striped Bass come in to the Hudson River to spawn around the end of March and beginning of
April. ...Figure when the water temperatures start to push the 50 to 55 degrees.
takes place in the upper regions of the Hudson.
I do not fish the upper Hudson during the spawning run. I choose to
leave them alone during that time. I will fish the lower harbor at this time and
catch them as they return. You can fish up river
during the spawning run. In fact this is quite a large industry. You
will find many charter boats offering fishing service at this time of
Late Spring: As they pass
through and finish their spawning rituals, they hang around the lower harbor of New York
City. This is a great time of the year in the lower bay. The big bass will
fatten up on the baitfish around the lower harbor and then the bluefish start to come in.
I love catching bluefish. They are such strong fighting fish and just never