Night fishing from shore.. - Stripers247.com Forums
 
Striped Bass Fishing Site Map | Contact Us | Fishing Log Software | Fishing Online | Advertise
to UPLOAD: please register or login

Go Back   Stripers247.com Forums > East Coast Regional Forums > Hudson River
Forgot Password? Register Now!!

Hudson River The mighty Hudson River reports information and Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-09-2015, 08:21 AM
ejp419 ejp419 is offline
Striper Hunter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Greene County, NY
Posts: 57
Default Night fishing from shore..

Where I fish I have never caught a Striper at night. I'll get there 3am and won't get a bite til the sun comes up. Same thing with evening. Never caught one after the sun goes down. It's approx 15-18ft deep and pretty rocky. Anybody hit them good from shore in the dark? What depth? Bottom? There's a couple small sandy bays close by. Should I try there? If work gets in the way I can't go 24 hrs without Striper fishing so I gotta figure something out!! Thanks...
__________________
2015 # of Striper = 1
2015 Biggest Caught = 30
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-09-2015, 08:39 AM
BillatAlbany BillatAlbany is offline
First Mate
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Capital District NY
Posts: 222
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

I was planning to spend more time out at night this year as well. I know a lot of people on the coast fish for striper at night, I would guess they should still feed at night in the river?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-09-2015, 10:15 AM
ozman120399 ozman120399 is offline
Striper Hunter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: glens falls
Posts: 48
Default

They say stripers are nocturnal feeders and i have had some luck in about 8 ft of water on a sandy bottom using chunk at night. But most of mine come during the day. Might be because they are here to spawn i don'tknow.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 04-09-2015, 10:19 AM
bassinbrian's Avatar
bassinbrian bassinbrian is offline
Winning !
Pro Staff
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Greene County
Posts: 1,829
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

The few times I have night fished (it was from boat) we pretty much fished near our day spots, only we went very shallow.


If you get them there during the day I have to believe they will be cruising thru there at night as well. In fact you shouldn't have to launch your bait out as far.


I can't say we noticed much of a difference in action night Vs. day ... but we have caught a few better fish at night. Could be lack of boat traffic/disturbance ??

It's pretty damn quiet (peaceful IMO) out there on the river at night.


Good luck man
BB
__________________
Fish don't care if it's raining & you can't catch em' from your couch ... so get out fishing !!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-09-2015, 07:10 PM
Doc Z's Avatar
Doc Z Doc Z is offline
Senior Member Elite
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: East Greenbush
Posts: 1,081
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

Stripers hate the sun and are night feeders. I have had good luck at night and the early hours of the morning as well as dusk. In the ocean the striper action is hot from dusk through the night.
__________________
2020 = 1986/53"(Hudson 45")
2019 = 1786/53"(Hudson1278/45")
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-09-2015, 07:37 PM
soulstream soulstream is offline
Striper Hunter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 95
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

I love night fishing. I might try to make a couple extra ones this year. Definitely very peaceful. Caught them in as shallow as 4fow at night. Nice ones too!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-09-2015, 09:18 PM
petejunipero's Avatar
petejunipero petejunipero is offline
Master Trophy Hunter
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ulster county
Posts: 241
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

Im typically off the water by 1030-12 in the morning and have caught many big fish at night. They feed differently in the still of the night.
__________________
2017 Stripers Caught: 59

2017 Biggest:37"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-10-2015, 11:38 PM
Seds's Avatar
Seds Seds is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kingston NY
Posts: 105
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

I only used to fish at night off shore, I would get out of work around midnight and be fishing by 1. Start a fire, toss back a few cold ones and fish till 3 or 4 in the morning. We have done very well at night. I don't want to say to stay off the sandy flats, but I would. I would actually go for the rockier shore line. Stripers may like the sandy flats, but herring like to swim the rocks, if you want to catch fish...catch bait first. I have always netted herring and have always done best around rocks on the shore.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-13-2015, 07:38 PM
OLDBLUE OLDBLUE is offline
OLDBLUE
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: HILLSDALE,NY
Posts: 16
Default

I fish a lot at night and do well.When I do fish day or night I try to always fish 3 hours before high and 3 hours of the out going tide.Where I fish is a sandy flat and is my go to place.I always use live herring never have good luck with chunk especially at night.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-22-2015, 07:08 AM
nitzer111 nitzer111 is offline
Striper Hunter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 24
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

How's the herring bite at night?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-22-2015, 07:12 AM
Ship of Fools Ship of Fools is offline
Senior Member Elite
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,003
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitzer111 View Post
How's the herring bite at night?
Non existent.

They won't hit the rigs at night but it sounds like you can scap them.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-22-2015, 07:38 PM
FyshhTrap's Avatar
FyshhTrap FyshhTrap is offline
First Mate
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: schenectady,n.y.
Posts: 326
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

I just checked out your striper catches for the years 2013-14, Impressive!!
Green Co. is south of me, cant help with much info on any particular area.
I love my night fishing in Albanys area, You seem to know the river, watch areas as the sun goes down, some times you"ll see baitfish movement, erratic behavior,etc.. I like drop offs near an out let of water, small creek etc.. shallow to deep. As Pete says, The behavior is different, they don't mind getting shallow. I like BIG lures for night fishing, 6" pencils, Big black bombers, and needles. I'm gonna try my
2 1/2 oz. spinnerbaits I made over the winter this year, check out my pics!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-23-2015, 10:11 AM
ejp419 ejp419 is offline
Striper Hunter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Greene County, NY
Posts: 57
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

You can definitely scap herring at night. Just use a red headlamp. A lot of times just before the sun comes up is the best scapping (if the tide is highish)..
__________________
2015 # of Striper = 1
2015 Biggest Caught = 30
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-23-2015, 10:13 AM
ejp419 ejp419 is offline
Striper Hunter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Greene County, NY
Posts: 57
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

"I just checked out your striper catches for the years 2013-14, Impressive"
Thanks man. I put a lot of time in tho, and I guess I get pretty lucky too..
__________________
2015 # of Striper = 1
2015 Biggest Caught = 30
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-24-2015, 09:13 AM
bowmanhere bowmanhere is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 7
Default Re: Night fishing from shore..

Hi Fishing at night is the best hardly no one around , seams the folks are more at ease, more pleasant and if you do it by boat please have some kind of light, believe it or not last year out of Athens saw at least 5 boaters no freaking light on there rigs not to smart
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
fishing, night, shore

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Big "D" spring fishing reports(post here) mu fish Delaware River 381 02-09-2015 10:44 PM
Epic Night Striper Fishing on Cape Cod Bay Miss Loretta Fishing Striper Guides & Charters 3 05-21-2012 04:20 PM
Wind and White Water richtrox View From The Beach 27 01-31-2012 11:02 PM
june 11 ktp fishing report jkfirefighter New Hampshire 0 06-14-2007 05:13 PM
Night Fishing Cuz N' Eddy The Striper Forum 8 03-24-2006 04:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2013 Stripers247.com LLC
Affiliated Sites:   Noreast.com   Allcoast.com    2coolfishing.com