Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!

Welcome to Mighty Heron Charters! Voted best charter fishing boat by the readers of the Ocean City Sentinel for 2021.

Capt. Mikes is the primary captain/guide.
This crew simply loves to fish and can accommodate anglers of any age and experience level. They take great pride in setting up a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and helping you every step of the way. Your enjoyment is their top priority! For the experienced, results-driven angler, they’re ready. They provide high-quality bait and tackle and always works hard to put you on the fish.

Capt. Mike has 48 years of experience fishing the area, from the back creeks to the canyons. He has been a USCG-licensed, full-time professional captain, guide, and mariner for 17 years. His experience includes towboats and fire/rescue vessels.

Fish onboard a 28’ Steiger Craft that accommodates up to 6 guests. She’s powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, has the latest Garmin electronics, and has a private toilet. This boat is powerful and will get you to the fishing grounds quickly. The vessel is inspected by USCG.

During summer, you can target flounder, weakfish, and other species on the back bays or the ocean. On this same ocean trip, you may also target smaller tunas, sharks, and cobia during the warmer months. You can also head offshore for tuna, mahi, and wahoo.

The Spring and Fall offer Striped Bass, Seabass, and Tog on ocean structures. As appropriate, you jig, cast or troll depending on what is working.

Capt. Mike’s charter has moved to Seaview Harbor Marina, 5 easy minutes from the Ocean City - Longport Bridge and 10 minutes from G.S. Parkway.

Mighty Heron Charters doesn’t claim to be the "best" and certainly gives no guarantees. It is, after all, fishing. What they do promise is a professional, organized, experienced, and personable crew and its best efforts to put you on the fish.

The crew includes a mate to help you. Mates work hard and for tips. So please, a 15% gratuity for the mate is appropr



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Family Fishing Adventure - Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 2 - Sep 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $250
    This 2 hour trip is popular with families with young kids. They find 2 hours to be “just right” for introducing them to fishing on a boat. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, and Bluefish. Other species such as Sea Bass and Sand Sharks are also caught. The marina is minutes from productive fishing grounds, so you can maximize time with “lines in”. The crew has rods that are designed for smaller hands. "Big kids" with limited time will also enjoy this trip. Mates work for tips. 15% is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – River Perch/Striper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - May 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $400
    This trip is ideal for all ages and is a great way to enjoy some time on calm waters by heading up the Egg Harbor River. You'll get to enjoy some light tackle action for perch and maybe "schoolie" striper. During April and May, you'll find large striper that has returned to spawning grounds. This trip is available May 1st - May 31st and September 15 - November 15. This trip can start as early as 5:30 a.m. Mates work for tips, 15 - 20% is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Perch (White)
    White Perch
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – River Perch/Striper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - May 31 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $400
    This trip is ideal for all ages and is a great way to enjoy some time on calm waters by heading up the Egg Harbor River. You'll get to enjoy some light tackle action for perch and maybe "schoolie" stripers. In the Spring, you'll find large striper that has returned to spawning grounds. This trip is available May 1st - May 31st and September 15 - November 15. . Mates work for tips. 15 - 20% is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Perch (White)
    White Perch
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Calm Bay - Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 2 - Sep 27
    US $400
    A popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. Motion sickness is rare. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish, and Kingfish. Other species such as Seabass and Sand Shark are also chased. A great trip for kids and novices to get the "hang" of fishing. Experienced anglers won't be disappointed. Flounder and other species are found May-September. Mates work for tips. 15 - 20% is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Calm Bay - Evening
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 2 - Sep 27
    US $400
    A popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. Motion sickness is rare. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish, and Kingfish. A great trip for kids and novices to get the "hang" of fishing. Experienced anglers won't be disappointed. Flounder and other species are found May-September. Mates work for tips, 15 - 20% is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Calm Bay - Morning
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 2 - Sep 27
    US $400
    A popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. Motion sickness is rare. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish, Croakers and Kingfish. Other species such as Black Sea Bass and Sand Sharks and Sea Robins are also caught. A great trip for kids and novices to get the "hang" of fishing. Experienced anglers won't be disappointed. Flounder and other species are found May-September. Mates work for tips. 15 - 20% is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Near Coastal Ocean (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Sep 25
    US $450
    We will fish reefs and wrecks within 10 miles of Great Egg Inlet. When the water starts to really warm up around late June - early July, the bigger flounder like to move out to the reefs and wrecks. Bluefish, Sea Bass, and Triggerfish can also be caught. Porgies and Weakfish can show up in late Summer/early Fall. Starting mid - July we might pursue coastal sharks, Cobia and smaller mackerels and tunas. Age 8+ advised but not required. Mates work hard and for tips, so a 15% gratuity is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hours Near Coastal Ocean - AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 10 - Sep 25
    US $450
    We will fish reefs and wrecks within 10 miles of Great Egg Inlet. When the water starts to really warm up around late June - early July, the bigger flounder like to move out to the reefs and wrecks. Bluefish, Sea Bass, and Triggerfish can also be caught. Porgies and Weakfish can show up in late Summer/early Fall. Starting mid - July we might pursue coastal sharks, Cobia and smaller mackerels and tunas. Age 8+ advised but not required. Mates work hard and for tips, so a 15% gratuity is appropriate.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Calm Bay - Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 2 - Sep 27
    US $475
    A popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. Motion sickness is rare. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish. Other species such as Seabass and Sand Shark are also chased. A great trip for kids and novices to get the "hang" of fishing. Experienced anglers won't be disappointed as Capt. Mike always works hard to put you on the fish. Flounder and other species are found May-September. Mates work for tips. 15 - 20% is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 2 - Sep 27
    US $475
    A popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. Motion sickness is rare. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish, and Kingfish. Other species such as Seabass and Sand Shark are also chased. A great trip for kids and novices to get the "hang" of fishing. Experienced anglers won't be disappointed. Flounder and other species are found May-September. Mates work for tips. 15 - 20% is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Striped Bass Ocean Fall
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 10 - Jan 15
    US $500
    Please, message an inquiry before booking. The timing of the Striped Bass migration down the coast varies. It can begin in early November or as late as December. Striped Bass is arguably the most sought-after game fish in nearshore waters. A chance at truly large fish and good action. We will troll and/or jig and sight-cast as appropriate. Snag and drop is always a possibility. We love jigging. The fall migration of 2021 was truly historic. Let's hope for a repeat in 2022.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    5 Hours Near-Shore Ocean (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 27
    US $525
    We will fish reefs and wrecks within 15 miles of Great Egg Inlet. When the water starts to really warm up about early July, the bigger flounder like to move out to the reefs and wrecks. Bluefish, Sea Bass, and aTriggerfish can also be caught. Porgies and Weakfish can show up in late Summer/early Fall. Starting mid - July we might pursue coastal sharks, Cobia and smaller mackerels and tunas. Age 8+ advised but not required. Mates work hard and for tips, so a 15% gratuity is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    5 Hours Near-Shore Ocean (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Sep 25
    US $525
    We will fish reefs and wrecks within 15 miles of Great Egg Inlet. When the water starts to really warm up about early July, the bigger flounder like to move out to the reefs and wrecks. Bluefish, Sea Bass, and Triggerfish can also be caught. Porgies and Weakfish can show up in late Summer/early Fall. Starting mid - July we might pursue coastal sharks, Cobia and smaller mackerels and tunas. Age 8+ advised but not required. Mates work hard and for tips, so a 15% gratuity is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Sea Bass Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Jun 15
    US $675
    Spring Sea Bass trips offer the best shot at steady action and a pile of tasty filets. A great trip fo expert anglers and novices alike. We go out as far as 20 miles. We will fish reefs, wrecks, and other spots we know to hold these fish. Ling and bluefish can also show up in the mix. 2024 regulations will be set March 7th. We expect that the season will run from about May 15th - June 15th with a bag limit of 10 fish at 12.5 inches per angler. Mates work for tips, 15 - 20% is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Common Ling
    Common Ling
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Oct 1
    US $750
    This 6-hour trip will take you up to 20 miles out trolling for Cobia, Bonito, Bluefish, False Albacore, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Mahi, and other species. Snag and drop for Cobia and smaller coastal sharks is possible in September and early October. Sight-casting can also be incorporated.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Tog/Blackfish - April
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Apr 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $850
    One of the best tasting fish and more challenging fish to catch. We double anchor over structure known to hold tog at out to about 25 miles. All crabs and tackle provided. Hardcore togger? We’re ready. The right rigs and white leggers (when available) and greenies. New to toggin? We take great pride in guiding and teaching. You will love these filets. Ling, bluefish, and sometimes cod show up in the mix.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Cod
    Cod
    Tautog
    Tautog
    Common Ling
    Common Ling
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Cobia
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Aug 31
    US $850
    This trip is for the more serious angler or the seriously interested. Offered from mid-July until the end of August. Cobia have always had a presence in South Jersey but has become much more common in recent years. We have caught enough to offer a dedicated trip. You will snag and drop, troll, chum, or sight-cast. Cobia aren’t shy, you just have to find where they are hanging out. Patience can be the name of the game. Cobia get big! The minimum size limit is 37". Mates work for tips of 15 - 20%.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip, Sea bass "Deep" Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 17 - Jun 19
    US $850
    Spring Sea Bass trips offer the best shot at steady action and a pile of tasty filets. When you "go deep" you have a better chance at catcing jumbos. We go out as far as 40 miles. We will fish reefs, wrecks, and other spots we know to hold these fish. Ling and bluefish can also show up in the mix. Regulations will be set March 7th. We expect that the season will run from about May 15th - June 15th with a bag limit of 10 fish at 12.5 inches per angler. Mates work for tips, 15 - 20% is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Common Ling
    Common Ling
  • Private trip
    Sea Bass 8 - Hour "Go Deep" Fall
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 30
    US $850
    Fall Sea Bass trips are your absolutely best shot at steady action and a pile of tasty filets. A great trip fo expert anglers and novices alike. We go out as far as 40 miles on this trip. We will fish reefs, wrecks, and other spots we know to hold these fish. Porgy and Bluefish also show up in the mix. The Fall season will begin October 1st with a bag limit of 10 fish at 12.5 inches per angler. Mates work for tips, 15 - 20% is appropriate.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Common Ling
    Common Ling
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Striped Bass Fall
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Jan 15
    US $975
    Please message an inquiry before booking. The timing of the Striped Bass migration down the coast varies. It can begin in early November or as late as December. Striped Bass are arguably the most sought-after game fish in near-shore waters. A chance at truly large fish and good action. We will troll and/or jig and sight-cast as appropriate. Snag and drop is always a possibility. We love jigging.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 7 - Sep 15 (Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $1,500
    You will head out to the 20-30 fathom curve between 30-50 miles out and troll, chunk, or jig for Tuna, Mahi, and Wahoo. Bring a container with soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi. In June, the crew can chase Bluefin and later in the month Mahi. As the summer progresses and the water warms up, the crew catches “football Tuna” along with Mahi and Wahoo. The crew loves pot-hopping. Age 10+ is advised but not required. Mates work for tips, 15 - 20% is appropriate.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip – Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 7 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $1,900
    We head out about 70 miles to the canyon zone. Bring a container with soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi. Trolling, jigging, and chunking for Yellowfin, Bluefin, Mahi, Wahoo, and more. Poor sea conditions or a slim chance of finding fish (we use satellite services to track water temps and other factors) can lead to a trip being canceled with a full refund. 5 persons max. This trip is 14-16 hours. Age 12+ strongly advised. Mates work hard for tips. a 15% gratuity is appropriate.
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FAQs about Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!

Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go! offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per group, additional US $10 per person after 4 guests - Family Fishing Adventure - Bay (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – River Perch/Striper (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – River Perch/Striper (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Calm Bay - Afternoon (3 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Calm Bay - Evening (3 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Calm Bay - Morning (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Near Coastal Ocean (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hours Near Coastal Ocean - AM (4 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Calm Bay - Afternoon (4 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour – Striped Bass Ocean Fall (4 hours)
  • US $525 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hours Near-Shore Ocean (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $525 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hours Near-Shore Ocean (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Sea Bass Spring (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling PM (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 7 Hour Tog/Blackfish - April (7 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Cobia (7 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip, Sea bass "Deep" Spring (8 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $20 per person after 4 guests - Sea Bass 8 - Hour "Go Deep" Fall (8 hours)
  • US $975 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Striped Bass Fall (8 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo (12 hours)
  • US $1,900 per group - 16 Hour Trip – Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo (16 hours)

When you book a trip with Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet pump-flush private toilet
  • Fighting Chair Used when appropriate
  • GPS Simrad
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Live Bait Well Used when appropriate
  • Outriggers Used when appropriate
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Simrad

Trips booked with Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go! include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (As appropriate and when available.)
  • Lures (Trolling and casting lures as appropriate)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaned and bagged)
  • First Mate (Most of the time except when they are bugging me )
  • Fishing License ("License" is boat recreational fishing permit)

Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go! offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (River trips target White Perch and small stripers)
  • Inshore Fishing (Primarily Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Seasonally, Tog, Sea Bass, Flounder and Cobia)
  • Offshore Fishing (Tuna, Mahi, and Wahoo)
  • Reef Fishing (Seabass, Tog, Flounder Porgy, and Triggerfish)
  • Wreck Fishing (Black Seabass, Tog, Flounder, Porgy, and Trigger)
  • Flats Fishing (Light tackle for stripers (Max. 3 active anglers))

Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go! offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (All bay and river trips)
  • Heavy Tackle (Offshore)
  • Bottom Fishing (Flounder, Sea Bass, Tog, Porgy, Weakfish)
  • Trolling (As appropriate when in ocean)
  • Spinning (Always carried)
  • Jigging (Preffered for bottom fishing and Stripers)
  • Popping (Always carried)
  • Fly Fishing (Must provide own gear)
  • Drift Fishing (Bay and Ocean)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Flounder, Sea Bass, Tog, and Porgy)

Top targeted fish species with Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go! include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tautog
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo
  • Weakfish

Meet the Charter Operator

The Mighty Heron
Ocean City, New Jersey, United States
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Member since September 2020
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Why did I become a fisherman? I was kind of born into it. I am a native of South Jersey. I started fishing the bays with my parents and brothers when I was about 7 years old and progressively fished further offshore so I was fishing the canyons by my 20s. I take pride in working with all skill levels and teaching those with little experience. A great day is when we have caught fish, everyone had a good time, and I can share my love of fishing.
Our Team
Greg H.
Captain
Logan M.
First mate
John W.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Steiger Craft (Sportfishing) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
River trips target White Perch and small stripers
Inshore Fishing
Primarily Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish
Nearshore Fishing
Seasonally, Tog, Sea Bass, Flounder and Cobia
Offshore Fishing
Tuna, Mahi, and Wahoo
Reef Fishing
Seabass, Tog, Flounder Porgy, and Triggerfish
Wreck Fishing
Black Seabass, Tog, Flounder, Porgy, and Trigger
Flats Fishing
Light tackle for stripers (Max. 3 active anglers)

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
All bay and river trips
Heavy Tackle
Offshore
Bottom Fishing
Flounder, Sea Bass, Tog, Porgy, Weakfish
Trolling
As appropriate when in ocean
Spinning
Always carried
Jigging
Preffered for bottom fishing and Stripers
Popping
Always carried
Fly Fishing
Must provide own gear
Drift Fishing
Bay and Ocean
Deep Sea Fishing
Flounder, Sea Bass, Tog, and Porgy

Amenities

Toilet
pump-flush private toilet
Fighting Chair
Used when appropriate
GPS
Simrad
Fishfinder
Simrad
Live Bait Well
Used when appropriate
Outriggers
Used when appropriate

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
As appropriate and when available.
Lures
Trolling and casting lures as appropriate
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaned and bagged
First Mate
Most of the time except when they are bugging me
Fishing License
"License" is boat recreational fishing permit

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Kid friendly.
You Keep Catch
Client's choice
Catch and Release Allowed
Yes & ALL non-legal fish are released.

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 0.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 141 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (118)
Fishing with Michael
Fishing with Michael
So fun
+115
Angler rating
129
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
86%
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Dave T.
Dexter, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Reef half day

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Cobia on August 21, 2023
I had a great experience with with Captain Greg and his mate. We booked the trip hoping to target cobia, but by all reports...
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Clay H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   5 Hours Near-Shore Ocean (PM) on August 13, 2023
Clay H. recommends Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
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Jeremy H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Calm Bay - Morning on July 31, 2023
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Andrew B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo on July 22, 2023
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Stefanie W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing trip in June

VERIFIED   Family Fishing Adventure - Bay (PM) on June 29, 2023
Stefanie W. recommends Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
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