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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Cape May, New Jersey are: Full list of top fishing charters in Cape May

The average price for a private 4 hour Cape May fishing trip is $677, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,358 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Cape May that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Cape May are:

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Many fishing charters in Cape May provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Cape May are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Cape May are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $676
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $811
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,238
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,000
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,971
  • 14-hour fishing trips – $3,300
  • 15-hour fishing trips – $2,595
  • 16-hour fishing trips – $3,700

Cape May is so well placed for awesome angling it’s a wonder the area isn’t more famous. Cape May fishing charters can explore sheltered sounds less than a mile from town or head through Cape May inlet to the deep, open waters of the Atlantic. Turn the other way on your way out of the marina, and you cut through Cape May Canal straight into the awesome shallows of Delaware Bay.
 
Cape May marks the meeting of northern and southern species, and anything from Black Drum and Spotted Seatrout to Blackfish and Weakfish can be caught here in big numbers, alongside a whole load of Striped Bass. Don’t spend your whole time in the bay, though. Monster Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Bigeye Tuna wait offshore. Head out far enough, and you can also find White and even Blue Marlin. There’s no end to the awesome hookups Cape May fishing has in store for you!

Fishing Spots

Your first choice is simple: bay or bluewater. Cape May’s Atlantic coastline isn’t usually fished as the inshore action is so good elsewhere. If you head out past the Inlet, you will be traveling 20, 60, or even 100 miles offshore in search of big game pelagics. Stick to be bay, and you will be fishing shoals and bars for inshore gamefish. These are a few of the spots you might visit.
 

Jarvis Sound

If the five-mile cruise through Cape May Canal is just too much for you, head to Jarvis Sound to enjoy great inshore fishing a stone’s throw from town. The local creeks and mud flats are highly tidal, but when the fishing’s hot a range of gamefish show up here, drawn by the big schools of bait.
 

Brandywine Shoals

The Brandywine Shoals are one of the best spots in Delaware Bay for Weakfish. You can also catch some decent Bluefish here, and there are plenty of deeper wrecks around for bottom fish like Seabass and Tautog.
 

Cape May Rips

The mouth of Delaware Bay is hands down the best place for landing Striped Bass. A series of sandbars create rips all along the entrance to the bay, which are ideal hunting grounds for hungry Stripers.
 

Five Fathoms Bank

Want to set your hooks into something a little bigger? Head out to Five Fathoms Bank and battle a variety of Sharks. This is also a great spot for trophy Bluefish, and you can even find Tuna here during the heat of summer.
 

Canyons

Cape May charter boats don’t mess about when it comes to the bluewaters. The best deep sea fishing Cape May has access to is 80+ miles out at the canyons, and that’s exactly where you’ll be going if you want Marlin, Tuna, and other big game A-listers. Wilmington, Poor Man’s, and Baltimore Canyons are the most popular, out on the continental shelf.

Fishing Techniques

Cape May charter guides use a range of techniques to get you pulling in big fish. Weakfish are caught by casting jigs baited with shredder crab or plastic worms. Black Drum are usually targeted using clams on heavy bottom rigs. Fishing at night is the best way of bringing in the biggest fish, with monsters well over 100 pounds being pulled out of Delaware Bay in the past.
 
Stripers are taken in a few ways around Cape May. You can drift baits over the rips at the mouth of the bay, or head further inshore to chunk for them with Menhaden. Drifting is a more reliable way of filling the icebox, but Bunker chunking routinely brings in the biggest fish of the season. Diamond jigging can be effective for both Stripers and Bluefish, but is best in federal waters where you can’t keep your catch,
 
Cape May Tuna fishing charters mainly troll around the canyons and other bluewater spots. You can also have a lot of fun throwing jigs or poppers for Tuna. Sharks are caught the same way the world over: get the water nice and bloody, then throw in baits on big circle hooks and heavy wire leaders.

Need to Know

You don’t need a fishing license aboard New Jersey charter boats. Fishing from shore or from a pier may require a permit, depending on the body of water you’re fishing. 
 
Cape May
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January

We’re not going to lie, winter isn’t the hottest time for fishing any more than it is for weather. There are decent catches of Tautog, Crab, and Bluefish for hardy anglers, though.

February

Walk the beach with your significant other, taking in the South Jersey shoreline without a soul in sight. Once that’s over, head out to catch some tasty Blackfish for dinner.

March

Shark fishing picks up offshore in March, with Makos, Hammerheads, and more toothy beasts showing up around deep-water banks. Tautog are closed for harvest throughout March.

April

Blackfish are back on the menu and biting hard after their spring closure. Weakfish show up in big numbers, and Striped Bass fishing kicks off with a bang. The sportfishing season has started!

May

Tautog and Seabass make for great food fishing while Striped Bass and Bluefish keep sportfishers happy. Offshore, the first Yellowfin Tuna can show up on a good year.

June

June is the start of tournament season, with the South Jersey Shark Tournament and the Canyon Club Overnight Tuna Tournament bringing in fish almost as big as the prizes!

July

The tournaments continue throughout July, with the family-friendly South Jersey Offshore Showdown and the much more competitive Stone Harbor Marlin Tournament.

August

The MidAtlantic is the most important event in the New Jersey fishing calendar. This event pays out over $3,000,000 in prizes every year, drawing anglers from across the country.

September

Tournament season has finished, but that doesn’t mean the action is over! Target Blue and White Marlin and Mahi Mahi offshore while Speckled Trout and Flounder flood the bay.

October

Big Mako Sharks and Bluefin Tuna show up for one last battle in October. In the bay, Tautog, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more are still biting hard, making for tasty table fare.

November

Cape May’s summer visitors may have moved on, but Striped Bass, Blackfish, and Winter Flounder are more than enough to keep you busy in November.

December

Enjoy some of the best Striper fishing Cape May has to offer, then head home with lots of tasty fish for dinner. Cow Stripers are always on our Christmas list!

Cape May Fishing Calendar

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Go far offshore if you can. May be spotty close to the reef at this time of year. Better to spend 2x and go big than 1x and go home unsatisfied.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go far offshore if you can. May be spotty close to the reef at this time of year. Better to spend 2x and go big than 1x and go home unsatisfied.
Alexander  S.
Alexander S. Katonah, NY
Ask to see what is in season and target that. Work the location in with the targeted fish as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask to see what is in season and target that. Work the location in with the targeted fish as well.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Lysander, NY
Captain Mac was a good boating experience, we did catch fish, but I was hoping for flounder.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Mac was a good boating experience, we did catch fish, but I was hoping for flounder.
Linda  D.
Linda D. Sewell, NJ
If the west wind is blowing, make sure you bring fly spray, or clothing to cover your legs. They find you, even miles offshore!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the west wind is blowing, make sure you bring fly spray, or clothing to cover your legs. They find you, even miles offshore!
Tish  C.
Tish C. Cape May Court House, NJ

Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Had a great time! Captain Mark was great. Would definitely recommend and would love to go again.
Adam  Y.
Adam Y. United States
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
great boat and crew. non stop blues and bonita followed by drifts for good flounder action.
Jesse  B.
Jesse B. Cape May, New Jersey
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Capt Mark and First Mate Joe were top notch. On the fish immediately when we started trolling. Bluefish one after another with a bonito as well for almost two solid hours then dropped on wrecks for rest of trip with bites and catches every pass. Released a number of sea bass and flounder with two keeper flounder. Great day, couldn’t have imagined better for our first trip ever. My wife and I highly recommend!
Shad  C.
Shad C. Corona, NM
Heavy Hitter Sport Fishing LLC
Heavy Hitter Sport Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
We had such a great trip with Captain George and Brian for our father’s birthday! George called us the day before to confirm everything and was right on time to go out. We spent the morning catching more Blue Fish than we could count! At the end, Brian filleted our fish for us to take home. What a wonderful day to celebrate a tradition in our family. Thank you again!
Annette  W.
Annette W. Mendham, NJ
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Great time had by all with Captain Tim definitely will be booking another trip with him
Anthony  G.
Anthony G. Dover, DE
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Fantastic day pulling up almost 50 bass off of Cape May on Labor Day! What a great boat for a day on the water with the fam. Highly recommend!
Lewis  F.
Lewis F. Princeton, NJ
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Had a great day of fishing. Despite the wind, we went to multiple locations to look for fish. Crew was helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend.
Eric  R.
Eric R. Ocean View, New Jersey
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
My sons 18 th birthday. They showed us a great time. Always on top of things. Also great personalities. Very knowledgeable. My son even caught a shark and was not even trying. Great bait.
Steven  S.
Steven S. W CNSHOHOCKEN, PA
Heavy Hitter Sport Fishing LLC
Heavy Hitter Sport Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Went on a 4 hr trip with the family and enjoyed every minute of it. The captain and mate were awesome.
Ron  T.
Ron T. Cape May, New Jersey
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Amazing job with my three boys ages 8,6, and 4. Everyone caught fish. Wonderful time
Colin  S.
Colin S. Larchmont, NY
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Great time had by all. Enjoyed Captain Marks new Boat and all the Amenities. Our third trip with Captain Mark and did not disappoint. Thanks again for a great trip.
John  B.
John B. Warrington, PA
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
This was our first trip out with Captain Mark and we had great time! The boat and the equipment were top notch. Mark and Joe the first mate made everything so easy to enjoy and they are great guys. We caught fish all afternoon and it was a blast! We will definitely book with them again. It was a great trip!
Jason  C.
Jason C. Willingboro, NJ
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Gone Fishing is the real deal. The captain and his 1st mate were great. The boat was amazing, clean, spacious and comfortable. All rods, reels and bait were on point. The captain put us on fish all morning long. We caught so many fish we lost count. I would recommend this charter.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Yonkers, NY
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
The crew and boat are awesome. My son and I caught 24 fish on a half day afternoon trip!
Chris  L.
Chris L. UPR MAKEFIELD, PA
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Tim was incredible! My family loved it! - Mike Towle, Professional Gymnast and Dance Instructor.
Tim  G.
Tim G. East Longmeadow, MA
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Family had a great time. Crew was fantastic. Great way to spend a day when in town.
James  C.
James C. Holland, PA
Heavy Hitter Sport Fishing LLC
Heavy Hitter Sport Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Fun morning fishing caught lots of Bonitos and Blue fish. Thanks Captain George and first mate Jerry.
Joseph  F.
Joseph F. Baltimore, Maryland
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Great trip! Very knowledgeable fishermen and well-prepared. We had a great time.
Victor  A.
Victor A. Riverdale, IA
Heavy Hitter Sport Fishing LLC
Heavy Hitter Sport Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
We limited out on yellowfin tuna while several of the boats around us failed to boat a fish. The boat is great and spotless. The captain and mate are friendly and helpful. I will definitely fish with them again
Bruce  H.
Bruce H. Westfield, NJ
Heavy Hitter Sport Fishing LLC
Heavy Hitter Sport Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Great Day on the water with this crew. Brought plenty of fish home with us, threw them on the grill and loved them. This was my family's first time on the water with off shore fishing and we had a blast. Highly recommend this boat you won't go wrong.
Dale  L.
Dale L. Willow Street, PA

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