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One More Drift Charters CT

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Clinton
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trips from $395

Captain Chris Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(73 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from $550

Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
East Lyme
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trips from $450

JL Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Narragansett
trips from $550

Rising Tide Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Milford
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Rockaway Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
New York City
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Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(125 reviews)
Narragansett
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trips from $600

Montauk Charterboat CUJO

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(54 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from $800

Karen Ann Charters – 25'

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(32 reviews)
New York City
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trips from $150

Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $595

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Long Island

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Long Island are: Full list of top fishing charters in Long Island

The average price for a private 4 hour Long Island fishing trip is $653, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $954 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Long Island that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Long Island are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Long Island are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Long Island are:

Many fishing charters in Long Island provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Long Island are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Long Island are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $566
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $572
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $734
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $784
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $974
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,313
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,300
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $4,000

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 25065 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
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
Nightjack was great bring sunscreen and drinks and a positive attitude and you will have a great time!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Nightjack was great bring sunscreen and drinks and a positive attitude and you will have a great time!
Michael  P.
Michael P. New York, New York

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
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Really great time. Captain knows what his is doing and the mate is top notch. Got all the fish we wanted and after wearing ourselves out catching and releasing, asked the Captain to head back to the dock a few hours early. Want to go fishing on the Warden the next time I am in the area.
F  B.
F B. Highland Haven, TX
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
Persuader Charters
Persuader Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Great day, Capt Denny and Chris are the best! Caught some great fish made some great memories!
Jim  C.
Jim C. South Richmond Hill, NY
Striper Snax Fishing Charters
Striper Snax Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Waterford
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Thank you, Captain Ken! As you suggested the night before our trip, you put us "on the fish". Thank you!
David  L.
David L. Norwalk, CT
Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters
Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Great trip, great weather, chill captain and first mate. Very knowledge and helpful. Went home with our max and everyone was happy to get out on the water for a relaxing fun day. Would recommend!
Jill  E.
Jill E. Hackettstown, New Jersey
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
Cortes Outfitters
Cortes Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
My biggest striper ever - longer than the tape measure on Capt. Cortes' boat. The fishing was tough, but Arthur got us into the ones that counted. A big thank you! I'll be back.
James  G.
James G. New York, NY
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
Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters
Chasin' Tail Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We had an awesome day today on Chasin’ Tail with Captain Ray and Billy. The crew searched hard for fish until we found them. Once we did it was lights out on topwater action, 20+ fish landed amongst the 3 of us….can’t wait to go again!
William  W.
William W. Passaic, New Jersey
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
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Warden Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Had an awesome time. Didn't stop catching all day long Captain and mate were outstanding. Highly recommend
David  S.
David S. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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
Striper Snax Fishing Charters
Striper Snax Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Waterford
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
This was by far the best charter I have ever been on. Captain Ken is AWESOME. He knows where the fish are and how to catch them. My wife and I both caught our limit of Blackfish and Black Sea Bass. Captain Ken did an excellent job of cleaning the fish and kept the species seperated for us. We will definitely be fishing with Captain Ken again. Thanks Captain Ken!!!!!
Peter  O.
Peter O. Lisbon, CT
Stamford Fishing Charters – 50'
Stamford Fishing Charters – 50'
Fishing charter in Stamford
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Me and my crew had a great fishing experience. The crew was cool and down to earth. We caught alot of fish. I recommend anybody that wants to go fishing to book with these guys!
Joe  A.
Joe A. White Plains, NY
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 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
Striper Snax Fishing Charters
Striper Snax Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Waterford
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Trip with captain Ken was great! He put us on the fish, both top water and drifting eels. His excitement with each hit was contagious.
Patrick  K.
Patrick K. Hamden, CT
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