At Cape May Bait & Tackle we offer fresh, live, frozen and artificial baits. Saltwater and freshwater tackle, crabbing supplies, and apparel. We specialize in surf and inshore tackle. We also rent surf rods and reels, We are currently stocking fresh baits in front of the store for self-service or call ahead(609-898-600

About Us


Jersey's Southern Most Bait & Tackle

Jersey's Southern Most Bait & Tackle

Jersey's Southern Most Bait & Tackle

We Specialize in Surf and Inshore Fishing Tackle


Fishing, and Crabbing Equipment

Jersey's Southern Most Bait & Tackle

Jersey's Southern Most Bait & Tackle

We have a broad range of Fishing Bait, Tackle, and Crabbing Supplies


We Rent Rods and Reels

Jersey's Southern Most Bait & Tackle

We Rent Rods and Reels

We Have Daily, Overnight and Weekend Rentals 



Additional Information

  • 24 Hour Bait and Tackle Service to meet the needs of our customers early morning or late evening fishing. 
  • We offer surf rods for rent. Rental rods come with a minnow bucket, sand spike and bait knife.
  • Rod and reel service and repairs. Top guide repairs/replacement can be done on-site in about 5 minutes.
  • Reel spooling with monofilament and/or braid line.

Learn More

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. 

Fishing Report  Wildwood Cape May area 5/06/2020

Anglers have been catching Keeper size Stripers on the Delaware Bay beaches on Bunker chunks and clams.Boaters have been catching big Drum fish  in the bay as well on clam chunks in the Bayshore channel.There have also been some Weakfish around the rock jetties, bloodworms and crabs are the bait of choice.We have fresh baits in the coolers in front of the store and you can self serve or call ahead (609-898-6001) for a curbside pick-up.Stay safe and tight lines CMB&T.



The Drum fishing is hot on the Delaware Bay and Anglers are limiting out on Drum fish in the 40-70lb. range.There  have also been keeper size Stripers caught in the bay on the beaches and from boats.We have fresh Bunker, clams and bloodworms available .Stop-by or give us a call for reports or a curbside pick-up.

Submit Fishing Pictures

Please submit your fishing pictures and trip reports. We will highlight you and your catch on our website.

Official NJ Certified Fishing Weigh Station

Please come see us to weigh your fish.

Contact Us

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We love our customers, so feel free to visit to learn effective local fishing techniques.

Cape May Bait & Tackle

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

(609) 898-6001


Open today

07:00 am – 04:00 pm