Westwind Charter Fishing

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

Capt. Michael is family-friendly, first-timer friendly and of course highly-experienced-angler friendly. 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, and 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, Porgy, Black Seabass, Tautog, Lingcod, and Bluefish.

You will fish aboard a 30’ Baja Marine offshore sportfishing 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.

The crew 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.

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
    8 Hour Trip (Apr–Nov)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $895
    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 lb, Fluke (Flounder), Sea Bass, and Porgy through the summer.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip (June–Sep) – Bluefish
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $875
    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 Hour Trip (Apr–Nov)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $750
    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 lb, Fluke (Flounder), Sea Bass, and Porgy through the summer.
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About the Captain

Michael Grecco
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
32 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2016
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Lingcod Lingcod

Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Tautog Tautog
Weakfish 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
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Bradley O.
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Great Trip with Capt. Mike and Ford

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (Apr–Nov) on August 6, 2021
Absolutely great day with Captain Mike and First Mate Ford. They were continually looking for places to find fish....
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Scotchtown, NY
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (Apr–Nov) on November 18, 2021
I am going to book another trip in the spring.
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip (Apr–Nov) on August 14, 2021
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Sean B.
Red Hook, NY
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (Apr–Nov) on May 13, 2021
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Jessica M.
North Bergen, New Jersey
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (Apr–Nov) on August 24, 2020
Highly recommend!  He and the mate were phenomenal! The most friendly guys.  We caught about 50 fish!! And the team were...
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FAQs about Westwind Charter Fishing

Westwind Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip (Apr–Nov) (6 hours)
  • $875 per group - 7 Hour Trip (June–Sep) – Bluefish (7 hours)
  • $895 per group - 8 Hour Trip (Apr–Nov) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Westwind Charter Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed)
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno)
  • Bed (Two V Bunks)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

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

Westwind Charter Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Westwind Charter Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Westwind Charter Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Lingcod
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tautog
  • Weakfish