Bottom fishing is one of the most straightforward fishing methods, and also one of the most rewarding. This makes it ideal for new fishermen and experienced anglers alike. While there are many places to bottom fish around NYC, an excursion on the Marilyn Jean V into New York Harbor, Rockaway Beach, Jamaica Bay, and the New Jersey Coast is the best way to bottom fish.
The Marilyn Jean V offers bottom fishing excursions every morning departing from Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. With our expertise to get you in the right spot, you are sure to catch sizeable and delicious fish while enjoying a morning out at sea. You can book your trip on the calendar below or call us for more information.
7AM Bottom Fishing in NYC
Your day starts between 6:00 and 6:30 AM when you arrive at Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, NY. The Marilyn Jean 5 departs from Pier 6 or Pier 7 promptly at 7:00 AM when our captain will sail us to a prime fishing location around New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook, Coney Island, and other great local spots for bottom fishing.
Depending on the area, we will fish 20’ to 50’ deep. Being on a boat gives you the best possible access to structures where fish congregate, and our experience makes it possible for us to identify the spots that will provide a good catch.
While on board, you have access to restrooms, microwaves, and other appliances to make your trip comfortable. Heating also provides temperature control in the cabin for trips during the colder New York winters.
After a full day of fishing, we return you to the dock at 3:00 PM.
Fish We Catch on Our Morning Trips
Our bottom fishing trips put you right where the fish are active off the coast of New York and New Jersey. The specific fish we target depend on what is in season during the time of your trip. Throughout the year, we may fish for:
We may also visit reef and wreck sites to catch fish species living in those locations, providing a wide variety of fish you can catch on an excursion. With fish populations changing across seasons, every trip can provide a different experience.
What We Supply and What to Bring
We provide buckets and high quality baits specific to the fish we are targeting. Most passengers will bring their own rods and tackle. For deep water fishing, our recommended tackle includes:
- 4-8 Ounce Lead Sinkers
- 20 to 40 Pound Test Line
If you do not have the gear you need, we have hooks, lines, and sinkers available for purchase. Rods and reels can be rented for $5 per trip.
You will also want to wear clothing appropriate for the weather, keeping in mind that wind and sun can quickly alter the temperature. Sunscreen and possibly a hat are also a must to help prevent sunburn. You are also welcome to bring a cooler of food and drinks (although please save your hard alcohol for after you disembark).
Why Join Us Aboard the Marilyn Jean V
Marilyn Jean Fishing is the top choice for bottom fishing in NYC. We want your experience out at sea and your catches to be memorable. This is all possible with our:
- Up to Date Fishing Reports – Because we are out almost every day, we have the most up to date knowledge of fish populations in the area. We use this information to adjust our trips so that we are always providing a rewardable experience.
- Twin Diesel Engines – The Marilyn Jean V has twin diesel engines for extra power. This helps us get to our destinations quickly to minimize travel time and maximize fishing time. It also keeps the ride smooth.
- Clean and Comfortable Conditions – Our crew keeps all areas of the ship, including sun deck, bathrooms, and galleys, clean throughout the day, while the amenities we have onboard offer everything you need to heat food.
We also offer private fishing charters if you are looking for a more personalized trip or want to have the entire boat reserved for you and your party. The Marilyn Jean IV, Marilyn Jean V, and Captain’s Lady can be rented for private fishing trips and parties. We have half day trips, full day trips, and evening trips, all of which you can get more information on here.
Book Your Fishing Trip Today
The best way to secure your spot is to purchase your tickets below. We sometimes have walk-up spots available as well depending on capacity. See which days we have open spaces below, as well as the fish we will be targeting on that particular day. If you have additional questions, our team is happy to answer them via phone at (646) 413-1643 or email.