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Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters

New York City • 21 ft • 3 persons

Running fishing trips out of New York City, Austin Outfitters invites you to fish the calm, sheltered water of New York City’s Jamaica Bay, lower NY Bay, and the New York Bight in comfort with your friends and family for trophy gamefish!

"Captain Austin was the best guide I’ve sailed with hands down." —⁠ Roberto,
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trips fromUS $300
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters

New York City • 36 ft • 6 persons

When you think of New York City, you probably imagine bright lights, busy streets, and that world-famous skyline – however, Captain Tom LaCognata is here to show you a whole other side to the “Big Apple.”

"We had a blast with Tom and Rob. 3 kids and parents. Tom and rob were great with the kids." —⁠ Jon,
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trips fromUS $550
Cortes Outfitters Fishing Charters
Cortes Outfitters Fishing Charters

New York City • 22 ft • 2 persons

Cast your line into a full day or half day of adventure with Cortes Outfitters.

"Arthur was a great captain. He got all 3 of us on fish even though the fish were a little hard to find." —⁠ Ian,
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trips fromUS $600
J Rod3 Charters
J Rod3 Charters

New York City • 31 ft • 6 persons

Hoping to catch some fish in New York City? Look no further than J Rod3 Charters!

"I took my 12 year old son and his two friends on Jared’s Charter and we were not disappointed." —⁠ Anais,
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trips fromUS $600
Cortes Outfitters Flyfishing
Cortes Outfitters Flyfishing

New York City • 30 ft • 2 persons

Cast your line into a full day or half day of adventure with Cortes Outfitters.

"Arthur works hard to make your day a rewarding one" —⁠ Bruce,
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trips fromUS $550
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Karen Ann Charters – 25'

New York City • 25 ft • 6 persons

Karen Ann Charters runs amazing fishing trips from Howard Beach, NY!

"Captain Vinnie is the best! Communication and hospitality was A1." —⁠ Francisco,
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trips fromUS $330
Capt. Jeff's Fishing Excursion
Capt. Jeff's Fishing Excursion

New York City • 65 ft • 70 persons

Book your next trip with Midnight Fleet and find out what keeps anglers coming back to New York City for more.

"This was an absolutely amazing way to try fishing in the big city for the first time!" —⁠ Connor,
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trips fromUS $140
Forever Two Worlds
Forever Two Worlds

New York City • 22 ft • 3 persons

Forever Two Worlds is a one-of-a-kind, fully refurbished 22’ Webber’s Cove.
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trips fromUS $675
My Special "K" Charters
My Special "K" Charters

New York City • 27 ft • 4 persons

Welcome to My Special “K” Charters, your premier choice for an exceptional fishing experience based in Howard Beach, Queens, NY.

"We (two adults and one 5 year old) had the most tremendous day on the water with Captain Robert!" —⁠ Amnesty,
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trips fromUS $450

New York City • 38 ft • 6 persons

Karen Ann Charters is run by Captain Vinnie Calabro who provides daily fishing trips in the so-called NY Bay, which includes Jamaica Bay, Raritan Bay, East River, Brooklyn, and Jersey.

"Amazing service and hospitality. My daughter (an avid fisher) caught the biggest fish she has ever caught." —⁠ Kimberly,
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trips fromUS $950
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Fishing in New York City

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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New York City Fishing Seasons

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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