The ocean is alive, even in New York City. And here's a story about catching some fine fish from New York's gritty shores.
I can't help but think of hot city fishing when I hear that our oceans are dying. I know that we have real ocean conservation problems. But I also know that life is tough and resilient and not easily snuffed out.
I love city fish because of what they prove. And because of the way they provide an ocean connection to people who can't get out to remote islands. I've done some city fishing myself, although not in New York. As said in the article, when you pull in a thrashing ocean fish from a city beach, "you're really in a different world" when you're out there and "you feel like you've gotten away with something."