Southeastern New York Fishing Report – August 22nd, 2013
Bass are in their summer pattern. Try fishing with topwater baits in shallow water around weedbeds early in the morning and in the evening. During the day target deep weed edges with soft plastic baits and weedless jigs.
East of Hudson waters: Anglers have been reporting nice-sized trout, bass and panfish in Croton Falls, Cross River and Kensico reservoirs. Trout fishing has been really good all throughout the Croton watershed.
West of Hudson reservoirs: Smallmouths were biting good on green pumpkin colored tube jigs on the Rondout and Ashokan reservoirs. Brown trout have been taking spoons trolled 20-50 feet down in the Rondout and Ashokan reservoirs also.
Hudson River: Water temperatures were around 78 degrees. Smallmouth bass have been caught using crankbaits around daymarkers and rocky points. Look for largemouth bass around hard structure that’s close to vegetation. Catfish continue to offer action in all sections of the river.