One of the definite advantages of being on Long Island is that we’re surrounded by water, providing an abundance of fishing opportunities.
Long Island’s waters, which offer opportunities for both fresh and saltwater fishing, have been recognized as some of the best fishing locations on the entire East Coast. In fact, since the 1980s, over 80 fishing records have been broken here.
In these waters you can find flounder, mackerel, cod, weakfish, blackfish, bluefish, striped bass, porgies, fluke, tuna, marlins, sharks, and a host of smaller fish.
Whether you chose to take out your own boat, rent a boat, hop onto a public fishing boat or simply fish off of a public dock or pier somewhere, Long Island offers plenty of opportunities for you to try out your luck, and your lure.
Here is the list of the Top 10 places to go fishing on Long Island:
*Keep in mind that a fishing license is required when fishing in freshwater and some saltwater locations. Children under 16 years of age do not require freshwater fishing licenses. Contact the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation with any further questions about marine regulations, before you head out with your pole and tackle box.
Compiled by Anna Dinger