Originally Posted by jlaclair
seemed like the run was late this year and early this year...any guesses as to when good numbers of stripers will be up around troy/albany? herring arent far off, but seems almost 2 months earlier than last year... went 2 days to early last year and only found the herring, would like that to change this year
As a general rule the good numbers show up about two weeks after the herring arrive .... then hang until after they spawn ..... so that would be two or three weeks from now.
You may want to consider going further south if the weather holds ..... two years ago it warmed early and quickly and the bulk of the fish stopped south of Albany ..... the Coeymans crew had a great season and Troy sucked all year long.
These fish are not like salmon and don't return to the exact spot where they were hatched ...... they head back to the Hudson and stop somewhere between Kingston and Troy .... it seems like when the water warms quickly they find a suitable spot further south.