Reel Easy Charters

2017 year-end Newsletter

Happy New Year!

from Captain Jay Martin

&

Mate Armand Hoppe

Hopefully this note finds you happy, healthy and thinking stripers as we look forward to spring.

This is just a short reminder to those who have fished with me before, to call or e-mail early in order to book the prime dates for this year’s Hudson River spring striper run. Reservations are coming in and as usual weekends go first. As always, I recommend fishing on weekdays if that is possible for you. Generally there are fewer boats, baits, and lures in the water which can help our efforts considerably, especially later in the season when the “fleet” arrives.

The 2017 season was a super year for REEL EASY CHARTERS putting 465 stripers in the boat and losing a few others in the battle. When trolling or chunking was slow, we switched to worm fishing and there was lots of action. Our biggest fish was only 37” and 28 pounds, but it was caught on a light rod with a worm rig. Per regulations it was released to fight another day to maybe grow to a plus 40” Hudson River keeper. Fun any way. Our best day, Wednesday, May 14th we boated 58 stripers from mini to mighty.

The slot limit is still in effect for this year, with a creel limit of one fish 18” to 28” or over 40”. There are no changes in herring or tackle regulations.

Gift Certificates for charters are available if you would like to surprise someone with a striper trip for a birthday, anniversary, some other special occasion or just to get them out of the house. For more information on this contact me at the phone number or e-mail address below.

The Recreational Marine License is still free for both residents and non-residents but you do have to register. Anglers 16 years and older fishing the Hudson River for striped bass and herring must have this license. You can register on the New York DEC website or by calling 1-866-933-2257. This license is valid from January 1 to December 31, 2018.

Register now so you don’t forget. Again, it is free.

I hope to fish with you again this year.

All the best,

Capt. Jay

(845) 626-7659

captainjaymartin@gmail.com


2016 Year-end newsletter

Happy New Year!

from Captain Jay Martin

&

Mate Armand Hoppe

Hopefully this note finds you happy and healthy as we look forward to spring.

This is just a short reminder to those who have fished with me before, to call or e-mail early in order to book the prime dates for this year’s Hudson River spring striper run. Reservations are coming in and as usual weekends go first. As always, I recommend fishing on weekdays if that is possible for you. Generally there are fewer boats, baits, and lures in the water which can help our efforts considerably, especially later in the season when the “fleet” arrives.

The slot limit is still in effect for this year, 18” to 28” or over 40”. It is strange to catch a fish so big that it has to be thrown back, which we had to do many times last year, but hopefully this effort will reduce the mortality of spawning females and secure the future of our fishery. The creel limit of one fish remains. There are no changes in herring regulations.

Gift Certificates for charters are available if you would like to surprise someone with a striper trip for a birthday, anniversary or some other special occasion. Just contact me at the phone number or e-mail address below.

The Recreational Marine License is still free for both residents and non-residents but you do have to register. Anglers 16 years and older fishing the Hudson River for striped bass and herring must have this license. You can register on the New York DEC website or by calling 1-866-933-2257. The license is valid from January 1 to December 31, 2017.

Register now so you don’t forget. Again, it is free.

I hope to fish with you again this year.

All the best,

Capt. Jay

(845) 626-7659

captainjaymartin@gmail.com


2015 Year-end newsletter

Happy New Year!

from Captain Jay Martin

&

Mate Armand Hoppe

Hopefully this note finds you happy and healthy as we look forward to spring.

This is just a short reminder to those who have fished with me before, to call or e-mail early in order to book the prime dates for this year’s Hudson River spring striper run. Reservations are coming in and as usual weekends go first. As always, I recommend fishing on weekdays if that is possible for you. Generally there are fewer boats, baits, and lures in the water which can help our efforts considerably, especially later in the season when the “fleet” arrives.

The slot limit is still in effect for this year, 18” to 28” or over 40”. It is strange to catch a fish so big that it has to be thrown back, which we had to do many times last year, but hopefully this effort will reduce the mortality of spawning females and secure the future of our fishery. The creel limit of one fish remains. There are no changes in herring regulations.

I will be one of the speakers at the Certified Striper Seminar on Sunday, March 20th, 2016 at the VFW Hall located at 708 East Chester St. in Kingston. The entry fee of $25 includes a buffet lunch, door prizes and raffles. Hours are from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. It is fun and informative. Try to join us.

Gift Certificates for charters are available if you would like to surprise someone with a striper trip for a birthday, anniversary or some other special occasion. Just contact me at the phone number or e-mail address below.

The Recreational Marine License is still free for both residents and non-residents but you do have to register. Anglers 16 years and older fishing the Hudson River for striped bass and herring must have this license. You can register on the New York DEC website or by calling 1-866-933-2257. The license is valid from January 1 to December 31, 2016.

Register now so you don’t forget. Again, it is free.

I hope to fish with you again this year.

All the best,

Capt. Jay

(845) 626-7659

captainjaymartin@gmail.com