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New York City Marina Fishing Recommendations

If you use a New York City marina for your boat storage and dockage needs, you may wonder where to go fishing and what kind of fish to try and catch in the area. The Hudson is not the top choice for fishing, but it is an easily accessible place to start a nice ride south to the Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay, and Lower Bay between New York City and New Jersey.

Fishing Trip Leaving from the New York City Marina

Planning and going on a fishing trip is an exciting way to get out of the city and enjoy the nature around you. Go to your New York City marina and start heading south down the Hudson! Once you get into the Lower Bay, your options begin to open up. There are some great fishing spots a little further south in the Sandy Hook Bay and over by the Raritan Bay.

Not only will you find great fishing spots in the bays, but also you will be in beautiful natural settings just miles from the New York City marina. The boat ride is short from New York City to these bays, and it is a fun way to spend a day. You get the wind in your air on the ride, and then you can drop your line and hook a fish!

What types of fish can I catch?

When you go fishing in the Sandy Hook Bay, there are all sorts of fish to catch, but it always depends on the time of year. In the summer you can catch fluke and in the winter flounder is abundant. You can catch striped bass and blue fish in the summer and black fish in the winter. It all depends on the season, and you can find out more by talking to the marina workers. Most of the time the marina workers know what type of fish to look for and what bait to use.

Try catching the clams!

The Sandy Hook Bay is a very popular place for clamming. Not everyone like to go clamming because it is a completely different experience than traditional fishing, but if you want to learn how or if you know how and want to do it, go for it! Much of New Jersey’s and New York’s clams come from the bay area, and you would be surprised at how well you can do with good technique.

If you are interested in clamming, you can talk to the marinas. Clamming takes a lot of technique like fishing, and it takes practice to learn. Either way, you will have a beautiful fishing trip if you head south down the Hudson to the New Jersey and New York area. It is amazing how close to the city you are while being able to experience fishing and nature in beautiful waters. Do not forget, you are also close to the beach and you can stop for a swim!