About Us

Regina E Sportfishing Incorporated is a family owned and operated business, fishing all year in the waters of Jamaica Bay and the New York Bight aboard a fast custom 35′ Duffy Sportfisherman for all species in season and groups of up to 6 passengers.

We pride ourselves being a family friendly SPORTFISHING atmosphere that anyone could bring a loved one or family member and not worry about the environment around them. There is no profanity towards other boaters or customers aboard the Regina E. We make no claims as to being the pushiest or most aggressive boat in the area and have no intention of ever doing so. What we do make a claim to is that you will find no other boat that has as many customers who have become friends after they have sailed a trip with us.

Captain Chet O’Leary is fully licensed and insured to operate the Regina E up to 100 miles offshore and that is Generally the limit that we like to sail our overnight canyon trips. Captain Chet has been fishing the waters of Jamaica Bay, the New York Bight and Long Island for over 25 years from a number of vessels culminating in the Regina E.

The Regina E is equipped with a Genset, interior cabin heaters (forward and aft) , GPS Chart plotters, Furuno radar, VHF radio’s, a commercial grade Furuno color depth finder, twin anchor setup, Sirius satelite radio, a fully enclosed stand up head (bathroom that’s heated), 2 bunks and a microwave are amongst many other items to make your day more comfortable and enjoyable.

Sailing from Gerritson Beach, Brooklyn, less than an hour from Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. The Regina E is fully enclosed for inclement weather with plenty of comfortable seating, rod and gear storage for all aboard. All equipment is furnished, just bring your lunch, some refreshments and leave the rest to us.

All of your days catch is professionally cleaned, packaged and iced for your trip home and with any luck, we will be sending you home with great memories!

Available for half, full or extended day or overnight trips (Canyon). Evening trips too for those that dont want to get sun burned!!

Beginners or seasoned anglers as well as families with children are more than welcome. Even surf guys (no spot burning though please).

We now gladly accept all major credit cards.
Corporate accounts are welcome too.

We are currently sailing on an open boat basis (with reservations) as well as regularly scheduled charters based on availability. Any questions on openings feel free to contact us via phone or our e-mail addresses.

All custom rods aboard the Regina E are custom wrapped and designed by expert rodbuilder Joey Lamonica. Joey’s website can be found at Joeysrodbuilding.com . We highly recommend Joey for all your custom fishing rod needs.

High Definition cockpit video is available of every trip to preserve the high lights of your day.

*There will be at all times a United States Flag flown on the Regina E*

Fishing Seasons

Striped Bass: We start Striped Bass fishing in the early Spring ususally before the State opener (catch and release) fishing within Jamaica Bay utilizing live bait or clams depending on the current trends. We then transition to almost all live bait within the bay and then moving out to the ocean for the summer and throughout the fall.

Flounder: Flounder fishing starts in March and can run to the State closure later in the Spring. Often later in the Spring we catch some of the biggest flounder of the season. Worms, mussels and clams along with plenty of chum is the standard approach for Winter Flounder.

Bluefish: Bluefish usually arrive in April and leave the NY Bight in the late fall. We will pursue them with Bait and chum throught the Summer and Fall. Bluefish can also be readily caught on artificial lures most of the time they are feeding. Night trips are also a favorite for summer evenings.

Seabass and Porgies: Seabass and Porgies usually arrive in the inshore waters in the late spring and will be on our local reefs through the late spring through the early fall. later in the fall they trasition to deeper water wrecks and rock piles where we will pursue them until the state mandates closure of the fishery.

Blackfish: Blackfish are found on wrecks and rocky bottom throughout the NY bight and we will be in pursuit of them from the opening of their season till the last day. Fishing usually starts in the mid fall and ends in December. We carry a full compliment of hard baits for Blackfish as well as hermit crabs when available.

Fluke: Fluke (Summer Flounder) fishing trips will be run withing Jamaica Bay and out into the ocean in waters up to 100 feet deep. The Fluke season opens in Mid Spring and runs through early summer. All live, fresh and frozen baits as well as lures are utilized to get a doormat in the boat.

Cod: Winter Cod trips generally start around Thanksgiving and can run up to mid spring. Offshore trips can be run year round. Fresh bait when available along with chum is our standard approach for Cod. Jigging is always welcome and we will have jigs and equipment available.

Tuna: We start out Tuna trips usually in June or July and finish up sometimes as late as New Years. We use artificial lures as well as a broad spectrum of natural baits to catch Yellowfin, Big Eye, Bluefin and Longfin tunas. Trolling and overnight chunking trips are standard. Standup gear is standard but when targeting particularly large tuna we will use bent butt equipment from the rod holders.

Sharks: Shark trips start in early May and run up through the late fall depending on water temperatures. We utilize a fulol spectrum of live and fresh as well as frozen baits along with chum to catch our Makos and Threshers. Typically we will use standup outfits for our shark trips. During tournaments we will use heavier bent butt tackle and fight the fish from a swivel rod holder.