Get Ready for Serious Fun with Striper Season!

Island Current Fleet Striped Bass Fishing NY Charter Trips

It’s that time of year! One of our favorite fish are back in the water, just waiting to land on your line. That’s right, it’s striper season! Anglers everywhere head to the Long Island Sound to get their hooks into these monsters. Book a trip with the Island Current Fleet and we’ll have a striper on biting on your hook in no time.

Get Your Biggest Catch with Striped Bass

Striped Bass can grow up to 3ft and weigh around 32lbs, though there have been records of much larger stripers being caught right here in our estuary waters.

These fish also like to put up a fight. With our crew beside you, you’ll be able to wrestle these fish out of the water. We provide you with fresh bait, professional tackle, and all the tips and guidance you need to become a pro. Plus, we even clean the fish for you while you enjoy the ride home.

Charter Trips for Everyone

The Island Current Fleet offers charter trips of all sizes and ages. Our groups can range from intimate private charters to groups all the way up to 110 passengers. We have a beautiful fleet of beautiful boats, equipped with everything you need to get those fish biting.

  • sea chartsFuruno Fish Finders
  • Furuno Array Radars
  • GPS Chart Plotter
  • Spacious Galleys
  • Experienced Crew
  • Tackle
  • Fresh Bait

No matter what type of trip you are looking for this striper season, we have the perfect boat for you.

Striper Season Dates

Our very own Hudson River is one of the main spawning locations for striped bass, so these fish are practically jumping out of the water. Striper season dates vary depending on the location.

  • Striped Bass Hudson River-April 1st-Nov. 30th
    (North of George Washington Bridge)
  • Striped Bass Marine – April 15th– Dec. 15th
    (South of George Washington Bridge)

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The Captain and crew at Island Current Fleet will keep track of all limits and regulations for you so you can concentrate on reeling in the big one. No matter how old you are or how long you’ve been fishing, we’ll get you out on the water with a fish on your line. Call us today at 917-417-7557 or book your charter online, then get ready to set sail for an adventure you’ll never forget!


Ideas to Cook Fresh Cod

Rhode Island Cod Fishing Brings Home Fresh Fish for Dinner!

cod-meal-on-wooden-plateThose chilly temps and cold waters bring back one of our favorite fish. That’s right, those monster Atlantic Cod are here, jumping out of the water. These delicious fish can get huge, all the way up to 60lbs. At Island Current, we love bringing in the fish. Our Rhode Island location leaves out of Snug Harbor daily to get those fish flying over the rails and into your bucket. The best thing about this season is bringing tasty Atlantic Cod fresh off the boat to your home, cleaned, fileted, and ready to cook.

Rhode Island Cod Fishing Trips Bring Freshest Catch Around

men holding cod The waters off the coast of Snug Harbor are famous for the variety of fish and are often brimming with fish. Many anglers look forward to this season to get out on the water and bring home some monster Cod. These fish can get up to 60lbs but even the average size gets to be around 25lbs. This is a big fish with lots of meat to filet and take home. They are also really fun to catch, for anglers of all ages. Island Current III regularly takes parties of up to 110 passengers out on the water to bring in these big boys. It’s the perfect outing for any group from families to friends to company trips. All you have to do is show up and we’ll take care of your tackle, bait, and even show you how to catch these beauties. Our crew loves teaching new anglers the tricks of Cod fishing.

Fresh Fish for Mouthwatering Dinners

Above everything else, the best thing about Rhode Island Cod Fishing is the delicious fish you get to take home. Cod are one of the best tasting fish around. Plus, they are super easy to cook and can be prepared in a ton of different ways. If you fish with Island Current, your catch is cleaned and filleted for you on your private charter before you even leave the boat. Here are just a few ways you can fix your filleted fish.  

seasoned-codFried Fish Dishes- Whether you pan fry them or deep fry them, Cod simply melt in your mouth. Of course, we all love traditional Fish and Chips, like in this recipe.  However, pan frying cod is another option that is delectable and easy. Simply season your fish with your favorite spices or even just salt and pepper, then fry it in olive oil. After the fish is done, add a little lemon and butter. The whole thing takes about 15 minutes.

Warm Up Winter Nights- On these cold winter nights and hearty chowder can really warm you up. Cod is the perfect ingredient for all your chowder recipes.

Another great option to heat up your dinner is to try this Baked Cod Chorizo. This spicy dish will warm you up on these cold winter nights.

Special Dishes- Cod has such a delicate flavor that it can easily be placed in any dish. Try these simple dishes for special occasions.

  • Sicilian Cod with pasta or alone can be a great romantic dish or family favorite.
  • Parmesan Crusted Baked Cod is a delicious and easy meal that can be ready in minutes. Add a glass of wine and you have a relaxing night in.

No matter how you cook your Cod, you’ll be back for more. Come out on one of our private charters Rhode Island offers and we’ll have you loaded up with fresh, delicious Atlantic Cod. Call us today at 917-417- 9557 or book a trip online. We can’t wait to get you out on the water with a bite on your line!

Private Charters Rhode Island Style

Pile Up the Fish with Rhode Island Fisheries Trips!

Winter is in full swing and that means it’s time for some incredible Rhode Island Fishing. Island Current offers the best in fishing for anglers of all ages and levels of experience. Our captains and mates have been fishing these waters for over 30 years. Our Snug Harbor location is convenient and close to the best fishing spots. Looking for a great fishing trip? Your charter trip includes:

  • Island Current IIIFresh Bait
  • Rods
  • All Tackle
  • Top Boat Island Current III
  • U.S. Coast Guard Certified for up to 110 Passengers
  • 800 Horsepower Diesel Engine for Serious Fishing
  • Pointers, Tips, and Guidance from Experienced Crew
  • Fish Cleaned and Fileted While You Ride
  • Good for Kids of All Ages

Fish Are Flying in Rhode Island Charter Trips  

The waters off the coast of Rhode Island are bursting with fish. If you’re new to fishing or an experienced angler, this is the place to be and the perfect time to go fishing. The variety of fish and the amount we catch on a daily basis is incredible. Some of the common fish caught in this area include:

  • island-current-fish-picBlack Sea Bass- These beauties get up to around 5lbs. They move off-shore during winter and are often caught by jigging.
  • Tuatog or Blackfish- If you want a delicious fish that will put up a fight, this is the one for you. These scrappers average around 3lbs but can get as big as 25lbs. Watch out for those teeth and powerful jaws, they are fierce. Our experienced crew will help you remove the hook.
  • Scup-Averaging around 3-4lbs, scup are fun and delicious fish to catch.
  • Atlantic Cod- Everyone craves these monsters during winter. They average around 25lbs but can top out at 60lbs. These fish seriously fly over the rails when you hit the right spot.

As with any of our trips, the experienced crew at Island Current will keep track of limits, sizes and all other fishing regulations during your trip.

Rhode Island Cod Fishing Keeps You Coming Back

While there are a lot of different species along the abundant Snug Harbor area, everyone loves Cod. Here are just a few reasons why Atlantic Cod keeps everyone coming back for more.

  • 2-guys-holding-3-big-fishPlentiful- Cold waters full of prey attract Cod to the area. These fish are looking to spawn and gear up for winter, so there’s often a lot of fish in the area.
  • Easy to Catch, Hard to Wrangle- Cod can be easy to catch. But, even though they don’t put up a huge fight, they give you just enough of a struggle to add some excitement to your trip.
  • Big Beauties- Cod can get huge. Even average sizes outweigh the biggest catches of most other species.
  • Good for All Ages- Since these fish stick close to shore as they spawn and look for food, they are a great starter fish for any age. You might need a little help, but this is a great way to get hooked on fishing.
  • Versatile and Delicious- These fish are so delicious that they go with practically anything and are really easy to cook.

Of all the fish we go after, Rhode Island Cod are one of our favorites. They are big fish that offer a big, delicious taste too. Cod don’t put up a tough fight, but they still give you a run for your money in their weight and size. Plus, with the right amount of guidance, these beauties are the perfect start for any angler of any age.

Cod love the Atlantic waters for their cold temperatures and the abundance of prey. They eat all sorts of prey, including, herring, Irish moss, capelin, sprat, sand eels, clams. These fish are so hungry, they’ve even been found with clothes, cans, and sea shells in their gullets.  This can make it easy to find Try Atlantic Cod fishing once, and you’ll see why we’re all hooked on chasing these monsters.

Book Your Trip Now and Start Piling Up Fish

If you’re looking for a fun family outing, company celebration, or just wanting to get out on the water, now is the perfect time to start fishing. The Island Current crew is here to get you started. We supply everything you need to get a record catch. All you need to do is dress warm and show up. We help every passenger and work to make sure you have the fishing trip of a lifetime. Simply call us at 917-417-7557 locally or 888-689-1285. We’ll answer any questions and help you plan your trip. You can even book online. Don’t wait, get out there today and hook these fantastic fish!

Private Charters Fall Fishing City Island Style

Rods Are Jumping with Fish This Fall!

girl-with-hat-and-two-buckets-of-fishIt’s that time of year again! The waters are full of all sorts of delicious fish, coming back in for spawning or getting ready for winter. With Island Current, City Island, fall fishing can give you the catch of a lifetime.  The weather is amazing for the month of November and the fish are waiting to bite. Plus, all you have to do is bring yourself and some warm clothes, we take care of the rest, including:

  • Large variety of Fresh Bait
  • Quality tackle
  • Expert captains and crew members
  • State of the art radar and equipment.
  • Top-notch fleet for private charters
  • Fish cleaned while you enjoy the ride.

If you are an old pro at fishing or just beginning, Island Current is the place to go for fishing along the Long Island Sound. And fall is an exciting time to be fishing out here!

Fall Brings Fast and Furious Fishing

Fall is the season that many species of fish begin to migrate. Different types of fish migrate in different directions, but all these beauties can be found in big numbers during fall months along the estuaries and coastal waters of the Long Island Sound.

These rich waters stretch from New York all the way up to Rhode Island. Because so many different fish are migrating in the same area during this time of year, fall creates some fast and furious fishing. Here are some of the fish you can expect to see during your City Island, Fall Fishing:

  • little-kid-caught-fish-on-boatPorgy- As the water temperatures cool, porgy are starting to jump out of the warm estuary and river waters and move off shore. Porgy can get to around 4lbs and are fun to fish for all ages. This fish travels in schools so you can hit a pocket of them and keep reeling in one after another. Porgy like to stay on the bottom in rocky areas. Your expert captain and crew aboard one of Island Current Fleet are skilled in bottom fishing, knowing just the right spots to hit as well as when and where to drift.
  • SeabassThese bottom dwellers love any type of structure where they can find shelter. As they move south in the fall, they become an easier target. One of these tasty critters can weigh up to 8lbs and grow up to 25 inches.
  • blackfish2Blackfish/TautogIf you’re looking for a challenge and a bit of a fight, you’ve got to go for a try at a Blackfish or Tautog. Hang on, because blackfish will go in for one, two, or even three bites on your bait with their extremely strong jaws. These fish are bursting as they make their way out to off shore waters for winter. Tautog, like Porgy, can also be found along rocky bottoms or wreck sites, grazing on mussels and crabs. They will stick around one site for as long as they can until the temperatures finally get too cold and they have to completely move off shore.
  • Striped Bass Are you looking for a blitz?? Then get ready for some stripers. These monsters are hungry as they prepare for winter and are on the prowl for bait. As they move south during migration, their favorite meals are moving inland. When they meet, you have a blitz like you’ve never seen before. Drop in a line and you’re sure to get a catch.
  • two-big-blue-fishesBluefish Looking for some real excitement? Bluefish have a fierce bite and a big appetite. As they move offshore, they feed on schools of fish. This is where the true feeding frenzy occurs. Bluefish have been known to rip their prey, as they rush into schooling fish. You’ll need some expert help with these fish because of their sharp teeth. Any one of our expert crew members will be able to get them off that line and have them cleaned in time for supper!

Why City Island Fall Fishing? Simple. It’s the Best!

So you might be wondering why City Island fishing in the fall stands above the rest. The answer is simple, we have the best location, offer the best fishing spots, and have the best Private Charters for Fall Fishing.

city-island-skye-and-lighthouseCity Island is conveniently located in the Bronx. Island Current’s docked boats are both close to everything and tucked away to give you the privacy and peace you love. City Island fishing also gets you to those amazing fishing spots even pro’s search for. There are numerous wreck sites, artificial reefs, and even Execution Rocks Lighthouse. Even better? You can make it all happen by booking online with Island Current. If you have any questions or would like to request a charter, you can also call us at 917-417-7557 or out of state at 888-689-1285. We can’t wait to get these fish on your line!

Blackfish City Island

Private Charters, City Island Offer the Best for Blackfish Fishing!

blackfishIf you’re new to fishing or haven’t tried to fish for blackfish, this is the perfect time to start. Island Current has everything you need to get the best catch along the Long Island Sound. Plus, this looks to be a great year for City Island, NY Black Fish fishing. We’ve already had boats limiting out on blackfish! These tasty critters also called tautog, are the perfect catch for any angler.

They have the fight of a black fish and the delicious delicate taste of winter flounder. Right now these fish are biting bigtime, practically hopping on the boat! Here’s a little background on one of our favorite fish to catch.

Migrating Makes Big Bites

Every fall blackfish, also known as taugtog, start to make their way back to the ocean. As these fish make a slow and lazy move to the ocean, they are looking for food for winter. When they are hungry, these beauties love to bite. And, boy, do they bite big.

Big teeth and strong jaw attack the bait, sometimes hitting your hook, one, two, or even three times. Those mighty teeth come in handy to feast on their favorite prey, green crabs and Asian crabs.  When you fish with Island Current, we stock all the fresh bait you need for hooking those blackfish. We also help you get these powerful fish off the hook, with expert care because you want to take special care with these critters or you might get more bite than you bargained for.

Blackfish like to hide and shelter along rocks, wrecks, and bridge pylons. The best way to get a good blackfish bite is to do a private charter with experienced captains and crew. These experts will also keep track of fishing regulations and limits for you. Skilled anglers will know where to find blackfish and how to catch them.  Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to get those blackfish biting.

How to Get Blackfish to Bite

Check out this 8lb monster!

blackfish2In the fall, blackfish like to go to deeper waters close to reefs, wrecks, rocks, or even bridges. An experienced crew will know the perfect spot.

  • Use a strong hook- size 3-5. The crew on Island Current will supply you with the right size and strength.
  • Choose sturdy rods and reels, expert anglers can guide you with the right length and monofilament fishing line.
  • Find a deep pool or drop-off close to rocks and anchor so you can drift. The Captain with the Island Current fleet has been fishing these waters for over 30 years and knows all the best spots.
  • Carefully measure sinker weight and use just enough to keep bait skimming on the bottom.
  • When you get a hit, keep baiting your hook quickly as you keep tension on the line.

Private Charters to Celebrate the Holidays

boat5Got some family coming in for the Holidays? Is your office looking for a new way to celebrate this year? A private charter City Island excursion could be the perfect answer. There’s no place more convenient and the fishing is amazing. Island Current has an incredible crew that is ready to take you out on the water and help you bring in the fish. All of our fishing trips offer the following:

  • Experienced Crew
  • Guidance and Help While You Fish
  • All the Tackle You Need
  • The Freshest Bait
  • The Right Bait for the Right Fish
  • Free Fish Cleaning While You Ride
  • Top Rated Equipment
  • Furono Fish Finder

blackfish1We also offer a top of the line fleet with the Island Current I, II and III. These boats are beauties with accommodations for small parties to parties as big as 110 passengers. Both the Island Current II and III have been United States Coast Guard certified. If you are looking for experience, safety, and incredible equipment, you’ve found it with Island Current. There’s no better place than City Island, NY BlackFishing .Give us a call today at 917-417-7557 or book a charter online. We cannot wait to get your line in the water and those fish jumping!