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Inshore Wreck Fishing: Sea Bass, Porgy, Blackfish, and Cod on the Freeport Gem and Sorry Charlie

Fishing enthusiasts, both seasoned and novice, know that the waters off Long Island offer some of the best fishing opportunities on the East Coast. With Freeport Charter Boats, you can embark on an unforgettable inshore wreck fishing adventure targeting some of the most sought-after species: sea bass, porgy, blackfish, and cod. Our vessels, the Freeport Gem and Sorry Charlie, are equipped to provide you with a fantastic fishing experience.

The Freeport Gem: Your Ideal Fishing Charter

The Freeport Gem is our flagship vessel, available for private fishing charters both day and night, as well as select public fishing events. Our family-friendly boat welcomes anglers of all ages, ensuring a fun and memorable outing for everyone. Whether you’re an experienced angler or just starting out, our crew is dedicated to making sure you have a great day on the water.

Equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear and safety equipment, the Freeport Gem offers a comfortable and secure environment for your fishing adventure. Our knowledgeable crew is always on hand to provide guidance and support, helping you to catch the best fish and enjoy your time on the boat.


The Sorry Charlie: A Legend in Sport Fishing

The Sorry Charlie is a 35 ft custom Henrique’s sport fishing boat, boasting a 2000lb fish hold, green stick, and bandit reels. This boat is designed for serious fishing, featuring all the necessary offshore safety gear, including an 8-man life raft, cold water dry suits, and a satellite phone. With the latest Garmin electronics, the Sorry Charlie ensures a safe and successful fishing trip.

For years, the Sorry Charlie has been a staple in the Freeport fishing community, known for its impressive track record in charter and commercial fishing. It has won first place in Freeport’s Hudson Angler Shark Tournament and placed in the top three over six times. With a super clean deck and a friendly, experienced staff, the Sorry Charlie is ready to take you from the back bay to the deep offshore canyons, ensuring you have the trip of your life.


Targeting Sea Bass, Porgy, Blackfish, and Cod

Inshore wreck fishing off Long Island provides anglers with the opportunity to target a variety of species. Each fish presents its own challenges and rewards, making for an exciting and diverse fishing experience.

Sea Bass

Known for their aggressive fighting spirit, sea bass are a favorite among anglers. These fish are often found around wrecks and rocky bottoms, making them a prime target for inshore fishing. Sea bass are not only fun to catch but also delicious to eat, making them a popular choice for anglers looking to bring home dinner.


Also known as scup, porgies are plentiful in Long Island waters. These fish are known for their scrappy nature and are often found in schools around wrecks and reefs. Porgies provide a fun challenge for anglers and are known for their tasty, flaky white meat.


Also known as tautog, blackfish are a prized catch due to their strong fight and excellent taste. These fish are typically found around rocky structures and wrecks, making them a perfect target for inshore wreck fishing. Blackfish are known for their powerful runs and are a favorite among experienced anglers.


Although more commonly associated with offshore fishing, cod can also be found inshore around wrecks and reefs. These fish are known for their size and strength, providing a thrilling experience for anglers. Cod are highly prized for their delicious, flaky white meat, making them a sought-after catch.

Preparing for Your Fishing Adventure

Before embarking on your fishing adventure with Freeport Charter Boats, it’s important to prepare properly to ensure a successful and enjoyable trip. Here are some tips to help you get ready:

1. Dress Appropriately

Wear layered clothing to stay comfortable in changing weather conditions. Waterproof jackets and pants are recommended to keep you dry, and non-slip shoes are essential for safety on the boat.

2. Bring Essential Gear

While we provide all the necessary fishing equipment, you may want to bring your own rods and reels if you prefer. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

3. Pack Snacks and Drinks

Fishing can be a physically demanding activity, so it’s important to stay hydrated and energized. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and a packed lunch to keep you fueled throughout the day.

4. Listen to the Crew

Our experienced crew is there to help you have the best possible fishing experience. Listen to their advice and follow their instructions to increase your chances of a successful catch.

Private Charter Options on the Freeport Gem

The Freeport Gem offers a variety of private charter options designed to cater to different fishing preferences and group sizes. Whether you are looking for a family outing, a corporate event, or a private fishing adventure with friends, the Freeport Gem is equipped to provide an unforgettable experience.

  • Day Fishing Charters: Enjoy a full day on the water targeting sea bass, porgy, blackfish, and cod. Our day charters are perfect for those looking to maximize their fishing time and take advantage of the best fishing spots around Long Island.

  • Customizable Trips: We understand that every group has different needs and preferences. That’s why we offer customizable trips tailored to your specific requirements. Whether you want to focus on a particular species, explore different fishing grounds, or combine fishing with other activities, our crew will work with you to create the perfect itinerary.

Private Charter Options on the Sorry Charlie

The Sorry Charlie, with its impressive features and experienced crew, provides exceptional private charter options for those looking to explore the waters off Long Island. Known for its winning track record in tournaments and commercial fishing, the Sorry Charlie is ready to deliver an outstanding fishing adventure.

  • Sport Fishing Charters: For the serious angler, our sport fishing charters on the Sorry Charlie offer the opportunity to target big game fish. With state-of-the-art equipment and expert guidance, you’ll have the best chance of landing trophy catches.

  • Family-Friendly Fishing Trips: The Sorry Charlie is not just for hardcore anglers. We offer family-friendly fishing trips that cater to all ages and skill levels. Our crew is dedicated to ensuring that everyone on board has a safe, enjoyable, and successful fishing experience.

  • Specialty Charters: Whether you’re interested in shark fishing, deep-sea fishing, or exploring specific fishing grounds, our specialty charters are designed to meet your unique interests. The Sorry Charlie’s advanced navigation and fishing technology ensure that you’ll be in the best possible position to catch your desired species.

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Book Your Fishing Charter Today

Whether you’re planning a private fishing charter with friends and family or joining one of our public fishing events, Freeport Charter Boats offers an unforgettable fishing adventure. Our vessels, the Freeport Gem and Sorry Charlie, are equipped and ready to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and exciting fishing experience.
To book your fishing charter, visit our website or contact us directly. We look forward to welcoming you aboard and helping you create lasting memories on the waters of Long Island. Click here to learn more.