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Hudson River Striped Bass Anglers: DEC Needs Your Help

3 girls and 2 boys are on a boat. The girl on the left is holding a logbook and the boy in the middle is holding a striped bass.Do you fish for striped bass in the Hudson River? Whether you catch-and-release or take home a keeper, you can be part of the Cooperative Angler Program. Share your fishing trip information and help biologists understand and manage our striped bass fishery.

Here's how it works: Fill out a logbook we provide or record your trips on your smartphone using DEC's Hudson River online logbook (PDF) whenever you fish on the tidal Hudson River (by boat or on the shore). Record general location, time, gear used, what you caught (or if you didn't catch anything) and return the logbook when you are done fishing. You'll receive an annual newsletter summarizing the recreational fishery information, in addition to the latest news regarding Hudson River regulations and the river.

Join today! For more information on the angler program and instructions on installing the Survey123 App to access the online logbook, visit hudsonangler.

Note: If you primarily fish for striped bass in New York waters south of the George Washington Bridge, the DEC has a separate Striped Bass Cooperative Angler Program.

2020 Striped Bass Recreational Regulation Changes

Striped bass anglers should be aware that Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved Addendum VI to Amendment 6 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic striped bass to address the finding that the striped bass resource is overfished and experiencing overfishing. Final regulations for the tidal Hudson and ocean fisheries are expected to be adopted prior to the April 2020 fishing season.

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