Genungs is an “Old Florida” style bait and tackle shop with a small marina, paddle sport rentals, and special event venue. The fish camp was established in 1948 by Jack and Mary Jane Genung. Located in Crecent beach Florida, at the base of the 206 bridge, Genung's was the first stop for people vacationing on the southern portion of Anastasia Island. It was the place for local fishermen and families alike to purchase top quality bait and tackle and try to catch a tip or two about where the best fish were biting. Spend even a few minutes in the fish camp and the locals would start telling tales of their best catches and the "honey holes" where they were caught. In the rafters of the camp you can still see photos of some of the best catches brought in on private charters running out of the fish camp. In the 1970's the 206 bridge was moved a block north and as Crecent Beach became more developed, the camp became less accessible. By the 90's Genungs went out of business. It remained closed for a few years then was saved by a group of locals dedicated to keeping the old Florida fish camp tradition alive. They revived the Fish camp and installed a series of caretakers, each adding their own special touch to the camp. They started hosting local community events like low country boils, and added kayak rentals. In 2017 Genung's needed a new caretaker and The Morley family decided they were up for the challenge. Both Janine and Adam had fond memories of Florida fishing and wanted to preserve the tradition for their son, Elon. Adam is even featured in a few of those photos in the rafters! They have taken the fish camp and updated it to a modern one stop community fish camp. They have added new stock to the tackle shop, a new live bait tank, they have started hosting more community events and Family Fun Days. They have even added guided sunset paddle board adventures. They have also set their sights on being the most environmentally conscious fish camp possible to help keep Florida fishing alive for generations to come. Many more wonderful things are in the works, so stop by Genung's to get everything you need for a spectacular day on the water.
Captain Adam, his wife Janine and their son, Elon