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Jersey Shore: 134 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(40 reviews)
Brielle
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trips from $1,000
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Brigantine
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Avalon
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(72 reviews)
Atlantic City
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Avalon
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(140 reviews)
Cape May
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Somers Point
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trips from $250
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(131 reviews)
Ocean City
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Ocean City
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Jersey Shore

According to customer reviews, Bug Sportfishing, Capt Pete’s Fishing Charters, and Rising Tide Charters LLC are some of the most popular fishing charters in Jersey Shore. Full list of top fishing charters in Jersey Shore.

The average price for a private 4 hour Jersey Shore fishing trip is $566, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,076 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Bug Sportfishing and Rising Tide Charters LLC received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Jersey Shore.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Flounder, and Black Seabass. Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Light Tackle, and Jigging. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

There’s much more to the Jersey Shore than just the infamous TV show. Along the 141-mile stretch of coast, you can discover some of the East Coast’s most entertaining spots. Straddle the endless boardwalks, hit up the amusements, or hop aboard a Jersey Shore fishing charter and get your hands on some prized, delicious fish. 

Types of Fishing

“The Shore” is in a prime position to get you out into the middle of the Atlantic, but don’t forget to explore the bays too. Whether you’re looking for your fishing fix on an inshore trip, or fancy a trek to the ocean’s deepest spots, New Jersey has it all. 
 

Inshore Fishing

From Perth Amboy to Cape May, there are plenty of inshore fishing grounds to explore along New Jersey’s rich coast. 
 
Hit up the Raritan and Sandy Hook bays in the north, or the plentiful rivers out of Point Pleasant, and you’ll be in for a real treat. The Barnegat Bay takes a third of New Jersey’s coastline, offering endless fishing opportunities from both sides, while a trip from the south could see you fishing the famous Delaware Bay!
 
Wherever you head, you decide what to target. Winter and Summer Fluke, Rockfish (Striped Bass), Seabass, Tautog, Porgy, Trout, and many more delicious creatures call these waters home, so get ready for a productive day.
 
Beginners can get to grips with a rod and reel on these calm waters, while avid anglers can test their skills time and time again, before heading home with plenty to fill the freezer.
 

Offshore Fishing

Every experienced angler wants to sink their teeth into some of the ocean’s biggest fish, and Jersey Shore offshore fishing offers just that.
 
While Tuna and Mahi Mahi can make their way to the reefs around 30 miles offshore, you’ll usually find Sharks at this distance. To target the holy grail of East Coast deep water fishing, you’ll need to head 70 miles out of New Jersey to the canyons, or even 100 miles to the continental shelf. 
 
Go up against incredible-sized Marlin, tough-fighting Wahoo, and delicious Swordfish and Tuna. Troll these open waters to entice the bite of these beauties, and get ready for an intense battle to keep them on the end of your line. 

When to Go

The beauty of Jersey Shore fishing is that there’s never a bad time for it! All year-round, the bays are full of tasty fish. But beware, charters may not run as frequently in the winter.
 
When it comes to offshore fishing, your best bet is to come in summer. From May through September, numerous pelagic monsters make their way past New Jersey, with the added bonus of calmer waters than in winter. 

How to Prepare

As most charters offer inshore and offshore trips, you’ll most likely board a comfortable offshore sportfishing vessel. Your captain will prepare everything you need for a productive day – or longer – on the water, with all rods, reels, and bait or lures included. All you need to do is bring some drinks and snacks aboard and make yourself at home.
 
Where else in the world could you experience such a wealth of fishing, and out of a bustling, busy, and beautiful setting? Jersey Shore fishing has it all, from start to finish. Come and discover the East Coast’s gem with a fishing holiday here! 
Jersey Shore
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27733 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
It’s the quietest time of year along the shore – if there is such a thing. You’ll be lucky to find a captain to take you to target Porgy and Rockfish, so why not enjoy the boardwalks along the deserted beaches?
February
While it may not yer be time to get back on the water, the Jersey Shore has plenty to offer in the way of entertainment. Hit the amusements or fairgrounds and it will feel like you have the coast to yourself.
March
The fishing starts to pick up in March as the milder weather brings more fish and better conditions to get on the water. Hit the bays all along the Shore and warm up for the season ahead.
April
Tautog are in abundance, with plenty of Stripers, Bluefish, and Weakfish on offer as the season is ready to get underway. Get your fill on the bays from Sandy Hook to the Delaware and you’ll be sure to fill the boat.
May
The fishing season is in full swing come May. Seabass, Rockfish, and Weakfish are the order of the day in the bay, while the offshore fishing starts heating up too before the crowds flock in for summer.
June
It’s peak Bluefin Tuna season offshore as summer hits, so come aboard and discover some of the most extreme and rewarding fishing out there. Get ready for the fight of a lifetime to land some delicious meat. 
July
A trip to the Jersey Shore in July will teach you why these waters are so revered. The inshore bays are full of Fluke, Bass, and many more, while Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi join the offshore party.
August
You won’t know where to look come August, so get out on the water more than once to take advantage of the arrival of White Marlin offshore, or take part in the race to land as many Summer Fluke as possible.
September
There’s no sign of the season coming to an end, as Point Pleasant plays host to its annual “Festival of the Sea,” so join in and land some delicious seafood inshore or offshore to play your part.
October
Some lingering pelagics may still be available offshore, but there’s a real sense that the bays are the place to be when fall hits. Get out on the bay and target Seabass, Bluefish, Trout, Fluke, and many more.
November
When November comes around, there’s no longer a dilemma on where to fish. The beasts of the deep have long gone, but the bays are still full of delicious fish, with Tautog returning to the scene for winter.
December
Wind down towards the end of the year, with only a couple of prized species to catch in the bays. Go after Striped Bass and Black Seabass and land yourself a warming treat and celebrate the holidays in style.  

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Water was a little choppy, which can be rough on some. Some small children would not have been happy unless they were huckleberry Finn types...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water was a little choppy, which can be rough on some. Some small children would not have been happy unless they were huckleberry Finn types...
Fred  C.
Fred C.
ENJOY!! , it’s fishing, could be slow, or it could be super fast. Just enjoy the day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
ENJOY!! , it’s fishing, could be slow, or it could be super fast. Just enjoy the day!
Douglas  Y.
Douglas Y. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I looked up Brigantine fishing charter online. Did research on the boats and captains experience. I was very happy with my choice. Captain Leo from Get hooked fishing charter was very professional. What a safe and great trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I looked up Brigantine fishing charter online. Did research on the boats and captains experience. I was very happy with my choice. Captain Leo from Get hooked fishing charter was very professional. What a safe and great trip.
Scott  N.
Scott N. Ivyland, PA
Know before you go. Research your charter and have an idea what you want out of the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know before you go. Research your charter and have an idea what you want out of the trip.
David  C.
David C. Rockaway, NJ
Great weather, awesome activities going on all around. My first time and it didn't disappoint at all.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great weather, awesome activities going on all around. My first time and it didn't disappoint at all.
Justin  C.
Justin C. Princeton, New Jersey
Talk to your captain about what and how you will be fishing to establish expectations.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Talk to your captain about what and how you will be fishing to establish expectations.
Joshua  S.
Joshua S. Parkville, MO
Go early! There are a lot of fisherman in New Jersey on the weekends! Enjoy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go early! There are a lot of fisherman in New Jersey on the weekends! Enjoy!
Arthur  P.
Arthur P. Arlington, NY
Bring water also and not just beer. Bring snacks and have fun catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring water also and not just beer. Bring snacks and have fun catching fish.
David  Y.
David Y. Burlington, New Jersey
Dress appropriately for the weather and bring an empty cooler in the event you get to catch & keep.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately for the weather and bring an empty cooler in the event you get to catch & keep.
Fred  M.
Fred M. Collegeville, PA
Look at the wind speed well in advance so that you can target any and all available fish. June, as I hear, is a better fishing month.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look at the wind speed well in advance so that you can target any and all available fish. June, as I hear, is a better fishing month.
Brian  B.
Brian B. Keller, TX
It’s an awesome time to go in July with the exception if there is any type of turbulence in the atmosphere such as what was encountered by us, some Highwinds thunder and lightning I would recommend exactly what our captain recommended. Wait an extra day if need be, and I have an amazing day the next, when things are calm, it’s the best experience ever hands-down.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s an awesome time to go in July with the exception if there is any type of turbulence in the atmosphere such as what was encountered by us, some Highwinds thunder and lightning I would recommend exactly what our captain recommended. Wait an extra day if need be, and I have an amazing day the next, when things are calm, it’s the best experience ever hands-down.
Jenna  P.
Jenna P. Nesquehoning, PA
Charter a trip for a half day. Let's you get to know the captain and the boat. We had a great experience on the Megan Beth.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a trip for a half day. Let's you get to know the captain and the boat. We had a great experience on the Megan Beth.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Red Hill, PA
Look for experienced captains and you’ll have great day regardless of the catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look for experienced captains and you’ll have great day regardless of the catch
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Sydney, New South Wales
Hire a charter with a captain eager to work hard to find fish so everyone on board catches fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a charter with a captain eager to work hard to find fish so everyone on board catches fish.
Dale  P.
Dale P. Wellsboro, PA
Be prepared for some ups and downs from the waves, and a bit of a ride out into the ocean (40-50 minutes) before you get to where the fish are. But all in all it was a lot of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for some ups and downs from the waves, and a bit of a ride out into the ocean (40-50 minutes) before you get to where the fish are. But all in all it was a lot of fun.
Daniel  S.
Daniel S. Evanston, IL
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.
Would have loved to catch some Striped Bass but I don't think we went at the best time of year for them. We did catch a wide variety of other types, however, and several were even keepers!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Would have loved to catch some Striped Bass but I don't think we went at the best time of year for them. We did catch a wide variety of other types, however, and several were even keepers!
Clarissa  W.
Clarissa W. Chatham, NJ
Inshore fishing expect: flounder, sea bass, blue fish, croaker, Mahi Mahi, and ocean trigger fish. Offshore fishing expect: yellowfin tuna, big eye tuna, blue and white marlin, Mahi Mahi, and shark
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Inshore fishing expect: flounder, sea bass, blue fish, croaker, Mahi Mahi, and ocean trigger fish. Offshore fishing expect: yellowfin tuna, big eye tuna, blue and white marlin, Mahi Mahi, and shark
Damon  C.
Damon C. Chadds Ford, PA
Take some gulp and a fluke rig and get to casting. You should catch something.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take some gulp and a fluke rig and get to casting. You should catch something.
Matt  B.
Matt B. Allentown, PA
Wreck fishing was amazing. Literally every time we dropped a line we caught something in seconds.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wreck fishing was amazing. Literally every time we dropped a line we caught something in seconds.
Martin  D.
Martin D. Woodbridge Township, NJ

Miss Atlantic City
Miss Atlantic City
Fishing charter in Atlantic City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Hundreds of fish caught. Our prizes for most fish went for 39 caught by one man, largest at 19 inch mackerel, smallest at 3 inches most were sent back. Was great fun.
Fred  C.
Fred C.
Rising Tide Charters LLC
Rising Tide Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Avalon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Great trip! Captain Scott works to find you fish. A true professional and a real gentlemen.
John  O.
John O. Washington, NJ
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Had a great trip. Capt Mike and First Mate Tom are professionals and very courteous. The GONE FISHIN' V is a great boat with amenities that enhanced the overall experience. Would definitely recommend Capt Mike, First Mate Tom and GONE FISHIN' to anyone who wants to have a great trip that these experiences charter operators provide. We caught 12 fish ( different types) in two hours!
Richard  R.
Richard R. Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
What an amazing day with captain Tim and Rob! Full of laughs and non-stop action. Got some bonita, blue fish, porgy, mackerel and even an eel.
Alberto  G.
Alberto G. Dobbs Ferry, NY
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Captain Syd was awesome,had a memorable trip,My wife and I truly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Captain Syd!!!
Bob  B.
Bob B.
Rising Tide Charters LLC
Rising Tide Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Avalon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(25 reviews)
Captain Scott is a great storyteller was very accommodating. We had a good morning and caught some fish. Will go out with him again
Michael  N.
Michael N. Ocean City, New Jersey
Rising Tide Charters LLC
Rising Tide Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Avalon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
My family and I enjoyed a wonderful trip with Captain Scott on September 15. Our dog was able to join as well. Captain Scott is extremely courteous, knowledgeable, and fun. Thank you!!
Tamara  W.
Tamara W. Philadelphia, PA
Moover Fishing Adventures
Moover Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Longport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with captain Rob and mate Matt. Weather was perfect and we caught a variety of fish. Hopefully we can do it again next year since we are visiting oc on vacation Thanks Chris Matt and Dave
Chris  K.
Chris K. Dundalk, MD
Canyon Eagle 1 Fishing Charters
Canyon Eagle 1 Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Belmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Capt Nick and Joe worked tirelessly to find us fish. Always helpful and enjoyable. The nicest charter I’ve ever had. Will definitely charter with them again.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Summit, NJ
Wots Up Dock Charter Fishing
Wots Up Dock Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Neptune City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Captain Gene, and mate Sarah were excellent very knowledgeable and fun to be with. I would go out with them anytime.
VINCENT  C.
VINCENT C. Ramsey, New Jersey
Prime Time II Sport Fishing
Prime Time II Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Wildwood Crest
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Steve does a great job of putting you on fish and Mate Jerry was a wealth of knowledge and super helpful
Rich  M.
Rich M. Philadelphia, PA
Captain Mac
Captain Mac
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Went trolling for bluefish and cobra. Caught over a dozen . Then went flounder fishing caught one and some small sharks. Great fishing trip.
Darryl  J.
Darryl J. Martinsburg, WV
Tara Anne Sport Fishing
Tara Anne Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Wildwood
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
What an experience we had today with captain Joe and Nick ! They made sure to understand what we wanted and offered exactly that. Fun and adrenaline ! They even went the extra mile offering to cut and clean the fish for us. Thanks a million for an amazing experience ! Othmane, Omar and Salim
Othmane  B.
Othmane B. Casablanca, 06
Reel Sportfishing Charters
Reel Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Longport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
They knew where to find all the fish. The captain and mate were super helpful with baiting and catching fish. Im experienced but my friend who came is not and we both had a blast!
Orin  B.
Orin B. Denver, CO
Captain Mac
Captain Mac
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
You couldn’t ask for a better charter trip. Right off the bat captain joe and his deck hand also named joe we’re laughing with us and telling stories. Captain said what was biting and he put us on fish in a real quick hurry. Caught our limit in no time. Would highly recommend booking with these guys. They’re awesome!
Eric  D.  J.
Eric D. J. Lock Haven, PA
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Always a great experience. Outstanding performance. Thanks you Captain Mark and Joe for a great day fishing. Our best
John  B.
John B. Warrington, PA
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Great weather, catches many difference fish, good experience fishing trip on Labor day! Thanks Captain Tim & crew.
Evan  H.
Evan H. Jamesburg, NJ
Smokin Reel Charters - Albemarle
Smokin Reel Charters - Albemarle
Fishing charter in Neptune City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
My girlfriend and I had so much fun with Robbie and Rick. Neither of us were experienced and they were so helpful teaching us how to fish. They also played to awesome tunes. Highly recommend.
Ryan  S.
Ryan S. Washington, DC
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Great time! Highly recommend. Captain Tim and First Mate John were great. Worked hard to ensure we caught fish. Were great with my kids and teaching them everything. We caught triggerfish and sea bass
Richard  W.
Richard W. Blackwood, New Jersey
The Grateful Fred Charters
The Grateful Fred Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Great morning with my 2 grown boys and captain Fred. We're all big guys but were completely comfortable. Captain worked hard to find us good spots and we had a great time. Highly recommend.
Russ  W.
Russ W. Morristown, NJ