In Capt. Mark’s tackle box you’ll find his favorite lures and maybe some old squid that smells funny. In this Tackle Box you’ll find his recommended fishing gear, bait shops, and other fishing resources. First Tip: "Make sure you have bait on your hook, cuz fish rarely take credit!"
This is the marina where the Laura is docked on 8th Street and Bayview Ave in Barnegat Light, NJ. Van’s does bait, tackle, boat & kayak rentals, fuel, ice, and boat slips. Their phone number: (609) 494-2447. Plug the following address into your GPS or Mapquest to get turn-by-turn directions to Van’s Marina and the Laura: 801 Bayview Ave, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006. It’s very near to the Coast Guard station and 5 blocks away from Old Barney, the Barnegat Light House.
The Nicole Kathleen is the Laura’s sister ship. Well, big sister since she’s a 38 foot Henriques Flybridge at Bayview Marina on Bayview Ave in Barnegat Light, NJ (about 4 blocks away from Van’s Marina). The Nicole Kathleen, Captained by Mark Finelli Sr., operates under the name, Finelli Sport Fishing and can accomodate larger parties for Shark and Canyon Fishing.
Captain Mark is a proud member of Stripers Forever, a website dedicated to making Striped Bass a game fish. Stripers Forever cares about the fate of Striped Bass…
A great resource for any fisherman of any experience level. The Bass Barn is a cool website with tons of good information. It’s biggest strength is the forums and fishing reports.
The Barnegat Fishing Hole is a terrific fishing resource to help you find fishing tournaments, regulations, tides, marine weather and much more around Barnegat Light.