Striped Bass Trips

Full-Day Trip

Expert, Experienced Crew

Striped Bass Fishing in NJ

Evening Drum Fishing Trips on the Delaware Bay

Join us as we search the Delaware Bay and the cool Atlantic waters for the beautiful striped bass. Fishing for striped bass takes time and patience and it’s important to come prepared. If you book this trip, please call ahead within one week of your trip for direction on the type of fishing we are doing so we can give you all the necessary information.

Trip Highlights!

Improve your skills with the specialized techniques used in striped bass fishing!

Our expert crew will be on hand to show you all the techniques and give advice if required.

Enjoy your full day out fishing with beautiful scenery, a chance to spot some local wildlife, and hopefully land some big fish.

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The Nitty-Gritty

Price

$80 per adult


Departure time

7 AM


Meeting point

1210 Wilson Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204 (38°57’00.8″N 74°54’37.4″W)


Availability

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Duration

Approximately 8 hours


Group size

Min 1, max 25


Included

Everything you need to fish is on board the boat and both bait and tackle are included.


Not included

  • Rod rental and rigs are not included in the price but can be purchased separately.
  • Food is not included but there is a snack bar available. You may bring your own food and drink, even beer (cans preferred and no more than 6 pack per person)

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Cooler/ice
  • A jacket on cooler days
  • Tip for the mates

The team

One experienced, qualified captain and two expert, friendly crew members.

What You'll See & Do

Once you’ve arrived at the harbor, pick up your tickets at the Cape May Whale Watcher Red Ticket Booth and Gift Shop. Once aboard, pick up your rod rental (if applicable) then choose your seat for the evening’s trip! We’ll get underway promptly at 7 AM while the captain provides a brief overview of the area, what fish to expect, and the itinerary. Then you sit back and relax while enjoying the brief ride to the fishing grounds. You can sightsee on the way and you may spy some Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, bald eagles, and maybe even a humpback whale.

Striped bass fishing in NJ is a specialized type of fishing. The techniques employed vary from drifting eels to trolling niners and plugs, chunking bunker, working behind clam boats, casting bucktails and jigs, on the surface, on the bottom, in the rips, up the bay, and under birds. It is important to be prepared. If you book this trip, please call ahead(opens in a new tab) for direction on the type of fishing we are doing, within a week of your trip.

During the trip home, the crew weighs up the pool and cleans any catch which was of legal size to keep. It is also another opportunity to sightsee. As the original seaside resort, the history of Cape May is rich and the Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Harbor, and the United States Coast Guard Training Center are among the highlights along our route.

Important Details

  • Cape May private fishing charters available(opens in a new tab) upon request (contact us(opens in a new tab) for more information).
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure (60 minutes prior in July and August, and holidays).
  • Everything you need to fish is on board the boat. If you are looking for special bait like; live minnows and eels, GULP, special rigs or bucktails, MOJOs, Niners, diamond jigs, and other cutting-edge tackle, see Capt Bob in the Miss Chris Tackle Shop. He’ll let you know what’s working and what will help you go for even bigger fish. Call (609)884-3351 for special baits and other tips from Capt. Bob.
  • Rods and reels are $5 to rent on a 4-hour trip. Rods are manufactured by Gull and reels are by Penn and Shimano.
  • A fishing license is included for every passenger. We are regulated by the National Marine Fisheries, subject to all federal and State of New Jersey Recreational Saltwater Marine Fisheries Regulations. During the striped bass season, we participate in the NJ Bonus Tag Program for striped bass.
  • Open boat trips occur daily but advance purchase is recommended to avoid disappointment. In most cases, purchasing in person on the day of the trip is fine.
  • COVID POLICY—there is a federal mask mandate. Masks must be worn in public places whenever within 6 feet of others. If you do not have a mask, we have masks available for $1 each. Please bring a mask and wear it. The boat capacity is reduced to 50% and online booking is recommended to ensure your spot under these conditions

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