Second Choice Charters

467 East Lake Drive
Montauk NY, United States

Second Choice Charters is all about getting groups on fish. Lots of big, tasty fish. They’re not a tour company, they don’t do cruises, and they don’t have the fanciest boat out there. What they do have is the skills, the experience, and the determination to put you on some real monsters!

Captain Jeff Nichols has been running charters for over a decade and was mating boats for many years before that. He’s passionate about the sport and about getting anglers-to-be into it. He also loves to work with seasoned sportfishers and will pull out all the stops to get you on a trophy if that’s what you’re after.

Capt. Jeff runs his trips aboard a 33’ Hydra-Sports Vector. This is the fastest center console in Montauk, powering out to the fishing grounds at over 35 knots thanks to her twin 250 HP Suzukis. She has a full range of marine electronics to put you on the fish and a livewell full of bait to make sure you catch them.

Second Choice Charters specializes in bringing in limits of Seabass and cow Stripers worthy of the name. Depending on when and where you fish, you could also encounter Flounder, Shark, and even Tuna. Capt. Jeff stocks nothing but top quality tackle to make sure you bring in whatever comes your way.

Heading out on a night fishing trip is an unforgettable experience. You’ll be hitting the fish off-guard to bring in some incredible catches before returning home with a trunk packed full of delicious fish. If this sounds like fun to you, jump aboard, and let Capt. Jeff put you on Montauk’s world-famous Bass bite.


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  • Private trip
    Night Bass Fishing - Block Island
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Nov
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    Speed out to Block Island to spend the night bringing in Cow Stripers under cover of darkness!
  • Private trip
    Night Bass Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Nov
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Head out as the sun goes down to fish the local waters for big, tasty Striped Bass.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Flounder
Seabass (Black)
Shark (Thresher)

Boat Specs

Hydra-Sports Vector (Center console) originally built in 1998. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Jeffrey Nichols
Montauk, New York, United States
Member since February 2017
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Captain Jeffrey Nichols is a local guide who has been running trips out to Block Island for the last 10 years. He is a serious sportfisherman who is absolutely not here to take you on a cruise. His mission on every trip is to put you on a ton of tasty fish! Before he started running charters, Capt. Jeff worked as a 3rd grade teacher. He's great with kids and passionate about getting them into the sport. All are welcome onboard his boat.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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6-hr afternoon trip.

VERIFIED   October 28, 2017
Though the boat was a little too small for 5 anglers but the captain was the most experienced and very pleasant. We caught...
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