Barnegat Fishing Charter



When selecting a Barnegat Fishing Charter, look for a captain with knowledge of fishing local waters.

Captain Tom has been fishing Barnegat Bay and surrounding waters for over 30 years. The 28 ft. vessel, Reel Chaos, is a 2014 Regulator Center Console with a full head. Whether inshore, offshore, sunset cruise past Barnegat Light House or even your favorite waterfront restaurant, be assured that you and your family will reach your destination comfortably, safely, and in style.

We are centrally located leaving out of our home port of Forked River New Jersey, minutes from beautiful Barnegat Bay and Barnegat Inlet. This location allows us to fish many productive areas north and south. From Manasquan Inlet to Little Egg Harbor and covering all waters in between and around Long Beach Island (LBI).

Captain Tom offers custom charters aboard Reel Chaos which is the perfect boat for inshore or offshore fishing. Capt Tom offers fishing trips for the professional to the novice fishermen and for the youngest anglers, it is an opportunity to have the time of their lives. With our inshore reefs and ocean lumps playing host to fluke, sea bass, weakfish/sea trout, blackfish, striped bass, and croakers. Our Offshore waters offer bluefish, tuna, bonita, false albacore, mahi mahi, and some MONSTER SHARKS.

Our services and ability to customize any maritime event set us apart from any other charter service. We also can arrange pick up on the island (LBI) for your convenience. Full & Half Day charters are available. Take time to browse our site. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us anytime.


Barnegat Fishing Reports & News

Fishing Reports & News

Barnegat Fishing Report 6/20/14

Today we had two great guys aboard, Paul and Brian, for a father son trip. Since it was Brian`s first fishing trip they elected to try one of our 4 hour family bay trips. We left the dock around 7am and headed out into Barnegat Bay. As soon as we left Forked River we saw birds working near the BI and immediately started hooking up with some nice Bluefish using the pink Fin-S. When the action slowed down we headed near Double Creek Channel, in about 4 to 5ft of water we hit some small Fluke using red and white bucktails. Lots of action and good fun on ultra light tackle. Thanks Guys..

Barnegat Fishing Reports & News

Fishing Reports & News

Barnegat Fishing Report 6/22/14

Today we were out with a great family from Colorado, they were staying for a week on Long Beach Island. We broke Barnegat Inlet around 7am and headed north towards the bathing beach. We were in search of some diving birds, to try our luck for some striped bass. We ran into some bunker and snag and dropped for alittle while, with no bass around we decided to hit some wrecks. We hit the tires and some other popular places when we decided to move more south. With no other boats around we found the fish. We were on the black sea bass and fluke for the rest of the trip. Although we traveled over 75 miles threw out the day, we here at Reel Chaos try our hardest to put our customers on the fish. We would like to thank Ron,Gagie and Jack for another great day.



Like to fish but your friends or family don't. You do not want to charter the whole boat by yourself.  Beginning this July through the end of fluke season, I will be running open-boat trips out to the ocean reefs.

There has been enough interest to start open boat trips.  These trips will give singles and small groups the opportunity to go fishing on a private charter at a fraction of the cost.  The trip will last 6 hours (7am-1pm) and will be $135/angler.  I will need a minimum of three anglers to run the trip.  All bait and tackle will be provided.  All the fish will be individually tagged and placed in a community ice chest until we return so please do not bring your own cooler.  I will also supply a cooler with ice for your food and drinks.  Fish cleaning is an additional cost for open boat trips and is available upon request when we return to the dock.


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