12/12-12/13/15: Hudson Breakthrough- Fishy believes ya…but his Tommy Cod don’t

Fishy Jackson, local Hudson Crew
Time/Tide: 7-10:30 AM range/ High tide 9:30 AM range
Weather: Septemberish weather in mid-December

These rumblings of a mass Tomcod Extinction have proven to be greatly exaggerated, as Tommy appears to not only still exist in the Hudson, but be thriving too, fat and well-fed.

The Fishteenth Wonder of the World Fishy Jackson returned to his Post at the Hudson Saturday morning, greeted by the usual local Yonkerz Hudson Crew, who are there seemingly every weekend enjoying the great Bounty of the Hudson.  In the span of a half hour, a local older couple landed both target species: they not only caught a couple of Tommy Cods to prove their existence, but the man also landed a truly glorious 3+ ft Shortnose Sturgeon.  This fish was near maximum size and was possibly 50+ years old.  Fishy Jackson had nothing to show for his efforts but the usual creatures.

Undeterred despite being shown up by the old Hudson Vets, the Fishtilian returned to the scene the next morning, running on fumes from a lack of adequate slumber.  While no Sturgeon were in the cards on this day, 3 fat Tommy Cods did manage to find there way to Fishy’s Shrimp and Nightcrawler bait combo.  One of the Tomcods was significantly less mottled than the others, leading to speculation that Fishy Jackson may have been the first to discover a theoretical Sub-Species of Tomcod…the Toddcod.

Sturgeon is Priority #1 from now forthward

Results: 3 Tommy Cods (#124), some big Zilla Hakes, usual Perch and small Stripers, 1 ancient Shortnose Sturgeon caught by old Hudson Vet

Hudson Sturgeon



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2 Responses to 12/12-12/13/15: Hudson Breakthrough- Fishy believes ya…but his Tommy Cod don’t

  1. Ben says:

    Nice little tommy cods, they’re fun to catch.

    • Fishy Jackson says:

      Thanks man took me long enough to find them. I was pretty sure there was only like 2 or 3 tomcods left in the whole river, but after this breakthrough we can now conclude that there’s probably at least a baker’s dozen of them still existing in the Hudson.

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