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The Hudson River is 315 miles long and starts in the Adirondack Mountains and flows into the New York City Harbor. The Hudson River is tidal river and the tides can rise and fall 5 feet with the oceans tides. The New York State Barge Canal connects the Hudson with the Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Champlain, and the St. Lawrence River.

The Hudson River was once a severely polluted river and almost devoid of life, but has had an amazing recovery over the last 30 years. The Hudson River is home to over 200 species of fish including the various anadromous fish. The following species of fish American shad, river herring, and striped bass are anadromous and will migrate up the Hudson River every year to spawn. These fish can go as far as the Federal Dam located in Troy. After spawning they will return to the Atlantic Ocean. The first year of shads, herrings, and striped bass lives are spent in the river before returning to the ocean. The outlook for the Hudson River is now very bright and is another American success story.


Hudson River Fishing Guides



Reel Happy Charters Captain R.E.Booth
Phone 518-622-8670
The Reel Happy Charter boat is a 2013 Alaskan Lund with a 115 Yamaha outboard. The boat is 20 feet long with a wide beam. There is seating for three people to fish and sufficient storage. The boat is equipped with all required safety equipment. An electric bow mounted motor provides exact positioning for drift fishing. This is an efficient rig that offers an enjoyable fishing experience. The Captain is a licensed U.S.C.G. Captain and has over 30 years of fishing experience on the Hudson River. He has spent time on the river fishing for stripers with conventional tackle and is one of the few anglers to challenge stripers in the Hudson using a fly rod. He is a proponent of Catch and Release and a member of the Coastal Conservation Association as well as Stripers Forever.


Tie One On Charters Captain Nick Kulick
Phone 845-222-1541
Captain Nick Kulick will be your guide on your trip fishing for Striped Bass on the beautiful Hudson River You will be fishing from a 2004 24 foot Seaswirl Striper 2301 W/A. This boat has plenty of room for fishing. There is a cabin with a head on board. A live well to keep the bait fresh as well as plenty of storage for the catch. State of the art electronics , GPS, and 2 way radio.Fully outfitted with fishing equipment. So no need to bring any gear with you. For bait fishing I supply, Penn and Shimano bait runner rod/reels. For trolling we will be using 4 Cannon down riggers with Penn reels and Eagle Claw down rigger rods.

Screaming Reels Charters Captain Dean Coris
Phone 914-474-6004
Captain Dean Coris has been fishing the Hudson River and Atlantic waters for more than 30 years.Our fun and experienced mates are ready to help you enjoy your day. The Deep Dropper is a 25 foot Grady White Sailfish and is powered by dependable twin 200 hp Mercury outboard motors. The Deep Dropper utilizes Lowrance GPS/Fishfinder, Marine VHF radio , emergency life raft and SATFIND E.P.I.R.B. for your safety. A fully canvas enclosed bridge & spacious cuddy cabin seating are available for when the weather is inclement. An enclosed head and portapotti with a pressurized fresh water sink are available.

3rd Alarm Fishing Charters Captain Matthew Trombley
Phone 802-345-7949
Captain Matt Trombley holds a United States Coast Guard Master Captains License along with being a CPR certified Emergency Medical Technician. Our charter is fully licensed & insured; we carry all of the required Coast Guard compliant equipment to make your trip a safe & pleasurable one! We carry nothing but the best Rods, Reels, Lures & tackle, to make sure we put the best effort forward in your quest for the trophy of a life time or a cooler full of filets to take home with you!

JC Charters Captain John Currey
Phone 914-466-8954
We offer trophy striped bass fishing on the Hudson River from April through June. Every spring, the Hudson River is teeming with striped bass that migrate up the river from the ocean in order to spawn. It’s a truly incredible angling experience that is one of New York’s best kept secrets. We welcome clients of all abilities, beginners to experts, as well as children. JC Charters gives you the opportunity to fish aboard a custom designed charter fishing boat along with the highest quality tackle, friendly service , safety, and comfort.

Hudson River Charters Captain George Murphy
Phone 845-532-1555
Captain George Murphy offers striped bass fishing charters on the Hudson River along the Saugerties area. With close to twenty years of fishing this area he knows when and where to fish to ensure a successful outing. Around the middle of April the striped bass start to show up and it just gets better as May arrives. The fishing is steady through the month and sometimes into June, so book a trip early to secure the best times. The Captain also offers a Promise of Conservation to the River allowing a 10% discount off the price of your trip if you choose to release a 30 pound bass. I don't think you'll be disappointed fishing when fishing with Captain George Murphy.


CJ Outdoors Captain Chris Van Deusen
Phone 518-421-2746
Come fish the Capitol Region with Capt. Chris Van Deusen. Capt. Chris has over 35 years of experience fishing the Hudson River Striper Run. Trips offered include all the required tackle to reel in your trophy. Trips are half days aboard a fully appointed, inspected and insured crafts. Trips are out of either Green Island below the Troy Dam or the Bethlehem region.. Experience the Great fishing in the Capitol Region, explore the upper region of the Hudson and see why it the best place to be in the month of May.


Matt DeVito's Fish-N-Trips Captain Matt DeVito
Phone 518-256-2111
Experience world class striper fishing in the scenic Hudson River Valley of New York State! Matt DeVito has been specializing in fishing striped bass on the Hudson River and the surrounding coastal waters for over 20 years. Fish-N-Trips charters offers a great hands on experience and distinctive techniques to land the infamous striped bass. We offer a safe, comfortable and enjoyable trip, as well as very competitive rates. Who else can offer you that much and guarantee a great time fishing!


River Run Troutfitters Guide Joe Vivenzio
Phone 518-355-8454
River Run Troutfitters will show you an unforgettable fishing experience. Your guide Joe Vivenzio and his staff will teach you the basic skills including; casting instruction, line control, fish fighting and landing techniques. Also provided, useful information on reading the water, knowing where the fish lie, and what types of lures work best under the varying conditions. Beginners thru experts are welcome. We're the only guide service that guarantees you'll catch fish or we don't get paid.


Reel Easy Charters Captain Jay Martin
Phone 845-626-7659

REEL EASY charters targets Hudson River stripers during their spring spawning run. The best fishing occurs from mid April through the month of May. Captain Jay Martin has over 30 years fishing experience on the Hudson and his 26 foot Penn Yan is rigged to fish bait or troll lures for these magnificent bass.



Angler Charters Captain Chuck Graham
Phone 518-965-3718

Captain Chuck Graham has been fishing the waters of the North Atlantic for the past 30 years both inshore and offshore, from Provincetown MA on Cape Cod to Cape May NJ. Fishing both commercially and as a charter boat captain. Spring fishing is dedicated to fishing for Striped Bass in the Hudson River. On April 29, 2001 while fishing the Hudson River Spring Run for Striped Bass we boated the largest Striped Bass in New York for that year and tied the all time Inland Record at 54 Lbs 6 Oz.

The Angler II is a 25 foot Parker with a fully enclosed pilot house and is equipped with some of the latest electronic technology including, WASS supported GPS, Depth and Fish Finders, Cell Phone, VHF Radio Telephone. Safety equipment on board meets and exceeds All State and USCG Regulations. With shelter from wind and rain you will enjoy complete comfort and outstanding fishing the day your trip.



Ace Charters Captain Jimmy Samia
Phone 413-652-2063

Ace Charters is owned and operated by Captain Jimmy Samia. We specialize in trophy striped bass on the Hudson River and trophy King salmon on Lake Ontario. We have been featured on N.Y. Outdoors T.V. as seen on the nationally televised sportman's channel. We were also featured on the cover of the March issue of Boating on the Hudson magazine. Visit our website at www.acecharters.com



Chance of a Lifetime Charters Captain Steve Coby
Phone 914-443-8706
Captain Steve Coby has over 20 years experience fishing New York area waters. Hudson River Charters are fished aboard a Fully Equipped 27' Sportcraft Coastal Fisherman. She has all up-to-date electronics, and ample fishing space to provide you with comfort while you're catching your trophy fish. Her hardtop will give us shelter in the event of foul weather and the 10' wide beam will provide stability while your reeling in the big one, her electronics include the Interphase Sea Scout with forward and side view scanning capabilities, Sitex Pro Fish 3 depth sounder, Garmin global positioning system and of course a ship to shore radio. We provide half day, full day, and night trips to accommodate your needs. We will fish the same patterns and locations that have produced World Class Trophy Stripers in the 30 to 50 pound range. A full arsenal of fishing equiptment, as well as all bait & tackle will be provided for the trip. If you prefer your own rods and reels your welcome to bring them.


Osprey Marine Captain Peter E. Kane
Phone 845-255-8737
Osprey Marine Ltd. is a small company specializing in fishing charters and boating education, offering courses for Safe Boating Certification, vessel handling and navigation.During the spring we concentrate on fishing for striped bass in the Hudson River during their spawning run. After June 1st we move to Cedar Island Marina in Clinton, Ct. and fish the eastern end of Long Island Sound for striped bass, bluefish and fluke. Custom offshore charters south of Montauk and Block Island are also available for shark and tuna. It is our primary goal to offer the customer a safe and enjoyable fishing adventure. Our vessel meets all Coast Guard requirements for safety and is designed for fishing as well as comfort. We supply all the necessary tackle for an exciting day on the water and look forward to serving you.


Hobo Charter's Captain Grant Scott
Phone 315-938-7236
Due to the Hudson River's vast size we use a 21' SeaSwirl Walk-Around. This allows comfort and speed to move to fishing areas where they might be schooled. It's completely outfitted with four Cannon downriggers. No fishing license is required on the Hudson River, the Hudson River is considered tidal water. A trophy-sized bass is considered as anything over 40 lbs., with a 50 lb fish cause for comment and a trip to the taxidermist. On the Hudson River, the daily limit is one fish and the minimum size is 18 inches. Striped Bass may be caught with live bloodworms or cut herring or eels, but I prefer to fish with artificial lures in order to reduce hooking mortality.


Wildfish Angler Guide Ray Ottulich
Phone 845-657-9522
Enjoy a fun filled day on the water with an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide. Every outing is an adventure, explore all that New York State has to offer. Fly Fish for tackle testing Hudson River striped bass on their annual spawning run. Fly rod for largemouth, smallmouth, schoolie stripers and 15-20 lb "golden bones" (carp) on the fly. Beginners encouraged, women & children always welcome. Email or call for additional information.


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