Best Places for Fishing on the East Coast

11/04/2018 | Blogging | By Hunter Alexander | 0 Comments

Fishing for me is like zen yoga but without the need to try to stretch your body into a pretzel. It calms the mind and the nerves. It taught me to unplug long before people became glued to their phones. It shows you nature in all its glory…..and some things that are not so glorious. It’s my go-to happy place without the psychobabble connotations. It’s not for everybody, though. It helps big time if you’re a morning person. Don’t get me wrong. Early morning isn’t the only time to fish. Some of my favorite childhood memories involve fishing for carp in the twilight hours using wet cereal balls for bait. “Carp, don’t eat ‘em, but they sure fight like hell” was what we used to say.

It’s not just the modern world with its social media and WiFi addiction. There’s also something about the East Coast itself that seems like fishing can serve as a natural outlet and release for the congestion and harried way of life that is too common, imo, in this part of the country. Of course, as a long-time resident myself, I’m not trying to insult anyone, either. Far from it, I’m a big fan. It’s just if there’s one thing I could change it would be a stronger vibe of yoga-less zen. These aren’t the only spots, of course, but from New England down to southern Florida, for freshwater or saltwater, here are some of the best places that I’ve been fishing on the East Coast.

 

Fishing in Massachusetts

Larry’s Tackle Shop Edgartown, MA 258 Upper Main St, Edgartown, MA 02539 1 508-627-5088 https://www.larrystackle.com/
Done Deal Charters Vineyard Haven, MA 223 Lake St, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 1 508-737-5717 http://www.donedealcharters.com/
Menemsha Blues Charters Chilmark, MA Menemsha Charter Fishing Row, Basin Road, Chilmark, MA 02535 1 508-645-3778 http://www.menemshabluescharters.com/
Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby, Inc. Edgartown, MA Weigh Station, Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539, 1 303-249-2083 http://www.mvderby.com/
The Skipper – Fishing Charters and Party Boat Oak Bluffs, MA 2 Circuit Avenue Extension, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 1 508-693-1238 http://www.mvskipper.com/
Martha’s Vineyard Leisure Boat Charters Vineyard Haven, MA 52 Pondview Dr, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 1 508-696-5252 http://www.mvboat.com/
Red Tail Offshore Charter Fishing Menemsha, MA Basin Rd, Menemsha, MA 02552 1 508-645-6131 http://www.redtailfishing.com/
Roberts Lures Inc Vineyard Haven, MA 126 Franklin Ave, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 1 508-696-8925 http://www.robertslures.com/

 

 

Fishing in New York

1000 Islands Fishing Charters Clayton, NY 335 Riverside Dr, Clayton, NY 13624 1 315-686-2381 http://www.1000-islands.com/
Thousand Island Bait Store Alexandria Bay, NY 42980 New York RT 12, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 1 315-482-9903 http://www.tibait.com/
1000 Islands – Sign Man Fishing Charters Clayton, NY 720 State St, Clayton, NY 13624 1 315-686-3041 http://1000islandsfishing.com/
1000 Islands-Seaway Charters Alexandria Bay, NY 69 Anthony St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 1 315-408-6798 http://www.seawaycharters.com/
Ferguson Fishing Charters Clayton, NY 519 Theresa St, Clayton, NY 13624 1 315-686-3100 http://www.fergusonfishingcharters.com/
Viking Fleet Montauk, NY 462 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954 1 631-668-5700 https://vikingfleet.com/
Susie E Montauk Fishing Charter Montauk, NY 352 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954 1 631-523-8862 http://susiee.com/
Miss Montauk Montauk, NY 426 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954 1 631-668-1545 http://www.missmontauk.com/
Montauk Fishing Charter CUJO Montauk, NY 59 Star Island Rd, Montauk, NY 11954 1 631-678-2127 https://www.facebook.com/Montauk-Fishing-Charter-CUJO-409406802405708/
Four C’s Montauk Charter Boat Montauk, NY 467 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954 1 516-639-6767 http://four-cs-montauk-charter-boat.business.site/

 

Fishing in Florida

Bud N’ Mary’s Marina Islamorada, FL 79851 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036 1 305-664-2461 http://budnmarys.com/
Main Attraction Key Colony Beach, FL 400 Sadowski Causeway, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 1 305-289-0071 http://www.mainattraction.org/
Florida Keys Fun Fishing Islamorada, FL 80500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036 1 305-393-0900 http://floridakeysfunfishing.com/
Rodeo Charters Key Largo, FL 1313 Ocean Bay Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037 1 305-852-3829 http://rodeocharters.com/
Boneafide Fishing Charters Lower Keys Fishing Charters Little Torch Key, FL 565 Barry Ave, Little Torch Key, FL 33042 1 305-986-3211 http://boneafidecharters.com/
Islamorada Fishing Guides and Charters Islamorada, FL 81576 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036 1 305-394-7484 http://www.islamoradafishingguidesandcharters.com/
Sight Fish Charters Summerland Key, FL 28530 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key, FL 33042 1 305-304-6132 http://www.sightfishfloridakeys.com/
Fishing Florida Keys Key West, FL 5555 College Rd, Key West, FL 33040 1 305-292-7279 http://www.fishingfloridakeys.com/
Angling Adventures Marathon, FL 12648 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050 1 786-508-2483 http://www.captainrichsmith.com/
Jig’s Bait and Tackle Big Pine Key, FL 30321 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL 33043 1 305-872-1040 https://www.jigsbaitandtackle.com/
Key West Fly Fishing with Capt. Dexter Simmons Sugarloaf Key, FL 17240 Oleander Ln, Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042 1 305-745-3304 http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/
Cudjoe Sales Fishermen’s Warehouse Summerland Key, FL 22536 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key, FL 33042 1 305-745-3667 http://cudjoesales.com/
Key West Fly Fishing Summerland Key, FL 1008 Buttonwood Dr E, Summerland Key, FL 33042 1 305-744-8291 http://keywestflatsfishing.com/
Ye Olde English Fly Shop Summerland Key, FL 24570 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key, FL 33042 1 305-509-1113 http://yeoldeenglishflyshop.com/
Sailors Choice Party Fishing Boat Key Largo, FL 99701 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037 1 305-451-1802 http://sailorschoicefishingboat.com/