The annual spawning run of striped bass up the Hudson River is finally kicking in and anglers are seeing some impressive action.
Striped bass are anadromous. They live adult lives in the ocean but migrate into brackish bays and freshwater rivers to spawn. On the East Coast, there are three major spawning grounds: the tributaries of Chesapeake Bay, upper Delaware Bay/Delaware River, and the Hudson River in New York, according to onthewater.com.
On the Hudson, these big fish can be caught throughout the river, running all the way up the federal dam in Troy.
New York’s striped bass fishing season kicked off April 1. The height of the spring spawning run is mid-May and the action will continue throughout the month and possibly into early June.
New this year on the Hudson is the regulation mandating…