Reel in the Fun: Our Fishing Gear is a Catch-Great Fishing Gift Ideas

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Don’t have the time to shop? How about a J & J Sports - Patchogue’s Fishing Center Gift Card - valid for in-store purchases only at 265 W. Main St., Patchogue NY, 11772 (631) 654-2311. Looking for a digital online click here

With gifting giving season soon to be upon us, we have some suggestions for the angler in your family.  🎁   J&J Sports - Holiday Gift Ideas 
It's the time of the year to start thinking of that perfect gift for your favorite Fishermen. Maybe a quality scale such as a  BogaGrip,, made to handle and weigh your prized catches. Or why not some hand tied  Rigs and Hooks as a stocking stuffer. The surf fishing, along the south shore beaches, remains active with striped bass fishing being very productive. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to get in on the last of this years catch while stocking up for next years bite with some Tide Rite Bucktails  or  Charlie Graves-West End tins.. These are two of fisherman's favorite lures that are used thought out the season.

Another worthy product from the J&J Sports Choice Collection is our Blackfish Jigs.. These jigs provide you a new fun and easy way to target Blackfish. Available in an array of colors and different sizes. "Good things come in small packages"

If you cant wait for next years false albacore run grab some "Joe Baggs" resin rigs. They cast extremely well and the single hook feature makes unhooking fish a breeze. 
Charlie Graves Tins Lures are designed to work well from a Boat, Beach, Pier or Dock. These specialized fishing lures are Made by West End Fishing Tackle. These lures are Chrome plated over lead. The lures come with a white siwash hook (dressed) and vary in size- 3/0, 4/0 or 5/0 sizes.
Bucktails  has a unique head shape eyelet and placement which gives it a natural gliding action. When jigged, its body stays parallel for great jigging action. The Bucktail Jigs are made with durable, super sharp Gamakatsu hooks and come in an array of fish-catching colors. 

More Fish Mats

If you know someone who loves fishing and is a fan of fishing-related décor the Fish Mat might be a perfect give for them. These mats are great for indoor and outdoor use. Available in several different models including striper, fluke, largemouth bass, red snapper and blue claw crab - there is a mat for everyone.

For the surf fishermen in your life a Super Strike lure or a Charlie Graves Tins makes the perfect stocking stuffer or small gift. We also offer numerous products from Aquaskinz (including surf bags, gloves and accessories) along with a large selection of Van Staal spinning reels for both surf and boat fishing.

Zig Zag
A favorite and must have for surfcasters. This is an excellent casting lure that should be used when there is any sort of current for stripers or bluefish. It digs deep into rips with a tremendous darting pattern. Swims 2-3 feet deep.

Rattl'n Little Neck Swimmer v.3
The Little Neck Swimmer a.k.a. the "Bottle Plug". The new modified version v.3 now rattles and has better castability It will dig in fast, even in strong cross winds. It works well in calm and rough water. Another staple lure for any surf fisherman.

Little Neck Popper
This plug is well known for casting effortlessly, getting fantastic distance and holding up to the toothiest of critters. What makes this popper stand out in the sinking versions is when retrieved slowly it will swim very much like a metal lipped swimmer to entice even reluctant striped bass and bluefish. This lure is regarded as one of the most productive poppers made.

This stubby needlefish lure is great at getting out far. Use when finger mullet and small menhaden are present. Effective on many species from bluefish of the Northeast to peacock bass in South America. Some folks like to fish these with a single feathered hook on the rear instead of the treble.

Super "N" Fish
The first version of this lure became popular in the Cape during the early 80s. This needlefish lure slips through the wind for very long casts. It is legendary lure for producing cows when sand eels and thin baits are present.


Surf Fishing Gear

Whether fishing the beach, back bay or jetty, Aquaskinz surf bags will aid in storing all your gear and lures. And will be at the ready when it’s time to change your lures. Coming in many sizes and configurations you can choose if you want to travel light or bring a wide selection or lures.

Turtle Cove Tackle offers a range of products to add to your surf belt or tackle bag this holiday season. They carry 24"/34" heavy-duty lanyards, Boga carriers and 7" Pliers holster all made from heavy-duty lightweight Kydex. 

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As the weather changes and there is a chill in the air, we have the perfect answer for the upcoming winter weather.  Our vast Aftco Gear Collection will keep you warm and dry while fishing in the toughest of conditions.

Designed to keep you on the water for longer periods of time, Glacier Glove offers several different models for different temperatures and conditions you might be faced with. Check out either the finger or fingerless models for whatever suits your cold weather needs. SAVE 60% ON ALL GLACIER GLOVE PRODUCTS FOR A LIMITED TIME!



FAT COW jig strips are made from a unique synthetic material that is 40x stronger than soft baits and will never dry out. jig strips add durable action, color, and scent to any jig, rig, or lure. This item makes a great stocking stuffer!

Diamond jigs are popular worldwide for both cast-and-retrieve and for vertical jigging for most anything that swims. The bright flash and erratic action draws strikes at all depths on most any retrieve. Could be used on beaches and boats.

Just about any game fish in the sea will smack a Daiwa Salt Pro Minnow. Its long, thin body profile combines a flashy, ultra-realistic scale pattern and 3-D eyes with an aggressive swimming action to bring smashing strikes at any point during the retrieve.

Tide Rite Bucktails are at the top of their class when it comes to finish and durability. Tied on genuine Mustad hooks, the tail is built up in thin layers to provide unmatched durability. Made from real deer tail!

The Vinyl Coated, two door crab traps, has been used and endorsed by crabbers for over 20 years. The two-door style allows faster closing of the trap, preventing crabs from escaping. Its sturdy construction features the finest quality materials. This trap features a built-in bait compartment swing door: This feature allows for easy access to load bait. These traps make an excellent gift for the holiday season.

The Marlin M688 Deck Boot is an insulated lightweight boot with orthotic foot pad support, making it an all-around great gift for anyone who fishes and wants lightweight plus comfort. These are the type of boots you can use for all kinds of activities in any weather conditions such as boating, fishing, walking, hunting, gardening, and much more.

NEBO Headlamps and Lights:  NEBO offers a wide variety of lights specifically designed for the outdoors. These strong, durable lights are a great gift for the average or advanced outdoorsman. The NEBO Transcend 1500 or the 1000 lumen is a perfect headlamp for all your outdoor needs. these headlamps come with 5 different modes. If you are looking for a small yet strong handheld flashlight, the Redline V is a great choice. NEBO lights are a great gift for the holidays this season.

Clam throughout the winter!

When the fishing slows down, or you want to change it up, remember you could go clamming throughout the winter months. All you need is a rake (Local Pick-up ONLY) and a pair of waders to get you in the water and enjoy some Long Island's local seafood. Baked clams anyone?


Daiwa is renowned for innovative and high-quality fishing tackle. Anglers everywhere sing high praises for their spinning and conventional types of reels. Their fishing products are designed for both freshwater and saltwater activities. This brand is a shop favorite and is perfect for every type of fishing! 

Featured Product: The current model Daiwa BG Series of spinning reels is the next generation of Daiwa's ever-popular BG spinning reel series. This complete series ranges from ultralight freshwater actions to heavy big game saltwater models. The series literally has you covered from trout to tuna!

The shop is open to help you with your holiday shopping. Not sure of the perfect gift? No time to shop? We have Gift Cards available in the amount of $10.00 on up. Always the perfect gift for that fisherman in your life.

Our shop will be open year round just that their is a change to our hours over the winter , we will be carrying baits such as freshwater shiners, nightcrawlers , and still have some clam in stock for those cod fishing ! also remember to bring your reels to be serviced before the spring !! as well as any rod repairs . Spring is just right around the corner.


Baked Cod And Potatoes
• 2 lbs. Cod Fillet
• 3-4 Peeled White Potatoes
• ½ White Onion
• 2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
• 1 Tablespoon Crushed Garlic
• Salt and Pepper (to taste)
• Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (optional)*
Pre-Heat your oven to 425 degrees. Coat the bottom of a baking pan with olive oil and the crushed garlic. Cut the peeled Potatoes into slices and spread them out in the baking pan, season with salt and pepper to taste. Cut the onion and spread out over the Potatoes. Drizzle more olive oil over the Potatoes and onion. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Cut the Cod Fillet into serving size portions 6-8 ounces making sure that all bones and skin have been removed. Pat the fillets dry with a paper towel. Take the potatoes out of the oven and lay the Fillets in the pan spooning the Potatoes and onion over the top. Drizzle more olive oil on top of the Fillets if needed. Sprinkle some Red Pepper flakes to taste and put back in the oven for an additional 10-12 minutes depending on the thickness of the Fillets. The Cod will be White and Flaky when done.

* You can also use Lemon and Pepper seasoning if you don’t like it spicy.

Penn has been setting the standard for fishing since the beginning. No matter what you are fishing for Penn is always a great go to for every fishing need. Penn was founded in 1932 and has stayed at the top of the game since then with the latest fishing innovations.

Feature Product: The all-new Penn Fathom II reels take a class-leading reel and raise the bar even more. New models, sizing, features and optimized billfish models round out the assortment to give a model for every application. All new cosmetics also bring eye appeal to these reels and will truly match any rod or boat.

Featured Product: The PENN Wrath II was built around an affordable platform while emphasizing the legendary PENN durability you’ve come to know. Featuring a lightweight and corrosion resistant body with a machined and anodized aluminum spool, these reels will give you power you need when fishing anywhere from river to coast. The 2+1 shielded stainless steel bearing and instant anti-reverse provide a smooth and reliable gear system. With all new cosmetics, and sizes ranging from 2500 to 8000, you’ll be able to bring your Wrath to anything with fins.

Shimano is a leading brand in the fishing world and the US. They produce everything from rods, reels, lures, and more. Believe it or not, Shimano hasn’t been around for that long and their history only spans about 50 years. One thing that a lot of anglers struggle with when purchasing a reel is finding one that is functional for a wide variety of scenarios. For example, some of us fish saltwater while others fish freshwater. Some anglers fish both.  If you’re lucky enough to have access to both salt and freshwater, you’ll want a versatile reel that allows you the flexibility of catching what you want, when you want. Shimano reels are versatile enough for all the types of fishing you would like to do!

Featured Product: Shimano Tekota Levelwind Reels have been designed with Coreprotect water resistance for the ultimate increase in corrosion resistance. These reels are a bottom fisherman's dream and will work on an array of different species.

Since its inception in 1987, Van Staal has built a business, and a reputation, based on innovative, precision aluminum machining. The company's primary products are commercial aircraft seat supports and food tray arms manufactured from 2014 aerospace aluminum stock. To this day, the company manufactures aluminum surfcasting and boating spinning reels that are highly prized and a must-have for serious fishing enthusiasts. 

Vans Staal pliers are built to perform and built to last. Available in 7 inch-titanium, each pair is remarkably lightweight and extremely strong. The spring-loaded ergonomic handles, line cutter with replaceable tungsten cutters and anvils are features you won't find on ordinary fishing pliers. Van Staal pliers are available as kits that include pliers, lanyard and leather sheath. These pliers were made to last season upon season of a dedicated surfcaster or boater fisherman.

With the cold weather approaching, anglers take advantage of frozen lakes to keep fishing throughout the winter months. This is a great social activity to do with family or friends. Make sure to have the right equipment this ice fishing season to stay safe on the hard water. Check out J&J's line of ice fishing equipment here.

New York Saltwater FISHING REGISTRATION. . . (631) 654-2311   

All anglers 16 years and older are required to register for saltwater fishing or purchase a license for freshwater fishing in New York State.

You need to register before saltwater fishing. It's easy and it's FREE for NYS residents and all visitors. To fish our local lakes and ponds, a Freshwater License is required. Basically, a NYS resident Freshwater License is available to purchase for a day's fishing ($5), a week ($12), or a season (one year from date of purchase for $25, Senior [70 or older] cost is $5).  Additional discounts are available for active military, disabled vets and more. Non-Resident Freshwater Fishing Licenses are also available for a fee from $10 - $50. 


 J & J Sports - Patchogue Fishing Center, will continue our Holiday Local Delivery for selected areas.

Your choice: Order online and then drive to J & J Sports - Patchogue Fishing Center for Local pickup or Curbside Service.

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