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Entries in striped bass (29)

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)

Friday
Nov072014

Salar the Striper

Striped bass population takes a jump in Nova Scotia to the chagrin of salmon fishermen.

LINK (via: Way Upstream)

Sunday
Sep212014

The Derby has begun

The 69th edition of the Martha's Vineyard Striper and Bluefish Derby is underway.

LINK

Hit the image to view the official souvenir program.

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!