Yellowfin Tuna over the rail

Offshore Fishing

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 species and billfish if they are in the water at the time of our trips and your charter desires to target these species.

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

We have been fishing the local canyons for 30+ years and we have over 1,000 trips to these canyons.  You will not find a more experienced charter boat in Southern Jersey!

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Early Season Yellowfin Tuna in May and June

We have had some great day trolling trips on Yellowfin Tuna in recent years. If the conditions are right in late May and June these day trips can provide some of the finest tuna fishing of the whole summer.  The Hooked Up II is ready to go as early as early May!

Last season we had several trips where we limited out on daytime chunking for yellowfin tuna in the 70-90 pound class range.  With over 500 tuna caught in the last 2 years, fishing aboard the Hooked Up II can provide some of the best fishing experiences of your life.

If you are single or small party let us know and we will put you on the list for an early season open boat trip targeting Yellowfin Tuna. Contact us for additional details concerning early season Yellowfin Tuna fishing out of Cape May, NJ on the Hooked Up II.

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What’s In Store for the 2017 Offshore Season?

For the 2017 season, we will spending time once again targeting Big Eye Tuna since we had such great success catching them the in the last few seasons.  We have landed 20+ Big Eye Tuna, most over 200 pounds in the last few seasons.  Our vast arsenal of lures, spreader bars and daisy chains we use to attract these “Devil Tuna” plus years of experience on large tuna which have all contributed to the great seasons we have recently had.

Almost all our Big Eyes were caught in the late afternoon, at night or just as the sun was rising so if you would like an honest chance to target them you need to be in the canyons during these time periods when the best bite occurs.

Our 24 and 30 hour overnight canyon trips allow us to be in the canyons when the Big Eyes come up to the warmer surface waters plus target other species at night such as Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish and large Mako Sharks. If you really want a legit chance at a Big Eye we strongly suggest an overnight trip this coming season.

Bluefin Tuna Well Over 100 lbs in June and July On Our 12 Hour Day Trips

We have had some great inshore Bluefin Tuna fishing in past seasons at the inshore lumps and hills. Our 12 hour day trips are designed to take advantage of this fishery without the cost of a 15 hour canyon trip.

We specialize in jigging for Bluefin’s and on these trips and have world class tackle jigging tackle on board specially designed to do this. Whether we jig, chunk or troll we have some of the best tackle on board the Hooked Up II for targeting large tuna.

A Word From The Captain

We have run well over 1,000 trips offshore over the last 30 years targeting Tuna, Sharks, Wahoo, Mahi and Marlin. We offer not only one of the finest deluxe charter boats on the East Coast but a dedicated professional crew that are some of the best you will ever fish with.

We will gladly share our knowledge with our customers and will help out in any way possible on all our trips as we want your fishing trip with us to be as memorable and enjoyable as possible. We understand how expensive it is these days to charter a quality boat and want all our customers to feel they got their money’s worth when fishing with us.

Contact us for more information or to book your charter!

Inshore Tuna
12-14 Hours
Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi (Dolphin)
Trolling or Chunking, Jigging Depending on Current Conditions
Canyon Day Trip
15-17 Hours
Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi (Dolphin) and Marlin
Shark Trip
10 Hours
24 Hours
Tuna, Swordfish, Mahi (Dolphin), Wahoo, Marlin
Up to 75 Miles (Local Canyons)
30 Hours
Tuna, Swordfish, Mahi (Dolphin), Wahoo, Marlin

*There is no way of knowing until just prior to your trip how far we will have to run to get the best tuna fishing. For the most part the last two years the best fishing out of Cape May, NJ was an 85-95 mile run with not much in our closer local canyons except for a few good days. One of the main reasons we have caught so many tuna ( Yellowfins, Big Eyes) in recent years is the Hooked Up II has the size and speed to make the 90 mile runs if necessary to put a great catch together. We realize these trips are expensive but at times you just have to go to where the tuna are residing and there is no shortcuts if you want to have banner catches. We discuss this with all our customers prior to their trip and try our best to give them an honest opinion on all the variables affecting their upcoming offshore trip. Captain John has made over 1000 trips for tuna over the last 25 years plus and along with his crew of mates are some of the absolute best at catching all species of tuna. If they are out there we will catch them for our customers.*

*These are cash prices and there will be a 3% charge for all credit card payments.*