Daddy Mac Lures will be at the Saltwater Fishing Expo in Somerset, NJ this weekend, as well as at the Kittery Trading Post sale in Kittery, Maine!

Well, it was an all nighter for Dennis (Daddy Mac), Colton and I but we got the trailer packed and made the four hour trek to the Saltwater Fishing Expo in Somerset, NJ. We’ll be setting up here for the next six hours or so, and are psyched for the doors to open tomorrow to […]

Stop by and visit us at Booth 16 at the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Suffern, NY this weekend!

Anyone coming to the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo this weekend in Suffern, NY?? Daddy Mac Lures will be in booth 16, right near the Hawg Trough! Stop by and say hello! Show hours are Thursday March 5,  2-9, Friday March 6,  1-9, Saturday, March 7, 9:30 – 7, Sunday, March 8, 9:30 – 5. […]

Daddy Mac Lures are Now Available at Fishermen’s Supply Co., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Daddy Mac Lures is proud to announce that our lures are now available at Fishermen’s Supply Company, 69 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Stop in, say hello to Ronnie Bala, and grab some of the hottest lures for 2014 including our Daddy Mac Wigglers, DM Minnows, Vipers and Viper Deep Divers (with lips […]

Striped bass fishing is heating up along with the water by Al Ristori

“It’s not good everywhere or everyday, but striped bass fishing is finally moving into high gear as water temperatures increase. We struggled to catch just eight stripers, with only one keeper, on Capt. Joe Massa’s My Three Sons from Morgan Marina while fighting a wind against tide situation and a northwester gusting to over 30 […]

Jim Freda’s saltwater fishing report for April 19 by Jim Freda

“BEST BET: Winter flounder fishing remains good. Most boaters are getting their two-fish (up to 21 inches) limit quickly. Bulkhead and bank fishermen also are catching flounder. The upper part of Raritan Bay has been producing striped bass into the mid-teen size. HOT BAITS: As the water warms in Raritan Bay striped bass will hit […]

Black sea bass cut less than expected by Richard Degener

“New Jersey anglers will be able to land fewer black sea bass this year – but still more than they had expected. Preliminary estimates during the winter had put the reduction in allowable black sea bass catch at 52 percent. That was downgraded earlier this year to a 32 percent cut in black sea bass […]

Shep on Fishing: One of the first heavy bass of the season caught in Mullica River by Mike Shepherd for the Press

Excerpt from this article: “Tom McGeary was enjoying the beautiful weather Thursday morning and catching a “bunch” of white perch in the Mullica River. He and buddy Leo Stoehr were out in a 17-foot boat. McGeary, who lives in Egg Harbor City, had a rod with 12-pound test line and small hooks. He noticed a […]

Jim Freda’s saltwater fishing report – Friday April 12, 2013

excerpt from JIM FREDA’S SALTWATER REPORT: Best bet Winter flounder fishing has improved with the warmer weather this week. Most anglers are getting their two-fish daily limit along with many throwbacks. Striped bass have been hitting worms and clams in the upper parts of the bays and rivers, where the water is warmest and farthest […]

Shep on Fishing: Catches a little light as anglers wait for some warmth

Below is an excerpt from this article By MIKE SHEPHERD, For The Press: Maybe what we need is this forecasted milder weather to give fishing a boost. Think of this: Temperatures of more than 60 degrees and maybe even pushing 70 by mid-week. Won’t that be different? Water temps are creeping up degree by degree […]

Freda: Chilly start to striped bass season

Article excerpt: “A number of party boats took their first trips of the season to the ocean to fish for striped bass. The boats worked the area of the Shrewsbury Rocks in Monmouth County, but anglers had no bites in the cold (44 degrees) ocean even though bass were seen on the fish finders. Blackfish […]

Where are the striped bass? by Dan Radel

Below is an excerpt from this informative article by Dan Radel: “Scott Albertson at Scott’s Bait and Tackle said there are signs around that the bluefish may start biting before the stripers. Last week he said the laughing gulls returned in numbers to Mystic Island. They were followed by the return of black-crowned night herons. […]

Freda on saltwater fishing: Stripers prefer warmth

“Back-bay fishing for striped bass got off to a slow start as cold and windy weather was the norm after the season officially reopened March 1. The next few days look better, so participation may increase as air temperatures are expected to rise into the 50s. With cold water temperatures during the beginning of March, […]

Freda on fishing: Weather provides cold truth

Raritan Bay is fed by four rivers: the Hudson, Raritan, Shrewsbury and Navesink and it is known as one of the first spots where striped bass can be caught early in the season. These river systems help warm the bay from spring runoff, and also supply many kinds of bait. The first-arriving bunker usually appear […]

Early Season Striped Bass in Mullica River

Summary: With temperatures predicted to hit the mid 50’s on Sunday, there might be a good opportunity for anglers to hit the back bays, creeks and rivers for some early season stripers. Scott Albertson of Scott’s Bait and Tackle in Mystic Island said that fishermen are buying clams and bloodworms and catching them on the […]

Backwaters Open for Striped Bass Season

Summary: The backwaters of New Jersey are open for striped bass season. The mild winter has kept stripers hanging around. Any striped bass over 28 inches can be kept. Even though it is early in the season, by pinpointing the right areas, such as spots in South Jersey like Parkway Bridge in Ocean City, Beesley’s […]