| Exchange Place, (Grundy Park)
Jersey City ¶¶¶
Jersey City, Take Washington Blvd. to
Montgomery Street and head towards the river to Exchange Place. ( The PATH Terminal ) One
of the outstanding examples of functional fishing piers and great recreational parks on
the river. On the street parking is available and very tough during the week. If you
dont catch fish, the view will knock you out. Bring your camera. This is an
outstanding fishing spot for stripers and blues and an occasional fluke, or blackfish. The
flag holders around the railings make great rod holders. The pier is well lit so you can
fish well in to the darkness. The Friday and Saturday night concerts will have you dancing
while youre reeling in stripers.
This location became famous during the fall
of 2001 when Kristie Ramos, fishing with her husband at 2:30 am landed a 51 Lb. 4 oz.
striped bass from this pier.
Here is her report from that
| My fish was caught at 2:30 am I used a chunk of
bunker with a 20lb test line my rod was a custom built rod from my
husband. I'm pretty sure it was outgoing tied. My fish was measure that night
at 52in and weighted in at 51 lbs 4oz still waiting from the state to hear the
I caught this fish on November 2 at 2:30 am at Grundy Pier (also know as
exchange place ) in Jersey City across from New York right in front of the no
longer there twin towers.
I did not release this fish because I was checking to see if I had beat the record for the
state which is still being check out this time.
Kristie Ann Ramos
Jersey City NJ
and if you also want to mention that I could not have done it with out my great
GUIDE my husband Emilio M Ramos
Kristie Ann Ramos
| A few days before,
Kristie had lost a fish even large than this one. She lost the fish on the gaff
while bringing it up the pier. Her husband on October 24th of the same year landed
a 35 pound striper from the same location. His was 40 inches long.
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