Shew Buddy Charter Fishing

Captain Barry Potts invites you to come aboard Shew Buddy Charter Fishing and explore the bountiful fishery that Ocean Township, NJ has to offer. Combining a luxurious, roomy vessel with a highly-experienced and friendly captain, you’re bound to leave your angling adventure with an impressive catch and plenty of incredible memories.

Capt. Barry has been behind the wheel of a boat for as long as he can remember. He has a true passion for being out on the water, as well as introducing new and experienced anglers alike to the best fishing hotspots this side of NJ. Whether you’re a hardcore fisherman looking to battle big game fish, or want to take your family on an unforgettable inshore vacation, Shew Buddy Charter Fishing really does have something for every angler.

You’ll be cruising the waters on a 28’ Hydra Sports center console. She comfortably accommodates 4 guests, who can fish at the same time. You’ll be cruising along at 34 MPH, with a top speed of 50 MPH. Combined with top-notch navigational gear, you’ll get to the secret hotspots in no time. This gives you lots of opportunity to reel in your dream catch! Your comfort is the top priority—onboard you’ll find plenty of cushioned seating, shade, and high gunnels for the little ones.

As for the species you’ll be targeting? If you’re going on an inshore or nearshore trip, you’ll be reeling in tasty Flounder, Striped Bass, and Black Seabass. Expect to drift-fish around the reefs, as well as jigging and spinning for your catch. If you want to battle some seriously impressive big game fish, then you’ll be heading up to 50 miles offshore, where you’ll come face-to-gills with Mahi Mahi and a variety of Tuna, including the hard-fighting Yellowfin.

Your captain will provide you with top-quality rods and reels, tempting live bait, and a fishing license. You’ll find life vests onboard to ensure your safety—children’s sizes included. Come aboard Shew Buddy Charter Fishing for a friendly, first class angling adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Tuna and Mahi Mahi
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're a hardcore angling who loves nothing more than battling some seriously powerful big game fish, then this is the trip for you. You'll depart for your trip before the sun rises, heading east (and up to 50 miles out) for a shot at powerful Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. This mid-shore trip also includes trolling, chunking and scouring the lobster pot buoys for tasty and colorful Mahi Mahi. Your captain will provide your rods and reels, as well as a fishing license. Get your game face on!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get ready to spend a full day fishing for a variety of impressive species! If you're visiting in the spring or fall, your captain will start off your trip by searching for Stripers (Striped Bass). From there, you'll move on to the wrecks and reefs, where you'll be targeting gigantic Flounder and Black Seabass. With a full day trip, you'll get to cover lots of fishing hotspots, and have the chance to reel in several species. This means you'll take home plenty of dinner! Rods and reels are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get your day off to a great start by spending the morning with Capt. Barry. On this trip, you'll be fishing for Stripers (Striped Bass) in the spring and fall. Visiting in the summer? You'll drift the wrecks in search of doormat-sized Flounder and Black Seabass. You'll be heading about 15 miles out into the water, depending on the time of year and species you're targeting. This trip is great for anglers of all ages and skill levels - feel free to bring the kids along! Rods and reel included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    What could be better than spending an afternoon cruising these productive waters? Capt. Barry will take you about 15 miles out to nearshore waters, where you'll target a variety of species depending on the season. Visiting in the spring or fall? You'll be going after Striped Bass (also known as Stripers.) In the summer, you'll target the wrecks to drift-fish for Black Seabass and Flounder. Perfect for every type of angler, including little ones. Rods, reels, and your fishing license are included.

About the Captain

Barry Potts
Ocean Township, New Jersey, United States
ID & License verified
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since August 2018
Been behind the wheel of a boat since before I could remember. Spent 4 years at the New York Maritime College and worked commercially on tug boats and ships over 600 feet in length. I have always had a passion for being on the water and fishing and I love doing my job everyday

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Hydra Sports (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha F250 4 Stroke 2008 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

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 3 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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