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 the safety and navigation equipment which ensure 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, 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!



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  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $79
    per person
    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.
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About the Captain

Jeffrey Nagler
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Angler's Choice
10 Fishing Reports
31 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 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)
Bluefish
Flounder
Scup (Porgy)

Seabass (Black)
Triggerfish (Gray)

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Live Bait
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.37
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
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Experience
Fishing with Jeffrey
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Trip with Captain Jeffrey and mate Joe
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
81%
Friendly captain
90%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
77%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
61%
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Diana A.
Brooklyn, New York
 5.00
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7 hours trip

VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
Well I had a wonderful time mike has a great sense of humor.  eddy was very helpful and kind and always willing to help...
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Jermaine G.
Far Rockaway, New York
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
This was just the most exciting fishing trip by far that i have experienced. Me and my son had a blast and not to mention we...
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Brian F.
The Bronx, NY
 5.00
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VERIFIED   October 18, 2019
I was unable to fo on trip because it was cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Captian Jeff was great and communicated...
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Jenny R.
Staten Island, NY
 5.00
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   August 23, 2019
Really great trip, caught a lot of Porgies and had an awesome dinner at home. The captain and the crew were great helping...
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Edward L.
Jackson Heights, New York
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
The fish where not biting. But the trip.and weather and Crow of people was wonderful. It was a first for my grandson he loved...
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