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Captain Bob Elsey
Party Boat Fishing
Captain Bob Elsey
docked at the
Belmar Marina - Route 35
Belmar, NJ 07719
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Office (732) 681-2539
Fax (732) 681-4661
Email [email protected]
Other Website www.NightHawkFishing.com
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Modern, Large, Fast & Comfortable
Photo taken on 7/15/01

100 feet long - 1200 Horsepower - up to 150 persons
The Night Hawk has been sailing from the Belmar Marina for almost 20 years, fishing for fluke, blues and bottom species year round. Known as Belmar's "Super Cruiser" your experience fishing on the Night Hawk is enjoyable and productive. Quick and Easy access to the Atlantic Ocean on a ultra-clean, safe & comfortable boat with an experienced Captain & crew.
" Family Owned & Operated since 1982 "
2004 Schedule
Hours of Operation
Trip Dates Leaves Arrives
Morning Trips
Summer/Fall 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Trips
Summer/Fall 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Night Trips - Every Evening Summer/Fall 7:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
Clean Mens & Womens Restrooms Available
Full Galley & Cold Drinks Available

Leaves at 7:30 am back at 12:00 noon - Leaves at 1:30 pm arrives 6 pm
Go Fishing on the Night Hawk
  • Clean & Comfortable Fishing
  • We supply the Bait
  • Quick & Easy ride to the fishing grounds
  • Courteous Service from the crew
  • Optional Largest Fish Pool
  • Full Galley & Cold Drinks
  • We cook your catch onboard!
  • Heated Cabin & Handrails
  • Clean Men's & Women's Restrooms
  • Tackle & Rigs available
  • Rental Poles available
  • Fish Cleaning Service
Professional Captain for over 30 years
Captain Bob Elsey
Captain Bob Elsey
Captain Bob has over 30 years experience fishing for the local species both inshore & offshore. He knows what to do to make your trip successful. With the latest fish finding electronics, and his own brand of proven fishing techniques, you and your family will make the most of your half or three quarter day trip aboard the Night Hawk.

Atlantic Fishing at it's Finest! Big Boat, Big Fish, Big Value
Customers of the Night Hawk all agree, "This boat has plenty of fishing room". This is one of the reasons anglers keep coming back to the Night Hawk, ample rail space and lots of room for you and your family.
Take a trip on the Night Hawk
The months are an approximation based on a typical year.

Chart Key
Scheduled Trip
Reservations Only
Special Trip
Trip Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mackerel & Ling
Ling, Cod & Blackfish
Striped Bass
Canyon Tuna
Fireworks Cruise
Trip Details
Trip Dates Day Leaves Arrives
Mackerel & Ling Jan, Apr & Last 2 weeks in Dec Everyday 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Ling, Cod & Blackfish Feb & Mar Everyday 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Fluke Mornings Summer/Fall Everyday 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Fluke Afternoons Summer/Fall Everyday 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Night Blues Summer/Fall Every Night 7:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
3/4 Day Stripers & Blues Oct & Nov Everyday 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Overnight Canyon Tuna Sept & Oct Every Tues & Thursday fare $250 Includes Rod & Reel
Limited to 25 persons per trip
$125 deposit needed for reservation
What to Bring
  • If there is anything you need for fishing we have it on board

  • Make sure the line on your reels is in good condition and not frayed or twisted

  • We have a Full Galley & cold beverages

  • We cook up Sea Robins, some Sharks & Skates at sea, so you can Taste them!"

Fishing Trips
  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  • Rain gear if it's raining- be prepared and don't get caught standing in the rain
  • Hat, Jacket & Gloves - be prepared for cooler weather when on the water.
  • We have Night Hawk T-Shirts, Sweatshirts & Ball Caps for sale on board.
  • Rag for your hands
  • Camera, Film & Batteries - share the memories with your family & friends
  • 1 Rod & Reel (also available onboard for rental) - we recommend spinning or baitcasting outfits in the 15 lb class & 15 or 20 lb test, for Fluke, Flounder & Weaks. Heavier Gear for Blackfish & Ling to handle larger sinkers.
  • Terminal Tackle(available on board) - Fluke, Flounder & Bottom fishing rigs moderately priced.
  • Friends & Family
  • Pair of Binoculars
  • Cameras & Video Cameras
What NOT to Bring
  • NO Illegal Drugs - we have a ZERO tolerance and enforce maritime law for the possesion or use of illicit drugs
  • NO Hard Liquor - Cans of Beer OK, must be 21 or over
  • NO Excessive Amounts of Beer - just a few!

About our Fishing Trips
Targeted Species Description of Trip
Mackerel, Ling, Blackfish, Cod & Seabass

" Night Hawk Special "

When the Mackerel run in the Winter & Spring, get ready for literally non-stop action catching Boston Mackerel from 1 to 3 pounds, 2-3-4 sometimes 5 at a time! There is nothing quite like Jigging for Mackerel off New Jersey. The Mackerel are thick, and there are some herring mixed in too!. A great way to fill your freezer or smoker and take advantage of this great NJ fishery. After everyone fills up with the macks, we change the tempo and anchor up for some great bottom fishing action catching, Ling, Seabass, Cod, Blackfish, Ocean Pout and some Conger & Silver Eels. (Full day bottom fishing when Mackerel are not running in Feb & Mar) This is fast and steady action as well, so make sure you join us during January, April and late December for a trip you won't soon forget!

Our crew will offer to clean your fish on the way back home.
Fluke & Blues

" Jersey's Best "

Our "Half Day" Schedule begins with the Fluke season. The Captain knows the Ocean & Beach locations where the fluke will be, by anticipating their next move according to the elements and conditions. Our Afternoon trips are also dedicated to fluke fishing in the Atlantic. Just to be a little different, the mates will cook up any of the Sea Robins, Sharks or Skates caught, just to offer you a taste of these "undesirable" but extremely tasty species.

We use spearing, squid & fluke bellies for catching fluke!

" Chum & Jig! "

The hearty fighting bluefish challenges the customers of the Night Hawk during day trips in the Fall and night trips during the Summer & Fall. Whether we chum or jig, the point is that, you WILL fight fish! Many customers limit out on bluefish. Kids especially love to catch these hard fighters, because most of the time it becomes their first "Big" fish!

We chum with Menhaden (Bunker). Jigs moderately priced onboard.
Striped Bass

" Gamefish Abound "

The Atlantic coast boils with bait every December as water temperatures send most of the predators to warmer seas. At the same time the Striped Bass of the Hudson, Raritan & Delaware rivers begin to school up to feast on the abundance of bait, before migrating up the rivers for winter. This is when the Night Hawk focuses on 3/4 day fishing for big stripers. Either chunking or jigging, the Captain knows how to find the schools, and offer you the chance to land a 20, 30 or even a 50 pounder! What a great way to end the years' fishing! Limit 2 keeper fish per man.

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