Recent Long Island Fishing Reports

Long Island Fishing Charters donated their flagship boat to the 23rd Annual Manhattan Cup held on June 7.  Captains Joby Vinarksi and Andy LoCascio hosted three warriors along with Tarin LoCascio for an amazing day of striper fishing. Most of the fleet headed south from Liberty Landing to fish in the ocean. The LI Fish Charters team of John, Ed, Roberto, and Tarin chose to head back north to their home waters. When asked about the decision Captain Andy said "We knew there were probably going to be some huge fish...

The amazing Spring Run continues to get better every day!  The Feintuch boys- Jeremy, Josh and Stu, joined Captain Joby for an absolutely incredible evening trip landing over 21 quality stripers up to 28 pounds.  As we keep seeing this season- live bunker is the key.  The trip began with the first fish hooked up in less than a minute, and finished with a perfect sunset triple header! ...

The Western Sound is absolutely teeming with bait and HUGE stripers! Both of Saturday's trips, morning and afternoon, were a full-on picture perfect display of what striper fishing should be. Out at sunrise, the DeFeo boys managed to entice about a dozen beautiful stripers to 25 pounds and bluefish to 12 pounds, all on live bunker. For the afternoon round, Kimarie and her friends managed close to 20 bass, the biggest weighing in at a hefty 28 pounds! As we have seen so many times, live bunker was the key...

The Gabig family hopped aboard for an evening trip with Capt Joby, and were treated with absolutely perfect weather and an amazing bass bite! Starting off with a little bit of trolling, everyone managed to hook up with some quality bass, all of which were well above the slot. As the sun began to go down the team switched over to live-lining, and boated another 6 bass, the biggest tipping the scales at 24 pounds! With the spring run in full swing, we can expect the next 3 to 4...

This week, massive amounts of bunker had finally arrived in the Western Sound. We thought last year's spring run was great, but this year's is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! On every trip this week, at all of our spring spots, we ran into huge schools of striped bass blasting bait on the surface. Live bait and trolling did the trick to entice fish up to 22 pounds, including too many slot fish to count. The bite over the next few weeks should only get hotter and hotter as we get into June! ...

As if it was a completely different day, the afternoon turned cloudy, windy and cold, but amazingly the bite just got hotter with bigger fish! Scott S. and his son Hunter braved the far from perfect elements and were rewarded with some above average April stripers. Not only did Hunter catch his first line-sider ever, the duo managed 8 bass, four of which weighing in at just over 20 pounds. With more favorable weather on the horizon, we will soon see more and more bunker moving into...

Although a bit brisk at first light, the bright sunny morning quickly warmed up with some red hot striper action for Charlie and Henry Ramsay. The brothers managed to land 10 bass to 12 pounds by mid-morning, not bad for only a couple hours of fishing! Mojos and Al Gags Whip-it Fish were the key to both covering a lot of ground and enticing these beautiful spring stripers to bite. ...

The striper season is open and the striped bass are available in the biggest numbers we have seen in many years! Though Jai and his family did not have the best possible conditions, there were plenty of fish.  The strong northerly breeze combined with the low tide should have made it very difficult.  However, Captain Joby had no problem finding fish and getting them to eat. They had 8 striped bass including one in the slot, three over the slot, and four just under the slot. ...

The fall trips are what Long Island Fishing Charters is so famous for! Once the migration starts, the bite just keeps on getting better and better. However, some days are simply amazing and it doesn't much better than this. Light wind, sunny skies, and hungry fish! Erik Sr, Erik Jr and Ryan hopped on board with Capt Joby for an absolutely stellar morning trip, landing well over 30 bass and bluefish only 5 minutes from the dock! While the size of the bass varied from schoolie to just keeper sized, the...