Dan Schafer

Captain & Owner, Insomniac Guide Service

One of the most respected light tackle and fly fishing backwater guides in New Jersey, Dan is the best when it comes to understanding where fish are, why they are there, and what to do to catch them. His guide service (Insomniac Guide Service) offers year round striped bass trips, shallow water back bay fishing, and fly and light tackle angling out of Stone Harbor, NJ.


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PowerPro Super Slick Braided Line

Constructed with 8 yarn Spectra fiber braided under high tension, this line has a ”smooth as silk” surface that reduces line friction, noise, and improves castability.


G. Loomis

G. Loomis Greenwater Series Saltwater Rod

These are high performance spinning and casting rods are designed to fish in the skinny water where the fish come to eat. The core models feature G. Loomis’ proprietary ”fiber blend technology” and have Fuji chrome Alconite guides.


Bass Kandy

Bass Kandy BKD6 Delights Lure

The Bass Kandy Delights lures are soft baits designed for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. It is a premier soft plastic bait. Best used with light tackle jigging and trolling techniques. This bait features an open hook slot.



Rapala SSW11 Skitter Walk Lure

This saltwater lure is made with superior construction and is the perfect swimming bait right-out-of-the-box. It features large internal rattles that create a rhythmic side-to-side motion and sound combination that imitates swimming mullet or fleeing baitfish.