When We Fish For Black Drum
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. There will be a fuel surcharge if we have to run across the bay to Slaughter Beach, DE the traditional hot spot for Black Drum but we prefer to stay on the New Jersey side if possible to avoid charging the fuel surcharge. 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.
Note: All New Jersey charter boats arerequired to purchase a Delaware Charter boat license which enables them to legally fish the Delaware side of the bay. The Hooked Up II has once again this year and this assures you that we will not be boarded, face being harassed and potential fines by the Delaware Marine Police. All anglers when fishing in Delaware waters are also required to have a FIN number and our Delaware charter boat license covers this requirement. The FIN number is mandated by the National Marine Fisheries Service so this is a federal law.+
2016 Spring Black Drum Rates
Spring Black Drum Trips
|All Night Drum (10 pm-6:00 am)||$1350|
Departure between 1-3 pm on all Black Drum trips depending on length of trip except the all night trips.
All night trips depart between 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm but special departure times can be arranged to meet our customer’s schedules.
Open Boat Pricing:
No open boat 5 Hour trips offered
Open boat 6 Hour trips are at 160.00 per person based on 6 anglers
Open boat 8 hour trips are $185.00 per person based on 6 anglers
All night 8-9 Hour Black Drum trips are 220.00 per person based on 6 anglers