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We can use this thread to track Herring movements up the river.

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Let us know when you start seeing them ... General location or county is fine, no need to give up your specific honey holes.

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They’re in there. Might as well wait until the river warms up a couple degrees. You’ll likely catch more than herring. I stopped yesterday and left almost immediately. Total zoo.
 

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Catskill area I had no luck casting a stoolie in a creek. I wasn't trying to net, but using it to catch a striper I saw. The 24 incher or so spit the hook before I could grab him. Didn't have a net.

A kid who regulars that spot had herring chase a stoolie. He had luck with catching stripers on them. 18-24" range.

The usual suspects of boats I see often where in the good spot in the catskill doing their thing..... Thery would be using bloodworms if they weren't successful. So, I am assuming they're there too.

Also, germantown and catskill parks and launches are not blocked. However, no floating docks. Bring a buddy n waders... Boats were going in and out without being hassled by taurus' with spot lights going by....... This was catskill.

Going to try tuesday with the boat, maybe pedal kayak the creek..... Chocolate milk will probably go on till saturday.
 

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The posty is a ghost town. Went there yesterday..... nothing. Main river was dead as well
The river is dirty and cold...no sun...usually need a little sun and 2' water clarity to jig from the river. My experience at least. I'm usually in the area from Albany to Troy. I've seen it where they seem to disappear from the creek but I'm pretty sure they're in there. Get the rig deep. Bounce the bottom. You may lose a couple rigs but you'll quickly find out where the garbage is on the bottom. Good luck
 

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The posty is a ghost town. Went there yesterday..... nothing. Main river was dead as well
The river is dirty and cold...no sun...usually need a little sun and 2' water clarity to jig from the river. My experience at least. I'm usually in the area from Albany to Troy. I've seen it where they seem to disappear from the creek but I'm pretty sure they're in there. Get the rig deep. Bounce the bottom. You may lose a couple rigs but you'll quickly find out where the garbage is on the bottom. Good luck
that's what I was thinking as well they are there but just laying there. I will wait til the main river heats up the 1st run of blue backs was just a teaser.
 

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You must be talking about the people hanging out at the bridge. Fished off the wall with my daughter for a half hour. No luck though. Took off when a few other vehicles pulled up. Gonna try again this weekend
 

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Swung by the Poestenkill after work today. 6-8 people standing shoulder to shoulder... no masks. I kept on driving. That's the fastest way to end our season.
Yeah .... bruno's wasn't pretty sunday when I stopped and watched
u are correct and as a result the DEC will be monitoring the 1st street bridge at the postenkill and start ticketing one's that are violating
 

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We fished Marlboro yesterday from 9am to 7pm....probably the coldest day I have ever fished with a nasty West wind. There were plenty of fish traveling below 20 feet and lots of big ones too but they had very little interest in feeding. We ended up with two 24" fish....nice, fat and fresh looking. The fish frequently cane up to our worms but wouldnt take em. I suspect these early fish are fixated on herring and chasine them North so they are less interested in worms. There were clouds of herring. Water temp as 48.5. Back out Fri after the nasty weather moves on.
 

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We fished Marlboro yesterday from 9am to 7pm....probably the coldest day I have ever fished with a nasty West wind. There were plenty of fish traveling below 20 feet and lots of big ones too but they had very little interest in feeding. We ended up with two 24" fish....nice, fat and fresh looking. The fish frequently cane up to our worms but wouldnt take em. I suspect these early fish are fixated on herring and chasine them North so they are less interested in worms. There were clouds of herring. Water temp as 48.5. Back out Fri after the nasty weather moves on.
hey doc any luck with the herring in the main river?
 

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I kinda wish we had some herring because I'm pretty sure that is what these early fish are fixated on and feeding on as opposed to blood worms but we had none....we say LOTS of clouds of herring heading north in the main channel though with Stripers clearly seen on down imaging behind them.
 
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