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114 Fishing Charters

Jersey Shore Fishing Charters

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Jersey Shore: 114 fishing charters available

Silly Willy Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Absecon
 Instant Confirmation

A-Bomb Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(32 reviews)
Atlantic City
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

Mighty Heron Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Ocean City
 Instant Confirmation

Captain Mac

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(89 reviews)
Cape May
 Instant Confirmation

Treemendous Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(227 reviews)
Brigantine
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

The Grateful Fred Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Ocean City
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Logos Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Atlantic City
 Instant Confirmation

Diamond Jig Charters LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Avalon
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Water Wolves

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

Nightwatch Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 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 $562, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $978 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Silly Willy Charters, A-Bomb Fishing Charters, and Mighty Heron Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Jersey Shore. Full list of top fishing charters in Jersey Shore.

Silly Willy Charters, A-Bomb Fishing Charters, and Mighty Heron 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 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
4.5 / 5
Based on 24798 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

Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Great time had by all. Enjoyed Captain Marks new Boat and all the Amenities. Our third trip with Captain Mark and did not disappoint. Thanks again for a great trip.
John  B.
John B. Warrington, PA
Let It Fly LLC
Let It Fly LLC
Fishing charter in Barnegat Light
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We set up this trip as a 73rd birthday for my father. Wonderful adventure. Caught lots of fish with one keeper! Jeff was awesome and we had a great time.
Glenn  P.
Glenn P. Stormville, NY
Nightwatch Sport Fishing
Nightwatch Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Barnegat Light
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Mark, Joe and I had a great trip with Capt Alan. The swells were too big to fish offshore but we had great luck in the bay for fluke. I highly recommend nightwatch with Capt Alan. He got us on the fish
Paul  N.
Paul N. Beach Haven, New Jersey
Captain Mac
Captain Mac
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Very positive trip with Captain Mac and Joe, the mate. They were professional, skillful and knowledgeable about the waters and weather conditions, and friendly to be with. They kept moving to try to find the best spot to fish. Due to weather conditions, Captain Mac offered the option to delay our trip which was very decent. Would recommend this trip to others.
John  M.
John M. Ossining, NY
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
We had a blast! My son is autistic and caught this first fish!!! Exciting!! Definitely would recommend ten stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Donna  P.
Donna P. United States
Nearfall Fishing Charters
Nearfall Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Belmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Had a full day trip fuming with Captain Joe. He got us on the fluke early and often. He managed the boat and drift to keep us over fish all day long. Ended up with a boat limit of fluke! Great day, great atmosphere on the boat and really fun, but serious fishing. Everything you could want.
Tim  L.
Tim L. Ambler, Pennsylvania
Freespirit Fishing LLC
Freespirit Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Margate City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Super knowledgeable and experienced Captain and a helpful 1st mate who knew the right gear and location to catch fish made this trip a memorable one w over 50 fish caught, 10 of which were keepers! Highly recommend Captain Stephan!! Awesome time!!
David  W.
David W. Ardmore, PA
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Great trip! Caught 20 fish!! This was our 2nd trip with Cpt. Mike and crew. Highly Recommend.
Meagan  S.
Meagan S. Springfield, PA
Tyin' Knots Charters – 31'
Tyin' Knots Charters – 31'
Fishing charter in Atlantic City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Tim on Tyin Knots! Put on plenty of fish. When they started to bite we were right there! Awesome Day DEFINITELY recommended this charter and trip! Thanks for the great memories! Tight Lines!
Gary  B.
Gary B. Williamstown, New Jersey
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Fishing charter in Lower Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
What a great time. Went out with my wife and two boys for a shark fishing trip. Adrian and G were great. Patient, funny, and very experienced. Would recommend this trip and my next will be an 8 hour experience with them and Jersey Boys.
Bob  B.
Bob B. Hoffman, New Jersey
Nightwatch Sport Fishing
Nightwatch Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Barnegat Light
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain Alan was great! He put my wife and I on the keeper fluke! Will be back
Kyle  B.
Kyle B. Phoenixville, PA
Logos Guide Service
Logos Guide Service
Fishing charter in Atlantic City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
I really enjoyed my trip with Captain Bob. He really put me in my wife on top of fish two different species, we targeted and we caught. My wife and I completely enjoyed ourselves and I would highly recommend Captain Bob and we plan to go out with him again.
Kedrian  B.
Kedrian B. Jonesboro, GA
Captain Mac
Captain Mac
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Great time We caught fish all day .Capt Mac and jay 1 st mate treated my son and myself so good Would recommend to anyone! See you guys next trip
PATRICK  M.
PATRICK M. Kittanning, PA
Captain Josh’s Fishing And Charters
Captain Josh’s Fishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Josh was perfect. He was very accommodating and provided a fun relaxed environment. He was patient and helpful. None of us had fishing experience, but we managed to catch a bunch of fish thanks to captain Josh.
Mike  M.
Mike M. Allentown, PA
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Captain Mike made our first ever charter amazing!! He communicated every step of the way and I would highly recommend Mike and Mighty Heron Charters to anyone looking for a great time. Perfect for children and adults. I can’t thank them enough for helping create memories that will last a lifetime. We will be back!!
Jessica  T.
Jessica T. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
30 Line Sportfishing
30 Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Belmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Had a great day. Was a little ruff so we couldn't get off shore. But the Captain still put us on fish. Caught plenty of fish the boys had a great time.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Erin, NY
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
I would highly recommend the Mighty Heron. Captain and mate were extremely knowledgeable and made our trip so enjoyable. I would highly recommend. We will be back!
David  S.
David S. Riverton, NJ
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
This was our first trip out with Captain Mark and we had great time! The boat and the equipment were top notch. Mark and Joe the first mate made everything so easy to enjoy and they are great guys. We caught fish all afternoon and it was a blast! We will definitely book with them again. It was a great trip!
Jason  C.
Jason C. Willingboro, NJ
Let It Fly LLC
Let It Fly LLC
Fishing charter in Barnegat Light
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Great day on the water with Let it Fly Very patient with new fisherman and overall Great experience will check them out again when on LBI
Paul  R.
Paul R. Rockville Centre, NY
Captain Josh’s Fishing And Charters
Captain Josh’s Fishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic City
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(13 reviews)
Very much fun..not quite what I expected but overall a very good trip, Thankyou!
Teresa  A.  S.
Teresa A. S. Carrolltown, PA