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 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.

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 Trip – Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    14 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 3:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Jul 1 - Oct 15 (Lun, Jue, Dom)
    $1,850
    Tuna, Mahi, and Wahoo – make a reel scream! We head out about 55-75 miles to the canyon zone. A shot at catching your own sashimi. Bring a container with soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi. Trolling, jigging, and chunking for Yellowfin, Bluefin, Mahi, Wahoo, and more. 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 canceled with a full refund. 5 persons max. Age 12+ strongly advised. 12-14 hours.
  • Viaje Privado
    12 Hour Trip – Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    12 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 4:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Jun 15 - Sep 15 (Lun, Jue, Dom)
    $1,450
    You will head out to the 20-30 fathom curve between 30-50 miles out and troll, chunk, or jig for Tuna, Mahi, and Wahoo. The trip lasts 10-12 hours. A shot at catching your own sashimi. Bring a container with soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi. In June, the crew can chase Bluefin and later in the month Mahi. As the summer progresses and the water warms up, the crew catches “football Tuna” along with Mahi and Wahoo. The crew loves pot-hopping.
  • Viaje Privado
    8 Hour – Spring Sea Bass Deep Sea
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:30 AM
    $850
    Action and a chance for a pile of tasty fillets. You'll go out as far as about 30 miles searching for jumbo Seabass. Seabass off South Jersey has been very good for several years and the captain sees no reason why it won't be in 2022. He expects the spring season to start around May 15 and run until about June 20. The bag limit should be about 10 fish at 12.5 inches. Age 10+ advised but you decide.
  • Viaje Privado
    8 Hour Trip – Spring Tog Deep Sea
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Apr 1 - Apr 30
    $850
    You go out as far as 20 miles searching for Tautog/Blackfish. Blink and you can miss the bite. It is an absolute bulldog and one of the finest eating fish. The captain expects the spring season to run from April 1 until April 30. The bag limit should be 4 fish at 15 inches. The captain provides green Crab and if available, white leggers. He double anchors. Age 10+ advised but we trust your judgement.
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour – Spring Seabass Deep Sea
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Oct 15 - Dec 15
    $650
    Action and a chance for a pile of tasty filets. You'll go out as far as 20 miles searching for jumbo Seabass. Seabass off South Jersey has been very good for several years and we see no reason why it won't be in 2022. We expect the spring season to start around May 15 and run until about June 20. The bag limit should be about 10 fish at 12.5 inches. After May 20, the Flounder season opens and we can target it on the same trip. Ling and Bluefish also can show up in the mix. Age 10+ advised.
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Aug 15 - Oct 1
    $650
    This 6-hour trip will take you up to 20 miles out trolling for Cobia, Bonito, Bluefish, False Albacore, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Mahi, and other species. Snag and drop for Cobia and smaller coastal sharks is possible in September and early October. Sight-casting can also be incorporated.
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour Trip – Spring Tog Deep Sea
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Apr 1 - Apr 30
    $650
    You go out as far as 20 miles searching for Tautog/Blackfish. Blink and you can miss the bite. It is an absolute bulldog and one of the finest eating fish. The captain expects the spring season to run from April 1 to April 30. The bag limit shoud be 4 fish at 15 inches. The captain provides green Crab and if available, white leggers. He double anchors. Age 10+ advised but we trust your judgement.
  • 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
    $450
    Fish wrecks and reefs within 15 miles of GE Inlet seasonally for Flounder, Seabass, Bluefish, Triggerfish, Porgy, sharks, Cobia, and a variety of smaller Tuna and Mackerel. Contact us first for a report to know what we are currently targeting. In early summer, we are focused on Flounder, Bluefish, and Seabass. Mid-Summer until early fall, we can try to add some variety by incorporating snag and drop, troll, or sight-casting for the above-named pelagic species. Age 8+ advised but we trust your judgement.
  • 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 (Lun, Mar, Jue, Vie, Sab, Dom)
    $450
    Fish wrecks and reefs within 15 miles of GE Inlet seasonally for Flounder, Sea Bass, Bluefish, Triggerfish, Porgy, sharks, Cobia, and a variety of smaller Tuna and Mackerel. Contact us first for a report to know what we are currently targeting. Early summer, we are focused on Flounder, Bluefish, and Seabass. Mid-summer until early fall, we can try to add some variety by incorporating snag and drop, troll, or sight-casting for the above-named pelagic species. Age 8+ advised but we trust your judgement.
  • Viaje Privado
    4 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 10 - Sep 17
    $400
    A popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. Motion sickness is rare. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish, and Kingfish. Other species such as Seabass and sand sharks are also caught. A great trip for kids and novices to get the hang of fishing. The experienced angler won't be disappointed by our efforts. Flounder and other species are found May-September with Flounder season (ability to keep a fish) beginning around May 20 and ending around September 20.
  • Viaje Privado
    4 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (PM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 1:00 PM
    Viaje de temporada May 1 - Sep 18 (Lun, Mar, Jue, Vie, Sab, Dom)
    $400
    A popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. Motion sickness is rare. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish, and Kingfish. Other species such as Seabass and Sand Shark are also caught. A great trip for kids and novices to get the hang of fishing. The experienced angler won't be disappointed by our efforts. Flounder and other species are found May-September with Flounder season (ability to keep a fish) beginning around May 20 and ending around September 20.
  • Viaje Privado
    3 Hour – River Perch/Stripers (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Apr 15 - Jun 1
    $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" Striper. During April and May, you'll find large Striper that has returned to spawning grounds. During this time night trips are available. This trip is available April-June 1 and September 15-November 15. Departure times vary, the trip may start as early as 5:30 a.m.
  • Viaje Privado
    3 Hour – River Perch/Stripers (PM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 1:00 PM
    Viaje de temporada Sep 13 - Nov 30 (Lun, Mar, Jue, Vie, Sab, Dom)
    $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" Striper. During April and May, you'll find large Striper that has returned to spawning grounds. During this time, night trips are available. This trip is available April 1 - May 30 and September 15 - December 15. Departure times can vary based on the client's request.
  • Viaje Privado
    3 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 1 - Sep 25
    $350
    A popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. Motion sickness is rare. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish, and Kingfish. Other species such as Seabass and Sand Shark are also chased. A great trip for kids and novices to get the "hang" of fishing. The experienced angler won't be disappointed. Flounder and other species are found May-September with Flounder season (ability to keep a fish) beginning around May 20 and ending around September 20.
  • Viaje Privado
    3 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (PM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 5:30 PM
    Viaje de temporada May 1 - Sep 18 (Lun, Mar, Jue, Vie, Sab, Dom)
    $350
    A popular option for fishing on the calm back bay. Motion sickness is rare. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish, and Kingfish. Other species such as Seabass and Sand Shark are also chased. A great trip for kids and novices to get the hang of fishing. The experienced angler won't be disappointed. Flounder and other species are found May-September with Flounder season (ability to keep a fish) beginning around May 20 and ending around September 20. Departure is also possible at 1:00 p.m.
  • Viaje Privado
    2 Hour Trip – Calm Bay
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    2 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 5:30 PM
    Viaje de temporada May 15 - Sep 15 (Mar, Jue, Vie, Sab)
    $250
    This trip is popular with the parents and grandparents of younger children. They found 2 hours to be “just right” for introducing the young ones to fishing or being on a boat. You'll primarily target Flounder, Weakfish, and Bluefish. Other species such as Seabass and Sand Shark are also caught. The marina is minutes from productive fishing grounds, so you can maximize time with “lines in”. The crew has rods and tackle that are designed for smaller hands. "Big kids" with limited time will also enjoy this.
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Sobre el Captain

Michael Doebley
ciudad océano, New Jersey, Estados Unidos
Identificación y licencia verificadas
53 Opiniones de los clientes
Tiempo de respuesta 1 hora
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) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder

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

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tautog Tautog
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
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 con Mosca
Drift Fishing
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

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 10% para garantizar la reserva.

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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Opiniones de los clientes

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Fotos de clientes (39)
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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
87%
Apto para niños
97%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
72%
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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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Jenifer L.
Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
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3 hour bay trip

VERIFICADO   Calm Bay - Afternoon 3 Hours 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 – Calm 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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Keith M.
Somerdale, NJ
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Half Day trip with Captain Michael

VERIFICADO   4 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (AM) on Agosto 16, 2021
Best fishing trip ever!  I took my 11 year old, my father-in-law, and a friend.  Captain Michael and first mate Colby were...
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Colleen M.
Quakertown, PA
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Couldn’t have asked for better!

VERIFICADO   2 Hour Bay (Calm Waters) Dawn on Agosto 2, 2021
Captain Mike and First Mate Colby were amazing! We had a phenomenal time. It was the first time our 11 and 12 year old “really”...
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FAQs about Mighty Heron Charters

Mighty Heron Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $10 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (2 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – River Perch/Stripers (PM) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour – River Perch/Stripers (AM) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (AM) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (PM) (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Calm Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour – Near-ocean Deep Sea (PM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour – Near-ocean Deep Sea (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour – Spring Seabass Deep Sea (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Spring Tog Deep Sea (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour – Spring Sea Bass Deep Sea (8 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Spring Tog Deep Sea (8 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo (12 hours)
  • $1,850 per group - 14 Hour Trip – Tuna, Mahi, 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 (Most of the time except when they are bugging me )
  • 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, Weakfish, Bluefish)
  • Pesca Cerca de la Costa (Seasonally, Tog, Sea Bass, Flounder and Cobia)
  • Pesca en Alta Mar (Tuna, Mahi, and Wahoo)
  • Pesca en Arrecife (Seabass, Tog, Flounder Porgy, and Triggerfish)
  • Pesca de Naufragio (Black Seabass, Tog, Flounder, 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 (All bay and river trips)
  • Equipo Pesado (Offshore)
  • Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing (Flounder, Sea Bass, Tog, Porgy, Weakfish)
  • Troleo (As appropriate when in ocean)
  • Spinning (Always carried)
  • Jigging (Preffered for bottom fishing and Stripers)
  • Popping (Always carried)
  • Pesca con Mosca (Must provide own gear)
  • Drift Fishing (Bay and Ocean)
  • Pesca de Mar Profundo (Flounder, Sea Bass, Tog, and Porgy)

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