How To: Fishing Sand Fleas for Striped Bass

Nick C. from Fishermen's Source shows us how to fish Sand Fleas in the surf for Striped Bass. A highly productive fishing method during the summer months, fishing with Sand Fleas can produce some solid fish when other things won't. Fished on light tackle, Sand Fleas are a fun way to stay busy fishing the beach for bass. Nick walks us through the tackle he uses as well as what to look for when fishing this method.  

Tackle Review: Shimano Ultegra 4000

Nick C. from Fishermen's Source talks about the Shimano Ultegra 4000, his go to reel for light tackle fishing. Redesigned in 2021, the Shimano Ultegra is a great reel for a great price. Whether you're fishing for Fluke, Redfish, Stripers, or any other species using light tackle, the Ultegra is a durable, light weight option that you can rely on. 

Tackle Tips: Fishing for Deep Water Fluke

Nick C. from Fishermen's Source talks about his go to tackle for targeting deep water ocean Fluke. Nick walks us through 3 rigs that have become standard among fluke fishermen. 

Tackle Tips: Jigging for Tuna

Nick C. from Fishermen's Source talks all about vertical jigging for Tuna. Nick walks us through some of his favorites tuna jigs, as well shows the terminal tackle needed to rig these lures to handle big fish! Fishermen's Source offers a wide variety of Tuna jigs from your favorite brands, with all of sizes and colors to match whatever the fish are biting. 

Tackle Tips: Jigging for Sea Bass

Nick C. from Fishermen's Source discusses tackle tips for Sea Bass jigging. Jigging for Sea Bass has become increasingly popular in recent years. Nick's go to rig is a jig and teaser, using 15 pound braid and a 20 pound fluoro carbon leader with a dropper loop. Great to eat and fun to catch, Sea Bass are rewarding fish to target!

Tackle Review: Savage Gear 3D Wake Snake

Nick C. from Fishermen's Source talks about the Savage Gear 3D Wake Snake. Largemouth Bass as well as many other predatory freshwater species love to eat snakes. The Savage Gear 3D Wake Snake is based on a 3D scan of a real snake, creating a realistic bait that perfectly mimics a small snake swimming through the water. Swimming with a wide S action either on the surface or just below, two points to tie on to the lure offers options in swimming style. 

How To: Simple Chunk Rig 

Nick C. from Fishermen's Source shows us how to create a simple yet versatile rig for fishing chunked bait. Whether you're fishing the surf or by boat, fishing chunks is a productive fishing technique for a wide variety of species. From the tackle needed to knot tying tips, Nick shares all you need to know to catch fish on chunked baits!

Tackle Review- NEW Nomad Shikari Minnow Plug

Nick C. at Fishermen's Source discusses the all new Nomad Design Shikari Minnow Plug. New this year, the Shikari Minnow is unique in that it swims deeper than other minnow plugs on the market. Swimming at a 4-6 foot depth, the subtle wobble this lure produces is ideal for enticing finicky fish. Pre-rigged with BKK Viper hooks and available in various color options, the Shikari Minnow is an excellent addition to any tackle bag!     

3 FOOLPROOF Ways to Rig a Madd Mantis Popper for Tuna

Nick C. at Fishermen's Source demonstrates the proper way to rig the Madd Mantis large and extra large popper. When popping for large game fish, such as tuna, quality hardware significantly increases the chances of landing a fish. 

Early Season Light Tackle Fluke Setup

Nick C. at Fishermen's Source likes to go lighter for the early season shallow water fluke bite. Using small presentations, like Berkley GULP! mullets, grubs and shrimps, imitates the small crustaceans that fluke are keyed in on.

Madd Mantis Quake: Quick Rigging Option for Striped Bass

Nick C. at Fishermen's Source rigs the Madd Mantis Quake fast and efficiently. Although this lure is commonly used for tuna, this alternative method proves successful for spring striped bass.

How To: Upgrade Hooks & Split Rings on a Daiwa SP Minnow for Stripers

Nick C. upgrades the hardware on the essential Daiwa Salt Pro Minnow. This popular striper plug is a must-have for your bag or tackle box and we get a lot of questions at the shop on which tackle to use when changing out/upgrading.   

Jigging World Black Demon vs. NJ Stripers

Nick C. at Fishermen's Source showcases a new use of a known "blackfish" jigging rod  In this video he shares why the Jigging World Black Demon 7'5" Medium rod is also great for throwing large heavy baits(plugs and big soft plastics) from a boat for spring striped bass. He has paired his Black Demon with the Daiwa Lexa 400 baitcaster. It's uses vary from heavy plugging to jigging and most everything in between for bigger fish.

What's in the Surf Bag? + ODM SURFWAVE Spotlight

Nick C. invites you to explore how he sets up his 3 tube ODM SURFWAVE surf bag and points out its features that affirm why it is his surf bag of choice.  Inside, you'll see it can fit a lot of plugs and tackle- allowing you to be ready to throw what they want to eat.

How To: Tune a Metal Lip

Nick C. at Fishermen's Source walks you through how to tune a metal lip swimmer to swim at your desired depth.

How to: Rig A Band of Anglers Hyperlastics

Nick C. at Fishermen's Source walks through how to rig A Band of Anglers Hyperlastics soft plastic lures. Highlighting some favorite early spring offerings and techniques to increase the life of your baits.

How to: Rig Large Soft Plastics for Striped Bass

Nick C. at Fishermen's Source demonstrates how to rig large plastic lures for striped bass in early spring. He focuses on two types of rigs: Jig heads & weighted hooks.  His tips will help your success rate in various conditions/scenarios plus- extend the life of your baits. 

Fishermen's Source Warehouse Tour 2016

Last week we took the time to do a quick warehouse tour to show some of our unique items. If you have any questions please contact us directly

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Fishermen's Source 2016 About Us

Fishermen's Source was founded in 2006 in the basement of founder Stephen Leone's home on the Jersey Shore. Gradually, over the last decade, we grew into a warehouse space in Ocean, New Jersey.  

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