Westwind Charter Fishing

Concord Avenue
Middletown NJ, United States

Westwind Charter Fishing invites you on an unforgettable fishing adventure in the abundant waters of Middletown, New Jersey. Captain Michael and his crew’s primary goal is to make your fishing trip the best experience you have ever encountered on the water.

The crew has over 45 years experience plying the waters of the New York Bight south to Manasquan, east to far Rockaway and the western reaches of the great Raritan Bay They will go where the fish are, distance is of no concern to them.

The season runs from April 1 to November 30. That is the start and the finish of the Striped Bass season. The best of the Striped Bass is usually from early April until mid-June and mid-October until the end of November. The summer months feature Flounder, Porgies, Black Seabass, Tautog, Lingcod, and Bluefish.

You will fish aboard a 30-foot Baja Marine offshore sport fishing boat, originally built in 1995, and restored in 2012. Powered by a 330 HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots, the boat will get you to your fishing destination quickly.

The vessel is fully equipped with all the USCG approved safety equipment including life jackets and a CPR-trained crew. It features a Garmin GPS, a Furuno fishfinder, two Icom’s, and a Raytheon radar. The boat also has an enclosed toilet and two V bunk beds.

Westwind Charter Fishing will provide you with fishing gear such as rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial bait, and a fishing license. The mates will clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip, and you are encouraged to tip them generously as they will also work very hard throughout the trip to make your day successful.

Captain Michael Grecco and his crew are family friendly, first-timer friendly and of course highly-experienced-angler friendly. If you are ready for tackling big fish give Westwind Charter Fishing a shot, you will not be disappointed!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6-7Hour : Bluefish Chumming Aug-Nov
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 30 Nov
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will concentrate on Bluefish specifically. You can go clam chumming for Blues near Romar Shoals (between New York harbor, next to the Ambrose Channel and the New Jersey side next to the Sandy Hook Channel).
  • Private trip
    6-7Hour : Bluefish Chumming May-Jun
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 30 Jun
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will concentrate on Bluefish specifically. You can go clam chumming for Blues near Romar Shoals (between New York harbor, next to the Ambrose Channel and the New Jersey side next to the Sandy Hook Channel).
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip: Bunker Dunkin
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 14 May - 5 Jul
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you fishing for Striped Bass down the beach off of Long Branch, Deal or Belmar, dunking bunker or trolling bunker spoons or rigs.
  • Private trip
    6HourTrip:In-Season Species Apr-Jul
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 5 Jul
    US$ 675
    up to 6 persons
    The Striped Bass run starts in early April and continues until late June or early July. They return for the fantastic Fall run in mid-October. Additionally, you can chase Bluefish to 20 lbs, Fluke (Flounder), Sea Bass, and Porgy through the Summer.
  • Private trip
    6HourTrip:In-Season Species Oct-Nov
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Oct - 30 Nov
    US$ 675
    up to 6 persons
    The Striped Bass run starts in early April and continues until late June or early July. They return for the fantastic Fall run in mid-October. Additionally, you can chase Bluefish to 20 lbs, Fluke (Flounder), Sea Bass, and Porgy through the Summer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Flounder
Lingcod

Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black)
Tautog
Weakfish

Boat Specs

Baja Marine (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2012. Powered by a 330HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

About the Captain

Michael Grecco
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
Member since October 2016
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Captain Mike has over 45 years of experience fishing the area and works with an incredibly hard-working crew of mates. Their goal is to put you on the fish and make sure you are having the time of your life. They are very family friendly, love teaching kids and beginners to fish, and also love to take out seasoned anglers who know exactly what they want and how to get it!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.94
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100%
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100%
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Jason Pappas
Middletown, NY
 5.00
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Ed Andrews
Barnegat, New Jersey
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Half day trip with Captain Mike - Westwind

April 30, 2016

Captain Mike Grecco and his mate are always professional, helpful and friendly. They work hard to put us on fish, always. April...

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Chris Gurneak
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
 5.00
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Striper trip on the Westwind

June 3, 2016

Fished a half day trip with Capt Mike and mate Ford. We had several inexperienced anglers on board but that made no difference....

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Jim Polons
Jersey City, New Jersey
 5.00
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Fluking trip with Captain Mike

July 17, 2016

It’s always a pleasure fishing with Captain Mike. He goes out of his way to make sure everybody catches fish. ...

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Hal (John) Young
Irvington, New Jersey
 4.67
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Half day trip on westwinf

October 29, 2016

Been booking Mike Grecco since 1991 twice a year for stripper trips we also catch fish and have a great time.  Mike and...

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