Patcong Creek Crabbing Tournament

The Assault on Patcong Creek Crabbing Tournament will return for its ninth year this summer. The tournament, above, has locals bringing in bushels of crabs from Patcong Creek’s waters.

Sure, we'll be doing a little driving to reach Somers Point this Friday, but most of our time will be spent on the creek. 

Patcong Creek.

We'll be in the middle of the largest crabbing derby in America (there's a wait list). As someone who's crabbed the waters of New Jersey my whole life, I'm especially excited to learn from the master of the crustacean, and maybe pull in a few baskets, at the Assault on Patcong Creek!

On The Road will take us to all 63 towns that we cover at The Press of Atlantic City. We will bring the weather to your community's events, schools and best scenic spots. All the while, we will uncover why each place is a "South Jersey Special". 

Thanks to Press Graphics Artist Krishna Mathis and developer Mike DellaVecchia, you can learn about the towns as we go on our interactive page. Watch where "On the Road" has ventured to, find upcoming stops and view our real estate resource center, Where to Live. 

Somers Point On The Road

I will be in Somers Point on Friday for the 29th stop of On The Road. 

Without further to do, here are the details for stop 29:

Where: Somers Point (Atlantic County) at the Assault on Patcong Creek

When: Friday, June 22

Time: 10:30 a.m. 

Our Guest: Ron Meischker, the organizer of the Assault on Patcong Creek, who started the event in 2010. 

Did you know? Somers Point is the oldest European settlement in Atlantic County. John Somers purchased the land in 1693! 

Future "On the Road" Dates

We do not have any currently scheduled, but we are in talks with three different towns. If you would like us to come to a town we have not featured for On The Road, drop me a note at

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