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Fishing in Sunset Park

Old fihsermen never die, they just smell that way

 

Are you one of those folks that likes to go fishing? If you live in Sunset Park, you probably have an idea that you need to get away far from here to go fishing, but nothing could be further from the truth. There happen to be two favorite spots where oldtimers in Sunset Park like to go. and they are within walking distance of most Sunset Parkers. The first is the newly renovated pier by the Brooklyn Army Terminal at 58th street. Since 911 a ferry leaves from there to Manhattan during weekdays. Many people park their cars there during the day. There is also fishing all year round but it picks up during the warmer seasons. You can catch Stripers, seabass, black bass, flunder, blues, progies and a variety of other fish from the pier. As the photos below attest, the pier is substantially large.


Fishermen try their luck at the 58th street pier in Sunset Park.


The Brooklyn Army Terminal looks small and in the distance from the far end of the pier.


Cars on the pier await the return of their owners via ferry from Manhattan.

You should check the laws regarding fishing in New York State as Fish and Wildlife officers have been known to patrol the piers to make sure that catches are conforming to thelaws and regulations. There are separate regulations for fresh water fish and saltwater fish respectively. Because New York bay is also a river estuary where the Hudson river meets the Atlantic both fresh water fish and salt water fish can be found.

The second spot is about 11 blocks away at the 69th street pier where Shore Road begins. The pier has undergone many different improvements in the last ten years. Since 911 a monument to the victims of the terrorist attack has been erected there. Most locals know that 69th street goes by the official name of Bay Ridge Avenue. Though most locals call it 69th street because it lies between 68th and 67th streets. Pretty much the same types of fish can be found as one finds at 58th street. However, because the pier is much better known than it's larger mate at 58thh street it tends to be rather crowded during fishing season and the warmer months.


The entrance to the 69th street pier as seen from Shore Road.


Fishermen try their luck at the far end of the pier.


Monument to the victims of 911 at the 69th street pier.

So with Spring just right around the corner there are plenty of local places to try out your luck and patience in the local waters. Know of any other spots that you can recomend? Drop us a line and let us know.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 

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