Highlands Fishing Charters

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Highlands: 119 fishing charters available

Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing

Highlands • 38 ft • 6 persons

Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing is located in Highlands and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"This trip was a gift for my husband’s 60th birthday. Everything about it was great." —⁠ Donna,
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trips fromUS $595
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters

Highlands • 20 ft • 3 persons

Whether you’re looking for the reel-screaming thrill of fighting a trophy-sized fish or you want to provide your family a relaxing day spent outdoors, PrimeTime Fishing Charters has a trip for you!

"This was my 12 year old’s first fishing trip. He loves to fish, but to date had only fished in fresh water." —⁠ Vincent, NJ
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trips fromUS $500
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly

Middletown Township • 29 ft • 6 persons

Sandy Hook Charters welcomes you aboard and invites you to embark on an unforgettable and private fishing adventure.

"From the start to the end this was a great experience for the family!" —⁠ Deborah,
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trips fromUS $440
Salt Line Charters and Sportfishing
Salt Line Charters and Sportfishing

Highlands • 32 ft • 6 persons

Make an adventure out of your next trip in Highlands and go fishing with Salt Line Charters and Sportfishing.
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trips fromUS $1,000
Tagged Fish Charters
Tagged Fish Charters

Highlands • 50 ft • 15 persons

Ready to cast a line in Highlands? Make it happen with Tagged Fish Charters!

"The captain and crew were very professional and patient. We harvested eight huge striped bass, probably over 39 inches." —⁠ Huaming,
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trips fromUS $1,050
Triple Header Charters
Triple Header Charters

Highlands • 30 ft • 6 persons

Triple Header Charters is a light tackle guide service located in Highlands, New Jersey and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.
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trips fromUS $900
Fisher Price IV Sportfishing
Fisher Price IV Sportfishing

Highlands • 31 ft • 6 persons

The Fisher Price IV is a full-time professional charter boat sailing out of Highlands, New Jersey.

"Epic" —⁠ LOUIS, Pennsylvania
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trips fromUS $1,020
Westwind Charter Fishing
Westwind Charter Fishing

Middletown Township • 30 ft • 6 persons

Westwind Charter Fishing invites you on an unforgettable fishing adventure in the abundant waters of Middletown, New Jersey.

"Captain Micheal and his first mate Jack are really both great!" —⁠ Brian,
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trips fromUS $525
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters

New York City • 21 ft • 3 persons

Running fishing trips out of New York City, Austin Outfitters invites you to fish the calm, sheltered water of New York City’s Jamaica Bay, lower NY Bay, and the New York Bight in comfort with your friends and family for trophy gamefish!

"Captain Austin was the best guide I’ve sailed with hands down." —⁠ Roberto,
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trips fromUS $300
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Fishing in Highlands

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?

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Highlands Fishing Seasons

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. 

Highlands Fishing Calendar

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Top Types of Fishing in Highlands

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