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Captain Al Ristori
Fishing Charters
8 Hour Full Time Charters
Captain Al Ristori
docked at
Hoffman's Marina
Brielle, NJ 08730
Inspected & Certified for Safety
US Coast Guard Inspected & Certified for Safety
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Land Line (732) 223-5729
Email [email protected]

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  • Star Ledger
  • Saltwater Sportsman Magazine
  • NJ Fisherman Books

  • "50 Years of Experience & Credits"
    Photo taken on 4/25/02

    28 ft Aquasport - 9.5 foot beam
    Dual 200 horsepower Mercury Outboards

    Join the famed Captain Al Ristori on his "Learning Experience" charters for inshore and offshore fishing. Captain Al takes the time to demonstrate his successful methods and to show you "what you may be doing wrong". Tap into the wealth of knowledge and information offered by taking a trip on the Sheri Berri II.
    " Nobody fishes like Captain Al "
    "Inshore & Offshore Charters" for Stripers, Tuna, Makos and more.
    Hours of Operation
    Trip Dates Leaves Arrives
    Striper Charters
    Raritan Bay
    April & May 6:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m.
    Striper Charters
    Shrewsbury Rocks
    Oct & Nov 6:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m.
    Shark & Tuna Charters
    Summer 6:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m.
    4 hour Evening Charters
    Season 4:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m.
    Dry Dock Jan & Feb - - -
    Fast and Efficient Vessel
    50 Years of Local Experience
    Go Fishing with
    Captain Al Ristori
    on the
    Sheri Berri II
    Boat is in the Highlands every Spring for Stripers
    • Legendary Captain

    • Bait, Tackle & Rods supplied

    • "How to" Demonstrations

    • The best lures and rigs

    • Trolling, jigging & plugging, Chumming

    • Bring your lunch
    The "Learning Experience" Charter
    Captain Al Ristori
    Captain Al Ristori
    Whether he is fishing for pleasure or with a charter, Captain Al consistently catches fish, and has been coined as one of the top Saltwater anglers in the country, by several fishing writers and television hosts. A friendly and aloof personality, puts you right at ease, as you learn from one of the "all time best" in the business.

    8 Hour Full Time Charters for up to 4 People
    Inshore & Offshore Trips
    Call Captain Al NOW
    Take a trip on the Sheri Berri II
    The months are an approximation based on a typical year.

    Reservations Required on all trips

    Trip Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Striped Bass
    Mako Fishing
    What to Bring
    • If there is anything you need for fishing it's already on board

    • Captain Al is a "Field Tester" and uses some of the latest and greatest rods and reels from Penn & Mitchell

    Fishing Trips
    • Sunscreen, Sunglasses
    • Rain gear if it's raining- be prepared and don't get caught standing in the rain
    • Hat, Clean T-Shirt, Jacket & Gloves
    • Camera, Film & Batteries - Get it all on film!
    • 1 Rod & Reel (..bring your own if you wish, ) - Al recommends spinning or baitcasting outfits in the 20 to 30 lb class for Stripers, and conventional reels in the 30 to 50 pound class for offshore.
    • Terminal Tackle( supplied on the boat) - Striper Rigs, many rigs available on board or at Reel Seat Bait & Tackle
    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 or Drunkeness - Cans of Beer OK, must be 21 or over
    • NO Excessive Amounts of Beer - A couple is just fine

    About our Fishing Trips
    Targeted Species Description of Trip
    Jigging & Plugging for Bass

    " Learn the art of jigging and plugging "

    The Sheri Berri II specializes in Striper fishing inshore. Captain Al is one of the best at what he does, and will show you "How To" effectively use artificials to bring up the larger bass.

    Using the best lures available
    Inshore Trolling

    " Shad Umbrellas, Bunker Spoons and Stretch 25's & 30's "

    Many anglers who wish to learn about trolling for stripers, weaks, blues & albacore, charter the Sheri Berri II for a comprehensive lesson in this popular fishing method. Captain All will show you how to rig up, and adjust your speed to the current, wind and bottom structure of the trolling pattern.

    Trolling gear provided on the boat
    Offshore Trolling

    " Big Game Sportfishing "

    Top water lures. feathers and cedar plugs producing hard fighting tuna and dolphin, can be very exciting. Al knows what to use when. He will demonstrate the entire process and send you home with knowledge and fish.

    Little Tunny, Longfin, Yellowfin, Bonito and Bluefin
    Chumming for Makos and Threshers

    " Excitement and Action "

    Shark fishing for fast and smart Makos or giant threshers can be a school of hard knocks. The element of danger also has an omni presence. Captain Al takes it all in stride, as part of his day offshore. Learn the techniques that tip the scale, and catch the fish of a lifetime.

    Chumming for Sharks in the Glory Hole, Fingers, 20 Fathoms and Monster Ledge.
    8 hour Blackfish Trips

    " Manasquan Ridge, Shrewsbury Rocks, 17 Fathoms and Area Wrecks "

    "Tog" fishing can be a challenge, even for the most experienced anglers. Captain Al has the methods that help you "keep the big one out of the rocks" and into the fishbox.

    Green Crabs, Fiddlers, Clams and Squid for bait.

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