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Freddy - C
Captain Fred Coles
Party Boat Fishing
Captain Ken
docked at the
State Marina
Leonardo, NJ 07737
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Capt Mike Husar 908-601-1189
Capt Ken 908-601-5926
Email [email protected]
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"New Jersey Bayshore Authority for Generations"
Photo taken on 8/15/01

90 feet long - 25 feet wide - 3 Diesel Engines
With the power & speed of the Freddy-C, you will experience a safe & fast ride to the fishing grounds in the Raritan Bay & Atlantic Ocean. Captain Fred has been an authority on fishing in the Sandy Hook Region for 50 years and he knows what you want. Maximum fishing time & productive catches. Take a trip on the "Legendary" Freddy-C and see for yourself why this boat has been around for so many years.

" Filling the Freezer since 1960 "
Expert Fishing for Fluke, Blues, Weaks & Stripers
Hours of Operation
Trip Dates Leaves Arrives
3/4 Day Trips April - Dec 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Evening Trips Mon - Sat April- Dec 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
Afternoon Trips Sundays April- Dec 3:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Closed Jan - Mar - - -
Clean Mens & Womens Restrooms Available
Full Galley & Cold Drinks Available

Prices for 2006
$45 for adults
$25 for kids under 12
Senior and Military discounts available.

Go Fishing on the Freddy-C
  • Clean & Comfortable Fishing
  • We supply the Bait
  • Quick & Easy ride to the Bayshore & Sandy Hook fishing grounds
  • Courteous Service from the crew
  • Optional Largest Fish Pool
  • Full Galley, Soda & Snack Machines onboard
  • Clean Men's & Women's Restrooms
  • Tackle & Rigs available
  • Rental Poles available
  • Fish Cleaning Service

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Expert Captain & Fisherman


Captain Ken is one of the Bayshore's best known Fisherman since 1960. His expertise has set the pace for fishing methods in the Sandy Hook region and his reputation earns him a high level of respect from fellow anglers around the state. Spending the day fishing with Captain Ken, ensures you are in the right spot with the right rig at the right time. His crew is helpful and knowledgeable and they will share that knowledge of fishing with you.

Gift Certificates for all Occasions Plenty of room for you, your family and your gear.
This boat is built for Fishing! An extra wide beam offers you plenty of room to fish. Bring your lunch, a small cooler and some extra gear. Spread out and relax fishing the calm waters of the Raritan Bay and the famous fishing grounds in and around Sandy Hook. Most Freddy-C customers will tell you,"This boat is the best for catching fish."
Take a trip on the Freddy-C

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
Winter Flounder
Bottom Fishing
Striped Bass
Fireworks Cruise
Trip Details
Trip Dates Day Leaves Arrives
Winter Flounder Apr 1 - May Everyday 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Fluke(Season) May - Sept Everyday 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Porgy, Seabass, Ling & Blackfish Oct - Dec Everyday 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Weakfish Sept - Oct Everyday 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Stripers Apr - Dec Mon-Sat 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Afternoon Trips Apr - Oct Sundays 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Evening Trips Apr - Oct 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
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 snacks & cold beverages

  • Bring the Family and Enjoy the Day

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 Freddy-C 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
Sandy Hook Fluke

" Fluke: Freddy-C Style "

The Freddy-C is the expert fluke fishing boat on the bayshore. With the experience and knowledge combined, fluke don't stand a chance. Fish the well-known "Sandy Hook Channel" or "Chapel Hill". These spots are infamous for producing the large fish, and Captain Fred knows where to hold the boat to give his customers a good shot at them. The Earle Naval Pier is also a great spot, especially in the early season, just minutes away from the Leonardo State Marina.

Our crew will offer to clean your fish on the way back home.
Winter Flounder

" Start your season with Flounder "

Traditionally the Freddy-C starts every season with 3/4 day trips for Winter Flounder in the nearby Shrewsbury River or the Bayshore haunts in and around Leonardo & Sandy Hook. Captain Fred zeros in on the big bay & river flatties, and knows when to anchor & chum, and when to drift. "Sometimes the fish just sit there, so anchoring & chumming is ineffective", "That's when we drift and move to where the fish are."

We break fresh whole clams into pieces when we chum for flounder
Spring & Fall Stripers
" Best on the Bayshore "

When Captain Fred targets Striped Bass, you will be put right on the fish. Typically these are afternoon or evening trips and since the Freddy-C is so close to the best Striper Spots, you will be able to make the most of your fishing time. The Stripers have different feeding habits throughout the year. Sometimes you can't go wrong with chunking bunker, other times drifting eels is the way to go. In the early spring, sandworms and clams work best. This is a big part of why Captain Fred Coles & Captain Jerry Ciriello focus their efforts on Stripers, because they have the knowledge and experience to get you the bass of a lifetime!

We use Clams for the Bottom Species. Green Crabs also available for Blackfish
Bottom Fishing

" Bottom Fishing for the Winter "

"The Freddy-C starts Bottom fishing shortly after Fluke season ends, each year. Theses trips start off with Porgy & Seabass, but soon turn into Blackfish & Ling by the end of the year. Blackfishing on the Freddy-C is a sure way to fill up your fishbox with plenty of delicious bottom fish. Captain Fred sails everyday during the winter for Blackfish or "Tog". No better way to spend a day-off fishing."

We provide plenty of Green Crabs for Tautog fishing!

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