New York’s striped bass limit has changed; here are the details you need to know.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation made their decision to adjust the striped bass limit official with an explanation of the latest regulation changes. They took effect on March 17, 2015.
The limit is one striper, with varying length requirements dependent on the location.
- Marine and Coastal district (south of the George Washington Bridge): 1 fish, 28 inches or larger, during the Apr. 15 – Dec. 15 season
- Hudson River (all tributaries north of George Washington Bridge and all inland waters): 1 fish, 18-28 inches OR 1 fish larger than 40 inches during the Apr. 1 – Nov. 30 season
- Delaware River: 1 fish, 28 inches or larger (no closed season)
The commercial quota, in order to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commission’s (ASMFC) mandated 25-percent harvest reduction, will see a slot limit of 28-38 inches from Jun. 1 – Dec. 15.
It’s also suggested that New York anglers use circle hooks when fishing for striped bass, so as not to increase unintentional mortality in released fish.