Montauk Charterboat CUJO in Montauk, New York

Guided by Mike Elling

Deep Sea Inshore

About Your Guide

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Spending time on and around the water has always been an important part of Captain Mike's life. Growing up in Northport, a small fishing village on Long Island, he spent his childhood fishing, clamming and working on boats. This led to a lifelong passion for the outdoors. As he grew up, he worked on many commercial fishing boats, starting out on the old oyster dredge boats that fished out of Northport. After moving to Alaska to fish for Cod and Pollock, he joined the Navy, where he was stationed in Virginia Beach. This gave him the chance to fish the bountiful waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, and South Carolina. When he sustained a serious injury to his leg in the first Gulf War, Captain Mike was honorably discharged from the Navy. After that point, he dedicated his life to charter fishing. Mike has lived and worked in Montauk since 2000, working on commercial and charter fishing boats as well as serving local marinas. Now, he wants to share all this experience with you. Book a trip with him to see what Montauk sportfishing is all about!

Montauk Charterboat CUJO Trips

Get out on the beautiful waters surrounding Montauk with Captain Mike, a Northport, Long Island native and one of the best guides around. On this trip, you'll be chasing everything the inshore East Coast has to offer, including Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Bluefish, Porgy, Flounder, and more. This is also one of the few places where you can catch huge Thresher Sharks in inshore water! These fast, acrobatic sharks are incredible fighters, and Captain Mike specializes in hooking them. Don't miss this opportunity to go after such a wide range of fighting fish, eating fish, and picture-worthy trophies! Captain Mike knows all the hot spots, and how to put you right on top of your targets. You'll mix it up on this trip, using light-tackle techniques as well as bottomfishing and trolling. Each of these methods is useful for different fish species, so whether you're looking to fill your cooler, catch a personal best, or both, you're in the right place. On the morning of the trip, you'll go out aboard Captain Mike's 46' Bertram sportfisher, a beautiful boat that's perfect for these kinds of trips. She's powered by twin Detroit engines with a total of 680 horsepower, so you'll be on the fish in a hurry. She's also equipped with all the necessary gear and amenities to give you both a successful and comfortable charter experience. To maximize your time, make sure to bring proper clothing, a hat, polarized sunglasses, and sunscreen! Captain Al will bring everything you need to reel in a prize, including rods, reels, tackle, and bait. To maximize your experience, bring polarized sunglasses, proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and most importantly, your Fishing License. Get ready to have a blast! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Montauk

Montauk Inshore Chase

100% (7)
46 ft 1 - 6 People From $146 / person

Get offshore and go after some classic big game species with Captain Mike, a Long Island native and a true pro when it comes to finding, hooking, and landing trophy fish! If you've never felt the tug as a Marlin or a big Tuna starts stripping line off your reel, then this offshore trip is for you. Captain Mike will do everything under the sun to get you where the fish are, but once that rod starts dipping, its all you! The fish you'll chase on this trip include the best that the Western Atlantic can offer, including Blue Sharks, Mako Sharks, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, and more! These are all tough, hard-fighting species that will test your fishing abilities, so bring your A-game. On the morning of the trip, you'll go aboard Captain Mike's 46' Bertram sportfisher, a beautiful boat that's perfect for these kinds of trips. She's powered by twin Detroit engines with a total of 680 horsepower, so you'll be on the fish in a hurry. She's also equipped with all the necessary gear and amenities to give you both a successful and comfortable charter experience. To maximize your time, make sure to bring proper clothing, a hat, polarized sunglasses, and sunscreen! Captain Mike will provide everything else you need, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Montauk

Montauk Offshore Trip

100% (7)
46 ft 1 - 6 People From $300 / person

Recent Reviews of Montauk Charterboat CUJO

Daniel M.

Fishing

Mike and Steve did a fantastic job! Over 40 fish were caught, simply a fantastic day! Be sure to book with Mike, he is professional, fun and super knowledgeable!

Nichole B.

Fishing

Had an amazing experience with CPT Mike and first mate Steve, really nice personable people that will get you on the fish. Would definitely recommend.

Ken B.

Fishing

Capt and crew were amazing, cruised out to near Block where the stripped bass were running. The sun coming up was breathtaking. We caught lots of bass and blues, threw most back. Wonderful morning. Will book again.

Phares C.

Fishing

Captain Mike had us on the fish all day. He went above and beyond to ensure that my group went home happy. Excellent Captain with a clean boat. I would go fishing with him again.

James N.

Fishing

Capt Mike and Mate Steve were the best! I’ve been fishing out of Montauk many times but never with a team as efficient, friendly and expert as on the CUJO. Caught our limit and had a great day.

Steven L.

Fishing

Family trip with two young boys and first timers. The CUJO is a roomy, comfortable boat, and Captain Mike and Steve did everything possible to make it fun and easy for adults and kids. Started reeling in a few stripers including a 50 pounder that we released. Then we bottom fished for porgy and sea bass, which was easier for the kids to handle. Fish were biting constantly that we literally never waited more than a minute before something was on the hook. We were all worn out by the end from catching so many fish, but we’ll have memories for a lifetime. Highly recommended!

Eric M.

Fishing

A perfect day. Kid friendly. Super flexible and super fun. And lots of fish caught. Thanks Captain Mike!

Species

Black Seabass, Blue Shark, Bluefin Tuna, Bluefish, Mako Shark, Scup, Striped Bass, Thresher Shark, Yellowfin Tuna

Techniques

Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Inshore

Start Location

Clam and Chowder House at Salivar's Dock, 470 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954, United States

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