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New Jersey Fishing Charters

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Water Wolves

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

30 Line Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(8 reviews)
Belmar
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trips from $150

Treemendous Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(209 reviews)
Brigantine
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trips from $500

Captain Mac

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(70 reviews)
Cape May
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trips from $600

A-Bomb Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(16 reviews)
Atlantic City
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trips from $425

Silly Willy Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Absecon
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Tara Anne Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(49 reviews)
Wildwood
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Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(75 reviews)
Cape May
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trips from $700

Jerzey Buoyz Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Lacey Township
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Elysian Charters

Very good
4.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Ocean City
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in New Jersey

The average price for a private 4 hour New Jersey fishing trip is $549, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $986 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Water Wolves, 30 Line Sportfishing, and Treemendous Sportfishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in New Jersey. Full list of top fishing charters in New Jersey.

Water Wolves, 30 Line Sportfishing, and Treemendous Sportfishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in New Jersey.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Flounder, and Black Seabass. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Every summer, anglers flock to the Atlantic coast for some fun in the sun, and New Jersey fishing charters provide them with amazing opportunities. Are you thinking about exploring the fishing scene of the Garden State? With one of the largest charter fleets in the Northeast, New Jersey will provide you with exactly what you need.

And there’s a variety of fish species you’ll find roaming these waters. The shallows are full of Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Weakfish, while you can pull in Tautog, Flounder, and Seabass with a bit of bottom fishing. The bluewater bite is something else, with Sharks, Marlin, Tuna, and Wahoo all ready to take your bait.

Depending on what kind of adventure you want to have, there are different trips on offer to cater to your needs. If you’re fishing with your family and kids, book a half day trip closer to shore, and have some light fun. If you’re looking to go deep sea fishing, a full day trip is a must. For hardcore anglers venturing to the seriously deep waters of the Atlantic, an extended full day trip is just what you need.

With 130 miles of productive coastline, it’s no wonder that you can find New Jersey fishing charters dotted all along the coast. Wherever you are in the state, just head to the water and you’re set. Atlantic City and Cape May are two of the most popular spots to head out of.

Rules & Regulations

New Jersey fishing charters come prepared with saltwater licenses and registration for all on board, so you can head out and enjoy casting your line hassle-free.

New Jersey
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The summer season is still a long way away, and most game fish are out of town. You can catch a few Cod offshore, or head to Delaware Bay to target the Stripers wintering here.

February

The first few Flounder start to emerge in the Raritan Bay towards the end of the month. You can still find Stripers wintering in the Delaware Bay, too. The offshore action hasn’t started yet.

March

Most charter boats get back in the water in March, as the first few Striped Bass show up along the coast. By the end of the month, you’ll have decent catches of Bluefish, Flounder, and Crab, too.

April

Things really start to heat up inshore. Stripers are biting hard and Bluefish are fighting them for every bait. Flounder and Tautog are on fire in April, and big Mako Sharks are showing up offshore.

May

Seabass are open for harvest in May, just as Tautog season closes. You can also catch and keep Fluke, making for even better food fishing. There are some huge Stripers around by now.

June

Cape May holds two awesome tournaments in June. The South Jersey Shark Tournament and South Jersey Overnight Tuna Tournament are exactly what they sound like. Great fun battling huge fish!

July

The offshore bite is going crazy, with Tuna, Marlin, and Sharks tearing up the deep water around the canyons. They’re not alone. Every major species is out in force this time of year. Take your pick!

August

One event draws anglers from across the country and beyond each August. The MidAtlantic pays out over $3,000,000 in prizes each year for winning catches of Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo.

September

The summer may be over, but the fishing shows no sign of stopping! Head offshore in search of Billfish and Tuna or stick to the shallows for Weakfish, Flounder, Striped Bass, and more.

October

This is your last chance to enjoy the Tuna fishing NJ is famous for! Tautog, Striped Bass, Scup, and other food fish will be around for a while still, but the big game species are getting ready to leave.

November

The weather has cooled a lot by now, and the big crowds of high season are long gone. In the water, you can still find plenty of Tautog, Striped Bass, and Flounder, if you can find a charter to take you.

December

The incredible Striper fishing NJ enjoys in summer has dropped off by now. You can find fish hiding in the bays all over the state, though. Tautog don’t mind the cold, and are around well into the month.

New Jersey Fishing Calendar

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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

Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc.
Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc.
Fishing charter in Brigantine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Very professional and knowledgeable crew. Put us on the fish all day . You could say they were jumping into the boat. I highly recommend the bay fishing.
Edward  R.
Edward R. Mechanicville, NY
Brynnie-B Inshore Fishing, LLC
Brynnie-B Inshore Fishing, LLC
Fishing charter in Stone Harbor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We were down the shore on a family vacation and went out fishing with Frank for a morning trip. We had a great time! Frank is a great captain and worked hard to find the best fishing spots. Everyone enjoyed the experience!
Susan  T.
Susan T. Frederick, Maryland
Treemendous Sportfishing Charters
Treemendous Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Brigantine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Took my father in law and uncle out for Father’s Day while we were spending the week at the shore. It was a blast. We caught about 15 fish, three large enough to keep and bring home for dinner for the wife and family. Captain Mike and Justin, the first mate, were awesome. Right from the get go they felt like part of the family and they couldn’t have been more helpful. Would highly recommend for a great time on the water with friends or family.
Mark  D.
Mark D. Atlantic City, New Jersey
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Fishing charter in Lower Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
A perfect day on the water fishing and having fun with the three generations of the family. Looking forward to doing it again soon.
John  G.
John G. Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
My family and I had a fantastic time with Captain Mike and First Mate, Bob. We were on fish from the first plainer set until our time expired. Mike and Bob were very attentive to our needs and did a phenomenal job explaining the how to’s/why’s to our first time fisherman. Will recommend to others and we are looking forward to booking our next trip. Thank you!
Herman  J.
Herman J. Leesburg, VA
Diamond Jig Charters LLC
Diamond Jig Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Avalon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Diamond Jig and Cap’n Jerry took great care of us. 4 hours in the back bay catching flounder the whole time. Great set up, great equipment, great guy. Can’t wait to schedule again.
Keith  C.
Keith C. Washington, District Of Columbia
Catterman Adventures LLC
Catterman Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in Villas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Great time and great conversation. My daughter caught her first skate and dog fish. Will definitely be returning for another night of fishing with Kevin on our next trip to Cape May.
Kimberly  D.
Kimberly D. Woodbridge, VA
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Highly recommended for kids of all ages and anyone seeking back bay fishing. We caught lots of flounder, and Captain Mike and Colby were knowledgeable and helpful. I’ll definitely be scheduling another trip!
Gregory  A.
Gregory A. Woodbine, NJ
Allyn's Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn's Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Chris was great with the kids and they loved catching Flounder and Sandshark. We even were able to keep one for dinner. Great experience we won't forget.
Sara  T.
Sara T. MONROEVL, IN
Captain Mac
Captain Mac
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Weren’t able to bring home dinner. However the captain and first mate made the experience excellent. I will be coming back again! My father in law and I had a blast
Carlos  P.
Carlos P. Yonkers, NY
Diamond Jig Charters LLC
Diamond Jig Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Avalon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had a fabulous morning with Captain Doug. He was amazing and so great finding the fish. This trip excited our family to try other fishing expeditions with Diamond Jig. Highly recommend this for all families.
Marcell  M.
Marcell M. Honey Brook, PA
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Once again, Captain Mark put us on the fish right away. We caught enough fish to eat for days. I’d recommend Gone Fishin to anyone.
Lance  V.
Lance V. Alpha, NJ
Silly Willy Charters
Silly Willy Charters
Fishing charter in Absecon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
The trip was amazing and we had a great time! Erik was awesome and we had great conversation the whole time. We would definitely recommend and we will also be back!
Delane  W.
Delane W. Marlton, New Jersey
Captain Josh’s Fishing And Charters
Captain Josh’s Fishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Awesome day with Capt. Josh. Pontoon boat layout was fantastic. Josh went above and beyond to make everyone happy. Looking forward to booking again.
Rob  R.
Rob R. Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
A-Bomb Fishing Charters
A-Bomb Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Great day great trip. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Will definitely be going back.
Steve  C.
Steve C. Frankford, Delaware
Allyn's Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn's Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Girls day out!. Great fishing excursion with Captain Chris. He did a great job teaching us the ropes and finding fish for us to catch! We all had a great time!
Deborah  P.
Deborah P. Woodbine, New Jersey
Captain Mac
Captain Mac
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Came to Jersey with a couple military buddies and booked a 1/2 day trip. He took us to several places, caught fish the entire time and even kept several to take home. He was a great Captain; highly recommend for a low cost and great service.
Andrew  P.
Andrew P. Conway, AR
Keyport Princess
Keyport Princess
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 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
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Brigantine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
It was a really cold day, but worth it. Caught a few flounders and enjoyed the ride
Rashida  J.
Rashida J. Romansville, PA
NY Harbor Fishing
NY Harbor Fishing
Fishing charter in Jersey City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Captain Joe was wonderful. He shared his personal and professional stories as well as taking the time to show my girls how to reel in the fish. Will definitely return in the fall.
Carolyn  F.
Carolyn F. Stony Point, NY