Items to bring that will make your day on the water more enjoyable
- Adequate Clothing to stay warm and dry – A hat is recommended
- Rain Gear
- Your own food and drink (Alcohol is permitted – please use in moderation).
- Soft soled shoes
- Motion Sickness Medication if needed
- Cooler with ice to bring home your catch
Choosing the right trip for your group...
When trying to decide what type of charter trip is best for your group several things should be considered. It is important to identify the age of your group, their sea worthiness, their fishing ability, and the importance of nice weather and good action. We strive to incorporate the best of everything into all of our trips, but some have a better chance than others. The following are some recommendations from our captains and crew. May, June and October tend to be the best months to target Stripers, but are prone to variable weather conditions and slower action due to the lack of bluefish. July, August, and September offers the most variety for charter fishermen and the most stable weather. This time period is excellent for fluke, scup, bluefish, stripers, and offshore species like tuna, mahi, and sharks.
If you are trying to entertain clients and want an enjoyable day on the water with better than average action, booking a day trip between July 15th and Sept 15th is usually best. During this time the weather patterns tend to be more stable and the Bluefish have arrived providing for good action all day. Although you might not be targeting large stripers your group is sure to have a great day on the water.
Families are very similar to corporate groups where action and weather is essential for kids to have a good time. Depending on the ever changing regulations the months of July and August are the best for a family. This time period offers good weather and the ability to target stripers, bluefish and porgies. Porgy fishing is very exciting for younger children. Because these small but hard fighting fish offer the opportunity for youngsters of hook and land their own fish.
Night Bass Trips
Our night trips offer a charter without having to take a day off from work, or having to give up a weekend. They primarily focus on stripers rather than bluefish, making them perfect for the striped bass enthusiast who is looking for twelve quality fish. The primary fishing method on a night trip is drift fishing. Fishermen should be ready for variable conditions and have decent fishing ability.
Trophy Striper Trips
From time to time we offer trophy striper trips and any traditional charter can focus on trophy fishing. Fishing for large stripers generally reduces the action and involves trolling large baits in a targeted manner. Trophy trips are generally booked around tides and portions of the season that have a greater chance of producing large stripers. If you want to catch the striper of a lifetime ask about a trophy trip.
Open Boat Trips
If you are looking to go fishing with just a few friends or by yourself rather than a group of 6, then considering an open boat charter is a way to get all the advantages of a 6 pack group as an individual. The JB offers numerous open boat dates throughout the summer. The dates include both day and night trips. The open boats trips can still only accommodate 6 passengers, so call for information and to reserve a spot early.
Fall Tautog trips are very popular due to the excellent fishing we’ve experienced during the past few years. If you want to challenge your angling skills for one of the best eating fish in Long Island Sound then there is nothing better than Blackfishing. Tautog (Blackfish) are expert bait thieves and usually require some bottom fishing experience, but these white meat fish are worth all the effort, so look for our all day Tautog specials starting in October.
Offshore trips we suggest for more experienced charter groups. Offshore fishing has the greatest chance for rough weather and variable conditions. Trips are longer in duration and don’t have the same catch consistency as inshore trips. Shark trips are a great way to begin your bluewater adventures. Sharking is best from late June to early July and then again in the fall. Tuna trips are best when there is a trolling bite; mainly from mid July until early September. If you are thinking of an overnight trip your best timing for both weather and overnight chunking is between late August and the beginning of October.