Barnegat Fishing Charter


When selecting a Barnegat Fishing Charter, look for a captain with knowledge of fishing local waters.

Captain Tom has been fishing Barnegat Bay and surrounding waters for over 30 years. The 28 ft. vessel, Reel Chaos, is a 2014 Regulator Center Console with a full head. Whether inshore, offshore, sunset cruise past Barnegat Light House or even your favorite waterfront restaurant, be assured that you and your family will reach your destination comfortably, safely, and in style.

We are centrally located leaving out of our home port of Forked River New Jersey, minutes from beautiful Barnegat Bay and Barnegat Inlet. This location allows us to fish many productive areas north and south. From Manasquan Inlet to Little Egg Harbor and covering all waters in between and around Long Beach Island (LBI).

Captain Tom offers custom charters aboard Reel Chaos which is the perfect boat for inshore or offshore fishing. Capt Tom offers fishing trips for the professional to the novice fishermen and for the youngest anglers, it is an opportunity to have the time of their lives. With our inshore reefs and ocean lumps playing host to fluke, sea bass, weakfish/sea trout, blackfish, striped bass, and croakers. Our Offshore waters offer bluefish, tuna, bonita, false albacore, mahi mahi, and some MONSTER SHARKS.

Our services and ability to customize any maritime event set us apart from any other charter service. We also can arrange pick up on the island (LBI) for your convenience. Full & Half Day charters are available. Take time to browse our site. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us anytime.



Welcome to the Reel Chaos Family.

Capt. Mike Kuligoski Jr. and the Sweet Melissa, A 2001 30 foot Grady White Marlin. She is powered by twin 250 Yamaha outboard engines. She really is a fishing machine. Sweet Melissa is outfitted with Raymarine Radar, Sonar, GPS, and Auto Pilot.  She also has a backup Furuno GPS/Sonar and two VHF radios, not only to communicate with other captains to find the fish, but also for safety reasons.

Capt. Mike Kuligoski Jr. has his OUPV 6-pack license and his 50 Ton Master upgrade from the United States Coast Guard. He grew up on the water and has been interested in fishing since he could hold a fishing pole. He has extensive knowledge of the local fishing grounds, from inshore reefs to offshore canyons and lumps.

Barnegat Fishing Reports & News

Fishing Reports & News

Barnegat Bay Fishing Report 5/29

With the Sea Bass season opening on Monday 5/23 the angling was great, few ling and cod were mixed in. It seems you can always count on them when the Striped Bass slow down. We had several trips this week and did pretty well pounding the Sea Bass. Most of our anglers this week wanted to target Striped Bass so we mixed it up every trip. We had another great group out yesterday we left the dock around 7am. When we hit Barnegat Inlet the fog was thick. With most boats turning around the REEL CHAOS equipped with raymarine radar we ventured out. With the fog thick we put out our trolling gear  and started heading north. We had our Toni Maja pole working with a white spoon and on the other side we had a Mojo Rig working.  We were in about 55ft of water when we got our first fish. We were just shy of the bathing beach. We continued north with slow pickings when I got a call saying there were bunker off the beach around seaside. When we arrived things looked very promising with tons of bunker around. We snag and dropped which is my favorite way to catch bass but  unfortunately we didn't have any luck. With the guys having fun catching bunker we elected to hit some wrecks and back to the Sea Bass. After filling up on Sea Bass we decided to come into the bay to try our luck on some Fluke. We were in about 5ft of water east side of bay having a ton of fun with some small Fluke (No keepers).
After all said and done we had a good day fun by all and thats what really matters. The same guys booked us in July to try for some monster Fluke. Thanks Again Guys.
Still have some dates open.

Barnegat Fishing Reports & News

Fishing Reports & News

Barnegat Striped Bass Fishing Charter

Had the Doug party out today for a bass trip. The morning started out slow on the troll so with no bites we moved over to some snag and drop and we immediately had our first bass right off the bathing beach. With no other fish around I got a call from another capt that the fish were on down south of seaside. So we made the move. We were catching fish all day on the snag and drop and my favorite way jig head with a white shad. By the end of the day the guys had there limit and started to catch and release. The biggest bass off the day was a 32 pounder. Thanks guys for a great day. We will be sailing all week for big bass.
Barnegat Striped Bass Fishing Charter


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