Bug Sportfishing

Bug Sportfishing welcomes you aboard! Growing up fishing all over the United States has introduced Captain James to lots of different techniques. The best way to describe his fishing style is somewhere in-between south Florida light tackle with a heavy dose of northeast influence. Whether it’s early spring Striped Bass, mid-season Fluke, or chasing Tuna and Marlin, Capt. James always tries to make the most of every opportunity.

You’ll be fishing aboard the BUG, a 23’ Seacraft straight inboard. The Bug is fast, comfortable, and fuel-efficient with a 240 HP Yanmar Diesel underneath the console. One of 60 originally built as a straight inboard, the Bug features a fully open cockpit offering 360-degree fishability and outfitted with the latest gear. With no outboard motor hanging off the transom, as well as a stand-through tower for sighting fish father away, you are prepared for anything that swims.

Whenever you’re fishing for your target species, the crew is always ready for the chance to encounter something special, like a chance at Bluefin Tuna while fishing for Striped Bass or keeping a fresh Shark bait out, while fishing for Black Seabass and Fluke. Capt. James thoroughly enjoys fishing artificials for inshore species and slow pitch jigging is one of his favorite techniques. Chunking for Tuna is one of his specialties and he’ll never turn down an opportunity to go offshore.

Beginners are always welcome and the crew will make sure your trip suits your skill level. While they carry all the tackle you may need, the crew prefers to use tackle on the lighter side of things to increase the fun factor

For Bug Sportfishing, catching fish is about having fun and making memories. See you at the dock!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    10 Hour Trip – Tuna
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    10 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 4:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 1 - Oct 31
    $1,800
    This is a full day Tuna trip, leaving the dock at 4:30 AM and returning around 2:30 PM. You'll be trolling, jigging, and throwing topwater plugs. Depending on the availability of live bait, you might even put up the kite! From the dock to the fishing grounds generally takes about 1 hour with some days being closer and others being a bit farther (up to 2 hours). Your main target species will be Bluefin Tuna, Albies, and Mahi Mahi. All tackle/bait is included as well as cleaning of your catch!
  • Viaje Privado
    8 Hour Inshore Shark Trip
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 5:00 AM
    $1,000
    Fish the inshore wrecks and reefs in search of monster Sharks! This is a purely CATCH AND RELEASE trip, so no Sharks will be kept. While fishing for Sharks, you'll also fish for Seabass, Fluke, and the occasional Cod. You'll target Mako and Thresher Sharks but often hook into Blue and Spinner Sharks as well, with baby Great Whites or Hammerheads sometimes making an appearance. All tackle/bait is included but a mate will be necessary to ensure that you have the best chance of catching a fish of a lifetime!
  • Viaje Privado
    8 Hour Trip – Black Seabass (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 15 - Jun 22
    $800
    This is a morning Black Seabass trip, leaving the dock at 6 AM and returning at 2:30 PM. You'll be bottom fishing, dropping fresh Clam or Squid down to the seafloor for tasty Black Seabass. From the dock to the fishing grounds generally takes about 20-30 minutes with some days being closer and others being a bit farther (up to 1 hour). For this reason, the captain includes an extra half-hour buffer to increase your fishing time. All tackle is included as well as cleaning of your catch!
  • Viaje Privado
    8 Hour Trip – Fluke (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 22 - Sep 19
    $800
    This is a morning Fluke trip, leaving the dock at 6 AM and returning around 2:30 PM. From the dock to the fishing grounds generally takes about 20 minutes, so the captain adds an extra half-hour buffer to increase your fishing time. This is a purely bottom fishing trip, using fresh Squid and spearing for bait. All tackle is included as well as cleaning of your catch! (Gulp artificial baits are available for additional fee)
  • Viaje Privado
    8 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 5:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Apr 25 - Jul 10
    $800
    This Striped bass trip starts at 5:30 AM and ends around 2 PM. Methods of fishing will include live-lining, jigging/popping, and/or trolling. From the dock to the fishing grounds generally takes about 20 minutes with some days being closer and others being a bit farther. For this reason, there's an extra half-hour buffer to increase your fishing time. All tackle is included as well as cleaning of your catch!
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour Trip – Black Seabass (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 15 - Jun 22
    $650
    This Black Seabass trip starts at 6:30 AM and ends at 1 PM. You'll be bottom fishing, dropping fresh clam or squid down to the seafloor for tasty Black Seabass (my favorite!). It usually takes about 20-30 minutes to reach your fishing spot, with some days being closer and others being a bit farther. That is why the captain usually extends the trip. All tackle is included as well as cleaning of your catch!
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour Trip – Fluke (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 22 - Sep 19
    $650
    Start your day with some Fluke fishing. From the dock to the fishing grounds generally takes about 20 minutes. This is why the captain adds an extra half-hour buffer to increase your fishing time. This is a purely bottom fishing trip using fresh squid and spearing for bait. All tackle is included as well as cleaning of your catch!
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 6:30 AM
    Viaje de temporada Apr 25 - Jul 10
    $650
    This Striped Bass trip leaves the dock at 6:30 AM and ends around 1 PM. Perfect for beginners and families! Methods of fishing will include live-lining, jigging/popping, and/or trolling. It usually takes around 20 minutes to reach your spot, so the captain will extend the trip. All tackle is included as well as cleaning of your catch!
  • Viaje Privado
    4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (PM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 3:30 PM
    Viaje de temporada Apr 25 - Jul 10
    $500
    This is an Evening Striped Bass trip, perfect for beginners and families! Methods of fishing will include live-lining, jigging/popping, and/or trolling. It usually takes about 20 minutes to reach your fishing spot, so the captain will extend your trip. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Viaje Privado
    4 Hour Trip – River Fluke (PM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 3 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 3:00 PM
    Viaje de temporada May 22 - Sep 19
    $400
    You'll be fishing within Shark River (Manasquan river trips available- additional $100) never leaving the inlet. Perfect for families and beginners! A nice evening fishing trip in calm water using fresh squid and spearing for bait. All tackle is included as well as cleaning of your catch! Artificial bait is available for an extra fee.
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Sobre el Captain

James Duncan
Brielle, New Jersey, Estados Unidos
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28 Opiniones de los clientes
Tiempo de respuesta 3 horas
Miembro desde Marzo 2021
I come from a fishing family and have been around boats since I was an infant. My father taught me how to cast as soon as I could walk and I would spend hours casting behind my house in Point Pleasant NJ. When I was 7, we moved to South Florida. This opened up a whole new world to me where I spent every second I could either on or near the water. After some time we found ourselves back on the New Jersey shore, now that I was older we started to explore the mudhole eventually pushing out further into the canyons. At 14 I started working on the fuel dock which eventually branched into working as a mate on private boats and on charters. I went to college at Clemson university initially but ended up continuing my degree in Communications and Business at Monmouth University. During the summers I continued working as a mate, after finishing school I decided to turn fishing into my career. I have always been obsessed with fishing and from a young age, I knew that I wanted to be a Captain.

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Especies de Interés

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Especificaciones del barco

Seacraft Straight Inboard (Center console) construido en 1978, y restaurado en 2017. Impulsado por 240HP YANMAR DIESEL 4LH-A motor, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 28 nudos.

Longitud
23 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

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Equipo Pesado
Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
Troleo
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Pesca con Mosca
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Pesca con Arpón
Pesca de Mar Profundo

Servicios

Baño
GPS
Localizador de peces
Equipo de snorkel
Vivero para la carnada
Outriggers
Equipo para Pesca con Arpón
Nevera para la pesca
Baño
GPS
Localizador de peces
Equipo de snorkel
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 3 días antes del viaje

Los clientes pueden cancelar o modificar su reserva hasta 3 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 20% depósito
Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 20% 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
PayPal
Transferencia Bancaria

Al pagar el saldo restante con tarjeta de crédito, habrá un cargo adicional del 3%

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Opiniones de los clientes

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Fotos de clientes (36)
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Experiencia
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Calificación del pescador
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Opinión de los pescadores
Buena experiencia
96%
Capitán amigable
96%
Recomienda este charter
86%
Apto para niños
96%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
92%
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Nancy E.
Madison, NJ
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Perfect day on the water

VERIFICADO   4 Hour Trip – River Fluke (PM) on Julio 25, 2021
Captain James was prepared for all of us! He was patient, worked to find the best spots, and explained every part of our trip....
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JohN E.
Wayne, NJ
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July fishing trip

VERIFICADO   6 Hour Trip – Fluke (AM) on Julio 5, 2021
The four flukes that were legal were a bonus.  The number of flukes we caught ‘slightly’ under were the fun of the day. ...
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Jeff R.
Pennington, NJ
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Great afternoon trip

VERIFICADO   4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (PM) on Junio 12, 2021
We had a wonderful experience with Captain James Duncan. He was very professional from the start in openly planning our trip...
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Gabrielle M.
Summit, NJ
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Great fun!

VERIFICADO   4 Hour Trip – River Fluke (PM) on Junio 27, 2021
Had a great time with Captain James. We did the 4 hour River Fluke Pm trip. Five of us went. My 2 sons (10 and 13), myself,...
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Mark V.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8hr. Black Seabass trip ( opening day) with Captain James.

VERIFICADO   8 Hour Trip – Black Seabass (AM) on Mayo 15, 2021
By far one of the most memorable days I’ve had in a long time for Seabass. Just want to add that the boat is a bit on the...
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FAQs about Bug Sportfishing

Bug Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – River Fluke (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Fluke (AM) (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Black Seabass (AM) (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Black Seabass (AM) (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Fluke (AM) (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (AM) (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Inshore Shark Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Tuna (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Bug Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Baño (Porta-Potty)
  • GPS
  • Localizador de peces
  • Equipo de snorkel
  • Vivero para la carnada
  • Outriggers
  • Equipo para Pesca con Arpón
  • Nevera para la pesca

Trips booked with Bug Sportfishing include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo
  • Carnada Viva (depends on target species)
  • Señuelos
  • Limpieza y Fileteado
  • Marinero (Mate available by request for inshore)
  • Licencia de Pesca

Bug Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca en Río
  • Pesca de Orilla
  • Pesca Cerca de la Costa
  • Pesca en Alta Mar
  • Pesca en Arrecife
  • Pesca de Naufragio

Bug Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Equipo Pesado
  • Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
  • Troleo
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Pesca con Mosca
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Pesca con Arpón
  • Pesca de Mar Profundo

Top targeted fish species with Bug Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Marlin (White)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo