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Stripers in the Hudson Valley, Where Do You Get Your Bait

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Made you look twice, right? S-t-r-i-p-e-r-s, not s-t-r-i-p-p-e-r-s. In doing research for this story, I have had the word auto correct so many times, I have had to double check that I am using the correct spelling at every step.

So, stripers, the slang term for Striped Bass, that better? Make you more comfortable?

According to Hudson, these not so little guys are something that fishermen look forward to finding about this time each year:

Once the spawning stock begins to move up river the action begins. These fish usually start showing up anywhere from the end of March to the middle of April and will remain in the river until the first week of June.

Anglers all over the Hudson Valley are talking about where they have been catching the striped bass (aka stripers). According to, here is are a few places, that have been reported by people, saying that they have been catching stripers at:

  • Croton
  • Poestenkill
  • Schodack Island State Park

Now, here is another question, what kind of bait do you use to catch them? Do you have a place that you recommend to get bait? Here are a few places:

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