Fish Trap

The Fish Trap is a 2003 40-foot fiberglass DownEast style Charter Boat that can accommodate groups of up to 6 people very comfortably.  The Fish Trap is Diesel-powered, and has a cruising speed of 24 knots.  For your comfort, the Fish Trap is also equipped with a 8kW Northern Lights Generator to power the  lights, air conditioning, heat, microwave, and coffee maker.  The Fish Trap has four bunks, a galley, and a head compartment in the lower cabin. The enclosed wheelhouse has a 6-foot bench seat, a table for four, and seating for the Captain and the Mate.

The Fish Trap boasts a 14’ x 14’ cockpit, and has two insulated fish boxes within the deck to assure proper icing/holding of your catch.  The cockpit also has a live well and a heavy-duty Fighting Chair.

The Fish Trap is equipped with 3 VHF radios, Single Side Band, Satellite Phone, 64-mile Radar, Color Fish Finder, Sea Water Temp Gauge, 2 GPS Plotters, Auto Pilot, AM/FM Stereo CD Player, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, 10-Man Life Raft, and 406-EPIRB.

Captain Bob Beideman holds a USCG 100-ton vessel license, and has been fishing the New Jersey waters his entire life.  Captain Bob has been chartering out of Long Beach Island, NJ since 1980.  You can be assured that you are booking a fishing charter with one of the best Captains in the business.

The Mate on the Fish Trap is Steve.  Steve holds a USCG 50-ton license and has been fishing the waters of New Jersey his entire life.  Steve holds a BS degree in Biological Oceanography and is currently employed in the Active Sciences Program at a local University.

Our Charters range in length from half-day inshore trips to overnight canyon tuna/marlin trips.  We are currently taking reservations for the upcoming fishing season, as well as for striper trips out of Cape May, NJ during the peak Striper season (Nov, and Dec).  During these months, the Fish Trap is moored in Cape May, making your trip to the Striper fishing grounds as short as possible.


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