Mighty Heron Charters

Welcome to Mighty Heron Charters! Voted best charter fishing boat by the readers of the Ocean City Sentinel for 2021. Capt. Mike’s charter is located in Somers Point, just a few blocks from the base of the Ocean City Ninth Street Bridge and minutes from Garden State Parkway Parkway exit 30. Capt. Mike has 45 years of experience fishing the area, from the back creeks to the canyons.

Fish onboard a 28’ Steiger Craft that accommodates up to 6 guests. She’s powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, has the latest Garmin electronics, and a private toilet. This boat is powerful and will get you to the fishing grounds quickly. It can accommodate any age, experience, and aptitude.

This crew simply loves to fish and can accommodate anglers of any age, experience, and aptitude. They take great pride in setting up a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, coaching, and helping you every step of the way. Your enjoyment and entertainment are their top priority! For the experienced, results-driven angler, they’re ready. Capt. Mike provides high quality bait and tackle and always works hard to put you on the fish.

During summer, you can target Flounder and other species in the back bays and Flounder, Seabass, Porgies, and Triggerfish on the ocean structures. On this same ocean trip, you can also troll or snag and drop bait for smaller Tuna, Mackerel, Sharks, and Cobia during the warmer months.

On select dates during the summer, you can head offshore for big game such as Sharks, Tuna, Mahi, and Wahoo. Autumn offers Black Seabass and Tog on the ocean structures as well as Striped Bass. As appropriate, you troll, jig, or cast depending on what is working.

Mighty Heron Charters don’t try to claim to be the "best" and certainly no guarantees. It is, after all, fishing. What they do promise is a professional, organized, experienced, and personable captain and their best efforts to put you on the fish. Welcome aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    14 Hour Ocean Tuna, Mahi and Wahoo
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    14 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 3:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Sep 15 - Oct 15 (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie, Sab)
    $1,800
    Tuna, Mahi, and Wahoo – make a reel scream! A shot at catching your own sashimi. Bring a container with soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi. Trolling and/or chunking for Yellowfin, Bluefin, Mahi, Wahoo, and more. This is a "big kids" trip, 5 persons max. We don't take clients "for a ride". Poor sea conditions or a slim chance of finding fish (we use sophisticated satellite services to track water temps and other factors) can lead to a trip being cancelled with a full refund.
  • Viaje Privado
    Ocean Shark "Big Game" 12 Hours
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    12 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 4:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Sep 1 - Oct 1
    $1,600
    We head out about 25 - 50 miles in search of the “Big Ones”. Makos, Threshers, Blues and more. June and September only. We set-up a chum slick and put out a set of lines. Patience is sometimes the name of the game but if you hook-up....hang on tight! This is a "big kid" trip. Maximum 5 guests. Strict Federal regulations apply.
  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day Deep Sea Sea Bass & Tog
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    10 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 5:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Oct 15 - Dec 15
    $1,100
    You'll go out as far as about 60 miles searching for jumbo Sea Bass. Sea Bass and Tog fishing off of South Jersey has been very good for several years and we see no reason why it won't be in 2021. Early in season, we see a mixed bag including Porgies and Triggerfish. Fall Sea Bass season opens October 8th with a 10 fish bag at 12.5”. Bag limit increases to 15 fish at 13” November 1st. Tog/Blackfish bag limit increases to 5 fish on November 16th. This is a 10+ hour trip.
  • Viaje Privado
    8 - 9 Hour Fall Striped Bass Ocean
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    9 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Nov 10 - Dec 20
    $850
    The most highly prized near-shore game fish. Your shot at a trophy. The fall is the time of the year when the big ones are migrating down the coast. We check reports and run self-prospecting trips before offering to clients to assure a reasonable chance to find the big ones. Some years the big ones stay offshore and we stay in the bay (price adjusted). These are trolling and/or jigging trips. Up to 6 people. Age 10+ recommended. We follow all regulations including only fishing within the 3-mile limit.
  • Viaje Privado
    Sea Bass "Deep Sea" 8 Hour Autumn
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Oct 8 - Dec 20
    $850
    Action and a shot at a pile of filets is the name of the game for these tasty fighters. Sea Bassin' off of South Jersey has been very good for several years and we see no reason why it won't be in 2021. Fall season opens October 8th with a 10 fish bag @12.5”. Bag limit increases to 15 fish @ 13” November 1st. We fish out to about 35 miles of GE Inlet over known to be productive reefs and wrecks. Early in the season we frequently get a mixed bag that includes Porgies and Triggerfish. Tog in November.
  • Viaje Privado
    Fall Mix Striper & Deep Sea
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    7 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Nov 10 - Dec 20
    $750
    We start the day with bottom fishing on reefs and wrecks fishing for Tog and Seabass looking for action and filets then head inshore (within state waters) to troll or jig for LARGE Striped Bass. As per regulations, we do not target Stripers outside of the 3 mile limit. Age 10+ advised.
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour Sea Bass "Deep Sea" Fall AM
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Oct 8 - Nov 30
    $650
    Action and a shot at a pile of filets is the name of the game for these tasty fighters. Sea Bass and Tog off of South Jersey have been very good for several years and we see no reason why they won't be this year. Fall season opens October 8th with a 10 fish bag @12.5”. Bag limit increases to 15 fish at 13” November 1st. We fish within about 15 miles of Great Egg Inlet over known to be productive reefs and wrecks. Early in the season we frequently get a mixed bag that includes Porgies and Triggerfish.
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour Fall Striped Bass Ocean/Bay
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Nov 10 - Dec 20
    $600
    The most highly prized near-shore game fish. The time of the year when the big ones are migrating down the coast. We check reports and run self-prospecting trips before offering to clients to assure a reasonable chance to find the big ones. Some years the big ones stay offshore and we stay in the bay (price adjusted). These are trolling and/or jigging trips. Up to 6 people. Age 10+ recommended. We follow all regulations including only fishing within the 3 mile limit.
  • Viaje Privado
    5 Hour – Near Ocean Deep Sea AM
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    5 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 12 - Oct 7
    $475
    Seasonally fishing for Flounder, Sea Bass, Triggerfish, Porgies, and Tog (Blackfish). Late Summer/Early Fall after Flounder season we focus on Porgies, Triggerfish, snag and drop bait fishing for Sharks or Cobia or trolling/sight-casting for any available species, such as Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Bonito. Age 10+ is advised.
  • Viaje Privado
    5 Hour – Near Ocean Deep Sea PM
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    5 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 1:00 PM
    Viaje de temporada May 15 - Oct 7
    $475
    Seasonally fishing for Flounder, Sea Bass, Triggerfish, Porgies, and Tog (Blackfish). Late Summer/Early Fall after Flounder season we focus on Porgies, Triggerfish, snag and drop bait fishing for Sharks or Cobia or trolling/sight-casting for any available species, such as Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Bonito. Age 10+ is advised.
  • Viaje Privado
    4 Hour Afternoon Bay (Calm Waters)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 1:00 PM
    Viaje de temporada May 1 - Sep 18
    $425
    This is a very popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish and Kingfish, and other species that can be found. A great trip for kids and novices to get the "hang" of fishing. Flounder and other species are found May – September with Flounder season (ability to keep a fish) beginning May 22nd and ending September 19th.
  • Viaje Privado
    4 Hour Bay AM (Calm Waters)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 10 - Sep 17
    $425
    This is a very popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish and Kingfish, and other species that can be found. A great trip for kids and novices to get the "hang" of fishing. Flounder and other species are found May – September with Flounder season (ability to keep a fish) beginning May 22nd and ending September 19th. Various departure times are available throughout the day.
  • Viaje Privado
    3 Hour Afternoon Bay (Calm Waters)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 1:00 PM
    Viaje de temporada May 10 - Sep 18
    $375
    This is a very popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish and Kingfish, and other species that can be found. A great trip for kids and novices to get the "hang" of fishing. Flounder and other species are found May – September with Flounder season (ability to keep a fish) beginning May 22nd and ending September 19th. Various departure times are available throughout the day.
  • Viaje Privado
    3 Hour PM Ocean Fall Stripers
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 3:00 PM
    Viaje de temporada Nov 10 - Dec 20 (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie, Sab)
    $375
    Sneak out of work a little early for a dusk Striper trip. You'll stick closer to GE Inlet to troll and jig or cast plugs. Up to six guests.
  • Viaje Privado
    3 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 1 - Sep 18
    $375
    This is a very popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish and Kingfish, and other species that can be found. A great trip for kids and novices to get the "hang" of fishing. Flounder and other species are found May – September with Flounder season (ability to keep a fish) beginning May 22nd and ending September 19th. Various departure times are available throughout the day. Morning trips have the option to start as early as 6 am.
  • Viaje Privado
    3 Hour Up The River Perch & SB (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Sep 13 - Nov 30
    $350
    This trip is ideal for all ages and is a great way to enjoy some time on calm waters by heading up the Egg Harbor River and its tributaries. You'll get to enjoy some light tackle action for White Perch and maybe "Schoolie" Stripers. During April and May, you'll find LARGE Stripers that have returned to spawning grounds. During this time night trips are available. This trip is available April – June 15th and September 10th – November 30th. Departure times vary, the trip may start as early as 5:30 a.m.
  • Viaje Privado
    3 Hour Up The River Perch & SB (PM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 1:00 PM
    Viaje de temporada Sep 13 - Nov 30 (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie, Sab)
    $350
    This trip is ideal for all ages and is a great way to enjoy some time on calm waters by heading up the Egg Harbor River and its tributaries. You'll get to enjoy some light tackle action for White Perch and maybe "Schoolie" Stripers. During April and May, you'll find LARGE Stripers that have returned to spawning grounds. During this time night trips are available. This trip is available April – June 15th and September 10th – November 30th. Departure times can vary based on client request.
  • Viaje Privado
    3 Hour Evening Bay (Calm Waters)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 4:30 PM
    Viaje de temporada May 1 - Sep 18
    $325
    This is a very popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish and Kingfish, and other species that can be found. A great trip for kids and novices to get the "hang" of fishing. Flounder and other species are found May – September with Flounder season (ability to keep a fish) beginning May 22nd and ending September 19th. Relxing to fish at dusk.
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Sobre el Captain

Michael Doebley
ciudad océano, New Jersey, Estados Unidos
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Miembro desde Septiembre 2020
Why did I become a fisherman? I was kind of born into it. I was born and raised in the Cape-Atlantic area of South Jersey. I started fishing the bays of South Jersey with my parents and brother when I was about seven and progressively fished further offshore so I was fishing the canyons by my twenties. I take pride in working with all skill levels and teaching those with little experience. A great day is when we have caught fish, everyone had a good time and I can share my love of fishing.

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Especies de Interés

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder

Perch (White) Perch (White)
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tautog Tautog
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Weakfish Weakfish

Especificaciones del barco

Steiger Craft 28 Miami DV (Downeast) construido en 2013. Impulsado por 2 250HP Yamaha motores, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 28 nudos.

Longitud
28 ft
Capacidad
6 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca en Río
Pesca de Orilla
Pesca Cerca de la Costa
Pesca en Alta Mar
Pesca en Arrecife
Pesca de Naufragio
Pesca en Aguas Poco Profundas

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Equipo Pesado
Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
Troleo
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Pesca de Mar Profundo

Servicios

Baño
Silla de combate
GPS
Localizador de peces
Vivero para la carnada
Outriggers
Nevera para la pesca
Baño
Silla de combate
GPS
Localizador de peces
Vivero para la carnada
Outriggers

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Carnada Viva
Señuelos
Limpieza y Fileteado
Marinero
Licencia de Pesca

Política de Cancelación

Cancelación gratis hasta 7 días antes del viaje

Los clientes pueden cancelar o modificar su reserva hasta 7 días antes de la fecha del viaje sin cargo. Si el viaje se cancela o modifica después, o en caso de no presentarse, se cobrará el 100% del depósito.

Políticas

Traslado no incluído
El traslado desde / hacia el lugar de salida no está incluido en las tarifas del viaje.
Se permiten niños
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación

Pago

Reserva con 15% depósito
Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 15% para garantizar la reserva.
Pagar el balance restante al capitán
El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:
Efectivo
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Cheques
Transferencia Bancaria

Al pagar el saldo restante con tarjeta de crédito, habrá un cargo adicional del 0.5%

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Experiencia
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3 hour back bay, late August with Capt. Mike
3 hour back bay, late August with Capt. Mike
3 hour back bay, late August with Capt. Mike
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Buena experiencia
97%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
86%
Apto para niños
97%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
72%
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Ryan H.

El capitán canceló

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  Septiembre 16, 2021
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Tiffany Q.

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VERIFICADO   NUEVO  Septiembre 3, 2021
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Jenifer L.
Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
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3 hour bay trip

VERIFICADO   3 Hour Afternoon Bay (Calm Waters) on Mayo 28, 2021
This was the first time booking with Captain Mike and the first time taking my two boys (10&12) fishing. Captain Mike was extremely...
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Edward L.
Ocean View, New Jersey
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Just an excellent experience

VERIFICADO   3 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on Junio 24, 2021
Took my son and my 2 grandsons (5&7) on Capt Mike’s 3hr morning bay fishing trip. From the moment we boarded both Capt Mike...
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Greg K.
Julian, Pennsylvania
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4 hr Bay fishing

VERIFICADO   5 Hour – Near Ocean Deep Sea AM on Agosto 4, 2021
I had booked a 5 hr near ocean deep sea trip for myself and my three teenage boys, but unfortunately, a storm blew up and we...
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FAQs about Mighty Heron Charters

Mighty Heron Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Evening Bay (Calm Waters) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Up The River Perch & SB (PM) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Up The River Perch & SB (AM) (3 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (3 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3 Hour PM Ocean Fall Stripers (3 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Afternoon Bay (Calm Waters) (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Afternoon Bay (Calm Waters) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Bay AM (Calm Waters) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour – Near Ocean Deep Sea PM (5 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour – Near Ocean Deep Sea AM (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Fall Striped Bass Ocean/Bay (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Sea Bass "Deep Sea" Fall AM (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Fall Mix Striper & Deep Sea (7 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Sea Bass "Deep Sea" 8 Hour Autumn (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 - 9 Hour Fall Striped Bass Ocean (9 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Deep Sea Sea Bass & Tog (10 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Ocean Shark "Big Game" 12 Hours (12 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 14 Hour Ocean Tuna, Mahi and Wahoo (14 hours)

When you book a trip with Mighty Heron Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Baño (pump-flush private toilet)
  • Silla de combate (Used when appropriate)
  • GPS (Simrad)
  • Localizador de peces (Simrad)
  • Vivero para la carnada (Used when appropriate)
  • Outriggers (Used when appropriate)
  • Nevera para la pesca

Trips booked with Mighty Heron Charters include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo
  • Carnada Viva (As appropriate and when available.)
  • Señuelos (Trolling and casting lures as appropriate)
  • Limpieza y Fileteado (Cleaned and bagged)
  • Marinero
  • Licencia de Pesca ("License" is boat recreational fishing permit)

Mighty Heron Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca en Río (River trips target White Perch and small stripers)
  • Pesca de Orilla (Primarily Flounder)
  • Pesca Cerca de la Costa (Striped Bass, Bluefish and Shark)
  • Pesca en Alta Mar (Shark, Tuna and Mahi)
  • Pesca en Arrecife (Black Seabass, Tog, Porgy and Trigger)
  • Pesca de Naufragio (Black Seabass, Tog, Porgy and Trigger)
  • Pesca en Aguas Poco Profundas (Light tackle for stripers (Max. 3 active anglers))

Mighty Heron Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero (River and flats for perch and stripers)
  • Equipo Pesado
  • Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing (Flounder, Sea Bass, Tog, Porgy, )
  • Troleo
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Pesca de Mar Profundo

Top targeted fish species with Mighty Heron Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Flounder
  • Perch (White)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tautog
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Weakfish