PrimeTime Fishing Charters

1 Marina On The Bay Court
Highlands NJ, United States

Capt Karl has been fishing the Raritan Bay / Sandy hook area from a very young age and diving since 1974. With over 40 years of experience fishing and diving in the New Jersey coastal waters Capt Karl knows how to find and catch the popular species that patrol this area.  He specializes in light tackle fishing for Stripers, Bluefish, Weakfish and Fluke.

Light tackle and Flyfishing Raritan Bay and coastal Sandy hook New Jersey. Striper, Weakfish, Bluefish and Fluke. All equipment supplied.

Your safety and an enjoyable experience are our major concern.

We will clean, package and ice your catch for the trip home.

If you have a favorite fishing rod, feel free to bring it along. Tacklebox and extra equipment will be at the captains descretion. We supply bait and tackle.

- No hard liquor or drugs are permitted on the boat.
- Wear sneakers or non-slip shoes ( no black soles, high heels or boots).
- Bring jacket, hat and sunglasses. The weather can and does change quickly.
- If anyone in your party is subject to motion sickness, ask your doctor to suggest a remedy. Dry saltines, pretzels and club soda usually help.
- Bring food and beverages. Beer (cans) in moderation are allowed, 1 sixpack per charter.
- Bring a cooler for your catch, leave it in your car until we return to the dock.

The captain reserves the right to cancel the trip if the weather is not conducive to a safe and enjoyable day.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    Travel father to fine the fish or fish longer when we find them.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    Spring stripers in Raritan Bay. Live bait and trolling.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    Spring stripers in Raritan Bay. Live bait and trolling.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Bass (Striped)
  Bluefish
  Flounder
  Seabass (Black)

Boat Specs

Grady White (Walkaround) originally built in 1990. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
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

About the Captain

Karl McKenna
Highlands, New Jersey, United States
Member since November 2014
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Capt. Karl McKenna is a U.S.C.G. licensed Master and P.A.D.I. Dive-master. Capt Karl has been fishing the Raritan Bay / Sandy hook area from a very young age and diving since 1974. With over 40 years of experience fishing and diving in the New Jersey coastal waters Capt Karl knows how to find and catch the popular species that patrol this area.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Highlands Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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We had a great time! Karl was very experienced and friendly. He was very patient with the beginners, definitely will go fish with him again!

Fished August 20, 2017
Karl McKenna (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 21, 2017

I’m glad you had a good time fishing with me and I hope to fish with you and your family again soon.

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Captain Karl has intricate knowledge of the waters off Atlantic Highlands.  Terrific experience, enjoyed by all ages.

Fished July 15, 2017
Karl McKenna (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 16, 2017

Thank you. Glad you had an enjoyable trip I enjoyed having you guys on the boat. Hope to get you out again soon.

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Fishing Reports

Sea bass season is finally here.

May 23, 2018

Good day fishing on the sea bass grounds on a flat ocean. Mixed bag of keeper sea bass and shorts all morning. Mixed in some nice keeper cod and ling for a little variety. Read Full Report →


Better fishing today.

May 15, 2018

Much better Bass fishing today than last trip. Lots of bait in the bay and the fish are cooperating in summer like conditions. Read Full Report →