All Day Black Fishing

Island Current Fleet

Zerve Seller: ICFleet
Activity #1199
  • Join us on board the Island Current III this winter for codfishing trips on the Atlantic Ocean, departing from Wakefield, RI!

  • Join us for an all-day angling adventure fishing for porgies, a delicious and plentiful fish in the coastal Atlantic region.

  • Spend an evening fishing for Bluefish and Striped Bass off the Long Island Sound for a fun and unique nighttime experience of New York!

  • Enjoy a day of fishing for flounder, a tasty fish we’ll hunt for in the shallow waters of the Long Island Sound.

  • Fish the Long Island Sound and enjoy New York from a whole new angle. A great trip for beginning and experienced fishers alike!

  • Join us for a full day of Black Fish and Porgy fishing aboard the high quality Island Current Fleet in the hidden gem of City Island.

Our All Day Black Fishing trips are out of season, but check out our upcoming Jumbo Flounder trips starting April 1st, 2008. Our fall blackfish season will start on October 1, 2008.

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If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding fishing experience, then this is the trip for you!

Come aboard the Island Current Fleet and experience New York City in a new and exciting way while fishing for Blackfish!
  • Blackfish, otherwise known as “tautog”, abound in the Long Island Sound. They are known for their thick lips used to feed upon shellfish that in turn give them a tough meaty flesh, perfect for soups and stews. Blackfish are great for grilling or baking, and range from 3 to 25 lbs in weight!
  • Blackfish, quick and feisty, are known as bait stealers, which makes them very challenging fish to catch. On this full day trip you will learn special techniques from our first class crew to help you beat and master the notorious speed of the blackfish.
Our crew will assist you in catching the fish, teach you new fishing techniques, and facilitate good times all around.

Rods, reels, bait and tackle are included in the ticket price.

What Is Not Included?

Food and beverages are not included in the price of a ticket. Please feel free to bring your own food and beverages in a plastic cooler no larger than 48 quarts.

Meeting Location

City Island (Bronx, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)


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What has the catch been like lately?
11/14/11 BLACKFISHING Sailed today with a small group of anglers. Pool fish was around 8 pounds. Hi- hook was Fred C. with5 (only retaining his limit). Tough conditions today with wind against the tide. Booking private blackfish charters daily.
What are the differences between your trips?
Blackfish are quick and challenging but tasty, so day blackfish trips are good for the fisherman who likes a challenge but really wants to serve his catch for dinner! The day trip for porgies and blackfish also targets porgies, delicious and easier to catch. Striped bass and blues are great game fish, so these trips are perfect for the fisherman who loves the fight! The night trip uses a different kind of baiting and is a great and unique alternative. Our 50/50 trips are blackfishing trips with a prize for the largest catch. The East End Blackfish Wreckathon goes much further out onto the Long Island Sound and fishes unexplored territories. Goliath Porgies and Humpback Sea Bass trips also go further out into the Long Island Sound and fish over rocky bottoms and reefs. The Ocean Monster Blackfish trip heads out to the Atlantic Ocean to find monster sized blackfish when the waters of the Long Island Sound are too cold to fish in.
I have never been fishing before. Is that okay?
Yes! We encourage all different experience levels to come fishing with us. We will help you learn all the necessary techniques to begin.
How many fish can I keep?
Captain Chris and his crew are up to date with the most recent limit details, and will inform you of these at the start of the trip. Regulations will also vary depending on the season and what we are fishing for on a particular day.
At what depth will we be fishing?
We will go to different depths depending on what kind of fish we are looking for. Bottom fishing can range anywhere from 15 - 30 ft.
What's the limit for a child?
Limits are the same for everyone who comes fishing with us. Limit regulations will be explained by Captain Chris and his crew at the start of the trip.
How long will the fishing trip be?
The trip will last around 8 hours.
How long is it until we start fishing?
It will be anywhere from 1/2 hour to an hour after we leave the marina before we start fishing.
Can I sell the fish I catch?
No - it is illegal to sell any fish you catch on board.
Do you guarantee that fish will be caught?
We can't guarantee that you will catch fish, but we do guarantee that we will try our hardest to help you catch fish.
What can I do with the fish that I catch?
We recommend that you have the fish cleaned by our expert mates. They can clean the fish on the way back to the marina. The cleaning service falls within our recommended gratuity of 15% for the mates that work so hard for you!
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Advance purchase is strongly recommended, and trips often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please buy your tickets well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
What happens if it rains?
We will go out rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, we may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time, in which case you will be allowed to reschedule (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.
If the trip is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
Unfortunately we do not have waiting lists for our trips. While cancellations are rare, you may try to purchase tickets at the start of the trip. However, we cannot guarantee that there will be any room left! To maximize your chance of getting the day and time of your preferred trip, please buy tickets in advance.
Can I still go on the trip if I don't want to fish?
Yes! If you don't want to fish, you can purchase a Ride Along ticket for half the price of an adult ticket. Keep in mind that if you purchase that ticket, you will not be allowed to fish on the trip!
Are children allowed?
Yes! We love children. Children are allowed on board, but keep in mind that the trip might be less enjoyable for a child under 5 years of age. All children 12 years and under must purchase a reduced price ticket to attend.
Is my child too young to go fishing?
We think the best age to start fishing is 5 - 6 years old. Of course, you know your child best, but keep in mind that the trip is 8 hours long and will require some level of concentration!
Is this trip suitable for pregnant women?
Though we put no limitations on who may or may not attend, pregnant women should consult with their doctors before participating in active activities.
How early should I arrive to check in before the trip?
Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before the trip departs.
--------------------------WHAT SHOULD I BRING-----------------------------
Can I bring an ice chest?
Plastic personal coolers under 48 quarts are allowed, but no metal coolers are allowed on board.
Can I bring my own food and/or beverages?
Yes, you may bring your own food and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages on board any one of our four boats.
How much money should I bring with me?
If you plan on buying any souvenirs, please bring around $25 with you. Please also keep in mind that there is a 15% recommended gratuity for the crew that works so hard to ensure a great trip!
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Will I need a license to go fishing?
No - in New York State no one is required to have a license to go on our day fishing trip.
Can you provide me with fishing gear, bait, and tackle?
Everything you need for a fun day of fishing is included in the price of your ticket. We will provide all the necessary equipment for the day.
What type of gear do I need?
We will provide you with all the gear you will need. If you want to bring your own, the gear you will need will depend on the type of fish we are fishing for. In shore species like flounder, fluke, porgies require a light saltwater outfit, whereas striped bass, bluefish, and blackfish require a heavy saltwater outfit. If you want to be really prepared, bring both!
----------------------------QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BOAT-------------------------
What boat will we be going on?
Because of private charters, variations in demand for different trips, and unforeseen repairs, no particular boat is guaranteed for any trip. Our fleet consists of the 42' Island Current (up to 21 passengers), the 50' Island Current II (up to 49 passengers), the 76' Island Current III (up to 110 passengers), and the 65' Island Current IV (up to 75 passengers).
Is smoking allowed on the boat?
Yes, smoking is allowed in designated areas.
Will there be room on the boat to stow my belongings?
There are two overhead luggage racks on the port and starboard and space under the seats where you can store your belongings. However, please only bring what you will need for the day!
Are there restrooms on board?
We do have restroom accommodations on board our boats.
Is the boat wheelchair accessible?
Our boats are all wheelchair accessible. Please click on "Contact ICFleet" and we will accommodate you!
Is the boat safe?
Absolutely. Our boats are Coast Guard certified, and each year they are re-inspected to insure passenger safety and comfort.
Do I have to wear a life jacket?
No, although we do have life jackets on board, you are not required to wear one.
Are there life jackets on the boat?
Yes, our boats are compliant with the rules and regulations of the state and are fully outfitted with safety equipment. However, you are not required to wear life jackets during the trip.
Will I get seasick?
While our vessels are extremely safe, we will be on the water and there will be some movement. If you are prone to motion sickness, consider taking preventative measures beforehand.
Can I bring my dog or other small pet on board the boat?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on board our fishing trips.
Can I book a private fishing trip?
Yes! Island Current Fleet can accommodate almost all of your special requests. Please click on the "Contact ICFleet" link for more information about private charters.
Are gift certificates available?
YES! If you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate, please click the "Contact ICFleet" link.


Island Current Fleet

Captain Chris, owner of Island Current Fleet, has been fishing the waters of the Long Island Sound for 24 years.  He and his knowledgeable crew will take you on an extraordinary daytime fishing trip that will show you New York City from a completely different angle. Enjoy their top of the line equipment and expert advice on fishing techniques.  
Island Current Fleet offers a variety of different fishing experiences, from open party daytime fishing trips, to nighttime blue fishing, and special events. Come spend an unforgettable time with Island Current Fleet! 
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