Originally Posted by Doc Z
The spawn is in full swing as is the bite. We hit the water again Sat am (5/18) and stayed until Sun evening. There was widespread spawning from Hyde Park to Newburgh. Sat we fished South of Rogers Point and ended up with 48 fish from 7am to 3pm with the best bite being Ebb tide but they did aggressively feed on both tides. We spent the night on the water and fished from Marlboro to Poughkeepsie. There were very few fish and we did not get any. Around midnight was the first time for the season I saw some schools on the West bank which is probably the first arrivals who are spawned out and going back. Sunday we ran right up to Rogers and fished above to black creek. The bite was absolutely on fire. We got 66 fish from 7am to noon then the wind kicked up and shut the bite down. This was done from Slack into Flood tide. We did go to IBM and managed one nice fat 29 incher. The full moon has sparked the spawn and bite. After this year's info I'm not so convinced that these fish are temp dependent and may be more calendar oriented on where to spawn. Water temps started around 55 degrees and ended at 69 degrees.
Possible angle of the sun -hours of daylight yearly is more common then water temp .