30 Line Sportfishing is located in Keyport for spring Striped Bass and Belmar from June on, and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Captain Frank offers a wide variety of charter options that range from fishing in the bay to offshore fishing.

Capt. Frank will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing, which involves 5 to 10-hour trips. In the spring, you can target Striped Bass in the Raritan Bay. These trips are action-packed and you’re just about guaranteed to bring home dinner! During the spring and summer months, the captain moves the boat down to Belmar to target Seabass, Fluke, Tuna, Mahi, sharks, Blackfish, and whatever else you would like to fish for. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, fly fishing, big game fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on one of our two vessls. First, we have a 24’ Grady White, an absolute fishing machine! It can safely take up to 6 anglers and comes with a portable toilet and an ice-box. The boat also has a small cabin where you can escape the elements on the ride out.

We also have a 35’ Hydra-Sport Sportfisher. This boat is outfitted with twin engines, a full cabin with a stand up head, and galley. This boat was purpose built for offshore fishing. This boat is capable of overnight canyon trips for tuna and swordfish.

30 Line Sportfishing uses all top-notch gear and tackle to provide you with the ultimate angling experience. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. Rest assured that the captain and crew are friendly and professional, and have the ability to coach the newest of anglers. Your catch of the day will be filleted and bagged for your convenience.

30 Line Sportfishing hopes to see you out on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Blackfish, Seabass, Porgy, Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Blackfish, Seabass, Porgy, Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    Raritan Bay Striped Bass (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 30
    $300
    Fishing for Striped Bass in the Raritan Bay and around Sandy Hook. Great trip for the family and kids. Most of the fishing is done a short boat ride from the dock in the Raritan. You and the captain will depart at 7:00 a.m. and return to the dock at 12:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Raritan Bay Striped Bass (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 30
    $300
    You and your crew will be fishing in the Raritan Bay and around Sandy Hook for Striped Bass. The trip is excellent for the family and kids. You'll mainly be fishing a short ride from the dock in the Raritan. You can also start this trip at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy the lovely evening on the water.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Shark/Midshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,200
    This trip targets Shark, Mahi Mahi, offshore sea bass, and blackfish when in season. Dearture time will be decided based on the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Shark/Midshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,500
    On this trip, you'll be fishing anywhere from 10-60 miles offshore. This trip targets Shark, Mahi Mahi, offshore sea bass, and blackfish when in season. Dearture time will be decided based on the trip.
  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip–Canyon Tuna/Sword/Tile
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $3,000
    This is a mid-shore all-day trip on our 35’ Hydra-Sport Sportfisher. This vessel has amenities that provide an excellent experience (bunk, galley, full head). Depending on the fishery at the time, we will spend the day trolling, chunking, casting lures, and jigging. We will be targeting tuna, marlin, mahi mahi, swordfish, and tilefish. Prepare to be out for approximately 16 hours. Departure time TBD.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip – Overnight Canyon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $4,200
    This is an overnight canyon run on our 35’ Hydra-Sport Sportfisher. This vessel has amenities that provide an excellent experience for an overnight trip (bunk, galley, full head). We will leave in the evening hours and spend our night chunking for tuna or deep dropping for swordfish. Depending on the fishery at the time, we will spend the day trolling, chunking, casting lures, and jigging. We will be targeting tuna, marlin, mahi mahi, swordfish, and tilefish. Prepare to be out for approximately 24 hours.
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About the Captain

Frank Cicalese
Belmar, New Jersey, United States
ID & License verified
11 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2021
Captain Frank has been an avid fisherman his entire life and has got 20 years of experience in the fishing industry! He has a passion for catching fish and seeing others catch fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Grady White (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Belmar to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (12)
July fishing trip
Fishing with Frank
June fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Daniel Y.
UPR MARLBORO, MD
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

5 hour trip with capt Frank Cicalese

VERIFIED   Half Day Bottom Fishing (AM) on May 19, 2022
Capt Frank and the 1st mate was on time and accommodating. The weather was cold and rainy,but he allowed us to wait out the...
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Ryan C.
Palmyra, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Afternoon trip with Captain Frank and Mike

VERIFIED   Raritan Bay Striped Bass (PM) on May 21, 2022
Great trip! Captain Frank new great spots for catching fish. Captain Frank and his first mate Mike helped my novice group reel...
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Leslie G.
Fords, New Jersey
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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7am Sea Bass trip

VERIFIED   Raritan Bay Striped Bass (AM) on May 21, 2022
Captain Frank and Mike were friendly, accommodating, and so helpful! Highly recommend them and we will definitely book again....
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GEORGE K.
Jersey City, New Jersey
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) on September 17, 2022
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Paul S.
Erin, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Half day bottom fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Bottom Fishing (AM) on August 13, 2022
Had a great day. Was a little ruff so we couldn’t get off shore. But the Captain still put us on fish. Caught plenty of fish...
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FAQs about 30 Line Sportfishing

30 Line Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $150 per person - Half Day Bottom Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $150 per person - Raritan Bay Striped Bass (AM) (6 hours)
  • $150 per person - Raritan Bay Striped Bass (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Shark/Midshore (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Shark/Midshore (12 hours)
  • $3,000 per group - 16 Hour Trip–Canyon Tuna/Sword/Tile (16 hours)
  • $4,200 per group - 24 Hour Trip – Overnight Canyon (24 hours)

When you book a trip with 30 Line Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with 30 Line Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

30 Line Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

30 Line Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with 30 Line Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tautog
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)