On this page you will find answers to some frequently asked questions. If you still have questions on our Montauk fishing charters, please feel free to give us a call at 631-668-1635.

Biggest Thresher Brought into Montauk!!Eight Great Reasons Why You Should choose Montauk Fishing Charters

8. There is no charge for this service. 7. We have 30 full time boats in our fleet. 6. We have 30 years of involvement with Montauk Fishing. 5. When you call a Captain he will only sell you HIS boat. 4. I can book anyone who has shown over a period of time that he is not only a good Captain but a good person. 3. Montauk Waters produce impressive catches 2. Our Captains are all hard working professionals, dedicated to providing you with an enjoyable day on the water. 1. Fish, Fish, Big Fish back to top

617 lb. BluefinHow much does a fishing charter cost?

We offer a variety of Montauk fishing charter trips. Call or Contact Us for specials and the best charter rates in Montauk.   back to top

What type of trips are available?

1/2 days:
  • 5:30 - 6 AM to 11:00 -11:30
  • Noon to 5 PM
  • Twilight and Night Bass Trips
Full Day Inshore: 5:30 - 6 AM to 3:30 PM Full Day Offshore: 5 - 5:30AM to 4:00 PM *Extended Days: 5 AM to 6 PM *Extended Day, Canyon Day Trips & Canyon Overnight Trips *Times vary, Consult your Captain back to top

How do I make reservations?

To make reservations, please call 631-668-1635 or Click Here to Request Online. To secure the date for your trip we would need a deposit (Check please) of $200. for a 1/2 day or $300. for a full day. Note that we can only wait four days for your deposit check as we are getting calls from others about the same date you are trying to book. back to top

Do you guarantee that we will catch fish?

No, however I do guarantee that the boat that I put you on has proven over time that they are qualified professionals and that they will give you the best opportunity to catch what you are going for. back to top

How big are the boats?

Our boats range from 31' to 51' , most over 40'. Please keep in mind that the guy with the biggest boat doesn't necessarily mean he catches the most fish. That's why we can weigh the right balance of boat and experience. back to top

How many people can go?

Almost all of the boats are capable of taking up to 6 people. If you need to bring more than 6 please contact us, there are 5 boats that can handle more. back to top

Who keeps the fish?

All the keep able fish belong to the customer. Please refer to the size chart below for the minimum length and catch limit of most of the fish we catch.
Striped Bass (28" min.) 2 per day
Bluefish (No min.) 15 per man
Fluke (21" min.) 2 per man
Flounder (12" min.) 2 per man
Blackfish (14" min.) 4 per man
Weakfish (16" min.) 6 per day
Bluefin Tuna (27" to 70") 1 per boat
Yellowfin Tuna (Over 27") 3 per man
Cod (22" min. ) No Limit
Pollack (19" min.) No Limit
Sea Bass (12.5" min.) 25 per man
Porgy (10.5" min.) 10 per man
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Which sharks are edible?

Makos, Threshers and I've seen people take brown sharks for eating. We encourage releasing anything that is not going to be consumed. Blue Sharks especially!! back to top

What time do you leave the dock?

Offshore trips leave the dock at approx. 5 A.M. Check with the captain a few days before your trip for confirmation. Please keep in mind that a full day offshore going more than 30 miles, will require additional fuel surcharge. Full days inshore leave between 5:30 and 6 A.M. 1/2 day trips leave at 6 A.M. and 12 P.M. back to top

What do I need to bring?

You only need to bring what you are going to eat and drink, plus boots and foul weather gear, especially in the spring and fall. For your convenience we can arrange to have food and beverages brought to the dock for your trip. back to top

When is the best time to go?

Sharks June -October
Tuna Late August - September
Marlin July - September
Dolphin August - September
Cod Fish March - September
Fluke May - September
Flounder End April - June
Striped Bass May - December
Blue Fish June - October
Black Fish October - November
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AT Montauk Fishing Charters we are especially sensitive to the needs of the client. We are aware that there is often the need for a boat that takes more than 6 people. Currently, there are 5 boats in Montauk Harbor than can take more than 6.
We've had some impressive catches here at Montauk. Take a moment to view our photo gallery and see the variety available in the area.
Montauk Fishing Charters is an independent, FREE booking service We are not restricted by marina affiliation, so we are able to offer the widest variety of big, fast comfortable sport fishing boats in Montauk Harbor.