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New York City Fishing Charters

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New York City: 88 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in New York City

According to customer reviews, Austin Outfitters, Karen Ann Charters – 25', and Rockaway Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in New York City, New York. Full list of top fishing charters in New York City.

The average price for a private 4 hour New York City fishing trip is $655, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $827 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Austin Outfitters, Karen Ann Charters – 25', and Rockaway Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in New York City.

The most popular fish species you can target are Bluefish, Striped Bass, and Scup (Porgy). Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Jigging. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

New York City is globally famous for its urban vibe. But did you know that this concrete jungle is known for its angling opportunities, too? With more than 500 miles of shoreline and over 40 islands under its belt, the NYC angling scene is simply stunning. To get the most out of your NYC fishing trip, team up with one of many first-class New York City fishing charter operators.

Apart from top-notch charter boats, the "Big Apple" is home to an impressive number of both freshwater and saltwater fish species. Black Seabass, Flounder, Porgy, Weakfish, Tautog, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and Sunfish are just some of the most commonly caught residents. Striped Bass, however, are the real superstars of the area.

While angling is a year-round activity in NYC, the availability of fish species varies depending on the time of the year. Weakfish, for example, are up for grabs whenever you set your mind to target them. Stripers are abundant from spring to fall. Meanwhile, Bluefish thrive in late summer. So, you could say that NYC's unofficial angling season runs from April to November.

Be it spring or fall, river or bay, NYC fishing charters will take you where the fish are biting. The captains born and raised here know the Hudson River, the East River, Jamaica Bay, and Raritan Bay like the back of their hands. Their offers range from 3-hour inshore trips to full day offshore adventures. All you have to do is book a trip and they'll take care of everything else.

 

Rules & Regulations

If you're fishing the bay with a certified NYC charter operator, you don't have to worry about any permits. On the other hand, freshwater angling is heavily regulated and you can't fish without a valid fishing license. Also, season, size, and bag limits differ depending on the fishery, so make sure you're familiar with the latest rules and regulations before wetting your line in NYC waters.

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Based on 27694 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
If it’s too cold to fish, head to the New York Boat Show to see some of the most impressive vessels on the market. This is the longest-running event of its kind, showcasing the industry’s flagships for over a century.
February

Most species head to warmer climates during the winter months, but cold-water fish like Cod laugh in the face of winter, hitting their peak from February through April. These trips are for hardy anglers only!

March
New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a must-see in March, with a quarter of a million marchers and over 3 million spectators each year. Almost as important is the arrival of big Flounder in the East River.
April
The Tribeca Film Festival is one of the top events in world film. It started as an attempt to heal a post-9/11 Manhattan and has been screening movies, documentaries, and short films every year since then.
May
The World Science Festival offers exciting exhibitions and activities which are great for the whole family. May is also peak Striper season, so don’t get too caught up in science stuff, there are big fish waiting!
June

Ten of 5th Avenue’s best museums open their doors for free in the Museum Mile Festival each June. Once you’ve soaked up the culture, head offshore to enjoy huge hookups of Bluefin Tuna and Sharks!

July
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are back on the menu on the Hudson River. Not to be outdone, the East River is bursting with Bluefish, Striped Bass, and Fluke. There are monster Blue Marlin offshore, too!
August
Enjoy performances unlike anything you’ve seen before in the largest multi-arts festival in the country - the New York International Fringe Festival. They won’t top the Marlin and Tuna bite offshore, though!
September
Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna are biting like crazy offshore. They’re not alone, with Makos, Threshers, and Blue Marlin tearing through the deepest waters. Inshore, huge Stripers put light tackle to the test.
October
The NYC Food & Wine Show presents fine dining from across the globe. Meanwhile, we’ll be on the water, catching some tasty Tautog for dinner. We’ve never really understood nouveau cuisine...
November
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is the biggest event of the year, with thousands of performers and dozens of floats making their way through downtown Manhattan. It’s not something you want to miss!
December
There’s plenty to do during the holiday season in New York. Watch the lights go on as you skate outside the Rockefeller Center or count down to the new year at Times Square. It’s a magical time to visit!

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Very good for what you get, a fee hidden costs but avoidable if you bring your own gear
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Very good for what you get, a fee hidden costs but avoidable if you bring your own gear
Nahki  B.
Nahki B.
Don’t hesitate to piss before boarding boat if you’re a woman. Bring a hoodie if you get cold easily
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t hesitate to piss before boarding boat if you’re a woman. Bring a hoodie if you get cold easily
Bianca  G.
Bianca G. Valley Stream, New York
Great family day out - our captain was great showing the kids how to fish - they were thrilled!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great family day out - our captain was great showing the kids how to fish - they were thrilled!
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Ossining, NY
Great , fishing community, welcomes and enjoys newbies. All are welcome and appreciated
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great , fishing community, welcomes and enjoys newbies. All are welcome and appreciated
James  Q.
James Q. Schenectady, NY
Have fun! The fish really want to bite so give them a chance to hook themselves.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun! The fish really want to bite so give them a chance to hook themselves.
Winnie  L.
Winnie L. Los Angeles, CA
I would recommend finding someone who is good with beginners. Getting tips and tricks really did help!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend finding someone who is good with beginners. Getting tips and tricks really did help!
Austin  G.
Austin G. New York, NY
Book a trip with Captain Mike on Never Enuff fishing charter! The black fish were biting all day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Mike on Never Enuff fishing charter! The black fish were biting all day!
Jaime  C.
Jaime C. Cortlandt Manor, New York

Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Had a great experience with Captain Tom and Rob on the water this past weekend. Captain Tom put in every effort to get us close to the fish, and we hope to be back again soon for another charter. They were both incredibly helpful keeping our lines in the water as much as possible. Really appreciate everything!
Jameson  K.
Jameson K. New York, NY
J Rod3 Charters
J Rod3 Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
My family had a great trip with captain Jared. He was patient with the kids and did everything he could for us to have a successful trip. Boat , bait and equipment great
Judd  B.
Judd B. Woodmere, NY
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had strikes once the lures hit the water. Capt Vinny will put you on the fish.
Bill  C.
Bill C. Spartanburg, SC
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
We had a great day with caption and mate. Crew members were really helpful. It was our first time fishing but everyone caught fish! Highly recommend!
Yuanhuang  C.
Yuanhuang C. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Captain Tom and Mate Sean were a perfect duo. Our family enjoyed today’s trip, catching fish, and the smooth boat ride. We will definitely be back to spend some family time fishing again in the future.
Gina  P.
Gina P. Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Experience exceeded our expectations. We received lots of instruction to make sure we did our best fishing. We were both novice’s and greatly appreciated the attention to detail. We finished the day with a great haul of filets to take home to eat. Boat was easy to get to and a smooth ride. Equipment was just what we needed. I hope to book again!
Benjamin  P.
Benjamin P. Brooklyn, New York
Encore Water Ways Inc
Encore Water Ways Inc
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Captain max was the best, we will definitely be using him again everything was great
Joshua  H.
Joshua H. Pound Ridge, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Had a good day with the captain and first mate and 4 guys fishing. We all brought home fish. Good trip
Matthew  C.
Matthew C. Watervliet, NY
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captian Vinnie was really great with locating tons of fish for my boys to catch. My boys really enjoyed the experience and Captain Vinnie was a great help with showing them strategies of catching the fish. I highly recommend booking with them. I've been on several fishing g trips and this one we catch so many fish. It was an overall great experience and my boys had a blast.
Veronica  K.
Veronica K.
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
I took my daughter’s fiancé and friends out for some fishing fun. Captain Tom is very knowledgeable fisherman and worked hard to keep us in areas where the fish were running. Everyone had a great time and everyone caught fish! Thanks again, Captain Tom…we look forward to our next trip with you!
Steven  F.
Steven F. Cranford, NJ
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
I have been on large and small charters from Maine to Mexico. Our trip with Captain Austin ranks right at the top. Not only was it a great day of fishing (catching too), Captain Austin gave our party the best catch of all - memories. My grandson went home smiling ear to ear. It doesn’t get any better than that. Thanks Cap’n.
David  L.
David L. Wingdale, NY
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Austin made my friends and I feel comfortable, safe and ensured that we had a positive experience that we will remember for years to come. I would definitely recommend Austin to anyone that has never been out fishing on a boat. 10 out of 10
Johane  M.
Johane M. Fairfield, CT
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Dear Austin Thank you for an absolutely amazing fishing 🎣 trip! We loved it and still can’t believe how many fish we caught inclusive the baby shark - wow 🤩 best to you and hope to see you again! Tanja
Tanja  D.
Tanja D. Buckhead, GA
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Best charter in the area! Great crew that know the waters well. They were extremely helpful with those on our team that have never fished before. We’re going to Captain Tom for all future fishing trips.
Logan  R.
Logan R. Fayetteville, North Carolina
Encore Water Ways Inc
Encore Water Ways Inc
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Great experience! Fishing yacht was very clean & nice! The guys were very accommodating!! We went to several spots and were able to catch a variety of fish!
Christina  H.
Christina H. New York, New York
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Capt Austin is very experienced fisherman and an outstanding Captain. He is accommodating beyond expectations. He worked very well with my 15 year old grandson. They were engaged in conversation throughout the trip. Without question, Capt. Austin is the man to fish with. We are already looking forward to our next trip with him.
Dennis  D.
Dennis D. Pomona, NY
Encore Water Ways Inc
Encore Water Ways Inc
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Great experience. Helpful team, boat big enough (I think 42 feet). Weather was perfect and we got 10+ seabass and two flukes. Definitely worth experiencing.
Teemu  T.
Teemu T. Richmond, VT
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Captain was great and as a first timer all the kids had the best day of their life. Highly recommended
Turno  B.
Turno B. Anchorage, AK
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
We had a great day on the water and Captain Tom and crew were so great with the kids and they were thrilled with all they caught - highly recommend!
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Ossining, NY
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
An excellent fishing trip that could not have been better. Great friendly and knowledgeable captain that knew all the right places to catch fish, great equipment and as a result a lot of big fish. The trip could have not been more fun.
David  D.
David D. Buckhead, GA

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