Whether you're fishing in Brooklyn off of the Coney Island pier, Riis Park bridge connecting Brooklyn to Far Rockaway, or fishing on a boat in deep waters within the New York metropolitan area, you're virtually guaranteed to come home with a good catch of meaty fish. If you are not going fishing, then you're most likely coming home with a large bucket of crabs after crabbing. Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island sound with Broad Channel are by far the best places to go fishing. With fresh bait like live sandworms, rest assured you're coming home with fish ranging from striped sea Bass, Bluefish, Porgies, jumbo sized Flounder, and baby Shark (smedium size).
If you've never had a grand opportunity to taste shark, visit your local fish market to see if they have any in supply. The meat is very delicious and skin very tender. Shark is a very good source of quality protein and nutrition. Another wonderful type of fish to consume out of New York City waters in Coney Island Brooklyn during winter months is Herring. When fishing off of the Coney Island pier during Winter season, those who fish for Herring off of the pier never have to worry about purchasing live bait. Believe it or not, a 2 foot long rigged Herring fishing line dressed with half a dozen neon colored glow-in-the-dark fishing hooks will do just the job in attracting schools of Herring to your fishing pole. Herring are attracted to the neon colors attached to the fishing hook-rig. Additionally, it takes less time to catch Herring, as all you have to do is simply jerk your fishing line up and down for a few minutes until 3 to 8 Herring start biting your fishing hooks. Just like sea bass, flounder, shark, bluefish and porgies, Herring is a quality source of fish protein and good to consume for lean muscle building.
If you plan to visit family anywhere within the metropolitan area of New York City during the winter months, it would be good to take your fishing pole along with you. That is, if you have an acquired taste for eating fresh catch fish.
And if you plan on cruising around Nassau county for the day or weekend, you may want to consider fishing in Broad Channel. Be mindful to have at least a 50 lb. test fishing line just in case you snag a heavy shark, striped Bass, Bluefish, King, Porgy, or accidentally catch a Sea Robin.