The very best New York Harbor Fishing Experience…
Trips start at $95.00 per person. Pay by Pay pal, cash, check, or credit card. Gift certificates also available. I’ve been fishing New York Harbor, the East River, and the waters around Manhattan Island as a Charter Boat Captain for over 30 years. My name is Captain Joe Shastay. Personally I am approaching about 2500 charters. We have been blessed by chartering 482 consecutive trips without being skunked! FLY Rodders: Springtime: The Bass are in now (posted 4-20-16) bait on the surface. Stripers are taking flies mostly white clouser minnows or deceivers as of this post fish up to 36 inches. On April 15 a father and 2 sons age 8 and 6 caught 27 Stripers during a four hour trip . Good job father Shane and sons. On April 17 a 36 inch bass was landed by Reda from Canada. Good job. Cast to some surface feeding bass under dock lights. Very cool with the city all ablaze with city lights. SPIN CASTERS: Same deal as for fly rodders. This April is a beauty we have a lot of big fish that we historically do not have, but no complaining here.The month of May especially after the 15th brings in the some of the spawners with some fish at 40 inches plus, but normally plenty of 16 to 24 inch fish. With our knowledge of the harbor waters, you’ll have a great opportunity to land the “big one” and not just tell the “tale”. My Captains and I take our fishing very seriously while enjoying a fun atmosphere on the boat when we’re out on the water.
Bio: Captain Joe Shastay, grew up in JerseyCity on the shores of the Hudson River, where at age 5 his dad started him fishing from those shores.
As a teen he probed those shores, digging up bait from the marshes, exploring the shoreline in a series of water-craft from oar powered rubber rafts to his present day 23 foot sea worthy Mako center console. While finishing his Biology degree with an emphasis on Fisheries, Captain Joe worked for an Environmental company called Normandeau Associates, where he could be found tagging, measuring, and aging Striped Bass from the waters surrounding Manhattan.
Also working as the Fire Captain, on Jersey City’s Fire boat “Lovero” Captain Joe is constantly on the NYC harbor waters. Which equates to a safe, knowledgeable, productive trip for you
The areas that we fish read like a sightseer’s handbook: The Statue of Liberty , where we’ll be catching 28″ – 38″ stripers; and, in front of The United Nations Building, we’ll catch a mix of Bass and Blues with bottom and top water action. The panoramic view of the city is simply incredible. The Brooklyn Bridge, The South Street Seaport and Ellis Island are all within a cast length with our guided tours.
The season runs year round. However, February is the most challenging fishing month. We fish seven days a week with trips starting any time with very Reasonable Rates. Additionally, there is usually a spectacular view of the sunset while on a twilight trip!
Pickups can be arranged from either the Pier 25 at West St and N. Moore St NY, NY in Manhattan or the Liberty Harbor Marina at 11 Marin Blvd Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 phone 201 -516-7500.