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Sandy Hook: 21 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Middletown Township
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trips from $440
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $595
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(31 reviews)
Middletown Township
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Middletown Township
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Keansburg
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trips from $575
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Keyport
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trips from $750
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Highlands
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Keyport
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Sandy Hook

According to customer reviews, Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly, Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing, and Hook & Fin Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Sandy Hook. Full list of top fishing charters in Sandy Hook.

The average price for a private 4 hour Sandy Hook fishing trip is $583, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $888 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly, Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing, and Hook & Fin Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Sandy Hook.

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

Often overlooked for some of the bigger bays along the Intracoastal Waterway, Sandy Hook is a hidden gem of New Jersey’s fishery. The barrier spit protects the synonymous bay from the Atlantic, serving up calm, brackish waters at the confluence of the Shrewsbury River and the ocean. Come fishing in Sandy Hook and discover these quiet, yet thrilling hunting grounds. 

Types of Fishing

At the crossroads of the river and the Atlantic, a fishing charter out of Sandy Hook offers up plenty of opportunities. Head up the river for more freshwater species, fish the bay, or head to the deep waters offshore – it’s all here! 
 

Inshore Fishing

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there’s something for you in the bay. The calm waters make for excellent opportunities to learn to fish, as you steady yourself and cast away for a range of smaller fish, before working your way up to the bigger creatures. 
 
There’s plenty for experienced anglers too, with monster Stripers giving you an intense battle, along with Fluke, Bluefish, Scup, Porgy, and Tautog for you to fill the boat with. Whatever your skill level, you’re in for a productive day targeting a range of different, delicious fish. 
 

Offshore fishing

While the majority of fishing in Sandy Hook takes place in the bay, some charters will take you to the depths of the Atlantic. You’ll need at least a full day on board to hit the canyons or the continental shelf up to 100 miles off, as you battle it out with pelagic beasts like Mahi Mahi, False Albacore, Marlin, Tuna, and many more. 
 
Beware, though, the waters can get choppy and the fish are strong. You’ll want some experience on a rod and reel, with some hardy sea legs before heading offshore.

When to Go

The beauty of fishing in Sandy Hook is that it takes place year-round. While the season runs from April to December, you can still find some hardy captains who’ll take you out to the bay in winter. If you’re looking to go offshore, then summer is your best bet, with the waters much safer and more productive then. 

What to Expect

You’re in for different experiences depending on whether you’re heading inshore or offshore. Longer trips to the deep waters take place aboard huge, purpose-built offshore sportfishing boats, featuring plenty of space to relax on the way out and to take cover from the weather.
 
Hit the bay and you’ll most likely be fishing aboard a smaller vessel. A center console or bay boat will keep you afloat in the shallower waters, and provide near 360-degree vision and space to navigate as you move with the fish around the boat. 
 
If you’re on a budget or are by yourself, then you can join a shared charter out of Keyport, Middletown, or Highlands. Aboard a bigger vessel, you’ll share your experience with other fishing enthusiasts. 
 
Whatever you want from your fishing trip, Sandy Hook has it. Come aboard a charter and indulge in all your fishing dreams!
Sandy Hook
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 26609 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
If you find a captain to take you out in January, then you’ll most likely have the water all to yourself. Get your fill of delicious Tautog and Cod for a warming dinner at the end of the day.
February
It’s quieter than ever on the bay, with most captains preparing for the forthcoming season. Fear not, though, as the historical and quaint towns that dot the coast offer plenty in the way of attractions.
March
While the boats return to the water, the fishing hasn’t quite hit its stride yet. Warm-up for the season with a trip along the stunning coastline and test the waters before going fishing.
April
Inshore season really gets going come April, with Flounder and Stripers making their way into the bay. Head out for some productive fishing and set the tone for the rest of the year.
May
You can tell that the season has arrived in May, as the fishing heats up with the weather. Take part in the annual River Cup to show off your fishing skills in the brackish waters of the Shrewsbury.
June
The start of summer is the best time to target Striped Bass in the bay, and anglers from all over flock to take part in the Spring Striped Bass tournament – a sign of just how good the fishing is.
July
Whether you fancy staying in the bay or heading offshore, July is the time to go. Scores of Weakfish and Bluefish join the inshore party, while Marlin and Tuna start to appear offshore.
August
You’ll still face the dilemma of where to fish come August, with offshore fishing hitting its peak season and the inshore fishing as good as ever, as shown by the Summer Fluke Tournament in the bay. 
September
As the kids go back to school, the beaches start to clear up and prices come down. There’s no sign of the fishing letting up, though, so take advantage of this chance to hit the waters and get your fishing fix.
October
As the pelagics start to dwindle away, the bay remains full of exciting and delicious fish for you to target. Hop aboard a charter in October and discover the riches of Sandy Hook in favorable conditions.
November
While the weather may start to turn, the inshore fishing remains as red-hot as ever. Join the Fall Striped Bass Tournament and land a trophy-sized monster to show off to the whole bay.
December
The season is drawing to a close, but you may still find some charters to take you to the bay. Tautog return to these waters, while there are still a few lingering Bass and Flounder for a warming treat.

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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
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
Don't bring anything but food and drinks. Westwind staff will handle the rest
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't bring anything but food and drinks. Westwind staff will handle the rest
Chris  G.
Chris G. Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
The day was filled with laughter and joy for me and my crew aboard the Teachers Pet. Jerry stayed on the fish and we had a blast. Thank you. - Casey Meehan
Casey  M.
Casey M. Franklin, New Jersey
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Look no further- this is the best charter! Captain Tim was so nice and accommodating and made the trip a perfect birthday gift. We left dock exactly on time and were quickly reeling in huge striped bass! We will definitely be booking again!!
Alleigh  B.
Alleigh B. Philadelphia, PA
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
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
The boat was clean, really fast and surprisingly quiet. Captain Tim put us on the fish so quick that before the second line was out we already had a fish on. Great equipment and knowledgeable team that got us a fun, safe and productive day on the water. Can't wait to go again for other species or fall stripers!
Steven  S.
Steven S. Westfield, NJ
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Fishing for stripers started off slow along Sandy Hook so Tim moved us in within Raritan Bay. Tim and Rob were passionate about trying to fish on for us and we got 3 big ones! First one was over the limit. Good guys that know their fishing.
Brian  P.
Brian P. Lebanon, New Jersey
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Hit our limit with the first 2 hours, then we caught another 28. By far the best fishing trip we had. Captain Jerry and First Mate Tim did an outstanding job. Thank you so much looking forward to seeing you in November.
Kurt  A.
Kurt A. Jay, NY
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
What a great experience with Tim and Rob! Tim is amazing, very thoughtful and proactive with making sure we had the best trip. We learned a lot and were hands on the whole time. I highly recommend a trip with Tim!
Katherine  H.
Katherine H. Metuchen, NJ
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Absolutely an amazing time with Capt. Tim. We caught two monster stripers. Great captain who really knows how to fish, great with kids, and all around great guy. His boat was pristine and even has a clutch bathroom (necessity for 7yr old). Highly recommend. Will be back for another trip!
Vinny  G.
Vinny G. Ramsey, NJ
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Great Captain, great boat! Captain Tim did a fantastic job at making moves to get fish. Day started off slow. Tim Found spots to grab a good slug of blackfish and then found a Striper block!!! Great day. My 16 year old son and I truly recommend Captain Tim.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Red Bank, NJ
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Captain Tim of Sandy Hook Charters put us on the fish! Late trip in the season had the stripers all spread out, Tim had us "running and gunning" to find them. We pulled in more fish than I could count. The gear was top notch, with every lure onboard that we needed for success. Tim was knowledgeable, and a stand up guy. I would highly recommend to any beginner looking to land their first fish, or avid fisherman seeking a solid day out on the water.
Geoffrey  S.
Geoffrey S. Bloomfield, New Jersey
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Right Boat and crew but on the wrong day. We went out and unfortunately they weren’t biting. Great conditions but fish just weren’t biting. Cap kept us out a bit longer to try and get them on but they weren’t biting at all. The effort going from trolling to jigging and chased them all day. Great hardworking crew. Me and everyone in my party would use again, luck of the draw a lot of days but Cap Jerry was the best and a good time was still had by all. We will be back.
John  M.
John M. Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Fun trip. Group only caught two stripers but they were 20 and 50 pounds and didn’t see other boats doing great, either. Caught lots of blackfish and captain definitely worked to put us on fish.
David  J.
David J. Trappe, PA
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Wow what a day! My wife and I celebrated my 59th birthday with Cptn Karl. Down to earth, taught us tons about the specific nuances of fishing the highlands. Got a 4pound keeper and great action. We will return
Gary  K.
Gary K. Las Vegas, NV
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Capt is nice and knows the water, boat is a little smaller but good en for 2/3 people. It’s a fish boat not a drinking boat- just and FYI- overall it was a good time
Michael  K.
Michael K. Berkeley Heights, NJ
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(19 reviews)
In shore. Too much wind to go offshore. Had autistic 18 year old grandson and 2 other adults who were inexperienced. One adult got sea sick. Everyone else caught lots of fish, but no keepers. Captain Jerry and mate Steve were cheerful, patient, and kind, especially to autistic young man, who had never caught a fish. It was a beautiful, sunny day and everyone had a ball.
Jeffrey  S.
Jeffrey S. Englishtown, NJ
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
It was our first experience actually going out in the water and fish. We were pretty inexperienced when it came to fishing but captain Karl made us feel very comfortable. He was also very knowledgeable and with his help we were about to catch some decent size fishes. It was a very memorable experience and I would highly recommend him. Looking forward to our next fishing trip with captain Karl
Jason  Z.
Jason Z. Wayne, NJ
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Capt Karl was great, he got us right to the fish and taught us some new tricks. We had a great time and went home with dinner in the cooler :) We'll definitely be coming back!
Daniel  C.
Daniel C. Flemington, NJ
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(31 reviews)
Great day on the water. Our group of 4 caught about 6 fish (fluke, Black Sea Bass) but none of fish were keepers.... off by 1/2 inch on 2 of them..... but not from lack of effort t by the Captain. Steve tried his best. Even kept us out 20 mins longer when we hit some action
Michael  B.
Michael B. Austin, Texas
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
It was the best fishing trip I’ve ever went on next time we will go for bigger fish 🐠 to fry
Robert  B.
Robert B. Hamburg, NJ
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Capt karl is amazing!! From start to finish , from gear to bait it was a great experience ! Couldnt have asked for a better day ! Cannot wait to book again !!
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Miami, Florida