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I’m always looking to add more speaking engagements, books signings, seminars and charter trips to my schedule. To book me for your club or event, to hire me as a guide, or to discuss my professional writing, editing and marketing services, email Outdoortom@optonline.net.


Tom Will Be Appearing At the Following Venues:

  • June 13, 2018: Super Fluke Fishing With Outdoor Tom.  Location: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket, NY 11733. Contact: mailto:nancy@emmaclark.org; 631.941.4080. Admission: Free. Reservation Required. Hours: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Catch the latest tips and hottest trends for targeting fluke in local Long Island Sound waters. Newsday’s fishing columnist “Outdoor Tom” Schlichter will cover all you need to know in terms of bait, lures, tackle and techniques – plus where to look for doormats. Whether you fish from shore or boat, you’ll cut the learning curve and catch more limits if you attend this presentation.
  • June 18, 2018: Long Island’s Best Fluke Fishing.  Location: Bayport-Blue Point Public Library, 203 Blue Point Ave., Blue Point, NY  11251. Contact: 631-363-6133. Admission: Free. Reservation Required. Hours: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Newsday outdoors columnist “Outdoor Tom” Schlichter will cover all aspects of fluke fishing, including local hot spots, techniques for doormats, plus the best lures, baits and rigs. Special emphasis will be placed on local waters, bucktailing and conversation measures.


Freshwater Fishing Charters with Outdoor Tom:

Starting in March I’ll be running a limited number of freshwater charter fishing trips. Come on out and cut your learning curve while fishing aboard Long Island’s ultimate freshwater fishing machine.

  • Single, two-person, children’s and split charters are available
  • Want to fish on a college bass team? Ask about my college bass instructional specials
  • All charters run four hours

Contact Tom at outdoortom@optonline.net for details.


Bay and Inshore Fishing Charters with Outdoor Tom:

This is a great deal for beginning anglers and new boaters. If you want to get a jump start on the best action and learn the basics of the inshore fishing game, hire me to come aboard your boat. We’ll fish your local waters, explore a few hot spots, examine the baits, lures and gear you need to succeed, and make sure you are ready to get out and score on your own before the day is done.

  • Medium- and light-tackle action a specialty
  • All sectors of Long Island including North Shore, South Shore, West End and East End
  • Specializing in fluke, weakfish, porgy, mixed bag, stripers, false albacore and bluefish action
  • Half-day and full-day trips availabe
  • Great for getting the kids started or introducing novice anglers to the sport

Contact Tom at outdoortom@optonline.net for details.


Tom’s Most Recent Articles, Videos And More:

Many of you are familiar with my fishing, hunting and outdoors columns in Newsday, On The Water Magazine and Coastal Angler, but I write for many other venues in print, online, video and even on TV. The list below highlights my most recent efforts, so you can check here to catch any of my published pieces you might have missed.

Note: Subscription to the source may be required for access to the online links provided below.