Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn
Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn

The local fishermen of Southern Brooklyn, Coney Island begin the early mornings prepping their nets and reels for the day as local music fills the air of the Steeplechase Pier.

Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn
Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn

Remenants of a fish is stained onto the surface of the pier.

Rituals and Repetition
Rituals and Repetition

Many take to the pier to fish as a start to their day before beginning other, more stressful, jobs later on. 

Waters of the Atlantic
Waters of the Atlantic

The early mornings brings crab nets that line both sides of the pier as fishers await crabs to enter their traps. As the day goes on the fishermen use crab to capture schools of minnows, which are then used to capture the bigger fish that occupy the waters.

Waters of the Atlantic
Waters of the Atlantic

Fishermen engaging in jokes and conversation during the high noon sun. 

The Steeplechase Pier of Brooklyn
The Steeplechase Pier of Brooklyn

The Steeplechase Pier was reopened at the start of October in 2013 after suffering damages from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Anglers of the Pier
Anglers of the Pier

Everyday objects are sometimes used to create handmade fishing tackles. Objects ranging from rope and piping to a soda bottle and fishing line. 

Portrait of a Fisherman
Portrait of a Fisherman

A fisherman removes his hook from his recently caught flounder before placing it into his live box; a bucket that contains sea water, used to keep fish alive. 

The Commute
The Commute

New Yorkers from all over the city take the long commute to the end of the line just to spend their days fishing off the pier. Some commuters come from as far as the Bronx and Staten Island. 

The Commute
The Commute

New Yorkers from all over the city take the long commute to the end of the line just to spend their days fishing off the pier. Some commuters come from as far as the Bronx and Staten Island. 

Crabbers of the Pier
Crabbers of the Pier

Socks filled with crabmeat are tied to the middle of these nets and thrown over the pier. The nets aid the fishermen in catching the many schools of minnows that frequent the waters.

The Commute
The Commute

A fisherman stops for his portrait after a long day casting off the side of the Steeplechase Pier. 

Crabbers of the Pier
Crabbers of the Pier

Along the wooden planks, crabbers prepare their traps for the schools of minnows that frequent the water below the pier. These will be later used as bait.

Summer Days Spent
Summer Days Spent

A fisherman stands in the high noon sun unhooking a small fish that is too small for use in a meal. The fish was released, only to be caught once again by the same angler.

Waters of the Atlantic
Waters of the Atlantic

As the temperatures drop and the waters gets colder Little Skates, a species of fish related to sharks and rays, overwhelm the waters under the Steeplechase Pier. 

Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting

A fisherman stands over looking the water for a school of fish to appear. When a school is successfully caught, the pier swarms with eager buyers looking to purchase the fresh fish. 

Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting

A fishing cart sits alone on the pier, as its owner stands feet away waiting for a bite. 

Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting

A small fish sits in the hands of a young fisherman from Staten Island. 

Cast, Catch, and Repeat
Cast, Catch, and Repeat

Fishermen lower a small net into bait traps to help gather the minnows caught inside. The minnows play an important role in aiding anglers with catching the larger fish of the water below.  

Cast, Catch and Repeat
Cast, Catch and Repeat

A windowpane flounder, a fish which calls the sandy bottom of the ocean floor its home, lays on the wooden planks after being caught. 

Cast, Catch, and Repeat
Cast, Catch, and Repeat

The Parachute Jump of Coney Island provides an iconic backdrop as a fishermen casts a tackle used to catch crab. 

Out in the Honey Hole
Out in the Honey Hole

Cast nets and years of experience allow for the anglers to anticipate and catch the different schools of fish.

"All In A Day"
"All In A Day"

Fisherman bond over their frustration for little skates. The little skate is one of most caught fish on the pier, as a result exhausting a lot of the anglers bait and time. The fish however holds no value amongst the anglers, resulting in their frustration. 

"All In A Day"
"All In A Day"

Fisherman bonding over their frustration with the little skates. The little skate is one of most caught fish on the pier, as a result exhausting a lot of the anglers bait and time. The fish however holds no value amongst the anglers, resulting in their frustration. 

Anglers of Coney Island
Anglers of Coney Island

An angler stands with his freshly caught Little Skate on the northern end of the pier.

Anglers of Coney Island
Anglers of Coney Island

An angler removes the barb of a fishing hook that has become deeply embedded in the mouth of a Little Skate. 

Casting in the Midday Light
Casting in the Midday Light

A fisher prepares his hoop nets for the hours of crab fishing ahead. Baited with raw chicken, the fishers hopes to draw the crabs in to be caught. 

Portrait of a Little Skate
Portrait of a Little Skate

An angler shows off a little skate that has been accidentally caught on his line before throwing it back into the Atlantic. Little skates play the role of pest to many anglers on the pier, eating their bate and breaking lines during the mid-day sun.  

The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn
The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn

View of Coney Island's Parachute Jump, a major landmark, is often called the "Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn" by the locals of the south Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island.

A Net and Bucket
A Net and Bucket

An angler empties his fishing net of a small school of fish on the pier. 

Gulls of the Pier
Gulls of the Pier

Gulls pose as a major pest for fishermen, as they eat the recently caught fish and peck at bait used to help catch them.

High Noon Sun
High Noon Sun

A young fisherman waits as his cousin unhooks his first catch of the day. 

Hands of an Angler
Hands of an Angler

An angler removes a small fish from his line.

Fishing Tackles of Coney Island
Fishing Tackles of Coney Island

On the west side of the pier, anglers prepare their lures with crushed crab meat. Crab meat proves to be a vital and successful bait of choice when fishing the waters sorrounding the pier.

Days on Steeplechase
Days on Steeplechase

View from the entrance of the pier during the evening hours of the day. 

Returning to the Honey Hole
Returning to the Honey Hole

Fishermen prepare their nets for the upcoming schools of fish that migrate the piers waters.

Fishermen of the Brooklyn Riviera
Fishermen of the Brooklyn Riviera

Fish are poured out onto the pier, for other fishermen to see. The anglers put down their rods, to come and purchase the fish to use as bait or for cooking when returning home. This is a common occurrence during the last few hours of the day.

Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn
Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn
Rituals and Repetition
Waters of the Atlantic
Waters of the Atlantic
The Steeplechase Pier of Brooklyn
Anglers of the Pier
Portrait of a Fisherman
The Commute
The Commute
Crabbers of the Pier
The Commute
Crabbers of the Pier
Summer Days Spent
Waters of the Atlantic
Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting
Cast, Catch, and Repeat
Cast, Catch and Repeat
Cast, Catch, and Repeat
Out in the Honey Hole
"All In A Day"
"All In A Day"
Anglers of Coney Island
Anglers of Coney Island
Casting in the Midday Light
Portrait of a Little Skate
The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn
A Net and Bucket
Gulls of the Pier
High Noon Sun
Hands of an Angler
Fishing Tackles of Coney Island
Days on Steeplechase
Returning to the Honey Hole
Fishermen of the Brooklyn Riviera
Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn

The local fishermen of Southern Brooklyn, Coney Island begin the early mornings prepping their nets and reels for the day as local music fills the air of the Steeplechase Pier.

Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn

Remenants of a fish is stained onto the surface of the pier.

Rituals and Repetition

Many take to the pier to fish as a start to their day before beginning other, more stressful, jobs later on. 

Waters of the Atlantic

The early mornings brings crab nets that line both sides of the pier as fishers await crabs to enter their traps. As the day goes on the fishermen use crab to capture schools of minnows, which are then used to capture the bigger fish that occupy the waters.

Waters of the Atlantic

Fishermen engaging in jokes and conversation during the high noon sun. 

The Steeplechase Pier of Brooklyn

The Steeplechase Pier was reopened at the start of October in 2013 after suffering damages from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Anglers of the Pier

Everyday objects are sometimes used to create handmade fishing tackles. Objects ranging from rope and piping to a soda bottle and fishing line. 

Portrait of a Fisherman

A fisherman removes his hook from his recently caught flounder before placing it into his live box; a bucket that contains sea water, used to keep fish alive. 

The Commute

New Yorkers from all over the city take the long commute to the end of the line just to spend their days fishing off the pier. Some commuters come from as far as the Bronx and Staten Island. 

The Commute

New Yorkers from all over the city take the long commute to the end of the line just to spend their days fishing off the pier. Some commuters come from as far as the Bronx and Staten Island. 

Crabbers of the Pier

Socks filled with crabmeat are tied to the middle of these nets and thrown over the pier. The nets aid the fishermen in catching the many schools of minnows that frequent the waters.

The Commute

A fisherman stops for his portrait after a long day casting off the side of the Steeplechase Pier. 

Crabbers of the Pier

Along the wooden planks, crabbers prepare their traps for the schools of minnows that frequent the water below the pier. These will be later used as bait.

Summer Days Spent

A fisherman stands in the high noon sun unhooking a small fish that is too small for use in a meal. The fish was released, only to be caught once again by the same angler.

Waters of the Atlantic

As the temperatures drop and the waters gets colder Little Skates, a species of fish related to sharks and rays, overwhelm the waters under the Steeplechase Pier. 

Patiently Waiting

A fisherman stands over looking the water for a school of fish to appear. When a school is successfully caught, the pier swarms with eager buyers looking to purchase the fresh fish. 

Patiently Waiting

A fishing cart sits alone on the pier, as its owner stands feet away waiting for a bite. 

Patiently Waiting

A small fish sits in the hands of a young fisherman from Staten Island. 

Cast, Catch, and Repeat

Fishermen lower a small net into bait traps to help gather the minnows caught inside. The minnows play an important role in aiding anglers with catching the larger fish of the water below.  

Cast, Catch and Repeat

A windowpane flounder, a fish which calls the sandy bottom of the ocean floor its home, lays on the wooden planks after being caught. 

Cast, Catch, and Repeat

The Parachute Jump of Coney Island provides an iconic backdrop as a fishermen casts a tackle used to catch crab. 

Out in the Honey Hole

Cast nets and years of experience allow for the anglers to anticipate and catch the different schools of fish.

"All In A Day"

Fisherman bond over their frustration for little skates. The little skate is one of most caught fish on the pier, as a result exhausting a lot of the anglers bait and time. The fish however holds no value amongst the anglers, resulting in their frustration. 

"All In A Day"

Fisherman bonding over their frustration with the little skates. The little skate is one of most caught fish on the pier, as a result exhausting a lot of the anglers bait and time. The fish however holds no value amongst the anglers, resulting in their frustration. 

Anglers of Coney Island

An angler stands with his freshly caught Little Skate on the northern end of the pier.

Anglers of Coney Island

An angler removes the barb of a fishing hook that has become deeply embedded in the mouth of a Little Skate. 

Casting in the Midday Light

A fisher prepares his hoop nets for the hours of crab fishing ahead. Baited with raw chicken, the fishers hopes to draw the crabs in to be caught. 

Portrait of a Little Skate

An angler shows off a little skate that has been accidentally caught on his line before throwing it back into the Atlantic. Little skates play the role of pest to many anglers on the pier, eating their bate and breaking lines during the mid-day sun.  

The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn

View of Coney Island's Parachute Jump, a major landmark, is often called the "Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn" by the locals of the south Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island.

A Net and Bucket

An angler empties his fishing net of a small school of fish on the pier. 

Gulls of the Pier

Gulls pose as a major pest for fishermen, as they eat the recently caught fish and peck at bait used to help catch them.

High Noon Sun

A young fisherman waits as his cousin unhooks his first catch of the day. 

Hands of an Angler

An angler removes a small fish from his line.

Fishing Tackles of Coney Island

On the west side of the pier, anglers prepare their lures with crushed crab meat. Crab meat proves to be a vital and successful bait of choice when fishing the waters sorrounding the pier.

Days on Steeplechase

View from the entrance of the pier during the evening hours of the day. 

Returning to the Honey Hole

Fishermen prepare their nets for the upcoming schools of fish that migrate the piers waters.

Fishermen of the Brooklyn Riviera

Fish are poured out onto the pier, for other fishermen to see. The anglers put down their rods, to come and purchase the fish to use as bait or for cooking when returning home. This is a common occurrence during the last few hours of the day.

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