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Friday, September 4, 2015

Labor Day Things to Do in Cape May NJ

10 Things to Do at the New Jersey Shore in Cape May for the Labor Day Weekend.

kite (1)The best time of the year at the Jersey Shore is Labor Day weekend, the weather is good, crowds are reduced for back to school and the town is still in full swing to celebrate the end of the official summer season. Make the best of your last weekend at the Jersey Shore, with special events, beach parties, weekend getaways and events in Cape May NJ.

Fall Things to do in Cape May 2015, fun things to do in Cape May.

Take an early Whale Watching trip this Fall in Cape May aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher.
  • Find a local resort for your vacation, you can stay at the Virginia Hotel 
  • Walk the Beaches – the Spring Season is the best time to walk the beaches and hunt for shells. Bring you favorite pup and take a brisk walk in the morning while enjoying the fresh Cape May Salt air.
  • Go Shopping on the Mall - the Washington Street Mall is open every weekend. You can walk the mall during the weekend and score some great deals before the new summer season kicks in.
  • Visit the Light House – Grab a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate and head down to the lighthouse for a brisk walk.
  • Bed and Breakfast for two Come down to the Shore for an early Spring weekend and stay at a local Bed and Breakfast Inn. Enjoy sleeping in on a Sunday morning and getting up to a home prepared breakfast while reading the paper in a relaxing environment.
  • Bring Your Pet to Cape May – Cape May is Pet Friendly, you can bring you favorite Pet for the off season and stay in a Bed and Breakfast or special Pet Friendly Accommodations.

Check out our expanded Top Ten list of Family Fun Things to do this Labor Day Weekend in Cape May NY

  1. Hit the Beach before the Summer Ends here in Cape May, you paid for those beach tags, no go ahead and use them. The best time to visit the beach is during September, the summer crowds are gone and the ocean water temperature remains tepid.
  2. Take a late September Whale Watching Cruise aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher, Enjoy the crisp off shore air as you round the point and view the dolphins and water side view of the Cape May Light House.
  3. Visit the Lobster House Fish Market and select the fresh catch from the day to prep your end of summer meal. The Lobster house which is home to a commercial fishing fleet also has a dockside raw bar and the outdoor Schooner American restaurant to sit and order fresh fish and have a cold beer.
  4. Why not Shop and Stroll, check out the Washington Street Mall a three block pedestrian concourse between Perry and Ocean Streets, don’t forget to visit West Cape May and check out the West End Garage.
  5. Sunset Beach in Cape May – Salute the Flag at Sunset Point, the Sunset Point Gift shop holds a Flag Ceremony every day at dusk, listen to the old scratched record over the loud speakers you can hunt for Cape May Diamonds at Sunset Beach in front of the Concrete Ship.
  6. Cool off with Wine Tasting in Cape May, You can visit the Cape May Winery or try the Hawk Haven Winery in Rio Grande NJ.  The Cape May Winery and Vineyard offers award winning wines in a pristine tasting environment. Spend a September afternoon sipping wine and enjoying the great September weather in Cape May.
  7. Order a Cold Beer and have a bucket of peel and eat shrimp, check out the Beach Shack and the Rusty Nail in Cape May they both offer hip family fun dining with an outside bar. You can sit around the fire pit with your toes in the Sand during the evening, or you can bring your Pooch to the Beach Shack and order from the “Dog Friendly” menu.
  8. Hit Happy Hour at dusk, you can check out the Brown Room located inside the Congress Hall or visit Martini Beach, or the new Sea Salt Restaurant with a beach front view.
  9. Take a tour of the Cape May Light, Concrete Tower of the Physick House. You can get discount tickets here from the Cape May Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts; don’t forget to bring the camera for a great photo opp.
  10. Visit the South Jersey Marina and take a Cape Harbor Tour aboard the Cape May Tiny Cruise. Captain Doug departs from the South Jersey Marina, providing a slow and comfortable harbor side view from his 12 passenger Tiny Cruise Line.
  11. Last Chance for a High Speed Run on the Jet Boat Adventure departing from Utsch’s Marina. Captain Andy’s Jet Boat Adventure is a high speed adventure with exhilarating 180 degree turns and high speed runs up to 35 MPH on the water. Expect to get a little wet and scream aboard this roller coaster like water ride in Cape May.
  12. Spend a Quiet Afternoon at the Red Point General Store in Cape May Point. This quiet and secluded getaway offers farm fresh to the table breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. You can escape the crowds of Cape May, enjoy al fresco dining and take a stroll in the park across the street after your meal.
  13. Go on a 4 Hour Fishing Trip aboard the Cape May Lady at South Jersey Marina. September is one of the best months for fishing here in Cape May. Spend the day on the water and enjoy a pristine day of fall fishing before the winter temperatures set in.
  14. Take on Last Climb up the Cape May Lighthouse 15 Lighthouse Avenue Cape May Point
    It’s 199 steps to the top, the view is worth every step overlooking the Atlantic coastline and the Delaware Bay.
  15. Visit the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington Street. You can experince what life was like during the Victorian Era. See what life was like in Cape May in Victorian times by touring this estate. You can also have afternoon tea in the converted carriage house.
  1. Visit the Cape May County Zoo Visit the Cape May County Zoo located on Route 9 only five miles or a 10 minute drive from the center of Cape May, New Jersey. Plan for a day outdoors with some walking for about two hour stay, pack your lunch or eat at the Zoo. The park has many shaded stations to stop and rest and comfortable concession areas.
  1. Check out the Vintage Aircraft at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Naval Air Station (NAS) Wildwood Aviation Museum is a non-profit museum located at the Cape May Airport inside historic Hangar #1.
  2. Bring you Pooch to Cape May, May of the Beach areas open up after September. Head down to Sunset Beach which is Dog Friendly at Cape May Point. The Sunset Beach Grill features outside tables which are Pet Friendly. Sunset Beach includes a fully stocked Gift Shop, Miniature Golf and you can also view the famous Concrete Ship Atlantus. For a complete list of Cape May Dog Friendly Things to do please visit our Dog Friendly page here, don’t forget the BillMae  Suites Cottage in Cape May which is completely Pet Friendly.
  3. Hit the Greens and Play a Round at Cape May National.   Book Local Cape May and Atlantic City Golf Live On Line Today
  4. Go Boating in Cape May and visit one of Cape May’s word class Marina’s The pristine beaches, ideal back bay inter-coastal water ways and close proximity to the Historical town of Cape May make for ideal boating conditions. Cape May located on the Southern most tip of New Jersey offers an easily accessible inlet on the Atlantic side, and a safe and easy passage from the Delaware Bay via the protected Cape May Canal.
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Make Mom Smile in Cape May for Mother's Day

Things to do for Mothers Day in Cape May 2015 Looking for Things to Do in Cape May for Mother’s Day Weekend?

mothers-day1Make your Mom to Cape May and enjoy the NJ Shore before the rush of the Summer Season. Are you looking for something unique to do with Mom this year in Cape May. Why not visit the Cape May Lighthouse, and stop and enjoy a spot of Tea at the Butterfly Tea Room on Sunset Boulevard in West Cape May on your return trip back from the Lighthouse Point Park.
Here’s a brief list of some things to do in Cape May for Mothers Day.
  1. Take mom for Tea and enjoy the Butterfly Team Room
  2. Visit Congress hall for a Mothers Day Brunch and walk the shopping mall.
  3. Take Mom on a Whale Watching Trip for a unique experience and view Cape May from the Ocean Side.
  4. Take a self-guided vineyard tour of Cape May County- You can tour over six New Jersey local award winning wineries in Cape May County, all within a 20 minute or less drive Cape May Winery, Hawk Haven
  5. Bring Mom and your Pooch and stay at one of the many Pet Friendly accommodations in Cape May.
  6. Save some dough and visit a BYOB restaurant in Cape May
  7. Stay over at one of the many Historic Hotels in Cape May for a perfect Mothers Day Cape May weekend.
  8. Spend the day with Mom and go on a local Antique Hunt in Cape May for that perfect one of kind gift.
  9. Take Mom and the Kids to the Cape May County Zoo and enjoy the day
  10. Take Mom to the Spa Spending a day or week end in Cape May to relax. Schedule a Facial to relax or enjoy a therapeutic massage in your Cape May Hotel Room or Bed and Breakfast.
If your’e looking for more of a traditional Mothers Day in Cape May, check out the list of local Cape May Restaurants for Mom and enjoy a Mothers Day Brunch or Dinner together during your weekend.
Take Mom to the Jazz Brunch at the Estate for Mother’s Day
imagesName: Jazz Brunch at the Estate for Mother’s Day - Date: May 10, 2015 Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT Website: Event Description:Linger over a Sunday morning brunch buffet on Mother’s Day under the tent as you listen to live jazz from The Great American Songbook featuring Mary Lou Newman, saxophone, clarinet and flute, and Jon Pruitt, Piano.
Beachcomber’s Annual Mother’s Day Craft/Vendor Show Date: May 9, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT Website: - Event Description: Join us from 10am-1pm and SHOP TILL YOU DROP for MOM!! Come and check out the newest spring styles from 31 Gifts, Miche Bags, Tin & Country, Avon, Wildtree, Mary Kay, Cans in the Air, Premier Designs, Dove Chocolate, Tastefully Simple, Handmade scarves, crochet goods and SO MUCH MORE! You don’t want to miss this

Cape May Mother’s Day 2015 Restaurants

What could be better Lunch in Cape May and shopping with Mom at the Washington Street Mall.

Treat you mom and make here feel special in Cape May by taking her  to dinner at one of the best restaurants in Cape May NJ. Enjoy a sumptuous brunch or dinner and visit the Cape May outdoor shopping mall on Washintion Street in Cape May NJ
  • Aleathea’s- A delicious Mother’s Day Brunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and their dinner menu is available from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Please call 884-5555 or visit to make your reservations.
  • Butterfly Tea Room- Sit awhile and savor your cup of tea with your mom at The Butterfly Tea Room, located on Sunset Boulevard in West Cape May. Mother’s Day tea will be served on Saturday and Sunday, May 12th and 13th from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. featuring a variety of hot and iced teas, quiche, soups, finger sandwiches and pastries. Reservations are recommended, call 609-898-4550 or visit .
  • Hemingway’s at The Grand Hotel- On Mother’s Day Hemingway’s will offer a Breakfast Buffet from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom featuring Belgian Waffles, cream chipped beef, breakfast meats, and so much more! $16.95 for Adults & $8.95 for kids. Dinner will be available from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. with additions to their regular menu, such as: 10 oz. Cold Water Lobster Tail, Veal Marissa & Petit Medallions of Filet. Call 884-5611 to make reservations or visit .
  • Lucky Bones- There will be a variety of specials here for all Moms including fudge! Call (609) 884-2663 or visit for additional holiday information.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Find Beach Services in Cape May NJ

Beach Services in Cape May NJ

Which Hotels in Cape May offer Beaches Services in Cape May NJ. Are you looking to order Beach Services this Summer in Cape May NJ. Use the following resources below to get pricing and order Beach Services for your summer vacation.

Which Hotels offer Hotel Beach Service in Cape May NJ?

Congress HallVirginia HotelThe Beach Shack, Montreal Inn, Ocean Club, LaMer, and Blue Fish Inn. There is also Steger Beach Rental Services on just about every beach. You can also get Beach Services from Grams Beach Service LLC.
.. Gram’s Beach Service LLC

Gram’s Beach Service LLC is a small, mother-daughter business offering the convenience of beach chair, umbrella, and beach box rentals, cold drinks, and snacks on Jefferson Street Beach in Cape May.  We open each summer on Memorial Day Weekend and end our season on Labor Day.  Like our Facebook page! Follow us on Instagram @gramsbeachservice!.

910 Beach Ave .Cape May, New Jersey (215) 317-1496

Service and Rates

 SUMMER 2014


  • *Weekly Rate = 7 consecutive days
  •   Seasonal Rate: $390
  •  Set-Up**
  • Day Rate: $20
  • Weekly Rate*: $100
  •  Beach Umbrella
  • Day Rate: $10
  • Weekly Rate*: $55
  •  Beach Chair
  • Day Rate: $6
  • Weekly Rate*: $30

Steger Beach Services serving the beaches of Cape May since 1933

Steger Beach Services has proudly served the beaches of Cape May for over 80 years. Our family owned and operated business accommodates beach goers with all amenities required for a good old fashioned day at the Jersey Shore.

High quality beach umbrellas and a choice of high or low seated beach chairs are available to rent at reasonable daily, weekly and seasonal rates. Also available to rent are our luxurious beach cabanas. Tired of lugging your beach gear? Rent one of our beach carts or leave it at the beach in a Steger’s beach box. Surf’s up? We’ve got you covered. We have wave riders of all sorts. Featuring BZ bodyboards, surfboards and our NEW stand up paddleboard rentals. Rentals are available at 12 locations dotting Cape May’s beachfront. Call us today to reserve your spot in the sand!


  • Reservation beach set-up service
  • Handicapped set-up service and seasonal rates
  • Beach box storage services, weekly and monthly rates
  • Rental delivery service
  • Cabana rentals weekly, monthly and seasonally
  • Bodyboard, surfboard, stand-up paddle board, and raft rentals
  • Special events and chair/umbrella rental for parties, weddings, backyard celebrations or events, and movie nights on the beach
  • Beach cart rentals
  • Surf lessons & Stand-up paddle board lessons
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015


N.J.’s best beach towns: Peter Genovese

Cape May CoupleIf a weekend visit with your significant other to Cape May doesn’t help you regain that lovin’ feeling, you need to check for a romantic pulse. ..The city with the second most Victorian buildings in the country (after San Francisco) is chockablock with charming, impeccably maintained Victorian homes and B&Bs, gingerbread-like confections with names such as the King’s Cottage and Puffin Suites.
The Victorian Motel, curiously enough, may be the least Victorian building in the city, a three-story brick seaside motel.No matter; a hand-in-hand stroll through the city on a warm summer night may be just the kickstarter for love and romance.

Cape May is built for walking. There are scores of shops (the best named: Miss Demeanor, a women’s boutique), restaurants and food stops. Many are congregated at the pedestrian-only Washington Street Mall. It’s not very romantic, but a stop at Hot Dog Tommy’s, a hole-in-the-wall hot dog stand on Jackson Street, is a must. The guy behind the counter with the goofy hot dog hat is Tommy Snyder, who dispenses a sizeable order of shtick with his hot dogs.
Cape May Bakers makes excellent bread, pastries and cake, and for a sweet snack, you can’t go wrong at The Original Fudge Kitchen on the boardwalk. Trolley tours run by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities are a great way to see and learn about the famed seaside resort.
The Shore’s best ice cream, as far as I’m concerned, can be found at the Vanilla Bean Creamery, a purple-shuttered house just past milepost 0 on the Garden State Parkway. It’s actually in Lower Township, not Cape May — but don’t go looking for a website or Facebook page, because there are none.

Check out our own Top Ten for Romantic Places in Cape May NJ
As a local long time resident living and working in Cape May we have also added some or our own local favorite Romantic Places to go in Cape May NJ. The Cape May beach is one of most romantic places couples can take advantage of. Take a walk on the beach by moonlight. The sound of the waves crashing against the shore and the moonlit sky sets the perfect atmosphere for a romantic evening. 

Here's a brief list of some Top Ten Romantic Romantic Things to do in Cape May NJ as a couple.

  1. Congress Hall Fireplace, take a seat in the couch and cuddle from a brisk Fall or Spring walk.
  2. Sunset Point, take in a Sunset over the bay and walk the beach.
  3. The Red Store in Cape May Point, a quiet place away from the crowds of Cape May.
  4. A sunset cruise on the Cape May Whale Watcher while holding hands on the rail.
  5. Washington Street Inn, a romantic candle lit dinner followed with an exotic dessert.
  6. A beach walk at the Jetty, exploring the nooks and crannies as couple.
  7. Peter Shields on Beach Ave, elegant posh and fine dining
  8. Take a horse drawn carriage around town as a couple
  9. Enjoy a fading Sunset from the Delaware Bay, enjoy the Victorian Architecture together.
  10. 931 Beach House, stay Beach front on Beach Ave and relax on the front deck within walking distance of the beach.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Top Ten List for Memorial Day in Cape May NJ 2015


Memorial Day Things to Do for In Cape May for 2015

The summer is in full swing with the official start of the Memorial Day Weekend in Cape May NJ. Come down to the Jersey Shore and enjoy the restaurants, shopping and outdoor activities. Memorial Day weather in Cape May is always mild, and you will find early beach-goers enjoying the fist weekend of the summer at the shore side.

The Cape May Music Festival Starts May 24th in Cape May NJ.

Don’t forget about the Cape May Music Festival kicking off May 24 to June 11 2015 . You Can Enjoy world-class orchestral and chamber music, jazz, brass band, Irish music and Bach’s Lunches

 Here 10 Top Things to do for Free in Cape May for Memorial Day

  1. Go on an active adventure. Take a walk, climb on rocks at the Jetty (safely please), splash in the waves, jump off sand dunes. Build a moat. Make sand angels.
  2. Make a friend for the summer in Cape May. You may find people from different countries and cultures sitting right next to you on the beach, here in Cape May. You can also meet the most interesting people a the Brown Room, the official Living room of Cape May in Congress Hall.
  3. Visit the Cape May Beach and play “Ring Around the Rosie” in the water a the Cape May Beach. The big splash at the end when you all fall down will likely result in lots of giggles.
  4. Take a footprint picture to remember your trip at Sunset Beach, don’t forget to hunt for Cape May Diamonds on the beach
  5. Catch the sunrise or sunset and
  6. Fly a kite. Buy one from the kite store in Cape May or visit the open air mall.
  7. Track and name footprints–birds, crabs, people, dogs.
  8. Go boating–sail boat, kayak, fishing.
  9. Read an ocean-themed book.
  10. Walk up to the top of the Cape May Light House

You can also download a listing of Cape May Events here this listing is from the 2015 Cape May Calendar of Events Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Fun things to do in Cape May for the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday
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  • Go Whale or Dolphin Watching aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher
  • Go Fishing for 4 Hours aboard the Cape May Lady
  • Take a sunset cruse on the open ocean.

May 16 Armed Forces Day Ceremony at the World War II Lookout Tower: The fully restored World War II Lookout Tower is the perfect setting to pay tribute to the dedicated men and women who have 12 helped preserve our freedom. Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. Free admission. Tower is located on Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township, near Cape May Point. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit May 24 Crafts and Collectibles for Memorial Day: Craft and Collectibles vendors offer a wide selection of country crafts, folk art, custom-designed jewelry, collectibles and a choice selection of Victorian items. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. Admission $2. Sunday, May 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit
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May 24 – June 11 Cape May Music Festival: Enjoy world-class orchestral and chamber music, jazz, brass band, Irish music and Bach’s Lunches at the 26th annual Cape May Music Festival. Sunday, May 24-Thursday, June 11. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit May 27 Bach’s Lunch: Enjoy a mini-concert by members of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and an elegant Tea Luncheon at the Carriage House CafĂ© & Tearoom located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. $30 per person. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit May 30 2nd Annual Jazz at the Estate: Come to the Physick Estate for an afternoon of live jazz music and celebrate the arrival of summer! Enjoy four sets of jazz performances on an outdoor stage, along with food, beer, wine, spirits and crafts vendors. Saturday, May 30, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event is cosponsored by Exit Zero Jazz Festival and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

Cape May Mobile Paperless Ticketing Comes to the Shore

Cape May expands it’s website and ticketing site with mobile paper-less ticking focusing on the Historic Cape May Resort Vacation Area with Paper-less ticketing for venues.

MAY 5 2015 CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY – is a complete interactive site that’s totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area.

“We have two goals – to promote our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May. With, consumer’s today can shop and search with their mobile devices, including smart phones, tablets and smaller tablet computers.” said Ryan Reclaim, Director of Marketing at Cape May

After ticketing with key venues this past two years, including the Cape May Whale Watcher, East Coast Para-sailing and the Cape May Lady we are expanding our mobile presence with 100% paper-less ticketing this year. Cape May offers on line ticketing for Bed and and Travelocity as part of it’s mobile strategy.

“Vacationer’s coming to the Jersey shore don’t want to stand outside in a hot line while waiting for a ticket. We have conducted market research and it show’s that mobile users, want to purchase tickets on a mobile platform while in the hotel, vacation home, shopping, or in the car on the ride to the shore.” Ryan Reclaim – Marketing Director Cape May

paperless-ticketingWe plan to provide a 100% mobile platform that will allow a Cape May Vacationer book a ticket on the Garden State Parkway, and arrive at the event and enter with a screen from their own smart phone or tablet.

The Cape May site is designed with local time You Tube Videos, including a smart device “Mobile Format” allowing Cape May travelers to easily access screen friendly content that is compatible with today’s mobile browsers.

In support of this new site, Cape May has launched Social Media networking links on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest social networking sites to suit the ways Cape May travelers plan and communicate.

This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from discount saving digital coupons to weather reports and weekly events. Cape May also hosts a local Cape May Blog featuring local events, things to do in Cape May, shopping, beach information and more.

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In addition to the Social Media Links, this new site links directly to the Greater Cape May Chamber of Commerce accommodations availability listing portal. This allows potential new Cape May County visitors to check accommodations on the spot. “As the new tourism landscape has changed dramatically due to the recession and Hurricane Sandy, while we continue to enjoy a high visitor return rate, we are finding the need to work harder to attract and keep the overnight vacationer to the county” as cited by the 2012 Annual Cape May County Tourism Conference report.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Meeting Tonight Aims To Help Cape May County Charter Fishing Industry

Meeting Tonight Aims To Help Cape May County Charter Fishing Industry

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By David Madden
SOMERS POINT, N.J. (CBS) — A meeting early this evening in Somers Point, NJ will look into concerns surrounding the charter fishing business in Cape May County.
The multimillion-dollar industry is at a crossroads, according to Vicki Clark, head of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, organizer of the session.
There’s genuine concern that many boat owners will have to get out of the business because of taxes, regulations, regional competition, and the possibility that some species of fish may be over-harvested.
“If other states have figured out how to do this better, let’s take a look at what they’re doing to improve the opportunities here in New Jersey,” Clark told KYW Newsradio this morning.
Following the meeting, set for 5:30pm at the Greate Bay Country Club, a list of concerns and recommendations will be forwarded to state legislators for their consideration.
The meeting is open to the public, with a $10 fee.

Spring Things to Do in Cape May this Year


Enjoy the Spring season here in Cape May, come to the Jersey Shore and enjoy a stay in a luxurious resort and celebrate the the start of the Spring Season.

Spring Things to Do in Cape May this Year

The Cape May Lady has started weekend trips for the Spring Season and will Fish Drum in May
Cape May 4 Hour Fishing Trips aboard the Cape May Lady
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Captain Jason will be fishing weekend only during Saturday and Sunday. The Cape May Lady will also go fishing for Drum Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting in May at 5PM.  If you want to catch Drum fish and Weakfish, Delaware Bay provides you the best opportunity in the state. In fact, both the world record Weakfish and Drum fish were caught in Delaware Bay. The Weakfish weighed in at just over 19 pounds and the Drum at 113 pounds. 
Cape May Delaware Bay Drum Fishing is very exciting if you like to tangle with an inshore fish that can weigh in excess of 70. Best months are generally May and June.  Drum, or more specifically Black Drum, are the largest inshore fish in our state waters and often exceed 70 pounds. They have recently been reported as far north as the Sandy Hook but Delaware Bay is where they appear most consistently and in large numbers.drum cape may lady In fact, the current world record Drum was caught in Cape May weighing in at 113 pounds!! Although a few Drum are caught in the surf each year, most fish are caught by boat and there are many Charter boats in the Cape May area that specialize in the fishery. The action is typically not as fast and furious as some of the other inshore species since most trips 2 or 3 fish is about the best that you can expect… However they are very powerful fish and put up a great fight! Time of Year: Best months are May and June.
Catching Drum Fish aboard the Cape May Lady
Cape May Drum FishingHow To Catch Them: You fish from an anchored boat Fish finder rig with just enough weight to hold bottom Best baits are whole fresh clams or shedder crabs if you can find them 3 foot 50-80 pound leader with an 8/0 – 12/0 hook. Cast your line out and let it settle to the bottom. Reel in slack until you come tight to the sinker. Set pole in holder in free spool with line out alarm on. When if fish picks it up give them a little slack… If you’re fishing a J hook click your reel into gear and set the hook sharply with a upward rod motion. If you are fishing a circle hook simply click the reel in gear and let the fish hook itself. These fish travel in tight schools so if you catch one there are sure to be many more so stay on guard.
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