fishing

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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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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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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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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Fishing Report 8.31.13

Still plenty happening at Whale Creek! There’s lots of spot in the surf with some king fish mixed in. Large brown sharks and some duskies have been caught in the surf as well. Guys are using fish bites and blood worms to catch the spot and then using the spot to catch the sharks. The…

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Fishing Report 8.22.13

Folks are still picking some flounder in the back bay, there’s a smattering of bluefish and weakfish. Crabbing has been great using bunker for bait and catching the outgoing tide. Kingfish, spot brown sharks and duskies are in the surf.  Note: use the spot you catch to for shark bait.  Cut out the middle man.…

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Fishing Report 6/24/13

This week’s fishing report – kingfish and spot are hot in the surf. Check our bait specials before you head out! You can also find our fishing reports on the Frank’s Boat Rentalss site, and we are contributing to the Cape May County Herald Fishing Line. Glad to be able to communicate with all the…

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State of the Fishing

Opening weekend was hopping here. Almost everyone caught some fish, plenty of keeper flounder. Starting to see some 20+ inch weakfish in the bay, and lots of striper action in the surf. Looking forward to a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.

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For Opening Day

Attention striper enthusiasts: Fresh clams have just been delivered at 10:00AM, and we’ll have plenty of minnows available for opening day. Hope to see you at Whale Creek, and remember to write your catch on our board!

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4/20/1 Fishing Report

Striper are starting to be caught off the beach. Get your surf rod and some fresh clam and get to it!

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Fishing Report 6-25-12

Flounder still being caught in the back bay, although they’re also moving out towards the ocean so the inlet has been good. Off-shore reefs are starting to light up! Some kingfish have been caught in the surf, with (I hope) more to come. Feel free to comment or contact us with any fishing tidbits of…

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WCM Weather Station coming soon

We have a new weather station and will be uploading data soon!  Humidity, water temp, wind speed/direction are just a few of the types of data that will be available.  All very useful for fishing or just planning a trip.

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Fishing Report 6.4.12

Things are still looking good for this week’s fishing.  And striper are now being found in the bay as well as the surf! Check out this week’s fresh bait specials…

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Bucktail Willie Flounder Seminar Went Great!

Thanks for such a successful event, Bucktail Willie!  We appreciated having you here last Saturday and everyone enjoyed it.  Pictures posted soon here and on our Facebook page.  If you missed this one (and the free coffee and donuts) be sure to attend our next.  We usually have a couple per season.

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