Go to the Keansburg Home Page Located in the Heart of the Bayshore
T&A Tackle & Bait
263 Highway 36
Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 787-3853
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"From Trout to Tuna, We have it ALL!"
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Located on Route 36 in Middletown, right on your way to Keansburg, Port Monmouth, Leonardo, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands & Sandy Hook and the other North Shore areas. This tackle shop has it all in stock! Select from a wide variety of quality brand name rods & reels, from ultra light to big game. Choose from hundreds of lures & rigs, terminal tackle and the best selection of live & frozen baits. T & A Tackle has what you need. Stop by a take a look for yourself.
" On your way to Sandy Hook since 1995 "
Hours of Operation
Season Days Open Closed
Summer Mon, Tue, Wed 5:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Summer Thurs & Fri 5:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Summer Sat 4:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Summer Sun 4:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Ask about local info for Keansburg, Port Monmouth & Leonardo!
Awarded for Outstanding Dedication to Sportfishing
T&A Tackle & Bait has the Largest Supply of Tackle in Central New Jersey

Top Quality Beach
& Cooler Carts

Authorized Dealer
Always In Stock!!
Star Rods

Try out the Top-Shelf Tica Offshore Reels
"The very best selection of Brand Name reels. Try out a few before you buy."

"Custom Spreader Bars and Daisy Chains."
Warranty Center

We sell Hunting Licenses and Ammo
Check out our Selection of Bait, Tackle & Accessories
Live Bait
We stock a selection of Live Bait buckets & Aerators to keep'em alive
Killies - Sandworms - Bloodworms - Green Crabs - Fiddler Crabs - Clams - Bunker(when available - Live and/or Fresh(for chunks)) - Eels - Freshwater Live Bait(Millworms, Garden Worms, Night Crawlers, Shiners, Flat Heads) - Live Bait Buckets

Species Blood Worms Sand Worms Live Killies Live Bunker Live Eels Green Crabs Fiddler Crabs Live Clams
Frozen Bait Try some Colored & Scented Squid Strips for Fluke & Weaks Bunker(single) - Mackerel(single) - Spearing - Sandeels - Eels - Mullet - Whole Giant Squid - Pre-cut Squid - Scented & Colored Squid - Small Squid - Bally-hoo(Rigged & Unrigged) - Clams

Species Frozen Spearing Frozen Sandeels Frozen Bunker Bally-Hoo Frozen Mackerel Frozen Eels Frozen Mullet Giant Squid Colored Squid Cut Squid Frozen Clams
Chum & Flats
We stock Chum Bags & Weighted Chum Pots
Also specialty knives for cutting frozen bait
Bunker Chum(2 - 5 gallon) - Mackerel Chum(4 gallon) - Clam Sticks - 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 Sticks Bunker Flat Mackerel Flat Butterfish Flat Bunker Oil & Milk
Fishing Tackle
Change your line every season.
Line removal & spooling done on premises.
Best hooks in the business

Hooks(many sizes & styles - Mustad, Gamakatsu, Eagle Claw) - Sinkers(many sizes - Bank, Pan & Pyramid) - Line(Mono (Ande, Trilene, Stren, Tuf-Line, Yo-Zuri Hybrid), Wire, Dacron) - Line removal & spooling done on premises

Line for today's angler


Packaged Rigs for ALL species - Metal Jigs - Artificial Worms & fish 2" to 10" - Floating & Diving Plugs - Spinners & Spoons - Umbrella Rigs - Spinners, Spoons & Bunker Spoons - Shell Squid - Mann Stretch 8's to 30's - Sea Striker - Berkeley Power Baits - Fin-S - Offshore Lures & Tuna Feathers Rigged & Unrigged - Custom made Daisy Chains & Spreaders for trolling - Flourocarbon Leader Material - Snap & Barrel Swivels - Bucktails - Tackle boxes & storage Solutions

Top names in artificial baits

Rods & Reels We build Custom Rods by Cape Fear & Star
Rod & Reel repairs, bring in your old rods & reels.
Our reels are the best in the world

Warranty Center for Fin-Nor & Accurate! - Penn Conventional Inshore & Offshore Reels - Spinners from Penn, Shimano & Daiwa - Specialty Rod & Reel Combos - Silstar Reels - Fin-Nor Reels - Accurate Reels - Van Staal Reels - Big Game Combos - Abu Garcia Reels - Child Sized Rods & Reels - Rod & Reel Repair Service(Bring in your broken rods & reels) - Custom Rods - Big Game Rod & Reel Combos - Downrigger & Outrigger clips & line - Surf Poles & Reels - All Types of Rods(Penn, Cape Fear, Seeker, Tica, Silstar, Shakespeare Ugly Stik, Daiwa, Lamiglas, Star) - Outrigger & Downrigger clips, line & weights

Your local Dealer of Cape Fear Rods

Custom Rods and these Great Names

Fishing Accessories
One of the most important aspects of fishing is being prepared!
Knives(many types & styles, folding & multi-tool) - Scales - Scalers - Cutting boards - Buckets - Tape Measures - Stringers - Game Bags - Jetty Cleats - Sandspikes - Landing Nets - Gaffs - Seine Nets - Largest Selection of Casting Nets available - Killie & Eel traps - Maryland Crab Traps - Box Crab Traps & Drop Lines - Ziploc Bags - Hat Lights, Flashlights & Necklights - Beach Fishing Carts - Rod Racks - Fishing Vests - Fishing Gloves - Surf Bags

Boating Equipment
Stop by for these last minute items
Marine Batteries - Outboard Oil - Nautical Charts & Fishing Maps

Other Essentials
Everything ELSE you need to enjoy your day.
Bags of Ice - Coolers & Cooler Carts - Snacks - Sodas - Bottled Water - Sunscreen - Cigarettes & Lighters - Disposable Cameras - Film - ATM Machine - Magazines - Books - Free Publications - Pay Phone - Fishing Tee Shirts - Hats - Sweat Shirts - Beach Accessories - Waders - Boots - Rain Gear - Foul Weather Gear - Gloves - Binoculars Batteries - Framed Deco Sportfishing Artwork -


Stop into our store on your way to these nearby locations
Location Description & Directions from the store
Keansburg Fishing Pier
Biggest Pier on the Bayshore
The Keansburg Fishing & Amusement pier has been a Bayshore tradition for generations. Easy access & parking, safe comfortable fishing. The pier is famous for Fluke, Weaks, Blues & Stripers and especially good for Big Bay Flounder in the late winter.

Exit the store and make a U-turn at the next light. North on Route 36 to Main Street in Keansburg, make a right and follow to the beach and go left. Pier is a quarter mile up on the right. Plenty of Parking available.

Don't forget to pick up any missing essentials at our store.
Port Monmouth Inlet & Jetty
at the Port Monmouth State Marina
The jetty & inlet at Port Monmouth hasconsistently produced all the bayshores most poular gamefish. The rocks are a rare bayshore spot for Blackfish, and of course Big Stripers. Crabbing and snapper blue fishing is excellent along the bulkhead of the inlet.

Exit the store and make the next jughandle on 36 south. Follow down to the bay. Inlet has an east side and a west side with jetties on both. Parking is available at the marina on the east or the park on the west.

We carry Jetty Cleats & Sandspikes for safe & comfortable fishing.
"Spy House" Fishing Pier
Safe Parking, short walk & a special landing area
The Spy House pier at Port Monmouth Beach is an excellent place for big striped bass because of a stairway on the pier that leads to the waters edge. Safely land your big striper by hand, net or gaff. The pier is also a great place to fish for Fluke, Blues, Weaks & Flounder. Public Restrooms available in the parking lot.

Pier is a half mile east of the state marina. Free Public Parking.

Make it official!! Weigh in your fish at our store.
Surf Fishing on Ideal beach
The Bayshore's Largest Beach
Easy public access to the largest beach on the bayshore. Clean sands and surf with deep holes abound, holding Bass & Blues in the summer, Big Bay Flounder & Fluke during those seasons, plus comfortable swimming on smooth sands.

Just west of Port Monmouth, a clean sandy beach for bathing, surfcasting and other water sports. Parking Available at the Beach Parking Lot.

In the summer bring the family for a day of fun, sun & fishing in the calm surf.
Boat Ramp at Leonardo
The Bayshore's Largest Beach
A famous bayshore port for generations, Leonardo offers quick and uncrowded access to Sandy Hook, Earle Naval Pier, The Atlantic Ocean and the Bayshore hotspots like the Reach, Buoy 1, Keansburg's Football Field, Romer Shoals, Flynn's Knoll, The Rip and Chapel Hill Channel.

Trailer Parking Available accross from the ramp.

Pick up your oil & a spare battery for your boat at our store
Top Quality Canvas for your boat

in Nearby Point Pleasant Beach

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