The Chart House & Riva Point
|The Chart House
| Harbor Boulevard.
Weehawken, N. J. Just east of the Lincoln Tunnel approach and bordering the north side of
Lincoln Harbor marina. The Chart House restaurant burned down in 1998 and has now been
completely rebuilt. The new restaurant is open for business as of the summer of 2000. The
owners so far are still friendly towards fishermen using their pier. You can still fish
along the sides of this pier. Every year this area produces some outstanding sized striped
bass. Evenings work well at this location. Moe from Moes tackle in Jersey City likes
to fish the north side of the pier as close to the restaurant as you are allowed.
|The crabbing is
also excellent off this pier. Be aware of the shellfish advisories. Also be aware that
this is a high class restaurant so keep your fishing area clean for their customers.
||The pier is one of our more popular locations for the shoreline
angler. The walkway brings anglers and passersby to the restaurant. The restaurant
patrons enjoy the view of watching the public pass by with the river and city behind. Moe
from Moe's Tackle in jersey City tell us the north side of the pier is the best for
fishing. Parking spots can be at a premium. What this upper class restaurant has
done was take a section of their parking lot, on the north side, and set aside several
parking places for "Fishermen Only." The signs are clearly visible.
|Of course, outstanding views can be seen form this pier both in daylight
and darkness. The pier is well lit making it easy for fishermen to fish well in to
the evening hours.
October 20, 2000
Ken Thompson pulled in a 42 pound, 46 inch Striped Bass off this pier.
On a Friday night me, my brother in law, and my two sons
went fishing. First we picked up some peanut bunker from Moe's bait and tackle on
south street in Jersey City. Then we headed to the Chart House in Weehawken, where we
began to fish off the pier. On that night it was low tide.
We were there about 20 minutes when the bell on the pole rang. We ran
over by the pole. It was bent almost in half. This would begin our 35 minutes of
fighting to get the fish in. We had to use a treble hook, with crab line to pull the fish
up, onto the pier. For the next hour and a 1/2,All the people in the Chart House
were coming out to see the fish. Also the port authority police came to take
pictures. The next day we went fishing for about 2 hours, and the people were coming on
the pier, just to see the big fish that we caught. No one could ever tell us there are no
fish in the Hudson River.
Ferry Dock south of Riva' Point ¶¶
|Weehawken, N. J. Fishing access is just south of
the ferry dock at the end of Harbor Boulevard. This area produces a good amount of
schoolie stripers each year. Crabbing is also good, but be aware of the advisories of
eating shellfish. Ample free parking is available in the shopping center lot but it is a
hike. We are negotiating with the Hotel for a couple of closer parking spots.The ferry service has gotten more and more busy after
September 11, 2001. Stay south of the ferry dock.
This is the area near the ferry service. The
extension of the pier beyond the railing makes it poor for landing a fish. Walk to
the area just south of here behind the Sheraton Suite Hotel.
|This is the area behind the hotel. Parking is not as restrictive
and members pull in more from fish here. Landing the fish is much easier from this area.
Benches are situated all along this area with parking just behind you.
Excellent fishing from here.
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