Hudson River

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Hudson River Fishing Charters

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Hudson River: 7 fishing charters available
Very good
4.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Port Ewen
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Jersey City
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trips from $490
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Port Ewen
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trips from $800
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(17 reviews)
Port Ewen
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trips from $700
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(6 reviews)
Jersey City
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trips from $1,000
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Saratoga Springs
trips from $300
Saratoga Springs
trips from $350

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Hudson River

According to customer reviews, Tippin' Scales Charters, NY Harbor Fishing – 21’, and Chance Of A Lifetime Charters – Hudson River are some of the most popular fishing charters in Hudson River. Full list of top fishing charters in Hudson River.

The average price for a private 4 hour Hudson River fishing trip is $507, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $679 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Tippin' Scales Charters, NY Harbor Fishing – 21’, and Chance Of A Lifetime Charters – Hudson River all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Hudson River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Largemouth Bass. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. River fishing, lake fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Running through the entire state of New York, the Hudson River allows visitors to cast their lines anywhere from the Adirondack Mountains to the “Big Apple'' itself. There’s plenty to discover in these waters, and with Hudson River fishing charters to be found all along its banks, your perfect fishing trip is just a cast away!
 
This 315-mile river is home to both fresh and brackish waters. Perhaps the most famous fish that you can target  is the feisty Striped Bass. Between April and June, an estimated one to two billion Striper are said to migrate to the brackish waters of the lower river. Local captains generally run half day and full day trips, and recommend that more experienced fishermen opt for a full day on the water to get the most out of their adventure.
 
The upper river’s freshwaters are home to a variety of species, including Bluegill, Yellow and White Perch, and Crappie, and Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. Smallmouth Bass are an especially good introduction to fishing for newer anglers and families with children, and a half day trip allows plenty of time to do battle with this small-but-mighty fish. Full day trips are also on offer for more experienced anglers.
 
The area from the Federal Dam at Albany all the way down to New York City is perfect for anglers wanting to battle Striped Bass, Bluefish, and other brackish water species. Meanwhile, Hamilton County, Catskill, and the Hudson River Gorge are must-visit locations for freshwater enthusiasts. All you need to do is find a guide nearby, pick your target species, and come explore the Hudson River’s excellent fishing opportunities for yourself!
 

Rules & Regulations

You don’t need a fishing license when it comes to brackish waters. Just make sure you enroll in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry. Freshwater anglers will need to purchase an NY Freshwater Fishing License. Luckily, if you’re traveling on board a charter, everything else will be provided for you. The Hudson River has strict regulations regarding which species you can keep, and your charter captain will be able to fill you in on any updates or changes.

 
Hudson River
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 26549 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The weather is cold and the fishing hasn’t quite heated up yet, either. Anglers willing to make the trip to the river should head upstream. Cast your lines in its many tributaries for Bluegill and Yellow and White Perch!

February
Fishing the Hudson River can remain relatively quiet in February, with upstream tributary angling being the most popular option. Bring along the family and catch some tasty Panfish to fry up!
 
March

Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Smallmouth Bass fishing doesn’t open until next month, so hooking Panfish is your best bet. The waters are quiet, so this a perfect month for some relaxed freshwater fishing.

April

April heralds the true start of the Hudson River’s fishing season! Casting a line for the Bass species on offer here is now open for action, and the very first Striped Bass are making their way to the lower Hudson River.

May

 As the weather heats up, so does the fishing. Striped Bass make their presence known in the waters between Albany and NYC! Combine a top fishing adventure with a day adventuring around the Big Apple.

June

Striped Bass fishing is still all the rage in the river’s brackish waters. In the freshwater part of the river, you’ll find Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass flocking upstream in droves. 

July

All three Bass species are still on offer. The combination of excellent fishing and hot weather means that the river is pretty busy during this month. Forr some quieter angling action, book yourself a charter upstream.

August

The only thing hotter than the weather in August is the fishing! Bluefish and Striped Bass can be found in the lower brackish waters. Largemouth Bass and Smallmouth Bass can be found in freshwaters.

September

The heat slowly starts to drop, resulting in mild weather with cool breezes – the perfect setup for a day of fishing! The Hudson is teeming with fish, with Striped Bass still being regularly hooked around New York City.

October
The water temperature starts to drop during this month, which may seem like a bad thing – however, it usually results in sudden runs of large Striped Bass and Bluefish in the Tappan Zee and Croton Bay areas! 
 
November

November is many anglers’ favorite month, thanks to the huge population of Striped Bass that can be found around NYC as they migrate back to the Atlantic. It’s the last month you can legally target these fish.

December

End your year in the best way by heading out to the Hudson for a festive fishing adventure. By the end of the month, the river is usually starting to freeze over, so head out earlier in the month to target a variety of Panfish. 

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Maybe not for beginners - given nyc harbor waters are very rough given the boat traffic
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Maybe not for beginners - given nyc harbor waters are very rough given the boat traffic
Christopher  C.
Christopher C. Denver, CO

Chance Of A Lifetime Charters – Hudson River
Chance Of A Lifetime Charters – Hudson River
Fishing charter in Port Ewen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Had a great day on the river with Captain Steve. Boat was comfortable and Captain Steve wS very accommodating. Would recommend this fishing to anyone
Wayne  C.
Wayne C. Lake Katrine, NY
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Fishing charter in Port Ewen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
The weather being a little fickle, this did not daunt the talent and expertise of Captain Mike! A little rain, a little sunshine - and many fish still jumping on the line! What a terrific experience. This was my second venture with Reel Addiction and it won't be my last! Lady Anglers rule!
Marybeth  M.
Marybeth M. Oliverea, NY
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Fishing charter in Port Ewen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Captain Mike and Nick were friendly and super professional. I would recommend their charter to anyone!
Marybeth  M.
Marybeth M. Oliverea, NY
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Fishing charter in Port Ewen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
We left on time. Captain Mike knew his business, his boat, the river and how to treat his guests. He had top of the line equipment. He had a great deck hand, Nick, who was incredibly responsive to everything that was going on. Interestingly, the other boats in the area were all following him...that probably tells you everything you need to know!
Steven  R.
Steven R. Weston, CT
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Fishing charter in Port Ewen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
It was a slow day of fishing but Captain Mike worked hard and was very knowledgeable. I managed to nail my PB striper due to him. The boat and equipment was in excellent condition and his gear was all top notch. Overall it was a great trip and I strongly recommend him.
Kim  D.
Kim D. Greenwich, New York
Tippin' Scales Charters
Tippin' Scales Charters
Fishing charter in Port Ewen
Very good
4.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain put us on some fish, had a few large sea bass and porgies, 1 keeper fluke.Good day overall.
Edward  T.
Edward T. Smithtown, NY
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Fishing charter in Port Ewen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Wow… We are so thankful that we got to book with Mikey. I booked as a result of all the fantastic reviews and we were not disappointed. Fantastic boat, incredible equipment and fabulous customer service. Mikey works hard to ensure you catch great fish. Our first fish was 41 inches and 38 to 40 pounds. Love bringing in those stripers. Grin! My grandson brought in the biggest catch of the day. We caught approximately 12 or 13 fish. So exciting.
Cynthia  C.
Cynthia C. New York, New York
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Fishing charter in Port Ewen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Went out with Captain Michael in May. We were marking plenty of fish but the bite was really slow. Captain Michael was determined and worked constantly changing lures and networking on the radio to find the fish, ensuring a good day on the water which we certainly had. Caught total of 10 stripers including two over 36" plus limit for keepers. Thanks again for a really great experience and looking forward to another trip with you!
Brian  P.
Brian P. Oxford, New York
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Fishing charter in Port Ewen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Enjoyable time fishing. Mike Ford is professional and does what he can to give anglers a chance to catch fish.
William  R.
William R. Cornwall, NY
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Fishing charter in Port Ewen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
I’ve been on two chartered trips with Mike on Lake Ontario and both times were a great success. He has quality equipment and a clean boat. Two things I look for in fishing out on the lake. It is also nice to have working facilities on the boat. I was able to learn quite a bit going out on these trips! Also I have fished with mike for salmon on the DSR of the salmon river. Yet another time where my arms were too sore to move the next day.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Denver, Colorado
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen
Fishing charter in Port Ewen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
You cannot go wrong fishing with Captain Mike. This guy is a great fisherman, a stand up guy and has all the skills to make your trip a success. I’ve been out with Capt mike several times on the Hudson River for stripers and Lake Ontario for salmon with and without my family and had a great time every time. Capt Lots of big fish! I would highly recommend Capt mike! You and your family or friends will have a blast!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Brooktondale, New York