Michael Behot

New England Captain Michael Behot

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Meet one of New England's Top Fishing Captains, Michael Behot, and Get To Know His Boat

About Captain Michael Behot

Welcome to MoonDog Fishing, owned and operated by captain Michael Behot in Keyport, New Jersey. If you're looking for the perfect fishing trip experience at an affordable price, then look no further! For years now, MoonDog Fishing has been delivering clients a one-of-a-kind experience packed with plenty of adventure and excitement. 


He specializes in fly and light tackle fishing but he's also known for his skill in trolling, Jigging, Spinning, popping, and deep-sea fishing. The captain offers a wide variety of fishing services including inshore, Nearshore, Offshore, Reefs, Wrecks, Flats, and Backcountry Fishing. This renowned captain is the perfect guide to take you on your next fishing trip, no matter what type of fishing you're interested in. 

Most Suitable Guests:

Captain Michael Behot warmly welcomes families with children, groups of four persons, newbie anglers, and pro anglers on board his boat for a catch-and-release trip. He offers these trips to be most suitable for guests who are looking for an amazing yet safe fishing experience. With years of experience as a professional Captain, he is more than capable of providing outstanding service tailored to the needs of each guest.

Fish Species You Can Expect:

Depending on the season and conditions of the day, you could be lucky enough to catch bass, bluefish, flounder, seabass, weakfish, or little tunny. Captain Michael also does some fluke and sea bass fishing. He has also taken on the challenge of Bluefin Tuna fishing when they are close enough to Raritan Bay. Michael takes time each year to guide anglers on Cape Cod or in the Florida Keys and has an impressive history of success in these waters as well. His knowledge has allowed him to develop a keen eye for finding fish, even in unfamiliar waters.

The Boat:

Your fishing adventure will begin on a 23 feet Jones Bros center console boat that is powered by a 175 HP Yamaha engine and capable of cruising at 40 knots. This safe and reliable vessel is the perfect size to fit up to 4 anglers and is fully equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, and a Live Bait Well. Get ready to embark on the fishing journey of a lifetime!

Discover the deep secrets of fishing from experienced Captain Michael Behot of MoonDog Fishing without delay! Take advantage of the chance to spend some quality time outdoors and net your catch.

Conservation efforts

Captain Michael Behot of MoonDog Fishing is part of the following conservation groups Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), Stripers Forever, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), and American Saltwater Guides Association.

MoonDog Fishing Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait
Technical Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Fly Box
Fly Lines
Leader Tippet
Live Bait
Medical Supplies

Good to Knows

Trip Includes: 

-Rods, Reels, Tackle

-Lures & Live Bait

-Fly Fishing Equipment


Things to Bring:

-Snacks & Drinks

-Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

-Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Sunglasses & Hats)

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash. 

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 1 day prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.

I always suggest bringing a foul weather jacket and sunglasses regardless of the weather. On top of that in the spring and fall layers are always your friend as the conditions and temperatures are apt to change at a moment's notice.

You are welcome to bring your own gear but I am always fully stocked with everything we will need.