West End Construction Dock
The West End Construction Dock is a great place to start fishing Jones Beach. Please be aware you do need a fishing permit to park in the gravel lot even in the daytime and the park police do some by often to check. It is located as you turn into the Coast Guard station, just make a hard left onto the dirt road before you hit the gates at the Coast Guard station and its about one quarter mile down the road.. You can park right in the lot next to the inlet walk a few feet and start fishing, or you can take a nice hike about a mile and a half up the inlet to the jetty.
Its a nice piece of water with a lot of different fishing structures to choose from. It has of course right where you park the old remnants of the construction dock forming a nicely structured bottom filled with cement, rocks and rebar, and yes you will get snagged often but there are some nice holes and structure when you learn it well. Further up it forms a sandy beach inlet beach with some nice bars and point which always hold fish. It is a hot early spring time spot and I have seen it shoulder to shoulder with lines behind you even in the dawn hours when the run in on. About a quarter mile up from this beach is a nice cove with a lightly boulder'd bottom which hold some nice stripped bass, its also a good place to move away from the crowd. Also you will see another point where the break wall starts and lead to the jetty. You can fish the walk to the jetty along the break wall but it is difficult place to find good changes in structure on the walk to the tip of the jetty. From this point on you should have most of the water to yourself as it is a long walk and seldom fished because of the lack of visible structure. as you approach the jetty there used to be a wonderful bar which held some nice fish but it changes year to year as the the whole of the inlet. In early spring I always take a walk out before the fish show up to see how the structure has changed and take notes for future reference.