Austin Outfitters

Running fishing trips out of New York City, Austin Outfitters invites you to fish the calm, sheltered water of New York City’s Jamaica Bay, lower NY Bay, and the New York Bight in comfort with your friends and family for trophy gamefish! Our local fishery hosts both resident and migratory Striped bass, Fluke, Weakfish, Bluefish, and Porgy.

Captain Austin was born and raised in Brooklyn and has been fishing the waters in and around the NY Bight, NYC, and Jamaica Bay for over 40 years. He has worked in the fishing industry for over 20 years and authored 250 articles on catching a variety of fish species in NYC waters.

Expect to use light tackle and techniques like bottom fishing, jigging, and spinning, based on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 3 to 6-hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of Fluke, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Weakfish, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather.

You’ll be fishing from a 21 ft. Maritime Skiff 20D center console with a 2022 Yamaha 115 4-stroke outboard. She is a dry, stable, extremely seaworthy boat with a wide open layout that perfectly aligns with our light tackle fishing philosophy. She has enough room for up to 3 anglers or 4 with children at any single time.

When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price. Your trip will also include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day.

You can keep anything you catch, as long as it’s legal to do so.

There will be complimentary snacks and drinks aboard for your convenience during the trip, but feel free to bring your own drinks or snacks if you prefer.

Children are always welcome aboard.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Austin Outfitters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Jamaica Bay Open Boat
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jun 25 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $300
    Jamaica Bay sunset special open boat trip. 5pm until sunset. Chasing birds and fishing structure with artificial lures. Targeting the Jamaica Bay grand slam of striped bass, bluefish, fluke, and weakfish.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Shared trip
    Open Boat Fluke
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 31 (Mon, Fri)
    US $300
    4 hour trip targeting jumbo summer flounder (fluke). All bait (natural and live when available) and gear provided, incuding Gulp! artificial lures. All legal size fish you catch are yours to keep and I will fillet and ziplock bag your catch for no extra charge.
    Targeted fish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    Sunset Fishing Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 5
    US $375
    3 hours leading up to sunset on the water. The perfect way to exhale and relax on the water to end the day. We will be fishing in the calm, shletered water of the New York Bight and Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn. Great trip for friends and families of all age. Experience the world class fishing New York City has to offer. Up to 3 adults, 4 with children.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 5
    US $450
    4 hour trip fishing in the calm, shletered water of Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn. Great trip for friends and families of all ages. Experience the world class fishing New York City has to offer. Up to 3 adults; 4 with kids. April and May: striped bass and bluefish From June-September, jumbo fluke will be our primary target species, but we will always have all available gear on board should we decide to pivot and fish for striped bass, weakfish, and bluefish. October and November are all about striped bass.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    3/4 day trip (6 hrs.)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 19 - Aug 31
    US $650
    3/4 day fishing targeting jumbo jamaica bay summer flounder (fluke). All bait, tackle, abd gear provided. Bluefish, sea robin, striped bass, and sand shark are all common bycatch species as well on these trips for steady rod-bending action on light fishing tackle! ??
    Types of fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
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VERIFIED   NEW  Sunset Fishing Trip on May 24, 2024
Captain Austin was the best guide I’ve sailed with hands down. From his personable easy text and email communications, to...
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Great trip with Captain Austin

VERIFIED   Open boat striped bass on April 23, 2024
Captain Austin is very friendly and professional! He knows where the fish is! We caught a huge striped bass, it is very delicious...
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6 hour trip with Captain Austin

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 3, 2023
I have been on large and small charters from Maine to Mexico. Our trip with Captain Austin ranks right at the top. Not only...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 17, 2023
Capt Austin is very experienced fisherman and an outstanding Captain. He is accommodating beyond expectations.  He worked...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 19, 2023
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FAQs about Austin Outfitters

Austin Outfitters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $150 per person - Jamaica Bay Open Boat (3 hours)
  • US $150 per person - Open Boat Fluke (4 hours)
  • US $375 per group - Sunset Fishing Trip (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 3/4 day trip (6 hrs.) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Austin Outfitters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Austin Outfitters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When available)
  • Lures (Jigs and Gulp! Provided )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaning, filleting, and bagging the fish you catch is included in the trip price. )
  • Snacks (Bags of chips are included in the trip price. )
  • Drinks (Bottled water included in trip price. )
  • Fishing License (All licenses are covered in the trip price. )

Austin Outfitters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Austin Outfitters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Penn Slammer 4 2500 and Daiwa BG MQ 5000 reels)
  • Heavy Tackle (Penn conventional for live bait and chunking )
  • Bottom Fishing (Jigs, rigs, Gulp!, bait provided )
  • Trolling (Gear available if trolling is desired. )
  • Spinning (High quality spinning loaded with braid )
  • Jigging (Jigs and bait or Gulp! Provided )
  • Popping (Poppers and spook style plugs available )
  • Drift Fishing (Live bait and/or artificial lures )

Top targeted fish species with Austin Outfitters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Weakfish

Meet the Captain

Austin Perilli
New York City, New York, United States
34 Fishing Reports
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19 Customer reviews
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Member since October 2022
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I love taking people out fishing in New York City! Jamaica Bay, Lower NY Bay, and the New York Bight offers calm, sheltered water, teeming with gamefish! There is no better feeling than spending a great day on the bay!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Maritime Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha F115 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Penn Slammer 4 2500 and Daiwa BG MQ 5000 reels
Heavy Tackle
Penn conventional for live bait and chunking
Bottom Fishing
Jigs, rigs, Gulp!, bait provided
Trolling
Gear available if trolling is desired.
Spinning
High quality spinning loaded with braid
Jigging
Jigs and bait or Gulp! Provided
Popping
Poppers and spook style plugs available
Drift Fishing
Live bait and/or artificial lures

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When available
Lures
Jigs and Gulp! Provided
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaning, filleting, and bagging the fish you catch is included in the trip price.
Snacks
Bags of chips are included in the trip price.
Drinks
Bottled water included in trip price.
Fishing License
All licenses are covered in the trip price.

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
Always welcome aboard!
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

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