Topic: bay fishing off the shore in villas, cape may

staying on the beach (bay side in villas) and i would like to fish there....was told i could catch a few small stipers, sand sharks, and dogfish??? any advice on bait and tackle? also can i crab there?

Re: bay fishing off the shore in villas, cape may

I am sure there are fish that can be caught along there.   I would suggest 2 hours before high tide and 2 hours after high as some areas along there are very shallow.   Do not need heavy rods.  Even freshwater ones will work as you do not need a lot of weight unless you fish a strong current area.  Small hook and use squid minnow combination, plain squid or clam.   Should be some fluke, croakers etc.   I don't know about crabbing.   Any bait shop should be able to help you with anything you will need.