Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters - NJ's Premier Light Tackle Fishing Guide Service

About The Captain

Captain Jack Shea is a licensed USCG captain who has been avidly fishing Barnegat Bay and local ocean waters for over twenty years. During that time, he has averaged between 100 and 150 days on the water each year, fishing the bay from the early Spring opening of flounder season well into December when the shallows get clogged with ice. A lifelong surf and freshwater fisherman, Captain Jack's passion for fishing became focused on Barnegat Bay in 1992. Now in his thirteenth season as a full time fishing guide, he brings his extensive light tackle experience and expertise on the lakes, rivers, and streams of the Northeast US and Canada to the shallow bay and inlet waters, providing customers with the finest in light tackle fishing enjoyment.

In addition to fishing himself, Captain Jack has always enjoyed taking other people fishing, particularly novices, and helping them to enjoy the sport and environment he loves so much. In addition to working hard to ensure everyone's enjoyment, he willingly shares his expertise and ideas in helping them become better anglers.

Now an acknowledged authority on Barnegat Bay fishing, his articles, reports and photographs have been extensively published in numerous regional periodicals and journals, including The Fisherman, On The Water, Jersey Shore Fishing, the Asbury Park Press and on many internet websites. He has been an invited guest on ESPN's Rack 'n' Fin Radio, served on the regional faculty for Saltwater Sportsman magazine's National Seminar Series, hosted seminars at numerous local fishing shows and clubs, and been profiled in several major regional fishing publications.

Captain Jack is on the national Pro Staff of Lamiglas fishing rods, Penn reels, Abu Garcia, Jones Brothers boats, Columbia Sportswear, Berkley fishing tackle, Pure Fishing, Costa Del Mar sunglasses, Frabill, and Tony Maja's ezoutrodder and custom bunker spoons . He is an active member of the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), a lifetime member of the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association, the National Association of Charterboat Operators, the American Professional Captains Association, and one of the original funding sponsors of the Save the Summer Flounder Fishery Fund.