SFEC Flounder Tournament Results

Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s event. We always enjoy seeing everyone at weigh in, and we especially love the brats and beer at the awards ceremony afterwards! Despite the windy weather we saw a good amount of flounder being caught, mostly on Gulp and minnows. Overall winner: Steve Burin 3.08 lb Ladies: 1st:…

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Hollinger Flounder Tournament Results

Congrats to the winners of the Herb Hollinger Fishing Tournament held over the weekend! It was a great turn out, and we saw lots of flounder being weighed in at Whale Creek. Overall Winner: Darren Keir 3.76 lbs Women’s Division: 1st place: Sally Callahan 3.59 lbs 2nd place: Nancy Cunningham 3.24 lbs 3rd place: Candy Jankowski…

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Free Flounder Seminar

~Learn from the best~ Whale Creek Marina is having a free flounder seminar on June 1 at 8:30 am. No registration is required, so just come on down and learn from the one and only Bucktail Willy Shillingford. For those of you that don’t know, Bucktail has over 50 years of experience in fishing the…

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SFEC Surf Fishing Tournament

Join the fun this weekend!!! The tournament starts this Friday, May 10th at 12 Noon and ends on Saturday, May 11th at 4:00 pm.  You are allowed to fish anywhere off the beach from Corson’s Inlet all the way to Townsend’s Inlet. Please don’t keep sharks or rays! The cost is free to SFEC members,…

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2019 NJ Minimum Size and Possession Limits

Don’t get caught short! The regulations below are for Atlantic coastal waters only. Please refer to the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife for the Delaware Bay and other coastal waters. Summer Flounder (Fluke): must be at least 18 inches. Daily limit of 3 (May 24 – Sep 21) Blue Crabs: Hard – 4 1/2 inches,…

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Open Weekends in April – Stop In!

rainbow over the Whale Creek Marina sign on our shed after a storm

Whale Creek Marina is open weekends in April (Saturdays and Sundays 8AM-5PM).  We’ll be open every day starting in May! Fishing News – Striper and weakfish are being caught now in the back bay. Fresh clams coming soon…  As always, we have plenty of frozen bait available in our store. Whale Creek Happenings – We’ll…

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Speedy Before, During and After

WCM Work Boat "Speedy" with new paint job

Below are some photos of Speedy “During.”  She is looking sleek with her new paint job and nearly ready to get back out on the water and help our guests or haul in some minnows.  We generally patched and cleaned her all up and scraped and repainted her inside and out. Speedy hopes you’ll stop…

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Meet Speedy

Speedy the Beat up workboat before facelift

Meet Speedy!  Speedy is as much a member of the crew as any of the kids that work at Whale Creek Marina.  After 10 years of rescues, mud and minnowing, she desperately needed a facelift, some attention to various parts of her body and her get-up-and-go has not had any serious maintenance ever.  (aka, her…

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Solo Atlantic Row

Duncan is still going strong! We’ve been tracking him every step of the way, and as of yesterday he has rowed a total of 1929 miles! The messages to his family show that his spirits are high and he’s having quite the adventure. Some unfortunate weather kept him in his cabin, thus setting him off…

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A Crazy Scotsman Abroad

On June 14 Duncan Hutchison left from Whale Creek Marina on The Sleipnir and embarked on a 100 day journey across the Atlantic towards his home in Lochiniver, Scotland. The kicker is, he is rowing his way across without the use of a motor, sail or support boat. It’s only a meager 3262 miles away!…

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Jane Shetler & Debbe Starr Fishing Tournament

We want to give a big thank you to the 22 people that participated in The Jane Shetler and Debbe Starr Women’s Fishing Tournament that was held by the SFEC.  It proved to be a fine day for fishing as quite a few keeper flounder and bluefish were weighed in at Whale Creek. 1st place:…

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June Fishing Report

The fishing here has been steady, despite it raining for about ten weekends in a row. The dedicated fisherman that have been braving the wind and rain are bringing in nice size keeper flounder. They’ve been catching them right before and after the top and bottom of the tide using Gulp, live minnows (of which…

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Stripers, Bluefish and Drum in the Surf

fishing poles in the surf

There are stripers, bluefish and drum in the surf right now.  Best bait is fresh clam and bunker. We have plenty of both, so come by Whale Creek Marina to pick up some bait and a tide chart and head out for some surf fishing.  See you soon!

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Getting the Rental Boats Ready

We are scraping and bottom painting all the rental boats in preparation to put them in the water for the 201 season.  Hope to see you out in one soon!

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Osprey Says…

Osprey sitting on a "Don't Litter" sign

The osprey says “Don’t litter or I’ll eat you and poop you out all over whale Creek Marina’s docks!!”

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Fishing in July

Whale Creek Marina was glad to be mentioned in Shore News Today recently on their report about back bay fishing and crabbing. So right now, everyone is catching fish, but full disclosure, keepers are hard to find right now.  But put in your time, our anglers are still catching them! Crabbing is awesome.  Hope to…

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Strathmere Free Boat Ramp Saved!

The Taylor Ave free boat ramp will remain open! After a tense couple of weeks, where the future of the Taylor Avenue boat ramp was in question, the town got together and got to work.  Through numerous emails, phone calls and face to face meetings we worked together to show how important the free boat…

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