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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 6 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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    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
60 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) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Triggerfish (Gray) 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
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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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Angler Rating
43
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
65%
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Yasemin R.
Staten Island, New York
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Magic Hour

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Paul D.
Belleville, New Jersey
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Fishing with Jeffrey

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Shared on April 17, 2021
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Jersey City, NJ
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7 hrs with captain Jeffrey n crew

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on June 29, 2020
The captain and his crew were amazing, super helpful and friendly. We really appreciated how they went the extra mile for our...
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Gary R.
United States
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Awesome 7 hour trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on September 18, 2020
Went out to Jamaica Bay. Got about **hidden content** in porgies. The boat must have had over 150 keepers. Excellent captain...
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Long Island City, New York
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Just enjoy

VERIFIED   Shared PM trip - Magic Hour Fishing on July 12, 2020
We are super unprofessional haha but other people doing great! I have a good moment here.
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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)