Fin Chaser Charters– Point Pleasant

Fin Chaser Charters operate around New York and New Jersey, offering premium-quality fishing charters targeting the area’s many great gamefish. Launching out of 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 boat, built in 2005 and powered by twin 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 Charters 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!


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  • Private trip
    16 Hour CANYONS (4 MAX)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    16 hours trip, starts at 3:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Jun - 15 Nov
    $2,500
    up to 6 persons
    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 MAX)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 3:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder

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

Tautog
Tuna (Bluefin)
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 Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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.

About the Captain

Frank Wagenhoffer
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, United States
Member since March 2018
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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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Customer Reviews

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4.67
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67%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
33%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Teddy X.
Howell, NJ
 5.00
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VERIFIED   November 23, 2018
Captain and crew was very knowledgeable and they were able to put us on some good sized fish!  Would highly recommend...
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Marc P.
Wilmington, DE
 4.67
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VERIFIED   August 28, 2018
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James H.
Levittown, PA
 4.33
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12 hour trip

VERIFIED   August 4, 2018
Great captain and first mate.  Weather was horrible and no fish caught but would not hesitate to book again
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