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Atlantic Highlands Bait & Tackle
Two Simon Lake Drive
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
(732) 291-4500
ask for Peter Crosta
Boat Rentals

Email : [email protected]
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Expert fisherman always ready to help

"Peter Crosta welcomes you to Atlantic Highlands Bait and Tackle"
Photo taken on 5/18/01

Located on the southwest shoreline of Sandy Hook Bay, Atlantic Highlands Bait & Tackle offers a full array of supplies for anglers fishing on the nearby party boats, the public boat ramp, the pier and other locations in and around the Raritan Bay. With daily motor boat rentals you can fish the grounds near the Earle Naval Pier, Sandy Hook and the Shrewsbury River.

We have an extensive assortment of bait and tackle, as well as accessories specifically designed to help you catch more fish, period.

" Helping anglers prepare to fish since 1982! "
Hours of Operation
Day Season Open   Closed
Mon - Sun May 1 - Sept 15 5:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Mon - Sun Fluke Season 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Charter & Party Boat Information inside the store
Call ahead for extended hours

Come a little early before your boat leaves and see what we have to offer.
Enjoy a Day on the Bay!

BOAT Rentals
$95.00 per day
  • Description of Boats:
    • 16 foot fiberglass Carolina Skiff
    • 15 hp YAMAHA outboard motor
    • Gasoline Tank
    • Anchor & Rope
    • 4 stroke motor
  • $200 security deposit Cash or Credit Card & Valid Driver's License
  • minimum 21 yrs. old
  • 4 person max - 3 for comfort
  • Fast Access to Sandy Hook Bay fishing
  • Inquiries Accepted by Phone - 732-291-4500

"Carolina Skiff is one of the best built boats in it's class!"

The Bays & Rivers are great locations to fish for Fluke, Flounder, Striped Bass & Snapper Blues. Start crabbing for blue claws in August and fill up a bushell! These boats are built for fishing & safety and all are in working condition.
Check out our Selection of Bait, Tackle & Accessories
Live Bait
Pick up a "Keep Alive" Live Well and make them last a long time.
Sandworms - Bloodworms - Green Crabs - Fiddler Crabs - Clams - Bunker(when available - Live and/or Fresh(for chunks)) - Eels - Herring(when available) - Killies - Live Bait Buckets

Species Blood Worms Sand Worms Live Killies Live Bunker Live Herring Live Eels Green Crabs Fiddler Crabs Live Clams
Frozen Bait Use cut-up Mackerel Strips for Fluke Bait or for Chunking up some Big Blues Bunker(single) - Mackerel(single) - Spearing - Sandeels - Eels - Mullet - Whole Large Squid - Pre-cut Squid - Small Squid - Calamari - Clams

Species Frozen Spearing Frozen Sandeels Frozen Bunker Frozen Mackerel Frozen Eels Frozen Mullet Large Squid Small Squid Cut Squid Frozen Clams
Chum & Flats
We stock Chum Bags & Weighted Chum Pots
Also specialty knives for cutting frozen bait
Bunker Chum(2 gallon in stock, Call Ahead & Order a 5 gallon) - Call Ahead & Order your Mackerel Chum(4 gallon) - Clam Logs - Call Ahead to order your Flats of Bait(Bunker, Mackerel, Butterfish, Sardines, Squid) - Chum Pots & Chum Bags - Knives for Chunking

Species 2 gal Bunker Chum 5 gal Bunker Chum 4 gal Mackerel Chum Clam Logs Bunker Flat Mackerel Flat Butterfish Flat Sardine Flat Squid Flat
Fishing Tackle
Change your line every season.
Line removal & spooling done on premises.
Best hooks in the business

Hooks(many sizes & styles - Mustad, Gamakatsu) - Sinkers(many sizes - Bank, Pan & Pyramid) - Line(Mono (Ande, Trilene, Fireline, Stren, Simms, Power Pro), Wire, Dacron) - Line removal & spooling done on premises

Line for today's angler

Packaged Rigs for ALL species - Metal Jigs - Artificial Worms & fish - Tons of Floating & Diving Plugs - Spinners & Spoons - Umbrella Rigs - Spinners, Spoons & Bunker Spoons - Offshore Lures & Tuna Feathers - Saltwater Flys - Flourocarbon Leader Material - Snap & Barrel Swivels - Bucktails - Tackle boxes & storage Solutions

Top names in artificial baits

Rods & Reels Ask about our Rod & Reel Combos
Our reels are the best in the world

Penn Conventional Inshore & Offshore Reels - Spinners from Penn, Shimano & Daiwa - Specialty Rod & Reel Combos - Quantum Reels - Finn-Nor Reels - Big Game Combos - Abu Garcia Reels - Child Sized Rods & Reels - Custom Rods - Big Game Rod & Reel Combos - Surf Poles & Reels - All Types of Rods(Penn, Shakespeare Ugly Stik, Daiwa, Lamiglas, St. Croix, Star) - Outrigger & Downrigger clips, line & weights
Custom Rods and these Great Names

Fishing Accessories
Don't miss out on a landing, pick up a new net or gaff at our store.
Knives(many types & styles) - Scales - Scalers - Cutting boards - Buckets - Tape Measures - Stringers - Game Bags - Sandspikes - Landing Nets - Gaffs - Seine Nets - Killie & Eel traps - Maryland Crab Traps - Box Crab Traps & Drop Lines - Ziplock Bags - Flashlights & Necklights

Other Essentials
Make sure you have plenty of these Essentials
Bags of Ice - Coolers - Snacks - Sodas - Bottled Water - Sunscreen - Lighters - Disposable Cameras - Film - Newspapers - Magazines - Free Publications - First Aid Kits - Fishing Tee Shirts - Hats - Sweat Shirts - Boots - Rain Gear - Maps - Tide Charts - Gloves - Binoculars Batteries

Fishing opportunities in the Atlantic Highlands
Location Description & Directions from the store
Sea Tiger
Access to Sandy Hook
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Captain Hal Hagaman and the crew of the Sea Tiger will take you to the very hottest spots for fluke, to help you get your limit. Offering half day fishing with 2 trips everyday.

Specializing in Sandy Hook Fluke fishing

We sell live killies for fluke fishing
Sea Fox
Sea Fox
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Choose the Sea Fox for 3/4 day and afternoon fishing for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Weakfish, Sea Bass, Blackfish & Ling. Go to the canyon in September & October on one of the best offshore Tuna fishing trips around.

Make your reservations for the tuna trips now!

Make it official!! Weigh in your fish at our store.
Atlantic Star
Atlantic Star
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Captain Tom Buban offering 1/2 day Fluke fishing in season, spring stripers & flounder. Fall weakfish & 3/4 day bottom fishing.

Right next to the store

2002 prices $25.00 for half day
Prowler 5
Prowler 5
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The only party boat in the Atlantic Highlands fishing all winter. Specializing in Bottom Fishing and Wreck Fishing with Captain Scott. Tuna trips every September & October.

Make your reservations for Tuna trips Now!

Captain Al, Scott & Glenn Hilliard
Captain Ron's Fishermen
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Deep Sea fishing trips for fluke, weakfish, stripers and bottom species. Corporate trips easily arranged.

Right next to the store

Captain Ron Santee
Atlantic Highlands Boat Ramp
Access to Sandy Hook
Fast & convenient loading & unloading and quick access to some of the best inshore fishing grounds like Flynn's Knoll, Roamer Shoals, The Rip, The Hook, Sandy Hook & Raritan Bays, Chapel Hill Channel & the Atlantic Ocean.

Safe parking and easy access from the store's lot.

We carry Rope, Anchors, Outboard Motor Oil & Shackles for your last minute needs.
The Jetty
Great fishing for the family
This jetty has plenty of structure that hold fish. Try some flounder or fluke, cast for blues & weaks, and land a striper at the end near the pilings.

Located right behind the store!

Make it official!! Weigh in your fish at our store.
The Pier
Great inshore fishing Day & Night
The pier has always been a great place for a day of fishing and crabbing with the family. Fish for Fluke & Snappers or Blue Claws during the summer and winter flounder in the off season.

Located only 200 yards from the store!

We open early and close late year round.

Nearby Party Boats
Leonardo State Marina
Other Fisherman Friendly Businesses
On your way home from of the Atlantic Highlands When fishermen want Seafood

in Nearby Point Pleasant Beach

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