A Lifetime of Eastern Long Island Fishing and Boating Experience


About Just Fishing Charters of Long Island’s North Fork

Captain John Halkias has been fishing the North Fork of Eastern Long Island for 39 years. He started fishing the bountiful waters of the North Fork in 1980, primarily fishing the surf and jetties of Mattituck, but also fishing off his Uncles’ boats. John’s evolution as a fisherman continued through the decades, and he’s owned and operated seven boats, all based in the North Fork. In 2018, Captain John was proud and honored to guide legendary northeast fisherman and author John Skinner to his personal best 12-pound fluke.

Jigging Jerks Video

John is also the creator of the popular YouTube channel Jigging Jerks, and will be happy to film your trip and post the trip on the Jigging Jerks channel. Your trip can also be made “Private” so only you and any persons you share the link with can watch your trip. Much of the popularity of Jigging Jerks is not just on the great fishing, but also on the tons of laughs had along the way. Please visit the videos page above for links to some of the popular fishing videos produced.

Fishing with John Skinner


This is also your chance to fish with legendary northeast fisherman John Skinner. John is author of Fishing for Summer Flounder, A Season on the Edge, Striper Pursuit, and Fishing the Bucktail and the long-time surf fishing columnist and former editor-in-chief of Nor’east Saltwater magazine. See Rates and Packages page for more information (subject to John’s availability).

Boat and Gear

Just Fishing is a 32-foot SeaVee Center Console powered by twin Mercury Verado 350 HP outboards. Its open layout ensures all anglers can fish comfortably with tangles limited. It’s fast, safe and comfortable and loaded with top of the line electronics to help ensure you and your party get put on the fish!

We specialize in innovative light-tackle methods and provide high-quality, carefully-maintained rods/reels at no cost. You’re also welcome to bring your own tackle.