Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star

Midnight Fleet invites you aboard the Midnight Star for a premier fishing experience in Brooklyn, New York. The charter operates out of Sheepshead Bay and into the most productive waters of the open ocean. This bustling neighborhood, just an hour from Manhattan, allows you to enjoy first-class fishing right by the world’s biggest metropole.

Sheepshead Bay offers the chance of targeting a variety of fish species to be caught throughout the year. Striped Bass come into season in June and are present until Fall. The high season for Fluke is April and May; Bluefish, Porgy, Cod, and Ling come into season in late Summer and are available all through the Fall months and until the beginning of December.

Midnight Fleet will take you out on their 70-foot Hawkers Island saltwater fishing boat powered by two 650 HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 13 knots. This boat is your best choice for a traditional fishing experience that also provides anglers with space and comfort, offering indoor and outdoor spaces. The boat is fully equipped with safety and navigation equipment that ensures a safe and productive trip and features a toilet for your convenience.

The crew of the Midnight Star provides the option for guests to rent rods and reels on each trip (the rental cost is $7.00), or you can bring your best gear with you. A first mate will be on board to teach you all the top tricks, and help you reel in your catch. A fishing license is included too, so all you have to bring is a cooler with ice for your catch.

Midnight Fleet offers private charters for groups of up to 60 persons, and shared trips for smaller groups who want to share their experience with others. Anything you want can be arranged, so get in touch and come aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $154
    With plenty of other groups of anglers, you'll board a traditional fishing boat and head off out of the Big Apple to discover a range of exciting and delicious fish. Bring your own fishing gear aboard and bottom fish, drift, fish, or bring some popping corks to entice the bite of Striped Bass, Fluke, Porgy, Bluefish, Triggerfish, and Black Seabass. Head home with a delicious treat for dinner after a mammoth 7 hours on board. You're advised to be at the dock 30 minutes prior to the trip.
  • Shared trip
    Shared PM trip - Magic Hour Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $108
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About the Captain

Jeffrey Nagler
New York City, New York, United States
9 Fishing Reports
78 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2017
Captain Jeffrey has 40 years of fishing experience and operating vessels of all kinds. He is a fun person who loves to connect with his guests, both return and new. He operates the charter out of a great love and passion for fishing and works with a hard-working crew of mates. Captain Jeffrey and his crew will always give their best to making your day on the water a productive and positive experience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Hawkers Island (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1963. Powered by 2 650HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 13 knots.

Length
70 ft
Capacity
63 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Live Bait
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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Customer Reviews

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7 hour trip
Fishing with Jeffrey
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Nneka A.
Elk Grove, CA
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Had such an amazing time!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on July 24, 2021
I would definitely go again! Trip was awesome ! My friend caught the first keeper and it was her first time fishing!!!! They...
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Great trial for first timers!

VERIFIED   Shared PM trip - Magic Hour Fishing on July 26, 2021
This was my 8 year olds first fishing trip on a boat.  I was use to it, and my kid (with some dramamine) handled it just fine. ...
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VERIFIED   Shared PM trip - Magic Hour Fishing on May 2, 2021
Captain and crew were great and we appreciated them and the experience so much. We caught but threw back, they were small. ...
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Oxford, PA
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7 hour trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on August 27, 2021
Crew was extremely helpful and captain was great! Great boat and crew for family’s to go on or a parent with a kid. There...
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Richardson, TX
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on May 16, 2021
The captain was amazing for waiting for us before we took off on the trip.It was amazing to see the local boys cutting it up...
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FAQs about Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star

Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star offers the following trips to customers:
  • $54 per person - Shared PM trip - Magic Hour Fishing (5 hours)
  • $77 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star include:
  • Live Bait
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)