Hudson River Fisherman’s Association Upcoming Striped Bass Derby!

From HRFA Striped Bass Contests weekends over the years it was decided to “give the fisherman a break” and move the Derby as close as possible to the warmer weather of May.

Of course nothing is guaranteed, weather wise, however after looking at the averages these dates seem to be the best opportunity in terms of numbers of stripers and larger ones in the Haverstraw Bay/Croton Point, Tappan Zee Bridge area as well as good weather for the event.

This year there are actually two contests in one. You can participate in the main one for the $1000 top prize for only $25.00 (if you sign up before April first on line at www. or, for another $25.00 you can sign up for the $100,000 dollar “fish of a lifetime Contest”. Catch- ing a big striper could make 2012 a banner year for some Hudson River striped bass fisherman.