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

Perch Fishing is Fantastic!  I have Bloodworms, Grass Shrimp and Minnows in stock.  Sorry no Regular Hours so please call 

609-484-0409 to make sure I am available.

Regular Hours Start March 1st 
Monday thru Saturday 6 am. to 5 pm.
Sunday 6 am. to 3 pm.
Call 609-484-0409

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

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1st Striper of the Season 2020
Pictured Beau Bosley, 1st legal Striped Bass March 1st,2019
For Complete Details CLICK HERE
Being the Politically Incorrect  person that I am, I am once again sponsoring a 1st Striped Bass of the Season Contest for 2020. 

Be the first angler to catch and weigh in a legal Striper at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center and win a $200 Gift Certificate

1st Legal Striper Weighed in a $200 Gift Certificate
•2nd Legal Striper a $100 Gift Certificate
•3rd Legal Striper a $50 Gift Certificate

Time to get your boat Ready For Fishing Season
I'm back in the boat business.  My tenants have moved on to bigger things and I've got the yard cleaned up getting ready for a sale.  In the mean time I will be offering expert services at reasonable prices.  Bottom Painting, Detailing, Basic Motor Maintenance, Trailer repairs.  Watch for listing and prices.  Also Boat Docks up to 20' and Summer Trailer Boat Storage  will be available at the areas best prices.  More details coming soon Boat Service
Boat Docks Available up to 20'
A limited number of boat slips are available for occupancy starting March 1st.  Price is $1,200 from no thru December Striper Season.  Special, Any inside floating dock slips contracted and paid in full by March 31 will be $1,000.  Call Capt. Dave 609-484-0409 for complete details.

Absecon Bay Fishing Safaris

Back Bay Fishing Trips,

4 Hour Flounder Specials

6 hour Long Half Day

8 Hour Full Day Fishing Safari

2019 Fall Absecon Bay Striper Safaris
Every year the Stripers seem to get an earlier start.  This season been fantastic since August and is set to break wide open with the Fall Migration.  I've been fishing early season "Mullica River Madness" trips almost every day with plenty of action with 18" to 22" and occasional "Slot sized Bonus" Stripers on light tackle. Now we are starting the second half of October and real back bay show begins.  I will be booking every day possible.  My best bet will be my "Long 1/2 Day" where we put a solid 4 hours with lines in the water, and for the super hard core I will run a full 8 hour trip.  For complete pricing and details please follow this link (Safari Details and Pricing), (General Information), (Availability, Reservations and Deposit), (Photos)
Absecon Bay Sportsman Center is for Sale
For all information, please contact David F. O'Neal,
The O'Neal Group 856-304-9545 cell, 856-396-4567 office 
It is official, my wife Judy and I are putting our Absecon Creek Property and Business is up for sale. A.K.A. “Absecon Bay Sportsman Center”. For over thirty-two years, this has been our home, where we raised our family. As well as our business, that took an incredible amount of time as our only source of income, but has provided us with a decent living. After all this time, I feel that we have earned the right to simplify our lives and take a little time to sit back, relax and enjoy what comes next.
Though I will be giving up the retail bait and tackle, I will never leave the water and my number one ambition is to put more time on the water and expand my guide service and introduce many more anglers to the fantastic fishing I have grown to know in the Greater Atlantic City area. I also hope to extend my presence in Judy’s native Guatemala and continue to explore the fantastic offshore fishing on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast, which I have not been able to do as I desire because of demands here.
This property is unique in many ways. It is just over one acre with approximately 200 feet of waterfront on Absecon Creek, which winds its way from the dam at Mill Road, under Route 9 and the White Horse Pike, past the Absecon Municipal Boat Ramp on Faunce Landing Road and out to Absecon Bay and on to Absecon Inlet on the North end of Atlantic City.
Historically this has been a boat yard for generations. It is situated on the deep-water bend backed up to raised area on Natalie Terrace which provides protection from North East Storms and a high elevation that stayed dry even during Hurricane Sandy. It is one of the very few properties in Absecon that actually backs up directly to the Creek. The waterfront has been used for a Marine Railway for hauling boats up to about thirty feet and floating dock slips for twenty boats up to twenty feet long.
There are two buildings on the property, one is the bait and tackle retail store and our home living space. There is an eight hundred square foot tackle shop jammed with all the equipment need to fish the back bays and near shore local waters. The living area is primarily the entire upstairs area which includes a sun room with absolutely the best view in Absecon. Two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a full bath make up the rest of the area. Half of the downstairs area is also living space opening to a deck and fenced in yard giving us some private space on the premises.
The back building is the workshop and storage area. Currently the workshop is on a short-term lease to M&B Marine which will end if the property is sold. It is a full 13’ X 20’overhead door which will allow entry by large boats. The other half of the building is my Absecon Bay Sportsman Center storage and refrigeration area and there is an upstairs storage and a room with bathroom that would make a great office.
This property is suitable for any number of endeavors and since I personally am not qualified to go into the many possibilities I have associated with David F. O’Neil of Berkshire Hathaway / Fox & Roach Realtors. For complete information please call David at 856-304-9545 and he will be glad to discuss all aspects with you.
As to my present situation. I will be running Absecon Bay Sportsman Center at 100% and continue to give you the very best attention along with the best tackle and especially live bait, as long as I own the property. As usual the fall Striper Season is my favorite time of year and we will be open regular hours and I will booking charters as often as the weather and stripers allow. Please continue to give me the chance to supply you with all your fishing bait and tackle needs.

Please follow the links below for complete Safari information:

General Safari Information

Safaris Prices and Details


Safari Photos

For up to date reports check out my Facebook Pages
 @ www.facebook.com/fishabsecon 

Book your trip NOW, Prime dates are filling up fast. 
Call Capt. Dave @ 609-484-0409


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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