Newark Bay

Details

Location:
Newark, NJ
United States United States
Coordinates:
40.6624, -74.1392
Distance:
Acres
Description:

Newark Bay is a body of water, a tidal back bay of New York Harbor formed at the confluence of the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers. On its south end, it is connected to Upper New York Bay by the Kill Van Kull, as well as to Raritan Bay by the Arthur Kill. It contains the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal.

It is enclosed on the west by the New Jersey cities of Newark and Elizabeth, and on the east by Jersey City and Bayonne. It is enclosed on the south by Staten Island.

It contains Shooters Island, most of which is located in Staten Island, and a northern sliver which is located in Bayonne.

Although a shallow tidal estuary, it is periodically dredged to accommodate ocean-going container ship access to Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal along its western side.

It is spanned by the Vincent R. Casciano Memorial Bridge connecting Bayonne and Newark.

Although a shallow tidal estuary, it is periodically dredged to accommodate ocean-going container ship access to Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal along its western side.

Aquatic vegetation:

Eel grasses.

Cover/Structure:

Piers, bridges, ledges, pilings, docks.

Tips/Tactics:

A 5 to 6oz beachcaster should be used for general fishing at Newark Bay, coupled with a two hook rig for the flat fish and smaller coalfish and a one hook paternoster for the Cod. If you’re targeting just flatfish a lightweight 2 to 4oz Bass rod or specialist beach rod will be ideal and offers more fun.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier, Disabled access, Shore fishing access, State picnic area, Playground, Restrooms, Beach, Wading, Floating
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Map

Map for 40.6624, -74.1392
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Fishing Reports

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Fish

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Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848
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Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

355
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Cod, Atlantic (Gadus morhua)

56
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Flounder, Winter (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

196
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Halibut, Atlantic (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

25
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Perch, Silver (Bairdiella chrysoura)

15
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Pollock, Atlantic (Pollachius virens)

42
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Sturgeon, Atlantic (Acipenser oxyrhynchus)

21
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Whiting (Merlangius merlangus)

75

Guides

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Lodges

There are no lodges specified for this fishing spot.

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.