Fish for Striped Bass (Stripers), Bluefish, Fluke (Flounder), Weakfish, Wreck Fishing, Shark, Albacore, Blackfin, Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna Fishing.
All trips can be customized to meet your individual needs.

Seafood Fishing Charters sails out of Forked River, NJ and fishes from Barnegat bay to Barnegat Inlet, and out to 50 miles offshore. Captain Ken Minnes and Captain John Cafiero have combined over 60 years in the local barnegat waters.

Not in the mood to fish? We also offer Sunset Cruises to long Beach Island (LBI) to see the Barnegat Lighthouse, as the sun goes down. Or try our sunset water cruise to The Captains Inn.
So we got you covered from inshore fishing from the Barnegat bay or ocean to offshore Big Game Tackle battling Monster Sharks or Bluefin Tuna to a relaxing sunset cruise.

We can accommodate from 1 to 6 passengers on our US Coast Guard Approved Vessel. Book Your Trip Today!

Captain Ken Minnes and Captain John Cafiero have combined over 60 years in the local barnegat waters


Seabass trips going off!

Seabass fishing on fire! This past week has been awesome non stop action on board Seafood Fishing Charters out of Forked River N.J. We have had non stop action on the nearshore shipwrecks! Black sea bass, tog, and even a keeper cod was caught this week on the boat! Every wreck fishing trip we reached our limit of sea bass. The striped bass action has slowed way down being that ocean temps are in the 70's already! We have some Tuna trips coming up, some of the local boats are pulling Bluefin Tuna as close as 38 miles! We're on em! The Mahi-Mahi should be coming in real close to the beach this year and we are very excited for this summer! Book a trip!
~Capt Ken 


Flounder Fising in Barnegat Bay

Flounder Fishing in Barnegat Bay has been great!
We haven't updated so much on reports because we have been fishing a lot this month; however, the fish keep coming! Flounder are in the 17-23 inch range in most of the Bay's hot spots. We have had a lot of happy customers who are choosing to stay inshore and target these fish. I think most of the bigger Striped Bass have migrated north unfortunately. The Shark fishing has been awesome as well, of coarse everyone is hearing about the shark attacks on the beaches up and down the East Coast but we are going offshore and targeting the bigger Mako, Thresher, and Brown sharks. Lots of fun fighting these beasts and seeing what they are made of.
Flounder Pounding in the Bay!  


Great fishing continues onboard Seafood Fishing Charters

Another amazing day on board Seafood fishing charters. We trolled near structure most of the afternoon and found water temperatures in Barnegat Bay ranging from 72 degrees to 63 degrees. Barnegat bay is very tidal depended and it seemed that the majority of the fish we caught today were in the mid to lower 60's. Not many fish liked the top water action, but there was some surface chop being that the wind was blowing South East at 10-12 kts. This afternoon i decided to troll around and found some scattered bait and heavier marks on the fish finder in deeper water. This is the reason we used deeper swimmers to reach down into the water column where these fish were feeding, rather than top water poppers. We found a lot of fish again, all ranging from 8-16 pounds. A few days ago we had a 19.6 pound fish. Nothing breaking the 16 pound range today but an excellent day filled with action! I'm hearing more and more striped bass action off the beach and we are excited to fish Sunday to try and get some bass in the boat. We are trying to break our 51 Lbs record from two years ago =) Have a great weekend everyone! Keep em tight ~Capt. Ken~


Wired Stripers: Wire Line Trolling For Big Bass

By: Capt. John A. Cafiero

2 Striped Bass

I must admit, catching stripers fishing with wire is one of my least desirable ways to fish for them. It is tiring to haul them in and it's frustrating to deal with the wire not getting kinked. It almost seems like it is cheating in a way. That being said, I still use wire quite often when targeting big stripers. The reason is simple. Wire line is probably the most consistent way to come home with a few nice bass in the cooler. On some days it is the only way that we are able to come home with those tasty fillets.

My customers expect to come back to the dock with fish in the box. It's my job to make sure that happens. The best part of fishing is coming back to the dock with giant bass and a crowd of people around asking, "How did you do?" Having a few monster bass to put up on the dock is a great feeling.
Now some people will say it is not very sporting to catch bass on wire, so they don't even own wire rods. I will be the first to agree. I only bring them for one reason and one reason only. They produce when nothing else is working. So when there is no bird activity and you have run out of lures to toss out there what do you do? When you have searched and searched for bunker pods and they are nowhere in sight, I get out the wire gear. When all else fails trolling is the best way to turn a bad day into a productive one.

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