Second Choice Charters

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 26’ Shamrock. A reliable cuddy cabin, the boat will take you to the fishing grounds quickly thanks to its 250 HP Yanmar engine. 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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $650
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $600
    Head out as the sun goes down to fish the local waters for big, tasty Striped Bass.
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About the Captain

Jeffrey Nichols
Montauk, New York, United States
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1 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since February 2017
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Shamrock (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1993. Powered by a 250HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

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, 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:

Cash
Visa
Bank Transfer

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6-hr afternoon trip.

VERIFIED   Night Bass Fishing on 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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FAQs about Second Choice Charters

Second Choice Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Night Bass Fishing (7 hours)
  • $650 per group - Night Bass Fishing - Block Island (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Second Choice Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Second Choice Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Second Choice Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Second Choice Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Second Choice Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Flounder
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Thresher)