Saltwater Fishing Guide for New York City!
You may not equate saltwater fishing with New York City, but if you visit the area, there are a seemingly endless number of opportunities to fish in each of the cities boroughs. The Long Island Sound reaches half of the Bronx’s shoreline. On the opposite side, the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers offer anglers many choices for great fishing spots. Opportunities abound in the other boroughs as well.
NY State Guide
The state of New York has released their I FISH NY initiative to promote safe and successful fishing throughout the state. Their booklet, Saltwater Fishing Guide for New York City Area is a complete guide to the wonderful fishing opportunities available to locals and visitors.
The guide offers information on fishing gear, common fishing knots, and provides a detailed saltwater fish identification chart showing the various saltwater fish that make their home in the waters of New York. They also provide a calendar that shows the best times of the year to fish for specific species. In addition, the guide describes how to find fishing spots by accessing their maps for each borough.
It will often be required that you release a fish that does not meet regulation size, or if you catch a fish you don’t plan on keeping. It is important to release fish in a way that they will be unharmed. The guide offers tips for proper catch and release practices. Finally, they offer fish consumption tips based on the state’s fish consumption advisory.