Jamaica Bay

8 Fishing Charters

Jamaica Bay Fishing Charters

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Jamaica Bay: 8 fishing charters available

Rockaway Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
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

Cortes Outfitters

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

Karen Ann Charters – 32' Contender

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(35 reviews)
New York City
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trips from $750

Karen Ann Charters – 25'

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(27 reviews)
New York City
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trips from $150

Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff

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

Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(85 reviews)
New York City
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Capt. Dave Fishing

Excellent
4.2 / 5
(25 reviews)
New York City
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Jamaica Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Jamaica Bay fishing trip is $560, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $784 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Rockaway Fishing Charters, Karen Ann Charters, and Cortes Outfitters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Jamaica Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Jamaica Bay.

Rockaway Fishing Charters, Karen Ann Charters, and Cortes Outfitters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Jamaica Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Black Seabass, Striped Bass, and Bluefish. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and fly fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Escape the city and come fishing in Jamaica Bay. In the shadows of the New York skyline, you’ll find solace as you battle it out with monster fish in productive waters. Straddling Queens and Brooklyn’s coastline, Jamaica Bay spans over 10,000 acres, offering flats fishing like no other. Come to this secluded oasis, and see what all the fuss is about!

Inshore Fishing

It’s hard to believe that such incredible nature lives so close to one of the world’s busiest urban areas. The murky waters of Jamaica Bay provide incredible fishing year-round, with its status as a nature reserve protecting it from any disturbance.
 
Bottom or fly fish these productive waters and you’re in for a serious treat. Trophy-sized Rockfish, delicious Seabass, Tautog, and Triggerfish, and beautiful Bluefish and Weakfish call these waters home, giving you plenty to target during your time aboard. 
 
Spend anywhere from four hours to a full day on the water, targeting whatever species you’d like. Beginners and experts alike can revel in these productive fishing grounds, as the calm waters will let you get to grips with a rod and reel, or get you filling the fridge.

Offshore Fishing

Due to the bay’s proximity to the Atlantic, plenty of fishing charters also offer trips beyond to the deep waters. Offshore fishing out of Jamaica Bay takes place aboard purpose-built downeast boats that cut through the choppy offshore waters, giving you a smooth ride.
 
Despite that, you’ll want to have some experience with a rod and reel, and have your sea legs ready, as fishing here is not for the faint-hearted. Not only will you spend at least a full day on the water, you’ll also be going up against some of the ocean’s most vicious creatures. 
 
Troll the open waters anywhere from 30 to 100 miles offshore, and attract the bite of Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, and Mako and Thresher Sharks, each of whom promises an incredible battle. 

How to Prepare

Depending on where you go, your fishing experience may be completely different. On the bay, you could fish in a group as small as three people aboard a skiff or you can join a shared party boat with space for over 50 anglers. Choose what suits you best, and get your fish on!
 
No matter which charter you choose, you’ll be given some drinks and snacks to stay refreshed, but bring your own lunch on longer trips. If you want to go fly fishing, you should also let your captain know beforehand, so that they can prepare the gear for you.
 
Other than that, you’re good to go. Just a 30-minute cab ride from downtown Manhattan, a different world exists. Come any time of the year and escape the city with a Jamaica Bay fishing trip!
Jamaica Bay
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
You won’t find much in the way of fishing charters on the Bay come January, with Tautog (Blackfish) the only creature really showing for your bait. Head to NYC and shop for gear before the season.
February
It’s still quiet on the Bay, but you can enjoy the solitude of the calm waters and the nature reserve. Escape the city and spend some time by the water to gather your thoughts, or even plan your next trip.
March
Winter Flounder make their way into the Bay come March, giving you the chance to get back on the water in search of plenty of delicious fish to fill the fridge. Along with Blackfish, Flounder is a great warm-up fish. 
April
Now the season hits its stride as some other prized inshore fish make their way into the bay to feast on the bottoms that are full of nutrients. Get ready to spot Weakfish, Porgy, Seabass, and Rockfish in April.
May
The Bay comes alive in May as the inshore season hits its peak. With an abundance of fish, the local fishing authorities organize the “Kayak Classic,” so why not join in and show off your skills to the world?
June
When summer hits, you’ll face a dilemma over where to go. Bluefin Tuna and Sharks make their way past New York’s coastline, tempting you offshore for the fight of a lifetime, while the Bay is as productive as ever!
July
The question still remains over where to go, as Yellowfin Tuna join the offshore party, giving you an even better chance of landing something delicious offshore on a full day (or more) aboard a charter.
August
You’ll learn the meaning of the term “peak season” when August comes around, with boats filling up the Bay and plenty of offshore charters too. Make use of the warm weather, leave the city behind, and come aboard!
September
While the kids have gone back to school, there’s still plenty of fishing to keep you entertained. As the crowds die down, you’ll appreciate the water even more as you fill the boat with anything from Tautog to Tuna.
October
There’s no sign of the fishing dying down, as you focus your attention on bay fishing with the changing weather. Bottom fish for Porgy, Seabass, Rockfish, and many more on what promises to be a fun trip.
November
There may be fewer fish in the water, but the ones that remain are just what you want to go after. Rockfish, Blackfish, and Seabass will provide the pick of the fishing, so get ready for one last hurrah on the water.
December
Most of the boats retire to the dock as the year closes in. If you manage to find one hardy captain to take you out, then you can still go after Rockfish and Blackfish for a warming winter treat. 

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Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 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
(130 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
(130 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
(130 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
(130 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
(130 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
(130 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
(130 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
(130 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
(130 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
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
The fishing trip was amazing. Captain Tom and Ron were on time, so helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you for an amazing day!
Elizabeth  G.
Elizabeth G. New York, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Great experience! We had a blast! Fish were bitting good! God job captain... 👍👍
Rodolfo  M.
Rodolfo M. El Paso, TX
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Amazing amazing trip with both captains they were very professional and friendly i would recommend this trip for everyone.
Saud  S.
Saud S. Kuwait
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Great Day on the water. The crew was great. Let us take part in all aspects of the fishing trip. We definitely go out with them again.
Tracy  W.
Tracy W. Midland, NC
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
We were 2 adults with 3 young kids. Weather wasn't the best. it was drizzling for most of the trip but we had an amazing time. Captain Tom made everyone comfortable from the start and was very helpful with the kids. He found the right spots on the water and we were able to catch flukes, sea robins, sand shark and black sea bass. Kids can't wait to go back!
Guillaume  G.
Guillaume G. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Capital Tommy and his son were great. I had two kids on the boat and they were patient and took time to explain things to my kids. They also had us moving around to maximize our time out there. I look forward to going out with them again.
Gregory  G.
Gregory G. United States
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
It’s our first fishing trip and thanks to Captain Tom and Shaun, it’s AMAZING! They are very friendly. They showed my kids how to fish and shared their knowledge. We would love to come back for more fun (and fish)!
Yufei  H.
Yufei H. Brooklyn, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Had a great day out on the water with Captain Tom. He got us to fish super fast, and would move onto the next spot when they stopped biting. The boat was very nice and spacious. Tmp and crew were super helpful showing how to work the rods and reels and baiting the hooks for us. The day was a blast, and we all had an amazing time! Would highly recommend booking a trip with Captain Tom.
Cason  L.
Cason L. Brooklyn, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Tom and his setup is awesome. You show up 10 min before departure and immediately feel comfortable in his presence. The crew was sweet, welcoming and open to all suggestions despite a life’s worth of local experience. We had a great time and can’t wait to grill our 14 porgies tonight!
Frederik  C.
Frederik C. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
It has been a great journey to travel with Captain Tom. Very thoughtful and nice guy. Would definitely recommend and would like to come again!
Guannan  W.
Guannan W. New York, NY