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
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.

Home Port, Absecon Creek

Stop here often to catch the latest Absecon Bay Info

Spring Hours start March 1st

Monday to Friday 7am. to 5pm.

Saturday 6am. to 5pm.

Sunday 6am. to 2pm.

Call 609-484-0409
I am usually available

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2018, 1st Striper of the Season Contest
Yes we will be looking for Dead Legal Stripers at our door.

Last year in 2017 it took until just after noon on March 1st.  for the first Striped bass to come thru the door. Donovan Vasquez caught this 9.4#. 30" Mullica River Beauty on a bloodworm. With his winnings he picked up a really nice combo. A Penn Clash 4000 on a Tsunami Classic Rod with a full spool of 30# Power Pro. 

2018, 1st Striper tournament starts March 1st at 6am.

All Prizes are Gift Certificates to Absecon Bay Sportsman Center

  • 1st Striped Bass $200 Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Striped Bass $100 Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Striped Bass $50 Gift Certificate
  • Bonus $100 Gift Certificate For the 1st Facebook Fan who Signs up on the Facebook Events Page 
  • 1st Striped Bass over 20#:  $100 Gift Certificate
  • 1st Striped Bass over 30#: #100 Gift Certificate
For more details follow this link: http://www.abseconbay.com/fishingtournaments.html 
Any pictures sent to Absecon Bay Sportsman Center or Capt. David Showell in any form will be considered public domain and used accordingly.

Want a Fantastic Striper Fishing Trip? Check out Capt. Dave's

Absecon Bay Fishing Safaris

Striped bass, charter,
Mullica Madness Fishing Trips
Spring Striper Fishing has Begun!  There has been a Fantastic Bite of Schoolie Sized Stripers and Jumbo sized White Perch biting in the Mullica and Great Egg Harbor Rivers.  Things have slowed a bit from this Mid-March cold front, but I am planning on starting Mullica Madness River Exploration Trips Monday March 20 which just happens to be the first day of Spring. 

For these early season trips I will be trailering my boat and in most cases I will be launching at Chestnut Neck Marina on the Mullica River.  I may also make some trips on the south side to the Great Egg Harbor River, if I get the right reports.

These trips will be serious endeavors with at least four hours of actual "Lines In" and be available Weekdays thru April.  Special total Pricing will be: 
Single Angler $200
2 or 3 anglers $250
4 Anglers $300

For complete information please follow this link: Mullica Madness Fishing Trips

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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. 

M & B Marine
Home of Truly Professional Service for your boat and motor
M & B is a certified E-Tec Facility and can take care of any brand Outboard Motor.

Shop Phone 609-568-6314
Call Mike @ 609-335-5236 or Bob @ 609-276-0707
I am very happy to announce a welcome change in my buisness with a Partnership with "M & B Marine".  
Mike Musarra and Bob Fricke are two of South Jersey's finest Marine Mechanics with almost 30 years of experience each.   They will be taking over all the boat and motor service which will include all the winterizing, shrink wrap and winter storage.
 If you want the very best care for your floating baby please click on the following link for complete information.
Get Directions To:
81 Natalie Terrace
Absecon NJ 08201

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