Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gas Station open in Seaside Park

JSHN Facebook page reported the
Southern service Lukoil on Central Avenue in Seaside Park is open for Limited Hours. This is a Great!!!! Good sign for things to come!!!!!!



Betty and Nicks bait and tackle 30%-40% off sale

Betty and nicks got hit pretty hard from the storm. They are huge supporters of IBSP. If you can make it out to support them please do. They are set up in a storage center on rt 37. Details are below

December 1st & 2nd Sat. & Sun. 8 am until noon. Call to see all of the gear.
We were able to pull a lot of the stock that was high & dry & put in Uncle Bobs storage west of the PKWY at 777 rt. 37 next to Burger King Toms River, NJ.
Cash, Paypal & Credit Cards accepted.
Call Hal 732-606-3451 or John Bushell owner of Betty & Nicks Tackle Shop, Seaside Park, NJ 732-793-2708
300 Rods, reels cooler racks, lures. weights, Penn, Daiwa, Shiamno, St. Croix, Tica, Ande, Ugly Stks, etc





4th Annual Fisherman’s Fleamarket

Barnegat H.S. 4th Annual Fisherman’s Fleamarket

Saturday December 8, 2012
Barnegat High School
180 Bengal Boulevard
Barnegat, NJ 08005
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

“Reel in some holiday deals!”
Door Prizes – Every half hour (lures, tackle, rods/reels, passes for headboat, etc)
$4.00 Admission
Kids 12 and under FREE

Last year – they had close to 500 in attendance and gave two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors. Please come out and help support fishing club by attending the Fleamarket. All proceeds go towards the students involved in the fishing club.

Someone in need after Hurricane Sandy

This was posted at a convenient store in point pleasant. It was sent to me to post here to reach out to our readers. If you can help this person please contact them


Power is on possibly at Midway Beach

Friends of midway beach Facebook page just reported the power is on! If your unfamiliar with midway it’s the cottages you pass right before you enter Island Beach State Park. If the power is back on then this is huge for the Island. It’s one step closer to re-entry.

Electrical Service Restoration to Seaside Park NJ Update

Electrical Service Restoration
November 20, 2012

Electrical Service Restoration

The Borough of Seaside Park, in coordination with the Borough’s OEM, the Building and Construction Department, the Borough Engineer, and JCP&L have developed a procedure to protect and ensure the highest possible degree of safety for all of its residents and businesses when the electric lines are energized. This effort will minimize any possible fires produced by a sudden electrical surge in the electric system that were under water during the storm. JCP&L will begin re-stabilizing electric service to Seaside Park residents beginning on Monday, November 26, 2012.

The process is divided into several steps:

Electric meter removal – Meters were pulled for several reasons which include but are not limited to: damage in the meter, meter was under water, the electrical panel was under water, electric outlets were under water for an extended period of time, or where the flood elevation was not determined.
Once the removal process is completed, JCP&L will start energizing the Borough street by street.
If your electric meter was not removed, power will be restored in the sequence established by JCP&L.
If your meter was removed and you know that the electric service was NOT subject to the above, please contact the Building Department at 10 Allen Street, Toms River, to arrange a site visit; once the inspection of the panel is completed, the Building Department will generate a re-installation card for JCP&L.

Please allow a minimum of three to four days after the site visit for the re-installation of the meter.

If your panel was under water, please contract a licensed electrical contractor to inspect your electrical system. Once that is completed, please contact the Building Department to arrange for a site visit. Once the inspection of the panel is completed, the Building Department will generate a re-installation card for JCP&L. Please allow the minimum of three to four days after the site visit for the re-installation of the electric meter.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we continue to coordinate our recovery efforts from this emergency and restore our town’s vital functions.
full update at Seaside

Seaside Heights Roller Coaster May stay submerged

Seaside Heights roller coaster submerged by Sandy may stay put The Associated Press 11/22/2012 1:53 PM

SEASIDE HEIGHTS — The remains of a roller coaster that was knocked off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy and partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean might be left there as a tourist attraction.

Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers tells WNBC-TV in New York that officials have not made a decision on whether to tear down the coaster. But the mayor says he’s working with the Coast Guard to see if the coaster is stable enough to leave it alone because he believes it would make “a great tourist attraction.”

Meanwhile, efforts to rebuild the storm-ravaged town are continuing.

Demolition crews have removed the resort’s damaged boardwalk. And Akers says construction on a new boardwalk should begin in January and be ready by Memorial Day.
Full Article


Today’s fishing trip

I was going to bag fishing altogether this year due to Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully my Cousin called and took me out down his way off of Cape May. Got out early in the heaviest fog I’ve seen in a long time. We limited out by 10 o’clock. No monsters by any means but, 4 30″ to 35″. It felt great to be back at it!!!!!


Hurricane Sandy Changed the shape of the Barnegat Bay

Sandy Changed Landscape of Barnegat Bay, State Police Warn Boaters About Hazards, Old Maps no Longer Accurate:

New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau is advising boaters of myriad new hazards on the waters, and attempting to reunite owners with their lost vessels in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Sandy.

The record breaking flooding radically changed the topography of many shore area boating routes. The Army Corps of Engineers will eventually re-map the waterways, but until then, boaters must know that they should proceed with extreme caution. Some areas shown on maps as 18 feet deep are now sandbars, and numerous hazards have been deposited in commonly used channels, including sunken vessels.

“The Central Jersey shore waterways, as shown on most marine maps, no longer exist. Boaters need to be aware of submerged obstacles and debris and adjust their travels as if they are on uncharted waters,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the State Police and Director of the State Office of Emergency Management.

Another major challenge is the large number of boats ripped from moorings and docks and deposited all over. The Marine Services Bureau is locating and cataloging displaced vessels on the state’s waterways, particularly in the coastal areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Troopers are building a database of such boats that includes registration numbers and descriptions. Boat owners or insurance companies attempting to locate a lost or abandoned vessel should contact the State Police Point Pleasant Station between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at (732)899-5051.