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New York City Fishing Charters

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New York City: 76 fishing charters available

Rockaway Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
New York City
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Karen Ann Charters – 25'

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(30 reviews)
New York City
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trips from $150

NY Harbor Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Jersey City
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trips from $490

Cortes Outfitters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
New York City
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trips from $550
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trips from $750

Karen Ann Charters

New York City
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Karen Ann Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(53 reviews)
New York City
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trips from $950
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trips from $150

Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(94 reviews)
New York City
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Lady L Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(5 reviews)
New York City
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trips from $800

FAQs about Fishing Charters in New York City

The average price for a private 4 hour New York City fishing trip is $594, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $845 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

Rockaway Fishing Charters, Karen Ann Charters – 25', and NY Harbor Fishing 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 Black Seabass. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and trolling. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

New York City is the ultimate American Metropolis. A forest of glass and steel reaching up to the sky, filled with people from every walk of life and every corner of the earth. New York City fishing charters are the perfect way to take in the sights as well as the fish, and they’re more than worth it just for the view of the skyline. Spend a little time on the Big Apple’s murky waters, though, and you start to see a side to the city that has barely changed in a hundred years.
 
Fishing in New York City is as impressive as the town itself. Both the rivers are full of big fish, and the experts say they’re still good to eat! Head out past Coney Island and into open water, and you hit one of the best big game fisheries on the East Coast, with Tuna, Sharks, and even Marlin in the deepest canyons offshore.
 
There’s enough action to keep even the most fast-talking New Yorker entertained and you won’t be short of big hits wherever you drop your hooks. But that only tells half the story. What makes this such a great place to fish is the change of pace it offers. It’s a chance to truly relax in The City That Never Sleeps.  

NYC Fishing Spots

It should come as no surprise that a place formed of over forty islands has good fishing. What may surprise you is where these hot spots are. From the middle of downtown Manhattan to the furthest reaches of the Atlantic Ocean, you can fish just about anywhere and come up trumps. Here are some spots which are well worth making time for, even on a New York schedule.
 

East River

If you want to take in the Empire City’s skyline the best way to do so is from the water. Don’t let the view distract you, though. The real action’s beneath your feet. Striped Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, and Fluke all call the East River home. The best hookups happen at night, fishing around dock lights and under barges for monster Stripers. Fishing from shore can also produce big hits, and you never know who you’ll be rubbing shoulders with when wetting lines in the shadow of United Nations HQ.
 

Hudson River

If you get bored of one river, just head across town and enjoy a whole different cast of A-list game fish in another. The Hudson River is full of both Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, as well as Shad, Stripers, and American Eels. You can also get a great view of the Lady Liberty if you head down towards Battery Park.
 

Jamaica Bay

The noise and concrete getting too much for you? Feeling in need of open sand flats and calm wetlands? That’s exactly what you get in Jamaica Bay. Jamaica Bay has some of the best Striper fishing trips Long Island can offer. Huge numbers of Menhaden swarm the shallows just as the Striped Bass roll into town. Forget Coney Island, this is Brooklyn’s biggest playground!
 

New York Bight

If you’re looking for big game in the Big Apple, you don’t have to go as far as you’d think. The New York Bight is a vacation point for Bluefin Tuna and monster pelagic Sharks. This is deep sea fishing to rival anything the Outer Banks can give you. During the heat of summer, big Sharks come right inshore and on most Shark fishing charters Brooklyn will be well within view.
 

Canyons

The best deep sea fishing NYC has access to is out at the canyons, a hundred miles from shore. Out here you’ll find Bluefin Tuna and 500-pound-plus Sharks. Time your trip from July through September and you can also enjoy one of the most underrated Blue Marlin fisheries on the Eastern Seaboard.
 

Central Park

But let’s reel things right back in for a minute. You can enjoy awesome sportfishing without stepping foot on either boat or boardwalk. Central Parks lakes and ponds are full of Bass, Carp, and much more, just waiting for a fly or a lure to go their way.

Fishing Techniques

You can get a lot out of New York’s rivers with some pretty simple gear. Stripers will take poppers, jigs, baits, and pretty much anything else, as long as you’re fishing in the right spot. You won’t need anything fancier than light spinning tackle, but having an experienced guide is key, as the fish pack tight into certain spots on the river.
 
Spinning gear can win you some great catches offshore, but you’ll need something a lot bigger than you’d use for Stripers if you want  to stand a chance against Bluefin Tuna in the Bight. If you’re after Sharks, you’ll need to crank things into overdrive. Expect 80-lb stand-up rods and matching lever-drag reels spooled with Monofilament and with huge, 250-lb wire leaders. Oh, and chum. Lots of chum.

Need to Know

Fishing licenses are usually included on New York City fishing charters. If you’re fishing on your own, things get more complicated. You need a freshwater license to target local species like Bass and Carp, and a saltwater license to fish the bays and the ocean. Regulations in the Hudson’s tidal waters depend on the species. You can’t catch migratory fish like Striped Bass and Shad without also enrolling in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry. 
 
There are closed seasons for many species throughout the year, both in freshwater and saltwater. You guide will be able to talk you through all this and more on your trip, but we’ve summarized the basics in our calendar below.
 
New York City
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24798 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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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
(146 reviews)
Hands down worth the money. Captain Tom and his deck hand Rob did a fantastic job facilitating my family's fishing trip. Captain Tom was literally able to position is over schools of fish which made it possible for everyone to catch. Other boats in the area weren't pulling in close to the number of fish that we were. We will only book with Rockaway Fishing Charters going forward. Great work guys. Already looking forward to the next trip.
Ed  C.
Ed C. Brooklyn, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Absolute bucket list item. Everything perfect. Caught 8 sharks, all released but with absolutely amazing pictures and memories. When people love what they do it shows Can’t recommend this experience enough Thank you for such a bucket list family memory
John  M.
John M. Brooklyn, New York
Cortes Outfitters
Cortes Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Non stop action all morning, highly recommend getting out with Captain Arthur Cortes if you’re interested in going after the resident blues and striped bass of Jamaica Bay. Very knowledgeable captain that educated us all morning. Couldn’t have asked for a better outing and can’t wait to get out with him again on my next trip.
Tyler  K.
Tyler K. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Capt. Tom and his crew mate Rob were very friendly and knowledgeable. They made us feel comfortable and welcome aboard. We had a blast and caught alot of fish. Definitely recommend!!
Kelsey  M.
Kelsey M. Shallowater, TX
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
We had a wonderful family day fishing laughing music and snacks. Capt Tom and Robert were extremely helpful and patient and enjoyable to be around.
Carolyn  Z.
Carolyn Z. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
We had a super day with Tom and the crew! They were real professionals and worked hard continuously the whole day to attract sharks. The result was fantastic, we got 4 nice sharks! Tom and the guys are highly recommended to offer you super fishing experience!! We forgot our camera to the boat, next day Tom’s girlfiend brought it to Manhattan. What a super service and customer experience. We will defenately fish again with Tom when next time in NYC. -Sakke
Sakari  K.
Sakari K. Helsinki, Uusimaa
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Wonderful day on a clean and well equipped boat. We had a lot of fun catching fish and it was an excellent day spent on the water with Captain Tom. He was very patient and took us too many different spots and made sure we left with plenty of fish !!! Highly recommend ! Great private boat experience !
Fahn  W.  S.
Fahn W. S. Brooklyn, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
This is our second time ! Very nice trip. We got 20 porgies and a few other species.
Xianchi  T.
Xianchi T. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Trip was amazing Captain Tom met us at the dock and we were off They completely took care of everything, we just had to show up The kids loved every minute !!
Mario  C.
Mario C. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
It is a very nice experience. The captain Tom is very helpful, patient and skillful !
Xianchi  T.
Xianchi T. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Such a great experience. My husband and I loved it so much. We were even able to bring our dog with us :) Captain Tom and first mate worked very hard to get us LOTS of fish. They are very experienced, knowledgeable and super fun to fish with. We will definitely book again!
Carina  C.
Carina C. Kearny, NJ
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
We tood a four hour trip with Rockaway Fishing Charters and we had a fantastic time. We had twin six year olds and a four year old. Bob (The mate) and Tom (the owner) could not have been more helpful. They taught our children how to fish, reel it in and even take the hook out. They caught nine fish, one keeper. We will charter this boat again!!!
John  L.
John L. Queens, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
We arrived a little late and Tom met us right at the gate. There was no time wasted, we got on the boat and went off fishing. Caught some monsters, and we stayed a little longer then scheduled. They cleaned the fish and we brought them home. An amazing experience from start to finish! Thank you for an amazing time!
Izrael  S.
Izrael S. Staten Island, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Very enjoyable and comfortable fishing experience! Sunny days, beautiful views out on the sea, great weekend.
Yiwen  Y.
Yiwen Y. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
It was a very pleasant and exciting trip. We caught more huge bass than we could count. Also got a beautiful flounder and a couple of searobins. We worked perfectly with the crew, all of us took home delicious fish. Looking forward to the next trip!
Yiwen  Y.
Yiwen Y. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Tom and the crew were amazing - my family and I (none of us fish much) came away wanting to fish more!
Laurence  C.
Laurence C. Brooklyn, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Really great trip, caught a lot of sea bass. Beautiful boat, suitable weather. Will come back again with my friends.
Yiwen  Y.
Yiwen Y. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Amazing time - Captain Tom and his crew were awesome. They put the hooks on the rods in the water and whenever there was a bite, we'd all take turns getting to reel a fish in. We all caught! Tom and the crew cleaned them up for us when we got back, and we were able to keep them. Highly recommend and plan on using him in the future again for sure. Thanks Tom and the crew!
Peter  T.
Peter T. Brooklyn, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Nice experience! Friendly and professional crews! Caught some big fishes :)
Dong  L.
Dong L. Brooklyn, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Had an amazing time on the boat so friendly so helpful and knew exactly where the fish were biting was an amazing day out with everyone can’t wait to do it again
Lisa  W.
Lisa W. Beacon, NY

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