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Montauk Point Sportfishing

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Canyon Overnight Tuna Trip

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38 ft 1 - 6 People From $7,000
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Montauk Offshore Trip

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Overnight Canyon Trip

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Montauk Inshore Slam - 38’ Bertram

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38 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
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Montauk Saltwater Fly Fishing

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Montauk Classic Inshore Trip

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Shinnecock Inshore Slam

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trip description for Montauk Offshore Trip in Montauk

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

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Montauk Offshore Trip

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trip description for Montauk Shark Special in Montauk

Go aboard with Captain Kenny to battle the East Coast's apex predators: sharks! On this full-day trip, you'll explore the nearshore waters around Montauuk, NY, hunting down Blue, Mako, and Thresher Sharks, which come closer to shore in the summertime. These fast, predatory fish can reach 400 pounds, and are known as some of the fastest, hardest-fighting fish in the ocean. Thresher Sharks in particular are known for their acrobatic jumps and hard runs, making them a challenging opponent for any angler. You'll use a couple of different techniques to hook these fish, mostly chunking and trolling. When a big shark hits that bait, you'll feel it! Pack some strength and stamina for this trip, because Sharks do not give up easily. You'll be fishing aboard a beautiful 41' custom Michael Fritz sportfisher that can accommodate large groups of up to twenty. Powered by a 375-HP Volvo engine, she'll get you to the prime fishing hotspots in a hurry! This well-equipped vessel comes with all the necessities, including GPS, fishfinding equipment, a live well for bait, an icebox, and of course, a solid fighting chair. It also boasts comfortable amenities such as A/C, a multimedia system, a microwave, and a comfortable bathroom onboard as well. Captain Kenny will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Join him for a Montauk fishing adventure like you've never seen! Read More

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Montauk Shark Special

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41 ft 1 - 20 People From $1,700
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trip description for Extended Overnight Trip in Montauk

Get offshore and get after some monster Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, and more with Captain Kenny, one of the most versatile and experienced captains on the East Coast! This is a seasonal trip laser-focused on finding, fighting, and reeling some of the Atlantic's biggest fastest and most impressive fish. This is a multi-day trip, not meant for the novice angler or the faint of heart. This trip is intended to give you the best possible shot at a record fish, or at the very least, a personal best. If you're ready for hour-long, drag-ripping fights with big, dangerous fish, then this is the trip for you. On this trip, you'll mostly be trolling for the big ones, using a variety of different setups in order to cover water and give you the best chance for big bites. Captain Kenny will come prepared with all the necessary gear, including top-quality rods and reels, trolling lines and dredges, and most importantly, plenty of expertise for tackling these massive fish. You'll be fishing aboard a beautiful 41' custom Michael Fritz sportfisher that can accommodate large groups of up to twenty. Powered by a 375-HP Volvo engine, she'll get you to the prime fishing hotspots in a hurry! This well-equipped vessel comes with all the necessities, including GPS, fishfinding equipment, a live well for bait, an icebox, and of course, a solid fighting chair. It also boasts comfortable amenities such as A/C, a multimedia system, a microwave, and a comfortable bathroom onboard as well. Captain Kenny will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Join him for a Montauk fishing adventure like you've never seen! Read More

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trip description for Extended Offshore Tuna in Montauk

If you're ready to get some serious fishing done, Captain Jim doesn't mess around on these 14 hr Tuna trips! You'll be ripping it out 40 to 70 miles offshore targeting Bluefin and Yellowfin tuna, and don't be surprised if you encounter White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and other pelagic species pelagic species along the way. This trip consists of mostly trolling by dropping the outriggers and putting out a spread of 9 to 11 rods. You will be using top-of-the-line gear, artificial lures, and hand-rigged bait. The average time of this trip is up to 14 hours and departure times will vary. Step aboard Captain Jim’s gorgeous 32’ Topaz Sportfish powered by twin Caterpillar engines pushing 640 HP. Topaz Express boats are notorious for their comfy rides. Being safe on the water is the main priority of Captain Jim. His boat is equipped with an Acr Class 1 Eperb, First Aid Bag, Throw Ring, Lifejackets, and even a Switlik Solas A Life Raft. Not only does he have top-of-the-line safety features but he has all the Mac Daddy electronics such as a colored fish finder, 64-mile radar, chart plotter, spotlights, and one hell of a stereo. The cockpit and cabin were built completely custom with insulated fish boxes, pompanette seats, LED lighting, a teal dinette, a bathroom, and even A/C! All you need to bring for the epic adventures is a Montauk saltwater fishing license and your own food, drinks, a hat, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses. Jim will take care of the rest to ensure your trip of a lifetime! Read More

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Extended Offshore Tuna

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,800
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trip description for Full Day Montauk Charter in Montauk

Whether you're an experienced fisherman or a novice, you'll have a blast whacking big Stripers off the coast of Montauk, NY! Captain Kenny is a pro when it comes to finding, hooking, and landing Striped Bass, in addition to other species such as Bluefish, Black Seabass, and Porgy. On this trip, you'll focus on trolling and drifting in order to cover as much water as possible. Covering the whole water column like this allows you to maximize your bites and hook up a wide range of species. On the day of the trip, you'll head out aboard Captain Kenny's 41' Custom Michael Fritz sportfisher. She's a beautiful boat, and outfitted with all the amenities and gear that you need for a perfect trip. That includes a spacious and climate-controlled cabin, a galley and microwave, bathroom, and more, plus standard electronics to help find fish. She's powered by a 375-HP Volvo engine, so you'll spend less time cruising and more time fishing. Captain Kenny 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, sunscreen, and a cooler with some snacks and drinks. Get ready to have a blast! Read More

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trip description for Montauk Inshore Chase in Montauk

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

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Montauk Inshore Chase

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46 ft 1 - 6 People From $875
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Montauk

What are the best fishing charters in Montauk?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 25 trips in Montauk, and the most popular trips in the area are Montauk Point Sportfishing guided by Pete, Montauk Inshore Slam - 38’ Bertram guided by Alfred, and Stripers, Sea Bass & More guided by Christopher.

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Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Montauk? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Montauk.

What types of fishing charters are common in Montauk?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Montauk as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

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

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

How much do Montauk fishing charters cost?

in Montauk prices can range anywhere from about $778 to $3,390, but the average price for a half day trip in Montauk is $1,109. The average price for a full day trip in Montauk is $2,529.

What month is best for fishing in Montauk?

The most popular season for fishing in Montauk is fall, and most anglers book their trips 32 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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