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

    4/8/2013 11:51:59 PM -

    5/7/2011 1:04:54 AM - 40.38565 -73.6008

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

    5/7/2011 1:04:50 AM - 40.3607166666667 -73.9354833333333

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

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

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

    5/3/2013 6:37:26 PM -

    5/6/2013 4:26:12 AM -

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Sandy Hook Fishing Prediction

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. Flounder

  2. Flounder

    There is a 30.03% catch rate for Flounder, based on 11112 Flounder counted.

  3. Pollock

  4. Pollock

    There is a 15.69% catch rate for Pollock, based on 5804 Pollock counted.

  5. Black Sea Bass

  6. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 12.44% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 4602 Black Sea Bass counted.

  7. Striped Bass

  8. Striped Bass

    There is a 8.61% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 3185 Striped Bass counted.

  9. Red Hake

  10. Red Hake

    There is a 6.24% catch rate for Red Hake, based on 2309 Red Hake counted.

  11. Bluefish

  12. Bluefish

    There is a 4.35% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1608 Bluefish counted.

  13. Tautog

  14. Tautog

    There is a 4.28% catch rate for Tautog, based on 1582 Tautog counted.

  15. Atlantic Mackerel

  16. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 4.25% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 1571 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

  17. Atlantic Menhaden

  18. Atlantic Menhaden

    There is a 3.7% catch rate for Atlantic Menhaden, based on 1369 Atlantic Menhaden counted.

  19. Striped Searobin

  20. Striped Searobin

    There is a 3.54% catch rate for Striped Searobin, based on 1311 Striped Searobin counted.

Recommedations above based on 53 species of fish and 36997 fish counted for May around Sandy Hook.

To date, there are 104 species of fish and a total of 472426 fish counted for Sandy Hook and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

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 1939..

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Latest Sandy Hook Fishing Reports

  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 24
    5/25/2022 2:26:12 AM - Not enough people showed up for the aternoon but we made the morning trip for fluke today. The fishing was the same with a pick of shorts and keepers. There are some new pict

  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 23
    5/24/2022 1:40:46 AM - Only a few people showed up for both trips but we went. On the morning trip we had no limits but we picked at some shorts and keepers.On the afternoon trip John had his limit

  • Luke and Mark Stripers
    5/23/2022 5:17:00 PM - Had The VP's from Manasquan Savings Bank out to today. Luke Caverly has made all my dreams come true and since he is retiring brought his next in command Mark Starr here to pi

  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 22
    5/23/2022 1:22:10 AM - Made both morning and afternoon trips for fluke again today. The action was mostly shorts and some keepers on both trips. There are some new pictures in the gallery from toda

  • Todd Kisner Stripers
    5/22/2022 8:57:00 AM - Have first timer to the Toy Todd Kisner and buddies Maurice and Kevin. Capt Kenny netted the bait first drift we have our limit and have released over a dozen in first hour u

  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 21
    5/22/2022 1:42:47 AM - Made both morning and afternoon trips for fluke again today. On both trips we picked at shorts and keepers. There are some new pictures in the gallery from today. We are fish

  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 20
    5/21/2022 1:41:35 AM - Made both morning and afternoon trips for fluke today. On the morning trip we had good conditions and we caught fluke. Had a few limits and some with one and two and some wit

  • Don Beshada Offshore
    5/20/2022 10:16:00 PM - Had Don Beshada back with his buddy Rod from Alabama for an offshore trip. Had  what I thought was decent weather conditions so decided to hunt for Tuna until  we got to the

  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 18
    5/19/2022 1:17:36 AM - Made both morning and afternoon trips for fluke again today. On the morning trip we picked at shorts and keepers. Jack Petro caught a 7lb beauty for our biggest fluke this se

  • Don Beshada Stripers
    5/18/2022 9:46:00 AM - Have regular Don Beshada out with friends from Alabama Rod and Donna. First time striper fishing and they are pros at it landed half a dozen on the first drift. Striper fishin

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Top Sandy Hook Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Great Kills Bait & Tackle

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  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

  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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