Great South Bay

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Valhalla Voyages

Bay Shore
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Speedy Marie Charters

Gilgo-Oak Beach-Captree
trips from $600

Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Babylon
trips from $550

Patty Ann Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Babylon
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trips from $600

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Great South Bay

The average Great South Bay fishing trip price for a 4 hour private trip is $590 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Valhalla Voyages, Speedy Marie Charters, and Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc are some of the most popular fishing charters in Great South Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Great South Bay.

Valhalla Voyages, Speedy Marie Charters, and Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Great South Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Flounder, and Black Seabass. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you find yourself in Long Island, eager to cast a line or two, there’s plenty for you to do. The Atlantic is only a short boat ride away, but if you’re still getting your sea legs, starting off easy is a good idea. This is where the Great South Bay fishing scene comes into play.

Despite its name, this is actually a 45-mile-long lagoon with relatively shallow and calm waters, thanks to the protection of the Fire Island. Here, you can come face to gills with a variety of species, including Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder (Fluke), Black Seabass, Scup, Tautog, Sharks, and many others.

Maybe you’re in search of the ultimate sportfishing challenge, and if that’s the case, turn your eyes to the ocean. In its deep offshore waters, you can target Tuna, Swordfish, and even Marlin. Basically, whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it in and around the Great South Bay.

Whatever your fishing ambitions are, you’ll have a much bigger chance of fulfilling them with a charter captain by your side. These seasoned local fishermen spend every day exploring the lagoon for the best action, and they’ll know where to take you. You can opt-in for a quick afternoon jaunt to the nearby wrecks or spend a day experiencing the thrill of the “Bluefish Blitz.” It’s up to you.

You can find a guide to your liking all up and down the bay’s shore, and some of the best spots include Babylon and Bay Shore.

Rules & Regulations

While your captain will keep you in the loop about all the current regulations and daily limits, it’s up to you to buy a fishing license before your Great South Bay fishing adventure. Everything else will be taken care of so that you can focus on enjoying yourself.

Great South Bay
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 25017 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Going fishing on the Great South Bay in January isn’t really possible since it’s very cold outside. You’ll be better off staying cozied up at home and waiting for better fishing conditions.

February

Chances are, the temperatures are still not rising, so fishing is on hold. If by any chance you catch a good sunny day in February, use it to target Cod, because they’re very active this time of year.

March

Even though the spring is slowly creeping in and days are getting warmer and longer, fish are still not that interested in what you have to offer. The only exception is Cod, which doesn’t seem to mind frigid waters.

April

The first couple of months were slow on the fishing front, but come April, and everything changes significantly. The Flounder season is open and Stripers are out and about, as well as the cold-resistant Cod.

May

The spring is in full swing, which is good news for anglers and the fish. You’ll find a lot of hungry Black Drum on your line, as well as some premium Striped Bass and Flounder. You might even stumble upon a Shark or two.

June

There’s a lot to look forward to in June, both within the Great South Bay and beyond. In the lagoon, Bluefish, Stripers, Flounder, and Black Drum are all there for the taking, and in the ocean, you can find gorgeous Bluefin Tuna.

July

This is easily one of the best fishing months on the Great South Bay. Whether you’re in the mood for some Shark action or fishing for Black Seabass, Bluefish, Flounder, and Striped Bass, you’ve come to the right place.

August

The Scup season is open, so this beautiful species joins the already long line of possible catches. The waters are warm, the weather is gorgeous, and anything from Bluefish in the bay to Tuna in the ocean is biting.

September

The Tautog season is one of the most expected events on the bay, and you’ll see a lot of boats reeling them in left and right. Whatever your target is – Scup or Black Seabass, Striper or Flounder, Bluefish, or Sharks – it’s out there for the taking.

October

As the weather takes a turn, so does the fishing. Every day it gets a bit colder on the bay, but there are still active species for you to chase. Black Seabass, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Tautog are all on the menu.

November

It’s getting increasingly more difficult to go fishing even in the calm waters of the Great South Bay because it’s very cold outside. If you brave the late fall weather, you’ll be rewarded with very good Striped Bass and Tautog bite.

December

If you’re out in the water in December, you’re a champion! For some anglers, passion for the sport beats the cold, and on a mild day, they can enjoy solid bottom fishing for Cod, Tautog, and Black Seabass.

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Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain Steve was great with the boys, teaching them different techniques and always helping when needed. Great tunes on the boat too!
Jeff  P.
Jeff P. East Northport, New York
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(23 reviews)
Though the fishing was disappointing we still had a blast. Steve tried hard to find the fish (we caught and released a crab, 3 sea robins, a 14" fluke and saw a stingray) but the winds were high and the bay churned up so not much action. But we had glorious weather, Steve was very knowledgeable and we had great conversations. Hope to go again in September when the fishing conditions are better.
Kathy  H.
Kathy H. INDN RIV SHRS, FL
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
We book with Steve every year and he is THE BEST. You will catch a ton of fish and have a great time. Can’t wait until next year!
Nicholas  P.
Nicholas P. Scottsdale, AZ
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Small but clean and nice boat, equipment in very good condition, and a captain that is very committed to you having a good time on the water. Captain Steve was flexible, energetic, well prepared, and did the most of a few hour with us. We will definitely come back.
Joachim  G.
Joachim G. Massapequa Park, NY
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain Steve is a great guy and easy to talk to. He’s also great with kids. We had an amazing time fishing in the bay and on the ocean. We caught Sea bass, sea robins, Fluke a blow fish plus a four foot Hammer Head shark. The boat is beautiful as well.This was our second time with Captain Steve and we will use him again. Keith, Roxanne and Hunter
Keith  F.
Keith F. Hauppauge, NY
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Steve was great. We did a 1/2 day fishing trip. We are going to do it again next year! Super easy going, knowledgeable, equipment was brand new top notch. Thanks again CAP!
Nicholas  P.
Nicholas P. Scottsdale, AZ
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Excellent experience. Captain Steve was very friendly and caring to everyone on board.
Sharon  R.
Sharon R. Great Neck, New York
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain Steve was awesome. Very nice and knowledgeable. We had three new fisherman (two young kids included) and they had an amazing time. Steve was patient and really polite and encouraging. Not only did we catch a ton of fish but he made the family comfortable and was really attentive to their needs and questions (and concerns). We’d definitely recommend him and will do this trip again!
Matt  M.
Matt M. Centereach, New York
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Look no further than this charter. Even on a challenging day Steve knew exactly where to go and how to land every person onboard 2+ keepers. Highly recommend and can’t wait to do it again
Josh  M.
Josh M. New York, New York
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Clean beautiful boat with an amazing Fun knowledgeable captain. Lots of fish definitely made it an epic day of fishing! Highly recommend
Roxanne  V.
Roxanne V. Bay Shore, NY
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
We had the best captain. On time, on the fish and amazing. Will definitely cone again
Devon  R.
Devon R. Jamaica, New York
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Knowledgeable well rounded captain who put us on fish for four hours. Will definitely have my repeat business.
Dan  C.
Dan C. Seaford, NY
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
I would highly recommend Fire Island Fishing Charters and Captain Steve. We had a great day fishing and caught plenty of bass. Captain Steve is very knowledgeable and works hard to get you fish. He also has a great attitude and a great boat with enough room for four to fish.
Tom  R.
Tom R. Brooklyn, NY
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fire Island Fishing Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Babylon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Great boat and a great Captain. We had an amazing day. I will definitely be booking a trip with Fire Island Fishing Charters again.
Bryan  Z.
Bryan Z. Brooklyn, New York