Fall Trout Stocking and Baits

Trout anglers, Brinkman’s has stocked up on wax, meal worms and now newly stocked butter worms that are available for your bait needs. Restocking begins Tuesday the 9th in Pennypack Creek, then Thursday 11th in Core Creek state park and then the 16th at Levittown Lake and Perkiomen creek. Looking forward to seeing some nice fall trout pictures. Best of luck to everyone getting out there.


Welcome Madd Mantis Tackle Works!

Please.help.me welcome the Madd Mantis line of plugs developed by David Stingo who has been a personal acquaintance of mine for many years. David has developed many fishing products previously but these plugs are by far some of his greatest achievements he has produced and I proudly announce they will be part of the Brinkmans Bait and Tackle inventory moving forward to continue to promote local talent. These plugs have been used across the world targeting numerous species of fish and used by professional anglers as the go to tackle. Please stop by and witness the quality of these products for yourself, you will not be disappointed!

1st Annual Sharkbite Bucktails/Brinkman’s Catfish Tournament recap

Sharkbite Bucktails/Brinkman’s 1st annual Catfish tournament recap


The 1st annual Catfish tournament was held Sunday August 26th on the Delaware river. 110 Participants had entered the contest, seeking to catch the largest catfish for weigh in. Weather was perfect, but winds did kick up the river and stir up some grass pushing to the banks and impacting some accesses.  There were several weigh-ins completed in the mens, womens, and youth divisions. Thank you to those who participated in the catch and release concept and allowed fish to be placed for others to now catch. The men’s division was close but thewomen’s was even closer for top two positions. But, the best was the young lady and her brother who weighed in a 10lb and 6lb catfish each which were the heaviest for all three divisions The 1st place winners will each be receiving cash prizes and the young lady will be receiving a special trophy donated by the Women’s Surf Fishing Club of NJ inc. for having the largest fish caught during the tournament. I want to thank the Kosty/Martinelli family and my family personally for their unwavering support to put this together with me and be an integral part of it’s success. Thank you! I also want to thank the sponsors of prizes listed below who donated for the event and ask that you please visit them and support their businesses also. The community was very welcoming of the event and appreciative of how it was run. A special thank you to Bob Tiller and the Philadelphia Bass Busters Club who graciously allowed us the use of their fish scale during the event, greatly appreciated! The winners are as follows:

Men’s                                                            Youth

1st Ed Pawlowski Jr.- 5.52 lbs                    1st Ava McHugh- 10.05lbs

2nd Ryan Wilkinson – 5.0 lbs                      2nd Aidan McHugh – 6.23lbs

3rd William Smith – 4.84 lbs                       3rd  Aaron Schlueter – 3.07lbs


1st Erica Booth – 4.72lbs

2nd Page Amato – 4.70lbs

3rd April Crompton – 4.05lbs

Thank you to the following sponsors: Jimmy’s Timeout, Folsom Corp. of NJ, Gallo’s Seafood Restaurant, Dagwoods, World of Animals Veterinary Hospital, Sharkbite Bucktails, Women’s Surf Fishing Club of NJ Inc. and the Philadelphia Bass Busters Club. http://philadelphiabassbusters.net/

Rod and Reel Combo Specials

Brinkman’s has a few rod and reel combo specials now available. Please stop in to see these newly acquired set ups:

Tsunami Sea Tech 701 MH paired with a Quantum Optix OP40F spooled with 12lb test line- $55

Ugly Stik 6’6″ GX2 MH paired with a Shakespeare GX240 spooled with 12 lb test line $70

Tsunami Sea Tech 701 MH paired with a Quantum Strategy SR40 spooled with 12lb test line $65

Ugly Stik 6′ GX2  2Pc rod paired with a Shakespeare GX230 spooled with 8lb test $50

Penn Slammer 6′ 6″ Rod 20-50lb with Penn Warfare 30 Level Wind- $155

Penn Mariner 6′ paired with a Penn Squall 20 Level Wind $150 (Sold)

Penn Slammer 6′ paired with a Penn Rival 30 Level Wind $125 (Sold)


Brinkman’s/Sharkbite Bucktails Catfish Tournament Flyer

Brinkman’s/Sharkbite Bucktails Catfish Tournament Registration begins tomorrow 8/1 at Brinkman’s Bait And Tackle. $10 Men/Women, $5 Kids up to 16.
1st Annual Catfish Tournament
Sunday August 26th 6AM-3PM
(Brinkman’s will open at 5AM for bait and tackle needs)
Weigh in is at the Linden Avenue Public Boat ramp starting at 11AM and up to 3PM. In the event of back up of entrants, all fish to be weighed in must be in line by 3PM cutoff to be entered. Access to scales can be from boat at docks or drive in to ramp parking lot. (Tent with sign will be in place)
Registration is $10/Angler for the men’s and women’s division and $5 for the kids up to age 16 division
Fish can be caught from bank or boat between the hours of tournament. All Catfish species are eligible. Full rules and Regs have been posted on Facebook and Brinkman’s website as well as hard copy posted within the store.
Raffle tickets will be sold the week prior to the tournament for a variety of prizes from the sponsors below.
Please visit the following businesses who have generously donated to this tournament:
Jimmy’s Timeout                 World of Animals Vet Hospital                     Gallo’s Seafood Liam’s Auto Repair                       Folsom Tackle Corp.                              Dagwood’s

8/26/18 Catfish Tournament Rules

Anglers, below are the outlined rules for the upcoming Catfish tournament on Sunday 8/26/18. Anyone found not in compliance will have their fish disqualified from entry and registration fee will be non refundable.


Brinkman’s Bait and Tackle Catfish tournament

Rules and regulations


Hours of tournament are beginning at 6AM and ending at 3PM

Tournament will be held rain or shine and is fishable from shore banks or boat in the Delaware River. (Any fish identified as caught from otherwise will be disqualified.)

The decision to fish this tournament is the sole decision and responsibility of the angler and Brinkman’s Bait and Tackle and Sharkbite Bucktails LLC assume no liability for the decision to fish or participate in this tournament.

All angler’s will obey maritime rules and regulations as well as any restricted fishing areas from the shore banks.

Fish will be caught on rod and reel only.

Weigh in station will be established and announced prior to tournament. Any fish to be weighed in must be in line by the 3PM cutoff time in the event of several anglers weighing prior to scale closure. This will be a one fish weigh in per angler tournament.

Anglers weighing in, must possess a registration slip which will be issued by Brinkman’s Bait and Tackle at the time of registration and entry fee payment. All slips will have a recorded weight at time of weigh in and will also be recorded by Brinkman’s staff for determination of winners.

The decision to participate in catch/release of catfish is at sole discretion of the angler fishing. Brinkman’s Bait and Tackle and Sharkbite Bucktails LLC do encourage catch and release.

Prizes will be awarded for the largest catfish weighed in the three divisions- Mens, womens and kids. The prizes for each division will be based on the number of entrants in the tournament.

Entrance fees are $10/adult, $5/child 16 and under and are nonrefundable.

Winners will provide Brinkman’s Bait and Tackle with the authorization to post their names and pictures on the Facebook Page and the store’s Website.

Sponsor names of local businesses donating and contributing to the tournament will also be included with the flyer generated. Please be sure to frequent these locations who are also investing back into the local community.