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
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".
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, Rosedale Lake, Colonial Lake, D&R Canal, 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.
Just a little update on the store. For those who don't know us we carry a line of live bait for fresh water and frozen baits for salt water. We have all types of
worms, medium and large shiners, and fathead minnows. We also carry vacuum packed bunker, salted clams, and boxes of squid. As for plastic baits we have GULP!,
PowerBait, Yamamoto, and Tuff baits along with other fishing and crabbing supplies. So stop in and pick up some bait and say hello. We maybe small and can't carry
everything but we hope we can be your one stop shop for your fishing needs. Don't forget we are in summer hours now until Nov. 1. We are open Mon-Fri 8-6, Sat 7-6
and Sunday 7-4. Tight lines everybody.
Click the map for directions
Seems some are having a problem finding us. We are right near the intersection of Flock and Sloan. We are between the PNC Bank and the Goodyear Tire store. If you do have a problem finding me please call us at 609-570-8035 for directions
We put the Battle reels we have on sale. We have 1 BTL5000 and 2 BTL6000 left. So come and get them.
Here are our hours for the July 4th holiday:
Friday July 4 7AM-6PM
Saturday July 5 7AM-6PM
Sunday July 6 7AM-4PM
I just wanted to tell you about a new plastic bait I have brought into the store. It is called Tuff Bait and right now I only have some of the worms in 4, 5, and 6 inch. SLICK STICKS is a super soft plastic bait that is tuff, long lasting and they are hand poured right here in Ringwood, NJ USA. Best of all, each bait is individually wrapped and can be ripped from a 6 pack, one by one. Just rip one open and you have fresh bait every time unlike other package worms. So come on in and check them out.
The NJ Marine Fisheries Council passed the pilot program for being able to catch two fluke 16 inches or greater from the surf on Island Beach State Park. The program runs the whole fluke season 5/23 - 9/27 and is only on IBSP. So that means do not keep 16 inch fluke any place else or you will be fined. I will update with more as I find out more.
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.