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. 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".


  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. Flounder

  2. Flounder

    There is a 20.8% catch rate for Flounder, based on 10051 Flounder counted.


  3. Scup

  4. Scup

    There is a 19.59% catch rate for Scup, based on 9465 Scup counted.


  5. Black Sea Bass

  6. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 13.22% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 6385 Black Sea Bass counted.


  7. Pollock

  8. Pollock

    There is a 10.93% catch rate for Pollock, based on 5279 Pollock counted.


  9. Atlantic Menhaden

  10. Atlantic Menhaden

    There is a 7.73% catch rate for Atlantic Menhaden, based on 3737 Atlantic Menhaden counted.


  11. Bluefish

  12. Bluefish

    There is a 6.18% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 2986 Bluefish counted.


  13. Striped Searobin

  14. Striped Searobin

    There is a 5.88% catch rate for Striped Searobin, based on 2839 Striped Searobin counted.


  15. Weakfish

  16. Weakfish

    There is a 2.81% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 1357 Weakfish counted.


  17. Northern Searobin

  18. Northern Searobin

    There is a 1.89% catch rate for Northern Searobin, based on 915 Northern Searobin counted.


  19. Tautog

  20. Tautog

    There is a 1.65% catch rate for Tautog, based on 796 Tautog counted.


Recommedations above based on 77 species of fish and 48314 fish counted for September around Sandy Hook.

To date, there are 136 species of fish and a total of 482648 fish counted for Sandy Hook and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1815 (207 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 9:39:44 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.

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Latest Sandy Hook Fishing Reports

  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing September 21
    9/22/2022 2:43:08 AM - Made both trips for fluke again today. On the morning trip we had nice weather and drifting conditions. The fishing was better then the past few days and a lot of our people


  • Don Beshada Tuna Mahi
    9/21/2022 9:11:00 PM - Had Don Beshada out with the boys today Tony Frankie and Jesse. Frankie got us going early with a nice bluefin then we jigged over 50 albies and bonito time to move made a lon


  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing September 20
    9/20/2022 11:29:07 PM - Made both trips for fluke again today. On both trips we picked some shorts and a few keepers. The action was not as good as the past few days Tomorrow is another day and we w


  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing September 19
    9/20/2022 2:14:47 AM - Made both trips for fluke again today. On the morning trip we picked at shorts and keepers. Gary had his limit and some had one while others caught shorts. Only had a few sho


  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing September 18
    9/19/2022 1:17:30 AM - Made both trips for fluke again today No limits on neither trip but some had one or two keepers We did have a different species on the afternoon with a nice Spanish mackerel.


  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing September 17
    9/18/2022 2:08:22 AM - Made both trips for fluke again today. On the morning trip we picked at shorts and keepers. On the afternoon trip the short action was not like the morning but we picked at k


  • Saturday 9/17 Latham Trip
    9/18/2022 12:04:10 AM - Another trip in the books for the Latham family and friends. Conditions were far from ideal which resulted in slow fishing. We picked away and boxed up seven keepers and abou


  • Pete Letushko Tuna Mahi
    9/17/2022 9:44:00 PM - Had first timer Pete Letushko on the Toy with his crew. Made a decision to get to canyon at first light for an early troll had great conditions got there sooner and did some c


  • Friday 9/16 Open Boat
    9/17/2022 12:45:25 AM - Not bad fishing on Friday. Our ten costomers were able to land 19 keeps. Lori Meyer won the pool with 4.6 fluke. We saw a 3 limits and mulltple fish in the 3 to 4 lb range.


  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing September 16
    9/17/2022 12:19:17 AM - Made both trips for fluke again today and it was a real nice day. On the morning trip we picked at shorts and keepers with Ben getting his limit and some getting one. Only a


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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. 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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