Hudson/Salmon Rivers

Monster Striped Bass- Hudson River

Enjoy great late-spring fishing with a Striped Bass Charter from 3rd Alarm Charters. Our Hudson River Charters take place in the month of May and fish between Saugerties and Poughkeepsie, just outside of Kingston, NY. We dock for the month between the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and Esopus Flats, which are some of the most prime spawning grounds on the entire Hudson River.

These tours are for anglers of all ages, and you should be able to take home a cooler full of great fillets, and maybe even your next trophy! We hit the Spring Striped Bass Spawning Run at its peak. Fish over 30 pounds aren't uncommon. Most fish are between 15 and 25 pounds, and the river record is over 56 pounds.

Fish between 15 and 25 pounds are the prime eating fish and are what make up the bulk of our stringers each day. If this sounds like your idea of an adventure, call Captain Matt at 3rd Alarm Charters today at 802-345-7949 to schedule a tour.

What You'll Need For Your Tour

You are not required to have a New York fishing license for the striped bass on the Hudson River. However, a Marine Saltwater registration is required, and is FREE of charge through the NY DEC. Also, anyone over 16 years of age will need a New York Fishing License.

This registration allows the NY DEC to track the number of fishermen targeting striped bass each year in an effort to better manage striper fishery for years to come.

King Salmon- Salmon River

If you like to battle king salmon, let 3rd Alarm Charters show you how to set the hook on aggressive, spawning kings.  Late September is prime time to target staging kings in shallow water at the mouth of the Salmon River.  Once the kings make the river, wild country and spectacular foliage is the setting for these tackle-busting kings while we target them via drift boat.  Spawning salmon season is late Septmeber to late October.     

Steelhead- Salmon River

Begining late fall/early winter, steelhead trips begin for November and December.  Our driftboat trips for steelhead are in the upper Salmon River, targeting the chrome, leaping ironheads that are pure muscle.  Light tackle tactics by either float-fishing or back trolling will be how we target these fighting machines.  All tackle is provided by 3rd Alarm Charters- all you will need is your license and warm clothes!     

Midweek dates are best for all Salmon River trips as pressure is less and makes for a heightened experience.  Call 3rd Alarm Charters today to book your next adventure!

Are you visiting the Vermont area? Click here to learn more about our Lake Champlain fishing charters and guide service. 


Hudson River
6-hrs / $500
8-hrs /$600
Max 4 people

Salmon River
Salmon season 6hr day -$400
Lake & River combo options available, inquiries welcome
Steelhead season 7-hr day / $350
Two split half days ( afternoon & next morning) $450

Lodging suggestions available for all above trips
Call 802-345-7949
to schedule your tour

Plan a custom trip today. Our adventures are available year-round. Call us today to schedule your tour.

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