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Date posted April 9, 2019 8:53 AM
Posted by StriperZiffy
Report location Hudson River
Fishing method Surf
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While fishing from shore for Striper bass using bloodsmy buddy caught this 23 lb. freshwater drum. It looked sickly, so they had the DEC come take a look at it.






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TwoGs

Joined: 04/29/2012
Posts: 280
 04/09/2019 09:35 PM  

I wouldn't eat any fish that looked like that.
Definitely sick fish
 
rick67


Joined: 06/22/2014
Posts: 309
Location: Smithtown
 04/10/2019 05:35 AM  

So what did they say?


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cheech3

Joined: 04/08/2010
Posts: 96
 04/10/2019 05:48 AM  

Many moons ago big drum and some cod were often caught in the river. Noreast has not printed my last two reports, but it’s been the busiest spring in 20 years north of NYC. I’ve released about 60 bass in my last two kayak trips and the temps are right for the really big fish to start passing through. Hopefully this is is sign that the striped bass fishery is rebounding.
 
gburg61

Joined: 09/18/2014
Posts: 79
 04/11/2019 01:53 PM  

aquaman

EAT that fish!!! he might have been born under indian point and you will get super powers!! where did you catch him?
 
cheech3

Joined: 04/08/2010
Posts: 96
 04/12/2019 05:44 AM  

My third report from 4-11 was not printed by Noreast, so I’ll get it done here! I released fifty bass yesterday in 4 hours, the majority were sized like the pics, with a few bigger fish. All were safely released. Having the fish stage in my area for over two weeks is very rare, and surely a good sign for the fishery.




This post edited by cheech3 05:47 AM 04/12/2019
 
fish40ras

Joined: 07/19/2010
Posts: 302
Location: westchester
 04/17/2019 08:03 PM  

Cheesy, I wanted to post report and Noreast didn't let me either
This site sucksdown
 
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