A bait & tackle shop for the fishing enthusiast.
We are committed to all types of fisherman, whether it be freshwater or saltwater.
Why pay Shore prices? We have a full supply of bait, tackle, rods, and reels for surf and saltwater fishing right here in Hamilton, Mercer County NJ.
We carry Penn, Shimano, Tica, Daiwa, Okuma, Quantum, reels. Tica, Dawia, and Shakespeare rods. We have a good section of Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits,
Berkley Power Bait, and Gulp. We also carry custom hand tied flies for both freshwater and saltwater. We also have a good stock of surf fishing rigs, sinkers,
saltwater tackle and crabbing supplies.
We carry LIVE BAIT for freshwater such as minnows, crayfish, and worms. Please see our Bait Status
web page to see what is in stock. In the winter we will also have Ice Fishing supplies and baits. If we do not have something you want in stock we can and will
order it for you.
We do rod and reel repairs. We are able to repair all types of reels. We can do a simple cleaning and lube all the way too extensive repairs. Rods we do it all from replacing a broken tip or guide to full rod rebuilds. To see more information please click here.
Fisherman Fred's Custom Rods. We can build you that custom rod you always wanted. To see more information please click here. If you have questions about our custom rods you can call us at 609-570-8035.
The New Jersey fishing reports are updated daily. The saltwater fishing report covers surf (IBSP and LBI mostly), jetty, and boats. The bay fishing report covers Barnegat and Great Bays and will include a crabbing report as well. The freshwater report covers local lakes, streams, and rivers.
Our address is 3133 Quakerbridge Road Store #2. We are right next to Brookwood Deli. To see a map of where we are located please
We are centrally located around most local lakes and streams. We are close to Lake Mercer, the Assunpink Creek, AMC, Miry Run Lake (tech pond), the lakes in Town Center, Gropps Lake, Rosedale Lake, Delaware River, Lake Assunpink, Rising Sun, and Stone Tavern just to name a few. To see the location of these lakes you can use our lake locations web page by clicking here.
Please have a look around, if you do not see what you are looking for please email us.
If in the hustle and bustle of everyday business, we sometimes fail to slow down long enough to personally say thank you, please know that your patronage is never taken for granted. We would like to thank you from all of us at Fisherman Fred's LLC for giving us the opportunity to supply you with your fishing needs. Tight lines and we hope you hook that big one.
I didn't update this section lately because of course we are in that slow time of the year. I wish we had some ice that would sure help some. Don't
forget we are a full service shop. What this means is we do rod and reel repair as well as build custom rods. We can repair that favorite rod that
has a tip or guide broken. We can make your rods look like new again. We do it all from replacing a broken tip or guide to full rod rebuilds.
This includes replacing the reel seat. We are also able to repair all types of reels. We can do a simple cleaning and lube all the way too extensive repairs.
Now is the time to have that done as if you wait it could take much longer because of the back log that happens every year. We also hold beginner rod
building courses this time of year. So you see we are all about your fishing needs.
Fisherman Fred's may have moved but we are the same great store you have used in the past. We want to be the number one bait shop in the Greater Trenton area and want to be your one stop bait & tackle. We still offer all the types of live bait and everything else we had at the old location, including the best customer service there is. Remember our motto is "Delighting Our Customers".
Seems some are having a problem finding us. Well we are right across Quakerbridge Rd. from Risoldi's Market. Directions and map are on our Contact web page. If you do have a problem finding me please call us at 609-570-8035.
We will be open at 6AM on Saturday April 5 for the opening day of trout season. I do this just in case you forget something or want to pick up some extra bait before you head out.
Tired of all this snow? have cabin fever yet? want to be doing something that could keep you busy on those long winter nights while waiting to go fishing?
well sign up for Fisherman Fred's beginner rod building class.
We are now enrolling for our next class. This is the last class for this winter.
Contact us now to confirm your spot. For more information please click here.
Store hours are now:
Don't forget if you need your rods or reels fixed or your reels cleaned and lubed, we do it all. We are a full service shop. To read more please see our Rod and Reel Repair web page
Local Lakes Locations
Fishing Live Bait
Striper Age & Weight
Delaware River Tides
NJ Fishing Regulations
NJ Fishing Records
Saltwater Fishing Guide
Island Beach State Park Info
New Jersey Reefs Guide
BUY NJ FISHING LICENSE
Summer Hours Apr-Oct:
Winter Hours Nov-March:
Don't forget our December to Remember Sale
We now carry saltwater baits!
See our bait status web page for more informtion.
Don't forget to check out our fishing reports web page.
Reports for fresh water, bays, surf, and ocean.
Fisherman Fred's Custom Rods are here!
Tight lines and we hope you hook that big one.