Welcome to Pez Machine - Barnegat Light Fishing Charters
Located in Barnegat Light, New Jersey, on the north end of Long Beach Island, Pez Machine Sportfishing offers you access to one of the finest charter boats in New Jersey. Whether it's helping your children catch their first Striped Bass, watching 4th of July fireworks from the water, or spending 30 hours offshore in pursuit of Tuna, Marlin, and other pelagic species, we will help you achieve your goal. Whether you are new to fishing or an offshore veteran, the crew at Pez Machine Sportfishing looks forward to putting you on the fish!
In April and May we begin our New Jersey charter fishing season in pursuit of Striped Bass. The coastal waters off Long Beach Island and Island Beach, New Jersey provide anglers with some of the best Striped Bass fishing on the East Coast. Charters will spend the day trolling, jigging, or live-bait fishing within three miles of the beach chasing trophy-sized Stripers.
June typically marks the beginning of the offshore canyon season and it continues well into November. Departing from Barnegat Inlet, the Pez Machine will run 75 to 95+ nautical miles to the canyons along the edge of the continental shelf in search of Tuna, Marlin, Swordfish, Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi. The Pez Machine has the range to fish the following canyons: Block, Dip, Hudson, Berkeley, Toms, Carteret, Lindenkohl, Spencer, Wilmington, Baltimore, Poormans and South Poormans.
November and December mark the return of the Striped Bass as they migrate south along the East Coast. Once again, we will offer trips targeting this popular game fish until we head south for the winter.
Pez Machine Recent Fishing Reports
We fished overnight Saturday into Sunday and had great trolling action!
Our first shots on the troll were longfin tuna and we quickly put a few in the boat to break the ice.
At dusk we got the bite we were looking for and the guys went to work on a 140 pound bigeye tuna. After 25 minutes we had the fish on the boat and the guys were pumped.
The night bite was non-existent but it gave us a chance to rest up for the morning.
Once again, the morning saw huge explosions behind the boat and we connected with another bigeye tuna. This fish was a little tougher but the guys got it to the boat in 30 minutes and Doug sunk the harpoon. This one was 180 pounds.
Back on the troll we picked up a few more longfin before heading for the dock.
We’ve been fishing a lot recently and I haven’t had time to update the website as much as I’d like. Recently we’ve done everything from half day fluke trips to extended overnight trips offshore.
On the inshore grounds the action has been fierce. On most half day trips we’ve had over 40 fluke with a handful of keepers. Our best trip was 12 keepers to 28 inches. That’s some good eating!
On the inshore Bluefin front we’ve had a mixed bag of Bluefin tunas and mahi-mahis. We’ve been fortunate enough to come home with a Bluefin tuna on each of our trips and released as many as 12 more.
Offshore is heating up! Bigeye tuna, longfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, white marlin, mahi mahi, wahoo, swordfish and mako sharks have been caught recently. It should only get better from here.
The past couple days we’ve had inshore trips and had mixed bags of blowfish, kingfish, fluke and sea bass.