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Long Island Fishing Charters

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Long Island: 138 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Clinton
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trips from $395
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
East Lyme
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Narragansett
trips from $575
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(125 reviews)
Narragansett
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trips from $675
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(73 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
New York City
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(81 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from $800
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Old Bridge Township
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trips from $150
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(16 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $595
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
Hampton Bays
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trips from $550

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Long Island

According to customer reviews, One More Drift Charters CT, Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures, and JL Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Long Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Long Island.

The average price for a private 4 hour Long Island fishing trip is $657, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $980 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

One More Drift Charters CT, Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures, and JL Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Long Island.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Black Seabass, and Bluefish. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Jigging, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The largest and longest island on the whole US mainland, Long Island has been a fishing hotspot almost since the pilgrims arrived. Its four counties have something for all kinds of angler, with rich creeks and bays and access to the deep seas offshore. The best way to explore it all is on a Long Island fishing charter, which will give you the chance to hook the fish of your dreams.
 
All around the island, you’ll find bights, sounds, and bays full of prized inshore creatures. Fluke, Seabass, Scup, Bluefish, Weakfish, and Tautog are all available at different times of the year. But the real star of the show is Striped Bass, which grows to incredible sizes here. Cod and Pollock are possible further north, but all fish are subject to strict regulations. 
 
If offshore fishing is more your thing, then a full day adventure to the deep is in store. When summer hits, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and Kingfish are possible not too far beyond the bays. However, Tuna is the one to target – or ones to target! Yellowfin and Bluefin varieties promise to put up a real battle to make you work hard for your meat. 
 
All around the island, you’ll find harbors and marinas full of charter boats ready to take you out. Montauk on the easternmost point needs no introduction, while Babylon and Captree are home to the largest fishing fleets on the island. The Hamptons are also full of vessels, while Huntington in the north and Fire Island in the south also boast plenty. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Long Island fishing charters come with licenses covered for all aboard, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Your professional captain will also be up to date with all the latest size and bag limits, so you can focus on fishing. 
Long Island
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26022 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January is all about Cod fishing. You'll see anglers boarding party boats and heading out to sample these bottom dwellers. Some fishers manage to get Herring, but it's far from peak season.
 

February

Fishing off Montauk can get you a good number of Cod, however, you'll only notice a handful of captains to take you out. Wrap up warm before you hit the waters, as cold days can take you by surprise.

March

Warmer days are becoming more frequent, so you can fish without layering up. However, you still won’t find scores of saltwater fish this time of year. Maybe a trip to freshwater ponds is in order? 

April

With spring setting down on the beaches and in the parks, Striped Bass show up, with several keepers up for grabs. Flounder are a common target to fill the freezers, so get your fill! 

May

Striped Bass and Flounder are still the talk of the island as the warmer weather comes in. You may catch plenty of other creatures, but keep an eye out for what's in season! 

June

As the Eels invade these waters, Stripers come following, and so do Fluke and Bluefish. Rain can dampen the hype but, overall, you’ll find excellent fishing in the bays for the usual suspects.

July

The crowds gather to celebrate the Fourth of July, but the fishing also creates fireworks! Tuna and Sharks are now biting offshore, while Fluke, Seabass, and Stripers are biting inshore.

August

With summer fishing in full force, you'll find something biting no matter what technique you try. Bottom fishing produces Fluke, Porgy, and Seabass, while baitfish entice Bluefish and Stripers around the inlets.

September

Striped Bass, Gator Bluefish, and Albacore are a common sight around Long Island in September, while Seabass, Snapper, and Fluke are still going strong. When the weasther's nice, it doesn't get much better!

October

Albacore are working the beaches, while Striped Bass and massive Bluefish forage around the entire Island. Tautog will chomp on green crabs during their short season, so make the most of this limited chance!

November

The fall bite is in full swing, as Striped Bass reach incredible sizes and gobble down Eels. Trolling with bait produces a bigger catch, while jigging will get you schooling specimens. Try it all!

December

The cold weather and holidays keep anglers at home, which means that it may be difficult to find a charter. However, head to the bigger marinas, and you're sure to get your fill of Black Seabass and Cod.

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Maybe not for beginners - given nyc harbor waters are very rough given the boat traffic
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Maybe not for beginners - given nyc harbor waters are very rough given the boat traffic
Christopher  C.
Christopher C. Denver, CO
For your first time if you’re fishing on a boat be prepared for seasickness it can happen to anybody and he will not enjoy it. Mastic it’s a beautiful place especially in August but it is not for everybody fishing is work especially if you’re in the heat on a boat so you have to like fishing in order to enjoy it. We loved it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For your first time if you’re fishing on a boat be prepared for seasickness it can happen to anybody and he will not enjoy it. Mastic it’s a beautiful place especially in August but it is not for everybody fishing is work especially if you’re in the heat on a boat so you have to like fishing in order to enjoy it. We loved it
Brandon  S.
Brandon S. Deerfield, NJ
This was a great trip! Captain John and first mate Chris were wonderful!! Could not have had a better time!! Would highly recommend them!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a great trip! Captain John and first mate Chris were wonderful!! Could not have had a better time!! Would highly recommend them!
Joan  S.
Joan S. East Granby, CT
Look for your old school captains with good reviews and a good captain will tell you if it’s worth coming out or not most old school guys were always put you want fish just listen to the meat in the captain and you’ll have the best trip ever
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look for your old school captains with good reviews and a good captain will tell you if it’s worth coming out or not most old school guys were always put you want fish just listen to the meat in the captain and you’ll have the best trip ever
Peter  B.
Peter B. West Islip, NY
If you're going to Montauk, don't skip Montauk fishing charters. It's a Mecca for Striped Bass fishing! FishingBooker helped me find the best fit for my fishing charter in Montauk and I'd highly recommend fishing in Montauk between late May and mid-July (Captain Steve told me that things only get better after the end of May).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're going to Montauk, don't skip Montauk fishing charters. It's a Mecca for Striped Bass fishing! FishingBooker helped me find the best fit for my fishing charter in Montauk and I'd highly recommend fishing in Montauk between late May and mid-July (Captain Steve told me that things only get better after the end of May).
Dino  D.
Dino D. Norfolk, VA
We caught a lot of Black Sea Bass and a Flounder. The tide was crazy but we went home with some great fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught a lot of Black Sea Bass and a Flounder. The tide was crazy but we went home with some great fish.
Desirée  M.
Desirée M. Fort Plain, NY
I definitely recommend going out early to beat the rush, and booking with Hook and Fin Fishing charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I definitely recommend going out early to beat the rush, and booking with Hook and Fin Fishing charters.
Christina  M.
Christina M. Hazlet, NJ
Book a trip with Captain Mike on Never Enuff fishing charter! The black fish were biting all day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Mike on Never Enuff fishing charter! The black fish were biting all day!
Jaime  C.
Jaime C. Cortlandt Manor, New York
Easy in and out marina, fish accessible almost immediately = more fish in the boat and less time cruising from location to location. Good for kids, and first time and casual anglers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy in and out marina, fish accessible almost immediately = more fish in the boat and less time cruising from location to location. Good for kids, and first time and casual anglers.
Chris  T.
Chris T. Stamford, CT
Diamond jigs are killer . Stick with the lighter tackle . Trawling is no fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Diamond jigs are killer . Stick with the lighter tackle . Trawling is no fun
Craig  L.
Craig L. Sayville, NY
The weather was great. Not too hot and not too cold. A great time to fish for Sea Bass on the sound.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was great. Not too hot and not too cold. A great time to fish for Sea Bass on the sound.
Vida  S.
Vida S. North Massapequa, NY
Marine fauna is very diverse, the landscape is fantastic and you can put in practice many different fishing techniques depending on the environmental conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Marine fauna is very diverse, the landscape is fantastic and you can put in practice many different fishing techniques depending on the environmental conditions.
Pablo  A.
Pablo A. Weare, New Hampshire
Fished Montauk twice for bass in August once on the 1st and again on the 25th both times did great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fished Montauk twice for bass in August once on the 1st and again on the 25th both times did great.
Rudolph  H.
Rudolph H. Huntington, New York
We had a great time , Captain John and his mate took really good care of us and we are looking forward to booking our next trip with him soon .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time , Captain John and his mate took really good care of us and we are looking forward to booking our next trip with him soon .
Joe  M.
Joe M. The Bronx, NY
this is a great boat to fish from. If August, then expect to have a lot of fun fishing for scup and seabass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
this is a great boat to fish from. If August, then expect to have a lot of fun fishing for scup and seabass.
Ed  B.
Ed B. New Haven, Connecticut
Captain told us that late June/early august is best for Striped Bass, but we had a great time pulling up sea bass in August!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain told us that late June/early august is best for Striped Bass, but we had a great time pulling up sea bass in August!
Ryan  S.
Ryan S. Mound, MN
If i were to recommend to anglers fishing in Montauk. It would be to go and book a charter with November Rain Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If i were to recommend to anglers fishing in Montauk. It would be to go and book a charter with November Rain Charters.
Dean  C.
Dean C. Brooklyn, NY
Charter a boat, the captain, knows the water & can advise on what bait, where to fish and how to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a boat, the captain, knows the water & can advise on what bait, where to fish and how to catch.
Jimmy  M.
Jimmy M. Brooklyn, New York
Just a note if you have mobility issue the access to the boat might be tricky. You might consider another Marina or arrange a pick up at a different place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just a note if you have mobility issue the access to the boat might be tricky. You might consider another Marina or arrange a pick up at a different place.
Remi  L.
Remi L. Waterford, CT
This time of year target black see bass and fluke! No stripers yet , too early!
Very good
3.3 / 5
This time of year target black see bass and fluke! No stripers yet , too early!
Demetri  G.
Demetri G. Brooklyn, New York

Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain Tim of Sandy Hook Charters put us on the fish! Late trip in the season had the stripers all spread out, Tim had us "running and gunning" to find them. We pulled in more fish than I could count. The gear was top notch, with every lure onboard that we needed for success. Tim was knowledgeable, and a stand up guy. I would highly recommend to any beginner looking to land their first fish, or avid fisherman seeking a solid day out on the water.
Geoffrey  S.
Geoffrey S. Bloomfield, New Jersey
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Right Boat and crew but on the wrong day. We went out and unfortunately they weren’t biting. Great conditions but fish just weren’t biting. Cap kept us out a bit longer to try and get them on but they weren’t biting at all. The effort going from trolling to jigging and chased them all day. Great hardworking crew. Me and everyone in my party would use again, luck of the draw a lot of days but Cap Jerry was the best and a good time was still had by all. We will be back.
John  M.
John M. Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
Chasing Tails Charters
Chasing Tails Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain Joe knows where the fish are at. When he put us on them it was phenomenal!
Thomas  R.
Thomas R. Ridley Park, PA
C-Devil II Sportfishing Inc.
C-Devil II Sportfishing Inc.
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Cap brought us to some spots that were protected from the wind and waves on a nasty day. We pit a creat catch together of tog/cod/seabass. Mate and Cap are fantastic. This was our second season fishing this boat and many more to come
Christopher  S.
Christopher S. Monroe Township, NJ
One More Drift Charters CT
One More Drift Charters CT
Fishing charter in Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
We had so much fun fishing with Captain Joe! He's experienced but also talented. He has many tactics and guarantees you a FISH! We had so much action at one point, 3 of us caught a fish at the same time! Joe is excellent with kids. He's kind and patient especially with sharing knowledge. We look forward to next year!
Carole  P.
Carole P. Branford, CT
Moondance Charters of Montauk
Moondance Charters of Montauk
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(27 reviews)
It was a rough day but Capitan Sal put us on the fish and needless to say we had a blast!
Fernando  A.
Fernando A. Hicksville, NY
JL Charters
JL Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Cpt.John and Chris were amazing they both were very friendly not to mention they put us on the fish. Thanks guys.
Myron  W.
Myron W. Granbury, TX
One More Drift Charters CT
One More Drift Charters CT
Fishing charter in Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
We are absolutely satisfied in every way ! Professionalism, perfect equipment, experience and helpful first mate Plus great weather for late October equals our best and memorable boat fishing time ever !
Csaba  N.
Csaba N. Wallingford, Connecticut
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
I’ve fished before many times but my family hasn’t. It was a good time fishing we got some big strippers. Kids loved it, will doit again next year but earlier in the season.
Rajeshram  S.
Rajeshram S. Brooklyn, New York
Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc
Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(125 reviews)
Capt and deck hand were great! Got us on to fish early and kept them on the entire charter! Caught so many fish, we didn’t have enough room in the cooler.
Nick  F.
Nick F. Watervliet, NY
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(82 reviews)
We had a great trip, caught some nice stripe bass. Looking forward to next year!
Steven  T.
Steven T. HOPEWELL, NY
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Fun trip. Group only caught two stripers but they were 20 and 50 pounds and didn’t see other boats doing great, either. Caught lots of blackfish and captain definitely worked to put us on fish.
David  J.
David J. Trappe, PA
Tailwrapped Sportfishing Charters
Tailwrapped Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Hands down best experience ever with a charter. Already looking to book again!
Jared  M.
Jared M. Lee's Summit, MO
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
I cannot say enough good things about captain Tom and his crew. They were quick to respond even with curveballs and changes in the schedule and weather. Everyone had a lot of fun and cannot wait to do another trip! Highly recommend
Yelena  P.
Yelena P. New York, New York
My Joyce Fishing Charters
My Joyce Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Everyone had a great day. Only complaint was limiting out TOO FAST. Ken and crew did a great job. Our 2nd trip this year and we'll be back for more!
Steve  F.
Steve F. Bohemia, New York
Nightjack Sportfishing
Nightjack Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Branford
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Fine evening aboard the Night Jack. Bottom fish gave us plenty of line tugs, though big guys weren't around this trip. We'll definitely be back.
Sandy  B.
Sandy B. Branford, CT
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
Captain Tom and Rob are great hosts. We went out with my son and nephews and had a blast. Tom knew all the spots and we had fun catching quite a few Fish! We will Be back
TOmmy  W.
TOmmy W. Rockville Centre, NY
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Wow what a day! My wife and I celebrated my 59th birthday with Cptn Karl. Down to earth, taught us tons about the specific nuances of fishing the highlands. Got a 4pound keeper and great action. We will return
Gary  K.
Gary K. Las Vegas, NV
One More Drift Charters CT
One More Drift Charters CT
Fishing charter in Clinton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Great morning! Beautiful, well-equipped boat. Capt. Joe makes it easy for newbies, and his enthusiasm for the sport is great. He’s knowledgeable and patient. Mix that with some perfect 10 weather and our excursion couldn’t have been better. We had two people, but two more would have been fine. Six is possible but a full boat. Highly recommend!
Beth  C.
Beth C. Bloomfield, CT
Codfather Charters
Codfather Charters
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Had a great half-day trip with Capt. Mike. He and his mate Dave worked hard to put us on fish and we came away with a mixed bag of fluke & porgies. They were professional and patient with the newbies. Everyone enjoyed the experience. Thanks!
Steve  M.
Steve M. Freeport, NY