Inland Lakes Ideal For Fishing in the Bronx

Serving the needs of automotive customers throughout the Bronx, Chris Orsaris leads Victory Auto Group and meets the needs of buyers of pre-owned cars who expect quality service after purchase. With a passion for deep-sea fishing, Chris Orsaris also enjoys taking advantage of the fishing opportunities the Bronx offers.

New York City contains numerous rivers and lakes, as well as more than 500 miles of coastline. One premier inland destination is the Bronx’s Indian Lake, found within Crotona Park. Spanning over three acres, the lake’s well-stocked fish population includes blue gills, largemouth bass, and pumpkinseeds. The deck of the Crotona Park Nature Center offers an ideal location for casting off.

Even larger is the Bronx’s Van Cortlandt Park Lake, which spans 18 acres and features sloping, forested stretches of shoreline, as well as flat, grassy sections. Among the fish found in abundance are brown bullheads, yellow perch, and black crappie.

Urban fisherman should keep in mind that all freshwater New York anglers over the age of 15 are required to purchase a fishing license, and freshwater fishing is catch-and-release only.

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