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Monster Hunter Charters

5 Center Island Circle
Green Island NY, United States

Monster Hunter Charters are dedicated to putting you on the biggest fish possible. This is why they dock at three different locations throughout the year to always be in the best place at the best time to catch a trophy sport fish. Located on the Hudson River during April and May, they are well positioned to catch some of the biggest Striped Bass you can get your hands on, catching them right during their spring migration.

Their vessel, the Monster Hunter, is a 24 ft Thompson Hardtop Fisherman that is meticulously well maintained. The boat is powered by a 260 HP V8 Mercruiser engine and also features a 15 HP Yamaha four stroke kicker motor for trolling. Equipped with Lowrance electronics, Scotty downriggers, and a commercial grade ice chest for your catch, the boat offers you peace of mind that you have the best equipment for the job. There is also plenty of seating on board as well as a camper style toilet (there is also access to a bathroom or porta potty at the dock). The boat’s fully enclosed wheelhouse will also keep you comfortable even in the foulest of weather.

Your trip will involve fishing for Striped Bass with a full line of professional grade Okuma rods and reels, as well as top of the line tackle. The Hudson River is the main Striped Bass spawning ground in New York State, and Monster Hunter Charters are located right where you can almost guarantee hooking a large specimen, just 5 minutes away from the Troy Dam, the end of their 157 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The crew’s cumulative 30 years experience fishing the River means you will be in the best of hands for hooking a ‘monstrously’ large trophy catch.

When they’re not fishing for Striped Bass on Hudson River, Monster Charters are based out of Lako Ontario (June through September), where they target several species of Salmon as well as Lake and Brown Trout, and the Mohawk River (September through November), where they fish for Muskie and Pike.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full day trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    All of our full day trips are 8 hours long with a 1 hour lunch, 9 hours total (lunch is off the boat, bring your own lunch) .
  • Private trip
    Half day trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    All of our half day fishing trip are 5 hours long, these trips leave at 6am and 12 noon.
  • Private trip
    Half day trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    All of our half day fishing trip are 5 hours long, these trips leave at 6am and 12 noon.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Bass (Striped)
  Lake Trout
  Muskellunge (Musky)
  Pike (Northern)

  Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat Specs

Thompson Hardtop (Performance fishing) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
American Express

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

About the Captain

Captain Justin Cockx
Green Island, New York, United States
Member since March 2016
Captain Justin has been fishing for 25 years, and has experience fishing in a variety of water environments, including inshore, offshore, in the Great Lakes, and inland. He is most at home when he’s on the water, and has fished both at home and abroad, both recreationally and commercially. Justin owns Monster Hunter Charters, and loves to provide people with the fishing adventure of a lifetime.
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