For anglers, weekend fishing tournaments are what gets us through the workweek. In the Great Northern Catskills, fishing on the Hudson River is a family event filled with the excitement of open water and tight lines. The Hudson River is teeming with fish, and anglers often land catches of Northern Pike, American Shad, Atlantic Sturgeon, and of course, Striped Bass.
Cast a line and you might just land a monster bass – fishermen on the Hudson often report catches of fish that are more than 40 inches long and weigh more than 30 pounds. The spring spawning run peaks in mid-May, but anglers can enjoy classic Catskills fishing conditions all season long. After a summer of brushing up your skills, enter one of the bass tournaments in the Great Northern Catskills.