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Best of Brooklyn: Top 5 Places to Go Fishing

Go fish.
Fishing in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn is not just a concrete jungle; it's also home to some of the best fishing spots in New York City. From marine parks to piers, there are plenty of places to cast your line and reel.

So pack your gear, grab your bait (and hat) to head to one of these top fishing destinations for an unforgettable day on the water.

Here are the top five places to go fishing in Brooklyn.

  1. Marine Park

Located in southeastern Brooklyn, Marine Park is one of the largest parks in the borough and an excellent fishing destination. The park features two large freshwater ponds, Gerritsen Creek, and a saltwater bay that is connected to Jamaica Bay. The freshwater ponds are home to largemouth bass, bluegill, and carp, while the saltwater bay offers the opportunity to catch flounder, striped bass, and bluefish. The park also features several fishing piers and a boat ramp for those who want to take to the water.

  1. Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay is a historic fishing village in Brooklyn that is home to several fishing charters and party boats. Anglers can take a deep sea fishing trip and catch fluke, sea bass, and porgies, or fish off the pier and catch striped bass and bluefish. Sheepshead Bay is also home to several seafood restaurants that serve up fresh catches of the day.

  1. Canarsie Pier

Canarsie Pier is a long pier that extends into Jamaica Bay and offers excellent fishing opportunities. The pier is home to striped bass, bluefish, fluke and other species. The pier is also wheelchair accessible, making it a great destination for anglers of all abilities. Canarsie Pier is also a popular spot for bird watching, with several species of birds frequenting the area.

  1. Prospect Park Lake

Located in the heart of Brooklyn, Prospect Park Lake is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, and carp, making it a great spot for novice anglers. The lake is also home to several species of waterfowl, including ducks and geese, making it a beautiful spot to fish and take in the scenery.

  1. Plum Beach Channel

Plum Beach Channel is a lesser-known fishing spot that offers a peaceful escape from the city. Located on the western side of Jamaica Bay, Plum Beach Channel is a popular spot for catching striped bass, bluefish, and flounder. The area is also home to several species of birds, making it a great spot for birdwatchers.


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