Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Jamaica Bay

4.7

Queens County, NY

Place public
Water Brackish
Clarity -
Depth 50 ft

If you're planning to go fishing at Jamaica Bay, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Queens County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Jamaica Bay.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Queens County, New York, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Jamaica Bay.

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Fish Species to Catch in the Jamaica Bay, NY

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Jamaica Bay to understand the specifics of catching each fish in New York.

There are countless Jamaica Bay fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Striped bass, Bluefish, Scup, Tautog, Summer flounder, Black seabass, Northern kingcroaker and others, as of March 4, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Striped bass

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Regulation

Season

Opened from April 15, to December 15 (Saltwater). Opened from April 1, to November 30 (Freshwater).

Bag limit

1

Max size

31" (Saltwater); 28" (Freshwater)

Min size

28" (Saltwater); 18" (Freshwater)

Measurement

Total length

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Bluefish

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Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

3

Max size

-

Min size

No

Measurement

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Scup

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Regulation

Season

Opened from May 1, to December 31; from September 1, to October 31.

Bag limit

30

Max size

-

Min size

9.5"

Measurement

Total length

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Tautog

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Regulation

Season

Opened from April 1, to April 30; from October 11, to December 9; from October 15, to December 22

Bag limit

2

Max size

-

Min size

16"

Measurement

-

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

Above are just a few of the species found in Jamaica Bay. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Jamaica Bay you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 8 species of fish in Jamaica Bay.

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Fishing Spots Near the Jamaica Bay

Must visit the following nearest Jamaica Bay fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.5

Queens County, NY

6 hot spots

4.9

Kings County, NY

10 hot spots

4.2

Kings County, NY

8 hot spots

4.8

Nassau County, NY

3 hot spots

4.8

Queens County, NY

10 hot spots

4.8

Kings County, NY

9 hot spots

4.7

New York County, NY

10 hot spots

4.5

Queens County, NY

9 hot spots

4.8

Nassau County, NY

10 hot spots

4.4

New York County, NY

4 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Jamaica Bay

  • May is the best month to fish at Jamaica Bay.
  • Fishing in the creeks of the bay may be very productive in July, but you can only fish in most of them at high tide.
  • In September, if you see mullet that means that bass and bluefish are somewhere nearby.

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