Spear-It Charters

Spear-It Charters is a premier South County and Block Island rod and reel fishing and spearfishing charter. Its crew is on the fish 24/7 and specializes in fall rod and reel combo trips for various prized nearshore species. Captain David Hochman has been a Rhode Island commercial fisherman since he was 18 years old and has been running charter fishing for over 20 years. He will make sure you have a successful and fun-packed trip and can arrange customized trips so you have the best experience possible. Join him in Charlestown and embark on your next fishing adventure in Rhode Island!

Your boat for the day will be a a JC31 . It runs on a 3208 catipillar engine and uses GPS, fishfinder, radio, as well as radar navigation technology. You can use its flybridge as well as bed and you will also have a first mate to assist you if needed. The boat featur
es snorkeling and spearfishing gear as well as an ice-box you can use for storing your fish.

On your trip, you can target Blue, thresher and Mako Shark, tuna,  Tautog, Cod, Bonito, Striped Bass, Porgy, as well as Bluefish. You can attract them on both light and heavy tackle, using bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, spinning, jigging, popping, and spearfishing. All the fish you catch is yours to kip. As the boat is kid-friendly, you can also bring your whole family and have a beautiful outing to remember.

Captain David will supply you with the fishing tackle, lures, snacks, and drinks. Completely free of charge, he also covers you for fishing licenses and catch cleaning.

Book a trip at Spear-It Charters and prepare for lots of fun on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Night Squid Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 7
    $200
    Squid fishing under the lights is a fun and fast fishing experience. This trip runs from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Rubber boots and rain pants are recommended.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Fall Tautog Open
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $400
    Nearshore black fishing. We supply the bait and rods if needed.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fall Tautog Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 1
    $650
    Nearshore black fishing. We supply the bait and rods if needed.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour–Fall Striper/Bluefish/Albie
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 1
    $650
    Nearshore casting or trolling.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    Captain Dave invites you for a bottom fishing adventure on the nearshore waters of Rhode Island. Come aboard and have fun chasing Blackfish, Black Seabass, fluke and Scup. You're covered for all fishing gear, licenses, snacks, and drinks. Price does not include mate's tip (20% is standard).
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Fall Tautog Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $850
    Nearshore black fishing. We supply the bait and rods if needed.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Block Island Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    Fishing Block Island for Striped Bass is an incredible experience. This is the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime. The crew commonly catches Striped Bass of 30 to 50 lbs.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    Join Captain David aboard and spend 6 hours bottom fishing for Black Seabass, Blackfish, and Scup. The trip includes all the fishing equipment, food, drinks, as well as fishing licenses. You will leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and be back at about 1:00 p.m. The price does not include the mate's tip (20% is standard).
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Cod
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:05 AM
    $1,200
    Private cod fishing charter for 1 to 6 persons. These private trips are $1200 for the day. Cod is found offshore so, with travel time, you and the crew will need 8 hours. On these trips, you can often chase Pollock, Black Seabass, Choggy, and Blackfish. The price does not include the mate's tip (20% is standard).
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,500
    This 8-hour action-packed trip will see you hunt Mako, Thrasher, as well as Blue Shark. Your adventure lasts from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes all the fishing tackle, lures, snacks, drinks, as well as fishing licenses. Just arrive on time and prepare for a memorable fishing trip in Rhodes Island. An added fuel surcharge is possible depending on diesel prices at the time of your trip. The price does not include the mate's tip (20% is standard).
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,500
    Targeting Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna for 4 persons. The methods used are both trolling and jigging. This trip is out to 50 miles. An added fuel surcharge is possible depending on diesel prices at the time of your trip .Price does not include mate's tip (20% is standard).
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Spearfishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 31
    $1,600
    1 to 6 passengers. This is an 8-hour trip to Block Island for a day of freediving, snorkeling, and spearfishing. Instruction is included. All divers must sign Spear-It liability waiver.
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About the Captain

David Hochman
Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States
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12 Customer reviews
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Member since September 2021
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Captain David was raised fishing in Rhodes Island waters and has commercially fished for 35 years. Commercial fishing requires producing fish. You cannot go home empty-handed. The captain has learned all the reefs and hot spots many of which few know.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Cod Cod

Boat specs

JC boat (Downeast) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Jeffrey S.
Norwalk, CT
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Memorable day of great fishing!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Bottom on July 27, 2022
For someone who has barely fished in their life, these guys made it happen for me! It was super clear that they knew what they...
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Oleg L.
Brooklyn, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 hours fishing with captain David

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Bottom (PM) on August 30, 2022
It was a great experience.  Lots of fish and friendly and knowledgeable crew that helped us to get comfortable with semi rough...
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Bottom Group on June 7, 2022
We had a great time jigging for Scup. Caught a few Sea Bass, Blues & Stripped Bass too.
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Tim B.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 hour tour with Captain Dave and Jim.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Bottom Group on May 6, 2022
Weather was great, water was flat, some sunshine, fish were being ornery.  As luck would have it with a 4 hour charter, they...
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Joseph S.
Putnam Valley, NY
Excellent
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Awesome day

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on July 18, 2022
Grandson first big catch out fishing crew n Captain were the best.
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FAQs about Spear-It Charters

Spear-It Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $100 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Night Squid Fishing (6 hours)
  • $200 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Fall Tautog Open (8 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Fall Tautog Special (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour–Fall Striper/Bluefish/Albie (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Bottom (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Fall Tautog Special (7 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour – Block Island Striped Bass (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Cod (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Tuna (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Spearfishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Spear-It Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Spear-It Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Spear-It Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Spear-It Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Spear-It Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)