WEATHER

FORTESCUE NOW HAS ITS OWN WEATHER STATION. CLICK BUTTON BELOW FOR THE CURRENT CONDITIONS. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER AND DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN.

CAPTAIN JIM HIGBEE

BORN AND RAISED IN FORTESCUE, CAPTAIN JIM HIGBEE, A 4TH GENERATION BOAT CAPTAIN AND HAS 35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ON THE DELAWARE BAY. FISHING IS HIS BUSINESS.

 

QUESTIONS? PLEASE READ MORE DETAILED INFORMATION BELOW.

 

 

DISCOVER

BALD EAGLE IN FORTESCUE

THE BAYSHORE IS A NATURE LOVER'S PARADISE: FISHING, CRABBING, BIRDING, BOATING, SWIMMING, SEAFOOD, WALKING TRAILS, SEA GLASS AND SPECTACULAR SUNSETS ALL YEAR ROUND. WHEN NOT FISHING COME BACK FOR SOME EXPLORING AND DISCOVER WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW.CLICK BUTTON BELOW.

 

 

          WELCOME ABOARD    

LOCATED AT DOCK 13, FORTESCUE STATE MARINA. OPEN BOAT LEAVING 7AM, 6 HOUR TRIP, $45

FIRST BOAT TO LEAVE THE DOCK, FISHING THE BEAUTIFUL DELAWARE BAY WITH CAPTAIN JIM HIGBEE, III A 4TH GENERATION CAPTAIN BORN AND RAISED IN FORTESCUE WITH 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE. NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY. BOAT SAILS WEATHER PERMITTING. MATE AND BAIT INCLUDED. SPRING MONTHS SAILING WEDNESDAYS,FRIDAYS, AND WEEKENDS UNTIL SCHOOL GETS OUT. PRIVATE CHARTERS ON MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND ALL EVENINGS. CALL FOR DETAILS....856-447-3281.

 

MISS FORTESCUE IS AN OPEN BOAT. COME EARLY FOR YOUR PREFERRED SEAT. THE BOAT IS 55' LONG AND CAN COMFORTABLY ACCOMODATE 42 PASSENGERS. SEPARATE BATHROOMS FOR WOMEN/MEN. YOUR ROD, BAIT, AND TACKLE ARE WELCOME. RENTAL RODS ARE AVAILABLE $5 EACH. PLEASE TREAT THEM AS IF THEY YOUR OWN.

 

MISS FORTESCUE TAKES PRIDE IN BEING FAMILY ORIENTED AND CHILDREN ARE WELCOME. SAFETY IS A PRIORITY AND PARENTS PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE. MANY TIMES THE KIDS WILL OUTFISH THE ADULTS, AND HAVE TAKEN HOME SOME NICE POOLWINNINGS!

 

THE DELAWARE BAY OFFERS A VARIETY OF FISH SPECIES. MISS FORTESCUE FISHES FOR WHAT IS BITING. THE SUMMER SEASON OFFERS FLOUNDER, WEAKFISH, BLUEFISH, CROAKERS, PORGY, SEABASS, DRUM, KING FISH, STRIPED BASS, TAUTOG, AND A SURPRISE OR TWO.

 

WHETHER YOU ARE A PRO OR A NOVICE BE SURE TO BRING A COOLER, ROD/TACKLE, LUNCH, SUNSCREEN, AND DRESS FOR THE WEATHER. IT HELPS TO HAVE A GREAT ATTITUDE. ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED BUT UNRULY BEHAVIOR IS NOT. PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

 

INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE MATE. HIS JOB IS TO HELP YOU WITH BOARDING/UNBOARDING, BAIT, NETTING YOUR CATCH, TANGLES, AND CLEANING YOUR FISH. IT IS CUSTOMARY TO TIP THE MATE. ENTERING THE FISHING POOL IS NOT MANDATORY.

 

MISS FORTESCUE IS AN OPEN BOAT BUT IS AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER. THAT MEANS YOU PURCHASE THE WHOLE BOAT FOR YOUR GROUP, WHICH REQUIRES A DEPOSIT TO HOLD YOUR DATE. THE BOAT CHARTERS FOR FISHING, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, LIGHTHOUSE CRUISES, SUNSET CRUISES, BIRDWATCHING, OR JUST A TRIP TO NOWHERE. THE DELAWARE BAY OFFERS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS.

 

 

 

 

 

MIAH MAUL LIGHT HOUSE-BOOK A TOUR

OPEN BOAT    6 HR. TRIP-7AM-$45.00

Dock 13, Creek Road at

Fortescue State Marina
Fortescue, NJ 08321

GPS: 39 14.575'N

        75 10.282'W
Phone: 856-447-3281

 

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