frequently asked questions

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance? Purchasing in advance is highly recommended! Tickets for our Brooklyn Fishing Trips can be purchased online right here on our website with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. For private charter fishing or group fishing in Brooklyn, please contact us directly. Where do I park? There are plenty of free parking spots available around the boat. There is also a parking lot located a few blocks from the boat available for a nominal fee. What do I need to bring? Hat Sunglasses Sunblock Small coolers with food and beverages T-shirts are for sale on board and bait is included in your fare. You should bring food, beverages, and sunblock, but we do also sell food and beverages on the boat. It's optional to bring a camera, cooler, change of sandals, or sneakers--we hose the deck often after fish are caught to keep the deck clean, so your feet may get wet. Are there restrooms on board? Restrooms are called the "head" on boats. There is a men's head and also a separate women's head. What about food and beverages? You may bring along your own snacks and drinks, but we do have a full snack bar on board such as candy, chips, hot dogs, daily specials, soda, water, and beer. Cans are preferred and beer is permitted in moderation (a maximum of 6 beers per person. No hard alcohol or mixed drinks are permitted on any offshore fishing trip). What should I wear? Wear clothing appropriate for the weather on land. Occasionally it is cooler in the morning so wear layers. Wear clothes that you will not mind getting dirty. What if I never fished before? Our experienced professional crew will demonstrate and help you. What do I do with the fish that I catch? You may keep up to 15 Blue fish or you may release them if you choose. Is there fish cleaning services on board? Yes, the crew will clean and fillet the fish for a nominal fee. Should I tip the deck hands (crew)? Absolutely, if you have enjoyed your trip. The crew is professional and attends to your needs. Please tip the crew based on how helpful you feel they were, not based on how many fish you catch. What do I do with the fish while I'm still fishing? We sell burlap bags for $2.00. They will easily hold your fish or you may put them in an appropriately-sized cooler that you have brought with you. What equipment and tackle do I need for party boat bluefishing? Rods: A seven foot medium action pole works best. Reel: A penn jigmaster/332 newell or equal will work for both bait fishing and jig fishing. Line: This is the most important piece of equipment. Bluefish have excellent eyesight. The more they see in terms of tackle and line, the less inclined they are to bite. A pale pink or green line, clear, or smoke line works best and is the least visible to the bluefish. These color monofilament lines are translucent in water and the light can pass right through them, making it very difficult for the bluefish to see them. The worst line you can use is a braided line, such as power pro or spider wire. They are a solid line, so the bluefish will see them and swim the other way when they see them. We don't even allow this type of line on the BROOKLYN VI. Dark colored monofilament lines such as orange, black, brown, yellow, and red, or any florescent color line are highly visible to the bluefish and send them swimming the other way. Hooks: The hooks sold in most tackle stores for bluefish are usually very poor for day bluefishing, when the blues can see the best. We have hooks for sale that will work best for you. They are two for a dollar and have lighter wire leaders, smaller swivels, and much smaller wraps than the so called bluefish hooks sold in a store for more money. We are not trying to sell you a hook, we just want to see you catch fish. Jigs: Jigs are a four ounce lure that the bluefish will bite when they are chasing and eating smaller fish. They are dropped to the bottom and reeled up as fast as you can reel. They can be bought on the boat for $4 or in a tackle store. The BROOKLYN VI has poles for rent for $5 that have all of the proper tackle and line on them.

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