Hudson River begins in the Adirondack Mountains and
flows south some 300 miles through eastern New York.
The river passes through some beautiful countryside,
including the Catskill Mountains, the Taconic
Mountains, and the scenic Hudson River Valley. Much
of the southern portion of the river is brackish,
part of an estuary. As far north as Troy, in fact,
the Hudson is affected by the ocean's tides. The
river empties into Upper New York Bay at the point
where New York and New Jersey meet. The Hudson is
popular with a variety of outdoorsmen, including
boaters, sailors, yachtsmen, and anglers.
Coeymans Landing Marina, 20 Marina Dr, Coeymans, NY
New York state record striped bass was pulled from
the Hudson River on May 9, 2007. The big female
tipped the scales at 55 pounds, 6 ounces. Landed by
Ian Kiraly, the record striper measured 49 3/8
inches in length and had a girth of 32 inches.
That's not the only giant striper that has been
taken from the Hudson River. In 2003, a 55-pounder
was caught, and in 2000, a striped bass weighing 54
pounds, 6 ounces was landed from shore. Fortunately
for fishermen, the Hudson still has some monsters
lurking in its depths.
Hudson River Charters
One of the most successful Hudson River charters for
hire that ply the waters of the upper Hudson River is Ace
Charters. This outfit is run by Captain Jimmy Samia,
who has more than four decades of angling
experience, in both salt and fresh water. Every
spring, starting around mid April, Captain Jimmy
takes clients out to try their luck with catching a
trophy striper, and as long as the stripers are running,
Ace Charters is in hot pursuit. Of course, sometimes
luck isn't that important.
good captain prefers to make his own "luck." He does
so by using the best equipment and gear available.
His custom built 28-foot Great Lakes Edition charter boat
is equipped with Big Jon Brute ES downriggers,
a Lowrance 9200c
chartplotter with radar, Fishhawk X4D down speed and
temp, Live Doppler Radar, VHF radio with DSC, and a 16 color Furuno video
fish finder. The fish don't have a chance with
Captain Jimmy around!
the fish are located, the fishing gear comes out -
Quantum, Penn, Daiwa, and Shimano reels, along with
fishing lures that the public doesn't have access
to. Add together the equipment, the gear, and the
captain's experience, and you have the makings for
the perfect Hudson River striper fishing trip. In
fact, if you don't hook up with a striper, your next
trip will be provided at half price. Ace Charters is
in demand, so we suggest that you make reservations in