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Old 03-02-2006, 10:35 PM
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Does anyone know if there are any stripers around the washington crossing bridge?
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Old 03-02-2006, 11:04 PM
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Hi Doc welcome to the site

A search will bring you some good info on the Delaware including Washington crossing. keep in mind though targeting stripers during the spawn is prohibited from april 1st through May 31st.
Heres a 2004 estuary report
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:04 PM
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Thanks for getting back to me. You said that you can not fish for stripers from april 1st to may 31st. But I am upstream from Trenton and the book says its open all year.

Can you clarify this for me. Thanks a lot.
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:32 PM
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Sorry. Thanks for pointing that out.
From the Pennsylvania state line to Calhoun Street Bridge March 1 through March 31 and June 1 through Dec. 31.
The line of tidal demarcation in Both New Jersey and Pennsylvania is the Calhoon St. Bridge. It is considered the tidal barrier.
2006 Regs
2 at 28" Pennsylvania From Calhoun Street Bridge upstream-Open year-round
2 at 28" all year New York
New Jersey Freshwater Delaware river
March 1st to December 31 2 rods and or lines
The NJDFG website isnt updated with the new regs yet.
The new NJ Regs
are two striped bass each day, each equal to or greater than 28 inches

Calhoun Street Bridge Mercer County Looking at Trenton New Jersey


Washingtons crossing is about 10 miles upriver from the that bridge.
The Delaware river has no salt water, including the tidal stretch that is not saltwater.
In Pennsylvania the entire length of the Delaware a license is needed.
It has a 10 foot tidal range and has no appreciable brackish water species there either.
New Jersey is different regarding the regulations. Below the Commadore Barry Bridge and downstream you dont need a fishing license. The Commadore Barry is probably 60 miles south of the Calhoun Street bridge. Salem Cumberland and Cape May counties a license is not needed. Fresh water fisheries. 609 292 8642
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:03 PM
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Pennsylvania turnpike bridge marks the upper limit of measurable
striped bass spawning activity in the Delaware Estuary
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:40 PM
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I have caught stripers near the wing dam south of the Scudders Falls Bridge. I understand they get even further north.
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I hear they've been caught as far North as Calicoon NY. Bob.
Ive fished Milford bridge a few times but caught walleye and smallmouth.
But they are around after the spawn. The stripers Ive caught were down around Frenchtown and Reigelsville.
Lots of reports from The Water Gap, Smithfield , Bushkill and around the deeper water near the Lackawaxan.
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Thanks to everyone who is helping me out for my first season as someone who is really trying to catch something.
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Old 03-03-2006, 04:08 PM
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to the site Doc! Hope it's a great first season for you!
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Old 03-06-2006, 10:33 AM
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When should I start throwing my line in the water? I am thinking of going as soon as it I get a warm day which may be this week. Is it still to soon?
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Its all about water temp doc. Below 50 and the feeding slows. The bigger fish will be in warmer water. and the shallower coves and flats will warm quicker.
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/current/?type=quality

Celcius to farenheit conversion

The water at Trenton is currently 38.6 degrees.
wont be long. This weekend is supposed to be a few days of 60.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:36 PM
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Does time of day have anything to do with it?

Morning? Mid Day? Night?
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you can fish for em during spawning season, just have to use circle hooks, and can't keep any, correct? Because I was fishing during spawning season last year and all the park rangers cared about was using circle hooks and not keeping the fish, but you can fish for em.
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Quote:
Targeting stripers during the spawn is prohibited from
april 1st through May 31st
The key here is targeting.
No harvest catch and release is clearly stated for LMB however.
http://sites.state.pa.us/Fish/fishpu.../delaware.html

New Jersey has a non offset circle hooks with any natural bait
during the months of April and May downstram from the Calhoun Street Bridge.
(The estuary) http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/2...fsh06-regs.pdf page 7.
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The current water temp at Trenton is 56.3 degrees.
USGS water Data

Fishing the Delaware Info From Pa Fish and game
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