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Hudson River Lower Harbor Hudson River Up River Highlands, NJ Jamaica Bay, NY
Raritan Bay, NJ Staten Island, NY Great Kills Harbor, NY Sandy Hook, NJ
Pt Pleasant, NJ Montauk, NY Pulaski, NY  
City Island, NY Mexico Costa Rica Niagara River, NY


Charter Boats:

    True World Marine Hookem Charters
Ace Charters     Karen Ann Charters
  Fins on Feathers   First Cast Charters
Sandy Hook Fishing Adventures Island Current Fleet Angler Charters Just One More
  Run Off Sport Fishing My Mate  
Joey K Guide Service Cinelli Niagra Fishing Guides Pisces Fishing Fleet  



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Hudson River    Lower Harbor




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Capt. Akira Hayashi

Capt. Akira uses the resources of True World Tackle and True World Boats to give you one great experience on the water.

HRFA Member

Bayonne - Jersey City NJ

Captain :Akira Hayashi
Cel: 917-653-8068


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shipswheel.gif (13739 bytes)  Angler Charters

Capt. Chuck Graham      NY Bight Area & Hudson River Areas

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Trophy Striped Bass Fishing At It's Finest With A Friendly Captain and Crew- Over 25 Years Experience On The Waters You Will Be Fishing.- Top Quality Equipment And A Well Maintained Vessel Will Ensure A Great Day On The Water

HRFA member!

Capt. Chuck & Crew

NY State Inland Striped Bass Record Holder 54Lbs!


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Hudson River     Up River

Nyack - Piermont - Newburgh - Saugerties, NY

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Captain Don Grippo

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Captain Don Grippo



Top Notch Bait & Tackle all included

Just bring your love for fishing!

Member HRFA!  10% discount for HRFA members!

April - May

Hudson River  - Nyack - Piermont - Newburgh, NY


L.I. Sound  - Mamaroneck

July - December

Lower Hudson River - East River - NY

Sandy Hook, NJ - Atlantic Coastline


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Captain James “Ace” Samia

Captain James “Ace” Samia has been operating ACE CHARTERS for over 13 years.  He is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard obtaining an “OUPV” near coastal up to 100 miles offshore.  Ace brings over 30 years of angling experience both fresh and saltwater to the table. 

2009 Baha cruiser 28 ft 9'6" beam with enclosed head.

400.00 half day (5 hrs) and 600.00 full day which are now  8hr plus trips.

contact number:  413-346-7675



Striped bass  - Hudson River south of the Troy Dam.  Boat leaves from Coeyman’s Landing.  Call for directions. 



Trout and Atlantic brood stock salmon fishing on Onota Lake, Pittsfield, MA 

“Great for Families”.   Call for details.


Lake Summer/Fall

Lake Ontario, Oswego, New York:  King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout and Steelhead.  Weekday & weekend packages available, including lodging.  Call for details.

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HRFA Member

Offers 10% Discount for HRFA members




Troy, NY




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Highlands, N. J.




Jamaica Bay

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Captain Vinnie Calabro


Over half a century of combined experience in the NY Bight
Now Berthed in the Jamaica Bay Area All species in Season

Striped Bass * Bluefish * Weakfish * Blackfish * Fluke * Tuna * Shark

Member HRFA NJ

10% Discount for HRFA Members!

For more details click on the photo

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Raritan Bay




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Fins on Feathers Charters    Captain Frank Tenore
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10% Discount for HRFA members

Show your membership card!

Leonardo State Marina, N.J.

HRFA Member







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From 1 to 3 anglers.
Live bunker fishing for trophy stripers.
Great light-tackle action with bass, blues, and weakfish.

HRFA Member

Show your HRFA Membership Card for a 10% Discount!

Staten Island South Shore!   Raritan Bay!

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shipswheel.gif (13739 bytes)    Sandy Hook Fishing Adventures   Capt. Bob Morrell


We welcome you to Sandy Hook Fishing Adventures,
"where there are no strangers, only friends you haven't fished with yet"

HRFA Member

Show your HRFA Membership Card for a 10% Discount!


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shipswheel.gif (13739 bytes)    Reel Fun Sportfishing      Capt. John Kolias


Light Tackle Saltwater Sportfishing

Reel Fun Sportfishing Charters fishes the waters of Sandy Hook, NJ and all the surrounding bays, rivers and the Atlantic Ocean in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

We specialize in light tackle sportfishing for:

Stripers, Weakfish, Bluefish, Fluke
Albacore, Bonito, Sea Bass & Blackfish

HRFA Member

10% Discount for HRFA Members!

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City Island, NY

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Capt. Chris Cullen

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The ISLAND CURRENT FLEET sails from City Island, New York, at Boat Livery Marina (1st left over the City Island Bridge). The ISLAND CURRENT FLEET consists of two boats:

ISLAND CURRENT (up to 21 passenger) and

the NEW 50' ISLAND CURRENT II (up to 49 passengers)

both of which are United States Coast Guard inspected and licensed fishing boats which sail daily as open/charter boats for either day or night fishing.

HRFA Member

10% Discount on Weekends for HRFA Members!


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shipswheel.gif (13739 bytes)  Run Off Sport Fishing Charters

Capt Pete Meyers

Run Off Sport Fishing Charters   City island, NY.   

HRFA Special! 6 Hour Striped Bass Trip...Day or Night! 1- 5 Anglers $550  6 Anglers $600    We fish western Long Island Sound, East & Hudson Rivers, & Sandy Hook.  15 Minutes from the GW Bridge.

The Boat: The Run-Off is a custom 25 foot Parker Wheel house. The boat has tons of fishing room. Twin 225 hp 4 stroke Yamahas.   State of the art fish finding and navigational equipment.  USCG safety equipment.

Trips include all bait & tackle - G. Loomis Rods - Shimano Reels - Ice - Fish Cleaning - Off Road Parking

Capt Pete:  Has been fishing the western end of Long Island Sound all his life.  Member of the G.Loomis Pro Staff.     Pete loves to teach about fishing to all age groups specializing in children.  He love seeing kids catch their first fish.  30 Years Experience

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Call Captain Pete Meyers - HRFA Member! - 201-906-5077   $100. deposit is due at the time of booking.

Reviews From Members...*****   Excellent ( 2 Reviews ) 5 Stars





Staten Island

Great Kills Harbor




Sandy Hook

shipswheel.gif (13739 bytes) Just One More       Captain Rich Newallis Jr.

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The JUST ONE MORE specializing in Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Stripers, Weaks, fluke and Blues.

Offers a 10% Discount for ALL HRFA MEMBERS!

Member HRFA NJ

The boat leaves out of the Sandy Hook marina  dock "C"
For more details, click on the photo

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Point Pleasant




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MY MATE      Captain Joe McBride

Joe McBride is one of Montauk's finest charter boat captains.   He has a 41 foot Hatterous and fishes inshore, and offshore , and canyon runs.   Tuna is a specialty of his.An environmental protector, he will talk about the inequities of fishing and over fishing your entire trip.  Many members of the HRFA have chartered with Captain Joe.  Reserve early with this boat as he books up for the year quickly.

631-329-0973        Member HRFA



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The JOEY K Guide service is to help the shoreline angler catch the salmon of a lifetime. Joey shows you the ropes as far as tackle, baits, locations and techniques.  Joe will be constantly yelling at you to "Get Down Stream!!!"  Joe will wade with you and get you to all the hot spots.  Coho and king salmon are his specialties. From late August until late in October the 30 and 40 pounders come into the Salmon river and only the experienced ones get to land their limits.  Joey K will have you with those elite anglers.

Call Joey at 315-387-3276 for the current season rates.  You might just catch him on the river on his cell phone at 908-419-0138. You will have a good time with this guide.

They offer a convenient bed and breakfast which will only cost you $25.00 a day which includes a generous and hearty breakfast. Bill and Pat Hiltebeitel run the place. For breakfast try one of Bill's Manhole Covers and let me know what you think.  The rooms are clean and comfortable.   Not the lap of luxury but they'd throw most of us out of a fancy hotel anyway.   Too many fish guts hanging off us!  This place will do just fine and for $25 bucks, you can't beat it.

Check out the "Pink House Bed and Breakfast at 315-387-6276




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Niagara River, NY

Cinelli Niagara Fishing Guides
Captain Chris Cinelli
steelhead, small mouth bass and lake trout on the Niagara River in NY State

Whether you come for the smallmouths, the salmon, the muskie or the incredible trout, a fishing trip on the Niagara River can be the fishing experience of a lifetime.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Is this a great looking spot or what?

The tip of the Baja Peninsula belongs to Cabo San Lucas


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These guys have a great organization.  They will make your trip as easy and trouble free as possible.  Book right on line. All boats come with radios and life jackets.

(Don't laugh, some boats don't! There are some horror stories out there)

This on-line sight gives you everything you need to book your trip including choice of boats and captains (with qualifications), along with rates and fishing reports.   Their office is right on the marina and will have coffee and lunch waiting for you.


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You can also book your trip with Pisces from home using your credit card.  This is more convenient than using or carrying cash. You can pay for it in full at the time of booking or just put a deposit and pay the balance when you get there.   Using your credit card also insures the best exchange rate as the card companies get the best rates.  Much better than the locals give you when you are down there.

from U.S.A. Telephone: (619) 819-7983 Fax: (619) 270-5421

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Costa Rica    

Golfito Sailfish Rancho Out of Business -0 11-2012

The Best Sport Fishing Experience You'll find in Costa Rica!

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This has to be one of the best places in the world for Sailfish.  March of 2004 HRFA members Chas Stamm, Nick Mennona, Joe Curvino and Ken Carson made the trip down to the Golfito Sailfish Ranch.   The place is set up just for fishermen. 

Out of business in 2011

But...It's for sale!

If you want ECO Cruises and Jungle excursions for pleasing the wife, you may want to go over to the other side of the gulf of Dulce and go to the

Crocodile Bay lodge. 

This is on the west coast of Costa Rica in the southern section of the country on the boarder of Panama.

These are some of the notes from our trip:

We were targeting sailfish on this trip but I was also looking for some good action with Roosterfish as well. We took a flight to Miami, then to San Jose Costa Rica, stayed overnight in the capital city and then a 6 am flight out to the Pacific coast of the country, very close to the Panama border.  From there we took an hour bus ride and then a boat to the lodge.  
Quite an adventure already!!  This was not an easy place to get to!

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The fishing at the lodge did not disappoint us at all. I guess we raised an average of 10 to 15 sailfish per day. Per boat

We fished two to a boat in new 27 foot Ocean Master Boats.  All boats at this lodge were 27 foot Ocean Masters.  All meals, drinks and booze were included.

Shown at the left is Nick releasing a nice looking sail.

In “Raising” sailfish, what you do is troll lures without hooks in them.  When a billfish comes up behind one of the lures, you tease him closer to the back of the boat, lift the lure out of the water and throw him either a fly or a live sardine.  When he takes the bait, you hang on!  What an exhilarating experience.  Fifteen times a day!

I guess we averaged getting in the boat and releasing 2 to 4 sailfish per day for each angler.  Roosterfish up to 25 pounds, Spanish mackerel, Dorado, pompano and a host of other fish made this a very special adventure.  The sailfish were outstanding. 

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Joe used his fly rods for the most part and I used conventional gear of a Calcutta 400 and a triggerstick to bring them in.  Same stuff I use for the Stripers in the Hudson only these fish were all between 80 and 120 pounds.

If you want Tarpon, you go to the east coast of Costa Rica.   If you want sailfish, you want the west coast.

The only down side of the place is that the rooms had no air conditioning. 

That was not a big issue as the tropical breeze was always present.  Still, when you came in from a long hot day on the water, it would have been nice to collapse on a bed in a nice cool air conditioned room.  Guess I'm getting spoiled. 

Crocodile Bay across the Bay has Air Conditioning!

The views from all the rooms give a breathtaking view of the Gulf every evening.  Absolutely a magical place.

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I would still go back to this place...even without the air conditioning.  The fishing was that good. But...I might try Crocodile Bay the next time.




Run Off  -   Review - Capt Pete Meyers

Charter Review Name:           HRFA Member  jim griffin     December 2, 2009

Charter Review Boat used:       run off

Charter Review Rating:          ***** Excellent !


Capt Pete put us on TOG wrecks like I have never seen in my 40 yrs of fishing ,He picks out small pieces of wreck others can't anchor on ,pin pointing them with state of the art equip. Catching our limit was not the question ,will your arms hold up was!

Capt. Pete will guide you through how to feel your way around the bottom to where the big one hold up. Action was non stop ,as was the lessons we learned about how to rig and bait the hook for the best results . All equipment and fresh bait was provided.

At one point a big TOG hung me in the wreck ,Pete walked the rod up and down the boat ,12 mins later the TOG broke the surface and was the biggest fish in the cooler. The Heated Parker is fast and roomie and the Capt. provided lots of interesting stories with pic.s to back them up.You will also get a feeling of the history of the commercial boats in the area your fishing and the reef projects on going to make a  better future for fisherman in the area your fishing in. He's interested in quality fishing and putting fillets in your hands at the end of the day.

I would recommend the RUN OFF and CAPT PETE for new or old fisherman interested in catching and learning about new and old ways of hooking up on any fish in season.I have fished on his boat several times and can tell you if you ASK QUESTIONS you will be a better fisherman when you hit the dock at the end of the day!


Charter Reviewer Name:             Jim Griffin        January 1, 2010

HRFA Member NO: 
Charter Review Boat used:       RUN OFF

Charter Review Rating:          ***** Excellent !


He did it again.  Captain Pete Meyers On the Run OFF charters did the unthinkalbe by catching a 14 lb 3oz and a 20lb 6oz BLACKFISH off the same wreck in Sea Girt NJ on Jan 1/2010 . If you don't know the WORLD RECORD is 25 lbs,which makes this catch so great.   And get this he netted both fish himself! You want fish? than hook up with the RUN OFF OUT of City Island NY. See the article in the star ledger newspaper. Tight Lines Jim Griffin Waretown NJ