RE: Striper Fishing ?
here is a very important date to remember: April 15th
traditionally that is when we see the first signs of herring in the creek (just north of Hudson). April 15th , the big boat 29 footer will be in the water at the marina.
with the river already cleaned out from the winter all this should be excellent conditions for an early striper start.
last year I told myself I would not use the preferred method of using bait until I caught a fish on the fly. After 3 weeks of nada I choked and put the herring on only to catch a 12 lb fish on the first outing.
this year I will stand fast and fish the trib ONLY with fly rod until it happens or I bail in search of the great brook trout.
NO shad can be kept this year, C&R only....
"whats that smell like fish oh baby" .. J. Kaukonen