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Hudson river plugging

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Due to the highly turbid water with visibility less than a foot most of the time, plugging is rarely productive for most. It's basically a bait fishing endeavor from both boat and shore.

 

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I have caught fish on the Hudson on plugs. I know people who troll plugs as small as bomber salt A's. If they catch fish there is no reason a shore casting angler cant. I'm really just curious if anyone else is doing it and doing it with success.

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I have caught fish on the Hudson on plugs. I know people who troll plugs as small as bomber salt A's. If they catch fish there is no reason a shore casting angler cant. I'm really just curious if anyone else is doing it and doing it with success.

 

[/i do a lot of surf fishing in catskill the only thing i have ever got was a eel using a supper strike seems herring is the bestSIZE] my 2 cents:)

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Anyone plug the Hudson? There is NO reading on it. I've done well on the flats never on the main river.

 

I have caught fish on the Hudson on plugs. I know people who troll plugs as small as bomber salt A's. If they catch fish there is no reason a shore casting angler cant. I'm really just curious if anyone else is doing it and doing it with success.

 

which one is it little confused here :huh:

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I have a house upstate near the Hudson and have caught Bass on plugs from Croton to Saugerties. Water clarity is a big issue but if you can get into some of the tributaries you can often have better success with lures.

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which one is it little confused here :huh:

 

Are the flats not the Hudson?

 

Lazyone completely agree with you. Water clarity is the biggest issue. If you look at google earth you can see the clean water pushing out of the tributaries. Clean, oxygenated water with the presence of herring = WIN

 

 

 

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I'm going to be trying some surface plugs in the Hudson for the first time myself this Spring (Kingston area.)  It's true plugs are not commonly used around here, but I think that may have more to do with locals being accustomed to other methods of fishing. Clarity of water is a logical issue - but the tribs are typically much clearer and fact is guys do really well trolling with deep divers out in the main river where clarity would also seem to be an issue. 


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I've tried throwing a couple of big plugs when herring were around. I'm in Poughkeepsie. I tried a place south of me. I didn't have any success, but I was able to talk my way out of a trespassing ticket from MTA police. And this was at night! I am going to give it a better effort this year.

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I think that may have more to do with locals being accustomed to other methods of fishing. 

 

 

 

 

 

haha down by me I'm not even sure they know what plugs are. can you throw a plug with a soda can and string? ill be sure to report how i do this year 

 

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