Fish Junkie Charters

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Picture this: fly fishing for schoolie Striped Bass in the back bays. Filling the cooler on a mixed bag wreck trip. Chasing Tuna, Mahi Mahi and other pelagics in the canyons. All of this is possible with USCG licensed Captain Craig Brown. His Fish Junkie Charters are based on sharing that deep passion of his with anglers of all ages and skill levels, catching dreams and making memories together.

Book with Fish Junkie Charters and expect a fantastic and fun day on the water. Whether it’s catching a cooler full of bottom fish, trying for your first Mako, chunking for Tuna, or putting an unforgettable smile on a child’s face with their first fish, Capt. Craig has got you covered. He will speak with you to discuss your goals, and then design a trip to exceed them!

Capt. Craig promises to never take your money when the fishing and your goals don’t match up. Fish Junkie Charters is in the business of creating memorable smiles and lasting relationships by catching fish and sharing the joy of fishing.  Fish Junkie Charters are happy to provide honest feedback about the current state of the fishery and what species would be the best target for your chosen date, working with you to achieve your fish dreams!

Our boat, Fish Junkie, a 30-foot Pursuit center console, is one of the biggest and fastest center consoles in the Atlantic City area charter fleet. With a wide beam and plenty of walk around space, our anglers enjoy 360 degrees of comfortable, stable and safe fishing for all species. And with an easy cruise of 30 knots and a top speed of nearly 50, we get you on top of the fish faster, so you can spend more time catching and less time cruising.

For those Charter’s staying in Atlantic City, we offer dockside pickup at Gardner’s Basin.

All you need to do is bring food and drink, and you are good to go! Book with Fish Junkie Charters and get hooked now!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip Offshore Pelagic MAX 4
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    16 hour trip, starts at 3:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Oct
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    This is chasing hard charging fish in big blue waters, over 20 miles out. Depending on the time of year we could be chunking, trolling, or casting top waters. Max 4 Anglers
  • Private trip
    Inshore Trolling Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 15 Oct
    $1,250
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is designed to target the pelagic fish that move inshore of the canyons and orient to the terrific bottom structure in 20 to 30 fathoms of water. This trip leaves at 5am and the first occurs 30-40 miles from the inlet. Top targets are Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, and Wahoo. Maximum 4 Anglers
  • Private trip
    Offshore Mako Sharking - 10 Hour
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Jul
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is an offshore shark trip targeting structure 20 - 40 miles from the inlet. The target will be the Mako shark, the Apex predator of our waters. We will also cross paths with blue, hammerhead, dusky and tiger sharks! Max 4 Anglers
  • Private trip
    Inshore Sharking - 8 hour trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is an inshore shark trip targeting structure within 20 miles of the inlet. The target will be Thresher Sharks, but we will tangle with hard fighting Brown sharks as well. Max 4 Anglers
  • Private trip
    Fall Striped Bass - Full Day
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Dec
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Experience the best striped bass fishing of the year! This trip targets migrating striped bass along the southern NJ coast. We utilize a variety of techniques to put you into the action. Trolling, Jigging, live bait and topwater plugging are all productive and we leave the dock every morning fully rigged to take advantage of whatever conditions we meet. This is an 8 hour trip with a Max of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Reef/Wreck - Bottom Fishing Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Fish Junkie Special! This is our customers absolute favorite trip! Multi-species bottom fishing on the dozens of wrecks located within 15 miles of our inlet. You'll catch Black Seabass, Fluke, Trigger fish, Bluefish and more! Ask about this trips “catch fish guarantee”!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Bay / Nearshore Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 31 Oct
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip consists of light tackle fishing in the bay or along the beach for a variety of species. Summer Flounder, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Weakfish are the stars. Drifting, chunking, jigging, and casting are all options. Will head roughly 3 miles out.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Bay / Nearshore Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 28 Sep
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Take advantage of the magic hour, and only head out 3 miles. This trip consists of light tackle fishing in the bay or along the beach for a variety of species. You can expect jigging, casting, drifting and chunking, to help you catch species such as Striped Bass, summer Flounder, Bluefish, and Weakfish.
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About the Captain

Craig Brown
Brigantine, New Jersey, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Reports
ID & License verified
29 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
Truthfully, I have always just loved to fish. I remember renting little jon boats with 9hp tiller motors to catch Flounder in the back bays with my dad from when I was 4 and slogging through waist-high mud to get to a little creek and catch Catfish after Catfish after school. Since then its been a non-stop ride raising 2 boys and chasing fish. From fly fishing for 6" Brookies in a Poconos stream to chasing Stripers up and down the beach to spearfishing weed lines in the canyon, I just love to fish and catch fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder

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

Tautog
Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha V6 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Brigantine to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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4.99
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Nikki S.
Evesham Township, NJ
 5.00
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Captain Craig can make any trip worthwhile

VERIFIED   May 4, 2019
Unfortunately our conditions (unexpected fog and cold weather) we’re not the best. With that being said captain Craig still...
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Daniel L.
Sewell, NJ
 5.00
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Half day fluke trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 16, 2019
Slow day for all the boats, but Craig put us on the fish! Picked up a bunch of fish just under keeper size and a few for the...
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Kelly D.
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This trip was beyond AWESOME!! Captain CrAig made us feel quite at home on his beautiful boat! I am a paraplegic,in a wheelchair...
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Alex P.
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Six hour inlet trip with captain Craig

VERIFIED   September 1, 2018
We booked the reef tour, weather was bad, so we went fishing in the inlet. Bigger fish went to the open ocean, but we still...
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Yardley, PA
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Fishing with Craig

VERIFIED   NEW  July 17, 2019
We had an awesome experience on our Charter Trip with Captain Craig. The 5 hours flew by and my kids had a blast catching over...
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