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Where to Go Winter Fishing on Long Island

Posted by Marissa on Dec 31, 2014 5:57:00 AM

Winter Fishing on Long Island

Just because the winter is here, doesn't mean you can’t enjoy what all of Long Island has to offer. There isn’t a lot of charter boat fishing in Nassau County, but the boats in Freeport and Point Lookout happen to be open all year round. Despite the cold temperatures, there’s plenty of fish in the sea!

Unfortunately, striper season has just come to an end. However, bluefish, weakfish, Atlantic cod, haddock and mackerel are in season all year long. Black sea bass and porgy are in season until December 31. And you’re not going to catch any of the big fish standing on land. So bundle up and get ready to head out to sea with the best charter boats out of Freeport and Point Lookout.

Charter Boats

Winter fishing on Long Island almost wouldn’t be possible without charter boats. Even those who have their own boats have trouble keeping up with all the winter maintenance, so they end up storing them away. So every now and then when you feel like having fresh fish for dinner, hop on a charter boat for the catch of the day.

Our favorite charter company out of Freeport is the Captain Lou Fleet, this fleet is one of the few who braves the winter weather. The two boats of the fleet include, Capt Lou VII and Starstream VIII. Currently, they’re looking for those fish fanatics who are willing to spend a serious half day searching for fish. Every week there’s plenty of 60-80 mile wreck trips to choose from. The boat leaves at 11 pm and comes back the next afternoon. There’s 6 am full days of blackfish fishing, as well as seal watching cruises throughout the whole winter. Each year more and more seals come to Long Island to play during the winter months. The price for a wreck trip is $180 per person, but there’s a buy one, get a second trip free deal going on that you can’t miss!

If you’re looking to catch some big cod and mackerel, then take a trip on the Super Hawk out of Point Lookout. These 60-80 mile wreck trips are trying to get in every fishing day before the end of the year, so there’s plenty of chances for you to jump on a boat. The Super Hawk Fishing Report says fishing has been great the last few trips. Trips are $175 per person. Enjoy the best winter fishing on Long Island with Super Hawk.

Don’t let the cold weather keep you inside. Get in some great winter fishing on Long Island. Whether you want to catch the big fish or watch the seals play on Long Island’s shore, look to the Captain Lou Fleet or Super Hawk. All Island Transportation can get you there. We’ll pick you up and make sure you make it to the greatest winter fishing on Long Island.

Topics: Sports, Winter

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