We start our season targeting Striped Bass in arguably the worlds best Striped Bass fishery- the Raritan Bay. During the months of April & May these fish take a stop in the bay to gorge on bunkers & other bait as they start their northern migration up rivers to spawn. We also finish off the year doing the same thing out of Raritan Marina in October & November when they are on their southern migration pattern.
We specialize in live bait fishing, although we will jig, cast, chunk baits or drift eels depending on the time of year.
Sea Bass – Fluke – Blackfish
Sea Bass – Mid May – Mid June & October -December – Drift fishing or spot locking over wrecks & rockpiles within 60 miles of Absecon inlet, these bottom dwellers are plentiful & always supply us with good action on bait or jigs.
Fluke – July through September – Wrecks & sticky structure is what we’ll be fishing over, expect a lot of snags & lost rigs. Whether its bucktailing with grubs or dragging cut bait across the structure.
Blackfish – Mid November through January – There is a learning curve when it comes to targeting blackfish for the first time. Whether you are fishing a jig or fishing a rig over the structure, waiting for the right bite takes getting used to.
Throughout the year the bay always has a species of fish we can target, whether it may be Fluke or Striped Bass.
Bay trips are great for beginners & families.
In recent years our Mahi fishery has grown significantly, sight casting these beautiful, acrobatic pelagics within 30 miles of land is something special. There are not many places in the world where you are able to continuously catch the quantity of mahi that we do here off South Jersey.
On these trips we use “light tackle” and will be casting using chunked baits, live baits, or even artificial lures.
Tuna & Offshore
During the months of Mid May – Mid November when the gulf stream warms our canyons the pelagic fishery becomes one of the best. Tuna, Mahi, Marlin, Swordfish & Wahoo can be found out there. Its like a whole different world 70-100 miles offshore you can see some pretty crazy things.
We also offer inshore & midshore Tuna fishing when the time is right, which is typically from July-September. On these trips we focus on chunking, as well as Jigging, Popping & casting into Tuna feeds.
Shark fishing is one of the best ways to get that hard fighting fish on the other end of the line. We like to use light gear because these inshore sharks definitely make the drag scream when they realized they’re hooked.
From July-August we get big schools of Bunker around our inlet and of course these toothy predators will be right behind them looking for an easy meal!
We also offer offshore shark fishing for much bigger sharks, like Mako & Thresher Sharks.
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