Re: 2021 striper reports
Launched out of Newburgh at 7:10 am. There was a breeze, but the water was fairly flat. We ran up to Marlboro and fished the east side (across from the marina). I had never fished up that way. The breeze and current carried us quickly south and towards the east shore. We marked a lot of fish, but had very few bites. I had one runoff that almost took my pole into the water. When I picked up the rod, there was a fish there, but then when I started to fight the fish, it was quickly gone. After no more bites, we moved south to our usual haunts that are south of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge on the east side, around Bannerman's, and Plum Point with the same results. We marked more fish in Marlboro, but it didn't seem to matter because the results were the same. Most fish were marked between 18 and 35 feet.
I know it's still a bit early. The water temperature was between 54 and 57 degrees. As it warms, I expect fish to feed a bit more. Good luck everyone.