I finally caught my first striper. After a year of trying in the surf and countless days this season on the shore in the Albany/Troy area, I finally landed one in the Hudson on chunked fresh herring. It was only an 18" schoolie but I was the finest fish in the world to me. I also lost one that I'd estimate was about 24" two cast before the one I landed.
THANKS to everybody in the forum who gave me all the advice on everything from how to catch herring to what rigs to use for stripers in the river.
I know the seasons about done for upriver stripers (according to the talk and reports). Where is a good surf spot in RI or Mass that is closest to Albany? When does the surf action heat up? I am sooo addicted now!!
THANKS AGAIN EVERYBODY!