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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.

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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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Half day with Captain mike
Arnold V. fished with Fish Finder II on July 17, 2021
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Hope fish are keepers and you locate them
Fishing with Fish Finder
Gary L. fished with Fish Finder III on July 15, 2021
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Be prepared to spend a relaxing day on the water with great friends.
Dan
Brian K. fished with Megan Beth Sportfishing on July 13, 2021
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Take Megan Beth sport fishing trip would highly recommend them
Flounder fishing in the bay
Mike F. fished with Jessie James Charters on July 13, 2021
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Dress for sun and be prepared for some bugs in the bay
Half day trip with Gone Fishin
Lance V. fished with Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters on June 23, 2021
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If you are shark fishing down here, be ready for a big fight.
Great way to spend father's day
Christina M. fished with Hook & Fin Fishing Charters on June 20, 2021
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I definitely recommend going out early to beat the rush, and booking with Hook and Fin Fishing charters.
Tying Kots is TOP NOTCH!!
Torka C. fished with Tyin' Knots Charters on June 18, 2021
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Call, Google, fax, send an email...only book with Tying Knots!!! Excellent Crew!! You will not be disappointed!!
Great people
Chris P. fished with Miss Atlantic City on June 12, 2021
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If you are thinking about it just go it’s great

FAQs about Fishing Charters in New Jersey

According to customer reviews, Icon Fishing and Watersports, Treemendous Sportfishing Charters, and Savannah Ray Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in New Jersey. Full list of top fishing charters in New Jersey.

Icon Fishing and Watersports, Treemendous Sportfishing Charters, and Savannah Ray Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in New Jersey.

The best way to experience fishing in New Jersey is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in New Jersey.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in New Jersey are:

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in New Jersey.