Sour Kraut Sportfishing
Captain Joe Baumle started his saltwater fishing career at age 3 fishing with his father out of Atlantic Highlands.  He caught his first striped bass at age 4 and his first tuna at age 8.  In the last 40+ years he has continued to hone his skills and has caught everything the New Jersey/New York Ocean has to offer from giant Bluefin tuna to snapper blues.  He specializes in striped bass and bottom fishing for blackfish.  Fishing out of the Leonardo State Marina (near Sandy Hook) for the past 24+ years he looks forward to taking you on your next fishing adventure
Our Services
  
Come fishing or cruising on the Sour Kraut
A 42-foot Provincial 625 HP John
Deere diesel engine custom built on
Prince Edward Island, Canada
with a very spacious cockpit for comfort
that is ideal for fishing!
Sour Kraut has all necessary safety
equipment and state of the art electronics
 
1 to 6 passenger charters available
Inquire about available dates
908-420-4621 or  Contact Captain Joe  
  1. Charter Cruising
    Charter Cruising
  1. Sport Fishing
    Sport Fishing
  2. Inshore Open Trip Fishing
    Inshore Open Trip Fishing
​​2017 Spring/Summer Inshore Packages:
Striped Bass Trolling/Chunking/Live Lining,
Blues, Fluke, Weakfish, Ling, Blackfish
  • Full Day: 6 hours - $600*
  • Half Day: 3 hours - $350*
*Prices include bait and tackle but not gratuities. A $200 deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance due at boarding.


2017 Shark or Mud Hole Tuna Packages:
  • 12 Hours: $1400** (4 person maximum)
*Price includes bait and tackle but not gratuities. A $500 deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance due at boarding.
​​Don’t have enough people for a full charter?
We run open trips – call for dates and availability.

Open Trips: $120***/person for 6 hours
 
***Price includes bait and tackle but not gratuities. A $50 deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance due at boarding.
 
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 NYC Waterway Sightseeing Cruise

  • Fireworks Cruise

  • Sunset Cruise

  • Nature Viewing Cruise

  • Birthday Party Cruise

  • Private Charters


We are a kid-friendly environment
and love to teach the next generation about the ocean.

$125/hour (deposit required) 
Limited to 6 passengers


  

Memories with Captain Joe
Come visit our gallery to see some of the photos we took on various occasions as well as pictures our customers shared  with us. 
Our Gallery
Fishing Tips/FAQ
  
1: Where do we embark from?
Sour Kraut is docked at:
Leonardo State Marina
102 Concord Avenue
Leonardo, NJ  07737
Slip #169
Latitude - 40 degrees 25’ 16”
Longitude -74 degrees 3’ 33”
 
2: What is included in the quoted prices?
All prices include bait and tackle only.
All provided tackle is in good working condition.
 
3: How can I pay the deposit and balance?
Sour Kraut accepts cash and personal/business checks ONLY.
  
4: What is NOT included in the quoted prices?
Not included in quoted prices are gratuities,
or any food or beverages (unless prior arrangements have been made).
 
5: What is Sour Kraut’s cancellation policy?
Sour Kraut will refund based on the below:
7 days prior to sail date – Full Refund
48 hrs prior to sail time – 50% Refund
Within 24 hrs of sail time – NO REFUND
 
6: What are the NJ/NY saltwater fishing license requirements?
The Sour Kraut is fully licensed for all NJ/NY saltwater
fishing and individual licenses are not required.
 
7: Is this a kid-friendly environment?
YES!  We are a kid-friendly environment
and love to teach the next generation how to fish.
Note: Children under 13, by law, MUST wear a life jacket
at all times when outside the main cabin.
 
8: What is the maximum number of paying guests?
Sour Kraut can accommodate up to 6 paying guests
plus the captain and mates.