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Fishing

Fishing in Cape May

Whether you’re new to fishing or you’ve been doing it for years, Cape May fishing offers many great opportunities for beginners and experts alike. Cape May is a great place to fish due to its proximity to the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. In the “Cape May Rips,” you can fish along the shallow sandbars that extend out from Cape May Point, so the likelihood of reeling in a catch is significant.

If you aren’t able to bring along your own gear, you can rent items at some of the local bait and tackle shops in Cape May. See a few places to get these items below.

Cape May Bait & Tackle
609-898-6001
719 Broadway West Cape May, NJ
This bait and tackle shop has its own 24-hour bait machine, so whether you are in need of bait or a fishing rod and reel, they are able to get you setup and help you find the gear you need to get out on the water.

Grassy Sound Marina
609-846-1400
13 Old N. Wildwood Blvd. North Wildwood, NJ
With its own fishing and crabbing pier, Grassy Sound Marina is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. At a length of 285 feet long and 24 feet wide, the pier has everything you need, from landing nets, a picnic area, restrooms and even a fish cleaning station.

Miss Chris Marina
609-884-3351
3rd Avenue & Wilson Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204
This Marina has some of what they claim to be the freshest bait around and offers guests lures, tackle and fishing rods to rent or purchase.

If you stay in our efficiency, deluxe efficiency or deluxe king efficiency rooms at Stockton Inn you will have a 2 burner cooktop and pots and pans for cooking your fish. Please note no other cooking appliances may be used in guest rooms other than those supplied by the Inn.

Cape May’s city ordinance allows for fishing along the beaches, groins and jetties east of Baltimore Avenue. They also allow for fishing within an area 100 feet east and west of the Queen Street jetty and on the Queen Street jetty. Make sure to only fish in areas that are less crowded - if the beach has lifeguards on it, you’ll probably want to avoid these higher traffic areas. If you will be fishing from the beach, make sure you have a beach tag as these are required to fish on the beach. Tags are available for purchase at the City Hall Tax Office, and at all beach entrances throughout the summer.