Reel Class Point Pleasant Fishing Charters

 Reel Class Sportfishing Charters sails from Clark's Landing Marina in Point Pleasant, New Jersey which is located on the Manasquan River - ten minutes from Manasquan Inlet and the Ocean.  Point Pleasant is centrally located along the Jersey Shore at the northern end of Ocean County - this location allows us access to many productive fishing areas to our north and south.  We fish from Sandy Hook to Barnegat Light, NJ, covering all waters in between and around the Point Pleasant/Manasquan Inlet area, and out to nearly 100 miles.  We will do our very best to put you on fish and will run wherever we have to so that the job is done!


 Seasonal Specialties/Targets: 

Spring Stripers:  World Class Fishery! (April-July)

Spring/Summer Fluke:  Summertime Tradition! (May-Sept)

Bottom Fishing:  Tautog, Seabass, Ling, Cod, Scup aka Porgies (Spring-Fall)

Fall Stripers, bluefish, false albacore:  (Sept-Dec)


CATCH AND RELEASE FISHERMEN AS WELL AS HARDCORE MEAT FISHERMEN are welcome aboard - YOUR sportfishing charter will be our top priority!!  We will make your day a memorable experience and WE WILL PUT YOU ON FISH!!!


The NEW Reel Class is a Henriques 35' Maine Coaster. Reel Class features a HUGE cockpit (120 Square Feet!) that can fish 6 anglers comfortably. She has an over all length of 35.5' with an 12.5' Beam, and is powered by Twin 300 HP Cummins Diesels. The new boat also features a Northern Lights genset, a full head, and a full cabin with seating, heat/air conditioning, a microwave, stove, refrigerator, and enough seating to seat 6 anglers comfortably!
The boat also features a full array of electronics (3 Furuno fish finders, 3 Furuno plotter/GPS, 1 Furuno Open Array 24 Mile Radar), 2 VHF radios, Single Side Band Radio Auto-pilot, AM/FM stereo, and a custom tackle station in the cockpit.
For safety, the boat also has an EPIRB, liferaft, and enough PFD's for an entire crew, along with all other USCG mandated safety devices.



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Latest Reel Class Point Pleasant Fishing News and Reports

6/6 Update - EXCELLENT Bottom Fishing! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Capt.Allen   

Saturday 6/6:  Had Jon Frankel charter the boat yesterday - 5 man crew. Guys wanted seabass we obliged.

Started out fishing somewhat locally, and had a slow pick with mixed sized seabass. Made a few wiggles, kept picking - all on the drift, we had no conditions to anchor. Finally found more, where we were picking 5-10 each drift with loads of shorts, and also had a keeper cod and pollock - but that seemed to dry up as the wind started to blow a bit.

Ran offshore a few more miles, and found even better fishing. Loads of seabass, lots of keepers and a good amount of shorts were on a couple of pieces we fished here. Once we got set up on the hook the guys went to work and cleaned up - banging out their limits in no time and then finishing off the entire 7 man's crew just after lunch time. Lots of nice quality seabass, and also LOADS of shorts - had many double headers...

Called it quits just after lunchtime and took a slow ride home. Finished the day with a boat limit of seabass (105), 1 pollock, 1 cod, and (shockingly) only 1 ling. Biggest seabass was about 3# (most K's were in that 14-16" range) and the cod and pollock were both ~22". Mike was high hook with almost 30 keepers, Jon and Chris were just behind him.

We also released quite a few seabass in the 12.5"-13" range that were on the "small" side (ones with super long tails) - if I had to guess we had well over 300 fish and easily released another couple dozen that we could've kept but they were released unharmed.

...An excellent day of seabass fishing with a great crew!!

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Update! Seabass - Cod - Ling & Fluke PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Capt.Allen   

Very quick update - the last few bottom fishing trips have been pretty good with lots of seabass, cod and ling coming up as well as a stray fluke or two.

Saturday: Had a full 6 man open boat crew on yesterday for a bottom fishing trip. Ocean was gorgeous early although there was a smallish swell from the SE.Basically went out to where we had a good bite last weekend and still found some life, however it was mostly short seabass along with 2 nice keeper cod caught by Tommy. Bounced around, picked a few everywhere in this area but in general it was very slow.

Made a move offshore to fish a few large wrecks. First one was fair with a few nice seabass coming up as well as shorts, but that was short lived. The next one was NG, the third one was VERY good with drop and reel fishing for the entire time we were on it. An even mix of keepers and shorts, the bite was excellent as we also added a few ling to the box.

Finished up trying a couple more wrecks in the area, and the fishing was only so-so. Also tried our reef - it as VERY slow as we only had bergalls.To finish the day we did 2 fluke drifts to the E of our inlet and had 1 nice fish come up by Larry Flukemaster (Lingmaster?) on one of his hooked on bucktails - a nice 3# fish.

Good day overall with 80 keeper seabass, 10 ling, 2 cod and the fluke - we also had another 3-4 VERY luck tog that went back alive - the ones we had today were all in the 15-17" range. We were just short of the crew's limit but they still had a load to bring home for a fish fry. Overall a great day with a great crew!!

Sunday: Yesterday we had Les and the Members of the Fish-On Fishing Club from Maryland on board. The 4 members (Les, Nicole, Chief, and Jarvis) drove up to Pt. Pleasant overnight from North Carolina from a redfish/speckled trout trip - they are beasts!!

Started out on a wreck and had decent life, picked up some shorts and keepers, as well as a couple ling, but it was tough going. Hit a few more wrecks and picked a few everywhere, but no great shakes. We eventually worked our way back to the south to another piece and we had some decent fishing for a bit with some nice knuckleheads coming up, as well as a beautiful shimano calcutta 400 and terramar rod as well as a beautiful 2# seabass (this is NOT a lie!) - an angler on another boat fishing this piece dropped it in the water on the hookset, saw us get the rod up, and shouted over to us. Our agreement was he keeps the rod, we keep the fish

Around noon time it seemed the inshore bite dried up so we shot off to one of my favorite ling/cod wrecks out to the east in 120'. Surprisingly life there was very slow - lots of bergalls and ocean pout, but Les picked a double header keeper cod, a nice 12#, and Nicole added a nice keeper while Chief put a few ling in the box. Overall though, even that offshore stuff seemed slow.

Called it a day at 2 - had 45 seabass, an even dozen ling, and 4 cod in the box as well as one sea raven. Nice day with a great crew - fishing was only fair but we were able to get some fish in the cooler!

6/27 Update - FLUKE & SEABASS! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Capt.Allen   

Very Quick Update:

SEABASS fishing is still excellent with some ling mixed in!

FLUKING is also very good - 18 keepers on our first trip to 9#!! Congrats to Bill Horak with the big one thus far!

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