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: Getting close to showtime

03-30-2010, 11:40 AM

03-30-2010, 11:59 AM
The straw that breaks the camels back, or breaches the beach, full moon high, 50 mph east wind:Eyecrazy: Could this end walking to south beach?

03-30-2010, 12:25 PM
It would end walking, but give us the reason to want to badly again :) Keith will get us over there if it pops. I'll be watching it closely over the next few days.

Rip Ryder
03-30-2010, 12:25 PM
Don't worry PEC54 we just bought a new boat to get you to South beach Island, if we get that lucky:chuckle:

Capt Keith

03-30-2010, 12:38 PM
Wave height animation (today)

03-30-2010, 04:43 PM
Guess I should give up my plans to pitch a tent on South Beach this weekend:rolleyes:

03-30-2010, 10:40 PM
Pretty wild to see my hometown, Norwich CT on the national news tonight. My father sent me some photos of the local rivers. Pretty wild stuff. Fingers crossed that SB is taking the brunt of this.

03-31-2010, 12:50 AM
Don't worry PEC54 we just bought a new boat to get you to South beach Island, if we get that lucky:chuckle:

Capt Keith
Sounds good to me, I always dreaded that death march.:eek: Going was bad enough, then you turn around a see how far you have to go back.:eek:

Jim Miller
03-31-2010, 08:09 PM
The Hudson River fish have not begun the spawn yet. Dunno about the Chessy strain. :confused:

04-03-2010, 07:05 AM
Current Hudson River temps:

Albany 45.5
Poughkeepsie 43.2
West Point 43.0
Hastings on Hudson 46.6
Getting close to the magic 50F.

Once that happens, all hell breaks loose for a couple of days, then those big boyz & gurlz will be on there way to a sandbar near you :smokin:

You can bet that by the time we meet for Spring Clave, a lot of fish will either be passing through or (more likely) passed through the previous week :lildevl:

Remember, its a migration so plan to "be mobile" :wink:

04-05-2010, 09:22 PM
Albany 50.5
Poughkeepsie 46.8
West Point 45.1
Hastings on Hudson 47.7

Daytime temps forecast to top out over 80F on Wednesday :smokin:

Rip Ryder
04-05-2010, 09:28 PM
Heading to Little Egg Harbor NJ, tomorrow at 4am to pick up our new boat. I will check out the action going over the Tappan Zee Bridge for you Adrian.

Jim Miller
04-06-2010, 05:02 AM
Hi Adrian
I work in Albany and walk along the river most lunch times. Water is currently like chocalate milk.... no boats fishing yet. Water is still high from rain and snowmelt.
They could be down there doing their catch them is another story!
Are you catching down river?

Dble Haul
04-06-2010, 09:18 AM
Coastal rivers in CT are picking up with holdover activity. It won't be too long before migrants start arriving.

04-06-2010, 09:20 AM
Are you guys getting all this bait down there too?

04-06-2010, 10:48 AM
Hi Jim,

I didn't go out for the anual "Humiliation by Hudson" trip this year.

The mainstem always looked like choc-milk to me. Down at Tellers Point where the Croton River dumps in is a "bit" clearer. I am guessing the bait guys are doing some damage in the Tapanzee area.

Dble Haul
04-06-2010, 01:07 PM
Juro, I'm not seeing anything beyond the normal amounts of bait for this time of year. The next moon tides should really move some herring around. :Eyecrazy:

04-06-2010, 05:43 PM
I'm guessing they are doing their thing bigtime in Chesapeake Bay

04-07-2010, 08:23 AM
Oh yah! I checked this out the other day, let the games begin.:chuckle: My prediction is for early cookie cutter lice covered schoolies is the 3rd week of April at the creek. Bigger girls to follow by the first of the month. But I'm still keeping my eye on those cherry blossoms.:wink:

04-13-2010, 10:56 AM
I had a reliable report from one of my buddies that fish are starting to get caught in Wareham River and that the canal gave up it's first linesider the other day. Anyone else hearing anything?
See you all soon!

04-13-2010, 03:39 PM
I just checked the weymouth herring run - a lot of fish there, many more than the last two years, and almost two weeks early on average.

based on the last three years, I will start catching around May 1st . I hope.


04-13-2010, 03:55 PM
Earliest that I have ever seen large numbers of fresh stripers on Nantucket Sound was April 12th, in the 80's sometime. I always scout right after doing taxes although most years it results in working hard for a few holdovers until May. Most consistently year to year is around Mother's Day.

04-13-2010, 06:49 PM
temperature wise the door is almost open now :


04-23-2010, 09:06 AM
Hudson River Correction:

The main event hasn't started - my previous post was wrong. Temps need to be sustained 58F before spawning happens, not 50F as previously noted.

Current river temps:

Albany 54.1

Poughkeepsie 55.4

West Point 54.3

Hastings on Hudson 53.6

But, the big fish are staging in Raritan Bay and several big stripers have already been caught in the river.

Jim Miller
04-24-2010, 06:46 AM
By the numbers of boats fishing between Albany and Troy .....I'd say they are now staging and ready to spawn in the upper Hudson! :D

04-24-2010, 07:45 AM
The earlier Chesapeake fish are already on Vineyard / Nantucket Sound.