Fin Chaser Sportfishing – Point Pleasant

Fin Chaser Sportfishing operates for 20 consecutive seasons around New York and New Jersey, offering premium-quality fishing charters. Launching out of Manasquan Inlet, Point Pleasant Beach, you will be perfectly placed to enjoy incredible sportfishing both inshore and offshore, and Capt. Frank will make sure that is exactly what you get.

You will be fishing aboard a 36’ Contender fisharound, built in 2005 and powered by triple Yamaha 250s up to a hair-raising 35 knots. The boat has quality Raymarine electronics to pinpoint the best fishing spots and outriggers for the best trolling spreads offshore.

Fin Chaser Sportfishing makes a point to never stress about the fuel gauge. Offshore trips last as much at 16 hours, heading 80-90 miles out to the incredible fishing grounds of the Hudson Canyon. Out here, you will find White Marlin, Mako and Thresher Sharks, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. You will focus on trolling and chunking to battle the biggest and meanest of each species.

But you don’t need to travel far to find big hookups. Fishing the inshore and nearshore waters, you can target Striped Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, Flounder, Fluke, and more. With so many species to choose from, it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of techniques to choose from, but these guys take things to a whole new level.

Capt. Frank and his skilled first mate are light tackle and fly fishing experts, and the boat is full of tournament-ready tackle for both these techniques. It doesn’t stop there, though. On your trip, you can troll, chunk, jig, spin, pop, bottom fish, and drift fish. You will also have a choice of live bait, lures, and of course, flies.

If you’re looking for that dream fishing charter on the Jersey Shore, look no further. These guys have the skills, the equipment, and the experience to get you reeling in fish bigger than you could imagine. So what are you waiting for? Head to Point Pleasant Beach and let the battle begin!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    16 Hour CANYONS (4 Guests)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Nov 15
    $3,000
    price breakdown
    $3,000
    You will go up to 100 miles offshore to the legendary Hudson Canyon. Fishing in these spots, you can find White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Mako and Thresher Sharks, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, and more. Your captain will happily stay out an hour or two longer if the bite is hot. He loves great fishing as much as anyone! Up to 4 guests can go on this trip!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore (4 Guests)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    Head up to 60 miles offshore, fishing The Mud Hole, Fingers, The Glory Hole, Chicken Canyon and various wrecks for Sharks, Tuna, and other deep sea species. This is a 4-guest trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    Fish the local bays, inlets, and nearshore wrecks for Rockfish, Weakfish, Blackfish, and Bluefish, as well as many other tasty food fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Spend the afternoon fishing the inlets, bay, 3-mile line, and nearshore wrecks for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Fluke, Tautog, Weakfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Catch the morning bite and fish the inlets, bay, 3-mile line, and nearshore wrecks for Striped Bass, Flounder, Bluefish, Fluke, Weakfish, Tautog, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Spend the afternoon fishing the inlets, bay, 3-mile line, and nearshore wrecks for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Fluke, Tautog, Weakfish, and more.
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About the Captain

Frank Wagenhoffer
Brielle, New Jersey, United States
Angler's Choice
54 Fishing Reports
42 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
Captain Frank has been fishing Raritan Bay from the age of 10. He has been a charter boat captain for the last 19 years and has fished from Cape Cod, MA to Virginia Beach, VA on the ASA and FLW Striper Tournament trails. He is still an active tournament fisherman, most recently winning the 2017 & 2018 LBI Cup Grand Championship Award back to back and winning 7 out of 9 tournaments entered in 2018. This is a testament to his passion, skill, and ability, which he puts to work on every trip he runs. Captan Frank publishes his weekly report in The Fisherman Magazine Highlands, NJ section. In the off season Captain Frank gives seminars and “How To” work shops on fishing strategies and techniques at industry Fishing/Trade and Boat shows.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)

Tautog Tautog
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Contender (Performance fishing) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by 3 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) on August 1, 2020
The day was fabulous.  Frank called us the night before to come earlier than planned as he noticed the weather would get rough...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) on November 7, 2020
This was the best half day trip I have ever been on. Captain Frank and First Mate Mike of Fin Chaser Charters came exactly...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) on December 13, 2020
Very late in the season. But we knew that going into it. The captain and mate were beyond awesome, easy to talk to, down to...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) on November 19, 2020
What an AWESOME trip!!! The captain kept us on fish all day and everyone got there limit. The mate was beyond compare,he was...
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