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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Highlands

According to customer reviews, Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing, Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly, and Warden Sportfishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Highlands, New Jersey. Full list of top fishing charters in Highlands.

The average price for a private 4 hour Highlands fishing trip is $644, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $927 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing, Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly, and Warden Sportfishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Highlands.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Flounder. Top fishing techniques include Jigging, Light Tackle, and Trolling. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Looking towards Sandy Hook National Park one way and NYC’s skyline the other, Highlands is in one of New Jersey’s prime spots. You’ll even have the advantage of the highest natural elevation from Maine to Mexico as a vantage point! With the bay on your doorstep and the Atlantic just beyond the spit, there are plenty of fishing charters in Atlantic Highlands and Highlands itself, giving you the chance to indulge in some top-quality angling too. 

What to Expect

The maritime industry has been a key part of the local economy since colonial times. It remains so today for both commercial and recreational purposes. There’s something for everyone, from the shallow bays to the deep waters. So hop aboard an Atlantic Highlands fishing charter and see for yourself.
 

Inshore Fishing

One of NJ’s best-kept secrets, the Raritan Bay is a haven for anglers all year. Less popular than the Intracoastal Waterway to the south, it’s actually just as productive! Full of delicious creatures, from Flounder to Seabass, Tautog to Striped Bass, and many more, you can expect an exciting day, testing your fishing skills to fill the boat.
 
As the towns of Atlantic Highlands and Highlands are on the bay itself, you’ll cast your rod within seconds of leaving the shore. Beginners and experts alike are welcome on these calm waters to experience the thrill of bottom fishing first-hand. Spend anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day, going after a specific target or a range of species.
 

Offshore Fishing

Fishing enthusiasts from all over the country flock to the East Coast for its offshore angling options, and the Highlands region is no different. During summer, charters will take you to the deep waters up to 100 miles offshore as you go after some of the biggest creatures out there. 
 
These trips are a test of endurance, as you’ll need at least 10 hours – if not a couple of days – on the water to get to the canyons or continental shelf. When you get there, it’s all about patience and strength. Troll to entice the bite of monster Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, and many more, and get ready for the fight of a lifetime to hook ‘em aboard. 

How to Prepare

You’ll have all the latest rods and reels, and plenty of bait or lures for a productive day out aboard a Highlands or Atlantic Highlands fishing charter. The captain’s license even covers you, so there’s not much for you to worry about! 
 
All you need to do is dress appropriately – beware of the weather in winter – and bring plenty of drinks and snacks to keep you refreshed and energized, and away you go.
 
What are you waiting for? With the chance to go fishing year-round, why not make Highlands, NJ, your next fishing destination?
Highlands
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27739 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
While there may not be many boats on the water, you can still start the year with a bit of fishing, as the bay is full of delicious fish. Combine it with a trip to the historic town of Highlands and learn something new.
February
The season hasn’t quite got going yet, but there are still some fish to target in the Raritan Bay. Land something delicious to take back to shore, but don’t miss out on the award-winning restaurants while in town.
March
It’s finally time to get out on the water, as spring brings with it plenty of new opportunities. Head out to the Bay for the pick of the fishing, as Winter Fluke and Striped Bass start making an appearance. 
April
Now that’s more like it! The bay fishing season really hits its stride in April as Flukes and Stripers fill the water, giving you the chance to put your angling skills to the test once more to fill the boat.
May
Bluefish and Seabass join the inshore party, giving you more bang for your buck inshore, while Bonito and Sharks start to come a little closer to the coast, giving you the chance to go beyond Sandy Hook. 
June
It’s a question of where, not when, as June gives you the option of going offshore after some monster fish. Bluefin Tuna is the most common catch, with White Marlin creeping up behind, so get ready for a workout!
July
Offshore fishing reigns supreme in July again, as Marlin and Mahi Mahi are the name of the game. Make the most of the good weather and excellent fishing and spend over 10 hours on the water going after prized fish.
August
The beaches are crowded with people and the water with delicious fish. Hit the bay for Scup, Weakfish, Flounder, and Bluefish, or head offshore for Marlin, Sharks, and more, in the best month for fishing. 
September
As summer vacation draws to a close, the fish are none the wiser. Get out on the water when it’s not as crowded and make the most of the incredible fishing, with plenty to choose from inshore and offshore.
October
With fall drawing in, it’s time to head back inshore. While the pelagics may be gone, there’s still plenty of Tautog, Flounder, Scup, Bluefish, Seabass, and Stripers to go after for a warming treat to take home. 
November
You’ll sense the season coming to an end in Highlands in November. Fewer charters make their way to sea, but there’s still plenty of angling left. Go after monster Stripers and tasty Tautog and you won’t be disappointed. 
December
Settle in for the holidays and enjoy Highlands’ other options for entertainment, as you pay a visit to the Victorian old town, the delicious seafood restaurants, all before getting ready for a new year of fishing. 

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There are restrictions on bass and fluke that should be researched before going. Cod is not available at this time, but will be in colder months. The beaches however cannot be beat in the summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are restrictions on bass and fluke that should be researched before going. Cod is not available at this time, but will be in colder months. The beaches however cannot be beat in the summer.
JR  M.
JR M.

PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Capt Karl was top notch throughout the entire day! Perfect weather Sea Bass and Fluke were running hard and we had a blast!
Christopher  H.
Christopher H. Mount Wolf, PA
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Captain Karl was a very nice and professional guide. Unfortunately we did not land the flounder we were hoping for (we caught some, but were undersized and had to put them back). However, we were fortunate to land bluefish, porgie and tons of black sea bass. Highlands is a very nice town (I prefer it over Long Island). Has a lovely beach, church and various seafood options (although they can be expensive). Definitely recommend for a weekend get away for anyone in the New York metropolitan area.
JR  M.
JR M.
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Great captain and boat. Works hard to get u on the fish. And super patient with my 11 year old son.
William  Z.
William Z. Warren, NJ
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
My dad used to fish for flounder when he was a teenager, so for Father’s Day, I surprised him with this fishing trip :) We truly had the best time. Captain Karl is incredibly kind and knowledgeable. I haven’t fished too many times, so his guidance was extremely appreciated. With his help, I was catching fish left and right! After we left, my dad said it was the “perfect day,” and I think that sums everything up pretty perfectly :) Thank you so much Captain!!!
Adriana  N.
Adriana N. Doylestown, PA
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain Gerry and Tim were excellent. Had us on fish from 1st line I. Water, highly recommend and will use again.
Jim  S.
Jim S. Blauvelt, NY
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
What a great 4th of July. Beautiful weather lots of fish. The best day ever.
Betty  S.
Betty S.
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Caught some big Stripers with Eels as bait. Captain and First Mate were the best! Couldn’t have been better!
Chris  C.
Chris C.
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
The day was filled with laughter and joy for me and my crew aboard the Teachers Pet. Jerry stayed on the fish and we had a blast. Thank you. - Casey Meehan
Casey  M.
Casey M. Franklin, New Jersey
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Hit our limit with the first 2 hours, then we caught another 28. By far the best fishing trip we had. Captain Jerry and First Mate Tim did an outstanding job. Thank you so much looking forward to seeing you in November.
Kurt  A.
Kurt A. Jay, NY
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Right Boat and crew but on the wrong day. We went out and unfortunately they weren’t biting. Great conditions but fish just weren’t biting. Cap kept us out a bit longer to try and get them on but they weren’t biting at all. The effort going from trolling to jigging and chased them all day. Great hardworking crew. Me and everyone in my party would use again, luck of the draw a lot of days but Cap Jerry was the best and a good time was still had by all. We will be back.
John  M.
John M. Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Wow what a day! My wife and I celebrated my 59th birthday with Cptn Karl. Down to earth, taught us tons about the specific nuances of fishing the highlands. Got a 4pound keeper and great action. We will return
Gary  K.
Gary K. Las Vegas, NV
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Capt is nice and knows the water, boat is a little smaller but good en for 2/3 people. It’s a fish boat not a drinking boat- just and FYI- overall it was a good time
Michael  K.
Michael K. Berkeley Heights, NJ
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(24 reviews)
In shore. Too much wind to go offshore. Had autistic 18 year old grandson and 2 other adults who were inexperienced. One adult got sea sick. Everyone else caught lots of fish, but no keepers. Captain Jerry and mate Steve were cheerful, patient, and kind, especially to autistic young man, who had never caught a fish. It was a beautiful, sunny day and everyone had a ball.
Jeffrey  S.
Jeffrey S. Englishtown, NJ
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
It was our first experience actually going out in the water and fish. We were pretty inexperienced when it came to fishing but captain Karl made us feel very comfortable. He was also very knowledgeable and with his help we were about to catch some decent size fishes. It was a very memorable experience and I would highly recommend him. Looking forward to our next fishing trip with captain Karl
Jason  Z.
Jason Z. Wayne, NJ
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
It was the best fishing trip I’ve ever went on next time we will go for bigger fish 🐠 to fry
Robert  B.
Robert B. Hamburg, NJ
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Capt Karl was great, he got us right to the fish and taught us some new tricks. We had a great time and went home with dinner in the cooler :) We'll definitely be coming back!
Daniel  C.
Daniel C. Flemington, NJ
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Capt karl is amazing!! From start to finish , from gear to bait it was a great experience ! Couldnt have asked for a better day ! Cannot wait to book again !!
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Miami, Florida
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
The captain and mate were very friendly. There were a few in our party that have never been on the water or fished. They worked with them to teach them the basic's and they were able to catch some fish.
Thomas  E.
Thomas E. OSBORNVILLE, NJ
C & B Charters
C & B Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had 5 guys join Capt Mike and Joe on a 4 hour trip for fluke. He had all the bait, rods reels, rigs whatever you needed he had it. We picked at some shorts and ended up with 2 keepers. The boat was super clean, fast, had all the tech to find the fish. Music on the boat too. He knows his stuff. Highly recommend this charter. Extra bonus that he is minutes from the fishing grounds. No bridges, or canals to pass through.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Cranford, NJ
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Capt. Karl bled for us as we caught ~25 dogfish… The experience was fun and learned a few things. We ended up with a wonderful fluke for fish tacos (had to throw back 5 bc too small). Great guy and a great time.
Jaryd  B.
Jaryd B. Red Bank, New Jersey

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