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PARTY BOAT LISTINGS
BROOKLYN/SHEEPSHEAD BAY PARTY BOATS
Pier6, 917-331-2671 or 718-743-8464. SAILING EVERYDAY 7AM BLUES AND BASS, MONDAY-SATURDAY 7PM-12AM
NOW SAILING EVERYDAY 7AM FOR STRIPED BASS
JIGGING/CLAMMING OCEAN AND BAY FISHING
Capt Mike Ardolino”
BASS FISHING IS GREAT SOME DAYS and TERRIBLE WAITING ON THE BLUES TO CRASH THE PARTY
Full Day, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Evening 5-9 p.m., Pier 1
Night trips produce.
Call Captain Mike for schedule.
Full Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Night Stripers 7-12 p.m., Pier 4
Some call this the “lazy man’s special because he leaves at 9 a.m. Doesn’t matter, Captain Dave knows where the fish are. Friendly, helpful staff. Night trips produce, too. They are currently fishing the wrecks for cod and ling. Captain Dave start daily fluke trips on Friday 5/4.
5/17/18- Plenty of action with keepers on every trip. Weekend weather looks good.
Pier 6 SAILING DAILY – LING & COD 7AM-3PM, STRIPERS 7PM- 12AM
Capt. Ryan 917.650.3212, Capt. Tony 917.560.8224
5/17- The Ling and cod fishing seems to get better everyday The Striped Bass have also been biting on the pm trips.
Night Fishing – 7pm May 19, 2018
May 19, 2018 07:00 pm
$25.00 – $50.00
Morning Bottom Fishing – 7am May 19, 2018
May 19, 2018 07:00 am
$30.00 – $60.00
Morning Bottom Fishing – 7am May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018 07:00 am
$30.00 – $60.00
Night Fishing – 7pm May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018 07:00 pm, $25.00 – $50.00
Full Day, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Pier 5
The Ocean Eagle V is family owned and operated. Our clean and comfortable 80′ vessel is fully equipped with all navigation and USCG safety equipment. The Ocean Eagle V sails every day, anchoring or drifting over reefs, wrecks, and those special spots that Captain Greg has found over his 30 years of fishing New York area waters. Join Captain Greg and his crew aboard the Ocean Eagle V for an 8-hour full day fishing trip for sea bass, triggerfish, porgy, fluke, cod, ling and black fish! Captain Greg has been called, “one of the best tautog fishermen” in the New York area. He is licensed and certified, and his experience is as good as it gets. Take a trip with Greg and his brothers Glenn and Jeff and let them show you how to become a “sharpshooter” for blackfish.
Hot, homemade galley food served daily! Let Captain Greg hook you up over a wreck or reef and put you right on the fish! Plenty of room, no over-crowding, and a full day schedule makes the Ocean Eagle V the perfect choice for fishing in New York.
(718) 981-9750 Captain Gregg spares no expense in trying to find the fish. Great crew, fine galley and usually good fishing. This boat is one of my favorites.
Thursday 5/10/18 will be a Bass trip. Then on Friday , Saturday and Sunday , 5/04- 5/06 we will fish for Fluke …so come down for the first few opening days of fluke season . We sail at 7:00 am -3:00 pm. . For info call Captain Greg
917-669-2985, hope to see you on the boat!
5/15/18 Good fishing today ! Jason with a 7.12 lb fluke for the pool and new leader in the monthly fluke derby . Had a bunch of larger fish like 5 -7 pounds , Victor had a double limit with fish to 6 pounds . 5/13- Mike with today’s Pool fish and the new monthly derby leader at 7.5 lbs it was a very thick fish . We have caught others that were larger but not in the monthly derby. We will be sailing for Fluke everyday next week or until the Porgy arrive in this area . When this happens , we will Fluke on Tuesdays , Thursdays and also Sundays . So for now , Fluke -7:00am daily !! Call for info , 917-669-2971 – Captain Greg
Pier 4, Phone: (917) 444-0135
Stay tuned for schedule. TBD
8AM – 12Noon, 1PM – 5:30PM, 7PM -12:00 Midnight, Pier 5,
Welcome Experienced Fishermen and Novice alike. Come on down and join us aboard the Sea Queen VII, Sheepshead Bay’s original and most experienced 1/2 day boat! Captain Steve and the crew of the Sea Queen VII Welcomes Curious would-be fishermen and women on our vessel for Half-Day and Nightly excursions.
The Sea Queen VII is a large, clean vessel with a family atmosphere and an extra-large heated cabin with a full service galley. Our crew is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and will always share their expertise with you. No License, No Worries, We have all the N.Y.S Fishing licenses you need. Free of charge
We thank you for you continued patronage.
5/15/18-”FOG FLUKE TODAY”
Todays 7 am trip was off the hook with more than 15 keepers boated. Plenty of action as well.
Also as a special bonus the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation came by for a visit, but all was good as always. Remeber we do not keep or Clean short fish, so dont ask. rules are rules) Come and catch the big ones…………..
MANHATTAN PARTY BOATS
THE CAPITOL PRINCESS
Skyport Marina @ 23rd Street & FDR
2430 FDR Drive Service Road East, New York, NY, 10018
The Capitol Princess is an amazing boat that will live up to the snootiest of Manhattan standards. Clean facilities, pleasant staff, great food and a captain that knows where the fish are. Highly recommended. CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE
5/18- Fluking is strong. Capitol Princess NYC’s Premier Fishing and Charter Yacht We provide all rods, reels, bait, tackle, non-alcoholic beverages and Ice for your catch are provided at no extra charge! Our mates are the best!
QUEENS PARTY BOATS
Half Day, 8 a.m. 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Phone 917 747 4789
Dock 158-35 Crossbay Blvd. Howard Beach NY
5/11- Fluke fishing today on the 70 for Capt. Mike was once again RED HOT! As passenger got arm weary catching one fluke after another. Highlights today included Paulie with a limit of 4 Vinny Mauro with 3 keepers, and Angie Ronan with her first keeper ever a 23 inch fat fluke. We are sailing at 8am and Again at 1pm tomorrow…Sunday being Mother’s Day will be 8am trip only. All escorted mothers will be half price on Mother’s Day. And on Monday we will be sailing at 8am and Again at 1pm. Fluke fishing has been terrific come on down and catch yourself an early season doormat.
BRONX/CITY ISLAND PARTY BOATS
551 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464
Phone: (917) 417-7557
Email: info@IslandCurrent.com, Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm, Saturday: 9am – 12pm
Sunday: By Appointment Striper season starts April 15th
5/17 ISLAND CURRENT III…Capt. Scott One Stop Shopping…City Island, NY
Today Captain Scott called in to report yet another amazing day of local porgy fishing in the western Long Island sound. Besides the little bit of rain anglers enjoyed lock and load fishing the entire trip. The boat had securely double anchored once and kept on the fish the entire day. Captain Scott and his professional crew will be ready to do it again tomorrow morning departing at 8 AM for jumbo porgies aboard the 76’ island current III. Remember to book tickets online at Islandcurrent.com or call/text Captain Chris at 917-417-7557.
701 Minnieford Ave, Bronx, NY 10464
Phone: (718) 885-0236
Open Boat Day Fishing Trip from City Island
The Riptide III, a 90 ft long and 24 ft wide vessel that comfortably rides up to 110 passengers. You’ll enjoy the spacious fishing deck, indoor cabin, and upper deck.
During this daytime fishing trip, you will have the opportunity to catch some of the fish below depending on the most recent bite:
• Porgies (May 1-October 30; Everyday except Thursday): Great action, easy to catch. Tons of fish.
• Fluke every Thursday: (May – Sept): Large, fun to catch and good eating.
• Blackfish (October 8- December 15): Feisty and fun to catch, blackfish are also great eating fish!
We are happy we are sailing for the season
We are sailing Wednesday through Sunday this time of year . We are bottom fishing for porgies and fluke on Thursday. Later in the season most days
|Klondike IX Captain Pete Pearson
The Klondike is powered by three large diesel engines producing a 2450 combined horse power. It also has (2) 40,000 watt generators for electricity. The boat is fully heated and Air Conditioned and has a cruising speed of 20 knots. The Klondike IX is Coast Guard approved for up to 150 people and is inspected yearly.The bottom fishing fare is, $50.00 for adults, $30.00 for kids 15 years and under and $47.00 for Senior Citizens. The initial bait is included in the fare. Phone 914-738-4593
2018 Fishing Trips Begin Saturday May 19, 2018
Wednesday: 8:00AM – 3:00PM -Porgies & Sea Bass
Thursday: 8:00AM – 3:00PM -Porgies & Sea Bass
Friday: 8:00AM – 3:00PM -Porgies & Sea Bass
Saturday: 8:00AM – 3:00PM -Porgies & Sea Bass
Saturday: 8:00AM – 3:00PM -Porgies & Sea Bass
Full Day Fares
$65.00 for Adults
$60.00 for Seniors
$40.00 for Children under 15
NEW JERSEY PARTY BOATS
Municipal Harbor Marina 2 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands,N.J.
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
From North Jersey:
Garden State Parkway South to exit 117. Stay to the left, after the toll. Hwy 36 South for approx. 9 miles. Signs for Atlantic Highlands Business district. Take the Jug handle, cross over Hwy onto First Ave., Follow to the end and the Atlantic Star.
Now fishing for striped bass on two trips daily 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 6 p.m. Clams provided. Tackle, rigs & rental poles available. Snacks & cold drinks. Sailing from Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. Capt. Tom Buban.
17 May 2018 Capt. Tom
The rain kept most of the people away again today but a few showed up so we made our morning trip. The rain was mostly a drizzle and everyone kept fishing. We went back to the same area were we have been catching. The first was no good. We made a short move to anther spot and after a little wait we started to catch. We stayed on that spot and had a pick of shorts and keepers. You can take a look at the gallery and see some of the keeper stripe bass from today. We also had another big black drum. The weather cleared up in the afternoon but not enough people showed up. As of now the weather for tomorrow does not look good. They are calling for northeast winds 20 to 25 with gusts to 30 knots with rain. I will be there in the morning to see if the weatherman is right. Check the weather buoy on my home page and see what the wind is doing. If its blowing stay home. Even in the bay that much wind is not nice. Looking forward to seeing everyone if it’s nice.
|Currently fishing for striped bass 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Rods, tackle, bait, restrooms, cabin, full galley for meals, snacks & drinks. Fast, clean, fully equipped party boat. Capt. Ron Santee carries on the tradition of his dad in the 1950s. Years of experience, dedication to hard work, ensuring the best possible day on the water. Charters also available for up to 50 passengers. Click our name to visit our website for further info.
“We primarily fish the ocean, rocks, wrecks, reefs and open bottom. But on those days where it’s questionable, we have the calm sheltered waters of Sandy hook and Raritan Bay. Lot’s of spots to choose from. Atlantic Highlands is centrally located at the shore, in the middle of the state. Easy access for customers from NY, PA, Northern and Southern NJ.”
5/14- Finally, a nice bite for us today with plenty of shorts for the action and several nice keepers for dinner. Had to wait just a bit for the outgoing and when it came the bite turned on. Doc & Scott Uri had high hook honors with a bunch of little guys. Pool fish went 16 pounds and was caught at the end of the day. Had several nice readings in a couple area’s while we were riding around so maybe things will start to settle up. Fresh Clams were the choice bait. Don’t let the weather man keep you home, today was beautiful on the bay! Back at it tomorrow. Capt. Ron
Phone (732) 616-8378
Daily: 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
|Senior (62 & up)||$60.00|
|Child (under 12)||$35.00|
|Rod Rental||$ 5.00|
Third generation Captain, Kevin Bradshaw, and the party boat Dorothy B. from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn are sailing from the Municipal Harbor in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey!!! A short ride from New York City with all the best the Jersey Shore has to offer ~ family-friendly atmosphere, plenty of free parking, and great access to some of the best spots in the New York Bight as well as Jersey’s rocks and reefs! Join us for open boat fishing, or book a private charter or cruise for fishing at its finest!
5/16- Slow start, tried a couple of spots with no success. Spotted some bunkers with a couple of bass in the mix. Jeremy got out the net, caught some bunkers then I went where I thought the bass would bite. Success, exciting fishing, landed several keepers and lost a few, all good size stripers. Larry had the pool fish at 25 lbs. Al had a hefty 18 lb bass, Lynn got a 17.5 lb keeper, Evan landed a 17 lb fish and Lynn got an 18 pounder that had to be returned after a quick photo. Chilly rainy day but the fishing was hot and all aboard had a good time
Angler Party Fishing, LLC
P.O. Box 566, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
The ANGLER party fishing boat sails from the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor at Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Captains George Bachert and and Jeff Gutman offer day and evening fishing trips from April through December. The ANGLER is also available for group and corporate charter trips.
May 16, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Update
Opening day FLUKE on Friday 5/25 and Saturday 5/26 will be special early trips from 6 AM to 2 PM.
The fare for these trips is $75.
May 15, 2018 – Party Boat Angler Tuesday
We sailed early which was a plus as the ocean was nice in the AM, but the strong south wind into a hard ebb tide in the afternoon slowed the bite. Some spots were okay with the Sea Bass and Ling and others were mostly Ling. Inshore was much better than the deep. Folks caught some big Sea Bass and Ling, but he pool went to a jumbo Winter Flounder caught by ANGLER regular Anna.
Our next trip is Thursday at 7:00 AM. We normally do not catch much after a strong Southerly blow and it is blowing right now.
The spring weather this year has been some of the worst in years.
The Sea Horse
Capt. Jack Bevins
E-mail: info @ seahorsefishing.com (Remove Spaces )
PO Box 103, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Fluke trips start Friday, May 25
Captain Hal Hagaman and the Crew of the SEA TIGER II welcome you aboard for a great half day of family fishing! The SEA TIGER II is a 70′ Lydia party fishing boat, equipped with all of the finest electronics and fish finding devices available to help make the most out of your half day trip.
Specializing in Striped Bass, Fluke, Flounder & Bottom fishing, the SEA TIGER II is US Coast Guard inspected & certified for safety. Our large and comfortable cabin is the perfect place to relax on the ride to and from the fishing grounds. There is plenty of room for your gear, as well as clean and separate accommodations for ladies and gentlemen.
We did not get out on Weds or today, both trips with nobody showing up. Tomorrow also looks bad , not just because of the rain but there will be NE winds to 30mph so will will not be going out. Saturday is still up in the air so check back or give me a call tomorrow eve. Sunday looks like the best day of the weekend and next week looks ok too. Thanks for looking in and hope to see you soon. Don’t forget that the Fluke season starts next Friday 5/25.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
It turned out to be a beautiful day with calm seas and winds. Picked at the stripers but mostly shorts with a couple of keepers in the mix again. We should have had more fish but the majority of the people on board left their rods in the rod holders and didn’t even watch them most of the time. As the saying goes about leading a horse to water, well the same applies here. We can take you to the fish and show you what to do but the fish don’t always hook themselves. At least you ;should be watching the rod for hits. We did not go out this morning with nobody showing up and the rest of the week does not look good with the rain forecast but not bad enough to stop us from sailing. We will be there to go but just say n. Thanks for looking in and here are a few pics.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
We made the morning trip and went back to where we had fish the day before. We started off slow seeing a few shorts and then lost a big one(hook pulled), may have been a drum. Finally we landed a keeper and picked some more shorts
until another keeper striper came along. At least we are getting some action with the shorts although hey are on the small side as pictured with mate Steve. Did not sail the afternoon as I had something to do and probably would not have got out anyway with the turnout. Sailing every day, 2 trips @ 8 SAM and again @ 1:30 PM, depending on weather and turnout. Fell free to call me if not sure ,hope to see you soon and thanks for looking in. Here are a few pics.
905 State Route 35, Belmar, NJ 07719
Open-boat fishing all year. Sailing 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Fluke, sea bass, porgies, blackfish, ling, cod. Captain Chris Hueth has been a licensed captain for close to 30 years. He grew up on the Jersey Shore. His boyhood love for fishing has turned him into one of the most competitive fisherman on the Jersey Coast. His ability to catch fish, along with knowing instinctively where to catch them, has helped him to develop one of the most dependable fishing businesses on the east coast. On NJ Party Boat, The Big Mohawk, he offers Service, Skill, Integrity, Determination, and Excellence. Being a New Jersey Party Boat Captain not only entails catching fish, but looking out for the welfare of future catches.Call us or click our name above to visit our website for current species we’re fishing for. Bait supplied. Rod and reel rentals. Galley for food and drinks. Comfortable cabin. Group rates for 10 or more people. Senior citizen discount on weekdays. Discount for children under 12. Large group charters available. Sailing from Belmar Marine Basin, Hwy. 35. Free parking. Capt. Chris Hueth.
5/17/18. Fishing was a bit sluggish today. Some guys did better than others. It looks like the next day that we will be headed out for Sea Bass is Sunday morning at 7am. See you on board!
MAY 14, 2018- OUR RESERVATION ONLY SEA BASS TRIPS THIS TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WILL ALL DEPART AT 6AM. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARRIVE AT THE BOAT BY 5:30 TO START THE BOARDING PROCESS. WE HAVE A COUPLE SPOTS OPEN. GIVE US A CALL TO BOOK YOUR SPOT. 732 974 9606. THE WEATHER IS LOOKING GOOD TO SAIL! SEE YOU ON BOARD.
STRIPERS – BLUES & SEA BASS, EVERYDAY AT 7:30AM
The newly repowered Golden Eagle is much faster than before, getting you to the fishing grounds quicker. Work also made the boat more comfortable, convenient and customer-friendly.
• Springtime striped bass and bluefish.
• Late spring through summer bluefishing day and night.
• Also in summer, afternoon fishing and sunset cruises for the family.
• Fall striped bass and tuna.
• Also fishing for other catches through the year, like bottom fish and mackerel.
Click our name above to visit our website for schedules and details. Discounts for seniors, children, military and first-responders. Boat features a galley with hot meals, snacks and soft drinks; spacious indoor cabin; bunks; clean bathrooms; and a large upper deck for relaxation.Excellent crew, among the best. Capt. Rich Falcone.
We caught 3 STRIPERS over 20 lbs today with the pool winner 30 lbs and we also lost some. They were on jigs and crocs. It was a beautiful day in the ocean and only a short ride to the fish. We saw lots of bait out there and all the action was on the starboard stern of the boat today. We will be out STRIPER fishing tomorrow so come on down and join us for the day. See you in the morning.
905 HWY 35 & 10th Ave
Belmar, NJ 07719
The Captain Cal II sails out of the Belmar Marina on Route 35 in Belmar, NJ. We are a family owned and operated 75’ party boat that is US Coast Guard inspected & certified for safety. Fully equipped with the latest safety, navigational and electronic fish finding equipment. Clean and separate men and women restroom facilities are just some of the featured comforts found aboard.
We fish for fluke, sea bass, blackfish, bluefish, porgies, ling and other fish in season. Captain Ron has over thirty years of boating and fishing experience. He is familiar with all of the areas’ fishing spots & grounds to bring home that trophy fish, and to bring you the best deep sea fishing experience!
You can drive right up to the back of the boat to unload your gear, and we will be glad to assist you! No reservations required on the Captain Call II.
Our courteous, experienced, and helpful crew is present to make your trip fun and memorable. Everyone from beginners to seasoned anglers will find a welcomed spot at the rail to enjoy their time fishing on the Captain Cal II. There is plenty of free parking on premises.Afternoon/evening charters available. Click here to learn more.
What a beautiful day we had on the water. We had a tough start but we moved and moved and finally got on some nice Sea Bass and ling. Tom from Tom’s River took the pool today with a nice Sea Bass. We sail everyday from 7:30AM – 3:30 PM. Hope to see you soon!
• Miss Belmar Princess •
• Royal Miss Belmar •
Family owned business for more than 75 years.
With Miss Belmar’s three engines and a total of 2,100 horsepower, she’s the first boat to the fishing grounds every day and we guarantee it. No other boat comes close. Try us and you’ll see why. Capt. Alan Shinn: 732-681-6866 Office: 732-681-0030
May 16th, 2018 Stripers & Blues Charters Today, we looked up the beach and ended up seeing quite a few bunkers on top with a few fish splashing in them. We ended up with one nice bass and lost a few. We saw bass rolling in the bunkers, they just didn’t want to cooperate. The conditions are changing for the better and there is plenty of bait with fish in them. Things should start to turn around soon.
Sailing daily for stripers and blues from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Miss Belmar Princess is the largest, fastest and cleanest fishing boat in Belmar. With Miss Belmar’s 3 engines and a total of 2,100 horsepower, she is the first boat to the fishing grounds every day and we guarantee it. No other boat comes close. Try us and you’ll see why.
Bogan’s Boat Basin
800 Ashley Avenue
Brielle, NJ 08730
732-618-1241 or 732-458-3188 ir Conditioned Cabin
Experienced Captain and crew, Tropically Heated Cabin,
Rods Reels and Rigs available, Bait supplied, Ample free parking
Summer: Two half-day trips for fluke and sea bass every Tuesday through Sunday. One full-day trip for fluke and sea bass every Monday. When sea bass season is closed, the trips fish for fluke. When fluke season is closed, other trips sail. Fall: Mudhole wreck fishing. 10-, 12-, 14-and 18-hour sea bass trips. The longer trips run for giant sea bass offshore. Also other trips, including for blackfish and cod. Winter: Fishing mid-range wrecks for cod, pollock, ling and hake several times a week. Spring: Mudhole wreck trips and cod. Capt. Joe Bogan. Experienced crew. Heated cabin and handrails for winter. Air conditioned for summer. Rods, reels and rigs available. Ample free parking.
OPENING DAY SEA BASS NEW DATE Thursday, May 17.
The Big Jamaica is added another date for our 10 hour Marathon trips from 6AM – 4PM on May 17. This trip is limited and paid reservations are required. $78 per person
For more information call 732-528-5014 To purchase tickets go to our website @ http://www.bigjamaica.com
Sea Bass Marathon
Sails 6:30AM Saturday May 19
(Space available, pay at the boat)
Striped Bass & Blues Sunday 7:30AM
Open boat – Space available
Tilefish sails 10PM Sunday – Space available call
Call 732-528-5014 for information.
STRIPED BASS STARTS THIS WEEKEND
Saturday & Sunday
(3:30PM Magic Hours start later in May)
Our first tilefish trip for 2018 was a good one!
The weather was great and fishing was good with many catching limits of golden tile with fish up to 28.5LBS.
Pink Tilefish Bomb lures accounted for several limits.
It was a tie for the pool with two, 28.5lb tile fish.
The Anglers catching the largest fish where:
Ts Micha Angela from South Lake Tahoe, Ca. (Her first time tilefishing)
And Adaun Dziawa from Stamford CT
We have a number of tilefish trips scheduled from May through August sailing Sunday nights at 10 p.m. We are fishing from just after Sunrise until just before sunset. Plenty of fishing time! The next trip sails 10 p.m. Sunday May 6th and there is space available. These are limited trips, by reservation. For reservations and information call 732-528-5014
Or go to www.bigjamaica.com
Point Pleasant Beach
Point Pleasant Beach
|You can contact us at Info@voyagerfishing.com|
|OR you can call us at (732) 295-3019 and leave a message. We’ll call you back within 24 hours
We will hold your spot up to five (5) days until your reservation form and payment arrive
The VOYAGER is a 100-foot all aluminum GULF CRAFT supercruiser equipped with three 825 HP Caterpillar® turbocharged diesel engines, two electrical power generators, and the latest communications and navigation equipment including two color fish-finders, four ship-to-shore radios, two radars, three GPS satellite positioning systems, autopilot, seawater temperature gauges, and two computer-based chart and plotting systems.
Amenities include a heated and air conditioned main cabin with booth seating, a heated and air conditioned bunk room, a full galley, heated handrails for cold weather fishing, and an upper sundeck with plenty of seating. She is fast, spacious and very comfortable for deep sea fishing year-round. The VOYAGER is U.S. Coast Guard documented and inspected. CLICK HERE FOR TRIP CALENDAR
UPCOMING TRIPS – This month we have room on our upcoming 2-DAY LIMITED LOAD WORLD RECORD HUNT (May 13) and DEEPWATER EXPLORATORY TILEFISH TRIPS (May 20) as well as our regular 1.5-DAY TILEFISH TRIPS (May 11 & May 17)
We also have room on our Memorial Day Weekend 2.5-DAY NANTUCKET COD WRECK AND JIGGING TRIP that leaves Friday, May 25. Last year the Memorial Day trip saw EXCELLENT COD FISHING with loads of COD, POLLOCK, HADDOCK and WHITE HAKE on both bait and jigs. If you enjoy fishing for COD and POLLOCK this is the trip for you. We cannot stress enough that the federal government may close down this fishery in the near future so come out while you still can!
Our first OPEN BOAT SEA BASS TRIP of the season is 7:30 AM WEDNESDAY MAY 16. We have tried a few test drops on likely Sea Bass spots and have been pleasantly surprised. More and more Sea Bass should be moving in everyday as the water continues to warm and the inshore migration picks up steam.
We will also be sailing SUNDAY MAY 13 for LING leaving at 7:30 AM and returning around 3:30 PM. This trip is OPEN BOAT so you can just come on down.
If you are interested in any of our offshore trips please e-mail us at Info@voyagerfishing.com or call (732) 295-3019 and leave a message to make reservations.
FYI – The VOYAGER TRIP CALENDAR web page at http://voyagerfishing.com/html/trip_calendar.html shows info on all TRIP TYPES, DATES, DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMES, and FARES for both open boat and reservation-only trips. It also shows AVAILABLE SPOTS for reservation-only trips.
|May 9, 2018
This past weekend we sailed on two offshore trips. The first was our ULTRA-LIMITED LOAD COD Trip. Fishing was much better than it’s been with high hooks having six or seven fish. The Cod were nice fish in the 8-15 pound class and all were caught on bait. We hope to add more of these trips as our schedule permits.
The second trip was a 2-DAY CANYON TILEFISH Trip. Fishing was quite good with many making limit catches. We had some really nice Tilefish on this trip. Jerry Sullivan was the pool winner with a 43-pound Golden Tilefish and his buddy Jonathan Spreter chimed in with a 31-pound beauty. We had a number of other fish in the 10-20 pound range. You can see trip photos on our Photo Gallery page.
Bottom fishing for sea bass, porgies, blackfish, ling, cod and pollock. Summertime fluke fishing. Nighttime bluefishing during the warm months. Mackerel fishing during the spring and winter runs. Bait supplied. Catches filleted for nominal fee. Rod rentals. Discounts for seniors, children and sunbathers. 85’ Dauntless features heat; heated handrails; galley with hamburgers, soda, coffee and tea; and men’s and ladies’ accommodations. Sailing 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily year round. Free parking. Capt. Bill Egerter and son.
Seabass Opening TUESDAY May 15th!!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Fishing has been slow still with improvements catching Ling and a few Cod. We are looking forward to Tuesday when the Seabass season opens and we will be targeting them everyday along with Ling and Cod. So come on down as the weather gets nicer Capt. Willie
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Fishing has been slow still with improvements catching Ling and a few Cod. We are looking forward to Tuesday when the Seabass season opens and we will be targeting them everyday along with Ling and Cod. So come on down as the weather gets nicer, Capt. Willie
59 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach
New and improved Gambler, 90 feet of comfort and speed. Heated and air-conditioned cabin. Galley with hot and cold food and beverages. Widest boat in its class, providing stability and room. Rod and reel rentals. Charters also available. Capts. Bob Bogan, Mike Bogan and Jeff Melito. Spring: Cod, pollock, ling and stripers. The striper specialists. Summer: Fluke on two half-day trips. Bluefish on night trips. Fall: Open-boat tuna. Stripers. Winter: Giant sea bass, cod, pollock and hake.
Starting May 1st from 7am – 2pm
Adults – $60
Seniors – $55
Children – $35
Sailing from historic Ken’s Landing
Point Pleasant Beach
Fish aboard the Norma-K III, sailing year-round from famed Ken’s Landing. Our family pioneered sportfishing here in the 1920s.
Summer to Late September
1/2 Day Fluke Fishing
7 Days a week
Morning : 8 am to 12:30pm
Afternoon: 2pm to 6:30pm
End of May through Fall
Please Call (732) 496-5383 for Current Schedule
7:30 pm to 1 am
*** Spring wreck fishing, fluke and blues.
*** Summer fluke and blues.
*** Fall bluefishing and wreck fishing.
*** Winter wreck fishing for blackfish, ling, cod and pollock.
*** Nighttime bluefishing during the season for that.
Click our name above to visit our website for details.Professionalism and comfort second to none. We look forward to seeing you aboard.
Capt. Ken: 732-277-6441
Norma K III Boat: 732-899-8868
May 15th Sea Bass!
Nice day out! Wish the Sea Bass bit a little better though. Some spots looked liked they had good life on them but they did not bite so well. We pick a few on each spot..It can only get better. Looking foward to tomorrow! We will be giving it our best! The boat will be opened at 6AM!
Stop by our Facebook page or Instagram page to check out a few photos from today!
3/4 SEA BASS FISHING EVERY DAY!
STARTING SATURDAY, MAY 19TH, WE WILL START OUR 1/2 DAY SCHEDULE FOR SEA BASS!
8AM-12:30PM AND 2PM-6:30PM!
FLUKE OPENS ON MAY 25TH! WE WILL BE SAILING FOR FLUKE ON OPENING DAY!
8AM-12:30PM AND 2PM-6:30PM!
NIGHT BLUES WILL START ON MAY 25TH AS WELL! WE WILL BE SAILING ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHTS!
For more information, please give us a shout at 732-496-5383!
For anyone who is interested in fishing with us but are affected by seasickness please click here for help on how to avoid it. During the summer months we offer “no seasickness” bay fishing trips if all else fails. Check below for details on when these trips are active. We want your day on the Miss Beach Haven to be one remembered for the fishing not for discomfort and misery.
|Trip Info||Destination||Days||Departs||Returns||Adult Fare||Child 12 & Under||Status|
|1/2 Day Fluke Morning||Bay
|Mon & Tues||8AM||12PM||$40.00||$20.00||Ended|
|1/2 Day Fluke||Ocean||Wed – Sun||8AM||12:30PM||$40.00||$20.00||Ended|
|1/2 Day Fluke Afternoon||Bay
Welcome to the Miss Beach Haven, Long Beach Island Party Boat with fishing trips for the whole family! Located South of Barnegat in Beach Haven. Our Charter Fishing Trips target Summer Flounder / Fluke – Seabass – Bluefish – Blackfish and much more! See our schedule for our latest fishing trips and open head boat fares. The Miss Beach Haven is equipped with the finest electronics available to ensure both the safety of its passengers and crew as well as a productive day of fishing. For more information, please visit our about us section. U.S.C.G. Certified for 100 passengers and crew.On board you will find a spacious cabin with plenty of seating room and a complete snackbar with treats for all.
For general inquires, charter information, group reservations or to check on sea conditions and the status of an upcoming trip, Call us at 609-978-9951 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ocean City New Jersey Fishing & Cruising Fleet
228 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226 WE ARE LOCATED AT 228 BAY AVENUE RIGHT NEXT TO MCGLADES RESTAURANT
For Directions, Click Here > For More About Our Location, Click Here >
Contact Or Call Us Directly For Booking Private Charters
Phone: (609) 391-6446 or Email: email@example.com
The 70ft Miss Ocean City is a 110 passenger vessel inspected by the UCCG. The vessel has twin Detroit Diesel engine for maximum speed and comfort for more fishing time. The vessel has men and woman bathrooms. The vessel has a upper and lower deck for 360 degree of viewing pleasure. We have full gallery with beverages and snack.The boat has state of the art Electronic and fishing finding equipment and safety equipment for passengers safety.
BACK BAY FAMILY FISHING
Enjoy wildlife sightings and fishing for flounder, sharks, sea bass & skates. A great trip for the entire family to enjoy!
8:30 am & 12:30 pm / 3 Hour Trip – $35.00 Adults – $20.00 Kids
DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP – HALF DAY
Enjoy a trip out in the Atlantic Ocean focusing on Blackfish, Bluefish, Flounder, Fluke, Ling, Porgies, Seabass, Striped Bass & Weak Fish.
Time: TBD / 4 Hour Trip – $55.00 Adults – $35.00 Kids
DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP – FULL DAY
Enjoy an 8 hour trip in the Atlantic Ocean focusing on Blackfish, Bluefish, Flounder, Fluke, Ling, Porgies, Seabass, Striped Bass & Weak Fish.
Time: TBD / 8 Hour Trip – $78.00 Adults – $58.00 Kids
5/18-Do to weather we won’t be fishing Sat. We will try and get out Sun for a 8hr day of sea bass fishing.
Information about the Capt. Robbins coming soon!
Atlantic City’s only back bay fishing boat.We fish 2 trips daily 8-12 and 1-5 in the calm bay and inlet behind Atlantic City. Flounder fishing for the 2017 season is 3 fish at 18 inches until September 5, 2017. Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook or contact us at 609-348-FISH (3474)
Catching Fluke,Striper,Weakfish,Blues and more…
- Two trips daily 8am to 12pm & 1pm to 5pm.
- Plenty of free parking.
- Free instructions from our courteous crew.
- Live & cut bait furnished.
- Fish cleaning service.
- Clean restroom.
- Rod rentals available.
Kids 12 & Under $25
Seniors $25 Ages 65+
Rod Rental $5
Call for pricing of Private Charters
|New Jersey Location|
|447 Carson Avenue|
|Atlantic City, NJ 08401|
Cape May’s Closest Party Boat to the Ocean
Starting MAY 15, 2018
Sailing Daily at 8 AM
Don’t miss your chance to see why Capt. Paul and his new boat are the talk of Cape May County! The Porgy IV is the closest Cape May party boat to the ocean, offering 8-hour deep-sea and Delaware Bay fishing excursions.
Captain Paul Thompson, owner and operator of the Porgy IV, and his crew welcome you aboard the Porgy IV, the largest party boat in Cape May! Experience a fishing trip adventure with fun, laughter, friendships and a lot of fishing action.
No reservations are required.
Directions to the Marina
At the end of the Garden State Parkway, proceed over the bridge, then take the first left after The Lobster House sign. We’re located in the marina on the left, first boat on the left.
Eight-hour deep-sea and Delaware Bay fishing excursions. Join us for some serious fishing, a day of relaxation or an adventure of a lifetime. Largest party boat in Cape May. Fish in comfort on this 77-foot vessel. Take a break or have your lunch inside the deckhouse, comfortable and spacious, with dinette seating. The Porgy IV has it all. Courteous and professional crew. Separate male/female heads. Soft drinks, water and snacks — bring your own lunch. Fish cleaning services available. Rod and reel rental available. USCG approved for 120 passengers coastwide, 60 for offshore. Visa and MasterCard accepted. No reservations required. Free parking at the marina. Click our name above to visit our Web site for more info and directions. Capt. Paul Thompson.
Fishing Report for the week of May 7 – 13, 2018.
John Frasca of Dennisville, NJ., and Dave McLoughlin of Courtlandt Manor, NY., took Pools aboard the SEA STAR III Prime Time Drumfish Trips this week. These Drum tipped the scales at 21lb and 56lbs respectively. WOW! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Welcome Aboard the 65′ SEA STAR III
6 Hour fishing trips sailing daily at 9 A.M
Come Join our experienced crew for a trip you’ll never forget!!!
Nobody does it better : – The only 6 Hr. boat in Cape May , – FREE PARKING
– FREE Bait- FREE Fishing Instructions – Professional Fish Cleaning Available
– Rods & Reels for Rent – Clean Restrooms ( separate Ladies Accommodations )
– Ice Cold Drinks and Snacks Available – Tackle Available
– Forget Something? Don’t worry, We Probably Have That Too!!!
Super Clean, Affordable, and FUN for the Whole Family !
Imagine yourself out on the ocean, reeling in the big monster from the sea. It’s easy to picture in your mind, but make it a reality with a 6 hour trip aboard the 65-foot Sea Star III fishing charter in Cape May, New Jersey. It’s an experience like no other.
Our fishing trips feature free bait, free fishing instructions, and the knowledge from some of the best fishing experts. Located on the Southern tip of New Jersey on the Atlantic Ocean, we will take you on picturesque fishing trip you won’t soon forget.
Providing you with high quality bait and instruction, we ensure you will catch a better, bigger, quality fish – just take a look at our photos. Whether you have been thinking about scheduling fishing charter for a while, or you are a seasoned veteran at it, we welcome you to come aboard our 65-foot boat for the experience of a life time.
Long Island Party Boats
Freeport Fishing Charters And Party Boats
Capt Lou’s Starstream VIII – Capt Chris Gables
Capt Lou’s Atlantic Pearl – Capt Nick Dionisio & Capt Anthony Gillespie
Half Day Fluke Price: Boat: Starstream VIII, TIME(S): 8am – 12pm or 1pm – 5pmAdult: ( Age 13 + ) $44, SENIOR: ( age 65+ ) $38, CHILD: ( age 12 & under ): $32, Bait and Tackle Included. Rod Rentals Available $3 per person
Daily Deals Starting June 1 – Sept 30th $25 Cash / $26 Credit card Senior Monday, Kids Day Tuesday, Ladies Wednesday, First Responders Thursday ( Fire, EMT, Police )
Each day, we launch fishing excursions on the waters of the Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the year, we target a multitude of species including fluke, flounder, sea bass, blackfish, porgies, mackerel, cod, pollock, hake, haddock, bluefish, weakfish, striped bass and tuna. We sail daily on an open boat basis, so come down to Freeport’s Nautical Mile and join us for a half-day, full-day, offshore trip or night fishing trip. We offer Private Charters for groups ranging from 30ppl – 100 people. Call us today.
85 Woodcleft Avenue
Freeport, New York, 11520
For fishing off of Long Island and for smaller parties there is no better vessel on the island than the Miss Freeport V. The Miss Freeport V accommodates 80 adult passengers and offers fantastic fishing year round. Equipped with state-of-the-art fish finding technology, the Miss Freeport V gets on the fish fast. Guests enjoy amazing views of the Long Island waterways and the chance to reel in the big one. If fishing isn’t your thing, the Miss Freeport V is available for private parties. With its indoor heated dining areas and dancefloor complete with lighting and sound system, it’s the perfect alternative to a catering hall. Guests will have a fantastic day or night out on the water that they will never forget! Our Fishing season starts in early April and last till mid November for all species in season. We can accommodate groups from 30 to 80 anglers. Our main deck boasts a spacious walk-around that allows for ample room to fish from any location on the boat, together with plenty of bench seating along the outer deck.
Captain Mike Barnett
The Codfather is a 31 foot, 6 passenger Charter Boat, fishing for any species from offshore shark to inshore flounder, fluke, blues and bass. Fish the South Shore of Long Island NY from the Back-bays, Jones Inlet & Reynolds Channel to Offshore Wreck and Canyon fishing The Codfather is Captained by an experienced Fisherman who has fished and piloted boats around the Long Island NY waters for many years. He understands the diversity of species around the bays, channels, flats, inlets & ocean and is constantly honing his skills and keeping an ear to the current conditions for his charters.
CAPTREE PARTY BOATS
Jib VI – Fishing – Open
Island Princess – Fishing – Open
Capt. Gillen – Fishing – Open
Laura Lee Express – Fishing – Open
Capt. Whittaker – Fishing – Open
Peconic Star Express (631- 289-6899): In case you did not know it, they added a second boat the Peconic Star Express (see below), a beauty of 80 foot and 150 passenger and larger than the main fluke boat you see in the reports. It is for all intent and purposes’a brand new boat condition wise and looks wise. The day trips are for bass & bluefish with $95 adults, $85 seniors and $55 for kids 12 and under. As for the night trips for the special 25 person maximum allowed for bass it is $125. Starting June 7, they will not fish on this vessel Monday or Tuesdays as they run Block Island excursions leaving Greenport at 8 a.m. and leaving Block Island at 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesdays. This means you can stay over night at Block Island and come home Tuesday evening on the 5 p.m. boat. This also means you do not have to drive through the Hamptons to get to the Block island Ferry. You actually save time by driving the shorter route to Greenport and taking the Peconic Star Express to Block Island. Check the web site www.PeconicStarFleet.com.
|Directions to the SHINNECOCK STAR – (631) 728-4563
Sailing From Oakland’s Marina 365 Dune Road, Hampton Bays, N
Take Sunrise Hwy to Exit 65-South, Hampton Bays. Turn left at the traffic light at the Diner onto Montauk Hwy. (heading east) Go to the second light and turn right onto Ponquogue Avenue (heading south). Take Ponquogue all the way to the end. At the stop sign, turn left onto Shinnecock Road. Take Shinnecock Road to the SECOND stop sign and turn right onto Foster Avenue. Take Foster Ave. over the bridge and come to the traffic light. Turn left at the traffic light onto Dune Road. Take Dune Road almost to the end (before the Shinnecock Inlet) and turn left into Oakland’s Marina. We are Docked in front of Sunday’s Restaurant. Please ask a Shinnecock Star crew member about where to park your car. Thanks! See you on the Star! Porgy season is open!.. there are a lot of fish moving around we should see a mix of porgies, fluke, striped bass, weakfish and blues right out of the gate…WIN THE SCUP CUP!… biggest porgy of the spring season not only wins the trophy but 4 free half day trips on the STAR!..FLUKE OPENS MAY 4th and we will do FLUKE/PORGY COMBO TRIPS !.. the action has been crazy this time of year for the last 3 Years.. call now and make your reservation!…full days 7am-2pm
May 1 through Memorial Day, One Trip Daily from 7:00am – 2:00p
Memorial Day to Labor Day, Two Trips Daily from 7:00am – 11:00am
363 Dune Rd, Hampton Bays, New York
Sailing Monday- Friday- 7:00am – 3:00pm
Ocean Fluke and Seabass $90 includes all bait, tackle and fishing equipment
No Reservations Needed Just show up 45 mins prior to departure time.Bring a small Cooler for food. Always call ahead to make sure the boat isn’t privately chartered
See you in the morning!
Sailing Saturday & Sunday Two Trips Daily 7:00am – 11:00 am, 1:00pm – 5:00 pm
Ocean Fluke and Seabass$60 includes all bait,tackle and fishing equipment No Reservations NeededJust show up 45 mins prior to departure time.Bring a small Cooler for food. Always call ahead to make sure the boat isn’t privately chartered
Montauk Party Boats
Montauk Marine Basin
426 West Lake Dr.
Montauk, NY 11954
Capt. Jamie on the Miss Montauk is known as one of the best Party Boat captains out of Montauk Harbor! Family owned & operated 85′ Fishing boat. We offer year round full day fishing. Sunset Cruises available during Spring & Summer months. Private Charters & Special Events are welcome. Please call 631-668-1545 for our updated schedule, or visit our web site.
Location: 426 West Lake Dr. – Montauk, NY
Updated: 05/07/2018 @ 6:58PM- We Are Fluke Fishing! Full Day 7 AM – 4 PM ~ Daily ~ Open BoatNo Reservations ~ Pay Onboard Regular Fare $95 ~ Sr Fare $90 ~ Child 12 & under $70
From novice to veteran, our team will provide a fishing trip to remember in legendary Montauk, NY! Full Day and Half Day trips are available for you all year around! Half day trips are the perfect activity for kids and families. Our team will provide all the options for you to enjoy fishing the Montauk waters, chasing FLUKE, SEA BASS, PORGY, COD and STRIPPED BASS.
Location: 470 West Lake Dr. – Montauk, NY
Starting 5/4/2018 Montauk Jumbo Fluke!
All rods, reels, baits, tackle provided FREE!
2 Trips Daily:
- 8:00AM – 12:00 Noon
- 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Prices per trip
|Kids 5-12 yrs.||$30|
|Kids 4 yrs. & under||FREE|
Fish both trips same Day – Afternoon Trip Discount‡
5/13- The fluke were biting Saturdays all day trip saw no rain, calm winds and lots of fluke. Captain Dave was one fluke short of a boat limit!! John Doll from New Jersey was high hook with 6 keepers (kept his limit) Pete from Staten Island had 5 and Steve landed the 7 lb pool fish. Lots of action with shorts as well. Expecting more improvement every day so clear your calendar for next weekend!!! 631-66–2818 ebbtidefishing.com
Nice going Steve!! Good thing I wasn’t there to knock it off with the net
Location: 462 West Lake Dr. – Montauk, NY
Montauk Jumbo Spring Porgies
Begins May 4, 2018
• Adults – $95
• Children (Ages 5 to 12) – $45
Sat May 12- Montauk Spring Jumbo Porgies Capt Dave reports a good day of fishing. We took the ride and had a good steady pick that lasted most of the day. When it slowed down a bit we made a move and it was a tougher bite. We had a really mixed size of fish from the biggest kind to just keepers. Everyone had their limit! We threw back some sea bass that were caught and we had a couple of weakfish. Luis Duran from Queens and Jose Parache tied for the pool with 3.3 lb Porgies.
Two trips a day from
8 A.M. till Noon, and from 1 P.M. till 5.
The fare is $50.00 per adult and $ 35.00 for children 12 and under, including all bait & tackle. Reservations are highly suggested. If you’d like to book a trip with us, relax and have a pleasant day out on the water call us at 631- 668-5671 Kathy, (Capt. Mikes wife) 631 668 5671
DIRECTIONS- Turn left at the seven story building in downtown Montauk. Proceed about 3 miles to the first stop sign. Go straight ahead to Swallow Restauran at 474 West Lake Drive in Montauk. The LAZYBONES is in front of the restaurant.
This is the favorite party boat of some of the most knowledgeable and respected local fisherman. Need we say more?
Location: Johnny Marlin Dock – West Lake Dr. – Montauk, NY
The LAZYBONES is an open party boat in Montauk that takes two trips a day, from 8:00 am to noon and from 1 to 5:00 pm.
NORTH SHORE PARTY BOATS
The James Joseph II is a 144 passenger Yank build super strong fiberglass over wood construction with all the latest electronics and safety equipment. We are coast guard certified and have all equipment on board. The James Joseph II has a full galley providing rods, bait, and tackle. Our mates are experienced professionals, friendly and very helpful.
Great salt water bottom fishing from the James Joseph. Free vehicle parking available when you fish on the James Joseph. Contact for Captain James is (631-680-8159)
“Started May 4, 2018”
|“Started May 4, 2018”
Fishing for Fluke
4:30pm to 8:30pm
Kids 12 years of age and under $30
Jamesport HUMPBACK PORGIES, WEAKFISH AND BLUES!!!
(sailing from Jamesport, NY)
Starts May 1!!
**Sailing from Jamesport**
Mattituck Full Day Doormat fluke special!!!
**Sailing from Mattituck, NY**
** Tickets for all trips IN MAY are now available for purchase below on our calendar!!! **
5/13- Cold, windy and rainy were the words of the day today. The cold east wind played havoc with the drifting conditions, but we managed to grab a few nice flatties! Tomorrow and Tuesday look beautiful, hopefully some nice conditions put the fluke on the chew!
(**Please note: we have three different locations **)
WELCOME ABOARD THE LORI C. LOCATED IN
BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN HISTORIC STONY BROOK.
Fully Licensed & Insured as a 6 Pass. Open/Charter boat, the LORI C. sails on a full-time basis, 7 days a week, May-December from the Brookhaven Town Dock in Stony Brook.
Monday through Friday
May – October
$90.00 per person
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Monday through Friday
$95.00 per person
6:00 am – 11:00 AM
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
weekends and holidays
Reservations are Required on all Open Boat Trips. A 25′ Parker Sportcabin powered by a 250 HP Yamaha, she ensures a fast, safe ride to the fishing grounds. Built with a wide beam & nice open, dry cockpit with plenty of fishing room, the Lori C. is loaded with State-of-the-Art Electronics including GPS, Radar, Fishfinder, Loran-C & VHF Radios. Fishing for all Species in Season including Flounder, Fluke, Blacks, Blues, Porgies & Stripers, all anglers aboard LORI C. enjoy the personal attention of Capt. Cary during each trip. As a Full-Time fisherman, he offers professional advice & angling know-how from novice to expert. All fishing rods are custom-made & Capt. Cary personally hand-ties all tackle + cleans & bags everyone’s catch.
Growing up on the North Shore of Long Island, Capt. Cary has been fishing local waters out of Stony Brook for over two decades & has worked on some of the top Charter & Party boats. His experience has taken him to Montauk, Northeast Canyons, George’s Banks, Stellwagon Bank, Florida, California, the Caribbean & Mexico.
The Capt. also gives fishing seminars on technique & strategies.
He’s presented at West Marine Stores, fishing clubs & most recently as panel member at the Saltwater Sportsman Seminar Series with Saltwater Sportsman Editor & ESPN 2’s George Poveromo.
Capt. Cary hopes to see you soon!
Call 631-821-1692 To Reserve Prime Dates.[http://www.LoriCFishing.com]
5/15- Going to be running some spring special Full Day Fluke trips on 5/15,5/16 and 5/17. 6am-2pm. 100.00pp . Call 631-278-3725.
ORIENT BY THE SEA
RESTAURANT & MARINA
40200 MAIN ROAD
ORIENT, NEW YORK 11957
FOLLOW OUR FISHING REPORTS &
OPEN BY RESERVATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AT
ORIENT POINT NY
MONDAY-FRI. 7am- 9pm
The ORIENT STAR IV has graced the East End Waters of Long Island since 1989 and for the 2012 season we have a new charter boat built to be exceptionally comfortable in all sea conditions. It is currently Orient Point’s largest full time Charter Boat. Custom Designed low to the water it provides a stable and roomy platform for 6 to 38 passengers. All bait and tackle is included. Your catch is expertly cleaned, iced and bagged. We fish for GIANT east end fluke starting in early May. Of course we target blues, bass, porgies and blackfish in season.
A little background on party boat fishing in NYC and some useful tips
In the past two decades or so, there has been a significant investment in waterfront access, with improved facilities and infrastructure. A vast improvement in water quality since 1972’s Clean Water Act changed the way we deal with pollution has meant the return of many species of fish to our local waters.
I am from New York City. I have had to work with what was in front of me. I may never enjoy the execution of a perfect 10 to 2 fly cast over a moving stream that lands right in the sightline of a nasty, ol’ daddy trout sitting just behind that rock right there, but I do know a thing or two about putting fish in the bucket.
Party Boat Fishing
“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing rods.” -Doug Larson
Party Boats, sometimes known as Head Boats or Open Boats, are a category of commercial sport fishing boats that charges a fee per passenger for regularly scheduled trips.
Like a train or plane, the boat has posted departure and return times, holds a set number of passengers, and charges the same fixed fee for most voyagers. Kids and seniors get a discount on most boats. They will supply you with a rod, tackle and bait (some charge a small fee for the use of rods, some provide them free with your fare).
The number of anglers on a trip depends on the size of the boat, and the cost of the trip. The less the trip costs, and the bigger the boat, (also the shorter the trip), the more people will be on the boat. Skill levels of the fisherman vary greatly.
If the trip is taken during the local tourist season, and the trip is during the day, expect a number of ‘riders’ (people who go out just for the ride-not to fish) and extremely novice anglers. If you want to avoid the crowds take your trip during bad weather, off-season, long trips, or ‘limited party’ (costs more hence fewer folks).
You can find a good listing of these boats at the bottom of this page.
General Rules for Party Boats
Proper etiquette is a MUST for party boat fishing for all who sail. You may be with a group of friends; another group might have a family with kids; a third might be a group here from another country, everyone gets along.
I’ll give you a few tips on making it a fun day:
1) Always obey the Crew and Captain. Their goal is to keep you and all the other anglers happy, since without your money they will go broke. Most of the time, with a good professional crew, this is not a problem. They do this for a living and it is there business to put you on fish.
2) Always be aware of those around you (right, left, and when casting-behind). Watch out for kids. Most bad tangles can be avoided if you pay attention to your line. Otherwise, oh boy! “No pulling in the back!”
3) Be knowledgeable of local species, and local laws. Often a single illegal fish on a boat can result in very large fines for both boat Captain and the offending angler. When in doubt, ask the crew or release the fish. A few mates break the spines of nuisance species like dogfish. I am not down with this unnecessary killing and make a point of saying that when I hook one. Click for a current list of NYS DEC Fishing Regulations
4) Exercise patience, kindness, and courtesy. Cursing loudly, while common among most of us anglers when fishing alone, can offend others on a party boat. Never drink excessively. It is common respect not to get all banged up on a boat. “Don’t disrespect the Bing!”
5) Chill out. If your lines get tangled, don’t get frustrated or try to assess blame-it goes with fishing elbow to elbow, and can be a good way to make friends.
6) HAVE FUN! A party boat is a great place to meet other anglers and ‘trade lies’ as fishermen often do. There is more to fishing than just catching fish.
What should I bring on a party boat?
1) Food, Beverages. Hot coffee helps with the early morning chill. Hydration is key on hot days I recommend fruit juices and cold bottles of water. While I do occasionally indulge in a beer or two, I find that too much hurts my fishing abilities and makes me take too many trips to the ‘head’. Drinking a few beers is part of the experience for many anglers on a hot day, but remember it is a privilege afforded to you by the Captain. Some boats have decent galleys and sell food and drinks on board so call the boat’s Captain before your first trip for the low-down. I usually find it best to pack a couple of sandwiches for the trip.
2) A camera phone (sealing it in a Zip Lock Bag to prevent it from getting wet) for those special moments.
3) Extra Clothing. In the spring, it can be much cooler on the water then on land. Dress in layers. Even on warm days, bring an extra layer or two.
4) Rain Gear, if there is even a chance of weather.
5) Sunscreen and Polarized Sunglasses. You will bake in the sun. SPF on ears, face, under chin and neck. The reflection of the sun off the water is strong and can burn too.
6) An old towel or t-shirt to wipe your hands on.
7) Warm, non-slip shoes that can get wet.
8) Bring a cooler to keep your food and beverages cold and to bring your fish home.
9) Tools: Pliers, Scissors, Folding Knife, extra line, and a tackle box or bag that can get wet.
10) Sturdy fishing tackle. Just about every boat will have decent rods for you to use. If you are going to fish a few times each years, you will soon want to invest in your own. It can get personal.
11) A waterproof bag or heavy plastic bag to put you non-fishing gear stuff in. You are on the water and things get wet.
12) Any specialized baits not provided by the boat (call the boat first and check reports online or in the papers).
13) Cash in small denominations (usually I bring some ones and fives, in addition to my fare). You will need it to tip the crew (ask regulars what is customary), to buy extra tackle, to pay for fish cleaning, to buy snacks and to enter the pool.
14) Aspirin (or equiv.) and/or Dramamine (for those sea-sick prone-take one BEFORE you leave the dock).
15) A GOOD ATTITUDE! It is a great day to forget your city strife and experience a bit of nature. Enjoy yourself on the high seas!
Spend enough time on the sea and you will see many strange things. I have had days on the water when fish sacrificed themselves on every cast. Bluefish, when feeding, are as voracious as any shark of your imaginations. Big ones go 17+ pounds and they will rip up your arms if you hook into one. I have been lost, in fog on rough seas. I have seen a man die standing to my right as I caught fish on a night trip on the Brooklyn III on a Friday in 1978. I have lost fish so big that they devour my soul with their silent, deep sea mocking. Be that as it may, I love being on the water.
Party boat fishing is the easiest way to go from landlubber to fisherman in a New York minute. Here are some tips to get you on your way.