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Entries in striped bass (32)

Monday
May112015

Striped Bass: A Cautionary Fish Tale

Nine years after this story first aired striped bass still face the same threats.

The 1980s fight to bring back the striped bass is considered one of the greatest environmental success stories. But, today the species faces a new and potentially devastating threat: the omega-3 market. Author Dick Russell talks with host Steve Curwood about what it will take to save a species that's already been saved.

(published June 30, 2006)

Wednesday
May062015

Any day now Bobby....

LINK (via: On the Water)

Tuesday
Jan202015

How Should We Value Striped Bass?

"A good gamefish is too valuable to be caught only once." - Lee Wulff

When the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission put forth striped bass management proposals based on declining stocks, anglers came out overwhelmingly in favor of a one fish bag limit with a minimum size of between 28 and 32 inches.

But a funny thing happened on the way to the forum.

In New York those proposed cuts were watered done by tone deaf MRAC members on behalf of party boat operators.

Chares Witek lays out the conflicts of interest that are at play and asks the question, how do we value striped bass?

The various recreational fishing trade groups that like to pride themselves on the economic engine their members provide should be listening to folks like Charles Witek when it comes to fighting on behalf of striped bass.

Not as an icon that can never be killed, and not at two dollars a pound. 

Instead, it must be valued for what it is, the region’s iconic gamefish, which will always be worth more alive on the water than dead on the dock.

LINK

Wednesday
Dec172014

Man Sentenced in Massive Striped Bass Poaching Case

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced William J. Lednum, age 41, of Tilghman Island, today to a year and a day in prison, followed by six months of home detention as part of three years of supervised release, for conspiring to violate the Lacey Act and to defraud the United States through the illegal harvesting and sale of 185,925 pounds of striped bass.

LINK (via: WBO)

For every poacher that the authorities catch, far more slip cleanly away. 

Tuesday
Dec022014

Tales from Mt. Striper Surf - "Creeping"

In this episode, we explore the difference between common beach scouting and the act of creeping. When does it happen? Where? It is important that all anglers learn the boundaries and play by the rules. Unless, you are tired of all these rules. In which case, do whatever it takes to find the migrating bass. Tight lines.

Sunday
Nov232014

STRIPED BASS BAIT-AND-SWITCH

Charles Witek wishes that he didn't have to write his latest blog post, I wish I didn't have to read it.

Striped bass fishermen are learning about the ASMFC’s version of bait-and-switch right now, and they’re learning the hard way.

LINK (via: One Angler's Voyage)