Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach are some of the most popular and productive fishing grounds along the Eastern coast. Because of the location, there is amazing fishing for inshore anglers, nearshore anglers, offshore anglers and anglers looking for the challenge of deep ocean waters. Many Point Pleasant Fishing Charters with experienced captains will whisk you off for a fishing excursion you will not soon forget.
Inshore there are plenty of opportunities for you to catch fish. There are two rivers, the Manasquan and the Metedeconk. On the rivers, you can fish for a number of fish species. Striped Bass, Bluefish, Sea Trout and more can be found in these waters as well as in Barnegat Bay, where the Metedeconk empties into.
There is excellent inshore fishing at the jetties and piers, bridges, wrecks and reefs. Local captains of the Point Pleasant Fishing Charters know these waters and know the fish located here. You will be landing some excellent-tasting bottom fish like Seabass, Fluke, Flounder and the very tricky to catch Tautog. Also, there are Bluefish, Stripers, Porgies, Skip Jacks, Mackerel and more. Inshore fishing is full of fun and action, reeling in many fish that all anglers want to catch.
For real fun, a trip offshore to the wrecks and reefs 30+ miles away is where you want to go. This area is excellent for bottom fish like large-sized Seabass, Cod, and Pollack. There are also some of the trophies you want to be reeling in, like Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Big Eye Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel and a variety of hungry sharks.
To battle with the giants, you must head to Hudson Canyon, about 100 miles off the coast. Here are where the big boys are. You may find yourself reeling a huge Marlin or Tuna or go down deep and bring up Swordfish and Tilefish. Whatever you want to target, your Point Pleasant Fishing Charter will take you to the right spots and get you deep into fish.
Inshore trips can take 4 to 8 hours, depending on where you want to go. Half-day charters are great for families with children. Captains and crew love to show the ropes to newbie anglers, so a 4-hour trip is great. Fly fishermen should spend a little longer on the waters trying to land one of the hard-hitting Blues or Stripers.
If you want to go to the nearshore wrecks and reefs, a ¾ charter or a full-day charter will get you on the fish and bring some tasty fish for dinner. But if you want to fight the big ones deep in the water, you must book at least an overnight charter. You can book a Tuna charter looking for giant-sized Tuna of all sorts in the deep blue waters. Many Point Pleasant Fishing Charters offer these trips looking for big Tuna and maybe the occasional Marlin.
Shark trips are also popular, and the waters off Point Pleasant are teeming with all kinds of Sharks from Mako to Thresher.
Point Pleasant is not only pleasant, but it is also downright awesome. The fishing from this small town is fantastic, and you cannot pick a better place to come for a weekend fishing trip or a week-long fishing vacation.