The refuge is open to surf-fishing year round, daily, 24 hours. Anglers may be restricted from certain areas within the refuge due to the presence of protected migratory birds and seals. The refuge is particularly attractive to anglers and has been considered a destination on the island for its bluefish and striped bass. Ardent anglers surf cast for bluefish and striped bass. In the summer, bluefish are a great attraction to tourists. Striped bass come by the refuge beginning in August and are a major attraction. Albacore and also Spanish mackerel are more commonly fished off the Coskata-Coatue peninsula.