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
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