had plenty of short Bass while fishing the surf near Corsonís Inlet using Gulp! for bait. On the Freshwater scene, the Delaware River is producing keeper size Striped Bass for anglers fishing the lower river. Most of these Bass are hitting Bloodworm or Bunker. The bulk of the fish seem to be heading down toward the Bay. There are also plenty of Catfish being caught on the lower Delaware River with Nightcrawlers being the bait of choice. Some big Largemouth Bass are being pulled from local lakes and rivers. The Salem River is one Hotspot for you to try your luck. The Z-Man Creature in black and blue proved to be the lure of choice this week for the bucket mouths according to John Finn of Upper Pittsgrove, NJ. who reported a 5.5 pound Largemouth from Salem River and said it was his ďcatch of the weekĒ. Wilson Lake was productive for Largemouth Bass and Yellow Perch. Johnson Young of Williamstown, NJ had some nice Bass @ Wilson Lake with Rapala Clakin Rap and Koppers Live Target being the best producers. Our top Trout report this week came from Josef Stroup, age 14 from Quinton, NJ. Josef landed a monster 25 inch Rainbow while fishing Swedesboro Lake. Our Spring Kayak sale is in full swing! Stop by and let us help you get out on the water in a Wilderness Systems or Hobie Kayak!

Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:20:36 PM
Even though the weather has still been on the cooler side, things are starting to bust loose on the fishing scene. Striped Bass fishing on the Delaware River is heating up with reports of 30 plus pound Striped Bass being caught mostly on bloodworm with a few reports on bunker. Angela Ciarlante of Elsinborough, NJ nailer a 46.5 pound Striped Bass on a Bloodworm while fishing the Delaware River. Trout fishing has been good with meal worms, Roostertails and Berkeley Power Bait. Glenlock Lake, Rowan and Oak Ponds, Hammonton Lake have all been productive. John Tomassello of Folsom, NJ fished Hammonton Lake and nailed a nice 5.5 pound Rainbow Trout on Berkeley Power Bait Nuggets. The local area Lakes and Ponds have also lit up with action on Largemouth Bass, Pickerel and Panfish. Jaidyn Heslin, age 2 caught her first ever Sunny's while fishing at a local pond. Danny Johnson of Sicklerville, NJ landed a 6 pound Largemouth Bass at Winslow Lake. Bobby Jimenez on Clayton, NJ had a 5.5 pound Largemouth from an area Lake. On the saltwater scene, some nice Stripers have been caught along the northern New Jersey beaches. Some reports came in of schoolie sized Striped Bass and a few Weakfish from the Cape May Point area as the water temps came up, but as soon as things cooled off again with the wind, the fishing slowed. As soon as the water temps come up to the 50-55 degree mark, everything should start biting. Our spring Kayak sale is in full swing. Stop by the store for more details or come see us at the Stone Harbor Seafood Festival on May 3rd where we will have a booth and some awesome specials!

Sunday, November 24, 2013 4:15:52 PM
Freshwater fishing remains good at area lakes. Hanna Gerkensmeyer of Clayton, NJ fished Oak Pond with Rainbow Powerbait and reported a 17 inch Brown Trout. Tyler Payne of Clayton, NJ reported a 3 pound Largemouth Bass from Iona Lake while using a nightcrawler for bait. Jake Pazzeia of Gibbstown, NJ worked a Rapala X-Rap at Malaga Lake and was rewarded with a 7 pound Largemouth. Pickerel fishing is excellent. Chaz Richmond reported a 5 pound Pickerel caught at Iona Lake on a Roostertail. In the salt, Blackfishing is excellent around the rockpiles and inshore wrecks. Sea Bass remained good on the 20 - 30 mile wrecks when the weather allowed. As of the writing Striped Bass fishing remains spotty with the bulk of the fish still to our north. Boats that fished the Avalon Shoal area caught fish while trolling umbrella rigs with tubes or shad bodies. A few fish moved into the Delaware Bay late in the week, but again the fishing was spotty. On the hunting scene, the Rut is in full swing. We are stocked with deer bait (sweet potatoes, sugar beets, apples, cob corn and pumpkins), ammo and all your hunting needs. Sportsmanís Outpost is gearing up for our annual Black Friday and Small Biz Saturday sale. Be sure to stop by for great savings on all of your fishing, hunting and kayaking supplies!

Sunday, November 17, 2013 2:21:41 AM
Largemouth Bass fishing has been very good at the area Lakes. Seven year old Ike Taylor of Clayton reported a 4.5 pound Largemouth @ Malaga Lake on a Gary Yammamoto worm. Vincent and Cindy Martorano of Malaga also had good fishing at Malaga Lake with a 3.5 pound Bass for Vincent and a 4.5 pound Bass for Cindy. The couple caught the fish on Rapala Lures. There are also plenty of Pickerel to keep the rods bending. Six year old Logan Ochs of Corbin City nailed a 20 inch Chain Pickerel on a 5" Black Senko while fishing Rainbow Lake. On the salt water scene, Striped Bass fishing is good in the northern part of the state and some fish are showing both in the Cape May Rips and the Delaware Bay but the fishing has not been as good as expected for this time of year in the southern portion of the state. Sea Bassing was excellent at the Cape May Reef and out to the 30 mile wrecks when the weather allowed. The larger fish were caught on the 25 - 30 mile wrecks. Togging remains excellent along the jetties and inshore wrecks. On the hunting scene, the RUT IS ON! Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for your deer bait - sweet potatoes, sugar beets, apples and pumpkins in stock!

Sunday, November 3, 2013 9:34:11 PM
Freshwater fishing has picked up! The Largemouth Bass fishing has been excellent at area lakes. Five year old Emily Burrows of Pitman, NJ had five Bass up to 3 pounds on her new Live Target Pumpkinseed crankbait while fishing Alcyon Lake! Joe Tucci of Sewell, NJ reported a 6 pound Largemouth Bass on a live minnow from Lake Kendall. Doug Reese used a Rapala X-Rap at Garrison Lake and landed a 5 pound Largemouth Bass and a 4 pound Chain Pickerel. Customer Donald Schmidt of Williamstown nailed a 6.5 pound Rainbow Trout at Oak Pond on a live minnow. Catfishing has been good at area lakes and Berkley Catfish Nuggets have been working well for them. Evan Green of Berlin, NJ had an 8 pound Catfish from Berlin Lake and Bobby Wood of Sewell, NJ had a 5 pound Catfish from Spring Lake, both while using Catfish Nuggets. On the saltwater scene, it seems the main body of Striped Bass remain to our north. Things should turn on with the cooler weather we are receiving. There are plenty of schoolie size Striped Bass with an occasional keeper in the back bays all along the Jersey coast hitting on topwater lures such as Zara Super Spooks and the like and the Bass are also hitting on bait such as Clam and Mullet. Sea Bass season opened again and anglers that took advantage of the short weather window reported good Sea Bassing at wrecks in the 25 - 30 mile range. Togging remains good around jetties and the limit will increase from one fish to six on November 16th. On the hunting scene, the rut is on! We are stocked with deer bait - sweet potato's, cob corn, sugar beets and apples!

Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:54:52 PM
Both freshwater and saltwater fishing reports were slim the past few weeks with the weather we've had. On the freshwater scene, the lower Delaware River remains good for Catfish and small Stripers. Bass fishing is sporadic at area lakes. Dave Stroyek of Monroe Twp. reported Largemouth Bass to 3 pounds @ Alloway Lake on white Zoom super fluke. Francis Madkiff of Deptford also reported good Bass fishing @ Alloway Lake with fish from 3 to 5 pounds on Roostertails. Parvin Lake also produced some nice Bass this past week. Chris Gritz of Hammonton reported decent trout fishing @ Hammonton Lake with trout to 15 inches on Roostertails. In the salt Bluefish are being caught from the beaches and some small Stripers with an occasional keeper with Mullet or Clam being the bait of choice. There were also a few reports of Redfish along the beachfront, but not as many as before the blow. Schoolie size Stripers are being caught all over the NJ Back Bays along the sod banks using topwater plugs and by hanging bait near the bottom. Whole Sardines seem to be working best but Mullet and Clam are also producing. The upcoming cold snap should get things moving both on the fishing and hunting scene! For the hunters, we have plenty of sugar beets, sweet potato's and cob corn in stock! Our end of season kayak sale is on with great prices on leftover, demo and rental kayaks from Wilderness Systems, Ocean Kayak and Hobie Kayaks. Now is the time to get out on the water and enjoy some excellent back bay kayak fishing or take advantage of great savings for upcoming holiday gifts!

Sunday, October 6, 2013 10:56:49 PM
Largemouth Bass fishing remains steady at area lakes. The Bass are hitting on Senko's and Chatterbaits and Rattletraps are starting to produce as well. Customer Rich Jackson of Pitman, NJ reported a 5.5 pound Bass @ Iona Lake that took a live minnow. Pickerel fishing is great with some nice sized Pickerel caught this past week. Rob Curcione of Franklinville, NJ had a 4.5 pound Pickerel @ Malaga Lake on a Zoom Lizard Pumpkin Seed. Eddie Payne of Clayton, NJ reported a 6 pound Pickerel caught on a Yammamoto Daquiri @ Parvin State Park. Customer Bill Wachter had 5 Yellow Perch to 3 pounds @ DOD Ponds on a Black/Silver Rapala lure. Saltwater anglers are still waiting for the fall Striped Bass migration to come about. There are plenty of schoolie size Striped Bass in the back bays all along the coast with some nice Weakfish in the mix. In the surf there are still Spot, Croakers and small Bluefish. From Avalon to Cape May there has been a good run of Redfish along the beachfront while using Mullet chunks for bait. The best bite has been at the start of the incoming tide. Sea Bassing was good during the latter part of the week at the reefs and wrecks to 30 miles out. Offshore, the best reports came from the Washington Canyon however scattered Tuna and Wahoo are being caught just inside the hundred fathom line. Crabby Jack gives the crabbing 5 Claws again this week, and says the past two weeks has been the best crabbing of the season!

Saturday, September 28, 2013 11:24:11 PM
On the freshwater scene, Largemouth Bass action remains good at area lakes and the Bass continue to hit Senko's and creature baits. Chatterbaits and Rattle Traps are starting to produce as well. Mike Lyons of Williamstown nailed a 5 pound 3 ounce Bass on a Black Yamamoto 5" Senko. Pickerel fishing remains good with live minnows being the bait of choice. Yellow Perch at Wilson Lake are hitting Mr. Twister curly tail grubs. We had good reports of Crappie fishing at Greenwich Lake while using trout worms or Mr. Twister grubs. Catfishing remains excellent on the Delaware River with Berkley catfish chunks or Power Baits. Along the beachfront in South Jersey small bluefish and spot are being caught and we've have reports of several Redfish caught down at Cape May Point. There are plenty of schoolie size Stripers in the back bays with occasional keeper size fish while using top water plugs or chunked bait. Sea Bass season opened on Friday, however with the high northeast winds reports were slim. Crabbing was excellent this past week and Crabby Jack gives it 5 Claws for the first time this season! Don't miss out on the best of the crabbing season while the weather is beautiful. We are still stocking frozen bunker until the season comes to an end. We have plenty of live Minnows in stock, live worms and frozen baits for your freshwater or saltwater fishing and needs! For the deer hunters, we are stocked with sugar beets, sweet potatoes and cob corn.

Sunday, September 8, 2013 2:46:39 PM
Largemouth Bass fishing remains good at most of the area Lakes. Salem Canal has been excellent and also Union Lake. Rubber frogs and Senko worms have been working well for the Largemouth. We also had reports of Pickerel, Crappie and Yellow Perch at Union Lake. Duncan Grant reported a 4 pound largemouth at Iona Lake that hit a Yamamoto Senko worm. Brittany Roberts of Harrisonville nailed a 5 pound 4 ounce Pickerel on a live Minnow at Harrisonville Lake. John Tobin had a 4 1/2 pound Bass at Newton Creek on a Yamamoto Senko worm. There are plenty of nice Carp being caught in the Cooper River. Customer Eddie Garrison used cornmeal and landed an 11 pound Carp! This coming Saturday, September 14th is the 29th Annual Kid's Fishing Contest at Wilson Lake in Scotland Run Park. The contest is free for kids 18 years of age and under. Registration is at the park, the morning of the contest. Prizes and trophies will be awarded for 1st and 2nd Place boating and non-boating categories for 3 age groups. Hope to see you there! In the salt, Flounder are still being caught at the Reefs in good numbers, however there were more undersize fish this past week, and you have to work harder for the keepers. Reminder: New Jersey's Flounder season was extended through September 24th! Sportsman's Outpost is fully stocked with Spro Bucktails, Flounder Rigs, frozen baits, plenty of Minnows and all your Flounder fishing needs! There are plenty of nice Sea Bass being caught, however keep in mind that the season for Sea Bass is not open until September 27th. The back bays are holding schoolie size Striped Bass especially at night around the bridge lights. Along the beachfront, there are still some Croakers, Kingfish and snapper blues. Crabbing has improved as it usually does in September with lots of big crabs to be had, so stop by and check out our inventory of crab traps, hand lines and other crabbing supplies before you head out to take advantage of the wonderful September weather and crabbing. Our shipment of 2014 Hobie Kayaks is on it's way, so look for the new inventory very soon! There are some exciting changes in the line up for kayak anglers!

Sunday, September 1, 2013 10:11:53 AM
On the freshwater scene, Bass fishing is excellent right now at all the area Lakes with the two best reports coming from Newton Creek for Largemouth Bass and from Lake Audrey for Smallmouth Bass. Grenloch Lake has been producing some nice Largemouth and Crappie. Pickerel fishing is excellent with the bait of choice being live Minnows. Catfishing is excellent on the lower Delaware River and Mackerel bait has been working great for them. White Perch are being caught in the Maurice River on night crawlers. Barb Renshaw of Blackwood reported a 6.5 pound Largemouth Bass that hit a Yammamoto Senko Black/Red Flake. Jack Tobin of Clementon nailed a hefty 5.5 pound Smallmouth on a Havo Okeechobee Crawl. Ronald Tessing of Millville, NJ pulled an 8.5 pound Largemouth from Parvin State Park. Gabriel Smith fished the Cooper River and landed a 13 pound Carp using Corn for bait. Adam Satanoff had a 6 pound Largemouth Bass from a local lake. Shawn and Ryan McKellick of Clayton, NJ had an excellent day of fishing Wilson Lake with Largemouth Bass and Crappie to show for their efforts. In the salt, Flounder fishing at the Reefs remains good when the wind and weather permit. Surf fisherman up and down the coast are still catching Kingfish and Croakers. Fishing for Sharks off the beaches has been excellent with some very large sharks being caught. Offshore there is an excellent Big Eye Tuna bite at the Wilmington Canyon. Crabbing has been very good this past week with customers reporting nice catches from Dividing Creek, Hansey Creek and Patcong Creek to name a few. Sportsman's Outpost is fully stocked with Flounder Rigs, Spro Bucktails, and all your Fluke fishing needs. We also carry a large selection of crabbing supplies and crab bait. Our end of season kayak sale is in full swing with savings on leftover Wilderness Systems Kayaks and our demo Hobie Kayaks. Let us help you get out on the water!

Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:04:19 PM
On the freshwater scene, Bass fishing is very, very good right now at all the area Lakes. Jakes Hayes and family had an excellent week of fishing and reported a 2 pound Largemouth Bass that took a live nightcrawler at Wilson Lake for Jake. Mason Hayes landed a 3 pound Largemouth Bass at Washington Lake with a Yammamoto Daquiri Senko and Emily Hayes had a 3 pound Pickerel that took a live Minnow at Iona Lake. Kevin Calabro worked a Live Target Frog at Iona Lake and reported a 3 pound Largemouth Bass. It seems the Bass are loving the Live Target Frogs! Pickerel fishing is excellent just about everywhere with live Minnows being the bait of choice. There are good reports of Tiger Musky at DOD Ponds, and yellow 1/2 ounce Rooster Tails are working well for them. Down at the shore Flounder fishing is red hot right now at the Reefs with many customers reporting the best Flounder fishing they've had in years. Stop by to check out our huge selection of Spro Bucktails, Fluke fishing Rigs, and Saltwater baits. Crabbing was on the slow side last week with the full moon, however has been getting back on track now that the full moon has passed. We are fully stocked with crab traps, hand lines, and crabbing baits! Our end of season kayak sale is in full swing with savings on left over Wilderness Systems Kayaks and Ocean Kayaks, and our demo fleet of Hobie Kayaks! Stop by for more information!

Sunday, August 11, 2013 5:56:14 PM
Fishing at Wilson Lake (Scotland Run Park) was excellent during the week. Rich M. and son Rich Jr. of Williamstown landed 9 pickerel while using live minnows for bait. Mike L. of Sewell landed several Bass and Pickerel while using Rapala X-Raps. On Hammonton Lake, Nick S. of Blue Anchor reported landing Bass between 4-6 pounds on a wacky rigged watermelon worm. Bethel Mill Lake has picked up this week with reports of Black Crappie and Bass. John H. of Williamstown landed 8 Large Mouths while fishing in Sewell, using Live Target Pumpkin Seed crank baits. Mike L. of Williamstown landed 3 Large Mouth Bass on the same Live Target Lure in a local pond. Sean M. of Clayton landed several Bass while fishing the Blue Hole in Williamstown on white Booyah spinner baits & blue and black Z-man Chatterbaits. Mike M. and his daughter landed several Bass, Pickerel and Carp on Rapala X-Rap Lures while Kayak Fishing in Salem County. There was also plenty of action at Alcyon and Iona Lakes this week. Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for all your fresh and saltwater fishing supplies, crabbing supplies and kayak fishing supplies. We are your neighborhood kayak fishing specialists. Let us help you get out on the water!

Sunday, July 28, 2013 6:56:32 AM
Bass fishing remains good at Wilson Lake. Chaz C. of Williamstown landed a 4 pound Largemouth Bass on a Z-Man chatterbait. Mike Ludlam of Williamstown landed a 3 and a 4 pound Bass while working Senko's (Smoke & Green Pumpkin with Purple Copper) while kayak fishing the Salem Canal. Mr.Zuchowski of Blackwood landed 3 Bass on a crank bait while fishing in a Gloucester Twp. Lake. Rowan University Pond has also been productive with Bass this week for several University students while fishing with minnows. Customer Eric G. of Williamstown landed an 8 pound Bass while fishing at Locust Lake in PA. We are receiving numerous reports of Snake Heads in all area lakes. Snake Heads are an invasive species and must be destroyed and reported to the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife. Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for all of your fishing, crabbing and kayak supplies. The new Yak Attack Zooka Tube is in stock for you kayak anglers!

Monday, July 22, 2013 8:25:34 AM
Fishing at Wilson Lake has been very good again this week. Joe Tipton of Blackwood landed three Largemouth Bass averaging 3 pounds and a Blue Gill weighing approximately 1 pound, while fishing with minnows. Neil T. Williamstown landed a 4.7 pound Bass in a local Gloucester County Lake while fishing with minnows. Alloway Lake activity has been great this week with many reports of Large Mouth Bass being caught along with Black Crappie and Pickerel. Alex S. of West Deptford landed a 4 plus pound Bass on a Z-Man Chatterbait (pumpkin grape swirl). Salem Canal has been very active within the last week with white perch and bass. Greg M. of Collingswood landed a 4+ pound Bass in Newton Creek on a Senko. Crabbing has picked up this week in Beaver Dam and Matts Landing. Stop by the Outpost for all of your fishing, crabbing and kayak supplies.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 8:54:38 AM
Anglers are having a good week at Wilson Lake while using Nitro Night Crawlers and crank baits. Ava and Aston of Glassboro have had plenty of activity at Wilson Lake and Candle Lake last week catching pickerel and yellow perch. Rick M of Clayton reported landing a 3 1/2 lb Bass in Bethel Mill Lake on a Bass Assassin. Z-Man Chatterbaits are doing well in Parvin State Park (Black n Blue & Chatruse/Pumpkin Swirl)). Rapala X-Raps are catching some nice Bass in Newton Creek and Alloway Lake. Mike M. has had success with a jig and grub in Alloway Lake as he also landed quite a few black crappie! Kevin M. of Williamstown is catching lots of Bass on the Yum Money Minnow. Stop by Sportsmans Outpost for all of your Fishing/Crabbing and Kayak supplies. Live and Frozen Bait in stock.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 8:55:50 AM
Bass fishing was good at area lakes late in the week, especially at Wilson Lake in Scotland Run Park. Michael D. of Williamstown landed a 4 pound and a 5 pound Large Mouth and Jamie D. of Runnemede landed a 4+ pound Large Mouth Bass while using a Rapala Fire Tiger Crank Bait at Wilson Lake. Tom M. of Washington Twp. reported landing plenty of Bass and Pickerel while fishing Irvin Lake using KVD 1.0's. Shop customers, Mike M. and family, of Sewell enjoyed a very productive day of fishing on Alloway Lake on their new Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Kayaks. They reported 20 Black Crappie, Bass and Pickerel while using spinner baits and Senko worms. Customers reported excellent crabbing this past week! Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for all of your live and frozen baits, crabbing, fishing and kayak supplies for both fresh and saltwater. Check out our line of Z-Man chatterbaits including EZ Skirts, Flashbacks and Pro 2 Series.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 8:34:56 PM
When the weather allowed this past week, Oak Pond produced some nice Large Mouth Bass on spinner baits and crank baits. Silver Lake and Victory Lakes are producing Bass on Night Crawlers and Green Nitro worms. Anglers reported decent catches of Yellow Perch, Sunnies and Pickerel on night crawlers in Wilson Lake @ Scotland Run Park. Greg S. of Williamstown caught several Pickerel on Night Crawlers while fishing in Batsto. Kevin L. of Mt.Ephraim reported catching several decent size carp in Newton Creek and Hopkins Pond in Haddonfield. Stop by the Sportsman's Outpost for all of your fishing and crabbing supplies. Also check out our variety of Z-Man Chatter baits.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 5:03:40 PM
Bass anglers are reporting plenty of action in our area! Jerry L. of Gloucester landed several 4 + pound Largemouth Bass in Newton Creek on KVD's and Rapala Vampire Minnow. Rootbeer Senko worms were the bait of choice for Mike L. of Turnersville as he landed quite a few Large Mouth Bass and Pickerel in Wilson Lake at Scotland Run Park. Yellow Perch and Crappie have been very active at Wilson Lake as well. Sean R. of Erial had good fishing using Ribbits (Blue Gill Garlic) as he landed a nice 5 pound Largemouth Bass in D.O.D. Pond. Cat Fishing has been very very good in Big Timber Creek and Delaware River for Anthony G. of Deptford while using Salted Mackerel Strips. Tim S. landed 20 + catfish over 22" while fishing the creeks in Millville. All area lakes are producing Crappie, Bass, Yellow Perch and plenty of Sunnies and Bluegill which are mostly caught using live worms. We continue to receive reports of snake heads in most of our area lakes. Remember they must be destroyed and reported to the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife as they are an invasive species. For the salt water report check out: http://www.sterlingharbor.com/fishingreport.htm Crabbing Report: Crabby Jack gives the crabbing 3 out of 5 Claws this week and says the crabs are getting larger as summer kicks in! Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for all your freshwater and saltwater fishing needs and check out our crabbing department with everything you need for a great day out crabbing!

Sunday, June 16, 2013 5:27:42 PM
Area lakes including Daretown and Haddon Lake have been producing a larger number in quantity and size of Large Mouth Bass, with plenty of action on the lily pads with Green Pumpkin/Purple flake Senko's and Watermelon Seed on a shaky head. Jeff L. of Williamstown landed several 4 and 5 pounders on Zoom Twin tail Blue Gills. Steven V. of Winslow Twp. landed a 5 pound Large Mouth Bass on Terminator spinner bait. Wilson Lake has had fairly decent activity with Pickerel ,Yellow Perch and Blue Gills while using minnows, night crawlers and Bass Black Senko worms. No reports of Trout activity within the last week. Stop by the Outpost for all of your fresh and salt water baits. We currently have Mackerel, Bunker, Clam, Squid and Spearing and a large selection of flounder rigs.

Sunday, June 9, 2013 12:09:14 PM
James L. of Williamstown reported excellent Bass Fishing in Deepwater Lake. He caught several large mouth bass while using Chartruse and White Booyah Gold Blade Spinners, Pond Magic Grasshoppers, Fire bugs and June Bugs. Wilson Lake at Scotland Run Park is producing Large Mouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie and Pickerel while using spinner baits, night crawlers and minnows. Bass Fishing has been improving in Victory Lakes and Silver Lake as the water temps begin to warm. PIckerel and Yellow Perch are being caught in New Brooklyn Lake on spinner baits. Catfishing has been good in Mantua, Raccoon and Little Timber Creeks while using salted Mackerel or Berkley Catfish bait (liver). Many anglers have been catching snakeheads in our area lakes. Snake heads are invasive and should be destroyed and submitted to N.J. Division of Fish & Wildlife for verification. Fishing Facts for NJ: State record for Channel Catfish is 33 lbs 3oz (1978) held by Howard Hudson in Lake Hopatcong. State record for Chain Pickerel is 9lbs and 3 oz (1957) held by Frank McGovern in Lower Aetna Lake. Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for all of your fishing, hunting, kayaking and crabbing supplies and a variety of salt and fresh water baits.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:35:28 PM
Freshwater Report: Trout are still being caught in area lakes and ponds on Berkley PowerBait and meal worms. Grenloch Lake and Oak Pond are still producing several trout as well. as Oak Pond As the warmer temperatures approach,the trout will begin to move to deeper and cooler water causing catches to slow. Bass season has picked up during the week. John S. and his son Matt of Stratford, reported having a very successful day of Bass fishing at Atco Lake while using Senko worms. Hubert Smigelski caught a 6 pound Largemouth Bass and three 3 pound Bass at Maskells Mill Pond. Good Bass reports are also coming from Victory Lakes and D.O.D Ponds. Stripers on the Delaware River have slowed down while catfishing has been very good. Black Crappie, Blue Gills and Pickerel have been plentiful in all of our area lakes and ponds. Several anglers this week have caught Bowfin in Greenwich and Raccoon Creek. Saltwater report: Fluke fishing in the jersey shore Back bays has been excellent with live minnows, Gulp! and Mackerel producing nice fish. Weakfish are also being caught in the back bays. In the Delaware Bay Drum fishing has been great on both the New Jersey and Delaware sides of the Bay. Crabbing has been good, but there were a lot of smaller crabs this week, and that should improve now that we are past the full moon. Jim Rossiter of Bridgeton, NJ boated 3 Weakfish up to 6 pounds on his Wilderness Systems Tarpon kayak, and all the snapper blues you could catch. Charles Parker of Wildwood, NJ boated a 30 inch Striped Bass on his Hobie Mirage Pro Angler kayak while trolling a tube-n-worm behind the Wildwoods. Hunting: Spring Turkey season has come to an end for 2013. Check back next week for a final results of birds checked in at the Outpost. It was a very productive season for Youth and Adults with a very large number of birds checked in over 20 pounds. Congrats to all of our customers for a great hunting season! Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for all you freshwater and saltwater fishing needs and crabbing supplies. Check out our full line of Wilderness Systems and Hobie Fishing Kayaks. Kayak rigging is our specialty!

Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:43:03 PM
Trout fishermen have reported successful days at Hammonton Lake, Harrisonville Lake and Iona Lake using small minnows and meal worms for bait. Several breeders have been caught in Oak Pond and Narriticon Lake this week on Berkley Power Bait (Hatchery, Purple and Pink). Most of our area lakes are producing Bass, Crappie and Yellow Perch as well as Pickerel. Baits of choice have been Green Nitro worms, Night Crawlers and Minnows. Catfishing has been excellent in Big Timber Creek and the Delaware River. Striped Bass are still being caught in the Delaware River. Turkey season is winding down into the last week (D week). Sportsman's Outpost checked in 18 Turkeys with 8 over 20 pounds last week. Paul Glikas Jr shot a 24 pounder, with 1 1/8 inch spurs and a double beard measuring 11 3/4 inches and 9 1/8 inches, the largest bird checked in so far this season.

Monday, May 13, 2013 12:13:32 AM
Trout fishing is still going strong in Oak Pond and at Grenloch and Iona Lakes. Sal from Blackwood, NJ landed a large breeder in Glenloch Lake, and Jim Bracken of Pitman, NJ landed a 3 pound Trout measuring 15 inches in Iona Lake this week. Greenwich Lake and Mary Elmer Lake are also producing nice Trout. Berkely Power Bait, Meal Worms and Wax Worms have been the baits of choice. Pickerel action remains excellent in all the area Lakes. Black Crappie and Bass action has improved over the past week. Green, Black and Pink Senko Worms have been stirring up the Bass. White Perch and Striped Bass are still plentiful in area Rivers with live Bloodworms being the bait of choice. On the hunting scene, Sportsman's Outpost checked in 22 Turkeys this week with eight weighing in over 20 pounds. Stop by Sportsman's Outpost for all your hunting and fishing needs. Check out our full line of Hobie and Wilderness Systems Kayaks. Let us help you get out on the water. Happy Mother's Day Mom's and Thank You for introducing your children to the outdoors!

Sunday, May 5, 2013 3:27:31 PM
TROUT FISHING IS STILL GOING STRONG IN MANY OF THE AREA LAKES AND PONDS. CLINTON PORCH REPORTED REACHING HIS LIMIT SEVERAL DAYS AT SCHADLERS SAND WASH POND ON BERKLEY POWER PRO HATCHERY BAIT. ROWANDS POND AND GRENLOCH LAKE HAVE PRODUCED SEVERAL BREEDERS ON MEAL WORMS AND WAX WORMS. BASS FISHING IS BEGINNING TO PICK UP AT WILSON LAKE (SCOTLAND RUN) AND ALCYON, IONA AND MALAGA LAKES. LINDA S. HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL AT VICTORY LAKE WHILE USING MINNOWS AND GREEN NITRO WORMS. THE PICKEREL ACTION HAS BEEN GREAT ON LURES, MINNOWS AND NIGHT CRAWLERS. THE STRIPED BASS AND WHITE PERCH BITE HAS BEEN GOOD IN THE AREA RIVERS USING BLOODWORMS. IN THE LAST WEEK, 48 TURKEYS HAVE BEEN CHECKED IN, INCLUDING 28 OVER 20 LBS. STOP BY THE SPORTSMAN'S OUTPOST FOR ALL OF YOUR HUNTING AND FISHING NEEDS. WE HAVE BLOOD WORMS, MEAL WORMS, WAX WORMS, GREEN NITRO WORMS AND NIGHT CRAWLERS !!!!! CHECK OUT OUR KAYAK DEPARTMENT'S FULL LINE OF 2013 HOBIE AND WILDERNESS SYSTEMS KAYAKS!!!! WILDERNESS SYSTEMS KAYAK LEFTOVERS ARE 20% OFF. WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF PRODUCTS TO RIG YOUR KAYAK FOR FISHING, AND CUSTOM RIGGING IS OUR SPECIALTY!

Sunday, April 28, 2013 9:38:05 PM
Fishing: Freshwater Bass fishing is still on the slow side, but the Trout fishing has picked up this past week! Anglers reported Trout limits at Greenwich, Harrisonville and Iona Lakes while using meal worms and Power Bait. Pickerel fishing has been excellent while using Minnows, Night crawlers and Rooster Tails at Wilson and New Brooklyn Lakes. Stripers and White Perch have been tearing up the bloodworms in the Delaware, Mullica & Maurice Rivers. Hunting: Since opening day last Saturday, Mike and Lori have checked in 68 Turkeys. The heaviest turkey was 23 lbs., 11 1/2 inch beard and 1 1/2 inch spurs. Stop by the Sportsman's Outpost for all of your hunting and fishing needs. We have a large supply of Bloodworms, Night Crawlers, Meal worms and live Minnows. Our "Sale into Summer" Kayak sale is on full swing. Let us help you get out on the water in a Hobie or Wilderness Systems Kayak! Custom rigging is our specialty!

Sunday, April 21, 2013 11:10:50 PM
Fishing: Trout fishing was good at Iona Lake, Oak Pond and Grenloch Lake this week. Several anglers reported catching their limit on Power Bait (Pink & Chartreuse) and Meal worms, while several anglers reported success with small minnows. Local lakes such as Scotland Run and Malaga are producing smaller sized Large Mouth Bass - the water temps are still a bit on the chilly side. Pickerel are hitting in most area lakes and ponds. Striped Bass fishing in the lower Delaware River has been excellent. Hunting: It was a very successful opening day for Spring Youth Turkey Hunting. Young turkey hunters from Gloucester and Salem County checked in turkeys at Sportsman's Outpost weighing between 15 & 21 lbs. Congrats to these young Sportsmen and women!

Sunday, April 14, 2013 9:09:36 PM
FISHING: After the first week of Trout Season, anglers reported having a successful opening day while using Meal Worms, Berkley Power Bait (Chartruse, Pink, and Corn Yellow) and Tsunami Cock-Tails. Several breeders were caught in the early morning hours on Sunday in Gloucester and Camden County Lakes but the high winds and cold temps put a damper on the remainder of the day. During the week anglers reported having a decent day at Westville Lake, Greenwich Lake, Grenloch Lake, Oak and Rowands Ponds. There are plenty of Trout for all to enjoy this season - 570,000 brook, brown and rainbows were stocked with 180,000 released on opening day. In addition, 6,000 breeders measuring between 15-21 inches and weighing 3-6 lbs were also stocked. Bass fishing is beginning to pick up and pickerel fishing has been excellent in all the area lakes. Anglers also reported landing several Striped Bass (mostly shorts) in the lower Delaware River on Bloodworms. HUNTING: Turkey season begins with Youth Turkey Hunting Day on Saturday, April 20, 2013. All youth turkey hunters 10 to 16 years of age must possess a valid spring turkey hunting permit in addition their youth hunting license. They must be accompanied by a properly licensed, non-hunting adult age 21 or older who may not shoot on this youth day. Youth permit is considered an extension of the regular season permit held by the youth. If the youth hunter harvests a turkey on this youth hunting day, the "Y" period permit is no longer valid for future hunting. All other spring turkey hunting regulations apply. Monday, April 22 will be the start of the regular (Adult) spring turkey season. At this time Zone 21 and 22 are SOLD OUT. Hunting Period C & D are still available for Zone 20. Please visit the Sportsman's Outpost for all of your hunting and fishing needs. We have a large supply of MEAL WORMS, TROUT WORMS, NIGHT CRAWLERS, POWER BAIT & MINNOWS. Check out our SPRING KAYAK SALE! Our new shipment of 2013 Wilderness Kayaks have arrived! All leftover Wilderness system kayaks are 20% off! We have a full inventory of 2013 Hobie Kayaks in stock and kayak and kayak fishing accessories by Yak Attack, Harmony, Extrasport, Carlisle, Lowrance and more. We are your local kayak rigging experts! Let us help you get out on the water!

Friday, April 12, 2013 5:04:14 AM
The 2013 Wilderness Systems Kayaks have arrived! Stop by to see our full inventory of Wilderness Systems and Hobie Kayaks featuring the 2013 Hobie Mirage Pro Angler series of kayaks. Stop by and schedule a test ride! 20% off Left over Wilderness Systems Kayaks! Visit our kayak department for products by Yak Attack, Hobie Kayak, Extrasport, Harmony, Carlisle Paddles, Lowrance, and more! We are your local kayak rigging experts for Fishfinders, GPS, Rod Holders, Anchor Trolley's, and more! We are owned and operated by Kayak Fishermen. Let us help you get out on the water!

Sunday, November 18, 2012 6:24:18 PM
Trout fishing remains good in Oak Pond and Hammonton Lake while using live minnows, meal worms or Power Baits. Winter Tout Stocking schedule for Tuesday November 20th, is as follows: Haddon Lake (150) and Rowands Pond (100) both located in Camden County. Anglers are reporting pickerel in Alloway, Wilson and Bethel Mill Lakes on live minnows. Alcyon and Pembron Lake has been producing Black Crappy and Large Mouth Bass. Remember that for a successful day of Bass fishing, use a SLOW retrieval in the colder water. Many anglers are having good success with rooster tails and jerk baits as the vegetation in the lakes has recently died off due to cold water temps. D.O.D ponds have produced numerous large mouth bass on senko worms. In the salt, Striper fishing has been EXCELLENT in the Delaware Bay. The Cape May Rips have also turned on this week! Stop by the Sportsmans Outpost for all of your hunting and fishing needs.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 4:20:49 PM
FISHING : This week in Wilson Lake, Yellow Perch and Pickerel have been caught in large numbers using 1/4 & 1/2 oz. Rooster Tails and C.P.Swings. Trout fishing is still going strong in Hammonton Lake, Grenloch Lake and in Oak Pond after the recent fall stocking. Good reports are coming in from Union Lake as anglers have been catching a large number of Crappy and Hybrid Striped Bass. Striped Bass fishing in the Delaware Bay was excellent over the weekend. The Cape May Rips were very dirty and Striper fishing was spotty at best in the rips after Sandy and the mid-week Nor-easter. Hopefully things will settle this coming week in the Rips. The Tautog limit increases this coming Friday to 6 fish per person. HUNTING: Opening Day of Pheasant started with a real bang and a good turn out of hunters reported a successful first day with birds being plentiful. The rut has paid off well for many deer hunters in the field at this time. Many buck have been taken this week by hunters. Duck hunting has been hot on the Salem River & Mannington Meadows with a variety of birds up for grabs. Our end of season Kayak sale continues. Stop by to check out our Wilderness Systems and Hobie Mirage Drive Kayaks!

Sunday, October 21, 2012 2:09:39 PM
Following the recent fall Trout Stocking in area lakes, anglers have been reporting successful days at Grenloch Lake, Greenwich Lake, Oak Pond and Iona Lake. Meal worms, Trout worms and Power Bait have been the go to bait with occassional success on small minnows. Roger J. of Williamstown reported catching numerous rainbows on Pink and Chartruse Power Bait. Steven C. and Justin C. of Clayton reported successful day at Iona Lake using Power Bait nuggets and Red Trout Worms. Bass fishing slowed due to the temperature change. Soon the Bass will begin their feeding for the winter months. Keep in mind to use a slow retrieve in the cooler water. Pickerel and Black Crappie have been caught in most of the area Lakes and Ponds. Hunting Season is here and the rut has started. Many of our hunters have had a successful week with the cooler temperatures moving in. Matt from Franklinville took a ten pointer several days ago in the area. Stop by the Outpost for sweet potatoes, sugar beets and all of your hunting needs. Sportsman's Outpost will be carrying fresh bunker again this fall once the Striped Bass show. Call to reserve your baits.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 8:54:35 AM
FISHING- Fall Bass fishing has been steady with the cooler temps moving in. Local Lakes and Ponds have been producing a large number of black crappie and pickerel on minnows including Menantico Ponds and Atkinson Park Lake. Fall Trout Stocking began on October 9. Approximately 20,000 two-year old brook and rainbow trout, averaging 14-16 inches, are stocked in 17 streams and 15 ponds and lakes over a two-week period. Streams are stocked during the first week, and ponds and lakes are stocked during the second week. In addition to these trout, up to 1,000 broodstock trout (three-year old rainbow trout, averaging 18-22 inches) are also stocked. Broodstock trout are mixed in with each truckload of fish. All fish were raised at the division's Pequest Trout Hatchery. The fall stocking schedule for our area is as follows: Tuesday, October 16 ATLANTIC & CUMBERLAND COUNTIES Giampetro Park Pond - 170 Hammonton Lake - 340 Mary Elmer Lake - 170 Maurice River - 400 BURLINGTON, CAMDEN & GLOUCESTER COUNTIES Crystal Lake - 170 Grenloch Lake - 170 Oak Pond - 170 Sylvan Lake - 170 Wednesday, October 17 GLOUCESTER & SALEM COUNTIES Greenwich Lake - 170 Iona Lake - 170 Schadlers Sand Wash Pond - 170 Swedesboro Lake - 170 MIDDLESEX & MERCER COUNTIES Colonial Lake - 170 Farrington Lake - 340 Roosevelt Park Pond - 170 Rosedale Lake - 170 HUNTING -Since the temperatures have dropped there has been an increase in deer moving early morning and late afternoon. Hunters are reporting that deer bait including sugar beet, sweet potatoes and corn are beginning to work since the acorns have dropped. Since last week, Code Blue Doe Urine and Buck Bomb Scent Fogger have been the most successful attractant. Stop by the Outpost for all of your fishing and hunting supplies. Deer Bait is available- Sweet Potatoes and Sugar Beets/$5 for a 5 gallon bucket.

Sunday, October 7, 2012 3:19:34 PM
Bass Fishing in the area continues to be great! Dave Snedeker of Blackwood landed a Large Mouth Bass over 3 pounds. Hubert Smigelski of Pennsgrove reported catching 5 Large Mouth Bass and large Black Crappie on minnows in Canton Drainage. Cristina T. of Philadelphia landed her first ever Bass yesterday! Christina fished an area pond using a Watermelon Senko worm. She also had 3 Bass and Pickerel using minnows. Michelle Trolano of Penngrove landed a 4 pound Chain Pickerel on a live minnow while fishing Canton Drainage. Sierra Smigelski of Pennsgrove landed 3 Large Mouth Bass and 5 Black Crappie in Salem Canal on Senko Worms. Hunting is starting to pick up as the cooler weather arrives. Ribs Taxidermy reported that numerous deer have been taken already this season and a local hunter reported taking a 13 pointer in the Clayton area. White Oak Acorns are plentiful and larger in size this year. Sugar Beets and Sweet Potatoes are a great bait and available at the Outpost this season!. Stop by the Sportsmans Outpost for all of your hunting needs.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 4:02:01 PM
A fantastic week of Bass Fishing was had at Garrison and Alcyon Lakes. Numerous Bass were caught on live Minnows, Night Crawlers and Nitro Worms. Alloway Lake produced Bass on KVD crank baits earlier in the week. DOD ponds have been productive with Bass as well. Many of our anglers reported catching Bowfin in Raccoon and Mantus Creek on just about anything in their tackle boxes. Bowfin are powerful predators and ambush their prey. AN INTERESTING FISH FACT - Bowfin date back to the Mezozoic Era, Jurassic Period - more than 150,000,000 years ago....!!!!!! The Striped Bass will be here before we know it! Now's the time to get your gear in order. We are stocked with everything you need for Striper Fishing and will be carrying fresh and live bait this fall.

Sunday, September 9, 2012 7:39:05 PM
Attention hunters! Archery season has opened and the new line of Parker Crossbows and all the accessories have arrived! Stop in to see the largest selection in the area. On the fishing scene, anglers reported Bass, Yellow Perch and Pickerel being caught on live minnows and Senko worms at Wilson Lake this week. Bass activity has been steady in Iona, Franklinville and Malaga Lakes as well as Victory Lakes. Dustin from Williamstown reported catching several large Pickerel at Batsto Lake. Great Bass action was reported at Audrey Lake and Alloway Lake on jigs and grubs. Please join us Saturday September 15, 2012 for the 28th Annual KIDS FISHING CONTEST from 8:30am to 11:30am at Scotland Run Park, located at 980 East Academy Street in Clayton, NJ. The contest is for Kids 18 and Younger and admission is FREE. Contest rules are as follows: One Rod /Reel per person, bring your own bait, kids 16 years of age and older must be licensed. Return un-injured fish to lake. THE FINAL WEIGH IN WILL BE AT 11:30AM. For all of your hunting and fishing needs , visit us at The Sportsmans Outpost.

Sunday, September 2, 2012 3:45:06 PM
Bass fishing was good in early mornings and at sunset at Iona Lake, Malaga Lake, Bethel Mill Lake and Wilson Lake with Malaga Lake producing the best. Live minnows is the bait of choice. Mid day Bass fishing was less productive. Yellow perch and Pickerel are being caught at Wilson Lake with live Minnows. Sportsman's Outpost end of summer kayak sale is in full swing with 20% off all in stock Wilderness Systems Kayaks. All new Parker Crossbows and Accessories are now in stock! Stop by to check them out! The 28th Annual Kids Fishing Contest @ Scotland Run Park will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM. It's for kid's 18 and younger and it's FREE! Sponsored by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sportsman's Outpost. Boating and Non-Boating categories.

Monday, July 16, 2012 10:57:55 PM
Many anglers are reporting good bass activity in local lakes and ponds mainly in the early morning and sunset hours due to the heat. Most reports are from Victory Lakes, Blackwood Lake and Atco Lake. Kayak anglers were very successful in Newton Creek early evening on Thursday. At Wilson Lake, anglers reported catching Sunnies, Bass and Black Crappy. Ashley W. & Ryan M. caught several large catfish in Timber Creek on Berkley Catfish Powerbait. Stop by the Outpost for all of your kayak and fishing supplies!

Monday, July 9, 2012 9:45:09 AM
With the excessive heat, the fishing reports have changed dramatically. Anglers are reporting that the best time for Bass activity is early morning and early evening just prior to sunset. Garrison Lake, D.O.D. Ponds and Victory Lake are producing with Minnows and Senko's during day and Popper's, Scum Frogs, and Jitterbugs for top water action at night. In the Salt, Flounder fishing is in full swing with nice catches reported from Reef Site 11, the Old Grounds and the Cape May Reef. Crabbing has been good to excellent according to customers stopping in the store. The Sportsmans Outpost is fully stocked with a large selection of Flounder Rigs, Crabbing Supplies and Bait. For all of our customers who will be participating in the 19th Annual DUKE OF FLUKE Tournament in Wildwood next weekend, all of us at the Outpost wish you the best!

Sunday, May 20, 2012 5:21:11 PM
At Union Lake and the Mullica River, anglers are catching White Perch and Striped Bass on Blood Worms. Iona Lake is producing Large Mouth Bass on various Crank Baits. At Parvin State Forest the action has been increasing for Bass on minnows and night crawlers. The action at Wilson Lake has been very productive with Bass, Yellow Perch and Pickerel. Bethel Mill and Alcyon Lake have also been very good with large Black Crappie, Bass, Pickerel and Yellow Perch. Stop by the Sportsmans Outpost for all of your fishing needs! Live Blood worms, Night Crawlers and Minnows as well as Trout Worms and Meal worms are in stock now! If your heading to the shore for some salt water action, we have Bunker, Squid Strips, Mackerel and Salted Clams available. For the current Saltwater fishing report check out the link form Sterling Harbor Bait & Tackle. Our Sail Into Summer Kayak in in full force through May 26th! Stop by and let us help you get out on the water!

Sunday, May 13, 2012 6:29:27 PM
Trout season seems to be winding down as the water warms up, but we are still getting some reports of Trout from Oak Pond and Greenwich Lake. Mike from Sportsman's Outpost reports having a fantastic day of kayak fishing at Wilson Lake. He caught a mixed bag of Bass, Pickerel and large Yellow Perch on live Minnows while fishing from his Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Kayak. There is a lot of Bass activity in the area lakes including Alcyon Lake in Pittman and Malaga Lake. On the Delaware River, Stripers are still being caught on Bloodworm's. Catfishing has been very productive at Riverwinds in West Deptford. On the Mullica River reports of two plus pound White Perch are being caught on Bloodworms. Stop in the Sportsman's Outpost for all of your fishing needs and check out our Sail into Summer Kayak Sale through May 26th, 2012. Check out the link to Sterling Harbor Bait & tackle for the current Saltwater Fishing Report!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:03:06 PM
We are still receiving numerous reports of trout activity in Oak Pond and Rowands Pond in Camden County with one fisherman reporting that he landed 3 large breeders within the last week. Iona Lake and Greenwich Lake are still producing trout in Gloucester County as well as Schadler's Sand Wash Pond and Harrisonville Lake in Salem. In the Mullica River the white perch and shorty Stripers have been very active while using bloodworms. The Striper Bass are still coming up the Delaware River as well. Area lakes and ponds including Wilson Lake, Victory Lake, Daretown and Alloway Lake are producing lots of Bass, Pickerel and Sunnies. Minnows are still the bait of choice. Flounder season is finally here !!!!!! Several anglers reported catching Flounder over the weekend with a mix of shorts and keepers. The new regulation for the season is 17.5" with a possession limit of 5 per person. Don't forget to review the 2012 New Jersey Marine Digest for all of the updated rules and regulations. Pick up your copy at the Sportsman's Outpost. Our Sail into Summer Kayak Sale is in full swing though May 26th. Stop by to set up a test ride, and let us help you get out on the water!

Sunday, April 29, 2012 6:24:36 PM
Striped Bass fishing on the Delaware River picked up early in the week. Numerous reports of 40" plus Bass were caught on bloodworm at Beach Hill in National Park. High winds on the river towards the end of the week slowed the action down. Jim MacDonald of Franklinville landed a 24" trout in Iona Lake on a spinner. We are still receiving reports of trout being caught on Power Bait in Oak Pond. Lots of Large Mouth Bass have been caught during the spawning season in various lakes and ponds in the area. Many have reported 6-7 lbers on minnows and Gold Pearl Yamasenko worms. Regina Wolfer of West Chester Pa, stopped in for some live minnows and reported back stating she had quite a few Large Mouth Bass at Victory Lakes in Williamstown. Amy Rusk and Dan Stanker reported catching Large Mouth Bass in Newton Creek on KVD's. Wilson Lake has been very productive with Bass and Pickerel. We'll be displaying our Hobie Kayaks and Wilderness Systems Kayaks at the Stone Harbor Sail Into Summer Festival On May 5th and 6th. Stop by the festival or here @ the Outpost to check them out and take advantage of our show specials!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:11:31 AM
With Trout season in full swing, we are receiving numerous reports of anglers catching their limit in Oak Pond, Iona Lake, Harrisonvile Lake and Greenwich Lake. A large Rainbow breeder Trout was caught recently in Oak Pond on Berkley Powerbait. At Iona Lake Power Bait, Trout Worms and Small Minnows seem to be the baits of choice. The Striped Bass have arrived in the Delaware River with numerous reports of 40" plus Stripers being caught on Bloodworms. D.O.D. Ponds and other locations by the Commodore Barry Bridge have been productive from the surf as well as by boat. Chris of Newfield, NJ reported catching numerous Large Mouth Bass while using a Rebel Minnow in Little Mantua Creek. Jen Drees of Sewell, NJ reported a 6 pound Large Mouth Bass on a jig and grub in Raccoon Creek. Samantha Sargent of Williamstown reported Large Mouth Bass and Pickerel caught on live Minnows at Wilson Lake. We are stocking live Bloodworms, Trout Worms, Minnows, Mealworms, Nightcrawlers and frozen baits such as Bunker, Clam, Squid, and Mullet. Sportsman's Outpost has received our 2012 Wilderness Systems Kayak inventory. Stop by to check out the new Wilderness Systems Ride 115 and the popular Tarpon series and set up a test ride! Our 2012 Hobie Kayaks are also in stock. We have a large inventory of kayak and kayak fishing accessories and custom rigging is our specialty. Let us help you get out on the water!

Sunday, April 15, 2012 12:46:38 PM
Introducing the new Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12! http://www.hobiecat.com/fishing/boats/pro-angler-12/

Monday, November 14, 2011 9:59:17 AM
News from Iona Lake is good. Large trout are being caught on Powerbait and worms. Iona was recently stocked with two year old fish which makes for some large fish being caught. Wilson Lake is still producing some nice Pickeral and Yellow Perch on worms. Stripers are here and reports of hefty size keepers are coming in. Sportsmans Outpost now has fresh bunker and eels so make sure you call and reserve your bait before heading down to the shore. Some nice bucks were checked in this week with a 13 pointer checked on Saturday. Our ammo department is fully stocked. Stop in for all your ammunition needs. Sportsman's Outpost is planning a Black Friday weekend long Super Sale. We will have some great deals for those of you looking for Christmas bargains. More on that to follow...

Friday, November 11, 2011 2:26:50 PM
Fresh Bunker in stock. Please call the store to reserve. 856-881-3244

Sunday, October 30, 2011 9:06:23 PM
Union Lake is producing some nice Smallmouth Bass. Live bait and Crankbaits are working best on the Smallies. Wilson Lake is still producing Pickerel and Crappie on live bait. Several of the local lakes have been stocked with Trout. These are the biggest Trout of the year. Anglers are using Berkley Powerbait and live worms for these fish. We've tagged over one hundred deer so far this season with a nice Ten Pointer checked in last week. Things should get busier as the bucks go into the rut. Fall turkey opened on Saturday October 29th and runs until Saturday November 5th. As of this report we are still waiting for our first check in. New shipment of ammo just arrived, come in and check out our hunting department for all your hunting needs.

Sunday, October 16, 2011 2:55:51 PM
The surrounding lakes have finally cleared and fishermen are having good luck with Pickerel, Crappie and Bass using nitecrawlers and live minnows. Several nice size Pickerel have been caught at Wilson Lake. Franklinville Lake has been giving up Bass on nitecrawlers and plastic frogs. Deer season is off to a good start with approx. eighty deer checked in at Sportsmans Outpost. Several nice deer have been checked in, but we're still looking for that monster buck. Stop in and check out our hunting department. We carry Parker Crossbows, Ten Point Crossbows, several different brands of broadheads, Federal, Winchester and other brands of ammunition for every occasion.

Monday, September 19, 2011 12:06:17 AM
Saturday, September 17, 2011 The 27th Annual Kids Fishing Contest at Scotland Run Park, sponsored by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sportsman's Outpost in Williamstown was a huge success with 39 participants. Thank you parents for bringing the kids and teaching them about the outdoors! The contest winners are: BOATING CATEGORY age 7 and under 1st place - Devin Karge - Sicklerville 2nd place - TJ Kroger - West Deptford 3rd place - Billy Barr - Elk Twp. 8 to 13 years/14 to 18 years - no entries NON-BOATING CATEGORY age 7 and under 1st place - Katalina Payne - Cedarbrook 2nd place - Elijah Espinoza - Williamstown 3rd place - Elijah Broaddus - Sewell age 8 to 13 years 1st place - Matt Kaminski - Deptford 2nd place - Justin Tenerelli - Deptford 3rd place - Dominick Garifo - Williamstown age 14 to 18 years 1st place -Jesse Alexander - Williamstown 2nd place - Michael Bocek - Williamstown 3rd place - no entry

Sunday, September 11, 2011 3:55:27 PM
Many of the lakes around Sportsmans Outpost are still a little muddy but some of the avid fishermen are trying their luck. Some Pickerel and Bluegill are being caught in Wilson, Franklinville, and Iona Lakes with most anglers having success with Minnows or Nightcrawlers. Since the rain has stopped look for these lakes to become clear again quickly and the fishing to get back to normal very soon. Fall Bow season is underway. Several nice Doe were checked in over the weekend. The Hunters were complaining about the Mosquitos so before you go out hunting make sure you stop in and pick up your Thermacell repellant and Duranon. Next Saturday, September 17th is the 27th Annual Kids Fishing Tournament at Scotland Run Park (Wilson Lake) in Clayton from 8:30 am until 11:30 am. Sportsman's Outpost is proud to co-sponsor the event. The tournament is free for kids 18 years and younger with boating, non-boating, and age categories. Call the park at 856-881-0845 or Sportsman's Outpost @ 856-881-3244 for more information. It is sure to be a fun morning! If you are thinking about kayaking, now is the time to check out the Hobie Kayaks or Wilderness Systems Kayaks. Free kayak demonstrations will be held on Saturday at Wilson Lake from 9 am till 11:30 am. Stop by to test ride a Hobie Kayak or Wilderness Systems Kayak and take advantage of end of season pricing on our demo and left over models, or to check out Hobie Kayaks 2012 line-up.

Sunday, August 14, 2011 5:37:53 PM
The break in the hot weather seems to have brought out the fishermen. The best part is that the fish are cooperating! Kier Beechler Sr. checked in to show us some photo's of some very large crappie, bluegills and pickerel that he and his son Kier Jr. caught at Union Lake while fishing a variety of Rooster Tails and minnows under a float. Nice job guys! Reports out of Wilson, Iona and Victory Lakes have anglers hooking up with Bass using frog lures cast to the lily pads. Crappy, Blue Gills and Pickerel are being caught with nitecrawlers, redworms and minnows. It seems as though live bait is the bait of choice right now. Sportsmans Outpost is proud to carry on the tradition of former owner, Lou Gehringer by co-sponsoring the Kids Fishing Derby at Scotland Run Park on Saturday, September 17th, 2011. Fishing is from 8:30 am until 11:30 am. Plan on bringing the kids for a morning of fun and prizes! More information to follow. Hunting season is just around the corner. Our hunting department is stocking up for the upcoming season! Parker and Tenpoint crossbows and all the accessories that go along with them are being stocked. Sportsmans Outpost also sells a variety of ammunition, if we do not have your brand in stock we will gladly order it in for you. Stop in and check us out. Until our next report, enjoy the outdoors!

Monday, July 25, 2011 10:55:56 AM
With The 90 plus degree temperatures this week, the reports we've received are mainly from the night fisherman. Largemouth and Smalllies are being taken on buzz baits, black spinner baits and frogs. Audrey Lake is providing the Smallmouths and Union Lake is giving up the Largemouth in and around the grass beds at dusk. Minnows seem to be the bait of choice for Bass at Wilson and Franklinville Lakes. Red Worms and Meal Worms are producing Crappie and Sunnies. With the heat wave due to continue through next week, now is the perfect time to stop in and view our 2011 kayak line-up. A reminder that the Wilderness Systems Summer Fun Rebate program continues through July 30th. For the Saltwater Fishing Report check out the link from Sterling Harbor Bait & Tackle.

Sunday, July 3, 2011 7:17:51 PM
Fresh water fishing reports from the past week have been sporadic, although we have heard of several catch's of Largemouth Bass in the 4 pound range, taken on Berkley Power Bait, black & chartreuse worms. A report from Alloway Lake,on Wednesday, produced 3 Bass to 2 pounds on Yamamotto flappin' hogs, fished 20 feet of the bank and taken on the fall. And 2 more Bass on shallow running crank baits inside tight to the bank. A report from Wilson Lake also had 2 solid chunks, taking on a black buzz bait and one on a chartreuse/white spinnerbait. The live bait fisherman have had success on Minnows & Nightcrawlers. The smaller anglers are using the Trout Worms and Meal Worms to draw strikes from the Crappie and Bluegill population. For the current Saltwater fishing report, check out the link for Sterling Harbor Bait & Tackle. The 18th Annual Duke of Fluke Tournament preparations are under way and will be held on Saturday, July 16th. For more information visit www.sterlingharbor.com or call 609-729-1425. Entry forms are available here at the shop. On the crabbing scene, folks are stocking up on crab traps, hand lines, nets and frozen bunker for bait. The next two weeks will be a good time to get out with the family and catch some before the full moon on the 16th of July, when they will shed their shell. Stop by the store and check out our compete line of fishing tackle, crabbing supplies and bait, kayaks and kayak accessories accessories. Don't forget... Wilderness Systems Summer Fun Rebate is "on" and will run through July 30th! Till next week.... Happy 4th of July to all.

Sunday, June 26, 2011 10:13:15 PM
Fishing has been very productive in all the lakes around Sportsmans Outpost. The bass anglers are making frequent stops to the shop to load up on live bait such as minnows and nitecrawlers, which seem to be producing the best. Also producing well are dark colored Scum Frogs and dark colored Senkos with silver flakes. Anglers are casting the frogs on top of lily pads and getting hit as soon as they fall off the pads. Bass in the 2-3lb. range are frequent but some anglers are catching 5 pounders. Now is the ideal time to take the kids fishing, Wilson Lake and other local lakes are producing numerous pickerel, crappie, and bluegill... just what the kids enjoy catching! Red worms and meal worms at the end of a bobber are working well for the kids. Check out Sterling Harbor's link for the current Saltwater Report. Today starts the Wilderness Systems Summer Fun Rebate which runs through July 30th. Earn up to $100 rebate on a Wilderness Systems Kayak purchase. Stop in the store for more details.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 5:47:54 PM
The past weeks fishing seemed to be one of the most productive so far, as the water has warmed into the upper 70s. We had a full moon rising on the 16th, which added to the increased bass activity. Mike Ludlum of Williamstown, NJ reported landing 4 Bass on Tuesday night on black buzz baits at Parvin State Park with the largest weighing 4.7 pounds. A report on Sunday from a private area surrounding Wilson Lake had bass in the 5 and 6 pound class, caught on Chartreuse colored plastics. The frog bite is still on and producing well in low level light conditions such as early morning and sunset to dark. Minnows and worms are still the choice baits for some anglers, with the Pickerel causing the most havoc with the minnows. Stop by the shop to check out our line of Hobie and Wilderness Systems kayaks and let us help you get on the water. We have a large selection of kayak fishing accessories and custom rigging is our specialty. Check out the current salt water fishing report by clicking on Sterling Harbor Bait & Tackle's link.

Monday, June 13, 2011 1:59:23 PM
This past week has shown an improvement in the the amount of anglers hooking up and bending a rod. Reports were good for Bass, Pickerel, Crappie and Bluegill from local lakes of Wilson, Franklinville, Iona, Timber Lakes & Malaga. Minnows and nightcrawlers are being inhaled by the Pickerel population almost immediatley as they hit the water with numerous smaller pickerel, but a few larger catch's reported as well. A 23 inch Pickerel was the largest we heard of this week. The reports on Bass action was just as positive with the best producing baits being Senkos, Minnows, buzzbaits and Frogs. The Frogs and buzzers being the most productive early and late. Lake Audrey had some solid reports for the Smallmouth in the 4 lb range on Senkos, fished deep and Buzzbaits on top after dark. Weather reports for the coming week are shaping up nicely and the Full Moon on the 16th will be a bonus.
 

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