Fishing in the big apple? You bet. The waters outside the 5 boroughs are teeming with migratory stripers and other gamefish.
Nobody thinks of New York City as a fishing destination, but it most certainly is. Every spring, migrating stripers and aggressive bluefish pass through the East River and the Hudson on their way back north for the summer, and then again on their way back south for winter. We once heard of a guy catching 64 stripers in one day off the 35th Street Ferry Landing.
Other gamefish can be found here year round, including flounder, weakfish, and porgies. Last year, someone even caught an Atlantic salmon in the Bronx! Amberjack offers a wide variety of trips in the New York City area. You can fish from party boats, private charters, off the beach, and even kayak fishing (our personal recommendation). Fishing here will give you a perspective of New York City that few people have had the privilege to experience. One client even recounted catching a 42-pound striped bass at the base of the Verrazano Bridge.
Whether you live in New York or you’re here for the weekend, you don’t want to pass up this opportunity for an extremely unique fishing trip.
- 36° 23° Dec-Feb
- 58° 42° Mar-May
- 83° 68° Jun-Aug
- 63° 47° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in New York City
Built for Speed Outcast is a '98 36 foot custom built Northernbay down east designed hull. Powered by a year 2000 750 H.P. Isotta Fraschina V 8 deisel engine, Outcast has a cruising speed of 24 knots, enabling you to get you to the fishing spots in less time. A fuel capacity of 500 gallons and a range of over 700 nautical miles makes Outcast canyon capable. Built for Comfort The 13 foot beam and large open cockpit provide a gentle ride and an abundance of fishing room. The spacious heated cabin is now fully enclosed with custom built doors. Below deck you will find berths, a stand-up head, stove, and microwave. Built for Fishing! The boat is set up with duel anchors and electric windlasses to provide accurate positioning over wrecks, and structure. Her sole provides two 1000 lb. fish boxes along with a large live bait well in the transom, and a large tackle/bait preparation area with sink. State of the Art Electronics Outcast is outfitted with the latest and most up to date electronics, navigation and safety equipment. Onboard generator, providing 120 volt AC power. 8 Person offshore life raft EPIRB emergency positioning beacon 24 mile radar Northstar Global Positioning System/Chart Plotter Garmin Global Positioning System/Chart Plotter Sitex color fish finder Marine Radio Telephones Autopilot
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