We are booking STRIPER FISHING TRIPS NOW!  If weather allows, and the tuna show up in numbers we will continue running OFFSHORE TRIPS through early November.


The Hooked Up II is a 55′ Carolina custom charter boat based out of Cape May, New Jersey (NJ). She is one of the newest, fastest and most comfortable deluxe charter boats on the entire East Coast.Hooked Up II Running 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.

Specializing in trophy Stripers and 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 2014 season as well as our rates.

Visit the about the boat page to learn about and see all the deluxe features that the boat offers.



Fall Striper Information

We specialize in targeting trophy Stripers over 20 lbs. on one of the finest deluxe charter boats in NJ.

We have gotten down the art of bunker chunking on the Delaware Bay especially for the larger stripers that mostly go between 20-50 lbs. and bigger. We anchor and use fresh bunker chunks throughout the Delaware Bay where the trophy striper roam each fall. This allows us to enjoy the pick-up and run stripers provide on all custom tackle designed for chunking trophy bass which we supply.  If the bait and stripers show up like past years no charter boat catches larger bass than we do and without question we are one of the very best at catching large trophy striper each fall in South Jersey.

Last fall we ended up trolling out in the ocean more than we prefer but did catch really well on almost all of our trips which were always within the legal 3 mile limit to catch stripers. We have never fished illegally beyond 3 miles off shore for bass in the 25 years we have been fall striper fishing locally and will continue this policy.  We feel strongly the chunk bite will be back in full force on the Delaware Bay and look forward to a fall season like we had in 2012 with limits on almost every trip of quality large size stripers.

The last few years the striper started to show up in early November and we are offering a special early season price of $900 for 8 hours or $150 per person plus tip for the mates based on 6 anglers from November 1-8.

We fish out of South Jersey Marina right by the Lobster House restaurant in Cape May, NJ.  You can find directions here.

Honesty, Integrity And Safety

We pride ourselves in doing our best to be honest with all of our customers about the current fishing conditions. We have cancelled many trips knowing there were no fish to be caught locally, saving our customers thousands of dollars. Not many charter boats will do this but we do not want to take your hard earned money if the fishing is poor. This is one of the reasons we have been in the charter business for over 25 years.

The Hooked Up II takes safety very seriously. On April 18, 2013, the Hooked Up II and crew met the qualifications for the U. S. COAST GUARD UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSEL (UPV) VOLUNTARY SAFETY PROGRAM. As determined by the inspection, the Hooked Up II received the highest rating obtainable from the U.S. Coast Guard for vessels carrying 6 or fewer passengers for hire after substantially exceeding all federal regulations for safety requirements including Safety Training Procedures and Safety Equipment on board.

This assures our customers that we have gone the extra mile to ensure the highest level of safety possible for a six pack charter boat and provides information to help each of you make an informed decision as to the level of safety you want when you charter a boat.

Remember, all charter boats are not created equal when it comes to safety…

More information regarding the U.S. Coast Guard Uninspected Passenger Vessle Voluntary Safety Program.

Fishing Schedule

We usually start our spring season towards the end of March targeting trophy size Stripers and then in early May we start spring Black Drum fishing the Delaware Bay. This spring we plan on running early season tuna trips, this could be as early as April if the conditions are right. Last year there was some of the best tuna fishing of the entire year in late spring 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. In 2011 the Hooked Up II led all charter boats in the South Jersey Shark Tournament in the number of sharks caught and released. Last spring mates Vinny and Ray worked the cockpit on a private boat that won the South Jersey Shark Tournament with a 330 lb. Mako. We specialize in Stripers and Black Drum inshore and all Tunas species, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi (Dolphin) offshore. For the 2014 season we will also be targeting Big Eye Tuna as well as billfish and marlin species.

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!

Hooked Up II Tuna Fishing

Picture of the 55 Hooked Up II with all 6 anglers fighting Yellowfin Tuna on a day troll trip

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