Fishing in Atlantic City offers a chance to catch big fun

Whether you prefer to fish from shore or charter a boat for some deep-sea angling action, Atlantic City promises all the excitement you can catch.

Main species include bluefish, blackfish, drum, striped bass, tuna, cod, flounder and even shark. If you plan to fish from shore, most of the beaches are off-limits to fishermen during bath hours (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.). Some exceptions include the jetties located on Maine Avenue or the inlet off the Boardwalk.

There are plenty of Atlantic City fishing charters willing to take you out for a day of fishing fun.

For those who want to head out to sea without any prior arrangements, Atlantic City’s “party boats” will take anyone who shows up and pays the fare. The difference is that Atlantic City fishing charters allow you to plan the timing, are less crowded and you can choose what you want to fish for. Party boats fish on their own pre-determined schedules and will often carry 50-60 passengers.

Whatever your style of fishing, in Atlantic City you’ll come home with dinner and a story -- and it won’t be about the one that got away.