Codfather Charters

5 reviews
In demand!

Everyone who has the itch to fish should give Codfather Charters a try. Join him for a fun day on the water out of Freeport NY on the south shore of Long Island.

Break your cabin fever and hop onboard the ‘Codfather’, a 32’ custom-built fishing machine. She is a spacious vessel with a single 350 HP Yanmar Diesel engine and plenty of room for up to 6 anglers.

The Codfather was built back in 1986 and overhauled in 2017. She is rigged with 3 modern GPS units, a fishfinder, a radar, and a couple of VHF radios, along with all the necessary safety equipment. The Codfather has a toilet onboard, as well as a livewell and an ice-box for the catch. All aboard!

Go for winter Tautog (Blackfish) and early Flounder. Head out for the likes of Mackerel and Striped Bass, chase Fluke north and go for Weakfish, Sharks, Porgy, and Black Seabass to name a few. Bottom fish over wrecks and reefs. The opportunities abound!

From heart-pumping top-water action battling Stripers and Blues over a flock of birds to a mixed bag of Porgies, Blackfish, and Seabass, there is a trip for you. Explore the inlets, bays, channels, and the mighty ocean in comfort and style.

All trips come with the use of quality gear, tackle, bait, lures, and fishing license. All fish caught will be cleaned by the first mate, who works for tips.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Shark
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Jul 15
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    On this trip, you will be targeting the real water monsters – Sharks! Bring your desire to have fun, your patience, and fishing buddies and get ready to become a real hunter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Blackfish/Seabass
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    On this eight-hour trip, you will be going for Blackfish, Seabass, and Porgy. Everything will be provided but food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    On this trip, your targeted species will include Fluke, Flounder, Black Seabass, Mackerel, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Twilight Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Enjoy an afternoon out, targeting Cod, Mackerel, and whatever else is biting. There is nothing better than wrapping up a tiring week at work with a day on the water!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    On this trip, you will be able to get your hands on Porgy, Tautog, and other species that are in season and biting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Enjoy an afternoon out on the water with all the necessary gear provided to tackle Porgy, Fluke, and other species.
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About the Captain

Michael Barnett
Freeport, New York, United States
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since November 2017
"I've been fishing Long Island waters (commercially & recreationally) for over thirty-five years. I've had my USCG license since 1985 and I have been chartering ever since. We do all types of fishing from Shark fishing to targeting inshore species." For Captain Michael Barnett, fishing in a full-time job and his biggest passion. He especially enjoys seeing his clients catch fish and works hard to put them on top of the hottest bite.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Tautog Tautog

Boat Specs

JC (Downeast) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 350HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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4.93
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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September fishing trip
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Bruce W.
Hewitt, New Jersey
 5.00
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A great day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   August 8, 2020
We had a terrific 1/2 day trip with Captain Mike and his mate Gene.  Both were fun, genial and extremely knowledgeable...
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Junie K.
Bayside, NY
 5.00
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Half day trip with Mike

VERIFIED   June 6, 2020
I had a really good time with Captain Mike. He was very helpful and informative and also very friendly. i would recomment to...
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Robert M.
 5.00
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Victoria K.
Great Neck, NY
 4.67
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Half day afternoon boating

VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
Capt. Mike and his first mate jean were fantastic.  Very attentive and helpful with the kids fishing! Would definitely...
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Roland D.
Honesdale, PA
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   August 7, 2018
Great time out w capt.mike and gene!
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