Hudson River Striped Bass Anglers: DEC Seeks Volunteers

The party boats continue to catch a mixed bag, while shore anglers are finding keeper-sized holdovers in the rivers, and the local ponds are fishing well for stocked trout.

Do you fish for striped bass in the tidal Hudson River? Whether you catch-and-release or take home a keeper, you can be part of the Hudson River Cooperative Angler Program. Share your fishing trip information and help biologists understand and manage our striped bass fishery.

Here’s how it works: Fill out a logbook we provide or record your trips on your smartphone using DEC’s Hudson River online logbook, whenever you fish on the tidal Hudson River north of the George Washington Bridge, whether by boat or on the shore. Record general location, time, gear used, what you caught (or if you didn’t catch anything), and return the logbook when you are done fishing. You’ll receive an annual newsletter summarizing the recreational fishery information, in addition to the latest news regarding the Hudson River and saltwater fishing regulations.
 
In the tidal Hudson River north of the George Washington Bridge, the recreational slot limit is 18” – 28” (not less than 18” nor greater than 28”) and the season is open April 1 – November 30. Visit Tidal Hudson River Regulations for more information.

Join today! For more information on the angler program and instructions on installing the Survey123 App to access the online logbook, visit Hudson River Cooperative Angler or email hudsonangler@dec.ny.gov.

Note: If you primarily fish for striped bass in New York’s marine waters south of the George Washington Bridge, please contact the Diadromous Fish Unit at sbcaprogram@dec.ny.gov or visit DEC’s Striped Bass Cooperative Angler website. In marine waters, the recreational slot limit is 28” – 35” (not less than 28” nor greater than 35”) and the season is open April 15 – December 15. Visit Recreational Saltwater Fishing Regulations for more information.

2 on “Hudson River Striped Bass Anglers: DEC Seeks Volunteers

  1. Audrey Caraway

    They need to do this for eel River. What a great program.

  2. Top-knot

    The striper fishing in the Hudson has suffered since the Tappan-zee Bridge replacement. I have fished it for over 20 years and have not caught a stripper in the last two years. The bait is there but the bass aren’t. Mabey it will rebound this year. The boat gets so grungy from the dirty water and slimy mud, we might stick with the saltwater this year.

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