About

Where We Fish

Being a lesser-known beach town in Atlantic County has worked to this barrier island’s advantage – we affectionately refer to it as “HIPS” (Hidden In Plain Sight). Come visit and discover beautifully kept beaches, pristine waters, and fishing adventures for all types of anglers.

Island Fly operates primarily in and around the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge located just north of Brigantine Island, New Jersey. These protected areas comprise over 150,000 acres (235 sq mi) of tidal wetlands, sandy flats, barrier islands, shallow bays, and coastal ocean creating an incredibly unique fishery.

What makes this area special is its estuarine nature; where fresh and salt water combine to produce a rich and diverse ecosystem. The Mullica River-Great Bay Ecosystem joins the Atlantic Ocean right at our backdoor allowing direct access to the fishery for our guests.

Captain Jason Moore: Guide, photographer, writer, scientist and angler.

Captain Jason Moore has been guiding for nearly two decades and is passionate about the natural world and sharing those experiences with others. He is an avid angler, educator, consultant, and fly tyer, as well as a member of the American Saltwater Guides Association (ASGA).

After growing up on nearby Absecon Island, Jason started his guiding career as a river and backcountry guide and wilderness medicine educator in the Colorado and Idaho high-country. These formative years culminated in him completing first descents of rivers in Tibet, China, and Costa Rica while taking guests to some of the world’s most amazing locales.

Captain Jason is connected with industry leading adventure partners around the globe and offers hosted trips to provide the absolute best experiences possible.

Jason enjoys fishing wherever he can. Favorites include chasing bonefish in the Bahamas, Golden Dorado in Argentina, everything salty in Nicaragua, trout in the Central Rockies, salmon in Alaska, and redfish, snook, and tarpon in Mexico, Louisiana, and Florida.

In addition to guiding and fishing, Jason has been practicing medicine for nearly 2 decades as an Emergency Medicine/Critical Care PA. He holds a PhD in epidemiology, conducts clinical research, and develops medical protocols for outfitters in the ever-changing outdoor environment. Captain Jason is Swift Water Rescue trained and holds a US Coast Guard Captain’s License with Towing Endorsement.

Catch & Release Fishing

“We live for fishing and return the favor every chance we get.”

Island Fly is a Catch & Release operation. From striped bass to bluefish, our local fish population needs our help.

“We fish with the fish in mind” and practice CPR (Catch–Photo–Release) Fishing.

Boat

Captain Jason runs a 22′ Uforia Panga which allows us to explore the shallowest of backcountry flats while staying safe and dry for our front-side adventures. A Panga is an open and outboard-powered, fishing boat common common throughout much of the developing world, including Central America and the Caribbean. The V-shaped bow and flat profile aft allows for a versatile fishing craft that allows access to our shallow backwaters while still being stable enough to search for inshore species.

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