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Welcome to Fisherman Fred's

As seen on NBC10 News

A bait & tackle shop for the fishing enthusiast. We are committed to all types of fisherman, whether it be freshwater or saltwater.

Why pay Shore prices? We have a full supply of bait, tackle, rods, and reels for surf and saltwater fishing right here in Hamilton, Mercer County NJ.

Delighting Our Customers is our business

We carry Penn, Shimano, Tica, Daiwa, Okuma, Quantum, reels. Tica, Dawia, and Shakespeare rods. We have a good section of Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Berkley Power Bait, and Gulp. We also carry custom hand tied flies for both freshwater and saltwater. We also have a good stock of surf fishing rigs, sinkers, saltwater tackle and crabbing supplies. We carry LIVE BAIT for freshwater such as minnows, crayfish, and worms. Please see our Bait Status web page to see what is in stock. In the winter we will also have Ice Fishing supplies and baits. If we do not have something you want in stock we can and will order it for you.

We do rod and reel repairs. We are able to repair all types of reels. We can do a simple cleaning and lube all the way too extensive repairs. Rods we do it all from replacing a broken tip or guide to full rod rebuilds. To see more information please click here.

Fisherman Fred's Custom Rods. We can build you that custom rod you always wanted. To see more information please click here. If you have questions about our custom rods you can call us at 609-570-8035.

The New Jersey fishing reports are updated daily. The saltwater fishing report covers surf (IBSP and LBI mostly), jetty, and boats. The bay fishing report covers Barnegat and Great Bays and will include a crabbing report as well. The freshwater report covers local lakes, streams, and rivers.

Our address is 3133 Quakerbridge Road Store #2. We are right next to Brookwood Deli. To see a map of where we are located please click here.

Fisherman Fred's may have moved but we are the same great store you have used in the past. We want to be the number one bait shop in the Greater Trenton area and want to be your one stop bait & tackle. We still offer all the types of live bait and everything else we had at the old location, including the best customer service there is. Remember our motto is "Delighting Our Customers".

We are centrally located around most local lakes and streams. We are close to Lake Mercer, the Assunpink Creek, AMC, Miry Run Lake (tech pond), the lakes in Town Center, Rosedale Lake, Colonial Lake, D&R Canal, Delaware River, Lake Assunpink, Rising Sun, and Stone Tavern just to name a few. To see the location of these lakes you can use our lake locations web page by clicking here.

Please have a look around, if you do not see what you are looking for please email us.

If in the hustle and bustle of everyday business, we sometimes fail to slow down long enough to personally say thank you, please know that your patronage is never taken for granted. We would like to thank you from all of us at Fisherman Fred's LLC for giving us the opportunity to supply you with your fishing needs. Tight lines and we hope you hook that big one.


So is everyone ready for the opening of trout season Saturday April 4 at 8AM? If not stop by and pick up what you need. We carry red and gold meal worms, wax worms, fathead minnows, medium and large shiners for fresh water. For salt water and the Delaware River we carry vacuum packed bunker, salted clams, Atlantic herring, squid, and live eels when in season. To see what is in stock you can check out our bait status web page by clicking on the link at the top of any page. We are now in summer hours but could expand them once the weather gets a bit warmer. You can send us your fishing reports so we can help others know what is going on in both fresh water and salt water. If there is anything we can help you with in the fishing word please give us a call or email us and we will be happy to help you. So enjoy and may you have tight lines and we hope you catch that big one.

Fisherman Fred's Location Click the map for directions

We are right near the intersection of Flock and Sloan. We are between the PNC Bank and the Goodyear Tire store. If you do have a problem finding us please call us at 609-570-8035 for directions



We now have a line we call Custom Build custom rods. The rods sell for $129.99 and $119.99. The difference is just minor things like reel seats, guides, and the type of cork used in the handles. These rods are good for fresh water and light salt water. There is all sizes and both spinning and casting rods. So come on in and check them out. To see what we have use the below link and go to the fresh water section.
Custom Rods


We all know trout season in NJ will open on April 4 at 8AM. Fisherman Fred's will be open the following hours to accommodate those who will be out there:
Friday April 3 8AM-7PM
Saturday April 4 6AM-6PM
Easter Sunday April 5 7AM-1PM
I will stay open longer on Easter Sunday if I see enough store traffic and I think there is a need for it.


Sale starts today Saturday March 21 and goes until Sunday March 29 at close. This store stock only.

4 pole rod rack $105.99
All Tica rods 10% off
Penn Spinfisher V 4500LL $139.95
Purchase $20 or more and receive a small Plano lure box 1 per customer.


Starting Tuesday March 17 our hours will be going to summer hours even though it is only going to be spring. Please see below for what those hours will be. Please call us if you have any questions. Thank you, Fred.

Monday - Friday 8AM-6PM
Saturday 7AM-6PM
Sunday 7AM-4PM

These hours can change once we get into warmer weather.

Store Hours

Summer Hours March17-Oct:
Monday 8:00-6:00
Tuesday 8:00-6:00
Wednesday 8:00-6:00
Thursday 8:00-6:00
Friday 8:00-6:00
Saturday 7:00-6:00
Sunday 7:00-4:00

Winter Hours Oct27-March16:
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-5:00
Sunday 8:00-3:00

Penn Reels
GULP saltwater