The very best New York Harbor Fishing Experience…
September 13, 2016 update: bluefish are dominating the action for the last month, but no one is complaining. They are hard fighting, and have a never, ever quit attitude. Even once in the boat they never seem to quit fighting. Striped Bass are making up 10% to 20% of the catch with the larger ones coming in at 26 inches. The Bluefish are 18 to 25 inches. We are also getting a good amount of top water action with fish jumping clear out of the water pursuing bait fish and your lures. You can throw a fly rod, you can cast a lure on spin tackle,or drop down a jig on conventional gear . It all works. On Sept 12 Jack and Alex enjoyed many double hook ups, they both lost count of the fish they caught. Also I am proud to announce that in 69 trips this season so far we only went one time with out catching any fish and that was on a shorter two hour trip. Furthermore, that is not likely to happen again till Late January, because Fall and early winter are great times to catch lots of fish. Trips start at $135.00 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.
Bio: Captain Joe Shastay, grew up in Jersey City 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.
Value oriented: An extremely popular sightseeing boat of similar size offers a 1.5 hour sight seeing tour of the harbor @ $56.50/hr/person. My tours not only give you the sight seeing . You also get 12 fishing rods to choose from, bait, lures, cold drinks, snacks, and KNOWLEDGE of the harbor and whereabouts of the fish you seek for the great price of $67.50/hr/person on the two hour trips and $47.50/hr/person on the four hour trips.
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 225 West Street NY, NY in Manhattan or the Liberty Harbor Marina at 11 Marin Blvd Jersey City, New Jersey 07302