UPDATE: October 8
2019 If a start time does not work for you please text preferred time to 201 725 6755.Also. I often move the start times later in the day if no one books i.e. 9am start time may move to 11am then again to 1pm Lots and lots of Bluefish around. Richard K. took along his 4 1/2 year old son and two brothers. Well the kid showed them all up by coming away with the most fish hooked and landed. Of course his friendly Capt. Joe helped when needed. They estimated 16 Bluefish and 4 Striped Bass were landed in the 3 hour trip. That ain’t bad. We are still accepting walk ons . Which means if for any reason you decide you want to go fishing/sightseeing you can just show up at 17th st and 11th Av Chelsea Piers (south side closer to Statue of Liberty side). However, you must receive a text confirmation to be sure there is room on the boat. Text 201 725 6755. Also, we supply all your fishing needs, rods, lures, bait, bottled water, and light snacks, rain gear if needed. HUNTERS: Early duck season starts October 15 thru October 22 Duck Hunt Itinerary: Half day: Arrive 8 am or 12 noon Black River Wildlife Management Area Chester, NJ Breakfast/Lunch. Gun safety orientation. Sporting clays both standing and shooting from canoe either kneeling or sitting. ( Just a little warm up before duck hunting.) Into the river by canoe one guide one hunter per boat. Mainly jump shooting. That is I paddle in back you shoot at flying ducks from front as ducks spring up. (Generally not easy) Deer Hunts Itinerary: Arrive Black River Wildlife Management Area Chester, NJ 12 noon Lunch, Bow or gun safety orientation, Introduction to climbing tree stands ( I climb up right beside you and instruct you all the way,) Safety harness provided. shooting from climbing treestand (get your confidence up for the real thing) Into the woods. (hunt prebaited spots or well known deer trails. Learn how long to wait after the shot, how to blood trail a shot deer,how to field dress a deer.NATURE LOVERS: We are offering fully guided spring/summer 3 hour nature canoe float trips thru the beautiful Black River. See ducks, geese, river otter, beaver, song birds, hawks, hear the coyotes howl. It is a nice quiet trip that is guaranteed to unwind you. $150.00 per person. Waders ,life jackets and cold weather attire supplied.The fishing 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!
Fishing trip pickups can be arranged from either the Chelsea Piers 11th Av. and 17th St. (south side) NY, NY in Manhattan or the Liberty Harbor Marina at 11 Marin Blvd Jersey City, New Jersey 07302, or if needed North Cove Yacht Harbor 225 West St. NY,NY. (additional fee required for North Cove)
CANCELLATION POLICY: With 2 weeks notice Deposit Refunded or moved to another date. Less than 2 weeks notice: If date is booked by someone else deposit is refunded or moved to another date. If no one takes your date the deposit is forfeited.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: only the captain can decide if the weather is unsafe . I’ve done over 3000 of these trips. I keep it safe. Even when there is a hurricane and the news is scaring people NY Harbor is not the Atlantic Ocean. It is very protected from storm waves and much of the wind.
RAIN IN FORECAST: Generally I do not cancel any trips if the chance of rain DURING THE ACTUAL HOURS OF THE TRIP is less than 60%. For example: Your trip is 9am to 12noon .. At 10am the forecast calls for 60% chance of rain . You can cancel. However, this determination will be done no longer than 4 hours before your scheduled start time.( This means we cant look at the forecast the day before your trip) It is not accurate enough.
Do you have friends or family coming for a visit? Reserve a trip with NyHarborfishing.com 201 725 6755 today!