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According to customer reviews, Rockaway Fishing Charters, Karen Ann Charters – 25', and Karen Ann Charters – 32' Contender 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 $643, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $814 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Rockaway Fishing Charters, Karen Ann Charters – 25', and Karen Ann Charters – 32' Contender 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 Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore 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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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!
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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
(153 reviews)
I’ve fished before many times but my family hasn’t. It was a good time fishing we got some big strippers. Kids loved it, will doit again next year but earlier in the season.
Rajeshram  S.
Rajeshram S. Brooklyn, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
I cannot say enough good things about captain Tom and his crew. They were quick to respond even with curveballs and changes in the schedule and weather. Everyone had a lot of fun and cannot wait to do another trip! Highly recommend
Yelena  P.
Yelena P. New York, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
Captain Tom and Rob are great hosts. We went out with my son and nephews and had a blast. Tom knew all the spots and we had fun catching quite a few Fish! We will Be back
TOmmy  W.
TOmmy W. Rockville Centre, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
Great day with Captain Tom and Rob. They knew the waters and made it easy for three 10 year olds!
Ken  O.
Ken O. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
Great trip with a guy that loves to fish and knows the water. I have been on several guided trips and Tommy is one of the best. His knowledge of the water and area put me, my son, and two other novice fisherman on fish the entire time. He did not cut corners, rush, or make it unpleasant. If you want to fish in this area I recommend booking with Rockaway Fishing Charters hands down.
Becky  R.
Becky R. Twin Lakes, ID
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 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
(153 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
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 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
(153 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
(153 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
(153 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
(153 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
(153 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
(153 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
(153 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
(153 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
(153 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
(153 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
(153 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
(153 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

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