The Hooked Up II is a 55′ Carolina custom charter boat based out of Cape May, New Jersey (NJ) and departs from South Jersey Marina. She is one of the newest, fastest and most comfortable deluxe charter boats on the entire East Coast. Carolina custom hulls are known for their world class rides without excessive pounding as well as being extremely dry boats in all kinds of sea conditions. The Hooked Up II has a huge cockpit to accommodate up to 6 anglers and crew comfortably!

Over the last few years we have caught far more Yellowfin and Big Eye Tuna than any charter boat that fishes based out of Cape May.  We are proud of our reputation as a boat who catches fish as well as our knowledgeable mates with extensive experience in offshore tuna fishing and many other fisheries in the Cape May area.

We specialize in trophy Stripers and Spring Black Drum inshore and all Tuna species, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi (Dolphin) Offshore.please be sure to check out the trips we offer for the 2017 season as well as our rates.

2017 Fishing Schedule

Due to the lack of spring stripers in the lower Delaware Bay in recent years we are no longer booking spring striper trips.  If this would happen to change, we could discuss the opportunity to run a spring striper trip. We feel Black Drum is a much surer bet these days and plan to start running trips on May 10th.  The last two weeks of May have always produced excellent drum fishing in the past and should again this spring. Black Drum can get up over 90 lbs. and are by far the hardest fighting and largest fish you can catch inshore in our local waters off South Jersey.  We end our season for Black Drum after the new moon on May 29th and we turn to offshore only.

This spring we plan on running early season tuna trips, this could be as early as Mid-May if the conditions are right.  The last few years there was some of the best tuna fishing of the entire year in late May and June and we suggest that any anglers that love to target tuna take advantage of this early season bite.

We will also be running shark trips targeting Mako Sharks starting in late May.  In 2011 the Hooked Up II led all charter boats in the South Jersey Shark Tournament in the number of sharks caught and released.

For those that want some excellent family fun catching sharks up to 300 lbs. within a half hour of our dock contact us about our family shark trips. We also fish for small snapper bluefish on these trips and they are all about having nice day on the water with family and friends are the most affordable fishing trips we offer. We start these in late June and run them through Labor Day.

Keep an eye out at The Bass Barn under the Open Boat section of the forums where we post information for Open Boat Charters from time to time.

Please Contact us to schedule your trip!

Fishing Trips on the Hooked Up II

When fishing offshore in the local canyons off of Cape May, NJ, we target all Tuna species (Yellowfin, Bluefin, Giant Bluefin, Big Eye), Wahoo and Mahi Mahi (Dolphin).

We will also fish for Marlin/Billfish when they are present or upon request if you desire to target those species.

Fishing aboard the 55′ Hooked Up II provides maximum comfort for our customers thanks to her deluxe accommodations and world class ride.

Sail to our Offshore Trips page for more information on offshore trips or Contact us to book a trip today!

We usually start Black Drum trips in late April around the new or full moons. We fish either on the Delaware or the New Jersey side of the bay depending on the where the best bite is.

The last couple of years the Black Drum showed up first in the shallow flats on the Delaware side because the water is usually a few degrees warmer in the spring than the New Jersey side.

We will discuss with all charters prior to departure which side of the bay has the best fishing and they can decide what works best for them.

Visit our Spring Black Drum page for more information on Black Drum fishing or Contact us to book your trip today!

]On the Hooked Up II we prefer to chunk the Delaware Bay on all trips targeting trophy stripers in the 20-50 lb. plus range.  Chunking for trophy striper is our specialty and our mates are some of the best of any charter boat in South Jersey at this fishery.

We will troll in the open ocean when necessary if that’s the only place the fish are, but we will never go beyond the legal 3 mile limit when striper fishing.

Visit our Striper Fishing page for more information on Striper fishing or Contact us to book your trip today!

Looking to fish for a specific species or a trip you don’t see listed?

Contact us and lets discuss it.  We can create custom trips for you and your group! Some examples of trips we have done in the past: