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Boating Safety Course

This basic course meets the needs of boaters and personal watercraft (PWC) operators while meeting the NJ State requirements for boating safety. Upon completing the course you will receive your NJ Boating Safety Certificate, required by law. Dates: August 6 & 8 from 6pm – 10pm at the Strathmere Firehouse.  No need to register ahead…

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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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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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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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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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Looking Forward to Spring

We’ve finally had a few decent days, weather-wise, and we are looking forward to spring here at Whale Creek Marina.  Here’s hoping the pipes don’t freeze any more this winter…  

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After the Storm

It happened that Winter Storm Jonas hit as the tides were already going to be high (since it was near to a full moon).  There was a lot of high water but Whale Creek Marina will be fine after a few minor repairs.  In the middle of the storm, we were called away to help…

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Fishing Report 5.25.14

The fishing was excellent this weekend!  Tons of nice size flounder and good size blues were caught in the back bay this weekend. The stars of the show were the big weakfish that were caught: a 10lber caught by angler Tony Keeney from Strathmere, who also had a number of big flatties up to 26″ Wayne…

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Fishing Report 5.21.14

The surf fishing was slow on Saturday but the backbay was pretty impressive with a 10 lb 34 inch weak fish caught by Tony Keeney on bucktails with white gulp. Sunday morning dawned with some nice bass off the beach, with one angler catching a 38″ and a 39″ both early morning on fresh clam.…

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Gear Up For Opening Day of Flounder!

Make sure you’re geared up for opening day of flounder season on May 23rd. We will have live minnows, squid, mackerel and mackerel fillets available.  We also have all your rigs, bucktails and artificials baits, as well as gas, drinks, snacks and any other things you’d need.  We are also always here to answer all…

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Cold March

I can’t even remember when it was this warm at Whale Creek.

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Fishing Report 9.15.13

Crabbing is great using bunkers for bait.  Morning is better than afternoon, and lower tides have been the best. Bluefish and weakfish are being caught in the back bays and there’s till a few nice flounder.  the reefs and wrecks out front have been red hot with 6-10 lb-ers being caught. The surf has held…

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Fishing Report 7.29.13

Fishing has picked up significantly in the last week with lots of nice flounder in the back bay. The good bite seems to be an hour before and an hour after high tide. Lots of short flounder but a good number of big ones. Plenty of action. Occasional weakfish and bluefish. Crabbing is getting better…

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Crabbing is great!

Almost every rental boat that goes out and wants to find some crabs is doing so.  Remember, you can buy bait or rent traps here at Whale Creek.

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