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Water Wolves

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Atlantic City
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trips from $475

30 Line Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(8 reviews)
Belmar
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trips from $150

Treemendous Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(211 reviews)
Brigantine
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trips from $500

A-Bomb Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(18 reviews)
Atlantic City
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trips from $425

Captain Mac

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(71 reviews)
Cape May
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trips from $600

Silly Willy Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Absecon
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Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(76 reviews)
Cape May
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trips from $700

Tara Anne Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(49 reviews)
Wildwood
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Jerzey Buoyz Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Lacey Township
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Let It Fly LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Barnegat Light
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Jersey Shore

The average price for a private 4 hour Jersey Shore fishing trip is $550, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $985 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Water Wolves, 30 Line Sportfishing, and Treemendous Sportfishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Jersey Shore. Full list of top fishing charters in Jersey Shore.

Water Wolves, 30 Line Sportfishing, and Treemendous Sportfishing Charters all 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 jigging, bottom fishing, and light tackle. 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
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 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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Go out early to enjoy the breeze & finish up when the sun starts to peep out!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out early to enjoy the breeze & finish up when the sun starts to peep out!
Jennifer  T.
Jennifer T. Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Make sure you take your motion sickness pills before you go LOL but most importantly just having a good time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take your motion sickness pills before you go LOL but most importantly just having a good time
Israel  G.
Israel G. Philadelphia, PA
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
Call, Google, fax, send an email...only book with Tying Knots!!! Excellent Crew!! You will not be disappointed!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call, Google, fax, send an email...only book with Tying Knots!!! Excellent Crew!! You will not be disappointed!!
Torka  C.
Torka C. Syracuse, NY
Get a captain like Michael Decarlo who is experienced in the waters and knows where to find the fish
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get a captain like Michael Decarlo who is experienced in the waters and knows where to find the fish
Monika  E.
Monika E. Newark, NJ
I would suggest asking the captain what is running when you arrive, you will not be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would suggest asking the captain what is running when you arrive, you will not be disappointed!
John  V.  H.
John V. H. Ithaca, New York
Ask to see what is in season and target that. Work the location in with the targeted fish as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask to see what is in season and target that. Work the location in with the targeted fish as well.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Lysander, NY
If the west wind is blowing, make sure you bring fly spray, or clothing to cover your legs. They find you, even miles offshore!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the west wind is blowing, make sure you bring fly spray, or clothing to cover your legs. They find you, even miles offshore!
Tish  C.
Tish C. Cape May Court House, NJ
Captain Mac was a good boating experience, we did catch fish, but I was hoping for flounder.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Mac was a good boating experience, we did catch fish, but I was hoping for flounder.
Linda  D.
Linda D. Sewell, NJ
Bring sunscreen and bug spray. Take something before you board the boat if you are prone to getting sick. The motion of the boat out in the ocean can get you. Also, drink lots of water if it’s hot and bring a cooler with drinks and food. Have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and bug spray. Take something before you board the boat if you are prone to getting sick. The motion of the boat out in the ocean can get you. Also, drink lots of water if it’s hot and bring a cooler with drinks and food. Have fun!
Tim  K.
Tim K. Clementon, NJ
Know what fish are in and biting Check restraints for breakfast, some are closed for the season
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know what fish are in and biting Check restraints for breakfast, some are closed for the season
Jon  D.
Jon D. Broomall, PA
Great fishing, a lot of boats to choose from. Everyone is friendly and it's a beautiful area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing, a lot of boats to choose from. Everyone is friendly and it's a beautiful area.
Richard  W.
Richard W. National Park, NJ
It is the greatest for first time. He made the experience enjoyable so that you’d remember it for a long time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is the greatest for first time. He made the experience enjoyable so that you’d remember it for a long time
Ron  V.
Ron V. New Castle, DE
There was a mix up on fishingbokker. We thought we were going out for fluke but that wasn’t the case. We didn’t realize until we were at the marina. Not a huge deal but was more of a mixup on the website than a negative review on the ship or captain.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
There was a mix up on fishingbokker. We thought we were going out for fluke but that wasn’t the case. We didn’t realize until we were at the marina. Not a huge deal but was more of a mixup on the website than a negative review on the ship or captain.
Stephen  W.
Stephen W. Bensalem, PA
Consider bringing some sunblock and maybe some insect repellant. Check out C&M Sportfishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Consider bringing some sunblock and maybe some insect repellant. Check out C&M Sportfishing.
Ira  G.
Ira G. Watchung, NJ
Yes, I would. My husband and I had only been deep sea fishing one time, my daughters family had not been at all. We had a 6 year and an 8 year old. The captain and mate were patient, kind and very attentive to our needs. It was the best day ever.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, I would. My husband and I had only been deep sea fishing one time, my daughters family had not been at all. We had a 6 year and an 8 year old. The captain and mate were patient, kind and very attentive to our needs. It was the best day ever.
Cindy  B.
Cindy B. Columbus, OH
Bring warm clothes, you may need it, its good to have rather than not have if you need them, and waterproof footwear.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring warm clothes, you may need it, its good to have rather than not have if you need them, and waterproof footwear.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Wildwood, New Jersey
Sometimes is just pure luck...with the right people, the right equipment, weather permitted. Just have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sometimes is just pure luck...with the right people, the right equipment, weather permitted. Just have fun!
Rachael  H.
Rachael H. Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Stay in Atlantic City, but cross the bridge and fish with one of the local Charter boat Captains from Brigantine. These guys know the local waters, what is biting and how to catch them!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay in Atlantic City, but cross the bridge and fish with one of the local Charter boat Captains from Brigantine. These guys know the local waters, what is biting and how to catch them!
George  C.
George C. Levittown, Pennsylvania
If your coming in december dress warm, bring foul weather gear and be ready to reel in fish and take lots of pictures. Dont wait any longer.Book a Trip. Tight Lines!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your coming in december dress warm, bring foul weather gear and be ready to reel in fish and take lots of pictures. Dont wait any longer.Book a Trip. Tight Lines!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Largo, Florida

Dancin Doc Charter Fishing
Dancin Doc Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Drew was a wonderful host and Captain. It was like having a friend take you out on his boat and teach you the basics. We had a wonderful time fishing for flounder and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Janet  C.
Janet C. Egg Harbor, New Jersey
The Grateful Fred Charters
The Grateful Fred Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Great time on the water with Captain Fred. Very knowledgeable, put us on the bite all morning! Highly recommend the back bay trip.
Chris  W.
Chris W. Marlton, New Jersey
Wots Up Dock Charter Fishing
Wots Up Dock Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Neptune City
Very good
3.7 / 5
(25 reviews)
Not a bad day fishing was slow but it seemed like every boat was having a slow day. Lil bit of boat trouble but nothing the captain and his deck hand Joe couldn’t fix quickly. All in all I would go again with captain Doc and Joe. Next time I’ll bring my son with.
Nelson  T.
Nelson T. New York, New York
Reel Sportfishing Charters
Reel Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Longport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
I had a wonderful time with the family the captain did his best for us to catch fish. Unfortunately we only caught 1 the atmosphere was wonderful.
Martita  R.
Martita R. Mays Landing, New Jersey
Keyport Princess
Keyport Princess
Fishing charter in Keyport
Very good
4.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
This was a great first experience for my boyfriend and I as novice fishers. The crew was helpful and knowledgeable. While we didn’t catch anything that day, we had a awesome time. Highly recommend.
Diane  L.
Diane L. Stamford, CT
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Fishing charter in Lower Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
60 miles offshore straight out from cape may…. Captain and crew very professional & attentive…
Sam  M.
Sam M. Wenonah, NJ
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
A-Bomb Fishing Charters
A-Bomb Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
We had been striking out all week. Decided to book with Captain Mike, hit a home run! Great person to spend four hours with but more importantly knows where the fish are. I highly recommend him.
Michael  B.
Michael B. Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc.
Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc.
Fishing charter in Brigantine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Very professional and knowledgeable crew. Put us on the fish all day . You could say they were jumping into the boat. I highly recommend the bay fishing.
Edward  R.
Edward R. Mechanicville, NY
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Fishing charter in Lower Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
A perfect day on the water fishing and having fun with the three generations of the family. Looking forward to doing it again soon.
John  G.
John G. Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
My family and I had a fantastic time with Captain Mike and First Mate, Bob. We were on fish from the first plainer set until our time expired. Mike and Bob were very attentive to our needs and did a phenomenal job explaining the how to’s/why’s to our first time fisherman. Will recommend to others and we are looking forward to booking our next trip. Thank you!
Herman  J.
Herman J. Leesburg, VA
Treemendous Sportfishing Charters
Treemendous Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Brigantine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(211 reviews)
Took my father in law and uncle out for Father’s Day while we were spending the week at the shore. It was a blast. We caught about 15 fish, three large enough to keep and bring home for dinner for the wife and family. Captain Mike and Justin, the first mate, were awesome. Right from the get go they felt like part of the family and they couldn’t have been more helpful. Would highly recommend for a great time on the water with friends or family.
Mark  D.
Mark D. Atlantic City, New Jersey
Brynnie-B Inshore Fishing, LLC
Brynnie-B Inshore Fishing, LLC
Fishing charter in Stone Harbor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We were down the shore on a family vacation and went out fishing with Frank for a morning trip. We had a great time! Frank is a great captain and worked hard to find the best fishing spots. Everyone enjoyed the experience!
Susan  T.
Susan T. Frederick, Maryland
A-Bomb Fishing Charters
A-Bomb Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(18 reviews)
us four guys had a great time fishing with capt.. mike. are drift was a bit to fast ,but we still were able to catch our dinner. Thank you Mike
Bradley  S.
Bradley S. Skaneateles, NY
Diamond Jig Charters LLC
Diamond Jig Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Avalon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Diamond Jig and Cap’n Jerry took great care of us. 4 hours in the back bay catching flounder the whole time. Great set up, great equipment, great guy. Can’t wait to schedule again.
Keith  C.
Keith C. Washington, District Of Columbia
Catterman Adventures LLC
Catterman Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in Villas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Great time and great conversation. My daughter caught her first skate and dog fish. Will definitely be returning for another night of fishing with Kevin on our next trip to Cape May.
Kimberly  D.
Kimberly D. Woodbridge, VA
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Highly recommended for kids of all ages and anyone seeking back bay fishing. We caught lots of flounder, and Captain Mike and Colby were knowledgeable and helpful. I’ll definitely be scheduling another trip!
Gregory  A.
Gregory A. Woodbine, NJ
Allyn's Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn's Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Chris was great with the kids and they loved catching Flounder and Sandshark. We even were able to keep one for dinner. Great experience we won't forget.
Sara  T.
Sara T. MONROEVL, IN
Diamond Jig Charters LLC
Diamond Jig Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Avalon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had a fabulous morning with Captain Doug. He was amazing and so great finding the fish. This trip excited our family to try other fishing expeditions with Diamond Jig. Highly recommend this for all families.
Marcell  M.
Marcell M. Honey Brook, PA
Captain Mac
Captain Mac
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Weren’t able to bring home dinner. However the captain and first mate made the experience excellent. I will be coming back again! My father in law and I had a blast
Carlos  P.
Carlos P. Yonkers, NY