Great write-up and post, Steve! Thanks for pointing me to it.
Smile, oh big-mouthed Hudson River tribe member.
Bob Creeden recently made a detailed post about the Hudson River striper stock on the Stripers Online Fly Fishing forum. I found it so informative that I asked Bob for permission to share it with my readers. He graciously agreed (thanks, RJ). And here it is:
The Hudson River filling in was done mostly in the 19th Century. The Railroad did 80% of it. Especially on the eastern shore between Manhattan and Albany. It was polluted in the 19th and early 20th Century. And when the bass crashed in the mid 1980s it included the Hudson River strain.
There have been many changes in the past 45 years in the Hudson River and the 25,000 square Mile watershed that feeds it.
Today, the Hudson is clean. Clean enough to be recognized as a Class “A” swimming water from Albany to the NY…
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