Montauk Lighthouse
Montauk Lighthouse | credit: USCG


In New York state, anglers will find a variety of fishing charter boats, guides, and other services.

Saltwater Fishing

New York charter boats make deep sea fishing trips for tuna, dolphin fish, wahoo, blue marlin, white marlin, spearfish, swordfish, pelagic sharks, and other species.

Charter boats also offer inshore fishing for striped bass, weakfish, fluke, winter flounder, bluefish, scup (porgy), tautog (blackfish), cod, haddock, pollock, hake, whiting, black sea bass, and others.

Located at the northern tip of Long Island, Montauk Point is home to New York’s largest charter fishing fleet. Montauk is famous for its offshore fishing boats. Montauk charter boats also offer inshore fishing.

Along the Long Island South Shore is a diverse array of fishing charters. Departing from Long Island are a wide range of inshore and offshore charter boats.

Freshwater Fishing

New York is also known for its freshwater fishing opportunities. Throughout the state, fishing guides offer unique experiences on some of the top fishing spots in the northeast.

New York fishing guides and freshwater charter boat operators fish in Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Champlain, Finger Lakes, St. Lawrence River, Hudson River, Delaware River, and hundreds of smaller lakes, rivers, creeks, and streams in the state.

Popular trip options include fishing for black bass (largemouth and smallmouth), musky, pike, walleye, salmon, trout, carp, shad, and other sport fish.


Related Information

New York Saltwater Fishing

New York Freshwater Fishing