Sandy Hook

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Hook & Fin Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Middletown Township
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Triple Header Charters

Atlantic Highlands
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trips from $700

PrimeTime Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $500

Fish On Charters (Sandy Hook NJ)

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Keansburg
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trips from $575

Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Highlands
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trips from $595

Warden Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(30 reviews)
Highlands
trips from $800

C & B Charters

Highlands
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trips from $600

Janie K Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Keyport
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trips from $750

Fin Chaser Sportfishing – Highlands

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(26 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $1,000

Captain Dave

Very good
4.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $950

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Sandy Hook

The average price for a private 4 hour Sandy Hook fishing trip is $584, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $908 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Hook & Fin Fishing Charters, Triple Header Charters, and PrimeTime Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Sandy Hook. Full list of top fishing charters in Sandy Hook.

Hook & Fin Fishing Charters, Triple Header Charters, and PrimeTime 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 Bluefish. 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
4.2 / 5
Based on 24785 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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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

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
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
Keyport Princess
Keyport Princess
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
The crew working the boat was exactly they where very helpful, the captain did his best on putting us where the fish was..Overall I would definitely do it again thanks guys
Don  M.
Don M. Harrisburg, PA
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
We had a blast and very lucky with the weather. We got to our first spot and could barely get all the rods in the water with all the bass that were hitting! Unfortunately many were not big enough, but still had a great time. Captain Steve is patient, a great teacher, and super knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend going out with Captain Steve if possible.
Timothy  T.
Timothy T. Durham, NC
Sandy Hook Charters
Sandy Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
I have been on many trips with others and this was by far the most enjoyable time i have had fishing, catching fish from the start. Capt. knows the area well and gets you to the fish, Both were attentive to the group as soon as someone had a fish on they were there to get it off the hook and rebait the line. Will definitely coming again.
Stephen  O.
Stephen O. Macungie, PA
Captain Dave
Captain Dave
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
We had a good day. Caught a lot of fish. Caught some big cod and some big sea bass. Captain Dave was great and deck mate Anthony was also great! The only downfall to the entire day was that it was over an hour boat ride each way from the dock. Other than that we had a great day of fishing and great weather!!
Brian  B.
Brian B. Saylorsburg, PA
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Couldn't have asked for a better boat captain. He made sure everyone had a good time and offered the best advice to catch fish.
Daniel  C.
Daniel C. Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Janie K Sport Fishing
Janie K Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Captain J and Steve were awesome! Their love for and knowledge of fishing were apparent throughout the trip. They were friendly, helpful, professional, and wanted nothing more than for us to have a great trip and come home with fish. I highly recommend a fishing trip with them.
Ruth  D.
Ruth D. Holmdel, NJ
Sandy Hook Charters
Sandy Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
We had a blast catching fish, seeing whales and dolphins. Tim and Rob were so helpful making sure our kids also had a great time. Can’t wait to do it again!
Kellianne  A.
Kellianne A. New York, New York
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Great day on the water with Captain Jerry and his first mate Tim! We caught the biggest stripers (50lbs+)! They were very knowledgeable and helpful!
Erin  W.
Erin W. New York, NY
Double Down II Sportfishing Charter
Double Down II Sportfishing Charter
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
This was a gift for my boyfriends 60th birthday. They had a great time. Captain and crew were awesome! Highly recommend them.
Heather  B.
Heather B. Hackettstown, NJ
Sandy Hook Charters
Sandy Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Had a great day bottom fishing with Sandy Hook charters. Captain Tim was very personable and understanding. He had us believing we knew what we were doing. Definitely looking forward to my next trip. Thanks Tim
ROMAN  D.
ROMAN D. Millington, New Jersey
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Capt Steve was terrific. He was very kind and personable helping each angler according to his or her needs. The stripers were biting slowly but everyone in our party landed one. Capt Steve seems to be in this business for the long haul, so he makes sure his customers are satisfied. I'd recommend Hook & Fin Charters to anyone of any skill level. We look forward to our next trip.
Charles  G.
Charles G. Lafayette, New Jersey
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Perfect day the fish was hard to bite but carl make it hapen we pull 8 fish in the boat and lost a few on i highly recommend prime time fishing charter thank you carl
Martin  B.
Martin B. Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Hook & Fin Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
We had a great time! Tim was thrilled to catch some fish. Captain Steve was very professional and courteous, and work very well with my adult son who has Autism.
John  D.
John D. Elkins Park, PA
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Delightful day the winds and weather cooperated today we landed 6 keepers and 1 throw back my party thoroughly enjoyed fishing with this captain and his mate Chris two fine gentlemen !
Alan  P.
Alan P. Raritan, NJ
Fin Chaser Sportfishing – Highlands
Fin Chaser Sportfishing – Highlands
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
This is the second year in a row we used Fin Chasers and we caught a ton of fish on both trips. Captain Frank knows what he is doing. We went the day after some windy and rainy weather and thought this could affect the fishing, but we crushed them anyway. We will be making annual striper trips with Fin Chasers.
Dan  D.
Dan D. Hawthorne, NJ
Fin Chaser Sportfishing – Highlands
Fin Chaser Sportfishing – Highlands
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(26 reviews)
Great day on the water. Captain Mike and First Mate Tim made sure we caught some fish. He kept looking until he found them. Also picked us up at the dock in Staten Island since that was where we would be fishing and where we were coming from. Truly a great experience for 3 generations on the boat fisihing.
James  H.
James H. Abingdon, Maryland
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
This was an excellent trip! We all left with keepers!! Great equipment and company! Highly recommend, the Captain and crew make you feel at home on board their beautiful boat!! Could not have been happier!!!
Clarissa  M.
Clarissa M. East Brunswick, New Jersey
Keyport Princess
Keyport Princess
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Although this time we could not catch any fish, but we had a great time. Thanks CREW.
Olexandr  P.
Olexandr P. Washington, NJ