At The Captain Lou Fleet, we provide a wide range of fishing experiences to cater to all types of anglers. Whether you're looking for a relaxing day of leisurely fishing or an adrenaline-pumping deep-sea excursion, we have something for everyone. Below, you'll find just a glimpse of the diverse fishing experiences we offer.

Happening Now:

FLUKE FLUKE and more FLUKE! It is that time of year here on Long Island, and our fluke trips are in full swing! But don't worry, we also have our limited - 3/4 Day Black Sea Bass Trips with Captain Anthony Gillespie scheduled as well!

Want to book a trip or see what we have in store for this summer? CLICK HERE to see our calendar page!


The Summer Flounder, also known as Fluke, is a species of flatfish that can be found in our local bays and ocean waters. These fish can grow to impressive sizes, with some individuals reaching up to 26 pounds, although the average weight typically falls between 1 and 3 pounds. Fluke fishing season typically spans from spring to early fall, making it an activity that can be enjoyed for a significant portion of the year. Whether you're a beginner or an expert angler, targeting fluke provides an exciting and rewarding fishing experience.

Check for Fluke Trip Availability


Black Sea Bass / Porgy

Black Sea Bass and Porgy, also known as Scup, are popular targets for fishing enthusiasts due to their preference for living in reefs, wrecks, and rocky bottoms. Trips aimed at catching these species, known as bottom fishing or wreck fishing, typically take place in the open ocean. These trips are not only enjoyable for experienced anglers, but also serve as an excellent activity for beginners due to the ease of catching Black Sea Bass and Porgy. The fishing experience is usually very active, making it a great way for newcomers to get acquainted with the sport.

Check for Black Sea Bass / Porgy Trip Availability



Blackfish (also know as Tautog) prefer to inhabit Reefs, Wrecks, and Rocky Bottoms where they like to hide deep within. Blackfish are typically targetted in the Fall. Blackfish can be a tricky fish to catch as they are easily spooked and when this happens they retreat into hiding however this also makes them a very enjoyable and rewarding experience to catch them, they are also a very strong fish for their size.

Check for Blackfish Trip Availability

Striped Bass

Striped Bass are usually the focus of our fishing efforts in the Fall, especially as the weather starts to cool down. We often encounter Striped Bass ranging in size from 20 to 40 pounds, although it's not unusual to reel in even larger ones. Their impressive size makes them an exhilarating species to target, and when they're in the area, they can be quite plentiful, providing an exciting fishing experience.

Check for Striped Bass Trip Availability

Special offshore trips on the Captain Lou VII

Special Offshore Trips

Our company provides a range of Special Offshore Trips, each targeting specific species based on the trip. Some of the commonly pursued species include Tilefish, Atlantic Cod, Jumbo Black Seabass, Giant Porgy, Pollack, Red Hake, and Haddock. These specialized trips are typically longer in duration compared to our standard trips and may even include overnight stays for a more comprehensive fishing experience.

Check for Special Offshore Trip Availability

The Captain Lou Fleet abides by all New York State Saltwater Fishing Regulations. For more information please check out the New York State DEC Saltwater Fishing Regulations page.

When fishing aboard any of our vessels you are not required to obtain any fishing license or enroll in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry.