Field Tester Sportfishing Inc.

Fill the boat with delicious fish aboard Field Tester Sportfishing Inc. Based out of Montauk, you’ll explore the fantastic fishery of New York state’s rich bays and sounds. Stripers, Flukes, Seabass, and Porgies all make for an exquisite dish, so you’ll want to hook as many as possible.

Hailing from the Long Island Sound’s shores, Captain Chris Ceo has been fishing since before he can remember. He knows all the best spots and effective techniques to get fish on the boat.

The “Field Tester” is a 31’ downeast boat, perfect for fishing these inshore waters. Capt. Chris restored her in 2014 and she now comes powered by a 450 HP Cummins engine and is fitted with plenty of modern creature comforts for a smooth ride to sea.

All fish are targeted with live bait onboard the Field Tester, and you’ll be welcomed aboard to a full tank of fresh bait. The first mate will help you set up everything you need as you get ready to drift fish to entice the bite of these mouth-watering creatures.

Evening trips will see you catch the last bite of the day of Striped Bass, taking advantage of the full tides and chasing after these popular fish. Other trips will see you go after Flukes, Porgies, and Seabass while jigging to lure them in. Just let the captain know if there’s any species you’d particularly like to target and he’ll see what he can do.

At the end of the day, the first mate will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home. Just beware, if you have a particularly successful day, he may not have time to prepare them all! Rest assured, you’ll be reeling in plenty of delightful fish thanks to the experienced crew and productive seas. All that’s left for you to do is get booking and hop aboard for an unforgettable fishing experience.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 30
    $850
    Make the most of your time on the Atlantic's inshore waters and spend a full 8 hours fishing. Go after a range of exciting and delicious fish, such as Flounder, Porgies, and Seabass. These incredible fish will keep you on your toes throughout the day as you battle it out while drift fishing to try and catch as many as possible to take home for a tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $700
    3/4 day trips will give you plenty of flexibility and time to target different species. You'll spend your time bottom fishing trip for Porgies, Seabass, and Fluke. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $700
    This is an evening trip. At full tide you'll have the best chance of reeling in plenty of delicious and exciting Striped Bass. With live bait, you'll drift fish along the inshore waters in search of these popular beauties. Thanks to the captain's knowledge, you'll get on the fish right away, reeling in plenty to take home to enjoy the following day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 30
    $550
    Head out in the early evening and catch the last bite of the day. You'll drift fish along the inshore waters out of Montauk as you target exciting and delicious Striped Bass to take home for dinner. Starting times may vary depending on tides, with your captain knowing the best times and spots to fish.
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About the Captain

Chris Ceo
Montauk, New York, United States
9 Fishing Reports
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2018
Captain Chris was born and raised in a fishing family and his first trip out on the family boat was at the age of 6 weeks old and he's been fishing ever since he was old enough to hold a rod. Having grown up on the Long Island Sound, he's been fishing out of Montauk for over 20 years. He's a certified Yamaha Outboard Technician and specializes in outboard repair and general boat maintenance, as well as his charter business. Capt. Chris has run boats to 46’ everywhere from Long Island to Florida and the Bahamas catching everything from Shark, Tuna, and Marlin to Striped Bass, Redfish, and Red Snapper.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Flounder Flounder
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Boat Specs

1997 JC (Downeast) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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July fishing trip
Awesome Day!!!!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Frank B.
West Babylon, NY
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Half day bottom fish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 8, 2020
Captain Chris and first mate John are first class , they put us on Fluke up to 22” ,  sea bass and porgy , also include...
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Eric I.
Lindenhurst, NY
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Half Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 1, 2020
Capt and mate are friendly knowledgeable and looked to service us on what we wanted to fish for. We planned on an evening trip...
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Craig B.
Mount Sinai, New York
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Half day trip with Field Tester

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 18, 2020
Good trip. Everybody limited out on Sea Bass and we picked up some Porgies too. Captain and mate were both gentlemen.
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Warren A.
Port Washington, NY
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 24, 2020
Great day, great time.  Great crew
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Chris D.
New York, NY
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Half trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 13, 2020
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FAQs about Field Tester Sportfishing Inc.

Field Tester Sportfishing Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (Evening) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (Evening) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Field Tester Sportfishing Inc., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Field Tester Sportfishing Inc. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (15-20% tip is expected)
  • Fishing License

Field Tester Sportfishing Inc. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Field Tester Sportfishing Inc. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Field Tester Sportfishing Inc. include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)