Raritan Bay

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Raritan Bay Fishing Charters

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Raritan Bay: 20 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Old Bridge Township
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
South Amboy
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Sayreville
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(12 reviews)
Old Bridge Township
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
South Amboy
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Old Bridge Township
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trips from $160
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Keyport
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trips from $750
Keyport
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trips from $900
Sayreville
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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New York City
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trips from $900

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Raritan Bay

According to customer reviews, Bug Sportfishing – Raritan, Tuna Homicide Fishing Charters, and Chasing Tails Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Raritan Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Raritan Bay.

The average price for a private 4 hour Raritan Bay fishing trip is $618, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $957 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Bug Sportfishing – Raritan, Tuna Homicide Fishing Charters, and Chasing Tails Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Raritan Bay.

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

Separating New York from New Jersey, the Raritan Bay is the fishing epicenter for one of the US’s biggest urban areas. It’s home to some of the East Coast’s finest creatures, and can also be your starting point for an offshore adventure. 
 
While the fish are around all year, local fishing charters get out on the water at the beginning of March. Target the East Coast’s favorite fish, Striped Bass, along with plenty of delicious Seabass, Tautog, Fluke, Flounder, and Porgy in the shallow waters of the bay. Or, spend a full day offshore going after Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and many more big game trophies, as you put your fishing skills and strength to the test. 
 
Hop aboard a charter in Staten Island, Perth Amboy, or Keyport, and you’ll get to test your bottom fishing skills in the shallow waters of the bay itself. If you’re looking for an offshore adventure, then Keyport is your best chance of heading to the deep seas. With trips lasting from four to eight hours, and even longer, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re a beginner or a pro. 
 
Wherever you go, you’ll be in safe hands. Charter operators here are professional, experienced captains, who promise a helping hand to anglers of all levels. Come aboard a Raritan Bay fishing adventure and you can try it all!

Rules & Regulations

An extra piece of good news about Raritan Bay fishing charters is that your fishing license is covered. Whether you’re fishing in New Jersey or New York, you won’t have to worry about getting a permit. Your local guide will also make sure you’re on top of the latest bag limits, so you can sit back and enjoy your fishing experience

Raritan Bay
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 26558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a captain to take you out in January. But if you do find yourself in the Raritan Bay area, you’re just a stone’s throw from the “Big Apple,” so there’s no shortage of things to do.
February
Most captains are still preparing their boats for the upcoming season, but if you do find a hardy soul to take you out to the bay, you’ll have the fishing pretty much all to yourself, as you go after Stripers to keep warm.
March
It may feel like a long time since you were last out on the water, but there’s no looking back now. Get out on the bay and beyond and go after Stripers, Flounder, and many more delicious fish to take home.
April
Striper season really hits its stride come April, with plenty of monster-sized beauties populating the bay. Come and explore on a bottom fishing adventure as you go after plenty of meat to fill the boat.
May
Perth Amboy comes alive with the Waterfront Arts Festival, but that’s no reason to forget about the fish. Bluefish and Seabass join the nearshore party, so why not come aboard and make the most of the bay?
June
After a successful fishing trip, why not discover the rich history of Raritan Bay? The Greeks, Ukrainians, and Puerto Ricans host their cultural festivals in Perth Amboy, so come and indulge in some different parties.
July
You’ll have a dilemma when summer strikes, as the big game monsters start making their way past the East Coast. Go after Tuna and Marlin offshore, or target the same old favorites nearshore. 
August
Keyport hosts its annual Snapper contest in August, but there’s much more to the bay than that. Head offshore for that trophy catch or hit the bay and go after Weakfish, Bluefish, Porgy, and Seabass. 
September
While the kids may be back in school, there’s no sign of the fishing winding down here. In fact, the annual Perth Amboy fishing derby will let you test your skills against the best, as you go after Summer Fluke.
October
There are still plenty of delicious fish left in the bay, with the last of the Mahi Mahi and Tuna population straggling behind nearshore. Take advantage of the chance to hit the deep waters before it’s too late. 
November
Attention shifts back to the bay as the cold weather closes in. Monster Stripers make their way home, along with Tautog, Seabass, and more, so you’ll have plenty to target for a warming meal to take home. 
December
The season has come to an end, and you may be wondering what to do with yourself. You should have stocked up the freezer with plenty of meat, while you can focus on ordering new gear for next season. 

Raritan Bay Fishing Calendar

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Yes I would recommend fishing stripers for the first time in May. Jason from the Janie k sportfishing was excellent so was his deck hand both very knowledgeable and both went the extra mile for you to make sure you were comfortable and caught the fish you wanted.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes I would recommend fishing stripers for the first time in May. Jason from the Janie k sportfishing was excellent so was his deck hand both very knowledgeable and both went the extra mile for you to make sure you were comfortable and caught the fish you wanted.
Joseph  S.  I.
Joseph S. I. Hopatcong, NJ
Trust the captain. This was an excellent year for stripers so far. When you book they will be honest on what the conditions are like.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust the captain. This was an excellent year for stripers so far. When you book they will be honest on what the conditions are like.
Paul  M.
Paul M. Randolph, NJ
You can't predict the fish bite. I have been on this water when it's incredible. I have also been on this water when it's slow. Find the right captain and boat like we did and even if the fish are not cooperating you will have a great trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can't predict the fish bite. I have been on this water when it's incredible. I have also been on this water when it's slow. Find the right captain and boat like we did and even if the fish are not cooperating you will have a great trip.
Jared  B.
Jared B. Reading, PA
Start your morning with a Taylor ham egg and cheese sandwich from south side 35 diner on the way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start your morning with a Taylor ham egg and cheese sandwich from south side 35 diner on the way.
Joel  T.
Joel T. New York, NY

Janie K Sport Fishing
Janie K Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Great guys and very knowledgeable and go the extra mile to make sure you catch fish
Joseph  S.  I.
Joseph S. I. Hopatcong, NJ
Bug Sportfishing – Raritan
Bug Sportfishing – Raritan
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
We had the pleasure to be with Captain James. He is very nice and proffesional and overall we had amazing day.
Guy  A.
Guy A. Closter, NJ
Bug Sportfishing – Raritan
Bug Sportfishing – Raritan
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Captain James was amazing!!! We were a group of women out for some sun and a fishing adventure. We caught 4 strippers and 1 blue and were were the envy of other anglers at the marina as they had 0. Captain James will go above and beyond to get the mission completed.
Jasalynn  G.
Jasalynn G.
Bug Sportfishing – Raritan
Bug Sportfishing – Raritan
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
James worked hard for us to find and catch the fish. He was great with the kids! We landed two amazing fish. One needed to be returned cause she was so big. Even though the fish were not cooperative we all had a great experience. We will definitely fish with Captain James again.
Jared  B.
Jared B. Reading, PA
Bug Sportfishing – Raritan
Bug Sportfishing – Raritan
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
We had a great morning trip. James is extremely knowledgeable and all his equipment was excellent. On a touch day with not much of a bite James went above and beyond to net us live bunker. He continued to push until we found good fish and a decent bite and delivered. I plan to get back out there with James in the near future!
Tom  C.
Tom C. Hampton, NJ
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Hands down the best fishing trip me and my father have been on. First time going stripped bass fishing for the both of us. Great birthday gift for my father. He had a great time and it was a amazing time with everyone. Always great to come home with a catch witch everyone did today because of captain George put us in a position to succeed.
Joe  G.
Joe G. Philadelphia, PA
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Captain George and Mate Ron worked hard to get fish on the boat. The fish were not cooperative today and from the radio chatter not anywhere around but We fished hard and made the best of it. Will definitely book another trip . Stan and Fred
Stanley  D.
Stanley D. Bardonia, NY
Bug Sportfishing – Raritan
Bug Sportfishing – Raritan
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Had a fantastic day on the water. The weather was brutal and the conditions were tough, but the captain worked his butt off to find us fish. Definitely will be coming back with these guys again.
Sean  C.
Sean C. Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Had an amazing day fishing. Caught a nice big striper to keep and once we hit our limit we caught a few more and released them for the next fishing trip. The Captain knew how to get us to the fish and the mate was one of the best I've fished with.
Scott  T.
Scott T. Irvington, New Jersey
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
This was a great day out fishing with Captain George and Rob. I would definitely recommend booking a trip with these guys.
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. Phoenixville, PA
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Great Experience with an amazing captain and an awesome first mate. Would love to go out with these guys every week if I had the chance
Brandon  B.
Brandon B. Newton, NJ
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Amazing afternoon/evening of striper fishing with George and Rob. George has a lifetime of knowledge and immediately put us on fish. So glad to have chosen these guys! Highly recommend.
Marc  D.
Marc D.
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Coat George and his mate were terrific. The other fisherman were great SS well. It felt like we were in a boat with old friends for the day, and we caught big stripers. Capt. George and his mate are very knowledgeable and know how to put you on fish. Highly recommended and we will definitely come back to fish again.
Seamus  H.
Seamus H.
Chasing Tails Charters
Chasing Tails Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Joe knows where the fish are at. When he put us on them it was phenomenal!
Thomas  R.
Thomas R. Ridley Park, PA
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(12 reviews)
An excellent afternoon fishing for fluke and seabass. Five keepers, but more than 50 fish in the boat (shorts, sea robins and a couple of skates). The action was fast and furious, the captain and mate expert, and the company was most agreeable. One finicky reel kept the score just shy of perfect. Planning on a striper trip!
SCOTT  K.
SCOTT K. Somerset, New Jersey
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Overall a great experience Captain Robert put us on the fish early. The Captain was engaging and his back-up mate also. Only thing it was a 8hr booking but we were only out for 7hrs. The Captain also rectified a price difference I wasn't aware of (price difference might've been that hour) he was honest and even chipped in for Ice at the end of our trip. We would definitely book again, thanks again we had a BLAST.
Evelio  M.
Evelio M. New Providence, NJ
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Great day with Capt. Bob and crew. 7 keepers....4 Over 4 lbs and one at 6.5lbs. Plus at least 25 shorts. Highly recommend this crew and vessel. I will definitely be using them for our next charter.
Pat  T.
Pat T. Hopatcong, NJ
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a great day, both Robert the captain and John the deck hand were very personable outgoing and fun to be around. We might’ve lost a fish after it already was on the boat(lol), but we still went home with meat! Good day and I will totally do it again
Bryan  A.
Bryan A. Fraser, CO
Chasing Tails Charters
Chasing Tails Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Capt Joe knew his stuff had a great time, nice boat, reeled in a good haul of fish with a few keepers he cleaned for us once we were done. Highly recommend
Adam  N.
Adam N. Reading, PA
Chasing Tails Charters
Chasing Tails Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Perfect day with my son, very professional captain and very knowledgeable. We had a great day
Loic  V.
Loic V. South Orange, NJ