Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters

Chasin’ Tail Sportfishing Charters is a full-time sportfishing operation out of Monmouth Cove Marina in Middletown Township, New Jersey. Fishing the Raritan Bay and surrounding waters, Captain Joseph Degruttola and his crew are blessed with some of the best Striped Bass fishing around. Also, you can experience some world-class Tuna action when fishing offshore in the bluewater. Captain Joseph provides all the top-of-the-line gear to get the job for that day on the water. Some of the sponsors include Avet Reels, TN Tackle, Seaguar, Noreast’r, and Tony Maja. Book your trip and have tons of fun fishing with Chasin’ Tail Sportfishing Charters!

Your trip starts on a 30’ Pursuit 3070 offshore sport fishing boat. It can fit up to 5 guests on inshore trips and 4 guests when fishing offshore. The boat runs on twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, uses comprehensive navigation technology, and has got a portable toilet and a bed. You’ll have plenty of to store your fish, food, and drinks. As for the fishing gear, the boat has got a livewell and outriggers. A first mate will also join your trip and he’d be grateful for a customary 20% tip for his diligent work.

You’ll have the chance to try out various fishing techniques using light and heavy tackle. The choice of species you can target is also big, with Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Black Seabass, Tautog, and Flounder being some of them. Feel free to keep the fish you catch.

Captain Joseph will do his best to make your trip fun and productive and invites your whole family to join him aboard. He’ll provide all the gear, licenses, and catch cleaning, so just bring some snacks and drinks before you leave.

Pick your day and embark on a fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fluke (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    Four hours of fishing for Fluke.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fluke (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $600
    A 4-hour trip for Fluke.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    Fishing trip for Striped Bass.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $600
    An after-work special.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Fluke
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    You'll fish for Fluke for 6 hours.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Fluke Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 22 - Sep 18
    $900
    The captain and his mate are waiting for you with all the bait and rigs ready. The trip price also includes all the fishing rods, reels, tackle, catch cleaning, as well as licenses. Keep in mind that gulp and bucktails will not be supplied.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    Live lining, chunking, casting, and trolling.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Striped Bass Mar-Dec
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 21 - Dec 1
    $900
    The crew is prepared to jig chunk troll or cast at Striped Bass. A lot of times it's able to get the live bait and always has it on the ready as well. The main body of water you'll be fishing is the Raritan Bay, a place of some of the best Striped Bass fishing in the world. What the crew thrives on is the possibility of being able to target the same species of fish but in multiple different ways. Your crew will give you the best experience it can!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 20
    $1,400
    Mako Fishing is closed. You can't harvest Mako Shark at the time. Instead, your focus will be on the amazing Thresher Shark fishery New Jersey has. Captain Joseph strongly encourages catch and release but he also harvests legal fish!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore Tuna (MAX4)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 28 - Sep 30
    $2,100
    On these offshore trips, Captain Joseph takes a maximum of 4 passengers. You'll be able to jig chunk troll or cast for various Tuna species. The crew is often able to target more than one species while out there, such as Mahi. You'll be fishing anywhere from 30 to 80 miles offshore. The crew thrives on the possibility of being able to target the same species of fish but in multiple different ways.
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About the Captain

Joseph Degruttola
Middletown Township, New Jersey, United States
15 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2022
Captain Joseph started out fishing the smaller head boats in Atlantic highlands. he went on to work deck and captain at Andreas Toy for Captain Fred Gamboa. He Introduced Captain Joseph to the offshore scene and changed his whole game. Inshore and offshore, he learned a lot from Captain Fred and moved on his own charter boat.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Pursuit (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip
Fishing with Joseph
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Sahar P.
Long Branch, New Jersey
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (PM) on August 5, 2022
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Jessica H.
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Excellent
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (AM) on August 3, 2022
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Hao X.
Newton, New Jersey
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Fluke Bottom Fishing on June 23, 2022
Great trip, everyone is so happy!
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 18, 2022
The charter operator canceled 4 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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Bill G.
Paterson, New Jersey
Excellent
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Crushing Tuna

12 Hour Trip – Offshore Tuna (MAX4) on July 14, 2021
Went tuna fishing with 3 friends on captain Joes boat. Captain Joe knows fishing and the spots to get them. He supplies everything,...
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FAQs about Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters

Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Fluke (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Fluke (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Fluke (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Fluke Bottom Fishing (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Striped Bass Mar-Dec (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (10 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore Tuna (MAX4) (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Weakfish