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Audio Feature: Hudson River stories

Apr 21, 2018 10:55 am
Here are some stories from the Hudson River this week. Click here to hear an audio version of this report. (3:39)

The Stevens Institute reports temperatures this week in the Hudson River at Schodack Island were between 39 and 42 degrees, slightly warmer than last week.

David Figura at New York Upstate reports that striped bass season on the Hudson River is running behind schedule due to the cold temperatures. "The striped bass fishing season on the Hudson and tributaries north of the George Washington Bridge begins April 1 and lasts until Nov. 30. Prime time, though, is usually early or mid-April to mid-May, around Mother's Day - and sometimes, depending on the weather into early June," Figura writes. While it has been cold so far this year, last year was worse with a rainy, windy spring that muddied the waters, according to a summary of the season drafted by Jessica Best of the Hudson River Fisheries Unit of the state Department of Environmental Conservation. This year, anglers need some warmer weather. "It needs to get into the high 40s before they really start showing up. There's a few fish, though," Capt. Bob Trenz, of Off the Charters guide service out of Newburgh, said. "Once the water gets in the lower 50s, it really starts to turn on." Read the full story at New York Upstate.

• On April 16 the City of Hudson Wastewater Treatment Facility had an 18-hour combined sewer overflow, with 50 gallons per minute headed into the Hudson River.
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