|This newly built pier is just north of the Hoboken Train
Terminal. Take 1st street east as far as you can go and it will end at River Drive and
Pier A. This is a giant pier that did have developmental plans which were
dominated by an 18-story office building. Hudson River Walkway Coordinator Bill
Neyenhouse had some other uses in mind for this huge abandoned pier. Bill talked
it over with the HRFA NJ and between us the plan came about to make it a park. No
buildings, no condos, and no stores. Instead there are trees benches, and grass. The plans were drawn up and wala! One of the premier parks along the Hudson River
The park area encompasses
more than just the pier. You can walk along the shoreline to the north of this pier
and catch fish right from your bench.
Looking north from the pier you can see
this is a large area. There is plenty of parking but there are also plenty of
cars. This is an urban area. Walking to this location is more practical than
driving. Bicycles are also a great way to move around here. There are bicycle and
roller blade pathways all around the area.
Fishing rod holders on your bike often starts many a conversation.
The pier is big. It goes a long way
out! There are benches, gazebos, bicycle and roller blade paths and a grassy field all on
And, it also produces a lot
|There is a great fish cleaning station on the
north side of the pier.
Locals like to fish the north east corner on both the
incoming and outgoing tides. Cast to the north from the tip and let a sandworm or cut
bunker sit on the bottom. A long rope attached to a hoop net is used to land your fish as
it is quite high off the water. Some use a large treble style gaff attached to a rope to
lift the fish up the pier. Releasing fish is not possible using this method
and the HRFA does not recommend using the rope gaffs.
|You can find parking on the street but you may have to go
around the block a few times. HRFA member Tony Evangelista fishes this
spot in the late spring and says its great for stripers and weakfish. This pier
produces stripers, weakfish, catfish and fluke in the early spring. The summer months have
the schoolie stripers and snapper bluefish showing up. The fall has some of the biggest
bass in the river being pulled up over the end of this pier. This location has become one
of the premier fishing spots on the River.
|Let us know how you do! Fishingreports@hrfanj.org