Yellowfin Tuna over the rail

Offshore Fishing

When fishing offshore in the local canyons off of Cape May, NJ, we target all Tuna species (Yellowfin, Bluefin, Giant Bluefin, Big Eye), Wahoo and Mahi Mahi (Dolphin).

Our offshore fishing trips range from inshore mid-ground trips daytrips to offshore canyon daytrips and overnight trips. The type of trip will depend on the time of year and the tuna around locally will determine the trip type.

We will also fish for marlin species and billfish if they are in the water at the time of our trips and your charter desires to target these species.

Fishing aboard the 55′ Bodacious provides maximum comfort for our customers thanks to her deluxe accommodations and world class ride.

We have been fishing the local canyons for 30+ years and we have over 1,000 trips to these canyons.  You will not find a more experienced charter boat in Southern Jersey!

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Inshore Shark Trips (Mid June, July, August)

If you are looking for a family fun trip in the summer, we offer inshore shark trips.

 These trips are a short run from our dock and can be anywhere between 4 and 6 hours!  It’s fun for the whole family as we generally catch big sharks up to 300 lbs. with almost a 100% guarantee that you will catch at least one on every trip!

All Sharks are released after taking pictures and offer the best opportunity to catch some of the biggest nastiest fish you will ever encounter just a few miles from shore.  We fish at the mouth of the Delaware Bay or in the open ocean on all these trips and are easily in sight of land.

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Tuna Charter Hooked Up II



The Bodacious is a custom 55-foot Carolina sport fisher that offers an upscale interior and an extraordinary smooth ride (thanks to its world-renowned Carolina hull). The deep vee Carolina hull with the distinctive Carolina flare (or Harkers Island Flare as it is often referred to) throws water away from hull, especially in rough conditions like those seen off the Outer Banks.

The crew will be headed by Captain Tim Smith with support from Captain’s John and Diana Sowerby (Caveman Sportfishing/Hooked Up II) and Captain Ray Pastella.  Captain Tim and John alone have over 70 years of fishing experience in teh offshore waters of the Mid-Atlantic region!

You will not find a more experienced crew or more comfortable charter boat in South Jersey.  We promise you will not be disappointed fishing on the Bodacious with all the comforts a hand crafted boat provides.

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    We are located in the marina adjacent to Urie's Waterfront.  There is plenty of food nearby including a WaWa just down the street in case you forgot anything or need any last minute items for your trip.

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