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Best Winter Fishing Spots in NYC


With fall in full swing, some NYC fishers pack up their gear until next summer, but why? Long Island City and the surrounding area have some of the best fall and winter finishing in the country. It’s true! And what a great way to get out in nature with no crowds and no bugs. For the angler who doesn't mind a little seasonal chill with their casting and catching, here are three NYC fishing holes you should definitely check out this season.

Hempstead Lake State Park

Hempstead Lake State Park is home to the largest freshwater lake in the county. The lake itself has been stocked with several species of fish that are awake and biting during the chilly months. A fantastic location for picnicking and outdoor recreation during the spring and summer, this time of year, you and your fellow anglers will have the run of the place.

Hudson River Park

The name pretty much says it all. Hudson River Park is a 4-mile stretch of the Manhattan waterfront running from Hell’s Kitchen to Tribeca. This section of the Hudson is a prime fishing spot for lifelong Manhattans and New Yorkers from all over the state. As the second largest park in the city, Hudson River Park sees heavy foot traffic and scheduled events all year round. But in winter, the riverfront chill keeps the crowds at bay, so you should have no problem finding an ideal spot to start casting.

Oakland Lake

If you’re looking for a gorgeous fall setting to enjoy a quiet afternoon of fishing, Oakland Lake has you covered. Located next to Queensborough College in Queens, Oakland Lake is paradise in the city. One of the best lakes in the area to pull a big bass, Oakland Lake is ideal this time of year with the browns, yellow golds, and greens of lush fall foliage all around.

Store Your Fishing Gear With CitiWide Self Storage

Looking for a place in NYC to store your fishing gear between adventures? Consider Citiwide Self Storage. Our storage units come in a variety of sizes and prices, so you never pay for space you don’t need. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable storage pros in Long Island City today and make the most of NYC living.

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