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What are the best fishing charters in New Jersey?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 6 trips in New Jersey, and the most popular trips in the area are Stone Harbor Inshore/Nearshore Experience guided by Frank, Screaming Drag Surf Fishing guided by Frank, and Extended Full Day Trip (Offshore) guided by Mark.

Our guides in New Jersey are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 612 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

What types of fishing charters are common in New Jersey?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in New Jersey as well as nearshore fishing and offshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in New Jersey are: 1. fluke, 2. bluefish, 3. striped bass, 4. weakfish, and 5. black drum.

The most common fishing techniques in New Jersey are artificial lure fishing, jigging, and light tackle fishing but live bait fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much do New Jersey fishing charters cost?

in New Jersey prices can range anywhere from $200 to $3,000, but the average price for a half day in New Jersey is $350. The average price for a full day in New Jersey is $2,500.

When is the best time to go fishing in New Jersey?

The most popular season for fishing in New Jersey is summer, and most anglers book their trips 9 days in advance.

Where can I get a New Jersey fishing license and what are the bag limits in New Jersey?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in New Jersey, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in New Jersey. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in New Jersey.



How are fishing conditions in New Jersey?

New Jersey Fishing Reports from Our Damn Good Guides. See more reports for New Jersey.

    Not really doing a whole lot at this time with school back in session. We were out this past Saturday and mugged up on nice flounder. We were throwing back over sized fish, which was painful. The key was making short drifts over the structure and working it hard. When the bite stops, hit the next piece. The fluke have turned on just in time for them to go out of season on the 27th. The back bays are alive with peanut bunker, spearing, and some mullet. When you can get anything to actually bite there are stripers and weakies around. Small blues too. But the bite is very spotty with all the bait. But worth the effort. Fun times are ahead. Sea bass will be opening soon. And tog is just around the corner. As are the stripers. Come on Fall!
    Not really doing a whole lot at this time with school back in session. We were out this past Saturday and mugged up on nice flounder. We were throwing back over sized fish, which was painful. The key was making short drifts over the structure and working it hard. When the bite stops, hit the next piece. The fluke have turned on just in time for them to go out of season on the 27th. The back bays are alive with peanut bunker, spearing, and some mullet. When you can get anything to actually bite there are stripers and weakies around. Small blues too. But the bite is very spotty with all the bait. But worth the effort. Fun times are ahead. Sea bass will be opening soon. And tog is just around the corner. As are the stripers. Come on Fall!
    Not really doing a whole lot at this time with school back in session. We were out this past Saturday and mugged up on nice flounder. We were throwing back over sized fish, which was painful. The key was making short drifts over the structure and working it hard. When the bite stops, hit the next piece. The fluke have turned on just in time for them to go out of season on the 27th. The back bays are alive with peanut bunker, spearing, and some mullet. When you can get anything to actually bite there are stripers and weakies around. Small blues too. But the bite is very spotty with all the bait. But worth the effort. Fun times are ahead. Sea bass will be opening soon. And tog is just around the corner. As are the stripers. Come on Fall!