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Howdy everyone. New member here, this will be my first season going for Stripers on the hudson. Took a charter out of Kennebunkport Maine over the summer and got my first striper. Been hooked since. Looking forward to gearing up soon and getting out there in the spring.

Anyway, as someone who's made poor life choices and will never have access to a boat on the reg, I was hoping some of you might take pity on me and share some places that are good for shore fishing stripers? The closer to Albany the better, but willing to travel as far south as Newburgh. I realize this might be asking a lot but i would really appreciate any help just getting started. Been pouring over these boards the last couple days and so far i've come up with HH town park and Schodack Island state park. Anywhere else that would be good for newbs?

Also, as far as shore fishing goes, how necessary are waders? Tried a couple times over the summer around Peebles island just bass fishing, but came home empty handed. Just couldn't get my line out far enough. Wondering if i'll need to invest in a set for striper season?

Thanks again! Love this community so far! I've already learned a ton.
 

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Welcome aboard.

Check out the Corning Preserve ... there is a bike path that goes along the river , runs parallel with rt787 , there are a number of clearings along the way you could set up at. Might be a bit of a walk (or bike it) ... but that's closest to you. Overhead/Sat maps will get you there.

The HH park is 15mins south of the city limits. Nice park. During peak of run places get busy, so go early if you can. Make a day of it.

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Troy dam at night is on fire for striper mid april to mid May but it tends to get quite crowded.
 

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Thanks for the reply's folks, appreciate the help.

For the Troy dam, park on the Troy side, or the Albany side?

Also, waders, helpful or nah?
 

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Two of the best guys (of the many)on the site replied ... pay attention ! Also there is Henry Hudson Park. Up off 787 there is another park - north of Corning Preserve. Some people also offer "open seats" on there boat - so check in often during the season.
 

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Thanks for the reply's folks, appreciate the help.

For the Troy dam, park on the Troy side, or the Albany side?

Also, waders, helpful or nah?
Park at the old Ford plant on the Albany/Green Island side. Waders won't hurt.
 

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Howdy everyone. New member here, this will be my first season going for Stripers on the hudson. Took a charter out of Kennebunkport Maine over the summer and got my first striper. Been hooked since. Looking forward to gearing up soon and getting out there in the spring.

Anyway, as someone who's made poor life choices and will never have access to a boat on the reg, I was hoping some of you might take pity on me and share some places that are good for shore fishing stripers? The closer to Albany the better, but willing to travel as far south as Newburgh. I realize this might be asking a lot but i would really appreciate any help just getting started. Been pouring over these boards the last couple days and so far i've come up with HH town park and Schodack Island state park. Anywhere else that would be good for newbs?

Also, as far as shore fishing goes, how necessary are waders? Tried a couple times over the summer around Peebles island just bass fishing, but came home empty handed. Just couldn't get my line out far enough. Wondering if i'll need to invest in a set for striper season?

Thanks again! Love this community so far! I've already learned a ton.
Hey Wingutt92, Welcome to the community !!
I shore fish the Hudson at Albany, have been for Many years, I use a Penn Fierce 2 10ft.pole with the Penn Fierce2 8000 reel, with 50lb Power Pro braid and a 40lb Flourocarbon leader on the 10 and use an Ande 9ft Tournament Surf with a Penn Fierce2 6000, 40lb Braid and 40lb leader, that's for starters.
I fish primarily lures, but have been known to use chunk early in the spring on the 10 ft with a Shimano Thunnus Cl4 Baitrunner reel, 17lb Cajun Red line.
and fish finder slide rigs.
Lures... oh boy, I got a Ton, but Anything that looks like a Herring or an Eel and Lots of casting jigs in White, Black, Chartruse at least 1 1/2oz-3oz.
I use a Mountain bike to run the bike trail, its much quicker than walking and there are Many places to fish as mentioned above.
Waders, yes, hip waders are fine, I use cheap ones(Pro-Line) from Dicks $35
and as far as fishing the Dam...yer gonna lose A lot of lures, I tie my own jigs and have been buying out the stores from Cape Cod to NY looking for Eel imitations, I have spent Hundreds of $$$ on lures but you only need a few,white jigs , large Bombers and Rapalas.
I stay right on the river for days at a time during the spring at a remote camp near the river, and fish 14-16 hrs a day, I read the Tide charts and fish them accordingly, seems better on the Outgoing.
feel free to PM me , <*)))><{

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FyshhTrap, thanks for the post man. I came across your beginner posts in the Stripers 101 section a few weeks back. Quality stuff all around, really appreciate you sharing.

Love the detailed equipment advice you provided. Pretty much had my mind made up on a Penn reel. Just trying to settle on a size/model at this point. Also keeping my eye out on craigslist for a used rod/reel to use as a beater for bait fishing.

Care to elaborate on your preference on lures vs. live/chunk? I'm certain i'll loose a ton of lures learning the ropes, so hoping to stick with chunk/live for awhile to get a feel for things.
 

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FyshhTrap, thanks for the post man. I came across your beginner posts in the Stripers 101 section a few weeks back. Quality stuff all around, really appreciate you sharing.

Love the detailed equipment advice you provided. Pretty much had my mind made up on a Penn reel. Just trying to settle on a size/model at this point. Also keeping my eye out on craigslist for a used rod/reel to use as a beater for bait fishing.

Care to elaborate on your preference on lures vs. live/chunk? I'm certain i'll loose a ton of lures learning the ropes, so hoping to stick with chunk/live for awhile to get a feel for things.
Dicks will have and does have now great bargains on combos, I love the Fierce 2 combos with the 6000 and 8000 reels, really cheap this year , on sale for about $70, I paid like $130 or something, but they are good rods, I used them on the Cape all summer smacking Bluefish , and Stripers all day.
I buy most of my lures from Ebay, free shipping also.
Try "Bombers in Black/purple, white, olive , sand eel, 6-9 inches sinking and floating.
Top water poppers in white for night and blue/silver during evening and pre dawn.
Cant go wrong with white jigs and chartruse for dirty water ,1 1/2 oz. -3oz.
All these lures are fished slowly and steadly.
Feel free to PM me. !!!
 
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