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Hudson river

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I have been using bloodworms in the hudson recently and have only been catching catfish and shad (pictured below). Is there any way to catch my own bait to target stripers?? I cant afford bloodworms anymore, its like $20 a dozen. 

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If you dont wanna buy bait, either go dig up blood worms or tape worms, or buy a weighted treble hook to snag bunker when you see them. Fresh bunker is waaay better than the frozen stuff anyway.

 

Thats a white perch btw

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You can dig up garden worms or use night crawlers.  Not as durable as blood worms or sand worms

but will catch fish. I think you can use  a rake to get sand worms at low tide in some areas?

 

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The Hudson is a large river , find out water temperature where you are fishing that will help , there is a reason they travel up river,  so you need to know when they are finished ready to eat . , 

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Shrimp.  

I bags of 31/40 raw shrimp for about $10-15 per 2lb bag.  Thats roughly 62-80 shrimp per bag.  

 

People say I overpay too. 

 

Another thing I would try (if legal) is bluegill chunk bait.   I can catch a days worth of bluegill in a few short mins.  

 

Legal in CT.  Not sure about NY.  

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6 hours ago, PSegnatelli said:

Shrimp.  

I bags of 31/40 raw shrimp for about $10-15 per 2lb bag.  Thats roughly 62-80 shrimp per bag.  

 

People say I overpay too. 

 

Another thing I would try (if legal) is bluegill chunk bait.   I can catch a days worth of bluegill in a few short mins.  

 

Legal in CT.  Not sure about NY.  

I’ve heard that shrimp will work, but bluegill chunks catch striped bass too?

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6 hours ago, Antek said:

I’ve heard that shrimp will work, but bluegill chunks catch striped bass too?

It's a river. I'm sure they've eaten a few. 

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13 hours ago, PSegnatelli said:

Shrimp.  

I bags of 31/40 raw shrimp for about $10-15 per 2lb bag.  Thats roughly 62-80 shrimp per bag.  

 

People say I overpay too. 

 

Another thing I would try (if legal) is bluegill chunk bait.   I can catch a days worth of bluegill in a few short mins.  

 

Legal in CT.  Not sure about NY.  

Just use live bluegills etc.  Bass love em

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On 5/16/2022 at 9:35 PM, Antek said:

I’ve heard that shrimp will work, but bluegill chunks catch striped bass too?

I use the Shrimp that the fishmonger is going to discard..  

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On 5/16/2022 at 3:34 PM, PSegnatelli said:

Shrimp.  

I bags of 31/40 raw shrimp for about $10-15 per 2lb bag.  Thats roughly 62-80 shrimp per bag.  

 

People say I overpay too. 

 

Another thing I would try (if legal) is bluegill chunk bait.   I can catch a days worth of bluegill in a few short mins.  

 

Legal in CT.  Not sure about NY.  

And  Shrimp is legal to use in New York

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