Open Boat Info

OPEN BOAT/Shared Charter TRIPS Sailing from Clark's Landing Marina - Point Pleasant, NJ

"Regular" Open Boat/Shared Charter Trips: ~8 HOURS - ALL "OB" TRIPS ARE CAPT'S CHOICE (check reports/updates page for availability/target species – RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED – PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL! - no deposits required)

*All Fares posted below are for the 2017 season -- We will sail with a minimum of 4 anglers.

**YOU DO NOT NEED A SALTWATER FISHING LICENSE IN NEW JERSEY - REEL CLASS SPORTFISHING IS REGISTERED WITH THE NATIONAL SALTWATER ANGLER REGISTRY - THIS COVERS EVERY ANGLER WHO FISHES ON OUR BOAT!**

***A 15-20% tip (% based on the cost of the open boat fare unless noted otherwise)for the deckhand is customary at the conclusion of the trip***

Trip Type Info

Fare per person (excluding gratuity)

Stripers jig, troll, live bait, chunk, plug (whatever it takes!) - SPRING & FALL $130.00
FLUKE (All trips are 6AM-3PM "Fluke Till Ya Puke" Marathons) Local reefs/lumps/hills, etc -SUMMER $130.00
Bottom Fishing ("inshore" fishing the local wrecks and reefs) seabass, blackfish, ling, cod, porgies, flounder, Pollock, triggerfish (SPRING thru FALL $130.00
Bluefish jig, bait, chunk, chum$140.00 $130
River OR Bay Open Boat Trips ONLY on inclement weather days - Targeting Fluke, weakfish, winter flounder (in-season), or shallow water bay bottom fishing targeting blowfish, kingfish, porgies, etc. $100.00
Speedsters & Mahi (Light tackle trips targeting albies, bonito, skipjacks, bluefish, and mahi) Fishing out to 40 miles  $150.00
Special (6AM till 3PM) Deepwater bottom trips targeting ling, cod, winter flounder, pollock RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED – PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY, STARTING IN JULY! - no deposit required PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABLILITY - SUMMER ONLY - out to 40 miles $140.00
Special 12 Hour MID-RANGE Bluefin Tuna and/or Mahi (jig & chunk 30-60 miles) Reservations & Deposit Required - PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY, STARTING IN JULY! - SUMMER - EARLY FALL $350 (including tip)
MID-RANGE Cod-Pollock-Seabass-Ling-Hake (40-60 miles) Wreck fishing for cod, ling, Pollock, hake, and Giant Seabass on the mid-range wrecks past the mud hole. $200
Open Boat/Shared Charter vs. Charter?


OPEN BOAT/Shared Charter trips will be posted on this website. What is an “open boat” trip? An open boat trip occurs when the boat is not chartered by a group, however we will be taking a trip on the selected date at the captain's discretion, and "spots" are opened up to interested clients. An announcement of these trips will occur via email, and on this website.

-->These trips cater to "solo" anglers, who don't intend to charter the boat and will fish with other "solo" anglers, not groups of people who intend on chartering the boat on a given date.

OPEN BOAT POLICIES/REMINDERS:

****Checks, money orders, and cash ONLY.

****BAIT AND TACKLE IS SUPPLIED! (FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN GEAR THAT'S APPROPRIATE FOR THE TRIP)

****RESERVATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS; THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

****ALL CATCHES ARE SPLIT (AND SHARED) EVENLY BY PAYING FARES - NO EXCEPTIONS CATCH - EVERYONE WILL GO HOME WITH FISH!!!

***REMINDER: When you reserve a spot on an open boat trip, it is your responsibility that the spot you reserved is filled, even if you cannot make it for the trip for some unknown reason. Cancellations are accepted until 24 hours before departure, by phone or email. Of course there are exceptions, but please adhere to this policy. If a "no-show" situation occurs, or if there are untimely cancellations, there are cases where the individual(s) who reserved the spot(s) will be asked to remit 50% of the fare, since NO DEPOSITS are taken for open boat trips. For all intents and purposes, once you book a trip, you are giving us your word that you will show up!! Also, ALL BOAT POLICIES LISTED UNDER "BOAT POLICIES" APPLY ON OPEN BOAT TRIPS - PLEASE READ THEM!***

****Fare includes: mate's gratuity, use of XL or Buddha Custom Rods & AVET Reels, ALL Tackle (rigs, lead, jigs, etc), fillet/packaging of catch, storage of catch, ice, use of all the boat's facilities.

** 2015 Shared Charter/Open Boat Season Passes For Individual Anglers Looking to Save!!!

Option 1) 5 Regular Open Boat Trips for $550- (Value of $650 -- Save $150!!!)

Option 2) "Season Pass" - Fish on ANY 10 Shared Charter/Inshore Open Boat Trips, Pay $1000 (Save $200+!!!)

**If you choose to purchase one of these passes, the balance must be paid in full by 5/1/15 by check, PAYPAL, cash, or money order - if you don't use all of the passes in 2012 OR 2013 OR 2014, they will carry over into the future - the bottom line is the passes NEVER expire!!

2016 Open Boat Schedule - ALL TRIPS/Availability ARE POSTED ON OUR NEW TRIP CALENDAR - JUST CLICK ON THE LINK!

 

 **CONGRATS TO OUR 2016 SEASONAL FLUKE POOL WINNER - MR. LARRY VALDEZ "FLUKEMASTER"!!**

**CONGRATS TO OUR 2015 SEASONAL FLUKE POOL WINNER - MR. BILL HORAK!!! 9# NICE FISH BILL!!**

**CONGRATS TO OUR 2014 SEASONAL FLUKE POOL WINNER - MR. FRED MONACO - 2 IN A ROW!!!**

**CONGRATS TO OUR 2013 SEASONAL FLUKE POOL WINNER - MR. FRED MONACO - WITH HIS BEST EVER AT 8# 10 OZ!!!**

**CONGRATS TO OUR 2012 SEASONAL FLUKE POOL WINNER - MR. LARRY VALDEZ "THE FLUKEMASTER"!!!!!!!!!**

OUR SUMMER FLUKE POOL IS BACK!!! EVERYONE WHO FISHES ON AN OPEN BOAT FLUKE TRIP (FTYP OR REGULAR OPEN BOAT TRIP) IS AUTOMATICALLY "ENROLLED" IN OUR SUMMER FLUKE POOL -- BIGGEST FISH FOR THE WHOLE SUMMER SEASON WINS 2 FREE PASSES ON FLUKE TILL YA PUKE TRIPS IN 2017!! All elibigle fish that are "competitors" will be weighed at Clark's Landing using the digital scale - if that scale is not an option for some reason, an on-board digital scale will be used to weigh the fish.

*2011 WINNER - Walter Amos 8.2# - Also TOP FLUKE IN 2011 SALTWATER ANGLERS OF BERGEN COUNTY YEAR-LONG TOURNAMENT!*

2017 Standings:

1.  Spencer Comtois 8.5#

2.  TIE -- Mike Welger 8#/Brian Arrabito 8#

3.  Paul Mattessich 7.25#

4.  Brian Arrabito 7.1#

5.  Larry "Flukemaster"  7# /Leo 7# (TIE)

 

 

 

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