Fishing on the November Rain

by Sue Giustino

Docked at the Westlake Marina, the NOVEMBER RAIN is owned and operated by Captain Steve and Captain Jill. Offering full and half-day inshore trips, or an extended-day offshore, they know where and how to get the fish. We’ve been fishing with them a number of times with small or larger groups and it’s always fun and exciting with lots of action. On our last trip we caught many Stripped Bass, even with the size restrictions allowing us to just kept two of them, we were very busy reeling them in, the action was great.

Robert McBride

Jill and Steve met over 30 years ago and have been fishing together ever since. Steve is a fisherman from way back, introduced to the sport by his grandfather when he was just a child. After meeting Jill and getting her ‘hooked’, they have been fishing together ever since.  Starting with weekend excursions to Montauk, to a trailering a boat, and eventually evolving to being here longer and longer fishing on the first November Rain. In 2003, they started NOVEMBER RAIN CHARTERS, and in 2004 purchased the second November Rain, a 35’ Young Brothers, which they fished on for 11 years. Their newest boat, the 43′ Lowell, was purchased in 2015.

The current November Rain is a 43’ Lowell, powered by an 800 hp Caterpillar diesel motor.

Providing a spacious cabin and a comfortable and stable ride, she is USCG certified to carry 20 passengers. [although they typically recommend no more than 15 people for fishing trips]. Accommodating, experienced, and fun to be with, you can’t go wrong with November Rain Charters for a day of Montauk fishing.

November Rain Charters is located at Westlake Marina, 352 West Lake Dr., Montauk and can be contacted at (646) 335-7315. For more information, visit their website: