Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Side Job Sportfishing

Where does Side Job Sportfishing fish?

We fish the New Jersey area, including the Atlantic Ocean, Raritan Bay, Belmar, Shark River, Sandy Hook Bay, Atlantic City, Long Beach, Point Pleasant Beach, and Barnegat Bay.


What are the target fish?

Target fish include Striped Bass (Also Called Striper, Rockfish), Black Sea Bass (Also Called Sea Bass, Black Bass), Bluefin Tuna (Also Called Atlantic Bluefin Tuna), Albacore Tuna (Also Called Albacore), Yellowfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Atlantic Bonito (Also Called Bone Jack, Common Bonito, Skipjack), Bluefish, Haddock, Pollock (Also Called Pollack, Boston Blues, Green Cod), Porbeagle Shark (Also Called Mackerel Shark), Summer Flounder (Also Called Flounder, Fluke), Scup (Also Called Porgy), Tautog (Also Called Blackfish, Oyster-fish), Cusk (Also Called Tusk), Atlantic Mackerel, and Winter Flounder (Also Called Lemon Sole, Black Back)


Where in New Jersey to we meet our guests?

We meet at Belmar Manutti Marina ( 905 NJ-35, Belmar, NJ 07719, USA )


Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

Yes, a Fishing license is required


Where do I get a STATE Fishing license?

NJ Fishing License

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife - Fishing

A New Jersey fishing license is required for all freshwater fishing for anyone 16 years of age or older. At this time no license is required for anglers fishing in New Jersey's salt water. Please visit the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife website for more information regarding regulations and to purchase your license.

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!


Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.


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