Friday, April 12, 2013
Wells died from a gunshot wound, found in Long Branch backyard
From the bait and tackle shop to the Norma K III to the Gambler, the folks in Point Beach's fishing community are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Michael M. Wells. Brian Stensland, owner of Fishermen's Supply, Point Beach, said Wells, an avid recreational fisherman and regular customer, was the kind of guy who everyone liked. "I don't know anyone, including me, who had anything bad to say about him," said Stensland, at his store on Thursday afternoon. Wells' body was found in the backyard of a Long Branch home on Wednesday morning. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's said that, based on the results of an autopsy done on Thursday, authorities found that Wells had died of a gunshot wound near his job in Long Branch and that the …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Alex's Inlet Bait and Tackle counting on fundraiser to stay open
For Marc Palazzolo, owner of Alex's Inlet Bait and Tackle in Point Pleasant Beach, the government's promise to help Sandy-ravaged businesses is just a fish tale. So he's relying on his friends and customers to help him keep his bait and tackle shop afloat on Inlet Drive, where Sandy sent the ocean barrelling into homes and businesses, leaving a soggy heap of debris and financial ruin in its wake. Five months later, Palazzolo, like so many other business owners at the Jersey Shore, is still struggling to open for good. Last week, he was finally operating on a limited basis, but the "open" sign on the door threatens to drop off the nail, like a fish wriggling off a hook. "I thought we would need $15,000 to $20,000 to clean out and re-open…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Shrimp Box re-opened, Alex's Inlet Bait and Tackle and Red's Lobster Pot to follow
Flooded and beaten to a pulp by Sandy, a few restaurants and a bait and tackle shop in Point Pleasant Beach near the Manasquan Inlet are just beginning to come back to life. The Shrimp Box and Outside the Box Patio Bar, 75 Inlet Dr., re-opened Wednesday afternoon for the first time since Sandy pushed five feet of water into the restaurant overlooking the harbor. Alex's Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop, 9 Inlet Dr., is shooting for a March 15 opening and Red's Lobster Pot, 57 Inlet Dr., for an April 17 opening. The Manasquan Inlet was rushing over the bulkhead, into the parking lot on Inlet Drive on Wednesday, as the Shrimp Box was serving its first customers since the end of October. "The Shrimp Box & Outside the Box Patio Bar is opening for …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Striped bass season opens Friday
Striped bass season begins in the back bays and rivers March 1, and Patch caught up with Dennis Palmatier of Murphy's Hook House Bait and Tackle in Toms River for some tips. The regulations for striped bass remains two fish per angler, per day, with a minimum size limit of 28 inches. Striped bass season in the back bays and rivers runs from March 1 through Dec. 31. In the ocean, the season is open year-round. Anglers fishing Oyster Creek should keep in mind that fishing the west side of the Route 9 bridge over the creek requires a freshwater fishing license. Fishing the east side of the bridge does not, though all anglers statewide must obtain a free registration card online before fishing.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Surfers and fishermen head toward shore
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kevin Shea
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Surfers and fishermen outnumbered beach walkers on many beaches Saturday evening as Hurricane Sandy approached offshore. These surfers and fishermen were at the beach in Bay Head, which is under mandatory state orders to evacuate by 4 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Prediction of rain cancelling event
The Family Fishing Night originally scheduled for tonight at Loughran's Point on the Manasquan Inlet in Point Beach is cancelled due to predictions of rain. It is not yet known if there will be a new date, perhaps in September, said Marc Palazzolo, owner of Alex's Bait and Tackle on the Manasquan Inlet, who was scheduled to help with the event. Michael Ramos, a Recreation Committee official, also announced the cancellation in a group email. The Point Beach Recreation Committee has been planning and running the family fishing nights last summer and this summer. This would have been the second one this season.
Friday, August 24, 2012
What to do at the beach this weekend
Friday, August 24, 2012
Check out this weekend's best bets in the Jersey Shore region: The annual Fair Haven Firemen's Fair, billed as the largest in New Jersey, returns Friday night. There will be rides and food, and of course, rides on firetrucks. The fair, held at the firehouse on River Road, runs through Sept. 1, excluding Sundays. For a first-hand account of the wonders of the fair, click here. The Ocean City Theatre Company's Junior Company will present the Broadway musical "Xanadu" at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the Ocean City Music Pier. The Music Pier will be transformed into a roller disco complete with special lighting, projections, a disco ball and a cast of singing, dancing, acting and skating youths from across the greater Ocean City area. …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The summer's second family fishing night will again be at Loughran's Point
"The first one was so nice, we had to do it twice!" That's the sentiment of Michael Ramos and the Point Beach Recreation Committee who are holding the season's second Family Fishing Night at Loughran's Point on the Manasquan Inlet, Point Beach, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. As always, the committee is asking participants to walk or bike to the site since parking is extremely limited. Longboard Grill, Bay Avenue, Point Beach, is again donating food. Alex's Bait and Tackle, on the inlet, is again offering discounts for pole rentals and staff will also be giving fishing tips to participants during the evening. There will also be raffles and prizes. For more information, click on attached PDF (click on "Full screen" to enlarge).
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Families enjoyed fluking, food and tips
More than 125 people enjoyed Saturday's Family Fishing Night at Loughran's Point on the Manasquan Inlet in Point Beach. "It was a great turnout." said Michael Ramos, one of the Point Beach Recreation Committee volunteers who planned and ran the evening. "More than 125 residents enjoyed some great food provided by Longboard Grill, with the cool breeze and Jimmy Buffet music playing in the background," Ramos reported. "We also had some awesome fishing advice and bait provided by Alex's Inlet Bait and Tackle and there were lots of bikes as well!" he said. At the request of the Recreation Committee, which had asked participants to bike or walk to the site since parking was limited, many did ride bikes.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The original Saturday date postponed due to ocean conditions
The Point Pleasant Elks 18th Annual Van Duyn Open Fluke Tournament originally scheduled for Saturday has been postponed to Sunday. The postponement is due to "foul ocean conditions," according to the Elks website. Captains' meetings are now scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, according to the website. For more information on entry fees, prizes and other details, please see the updated Patch event listing or the Elks website. To see the story about last year's winners, click here.