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These are the area Party Boats that Call "The Fishing Line" home port. So scroll down to see the area you wish to visit from Sheepshead Bay to Montauk and back to City Island.
James Joseph II (
: For the hottest blackfish, flounder, fluke, bluefish and striper action on the North Shore, it's Huntington's largest and fastest party boat, the James Joseph II. The James Joseph starts their season in April for flounder then switch over to blackfish then it's fluke, bass and blues the rest of way before going back to tog in the fall. James Joseph will full day fish daily at 7 a.m. and evening trips at 4:30 p.m. in the late spring for fluke, then blues then bass. The James Joseph provides free bait on all trips with top notch service, crew and more fishing time. Look for their new Charter boat this year as well, The James Joseph III. A 38 foot Youngs Brother boat with a 400 horsepower Cat engine that cruises at 20 knots! She will be all rigged and ready to go round the clock chunking for stripers as soon as they show up in the western Sound in April. The James Joseph is located at the end of Rte. 110 in Huntington, 100 feet past Co-Co's Club. On the web now at www.jamesjosephfishing.com.
631-680-8159 or 631-651-8235
Peconic Star II (631- 289-6899): Capt. Dave Brennan and the Peconic Star II sail from Greenport located 24 miles east of Riverhead and 7 miles west of Orient Point. Berthed at The Railroad Dock on 3rd street, the vessel is located only steps away from Long Island Railroad's historic Greenport Station/ Maritime Museum and the Shelter Island Ferry's North Terminal with many shops, restaurants, delicatessens and hotel all within a short walking distance. Parking at the dock is free, safe and plentiful. The Peconic Star II starts with the fluke in May and will switch over to porgies sometime in the middle or end of July where they hammer porgies the rest of the season until the switch over to blackfish sometime in late October or early November.
For the family, Greenport and its surrounding area have many things to offer. History is everywhere on the North Fork. A once famous whaling port, Greenport still maintains its charm and nautical flavor and is well known for its fine old homes, shopping for antiques, nautical items, art and handicrafts, as well as touring historical sites and local museums.
The North Fork is one of the most well know fishing area on Long Island, and the Peconic Star III certainly shares its fame. Measuring 90 feet in length, and USCG certified to carry 150 passengers, it is the North Fork's largest, fastest and most modern supercruiser'. equipped with the latest electronic & safety navigation and communication gear, Radar, Sonar, fish finders, safety equipment and personal conveniences, plus a dynamic super, sound system that provides quality background music for the relaxation, or professional DJ-style music for the listening and dancing on moonlight cruises and excursions. Add to that, a galley offering tasty snacks and ice cold beverages, a heated cabin for the cooler days, and a spacious sundeck for unsurpassed views of our fabulous scenery, and you have what many feel is the most innovative party boat on Long Island.
After sailing on the Peconic Star II, we're sure you will agree that there is no finer fishing vessel. Should they ever get around to giving awards for the friendliest and most helpful crew aboard a party boat, the crew on the Peconic Star II will get the blue ribbon for sure. Forever preoccupied with making every trip a pleasant and personal adventure, one not soon forgotten; the crew leaves nothing to chance, from instructions for the novice and the rigging up, to cleaning your catch ready for the skillet. The crew insures that not only the fishermen enjoy their trip, but the families as well' so bring the kids and Mom along' it's always fun and a big thrill for them. Don't forget the camera, and if you don't fish, come along for a delightful ride and enjoy the scenic delights of Long Island's last outpost of natural beauty. ON the web at www.peconicstar.com.
Peconic Star Express (631- 289-6899)
In case you did not know it, they added a second boat the Peconic Star Express (see below), a beauty of 80 foot and
150 passenger and larger than the main fluke boat you see in the reports. It is for all intent and purposes'a brand new boat condition wise and looks wise. The day trips are for bass & bluefish with $95 adults, $85 seniors and $55 for kids 12 and under. As for the night trips for the special 25 person maximum allowed for bass it is $125. Starting June 7, they will not fish on this vessel Monday or Tuesdays as they run Block Island excursions leaving Greenport at 8 a.m. and leaving Block Island at 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesdays. This means you can stay over night at Block Island and come home Tuesday evening on the 5 p.m. boat. This also means you do not have to drive through the Hamptons to get to the Block island Ferry. You actually save time by driving the shorter route to Greenport and taking the Peconic Star Express to Block Island. Check the web site www.PeconicStarFleet.com.
Belt Parkway-Knapp St. / Brooklyn
Flamingo III (718-763-8745):The Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn based Flamingo III party boat is New York's topwater, lure & jig specialist for blues, weakfish & bass. The Flamingo III started it all over 50 years ago with Capt. Walter Wiegand and now the tradition and history continues on with his son Capt. Bob Wiegand. As a matter of fact Capt. Walter still meets and greets anglers every morning at the boat and sees them again when they hit the dock with bags of fish from the day's trip. While others may imitate them, no one can duplicate them. The Flamingo III is a family fishermen's boat catering to all anglers...and pride themselves in a keeping a clean and courteous boat with the most experienced and gentlemanly crew. The Flamingo III is located at Knapp St. & Belt Parkway and the UA Theater with plenty of free & safe parking.
Jones & Deb's Inlets:
Capt. Al (516-623-2248): Capt. Al sails from Long Island's best kept secret, Point Lookout. They are sailing every day at 7 a.m. now from the East Marina in Point Lookout. Capt. Tommy wants you to call him directly now for info on sailing, fishing reports or weather concerns at 516-623-2248
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