Atlantic Highlands

14 Fishing Charters

Atlantic Highlands Fishing Charters

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Atlantic Highlands: 14 fishing charters available

Hook & Fin Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Middletown Township
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PrimeTime Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $500

Fish On Charters (Sandy Hook NJ)

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Keansburg
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trips from $575

Triple Header Charters

Atlantic Highlands
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trips from $700

Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Highlands
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trips from $595

Warden Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(32 reviews)
Highlands
trips from $800

C & B Charters

Highlands
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trips from $600

Captain Dave

Very good
4.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $950

Fin Chaser Sportfishing – Highlands

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(26 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $1,000

Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Middletown Township
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trips from $900

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Atlantic Highlands

The average price for a private 4 hour Atlantic Highlands fishing trip is $579, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $772 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Hook & Fin Fishing Charters, PrimeTime Fishing Charters, and Fish On Charters (Sandy Hook NJ) are some of the most popular fishing charters in Atlantic Highlands. Full list of top fishing charters in Atlantic Highlands.

Hook & Fin Fishing Charters and PrimeTime Fishing Charters received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Atlantic Highlands.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Flounder, and Black Seabass. Top fishing techniques include jigging, light tackle, and trolling. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With a beautiful view of the lower New York Bay, Atlantic Highlands fishing becomes one of the more interesting ways to admire the sights. This small town has a longstanding tradition of good angling and even better anglers. Whether you’re looking for the well-known party boat experience or something more private, you’ve come to the right place!

Known For

The close proximity of Sandy Hook Bay is a great boon for Atlantic Highlands fishing charters. Striped Bass fishing in the bay is great because the fish are far enough from major ship traffic to get spooked by it. Conversely, if you do decide to set into the deep blue, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied. The pelagic bite is best in late summer but it involves quite a trip, so be prepared.

Inshore Fishing

Atlantic Highlands is home to no less than three highly productive locations to fish in. In no particular order, these are Sandy Hook Bay, Raritan Bay, and the Navesink River.

Sandy Hook Bay is the closest and most accessible of the three. It’s a fantastic fishery for Striped Bass, especially in spring. The long, sandy beaches of the Bay have made it the fishery of choice for numerous surf anglers as well.

Raritan Bay is further out to the northwest and is yet another world-class location for targeting not only Striped Bass, but also Bluefish, Flounder, and more besides. Expect more anglers here in peak season because the location makes it convenient for anglers from NYC to drop by.

Navesink River is tucked in between Atlantic Highlands to the north and Fair Haven to the south. It’s a great option for those looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of the north and just spend a day relaxing and catching fish. Speaking of which, the river is full of Striped Bass, Weakfish, Bluefish, Flounder, and Crabs.

Offshore Fishing

Pretty much all serious offshore fishing out of Atlantic Highlands is done at the famous Hudson Canyon. While it’s home to some amazing fishing, it’s also 90 miles away from the coast, so expect a suitably long trip. When you do finally reach it, you can look forward to the likes of Mahi Mahi, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Thresher Sharks, and so much more.

Atlantic Highlands Fishing Tips

  • Fishing for local Stripers works best starting in April.Bucktail jigs are highly recommended when it comes to bait you should be using.
     
  • Overnight trips offshore allow you to fish at night as well, if you’d like. As long as you’ve got strobe lights and blinkers, of course.

Need to Know

In general, you can expect the peak fishing season to last from spring to late fall. Fly fishing in these waters can be pretty awesome, but most charters will require you to bring your own fly fishing gear.

Regulations

A licensed charter or party boat will have all the necessary licenses needed for fishing, so there’s nothing for you to worry about. If you plan on setting out on your own, be sure to buy the appropriate fishing license and also do some research about the latest size and bag limits for the fish you want.

Budget

A typical price for a half day trip inshore can vary anywhere between $500–$700 depending on what you’re looking for, while full day trips are usually in the $700–$800 range. Offshore trips, on the other hand, can run you almost $3,000 for an overnight visit to the deep blue waters.

Getting There

New Jersey Route 36 is the best option for reaching Atlantic Highlands by car. Make the switch from Route 35 at Keyport and you should be there before you know it. A great view of the Manhattan skyline paired with some world-class fishing, what’s not to like?

Atlantic Highlands
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Winter is hardly the best time to be fishing in these waters, but you can still have luck when going after Cod or Tautog for the most part.

February

The cold weather continues, with bottom fishing being the technique of choice for most anglers. Cod fishing should tide you over until the season starts.

March

March finally has the fishery showing increased activity inshore, especially when it comes to Stripers and Flounder. And it’s only gonna get better from here.

April

Striper season has begun and every angler worth his salt will be on the water! April is among the best times to be fishing anywhere near Atlantic Highlands.

May

May sees the Striped Bass craze going full speed, but that’s hardly the end of it. Bluefish, Black Seabass, and Flounder will ensure plenty of variety in these fisheries.

June

Summer has begun and so has offshore fishing from Atlantic Highlands. Bluefin Tuna is your best bet now, with many more soon to come.

July

If you’re looking to go as far and deep as possible in search of big fish, this is the time to do it. With good odds of finding Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Tuna, it doesn’t get any better than this.

August

August is simply a great month for fishing wherever you go. Inshore waters teem with various species, while the pelagic frenzy is going strong offshore.

September

This is your last chance to take part in some incredible deep sea fishing out of Atlantic Highlands. Try your hand at hooking a big Billfish or Tuna, there’s nothing else like it.

October

Offshore fishing might have subsided by now, but the good news is that Stripers are back in town! You might also want to try and go after some Mahi Mahi and Kingfish if you’re feeling lucky.

November

November sees winter settling in for the next couple of months, with Striped Bass fishing usually being one of the main activities in the local fisheries.

December

It’s too cold to try anything offshore now, it’ll have to wait until next year. In the meantime, why not try your hand at bottom fishing for some delicious Cod?

Atlantic Highlands Fishing Calendar

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I definitely recommend going out early to beat the rush, and booking with Hook and Fin Fishing charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I definitely recommend going out early to beat the rush, and booking with Hook and Fin Fishing charters.
Christina  M.
Christina M. Hazlet, NJ
Don't bring anything but food and drinks. Westwind staff will handle the rest
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't bring anything but food and drinks. Westwind staff will handle the rest
Chris  G.
Chris G. Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Warden Sportfishing Charters
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
This was a great trip Captain is very knowledgeable he knows where to find the fish. His first mate Chris also knows his stuff . Chris is very attentive to each person on the boat. We all had a great time. Thank U
Frank  D.
Frank D. Howell Township, New Jersey
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 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
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
We had a blast and very lucky with the weather. We got to our first spot and could barely get all the rods in the water with all the bass that were hitting! Unfortunately many were not big enough, but still had a great time. Captain Steve is patient, a great teacher, and super knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend going out with Captain Steve if possible.
Timothy  T.
Timothy T. Durham, NC
Sandy Hook Charters
Sandy Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
I have been on many trips with others and this was by far the most enjoyable time i have had fishing, catching fish from the start. Capt. knows the area well and gets you to the fish, Both were attentive to the group as soon as someone had a fish on they were there to get it off the hook and rebait the line. Will definitely coming again.
Stephen  O.
Stephen O. Macungie, PA
Captain Dave
Captain Dave
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 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
(33 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
Sandy Hook Charters
Sandy Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
We had a blast catching fish, seeing whales and dolphins. Tim and Rob were so helpful making sure our kids also had a great time. Can’t wait to do it again!
Kellianne  A.
Kellianne A. New York, New York
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
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
Sandy Hook Charters
Sandy Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Had a great day bottom fishing with Sandy Hook charters. Captain Tim was very personable and understanding. He had us believing we knew what we were doing. Definitely looking forward to my next trip. Thanks Tim
ROMAN  D.
ROMAN D. Millington, New Jersey
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Capt Steve was terrific. He was very kind and personable helping each angler according to his or her needs. The stripers were biting slowly but everyone in our party landed one. Capt Steve seems to be in this business for the long haul, so he makes sure his customers are satisfied. I'd recommend Hook & Fin Charters to anyone of any skill level. We look forward to our next trip.
Charles  G.
Charles G. Lafayette, New Jersey
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 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
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
We had a great time! Tim was thrilled to catch some fish. Captain Steve was very professional and courteous, and work very well with my adult son who has Autism.
John  D.
John D. Elkins Park, PA
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Delightful day the winds and weather cooperated today we landed 6 keepers and 1 throw back my party thoroughly enjoyed fishing with this captain and his mate Chris two fine gentlemen !
Alan  P.
Alan P. Raritan, NJ
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
This was an excellent trip! We all left with keepers!! Great equipment and company! Highly recommend, the Captain and crew make you feel at home on board their beautiful boat!! Could not have been happier!!!
Clarissa  M.
Clarissa M. East Brunswick, New Jersey
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Captain Sean and his Mate Chris were great, very knowledgeable of the ocean and where to find the fish. Unfortunately the timing of our trip after the last major storm made the waters harder to catch fish. None the less we still had a great time, and look forward to trying our luck next year. Thanks guys for a memorable fishing trip.
Jason  L.
Jason L. Bayonne, NJ
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Captain was informative, experienced, a lot of fun and helped out with the fishing skills. We caught many. sharks, which we threw back and a fluke that was too small. Overall it was a lot of fun. I recommend highly.
GARY  H.
GARY H. Monmouth Beach, NJ
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 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
(33 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
Westwind Charter Fishing
Westwind Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Absolutely great day with Captain Mike and First Mate Ford. They were continually looking for places to find fish. We had a great day of blue fish, fluke and sea robins. I took my son (he is 6) on his first boat / ocean fishing trip. They made the day absolutely amazing for him! Would absolute recommend and will use him again. Thank you.
Bradley  O.
Bradley O. Red Bank, New Jersey
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Great trip the captain and mate were very helpful clean boat we will definitely book again. I highly recommended the warden
Harold  B.
Harold B. Effort, PA