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Welcome to Cape May Bait & Tackle

About Us

Jersey's Southern Most Bait & Tackle


Serving the Cape May County Surf, Inshore and Offshore Fishing Community.

Crabbing and Clamming Equipment


We have a broad range of Fishing Bait, Tackle, Crabbing and your Surf Fishing Specialists!

We Rent Rods and Reels


We Have Daily, Overnight and Weekend Rentals.  



Additional Information

We now offer 24 Hour Bait and Tackle Service to meet the needs of our customers early morning or late evening fishing. 

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Come stop by to check out all our diverse after hours fishing bait and gear.



Fishing Report

Latest Reports

Fishing reports, links and articles on fishing in Cape May and surrounding areas. 

6/2/18: Cape May Area - They are still catching Stripers  on both the ocean and bayside side. The boaters are still getting Drum on the Delaware Bay and a few from the beach as well. Small Bluefish and Weakfish are biting at Cape May point and reports of Stripers, Weakfish and the occasional Sheepshead from Higbee Beach

6/30/18 Cape May Area - Increasing reports of Summer Flounder being caught from Surf and Reefs. Reports of Weakfish from Surf and Sheepshead caught from bridges.  

9/22/18 Cape May Area - Snapper Blues and Schoolie Striper along the Beachfront and Back Bay on clams, mullet and bloodworms. Today is the last day of Flounder Season and Anglers working bucktails with Gulp have been successful, so come in for Flounder tackle and bait to take advantage of the last hours of the season.


4/16/19 Cape May /Delaware Bay area -Reports of short and keeper size Stripers are coming in from the Bay and Ocean side ,along with some Drum fish in the Del. Bay 

 4/25/19 We're getting more reports of Stripers in the ocean and bay side here in Cape May. We have an assortment of fresh and live baits in stock including Bloodworms, night crawlers ,clams (live and shucked) and fresh Bunker.

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Cape May Bait & Tackle

719 Broadway, West Cape May, New Jersey 08204, United States

(609) 898-6001