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Old 02-12-2013, 06:24 AM   #1
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Default Small Charters out of Toms River?....

Looking for a good guy to take out a party of four (me, my brother in law & two teen nephews) for some fishing. I'm from Boston, so no experience in these waters....so up to the captain (and based on weather) what we would be targeting.

Thought I'd ask you guys first, to see if there's any captains here that charter (dumb question?) or feedback from others that have gone with certain captains and have feedback. Location isn't that critical, as we'll be coming over from Newtown, PA.

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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Not quite sure what you are looking for. Do you just want to fish in the Bay or the ocean. if the ocean just look up charters in Point Pleasant or Manasquan.
The ocean in the summer is great for fluke, bluefish, stripers.
Pleanty of head boats also out of Manasquan Inlet.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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Toms River is just about midway between Manesquan and Barnegat inlets - a pretty solid hour (by boat) from either, so i don't think there are any charter boats there. AS CB said, it is either Pt. Pleasant and Manesquan to the North or heading down to Barnegat Light (on LBI) to the South. Your choices will be inshore - Fluke, Bluefish, Bonito or offshore - BFT, Shark, or the Canon for YFT, Tilefish and maybe a shot at Swordfish, Marlin or Wahoo.
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What is your timeframe? When I first read this I was thinking you were looking to go in the near future. The time of year will dictate what fishing options are available to you. You might even have the option for a light tackle day close to you in the bay for winter flounder if you just want to dip a line. Just bring extra rigs for all the rooftops you will be snagging on LOL.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
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If you go a little south to Barnegat, there are two charter boats I would recommend. First is Lighthouse Sportfishing with Capt Alex Majewski. He's an expert for fishing the Barnegat bay in inshore near Barnegat inlet. He mostly sticks to the bay as that is his expertise, but he pulls some big bass and big fluke out of the bay. He also does very well on weakfish during the summer months.

The other is Capt Jack Shea on the Rambunctious. Another light tackle expert, I tend to see Capt Jack outside the inlet more, especially when the spring bass run is on.

Not sure about the rules for posting contact info for either, but a google search will find them readily enough.
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Also in barnegat is the hi flier. He's another light tackle specialist for both in the bay and out front. He was chasing the bluefins around last summer and fall on 20 class tackle. He does half and full days.
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Lots of guys run out of the Forked River and Barnegat area. Easy to reach from Toms River and keeps you on the mainland. Check out BFH dot com. Lots of local info.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:21 PM   #8
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the weather turns.

My BIL is back to the East Coast, after a long time away. I picked Toms River as simply driving east from Bucks County.

Again, we'll be waiting for the weather to turn. I'll look these captains up and thanks for the help.

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I would second Lighthouse Sportfishing, very good fisherman with a deep knowledge of the bay and inlet, also a very funny lighthearted guy to be around.
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Jack Shea is a good guy based out of Waretown. http://www.barnegatbayfishing.com/
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Albeit a little ways from toms river, cant beat capt timmy aboard clean sweep based out of cape may.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:22 PM   #12
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Cross over the bridge into Trenton and take 195 east into Belmar or go a little south to Brielle. A few good boats out of both. Depending on when you are going, Fish Monger (Brielle) is my favorite, but he books early and is often full. I book my trips a year in advance just so I can fish with him. Good Luck!
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Old Barney Charters out of barnegat light. Great personable guy with kids.
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