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Welcome to our site. At Cape May bait and tackle we offer fresh, live and frozen baits. Fresh and saltwater tackle, crabbing supplies and apparel . We specialize in surf and inshore tackle . We also rent surf rods and reels and give instructions and locations for our customers to help insure they can take advantage of all the fishing 

opportunities in the area. Please feel free to stop by, we'll be glad to help with your all fishing needs.

About Us

Jersey's Southern Most Bait & Tackle


We Specialize in Surf and Inshore Fishing Tackle

Fishing, and Crabbing Equipment


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

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. 

We offer surf rods for rent. Rental rods come with a minnow bucket, sand spike and bait knife.

We do rod and reel service and repairs. Top guide repairs/replacement can be done on site in about 5 minutes.

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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.

6/5/2019 Anglers are catching keeper size Weakfish around the jetties on Bloodworms and pink soft plastics. The Drum fish continue to feed on clams and shedder crabs on the Delaware Bay and the back bay fishermen are getting Fluke on minnows, squid and gulp. The offshore reefs are producing Black Sea Bass and smaller size Flounder.

6/12/2019 The surf anglers are starting to catch the summer species now, Croakers, Kingfish and Weakfish on Bloodworms, shedder crabs and soft plastics in pink and purple. The Drum fish are still biting on clams and shedder crabs, we had a 40,50, and 60 pounder last Thursday in the Delaware bay. The offshore guys are getting Bluefin Tuna at Massey and some of the other Canyons. Stop by and we'll point you in the right direction.

6/18/2019 Customers are reporting nice size Blue claw crabs being caught in the area. We're also starting to see some of the larger sharks caught off the beaches, Sand Bar Sharks in the 4 foot range. There's always plenty of the smaller sharks Dogfish/Sandsharks) to be had, the kids love catching them. As the water warms up we're also seeing more Flounder,Kinfish,croakers and Weakfish around as well.


Lots of small Weakfish, snapper Blues and  Kingfish around the Cape May jetties getting caught on Bloodworms, Fishbites and purple/pink soft plastics like Fin-S and Bass Assassins .A few anglers had short Stripers this week on clam and Gulp swim mullet. Out on the reef sites some keeper flounder ,Triggerfish ,Bluefish and Kingfish were caught. Offshore there are plenty of Bluefin Tuna and Sharks to be had.


Surf Anglers have been catching Weakfish, Kingfish,  and Croakers on Bloodworms and Fishbites. Flounder have also been taken from the beach although most have been shorts.Shark fishermen have been doing well with Brown and Sand Tiger sharks in the surf  

7/6/2019 We have Bloodworms in stock


Surf anglers have been catching Kingfish, Croakers and Weakfish on Bloodworms at Cape May Point. Snapper Bluefish have been hitting small metals and cut Mullet. Boaters have been catching some keeper Fluke at Cape may reef and Wildwood reef. Brown and Sand Tiger sharks have been caught off the beach front on Bunker and Mackerel mostly at night around low tide.


Lots of baitfish in the water the last few weeks, including Mullet ,Peanut Bunker and Spearing. There are schools of small Bluefish and some small Stripers following the Baitfish in the back bays and along the ocean front as well. There are also Weakfish, and Kingfish still around being caught on bloodworms.

Baits we are currently stocking:


Peanut bunker

Shucked Clams



Scented Squid

Night Crawlers



Lots of small Bluefish and Stripers on the ocean and Bay side on Mullet, Bunker and Poppers. There's also been some Weakfish caught on soft plastics and Mullet. We just got in some fresh Bunker and we'll be stocking it in the cooler in front of the store, available  24/7.


Boaters have been catching some nice Sea Bass at the local reef sites on clams. Surf fishermen are getting small Blues and Stripers on the beachfronts and in the back bays on Mullet, Bunker, and clams. We are now stocking live clams and fresh shucked clams. We also just got some circle hook Sea Bass rigs that work really well.


Surf casters are catching small Blues and Stripers on the ocean and bay side beaches on clams and Bunker chunks . Boaters are netting Black Sea Bass and ,Triggerfish and Bluefish out on the wrecks. Some Tog are showing up around the bridges and jetties, one customer had 8 keeper size Tog on Greenies the other day We have fresh Bunker available 24/7 in the cooler in front of the store..


Anglers have been catching small Stripers in the back bays and  around the area bridges on swimming plugs and bucktails .There are also  plenty of Tog (Blackfish) around the inlet jetties on green crabs .We'll be closing the store for the season on Tuesday December 3rd 2019 and re-opening in March 2020. We want to thank all our customers for a great 2019 season. We'll see you all in the spring. Tight lines.

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Cape May Bait & Tackle

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

(609) 898-6001


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