Fishing Season: April-January .

New York Harbor - NY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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On The Bite Charters's Tip of the Week

Find then bunker and fish beneath them Match the Hatch use big Fly patterns such as Bunker Fles, Big Deceivers and Half/halfs Bluefish up to 10lbs are blitzing peanut bunker Offshore: Mahi/Mahi work the lobster pots

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Map of New York Harbor

Tide data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 9/26/23

The Fall run is happening ! And its going get better each day. Striped bass up to 15lbs have been feeding on Bunker . Bluefish up to 10 lb are in the mix. Bonito and False Albacore are starting to show. The Fall Run is happening, make plans now

Techniques & Tips as of 9/26/23

Match the Hatch They feeding on Bunker. use big Fly patterns such as Bunker Flies, Herring flies, Big Deceivers and Half/half

Current Conditions as of 9/26/23

Water temperatures are cooling down, bass and bluefish are blitzing bunker. The Fall run is starting each day more fish will be on the feed now is the time to make plans

Local Species Available April-January .

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    Striped Bass

On The Bite Charters's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Half And Half Chartreuse/White 2/0- 3/0
Half And Half Olive/White 2/0-3/0
Softy Sand Eel Olive/White 2/0-3/0
Cowen's Baitfish Olive/White 4/0-6/0
Bunker Fly Olive/White 6/0-8/0
Herring fly Blue/white 6/0-8/0
Monomoy Flatwing white 2/0-4/0
Softy Minnow Olive/White 2/0-3/0

Half And Half

These flies incorporate the best design aspects of the Clouser and Deceiver into one!

On The Bite Charters's Recommended Gear

Description: About New York Harbor

NY Harbor and Raritan Bay are the Gateway to the Hudson River Striped Bass Spawning Grounds. The Spring Run and Fall Run are spectacular! with fish up to 50 lbs on the feed " a great time to catch a trophy Striper". Late Spring schools of marauding Bluefish up to 20lbs move in and are eager to take any fly you can throw at them "a sure shot" for first time anglers. Early Fall False Albacore aka Albies! arrive and provide the ultimate in shore fly fishing. "These speedsters will get you into your backing within seconds flat" Aside from fishing you will see New York City's Iconic Skyline,The Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn's famous Coney Island Beach

Nearest Airport:

JFK, Newark, Laguardia

Bait Recommendations:

Menhaden (bunker), Herring