Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc

Just off the coast of Long Island lies Fire Island, a thin line separating Long Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Fire Island’s location is perfectly suited to offer anglers varied fishing, something Fire Island Fishing Charters capitalizes on!

Climb aboard their 24’ enter console manufactured by Robalo. She’s built for inshore and coastal fishing, providing a first-class ride. She can handle up to 4 anglers fishing at the same time in comfort, without tangling lines or bumping elbows. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha outboard engine, she can cruise at a maximum speed of 35 knots.

You’ll target a variety of gorgeous fish with Captain Steve Smith. The famous Striped Bass is a major target, but you can also go for Flounders, False Albacores, Porgies, Black Seabass, and Weakfish, along with other species you may run into. You can try a variety of fishing techniques with the equipment provided, however, you will have to supply your own fly rods or bows for bowfishing.

The charter will provide you with quality rods and reels, with lures being available for rent. Live bait is included in the price and usually prepared before you arrive, although you can fish for it too if you want.

If you’re looking for some adrenaline-pumping action, the charter specializes in a “run and gun” style of fishing, targeting seasonal fish as far as away as Jones Beach. Join them and see just how hot the bite can get around Fire Island!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Drift Fishing (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $550
    This trip will mainly target Flounders, Black Seabass, and Porgies. You may also run into Bluefish, Weakfish, Sea Robbins, and Triggerfish. The captain will provide you with equipment required, but you will have to bring your own bow or fly rod.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Drift Fishing (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $550
    On this trip you will primarily target Black Seabass, Porgies, and Flounders, though you can also find Weakfish, Sea Robbins, Triggerfish, and Bluefish. You will be provided will all necessary basic equipment but you should bring your own gear for bow or fly fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day: Gamefish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 15
    $550
    On this trip you will be targeting seasonal gamefish such as Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Weakfish. Using light tackle spinning gear we cast lures, soft plastics, and live bait throughout the Great South Bay and coastal Atlantic. All rods, reels, bait, lures are included. All fly fisherman should bring their own gear.
  • Private trip
    Magic Hour
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $550
    This trip enables customers to target seasonal gamefish in the Great South Bay. Using light spinning rod setups we cast lures and soft plastics to feeding striped bass, bluefish, and weakfish. Trip Times Available: 4:30pm-8:30pm, 5pm-9pm, 6pm-10pm This is due to the change in tide and sea conditions
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Drift Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 4 - Sep 10
    $1,000
    This trip will target Flounders, Black Seabass, Porgies, Bluefish, Weakfish, Sea Robbins, and Triggerfish. You will be provided with rods and reels, while lures are available for an extra fee for rent.
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About the Captain

Steve Smith
Babylon, New York, United States
ID & License verified
29 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since June 2017
Grew up in the great South Bay and have competitively fished Fire Islands inshore, coastal and offshore waters for 20 years. After years of catering to friends and family and seeing the excitement and joy on each person's face as they continuously caught trophy fish over the years, I have decided to start my own business.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Flounder Flounder
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Boat specs

Robalo 242 CC (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bring your own fly fishing gear
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Bring your own bow

Amenities

GPS
Simrad
Fishfinder
Simrad
Live Bait Well
Bunker, Spot, Eels
Ice Box
Multiple fish holds
Radar
Simrad Electronics
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Usually prepared in advance, included in the price
Lures
Available for an extra fee
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Kathy H.
INDN RIV SHRS, FL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with captain Steve

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Drift Fishing (AM) on July 20, 2022
Though the fishing was disappointing we still had a blast. Steve tried hard to find the fish (we caught and released a crab,...
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Joachim G.
Massapequa Park, NY
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Captain Steve Smith - Half Day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Drift Fishing (PM) on June 24, 2022
Small but clean and nice boat, equipment in very good condition, and a captain that is very committed to you having a good...
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Keith F.
Hauppauge, NY
Excellent
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A beautiful day.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Drift Fishing (AM) on August 20, 2021
Captain Steve is a great guy and easy to talk to. He’s also great with kids. We had an amazing time fishing in the bay and...
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Nicholas P.
Scottsdale, AZ
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Steve is Awesome

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Drift Fishing (PM) on July 5, 2022
We book with Steve every year and he is THE BEST. You will catch a ton of fish and have a great time. Can’t wait until next...
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Geraldo C.
Copiague, New York
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Drift Fishing (PM) on May 20, 2022
Captain Steve was great and s lot of fun
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FAQs about Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc

Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip - Drift Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip - Drift Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day: Gamefish (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Magic Hour (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip - Drift Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Simrad
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Live Bait Well Bunker, Spot, Eels
  • Ice Box Multiple fish holds
  • Radar Simrad Electronics
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared in advance, included in the price)
  • Lures (Available for an extra fee)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own fly fishing gear)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing (Bring your own bow)

Top targeted fish species with Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Weakfish