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Sandy Hook Fishing

Sandy Hook Fishing

Sandy Hook is a barrier spit found on the north end of Jersey Shore that covers over 2,000 acres of beach. With hundreds of nearby shipwreck, artificial reefs, and lots of rocky structure, Sandy Hook is a favorite location for many fishermen.

Sandy Hook and Raritan Bay is probably best known for its excellent Blackfish (Tautog) and Striped Bass fishing. There is also good Bluefish, Cod, Fluke (Flounder), Gray Trout (Weakfish), Pollock, Whiting, and of course many species of Sharks.

While False Albacore are plentiful from the beaches all the way out to the canyons, there are also runs of Bluefin Tuna from nearshore to the deep. Closer to the canyons you will find Yellowfin and Big Eye tuna much of the year. A few billfish are caught in the summer months as well.



Top Sandy Hook Fishing Spots

  1. Choapa Shipwreck
    4/16/2013 12:19:37 AM - The Choapa was originally named Helga, and was built at Helsingors Jernsk & Msk in 1937. The vessel was 292 feet long and 41 feet wide. It sank on September 21, 1944 while


  2. TIN CAN GROUNDS
    4/8/2013 11:51:59 PM -


  3. WRECK THREE SISTERS
    5/7/2011 1:04:54 AM - 40.38565 -73.6008


  4. RATTLESNAKE
    4/8/2013 11:51:41 PM - RATTLESNAKE


  5. REEFV.L. KEEGAN
    5/7/2011 1:04:50 AM - 40.3607166666667 -73.9354833333333


  6. Roda Wreck
    4/16/2013 12:19:33 AM -


  7. Long Beach Pier
    4/19/2014 8:21:41 AM - Park Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard at the end of the bay


  8. striped bass
    10/17/2013 7:38:11 PM - Gateway Park, last parking lot entrance before Crookes Pt. 20".


  9. WALL TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL RAMP
    5/3/2013 6:37:26 PM -


  10. SUCHORSKY PARK LITTLE FALLS - PASSAIC
    5/6/2013 4:26:12 AM -



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Sandy Hook Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Sandy Hook, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Atlantic Mackerel

  2. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 32.35% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 296 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

    Sandy Hook Atlantic Mackerel Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE SANDY HOOK ATLANTIC MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  3. Atlantic Herring

  4. Atlantic Herring

    There is a 26.34% catch rate for Atlantic Herring, based on 241 Atlantic Herring counted.

    Sandy Hook Atlantic Herring Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE SANDY HOOK ATLANTIC HERRING COUNTS CHART


  5. Spiny Dogfish

  6. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 19.23% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 176 Spiny Dogfish counted.

    Sandy Hook Spiny Dogfish Counts Chart
    Spiny

    ENLARGE SANDY HOOK SPINY DOGFISH COUNTS CHART


  7. Silver Hake

  8. Silver Hake

    There is a 11.04% catch rate for Silver Hake, based on 101 Silver Hake counted.

    Sandy Hook Silver Hake Counts Chart
    Silver

    ENLARGE SANDY HOOK SILVER HAKE COUNTS CHART


  9. American Shad

  10. American Shad

    There is a 7.98% catch rate for American Shad, based on 73 American Shad counted.

    Sandy Hook American Shad Counts Chart
    American

    ENLARGE SANDY HOOK AMERICAN SHAD COUNTS CHART


  11. Cunner

  12. Cunner

    There is a 1.42% catch rate for Cunner, based on 13 Cunner counted.

    Sandy Hook Cunner Counts Chart
    Cunner

    ENLARGE SANDY HOOK CUNNER COUNTS CHART


  13. Striped Bass

  14. Striped Bass

    There is a 0.87% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 8 Striped Bass counted.

    Sandy Hook Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE SANDY HOOK STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART


  15. Atlantic Menhaden

  16. Atlantic Menhaden

    There is a 0.11% catch rate for Atlantic Menhaden, based on 1 Atlantic Menhaden counted.

    Sandy Hook Atlantic Menhaden Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE SANDY HOOK ATLANTIC MENHADEN COUNTS CHART


  17. Flounder

  18. Flounder

    There is a 0.11% catch rate for Flounder, based on 1 Flounder counted.

    Sandy Hook Flounder Counts Chart
    Flounder

    ENLARGE SANDY HOOK FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  19. Northern Searobin

  20. Northern Searobin

    There is a 0.11% catch rate for Northern Searobin, based on 1 Northern Searobin counted.

    Sandy Hook Northern Searobin Counts Chart
    Northern

    ENLARGE SANDY HOOK NORTHERN SEAROBIN COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 14 species of fish and 915 fish counted for February around Sandy Hook.

To date, there are 140 species of fish and a total of 2484197 fish counted for Sandy Hook and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1815 (208 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 1:18:32 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

View full Sandy Hook Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Sandy Hook Fishing Reports

  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing January 1
    1/1/2023 7:55:44 PM - Happy New Year. We made our last fishing trip for 2022 today. Made a few drops in the same area we have ben fishing the past few days. The action was not as good as the past


  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 31
    12/31/2022 5:31:31 PM - I guess the rain in the forecast kept most of the people away.. A few showed uop so we went. It was foggy but not much rain.. Picked at a mix of short and keeper blackfsih. N


  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 30
    12/30/2022 4:29:18 PM - Made our 3/4 day trip for blackfish again today. The weather was great with better anchoring conditions then yesterday The action was not fast but we picked at shorts and kee


  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 29
    12/29/2022 6:12:16 PM - Made our 3/4 day trip for blackfish again today The anchoring conditions left alot to be desired. It was a nice day but a little breeze vs a litttle bit of current made it to


  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 28
    12/28/2022 6:22:50 PM - After a few days off we finally made our 3/4 day blackfish trip. Made a few drop and found some fish on all of them The water temp droped and the fish were not as active. End


  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 27
    12/27/2022 8:01:32 PM - I guess the cold morning kept the people away the past days The temperatures are going to be warmer the rest of the week. We will be blackfishing everyday leaving at 7:30 am


  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 25
    12/25/2022 12:47:14 PM - Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas. It is supposed to be cold tomorrow but not much wind.so we will be fishing. As the week goes on the weather looks better with warme


  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 21
    12/21/2022 7:29:44 PM - Made our 3/4 day trip for blackfish again today. It may be the first day of winter but it was one of the nicest days we had in a while. the ocean was calm and the fishing was


  • Don Beshada December Trip
    12/21/2022 7:11:00 PM - Had Don Beshada and the boys out today plan was to look for tuna to start the day covered 150 miles and didnt see any signs of tuna until we were 5 miles from the dock wtf?! S


  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 20
    12/20/2022 4:20:22 PM - Made our 3/4 day trip for blackfish today. Made a few drops and caught fish on all of them. The short action was good with some keepers. Joe had four and some had one and eve


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Top Sandy Hook Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Bernie's Fishing Tackle
    Bernie’s Bait & Tackle, located in the heart of Sheepshead Bay at 3035 Emmons Ave., has been as icon in the local fishing community for some 50 years.

  2. Great Kills Bait & Tackle


  3. Scortino's Tackle Box Fishing Co.


  4. Michael's Bait & Tackle Shop


  5. E-Z Catch Bait & Tackle
    E-Z Catch Crab Traps & Pot's Are of The Highest Quality, Longest Lasting, Made in the United States of America..Done Right the First Time... All our Products are Manufactured in Staten Island, New York

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Top Sandy Hook Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Jersey Key Sportfishing Charters
    If you are looking for the best New Jersey saltwater fishing experience, then look no further than the Jersey Key. Everything you need for a full-day or evening session of striped bass, fluke, blue fish, bottom fish, tuna, and even shark fishing is p

  2. Atlantic Star
    The Atlantic Star is one of the cleanest and best equipped Atlantic Highlands Party Boats in New Jersey. Family owned and operated since 1987, the Atlantic Star has consistently delivered it's customers an enjoyable & safe half day of fishing

  3. Marilyn Jean IV
    The Marilyn Jean IV party boat is conveniently located in Famous Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn NY. All fishing trips will depart from pier 6.

  4. Sea Hunter
    The SEA HUNTER has built a solid reputation as one of the most popular party boats in the area. This is due to the fact that Captain Rob and his Crew strive to put their passengers on fish whenever the SEA HUNTER leaves the dock.

  5. Captain John's Fishing
    The Captain John is New Jersey's premier fishing and cruising vessel. Located only minutes off the Garden State Parkway, in historic Keyport, NJ, the Captain John offers the finest in fishing experience for the novice or avid angler alike.

  6. Bill Chaser Charters
    Join us for Great Summer Charter Fishing off of Sandy Hook New Jersey and the Raritan Bay May through October For... Blue and White Marlin,Tuna, Dolphin, Shark, Striped Bass, Fluke, Blue Fish

  7. Reel Therapy
    Our boat, "Reel Therapy" is a Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman, Light Tackle edition, is specially designed for fly fishing comfortably in the Northeast's demanding saltwater conditions. She is 20Â’ long x 8Â’ bea

  8. Scales N Tales Fishing
    We specialize in all inshore game fish such as striped bass, fluke, weakfish, flounder and bluefish on the Jersey shore.

  9. MI-JO Party Cruise & Fishing Charter Boat
    Captain Mike Scardigno grew up in the Sandy Hook area and has been fishing for Fluke, Bluefish and Stripers for over 40 years. He has a great local knowledge of the "tricks" and "hot spots" that have produced time after time, year

  10. Just Wonderfil Charters


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Top Sandy Hook Marinas

  1. Baker's Landing Marina


  2. Bayside Marina
    We offer daily fishing and boating rentals, seasonal dock space and mooring rentals and provide 24/7 launch service.We have a full service Snack Bar. Our facilities are handicap accessible.

  3. Seaport Inlet Marina
    Belmar's closest marina to the ocean and the only marina with daily in-and-out rack service!

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