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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $700
    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.
  • 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
    $550
    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
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $550
    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.
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About the Captain

Al Lark
Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, United States
ID & License verified
51 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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)

Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Blue) Blue Shark
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

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
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Toilet
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

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, 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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Anglers Claimed
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93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Willard B.
Port Griffith, PA
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 15, 2021
I brought my son and 3 of my friends for the trip. We really didnt know what to expect We got there and Al was very prompt....
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Elizabeth, NJ
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 11, 2021
Overall weather was overcast and breezy the water was choppy, so we fished in the bay and river. Captain Al was really friendly...
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Bridgewater Township, NJ
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Half day fishing with captain Al

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 12, 2021
My son and I had great time fishing with captain Al. This very knowledgeable captain provided us with all types of fishing...
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Englishtown, NJ
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Half day fishing with buckshot

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 29, 2021
Went on the buck shot fishing trip half-day 8 to 12 and it was a wonderful experience the captain was excellent very friendly...
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Benton, PA
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 25, 2021
Overall excellent experience, within 10 minutes of being at the fishing grounds all three of us had hooked up to some nice...
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FAQs about Buckshot Charters

Buckshot Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 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

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)