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Bill Greene 
Hudson River - Beacon-Fishkill Area - Surf  4/ 3/2017 15:19:46 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
4/3/17

Correction on my carp Report from 4/2 - it was 8 lb 11 ozs. According to the cynics outside the fishing fraternity - Maybe the first time in fishing history where the first report was underweight!!

Bill Greene 
Hudson River - Beacon-Fishkill area - Surf  4/ 3/2017 15:14: 3 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
4/3/17

Went out 4/2 - Sunday - first try of the 2017 season. Got carp - 8 lb 8 oz and 4 lb 4 oz channel catfish -- both put in HRFA contest since witnesses available.

Bill Greene 
Hudson River - Beacon Fishkill - Surf  12/2/2016 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
12/2/16

Caught & released 2 carp - lost a third due to hook-pull at net -- and also caught & released one channel cat. Carp measured out at 27 & 25 inches - about 11 & 8 lb. The cat was measured at 22 inches - big heavy jaw structure - male - about 3-1/2 lbs. Fish are feeding, fishermen have to put up with the cold and wind though.



Bill Greene 
Hudson River Beacon/Fishkill area - Surf  11/ 5/2016 22:26:15 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
11/5/16

My 2 biggest carp of the year 2016 so far: 19 lbs, 13 ozs, and 17 lbs, 3 ozs. They both looked like male fish - on the long and lean side. Witnesses were available, so both went into the HRFA Contest. Both were released.

Philster 
Kingsland Point Park/Pierson Park Tarrytown, NY - Surf  10/19/2016 17:10:35 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), SnapperBlues,  
MY brother and I were fishing for big blues, Stripers, and Weakfish. Ended up with a Schoolie and a Snapper. Lures we were using were a little too big. Plenty of Snappers trailing the lures in. Plenty of big spearing seen in the water.

Bill Greene 
Hudson River Beacon/Fishkill NY - Surf  10/ 7/2016 3:45 PM 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
10/7/16

Caught & released 8 lb 15 oz. Channel Catfish - biggest catfish I've ever caught anywhere. Witness available so it went into HRFA contest. Got quite a few 2-4 lb channels and a couple of small carp.

Rob Dahl 
tin can grounds - Boat  9/27/2016 17:38:51 
Species - triggerfish,  
9/25/16 11am
Rob Dahl Report photo

Tony Van Zwaren 
LI Sound - Boat  9/5/2016 12:00 
Species - porgies,  
Fishing on the Island Current out of City Island. Some small sea bass caught along with porgies.
Tony Van Zwaren Report photo

Bill Greene 
Hudson River - Beacon/Fishkill - Surf  8/23/2016 17:00 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
8/23 - Caught & released 8 channel cats - small - estimate 1-2 lbs., also 2 carp - estimate 2 & 5 lbs.

Other than their spawning activity, this was first time I saw any carp splashing or breaking water in almost 2 months.

Expect larger cats & carp in Fall

Philster 
Pierson Park, Tarrytown NY - Surf  8/23/16 7pm 
Species - Bluefish(Rel), SnapperBlues,  
Family fishing day. Caught 3, lost 3. Snapper blues from 6 to 8 inch range all over our bait and harassing schools of spearing. Going to come back in acouple of weeks when they get alittle bigger, plus bring a big rod for Bluefish. Highlight of the evening was seeing a large school of peanut Bunker swim by the dock. If there's Bunker, then big blues are in the area. Bait: Spearing
comment - Bill Greene -
8/24/16

Philster,

Good post.

I dropped a bucktail in the East River a few years back into a school of peanuts - which I first mistook for a dark rug that some fool had thrown into the River - my bucktail (attached by mono) was clipped off - no wire leader. Switched to wire and action was non-stop for hours with 4-6 lb blues.

I also fished 8/23 - further up, got a couple of small carp which I was after -- and saw some carp splashes -- which have been missing all summer. I expect bigger channel cats and carp shortly.

Bill Greene
comment - Philster -
I was once years ago fishing off Scarborough Point in Ossining and the guy fishing next to me had a Bluefish bit right through his steel leader! I might try a diamond jig next time, there was a ton of bait in the water so a jig might land me a few.

Bill Greene 
Hudson - Beacon/Fishkill NY - Surf  4/27/2016 12: 0:15 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
4/28/16

Yesterday, got 7 lb 10 oz channel cat - released - witness available, so it went into HRFA Contest. Same bait - corn & bread ball - catches both carp and cats.



Bill Greene 
Beacon/Fishkill area - Surf  3/23/16 11:15 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
Caught & released carp - 10 lbs. 10 oz. - first of the year. Witness available, so into the HRFA Contest it went!
comment - Bill Greene -
3/25/16

Correction - 3/23 carp was 9 lb. 10 oz.

Bill Greene 
Hudson River - Beacon/Fishkill area NY - Surf  3/16/2016 16:00 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
3/16/16 - Caught and released 1 channel catfish - 2-1/2 lb estimate. Channel catfish seemed moderately active - very tentative biters though. If they just fool with the bait, they get very lightly hooked in the corner of the mouth, and come unhooked before landing. Hoped for carp, but no activity from them at all. Striper fishermen were out in force at Scarborough.


Philster 
Pierson Park Tarrytown, NY - Surf  12/10/2015 14:14:37 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), WhitePerch,  
My brother and I went fishing for Tomcod and Red Hake, but ended up with 8 small Stripers and 2 White Perch (catch and release). Bait: Clams.
comment - Bill Greene -
12/10/15

Good post.

I wouldn't be surprised if you hit into some big channel cats there too. I went after carp there in the Summer, and got any number of channel cats -- one 5 lb 6 oz.

Bill Greene

Bill Greene 
Hudson River - Beacon/Fishkill area NY - Surf  11/27/2015 2:15 PM 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
11/27/15

Carp caught & released - 18 lb. 1 oz. Witness available so it went into HRFA Contest. Best carp of the year for me so far - kept me waiting until Black Friday!

Deka 
t3SjxFrg17Cs - Surf  11/24/2015     19:49:56 
Species - Flounder, S17FnJs4FO,  
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Warren Mistler 
Coxsacki NY - Boat  11/ 3/2015 13:00 
Species - LargemouthBass, Smallmouth,  
Large fish for the water temperature

Jacob 
BXkjd17Pe - Surf  10/12/2015     1:45:51 
Species - Weakfish(Rel), PZ4aMDDlGG,  
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Jacob Report photo

Bill Greene 
Beacon Fishkill area NY - Surf  9/26/15 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel), Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
Caught & released 3 carp: 13 lb 4 oz, 13 lb 2 oz and 8 lb 4 oz -- also 4 lb 12 oz channel catfish. Witness was around for the channel cat, so it went into the HRFA contest.

Bill Greene 
Hudson - Peekskill - Surf  8/24/2015 14: 5:56 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
Fished 8/22 - Caught and released 5 lb 6 oz channel catfish, and 4 other smaller channels. Lost medium-size carp due to hook pull near shore -- lightly hooked. These channel cats are a welcome piece of solid action while waiting for a carp -- and some of the cats are pretty big.
comment Lester Hammerstein - -
I would like info on variety of fish caught on long dock during Spring and Fall
comment - Bill Greene -
3/25/16

Lester,

Regularly caught fish are carp, channel catfish and white perch. Striped bass are around mostly in April-June.

Eels and an occasional fresh water drum sometimes show up.

Bill Greene 
Hudson River - Beacon NY - Surf  8/7/2015 12:00 PM 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
Five channel cats - biggest 2 lb 14 0z -
and 5 lb carp -- all released. Carp only seem to feed in very small time windows during Summer heat.

Tony 
Marlboro - Surf  6/21/2015 18:31:12 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
Got four runs today... landed the the four , about 10,12,14,10 pounds range minus plus.
for bait dough balls, incoming tide and about three hours fishing , that just made my fathers day .

comment - Bill Greene -
6/24/15

Hey Tony,

That you out there? Very nice going. For awhile, I sort of had the HRFA carp category to myself - recent years I'm being clobbered from all sides. Among others, a youth angler got a
28 lb'er this year. Category is gathering solid followers of late.

Best,

Bill Greene

JoeB 
Albany - Boat  6/11/2015 8:35:51 
Species - StripedBass,  
this was a bad year for stripers in the Albany area. No big run, too much bait fish, only small ones. Hopefully next year it will improve.

Bill Greene 
Beacon/Fishkill area - Surf  5/18/2015 11:35 AM 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
Carp 14 lbs even -- witness available so into the HRFA contest it went! Got another smaller one about 7 lb. Lots of bait stealing of corn and bread baits - had to keep rebaiting - wonder if it's a bunch of herring. Very happy with new 8 ft. rod I built - 2-piece e-glass -- can't get them any more -- I bought a few blanks from MudHole
when American Tackle discontinued them. Use rod with Daiwa Sealine 20shx & 15 mono.

JoeB 
Hudson River - Albany area - Surf  5/12/2015 9:26:44 
Species - StripedBass,  
tons of bait - Herring...light activity on Stripers ..none caught yet by me.

Bill Greene 
Beacon/Fishkill area - Surf  5/9/2015 12:00 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
5/9/15 Caught and released 3 carp - estimated weights 11, 7 & 6 lbs. Constantly pestered by small brown bullheads stealing baits.

Elijah Khan 
Hudson River-Surf - Surf  5/ 9/2015 20:51:18 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  

Elijah Khan Report photo

Chris Palmer 
Newburgh - Boat  4/29/2015 22: 7:42 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
7 fish caught & released on east side of river in 37ft of water

Fletch 
Hudson River/White's Marina - Boat  4/26/2015 14:41:49 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Marking pods of fish passing through in Newburgh, no bites. Moved north of NB bridge and got 2 within 20 mins. Both inside the slot at 22 and 28 inches. Waiting for wind to calm before I go back out.
comment - JoeB -
appreciate you posting your results....gives us up here in Albany a heads up...THANK YOU!...

Bill Greene 
United States - Surf  4/18/15 - 1:45 PM  
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
4/18/15

Nice thing about carp & cats is that I can use SAME BAITS --- corn, bread & dough --- for both species. Got this channel catfish - and one other cat about 3 lbs, along with 2 carp -- 12 lb and 7 lb 6 oz. Bigger cat and the 2 carp went into HRFA Contest since witnesses were around. Lots of bait stealing - I suspect golden shiners - I sometimes hook one of these, but not often -- very small mouths.

Don Jahnes 
Havestraw Bay - Boat  4/14/2015 17:52:29 
Species - StripedBass,  
22 fish in 2.5 hours non stop
comment - Bill Greene -
4/15/15

Thanks - Good report! I went out 4/4 and got blanked shore fishing carp and cats. On 4/13 got carp & a cat, and steady bites.

What made the difference? Water temp probably had a lot to do with it -- temp on 4/4 was 36 degrees -- on 4/13 it moved up to 44.

Water temp! I rest my case.

Bill Greene 
Beacon/Fishkill - Surf  4/13/20i5 1:15 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
4/13 - Caught, weighed and & released 14 lb,40z carp - witness available, so into the HRFA Contest it went! Also caught and released another carp I'd estimate at 8 lb, and a channel catfish - estimate at 3 lb. Water temperature reported at 44 degrees at Poughkeepsie -- much better than 36 degrees on 4/4, when my first fishing trip struck out. Using in-line circle hooks for years now - Eagle Claw Octopus L7228 Lazer Sharp - and boy are they ever - got to be careful tying them on! Also using weighing sling to minimize any injury to fish wnen weighing.

Casey 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  10/26/2014 13: 0:51 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  


Bill Greene 
Hudson River - Beacon/Fishkill area - Surf  9/28/2014 afternoon 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
9/28

It was 2 carp - both released - largest at 14 lb, 6 oz. Witness was around for that one, so into the HRFA Contest it went. The second was about 10 lbs. Lots of fun, although well outpaced by the 35+ carp that's been entered by another angler. There are big ones, and the Fall can be good, so it's worthwhile to stick with it.

Bill Greene 
Hudson River - Beacon/Fishkill area NY - Surf  9/20/2014 13:00 
Species - Carp(Rel), Channelcatfish,  
9/21/14 - Caught & released 3 carp and a channel catfish. Largest carp weighed (in weigh sling - to keep it in good shape for release - then subtract out the sling weight)- 13 lb. 13 oz -- 29" long. Other 2 carp estimated at 10 lb & 8 lb. Channel cat estimated about 2-1/2 lbs. Active day - lots of bait stealing too, so there must be smaller fish - likely golden shiners - or some leftover crabs which make it this far up the Hudson. Bill Greene

Moussa 
r5Z1Jwpu - Boat  9/ 7/2014     4:39:56 
Species - SmallmouthBass, kfbTeze1M0,  
i would use an 8ft rod, spooled w 17lbs test,can catch, setrpid bass, bluefish, weakfish,sea bass, black fish.can use tins, plugs,plastic worms. for bait, try bunker, clams, green crabs, fiddler crabs,sandworms, squid&sand eels.search the yellow pages online, look for cape may nj, the browse tackle shops& give em a callReferences :
Moussa Report photo

Bill Greene 
Hudson River Beacon/Fishkill - Surf  8/8/14 1:40 PM 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
Caught & released 5 channel catfish in 6 hour period. Biggest, 4 lb 7 oz, went into the HRFA Contest since a witness was available. Carp were surfacing and jumping - mostly out in the deep channel - but apparently not actively feeding since I targeted them but caught none. Saw some junior fishermen fishing worms - they got a few bluegills.

Bill Greene 
Hudson River Beacon/Fishkill area - Surf  6/18/2014 15:47:37 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
6/18/14

Late report for 6/14 -- 2 carp caught & released - largest weighed at 10 lb 13 oz. # 2 a little smaller. Lots of spawning activity but carp don't feed when spawning -- answer? Fish for them where they're NOT spawning.

Bill Greene 
Beacon Area - Surf  5/28/2014 Noon 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
Started fishing at 11:00 AM. Caught & released 4 carp -- biggest 20 lbs.,4 oz. (length 34" and girth: 22")- caught just after Noon. Witness was available, so into the HRFA Contest it went! Got another 6lb. + about 1:30, and then went fishless with a lot of small bait stealing bites, until 5:15 -- another carp 8 lbs., and then 5:35 -- final carp 10lbs.+. Last 2 fish the tide was almost dead low -- looked lousy -- I wasn't expecting anything -- then 2 carp back-to-back. Pays to stick it out if you have the time.

david lynch 
earth day, ridgefield park, nj - Surf  5/18/2014 13:31:13 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
hello, thank you for helping me catch a catfish at earth day. thank you for the fishing rod. i wrote a letter to you, i will mail it. i am 14 y/o, i go to Ridgefield park HS. can I see the photo you took of me and the man who gave me the fishing rod. you all were so nice and helpful. i love fishing now. thanks
David lynch


Sam 
Newburgh - Boat  5/9/14 
Species - StripedBass,  
Now i've seen everything, it was Friday night 6pm and we are in a monster bait ball just south of the bridge. There were about 25 boats around us and not a hookup, you wait for this and maybe see this twice a season and it becomes a fire drill. Oh well thats why it's fishing and not catching, but we did get 14 earlier

Tony 
hudson river - Surf  5/ 5/2014 20:28:41 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
this web site needs a little upgrade .... I wans't able to log in the last days...well I got a few stripers in the last week with the largest being in the th 22 pounds range , plenty of bait out there ,must of them caught in low tide.
hope the web master do a little of bit upgrade in this site , it is just getting to old compare to others sites out there .

Tony 
Marlboro - Surf  4/28/2014 17:37:22 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
I thought that this season was going to get better last week, well I was wrong at least the area I fish . Anybody saw that huge cow somebody got up north? and it is in the top leader for the tournament for the catskill river basin, wowo I wish was me lol
Herring it is tough to get, just a hand full no stripers runs at all .
looks like somebody drop a bomb in the area lol. I will keep trying , hopefully gets a little warmer the next coming week.
P.S herring are just huge , the ones I got they really big size body.
comment - Bill Greene -
4/28/14

Tony,

When I was carp fishing 4/18, I saw a larger -- 12 to 14 inches or so - fish flip out of the shallow water. Figured it to be a big herring, and from your report, I guess that's what's around - and squares with my 4/18 sighting. Got a couple of smaller channels and one carp about 10 lbs 4/18 - all released.

Checked out the Catskill River Basin items when I read your report -- looks like some of those biggies were on cut bait.

Didn't see any channel cat reports -- some of the HRFA guys get them up to 20+ pounds in Lake Ontario vicinity -- would love to see some channels that size in Hudson, although that may be years off.

Best,

Bill

JoeB 
Albany, NY - Boat  4/27/2014 8:39:42 
Species - StripedBass, Herring,  
fished Hudson River, very little activity, some Herring..caught one...big one..some boats out, heard one striper caught..should be picking up now. Crappy weather of course.

Peter 
Lower Hudson River - Surf  4/23/2014 1: 5: 0 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
My first fish of the season 38" weigh 18.5 pounds.
comment - Bill Greene -
4/24/14

Good One! I see it's entered and leading in the HRFA Contest -- right where it belongs!
comment - Ken Schiels -
Dear Peter Congratulations. Nice catch. I joined HRFA a couple of years ago to learn to fish. I travel a lot and don't fish often.
I am taking my friends out tomorrow (4.26)who are all learning to fish. We only have time to go to one of the docks either Jersey City or Hoboken. Where do you suggest and what bait can you recommend? Thank you and all members in advance for your guidance and patience with a new comer.
Best regards
Ken Schiels
M+ 1 908 202 2102. E:kenschiels@gmail.com

Tony 
Marlboro - Surf  4/22/2014 15:40:49 
Species - Herring,  
finally! I got some Herring today...
Because I was just scouting didn't bother to bring a bucket or my live well, I got five ! no to many but they finally arrive .All in the high tide and low tide also. A little hard to see them, but they were sticking around my rubber.
My two buddys show up today too ,I'm talking about a fellow fisherman and the blue heron he flew over my head .I got a small run also ,but sound more like a bait Steeler. I'm sure everything is going to change in the next few days for better. good luck out there!
comment - JoeB -
great news Tony.......thank you very much for updating...keep it up!...looks like maybe they'll be up in Albany by the weekend!...lets us know how you do!

Tony 
Marlboro - Boat  4/20/2014 14: 5:45 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), none,  
just to wish you a Happy Easter folks ........
comment - JoeB -
You too Tony..thanks for keeping us informed on here..I plan on getting out soon...up in the Albany Area....lets us know if they are coming up...(Stripers/Herring)

mike B 
south of tz bridge hudson river - Boat  4/12/2014 22:28: 5 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  


Bill Greene 
Beacon area - Surf  4/13/14 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
4/13/14

Got (and released) 3 carp: 15 lb, 3 oz, 12 lb, 10 oz, and 8 lb 7 oz -- also got & released 3 catfish -- 2 channel and a brown bullhead. Carp made my day! Lots of bait-stealers around too -- probably small channels and bullheads. There seemed to be a concentration of striper fishermen at the end of Long Dock, and some hikers later told me they saw a group of striper-seekers at the end of Denning Point.
comment Tony -
you always managed to land some carp Bill.
Nice sizes, I bet you that you got a little bit rush with the runs. I haven't done any carp fishing at all lately.
what do you use for bait corn and bread? nice fish!
comment - Bill Greene -
4/19/14

Tony,

Thanks - and you're exactly right. Corn kernels and bread -- bread fresh so it can be squeezed flat & put on bend of hook after you run a couple of kernels up the shank.

Lob cast only of course or you'll throw off the bread.

Another good thing -- channels take the same bait.
I got all the channels - including the 7 lb 14 oz one from 4/3 -
on the same bait.

Also, I got some great hooks I've been using -- Eagle Claw Lazer Octopus Circles (wide-gap)- got them from Cabelas - model L7228 in size 1. Really sharp as a razor. The fish hook themselves on the run or just by their tugging. Non-offset barb, so fish don't swallow it. Saw a review/report the striper guys like them in larger sizes with live herring - wide gap, ultra-sharp point.

Tony 
Hudson river - Boat  4/12/2014 12:25:39 
Species - herring,  
Temperatures are rising....were in hell are those silvery silhouettes ? herring?.. none, niente , nada ! incoming tide .... damit I can't take it any more! lol
comment - Bill Greene -
4/14/14

Tony,

Maybe you want to try carp & channel cats in the interim -- my reports of 4/3 and today. If you can find some spots where there are more shallow bays, they warm quickly and the carp and cats hit there early in the season. I'm unsure about the stripers though - they are here to spawn, and maybe are more concentrated in the deeper water.

christian hoops 
salmon river pulaski ny - Surf  4/ 2/2014 1:00pm 
Species - Trout, rainbowtrout/steelhead,  
steelhead are very hot in the salmon river right now, egg sacks and pink gulp worms drifted in the deep holes was the best bet. got my first steelhead ever!! was just watching the old timers and learned quickly how to get them..
comment - christian hoops -
oh yeah the fish was 26.5 inch with a 14 inch girth 6.12 lbs was a male.
comment - Bill Greene -
4/8/14

Nice going! Kind of figured things would be opening up, although it's been a long wait this year.
comment - christian hoops -
went upstate to fish because all the streams down here were flooded, took a chance and it was a great new experience. still plenty of snow on the ground in Pulaski..

Bill Greene 
Hudson River - Beacon - Surf  4/ 3/2014 3:00 PM 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
Channel Catfish - 7 lb., 14 oz. -- witness was available, so he went right into the HRFA Contest. Beautiful fish - 26" length, 16" girth. This was the only bite I got in 5 hours of fishing, so I imagine the water is still very cold.

Looking out the window on the train, I saw a lot of striper fishermen along the shore at Scarborough-On- Hudson.
comment - Tony -
Nice channel Bill!... I have being scouting for Herring a couple days ago , and nothing to spot yet... .water still to cold and murky, from this last rainy days .... Hope the weather start to give us a little bit some warm days to really make a change and start this striper season...
comment - Freddie -
Caught a 22 inch Striper Wed 4/2/15 and 7 smaller ones . They would not stop biting as the sun went down. My location was just below the Tappanzee bridge
comment - Bill Greene -
4/6/14

Tony,

Wouldn't buying some mackerel, etc. in a fish market - and cutting chunks of it for bait - serve as a stop-gap solution for bait awaiting the herring?

I think you'd get a good shot at striped bass -- side order of channel cats -- without having to wait.

My recollection is that the DEC requires that you get a receipt from the fish market, and keep it in your possession, to show that you are not introducing (live) foreign species --- a bit of a nuisance -- but even so.

Best,
Bill Greene


comment - Tony -
I still got about half dozen herring in my freezer box...don't know if DEC will ask me for a receipt lol.Talking about DEC does anybody have any problems with the new web site to get a fishing license?
I went down to the river Sunday , the water still the same .. to much silt ! hard to see even my rubber,notice a splash in the water..no birds around , like Corcoran's or my old buddy The blue heron,who shows up every season to fish the area lol.
comment - christian hoops -
nice fat cat! my largest cat was from the Hudson by the tz bridge a 4.5 lb white cat.

christian hoops 
offshore from nj - Boat  12/28/2013 18:47:19 
Species - blackseabass,  
went out on the Jamaica star out of briell nj.. hit the wrecks by 4:ooam after a 6 hr steam out and caught my limit of sea bass and one Pollack largest bass was 21" and 4.9 lb on a digt scale was good fishing all around the boat..

Eric Puente 
Croton Point - Boat  10/11/2013 9:51:35 
Species - StripedBass,  
Trolling just south of point caught small 16" striper

Rancid Clam 2 
Croton Point - Boat  10/ 9/2013 8:55:21 
Species - Bluefish(Rel), smallstripersandcatfishto4lbs,  
Fished Croton Pt. from 9/30 to 10/4/13. Lots of action on bunker. Blues up to 20" and short stripers to 12". Catfish to 4lbs.

christian hoops 
old tappan resivior - Boat  9/27/2013 6:30 pm 
Species - SmallmouthBass,  
got a nice bass 20" about 5lb in the end of the Hackensack river wich leads into the mouth of the resivior, the water is a little low now so you can wade in the water and work a large area without getting snagged in all the thorny brush..sight casted to this fish with a weightless 6" gary yamomotto rubber worm. got won last week at sterling forest the same way in the creek mouth in shallow water it also was about 6lb 22"

Jette Simonetti  
IBSP - Surf  8/ 28/2013 17:29:22 
Species - CowNoseRay,  
Jette Caught a 15 lb Cow Nose Ray using a 9'0" Tica light rod 12# mono using a high low with Fish Bites This was the largest fish I have caught in the surf

Mike Santiago 
Montauk - Boat  8/20/2013 
Species - StripedBass,  
It was one of those epic nights we had fish to 49# 49,47.2,40 and 4 other fish between 32-39# drifting eels

Mike Santiago 
Montauk - Boat  8/20/2013 
Species - StripedBass,  
It was one of those epic nights we had fish to 49# 49,47.2,40 and 4 other fish between 32-39# drifting eels

don marantz 
atlantic ocean - Boat  07/16/2013 12:30pm 
Species - cod,  
caught on a 48 mile wreck 27.4lbs 39 inches 23,5 girth

Tom Guyre 
KEYPORT - Boat  5/21/2013 13:20:39 
Species - Fluke(Rel), BLUES,  
6 Short fluke to 17" all released in good condition.

8 blues on the troll between drifts 2-7Lbs.

kept 5 of the smaller ones and released the other 3.

Jono916 
Newburgh - Boat  5/21/2013 19:23:55 
Species - StripedBass,  
I hopped aboard a friend's boat this afternoon for some striped bass fishing. We spent the first three hours without a fish. We tried trolling plugs and using bloodworms at various depths. We were marking fish (of all different sizes) all over, and people were catching fish all around us. Then my buddy gets his first hit. It was a keeper at about 22 inches. About twenty minutes later, I get my first hit. After a great fight, the fish comes to the boat and gets netted by my buddy. It measures out at 32 inches and weighed in at about 14.5 pounds. I think a lot of other people were getting 20 to 24 inch fish around us. I believe most of them were also using live or chunked herring. If I was going to do this all over, I would have brought a couple of fresh dead or live herring. Tightlines all.

Tony 
Marlboro - Surf  5/20/2013 17:34: 4 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
What a year of "bounty"..Lots of herring, nice amount of stripers unfortunally short ones 12 and 20 pounders and lots of fisherman WOW! a lot people fishing out there this season...But it all come to a end And personally I think is getting closer......
This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end.
It was a good season.

comment - Rick -
It has been a great year I put three on the rocks in German Town the large one being 20.5 lbs Think this will the last week for a good bite then it will surely drop off as quick as it started.
Good luck all, and may your largest cooler be to small for your next catch.

chritian hoops 
OLD TAPPAN RESIVIOR - Surf  5/12/2013 19:35:49 
Species - Largemouth(Rel),  
first time catching any bass this season, figured I would give it a shot and was pleased to land three fish!! from three to five pounds in shallow water along the bank with woody cover.. useing a double jointed rattle non diver 4" blue back herring lure.. had to wade in the water it was almost impossible to navigate the edge otherwise, this is the way I fish fresh water.. from may to september no waders needed..

Dave 
Newburgh - Boat  5/ 5/2013 19:37:27 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Finally starting to see some decent action in the Newburgh/Cornwall area. Got 3 30 inchers in Cornwall bay and very near the channel off of Renwick St. Sands are the meal of choice. Going out all this upcoming week. Will post further updates.

freddiethej 
albany - Boat  5/ 1/2013 20:39: 4 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
got 3 on 4/28, 2 on 4/29, one on 5/1. combo of chunks and live. all in the last two hours of the falling tide. 21 to 36 in., average 32. herring hard to come by today.

Woody 
Kingston - Boat  5/ 1/2013 18:58:52 
Species - StripedBass,  
Caught 3 today. 14 lbs,16 lbs and one 20 lbs

bloods and blades 
kingston - Boat  4/27/2013 21:48:32 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
What a day today.Went out at 430am and got off the water at 815pm.. Caught 20 fish all between 20 and 30 lbs, the smallest was 3 ten pounders. Got a 25 lb female while casting my bass rod in 2.5 ft. of water, what a fight.. This is the best early season ive had in quite sometime Go get em!!!
comment - Shut Up and Fish -
Glad to hear your getting them up there. Newburgh is giving up shorts with no real cows in sight. Water temp still a bit chilly. Tight lines!
comment - chritian hoops -
nice goin!! what nice catch in a short amount of time..must have felt great!!!
comment - bloods and blades -
well as i said originally, my season got off to a good start.. It was probably the best april i evr had but guess what.... I think it was the worse May i ever had.. I dont know what happened.. I havent seen the types of schools I normally do, dont get me wrong at times i see alot of scattered fish on my screen but im looking for clumps on the bottom that dont even register as fish.. Blackout schools.. I havent seen but one small school like that.. I got disgusted and took the past week off from fishing.. My friends have been out and they have done horrible for the past 10 days.. How is everyone else doing?

Marc 
Catskill - Boat  4/26/2013  
Species - StripedBass,  
Fished with my dad this morning. Caught 3. Biggest being 40inch and 30#

Sam 
Newburgh - Boat  4/26/2013 17:44:59 
Species - StripedBass,  
Drifted and caught a bunch of small ones but also caught a 24, 27 and a fat 32.We released the 32 female. More big ones to come.
comment - bloods and blades -
nice job man, im going after the bigger ones tomorrow.. Your 32 is the second ive heard of in 2 days

comment - Jay newburgh -
We talkin inches or pounds? Nice catches either way

Bloods and blades 
suckholes - Boat  4/22/2013 23:26:55 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Went out saturday around noon..Fished the whole outgoing tide and first couple hours of incoming.. Caught 53 shakers.. Biggest a little under 10 lbs.. Two of us were fishing and we had 2 four bangers.. It was a good day even though we had no size, they will get nothing but bigger.. Went out today after work and fished the last of the outgoing and got 13, again no size but a good time

Woody 
North of Kingston - Boat  4/22/2013 19: 0:39 
Species - StripedBass,  
First one for me this year. Live Herring
comment - -
How big?
comment - -
many herring around yet?...what time were you fishing?

tony 
Marlboro - Surf  4/21/2013 10:50: 4 
Species - StripedBass,  
What a hell I was thinking when I decide to go the river bank this morning? it was cold! river temps drop at least two degrees.I think I last forty five minutes there.Good luck to the guys that were there before me and they kept going on when I left. Stripers none,Herring none, cold YES,windy YES.Great day to finish my yard work or else.

Tony 
Marlboro - Surf  4/20/2013 12:16: 2 
Species - StripedBass,  
I just got back from the river is about noon time and I got my first striper for the season,about 15 pounds and 31" inches long , on a live herring.Plenty of "herring" in the area, (easy to catch the 10 fish limit).All the action happen in the outgoing tide.
comment - -
How do you catch the herring down there?
comment - Tony -
I used a herring plastic look-alike or the so call "sassy shad " pearl n black , about 8" long with a jighead. The trick is to lure the herring into your scap net or dip net, just be patience and you will get it .Personally I don't used a scap net to land the herring because I have a "little walk" to my fishing spot so I don't have to carry to much crap with me ,instead I use my landing net which I gonna need if I land a fish.....dont forget the fish limit for theese season (10 herring) and your scoop net dimensions or scap net, regulated by the DEC.....good luck!

Tony 
Marlboro - Surf  4/17/2013 16:55:20 
Species - Herring,  
Got three herring yesterday using a "stoolie" in the outgoing tide...The southEast wind made me imposible to see anymore... no stripers , but I got a good time catching the herring. Tight lines .
comment - christian hoops -
savem for bait?? very good for dinner..
comment - Tony -
That's right "hoops" I used then for bait... put a circle hook in front of the dorsal fin ,open that bait runner and wait for action....They are a great bait for stripers and cheaper than blood worms...LOL
comment - -
OK, now I see

Richard Marshall 
Woodcliff lake res. - Surf  4/14/2013 18:45:14 
Species - Largemouth(Rel),  

comment - christian hoops -
I grew up fishing this resvior.. it was my childhood playground new all the ways to get around the fences, fished both ends includeing the island..nice to see a report from there!! NICE GOING !! thanx..

Richard Marshall 
Woodcliff lake res. - Surf  4/14/2013 9:30 am 
Species - Smallmouth(Rel),  
17 inch fish

Rick Marshall 
Hillsdale - Surf  4/10/2013 3:45 
Species - Trout(Rel),  

comment theHUDSON -
this in the hudson????????
comment - christian hoops -
allrht!! been fishing the pascack brook since 1974..
comment - christian hoops -
allrht!! been fishing the pascack brook since 1974..
comment -Kyle -
this is in the river?????????????????????

Rick Marshall 
Hillsdale - Surf  4/10/2013 3:45 
Species - Trout(Rel),  


Mike DePascale 
Ocean Couny, Nj - Boat  4/10/2013 
Species - Flounder,  


Mike DePascale 
Ocean County nj - Boat  4/9/2013 6:55:57 
Species - Flounder,  

comment theHUDSON -
you caught this in the hudson river????

Mike DePascale 
Ocean County nj - Boat  4/7/2013  
Species - Flounder,  


CHRISTIAN HOOPS 
neversink river/wawayonda creek - Surf  4/ 7/2013 20:43:13 
Species - trout,  
trout fishing is under way in ny and nj. water is sill very cold but will warm up this week a bit and it will become more active whene we get some good insect hatches in the catskills. local trout stockies are some what responsive got six so far.10"11"12"15"15.5"16.5" brown and largest being a holdover rainbow..
comment - -
What did you use to catch them?
comment theHUDSON -
did you catch this in the hudson river????

Mike Ban 
hudson river south tz bridge - Boat  3/29/2013 23:35:47 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
many schoolie stripers on bloods. 16 to 22 inches. 15 or so fish in 2 hours.

christian hoops 
offshore fome briell NJ - Boat  1/ 7/2013 9:48:20 
Species - StripedBass, seabass/scup,  
sea bass season is now open and its a great start..limited out on seabass and a few scup also.. WAS OUT ON THE BIG JAMAICA outa breill.. the commercial fisherman left plenty for us.. Its not that bad out thier temp wise pretty much the same tep as the water in the fortys,with some wind, dress well and it can be very comfortable..wreck fishing is almost always non stop action..
comment - John Wok -
Thanks for posting your fishing experiences!

Lou Castellano  
outside from the atlantic Highlands - Boat  12/29/2012 13:41: 7 
Species - Blackfish(Rel),  
Tog fished on the Sea Tiger out of Atlantic Highlands seas flat till 12:30 then the wind kicked up and started pouring, tough fishing today ... I was high hook with 4 shorts .. 1 Keeper on board about 4 lbs.
That's it for tog this year, I really did well ... a 10 lbr, and 5 fish over 6 lbs plus a lot of dinners threw back about 80 fish this year.. Toggin again in Cape May in Jan.. and waiting for Fluke season ! Happy New Year All
comment -christian hoops -
nice goin with the big togs.. a 10 lbr wow!! never got one over 6-7 lb. hey whats it like fishing for togs in cape may in january?

christian hoops 
near sandy / shrewsbury rocks - Boat  12/23/2012 19:10:36 
Species - Blackfish(Rel),  
was out on the explorer from belmar today was a little chilly but seas had a small chop,conditions not bad, was a tough day fishing wise landed only two shorts some keepers here and thier by some .. white legger crabs was what the fish wanted did not have any only green guys.. wellthats it for me this year on the blackfish..cod on the brain next!!!
comment - Bill Greene -
11/26/12

Looks like you've been tearing up the track all year!

Best,

Bill Greene



christian hoops 
OFFSHORE FROM POINT PLEASANT NJ - Boat  12/ 1/2012 10:43:48 
Species - Weakfish, SEABASSSCUPPOLLACKBLUEFISHLING,  
went out on the voyerger and had a slammer of a day. catching fish like crazy nice weather and calm seas dont get many booked trips like this in the winter time they get blown out.. and cancelled,,caught my largest sea bass ever at 5lb and 23"..broke my heart to not be able to keep such a fine fish!! was vented and realeased to swim back down.. and also got a 18 lb pollack my best yet and mayby my largest blue fish at 16lb on a crppled herring jig many large scup to 19' and 4lb what a blast..

christian hoops 
L I sound stamford area - Boat  11/11/2012 21: 4:28 
Species - Blackfish,  
won the pool today! 160$ on the island currant. split it with the crue..they all worked hard trying to put us into fish. got a 18" 5 lbr on whole small crushed green crab, in 30' water, was a slow day only 2 keepers for me..only about ten on a full boat, water was calm no wind good conditions but bite was off???

george 
hyde park ny - Surf  11/ 3/2012 18: 1: 6 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), catfish,  

comment - george -
caught strpper and cat useing white pearch head

christian hoops 
big flat brooksandystown sussex county nj - Surf  10/28/12 
Species - Trout,  
fished b4 the storm.. winter /fall stockings in this area,many large fish in the pool i was fishing wher i caught one 15"brooky and lost two other rainbows about the same size..fish were very line shy afraid of every thig gin clear water but gotemm on bead head nymph on 2lb test micro light set up..fish will be thier all winter go getem if you are a frosty the fisherman such as I...

Jette Simonetti 
Seaside Park - Surf  10/13/2012 20:29: 1 
Species - Bluefish,  


christian hoops 
LI SOUND - Boat  10/134/2012 9:58: 3 
Species - porgy/seabass,  
WATER IS STILL WARM AND BLACKFISH ARE ONLY IN THE SHALLOWS, CAUGHT PLENTY OF LARGE SCUP AND SOME SMALL SEABASS ON DEAPER ROCKS AND REEFS 40 TO 60 FT.. NEXT WEEK ONLY WILL FISH THE SHALLOW WATER AROUND RYE AND MAMARONECK AND FOCUS ON SOLEY BLACKFISH,, THEY WILL BE THIER.. AS A SMALLER BOAT CAN GET RIGHT OVER EM IN 5 TO 20 FT OF WATER..THE SHALLOW WATER IS NOW COOLING FAST.

christian hoops 
pulaski - Surf  9/29/12 
Species - chinooksalmon,  
fished the salmon river for the first time and got nine fish btwn 16 21 pounds.. outstanding fishing right now go out and getem..

freddiethej 
albany - Boat  9/9/2012 12:00 noon 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), whiteperch,  
Fished the mouth of the Normanskill on a falling tide, using worms and white perch (that I caught on worms). Had several big smallmouths hit 2-3 inch white perch, got one huge one(5 pounds?) near the boat but I don't think the bass was hooked, just the spines of the perch was holding him on. Gotta let them swallow it, or figure out some other way to hook the bait. Maybe throught the lip rather than the back? Or clip off the dorsal fin?

Also got two first year stipers on worms, about 6 inches. Safely returned.

Water was runnig clear, hope the weather stays dry.
comment - -
nice job on the smallies..try hooking them in the lips it worked for me with yellow perch with large mouths.. they will swallow the fish head first and the hook will be pointing in the right direction, then nail em..
comment - christian hoops -
nice job on the smallies..try hooking them in the lips it worked for me with yellow perch with large mouths.. they will swallow the fish head first and the hook will be pointing in the right direction, then nail em..
comment - -
thanks, will try it next time. going up to long lake, lake eaton this week (the ADKS), anybody ever fished those? any tips?

freddiethej

christian hoops 
pochuckcreek,rutgers creek orange county ny and hackensack river at the mouth of old tappan resivior - Surf  9/ 3/2012 20:46:47 
Species - Smallmouth(Rel), pickeral, rockbass,  
fish the sweet water this week waiting for the salt water to cool and the fishing to turn on,,had plenty of action all day sunday and labor day smalls and big mouths at the resivior to 2 lbs abut twenty fish. on monday hit the rutgrs creek it was low and fish are bunched up and hungery. had a bass slamm big mouth small and rock bass, all on gary yamamoto rubber worms, about 20 fish.ended the afternoon at the creek right next to my house with 18" large mouth and 22" pickeral what fun on a light wait set up with 2 lb test..

Jette Simonetti 
S Seaside Park NJ - Surf  9/ 2/2012 19:55:34 
Species - Kingfish, Weakfish, BLUEFISH, Spot, Kingfish,  


christian hoops 
roundout creek - Surf  8/26/2012 21:22:34 
Species - SmallmouthBass, rockbass, perch,  
decided to try freshwater fishing instead of salt water. slow flukeing gas price towing the the boat, did not seem worth it. ha d a blast on the sweet water rivers and streams are low and crystal clear fish are bunched up and actively feeding and hitting like crazy. caught 18 small mouth 24 channelcats 8 rock bass 11 perch and 1 large mouth all on spinners and drifting garden worms with a split shot. all on a micro light set up 2 lb test .. smaalies up to 3 pounds and cats up to 4pounds intense on this light stuff..
comment rcicero -
Sounds great. Going to try our luck with my grandson tomorrow AM
comment - Bill Greene -
9/5

Nice going - I commented on channel cats on your other posting. I get carp & cats on same bait and rig - no need to target one species and forego the other.

christian hoops 
roundout creek - Surf  8/26/2012 21:22:34 
Species - SmallmouthBass, rockbass, perch,  
decided to try freshwater fishing instead of salt water. slow flukeing gas price towing the the boat, did not seem worth it. ha d a blast on the sweet water rivers and streams are low and crystal clear fish are bunched up and actively feeding and hitting like crazy. caught 18 small mouth 24 channelcats 8 rock bass 11 perch and 1 large mouth all on spinners and drifting garden worms with a split shot. all on a micro light set up 2 lb test .. smaalies up to 3 pounds and cats up to 4pounds intense on this light stuff..
comment - Bill Greene -
9/5/12

Nice! Those channel cats - Hudson River above Peekskill - turned into a great surprise for me a few years back. One fellow affiliated with DEC was at first skeptical of what I was telling him - thought they were white cats - now a believer. I got one 8 lb./11 oz. a few years back 28", 16" girth. Hit the same bread & corn I use for carp. Those big males are dark grey/blue -- no spots. unwise to put your finger in their mouths.

CHRISTIAN HOOPS 
NY BIGHT - Boat  7//15/2012 19:43:54 
Species - Fluke, Fluke, Fluke,  
caught about 30 fluke this day 10 over 18" limited out in 3 hours 20" 20" 21" 23" and a doormat 26"..gulp chartreus did the trick.. best day yet.. all in 55'to75'water..
comment -Bill Greene -
7/23/12

Saw you also have a Local Trout and nice Largemouth entries in the Annual Contest. Range of skills and nice variety -- Way to go!

Bill Greene
Bill Greene
comment - hristian hoops -
thanx bill ,, sea bass and porgys next..


Marc 
Catskill - Boat  5/17/2012 am 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
What a morning on the river. Caught 4 and lost quite a few others. The fish hit both live and chunk. 2 female and 2 male

TonynRichie 
Milton /Marlboro - Surf  5/15/2012 19:59:46 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Herring,  
Got a day off because of the rain... great excuse for me to get off from work and hit the river, arrive around 10:30 to the river bank, high tide already going out and let me tell you folks, catching herring was just "insane", singles ,doubles and triples scooping them out with my net... I haven't see so much bait since the season started this year .Two stripers, both males, one in the twenty's the other one in the thirty's, lost a few more, problaby some young striper's stealing my herring... just crazy! was worth fishing in the rain... what a day!
comment - John Ferro -
Hi TonynRichie

Can you give me a call at the Poughkeepsie Journal? I'm doing a story about river herring.

Thanks,

John Ferro
845 437 4816
jferro poughkeepsiejournal.com
comment -Bill Greene -
6/7/12

Hey Tony & Richie,

If you get a chance, take a look at the carp entries John Francesconi has! The HRFA has just posted its Leader Board with
2012 entries for annual fishing contest as of now.

Best,
Bill Greene

Off The Charters 
Newburgh - Boat  5/14 
Species - StripedBass,  
22 fish, many 30 and above. They just started spawning today. All on bloods, it seems to be the height of the season now

Carl Bruger 
Niagara bar Lake Ontario - Boat  5/8 through 5/11 
Species - Trout, bothCohoandchinook,  
Aram, Ed, Pete and Carl Bruger released over 100 salmonids over the perfect four days of fishing. The seven hour drive to Niagara is totally worth the time effort and expense. You will fish what may be the best and most diverse fresh water fishing on the planet!

Tony 
Milton / Marlboro - Surf  5/13/2012 14:17:42 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
landed one today ... a male 30'' low tide , again ! a fresh herring chunk... saturday none lot's of live herring nothing ,, niente nada ... happy mother's day everyone! ( were is that female I'm searching for I'm sure she still in the area ) danm I'm gonna get you...

T. Man 
newburgh ny - Boat  5/ 5/2012 19:44:59 
Species - none, none,  
drifted bloods from 8am to 1pm newburgh-beacon area not a damn bite. It's sucks as bad as last year
comment - TonynRichie -
We landed three yesterday and we lost a couple more ...all of them in the low tide and the incoming tide using live herring,they hitting also in fresh herring chunk ..... I don't see huge amounts of herring as last year but there is plenty of then.. biggest one was the 25 pounder all from the shore ...good luck
P.S MiLton/ Marlboro area..
comment - David J -
where can you obtain the live herring?
comment - Tony -
Hey david I don't know who is selling live Herring in the Newburgh ,Highland area perhaps somebody else may answer that question , I usually catch my own.... very easy, just need practice ,patience and a good eye to see them... and I almost forget it a DEC permit if you plan to scap..
comment - Tony -
Hey david I don't know who is selling live Herring in the Newburgh ,Highland area perhaps somebody else may answer that question , I usually catch my own.... very easy, just need practice ,patience and a good eye to see them... and I almost forget it a DEC permit if you plan to scap..

Off The Charters 
Newburgh - Boat  4/30 
Species - StripedBass,  
Had a great day caught 16 fish. Huge schools of bait near the bridge. Biggest was 19lbs. even caught some big males

bonefish 
troy - Boat  4/27/2012 12: 6:38 
Species - StripedBass,  
got 4 on Friday on chunk. Hard to keep the catfish away, as We caught a dozen of them also.

Mike DePascale 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  4/15/2012 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
3 Striped Bass around 35 lbs.

Marc 
Catskill - Boat  4/15/2012 am 
Species - StripedBass,  
Caught 4 stripers today all on live herring. Biggest was 38" long 30 lbs. What a great fight.
comment - -
Really. 38 in 30 lbs. Ok

Mike DePascale 
Alpine - Boat  3-31-12 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
32"

Michael Ryan 
Alpine - Boat  4/13/2012 16:38:28 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), StripedBass9Re0,  
1 at 30 inches ,1 at 37 inches
comment - Bill Greene -
4/14/12

You're getting them alright!

Michael Ryan 
Alpine - Boat  4/11/2012 18:35:34 
Species - StripedBass,  
Caught Five, Kept One 38 inches 27 Lbs Lost Two others ....Bait Fresh Bunker Largest 44 inches

Frank 
Newburgh - Boat  4/ 9/2012 9:43:31 
Species - StripedBass,  
Fished the outgoing tide Saturday morning from 0630 am till the wind picked up around 10 am ... really went out to see if the boat moves and doesnt sink ... drifted south in 30 feet towards Plumb Point ... marked a lot of fish but no takers .. water was right around 50 degrees .. i hear the launch lady @ newburgh is charging $16 now.. luckily she wasnt there ... I can't understand how a boat ramp built by NY state and given to Newburgh gives the city the right to double the fee ... i guess they hope to solve their debt crisis w/ fisherman and boaters
comment - Frank Maresco -
correction .... the fee @ the ramp is $15 or u can go to city hall and buy a season permit for $100

Mike 
United States - Surf  4/ 6/2012 21:18:49 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Catfish(Rel), StripedBass(Rel), Catfish(Rel),  
Fished the hudson south of the TZ from 11:30 to 4:30. 5 big catfish and 1 15 lb striper. All released.

Michael Ryan 
Alpine - Boat  4/ 1/2012 17: 4:26 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Stripedbass,  
Kayak

Bill Greene 
Beacon Area - Surf  3/30/12 - 2:30PM 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
3/30/12 Caught 2 carp (about 8-9 lbs.), and lost a third with poor hook-up. Very happy to get 3 nice channel catfish -- biggest 5 lbs. even, 24"(L), 12"(G). Witness around for the weigh, measure and release of biggest channel cat, so into the HRFA Contest he went! I must have hit the cats on a very good day, when all the larger males were grouped together. All the cats were males - typical larger head, heavy jaw structure, very noticeable overbite, dark gray breeding colors.
comment - tom -
new to the area trying to figure out the fishing scene here. was this from shore? im in manhattan looking to get some fishing done
comment - Bill Greene -
4/6/12

All of these fish were caught from shore -- Beacon is above Peekskill. I use 2 rods simultaneously - covers more ground, and avoids boredom and impatience.

My best suggestion is that you join the Hudson River Fishermens Association. The HRFA website has referrals to knowledgeable Bait & Tackle shops. Trying to piece together the Hudson Scene on your own by using only internet inquiries may tend to frustrate you, and also anyone trying to advise you on that basis. Good weekly magazine to subscribe to is "The Fisherman.

If you approach the shops, for starters you can tell them you hear (from me) that I use 3 oz sinkers - my tackle most often used are two 7 foot (2-piece) Shakespeare "Tiger" Ugly sticks - one fitted for conventional reels and and one for spinning reels. Reels I use with these rods - and adaptable to other rods - are spinning (Penn 650ssm), and conventional, either a Penn 310 GTi, or Penn MAG (MAG is now known as a Squall model). Both set-ups will easily cast 100 feet.
comment - tom -
thanks much Bill! im excited to get some lines in the water
comment - Joe -
hey Tom...welcome.....if you ever get a chance come on up to Albany...Striper Season is like last week of April thru 2nd week of May....the Dam in Troy stops them from going any futher...so we go a captive audience here!...take a Charter...worth the trip..you WILL catch one...

Michael Ryan 
Alpine - Boat  3/30/2012 20: 7: 6 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Whiteperch,  
33 inches


Mike B 
TZ Bridge South - Boat  3/24/2012 18:11:12 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass,  
Several striped bass in the 22 inch range on bloods. Lot of small perch and catfish around as well to grap your bait.

Bruce T. Halstater 
Piermont, NY - Surf  3/22/2012 11:51:27 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
caught on land

Tony n Richie 
Hudson river - Surf  3/22/2012 18: 1:47 
Species - Herring,  
Check out this video from a local fisherman ... Funny too lol

comment - Tony n Richie -
Sorry I can't get the link to work .....
comment - Tony n Richie -
try it again
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Chuck1 
croton point and bay - Boat  3/19/2012 16:46: 6 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
Fished saturday afternoon caught 15 stripers between 2 of us using plugs, good day. Also caught large Carp, Huge Carp got it to the boat huge too big and ugly to drag in the boat maybe 50lbs . How big do these fish get.
comment - Tony n Richie -
The New York State record Carp weighed an amazing 50 lb. 4 oz. It was caught by Charles Primeau, Sr. while fishing in the Tomhannock Reservoir on 05/12/95. He was using a Night Crawler for bait.

comment - Bill Greene -
3/20/12

Chuck 1,

Thanks for posting the carp. I enjoy fishing for them - I just release them. If you get any more big ones, please just point his nose north when you put him back in the water, and push him toward Peekskill and above!

The winner in the Hudson River Fishermens contest last year was 38-8.

The world record common carp from World Almanac is 76 lbs. 11 oz. I think there are some larger unofficial ones.
comment - val grimley -
Wow chuck,.. that's a huge carp . They don't usually get caught on plugs, however once in a while reports come in of large carp being taken on a plug or a small live bait. A couple of yrs ago a fish that looked close to 50lbs was caught on the Potomac r on a live bait ( the guy was fishing for cats). Did you hook him in the mouth or was he foul hooked ??
nice going on the striper too !! what size range were they ??

All the best.. val
comment - -
Hey guys Thanks for the comments, stripers ranged from 2-8lbs. The carp was foul hooked right below the lower jaw, i think he took a swipe at it and got hooked. I was just happy the plug came loose and i got my lure back.
comment - -
What kind of plug? Color etc. thanks Joe

rockman 
hook mountain, nyack - Surf  3/16/2012 21:30: 0 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
3 small stripers to 17inches, 2 catfish and one large perch caught on incoming high tide late afternoon.

rockman 
hook mountain, nyack - Surf  3/16/2012 21:30: 0 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
3 small stripers to 17inches, 2 catfish and one large perch caught on incoming high tide late afternoon.

Bill Greene 
Beacon NY - Surf  3/13/2012 13:27:46 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
3/13/12

Yesterday got 2 carp and 1 channel cat. One of the carp 9 lbs. 15 oz and the channel cat 2 lbs. 6 oz Entered in Contest since witnesses.

With no winter and warme river water, probably could have targeted carp and channel catfish in February. Bill Greene
comment - Oleg -
Which area and what bait did you use for carp?
comment - Bill Greene -
3/19/12

Oleg,

I think the best thing to say about location is that there are a lot of spots in walking distance of Beacon Station.

If I get too specific, we run the risk of everyone piling into one spot.

Corn kernels are good bait -- and if you get fresh bread and squeeze it into a small pancake and put it across the bend of your hook, the corn & bread combo is probably even better.
comment - Tony n Richie -
Nice Bill, two runs in one day ! and a nice channel too.....
do you spend a lot hours waiting for the first "run" ? I haven't put a new line in my reels yet ...I'll be in the water soon.
comment - Bill Greene -
3/20/12

T & R,

Yes, I did have to wait about 3 hours for the first. That seems to be the only way. This is so often the case, I only head out if I have 5 hours or so as a minimum.

Tim Burden 
IBSP / Seaside Park - Surf  12/17/2011 am 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
don't put your surf rods away, the bass are still around. the colder weather has fewer anglers on the beach which means there are more fish (shorts & keepers) for those working the surf....FISH ON!

rockman 
piermont - Surf  12/16/2011 20:46: 7 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
only fisherman on the pier hence only fisherman with a chance to catch stripers...hahaha... 2 caught and released.. 22 and 24 inches woo hoo...have a good holiday

Cesar Abella 
EBB - Surf  11/27/2011 14:12:54 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), perch,  


Len Basile 
Englewood Boat Basin - Surf  11/12/2011 18:59:30 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), perch, ling,  

Windy, yet caught a lot of perch, 3 small stripers,released, and 2 ling, one was large, actuslly big enough to eat.

2manypoles 
BRONX - Surf  7/24/2011 16:52:29 
Species - StripedBass,  
soaked some worms try again 2morro

hung4wheeler 
hudson river - Surf  7/ 1/2011 22: 9:23 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), ?,  
DEC ANNOUNCES REVISED BAITFISH REGULATIONS

.

Allowance for Overland Transport Accommodating the Use of Baitfish on a
Select Group of Waters
.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
(DEC) today announced changes to state regulations that formerly banned
the overland transport of uncertified baitfish by anglers, including
baitfish that were personally collected. The changes are contained in a
Final Rule Making which was filed with the Department of State on June
14, 2011 and become effective June 29, 2011. The amended rules allow for
the overland transport of personally-collected baitfish within three
specified transportation corridors, provided the baitfish are used in
the same water body from which they are collected.

.

The three transportation corridors include: the Lake Erie-Upper
Niagara River; the Lower Niagara River-Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River;
and the Hudson River from the Federal Dam at Troy downstream to the
Tappan Zee Bridge. While overland transport is allowed within these
defined areas, the use of uncertified baitfish is restricted to the same
water body from which it is collected. Only certified disease-free
baitfish may be transported in motorized vehicles outside of the
transportation corridors specified in the amended regulations.


comment -Striperman -
I can't bring bunker from the Hudson to Sandy Hook?

Roger Muller jr 
Big Flat Brook Stokes State Forest - Surf  May 20th 2011 
Species - Trout,  
Little late with my reports. Went fishing on Friday night the 20th of May in Sussex and caught three nice Rainbow Trout. My girlfriend Andrea caught one Rainbow. One fish at 15inches, 13 inches, 12.5 inches, and 11 inches.

Roger Muller jr 
Big Flat Brook Stokes State Forest - Surf  May 20th 2011 
Species - Trout,  
Little late with my reports. Went fishing on Friday night the 20th of May in Sussex and caught three nice Rainbow Trout. My girlfriend Andrea caught one Rainbow. One fish at 15inches, 13 inches, 12.5 inches, and 11 inches.

ernie pulcini 
raritan bay - Boat  6/30/11 0530am 
Species - Bluefish, Fluke,  
Got out at 5 30 and the wind eas blowing so hard it was impossible to fish any place but protected wateres. So we fished at the of the AH breakwall.We only caught one keeper fluke,and alot of shorts with some 17.5in.ALSO THE BUNKERS WERE THICK there with fish under them.They turned out to be big blufish.We snagged bunkers and open the bail and the blues took them. Never was able to get one in the boat,but a lot of fun.Then all the bunker boats showed up,but the fish were to close to shore. If you see a school of bunker put on a big trebel hook and and snag one. Youmight get a big suprise.

Tony n Richie 
Higland - Surf  6/27/2011 16:23:27 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
whent down saturday around noon time and by 2:30 i got three runs all landed and released, carp was bigger than my last time but "again" I forgot my scale at home ...Sunday I went back again hoping to get a first run really quick (saturday after i was done fishing I toss some leftovers doughballs in the water hoping to keep Carp around for the next day) didn't work at all channels took over the bait I got a few cats smaller than a foot long but not a single Carp run, I did put more hours sunday but nothing , is getting at little hard to do carp fishing between the heat and jet skiers I dont feel like it to spend so many hours that you need to fish for carp .I may wait a little bit for the end of summer or fall to do it again, besides carp feeds way better at fall.For bait we used doughballs and we fished the outgoing tide both days .
comment - tony -
In case you read this..
I wanna thank the person who help me out with my landing net and scoop out of the water my first carp as I was fishing alone saturday and I walk to far away from the rocks fighting the carp . Thanks again, and sorry I dindt catch your name with all the excitment.

Ben 
between tappan zee and croton point - Boat  6/27/2011 10:46:49 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
caught 2 channels, 12 to 14 inches... marked a TON of fish in the 30 ft depth area - but couldnt get a bite, saw three boats fishing south of piermont area - not sure they got anything but unusual amount of activity in my mind, am i marking returning stripers?
Any thoughts?
thanks, Ben
comment - Bill Greene -
6/30/11
Just a guess, but there may be bunker or some other fodder out there. Last week, there was a report of catches of blues to 5 lb or so in the Croton area. On 6/27, and I saw some surf fishermen perched at Scarborough - also further down, at the Greystone (North Yonkers) Metro North Station.

Tony n Richie 
highland - Surf  6/19/2011 16:16:45 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
we fished for a couple hours right in the low tide and we got one run when the tide start to change ,about ten or twelve pounder (forgot scale at home) A good fighter and a "milky one" he was realeasing milk all over the rocks ,surprise for me I thought spawnning season was over for carp ,for bait we use doughballs`.
comment -Bill Greene -
6/20/11
Nice you guys are on the scene again. Those males are leaner than the females, and I've found they are are very hard fighters.

erniep 
raritan bay - Boat  6/16/11 5am 
Species - Bluefish, Fluke,  
Lots of fluke on the east side of the ammo pier. We caught 5 keepers and at least 100 shorts. That dosent take long because there are a lot of fish there. Also there were lots of blues under the birds.kept 4 blues.

freddiethej 
Kingston - Boat  6/12/2011 12:00 
Species - Catfish, whiteperch, eel,  
Fished from 9 am to 2 pm out of Kingston, including a trip up to the Eddyville dam. Many channel's including my biggest yet, 25 inch, had to go 10 pounds. Or so. Striper season was a disappointment in the Albany area, I dont't think they felt like fighting the floods. Only one at 37". May try up to the Troy dam this weekend with artificials.
comment -Bill Greene -
6/16/11

Those channels are coming on stronger it seems. A few years ago, I put one in the HRFA contest - I think it was almost 9 lbs, went a bit over 25", and I recall it had a girth of 16".

Got beaten out by a lot because some of the HRFA guys fish around Lake Ontario, and get channels up to 25 lb.

Bill Greene 
Beacon area - Surf  6/14/2011 13:10:22 
Species - Catfish(Rel), carp(released),  
6/14/11- Ended up with 9 channel catfish and one carp - all released - the channels were between 14" & 20" - carp about a 7 lber. If you were an eater of channel cats, you could have a few good meals out of these fish. Carp and channels hit differently - if your drag is not set lightly, their sudden run-off will sent your rod right into the River. - Bill Greene

comment - -
Bill:

One time we were fishing for carp in a gravel tank near Hurley. Rods on forked sticks set up. My brother says, watch your poles, they will pull it right in. Sure enough, 2 minutes later, he turns his back and in goes his pole, just a line of bubbles. So he takes my pole, puts on a big spoon with a treble hook, casts it out and starts dragging for his pole. Few casts and he has it. I wade in, grab the pole, and the carps still on there. Got him in, big one. So, did one get your rod?
comment -Bill Greene -
6/16/11

Thanks for the story.

Your brother was lucky - in too many spots, the spoon and trebles would just catch on the bottom/snags/rocks, and you'd be minus a lure as well.

No, didn't get me this time, but I learned my lesson earlier in life. When I was about 12, fishing with 4 lb test, the carp rushed off, the reel caught in the forked stick, I grabbed the rod, but the line was still tangled somehow in the stick. The line just snapped before I could even think.

You just have to start with the drag set light -- they seem to go from a dead start right up to full speed - often enough without showing a perceptible bite. At least the lighter drag gives time to react.

I now also use more substantial rod holders that I can ram and twist into any kind of ground - got some of them through Catfish Connection - catalog operation - few tackle shops would stock such items.

Experience stood me in good stead 20 years ago with a 15+ lb surf bluefish too - the line buzzed off while I was busy with cutting bait and left rod in a sandspike -- and for a minute or so, I thought it was one of those cicada bugs, and ignored the noise. I pulled myself together in time and got the blue.


comment - -
Generally when fishing with bait, whether for stripers or anything else, I leave the drag very loose. Once it starts to run, grab the line and pole with one hand and slowly tighten the drag with the other.

ERNIEP 
NEWBURG - Boat  6/ 2/2011 5AM 
Species - StripedBass,  
WE CAUGHT 4 STRIPERS ,NONE OVER 26IN. WINDY AND ROUGH. DIDNT SEE MANY FISH ON THE RECORDER. ALL CAUGHT SOUTH OF THE LAUNCH RAMP,OUT FROM THE FERRY.

ERNIEP 
NEWBURG - Boat  5/28/11 5AM 
Species - StripedBass,  
we ONLY CAUGHT 6 FISH .LOTS OF FISH ON THE RECORDER ,BUT NOT MANY BITES. WINDY WITH LOT OF WOOD AND BRUSH IN THE WATER. TRIED ALL OVER AND CAUGHT ALL THE FISH JUST SOUTH OF THE RAMP OFF THAT BIG FERRY BOAT. ALL ON BLOODS AND SANDS.

Marc 
catskill - Boat  5/28/2011 8am 
Species - StripedBass,  
Caught a 36" male on a live herring drifting this morning in 12 feet of water.

georgej 
troy - Boat  5/27/2011 20:10:18 
Species - StripedBass,  
one at about 9am and the other at 12:30pm

NEIL SQUILLANTE 
ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK - Surf  5/27/2011 9:57:22 
Species - StripedBass,  
CAUGHT A 35 INCH STRIPER ABOUT 8:15 AM
MY BIGGEST FISH EVER
comment - tom -
new to the area/fishing here. was that from shore?

ERNIEP 
NEWBURG BOAT - Boat  5/25/11 5/26/2011 5AM 
Species - StripedBass,  
CAUGHT 16 FISH MOSTLY SMALL ONES ,BUT WE MANAGED TO GET 3 KEEPERS ABOUT 30 IN. ALL MALES. ALL FISH CAUGHT ACROSS THE LAUNCH RAMP[GULLYS] AND ABOUT A HALF MILE DOWN,AND BELOW THE ISLAND. sAME THING TODAY BUT THE FISH WERE SMALLER,AND LOTS OF THEM. ALL CAUGHT ON SAND AND BLOOD WORMS.

jim griffin 
barnaget bay - Boat  5/26/2011 10:52:39 
Species - Bluefish(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
To my Northern buddies ,Fishings turned on in Barnaget Bay . Fluke are in ,^ keepers dozens thrown back , blues to three lbS all you can catch and STRIPERS in the inlet boat or surf LBI TO IBSP, it will wear your arms out. And the Parkway work is done ,so smooth sailing south.Also the CRABS are out of the MUD. Beat the VACTIONERS this is the time to fish, no boat traffic or crowded beaches, By the end of JUNE you'll kick yourself for not coming earlier!!!

sam 
newburgh - Boat  5/24/2011 19:17:47 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Caught small stuff all day, then we said 1 last drift and caught a 25 lb. cow. We let her go to have her babies
comment - Bill Greene -
5/26/11 - Very nice fish, and a thoughtful release. - Bill Greene

Tony n Richie 
Milton - Surf  5/22/2011 7:47:42 
Species - StripedBass,  
went saturday morning, herring was close to shore again after this raining days got two fish ,same size in the 10 to 15 pounds range (din't weighted with my scale) and lost another two...all in live herring

Jeff Staff 
newburgh - Boat  5/19/2011 12:47:21 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Fished on friday the 13th landed 13 striper anywhere from 6 to 12 pounds all on blood worms..marked a ton of fish. Also fished on Monday16th and landed 7 on bloods & sands



gary 
new baltimore ny - Surf  5/18/2011 18:34:27 
Species - Catfish(Rel), catfishonliveherring.,  
hard to catch herring and caught one. but then i caught a 12 pound catfish on it . iam thinking its close to the end
comment - Bill Greene -
5/18/11 Thanks for the post -- there are some serious channel catfish showing up in the Hudson - another big fish to enrich our fishing experience.

Tony n Richie 
Milton - Surf  5/17/2011 7:11:53 
Species - StripedBass,  
Despite the high prices of fuel there was a huge fleet of boaters in the river on saturday, mainly drifting, on both sides of the river right in front of milton and marlboro...we were fishing in the morning tossing live herring and nothing hit us .Sunday was a diferent story right after the rain stoped I was able to cath some herring , lost my first run but we landed the second one ..17 pounds on live herring (plenty of herring in the water both days)

bonefish 
Albany area - Boat  5/16/2011 13:57:52 
Species - StripedBass,  
Fished Albany area Friday, and Saturday. No luck at all. Marked fish, none would go. plenty of herring.

Marc 
Catskill, ny - Boat  5/16/2011 7am 
Species - StripedBass,  
Fished this morning with my dad. We boated 4 striped bass. 3 on live herring and 1 on chunk herring. biggest fish be 38"

freddiethej 
Smallbany - Boat  5/14/2011 20:21:42 
Species - StripedBass, cats, sturgeon, herring,  
Fished Saturday and Sunday with Lenny around the port of Albany. Many herring. Two cats on Saturday, one 20 inches. Sunday got one striper 37 inch, about 20 pounds. Lenny missed it, had to take the Amtrak back to Brooklyn. Dropped him off at the dock in the Rensselaer park. Miserable rain and wind. Anyway, she swallowed the hook (circle) so I kept it. Chunk. Also foul hooked a sturgeon. Big own. Fat. 36". One other good strike. Had a shad on, saw a few others caught.

JOEL BLACK 
Rhinecliff - Boat  5/13/2011 18:16:39 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
The stripers finally showed up on thursday and Friday. We caught 5 each day on bloodworms.
JOEL BLACK Report photo JOEL BLACK Report photo

fishnfanatic 
Cornwall Bay - Boat  5/14/2011 16:47:46 
Species - StripedBass,  
struck out again today. fished cornwall bay from 8 to 1:30 drifting bloods. marked lots of fish but only got a few nibbles. did not see another boat catch any

ERNIEP 
NEWBURG BOAT - Boat  5/12/11 5AM 
Species - StripedBass,  
FISHED ACROSS FROM THE RAMP AND A LITTLE SOUTH. DID NOT SEE MANY FISH ON, THE RECORDE BUT WE MANAGED TO GET A 39 IN ANDA 35IN. WWENTOBY THE BRIDGE AND IT WAS SOLID FISH.BUT NOTHING OVER 26 IN.ALL ON BLOODS
comment -ray koziatek -
good report we did our better fish ahead of the mother load and where you started despite the screen. Did manage a few 30in pluss from the school on thursday but most in the 24 -30in range with a (very few)under 24 99% of the big school were males for us but seeing 2 balling pods on the surface their were some ready femals in there.It was hard to belive with the screen we had to only land 35 plus fish thursday but,with that said we only fished 1 tide change before pullin out so the evning tide would of put us in good numbers for the day (NOT THAT I'M COMPLAINING ON 35) It was a great trip for my son and I (were from corning ny)....Too bad their wasnt a special trip limit maybe 10 as we do this trip 1 time a year and to bring home a few more fish would help justify the 500.00 pluss dollars we invest for 2 days of fishing..........PS. have all yer boat gear in order as the coast guard checks will double or more due to the terriost threats ,they have brought in units (crews) from as far away as mass.to keep a eye on the river and tracks...

jim griffin 
barnaget bay - Boat  5/12/2011 9:28:53 
Species - Bluefish(Rel), Fluke(Rel),  
I took my first trip, since last being out with Capt pete meyers slaying blackfish at sea grit in Jan,I fished the Barnaget Bay bouy 32 for the first fluke of the season.We were met by working birds on 3lbs blue all you could handle! We bailed them till the thrill weared off, then turned to fluking with GLUP. We jigged up a 1/2 a dozen from 14 1/2 to 16 1/2" in two hours time. All fish released and the boat ran great! This is what the start of a good seaon feels like, the best thing was the full tank of gas was bought at last years prices!!!!

ray koziatek 
hewburgh - Boat  5/12/2011 21:24:19 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Well gents 2011 is on . wed we (my son and i)came out for our annual trip ..wed was tuff for us with only 6 landed and 5or 6 more missed hits,,,thursday was the hudson river trip maker.can ya say solid black (almost)fish line for 6 hours between the murky water,one or 2 sticks,and some kinda chilly temps we did manage over 35 fish landed and another20 or so missed. we did get 5 or 6 small(under 6lbs)but all leagel and average 10 to 15 lbs.saw 2 different "balls" playing on the surface ..in two days all but 4 were males...oh bloods and 14 to 18 ft down over 50 to 60 fow held majority fish..If you can see the bannerman island to yer east ya might be starting in the right place.hmm maybe this year ill make 2 trips (corning ny) hava great season
comment ray koziatek- -
opps Newburgh

FRANK MARESCO 
Newburgh - Boat  5/11/2011 15: 1:27 
Species - StripedBass,  
Fished the AM on 5/10 .... outgoing tide using bloodworms ... started around 0630 and was drifting south ... started getting hits when I drifted from dennings point to Bannermans ... finally boated a 30" but had a lot of other hits ....big difference in activity from the past weekend

FRANK MARESCO 
Newburgh - Boat  5/ 9/2011 14:41:23 
Species - StripedBass,  
Went out both days this past weekend ... 5/8 and 5/9 .. went out from 6 am till noon on both days ... we caught nothing each day. I did not see any other boats doing differently. We were marking them on Saturday but could not see anything on Sunday. Drifted from the poer plant north of the bridge to Plum Point .....

miss happ 
newburgh - Boat  5/ 8/2011 0:15:15 
Species - StripedBass,  
Fished ALL day by Dennings point with bloods and caught nothing. Marked some but not a lot. SKUNKED as well!

fishnfanatic 
beacon - Boat  5/ 7/2011 19:28:27 
Species - StripedBass,  
fished from Beacon to Bannerman's drifting bloods from 8 to 2. not a sniff. marked lots of fish, put our baits where we saw them but SKUNKED. Did not see another boat catch anything

unclebagels 
above GWB - Surf  5/ 6/2011 12:00PM 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  

unclebagels Report photo

Clearwater Angling 
Catskill Creek - Boat  5/ 2/2011 4:40:00 
Species - StripedBass, Catfish(Rel),  


FRANK MARESCO 
Newburgh - Boat  5/ 3/2011 7:34:35 
Species - StripedBass,  
Finally went out for the first time Saturday Morning April 30th ... water went fro calm to very rough back to calm before noon ... we had a number of hits in between low tide and high .... caught one on a bloodworm 22" ... Sunday 1 MAY the weather and river were perfect .... water temp was 53 - 55 from Dennings point to Bannermans ... boat right next to us @ Bannermans was bringing them in one after the other using bloodworms like us

except we were only wathcing him catch fish ....

drove by the river this AM and it was calm and no one out .....

Gail Ann Charters 
Hortons Pt. - Boat  4/29/2011 12:31:37 
Species - StripedBass,  
Excellent day fishing trolled 9 bass to approximately 15 lb. Wth a party of Mike, his wife, and a first time fisherman Kyshaun.

freddiethej 
Albany - Boat  5/ 1/2011 12:00 noon 
Species - catfish,  
Fished Sunday in the Albany area from 10 til 3 using cut herring from a bait shop. water very high and muddy. marked many fish on the sonar, probably herring, but too muddy for the sabiki. 3 good sized catfish, no stripers. very few people out, beautiful day on the river.

graff 
Germantown ny - Boat  4/30/2011 21:54:44 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
Fished outgoing tide with wind & muddy water. Caught some catfish .No Luck with stripers

GRAFF 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Surf  4/28/2011 11:53:50 
Species - StripedBass,  
FISHED FROM EAST SHORE ABOVE KINGSTON A COUPLE CATFISH NO BASS, HEARD SOME SMALLER ONES CAUGHT. Hoping for better luck this weekend

freddiethej 
albany - Boat  4/24/2011 13:27:16 
Species - catfish, drum,  
Fished from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday, from Albany up to the Troy dam. No herring or stipers in evidence, however I did get two nice channel cats, one about 20 inches, and also a giant freshwater drum that hit on my Sabiki at the dam. I would estimate it was in excess of 10 pounds, at least 24 inches long. Was no foul hooked, had one of the Sabikis in its mouth. As i got it close to the boat I thought at first it was a really big shad, but one boated realized it was a drum. This thing was huge!

Tie One On Charters 
Kingston - Boat  4/22/2011 19:26:57 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Caught 11 drifting at the mouth of the Rondout Creek in Kingston. All in the 18-24 inch range.
comment - JOE.B -
what were you using for bait?...live Herring?

comment - Mole 3 -
Could you keep the reports coming? We are planning a trip up there the 2nd weekend in May. Would be greatly appreciated.

Mole 3 Crew
comment Tie One On Charters -
I'll be going out daily starting May 1. I'll try and give reports every day.

John Francesconi 
Piermont, NY Hudson River - Surf  4/21/2011 7:00 AM 
Species - Carp,  

comment - Bill Greene -
4/23/11

Way to go John! Put one in the Contest if you get a chance.

Bill Greene

chuck1 
croton bay - Boat  4/12/2011 13:51:12 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Caught 9 fish between two people 16 to 24 inches max fish 11 lbs, caught on the hight tide

rockman 
hook mountain park nyack - Surf  4/11/2011 19:55: 6 
Species - StripedBass,  
5 striped bass on bloods, 22 to 25 inches, all on the outgoing high tide.
comment freddiethej -
sweet

Chuck1 
croton point and bay - Boat  4/10/2011 18:30: 3 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Fished for 6 hours finaly caught 3 fish at top of the tide 1 fish 10 lbs th other 2 about 7lbs saw other boats get a few.

sam 
srony pt. - Boat  4/10/2011 10:29:41 
Species - StripedBass,  
tried for 3 hrs. nothing

Christopher 
Haverstraw - Surf  4/ 6/2011 22:48:22 
Species - StripedBass,  
Bought a couple dozen bloods and soaked them between 11:00 and 2:00. Got a couple of nibbles and nothing else. Will try again in a week or so.

freddiethej 
albany - Boat  4/ 3/2011 16:52:27 
Species - nothing,  
Took the boat for a test run on Sunday, worked fine except for the trailer lights. Used worms and cut bait by the Poestenkill and further down back towards Albany. Nothing. Got a trip planned to Peekskill the weekend of April 16-17. Any tips?
comment - -
best of luck down the river, i hope to be on the river next week
around alb.
comment - -
best of luck down the river, i hope to be on the river next week
around alb.Bigreel,

troy james hudson 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Surf  4/ 5/2011 9:37:26 
Species - Kingfish(Rel),  
i just want to know were i can get a tshirt from.my name is troy james hudson.i live in sydney australia.please email me.im living at 79 holmes st maroubra

2035.

mockey aka sudsy 
nyack park boat launch - Surf  3/20/11 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
8 stripers to 26 inches on blood worms, caught and released

rockman 
piermont pier - Surf  3/18/2011 21:13:45 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
3 bass 22 to 24 inches on bloodworms, caught and released...
comment Jon -
On what side of the pier were you fishing? High tide or low?

comment Jon -
On what side of the pier were you fishing? High tide or low?

comment - rockman -
low tide north side

Bill Greene 
Beacon area - Surf  3/17/2011 22: 1:14 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
3/17/11 Carp, 10 lb, 9oz caught & released. Caught a good one last year too on St. Pat's day. As soon as ice is out it's worth a try. As I passed by Scarborough on my way north, I saw some of the striper faithful fishing from shore.

Robert Blasy 
Haverstraw - Surf  3/14/2011 23:56:50 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Caught 2 stripers today 24inch and 18 inches from shore on bloods both fish released.Nice start to 2011 season. Even though 2 days early. Tight lines

chip capasso 
mud hole - Boat  2/17/2011 11:28:29 
Species - cod, ling, tog,  
nice to be out! a ton of dog's ! cod fish up to 15.lbs alot of mud belly's good fishing to all!

freddiethej 
Grafton State Park - Surf  2/12/2011 1: pm 
Species - pickerel,  
Fished through the ice on Long Pond in Grafton State Park. 25 degrees, windy, snow showers. Ice is 2 feet thick. One flag all day but managed to ice a 25 inch pickerel, biggest I have ever caught. Could feel it was big, hoping for a trout. Line broke as I pulled it through the hole, but since he was head up I was able to grab him before he sunk back to the watery depths.
comment - ED Wagner -
Have you ever caught Carp in Grafton??

freddiethej 
Glass Lake, NY - Surf  1/29/2011 21:22:48 
Species - LargemouthBass, pickerel,  
If I am fishing on ice, should I check the 'boat' or 'surf' box? Still arguing over public access to the lake. Been catchin bass, picks, panfish. Is this site still alive? No ice fishermen out there? The last post is me, over a month ago! What up wit dat?









freddiethej 
Glass Lake - Surf  12/18/2010 12 
Species - LargemouthBass, poickerel, sunfish,  
Saturday, December 18. Fished with Curt on Glass Lake today thorugh 4-5 inches of white ice using tip ups and minnows. Four legal pickerel, a nice largemouth, and slab sunny. No trespassing signs are down, looks like the forces of evil seeking to close the lake are on the run. Come on up and fish!

mike santiago 
fire island - Surf  11/20-26/2010     11:34:49 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel), herring,  
between my friends and i we have caught over 150 bass from the surf during this period
the largest i caught was about 22 lbs
we also had 5 blues all over 12 lbs and i also jigged 100 herring
the amount of bait is incredible and consist of bay anchovies, sandeels, shad and herring and even some tinker mackeral
comment - Bill Greene -
11/29/10

Good going! I'm certainly envious that you could put together a series of days. The here & there, now & then approach many of us have to follow puts us up against the odds. - Bill Greene
comment - mike santiago -
fished hard this year and my log is 3 years old and starting to bear fruit

Bill Greene 
Denning Point area - Surf  11/24/2010 3:00PM 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
11/24 - Caught, measured and released 24-1/2 " channel catfish. A few hook pulls too - often happens with smaller carp hooks I use - the cats get hooked lightly in corner of mouth.

Bill Greene 
Denning Point area - Surf  11/12/2010 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
11/12/10
Caught, weighed & released 10 lb. 5 oz. carp, and caught & released 2 others (only estimated weight) at 5- 6 lbs. Also lost 2 more due to hook pulls - lightly hooked. I'm still using those great E'Claw Lazer-sharp in-line (non-offset) circle hooks. Figure on spending some time, because they only feed in windows -- if you give up after a couple of hours, you'd be likely to miss out.

freddiethej 
Glass Lake, Rensselaer County - Surf  11/12/2010 16:40:43 
Species - nothing,  
The no tresspassing signs at Glass Lake have been taken down. the fight is not yet over but it looks like the good guys may be winning! Ice Ice baby!

vinny mezzina  
hoboken t -pier - Surf  11/ 6/2010 11:15am 
Species - StripedBass,  
cought on my penn reel with 40lb power pro BRD. ussing bunker head. 40in 19lb bass .

Matt Schneiderman 
Englewood Cliffs Marina - Boat  10/29/2010 12:30:00 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
40" Striper caught on chunk bunker in 22 feet of water. At the end of the incoming tide.

JonS 
Montauk - Boat  10/202010 10:31:56 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish(Rel), bonito,  
All caught from kayak. AM was spotty but we got 2 bonito. The later in the day it got the better the fishing. Day ended with all out bass blitzes.

John Francesconi 
Hudson River, Piermont, NY - Surf  10/16/2010 1:40 PM 
Species - Bluefish,  
36" 13lbs. 8oz.
comment - -
Am I fishing in the same river as you? I fish at the Alpine pier and I catch nothing.I tried cut bunker and I have fished all day some days and nothing. I do see many people from NYC fishing and they are not catching anything as well. Any tips??
comment - ivan -
hey john :) hows it goin outhere ?

John Francesconi 
Piermont, NY Hudson River - Surf  10/ 8/2010 1:30PM 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
38" 21lbs.
comment Striperman- -
On Bunker, way to go.
comment - MIKE S -
WAY TO GO JOHN SEE YOU SUN
comment - -
I am glad someone is catching something. I fish at Alpine and I have not caught a single fish in over weeks now. Alpine stinks, also alot of people from NYC and they are not catching anything as well.Any tips??
John Francesconi Report photo

John Francesconi 
Piermont, NY Hudson River - Surf  10/ 7/2010 9:30AM 
Species - Bluefish,  
35" 13lbs.
John Francesconi Report photo

NEIL SQUILLANTE 
PIERMONT PIER - Surf  10/ 5/2010 16:00 
Species - Bluefish,  
CAUGHT A 34 INCH BLUE FISH JUST BEFORE THE END OF PIERMONT PIER TO THE RIGHT SIDE CAUGHT IT ON A BUNKER CHUNK

vinny mezzina  
hoboken T pier - Surf  10/ 2/2010 7:45am  
Species - Bluefish, Bluefish,  
on a hand tied rig/ 8/0 octopus with a 2ft lead . on 30lb test BRD. useing a M action Penn rod with a 6600 ABu Garica baitcaster. useing fresh bunker cut fromm moe's bait and T. hooked into a 31in king blue with a waight of 10lb . this sucker ran for a bit, however i keepet my ground and rocked him in. thanks to the T pier boys who helped me bring it up with there gaff. it was a great looking fish.



new member of the HRFA .vinny M .

mike santiago 
MONTAUK - Surf  9/18-19/2010     21:42: 7 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
GOT TO THE SOUTHSIDE OF MONTAUK EARLY SAT EVE WALKED INTO THE TAIL END OF A BLITZ AND PICKED UP 5 QUICK BASS 2 KEEPERS ON BUCKTAIL WITH BASS ASSASSIN
WENT TO NORTHSIDE AND PICKED ANOTHER KEEPER ON A MAG DARTER THEN WENT BACK TO SOUTHSIDE AND CASTING INTO 6 FOOT WAVES WITH AN OLIVE NEEDLEFISH MANAGED A 37 IN 18 LBER WHICH FOUND ITS WAY INTO THE COOLER

comment - Bill Greene -
10/5/10

Way to go -- on top of the Leaderboard and still in the game.

mike santiago 
montauk - Boat  9/10-11/2010     19:32:45 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel), porgy,  
absoulute slaughter this weekend had a total of 84 fish
15 bass to 39 inches
39 blues to 12 lbs and 30 porgy to 2 1/2 lbs
13 bass and 8
9 blues caught in surf
the run is on guys
comment - -
oh yeah forgot 6 seabass to 2 lbs

Fred Rung 
Breezy Point - Boat  9/11/2010 5 - 7 PM 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel),  
Went out with John and a couple friends. Saw lots of red tide all over Raritan Bay and outside Sandy Hook. Heard at the dock that they wer catching some at Breezy Point so we tried there. The water turned blue green again but there were no working birds or feeding blues the way there were a few weeks ago in Gedney Channel. So we started trolling and watching the fish finder. Finally found some fish along a ridge line that runs perpendicular to the shore. As you can see from the photo the fish were hugging the bottom right along the ridge. Trolling with the tide produced multiple hookups. Trolling back against the tide - maybe one.
Very slow fishing day and they would not move from the ridge even as the sun went down. Managed about 15 - 20 fish with a few keeper stripers. Threw almost all of them back.
What is the deal with this red tide? Didn't mark or see any fish in those waters.
Fred Rung Report photo Fred Rung Report photo

Jon Tangen 
Cape Code - Boat  8/12/10 12;00 
Species - Largemouth(Rel),  
3 large mouth bass were caught by Jonathan. A 8 lb started the day. Followed up 2 hours later with a 12 lb large mount.The next day a lunker weighing 15.0 lb. All caught using worms and would you belive a #8 trout hook !!!!

freddiethej 
albany - Boat  9/ 6/2010 11:58:26 
Species - StripedBass, smallmouth, bullhead, whiteperch,  
fished the mouth of the normanskill from 9 til noon on labor day. dead low tide to rising. using worms and cut bait (white perch), got three stripers about 10 inces, two small mouth including one about 17 inces, and a large bullhead of some sort. the boat was laid up for nearly two months, oil light came on. still under warrenty and i wound up with a whole new power head. hope it isn't a design defect.

also, as you may know, i report regularly from Glass Lake, in Rensselaer County, mostly during the ice fishing season. there is a move afoot to close access to the lake. will let you know more in future posts.
comment Ricardo - row boat -
All of this week of 9/20/2010 I've seen abundant, small fry at sunset, between Troy dam and Normanskill mouth. All observations have been around sunset, with warm nights and _a lot_ of mosquitos up to about 5' above the water. I row several days a week in this area -have done so for 10 years- and this is the first time I see fry in the late summer/early fall. What are they?

Christian and Rich 
Rockaway Reef - Boat  8/28/2010  
Species - Fluke, SeaBass(3keepers)Porgy(lots)Fluke(3kept1)Bluefish(3)Robin(1),  
The place was loaded with all types of fish.

Christian caught a left-handed Grand Slam. Blue, Fluke, Porgy and Sea bass

STEPHEN LEO 
Tappan zee brdige - Boat  7/19/2010 9:59:33 
Species - Fluke(Rel),  
Is anyone elese cacthing fluke.



Caught one just about 16 in just south og the peir. What is the regulation for fluke in the hudson
comment - Frank R. -
Didn't know there were fluke near Piermont, I gotta try it. Just went fluke fishing in LBI & regulation is 18"...
comment - mike -
21 and a half in ny waters
comment - rgaglione -
21.5 is the limit in ny never seen fluke this far up the river

comment -hugeeuge -
yeah they are there if the salt line is far enough north....i caught a few on a tressel in bear mountain about 15 years ago...they were small but they were there

Tony n Richie 
Highland - Surf  7/11/2010 17:54:37 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
Finally landed a 14 + pounds carp today !lost another 2 ,one of them broke my 30 pounds leader the other one I was able to bring it to the surface ,it got tangled by the belly until my mainline just got cut ,perhaps the serrated fins in her belly or the big scales caused the brake up .Used corn meal for bait and they arrive almost in high tide.All the runs were kind it normal carp runs, almost the same, nothing crazy today.
comment - Tony n Richie -
I forget to say that I spotted a huge fish jump in the water about 30 or 40 yards from me.If it was the stripper season I would say that was a striper, it look kind a striper for the shape, but color was kind dark gray .Don,t know what it was, it happen so quickly and I wan't speculate about the size, but it was big!.
comment - Bill Greene -
7/15/10 Could well be a sturgeon - they are big jumpers -- long fish rather than bulky like carp, and of varying sizes - some very big. I occasionally make a report to the NYS DEC E-Almanac - Hudson Estuary Project about my catches, and for that they put me on their weekly report list --- latest report was of JUMPING STURGEON. DEC says they frequently do that - jumping clear, and on rare occasions, landing in a boat.
comment - Tony n Richie -
thank you for check it out Bill.Have you done any carp fishing lately? any luck?

comment - Bill Greene -
7/18/10 - Glad you guys are getting out. I haven't been out for quite some time - just too hot for me. I just pass up on short sessions.
comment - Ivan -
carp fishing is the best for me :) i do catch and release of carp... fish the hudson for some time now... had landed 30+ fish and a 29+ some mid 20s and high teens :) waiting for my 40+ this year :)

Tony n Richie 
Highland - Surf  7/ 4/2010 16:33:34 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Carp,  
We went out for 3 hours trying to beat the heat the boaters and the jet skiers. 20 minutes after our fist cast we got a torpedo run again, I was able to fight it for a little bit until suddenly she pulled down and caught me off guard while I was adjusting my drag, it left my size 2/0 circle hook as straight as my fishing pole. We got 2 more other runs that ended up in our mainline getting cut again in the snags. Although, we did end the day with a 4 pound Channel Catfish that pulled the line the same way that carp does, and as soon as we were done we went across the bridge heading towards Dicks Sporting Goods looking for new gear. They were really biting again today. Happy 4th of July everyone.
comment - Bill Greene -
7/4/10

Looks like fun and action. Snags & rocks can be tough. In some spots I find myself having to use heavier tackle -- 9 foot rods, and reels - a Penn 650ssm - 250 yds. of 15 with a top shot of 100 ft of 25 lb tied in, and a Penn 525 Mag conventional - same line capacity, same top-shot. Even then I have to trim off the last 10 feet or so each time a fish is landed because the rocks scrape it up. And, as you mention - if you bear down heavily on drag, you risk a straightened or pulled hook.
comment - Tony n Richie -
I agree with you Bill the snags in the rocks are really tough to fish, you will lose a lot of tackle especially the Highland rocks they are pretty famous for that. I love the Penn Reels they are a good choice, our poles are a little longer we use 12 footers with 3 pound test curb. We do have Bait Runners on it, which I'm not to convinced about it I would rather use regular Conventional Spinning Reels, too many drags (: lol. Obviously we were dealing with some nice size carp for the explosive runs they were giving us. Well we can always try to get them another day they are still out there.
comment - Bill Greene -
7/10/10

Another thing - I've been using those flat "no-roll" pear shaped sinkers in the Hudson - 3 or 4 oz - drilled end to end so you can run your line through and fish them with a fish-finder set up. Bought them through "Catfish Connection". These sinkers tend to plane up in the water column when retrieved with a high-ratio fast retrieve reel -- I almost never lose one on the retrieve -- used to lose more when I was using egg sinkers, because the eggs don't ride as high on retrieve. Penn spinner is 4.7 to 1, and the Penn 525 mag is 6 to 1.

Tony n Richie 
Highland - Surf  7/ 3/2010 15:34: 1 
Species - Carp, torpedocarp,  
Hot and very frustrated day...Four carp runs ,actually three carp runs and a "torpedo run" for the way that it took off on me WOW! we lost all four.Three of them they cut my mainline (and we used a 60 pound braid) like butter, the last one managed to take my Doughball without getting hooked up. It really was a very frustrated day for us, but they are eating that's good news.We also spotted some big fish jumping out of the water perhaps Sturgeon? Fished low tide with doughballs for bait.
comment - Tony T -
What kind of rig are you using?Just started fishing for carp at a local pond .caught a couple on cormeal dough and kernel corn. Have you tried the hair rig ?
comment - Tony n Richie -
Hey Tony, sorry it took so long to answer you I have been busy at work. No I don't use hair rigs, our rig is very simple it is almost the same as a Striper rig, but with a short leader. So now its a mainline with a slider, swivel, plus a 12 inch leader. Sometimes we use two leaders on the same swivel with circle hooks size 2/0 or 3/0. Sometimes instead of using a 2oz or 3oz lead weight (depending on the current) I attach my method cage in my main leader, filled up with cornmeal dough or just method mix. You should give a try at the Hudson River for carp they are just fun to catch and good fighters. Just make sure you release it back in the water so we can can catch it too next time. Good Luck

art 
north of beacon bridge west side of the river - Boat  6/30-7/ 1/2010 17:35:34 
Species - Catfish(Rel), smallsilverfish,  
Got the boat out after work and motored up past the bridge and drifted in five foot of water. was rewarded with some nice catfish up to four pounds around 20 fish altogether. also caught some small silver fish that looked like monster shiners or maybe a juvenile striper? fish were in large schools, and were like pirahna when they found the bait. any info on what they are? also where should i be looking for some big channel cat?
comment - Bill Greene -
7/2/10

Bigger channel catfish are just mixed in with the smaller - no spots in particular to target ONLY big cats. If you're getting an occasional 4 lber, that's about all you can expect, with the VERY occasional 6 to 8 lb big male mixed in - they look like a different species entirely. Those big males are dark blue/black back & upper body, no spots and no olive color on sides, large heads, heavy bodies -- don't put your finger in their mouths.

What hook and bait were you using to get the small silver fish? Not the catfish bait or hooks I'd imagine. NYS DEC is looking for herring and unusual sightings -- I report to them from time to time, and I'll inquire -- if you can give some more info it will be helpful. - Bill Greene
comment - art -
i was using small i believe number four gamagatzu hooks, i'll have to check. these little fish were hitting chicken liver, worms, small spinners and even the powerbait catfish nuggets. even when i was using the larger hooks they would sometimes impale themselves on it. Thanks for the catfish info too!
comment - Bill Greene -
7/4/10

DEC guy who messaged me finds this a tough one. This year's spawned stripers would only be 2" to 3" long at this point, and last year's would be 5" to 6" --- and would only be found in concentration around Roseton or Dannskammer --- and the stripes would certainly be evident. Looks like these will stay a mystery. - Bill Greene
comment - art -
Thanks for checking it out anyway Bill, next time i'm out i'll have to take a picture of one. I'm reading on here about the carp fishing on the river and i'd like to give it a shot. Any pointers? i'm gonna be running the boat out of newburgh. Thanks

tony 
hudson river - Surf  6/20/2010 7:24:53 
Species - LargemouthBass, Smallmouth(Rel),  
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for volunteers to keep diaries of their largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing on the Hudson River.
DEC officials said the information would help study population, size and health trends of bass in the river to evaluate future regulations. Current regulations set a 15-inch minimum size for bass.
Interested volunteers should call Norman McBride at 607-652-7366.
abosch@th-record.com


John Villareal 
mudhole - Boat  6/ 8/2010 13:19:28 
Species - StripedBass, Ling5total,  
5 Poud pool winner was one of them

freddiethej 
castleton - Boat  6/ 5/2010 11:00 am 
Species - Catfish, smallmouthbass, whiteperch,  
Fished with Curt near the railroad bridge in Castlton on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. HHH, high tide. Caught white perch on worms, used them for bait live and cut up. One really nice channel, about 16 inches but heavy, maybe five pounds. Stripped line off my striper rod. Few other smaller cats and one 14 inch small mouth that chased my bait as I got it near the boat. Dropped it back down and he took it. Nice morning.
comment - -
Stripers are all done??
comment - freddiethej -
run is over but always have some luck in summer and fall with smaller holdovers using white perch or other small live baits fished in likely spots where the current runs fast and deep.

Jon Tangen 
Ramapo River - Surf  5/ 29/2010 19:31:53 
Species - Trout,  

comment - Jon Tangen -
17.5 inches and 5 pounds

freddiethej 
troy dam - Boat  5/31/2010 2:00 pm 
Species - StripedBass,  
fished the dam for a few hours, falling to low tide, using cut bait. one 12 inch striper.

skeeter 
newburg/beacon bridge - Boat  5/22/2010 21: 6:50 
Species - StripedBass,  
caught a 15lb striper right under the bridge. bloodworm

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Lower New York Harbor - Boat  5/23/2010 7:00 AM 
Species - StripedBass, Bluefish,  
Got out Sunday little windy fishing not that great fish the in comming tide and had two bass at 30 inchs and two Blues at 8lbs. Bait for the day was fresh bunker. Also try some New York Fluking but no luck with that yet, will have to try that next weekend.
comment - Tom -
I have been fishing the Englewood boat basin and I want to know were are all of the fish? This year it is very bad for me can you help me with some advice?

freddiethej 
troy dam - Boat  5/22/2010 12:00 
Species - herring,  
fished the troy dam at high tide on saturday, many herring,no stripers. can't imagine the herring will be around much longer so it appears its time to switch to summer tactics: small white perch fished around bridge pilings and suck holes on a moving tide. always good for a few 20 inchers through the fall. plus cats, drum, smallmouth and whatever else bites.

Bill Greene 
Beacon/Fishkill area - Surf  5/24/2010 11:00 AM 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
Caught & Released nice 5 lb, 11 oz. channel cat -
25-1/2" long &
13-1/2" girth -- lucky to have witness too, so it's can go in the HRFA contest entries.

fishnfanatic 
newburgh - Boat  5/22/2010 19:11:12 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
we fished by the newburgh bridge from 8:30 to 2pm.
at times they were right under the bridge on the newburgh side. Drifted blood worms.we got 3 keeper size 5, 8 and 12 pounds.saw several other boats hooking up .most of the fish seemed to be schoolie size.

Marc 
catskill - Boat  5/19/2010 6am 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Caught 2 stripers in 28-30" range on live herring.

striperdrew 
esopus island / kingston - Boat  5/17/2010 12:13:23 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
another poor year. best day was wed 5-12 in the rain all day. boated 5 stripers biggest was 10lbs. friday 5-14 caught one striper 14lbs tagged, and that was it for the whole week. using live herring all the time. good luck all, be back next year.

freddiethej 
albany, bethlehem - Boat  5/15/2010 10:55:53 
Species - StripedBass,  
Fished Saturday in Albany, Sunday in Bethlehem, skunked both days. A few hits but one broke off, one got off. Couple of big cats, herring, one shad.
comment - Bill Greene -
5/17/10

Thanks for report.

There are those big channel cats again! Very happy to see this.
comment - freddiethej -
bill-actually one of them was a bullhead, squarish tail, 7-8 pounds, the other a channel about 20 inches.
comment captin bill- -
Fished albany last sat. with same results

Inline 
Newburgh - Boat  5/16/2010 16:48: 0 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Was on the water at 7, started by Plum Pt. but nothing was hitting. Went up to the bridge and started drifting bloods and sands. Boated close to 40 fish, biggest was a 22 pounder. At one point they were hitting everything you threw at them including nightcrawlers. Left them biting because we ran out of bait.

fishnfanatic 
plum pt - Boat  5/15/2010 18:51:45 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
fished from 8am to 2pm. drifted blood worms in the plum pt. area (new windsor).my friend and I caught and released 9 stripers. all small. a couple of 4 pounders, a 6 and 7 pounder and some dinks. fish were down about 15 feet.

Marc 
Catskill, NY - Boat  5/15/2010 6am 
Species - StripedBass,  
Caught a 37" stripped bass on live herring. Then the wing turned up and we left.

John Francesconi 
Piermont Pier - Surf  5/14/2010 20:53:12 
Species - Sturgeon,  
This fish weighed 11 lbs. and measured 36".
comment - Bill Greene -
5/15/10

Nice going with the sturgeon -- I seem to recall you got one a few years ago, and also a good carp, along with stripers.
John Francesconi Report photo

beebs 
troy - Boat  5/10/10 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
Had a good afternoon on Upstate Charters. Wife caught 13lb catfish and I a 39 1/2", 26Lb stripe. Capt Joe did good
comment - Bill Greene -
5/13/10

Heck of a nice report.

I'm beside myself - delighted - with the fact that those big channel catfish are taking hold in the Hudson.
comment - -
Dan yes we have some huge cat's now the sturgen r's back too,got 10 at the dam
comment - micshtr -
WOW guess i'm fishing in the wrong spot...i always fish from shore on the rensselaer side between the rensselaer dock thats on the side of the bridge and where the creek comes out...right in the middle down on the rocks, i usually catch alot of white perch and usually a couple of cats, but never 13 pounders, never seen one that big from the hudson, nice...what was the bait?

miss mabel 
kingston - Boat  5/10/2010 7am to 4pm 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
slow day but still caught 14 nothing bigger than 12 pounds. all released one tagged fish also

Robert Greene  
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  5/10/2010 9:25:18 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass, StripedBass, StripedBass, StripedBass, StripedBass, StripedBass, StripedBass,  


father and son fishing 
troy - Boat  5/ 8/2010 9:31:38 
Species - StripedBass,  
caught only one fish had 2 other runs 31"er any other pepole fishing up by troy and how are you doing and what bait you using looking for some more info so my son can hook up a few more times lotts of bait fish
comment -larry -
crabs

miss mabel 
kingston - Boat  5/ 8/2010 6:30-noon 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
another good day 15 fish only four were dinks. got a nice 30 pounder my friend got his first a nice 14 pounder. left before the winds picked up so it was a little wet morning but a good day again. be back out on monday.
comment - father and son fishing -
what you using for bait
comment - miss mabel -
trolling 1.8 to 2.2 mph all different color lures

comment - father and son fishing -
thanks

striperdrew 
kingston - Boat  5/ 9/2010 6:22:54 
Species - StripedBass,  
guys save some fish for me, i'll be down monday morning from buffalo for another fun filled week of striper fishing, c ya out there.

freddiethej 
henry hudson - Boat  5/ 8/2010 12:00 
Species - StripedBass, channel,  
fished with lenny from NYC today, 8:30 to 4:00. rainy, windy, but the wind was with the tide for the most part. slow going at first but managed two about 32". lenny busted his striper cherry with the second one, both on chunks.

miss mabel 
kingston - Boat  5/ 7/2010 11a.m.-5p.m. 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
best day of fishing yet boated 35 to 40 fish. some small but at least half were legal size or greater. brought home a 35lber and three over ten lbs.


eric decker 
saugerties - Boat  5/ 6/2010 evening 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
fishing the evening incoming.. 18 fish..But most important got our first female of the year, she was 28 lbs..wheres her mother?

Tie One On Charters 
Kingston-Hudson River - Boat  5/ 6/2010 17:47:46 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Fantastic day today. We caught 15 stripers today trolling.

Tie One On Charters 
Hudson River-Kingston - Boat  5/ 5/2010 17:23:33 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Trolling today on the outgoing tide. Caught 5 stripers. Lots of fish in the area today.

cesarcap 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Surf  5/ 4/2010 6:40am 
Species - StripedBass,  
Pleasant conditions from 5:30-7:30am with no wind. Water was clean and my bunker was fresh and not attacked my eels and catfish.

Thought it was going to be a slow morning but caught a nice 34" bass in about 8 ft of water.

Made it home in time to shower up for work in NYC right at 9am.

comment - freddiethej -
sweet

george navigator 
tappen bridge - Boat  5/ 4/2010 11: 0:45 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass,  


freddiethej 
albany - Boat  5/ 2/2010 12:00 noon 
Species - StripedBass, herring,  
Fished Sunday with Curt at Albany. Many herring. I got skunked but Curt got one at 32" on a chunk of herring. His first big fish ever.
comment - pj -
when fishing with chunk what type of setup are u using?? were fishing live herring with a slide weight?? we landed 4 this yr biggest about 25lbs what do you think is better?
comment - rich -
sounds like you are hitting them well this year

Manitou 
Cornwall to Marlboro - Boat  5/ 1-2/2010 9: 4:51 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass,  
Fished Saturday all day trolling, 2 small 23" stripers boated. Trolled 10 hours on Sunday, not a single release. Bait fisherman are doing better but from what I hear...not much.
comment - miss mabel -
good luck. we will be out on fri and sat washing lures again. see ya out there.

Marc 
Catskill - Boat  5/ 2/2010 6am 
Species - StripedBass,  
Had 3 hits but only landed 1 striper. 33" 18lbs on live herring

egres 
Newburgh - Boat  5/ 2/2010 20:27:29 
Species - Skunknomore,  
After having my worse April ever started May of with a 24 pound fish, got him trawling. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.
comment - anglerted -
I hope you mean "trolling". Trawling is dragging a large net behind your boat...
comment - anglerted -
anyway, congrats!

cesarcap 
Croton Bay - Surf  5/ 2/2010 9:00-11:15 
Species - Catfish(Rel), eelsandwhiteperch,  
Since I wasn't having luck w/ the stripers, decided to take my 3 young kids (6 yr old twins and 4 year old) fishing. And what a morning it was. Small hooks and bloodworms bought us countless, white perch, eels and catfish. Best part is my daughter said she wants to go.



And bunker are in the bay...
comment - Bill Greene -
5/3/10

That's wonderful that the fish cooperated while the youngster was there.

Tie One On Charters 
Kingston-Hudson River - Boat  5/ 2/2010 18:49:16 
Species - StripedBass,  
Caught 5 trolling today. Largest 8 lb. All were caught on the incoming tide.

Graff25 
Germantown - Boat  5/ 2/2010 18:16:33 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Catfish(Rel),  
went out friday caught & released 6 stripers 2 nice one 37 INCH & A 33 INCH.Sat spent about 10 hrs caught one schoolie, strange

charlie 
selkirk - Boat  4/ 29/2010 09: 0: 0 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Catfish(Rel),  
caught a 19 lber on the 29th and a18lber on the 30th both in about 32 feet
comment - -
what kind of bait

neil squillante 
between piermiont and tz bridge - Boat  5/ 1/2010 12:30 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
caught and released a 30" striper. this is the biggest stripper i have ever caught

Fred Rung 
Flynn's Knoll - Boat  5/ 1/2010 6:35 PM 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
Launched the boat yesterday, Set up the slip and decided to go out for an evening trip. Heard at the docks that there were fish at 11a. Tried there, saw a few boats fishing there and the reach and didn't catch or see anyone catch. So we went over to Flynn's Knoll at low tide and started clam chumming. The tide turned and the fish started. We wound up catching 10 between 26 and 30 inches.
Nice but slow start to the season.
Fred Rung Report photo

fishnfanatic 
Denning's point area - Boat  5/ 1/2010 18:56:29 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
fished near Denning's point area. Drifted blood worms from 10am to 3pm.Caught 11 lb and 6 lb striper. Fish were about 15 ft deep.Saw a few other boats catch some.

miss mabel 
newburgh bay @ marlboro - Boat  5/ 1/2010 sunrise to 5pm 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
still very tight lipped fish but at least we have caught some nothing bigger than 14lbs. ready for a big one.
comment - ray koziatek -
Im watching ,havent called ceelys yet ,,,daughter grads on 8th and moves on the 15 so im gonna be a little late this year........................or not

Tie One On Charters 
Kingston-Hudson River - Boat  5/ 1/2010 16: 1:32 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Caught 18 lb. striper while trolling. Near Esopus Island.
comment - -
right off of the norrie marina right?

cesarcap 
Croton Bay - Surf  4/30/10 11:59pm 
Species - moreskunk,  
local shop didn't have herring so I decided to try a live eel at night at the top of the tide close to shore. Nothing.

But I still have the eel and found some bloodworms. So will see what today brings.

Tight lines.

egres 
Newburgh - Boat  5/ 1/2010 8:21: 2 
Species - TiredoftheSkunk,  
Tired of being with the Skunk. Fished last evening from 5pm to 2 am and only marked a few fish. ????

Jerry 
Castleton boat ramp - Boat  4/30/2010 13:30 
Species - StripedBass, Herring,  


GRAFF25 
GERMANTOWN - Boat  4/28/2010 20: 2:17 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Catfish(Rel),  
Caught 5 schoolies 1 33 inch stripped bass
comment - Stripper Man -
Where are all the fish? This time last year the fish where holding in the West Point, Newburgh area. It has been very very slow so far. No decent fish caught. These areas are usually very productive from both the shore and boat?

Tie One On Charters 
Kingston - Boat  4/24/2010 11: 1:25 
Species - StripedBass,  
Caught 2 Stripers Trolling at 3pm , both 24 inches.
comment Striperman - -
Does anyone have anything to say about Sandy Hook or Belford or Leonardo, Union beach ?????????? Thank you

Bone Fish 
Albany - Boat  4/23/2010 7:55:29 
Species - StripedBass, shad,  
Got first Stipers of the season in the boat. 15, and 10 lbs. Plenty of herring to be jigged, and caught 2 large shad jigging for herring. Saw plenty of other boaters catching Stripers. Get out and fish!
comment - dan -
where in Albany did u go,

Gail Ann charters 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  4/26/2010 7:36:13 
Species - StripedBass,  
Trolled some nice fish on stick baits.Still no action in new york harbor, any day now.

Miss Happ  
newburgh boat - Boat  4/25/2010 22:43:32 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Caught 1- 8 pound male on bloods during slack tide out by gullys..Only fished for 2 hours..Tight lines..Jay

freddiethJ 
Henry Hudson - Boat  4/25/2010 10: am 
Species - StripedBass, bullhead,  
Fished at Henry Hudson with Curt from 8 am to 1 pm on Sunday, cloudy, showers, cool, south wind, rising tide. Very few herring but boated one 36 inch striped bass on a chunk. Released.
comment - rich -
nice fish fred
saw some at the dam last week (thursday )
comment - fred -
saw but no catch? getting herring up there?
comment - rich -
no just strugeon

cesarcap 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Surf  4/25/2010 10:41: 0 
Species - Catfish(Rel), Skunk,  
Did a good job of feeding eels and catfish herring from 1-5pm in Croton Bay.



But my 6 and 4 yr old boys enjoyed themselves, and kept asking me if the eels were electric. LOL



This was the longest trip they ever did on our 17 boston whaler Montauk--and nobody needed to potty, which is usually 5 minutes into a trip. So hopefully the next time will be for better fish.





Joel Black 
Kingston - Boat  4/24/2010 12PM 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
This is my first year fishing in Kingston. Until this year I have always fish in Newburgh. We caught and released 20 small stripers today drifting blood worms from 16 to 21' down. It was a beautiful day and perfect for my little 16' aluminum boat.
comment - JohnMills -
Joel
I am glad to see that you are visiting use again this year.
i will probably be putting my boat at Norrie Point in the next couple of weeks I am just waiting on the fish to START Bitting
Hope to see ya out there.
John
comment - -
I missed last year because my wife was sick, but everything is fine now. I hope the wind isn't too bad on Wed. I have my boat in the Roundout so I suppose we can try that.

miss mabel 
newburgh bay - Boat  4/24/2010 sunrise to 4pm 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
landed one only 24-25 inches. had two on but never got a look there up but tight lipped to bite.

miss mabel 
newburgh bay - Boat  4/24/2010 sunrise to 4pm 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
landed one only 24-25 inches. had two one but never got a look there up but tight lipped to bite.

freddiethej 
Albany - Boat  4/24/2010 10:00 am 
Species - StripedBass, herring,  
Fished with Curt's son Mark from 8 to 2 at Albany. Mark got his first ever striper and biggest fish of lifetime with a 32 incher on a live herring just north of the port. First cast. Moved down river to secret spot, my turn with a 36" on chunk. Shortly after discussing how one is never enough, Mark hooks up but looses it to a busted leader. Many herring, no shad.
comment - kevbo -
good job hook! mark should be glad his dad was sick and couldn't go!
comment - freddiethej -
PS, they were both released
comment - freddiethej -
PS, they were both released

cesarcap 
Croton Bay - Surf  4/23/2010 6:`5 
Species - StripedBass,  
Got out of work early (5pm). North wind was howling against tide. Didn't have fresh herring but threw bucktails towards shore lost what looked like ok sized striper boat side.

He was lively and bucktail came out. Oh well 1 hit out of 500 casts is still better than working.

Will report this weekend!

Gail Ann charters 
south of Varrazano - Boat  4/23/2010 15: 7:20 
Species - StripedBass,  
Trolled some nice fish 0n 4/18. Waiting for them to move up the river.

egres 
Newburgh - Boat  4/22/2010 21:50: 5 
Species - StripedBass, Skunk,  
Fished in the Newburgh area this evening--skunked 1 fish in the last 4 outings, 30 or so in during the first 2 trips, been a horrible start to the season

ChasBo 
Cornwall - Boat  4/22/2010 17:53: 6 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Slim pickens, but got one just the same, or Pete did. We had two other tickles on the bloods, and I almost got one up the the boat. The one Pete got went about 8 pounds.
They are there, just need that temp to get up some.
comment - ray k -
chase bro you alive out there thinkin newburgh next week . worth the trip??

LARRY WILSON 
UP AND DOWN THE HUDSON - Boat  4/17/18/2010 16:27: 5 
Species - StripedBass, NONE,  
TALT TO A LOT OF FISHERMAN THE THE ONLY FISH WE WE CAUGHT WAS BAIT IF ANY ONE CAUGHT ANY FISH PLEASE DROP ME A LINE FISH EVERY WERE WITH OUT A BITE.
comment - hung4wheeler -
try fishing bye ravena and the new baltimor area we have been doing good up here so far.. weve already caught 40 inchers up here

ChasBo 
Anywhere - Boat  4/21/2010 16:20: 0 
Species - Anything,  
I will continue to badger you all until the posts get going. Give it up.
comment cesarcap -
was out yesterday morning for 1.5 hours before work (6-7:30pm) of croton bay. fed fresh herring to catfish which were safely released :)

water was 51-53 degrees and saw multiple splashes. cast swim shads and small rapalas for naught. couldn't tell if it were carp or bunker (i think it's a bit early) but i like to think it was stripers chasing something.
comment - ChasBo -
Thank you for the report....you are very good to keep us posted. I am submitting one today.
comment - RamBob -
I would bet they were carp.

Frank Maresco 
Newburgh - Boat  4/20/2010 1600 
Species - StripedBass,  
Too beautiful of a day not to go out ... snuck out of work and had the boat in the river by 4 pm on Tuesday ... It was so nice out that the "launch lady" was not there collecting fees ... River was like glass.. fished till 7 pm ... was marking fish but no takers using bloodworms .....
comment - ChasBo -
Thanks for the posting.

Bone fish 
Albany area - Boat  4/20/2010 11:28:54 
Species - StripedBass,  
I am surprised not to see any heering in the river yet, and few stripers caught. I noticed that there was a derby last weekend down south. Does anyone know how that turned out being so early in the season with the fishing slow the way it is?
comment Fred -
It was an HRFA derby. Go to http://www.stripedbassderby.com and find out all about it.

fredddietheJ 
Henrey Hudson - Boat  4/17/2010 12:00 
Species - StripedBass, bullhead, channelcat, whiteperch, StripedBass, bullhead, channelcat, whiteperch, StripedBass, bullhead, channelcat, whiteperch, StripedBass, bullhead, channelcat, whiteperch,  
Fished 12 to 3 on 4/17 across from Henry Hudson. Cool but not much wind. Few showers, little hail. Got white perch on worms, chunked one up, 22 inch striper. Dead low tide. Hit like a catfish, didn't run 'till I got him to the boat. Swallowed the hook so I kept him. Yes, him. I could tell. Also bullhead, channel cat, multiple perch.
comment -
Any luck getting herrings?
comment -
Any luck getting herrings?
comment - Tony n Richie -
I see in you report that you stop fishing around 3 that was the time we star fishing , we whent out with crawlers to have some fun with the cat's ,and we did .. We caught a nice 10 pounder and a few perch, we did the same as you we tossed a live perch out and let it drift and BINGO we got a run , my baitrunner was screaming but no hook ups .... white perch is working better that frozen baits, bloods o anything else for me hell yeahh!
comment - Bill Greene -
4/18/10
I'm not too surprised, but I am encouraged to see you got a 10 lb channel cat. The channels seem to be getting pretty well established in the River -- and that means we'll have another fish with a 10 lb + potential. This is a great River resource in the making - and a year-round one at that -- very welcome.
comment - freddie the j -
no herring yet. tried again sunday at the mouth of the normanskill, one channel, small white perch which i used for bait but no hits.
comment - rich -
fred

when is moot going to get out with that nre boat
comment -freddiethej -
he's a deadbeat. i have an email to him about going to kingston this weekend, probably wont even get the decency of a reply. makes his wife screen his emails in case he gets an invitation, that way he can say he never got it. basically, he is afraid of the water. too bad, he's a nice guy.

ps, send this link to him if you know how, i dont.
comment - rich -
fred
i will send him the link

chuck1 
croton and denning point - Boat  4/15/2010 10:00 am to 5pm 
Species - StripedBass,  
Started day in croton bay fished for 2 hours before high tide,caught one schooly 12inches at best. PAcked it up boat back on the trailer went out of newburgh fished Denning point, fishkill creek, nothing. Fished Bannermans island with herring chuncks, nothing, a beautiful day on the river nice and warm no wind but no fish either still 10 better than being at work

ChasBo 
Newburgh - Boat  4/16/2010 12:33:12 
Species - SKUNK,  
The "Launch Lady" is there noow collecting your dues to launch at Newburgh.
Also, I spoke to 4 others that were out yesterday, and they go the "SKUNK" also.
comment Tony n Richie -
I thought the word "SKUNK" was stitched to our backs in these last 4-5 weeks we have been in the water...... Meanwhile Channels, Bullheads, and Eels are growing bigger. And once and a while a little White Perch. Patience is the word for us lately.

ChasBo 
Beacon/Newburgh - Boat  4/16/2010 7:48:49 
Species - YellowPerch,  
Three in the boat, and can not buy bit one stinking yellow perch.
We threw it all at them, and even drowned some worms. The only ones catching out there yesterday was the D.E.C. They got prenty drgging fish to check up tp the shores at Denning Points Cove. All those fish we could see them netting, and not one would entertain us. Oh Well.

cesarcap 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Surf  4/15/2010 noon 
Species - StripedBass,  
Took the red eye from Santiago Chile and landed at JFK this morning. Went home, showered got fresh herring and was out just before high water slack. Water was 54 degrees.

Landed first keeper striper of 2010--a 30 inch-er, which I think tastes better than Chilean Sea Bass.

So all within 20 minutes of getting there. Even better, got to meeting all 3 kids at the bus stop, take them to baseball practice, eat some pizza and grab Cold Stone--all before the wife came home from work--what a day!
comment cesarcap - cesarcapiojr@yahoo.com -
hmmmm....this was supposed to be just south of Teller's point.

Just Casting 
Croton PT - Boat  4/14/2010 21: 2:21 
Species - StripedBass,  
Fished from 4 to 7 pm with a floatila of other boats.

Skunked Again.

Nice day on the water with the Kids

freddietheJ 
troy - Boat  4/11/2010 9:00  
Species - sturgeon, drum, whiteperch,  
Fished with Curt from 9 til 2 on Sunday, 4/11 at the mouth of the Poestenkill, low tide to almost high. Curt got a sturgeon and a freshwater drum, me, only a white perch. Waded up to the falls by First Street, but did not see any herring. saw other sturgeon caught in the vicinity.
comment dan -
hi guy is that by the red boey and where blue building in troy
comment - -
Yes it is.
freddietheJ
comment - kyle -
what were you using to catch the sturgeon and what size was it

comment - kyle -
what were you using to catch the sturgeon and what size was it

comment - kyle -
what were you using to catch the sturgeon and what size was it


JP 
Piermont - Boat  4/11/2010 8:47:26 
Species - StripedBass,  
Went out on the morning tide, caught a bunch of shorts in 12-18 ft of water.

Just Casting 
TZ Bridge to Bear Mnt Bridge - Boat  4/12/2010 3:30: 7:30 
Species - StripedBass,  
Fished from TZ Bridge to Bear Mnt Bridge.

From 3 to 7 PM

Incoming

No fish and only one other boat fishing which was suprising.
comment - sean -
no fish

ChasBo 
Beacon/Newburgh - Boat  4/11/2010 22: 5:28 
Species - Largemouth(Rel),  
I am not surprised very easily but The Hudson River got me today. I went out at 3PM todat to one of my favorite, Low Tide ends and High incoming, spots. First cast, a big swirl, and gulb away goes my swim bait. The fight is on, but soemthing doesn't feel right. After a good time, and an audiance of about 5 I bring in a 5 Pound Largemouth. Confused yet delighted, I give it another go...same results, smaller 3 pounder. Long story short. At twelve Largemouth rangeing from 2 to 5 pounds, the action just plain stops after about an hour. I knew there where Lagemouth in the river, and have caught a Smallmouth at the same spot last year, but this! That's the good news. The bad news I got the SKUNK instead of a Striper. I think that is a first for this year. Not complaining. I will take 12 Bass of any species any day. Pete, sorry you wern't there, and you know where I was. We will be doing this at low tide every time, that is for sure.
YaHoo!
comment - Bill Greene -
4/12/10

Nice going. Quite a story. Maybe some of them are getting ready to set up on spawning beds, and very agressive in defending against intruders.
That's still quite a large number of fish -- some folks would be lucky to get that many in a whole season. I see boat fishermen beating the weeds around there each year up near the Bridge, and I've never seen them even get a strike.
comment - ChasBo -
Really, what a session. Where I was fishing they could not be making beds. It was around a rock pile out in the River...they were just sitting there waiting for bait, and very hungry.
Have Fun...go fish!!!!

chuck1 
Croton point - Boat  4/10/2010 18:00 to 22;00 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
All good things must come to an end at least for now, nothing in croton bay last night trolled the point caught 2 shorts , bait fished with herring on the point caught one cat fish about 5 lbs.
comment - Bill Greene -
4/11/10

Thanks for report -- and nice to see the cat item too. That was probably a white cat. Further up-river there are channel cats -- very encouraging to see there are cats - year round fishing - and for fish that can get over 10 lbs.


comment - sean -
1 12 pounder
1 3 pounder
5 shorts
cats and eels

all weekend

chuck1 
croton bay - Boat  4/ 8/2010 18:00 to 20:00 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Another banner night on the bay, smaller fish but good action, 1lb to 5lbs , boated about 25 fish in 2 hours.

hung4wheeler 
south of albany - Surf  4/ 9/2010 19:37:17 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), herring,  
caught 2 stripers today on my stoolie when i was trying to catch herring. one was 19inches the other was 22. ...its a start..and we are still catching herring.

NYSGSP 
newburgh orange lake - Boat  4/ 9/2010 9:48:27 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Casbo
please send me an email I live on Rock Cut Rd and fish on Orange Lake and the Hudson would like to talk to you about the recent report of Strippers on Buck Tails
Thanks John 973-219-5187 cell

chuck1 
croton bay - Boat  4/ 6/2010 8:49:22 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
If i told you how many you wouldnt believe me, too many to count, ranging from 3 to 12 lbs, caught on the end of the high tide, friends went out again last night 4/7 and hit them again, cant see this lasting much longer, enjoy.
comment - Jaycr3183 -
Bait or lures?
comment cesarcap - cesarcapiojr@yahoo.com -
good report and you're right. i hope this morning's rain doesn't mess things up. i've not been able to get out of work early enough so had to go early/daybreak which sometimes not as good to me this early in season.

to jaycr....(for what it's worth), i've found that both work but the lures "avoid" catfish and eels.
comment - -
Hey Jaycr3183, fishing with lures 5 inch rapala`s and rebels

hung4wheeler 
south of albany - Surf  4/ 7/2010 23:33:51 
Species - StripedBass, herring,  
caught herring today at high tide. had one good run. but no hook up.
comment willie d - -
thanks for the update
hope to hit the river this weekend

comment - freddietheJ -
how did you catch the herring, sabiki's or net?
comment - hung4wheeler -
used a stoolie and the dip net. from shore . this is only the first wave of herring. they are still spotty up and down the river. in about another week it should start to really kick off depending on the weather...''NO MORE RAIN'' .TIGHT LINES
comment - freddiethej -
thanks for the info. never tried a dip net. will probably go to the poestenkill this weekend sometime, i can generally sail up to just below the first street bridge, tie up the boat, and then wade up to the pool below the falls and use a sabiki there. lot of junk in the water though, so gotta watch the prop.

cesarcap 
Croton Bay - Surf  4/ 7/2010 7:00 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
out at sunrise and caught 2 schoolies on bucktails. others looked like they got keepers. wanted to stay longer but had to go to work :(

Tony n Richie 
Sandy Hook - Surf  4/ 5/2010 19:18: 7 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), AmericanEel,  
With the Stripers fever we decided to take a trip to Sandy Hook last Saturday...
BIG MISTAKE, we should of stayed by the Keansburgh area. It was foggy, windy and cold, we threw them everything we got, clams, sand worms, frozen bait and we caught nothing but a lot of sand in our gear. We didn't give up and the next day we stopped by the Hudson to burn some of our left over bait and we finally broke the spell and we caught an Eel our first catch of the year. Bank fishing sucks for us lately. Just a few more weeks and things will change, at least we hope so.
comment - ChasBo -
Can I buy the eel from you. You see we are not allowed to buy them up here in NY.....Nor are they able to be sold in NY. The New, and improved bait laws?
comment WILLIE D. - -
I JUST SEEN A REPORT THE HERRING ARE IN CATSKILL, AND SOME SMALLER STRIPERS.
TIME FOR ME TO GET THE BOAT OUT.
comment cesarcap -
ChasBo, try the storm eels or rigged sluggo's which you can put on a 3 way if you're in deep somewhat moving water.
comment - art -
Dont know if it will help, but north past the newburgh bridge second hole on the left under the low i beam train bridge i'm always catching eels at night when i go for catfish. some worms and chiken liver gets em easy. you could catch them at night then stripers in the morning
comment - chasbo -
I know that bridge, and I relly appriciate the heads up.

ChasBo 
Orange Lake, Newburgh - Boat  4/ 4/2010 22:52:10 
Species - Largemouth(Rel), Pickeral,  
Action was tremendous for the 1-2 hours I got out. Baoted about 5 Bass, and 2 piceral all bass about 2 pounds+/- and a Pike looking 30+/- Pickeral that bit my finger realy good.
comment - pete -
hey,chas. is orange lake open to the public?do they have a launch ramp,motor restrictions etc? thanks
comment - ChasBo -
Unfortunatly not open to public. There is a Fish and Game Club there but the waiting list is about 5 years long. I have lived on the lake my whole life and that is why I fish there. I know all the fish by name.

chuck1 
croton point and bay - Boat  4/ 3/2010 7:49:59 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Beautiful day to be on the river. Started on the point with blood worms, white perch picking our hooks clean caught one. Plugging in the bay finally turned some fish boated 7 from 3 to 8 lbs.
comment - ChasBo -
Thats waht I have been talking about upriver...sane type of action...good fun heh?
comment - chuck1 -
Hey ChasBo, what do you consider up river i am looking to try fishing wappingers, beacon area never fished up here before, any suggestiions.Tks

cesarcap 
Croton Bay - Surf  4/ 3/2010 17:37:46 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
Just got in from Disney after lunch and got an email on my bb that the boat was IN! After taking care of fatherly duties and finding my licenses and safety gear, I soaked some Gulp worms and got a catfish. Not what I was hoping for but it was good to be out there. The other 2 boaters out there didn't have any bass to report.
comment cesarcap - cesarcapiojr@yahoo.com -
whoops. That was supposed to be From:Boat! North wind against outgoing tide made conditions tough--no place to hid from the wind.

Kevin 
beacon - Surf  4/ 3/2010 21:32:14 
Species - StripedBass,  
Catching smaller school size fish from Dennings point to chelsea marina north of Newburg beacon bridge

ChasBo 
Beacon/Newburgh - Boat  4/ 2/2010 9: 6:38 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
I give reports that are for better or worse. Yesterday we went oput for 5 hours, and caught 4 fish. We knew it would be tough with the wash of rainwater making its way out in the river. Anyway, it was our day off, and a beautiful day. The bass caught were again on casting bucktails. The conditions should improve quickly with the upcoming weather for the next week. Happy Easter to all.

Tony n Richie 
Marlboro, Highland and Milton - Surf  3/31/2010 20:20:32 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
We haven't put our hands on a carp so far this year, the water has been pretty cold so far that's what we blame on it. Meanwhile, I will like you to check it out last year catches we made. Just go to Youtube.com and in the search box type "Hudson River Carp" and you will see us there. Good luck this year to everyone out there.
comment - ChasBo -
Thank you for the report. I am on my way to You Tube for a look.
comment - Bill Greene -
4/4/10

Took a break (from Easter festivities) and looked at your video -- very nice carp, and I saw you got into a couple of those nice male channel cats that pop up from time to time. Also caught you surf trip -- If you're an HRFA member, you can enter those fish -- need length & girth & weight - witness's name - you could witness for each other. I do that all the time with Berkely hand-scale - and then release the fish.
comment Tony n Richie -
Thank you for taking a look at the video guys. Unfortunately we are not HRFA members yet, but we are thinking about it. We started carp fishing last year and we loved it we thank you for the tips you gave us too. We are not interested in contests and competitions yet, but the carp fishing tournament in Baldwinsville is our dream we just don't think we are ready yet. As we said in the video most of our carp were caught in the fall right in Highland. We usually use a method cage to attract them and for weighing we do have a scale and we put the carp on our net. We always do release our fish.
Tony n Richie Report photo

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reerr - Surf  3/29/2010 14:47:43 
Species - StripedBass,  

comment - Toggy -
Thanks to Chas for the reports.Anyone else on this site know how to post? Most uninformative, illiterate site on the net.
comment - ChasBo -
You know, there was a time, when Charlie Stamm was on here, everyone posted,. Anymore I fell as you do...no participation. I have sent my dues this year,but every year it gets harded. If it were not for the fact that the site does do good in the enviromental aspect., I would not belong.
comment - ChasBo -
You know, there was a time, when Charlie Stamm was on here, everyone posted,. Anymore I fell as you do...no participation. I have sent my dues this year,but every year it gets harded. If it were not for the fact that the site does do good in the enviromental aspect., I would not belong.
comment Tony n Richie -
Hi there folks, this last report will be ours the one named "Reerr" and I will explain why it came out like that we were trying to make out a carp report but we couldn't submit it, and this is a copy of the email that we sent to the HRFA web master...
We are trying to post a fishing report on your website and after we
> submitted it kept asking "Please submit a valid name". We have posted in
> the past and we didn't have a problem. My question is do we need to be
> registered now? Or are you guys having any problems on the site. Thank you
> very much Tony and Richie.
This was his very quick answer...

Hi Tony and Richie,
As far as I know any name is valid.
However we have had problems with spammers and so our program looks for things like $, @, & and other symbols and tags those reports as spam.
So try putting a different name in the box and see if that works.

Sorry for the troubles.
If the spammers would go away we could be a little more lax but they insist on trying.
Fred

Besides that I am glad I just received my NOAA registration card in the mail today. And it starts like this...

Thank You for registering... You just joined over 12 million other Americans in the National Salt Water Angler registry. You are now part of the network of fishermen to conserve our oceans and sure the future of recreational fishing. By registering, you help NOAA make your catch count.
And that's what it's all about folks on this website too "conserve" and "ensure the future" and make your catch count.

will brrr 
croton point - Surf  3/29/2010 12:35:43 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
the last two saturdays with not a single bite, caught nothin but a cold

art 
newburgh - Boat  3/27/2010 6pm 
Species - StripedBass,  
dont know if it was the muddy water or the weather that blew in, but could not boat a single fish. started at dennings point, moved south past bannermans, then up past the bridge to the first oil docks.
comment - chasbo -
Keep you eye open at eighter tide change for the water color change from muddy to clear around Dennings. Cast into the muddy water and bring it into the clear. Most of the rest of the time it is a waste of time. also the water temp needs to be at least 50. +/-
comment - art -
water was def too cold then that day. must have been the weather bringinging it down. Now with this rain i think its gonna be a new ballgame

CHasBo 
Anywhere You Are on the Hudson - Boat  3/28/2010 12:18:59 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Anything,  
Here I go again. With all the members out there noone but I have anything to report the whole length of the Hudson River. I want this membership to get involved again, like it used to be. WTF
comment - mike -
march 16th started catching channel cats in albany. any word on herring?
comment - -
boats ready, tackles ready, i am ready. i am in albany, thinking of heading south. were you getting any in the beacon area? or should i go down to haverstraw?


comment - Chasbo -
In my reports if spefifically mentions that the only place we are fishing is Beaci/Newburgh, just no with bait. Light tackle and casting lures.
comment - ChasBo -
Havastaw , if you are going for shcooled up fish and useing abit. There are reports of a few lage fish caught...one 30, and a supposed 50. What we have been catching is 1-a5 pounds.
comment -Chasbo -
That is 15 pounds
comment - -
sorry i didn't read your posts more carefully. what with sunday being Easter i am thinking i dont want to go all the way to haverstraw, would do beacon newburgh instead. which is the best launch and do you know anyone selling bait, like sands and bloods or herring?
freddietheJ
comment - ChasBo -
Newburgh Launch, and get you bait at Wards bait shop on Rt 52 town of newburgh...845-518-4274, tell him Charlie sent you. He has it all.
comment - -
Thanks for the information. Supposed to be nice saturday!
freddietheJ
comment willie d - -
iam from the other end of the river, i hope this weather report
pans out , hope to hit the river on monday, first time this yr.
to check things out, and see if the river is fishable up here.
let know.
comment willie d - -
iam from the other end of the river, i hope this weather report
pans out , hope to hit the river on monday, first time this yr.
to check things out, and see if the river is fishable up here.
let you know.
comment - aokfishing -
Only reports of a couple schoolies off piermont pier, did see a nice rainbow trout from down the road in local creek.
Any info on Striper tourney on 17th, where are weigh ins, and where is the headquarters ?


ChasBo 
beacon - Boat  3/25/2010 16: 9:22 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Just striped bass ,and one carp. The bigest bass was 10 pounda not 1
comment cesarcap -
great reports here and noreast (nice carp)! down in tampa now w/ inlaws..but my boat is being worked on as we speak, and i hope to contribute as much as you from croton/ossining area :)

question: this early on, do u do better at dawn or dusk. my guess is dusk. do u also fish the river at night? fatherly duties limit that for me.
comment - ChasBo -
Not a night fisherman on the river. On the lake here yes. I am not seeing a big difference as to dawn or dusk on the river, but the tides change is of utmost importance.
comment - ChasBo -
Not a night fisherman on the river. On the lake here yes. I am not seeing a big difference as to dawn or dusk on the river, but the tides change is of utmost importance.

ChasBo 
Newburgh/Beaco - Boat  3/25/2010 16: 5:39 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel), Flounder, Flounder(Rel), Blackfish, Blackfish(Rel), Weakfish, Weakfish(Rel), Catfish, Catfish(Rel), Carp,  
Another great day at the tide change. Racked up 7 fish in all. Another carp in there that accually took Pete's bucktail. 15 pounds. Today's best Striper was 1 pounds.

ChasBo 
Newburgh/Beaco - Boat  3/25/2010 16: 5:39 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel), Flounder, Flounder(Rel), Blackfish, Blackfish(Rel), Weakfish, Weakfish(Rel), Catfish, Catfish(Rel), Carp,  
Another great day at the tide change. Racked up 7 fish in all. Another carp in there that accually took Pete's bucktail. 15 pounds. Today's best Striper was 1 pounds.

ChasBo 
Denning Point - Boat  3/220/2010 11:37:18 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
2 days in a row...out for about 2 hours, and both days got 6 fish. average weight 5 lbs, one at 15 lbs.

A lotta fun out there.

ChasBo 
Dennings Point - Boat  3/19/2010 13:37:31 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
And the season has officially started. Good luck to all this year. Please keep your eyes open and be sure to report any violators of the law. Even littering. Let's contiue to keep this beautiful River all it can be. Thanks to you all.
comment - Jaycr3183 -
Did u catch any out there bud?!!?!?
comment - Tony and Richie -
Good luck to you too its good to see you back with your posts.
comment - Bill Greene -
3/20/10

To: ChasBo

That's the right message. Good Luck to you this season.
comment - ChasBo -
Thank you all for your support. Yes am catching plenty.....bucktail madness!

Bill Greene 
Beacon/Fishkill area - Surf  3/17/2010 12:35 PM 
Species - Carp(Rel), Carp(Rel),  
3/18/10 - Very happy to C&R
17 lb, 10oz carp yesterday 3/17 on corn kernels & bread. Witness available, so I entered in HRFA contest. Had one other decent run-off, but only momentary hook-up. Saw others fishing shore - I guess with worms - but did not seem to be catching. Saw lots of anglers fishing at Scarborough later in day as I traveled back south.
comment - Tony and Richie -
Nice fish Bill, its good to see your posts back on again. First day back in the water? I have been in the water myself twice this week without any luck using corn meal. Water still feels pretty cool to my point of view.
comment - Bill Greene -
3/23/10

Tony & Richie

Yes, it was my first day out. Water temps are higher this year than last - about 5 degrees more, but it was slow -- I was fishing about 7 hours. I use one of these weighing slings I bought on one of the carp websites to weigh fish in -- keeps from having to hook/hang fish on scale -- then just adjust for the sling weight.

Good Season to you. - Bill Greene
comment - Bill Greene -
3/23/10

Tony & Richie

Yes, it was my first day out. Water temps are higher this year than last - about 5 degrees more, but it was slow -- I was fishing about 7 hours. I use one of these weighing slings I bought on one of the carp websites to weigh fish in -- keeps from having to hook/hang fish on scale -- then just adjust for the sling weight.

Good Season to you. - Bill Greene

Poncho 
Croton Point - Surf  3/12/2010 10:51:49 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
30 inch 14#
comment - jim -
wow nice fish
comment - Roland -
Maybe you should hold your report until the season opens!!!
comment -fishhead hoop -
saw DEC POLICE nailin poachers keeping 20/40 fish last wk at the piermont pier near the sparkill creak in the woods hideing.they told me they have been thier everday cathcing non licensed persons!probably non citzen non english speaking!The ones I saw fit that criteria. HANGEM FROM THE BRIDGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
comment - Jim -
Hang 'em from the bridges? Can you be more ridiculous? In all my years of fishing, I've seen more white, english speaking fishermen abuse the environment and the fishery than anyone "non citzen non english speaking." Nice to see some good ol' American hatemongering out here on a fishing board.
comment - -
go to the pier1
comment - -
have seen for 15 yrs, at the pier the same thing over and over. and ive seen all walks, and that is the worst fresh and salt.they have thier hands on my wallet and my passion too.this gotten out of hand!!! MY WORK LIFE SUFFERS BADLY BECAUSE OF THEM!!!
comment Poncho -
I don't keep the stripers from the hudson. I like my fish without PCBs. DEC cops checked license that day, you can fish before the season as long as you dont keep any!

fishhead hoop 
wallkill river national wildlife refuge pine island .NY - Surf  2/21/2010 3:00 pm 
Species - Largemouth(Rel),  
MY FIRST BASS THRU THE ICE.caught on a live minnow it was about 16" long.Not much time on the ice left?
comment - -
still 18 inches of ice up by me, will be here for a while.
freddiethej, rensselaer county

fish head hoop 
green turtle pond ring wood state park - Surf  2/12/2010 3;00 PM 
Species - perch,  
Was out scouting out a spot to fish on greenwood lake and came across this spot so idrove my truck down a long snow covered path and found several other trucks parked and also saw a that it was also trout stocked,so i gave it a try. this time i brought a crow bar and broke thru the 8" ice in less than 3 minuits.used mouseys and minows on two holes fish 4 about two hrs got 3 perch.
comment - -
If you are going to get into ice fishing you may want to check out iceshanty.com.
comment - FISH HEAD HOOP -
THANX I WILL.

fish head hoop 
sterling forest NY - Surf  2/9/2010 3:00 pm 
Species - pickeral,  
my first time ever ice fishing!Did some reading on the matter a few winters now,and I finally got out on the hard water. chopped a hole with a claw hammer what pain in neck Ihave to get an auger next.got two nice pickeral one about 18"and 24" on 2 lb test ultra lite ice rod with minnows.I am now ofically a frosty fisherman
comment - fish head hoop -
oh yeah I also had fun watching some musk rats comeing thru the ice in spots bringing up I think water cress seeds I call them devil seeds because the look really wierd with black hard husks and sharp spines. I think they are also invasive, at least the musk rats like them,counted 8 on the ice at one time beutifull day no wind,calm before the storm...
comment freddietheJ -
I think they are called water chestnuts. very common in the mid_hudson area. but chopping a hole with a claw hammer? that shows dedication. when you buy an auger get a six not eight inch. eight inch is a lot more work.
comment freddietheJ -
I think they are called water chestnuts. very common in the mid_hudson area. but chopping a hole with a claw hammer? that shows dedication. when you buy an auger get a six not eight inch. eight inch is a lot more work.
comment - fish head hoop -
yes they are water chestnut, I read up on it.

freddietheJ 
Grafton State Park - Surf  1/23/2010 2:00 pm 
Species - trout, pickerel,  
Fished thru the ice on Saturday, Jan. 23, with Curt and Harald at Long Pond in Grafton State Park, Rensselaer County, NY. Beautiful day, sunny, no wind, 25 degrees. Few pickerel but then one of Curt's flags went up, he was busy so I ran to it. Could feel it was big right away, began to pull, he pulled back, let line slip thru fingers a few times, but then saw it flash below the hole: brown! Few more runs but then birthed him through the hole, 20 inches of gleaming brown trout! Curt's tip up so he got to claim it. Heard it was delicious. Hey ice fishermen out there, how about a few reports?
comment -FISH HEAD HOOP -
want to catch trout thru the ice! nice catch fred!

freddietheJ 
GLass Lake - Surf  1/ 1/2010 12:00 
Species - pickerel,  
January 1, 2010. Fished through the ice on Glass Lake, Rensselaer County, NY on New Year's day with Curt and my brother Dave who was down from Saskatoon for a visit. Pretty slow but Curt managed about 5 small pickerel. Too tired on Saturday to fish, and Sunday was too cold, windy and snowy. Try again next weekend. Any other ice fishermen out there with something to report?

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
New York Harbor/Coney Island - Boat  11/ 1/2009 14:29: 4 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Blackfish, Blackfish(Rel),  
My self and Lauri Knospler got out this past Sunday and did some bass fishing in the harbor the fishing was slow but we got two keeper bass both thirty seven inchs and one bass at thirty six that was released. We were using eels for bait also caught one bass on the gulp eel. Then we went over by Coney Island and try for some Black Fish we fish some rock piles and caught eight keeper black fish with the biggest being 7lb. We also had some throw backs. Not a bad day. The bait for black fish were green crabs.

Lots Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Hudso River New York Harbor - Boat  10/25/2009 7:57:25 
Species - StripedBass, Blackfish,  
Got out Sunday Morning with my buddy Angelo and hit the river for some bass. Could not hold bottom by 31 even with 10oz.Had one keeper bass at 37 inch.up river. Try to fish by Diamond Reef but some people still don't get about anchor on Diamond Reef there was a boat there and you could not get a good drift with out running over his anchor line so that was a waste of time. Ran down by the Coney Island and found some black fish by the jetties we had 7 keeper up 6.5 lbs. Over all not a bad day

MIKE SANTIAGO 
SHONNOCOCK SAND BEACHES - Surf  10/18/2009  
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
9 KEEPERS TO 17 LBS ALL RELEASED ON A ROARING SURF
INCLUDING 3 SUBMITED TO CONTEST 37.36.34 IN

Lots Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Hudson River - Boat  10/12/2009 7: 2:29 
Species - StripedBass, Bluefish, Blackfish, Blackfish(Rel),  
Got to fish with my buddy Capt Ralph on Weigh Point Sport Fishing on Sunday. We caught four keeper bass. The largest being caught by my nephew Brenden Cardinal 28lbs 43 inchs. Second largest fish was my Buddy Terry Elliot 20lbs 39 inchs. and two smaller bass at 30 inchs. Then we try some black fish we caught a total of ten keepers and a lot of shorts the biggest black fish was 5.5 lbs. Had a great day I will hit the river next weekend to try to catch some of those black fish. Bait for the day was live eels and green crabs.ps also got some nice blue fish.
comment - striperman -
where did you catch Blackfish in the Hudson? Thanks
comment - -
Also curious where there's Blackfish on the Hudson ? ......Big Stripers too ? ....Are you sure you were on the Hudson? .....Thanks , Jim
comment - Chuck Lots Of Luck -
There are a lot of black fish in the Hudson, you have to work the old broken down peirs. But you have to be care full because there are a lot of shallow rocks.

freddiethej 
Albany - Boat  10/ 4/2009 8:00 am 
Species - Smallmouth(Rel), whiteperch,  
Fished the mouth of the Normanskill from 7 to 11 am on Suday, using worms, white perch, and lures. One 12 inch striper, one 14 inch small mouth, one 10 inch channel cat. High tide was at about 5 am, should have got there a little earlier. Try again next weekend if the weather holds up.

LARRY WILSON AKA THE TUBINFOOLS  
HULL MA - Boat  9/19 TO 9/25 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), BLUE, S,  
WE WENT WITH HIGH HOPE,S BUT THE BAIT WAS NOT THERE IT BY PAST BOSTON OR DID,NT COME WILE WE WERE THERE BUT WE STILL CAUGHT 20+ FISH ADAY 0N BLUE + RED TUBE,S ALSO BLACK WORKED WELL TO NO LIVE BAIT AS OF WHEN WE WERE THERE. BUT A WEEK LATER IT,S THERE BUT WERE NOT .MAYBE WE WILL HAVE BETTER LUCK IN NY .WITCH WILL BE OUR FIRST TIME AROUND LONG ISLAND. AYY HELP OUT THERE.

Rich P 
Hackensack River - Boat  9/26/2009 7: 3:26 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), WhitePerch, StripedBass(Rel), WhitePerch, StripedBass(Rel), WhitePerch, StripedBass(Rel), WhitePerch,  
Had schoolies ranging from 12 to 26 inches at various locations from Jersey City to Secaucus. Some spots had only a few bigger fish and some had dozens of smaller fish. Fishing in the afternoon/evening we had 60 or so fish in the boat. Maybe a dozen were at or over 20", not a bad trip.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Coney Island - Boat  9/21/2009 8:51:51 
Species - SeaBass,  
Myself and Lori went out early Sunday AM to fish the East River for bass but had no luck. So we went down by the VZ for weak fish and had no luck there. So I went over by Coney Island and we found a spot that had a ton of Sea Bass there. We finish up with 10 nice size keepers with the biggest fish being 16 inchs.
comment - Fisheye -
Where? Coney Island is a big place
comment fish head -
If you look at sea map, I think it could only be the largest area of stucture?
comment Chuck Lots Of Luck- -
Look for the mussel bed south of the C can

freddie the j 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  9/13/2009 12:00  
Species - StripedBass, Smallmouth(Rel), whiteperch,  
Fished the mouth of the Normanskill below the port of Albany from noon until 2. Immediately got some bait sized white perch on worms. Using them go two nice small mouth about 16-17 inches and one 5 pound 24 inch striper. First one this year for me including the spring run. about time.

freddie the j

Tony n Richie 
highland - Surf  9/12/2009 17:36:28 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
Well I feel sad to report this because its going to be one of my last carp reports until next year. We have been fishing for carp since the Striper season ended this year with some good catches and some missed. My son and I have been fishing all over the place places like Rosendale,Walkill River,Marlboro, Beacon... Talking about Beacon it seems to be a place almost impossible to do some fishing over there, its always crowded but we did pull a couple carp out of that place with the biggest one being 10 pounder between the old dock piles and the weeds. Beacon is definately a good place for carp fishing . Our last day fishing was Labor Day weekend spending about 9 hours Sunday and about 5 hours Monday. We did have a run Sunday and we lost our baiting cage too and Monday the only thing we caught was a baby carp measuring about 12 to 14 inches long, I didnt even bother to measure it. For bait we used cornmeal doughballs its seems to be the best to catch carp in the Hudson River. Pretty soon we will be heading down South to Sandy Hook for some Fall Stripers.

MIKE SANTIAGO 
MONTAUK - Boat  9/ 5/2009 0:59:35 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel), PORGY, SEABASS,  
WENT OUT WITH FELLOW MEMBER LOU THE COFFEEEMAN AND CHRISTENED HIS NEW 2`' GRADY WHITE
WE DIAMOND JIGGED BLUES TO 12 LBS PORKCHOP PORGY SEABASS AND FLUKE ALL EXCEPT PORGY AND SEABASS WERE RELEASED
WE THEN HEADED OVER TO RIPS AND PROCEEDED TO CATCH BASS TO 35+ LBS WITH EVERYONE HAVING BASS OVER 20
KEEPING 2 FOR TABLE
HAD 7 FISH OVER 40"
NICE FIRST TRIP

Tony 
Higland - Surf  8/29/2009 16: 2:47 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
Caught 3 carp today the first one was 18 pounds and the second one was 14 pounds and the last one was 17 pounds. They all were released. For bait we used doughballs. WHAT A DAY!!!!!! Planning to go back tomorrow
comment - Bill Greene -
9/6/09

Nice going with the carp! If you join the club, and have a witness, you can enter it in the contest, and still release it.
comment - StriperZiffy -
What body of water were you fishing?Hudson?

Tony 
Higland - Surf  8/29/2009 16: 2:47 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
Caught 3 carp today the first one was 18 pounds and the second one was 14 pounds and the last one was 17 pounds. They all were released. For bait we used doughballs. WHAT A DAY!!!!!! Planning to go back tomorrow
comment - Bill Greene -
Nice going! Please see my comment to your other post about weighing, getting the length and girth measurements with a witness and entering in Contest.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
VZ Bridge - Boat  8/16/2009 18:44:21 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Fish today with Lori we fish by the VZ Bridge Lori and I caught two 5 lb Fluke and two 21 inch keepers. We also caught some shorts and sea robins. Nice day on the river. Bait for the day was spearing and squid. We fish the out going tide only.

Dave Butterfield 
Stellwagen Bank Mass. - Boat  8/10/2009 9:58:51 
Species - Bluefish, Bluefintuna,  
Fished with Blue Water Charters on Monday, 13 hour marathon trip. Landed this 185 lb.blue fin tuna and loads of cod, haddock, and a few red fish.
comment - Joe Schmoe -
Looks more like a yellow fin to me buddy!!! 185 lbs.?????
Dave Butterfield Report photo

Bill Greene 
Beacon/Cold Spring Area - Surf  8/10/2009 22:26:16 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
8/10/09

Due to threatening weather 8/9, I tried a new spot on a speculation and lucked out with a 10 lb/5 oz carp. Got a small channel cat at 11:00 AM, then no bites at all until the carp hit at 3:00PM. During the 4 hour wait, I kept telling myself I shouldn't have even left home. Stuck it out to prevent my making the same mistake again. Then 3:00 came and Bingo! - no mistake - I have a brand new spot!

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
New York Harbor - Boat  8/10/2009 7:52:29 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Got out Sunday AM on 8/9/09 and wanted to fish Ambrose Channel but the weather was not that good. So I try a few spots in the harbor and caught a 8lb fluke,4lb and three other keepers. Not bad for staying above the VZ also did not use much gas at all. Bait for the day was killie and squid.

Tom Guyre 
Hoffman Island - Boat  8/ 3/2009 12:49:16 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Drifted between Hoffman and Ambrose. Caught fluke 12 -24" all morning. Tagged 6 or 7 for the ALS. My fishing buddy John landed a 21" while nypd harbor patrol was checking my paperwork. Whole smelts, whole squid and Robin belly did the trick. As my Father once told me "BIGGER THE BAIT....BIGGER THE FISH"

freddiethej 
colorado - Surf  7/31/2009 15:20:43 
Species - LargemouthBass,  
went to colorado last week to visit my daughter. caught some nice rainbows in lake dillon in the mountains. However, had a really interesting experience with largemouths. they live in a development with a pond. me and my son in law mike decided to fish it from shore with worms. after a short time i got a bite and then a bigger bite. when i got it in i had a small perch and a 3-4 pound largemouth. a light went on and we caught a bunch of small perch and used them for bait. cast way out and wait. BAM, one strike after another, it was like striped bass fishing with herring. many were lost in the struggle when they jumped or wrapped themselves around an obstruction. since the bait was large they ran 2 to 5 pounds each. quite the time. big bait equals big fish.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
New York Harbor - Boat  7/26/2009 19:26: 0 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Fish the incoming tide and caught two keeper fluke.Not that many fish around where I was fishing. Bait for the day was gulp and live killies. Maybe better next week.

ChasBo 
Orange Lake, Newburgh - Boat  7/24/2009 6:36:39 
Species - Largemouth(Rel),  
I just could not do anything wrong last evening. Started out with a 4lb6oz on a Pop "R". It did not seem to matter what I threw at them they where just hungry. Then as it started to sprinkle they shut down. It was getting dark anyway. What a great way to spend two hours at the end of my day off.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
New York Harbor VZ - Boat  7/19/2009 20: 6:45 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Fish Sunday AM left the dock about 8:30 AM from Bayonne Elco Marina. There were a lot of fluke in the lower harbor above the VZ Bridge. Caught a lot of shorts 17 to 20 inch. I fish all over the harbor and got four keeper fluke with the biggest 23 inch 4lb. I only fish the out going tide and made it a short day. The bait for the day was fluke belly and killies.

Rich and Christian 
Lower Harbor - Boat  7/18/2009 11a - 6p 
Species - Fluke, Robins(twilidee, tweet, tweet), Fluke, Robins(twilidee, tweet, tweet), Fluke, Robins(twilidee, tweet, tweet), Fluke, Robins(twilidee, tweet, tweet),  
Awesome day, lots of flaties and a few doormats. Kept us busy all day. East side, West side all around the Haror.















Rich watched as a tanker came within 200 feet, Chris had no idea it was coming. What a sight (still from a safe distance).















We have our boat, Nothin' II Fancy at Liberty Storage facility. Very convient and no towing (hardly), fifteen minutes and we're in the water. Almost as good as a slip and a lot less $$$.

ChasBo 
Orange Lake, Newburgh,NY - Boat  7/18/2009 9:41:27 
Species - Largemouth(Rel),  
I have lived on Orange Lake for 50 years. This is the best fishing we have had that I remember. There must have been some extra spwning going on in the past few years. Having a good time until thing pick up again down in Raritan Bay.
comment - tubin fool -
take a trip to hull ma and fish you will catch stripers from shore or boat sept is great if you can,t i will let you now how we make out . the tubin fool(aka) larry wilson
comment - ChasBo -
Thank you for the heads up. It gets hot and heavy here starting September all the way til Christmas.
comment - tubinfool -
thanks for the heads up iam from ma but now live near copperstown so were should i fish from down there.

larry wilson 
hull ma - Boat  7/6to7/15 daytime 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), bluefish,  
we fished red blue tube and worm all around islands in boston harbor wecaught about 150 stripers from 15 in to 40 in blues were about 6lbs it was good week but not agreat one this time of year we most often catch around 250 plus for the week .most of the bass were still down the cape should be better insept. we will be there then with rods ready well by for now the tubin fool.
comment - ChasBo -
Now that is a great report. I have been blessed with those type of days. They tend to be in the fall in my neighborhood. For now I will fish vicriously through you. Thank you for the report.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Nortons Point/Ambrose Channel - Boat  7/12/2009 20:55: 4 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Got out this Sunday to fish the incoming tide for fluke. The conditions were not that good I had wind against tide. I fish by the VZ Bridge and had some shorts and one keeper. Went out to Nortons Point and caught a lot of shorts and one keeper. Fish the Ambrose Chanel and caught two more keepers and some shorts. You had to work hard to catch fluke today with the wind conditions. Bait for the day was squid and live killies. Also caught one short bass on the way back to marina the bass was 24 inchs and was released.Had a total of 4 keeper Fluke from 21 to 24 inchs.Maybe conditions will be better next week.

Garg 
City island - Surf  7/ 6/2009 22:55:47 
Species - StripedBass,  


Nick Gargiulo 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Surf  7/ 6/2009 22:55:47 
Species - LargemouthBass,  


ChasBo 
Hoffman Isl Area - Boat  7/ 6/2009 18:24:13 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Fluke,  
The Fluke fishing is great as Fish Head Hoop explained. But I had my personal worst day for Striped Bass and Blues. I got two 5Lb+/- Bass, and count them, 0, none, skunked, on the blue fish. No hits, runs, or even a foul ball. Where are all the blues that are always available to break some lines, and steal some lures? I'll try to get back Thursday, if you know where they are hiding please let me know.

Ted Sheola 
Atlantic - off Elberon - Boat  6/23/09 4:00 - 7:30 PM 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
Belated report - been having trouble posting from a Mac.

Caught my personal best striper, 47.5" long (released), as well as a 42" one (25.24" girth) released, and a 36 lb. 12 oz. one, 45" long, 26" girth. A great day of fishing on an open charter boat out of Brielle.

FISH HEAD HOOPS 
lower harbor - Boat  7/ 5/2009 21:33:35 
Species - Fluke(Rel),  
got out today for only four hours and started out in the upper harbor looking for fluke,the bight was a little slow and only got six shorts then went beyond the VZ to try a spot that I found on a friday afternoon last week not another boat in the area great!thru down the usual stuff and had non stop action for four hours on fluke lots of shorts and some decent fish and also got three dog fish in the teens at another spot neer rockaway largest ones I ever caught what a great day! Any way I returned to this area with my buddy rich today and we caught about 50 fluke between us with several fluke 4+lb 22" and over! got them on a rig I devised from 5" light wieght trolling spoons with neon glow beed on a three way set up with a fluke belly for smell and wiggle worked very well! see ya next week.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Rockaway Reef and New York Harbor - Boat  6/28/2009 10PM 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel), PorgyandSeaBass,  
Myself and HRFA member Mike Budney left the dock from Bayonne Marina and went out to Rockaway Reef. Did some drifting at first then anchor up for a while. Fshing was a lttle slow we caught four keeper sea bass and a lot of shorts also we caught four keeper Porgy 14 inchs at 2lb and some shorts.A few dog fish were also caught. While we were out there a school of blue fish came through feeding on spearing and we caught a lot of cocktail blues some we kept and some released. On our way back we stop at the Jersey Flats in the harbor and did some Jersey Fluking and had a lot of shorts and three keeper at 21 inchs. Had a fun day and caught some fish also.


ChasBo 
Orange Lake, Newburgh - Boat  6/29/2009 7:21: 4 
Species - SmallmouthBass, Pickeril,  
I will continue to bore you until I get to go down to Raritan Bay and do some Big Boy fishing. I fished Thursday, and Friday Evening and the piceril were on the attach both days. There really is something to those expensive titaniun spinner baits. The bass love them also. The frogging in the lily pads continues to produce lots of excitment it is just very hard to hook up they love to mess with you. Anyway, go fish whrever you can, and tell us your story.

Tony 
Marlboro area - Surf  6/28/2009 8: 1:11 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
We went out Saturday morning for a few hours, the tide was low and no luck. We came back in the afternoon with the high tide, and cauhgt one and lost 2,(they dropped the bait). On the high tide it has been more successfull for me.For bait I am still using canned corn and fresh Italian bread it works great. The carp we caught were all about 27 inches long. I have been using #2 circle hooks that cauhgt the carp right in the corner of their mouth (perfect hook ups). Once again they are awesome runners and good fighters, just the same as Stripers. This time I did bring my net and i was able to release it with no harm. Thanks to Chas, bo, and Bill Greene for their great tips. Sorry I took so long to answer too buisy at work.

Richard Marshall 
Old Tappan Res. - Surf  6/23/2009 2:10:27 
Species - LargemouthBass,  
4.97 lb. weighed at The Country Store. Used 2.oz. bucktail jig
comment - Bill Greene -
I think they catch largemouths right in the Hudson River - starting at Newburgh and north. - Bill Greene
comment - ChasBo -
You are right about that, and I have caught smallmouth right in the bay at Dennings point.

ChasBo 
Orange Lake, Newburgh - Boat  6/22/2009 8: 8:15 
Species - Largemouth(Rel), Pickrel,  
Lots of topwater froging going on yesterday with my friend Pete for Fathers Day. We fished back in where we have not been in many years. The water is at it's highest level that I can remember for 50 years in June. We had them chase our Spro Frogs from 3 until 7PM. Nice surprise as we thought it was a complete rainy wahout for the day.Please keep the reports coming.

tony 
Marlboro area - Surf  6/21/2009 14: 7:32 
Species - Carp,  
I was browsing the last reports in the HRFA web site , and decide to give it a shot for carp ,Well I got two today! my first Carp from the hudson... My first one lost it I was able to touched with my hand when the line snap.. (din"t carry a net wit me) second one, hit my best pole and iI was able to bring in to rocks ,what a blast! they are really runners, beautiful fish,awsome fight took a long time to bring in ,my reel kept screaming wow! for bait corn and bread ... thanks again to Bill greene for the tip it really works on Carp thank you! have a happy father day@ beacause my was great. by the way my second one was release too.
comment - ChasBo -
Funny you should give a carp report. I have been reserching them this week and in Europe they are up there in the top 3 game fish. What fighters they are. One of the baits was a huge surprise. Nuts, any kind of fresh nuts that will stay on the line. Another thing that was pointed out was to always keep a can of spam in your tackle box. It is always a well recieved bait. The Hudson has cark up there in the 40 LB range. No matter what size they give your rod and reel a good workout. Thanks for the report.

comment - Bill Greene -
6/22/09

Tony:

Thank you for your kind words -- I'm glad that worked out.
If you join the HRFA, and have a scale, tape & witness, you can get the measurements, release the fish, and enter it in the contes using the on-line form. They sell weighing slings on the carp websites -- Carp Anglers Group for one -- lists a number of providers. You wet the sling, then put the carp in the sling, so you don't have to put the scale hook in its gills, then subtract the sling weight. I do this and release most of my fish. - Bill Greene
comment - Bill Greene -
6/25/09

Fishing nuts can be tricky -- what they do in England is shell the nut, then drill a small hole in the nut, run the line through it, then put on the hook. A bit of a nuisance, but in England they have far fewer carp, and have to go to great lengths to fool them. I actually own one of these drill bits - never used it. We have it so good in USA it's hard to believe. - Bill Greene
comment - Tom -
What do you use to catch them? I heard that they are catching some big carp in Alpine boat basen.
comment - Bill Greene -
6/29/09

Tom:

Check my posting of 6/13 -- in particular my response about canned corn kernels and bread to an inquiry someone else made.

Alpine is down in the salty area - I think you're much more likely to get steady carp action around Croton/Haverstraw/Peekskill & above. - Bill Greene
comment - -
when i was a kid we used to fish for carp on the lower esopus in the hurley area. this older kid's sister (yeah she was cute) showed us a carp bait technique. if i remember right she would take some corn tassels, not the silk from the ears but the tassel from the top of the plant, and grind it to make a kind of flour. she would then add water, some sugar and a bunch of cotton. then bake til done, then smush it up into balls. the cotton would help it stay on the hook. flour would work just as well i suppose and i must admit that i was only 7 or 8 so my recollection of grinding the corn tassels is a little hazy. the cotton was key though. bacon worked good too.
comment - -
ps, forgot to put my name on the last post
freddiethej

ChasBo 
Everwhere - Boat  6/15/2009 14: 9:54 
Species - FISH,  
Hey, thank you for the eager, and glowing reports. I love it. Keep them coming. I did not get down to Raritan on Sunday, but did fish at home on Orange Lake. Fish with my nephew, and his friend from 3PM until dusk. We caught about 10 Largemouth, and 4 pickeral. We missed twice as many. We were using topwater frogs and fishing the lily pads. It is tough to hookset them when they come crashing up through. They miss most of the time besides. Great weather for a change, and we all had a great day.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
East River and VZ Bridge - Boat  6/15/2009 9: 9:41 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Got out Sunday early and fish the end of the outgoing tide in the river. Myself and a friend of mine John. We had two keeper bass one at 34 inch and the other at 29 inch we also had a lot of bass between 22 and 24 inch that were release. Cauht a few blues in the river also we were fishing with eels. Then we fish the incoming tide for fluke had a lot of shorts and four keeper from 22 inch to 24 inch all fluke were 4 to 4.5 lbs. Over all not a bad day.
comment - Tom -
I found fishing with a diving rapala black and white in color works good for fluke.

Bill Greene 
Beacon/Newburgh - Surf  6/13/2009 21:31:49 
Species - Carp, channelcatfish,  
6/13/09

Carp were spawning in great numbers, but some - apparently males - were still feeding. Got my biggest yet of year so far - 19 lb 3 oz --- 3 others in 10+ lb range, and 2 smaller channel cats - first I've seen of the channels all season. - Bill Greene
comment - richie -
what are u using for bait?
comment - Bill Greene -
6/19/09

Canned corn kernels and a piece of fresh bread - the bread squeezed into a small pancake and put across the bend of the hook. Also, plan to spend some time waiting for a bite. I got these 4 carp and 2 channels over an 8 hour session. 4 carp is a very good day.
comment - richie -
thank you for the info. im new to fishing in the hudson. just got a small boat which is docked in haverstraw. now i need to find the fish :)

fish head hoops 
upper harbor - Boat  6/13/2009 18:17:44 
Species - Bluefish, fluke,  
went out in the am and found birds working aroud the statioary barg the one with all the terns nesting on it,is also covered with scub brush and weeds groing on it, has the buchanon quary rock barges tied next to it, they were nailing spearing and then returning to the barge to feed thier nestlings it was prety cool to see with the city and the statue in the background. would be a good segment for animal planet. any how my buudy rich and myself put our a17 diamond jigs on and casted into the crowd and caught many snappers 1-4 lbs on light tackle kept 16 for the table for fillets and fish cakes for the freezer. left them biting after two hours to try for fluke a little further down the harbor,got only shorts and headed in around 3 when the weather turned, all and all a fun day in our old stomping grounds. go gettem chasbo.
comment - ChasBo -
Thank You for that report. I have done what you explained, and run into adolesent Strippers also. What a blast. Useing bucktails.
comment - richie -
in regards to the barge and rock quary you talk about, is that located just south of indian point?

ChasBo 
Anywhere - Boat  6/11/2009 23: 0:52 
Species - Anything,  
Has the whole HRFA given up fishing? It is over up here but I know there is good fishing all around the Big City, The Harbour, VN Bridge, Raritan Bay to name a few. How about sharing from down that way. I have my yearly pass for Great Kills already and with any luck I will be there this Sunday. You know if I get to go you will be hearing about it here at the Report Board. Come on you Fish Faces get off your butts and get some excitment going. Perhaps it really was only Chas Stamm that gave all those great reports from days gone by. I miss you Charlie thanks for all the great tips you shared with us. Good fishing to all.
comment - cesarcap -
Croton area was quiet for me this week--weather and work didn't help--though I hear some big blues are around. But went out last night near Execution Rocks/Hempstead Hbr on a party boat from 7-1am. (I got out of work late, didn't want to take my boat all the down Hudson/Harlem at night).

Bass bite was on though not for that long--but for 10 fisherman there were nice 7 keeper bass including 3 in mid-high twenties. I had 1 of fattest 29" fish (post spawn). Tons of bunker but surprisingly not that many blues on the boat.

Mates think bass have yet to come to sound--and believe next two weeks will be good. But if that's the case, there should be a few in NY Harbor or maybe even in the Hudson, no?
comment - ChasBo -
I will let you know about the Harbour if i go. I appritiate the report. Good Fishing to you.

Bill Greene 
Newburgh/Beacon area - Surf  6/ 6/2009 10:00 AM 
Species - Carp,  
6/6/09 Got an 18 lb, 2oz carp today, and with a witness available, was able to enter it in HRFA contest. Carp really biting today - my fish was one of 5 I caught. Another shore-fisherman got a 19 lb'er. - Bill Greene

fish head hoops 
lower harbor off the point - Boat  5/29/09 
Species - Bluefish(Rel), fluke,  
drifted in the upper harbor for fluke to start the day and got one keeper then me and my buddy rich went to the lower harbor with a tip from our friend chuck and trolled up the two of the biggest blues of our lives! one 13lb 10oz and another 15lb 2oz on sretch plugs 28 ft down what a fight!!!
comment - -
Where is the lower harbor? What is a sretch plug???
Thanks
johnmills24@yahoo.com
comment - -
manns strech 25's

freddie the j 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  6/ 2/2009 15:38:48 
Species - StripedBass, shad, herring,  
Fished the Troy to Bethlehem stretch of the Hudson from mid-April to last weekend. Probably went 10 times and put in 60 to 70 hours. One shad, no stripers. Many herring but I think they were all or virtually all alewives. No bluebacks. I heard it wasn't so good up here this year, but last year was bad too. Hate to say it but I think too many people are keeping too many big cows. In my opinion whatis needed is a slot limit. Maybe one fish between 18 and 32 inches. Everything else goes back. Contests could still be run, whoever gets closest to 32 wins. Maybe even a hi/lo prize.

Or do I just suck as a fisherman?
comment - christian hoops -
its not worth killing a cow just for a trophy. the big ones dont taste good and are loaded with mercury.If the fish died i would eat it other wise i would release it.
comment - christian hoops hrfa membr -
its not worth killing a cow just for a trophy. the big ones dont taste good and are loaded with mercury.If the fish died i would eat it other wise i would release it.

ChasBo 
Newburgh Beacon Bridge - Boat  6/ 1/2009 7:25:52 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
I know there are still fish out there but I am packing it in for the season. I went out from 4-9Pm yesterday, and until the last 2 hours I caught nothing. No one else I talked to was either. Then on my way in I slid by the bridge pilings. The fish finder sceen went blank with fish. Well, I had to give it a try. They where stripped Bass allright. The thing is that none of the 20+/- that I caught were more than a pound. No regrets though, I was catching for the whole time. I stayed until dark. A mediocore season for me for the big ones. But as always a great place to be for the spring. Onto the next species. Warm regards to all.
comment cesarcap - cesarcapiojr@yahoo.com -
I think you're right--I went out Tues and Wed morning (before work) so had limited time...and caught nothing but eels. Missed 1 bass though (on bunker head) but still for 5+hours with right tide/ decent conditions...
comment - ChasBo -
Thank you for your affermation. Today I bid farewell to my favorite spieces, and launch my boat in fresh wat on Orange Lake. I always enjoy the Hudson River experiance, but it does end at some point up this way.

cesarcap 
Ossining - Boat  5/31/2009 7am 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
bunker worked today in the morning for a 26" and a 37" bass, which was released.

LARRY WILSON 
HULL MA - Boat  5/28/2009     17:57:27 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), STRIPEDBASS,  
WE CAUGHT 12 BASS FROM 8 TO 24LBS CAUGHT ALL ON TUBE&WORM BLUE TUBES RED TUBES ALL AROUND BOSTON HARBOR&ISLANDS
comment - JOHN -
HEY LARRY PLEASE EMAIL ME JOHNMILLS24@YAHOO.COM
what are tube lures and what speed were you trolling?
where is it that you were fishing
Thanks
John
comment - -
TO JOHNMILLS SURG TUBES I MAKE MY OWEN 22IN LONG SOME WITH SPINNERS SOME WITH JUST BEADS OF DIFFERNT COLORS CALL ME AT 607 6385012 GIVE ME YOUR ADDRESS I,LL SEND YOU SOME TROLL SPEED ABOUT 3MPH OR AS SLOW AS YOUR BOAT WILL GO,HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU LARRY
comment - -
you can reach me at tubinfools yahoo.com
comment - -
you can reach me at tubinfools yahoo.com
comment - -
WHO IS JOHN MILLS CAN ANYONE TELL ME PLEASE DROP ME ANOTE ABOUT HIM IF HE IS REAL?
LARRY WILSON Report photo

Marc 
catskill,ny - Boat  5/28/2009 3:31:21 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Went yesterday morning in the wind and rain and boated 5 strippers. All males with the largest being 32". All on live herring. I also had about 5 more run offs. Great morning on the hudson.

ChasBo 
Newburgh - Boat  5/26/2009 20:51:18 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
When the cottenwood blows across the river the oldtimers say the bass run is over. Somebody tell me that is not so.Yesterday I fish with my friend Pete, and his son Mike. In 4 hours we had some nibbles, and one, just one 17.10 pounder. Let's have some chatter out there please, and try to convience each other that the fat lady has not sung.
comment cesarcap -
sunday was at croton bay--didn't catch anything-but 5 and 3 yr old son got bored after 30 minutes right after slick was established. but other ppl had action.

monday was near west point and had almost nice almost 20lb that was ready to spawn... i had a brain fart and didn't have net handy-tried to get her by tail--not mouth :) yes it was dumb but it's kind of funny too.

i've had more luck in western sound of late--and wonder what this cold rain will do to hudson run....
comment - ChasBo -
Thank you for the follow up. It is good to hear someone else is still in the game. I went out today and got a 9 Pounder. After work in the two hours left of the day. I feel good.
comment - -
We fished in newburgh on the 20th and crushed them with the biggest 30lbs tight with eggs.Too many to count.
Went out again on the 24th and couldn't find any good marks and got skunked.My buddy hit it on the 28th found good marks but no biters (skunked).I hate to say it but I done, time to hit the lower river and RB.

chip 
beacon long dock - Surf  5/15/2009 21:44:18 
Species - StripedBass,  
i cought a 43 pounder at longdock in beacon on blood warm

chip 
beacon long dock - Surf  5/15/2009 21:44:18 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass, StripedBass,  
i cought a 43 pounder at longdock in beacon on blood warm

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Lower Harbor - Boat  5/24/2009 17:18: 4 
Species - Bluefish, Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Got Sunday Morning and fish the incoming tide for fluke. Got two keepers 22 inchs and lot of shorts. Went down by Nortons Point and caught a lot of short fluke say some birds working and ran over and fill up with blue fish 2 to 3lbs they were feeding on spearing. Over all not a bad day except for the fog down below.

Bill Greene 
Cold Spring/ Beacon area - Surf  5/21/2009 20:36:59 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
5/21/09

Caught & released 5 small to medium carp - top just short of 9 lbs. Lost 3 others due to hook pulls - clamping down on lightly hooked fish running toward obstructions, and leader cut-offs on obstructions.

Amazing sight - for the 9 hours I was there, big carp - most larger than what I caught - were constantly jumping in the bay area and main current.

Soon they'll be spawning - very active along the shoreline - but not feeding.

There was a report among some of the shoreline fishermen of a shore-caught 43 lb. striper last weekend at Long Dock Fishing Pier at Beacon.
comment - chip -
yes there was a 43 lb striper cought on long dock im the one that cought it
comment - Bill Greene -
5/27/09

Chip:

Nice going - I saw the picture on the internet too.

Bill Greene

comment - -
i broke a net landing her and its my first big fish i take every one one and they get the big ones
comment - Bill Greene -
6/2/09

Chip:

I hear about the landing net too from one of the guys who is often around up at Denning Point and Fishkill bird watching.

I think he was down at the pier when you caught the big one.

Best of luck for the rest of season.



bob taff. 
raitan bay - Boat  5 20 09 5-9 pm 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, porgies,  
big porgies 14 inche biggest

Bone fish 
Troy - Surf  5/18/2009 11: 2:41 
Species - StripedBass,  
Not much going on Saturday 5/16/09. Wind blew hard in the pm, couldn't mark a fish at low tide. Fish have headed south.

ChasBo 
Cornwall Bay - Boat  5/17/2009 21:31:31 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Now were're talking. Fished from 2-6, and boated 10 keepers, and 4 bait snachers. It's all good.

james holbrook 
kingston - Boat  5/16/2009 18:31:29 
Species - StripedBass,  
one 30 inch caught a few other hits no takers chunh herring

Baddog1234 
Patroon Island bridge - Boat  5/16/2009 12:00 
Species - StripedBass, Herring,  
Caught lots of herring below Patroon bridge and Troy dam but no stripers.. Wind was a pain. Still better than working!

ray koziatek 
north of new burgh - Boat  5/14/2009 10:14:32 
Species - StripedBass,  
well last year we skipped our ten year treck to the hudson but made up for it tues. and wensday.after a couple of tips we ran up river a few miles with bloods in hand (hook) and started trip 11 cinda slow as we searched but when we found them it was worth the trip from Corning ny.did between 40 and 50 on tuesday with 15 keeper size,boy those circle hooks are a real fish saver not one swallowed hook all but 2 realeased with only a sore lip .We had our first double in the net with a female on hook and the male jumped in the net as we scopped her up, what a surprise for us. wed the 13 was a tad slower with ONLY 38 landed 14 lost and too many short hits to count did a nice 37 in cow she had her compainoin with her but not so lucky for the doube dip action (we released the first male not hooked)were gonna stay till friday but the wind and rain forcast made us head for home to end another perfect trip to the "HUDSON" so thank you chas and others who keep up the good reports.....till next year(hmm maybe a day trip could be in order still)

comment - ChasBo -
Great report. Thanks for sharing your visit.We aim to please here in The Valley.

ChasBo 
Newburgh - Boat  5/13/2009 20:55:19 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Dirty little bait steelers they were tonight. I went out about 5PM. They snuck 4 bloods from me, but we are even. I landed 4 of them. No keepers though. Strong south wind. Needless to say I had a good evening.

goggle daddy 
troy - Boat  5/13/2009 12:28:20 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
14 strpiers caught all above 15 lbs.
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goggle daddy dave and netman bill and the dirty mexican chris catch more stripers then any other boat from here to long island.
comment - -
also the smallest!
comment - -
the dirty mexican chris catch's goggle daddy dave's and netman bill's worm.
comment - striper king -
goggle daddy? do you wear goggles when you illegally fishing next to the dam?
comment - -
caught more fish in one year then you have your whole life and have pics to prove thanks for your comments.
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a pic is worth 1000 words but i have just 1 truth,o yeah i have about 1000 pics. set the hook! where all the white women at?
comment - assbone -
hey are you the the guy I see fishing at the dam, you know the guy with the bigass ears




where all the white women at
comment - assbone -
put a seat cover over my seat if that other guy is gunna sit in it





excuse me while i whip this out
comment - assbone -
i woudlnt call that chris guy a dirty mexican i would call him chris the fag
comment - capt-hook -
you talk big stores about big fish .we call them wish fish .next time bring a camra.thats worth a 1000 words see you out thare vhf#16 aka capt-hook
comment - sunfish -
chris is not a fag...you are
comment - sunfish -
you guys cant fish
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goggle daddy. sound's like a molester. are you sure your only hobby is stripper fishing!!!!!!!! and your pic's are only of fish!!!!
comment - sunfish -
more like the homo crew
comment - assbone -
hey sunfish stay out of this this is for grownups . you might get your feelings hurt
comment - -
sound's like (sunfish) want's some of the homo crew's assboner!!!

reeldeal 
troy dam - Boat  5/12/2009 15:49:23 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
i must have found a honey hole and i stopped on my way home to play the lottery! started fishing a daylight,on in comeing tide. caught 8 stripper 4-36" to 38" 2 at 40" 1-41" and the keeper was 47" also 1 gray cat. all on very small cut chunk's of herring and i only fished for 4hr's. goodluck everyone,they are still here!!!
comment - liar -
liar
comment - comment - liar -
were you there?
comment - -
show pics with weights

reeldeal 
troy dam - Surf  5/10/2009 11:50: 4 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
hit the mother load!!!! put first pole in at sunrise and before i could cast the second,i had a 42" female and release'd it.caught five more in less than a hour all from 39" to 43"

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
New York Harbor/Newark Bay - Boat  5/9/2009 6:59:51 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel),  
Got out early Saturday to fish the HRFA Derby. The fog was real bad in the bay and river. Only caught two bass at 28 inchs on bunker. After the fog lift I fish by the VZ and caught a lot of blues on bunker the biggest fish be 31 inchs. Have to try it next weekend.

Kenny 
Tarrytown - Boat  5/9/2009 13:50 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  


Dave 
Coeymans - Boat  5/09/2009 10:30 AM 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
36" 34 Lbs Cow...live herring
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Nice try....36" fish won't come close to 34 lbs......
comment - -
16-25 lb's max for a 36"
comment - -
maybe the PCB'S that far up river,make's them (FAT!!!)
comment - -
Almost everyone overestimates the size of these stripers........i have fished hardcore for them for about 10 years now and the average fish that ev4eryonbe calls a 20 lber is more like 15!!
comment - -
i would have to agree with the last comment about everyone over estimating the size of these fish. saturday we boated about 20 fish biggest was 17lbs and we kept that one. fisherman at the dock were like wow that must be 25lbs when it was only 17lb male
comment - Fred -
That fish should be between 16 and 22 pounds.
We have a striper size calculator I wrote based on the current research. You enter a length and it gives you a range of weights. If you know the Length and Girth it can give you a better estimate of the weight.
Just go to http://www.hrfanj.org/stsize.htm and fill in as much data as you can.

Marc  
Catskill, NY - Boat  5/ 7/2009 12:40:45 
Species - StripedBass,  
Caught 2 strippers this morning. One at 39" and the other 36". Both on live herring on the out going tide.

Todd & Ray 
Newburgh, NY - Boat  5/ 6/2009 12: 55:41 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass,  
We caught 25 stripers on the rising tide. The largest 35" 15lbs. Several in the mid 20" mark the rest smaller. We also marked a lot of fish on the fish finder
comment - John -
Congrats to you guys sounds like ya had a great day.
what did ya catch them on

I have not been out yet gotta get out soon

HAVE A GOOD DAY

JOHN FROM WALDEN

Andy 
kingston - Boat  5/ 2/2009 09:11:41 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
NW Wind 5-10knts, cloudy,out going tide. We caught 28 stripers on blood worms and chunk herring. Most were short but 3 keepers to 27". 1 around 36" spit the hook out right next to the boat. (the usual story - the big one got away).
comment - David -
1stwhat is the best time of day to fish? time Striper fisherman,
comment - jerry -
how did you have 3 keepers when the limit is one?
comment - bill -
He said WE...that means...MORE THAN ONE...so three keepers and the limit is one a day which equals...there must have been 3 fishermen.

Joe D 
Troy - Boat  5/5/2009 11:11:12 
Species - StripedBass,  
Fished a few hours late yesterday afternoon, plenty of bait. Quite a few bluebacks have shown up in addition to the alewife's which have been here for a couple of weeks now. Water temp is slowly droping. Very good conditions and finally NO SOUTH WINDS!!! Went 3 for 5.

cat daddy 
troy - Boat  5/ 4/2009 20:24: 0 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
went out with dog today,boated a 22 pounder in the morning,then picked up a buddy we did 2 fish about 10 pounds fished for while with out anything,we moved locations an started getting fish on,but for some reason lost about 5 fish in about 20 minutes,the bite picked up late today,i guess thats why they call it fishing,well good luck evry one.

Joe DeMarco 
Troy - Boat  5/ 4/2009 8:31: 4 
Species - StripedBass,  
Put boat in on 4/24, water temp was 47 (surface) fished everyday since, boated 26 fish. Watertemp reached 57.8, was glad to see the cold front come through and start droping the temp a bit. The south winds have been tough, focus on where to be and current breaks during the tides.
Tight Lines & good luck!

brian 
tivoli - Surf  5/ 3/2009 21: 0:40 
Species - StripedBass,  
cought 9 fish today 8 to 25 pounds big school must have went by good luck every one

comment - Ed -
Did you use bait or artificial lures?

cat daddy 
troy - Boat  5/ 3/2009 16:48: 7 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
went out yesterday,very tough fishing up in troy,went down to rensselaer to visit some freinds on the river,put bait in the water,about ten minutes go by and my wife landed a 15 pounder,that was it allday,then took a couple of buddys out today,it took a while but we did 3 fish in the 10 to14 pound range,had one other rip but that was it for the day,well hopefully we will have some more fishing reports soon good luck everyone.

T. Miller 
Cornwall Bay - Boat  5/02/09 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Drifted Bloodworms from Plum Pt. to Cornwall. Fished from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Caught one Striper 12 lbs. and 3 smaller ones. 14 inch to 3 lbs.Fish were caught about 18 to 20 feet down.

rbeeble 
troy/watervliet - Boat  5/ 1/2009 10:23:55 
Species - StripedBass,  
cold, very windy, used upstate charters which we were very happy with, Joe worked his butt off to put us on fish which was hard with the fronts moving in and the water conditions. We landed a 29" and a 30". Use Joe for a good experience.

cat daddy 
troy - Boat  5/ 1/2009 21:11:46 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
went out about noon today had no problem getting bait anywhere on the river,did some drifting,had a freind on the boat,it was his first time out striper fishing,the first hookup was a lunker,it would not come off the bottom,the fish was real powerful,it ended up getting under a bridge and must of rubbed up against some debris or something,the whole rig just snapped the line was all chewed up,after that we boated a 10 pounder and missed 3 more,marked a lot of fish,tommorrow should be good,good luck every one

cat daddy 
troy - Boat  4/30/2009 20:16:58 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
went on a bait run for tommorrow,that wind and them waves were brutal tonight,but i did jig up about 3 bait right in the middle of the channel,hopefully tommorrow the conditions are a little better,but first i need to get in the woods in search of big spring gobbler,then i will be out on the river,well good luck to all you turkey hunters and fishermen,remember hunt safe.
comment -Capt. Steve K -
I found large schools of Herring down by the port of Albany. check the flat at 24ft. where it comes up from 40ft. Depending on the wind they shift up or down stream. There was a lot in front of the construction barge on the east side. Latter they were closer to the port side. We loaded the live well. That wind was tough.

ChasBo 
Denning to Bannerman - Boat  4/30/2009 14:24:46 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Carp/YellowPerch,  
17 Short Stripers, a dorsel fin hooked Carp, and a very brave tiny Yellow Perch. All that from 9:30 til 12:30.

joe bass 
newburgh - Boat  4/30/2009 10:27:36 
Species - StripedBass, herring,  
are their any herring in the newburgh area

cat daddy 
troy - Boat  4/29/2009 20:50:55 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), StripedBass(Rel),  
went out about 530 pm till about 800pm had a real tuff time getting bait,took about 1 hour to get 4 herring,same problem with other boats having same problem,did not get any hits tonight,a buddy in another boat in front of me did 1 18pounder right before dark,hopefully this weekend gets a little better,well good luck to everyone, keep up the reports.
comment - bonefish -
I hope its better tommorrow, were putting in at Albany.

Mike 
Newburgh - Boat  4/28/2009 2:30 pm 
Species - StripedBass,  
cought 1 20 lb. lost 1 big striper downriging lost big one just north of bridge on red and white bomber only color i got hits on
comment - jay -
Nice ...i plan on using some legal eels up here over the next few weeks,,,,cant wait,...dennings back to the stacks..then to the bridge...Miss Happ will be ther drifting all weekend
comment - jacks bai -
Im bringin legal jacks bait eels out thre...and im bringin 30 of em
comment - jay -
you bringing extra like 20-30 eels I ``will a take off you hands..I will meet yiu in cornwall and buy bthem,.,otherwise im going to city island myself...and luck for the eels,,,let me kne...I;ll pahy for em
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cat daddy 
troy - Boat  4/27/2009 20:39:20 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
took a freind out sunday his first time striper fishing,within 20 minutes we put a 28 pounder on the boat.he also boated a 18 pounder and i boated a 15 pounder and we lost about 3 fish.went out tonight with the wife an we boated 2 fish under 10 pounds. so far its been a great start to the year.
comment - capt .Steve K -
I was out 4/27. We had one pick up near Brunos and that was it. Would you care to share your riging tecknique? Are you ancored up or drifting? thanks for the info.
comment - cat daddy -
all my fish came off the drift,the way i rig is a 3 ounce egg sinker a barrel swivel a 3foot leader with the hook going threw the nostrils of your bait and drift the bottom,hopefully that will help you out, good luck.
comment - Capt. Steve K -
I use the same set up. I assume straight down as close to the bottom as possible with out getting snaged. I will be out next week in my white and beige Triton Mag. with a white Evenirude -e tec.Whats your boat look like? give a wave if you see me. Thanks Cat-daddy. and good luck. Capt. Steve K
comment - cat daddy -
i have a 16 foot starcraft black on top an white bottom with long white vhf radio antenna,an a black 50 horse mercury.

bubbabass 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  4/26/2009 18:23: 0 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
3 of us out for my boats first trip of the year. the fleet was out clamming amongst the clam boats. did not see any action or hookups so we decided to troll 2 umbrella rigs. got one short and two keepers with one being close to 20 pounds and one probable keeper being lost

Willard Bierwas 
South of the TZ Bridge - Boat  4/26/2009 16: 1:44 
Species - StripedBass,  
Artie Cole, Walter Hasset and myself had a great day on the water today. The three largest were 39 1/2", 38" and 32". Fresh cut herring was the bait of choice. 2/26/09
comment - cesarcap -
was this on the ebb or flood tide? i do better on ebb (but in fall) don't have enough experience in spring. tks
comment - -
Full incoming tide.. Low to high. Sorry for the late response

ChasBo 
Newburgh - Boat  4/26/2009 13: 4:48 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Fished from 6:30 until 11:30. Caught 2 Keepers, and 4 shorts. 4 trolling in the shallows on the west shore, and 2 on bloods off Dennings point. The Newburgh Ramp is busting at the seams. Don't be surpised if you don't get a place to park. Remember it is $8 to launch. Lots of fish out there. A few more degrees warmer water and it should really turn on out there.
comment - -
any sign of herring

ChasBo 
Newburgh - Boat  4/26/2009 13: 4:48 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Fished from 6:30 until 11:30. Caught 2 Keepers, and 4 shorts. 4 trolling in the shallows on the west shore, and 2 on bloods off Dennings point. The Newburgh Ramp is busting at the seams. Don't be surpised if you don't get a place to park. Remember it is $8 to launch. Lots of fish out there. A few more degrees warmer water and it should really turn on out there.

tony 
marlborough - Surf  4/26/2009 6:55:19 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
first of all ,thanks to bill green for the "tip"
Caught two, 24 " on bloods last tuesday with the cloudy skies and the misty rain beautiful day for fishing, tide was starting to come up when we got the bites .Brought my son and his friend and he was the one to catch the 24" it was his first striper.
take your kids Fiishing folks!

cat daddy 
troy - Boat  4/25/2009 20: 5:14 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), StripedBass(Rel), StripedBass(Rel), StripedBass(Rel),  
had a great day on the water,between the wife the nephew and my self we boated about 12 stripers between 10 to 17 pounds (all released)and lost about 8.all this happend between 8am and 1pm, one for the books for the start of the year so good luck to all the fisherman on the same quest
comment - strpedbassman -
I think you should play the new york state lottery because I fished up near the dam down through Rensselear and know one that I talked to had any hook ups let alone landed anything. Quit trying to build that part of the river up because the fish clearly are not up that far yet BUDDY. They will come but they aint there yet.
comment - Greg -
Went to the Dam Friday.. Only five others there all day from sun up till sun down.. I saw a few Herring not real heavey yet.. Ths smaller stripers seem to be there.. The guy is right we saw a few stripers caught but all small and caught early and shut off near 1pm.. Just arent there yet.. look out next week maybe..Good luck
comment - -
I caught fish on 4/25 and watched other guys land fish too strpedbassman so mellow out

Kenny 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  4/25/2009 17:39:13 
Species - Herring, Shad,  


lagraff 
saugerties - Boat  4/24/2009 14:36:10 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Had A great morning caught 10 on clams. 3 fish were between 30 & 33 INCHES
comment - -
clams?
comment - -
clams?

ChasBo 
Newburgh - Boat  4/24/2009 7:23:15 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Only 4 in a 3 hour trip. All shorts, but fish just the same.

Jay 
Bear Mountain - Surf  4/22/2009 16: 0:17 
Species - Catfish,  
I only caught a big fat catfish but a Mexican family was catching some small stripers and filling up a bucket and putting them in their car. These are the kinda fisherman who mess up the fish population. Are the fish police doing their job. I suggest they visit these hot spots and prevent this.

MRHUMOR 
castleton hudson river - Surf  4/20/2009 20:15:56 
Species - StripedBass,  
wHAT A WAY TO START THE SEASON!caught one 42" stripper on cut herring.
(ps. one happy fisherman)

Blackdog 
South of TZ - Boat  4/19/2009 10:00 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Catfish,  
Caught 1/2 Stripers. All shorties. All on Bloodworms. Didn't even nibble on Herring Chuck

Willard Bierwas 
South of TZ Bridge - Boat  4/19/2009 8:44:39 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass,  
The biggest was a 10# 8# 7# and a 6# 4# and a lot of shorts . They wanted bloodworms only. We used fresh herring chunks and they never touched it....

ChasBo 
Denning to Bannerman - Boat  4/20/2009 7:59:16 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
And that is why they call it fishing. One boat gets 40-50 and I get 2. Nothing different from days that I was catching. The fish God was angry with me. The boat right next to me trolling the same path was hooking up every time they put the line back out. I could not buy but 2 dinks.

muddy rudder 
dennings point to bannermans island - Boat  4/19/2009 23:55:29 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
boated about 40-50 fish today up to about 12 lbs trolling. it was a great day, all fish released healthy. It was great to see this many healthy males we should have a good spawn this year!!

Hung4wheeler 
the pound - Surf  4/19/2009 19:39:27 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), herring,  
we caught plenty of herring and only had to runs. but the fish are definatly here

cat daddy 
troy - Boat  4/19/2009 17:34: 0 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), StripedBass(Rel), StripedBass(Rel), StripedBass(Rel),  
boat 1 14pounder 1 8pounder and lost 3 others all on live herring/alwifes

tony 
Plum point - Surf  4/19/2009 6:58:33 
Species - StripedBass, Catfish(Rel),  
What a waste of worms...fished plum point for about four hours with the out going tide , no a single bite .move up to the highland rocks for about couple hours and just a few cats to kill the day ...
Try everything bloods, chunk, and my best rapala and
nothing ...
Does anybody knows a good recipe that works for carp in the hudson ? thanx

Mike B 
south of TZ - Boat  4/18/2009 1 PM 
Species - StripedBass,  
2 small stripers on bloods, no hits on chunks

freddie the j 
albany - Boat  4/18/2009 19:57:51 
Species - StripedBass,  
Fished all day. Not a bite.



Jaycr3183 
Hudson River - Boat  4/18/2009 15: 6:19 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
One 15 lb striper on chunk herring. 7 others trolling. Lost about a 15 lb on a rapala right behind the boat yesterday. most fish came on flatlines and just had that one 37" (15 lb) on the chunk. Find the warmer water right now and find the fish. God luck all.

ChasBo 
Dennings Point - Boat  4/16/2009 23:49:14 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
From 11AM until 2PM trolled/casted on the East shore from Dennings and South some. Steve and I caught 12 in the 2-6 Lb. range.

Tuch76 
Plum Point (Newburgh) - Surf  4/15/2009 16:00:00 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
2 little guys 17" on bloods "Where's your daddy?"

Jaycr3183 
Kingston "Area" - Boat  4/15/2009 21:28:43 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Slow pick today of schoolies, all trolling with planer boards.
All on flat lines with deep diving rapalas.
Got 6. 12-23 inch.
Good luck everyone.

freddie the j 
Poestenkill - Surf  4/14/2009 9:11:30 
Species - herring,  
Visually inspected the Poestenkill this morning, water low and clear, no herring observed.

Mike B 
South TZ Bridge - Boat  4/14/2009 4 PM 
Species - StripedBass,  
Nice day, flat water with very light wind. Tide going out.



Caught about 15 to 20 schoolies 18" to about 26" inches average on bloods.



No hits at all on herring or bunker

CAPT. RICH 
RARITAN BAY - Boat  4/13/2009 7:57:25 
Species - StripedBass, Flounder,  
HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE ! The Striped Bass are in! Thursday we had aboard, Bluefish Bob Donahue, Flounder Bob, Doug, and Jack. We fished with clams down the back of the bay and had Striped bass up to 35"! The next smallest striped bass was 32". We also had winter flounder to 15". It turned out to be a super day, no wind, sunny, and a high of over 60 degrees. Water temp went up to 46.9 degrees. We were fishing in "T" shirts during the first week of April ! See the picture below of Bluefish Bob with the two he caught.

Who wants to fish with the legend himself??? On Friday, April 17, Bluefish Bob wants to split a charter with 1-2 anglers. Full day striped bass fishing. Not only will you catch stripers, you will laught till your side splits. He is one of the funniest anglers on the water. Please call to book this trip. 908-472-2684.

Also, next weekend is open if anyone wants to book a charter for Striped bass. April 18, 19, Saturday and Sunday. THANKYOU.

CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR.
"JUST ONE MORE" SPORTFISHING
www.just1morecharters.com

Mike B 
South of TZ - Boat  4/10/2009 4 PM 
Species - StripedBass,  
Cold and misty
caught two perch and a catfish on bloods.
0 stripers 0 hits


ChasBo 
Denning's Point - Boat  4/10/2009 14: 5:22 
Species - TheSkunkFsh,  
The water temp has dropped with these cold nights. Ergo, I got "Skunked" on Thursday morning. Not even a pass by. Yes, there was frost on the boat.

Willard Bierwas 
None Caught - Boat  4/10/2009 8:46:39 
Species - StripedBass, Nonecaught, StripedBass, Nonecaught, StripedBass, Nonecaught,  
Fished from 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM South of the TZ Bridge to Croton Point. No fish caught. Bloods and bunker was the bait. Talked to several other boats - no fish caught.....

capt tom 
haverstraw,piermont,croton - Boat  4/ 6/2009 21:54:58 
Species - StripedBass,  
8am to 430pm clams, bloodworms,jigs,trolled,everything and more notta,small hit one all day water dirty wind up no one home....

ChasBo 
Dennings to half mile south of - Boat  4/ 5/2009 20:31:22 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
The count today is 13 with the help of Pete. Stay in the driveway, and believe that the fish are never here before late April. I love the tranquility.

ChasBo 
Newburgh - Boat  4/ 3/2009 7:51:18 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Refer to previous report for Bass.

ChasBo 
Newburgh - Boat  4/ 3/2009 7:39:50 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
I went out to get my boat ship shape yesterday. I realized it was the beginning of the incoming tide when I was done with my boat/motor check list. So, I gave it a try along the east shore between Denning's, and Bannerman's Island. Trolling a small shad looking rappalla. I hooked up immidiatly. Long story short, 12 nice strippers all in the 5-8 LB area, in an hour and a half. What a nice surprise. Then last but not least I foul hooked a giant carp while casting at the stripped bass. It towed me around for awhile then as I got it near the boat it got free leaving me with a gigantic scale for a momento.
Those on the shore where hooking up regularly on bait of some sort also. Have a great season, and I will check in when I have news as always. I do hope you all contribute your reports wherever you are.

robert taylor 
alpine nj boat basin - Surf  03/31/2009 4pm to 630pm 
Species - tommycod5,  
used blood worms/pieces of clams nice healty looking fish.. high tide going out

capt Tom 
havestraw sat afternoon - Boat  3/28/2009 3.00 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
some small bass on worms,dropped my wallet outside the boat ramp in the road and was found and returned with all contents by a local man named fredy There are good people in this world thank you fredy.....

F.Munde 
piermont - Boat  3/ 7/2009 5:27:27 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), catfish,  
caught/released many small stripers and some cats....squid/clams great nite !!!!

freddie the j 
Trout Lake, Bolton - Surf  2/21/2009 11 to 6 
Species - LargemouthBass,  
Fished through the ice hoping for trout, but only got bass. They should rename this lake. About 6 of em, all from the same hole. I think they should have a one week season in winter where its legal to keep a few bass. Coming from that cold clear water they would be delicious. Ice fishing has generally been a bust for me this year. Bring on the Spring and Stripers.

FRANK MARESCO 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  2/ 6/2009 14:48:15 
Species - StripedBass,  
NY State DEC Striped Bass changes - I see it hasn't taken long for the Current Administration to scare the DEC to propose a license to fish Striped Bass in the Hudson ... I hope this is just a rumor but the DEC's website does not list any regulations for Striped Bass freshwater fishing and only lists a phone number to call about the chnages

Tony Evangelista 
Sebastian Inlet, FL. - Surf  1/23/2009 12.00 
Species - Sheephead,  
He drove to Sebastian Inlet from St. Augustane this morning and using sand flees for bate on the first cast caught a 8 lb Sheaphead.
Way to go Tony!!

freddie the j 
black river pond - Surf  1/ 3/2009 12 to 3 
Species - pickeerel, pickeerel,  
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, Black Rivir Pond, Cherry Plain State Park, Rensselaer County, NY. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy, 20 degrees, blowing snow, wind NW at 20 to 30 mph. Fished through 8 inches of good ice topped with 5 inches of powder using tip ups and minows. Three pickerel, 16', 18', 20,. Happy new year!

freddie the j

Ernest Hofmann 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Surf  12/ 1/2008 17:13:10 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass,  
I fished the first 2 hrs. of outgoing tide on NW side of Hacken-sack Riv. bridge at Rt 46. Water is 48 deg. Used Rebels,Creek Chub poppers,Dura Shads,& Hopkin spoons. Weather was beautiful - - Couldn't even cahch a cold. Arnie Fence Co

Art Hyslop 
Between the channels - Boat  11/23/08 noon till dusk 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish(Rel), StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish(Rel),  
Trolled up two keeper bass to 34 inches and then @ 2:30 P.M. jigged, bottom, surface whatever. 25 plus bass all shorts and jumbo blues all under acres of birds till dusk

Tony Evangelista 
East River-- - Boat  11/18/2008 6:45: 0 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), none,  
11-17-08
Capt. Glenn put three of us on to Strippers up to 20 pounds we were working the outgoing tide driffing eels and plastic worms most fish released.

Tony Evangelista 
East River - Boat  11/14/2008 20: 4:46 
Species - StripedBass,  
Capt. Glenn Blank and Capt. Darren Cardinal put Wayne Gieder and myself on to fish up to 30 pounds we kept a few and tagged and released alot of keepers We were using plasic worms and live eels on the out going tide.

Dave Butterfield 
Scotch Caps L. I. Sound - Boat  11/8/2008 7:30-1:00 
Species - Blackfish,  
Fished on the Molly Rose a 46' Post fishing yacht with Captain Steve and his son Lee out of Mamaroneck, NY. Used asian crabs, green crabs and clams. Landed fifty blackfish with 9 keepers. Largest fish was 5.5 lbs. Allan D. another HRFA member has about 10 shorts and 1 keeper. I had one keeper which was the largest fish. High hook was Lee (I lost count on his fish).Molly Rose is a fabulous vessel to charter and the captain and mate are first rate. What a great day on the water.

Bill Greene 
Hudson River Cold Spring/Beacon area - Surf  11/ 4/2008 12:25:48 
Species - Carp(Rel), None,  
11/3/03 - Caught & released 21 lb/12oz carp - 34" length, and a 10 lb/1 oz an hour later. For the STRIPER fans, I'm using a CIRCLE HOOK, NON-OFFSET point - Eagle Claw Octpus L7228BPF - the kind of hook that may be mandated for striped bass -and for ALL species - in the Hudson next spawning season. This is a WIDE-GAP circle - advertised as "Tournament Approved". I was worried that circle hooks might ruin my Spring carp fishing, but these things are razor sharp, wide gap, and they hook up fine. At $11.00 or so for a box of 50, this looks like a good buy.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
East River - Boat  11/ 2/2008 20:29:13 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
We got to fish with my good friend and HRFA member Al White on his 23ft Parker.Chuck,Lori and Shawn left the marina at 8:30 AM Sunday.It was nice fishing on Al boat did not get wet at all today like when fishing on my center console. We hit some spots in the morning with the incoming tide and caught a few small bass. The tide turn around and on the outgoing we hit the normal spots in the river but the fishing was real slow. Al made a few drifts by one of the bridges and Shawn hook up with a nice bass and he had a light action rod. When he got the fish to the boat AL net the fish and it turn out to be a bass that was 41 inchs and 21 lbs. Fishing was slow today but we had a real good time with Al and still got to take home some nice fish for the pan.

Angler Sportfishing Charters 
NY Harbor- Sandy Hook - Boat  10/29/2008 22:12: 8 
Species - StripedBass, Bluefish,  
On Fri. the 24th we had the Lembo party on board. We started the day off Sandy Hook and the first fish to come aboard was a small keeper bass, then things slowed up as we were on the last of the out-gowning tide. We decided to take advantage of the slack water and ran south on the Jersey coast about seven miles and set up on a piece of ground that showed a ton of life on our screens. As it turned out we were mugged by large blues and sharks with one more bass in the box. The main problem of the day was the unavailability of bait (Bunker only able to net about thirty bait). Of course the sharks and blues made short work of that. At the end of the day everyone went home with fish and we had plenty of action.

Sat. 10/25.

Day and night trips canceled because of weather.



Sunday 10/26.

Well yesterdays blow brought in a new body of fish (bass). We left the dock with the Joseph party and decided to make our first drop on the Ambrose. Plenty of bait available today, we had non-stop action all tide with huge blues and bass up to 30 lbs. A great day for all on board. I think this will be the start of the larger fish showing up and they should be available into Dec. due to water temps dropping at a gradual pace.



Get in on the action. Open dates available. Give us a call for some good fall fishing.

Capt. Chuck,

518-965-3718


Angler Sportfishing Charters Report photo

Bill Greene 
Hudson River - Cold Spring /Beacon area - Surf  10/27/2008 - 10 AM 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
10/27 - Caught and released 20 lb, 8 oz carp and 16 lb 11 oz carp shortly after -- no witness so no contest entry. Also c & r 3 channel cats - all just shy of 22" - weighed one of them before release - 4 lb, 1 oz. These are nicely proportioned and well-filled-out channel cats.

Capt. Art Hyslop 
Between the channels S.H & Swash - Boat  10/26/08 17:15 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass,  
Woody's Personal best to datecaught trolling Mann's Stretch between Sandy Hook and Swash Channel in 32 feet of water. 150 feet of line screamed off the reel & 20 minutes later Capt. Art netted the fish. 45 inches 36.7 lbs.previous report is wrong the fish was caught on Capt. Art's boat by John Woodruff.

Capt. Art Hyslop 
Between the channels S.H & Swash - Boat  10/26/08 17:15 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass,  
My personal best to date 45 inches 36.7 Lb. caught trolling Mann's Stretch between Sandy Hook and Swash Channel in 32 feet of water. 150 feet of line screamed off the reel & 20 minutes later Capt. Art netted the fish.

Rich P 
Hackensack River - Boat  10/18/2008 15:57:23 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
3 of us worked bridges and creeks for a few shorts here and there untill we found a nice concentration near one bridge. That spot produced maybe 35 fish up to 28". We had a total of about 45 fish.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Shrewsbury River - Boat  10/19/2008 18:21:11 
Species - StripedBass,  
We fish the Shrewsbury River today Chuck,Angelo and Lori for Striped Bass. The bait we use was live eels and sand worms. Got on the river at 730AM to fish the incoming tide. The wind was blowing about 30 KT.The wind was out of the North and when the tide started to move we were flying in the river.We had a few hits but no hook ups until noon, then Lori Knospler caught a 40 inch 22lbs bass what a nice fish. That was the only bass caught. We did see about six dolphins in the river not sure if that affected the bass fishing? When we got back to the dock the water in the river was two feet over the dock what a problem getting out of the boat. Also the water was flooding some of the streets in Sea Bright I have never seen the river that high. Over all we had a fun day. PS. When I cut open the bass it's stomach was full so I took a look and found six three inch crabs in it and it still took the eel.Did not get to go to Rockaway Reef this weekend did any fish out there last week. Can use some reports from there.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
EastRiver - Boat  10/11/2008 21:17:30 
Species - StripedBass, Bluefish,  
Got to fish on WeighPoint Sport Fishing Charters with my friend Capt Ralph Roth and Capt Darren Cardinal. We took out my nephew Jake and Lori and here daughter Shannon. Fishing was slow on Sat as we fish the outgoing tide in the East River. We had a few Blues the biggest be 14lb caught by Jake Cardinal. AWe pick up a few bass in the River two thyat were keepers. It was getting late and the tide was slowing down and Capt Ralph said let's try one other spot before we head in. Well that was the spot we had four more keeper bass with the biggest being 23 lbs and 42 inch caught by Shannon Knospler age 8. Not a bad day after all. Bait for the day was live eels. The end of the day we had six keeper bass and seven nice blue fish.
I have a question can anyone give me a report about Rockaway Reef I am thinking about trying it next weekend for some sea bass or blackfish. Thanks Chuck Mitchell.

Uncle Joe 
East River - Boat  10/4/2008 12:30 
Species - Bluefish(Rel),  
Finally got my wife Nancy out on the East River to try her hand. She caught three blues on light tackle, the biggest being a nine pound fish that made three nice runs and two jumps. I had more fun watching her fight this fish than I've had all year on the water.
Uncle Joe Report photo

ChasBo48 
Raritan Bay - Boat  10/8/2008 8: 1:32 
Species - AbsolutlyNothing,  
My last post curst me, as I fish from sunup until 2PM, and caught absolutly nothing. The only saving grace of thee day was that it was clear, and calm. Oh well, you just have to be patient, and better days are a comeing.

Carl Bruger 
Mill Creek, wading - Surf  10/ 5 2008 7:50 
Species - Salmon,  
My yellow nurple egg fly took a 38" hen chinook that ran her battle for a half hour all the way back into the lake! Se weighed 22 1/2 pounds with almost six pounds of eggs

Carl Bruger 
Black River Bay Lk Ontario - Boat  10/ 3, 10/ 4/ and 10/5 2008  
Species - Smallmouth(Rel), bucketoflargeyellowperch,  
Salmon run is peaking with heavy rains drawing fish up all the tributaries. There aren't as many fish as in other years

freddie the j 
albany - Boat  10/ 5/2008 12:00 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), whiteperch,  
Fished with Curt Sunday, October 5, from about 11 to 3 at the mouth of the Normanskill just below the port. Falling tide, no wind, beautiful weather. Water very clear. Using worms caught a great many white perch, some perfect bait sized, 2-3 inches. Got 4 or 5 yearling stripers, about 4-5 inches, on worms. Also a 15 inch striper on a worm, and a 15 1/2 incher on a white perch. No catfish or small mouths. Nice day.

Fred Rung 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  10/ 5/2008 22:16:22 
Species - Bluefish,  
Found some blues on the outgoing tide this afternoon. They were just south of the large bar west of Chapel Hill Channel. Haven't been able to get out there much lately. Got out there in the middle of the afternoon and the fish weren't very active. Marked several schools and managed to get hits on a diamond jig / tube teaser rig. There should be some blitzes going on in the early AM. Anyone see them yet?

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
East River - Boat  10/ 5/2008 10:00AM 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel),  
Myself and HRFA member and good friend Angelo Guistino got to get together today and fish the East River.We left the dock in the rain at 9:00 AM to fish the in coming tide. For bait we had eels, sand worms,Gulp sand worms and jigs.It was a wind against the tide so fishing was not as good for us this weekend.We stop at a few spots on the way up but had not luck. Got up to Hell Gate and when the current start to move we caught a lot of blue fsih and two keeper bass one at 34 inchs and one at 36 inchs took some pictures and then release both fish. Fishing for us was good there for about 45 min of none stop action then it was like someone turn them off.Most of the fish caught there were on diamond jigs and live eels. Took a ride up the back and caught some short bass and more blues.After that we head south and ran into some small bass that all were released after we took a few tags out of them these fish were also caught on jigs.After that we ran down to the VZ and had no luck at all. Over all we had a fun day caught some fish and had some laughs.Will have to try it in a few weeks.Only keep one blue fish for my other buddy.

Rich P 
Hackensack River - Boat  9/24/2008 12:19:54 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Spent most of the day swinging away for a few schoolies and then I tried a good incomming bridge spot and I found about a half dozen bass from 24 to 27 3/4 inches. The current was ripping good so they felt bigger on light tackle. Good cap on a slow day.

ChasBo 
Raritan Bay - Boat  9/19/2008 16:50: 0 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
I truely believe that you can always find Bluefish, and Stripers in Raritan Bay on an given day. Huge Blues, and Short Stripers, but it's all good. We pulled in at 2PM when the wind started to howl. I'll be back.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
New York Harbor VZ - Boat  9/14/2008 6:00 AM 
Species - Bluefish, Weakfish, Weakfish(Rel), SeaBass,  
Went out Sunday AM to try to catch some weak fish. Ran down to the VZ and fish the incomming tide and we did some drifts for weak fish. There were a lot of action there but a lot of the fish were New York shorts at 14 inchs but we did get one 23 inch weak fish that was caught by Lori Knospler. Then we went by Nortons and caught six keeper sea bass. Went back over by the VZ on the outgoing and there was a fleet of boats there caught some more shorts and then went up the East River.There was a lot of boat traffic there. We were going to do some drifts at Diamond Reef but there was some jerk anchor up there so we went up to the bridge, we caught blue fish and one short bass at 26 inchs.Had a good day on the water will have to try it this weekend.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
East River and VZ Bridge - Boat  9/ 7/2008 9: 2:17 
Species - Bluefish(Rel), Fluke(Rel), PorgyRelased,  
Went do to the marina to check on the boat Sunday then went out for a few hours to try some fishing. The water in the river was clean for after the storm.I went up the East River and caught some nice size Blue Fish around 8 to 10 lb. I was using live snappers that I caught at the marina no bass at this time. I went to head back to the marina but the river was close for the boat race so I went down by the VZ. I caught some Blues by the Bridge and some Fluke and Porgys all were relased. Have to try it next weekend.

Tom HUNGRY Guyre 
KEYPORT - Boat  9/ 4/2008 07:07:11 
Species - Bluefish,  
Took the fresh water boat out of keyport. Fished just north of the sail boats. Picked up 3 cocktail blues, and 4 Shorty Fluke. The Fluke season ended WAY WAY too soon.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Rockaway Reef - Boat  9/ 2/2008 9:11:32 
Species - Bluefish, Fluke, Fluke(Rel), SeaBassandPorgy,  
Went out Sunday 8/31 to Rockaway Reef and caught alot of sea bass and porgy the only problem was that they were just all under the legal size limit, we had double headers almost every timw we put the lines down. The water was so clean out there that you could see your fish coming up at about 15 feet below the surface. I also had two short fluke there. Left that spot and stop at rockaway inlet and the wind kick up try some drifts at the inlet and caught some short fluke. Took a ride to Ambrose channel and had two keeper fluke and three big blue fish around ten lbs.Early in the AM on the way out we stop by the VZ but had wind against the tide and had no luck. Over all the wather was great and maybe a little early for the SeaBass I will have to try it in a few weeks.

ChasBo 
Raritan Bay - Boat  8/30/2008 7:28:47 
Species - Bluefish(Rel),  
A little help here. I am planning on making my first of the season trips to Great Kills on Thursday to chase the Blues. Would someone please let me know how the action is down there from Great Kills to The VN Bridge?

freddie the j 
albany - Boat  8/23/2008 12:00 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), many,  
curt and i fished from 11 to 3 on a high tide falling at the mouth of the normanskill. many small bait sized white perch but no luck on them. but curt, just letting his piece of worm sit out there, got a 12" striper. and then 6". and then another 12". and then a 16" small mouth. and then a 20" channel cat. meanwhile, i got nuthin!! curt got one good hit on a white perch, but otherwise, they was loving them worms. stripers on a night crawler, a piece of nightcrawler. who'd a thunk it?

Freddie the j

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
East River and VZ Bridge/Ambrose Channel - Boat  8/24/2008 20:39:58 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Went out Sunday morning with a few guys from the HRFA club. Al White,Kevin Morgan, Angelo Giustino,and myself Chuck Mitchell. We fish on Al parker. The first stop was the East River and we had bass and blues with the biggest bass being 32 inchs and with the biggest Blue Fish being 7lbs. Caught a lot of blues and bass on the outgoing tide. When the tide stop we went for fluke. Hit some spots in the harbor then went to Ambrose Channel. We had about fifty fluke but only five keepers with the biggest fluke 24 inchs at 6lbs. Overall a good day and had a blast with some good friends that I do not get to fish with alot.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Ambrose Channel/East River - Boat  8/17/2008 20:10: 0 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
I fish Sunday with my friend and HRFA member Angelo Giustino. We left the dock at 6:30AM and ran all the way down the end of Ambrose Channel. We caught a lot of shorts and only had two keepers.Went up the East River had fish there small bass 24 inchs and a lot of blues. There was so much boat traffic in the River we call it a early day. We had a reat time the weather was great and we did catch fish, what more can you ask for.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Ambrose Channel/East River - Boat  8/16/2008 10:00AM 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Fish on WeighPoint Sport Fishing Charters on Sat. We went fluking and had alot of fish with the biggest keeper being 8lb 2oz We had alot of shorts and sea robbins. Then we hit the East River and caught a lot of Blues we fill the cooler up. Also we ran into some Bass and had one Keeper and alot of shorts. Great day on the water and a funday on WeighPoint SportFishing Charters. Good job Capt.Ralph Roth

ChasBo 
Anywhere? - Boat  8/16/2008 8:11:17 
Species - Bluefish(Rel), Bluefish(Rel), Bluefish(Rel),  
Come on Fish Buddies, give us some chatter as to what the action is out there in Raritan Bay, and NY Harbour. It is a 2 hour hall with my boat, and I want to come down, but not if nothing is happening. Tell us all something, even if it is nothing?

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Nortons Point/Ambrose Channel - Boat  8/9/2008 14:14:20 
Species - Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Went out Sat morning and went down Ambrose Channel on the way down we stop by Nortons Point to catch some blues under the working birds there were tons of birds and lot's of blues kept 10 blues and released a lot more. After that fish the outgoing tide down the Ambrose at the 7 can had lot of fluke with the biggest one being 22 inchs at 4lbs also one other 4lb and two 3lb fish. Had atotal of 8 keeper fluke all were very fat lots of nice fillets.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Ambrose Channel - Boat  8/ 3/2008 19:52:32 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel), SeaRobins,  
We got a early start today and it look like it was going to be a great day for fluke fishing, wrong. The wind was blowing and we had wind against tide for most of the day. We were using 12oz in the channel and still had a problem holding bottom. We caught about 12 fluke. The biggest fluke caught by Lori was 24 inchs and a fat 7lb. 2oz nice fish caught at the 19 can in the channel. I also caught a 20.5 inch fluke down by the 10 can. Overall not to bad of a day. Bait used was large spearing and squid, and some sea robins.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Point Pleasant - Boat  7/27/2008 9:49:34 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Was down Darren house this weekend and took the kids out for some fluke fishing. We went out to the manasquan inlet and caught six fluke, only had two keepers that Jake Cardinal caught. We were using peanut bunker that I caught at the dock behind the house. Had to make it a short day the storms came in and got a little wet on the ride back also had my brother inlaw Joe Cerro out with us he caught a few fluke also. There were a lot of boats out and a lot of traffic in that area. Overall the kids had a fun day. I will be back fishing the Harbor this comming weekend.The biggest fluke down there was 19 inchs.

Tom HUNGRY Guyre 
Hoffman, West Bank, Ambrose - Boat  7/14/2008 09: 01 :01 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel), Bigdogs&Bird,  
Went out Monday to a wet start, wind was light, outgoing tide. waited til 7:30 to launch because thunder boomers were passing through. Once we arrived south of the VZ we went to work on tagging fluke.The channel was ripping, could not hold with 10 ounces on so we went in around Hoffman and swinburn. Did I mention I was wearing and catching SHORTS.

Came to Jersey and put a 19.5 and an 18 incher in the box. Total for the day between the 2 of us was about 15 fluke, 10 Birds, and 2 dogs. It was a day of catchin!

CAPT. RICH 
Sandy Hook, N.J. - Boat  7/15/2008 8:21: 6 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
The largest fluke ever landed on the "Just One More" was boated on Friday, the 11th. of July. We had aboard the Shawn Mallery charter. We were fishing in pretty deep water, about 45'. We had plenty of short fluke and some more keepers as well. A lot of the fluke were just under the limit at about a 1/4" to 1/2" below the legal size. Havi Rodreguez had never been salt water fishing before and broke in with some fluke and sea robins. Around 11am, he started reeling in a fish and thought he was stuck on the bottom or the drag was too light. I slighlty tightened the drag and the "bottom" started to move! After a short battle it was netted and I immediately weighed it. The fluke was 10.1 lbs. !! It was the largest ever landed on this "Just One more" or my last boat. We had come close many times but never broke the magical 10 lb. mark. But Havi did it!! It was a beautiful fish that measured 28.5" long!! Congratulations Havi !! Pictures will follow in a later email as I forgot the camera on the boat.

We need 1-2 more anglers for the OPEN BOAT fluke trip this Wednesday the 16th. of July. $80.00 per head fishing from 7am to 1pm. Just give me a call at 908-472-2684.
THANKYOU.

CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR.
'JUST ONE MORE' SPORTFISHING
www.just1morecharters.com

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Shrewsbury Rocks - Boat  7/12/2008 19:53:46 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel), SeaBassandLing,  
Went out Sat. 7/12/08. Got a envite from HRFA member and good friend Angelo Giustino to fish on his boat out of Sandy Hook area.Fish with Angelo, Lori Knospler, and myself Chuck Lots Of Luck. We got a early start and got to the Rocks early. We fish for sea bass and had a lot of shorts and also caught 8 keeper sea bass all over 14 inchs. Also Lori had two keeper Fluke one 20.5 inchs and the other 19.5 inchs. Also we pick up a few ling. Caught some short fluke and lost a ton of rigs in the rocks but we had a great day fishing and joking around. It's nice to get out with friends that you don't see all the time we had a blast.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
East River and VZ Bridge - Boat  7/11/2008 19:40:43 
Species - Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Went out Friday 7/11/08 at 6:00 AM. Took out HRFA member Lori Knospler and her daughter Shannon. We hit the East River for the outgoing and caught some nice size bluefish. Had a total of 8 blues with the biggest one being 9lbs 33 inchs all other blues were in the 6-7 lbs range there were birds working all over the river. After that went down below the VZ and caught some short fluke by the C can. As we were fluking Shannon caught a 14 inch sea bass the kid had a great time. Then I fish the incomming for Fluke and we had 7 keepers with the biggest Fluke at 4.5lbs and one at 4lb. and the others just over 20.5 inchs. Bait for the day was big Spearing and squid.

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Rockaway Reef - Boat  7/ 8/2008 20:58:19 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel), SeaBass, SeaRobinsandBigDogFish,  
We got a early start today Lori Knospler and myself set out to go to Rockaway Reef to do some sea bass fishing. We got there and the first drop we made we caught a lot of sea bass all under size. Made a few more drops and we caught two keeper sea bass at 15 inchs the rest of the sea bass were shorts, but we had a lot of action. After that we were drifting whole clams along the out side edge of the Reef for Fluke. We had 6 keepers one at 5.5lbs,two at 4lbs ,one at 3lbs and two 20.5 inch Fluke. We also had some big Dog Fish with the biggest fish being 4 feet long we caught them on whole clams. The weather was good and the sea was calm.

Tom Guyre 
Ambrose Ch Green 21 - Boat  7/ 7/2008 9:21: 4 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Drifted BIG BAIT on the channels edge just east of Hoffman island. My son Joel was high hook with 10 fluke. He put a 3 lb. 21.5 incher in the box. Only to be beated by his 6 year old nephew Robbie, who put a 3.5 lb. 22 incher in the box. Thats my Grandson! I tagged 6 with ALS tags. Some were Jersey keepers.

OUCH!

christian hoops 
pochuck creek - Surf  6 /30/2008 0:17:44 
Species - Smallmouth(Rel), smallmouthbass,  
this was the largest smallmouth i ever caught!to think it was in a river right next to my house.caught at dusk on A #3 blue fox spinner,I estimate it was 2o in and 4lb.

freddie the j 
castleton - Boat  6/29/2008 11 am 
Species - freshwaterdrum,  
Caught a five pound drum on a piece of worm near the railroad bridge abutment just south of castleton. Had to be over 20 inches long, didn't have my tape measure. biggest one I have ever caught, fought like a son of a gun.

Bob Fanslau 
HRFA WRECK - Boat  6/21/2008 9:37:39 
Species - Mako, Hammerhead, &blueshark,  
Fished the Mako mania tournament between Me , Kevin, & Sergio, we boated (9) sharks (1) 5 1/2Ft Mako, (1)4 Ft Hammerhead, and (7) more blue sharks all from a mix of 3 1/2 Ft to around 6 Foot all caught over our wreck the HRFA Wreck, what a day to remember

Lot's Of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Hudson River - Boat  6/28/2008 20: 1:10 
Species - Bluefish, Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
On Sat June 28 Lori Knospler and my self went out to try and catch some fluke. We hit the water at 6:00 AM.The day start out slow with some bird action by the VZ which produced blue fish played around with the blues for awhile and boated 10 fish. Went back to fluking and we caught about 50 fluke. Out of that we had 10 keeper fluke one at 5.5lbs,two at 4lbs, and one at 3.5 and the rest over 20.5 inchs. all fish were over the New York size limit.The bait for the day that work was gulp. It was a long day got back to the dock at 4:30 PM. But it was worth it. Had a great day.

joanne 
keyport - Boat  6/06/2008 16:58:13 
Species - Fluke(Rel),  
out fish capt bob on the circle hook

Lots of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
New York Harbor - Boat  6/23/2008 7:40:25 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel), Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Went out on Sunday with lori knospler and her daugther Shannon. We hit a few spots for Fluke and caught 3 keeper fluke all over 21 inchs and had a lot of shorts. Then we went up the East River and had lots of action with blues kept a few and released alot. The only bass we caught was a 20 inch striper that Shannon caught on a jig. Over all good day came back in before the storm. All fluke, blues and bass were caught on jigs. Bucktail and diamond jigs.

ChasBo 
Raritan Bay, Great Kills Harbor - Boat  6/21/2008 7: 7:29 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), StripedBass(Rel),  
On the water at 7:15 and caught up with the birds/Blues between Great Kills, and Verizanno Bridge. They stayed active for about an hours then disapeared. We got them to surface, but not as many hook ups as usual. We worked all rock piles the rest of the day and produced a contiuous mixed bag of Stripers/Blues. All at least 8+ Lbs. We called it a day about 3PM and went into Great Kills Harbor from were we launched. Surprise, the harbor was full of bunker, and Gorrilla Blues. Forced to stay another two hours we had our fill of muscle tesing Gorilla's. Great Fishing, Great weather, Great Kills. I would love to see more of you telling your tails so as to help with where they are biting best, and keeping this report page alive.

Lots of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
New York Harbor - Boat  6/15/2008 20:47:41 
Species - Fluke, Fluke(Rel),  
Sat. myself and Laura Knospler fish the JCAA fluke tournament. We had fluke from 3lbs 4lbs and one 5.58 lbs at 25 inchs that fluke took 6th place in the tournament. We had five keeper fluke at the New York size limit. Also we caught a lot of 17 to 18 inch fluke. The bait for the day that work was squid and large spearing.Had a great day on the river just got caught in the rain at the dock.

Fred Rung 
Raritan Bay - Boat  6/8/2008 06:00AM - 1:00 PM 
Species - Bluefish(Rel), Bluefish(Rel), Bluefish(Rel), Fluke(Rel), Fluke,  
Went out with my cousin John and we caught all the blues from 1 - 4 pounds you would ever want. You could troll, cast to breaking schools or fish bait on the bottom to hit them. Had double & triple headers on the boat going all morning.
Switched over to fluke and caught a couple of throwbacks in the hole in the bay. Then the crowd closed in so we went over to the ammo pier. After stopping along the way to catch some breaking blues we caught a 22 and 18 inch keeper right next to the restricted zone. All in all a nice day on the water.

ChasBo 
Raritan Bay - Boat  6/ 9/2008 10:21:13 
Species - Bluefish(Rel),  
I went to get my yearly parking pemit for Great Kills yesterday, and brought the boat, just in case. Well, it looked Ok out there for my 16' Bass Tracker, and my son and I headed out about 4PM. Birds everywhere, and blues, blues, blues. I said to my son, "We Got Da Blues." His first cast caught 2 on one. We caught, not fished, for 2 hours, and left them biting with the T-Storms moving in. What a great Sunday trip from Newburgh we had.

Lots of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
East River and Hudson River - Boat  6/ 9/2008 7:50:39 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel),  
Fish Sunday 6/8/08.Myself and Lori Knospler fish the end of the outgoing tide early in the east river and caught over 50 cocktail blues in the river, they were all over the river. We also caught small bass up tp 24 inchs. Then we fish the incoming tide in the Hudson River and caught a 20lb Bass. Had a great day on the water. Did not see to many people out fishing that day maybe the heat or gas prices.All bass were caught on eels.

Tom HUNGRY Guyre 
Leonardo - Boat  6/ 2/2008 11:27:28 
Species - Fluke(Rel),  
Made drifts all morning from Earl to almost the atlantic highlands.
lot of wind, drift was faster than I prefer, with wind against tide most of the day. I managed to land 6 short Fluke largest was 17.75 inches. That one hurt! 2 were under 12 inches. three out of six went back with ALS tags. Around 1:30 the cocktail blues came in and the hot action begun. My fishin buddy and I put 12 in the boat before they were gone. 3 on a troll on the way into the beach. All in all a very good day of fishing.

Lots of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
East River - Boat  6/ 1/2008 20: 9:33 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel),  
Went out early today and hit the East River we had ten bass all 32 inch to 37 inch and 12 Blue Fish 8 to 10lbs. We fish the end of incoming and some of the out going. The weather was great it just got a little windy on the way back in. Over all a great day on the water. Chuck and Angelo

CAPT. RICH 
Raritan Bay - Boat  5/28/2008 7:25: 7 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel),  
The BIG BASS are in ! On may 20, the Jeff Grabiac charter had a full limit of striped bass to 38'. All nice big fat ones. We started off the day casting to breaking bluefish in the bay for constant action. We landed and released 40 blues. On the 21st. the Bobby and Pete Daly charter had a full limit of striped bass also up to 38'. plenty of bluefish as well. On the 22nd. the Frank Blanch charter had 50 bluefish caught casting. They were hitting metals of any kind and Frank was having a ball with the top water plugs. He kept trying to see how many bluefish he could pull the plug away from ! Great strikes. On Friday, the Bill Stephens charter from New Century Transportation had a great day with the bluefish again, casting to them. But only had a pick of bass. Saturday, Bluefish Bob Donahue was out with a great day on the big stripers. He had a full limit of stripers to 40" and 20 lbs. Again, plenty of bluefish were caught in the morning casting to the birds. On Sunday, the Frank Mimichetti charter had a really good day catching stripers. A full limit was landed with others released. Frank not only caught the largest striped bass of his life, but also the largest fish of his life!! It was a beauty at 30 lbs. !!! Monday saw another limit of striped bass for the Don Moser charter. Another full limit was caught and more released. Don had the largest of the day at 40".
Soooo........... the big bass are in. Time to go !! The water temperature has only been in the mid to high 50's. We will be catching these fish thru June and into July. Open dates in June are 24, 25, 26. July 1, 2, 4, 6, 7-11. We could even do a striper and fluke combo.

Below you will find 2 shots from the Don Moser charter mentioned above. Hope to see you soon ! THANKYOU.

CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR.
'JUST ONE MORE' SPORTFISHING
www.just1morecharters.com
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val grimley 
lower hudson - Surf  5/26/2008 13:39: 7 
Species - Carp(Rel),  
we caught and released many carp, we had 13 over 20lbs and 2 over 30lbs.The biggest was 34lbs even.The carp were caught on different baits from maize to boilies(boilied flavored dough balls)Hard fighting fish..even the smaller ones!!

freddie the j 
Albany - Boat  5/27/2008 9:11:57 
Species - StripedBass, herring,  
After putting in about 60 hours of fishing since mid April, finally got two on Sunday, May 24. One 23", one 32", both on live herring just north of the port in about 22 feet of water. Also fished Saturday and Monday, no hits. Still plenty of herring.

marc 
catskill - Boat  5/26/2008 6am 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
Had 3 runs in 20 minutes on live herring. Boated 2.

1-41' with tag 29#

1- 37' 20#



Lots of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Sandy Hook - Boat  5/26/2008 19: 9:45 
Species - Bluefish,  
Went out on Sunday early to try to catch some fluke down Sandy Hook. Ran into birds at the Sandy Hook Channel and caught seven blues from 8 to 12 lbs. Did not have any luck with the fluke maybe next weekend.

Sea Sons 
Newburgh - Boat  5/26/2008 14:13:13 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Catching Stripers on the outgoing tide this morning 7:30-10 Bite was on!!! Fish from 12-29 inches. Used sand worms 4ft off the bottom 2-3 oz sinker. Plum pt 42ft deep.

Todd 
Newburgh, NY - Boat  5/23/2008 23:11:48 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
We caught 1 26", 1 25". 1 19" and 1 17". All were caught on blood worms on the rising tide.

Ray 
Highlands Bulkhead - Surf  5/21/2008 15:53:12 
Species - Bluefish, SeaRobins,  
Caught 2 nice Blues about 7lbs on bunker after realsing about I,m not kidding about 15 sea robins, They were biting like Bluegills in fresh water beautiful day to be out.No rain gown there.

Tom HUNGRY  
Hoffman Island - Boat  5/21/2008 12:27: 9 
Species - Fluke(Rel), Skates&32,  
Hi all,
Tagged and released my first Fluke of the year, a 17" fish just off Hoffman island, caught on killie. It was a nice day, got to watch all the fleet week action up close.

marc 
catskill - Boat  5/20/2008 6;15am 
Species - StripedBass,  
Caught 2 stripers in 15 minutes on live herring. 37'-20# and the other 43'- 31#
Good morning fishing. Saw many stripers caught this morning

George S 
New Hamburgh - Boat  5/17/2008 12:30 1 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass,  
Drifted out going tide in the flats,lost 2 big fish,while landing 2, 1-42 inch weighing in at just under 30lbs,and another 37 1/2 at 23lbs. all hooked with bloodworms.

Lots of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
New York Harbor - Boat  5/17/2008 8:46: 4 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Fish on Friday May 16 2008. Fish with capt Ralph Roth WeighPoint SportFishing Charters and his crew from Old Harbor Outfitters in the Manhattan Cup in New York City. The largest catch and release tournament in New York. The day started out with helping a boater that his engines went out my the Morris Canel and his Mako daul outboard fishing boat was slamming up into the jetty rocks. So we stop and help him get off the rocks and tow him into Liberty Marina. Then we got on our way to Chelsa Piers to pick up our clients. We left to go fishing then we saw a other boater that had engine problems and stop to help him then we lost one of our throttle cables so we were stuck in the Hudson, Quick thinking and we made a quick repair and we were on our way to fishing grounds. what a start to the day, But it all work out. We caught seven big bass and five bluefish. We return to Chelsa Pier for the Weigh In and WeighPoint Sport Fishing won the Manhattan Cup bait division for the largest bass over 30lbs

striperdrw 
esopus flats - Boat  5/16/2008 6:13:21 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
came down from buffalo for 10days. fished black creek and esopus flats only. camped on esopus island for 3 days. 14ft. blue boat, many saw me out there. did great this year. 3-8#'s, 1-10#, 3-19#'s, 1-20#, and on thursday 5/8 at dead low tide 1100 am, landed a 36#, 42" fish, getting mounted. also had one snap my line. great year, good luck all, see you next year. oh yeah, all on live herring, which were the easiest to catch in recent years.

Ray L. 
Chart House Pier - Surf  5/14/2008 20:28:27 
Species - Fluke,  
Caught and released 2 Fluke one 17.5inches and one 25onches 3lbs on bucktails incoming tide

Joe M 
1/4 mile before Newburgh bridge on the south side - Boat  5/13/2008 5:45 
Species - StripedBass,  
I wasnt out there 15 minutes and this one hit pretty hard!! After that we were marking fish all over by the bridge area, but no takers.

boatname-PLAYTIME

Jason G 
Hudson river - Boat  5/13/2008 4:30 pm 
Species - StripedBass,  
Nice 19 pound 34" striper. Their out there going back out all day tomorrow.

christian hoops hrfa e board member and merchandiser 
pochuck creek - Surf  5/12/2008 23:37:10 
Species - Smallmouth(Rel), Bass, largemouthsmallmouthandrock,  
This creek is about 1000 feet from my home in pine island NY. I moved hear last july and only fished it once catching one nice largemouth.I just wanted to see what was in thier? It was the first time I ever caught all three species in one day.pretty cool a sweet water bass slam. fish from 12 inches to 18.At dusk mothers day

Richard A Saville 
Castleton-on-Hudson - Surf  5/9/2008 10:30 am 
Species - StripedBass,  
42 inches long

27 inch girth

38 pounds

caught on live bait right off the docks of the Castleton Boat Club looks like the fish will be here for their annual striped bass tournament for the weekend of May 17th and 18th 2008

bubbabass 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  5/10/2008 23:55:30 
Species - StripedBass, Bluefish, StripedBass, Bluefish,  
went out for the derby. tough bite today for us. nothing like watching everyone around you pick shorts. took awhile.2 keeper bass to 32", 1 nice blue about 7 pounds...fresh clams

Capt. Art 
Old Orchard , Romer Shoals - Boat  5/7/08 8:00 _ 18:00 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish(Rel), StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish(Rel),  
Caught in excess of 50 plus blues to 13 lbs. trolling and chunking. Clammed Romer on outgoing nothing but skates. Clammed SE of Romer and caught 6 bass to 35". Trooled the ammo pier edge of channel and caught 1 blue and 6 nice bass to 36". Later Capt. Art

Btal 
kingston area - Boat  5/ 9/2008 14: 1:20 
Species - StripedBass,  
Went out yesterday only for a couple of hours trolling didn't have much luck. Going out hopefully saturday. Anyone think the rain is gonna hinder saturadys luck?

CAPT. RICH 
Raritan bay - Boat  5/ 9/2008 7:11:22 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel), Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel),  
The striped bass run is in full swing! On monday, the Keith Reardon, Mick and Marty Golabek charter limited out with striped bass to 31". Shorts were released and the bluefish were everywhere. On Tuesday, the Scott Lavenberg charter had another limit of striped bass up to a high of 36". They are getting bigger. Also, plenty of bluefish were landed as well. On wednesday, we had aboard the Steve Shoemaker charter from PA. We started out with plenty of bluefish. Made a move, more bluefish and then we finally got the bass going , but when the strong south wind came up, the bite stopped, even with the blues! They landed bass to 33". I had a high of 63.2 degrees water temp. on some of those warm days. And the water must be warming up as there are spots in the bay with algea blooms. Fishing will only pick up now on the down side of the moon, and after this storm.
Afternoon / evening trips are available for the months of May and June. Dates left to charter are winding down. Nothing in May for a day trip. Day trips available in June are: 17, 18, 24, 25, 26 THAT'S IT ! ******** July, 1, 2, 4, 6. Striper and fluke combo anyone ??

Below you will find Bob Stiers with his striper on one of the open boat trips and Joe Ruscica with one of his bass on a recent charter.

THANKYOU,

CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR.
"JUST ONE MORE" SPORTFISHING
www.just1morecharters.com
908-472-2684


Jaycr3183 
Kingston Area - Boat  5/ 7/2008 19: 8:37 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Lots of good marks out there today, trolled most of the day and did well just as the tide turned for the incoming. Largest today was 44 inch caught trolling. Good luck and tight lines all.

Joel Black 
Newburgh Bridge to RR station - Boat  5/ 7/2008 18:36:29 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
My niece caught this one and s few others today in 34' drifting a worm down 18'. For the last 4 days fishing has been best on the incoming tide. Its a shame I have to go back to Wisconsin tomorrow.
Joel Black Report photo

racerx 
sharrots pier staten island - Surf  5/ 4/2008 13: 4:16 
Species - Bluefish(Rel),  


DAVID DILLER 
ENGLEWOOD BOAT BASIN - Surf  5/ 6/2008 7:45:00 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
My first catch of the season. Used some bunker another fisherman gave me. (Normally I use shrimp.) Weight was about 10lbs. Very healthy looking. Swam away as soon as I tossed him back.

Jerry 
Below Schodack Island State Park - Boat  5/ 5/2008 5:15 P.M. 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass, StripedBass,  
Striper was 38 inches long, weighed 20 lb. 8 oz. and was caught on live bait (herring)

Chillycon 
Newburgh-Beacon Bridge - Surf  5/ 6/2008 20:51:17 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
Fished yesterday from 9am to 2pm caught alot,4 of them range 18" to 26". All caught on Bloodworm.

Todd 
Newburgh, NY - Boat  5/ 6/2008 20:50:33 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
We caught 14 Stripers. Two 31",two 23" two 21" the rest 20" and under.

All caught on bloodworms on the rising tide.

These fish were caught between batterman Island and the Newburgh Beacon Bridge.

Tom  
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  5/ 5/2008 07: 15:00 
Species - Bluefish, Bluefish(Rel),  
Pushed the old Jon boat off the beach just north of the state $$LAUNCH$$ in Leonardo. There's a dirt road a Yak fishermen showed me. Good launch for you guys with light boats.

Windy at sun up, but the blues were all over the place, 7 to 10 lbs. Wind died down but action didn't. Great fun was had by all.

Joe B 
Albany area - Boat  5/ 5/2008 14:24:34 
Species - StripedBass,  
Tons of boats out there now - Rensslear Docks will not be going in anytime soon - State told them they were illegal - they ordered new ones...will take awhile...Lots of bait...come on in Mr. Striper...

JayG 
Newburgh bay by Dennings - Boat  5/ 4/2008 12:28:44 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Caught 8 stripers. 12 pounds was biggest, 8lbs, 6lbs and the rest smalls. 1/2 on Bloodworm, 1/2 on sandworms. The slack and incoming tide was great..then died off.

Blackdog 
Hudson River North West of Croton Point South - Boat  5/ 3/2008 10:29:59 
Species - StripedBass,  
Hooked a 28" 16lb Stripper on Clam. Released 18" and a handful of little strippers

Jaycr3183 
Kingston "Area" - Boat  5/ 4/2008 21:45:40 
Species - StripedBass, Theriverwasdead,  
Welllll fished all day from Kingston to 10 miles south and 5 miles north......Couldnt fidn one solid school of fish. Very sparadic, not even alot of big marks. Tried trolling and live bait. Nothing. Seems to be the name of the game today out there from everyone out there. Who knows, maybe this week

Lots of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Lower Bay and New York Harbor - Boat  5/ 4/2008 20:22:28 
Species - StripedBass, Bluefish,  
Chuck and Lori went out this morning a little fog had live bunker. Fish down by Old Orchard got blues to 10lbs. On the way back made a stop in the Harbor and pickup a 30 inch bass 14lbs.
Nice day on the water maybe more bass will be around next week if we get some good weather.

Hornet 
south of bride - Boat  5/ 3/2008 12:52: 5 
Species - StripedBass,  
Pick up a nice 10lb stiper and a small schoolie on bloods.Seems like its time to be out there as much as you can because its started.

Sullyonhudson 
Newburgh - Boat  5/ 2/2008 19:55: 1 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Trolled all day...7 fish, all small. Fish scarce today. Saw a few meat guys catch some small ones.
Sully

P.J.'s 
newburgh - Boat  05/01/08 5pm - 9pm 
Species - StripedBass,  
cold and windy last night, tried trolling and worms. Fish were all over the place No takers.

Jolly Roger 
Kingston Area - Boat  5/ 1/2008  
Species - StripedBass,  
A 47 lb---37 lb.--- and a 19 lb. Striped Bass. Weighted in at Certified Marine Marina. Worms and Herring both are working well.

sullyonhudson 
Dennings Point - Boat  5/ 1/2008 13:35:44 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), StripedBass(Rel),  
Sorry, this is a late report. Last Sunday (4/27)caught about 30 stripers mostly 4-7 lbs, largest at 12 lbs. We were out for 10 hours, trolling the entire time between NBB bridge and Dennings Point, 22-34' of water. All colors worked. Temp down 20' was 46 degrees, 52 surface.

Lou the Coffeeman 
Piiermont Pier - Surf  5/ 1/2008 11: 9:39 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Hi Guys,

I went to Piermont Pier and hunkered down on the South Side. I was appalled at the amount of litter that surrounded me. I was so disenchanted as I can't believe how thoughtless and ignorant people can be. I have lost my hope for the human race since I see how we abuse our environment. And I know it's not the regular's fault but I couldn't help venting about this. So, like a good and concerned citizen, I cleaned it all up and nearly filled a garbage barrel with the crap that I picked up just in arms length of where I was standing. Since when is drinking allowed? I picked up more beer bottles than a liquor store! Unfortunately, I think I'm shoveling crap against the tide! By the way, no fish were caught but certainly lots of garbage...PEACE

Fletch 
South of Bannerman's - Boat  4/29/2008 9:23:41 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Lost 2 and released 1 17" shortie. Plenty of fins on the finder just light action. Water needs to warm up a tad. Be back next week.

clint 
denning point - Boat  4/27/2008 21:16:39 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
don,t know think my fish finder was lying to me. the only thing i caught was catfish and small one at that

George C 
1/2 mile southof Newburgh Bridge, beacon side - Boat  4/26/2008 8.00 
Species - StripedBass,  
We werent marking alot of fish. On thursday 4/24 same spot we were marking tons offish but no luck!

Kirk 
Newburgh - Boat  4/27/2008 
Species - StripedBass, Catfish,  
Water Temp 52 Incoming Tide started catching schoolie stripers and catfish..halfway through the incoming tide bait used bloodworms..... SEA SONS BLOOMINGBURG NEW YORK

tKirk 
Newburgh - Boat  4/27/2008 
Species - StripedBass, Catfish,  
Water Temp 52 Incoming Tide started catching schoolie stripers and catfish..halfway through the incoming tide bait used bloodworms..... SEA SONS BLOOMINGBURG NEW YORK

freddie the j 
albany - Boat  4/26/2008 10: 6:13 
Species - herring, shad,  
Fished Saturday and Sunday, from the I-90 bridge south to below the Normanskill. High tide and falling. Herring and shad near the bridge, one good run off down below the port but couldn't hook him. Try next weekend on a rising tide.

CAPT. RICH 
Raritan bay - Boat  4/28/2008 8:15:15 
Species - StripedBass, Bluefish, Flounder,  
Hello to all my fellow fishing friends out there. There has been a variety of different species caught aboard the "Just One More" lately. Last Tuesday we had aboard the Tom Smith charter and stripers were landed on clams up to 31". Wednesday we had aboard the Scott Lavenberg charter and we had striped bass and bluefish. The bluefish seem to be everywhere in the bay. On Thursday, the Dave Taub charter had, what I think is the last gasp of winter flounder, and a mix of bluefish. Friday, the Bob Abel charter had a "Sandy Hook Spring Grand Slam". They landed striped bass, bluefish, and winter flounder ! With the water temps. up over 50 degrees and all the bluefish in the bay, the winter flounder will make a hasty retreat. With some more nice weather predicted for the end of this week, the striped bass fishing should break wide open.
Dates left to charter are: April 30. June 5, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26. With the striped bass season starting late this year, those June dates should really be super fishing.
The next OPEN BOAT DATE, not filled is June 4. Come fishing by yourself or with a family member or friend. 7 am to 2 pm. Everything included as usual. $100.00 per head. This is a great way to get out by yourself and fish if you can't find enough people to charter the whole boat. And always, lot's of laughs !!!!

THANKYOU,

CAPT. RICH NEWALLIS JR.
'JUST ONE MORE' SPORTFISHING
908-472-2684
www.just1morecharters.com


Lots of Luck Chuck Mitchell 
Raritan Bay - Boat  4/28/2008 4: 7:16 
Species - Bluefish,  
Fish down the Bay caught a ton of bunker then went bass fishing we were live line bunker and caught a ton of blues in the 8 to 10lbs. The cooler was filled. Got a few short bass nothing to talk about. Had a great day fish with Capt. Ralph Roth, Capt Steve Cherry, Lori Knaspler and myself.Will have to try and get the bass next week

Jaycr3183 
Kingston Area - Boat  4/27/2008 23:16:54 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Fished the evening out on the river, pulled plugs, went 4 for 7 on fish, most came on riggers, painted alot of good marks today. Kept 1 for the pan. Biggest was maybe 35 inches. Good luck to all, tight lines.

george mentiply 
troy ny - Surf  4/27/2008 8: 8: 2 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), herin,  
not much going on yet 1 more week had only one run all day

Joel Black 
Newburgh Bridge to Plum Point - Boat  4/25/2008 14:36:26 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
We fished Newburgh all week drifting blood worms. We caught plenty of schoolies, but nothing to brag about yet.

Todd 
Newburgh, NY - Boat  4/25/2008 18: 9:33 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
On april 25th Between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM we caught 3 Stripers on Blood worms two Schoolies and one 26 inch 8lb. 8 0z. Fish. the fish finder marked alot of school fish throughout the day.

Enjoy the run

Robert Litz 
Kingston - Boat  4/20&23/2008 9:21:38 
Species - StripedBass,  
Launched for first time on Sun. caught 2 (schoolies) lost one trolling. Weds. fished 8am - 2pm from Kingston Rhinecliff bridge to almost Marlboro and only washed lures. Some fish deep and on the bottom. I marked more fish Sun.

Marc 
catskill - Boat  4/23/2008 6;45am 
Species - StripedBass,  
Caught a 41'- 30# striper drifting on a live herring. What a fight.

Look at picture on riverbasinsports.com

Scott Baker 
Peekskill, NY - Boat  4/22/2008 16:31:28 
Species - StripedBass,  
Hit my Peekskill spot for the first time this year with nothing to show. Not even a run off!!!! Used fresh cut bunker. Will try again tomorrow.

Marc 
Catskill - Boat  4/22/2008 8am 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Two strippers on live herring driting from a boat. Both around 32". Finally starting to see some action.

kevin 
haverstraw,ny - Surf  4/20/08 
Species - Largemouth(Rel),  
caught a couple of small smallmouth bass at the docks of the haverstraw marina

GARY 
south of albany - Surf  4/21/2008 19:34:42 
Species - StripedBass,  
I CAUGHT A 34 INCHER AND A FRIEND OF MINE GOT A 23 INCHER .HERRING ARE EVERY WHERE
AND THE STRIPERS ARE CHASING

Jaycr3183 
Kingston Area - Boat  4/20/2008 21:16:55 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Trolled most of the day today, Yes it wa very expensive. Ended up with 4 Fish from 14-37 inches. All on flat line. Beautiful Day. Painted alotta good marks, wont be long now, I would say in about another week you will see things explode.

Steve Niemis 
Hudson River Glasco,NY - Boat  4/17/2008 21: 1:41 
Species - StripedBass,  
2 Stripers caught 1 41 inches 33 lbs and 1 31 inches ..Both caught on chunk herring.

clint 
newburg/fishfill creek area - Boat  4/19/2008 19:47:10 
Species - Catfish(Rel),  
didn't have good luck today with the stripers...maybe because i had the wife and kids with me fished from 10am to 2pm

Rosenite 
west point area - Boat  4/19/2008 18:18:31 
Species - StripedBass, StripedBass(Rel),  
5 20-24 inch on bloodworms between 10 and 2pm

MR.CRAB 
GW BRIGE - Boat  4/18/2008 10:46:26 
Species - StripedBass,  
MY 2 BOYS LANDED A 12 LBS FISH YESTERDAY ,

ChasBo 
Newburgh Harbour - Boat  4/19/2008 7:48:51 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Fishermen/Fisherwomen,  
Just wanted to say that i like the fact that this fiahing report board is really getting active again. It is a great way to stay stoked, and informed. Thank you all, tight, very tight lines to all us crazy fishing fools.

GARY 
south of albany - Surf  4/18/2008 22:40: 1 
Species - StripedBass, herring,  
caught 2 stripers today and herring wer plentyfull today .one striper was 28 the other 22 inches .guys on the boats wer having problems jigging but us on shore had no problem getting bait

Todd 
Newburgh, NY - Boat  4/18/2008 17:24:41 
Species - StripedBass,  
We caught a 18" Striper at 11:00 am at almost high tide. Noted allot of school fish on the fishfinder

ChasBo 
Dennings Point - Boat  4/18/2008 7:42:16 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Lots of fish on the incomming tide. Trolling with silver minnows. Very light tackle with fish up to 8 pounds, 16 to be precise. That was from 5-8PM. Sun going down/moon coming up, what an evening it was. Come on out there is plent of fish, and plenty of room for everybody.

ludworth striper 
croton point - Boat  4/16/2008 20:26: 8 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), catfish,  
beautiful day. caught two stripers 19 inch and 26 inch. loaded the boat full of big catfish. blood worms produced stripers and chunk herring produced the cats. the run isn't quite on yet but its knocking.

Jaycr3183 
Hudon River - Boat  4/16/2008 19: 8:10 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
3 line siders up to 31 inches. lots of herring, painting good fish on the river.

firas 
Port Ewen, NY - Surf  4/14/2008 7:15 PM 
Species - StripedBass,  
my second keeper this season, it was 23.5 inches, from shore on blood worm, the first one was yesterday same location 18.5 inches at 2 PM.

freddie the j 
poestenkill creek - Surf  4/13/2008 4:00 pm 
Species - herring,  
Herring run is on, was able to snag a few with the sabiki rig at the falls on 1st Street

ChasBo 
Dennings Point Again - Boat  4/13/2008 18:51:39 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
There not very big, but they sure make up for it in there enthusiasm. I went out again at the incoming tide, from 2-5. I caught 20 +/- School Kids. Yellow Bucktais Casting. Silver Rapala's trolling. I had 2 doubles trolling the shoreline. Come guys give it up tell us what your doing out there?

goober 
cold spring - Surf  4/13/2008 16:30:46 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), Catfish(Rel),  
3 23 inchers on bloodworms

ChasBo 
Newburgh/Denning Point - Boat  4/10/2008 22:35:23 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Schoolies where hot after the old bucktails right a the incoming tide change. It did not last long but my son, and I, and two other boats where all into them. Fun in the sun today, finally.

clint 
croton point - Boat  4/10/2008 11:30am 
Species - StripedBass,  
alot of action with the schoolies on blood worms, largest one caught was 23"
it was a good day fishing

Karen Ann Charters 
Jamaica Bay - Boat  4/6/2008 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  


Ray 
SaddleRiver,Rt 4 Area - Surf  4/ 8/2008 14:18: 4 
Species - Trout,  
3lb 22inch Brown trout

Rich P 
Hackensack River - Boat  4/ 7/2008 10:47:23 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Two of us had about 17 fish, all good fighting size but only one keeper at 35" and fat with eggs. All were released unharmed.

freddie the j 
Glass Lake, NY - Boat  4/ 7/2008 11:48:53 
Species - Trout,  
Sunday, April 6. Caught a nice 15 inch rainbow on a worm at the culvert that drains Crooked Lake into Glass Lake. Other guys fishing the main lake said they had real good luck on the surface at day-break, trout rising everywhere!

Hornet 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Boat  4/ 7/2008 10:29:47 
Species - StripedBass,  
Had a good day sunday with a couple of buddies on my boat.Caught a bunch of schoolie striper in the croton area.We moved around a bit but hooked up no matter where we were.Bloods seemed the best,but I thought there was a law on the size they had to be.We had some 2-3 inches long, we had to put 3 worms on the hooks.Thank god we don't use them in the sound for stripers.see ya on the water Hornet

Gerald Everett 
City Of Poughkeepsie - Surf  4/ 6/2008 19:45:47 
Species - Catfish,  
Chicken Livers. 20"
Chanel Cats...good eats.

ChasBo 
Dennings Point - Boat  4/ 6/2008 10:20:27 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
I went out to make sure that I was Ship Shape. Launched out of Newburgh Landing. Also made several passes up, and down the inner shoreline of Dennings Point. It is about now that I can get into the Schoolies pretty good, but no sighn of them yet. I will try again on Thursday, and give another report.

outa here 
hackensack river - Boat  4/ 5/2008 18:10:19 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
6 stripers were caught using clams. i always have luck with clams in my honey hole.largest was 8 pounds no big guys yet.

striper chaser 
caskill run - Surf  4/ 3/2008 21:12:22 
Species - StripedBass,  


outa here 
peirmont - Surf  3/27/2008 16:32: 6 
Species - StripedBass(Rel), catfish,  
from pier fooling around after i got worms for sat. trip. caught 2 and released them one was 12 inches the smallest stripper i have ever seen the other was 8 pounds caught by my buddy.

bob p 
caskill creek mouth - Surf  3/27/2008 23: 0:57 
Species - herring,  


Rich P 
Hackensack River - Boat  3/21/2008 10: 3: 9 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Picked a few dozen from several spots in the extreme wind (40+) and cold. Had two keepers, one at 29 and one at 33". The rest were schoolies mostly between 18 and 24". Great first day out, happy to have the spring here officially. the run has begun!

roberthornet 
NY/NJ BIGHT - Surf  3/15/2008 2:26:55 
Species - StripedBass(Rel),  
Water was pretty dirty ,so I loaded up 3 worms on the hook for more scent and it worked well.Caught 4stripers in 1 1/2 hours .size 25"-30" .worms were small as usaull .Fish just north of croton yacth club.The area north is all closed off because of the construction so the guys who have fished from the shore in this area for years are not going to able to do it this year.The only good thing is maybe it will be a cleaner place,because alot of the people who have been using this area has left it a mess,maybe because some arn't going to be staying in this country they could care less.This I know because I have had words with some about the mess they were going to leave.

Jim the ruler 
Piermont - Surf  3/8/08 
Species - StripedBass,  
They are here

RiverPirate 
Albany, NY - Boat  3/ 8/2008 14:33:44 
Species - StripedBass, none,  
I'm a novice and will be fishing for striped bass in a couple of weeks. Any advice as to size and type of hook to use? I will be fishing with Freddie the hook and he doesn't know squat. Please respond.

freddie the j  
grafton state park - Surf  2/23/2008 2:30 pm 
Species - pickerel,  
"You're gonna need a bigger hole!" Fished through the ice on Saturday at Long Pond in Grafton Lakes State Park, Rensselaer County. Saw a guy a few weeks ago with a 17' brown, thought we would try it again. Fished with tip ups and minnows from 11 to about 2:30, not a single flag. As I was removing the tip ups to call it a day, felt a tug on one. Then noticed all of the line had been pulled out. As I pulled in the line I could tell it was big. After a collassel struggle, pulled in a 23 inch pickerel, probably about 3 or 4 pounds. biggest one I ever caught. Nice fillets, hope they aren't too boney. Anyone have a good fish cake recipe?
Freddie the j

freddie th j 
glass lake, ny - Surf  1/26/2008 19: 3:57 
Species - Trout, yellowperch,  
Saturday, Jan 26, 2008. Glass Lake, Rensselaer County, NY. Fished all day through 5 inches of clear black ice using minnows and tip ups. Thirty degrees, no wind. Got six nice perch to 12 inches. And lord have mercy, we finally caught a trout. Twelve inch rainbow on one of Kurt's tip ups fishing in about 12 feet of water. They are in there, I am now a believer.

Freddie the j

Erik Lemba 
Jensen Beach/Fort Pierce F.L. - Surf  1/13/2008 15:22:26 
Species - Trout(Rel), Trout, Snapper, Snook, Sheepshead,  


jon snoman 
Glass Lake Ice Fishing - Surf  1/ 5/2008 16: 5:45 
Species - Largemouth(Rel), Pickeral, Largemouth(Rel), Pickeral, Largemouth(Rel), Pickeral,  
The first ice of the season and caught several useless pickeral and one small largemouth, which was cleanly released. Was on the ice with friend who told me a lie so blatant that my ear has swollen. While I am used to fabrication from fishermen, the downright allegation that an allegatorgra (sic) exists and is drawn to light, with teeth to take your fingers off, is just to much. It can only be attributable to the cold. Visited some friends on 1/6/07 on the ice. It was so thin that cracking occured when two or more stood near one another. I came home,the floor creaked. Made me stop short. Thought I was still on the ice for a second.

freddie the J 
glass lake, ny - Surf  1/ 5/2008 17:21: 4 
Species - LargemouthBass, pickerel,  
Dateline: January 5, 2008, Glass Lake, Rensselaer County, NY:



Fished through 3 inches of black ice overtopped with close to a foot of snow. Turned into a slushy mess once we drilled some holes. Got 4 pickerel 12 to 15 inches and one bass about 13 inches, using minnows on tipups. Where the f were you?

Freddie the J