Welcome To Lady M Charters!

About Us

Lady M Charters, known formerly as Big M Express is a charter boat that rides along the highlands of New Jersey.

The Lady M is a 36 ft. OSMOND BEAL Down east boat with all state-of-the-art electronics and a twin anchor pulpit system for precise anchoring over wrecks and rock-piles. Powered by a Cummins 370 HP Diesel Engine, she cruises at 15 knots, is fast and comfortable, with a heated cabin, bunks and a head, and lots of deck space. Microwave and coffee maker available for your convenience.

We fish for ALL inshore species IN-SEASON (FLUKE, FLOUNDER, PORGY, SEABASS, STRIPED BASS, BLACKFISH, WEAKFISH, SHARK & COD)Our specialty is BOTTOM -FISHING and STRIPERS. We are also available for SIGHTSEEING cruises.

We provide all bait and tackle (custom rods if needed) and assist, if needed, with rigging, baiting and gaffing/netting your fish. ALL ARE WELCOME ON THE Lady M—experienced as well as non-experienced adults and children. The Lady M has a helpful, courteous and experienced crew.

We are located at SANDY HOOK BAY MARINA on 1 Willow St #1, Highlands, NJ 07732 in  HIGHLANDS, NEW JERSEY .

CAPTAIN STEVE has been in the charter boat business since 1999, holds a 100-TON MASTERS NEAR COASTAL LICENSE and has extensive knowledge of the NY Bight area. He has also spent 10 years GIANT TUNA fishing in Gloucester, MA aboard the F/V ODYSEA. Wreck fishing is Captain Steve’s favorite fishing.

Our Services



Charter Lady M and let us show you the ocean views like you’ve never seen!

Fishing Experiences

Our crew offers you basic bait and tackle, already accounted for in your price. Join us on our charter for a unique fishing experience.

OPEN BOAT: Reservation required to reserve a spot. Balance can be paid the same day.

CHARTERS: $200 deposit required to hold the date. Balance due on day of trip.

OPEN BOAT: must cancel reservation no later than 48 hours prior to trip otherwise card will be billed for full amount.

CHARTER: must cancel charter no later than 72 hours prior to trip otherwise card will be charged for full amount.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHOEVER ELSE YOU BOOK FOR: IF someone from your party does not show, you are responsible for their reservation.

FARE IS REFUNDABLE if trip is cancelled by Captain due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.


Fishing Reports



Today we did a crew trip with the boy’s and it was one stop shopping with just…


Sat& sun). This is the report for the weekends charters , it was very tough fishing for…


Today we had our open boat Tog trip with most of our regulars , who wanted to…


Excellent Captain. Went on boat years ago with friends and had A GREAT TIME. Book a trip with Capt. Steve
Amelia Rose
These two guys are some of the best, their number one priority is your experience and putting you on fish. Steve is very knowledgeable and dedicated to being the best. Jimmy is just a great mate and is an awesome funny guy to be out with. Thank both of you guys for giving us a great fishing experience. I look forward to many more trips.
michael Kressley

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