Long Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Long Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Long Island

Long Island: 85 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
South Amboy
 Instant Confirmation
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(83 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from $800
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Middletown Township
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trips from $440
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(18 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $595

Deep Sea Fishing in Long Island

Jutting out from the East Coast into the Atlantic, Long Island is the perfect launchpad for charters chasing big game fish. With good access to deep canyons, wrecks, and reefs, the deep sea fishing Long Island has will see you chasing Tuna, Marlin, Sharks, and Swordfish. And, you don’t have to venture far — some of the canyons are just a few miles from the coast.

What fish to catch and where to get it

Long Island will see you wetting your line for a variety of fish. The list has ‘Jumbo’ Black Seabass, giant Porgies, Pollock, and Cod for starters, and if you want heavyweight players, offshore wrecks will reward you with Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Sharks, and Mahi Mahi.  

Head south of Long Island and you’ll reach one of the steepest drop-offs in this part of the ocean. The New York Bight is an indentation in the ocean floor, where depths plunge from 60ft to well below 300ft. These numerous canyons are passageways for migratory species, including Mako and Thresher Shark, as well as Tuna. Sink the bait deep down and you can soon end up with Porgy, Seabass, Cod, or even Swordfish.

Once you make it past the 20-mile mark, you can catch a good deal of Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. They start showing up in late July, making summer even hotter. However, if you want better chances of landing these brutes, best travel 60 miles offshore where canyons and wrecks produce amazing Tuna fishing.

Anywhere between 55 and 85 miles out, you will find wrecks scattered around the ocean where you can target apex predators and bottom dwellers. Party boats regularly visit these places, so if you want to recreate the ‘Great Gatsby’ atmosphere, take your friends out for a brawl with Seabass, Cod, and Pollock. Stock up on heavy tackle, though. Blue Marlin and Bluefin Tuna can gatecrash your party out of the blue.

Block Canyon, Hudson Canyon, Atlantis Canyon, and Georges Banks are well-known hot spots that produce amazing big game fishing, but require skills and effort. You should pair up with a local who has fished these places before. Since it takes a couple of hours to reach some of them, you’ll have the best chances on an overnight trip.

How to get fish

If you want to get the most out of your trip, you’ll either do bottom fishing or trolling. Drop the bait near canyons and wrecks to entice Seabass and Cod. Seabass can be caught at various depths, often with the same method. Use Clams or Squid as bait, or work 6- to 8-ounce diamond jigs. The Cod season explodes in December and you can often get them by jigging or using fresh Clams.

Trolling will give you good chances of getting more fish. The conditions around Long Island make slow trolling with large lures irresistible to Tuna. You can catch no less than four Tuna species here, including Bluefin, Yellowfin, Bigeye, and Albacore. Early in the season, trolling lures will produce good results, and you should switch to bait and chunking later in the summer. Troll around floating debris and you can also hook into Mahi or Wahoo.

Long Island
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Long Island

I would recommend finding someone who is good with beginners. Getting tips and tricks really did help!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend finding someone who is good with beginners. Getting tips and tricks really did help!
Austin  G.
Austin G. New York, NY
Yes I would recommend fishing stripers for the first time in May. Jason from the Janie k sportfishing was excellent so was his deck hand both very knowledgeable and both went the extra mile for you to make sure you were comfortable and caught the fish you wanted.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes I would recommend fishing stripers for the first time in May. Jason from the Janie k sportfishing was excellent so was his deck hand both very knowledgeable and both went the extra mile for you to make sure you were comfortable and caught the fish you wanted.
Joseph  S.  I.
Joseph S. I. Hopatcong, NJ
Captain extremely knowledgeable and taught several techniques for catching fish. All successful in catching fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Captain extremely knowledgeable and taught several techniques for catching fish. All successful in catching fish.
Scott  L.
Scott L. Bethpage, NY
Trust the captain. This was an excellent year for stripers so far. When you book they will be honest on what the conditions are like.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust the captain. This was an excellent year for stripers so far. When you book they will be honest on what the conditions are like.
Paul  M.
Paul M. Randolph, NJ
You can't predict the fish bite. I have been on this water when it's incredible. I have also been on this water when it's slow. Find the right captain and boat like we did and even if the fish are not cooperating you will have a great trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can't predict the fish bite. I have been on this water when it's incredible. I have also been on this water when it's slow. Find the right captain and boat like we did and even if the fish are not cooperating you will have a great trip.
Jared  B.
Jared B. Reading, PA
Start your morning with a Taylor ham egg and cheese sandwich from south side 35 diner on the way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start your morning with a Taylor ham egg and cheese sandwich from south side 35 diner on the way.
Joel  T.
Joel T. New York, NY
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

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Long Island