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My home waters for the spring and summer seasons are Gardiners Bay to Block Island Sound including the huge rips known collectively as "The Race" in the middle of Long Island Sound.

During the spring and summer months we encounter a variety of fishing conditions from sight casting to stripers off the shallow flats of Gardiners Island to fishing the fast moving rips of Orient Point and The Race for both bluefish and stripers crashing bait on the surface. Sand eels are one of the predominate baits this time of year.

We fish lots of Clousers and Deceivers along with some of the newer fly patterns. Poppers can always add to the fun. Floating to deep sink fly lines are all used, usually on 9 and 10 weight outfits. For the flats fishing off Gardiners Island, I use a Hewes 18' Bayfisher for stalking both stripers and blue fish that will cruise in less than two feet of water in our productive north shore shallows. Flats fishing can be productive right into early fall.

Late August to early September will see large numbers of False Albacore arriving with smaller numbers of Bonito. Of course the bass and the bluefish are all around this magnificent fishery during the fall run. Surface feeding by all four species occurs almost daily during the fall but lots of big bass still fall to the users of sinking lines.

Dependent on water temperature, the albies will stay to mid or late October when they leave for warmer waters. Bay anchovy fly patterns are the order of the day for these line burners. Come early November we always hope the herring arrive so we can continue to cast to schools of large bass busting the surface as they ravage these 10" baits.

Since 2001 we have been experiencing some very good herring runs starting around Thanksgiving and continuing till mid December. This is the time of year for trophy bass on the fly exceeding 25lbs.





Come hook some bluefish!     


Fighting albie under the point.     


These fish will bend your rod!   

"Many of our shops customers have fished with Double Haul Charters. Not only does Jim put people into fish but they always have a great day on the water."

- John Fisher, Owner
Urban Angler Fly Shop, New York City

Captain Jim Levison's Double Haul Charters
1125 Millstone Road  ● Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-1412 - Cell 917-714-3222