Crunch Time Sport Fishing

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 35’ Henriques, restored in 2017 - all the modern fishing amenities are available. She can carry up to 6 anglers fishing simultaneously, in comfort, with ample room to work. She is powered by a twin 250 HP Volvo engines. She’s fully equipped for serious fishing, with outriggers and a flybridge available. 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, Flounder, 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:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tuna & Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $1,650
    price breakdown
    $1,650
    This offshore fishing trip will take you anywhere between 10 and 30 miles offshore. It's all about the Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, as well as several species of Sharks on this trip. Heavy-duty offshore gear and all other equipment is provided by the captain.
  • 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
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    $975
    price breakdown
    $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, Sea Bass, Fluke etc. either before or after we fish with live bait on the drift for Trophy Stripers!
  • 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
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    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.
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About the Captain

TJ Ritner
Montauk, New York, United States
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36 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.

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Targeted Species

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

Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)

Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Henriques (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 250HP Twin Volvo diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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Half day with captain TJ and Ryan
Half day with captain TJ and Ryan
Great fun time Captain, TJ
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Oliver L.
Southampton, NY
 5.00
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Half Day Inshore

VERIFIED   NEW  October 16, 2020
We had a great trip with Capt. TJ and Mate Ryan. There was plenty of action immediately with a lot of short Stripers keeping...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   September 24, 2020
The charter operator canceled 1 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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John M.
Millwood, NY
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A bachelor party for the books

VERIFIED   August 22, 2020
We booked the full day, tuna and shark fishing private charter for my brothers bachelor party.  Some weeks before the...
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Dennis G.
United States
 5.00
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Perfect trip!

VERIFIED   June 3, 2020
Captain TJ and first mate Matt made our trip the best ever! Right from the start was easy to find the marina and boat slip....
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Tim K.
Huntington, NY
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Half Day on Crunch Time

VERIFIED   NEW  October 18, 2020
Had a great day with Captain TJ and First Mate Matt.  Were on the fish and caught a lot; not all keepers - but that is...
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