If you fish for Stripers in the Hudson River south of the Troy dam and north of the Tappan Zee, you will need two fishing licenses.
This is a new regulation for this year!
For Stripers in this area you must have both a NYS Freshwater Fishing License as well as a Recreational Marine Fishing License.
Get the word out so none of us are caught by surprise and fined !
I am sure the fines will be more expensive than the licenses ($ 29. & $10 for resident annual)
From the DEC site (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/31427.html
There is no longer an exemption to the requirement for a license to take fish from the Hudson River south of the Troy Barrier Dam at Troy. Anglers will need to have a fishing license when fishing the Hudson River. Depending on the specific location of the Hudson River fishing activities, and the specific species fished for, an angler may need to have a recreational marine fishing license, a freshwater fishing license or both licenses: