July is a slow month for pelagic fishing off Long Island. Of course there are always blackfin tuna and kingfish to be caught, with the possible chance of a yellowfin tuna or mahi, but summer months are typically more productive to deep drop for snapper, grouper and escolar. Deep dropping provides a fun way to get some fish in the boat without having to sweat it out hand cranking in big fish. Simply hit the button on the electric reel and you’re able to sip your beer and get fish in the boat at the same time. For the most part, we engage in spearfishing throughout the summer. The water typically warms to a comfortable 84-degrees Fahrenheit so spending eight or more hours in the water is rather tempting. Long Island provides the perfect location for spearo’s to plan their vacation trip, with so many options to choose from spearing hogfish and grouper on the shallow reefs, to world record trophy fish along the deeper reefs and ledges, to amazing pelagic action offshore. One can even sign up with William Trubridge and his team to train for freediving in the world famous Dean’s Blue Hole. Whatever the adventure you seek, you can be sure to find it here on Long Island.