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Striped Bass Studies in the Hudson River Estuary

Striped bass length distribution and recreational slot limit in the Hudson River

Length distribution and recreational slot limit (outlined in yellow) for striped bass in the Hudson River Estuary. The slot limit was implemented to protect spawning Hudson River females while allowing anglers the opportunity to harvest a trophy-sized fish. Learn additional tips about catch and release (PDF) fishing in New York waters.

Striped bass length distribution and slot limit
* slot limit: 18 - 28 inches or > 40 inches

Young of Year Striped Bass Abundance

NYSDEC young of year index (geometric mean number per haul, weeks 29-45) for striped bass collected in the Hudson River Estuary.

young of year abundance of stribed bass in the hudson river estuary