An Announcement from Captain’s John and Diana About the Hooked Up II

We recently finalized the sale of the 55 Hooked Up II to Captain Adam Lankford and Captain Carey Cox of Ocean City, MD. Captain Adam and Captain Carey are great people. They have been interested in purchasing the Hooked Up II for the past couple of years. We finally decided, due to our age, it was time to sell the boat and move on with our lives as we have a bucket list of things we would like to do.  Our main goal at this point of our lives is to stay as healthy as possible, enjoy time with family and friends, and do some traveling along with some fishing mixed in.

The Hooked Up II will now be known as Long Shot.  The new owners have secured two slips for the 2020 season one of which is in Wildwood, NJ and the other at the Ocean City, MD Fishing Center. Captain Timmy Smith, (Bodacious and Hog Wild) Captain Ray Pastella, (mate on the Hooked Up II the last 8-10 years) and (Captains John & Diana) will all be part of the crew running trips for drum and tuna on the Hooked Up II (Long Shot) this season as we have been hired by the new owners to run trips for them in the 2020 season. The new owners have given Capt Tim and Captain John the flexibility to charter fish the same way that Caveman Sportfishing has been run over the last 30 years. The new owners will be adding a new web page and Facebook page under the Long Shot Sportfishing name soon for booking trips out of Ocean City, MD later in the season. In the meantime you can still access on our web page at or Caveman Sportfishing on Facebook for updates and information on charters.

We plan to fish from late May until early August out of Wildwood, NJ starting with Black Drum on the Delaware Bay and then in early June turning to offshore fishing targeting tuna as soon as they come within range.  The boat is conveniently located in a marina near Uries Restaurant just over the big bridge as you come into Wildwood.  June has been by far the best month for tuna fishing locally and we plan to take advantage of this by fishing out of Wildwood, NJ.  Visit picture section and you will see the world class catches of tuna we have caught in recent years in June and July on the Hooked Up II. Finally, both Capt Timmy and Capt John are booking dates now and dates are going fast so if you want to fish on the 55 ft Long Shot during prime time for drum or tuna, please call or text us ASAP. 

Capt John (609) 425-1970

Capt Tim (609) 820-2019