Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Smokin Reel Charters

Where does Smokin Reel Charters fish?

We fish the Neptune City area, including Atlantic Ocean, Raritan Bay, Belmar, Point Pleasant Beach, Asbury Park, South Amboy, New York/New Jersy Bight.

What are the target fish?

Target fish include Striped Bass (Also Called Striper, Linesider, Rockfish  ), Bluefish (Also Called Elf, Tailor, Shad), Atlantic Cod (Also Called Cod, Kil'Din Cod, Cod, Codfish Brick, Strip  ), Common Dolphinfish (Also Called Dolphin, Dolphinfish, Common Dolphin, Mahi-Mahi, Dorado, Dourade  ), Summer Flounder  (Also Called Flounder, Fluke  ), Lingcod  (Also Called Alaska Ling Cod, Buffalo cod, Cultus cod, Greenling, Blue Cod, Buckethead), Little Tunny  (Also Called False Albacore, Albie, Little Tuna, Bonita  ), Scup  (Also Called Porgy  ), Black Sea Bass (Also Called Sea Bass  ), Shortfin Mako Shark (Also Called Blue Pointer, Mackerel Shark, Mako, Mako Shark  ), Bluefin Tuna  (Also Called Atlantic Bluefin Tuna), Yellowfin Tuna  (Also Called Ahi)

Where in Neptune City to we meet our guests?

We meet at Smokin Reel Charters, LLC ( 11 S Concourse, Neptune City, NJ 07753, USA ), Cheesequake Creek Boat Launch ( 5000 Klimek Pl, South Amboy, NJ 08879, USA )

Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

Yes, a Fishing license is required

Where do I get a STATE Fishing license?

A New Jersey fishing license is required for all freshwater fishing for anyone 16 years of age or older. At this time no license is required for anglers fishing in New Jersey's salt water. Please visit the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife website for more information regarding regulations and to purchase your license.

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!

Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.

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