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