Hudson River Fishing Charters
Stripers enter the Hudson River in late March and early April and can remain until sometime in June, they follow and feed on river herring as they migrate up the river to spawn.
I feel that the fish will always be near deep water, as the season progresses they will frequent the shallows more often, but they will always be relatively close to a quick sprint to the depths.
This is primarily a chunk or live-bait show.“More big bass have been caught off a piece of cut herring [menhaden] than anything else that swims in the river,” says Capt. Steve, live herring also score well, trolling plugs, especially for smaller fish, has long been a popular technique here.
The Hot Spots…
The section of river that we will concentrate on is from the flats just below the Kingston Rhinecliff bridge to the Ledges that are north of the Rip Van Winkle, Sailing daily from Lynch’s Marina in Saugerties, New York ; will give us the distinct advantage of being right in the middle of these prime locations, with a short run to the fish, this area is a breeding ground for the very big females, better known as cows, very scenic with breathtaking views.
The fish will navigate certain routes year after year, the larger spawning females will follow the main river channel to seek out and use the numerous flats, shoals, and ledges to ambush and gorge on the river herring.
Over the last decade it has been well documented that the areas we will be targeting have produced all the records, Ira Kirlay reeled in a 55.6 whopper, the fish was 49 inches long, and holds the current New York State inland record, hailed as a sign that the biggest stripers will return to their favorite haunts for many generations to come.
Striped bass is a highly prized species, many recreational fishermen consider it to be one of the most exciting and challenging fish to catch.
More about our services…
We provide four, five, and eight hour trips to accommodate your needs, the areas we will target give meaning to the name sportsman paradise, we will use the same techniques that have resulted in us landing countless trophy stripers in the 30 to 50 pound range.
Rates are for 1 to 4 Passengers: April 10 thru May 30
- 4 Hour trips are $400.00 (After work special)
- 5 Hour trips are $500.00 Sailing daily (5:30 AM) & (1:00PM)
- 8 Hour trips are $700.00 Sailing daily (5:30 AM) & (1:00PM)
- Night Trips are the same prices as above (Times will vary)
- Multiple Day Bookings Discount Available
Add $125.00 additional per 5th or 6th person
Special Departure times can be arraigned to fit your needs.
A deposit of $200.00 must be received to secure your reservation. 60 days cancellation notice is required for a refund.
Our main concern is your safety, trip cancellation due to hazardous weather is at the discretion of the Captain, a full refund of your deposit will be made or the trip may be rescheduled to a mutually agreed upon date.
No fishing license is required to fish on the Hudson River; however New York State has set up a free recreational marine registry, please visit our license page for more info.
For directions to Lynch’s Marina, please go to 2 Ferry Street, Saugerties New York 12477
Need more information, please contact Captain Steve Coby; cell (914-443-8706) or online reservation request form.