Absecon Bay Sportsman Center

Home of Fish Guatemala @ Parlama Sportfishing


South Jersey's One Stop for all your Fishing and Boating Needs as well as Capt. Dave's Back Bay Fishing Safaris and the Gateway to Guatemala with Parlama Sportfishing

Home Port, Absecon Creek

Welcome to 2023 Striper Season

We are Open 7 Days a Week
March Hours
 6 am to 5 pm Every Day

More info Call

No Answer?  Sorry, I do not listen to voice mails! Keep Trying

If you do need to contact me, Capt. Dave, here are other options:

"LIKE" our Facebook Page @abseconbay


 and Leave a message on Facebook Messenger 

Send me an email: tackle@abseconbay.com

Text WhatsApp +1 609 513 1568

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1st Striper In NJ 2023
The first three Stripers of the 2023 Inland Season caught in NJ and weighed in at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center Will Win Gift Certificates.
Be the one of the first three anglers to catch and weigh in a legal Striper at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center after the March first 12am. Opening and win a Gift Certificate. This is open to ALL Anglers fishing with Hook and Line in ANY New Jersey waters. Striped Bass may be caught by Live, Dead Bait or Artificial Lures. Any fish caught on Natural Bait MUST be caught on an "Inline Circle Hook" and if possible, a picture showing the catch on the hook should be provided.
This years prizes have been Up-Graded and additional classifications added.
• 1st Legal Striper wins a $300 Gift Certificate
• 2nd Legal Striper a $200 Gift Certificate
• 3rd Legal Striper a $100 Gift Certificate
March 1st Blitz Bonus:
If more than three Legal Stripers are weighed in on March 1st, After the three heaviest Stripers, Anyone weighing in a Legal Striper will get an Absecon Bay Sportsman Center Sweatshirt.
Bonus prizes: Keep those Telephones Ready!
1st Facebook LIVE Video Release of a 28" to 37.999" will win a Absecon Bay Sportsman Center Sweatshirt
1st Facebook LIVE Video Release of an Over 38" Striper will win an Absecon Bay Sportsman Center Sweatshirt.
Largest White perch weighed in March 1st. will win an Absecon Bay Sportsman Center Sweatshirt
No Racing in on March 1st. Rule
As a result of the Fantastic February Weather the conditions look very favorable to see legal (28" to 37.999") Stripers caught on March 1st. I know of several 28" Bass caught and released in the South Jersey Rivers during the incredible White Perch Bite that we have been experiencing throughout January and February. I am absolutely sure that multiple legal sized Stripers will be caught on the march 1st opener. There is no reason to stop fishing and Race to Absecon Bay Sportsman Center. Just be here before closing at 5 pm.
With the good weather we are experiencing, I expect that the Stripers will be looking to go on a feeding spree. So as to not interfere with your Opening Day Fishing Experience, if more than one Striped Bass is brought to Absecon Bay Sportsman Center on March 1st, the prizes will be offered to the angler catching the heaviest fish.
I LOVE my Absecon Bay Sportsman Center "Facebook Fans" and the Members of my Group, "Fish-AC ... Atlantic City, Atlantic County". To make it just a little more interesting, I am giving you a couple Hoops to Jump Thru to claim this prize:
I am giving a "Bonus" $100 Gift Certificate to the first Angler who is a Absecon Bay Sportsman Center Facebook "Fan" and a " Fish-AC" Member that also is registered at this Facebook "Event", 1st Striped Bass 2023" who brings in a Legal Striper Bass. So CLICK the "INTERESTED" Button on the event Page and then drop down to "GOING" to register for the FAN Prize. Then jump on over to the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/FishAC Join up and you are in it to win it. (This Will Be Checked)
Every Angler that sends a picture of a Striper caught, no matter if it is a legal keeper or a released short will receive a Circle Hook Striped Bass Rig from Butches Tackle. Pictures must be sent on Facebook Messenger to my Absecon Bay Sportsman Center Facebook Page. 
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Spring Striper Fishing is Already 
! HOT !
Join Capt. Dave For Fish, Fun and Smiles
Mullica Madness starts NOW

Last Spring was FANTASTIC Striper Fishing! That turned into the best "Summer" Striper I have ever heard of in South Jersey. June and July had truly great fishing and catching Stripers was actually possible thru August if you fished the night and early morning tides.

Now as we come into the 2023 Striper Season, if the weatherman is willing, I expect to see the start of the best Springl ever. I have done well during the last few years during March and April on Mullica River Schoolies and occasional keepers.  I believe that I will be 100% ready to hit the Backwater Stripers hard starting the first week of March.

I will be taking reservations immediately and I expect prime dates to be filling up fast.

If you make reservations, I will take names and phone numbers right now.  Please contact me thru Absecon Bay Sportsman Center 609-484-0409.  I expect to be on the water quite a lot so please ask for my cell phone if I am not available.   prefer voice telephone confirmation, but under current circumstances I will do everything by text if you prefer. Actually, it would be an excellent idea to confirm all trips by text when we come to an agreement. I will do my best to get a calendar of open and closed dates online and keep it current. However, that can get difficult to keep up to date so don't assume anything until I check my master calendar and confirm the date.

A $100 deposit will be required. You can leave it thru "Pay Pal" on my web site

or call me with a credit card.

I have been giving a lot of thought to pricing. I do my best to give a good trip and I think my "Long Half Day" is an adequate trip for even the most avid anglers. My price is for the boat and I will keep my regular price the same as the last couple years:

Long Half Day, at least 4 hours lines in (You can figure 6 hours, dock to dock.) , 1 or 2 anglers $400, 3 anglers $450. a 4th angler usually works, but is not optimal, add $150. I do love kids and young families so I may be willing to work a little after the base price


We will have an early opening for Summer Flounder again this May and that will make for some really good possibilities for combo trips for both Stripers and Fluke.  It may be much to squeeze into my regular trips, but we can discuss this possibility later.  

I will do my best to add more information and trip details to the web site www.abseconbay.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/fishabsecon

I hope to see many of you in the boat this Spring and if not get out on the water any way you can and remember that Absecon Bay Sportsman Center is the best place to get all your Striper Fishing Bait and Tackle.

Thanks, and see you soon,

Capt. Dave Showell


Summer Trailer Boat Storage
Make Your Wife Happy! Get that boat out of the driveway this summer and be closer to the Fish! Storage on your trailer in our lighted protected yard. Any single axel trailer boat $350, Duel axel $450. Now thru November. Only three blocks from Absecon's Municipal Ramp on Faunce Landing Road. CLICK HERE
or Call 609-484-0409 for more information
It's All About The BAIT
When Striper Season rolls around you need the freshest liveliest bait available and you can find it here at Absecon Say sportsman Center.  My supply of LIVE SPOT and EELS is always second to none and I do my best to keep my refrigerators packed with Surf Clams and Fresh Bunker.  When you are ready to fish stop by and check our supply, you'll be back for more. Get details on Bait Pricing and Availability Here
This Long Winter Got you Down ?
Check out the NEW Parlama Sportfishing Web Page 
The Fleet is in and we are ready to host you to some of the worlds most fantastic fishing.  No mater what the season Guatemala has amazing fishing 365 days a year.  

Take a look at the quick video which was shot this October 24th with Alexander Sacchetti on a WILD Striped Bass fishing trip. This video is an introduction to Alex's new Web Venture, www.myfishcircle.com .  The page is in it's infancy and being brought on line, but give it a look and join the Circle. 

Get Directions To:
81 Natalie Terrace
Absecon NJ 08201

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