Long Island Flounder Fishing Charters

Long Island Flounder Fishing Charters

Top Long Island Flounder Fishing Destinations

Best Flounder Fishing Charters in Long Island

Long Island: 98 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Narragansett
trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(125 reviews)
Narragansett
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
New York City
 Instant Confirmation
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(32 reviews)
Montauk
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Flounder Fishing in Long Island

Flounder
  • Size 1 to 5lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Average
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

(Paralychtis spp. / Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

If you want to hook one of the most delicious Flatfish around, make sure that a visit to Long Island is at the top of your angling “To-do” list! Stretching east from New York City out onto the plentiful waters of the Atlantic, this island provides unrivalled access to some of the East Coast’s hottest Flounder fishing grounds. Step aboard your Long Island Flounder fishing charter, and get ready to explore the plethora of sandy shallows, bays, and flats that this species just loves to flock to. 
 

What can I expect?

Historically, fishing in Long Island was all about being able to feed yourself, your family, and your neighbors – this is why the main focus is on huge fish that taste incredible, rather than hard-fighting big game species! 
 
The oft-underrated Flounder may not be known for its fighting spirit, but it packs a serious punch when it comes to flavor. On top of this, it’s the perfect fish for anglers of all ages and skill levels to target. 
 
Rather than leading you on a high-speed chase through the flats, Flounder prefer to stay in one spot, and usually gather in groups. So if you hook into one, you’ve probably found yourself a Flatfish goldmine! This is the perfect opportunity for newer fishermen and families with little ones to learn and perfect their casting off technique, as well as bringing something tasty onto the boat. 
 
If you’re a more experienced angler, you’ll get to test your sight fishing and precision skills with this sneaky species. Flounder love camouflaging themselves against murky seafloors, making them very hard to spot. Once you’ve located your target, you’ll bounce your chosen bait or lure across the sand to tempt your fish into biting!
 

Where should I go?

There’s one place in Long Island that’s become especially synonymous with great fishing, and that’s Montauk – so it comes as no surprise that there’s plenty of Flounder to be found here! Located on the tip of the island, this town provides access to the shoreline of the Atlantic, as well as the Long Island Sound. Because of this, the vast majority of Flounder fishing charters can be found here.
 
That’s not to say that Flounder fishing is only reserved for Montauk, though. Generally, any location along the island that has access to the shoreline of the Atlantic or the Long Island Sound will offer up some excellent Flatfish action.
 
If you’re visiting the south shore, Shinnecock Bay yields plentiful results, and chances are you’ll be able to find a charter that can cater exactly to your needs. Heading to the northeastern side of Long Island? Hamilton and Port Jefferson are your best bet when it comes to fishing charters that’ll have you hooking plenty of Flounder!
 

Need to know

This species can be found inhabiting the waters of Long Island in droves from April through December, but the biggest and best-tasting Flatfish are reserved for the spring and winter months. Please be aware that Long Island's inshore fishing season is open from April through December.
 
The vast majority of Long Island fishing charters will cover your fishing license, as well as all of the gear you’ll need to hook your Flatfish. Local charter captains also love discussing their island’s fishing past, so you may be treated to a fun impromptu history lesson. All you need to bring along is a keen desire to pack your cooler full of some tasty table fare!

Long Island Flounder Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Flounder fishing in Long Island is highly variable throughout the year. High season is May to September. Closed season is January to March and October to December.
Long Island
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25,510 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flounder Fishing in Long Island

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