Come down to the Channel Club Marina in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey to join the crew of BuckShot Charters. Together, you will head out to explore the beautiful Raritan and Sandy Hook bays, along with the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers and the nearshore waters from Long Island to Asbury Park.

On your day out, you will be specializing in landing a healthy dose of Striped Bass. As well as Stripers, you will be able to target Bluefish, Summer Flounder, Fluke, Little Tunny, Black Seabass, Blue and Mako Sharks, and even Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna.

Your boat for the day will be the ‘Buckshot’, a 34’ Regulator center console. Fresh on the water in 2017, she comes powered by triple 300 HP Yamaha engines and can cruise at a hair-raising speed of 60 knots.

The Buckshot is not only one of the fastest boats around, she is also a comfortable vessel with an array of navigational and fishfinding equipment. Her top-notch GPS, radar, VHF radio, and fishfinder build up a clear image of where the fish are hiding. Modern outriggers and downriggers are fitted for a professional fishing experience, while a private restroom is there for your maximum comfort. The only thing that’s missing is you!

All the trips aboard the Buckshot are all-inclusive; you will only need to take care of your drinks and snacks.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $600
    This exciting adventure is ideal for those who just want to spend a morning or an afternoon fishing. With Striped Bass, Fluke, False Tunny, and Bluefish among the popular catches, you can't go wrong with this trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    US $950
    Add a couple more hours to your time on the water to check more productive spots which hold Stripped Bass, Fluke, Bluefish, and False Albacore.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 59 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
78%
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Ray V.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Captain and boat are great

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on May 5, 2024
Captain Al and his Buckshot were anything you could want on a fishing trip.
Ray V. recommends Buckshot Charters
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Brett M.
Tallahassee, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Cap Al

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 15, 2023
We had an amazing time on the trip. Captain Al was incredibly nice.  Took care of us and kept us on the fluke!
Brett M. recommends Buckshot Charters
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Anatoli B.
Furlong, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 2, 2023
Great experience, the captain was professional and put us on fish. The boat was very nice and clean.
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James S.
Washington, DC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 19, 2023
Buckshot was a blast. I’d definitely book again
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Lisa W.
Reminderville, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 28, 2023
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FAQs about Buckshot Charters

Buckshot Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Buckshot Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Buckshot Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Buckshot Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 30 miles)
  • Wreck Fishing

Buckshot Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Buckshot Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Captain

Al Lark
Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, United States
59 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
BuckShot Charters is run and operated by Captain Al Lark. Raised on the ocean in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, which is near Sandy Hook Bay, Al began fishing at a very young age. He has over two decades of experience fishing Jersey Coast and Raritan Bay Sandy Hook. Whenever Al is not on the water, he is usually found hunting trophy animals in the woods.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Boat specs

Regulator (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 3 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 30 miles
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Private
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Minimum age is 12, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks