WILD HUDSON (Part 3 – Striped Bass)

PART 2 – Striped Bass

Fishermen (and women!) come to the Husdon River to fish for many different types of fish but the Striped Bass is one of the most highly prized catches.  The Striped Bass (aka: Stripers) are an anadromous specie, meaning they spend their adult lives in saltwater and migrate to freshwater to spawn.

According to the NYSDEC website (http://www.dec.ny.gov/environmentdec/35951.html) the current record for the largest Striped Bass Caught is 55lbs 6oz and a little more than 49 inches long.

This colossal catch was made May 9th, 2007 by Ian Kiraly of Walton, New York from the Hudson River in Ulster County. There are many different ways to try your hand at catching the next record breaker; along the shore, aboard your own boat or aboard one of the many fishing charter boats on the Hudson.

According to reports the the 2012 Striped Bass season has started a few weeks early this year.  There are several contests every year, but the $100,000 grand prize fishing derby (Hosted by the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association) is sure to have many entering to try their hand at catching a new record breaker.

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

http://www.haverstrawboatshow.com – for information about the boat show that will have the $100,000 Striped Bass Derby weigh in station!

http://www.stripedbassderby.com/ – for information about the $100,000 Striped Bass Derby and how to enter!

http://www.danbarnett.com/recipes.php – for some great striped bass recipes!