Fin Chaser Sportfishing

Capt. Frank Wagenhoffer Highlands, NJ Incorporated Licensed Insured
Fin Chaser Sportfishing-Person
5 out of 5 stars

Whether you’re looking for the thrill of fighting a trophy fish or you want to provide your family a relaxing day on the waters of New Jersey, Fin Chaser Sportfishing and Captain Frank Wagenhoffer has a trip that will fit your needs.

Captain Frank owns and operates Fin Chaser Sportfishing in Highlands, New Jersey. He has been fishing Raritan Bay from the age of 10. Captain Frank has been a charter boat captain for the last 19 years and has fished from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Virginia Beach, Virginia. He’s an active tournament fisherman. This is a testament to his passion, skill, and ability he puts to work on every trip he runs. Captain Frank is a friendly Captain and he enjoys having families join him on the Jersey shore.

Captain Frank helms a 36’ sport fisherman powered by 3 250HP engines. This impressive vessel is outfitted with modern electronics that will aid in your hunt for fish such as a GPS, radar, and a fish finder. You will find a live well for fresh bait and outriggers on Captain Frank’s boat. USCG approved safety gear is also on board. Creature comforts of home like air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a toilet are decked out. The multimedia system allows you to link your favorite play list so you can listen to music as you head to the fishing grounds. Captain Frank welcomes children and anglers of all skill level.

On your trip with Fin Chaser Sportfishing all of your rods, reels, tackle, and lures are supplied as well as fly fishing equipment. Fresh bait and the fishing license for you and all of your guests is also supplied. Captain Frank has the skills and experience to get your rods bending! He’ll have you trying many different fishing techniques to get you on the fish including drift fishing, jigging, spinning, bottom fishing, and many more to maximize your catch.

When you head offshore with Fin Chaser Sportfishing you’ll get the chance to go after trophy fish like White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sharks, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. The inshore trips last 6 hours and focus on the bays, inlets, and nearshore wrecks targeting Black Seabass, Bonito, Flounder, Porgy, Striped Bass, Weakfish, Bluefish, Ling Cod, Sea Bass, and Tautog. After your successful day on the water, the First Mate will clean and fillet your fish for you to take home just in time for supper.

Book your trip today with Fin Chaser Sportfishing and Captain Frank Wagenhoffer for an adventure day on the waters of New Jersey.


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  Launch Location

52 Shrewsbury Avenue, Highlands

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Trips start at $850

3 Trips

1-6 guests

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2005 36' Sport Fisherman

250 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Chase Stripers, Bluefish, Fluke, Tog, Black Seabass, Ling, False Albacore, Bonito. 

digital photos, drinks, snacks,

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 1:00pm to 7:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

On this trip we'll go after Tautog, Flounder, Sea Bass, Bluefish , and much more.

digital photos, drinks, snacks,

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 4:00pm (10 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Extended trips usually for all day Tog fishing. 

drinks, snacks,

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Fish Species

Black Seabass
Blue Marlin
Ling Cod
Mahi Mahi
Sea Bass
Striped Bass
White Marlin
Yellowfin Tuna

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Life Raft
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System
  • Refrigerator


  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • All ages welcome (just advise of ages younger then 14 years old)

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore

About the Vessel


Capt. Frank Wagenhoffer

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

250 HP

Customer Reviews

Fin Chaser Sportfishing-Person
5 out of 5 stars
  • Great day

    Created Michael Dietze

    Great day on the water with Frank and Rooney! 70 miles offshore surrounded by boats and everyone kept watching us get fish after fish!!! Not to say other people were catching but I definitely felt like we were on the fish more than most. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. Would definitely recommend. Cannot wait to get back out there with these guys.

  • Amazing fishing experience

    Created Kathryn Stern

    Captain Anthony is a master fisherman. He gets you to the fish and really provides an amazing experience. He is super knowledgeable about all things saltwater fishing both fly fishing and regular fishing. His equipment is top notch. Never disappointed with all the charters Ive been on!! Use this charter !!!

  • Caring Captain

    Created Anthony Gatto

    To say Captain Frank and Anthony care is an understatement. They work hard to pull out all the stops to find fish! Not only do you get an entertaining day fishing on a great boat, but OMG the views are totally insane. Highly recommend!