A Striper Season to Remember

We here in the Hudson Valley are spoiled every May with the arrival of Morone Saxatilis, the Atlantic Striped Bass. In 1792 when J.J. Walbaum named Morone Saxatilis he may not have known what joy the big fish would bring to thousands of anglers over the coming centuries, including those who ply the waters of the Hudson River every year from mid-April to June. The Striped Bass is an anadromous species, meaning that it travels from its salt water home into the fresh water of the Hudson River and other fresh and brackish waters along the East Coast to spawn. Thus, each year from mid – April through early June fisherman from Manhattan to Troy enjoy catching, and frequently releasing the “Striper”.