Night Fishing in NYC

Evening is often a prime time for fishing in NYC. The cooler temperatures bring fish close to the surface to feed and make them extremely active. Heading out on a fishing boat in the evening can also be more enjoyable with the cooler temperatures and a stunning view of the NYC skyline throughout your trip.

Marilyn Jean Fishing offers midnight fishing trips for striped bass, porgy, and bluefish trips throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Our trips depart from Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn and travel to several of the best fishing locations around NYC. Book your tickets today to enjoy an exciting night of fishing.


Porgy and Striped Bass Night Fishing Experiences in NYC on the Marilyn Jean

Marilyn Jean Fishing provides the leading NYC party boat fishing trips in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island and beyond. We have a range of different trips occurring all year long, including our night fishing trips almost every night of the week in fishing seasons when porgy, striped bass, and bluefish are active.

Trips begin from our dock in Sheepshead Bay, located in Brooklyn and depart at 7:30. From there, we go to different locations that are ideal for saltwater fishing, such as:

  • Jamaica Bay
  • Raritan Bay
  • Rockaway Beach
  • Sandy Hook Bay
  • Coney Island, and More

As we travel out through New York Harbor, you get to see the skyline of NYC and all the local bridges, lighthouse, and other features lit up at night which is sure to be a thrilling and memorable view whether you are a New York native or a visitor to the city.

Once we reach the first destination, the true experience begins as you cast your line. Our experienced captain is able to spot promising fishing locations, often giving our customers red hot fishing while they are out on the Marilyn Jean and increasing the chances that you will reel in a fantastic catch.

What to Know for Your NYC Night Fishing Trip

We have fishing rods and reels available to rent for $5. We also have tackle available to purchase or you can bring your own, in which case the following is recommended:

  • 4 to 10 oz Lead Sinkers
  • 20 to 50 lb Test Line
  • Jigs

Additionally, we provide bait and buckets, as well as a fish cleaning for any fish you will take home. Although we are handling the fish, you are encouraged to bring a cooler for any snacks and drinks you may want while on board. There will be ample space to spread out on our roomy decks while you enjoy fishing with your party all evening.

Because temperatures can drop after the sun goes down and our midnight porgy fishing trip can go late, you may also want to bring extra clothes in case you need additional layers. We have interior cabin space as well if you need to warm up or get out of the wind while we travel.

Why Fish on the Marilyn for Midnight Fishing Trips

At Marilyn Jean Fishing, we have provided party boat fishing and fishing charters round NYC for many years and reliably offer the best trips in NYC. Our night striped bass fishing trips are popular with NYC locals and those visiting the area as they offer an exciting new way to see New York and an exciting activity while you are in the area.

The various benefits that you will enjoy onboard the Mariyln Jean include:

  • Comfortable and Up to Date Fleet – Our fleet is comfortable and has all the amenities you need on board, including clean restrooms, small onboard snack bar, brightly lit decks for easy nighttime visibility, and twin diesel engines for smooth travel.
  • Friendly and Professional Crew – Our crew is on hand throughout your journey to provide assistance with baiting hooks and cleaning fish. They can also provide any advice you may need on fishing for porgy, striped bass, and bluefish.
  • Conveniently Located – Our dock in Sheepshead Bay is easy to reach from wherever you are in NYC. There is free street parking around Sheepshead Bay and a paid lot nearby. You can also take the B or Q trains to the Sheepshead Bay Road station, from which we are only a short walk away.

Our boats are also extremely safe and equipped with the latest navigation and safety technology. They are also Coast Guard inspected so that you can simply relax and enjoy a good time fishing in NYC.

Buy Tickets for NYC Night Fishing

While any fishing trip in NYC promises a good time, midnight fishing for porgies and stripers is one of the more popular experiences. Our crew on the Marilyn Jean will help make sure you have a great time while aboard and hopefully bring home an impressive catch. You can guarantee your spot onboard by purchasing tickets in advance on our online calendar.