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

The average price for a private 4 hour Highlands fishing trip is $659, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $813 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Highlands that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Highlands 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 Highlands are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Highlands are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $597
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $764
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $864
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $918
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,183
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $3,000

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?

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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Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 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
(42 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
(42 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
(16 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
(42 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
(16 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
(42 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
(42 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
(16 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
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 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
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Had a great time with Capt. Karl today. Fished for fluke all day. Started closer to shore and he managed to get two on the same rod at the same time somehow. Then later on we moved out further from shore where we caught a bunch more including 3 keepers. He was very knowledgeable of the techniques and good areas to drift. Will definitely look to book with him again!
Riley  C.
Riley C. Sparta Township, NJ
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We went to multiple locations and the captain had top of the line fishing gear for us to use. Captain was great.
Rob  C.
Rob C. Owasco, NY
Captain Dave
Captain Dave
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We had a good day. Caught a lot of fish. Caught some big cod and some big sea bass. Captain Dave was great and deck mate Anthony was also great! The only downfall to the entire day was that it was over an hour boat ride each way from the dock. Other than that we had a great day of fishing and great weather!!
Brian  B.
Brian B. Saylorsburg, PA
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Couldn't have asked for a better boat captain. He made sure everyone had a good time and offered the best advice to catch fish.
Daniel  C.
Daniel C. Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Great day on the water with Captain Jerry and his first mate Tim! We caught the biggest stripers (50lbs+)! They were very knowledgeable and helpful!
Erin  W.
Erin W. New York, NY
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Perfect day the fish was hard to bite but carl make it hapen we pull 8 fish in the boat and lost a few on i highly recommend prime time fishing charter thank you carl
Martin  B.
Martin B. Port Saint Lucie, Florida
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
My son (15 years old) and I had an AMAZING time today with Captain Carl. We highly recommend him. He is so knowledgeable and patient and we caught a ton of fish today. We want to plan another trip as soon as we can. Thank you for a great day!
Jack  P.
Jack P. Kiryas Joel, NY
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Karl. The weather did not play fair for us but that didn’t ruin our day. We caught some bluefish and flukes though unfortunately no flukes big enough to keep (just). Was a great day and would thoroughly recommend it.
Mark  H.
Mark H. New Hope, PA
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
My girlfriend and I had a great experience with Captain Karl! Sunday afternoon trip was great and brought home some fish! Very friendly and knowledgeable! Very satisfied and will be going on another one.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Schenectady, New York
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
My son and I wanted to go fishing and decided to try a charter as opposed to party boats. Gear on boat is all in great condition, Karl knows where to fish and explains the area your fishing in to understand where the fish are. Gives clear guidance and made the trip very enjoyable. While we did not catch any doormats, we caught quite a bit of fluke to make the day a lot of fun. Definitely would go back.
Kevin  K.
Kevin K. St Louis, Missouri

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