Captain
Karl McKenna

Member since November 2014

Highlands, United States

Background
Capt. Karl McKenna is a U.S.C.G. licensed Master and P.A.D.I. Dive-master. Capt Karl has been fishing the Raritan Bay / Sandy hook area from a very young age and diving since 1974. With over 40 years of experience fishing and diving in the New Jersey coastal waters Capt Karl knows how to find and catch the popular species that patrol this area.
Techniques
I specialize in light tackle fishing for Stripers, Bluefish, Weakfish and Fluke. I am also enthusiastic about Fly-fishing for Stripers and Bluefish

Hey, I'm Captain Karl McKenna

Highlands, United States
Background
Capt. Karl McKenna is a U.S.C.G. licensed Master and P.A.D.I. Dive-master. Capt Karl has been fishing the Raritan Bay / Sandy hook area from a very young age and diving since 1974. With over 40 years of experience fishing and diving in the New Jersey coastal waters Capt Karl knows how to find and catch the popular species that patrol this area.
Techniques
I specialize in light tackle fishing for Stripers, Bluefish, Weakfish and Fluke. I am also enthusiastic about Fly-fishing for Stripers and Bluefish

My Charter Listings

Highlands
trips from
US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Fluke pool winner

August 20, 2017

Nice day Fluking in very tough condition with the Lee family. Lots of action with shorts and keepers to 5 lbs. Read Full Report →


Fluke and seabass

August 13, 2017

Nice day on the ocean with some keeper fluke to 20 inches and keeper Seabass. Read Full Report →


Big Fluke are back.

July 31, 2017

Nice day at the rocks with fluke between 4lbs & 6lbs and Seabass over 15 inches. Read Full Report →


22 inch Fluke was the pool winner today.

July 15, 2017

Tough day of fluke fishing today. Shorts, sea robins,sea bass and dogfish made up most of the catch. Did manage a nice keeper of 22 inches though, and it turned into a great day on the ocean. Read Full Report →


Fluke and sea bass on the Rocks

August 29, 2015

Ran down the beach to the rocks off Long Branch to buck tail for some bigger Fluke today. Caught some shorts in very poor drift conditions ( none!). Switched over to bait and slammed the big sea bass. Too… Read Full Report →


Fluke trip in the bay

May 31, 2015

Nice day on the Raritan Bay with lots of action on short fluke. Moved out to the point of Sandy Hook on the ocean side. More action with the biggest fluke pushing the scales at over 5 lbs.. Read Full Report →


Monster Blues invade the bay

May 15, 2015

Caught a boat load of Bluefish over 15lbs using cut bunker in Raritan bay this past week. All my trips this week had more blues that they could handle. Every angler went home with sore arms. They will only… Read Full Report →


Spring Bass report

April 29, 2015

Bass fishing is starting to heat up in the bay. We had lots of shorts and an everyone went home with a keeper. Stripers were feeding on live clams and gave a good fight on the light 15 lb… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 20, 2017

We had a great time! Karl was very experienced and friendly. He was very patient with the beginners, definitely will go fish with him again!

Fished August 2017

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Karl McKenna (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 21, 2017

I’m glad you had a good time fishing with me and I hope to fish with you and your family again soon.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Captain Karl has intricate knowledge of the waters off Atlantic Highlands.  Terrific experience, enjoyed by all ages.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Thank you. Glad you had an enjoyable trip I enjoyed having you guys on the boat. Hope to get you out again soon.