Originally Posted by SD1
And exceptional inshore fishing, believe it or not. Some of the best striped bass and bluefishing are in the waters around NYC (and of course LI). And now that the waters are significantly cleaner you could actually eat your catch once every few years!
I grew up in rhode island where pogies would be corralled by bluefish and cause massive half mile long "blitzes" of bluefish feasting on the pogies along with stripped bass on the periphery - from there all you had to do was cast out from the surf with a popper lure and just catch fish all day.
the fishing in the NYC area is actually good like you said... its a little tougher... but can be more rewarding since because so.