Hook & Fin Fishing Charters

Let Hook & Fin Fishing Charters take you out for a fun and productive fishing trip around Atlantic Highlands! With an experienced guide at the helm and prolific waters, you can’t really go wrong – all you have to do is choose what you’d like to catch.

Your captain offers specialized expeditions for some of the favorite local species, so you can chase Blackfish (Tautog), wrestle Striped Bass, and look for Black Seabass on the nearby reefs. Of course, these are not the only fish you can catch here, not by a long shot – Bluefish, Atlantic Salmon, Flounder (Fluke), Bonito, and many more are in the cards.

The boat that will be your ride and fishing platform is a 27’ cuddy cabin, rigged with a 300 HP Mercruiser engine, that will take you to the best spots quickly and safely. Up to 4 anglers can be on a trip and they’ll have plenty of room to fish at the same time. There’s a private toilet on board, so you’ll travel in full comfort.

When it comes to your fishing gear, you’ll be using quality Okuma, Shimano, and Penn tackle, but you’re welcome to bring your own equipment if you’d like. There’s a variety of techniques you can try out and hone, depending on what you’re targeting and how much experience you have.

All you should think about before the trip is getting a fishing license and dressing in layers to avoid the cold. Make sure you’re wearing non-marking shoes and have your raingear at hand, just in case.

The captain will provide water and light snacks, and you can bring your food and drinks as well. Alcohol is not allowed on board, save for beer. Children who are 8 and older can join you on the trip, there are life jackets on the boat for all ages.

Get a group of your closest fishing buddies and experience New Jersey fishing at its best with Hook & Fin Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Black Seabass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 15
    $600
    This 6-hour expedition gives you more than enough time to cast your line around the best spots for Black Seabass fishing and catch something brag-worthy. Depending on the conditions, you could go to the Shrewsbury Rocks Reef or the well-known Klondike artificial reef. You'll use squid and clams as your bait, and jigging is one of the most productive techniques. Don't forget your fishing license and raingear, plus plenty of food and drinks to last through the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Striped Bass (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 30
    $480
    This is a trip where you'll be trolling with artificial baits. Doubles and triple hook ups are common. Early spring Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook areas.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Striped Bass (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 30
    $480
    Spend the afternoon trolling for Stripers using artificial baits. Doubles and triple hookups are common. Early spring Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook areas.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Black Sea Bass (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 15 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $480
    You will fish an area closer to shore for Sea Bass.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Black Sea Bass (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 15
    $480
    You will fish an area closer to shore for Black Sea Bass.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Blackfish (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Dec 15
    $480
    You will be fishing various structure for Blackfish using crabs as bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Blackfish (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Dec 15
    $480
    Maybe your mornings are usually busy, but that's not a reason to miss out on excellent Blackfish (Tautog) action. These fish are both fun to catch and very tasty, so this is a win-win combo. Dress for the weather, buy a fishing license before the trip, and stock up on drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fluke (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 22 - Sep 19
    $460
    Fishing the New York Bight, Shrewsbury Rocks, and Raritan Bay Areas. Where we fish is determined by weather and fish concentrations.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fluke (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 22 - Sep 19
    $460
    Fishing the New York Bight, Shrewsbury Rocks, and Raritan Bay Areas. Where we fish is determined by weather and fish concentrations.
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About the Charter Operator

Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
I've been an avid fisherman since childhood, and I have over 20 years of experience in inshore and offshore fishing, as well as on the Great Lakes. I started running trips 4 years ago when I acquired my 50-Ton Master Captain's License. I enjoy meeting people and getting them hooked up on fishing! My favorite catches include Blackfish, Fluke, Black Seabass, and anything else willing to take the bait.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Salmon (Atlantic) Atlantic Salmon
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Tautog Tautog
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Marine Power 350 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

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
No Alcohol
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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Great way to spend father's day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Black Sea Bass (AM) on June 20, 2021
My wife booked a 4 hour charter with Hook & Fin Fishing Charters and it really was such a great gift. Captain Steve and his...
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Hal Day Trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   Half Day Striped Bass (PM) on April 11, 2021
Myself and a few friends booked a half day striped bass trip and we all had a great time. Captain Steve was very knowledgeable...
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Fluke (PM) on August 29, 2021
Captain was informative, experienced, a lot of fun and helped out with the fishing skills. We caught many. sharks,  which...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Striped Bass (PM) on April 18, 2021
I had the opportunity to take a half day charter with Captain Steve April 18th. We met exactly as planned. The boat was exactly...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Fluke (PM) on August 27, 2021
best nice and kind captain ever thanks cap.
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FAQs about Hook & Fin Fishing Charters

Hook & Fin Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $460 per group - Half Day Trip – Fluke (PM) (4 hours)
  • $460 per group - Half Day Trip – Fluke (AM) (4 hours)
  • $480 per group - Half Day Striped Bass (AM) (4 hours)
  • $480 per group - Half Day Striped Bass (PM) (4 hours)
  • $480 per group - Half Day Trip – Black Sea Bass (AM) (4 hours)
  • $480 per group - Half Day Trip – Black Sea Bass (PM) (4 hours)
  • $480 per group - Half Day Trip – Blackfish (AM) (4 hours)
  • $480 per group - Half Day Trip – Blackfish (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Black Seabass (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Hook & Fin Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private)
  • GPS (with Autopilot)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hook & Fin Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, Okuma)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Light snacks)
  • Drinks (Water)

Hook & Fin Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Monster Ledge, Glory Hole, Mud Hole)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hook & Fin Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hook & Fin Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Salmon (Atlantic)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tautog
  • Weakfish