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2023 Hudson River ‘YOY’ Striper Numbers Plummet

After some pretty dismal news came out of the Chesapeake last fall from Maryland’s juvenile striped bass survey, many folks had been hoping that the Hudson River young-of-the-year (YOY) surveys would show improved spawning in 2023 to help fill in some gaps in the stock.

Last week we learned that those “gaps” are only getting bigger.

According to the latest update from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), the 2023 YOY abundance index – a geometric mean number of striped bass per haul through weeks 29-45 for striped bass collected in the Hudson River – appears to have come in at a near all-time low.

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