Stripers in the Hudson Valley, Where Do You Get Your Bait
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 River.com, 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 stripers247.com, here is are a few places, that have been reported by people, saying that they have been catching stripers at:
- 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:
- Vinnie's Lake House in Wappingers, the oldest bait shop in New York
- Northern Dutchess Archery & Sportsmen's Supply in Red Hook
Are you looking for Blood Worms?
- Vinnys Lakehouse, 1768 South Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
- Julian's Deli, Route 9G, Hyde Park,
- Hook Line & Sinker Bait Shop, 99 Mill St Red Hook, 12571
- Ceely's Bait Bucket, 436 Shore RD, New Windsor, 12553
- Northern Dutchess Archery & Live Bait and Tackle, 7375 S Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571
- Croton Bait & Tackle, 65 N Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520, call this place first to double check their hours. They don't have a great deal of online presence, but their reputation amongst the fisher people is good. (914) 271-3675
- River Basin Sport Shop, 66 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY 12414. This is also another place that you will want to call in advance, the reviews on Google & Yelp are awesome, but they are open just three days a week (maybe they are fishing the other four?) so call before you go. 518-943-2111