Are the stripers in the Hudson River yet?

Commercial fishing for stripers ended on the Hudson in 1976, when the fish were found to contain high levels of PCBs released by General Electric. Recreational fishing is enjoyed and celebrated throughout our region – subject to limits.

Where are the striped bass in the Hudson River?

The section of river from the Tappan Zee bridge to Kingston is very popular with striped bass fishermen. The deep channel around the Bear Mountain Bridge, the deep water off of West Point, Newburg, Croton, and Haverstra Bay are spots often recommended.

What is the biggest fish in the Hudson River?

Atlantic sturgeon
The Hudson’s Largest Fish Atlantic sturgeon may live more than 60 years, reaching a weight of 800 pounds and a length of fourteen feet. They are armored with bony plates, evidence of a lineage extending back to the age of dinosaurs.

How big does a striped bass have to be to keep in NY?

28 to 35 inches
In marine waters, the recreational slot limit is 28 to 35 inches, no less than 28 inches nor greater than 35 inches, and the season is open April 15 through Dec. 15. The recreational striped bass possession limit for all New York State waters is one fish per angler.

Can you eat that striped bass from the Hudson?

Women under 50 and children under 15 should not eat any fish from the Hudson River Striped bass is a healthy, safe-to-eat fish. You can cook them in a variety of ways, with the seasonings of your choice, and they are going to come out absolutely amazing.

What are the striped bass natural predators?

Ecological Description/Identification. Striped bass are not native to any waters in West Virginia but are native to the Atlantic and Gulf Coast fisheries and estuaries.

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  • How to catch striped bass in lakes and rivers?

    Stripers living in brackish or saltwater can be very sensitive to the tides and currents.

  • Striped bass are structure-oriented fish,and will usually be found close to structure.
  • The bulk of the striper population on the Atlantic seaboard migrates.
  • Do striped bass eat crappie?

    When a swarm of young crappie enter a pond, they eat all of the food needed by both bass and bream. This causes bass and bream to grow slowly and become thin. So if you have a pond in which good fishing for bass and bream is important, do not stock crappie.