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What are the best fishing charters in Montauk?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 22 trips in Montauk, and the most popular trips in the area are Stripers, Sea Bass & More guided by Christopher, Montauk Striper Adventure guided by Tom, and Combo Trip Captain's Favorite Tuna / Shark Trip guided by Peter.

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What types of fishing charters are common in Montauk?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Montauk as well as deep sea fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Montauk are: 1. bluefish, 2. striped bass, 3. black seabass, and 4. yellowfin tuna.

The most common fishing techniques in Montauk are trolling, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but light tackle fishing and drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do Montauk fishing charters cost?

in Montauk prices can range anywhere from $500 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Montauk is $655. The average price for a full day trip in Montauk is $2,535.

What month is best for fishing in Montauk?

The most popular season for fishing in Montauk is fall, and most anglers book their trips 37 days in advance.

Do I need a Montauk fishing license and what are the bag limits in Montauk?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Montauk don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Montauk.

Montauk Fishing Overview

Engraved into the welcome sign for Montauk Harbor reads: “The Fishing Capital of the World.” Montauk is one of the few spots that can claim to have the best fishing in the world with more than 25 world record fish pulled from these waters so far. Located at the end of Long Island creates angling opportunities in all directions with the Long Island Sound to the west and the Atlantic to the east. If you want to experience a world class fishery with the perfect view of exceptional scenery, then Montauk is what you’re looking for.

Montauk Inshore Fishing

The inshore fishing around Montauk can vary greatly depending on the environment and species you’re targeting. The tides and currents here fluctuate more than most people would expect because the water has to rush around Montauk to reach the Long Island Sound. The inshore waters are also full of structures including ledges, hills, points, and inlets where fish can take cover.

These rich waters make it possible for a number of different species to thrive that’s almost impossible to find anywhere else. Some of the most popular fish caught in the inshore and nearshore waters include striped bass, bluefish, cod, porgies, sea Bass, flounder (fluke), Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, vermillion snapper, and red snapper.

During the summer months when water temperatures are warm the nighttime striper bite turns on. At the same time fluke, and bluefish are firing on all cylinders throughout the day. When fall hits, every angler is buzzing with anticipation of the striper bite. As the water temps begin to drop schools of striper start ruthlessly chasing bait balls making it one of the best times to hit the water.

Bottom fishing using live bait, jigs, and cut bait are the best forms of fishing in Montauk because they allow you to catch almost all of the species that live here. The best baits for bottom fishing are squid, clams, crabs, eels, and various baitfish. Artificial lures are also very effective with jigs being a top choice for fish suspended on structure or If you love fly fishing then striper and false albacore will be challenging but rewarding targets in shallow water.

Montauk Deep Sea Fishing

Being on the point of Long Island gives anglers heading offshore a 20 miles head start compared to the mainland. That means some of the most productive deep sea hotspots are only a short boat ride away.

While trolling is the most common approach for targeting tuna, in Montauk drifting is the go to technique. With yellowfin, albacore, bigeye, and prized bluefin tuna all patrolling these waters, an incredible fight and delicious meal are always one bite away.

The abundant life in these offshore waters doesn’t just attract huge trophy fish, it also brings in several species of sharks. In 1964 Frank Mundus harpooned a 4,500 pound great white shark while offshore fishing out of Montauk Frank and the shark became the inspiration for the book Jaws which later became the iconic movie we all love.

Shark fishing has always been popular in Montauk with charters heading out every day to target mako, blue, thresher, and many other shark species. Targeting sharks requires heavy tackle, wire leaders, and exceptionally strong hooks to keep one of these toothy beasts on the line. Fighting a shark back to the boat is brutal because they often have size and strength on their side. If you want to take a shark fishing trip it doesn’t get better than the productive waters off the coast of Montauk that inspired Jaws.

If you only want to catch the biggest and most elusive sportfish, then you have to head out to the canyons. Massive bluefin tuna, sharks, and blue marlin hunt in the open water 50 miles from Montauk where the seafloor drops into an underwater canyon. This deep structure creates unique currents that hold bait making it the ideal spot to find the fish of a lifetime.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Montauk

Montauk fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Montauk include inshore, offshore, and shark fishing. Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to catch striped bass, fluke, and bluefish. Offshore fishing charters are ideal for those who want to catch tuna, mahi-mahi, and marlin. Shark fishing charters are perfect for those who want to catch mako, thresher, and blue sharks.

Montauk is known as the ""Fishing Capital of the World,"" and for good reason. The waters off the coast of Montauk are home to a wide variety of fish species, including striped bass, bluefish, fluke, tuna, mahi-mahi, marlin, and sharks. Some of the most popular landmarks that Montauk fishing charters visit include Montauk Point Lighthouse and Block Island Sound. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Montauk fishing charter that's perfect for you.

The Best Places To Fish In Montauk

Montauk, New York is a premier destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its abundance of marine life and picturesque scenery, it's no wonder why so many people flock to this area for a chance to cast their lines. Here are some of the best places to fish in Montauk, whether you're looking to go on a fishing charter or just cast from the shore:

1. Montauk Point State Park - This park offers some of the best surf fishing in the area, with striped bass, bluefish, and fluke being common catches.

2. Block Island Sound - This area is known for its deep waters and abundance of fish, including tuna, shark, and striped bass.

3. Shagwong Point - This rocky point is a popular spot for surf fishing, with striped bass and bluefish being the most common catches.

4. Fort Pond Bay - This sheltered bay is a great spot for beginners, with fluke, porgy, and sea bass being common catches.

5. Montauk Harbor - This bustling harbor is home to many fishing charters, offering the chance to catch a variety of fish including striped bass, fluke, and black sea bass.

6. Gin Beach - This secluded beach is a great spot for surf fishing, with striped bass and bluefish being common catches.

7. Ditch Plains Beach - This popular surf spot is also a great place to fish, with striped bass, bluefish, and fluke being common catches.

8. Montauk Inlet - This inlet is a popular spot for fishing charters, offering the chance to catch a variety of fish including striped bass, bluefish, and fluke.

9. Navy Road Park - This park offers a quiet spot for shore fishing, with striped bass and bluefish being common catches.

10. Hither Hills State Park - This park offers both surf and shore fishing opportunities, with striped bass, bluefish, and fluke being common catches.

Other Things To Do In Montauk

While Montauk fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming New York town. Take a hike through the stunning Montauk Point State Park, or visit the historic Montauk Lighthouse for breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. For a more laid-back experience, head to Ditch Plains Beach for some surfing or sunbathing. Montauk is also home to several wineries and breweries, including Montauk Brewing Company and Wolffer Estate Vineyard. And don't forget to indulge in some fresh seafood at one of the many local restaurants, like The Lobster Roll or Gosman's Dock.

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