Montauk is home to many exciting species that dwell in both the inshore and the offshore areas. This great diversity isn’t the only thing going for Montauk, as the nature of the shoreline is resplendent. Crunch Time Sport Fishing will take you on a great adventure, that will leave you with pleasant memories for years to come!

Climb aboard their 48ft Rose Brothers Custom Sport Fishing Boat restored in 2013 - all the modern fishing amenities are available. She can carry up to 12 anglers fishing simultaneously, in comfort, with ample room to work. She is powered by a twin 375hp caterpillar engines. She’s fully equipped for serious fishing, A full-head toilet on board ensures comfort even on longer trips.

Join Captain TJ as you fish the inshore and offshore waters of Montauk. You can expect to go after Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke , Blackfish, Black Seabass, and others in the inshore areas. Offshore though, the adventure is afoot as you target Mako and Thresher Sharks, as well as Yellowfin Tuna and it’s prestigious cousin the Bluefin Tuna. Light and heavy tackle jigging, spinning and popping can be utilized, as well as trolling and bottom fishing.

A professional first mate is available on board to assist you in rigging your line and to clean and fillet your catch. Top-of-the-line equipment is available for use on Crunch Time Sport Fishing. Children are welcome onboard but the minimum age is 5. Fishing licenses are included. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, and a waterproof camera.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Open Boat Fluke /Stripers
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - May 25 (Sat)
    US $330
    This is an open boat trip Join us for a full day of jigging for Stripers and fluke fishing . Try your hand at landing you personal best . Rods bait and tackle are included (jig heads and gulp not supplied ) mate on board to help rig you up , land yor catch and filet . 20% gratuity not included in price of trip
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    US $800
    The departure time is flexible and can be adjusted for tides. Hop on this trip and enjoy the excellent inshore fishing Montauk has to offer. Black Seabass, Striped Bass, Flounder, and other species will be targeted. All equipment that may be needed is supplied by the captain.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    US $800
    Departure time is flexible and can be adjusted for tides. This half day trip will be stalking the inshore waters of Montauk. The species targeted are varied, such as Striped Bass, Flounder, Black Seabass, and others. All required equipment is provided by the charter operator.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    US $975
    This trip will let us target a desired tide and species with time to spare! We can bottom fish some of my favorite spots for Porgy, Seabass, Fluke, etc. either before or after we fish with live bait on the drift for trophy Striper!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $975
    This trip is for extended afternoon fishing and can target multiple species in one outing. This is a 6-hour trip and it usually leaves the dock at 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Montauk Jumbo Fluke
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    US $1,400
    This Open Boat trip is for avid fluke enthusiasts who are searching for their personal best jumbo fluke. This trip includes the use of top-grade fluke rods, premium fresh bait, custom hand-tied rigs and jigs, and artificials such as Gulp, Zmann, etc. Anglers are also welcome of course to bring their own preferred rods.
    Targeted fish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    US $1,400
    A full day trip in the bountiful inshore areas of Montauk is an excellent opportunity to get your fishing game on. The species targeted are varied and multiple ones can be targeted during the trip, such as Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Black Seabass, Porgy, and others. Trolling and drift fishing will be utilized on this trip.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Sep 30
    US $1,875
    On this trip, we will be in search of different species of Shark – Thresher, Mako (catch and release), and others. We provide all the heavy duty gear, flats of premium baits, and chum. This is an 8-hour trip and usually leaves the dock at 6:00 a.m.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 113 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain TJ will catch you big fish!
Captain TJ will catch you big fish!
Captain TJ will catch you big fish!
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Daniel S.
Red Bank, NJ
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My biggest fluke ever‼️

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) on August 30, 2023
TJ and Dave are the best captains around!  Super helpful with us, especially my wife, and put us on the meat!  We caught...
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - Inshore on August 20, 2023
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Mitchell A.
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - Inshore on August 11, 2023
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John S.
Harlingen, TX
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Half-Day Trip with Captain TJ & Dave

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) on July 22, 2023
My family and I went out with Captain TJ this past weekend. There were five of us total on his boat. It was easily a comfortable...
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Jean P.
Elmsford, NY
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - Inshore on September 1, 2023
We did a half day tour with TJ and Dave.  The weather conditions weren’t great, but TJ and Dave worked really hard to find...
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FAQs about Crunch Time Sport Fishing

Crunch Time Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $165 per person - Open Boat Fluke /Stripers (8 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) - Inshore (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) - Inshore (5 hours)
  • US $975 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $975 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Montauk Jumbo Fluke (8 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip - Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,875 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – Shark (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Crunch Time Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Crunch Time Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn Senator and Penn International)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Crunch Time Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Crunch Time Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Crunch Time Sport Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Captain

TJ Ritner
Montauk, New York, United States
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114 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2018
Captain TJ Ritner has spent his life fishing all sorts of different waters. Florida Keys, Cabo San Lucas, and the northeast Atlantic are areas he has fished extensively. With over 30 years of experience fishing radically different waters, there's nothing that can surprise him. He's also a local to the area, so he knows all the best secret fishing spots around. His motto is that luck has nothing to do with success, but countless hours spent fishing have honed his skills to a razor edge and now they're at your disposal.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Boat specs

Rose Brothers (Sportfishing) originally built in 1980. Powered by 2 375HP Twin Cat diesels engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
18 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn Senator and Penn International
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Minimum age is 5
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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