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