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Entries in striped bass (24)

Tuesday
Sep022014

Striped Bass Need Your Help!

Here is your chance to make a difference for striped bass.

The Atlantic coastal states and jurisdictions have scheduled hearings to gather public comment on Draft Amendment lV to Amendment 6 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass.

Captain John McMurray explains how you can make a difference by attending one of the public hearings or by sumbitting a written comment.

Below is a comment crafted by Stripers Forever that you can e-mail to Mike Waine, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator. (Subject line: Draft Addendum IV.)

I believe that reductions in striped bass quotas should conserve the greatest number of large fish in the shortest amount of time. It has taken way too long to get a commitment to conservation while the harvesting limits have stayed level in spite of a documented decline in the species.... especially the large breeders. I support the 25% reduction in quota in one year, the elimination of all trophy seasons, and conservative maximum size restrictions protecting fish over 34" in length.

Striped bass need your help, make your voice heard!

Tuesday
Aug052014

Flats Bass

Saturday
Aug022014

Two watermen plead guilty in striped bass poaching case  

Hopefully they throw the book at these guys, especially since one of these clowns is also accused of witness intimidation.

A fish poaching case that began in February 2011 with a discovery of mysterious, illegally set nets full of tens of thousands of pounds of striped bass off Kent Island is finally coming to a close.

Two Tilghman Island watermen pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to illegally taking 185,925 pounds of striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay.

Michael D. Hayden, 41, and William J. Lednum, 42, admitted to selling the striped bass for $498,293 through a ring they operated between 2007 and 2011, according to court documents.

LINK (via: The Baltimore Sun)

Meanwhile, Maryland is actually slowing down striped bass recovery.

Saturday
Jul122014

Fly Fishing for Stripers with Kalil: Essex, Massachusetts

Wednesday
Jun252014

Count the Bass

It does not get much better than sight fishing for striped bass on Cape Cod's Brewster Flats.

Click on the image to enlarge.

Tuesday
May272014

With striped bass, another (expletive)-show @ ASMFC

Captain John McMurray with a blunt assessment of the current state of affairs when it comes to the ASMFC's management of striped bass stocks.

It ain't pretty.

LINK (via: Reel-Time)