Hudson River

6 Fishing Charters

Hudson River Fishing Charters

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Hudson River: 6 fishing charters available

Karen Ann Charters

New York City
 Instant Confirmation

NY Harbor Fishing

Jersey City
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $490

Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(13 reviews)
Port Ewen
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $700

A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Saratoga Springs
trips from $300

NYC Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(6 reviews)
Jersey City
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,000

Ziehnert Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Saratoga Springs
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $200

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Hudson River

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Hudson River costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $300, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $613. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Hudson River is 25 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bass boat.

According to customer reviews, Karen Ann Charters, NY Harbor Fishing, and Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen are some of the most popular fishing charters in Hudson River. Full list of top fishing charters in Hudson River.

Karen Ann Charters, NY Harbor Fishing, and Reel Addicted Charters – Port Ewen all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Hudson River.

The best way to experience fishing in Hudson River is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Hudson River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Bass (Striped), Bluefish, and Bass (Largemouth). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and spinning. River fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

 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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Hudson River.

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
4.6 / 5
Based on 24785 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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A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake
A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake
Fishing charter in Saratoga Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
My teenagers had a great time. And thank you for your patience with them. They really want to go again! See you next summer.
Margaret  E.
Margaret E. Deposit, NY