*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.*
Fall-Winter Sea Bass
*The departure time will be discussed with all our charters prior to the trip based on the best weather conditions.
**The prices listed are cash prices or personal checks. We do accept credit cards but this needs to be discussed prior to the trip with Captain John.**
Spring Black Drum
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:
- 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
Note: All New Jersey charter boats are required 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.
summer inshore shark trips
Inshore Shark Only
Inshore Shark and troll for Snapper Bluefish
Inshore Shark and drift for flounder and croakers OR troll for Snapper Bluefish
We can also add a couple of hours to the trip and do an ocean front or harbor cruise plus stop at Cape May Point in front of Cape May Lighthouse and fish for small snapper Bluefish for an additional $200.00
Fall Trophy Striper
*The departure time will be discussed with all our charters prior to the trip based on the best weather conditions, tides and how far we have to run for the best striper fishing. We usually like to depart very early to be one of the first boats on the striper grounds.
**The prices listed are cash prices or personal checks. We do accept credit cards but this needs to be discussed prior to the trip with Captain John. Cash and checks are the preferred method of payment on all fall striper trips.**
We strongly suggest booking at least an 8 or 10 hour trip when targeting trophy fall stripers in the 20-50 lb plus range… We feel 6 hour trips simply do not offer enough fishing time!
The shorter (5-6 hours) work best in early to mid-December when the stripers are closer to Cape May and we do not have to run as far based on the 2016 season.