Atlantic Highlands NJ. - Sandy Hook NJ.- Highlands NJ. and the Raritan Bay area Saltwater Fishing Charters
(May – November)
New Jersey Charter Fishing Boat
Bill Chaser Sandy Hook NJ. Sportfishing Charters offers private fishing charters on a daily basis. These trips give you the opportunity to fish on an uncrowded boat with only your friends, co-workers, or whomever you chose to bring! Our trips range in duration from 1/2 Day - 3/4 Day, and Full Day all the way to 2 Day Trips. A lot of our clients travel from Pennsylvania PA., Connecticut CT., and even Maryland MD. to fish with us on the Bill Chaser in Sandy Hook NJ. It's also only a short ferry ride from the hustle and bustle of New York City and all it's attractions! What's a better way to spend the day then with first class charter fishing. It's about you and your day fishing, having fun, building friendships and making life long memories!
New Jersey Fishing Calendar: - April - May: Winter Flounder,Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke - June - Novembeer: Fluke, Bluefish, Striped Bass, Weakfish
Sandy Hook New Jersey Fishing Trips.
Fluke Fishing is excellent in and around Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays as well as Earle Naval Weapons Pier. Best fishing starts in early June and will run strong into August. Drifting a combination of a strip of squid and a kellies is the most popular way to fish.
Flounder Fishing is best in the April and May time frame. Chumming is a necessity to improve your chances of catching a good number of fish. Anchoring is the usual method dropping down either blood or sandworms. Sandworms stay on the hook better. Raritan Bay areas such as Round Shoal Keansburg are usually good spots.
Striped Bass are on the come back in the area and rival the Bluefish populations. As far as quantity is concerned April and May is the best time of year. It's not uncommon to catch in excess of 10-15 fish per person however, shorts will out number keepers by a 20 to 1 margin. On the other hand, Fall is when the trophy size fish come around. They usually start in late Sept and run through early November. Drifting live eels, Chucking and livelining Bunker or trolling plugs or Bunker spoons usually accounts for the largest fish. The best time to fish in the mid summer and fall is at night. Many Party boats fish for striped bass exclusively at night and run trips from 6pm to 11pm.
Bluefish are almost everywhere. It is not uncommon to be able to sight cast jigs to schools of Bluefish chasing schools of baitfish. Diving birds are a sure sign there are Bluefish in the area. The most popular way to fish for Blues is to anchor your boat and chum with ground bunker to attract the fish while dropping back cut bunker. Make sure to use a heavy mono or wire leader since these fish a
have sharp teeth that will make short order of 10 - 15 lb mono. Night time is great for Bluefish as well.
Weakfish start to concentrate in the area in July and August and are very abundant. They can usually be found along or in deep channels. Drifting sand worms usually works best. Try putting on a firetail rubber worm in addition to the sandworm. Try to avoid high traffic areas since these fish seem to be boat shy. Catches of 15-20 fish are not uncommon.
Blackfish are usually caught in the early spring and late summer. Fishing with Green crabs and Filddler crabs from a drifting or anchored boats works well. Any rock pile in the bay will hold fish at one time or another. Buoy 20, Old Orchard Light and Romer Shoal light are popular areas. Fishing the ocean is somewhat tricky since the fishing is done by locating wrecks. If your not in the rocks or on a wreck you're not going to catch. It's a great way to cure your fishing itch over the Easter holiday.
Tuna are targeted in the summer months offshore in the Canyons.